Which would you purchase? iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4

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  1. ladesign macrumors newbie

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    What type of iPhone would you purchase and why?
     
  2. Rideherhard macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 4 cause it's newer faster and better, can't wait until next Tuesday when I get it in the mail :)
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  4. lbro macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone 4 definitely. Newer, faster, better display, beautiful design, I like it a lot better than the 3GS.
     
  5. madKIR macrumors 6502

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    If 3GS had the Retina display, I'd have kept it. The iPhone 4 is a calamity! With its proximity sensor, antenna, wifi, home button, yellow display and many other issues. I replaced 3 phones. Really, the amount of faulty iPhone 4s is amusing.
     
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  8. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    4. I already had the 3. The 4 in my opinion gives me every reason to why I don't need the 3 or want it in that matter.
     
  9. Rideherhard macrumors 6502

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    Get the iPhone4, why wouldn't you? it's the newer and better phone. Why would you pick a 3GS over it?.
     
  10. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    O'Rly?

    Hmmm, I must have gotten a magical week 22 iP4 over three months ago.:rolleyes:

    As to the OP iP4 all the way, it's a no brainer.
     
  11. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming you're going to get tied to a 2 year service plan, why would you buy a phone that's already 16 months old (3GS) before you even start

    Yes the 3GS is a nice piece of kit but since i handed mine down to my wife (when i got the 4) its simply not even close to... the display and feel of the iPhone4 is miles ahead of the 3GS .

    Don't waste your time ... given the long-term total cost of ownership spend the extra money and get a 4
     
  12. JadedBen macrumors regular

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    i4 without a doubt. I'm glad i sold my 3GS to help fund it!
     
  13. BurntReality macrumors 6502

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    An iPhone 4. Bought it on launch day and it is the best phone I have had so far.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I agree.
    I'd pick an iphone 4 over an 8GB 3GS that will be cheaper $100 but in the end its not worth it.
    Go with the latest one, not a year old device if you decide to get one now.
     
  15. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Get a 3GS and you'll be wanting an iPhone 4
    Get an iPhone 4 and you'll never want a 3GS....ever.
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Get an iphone 4 and you'd want an iphone 5 next summer:D
     
  17. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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  18. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Another vote for the iPhone 4. In my opinion it is better in every way to the 3GS.
     
  19. tesilential macrumors regular

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    +1

    If you get the 3GS, make sure to come back here and post, so we can all call you a moron.
     
  20. WeegieMac Guest

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    What a lot of *****.
     
  21. Polo5 macrumors regular

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    iPhone 4

    And here are a couple of reasons...

    1. Retina Display
    2.... wait, should I really continue?
     
  22. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

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    iPhone 4

    For the $100 difference you get twice the storage, a better screen & camera, HD video, more ram and processor power, facetime.

    Do you need to look the phone over to make sure the one you got doesn't have an issue? Yes, you do. For whatever reason I believe that the camera issues are the most prominent. Whoever made these custom cameras for Apple has had some production issues. Find a blank wall, white if possible, and take a photo. Look for a green spot or other anomaly.

    The proximity sensor issue was fixed with the last software update and I haven't seen or heard of a true yellow screen after the launch day people were reporting it. The issue was that the screen coating hadn't dried yet.
     
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  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah right.
     
  25. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    I've got the iPhone 4 and haven't looked back. I haven't had any of the issues listed below at all. But you also have to understand, people that are happy don't complain. So you only hear from those with problems. Just something to take into consideration when looking between the two.


     

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