Why do people keep upgrading iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pauly1, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. pauly1 macrumors regular

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    Never had an iphone before but why do ppl feel the need to upgrade to iphone 4, then 5, then 6 when it comes out etc?
     
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  3. oVerboost macrumors 6502a

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    WTF? Why does anyone upgrade anything?

    Cars / House / Partner lol.

    I personally upgrade my phone because I like the latest tech, and it's from a brand I've bought from since the original iPhone. Unrivalled service & quality also help to keep me loyal.
     
  4. Mindy60 macrumors regular

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    There was 3G now there is 4G.

    iPhone technology changes. New bells and whistles.

    Phones get faster to accommodate the new technologies.

    After awhile, the updated iOS versions become way too slow. Like iOS 7 is slow on the iPhone 4.

    Why do people upgrade their OSs on their computers? Why do people get new computers? Same reasons.
     
  5. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    This. Also, I upgrade to the Ses too, since its the only thing I spend money on is the iPhone, really.
     
  6. vmaniqui macrumors 6502a

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    coz we loved iPhone so much.
     
  7. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Because it gets better and better with each iteration. And, I can afford it; especially since I always sell the previous one at the same cost of the subsidized price.
     
  8. fortheus macrumors regular

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    1. Paying telco with same price with the one who is on contract with subsidized form actually donating money to them
    2. Old iphone repair price is not worth it compared with the resale value
     
  9. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    Why not?

    It is each one's right to do as they want as long as it does not hurt another.
     
  10. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    Technology changes. Each model tends to be roughly twice as fast in speed. As cell tech changes that is incorporated. (3G, LTE) New BT standards. Better and larger screens. Camera improvements. On top of many other things not the least of which is overall design changes of the phone itself.

    Each generation brings new and improved technology. Is it worth it to upgrade every year? That's up to your wants and budget.
     
  11. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Try to tell your girlfriend that you might upgrade her. 8)

    Fixed.
     
  12. cynics macrumors G3

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    New technologies and features that are useful to me or can make my life easier. Albeit as a whole a cellphone has made my life more difficult as far as work goes.
     
  13. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Same boat here. It's really the only tech I spend money on regularly. I am always going to have a phone so why not have the latest/best one out there? I use it for everything so it only makes sense to keep it up to par.
     
  14. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    Perfect explanation regarding my situation. Cheers :)
     
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  17. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    The reason I get every upgrade is because I can sell my previous iPhone for more than I pay for my upgrade.
     
  18. neilmacd macrumors 6502

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    Nah, for me it passed being a hobby a long time ago. It's now an addiction bordering on obsession.

    I'm getting quite worried :D
     
  19. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    because most phones are not used just for dialing any more.
     
  20. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Because it's easy to get $450 for a year old iPhone (unlocked) and for some of us it doesn't cost anything if we have an extra line on the old family plan.
     
  21. Ramio macrumors 6502a

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    I've has the 3G, 3GS, 4, 4s, 5 and now the 5s and plan on doing this every year. Why NOT?!!!. There is nothing you use more than your phone so it's worth it to me.
     
  22. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Why do people keep upgrading iphone?

    Because iPhone is good, and new iPhone is better.
     
  23. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Or you might get upgraded by GF...
     
  24. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Because the Master decreed: Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.
     
  25. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Because I work hard to earn my money and I choose to spend it on electronics that make me happy.
     

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