Which iPhone do you have?

Small White Car

macrumors G4
Aug 29, 2006
10,907
1,191
Washington DC
Went from the original --> 3GS --> 4S
I'm also doing alternating years but the opposite from you. (3G, 4, 2012?)

For what it's worth, I think you're doing it the smarter way. You always have the "2nd gen" of each design while I have the first. I think your quality of iPhone is usually better because of it.
 

SandboxGeneral

Moderator emeritus
Sep 8, 2010
26,230
9,504
Detroit
For what it's worth, I think you're doing it the smarter way. You always have the "2nd gen" of each design while I have the first. I think your quality of iPhone is usually better because of it.
I agree and have felt the same way since the 3GS. i feel like I have a more refined current model phone, and so far haven't had 1 single major issue with any of the phones I've had.
 

redscull

macrumors 6502a
Jul 1, 2010
774
731
Texas
I also went Edge, 3GS, 4S, and I agree, that's the best route. Apple's iPhone releases feel tailored to reward the original adopters.
 

BiggAW

macrumors 68030
Jun 19, 2010
2,542
171
Connecticut
This poll is clearly a statistically accurate representation of the general population of iPhone owners.

EDIT: OMG, whoever downrated my post needs a sense of humour!!!
 
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PaulyD

macrumors 6502
Nov 16, 2010
342
13
UK
I would have thought the majority here would be 4 or 4S owners and poll shows that.

I'm a 4S owner myself :)
 

mkrishnan

Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
29,776
12
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
For what it's worth, I think you're doing it the smarter way. You always have the "2nd gen" of each design while I have the first. I think your quality of iPhone is usually better because of it.
I've done what SandboxGeneral did also -- the one conciliation I'd say is that when the 4 came out (maybe less so the 3), I was jealous of not only the new form factor (well, this is definitely not true with the 3 -- I thought the original iPhone looked better) but more of the fact that, with Retina, there was all kinds of apps coming out to take advantage of the 4's new feature set, whereas with the 3GS and 4S I feel like the new iPhones haven't particularly caused a big bump in what's available on the app store.
 

Certinfy

macrumors 6502a
Jan 29, 2011
933
0
London
Had a 3GS years ago which I didn't look after. Pretty much destroyed it but it still worked but then sadly went into the washing machine and didn't work. Still got a decent price for it though.

Bought a 4 in January but the lock button wouldn't work so just got a refund.

Bought a 4S recently though and plan to look after this one very well. :)
 

Mr.C

macrumors 601
Apr 3, 2011
4,500
603
London, UK.
I've had every iPhone since the original. In most cases I've upgraded at launch with one exception. Going from the 3G to the 3GS I waited for my contract to run out. I'm currently on the iPhone 4S and will get which ever model comes out next.
 

appleamg

macrumors newbie
Feb 27, 2011
19
0
16GB iPhone 3G , 32GB iPhone 3GS , 16GB iPhone 4 , going to skip the 4S - waiting for the 5th generation :D .
 

Interstella5555

macrumors 603
Jun 30, 2008
5,219
12
2G (backup phone)
3G (gifted to GF when 4 was purchased)
4 (launch day, stolen Oct. 2010)
4 (replacement, purchased Nov. 2010)
 

ddl42486

macrumors newbie
May 23, 2011
21
6
Los Angeles
8GB iPhone :apple: -> 16GB Black iPhone 3G :apple: -> 32GB White iPhone 3GS :apple: -> 32GB iPhone 4 :apple: -> 64GB iPhone 4S :apple: :D:D

it's like an iPhone museum in my room lol
 

SweetLou122

macrumors regular
Nov 3, 2011
144
13
I actually just retired my 3g (purchased 2009), for the 4s. Passed on both the 3gs and 4, great shift aside from battery life woes. Also went from black to white :cool:

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8GB iPhone :apple: -> 16GB Black iPhone 3G :apple: -> 32GB White iPhone 3GS :apple: -> 32GB iPhone 4 :apple: -> 64GB iPhone 4S :apple: :D:D

it's like an iPhone museum in my room lol
wow top of the line each time. :apple:
 

BiggAW

macrumors 68030
Jun 19, 2010
2,542
171
Connecticut
Pantech Duo (WM6.1) >>> Nokia E71 (Symbian S60) >>> Samsung Captivate (Eclair, Froyo, and Gingerbread over the course of a year) >>> Apple iPhone 4S. That's 4 years of phones for me. Hopefully the 4S sticks around for a while!
 
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