What's your criteria for upgrading?

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  1. Cod3rror macrumors 68000

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    Do you just jump on the latest and greatest technology when it's released? or are you looking for a specific function that your current phone is lacking?

    Why are you upgrading to iPhone HD, if you are?
     
  2. angevil macrumors regular

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    My 3G is almost 2 years old, battery is not very good anymore. I want multitasking, a better camera and a higher resolution screen. Those are my reasons.
     
  3. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I currently have a 3G and skipped on the 3GS because I didn't feel there was enough improvements for me to upgrade.

    But with the new iphone (some fact, some rumor)

    New form factor
    960 x 640 high resolution screen
    ARM Cortex-A8 CPU core w/ 512MB RAM
    Improved Camera with flash
    Front facing camera
    Better speaker

    The main factor for me is if I can jailbreak.
     
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  5. ArmyMirage macrumors member

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    Nail on the head.

    Ill wait until the announcement and then compare to my other options. My AT&T contract ends shortly after the iPhone will most likely launch so I have the option of carrier jumping as well. I feel like I'm in a win/win position.
     
  6. adeloren macrumors member

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    Because i have my phone with me at all times and use it way to much to have outdated technology, the 200 dollars the upgrade ends up costing after i sell my 3gs is well worth it.
     
  7. carlgo macrumors 68000

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    The ability to actually make phone calls and download stuff, and tiered plans that reflect my usage. Seems fair to me.

    We'll see what's coming out. May have to do a pre-pay Droid of some sort.
     
  8. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    Going to sell my 3GS and pay the minimal difference to get the new one. Need the speed to do my work on the go.
     
  9. NorrisKillsKids macrumors 6502a

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    This might have been a good question to ask when the 3GS was announced but come on, better screen, better processor, better camera (and a front one), new design, no brainer upgrade for me.

    But for those who live hardcore lifestyles where daily battery life is a huge concern then they might think twice (that's even if it is an issue, which remains to be seen), but they are in the minority.
     
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  11. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    Two things:
    Better battery
    Camera 5MP or higher

    Both are pretty much confirmed, so it looks like I'm upgrading.
    The phone going to other carriers may make me wait, however, to see what their price plans are going to be.
     
  12. Geckotek macrumors G3

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  13. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    Better camera, battery life and screen. All but confirmed, so I will be upgrading
     
  14. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    well if i can sell my old one to cover the cost and if it has at least one new thing i will actually use
     
  15. carebearsx3 macrumors regular

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    Actually, i TRULY am. My contract ended June of last year, but couldn't afford to get new stuff till like September. But, knowing that a better will come out, I waited. And look at all the choices I have now... Droid, Incredible, Nexus, iPhone 4, Evo.. :D

    But I'm getting iPhone regardless. :apple:
     
  16. Sean006 macrumors 6502

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    yeah im in as soon as they release the new one...

    im on my 3g that i won from work back in sept of 08.

    this will be the first time i get to take advantage of the subsidized pricing in about 5yrs...i used to have a huge cell phone problem...changing every time something new came out...
    but the iphone fixed it lol
     
  17. djransom macrumors 68040

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    My biggest thing is give me flash for the cam so I can at least take pics at night and in low light settings and I'm good :D
     
  18. JediZenMaster Suspended

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    I like to have the latest and the greatest but i also feel like i have maxed my current 3Gs out. I'm looking forward to better battery life and i'm hoping that the new iPhone supports HSPA + because that would bring faster speeds and work really good with the front facing camera. :D Unless the iPhone only utilizes the front facing cam on Wi-Fi
     
  19. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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  20. Alchematron macrumors 65816

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    4.3" Screen

    4G Speed

    Mobile Hotspot

    Adobe Flash

    LED Message Notification Light
     
  21. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

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    Ouch. I have to say most of those are unlikely at best. Flash is just not happening.

    For me, I have a 3G so its time for me to upgrade. The 3GS wasn't enough of a bump to warrant the upgrade. The new iPhone seems to be much, much better.
     
  22. Pez555 macrumors 68020

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  23. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    You're never getting another iPhone.
     
  24. goobot macrumors 603

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    doesnt take much for me to upgrade. the 3gs makes the 3g look like a piece of crap. tho the ipod 3g did almost nothing different than the 2g.

    any way this upgrade looks great
     
  25. Fabienne macrumors 65816

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    It had to be better than the Blackberry Curve, and it has to have a snappy name like 4G.
     

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