WHy upgrade from 3gs??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by yankintx, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. yankintx macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2010
    After getting my 3gs jailbroken and set up the way I like it, I am wondering why I would even consider upgrading to the new phone ( unless it was free of course) . The existing resolution is fine for me and I very rarely if ever use the camera. I have an Ipad and love it, and don't use my Iphone as much as I used to. The Ipad processor is faster, but for my needs the 3gs is fine.

    Other than the typical " I got to have it now because it's new" , what are some of your overwhelming reasons to upgrade?
    And don't just say "if I am asking this, i shouldn't even bother".
    I attached a current screen shot of my jailbroken pghone setup.

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  2. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    Umm, the new iPhone and iOS won't look as ugly as that ^ Lol, I kid. It's all a matter of personal preference
  3. tlbwriter macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2008
    I love my 3GS and am not in a hurry to upgrade. Some of the new features I want (folders, yay!) are software based and I should be able to get them when the new OS comes out. However, I really like the new camera features (flash, record HD video, more megapixels), and that might be what eventually drives me to upgrade.
  4. shady825 macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51
    I feel you 100% man!
    I know this is gonna sound insane to some but I actually just went and bought a 3GS last night. (upgraded from 3G)
    I was so underwhelmed by the new iPhone that I decided I want to just get a 3GS.
    I use my iPad more and more and my iPhone less and less. I'm perfectly happy with my jailbreak and mywi.
    Who knows how long till 4.0 will be jail broken. I plan to stay on the 3GS with 3.1.3 until I know 4.0 is safe. I'm in no hurry. I'm happy with the way things are right now..
  5. William Gates macrumors 6502

    William Gates

    Oct 26, 2007
    Why the hell would you put htc on your iPhone? I'm not talking about the Sense UI either, I'm talking about where the carrier name usually is. All htc does is make cheap feeling plastic handsets that are all basically the same with different names every couple of months.
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Okaaaay. Why post a post "why upgrade from 3gs"? You give reasons why you don't feel the need to upgrade. Great. Have a nice day.
  7. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
    For me it's the screen. The Iphone always had the best screen until recently, after using some much better phone screens my 3GS just felt faded and dated.

    I want the best screen possible, the Iphone 4 screen is dreamy. I got so sick of looking at my washed out, pixelated 3GS screen.
  8. shady825 macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51
    Come on man.. It's a public forum. He has the right to post about whatever he wants..
    You on the other hand don't have to read/post here.
  9. magpie maniac macrumors 6502

    magpie maniac

    Aug 24, 2007
    You JB for that? Dear lord, man. That's hideous. I've seen better on a Nintendo DS.

    Keep your 3GS. You sound happy. I wouldn't bother.
  10. shady825 macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51
    I kinda like the android home screens. I like how they display the weather like that at all times..
  11. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    For you it doesn't sound like there is a compelling reason to upgrade.
  12. magpie maniac macrumors 6502

    magpie maniac

    Aug 24, 2007
    I don't need to look at my phone's home screen to see that the sun is out. ;)

    But that is a terribly fugly interface he's got there.
  13. elephunkman macrumors 65816

    Mar 27, 2010
    The more I think about it, the 3GS may serve me just fine. Yes, the screen is better, but at least I am given the comfort of how fluid the OS flows on screen on the 3GS, compared to other devices on the market. The 3GS isn't even that bad of a device compared to a lot of Android/smartphones out there.

    HD video and camera? I could care less about since I really don't take much photos with a phone camera. If I do, it will be a quick photo, which doesn't need the huge megapixel count anyway (megapixel does not equal quality). Much of my pictures and night pictures come from my Nikon, which then is edited to fit the iPhone screen.

    However, the iPhone 4 design aspect is really nice, but that's just for eye candy :p

    FaceTime? I barely even video chat with anyone on my MacBook to begin with and I do not know much people that can FaceTime with me since they won't be getting an iPhone 4, my friends usually carry Sprint phones or BlackBerry.

    Gyro? The food? Just kidding. Well, I do play games on my iPhone, but not enough to warrant the new accelerometer use.

    Dual mics. That's a biggie for me, but I'm young and texting is the way many, if not all, of my friends communicate, except for my lady contact.

    New glass? Cool, dropped my 3GS a few times, no scratches. New glass seems like a great design and I am sure it will get better in iPhone 5 :D

    Battery? This is a big one for me. Even though my 3GS works perfectly fine throughout my daily usage (usually down to 40% at the end of my day 9AM-9PM), the iPhone 4's better battery looks great, but the difference comparison on Apple is somewhat minimal.

    At least I still get 4.0 on the 3GS along with the excellent multitasking usage and the folders. I am grateful for that.

    This wasn't meant to be a rant, just my opinions on why the 3GS may still be good for me to skip this year's model.
  14. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
  15. atlanticza macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2008
    Cape Town
    Agree with elephunkman. I'll stick with my 3Gs since I don't want to multitask, don't need FaceTime. Screen? Mine seems OK - it's a phone. As for HD, it's a somewhat overtraded term, isn't it? I'll stick to my Canon 5D Mkll - that's true HD with a great range of lenses.
  16. benflick macrumors 68020


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    After the OP got his ass handed to him, he is afraid to post another comment on this thread.
  17. wrkactjob macrumors 65816


    Feb 29, 2008
    Also agree with Elephunkman! and I only have a 3G! Even if I sold mine for £200 I would still find it difficult to justify the £300 extra expense.

    I'm thinking iPad!
  18. fleshman03 macrumors 68000


    May 27, 2008
    Sioux City, IA
    Haha. My first thought was that he installed Android on his iPhone. Nice.

    Seriously, I'm slightly compelled to grab the new iPhone for the revamped design and HD Video recording. However, I really wanted to see 64GB. Since it lacks that, I'm sticking with my 3GS + iOS4. I can just use a camera when I need to record video. Come a year from now, hopefully I'll get getting a Verizon iPhone. Hopefully.

    Besides, I don't really want to drop $500 on the new iPhone when my 3GS is perfectly fine.
  19. Howardchief macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2008
    If it means anything, I think your interface is ugly too, lol. But if you like it, and you have an ipad and hd video and a few other hardware features aren't enough to persuade you to get the new phone, then you'll be happy to wait for iphone5. I don't think there is any argument someone could give you that would make you feel like spending 200 cash or however you would stay with tmobile. maybe when iphone5 comes out, ATT won't suck so hard and you can go the normal path? I have a 3gs and I won't get the new phone until I have the cash at the end of the summer, but I will be getting it, but I think that's because I don't have an ipad? I wouldn't feel bad about not getting the new one if I were you. While it's a bigger jump from 3gs to iphone4 that it was from 3g to 3gs... it isn't worth it for some people.

    Seriously though, get a new theme lol.
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    If I had a GS, I don't know if I would upgrade. But then again, I'm not a guy who has to have the latest tech all of the time.
  21. erzeszut macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2007
    The market for used iPhones is strong enough that anyone with half a brain should be able to upgrade to the 4 at break-even, or perhaps with a slight profit.

    My only cost to swap my 3GS for a 4 will be a re-up of my AT&T contract for another two years. AT&T works just fine for me, so it's an easy call. (Get it? Call? :D )
  22. iphones4evry1 macrumors 65816


    Nov 26, 2008
    California, USA
    Faster processor!!!

    Battery lasts 40% longer!

    Phone is thinner in my pocket!

    Gyroscopes will enable awesome new technologies
    (consider what the compass did for augmented reality - gyroscopes take it up to a whole new level !!!),

    720p HD video, 4X screen resolution, 5MP camera with ZOOM and FLASH!, front facing camera allows for video chat (yes, I will use it - most all of my friends have iPhones right now, and plan to upgrade to the iPhone4. Also, if you had a totally cute boyfriend/girlfriend, don't tell me you wouldn't want to look at their cute face whenever you talked to them)

    That is why I am upgrading :)
  23. Shorties macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2007
    Southern California
    It doesn't sound like you need to upgrade. As a 3G user, my situation with my phone does call for an upgrade. The 3GS supports multitasking so you should be good for a year. And next june they will release another one, which will be better than this one.
  24. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2007
    Beach, FL
    Oh... I don't know... HD video... great new cam system... video calls... HD screen, but thats just me.

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