Which iPhones have you owned, your upgrade path, do you plan to get the iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by doubleatheman, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2009
    Simple Poll,

    I was surprised at how many different ways you can arrive at by owning the 4g.

    I want to see why people plan to or plan not to get the 4, ie: people who don't want the 4, because they have a 3gs.

    People who have the original are unimpressed with the 4 (IDK, i'm just making examples)
  2. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    Original iPhone - Didn't buy
    iPhone 3G - Purchased
    iPhone 3GS - Skipped, didn't feel it was much of an upgrade
    iPhone 4 - Major upgrade, definitely buying
  3. DeuceDeuce macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2007
    San Dimas, CA
    Had one of all revs and will be upgrading again.
  4. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    Copied from the thread you edited away

    Bought first gen unlocked it and used on tmobile, skipped 3G cause I couldn't use it for faster net on tmobile, switched to AT&T on 3GS launch day, now I traded in my phone at best buy and have a gift card waiting to pre order iPhone 4
  5. youngplaya0228 macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    iPhone 2G: didn't get, had an iPod touch
    iPhone 3G: received as a gift, love the thing
    iPhone 3Gs: skipped, didn't qualify for the upgrade
    iPhone 4: if i qualify for an early upgrade (should though), going to buy day 1 for the first time. If not, going for a 3Gs
  6. doubleatheman thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2009

    the Poll is up!!!
  7. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I bought the original at $250 refurbished when they were $400 because the $400 price point was just too high. Then two months later the 3G came out all price slashed, yay. So I waited a year for the 32GB storage I needed on the 3GS and got one on the first day.

    If someone out there still owns the original iPhone and isn't upgrading to iPhone 4, I must ask what the hell you're waiting on. You can now get more affordable data plans and EVERYTHING is faster on the 3GS, likely the 4. If you can't afford it, go rob a bank or just take out a third mortgage.
  8. Shorties macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2007
    Southern California
    Since I only have owned one iPhone I will state my entire Mobile Phone history:

    1) Some Sony Ericsson candybar type phone (can't remember the model) (2003-2006)
    2) Razr v2 (2006-2008)
    3) iPhone 3G 16GB (2008-2010)
    Soon) iPhone 4 32GB

    And yeah going from a Razr to an iPhone was like going from silent cinema into 3D surround sound high def modern cinema.
  9. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
  10. doubleatheman thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2009
    For me I got the Orginal.... 3gs, and now I want the 4

    Didn't get the 3g, because I already owned a GPS, and My town had no 3G, didn't feel like throwing away my free texts & paying $10 more for non existant 3g, and I was a poor kid in 2008!

    Got the 3gs because my original was getting old, and my town had 3g signal!

    Getting 4, because I need more battery time, video chat looks cool, want a faster A4, looks cool...
  11. doubleatheman thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2009
    Also cheapos can get a 3gs 8gb with the $15 plan....

    Basically the iPhone costs as much to buy & own as a crappy "semi smart" phone.
  12. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I had the original one, sold it for the 3G and have had the 3G since then. I have no money right now so I can't really get the 4th one. I have considered selling the 3G for the 3Gs right now, though, if I can get one for a cheap enough price.
  13. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I think my parents are going to be part of a huge boom in sales. You've got $99 iPhones and the data plan has been slashed in half for light users. They're now so affordable that just about anybody can get one. Quite a long journey from the $600 original.
  14. renewed macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2009
    Bemalte Blumen duften nicht.
    I've had all.

    iPhone 4GB

    iPhone 3G 8GB Black

    iPhone 3GS 16GB White

    Soon to have iPhone 4 16GB White
  15. pika2000 macrumors 68040

    Jun 22, 2007
    I have the 3GS. My brains is telling me that I don't need iPhone 4 as I will be getting OS 4.0 anyway, but then I saw the iPhone 4 video, and I'm afraid regardless of what my brain thinks, my drooling will override the root access to my decision.
  16. trav macrumors member


    Mar 6, 2008
    iPhone 8GB - Roughly 1 month post-launch
    iPhone 3G 16GB White - On Launch
    iPhone 3Gs 32GB White - On launch via mail/pre-order
    iPhone 4 32GB White - Will pre-order, but may opt for in-store pick up since I missed the experience and excitement last year!

    And, guess what? I will definitely get the 2011 model on launch, too! Ha!
  17. Advil macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2008
    first in line for the 2g and 3g, now have a 3gs and will (hopefully) be first in line for 4!
  18. spectre51 macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2008
    I skipped the 3g. Definitely getting a 4 though just gotta scrape together the money since I am not eligible for a full discount. Anyone wanna buy a laptop :) This phone looks so freaking good I gotta get it.
  19. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Same. Got the 3GS when I realized I went long enough without an iPhone (2008-2009), and now selling it in July when 4 comes out here in Canada.
  20. hyped1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    My thoughts EXACTLY! The weirdest thing is I still LOVE my 3Gs as I did when I bought it last year on launch! It's my first iPhone and I skipped prior 2 versions as alot of stuff like voice dialing, and MMS were missing from the product. I still feel like it's fastest, coolest, most feature rich phone / gadget I've ever owned! But now in comes this beautiful monster known as iphone 4 and since its debut today all I know is I WANT it like a 7 yr old wants The Millennium Falcon! Aaagggghhh! If I know me I am going to bite the bullet and pay for upgrade!
  21. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    I've gotten every single iPhone each year and this year will be no different.

    I still one of every iPhone model as well. I did at one time buy three original iPhones activated on the iPhone pick a plan.

    Owned original 8GB
    Owned three original 16GB
    Owned two 3G 16GB
    Owned one 3GS 32GB
  22. unwittingFanboy macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2010
    Bought the original iPhone. it was the most beautiful thing i had ever owned (along with my iMac).

    Its really battered - completely scratched back, large crack across the screen, casing is sticking out on one side, had to replace the battery, earpiece volume is really low, volume down control doesn't work oh and a few of the pixels died during the iPhone 4 announcement.

    wanted the 3gs but didn't buy it. i'm most definitely buying the iPhone 4
  23. Agent13 macrumors newbie


    Jun 8, 2010
    Original iPhone > iPhone 4

    I'll never forget the day I purchased my original iPhone as I upgraded from my seriously outdated Sony Ericsson T-616 that I had from 2003. I decided to hold on to it for as long as I could but now is the time to move on. I still can't decide which color I want, but am leaning towards white because of the engadget photos and for a different look.
  24. mickbab macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    iPhone 3G > iPhone 4

    Bought an 8GB iPhone 3G on the day after they were released (got the last one in the store).

    I think I'll be going for a 32GB iPhone 4 once they hit Australian shores in July (and thank you Mum and Dad, would you like to throw in some money as a birthday present?).

    3G will be going to my brother.

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