Why are you not upgrading?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BiggAW, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. BiggAW macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    It would be nice to have LTE. But, I'm not upgrading:

    1. New dock connector. Would have to buy all new cables.
    2. New form factor. Another $150 in Lifeproof cases.
    3. Too big. I like the current iPhone design.
    4. AT&T's fake 4G is good enough 99% of the time.
    5. Don't want iOS 6 until it's jailbreakable.
    6. I'll get most of the new features with iOS 6 anyways.

    For those of you like me who aren't upgrading, why not?
  2. OceanView macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2005
    I'd rather use the upgrade on a better phone.
  3. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    The new iPhone is primarily meant for two types of consumers: (1) those upgrading from iPhone 4 or earlier and (2) those without iPhone. It is for this reason that iPhones are in tick-tock model, where a major revision is followed by spec bumped version with few new features.

    My wife has iPhone 4S still under contract with AT&T, so paying ETF doesn't make much sense. But I have iPhone 4 (out of contract and therefore unlocked) and it can be sold at break even or for little profit. So I am essentially upgrading to new iPhone for free.
  4. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2012
    My thoughts.
  5. xnickitynickx macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    I'm not upgrading purely because I just got the 4S at launch. I don't have a subsidy, and I'm not big on selling this phone. I'm going to want to hang onto this one even after I get the next one i'm eligible for (5S?).

    Not to mention, the 4S will get every feature of iOS 6 minus whatever is revealed on Wednesday.

    i can wait :)
  6. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    I continue to find it both amazing and idiotic how many people are so certain that they will or won't upgrade - when we don't even know anything (official) about the phone.

    Is it really that difficult to wait 2 more days before making any decision?
  7. BiggAW thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    My family plan has upgrades coming out of it's ears, so I could upgrade every 9 months or so and never run out...

    1. I have a ton of 30-pin cables already, as well as Micro-USB. Anything else is just plain BS.

    2. The form factor was about as perfect as it could be. Even if it couldn't, and maybe it's good for Apple to mix it up, I still wouldn't want to upgrade because of that.

    3. I don't want anything larger. The iPhone is nice in that it is relatively small, and isn't terribly obtrusive, either in my pocket on the weekends, or in it's belt clip during the week.

    4. EDGE would still be fine if it actually worked the way it is supposed to. It usually doesn't. That's all that's driving people to LTE too, a broken 3G network. If anything I will like Faux G more when the heavy users move off to LTE and leave more capacity for me. At least until they do quad-band LTE and start re-farming the HSPA+ spectrum to LTE, and while it's inevitable, its at least a couple years off.

    5. Yeah, it probably will be. Staying with the 4S allows me to wait and upgrade to iOS 6 when it's JB'ed.
  8. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    I truly have my iPhone4S set up perfectly, exactly they way I want it and don't want to give all that up for something new- right now.

    Admittedly, when my renewal kicks in with AT&T I am sure I'll be singing a different tune.
  9. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    If it looks exactly like the leaks, I'm contemplating on not upgrading. My 4S is fine. I want something different, not just a tad longer.
  10. c.hack macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2012
    I'm not upgrading because I would lose unlimited on Verizon. I'm also going to let my family's phone contracts run out and switch to Sprint.
  11. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    There you go again.

    Being sensible.



    Non emotional.

    Financially Responsible.

  12. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    Said I wouldn't upgrade to the 4s, but did on launch day.

    Looking back I'm glad I did. No regrets.

    Guessing at the form and function so it's all about emotion.
    Will just have to wait and see
  13. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    I was just thinking the same thing. Do people feel they will be criticized for not upgrading and have to explain their thoughts?

    No one cares.
  14. Bradllez macrumors 6502


    Mar 3, 2012
    How't thou contradict thyself?
  15. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
  16. AlexJaye macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2010
    Because there are now much better phones to upgrade to.
  17. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    probably not upgrading because I'm not due for another upgrade right now and don't feel like paying 250 more.
  18. soulghost macrumors regular


    Mar 1, 2009
  19. andyx3x macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2011
    Because of the supposed new look. The longer look is just not attractive.
  20. wratran macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2010
  21. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    I have an upgrade I could use, but with no job, the wife will flip. My 4S is in perfect condition. I'm sure I could sell it and upgrade for basically free, but until its released its not worth the argument.
  22. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    1. They're not going back to the 30 pin connector---ever. So unless you plan on your current iPhone being the last mobile phone you ever use, not sure how this is relevant.

    2. See my response to 1.

    3. See my response to 1.

    And these are specific to upgrade to the next iPhone, they apply to upgrading to ANY new device. What you're basically saying is the 4s is phone perfection and you'll never need to change. Hey, whatever floats your boat.
  23. ewils19 macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    I bought the 4S on launch and don't have an upgrade till May. My parents are both probably going to get the new iPhone as they both have 3GS. If I like their 5 enough in I might get it for myself when my upgrade is available but if not I'll wait till next fall to see what the 5S(?) is like.
    I'm happy enough with an iOS update.
  24. acosmichippo macrumors regular

    May 7, 2008
    These threads are hilarious. You've already decided you're not getting it based on rumors and conjecture.

    can't just wait 12-13 more hours and discuss it then?
  25. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    I probably won't because I'm not due for an upgrade until May 2013 and will probably wait for the next generation after tomorrow's announcement.

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