Why it won't be a big deal if you don't get the 4S on the 14th...

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  1. truthiness macrumors regular

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    Because you can upgrade to iOS5 and get 95% of a 4S to hold you over.

    If you can't wait 14-21 days for 3Mpix and Siri, then I'm not sure what to tell you. Yes, the A5 will be snappier, but I'm using my 4 with iOS5 and it's pretty much satisfying my expectations until my 4S gets here whenever that may be.

    Am I missing something? What does the 4S have that a 4 w/ iOS5 doesn't beside the camera, A5, and Siri?
     
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  3. ApplesAndOrangs macrumors regular

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    You're missing that most people do not have an iphone 4.

    They are mostly on 3g/3gs/otherphones.
     
  4. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    What about to those who sold their iPhone 4 and are waiting for the iPhone 4S? What about to those who currently don't have any phone and waiting for their iPhone 4S?
     
  5. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    iOS5 is not Razr compatible. :(
     
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  7. mcdj macrumors 604

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    why would anyone bother to upgrade to os5 on Friday if they're A.) gonna get a 4S within a week or 2, and B.) if they plan to sell the 4? I never upgrade before selling…buyers want a phone they can unlock/jailbreak easily.
     
  8. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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  9. Tycoonguy macrumors regular

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    I have to get mine on the 14th since I have to ship my iPhone 4 out to the eBay instant sale office by the 14th.
     
  10. lilj4425 macrumors 6502a

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    I can put iOS on my LG? :eek:
     
  11. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    Whoa I ditched my Razr the day the original iPhone 2g came out.
     
  12. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    I just bought mine cheap off ebay this year. I needed a phone to use while I waited for the next iPhone. :D
     
  13. ApplesAndOrangs macrumors regular

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    I upgraded from a 4 too. So I voted 4

    But I sold it earlier like lots of folks here. So currently stuck with a dumbphone.

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    They give you 270 bucks for it? Isn't that a rip off?

    I would say you could sell it for $350 on craigs/ebay.
     
  14. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    Already on iOS 5 GM on my 4. So it shouldn't be a big deal if I don't get my 4S on the 14th, right?

    Wrong!

    ... I want to play with Siri :p

    *And yes, I realize the OP mentions it.. but it's what I'm most looking forward to.
     
  15. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I switched from the iPhone 4 32GB to the new iPhone 4S 64GB for the DOUBLE-UP in space and BECAUSE I CAN!!! lol :D
     
  16. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    It is the cost of convenience. You don't have to bother with follow-up if something goes wrong with the sale.
     
  17. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    It's a new phone. People are excited to get it. Let them be. A month from now, we'll all be focusing on something else.
     
  18. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I concur, just let it be. People just want to find some excitement.
     
  19. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    The only reason to get an iPhone 4s

    The only reason to get an iPhone 4s is you already have an iPhone 4 on launch is!!!

    get a subsidized iPhone 4s, don't open it! Sell it for the unsubsidized price on the same day on craigslist/kijiji.

    Take that money and buy an unlocked iPhone when the lines are small at the apple store. If you wait to long after launch you will loose money on the phone.

    I did this when the iPhone 4 was released in Canada and have an unlocked iPhone 4.
     
  20. 1zach4 macrumors regular

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    Just loaded iOS5 on my BB Curve....that will totally hold me over until the 4S arrives ;)
     
  21. truthiness thread starter macrumors regular

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    don't get me wrong, I'm as excited as everyone else, I'm just trying to rationalize for myself why it won't be a big deal if I'm stuck in the 14-21 queue. lol
     
  22. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Yah, I'm upgrading from a 3GS and am planning on using the improved camera (with the flash which my 3GS does not have) at the Foo Fighters show on the night of the 14th.

    I'm glad your scenario works for you as to why it doesn't matter if we get it on the 14th - but some of us are really looking forward to it.
     
  23. iadam09 macrumors regular

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    They still make those?! That was my first phone hah!
     
  24. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    In my case, it's C.) Giving the 4 to my daughter so I already loaded ios5 on it.
     
  25. SirStrumalot macrumors 6502

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    My iPhone 4 got stolen and I've been using a crappy Nokia for a while now holding out. Can't wait to get my 4S!
     

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