Who sold their iPhone in preparation for iPhone5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hitekalex, Sep 12, 2011.

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Have you sold your iPhone in preparation for iPhone5 release?

  1. Already sold

    21 vote(s)
    25.9%
  2. Won't sell until after I get iPhone5

    38 vote(s)
    46.9%
  3. Not selling, happy with what I got

    22 vote(s)
    27.2%
  1. hitekalex macrumors 68000

    hitekalex

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    #1
    Just sold my iPhone4, figuring it will likely drop in market value after iPhone5 is announced. Got $500 (Craigslist/cash) for 32GB AT&T black.

    Anyone else doing the same?
     
  2. Juarez7514 macrumors member

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    #2
    Just sold mine on Saturday. 16 gig white AT&T for $450-craigslist
    Now using my old 3GS.
     
  3. eaglesteve macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Bad poll. None of the choices suits me.

    My choice is:
    If iPhone 5 has at least 4 inch screen, then I'll buy it but pass my iPhone 4 to my family.
    If it has only 3.7 or 3.8 inch, then I'm keeping my iPhone 4.
     
  4. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

    Spectrum Abuser

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    #4
    Likewise. I'll be sticking with my iPhone 4 for the time being, but I'm not overfilled with joy. I'm mainly just waiting for my contract to end and either an LTE iPhone or LTE AT&T Android.
     
  5. rndthm macrumors newbie

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    #5
    My 3GS makes phone calls, texts, gets info online.... I see no reason to upgrade at all.
     
  6. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

    Matthew9559

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    #6
    I am switching to Verizon so I will be selling my iPhone 4 whenever I get the next iPhone.
     
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604

    wordoflife

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    #7
    I'm selling once I find out that I'm certainly buying a new iPhone, and that depends if I like it or not, which would require me to see the phone first.
     
  8. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

    aziatiklover

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  9. Agent-P macrumors 68030

    Agent-P

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    #9
    The OP is asking if people have already sold their phone in preparation for buying an iPhone 5. It wouldn't make sense to add your options to the poll.
     
  10. lifeguard macrumors 6502

    lifeguard

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    #10
    i'm gonna laugh my ass off at all the people who sell their iPhone and the new one doesn't come out till Christmas!
     
  11. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

    Roessnakhan

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    #11
    On eBay and Craigslist I've noticed that previous iPhone generations don't take that hard of a hit after the launch of the new model at least for a couple months. So I'll just wait until I get the newer model.
     
  12. troop231, Sep 12, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2011

    troop231 macrumors 603

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    #12
    Sold mine back in June :rolleyes:

    Been using this $15 POS since, worst mistake ever, toughing it out though:
    [​IMG]
     
  13. henry72 macrumors 65816

    henry72

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    #13
    I sold mine in July, I miss it so much!! Apple, you better release a redesigned iPhone 5 for us :D
     
  14. hitekalex thread starter macrumors 68000

    hitekalex

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    #14
    Historically, you're right. I am just concerned that if Apple releases a "low cost" iPhone 4S for pre-paid markets, like many rumors had suggested.. that may kill the market prices of the current iPhone 4s. That's the reason I sold mine now rather than wait.
     
  15. F123D macrumors 68040

    F123D

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    #15
    Not selling until I upgrade. I don't have a backup smart phone so the little extra money I'd make now isn't worth having to use a dumb phone for the time being.
     
  16. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    #16
    How can you guys sell your phone to prepare for a phone that hasn't even been announced yet? That takes some balls...
     
  17. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

    johnnyturbouk

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    #17
    Got my 3GS + IP4
    Will likely give my ip4 to my father

    Keep 3GS as my backup phone
     
  18. iMattcotv macrumors 6502

    iMattcotv

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    #18
    Samsung, HTC etc have to announce their phones earlier ahead of time for those to sell & prepare for their releases, because their releases arent consistent

    Apple doesnt have to announce anything, because its a consistant routine event.
     
  19. npep macrumors member

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    #19
    Sold my ATT 3GS a fews weeks ago and switched to Verizon. I am now using a Palm Pixi Plus I purchased on Amazon for $37. Not the best, but it works well and gets the job done...
     
  20. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

    Hermes Monster

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    #20
    sold mine for £300 and moved to Android - free SGS2
     
  21. iMattcotv macrumors 6502

    iMattcotv

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    #21
    Howd you get a free sgs2??
     
  22. Macman45 macrumors G5

    Macman45

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    #22
    Wow

    Hang in there, that has got to be the ugliest phone I've ever seen :D Just think how much you are going to appreciate your newbie! I'm a compulsive hoarder, my 4 is in mint condition......All my friends who have never had one want it, I guess when I get the 5 it will eventually go......Not like it's going to increase in value :)
     
  23. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

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    #23
    His upgrade was due I imagine
     
  24. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

    rockyroad55

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    #24
    I usually sell my iPhone a few days before the keynote.
     
  25. DocMarlor macrumors member

    DocMarlor

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    #25
    I'm pretty happy with my iPhone 4, although if something SPECTACULAR happens, I might use my Mom's upgrade to get the iPhone 5 and give her my i4. Really loving my i4 still though.
     

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