Wife needs a new phone, should i get the 3GS?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PsyD4Me, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. PsyD4Me macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2009
    under your bed
    or should I wait till June/Next Iphone?
    she is currently on a Blackberry Bold, but is hating it...
    she is not a techie so I think that GS with OS 4.0 (when it comes out) will hold her over, HOWEVER, what if the next iphone is da bomb?

    what would you do?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    If she doesn't absolutely need it now, I would wait and see

    But if it is an issue and waiting is causing problems, by all means buy now
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  4. phishindsn macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2009
    I'd get her whatever she wants, especially if she is a working wife. Cell phone's are such a personal item and it all really depends if that is what she wants.

    Plus brownie points never hurt.

    I got my wife the 3G but honestly she is just starting to text. Her average calls for the month were less than 35minutes a month...so she is geeked just to have any type of iPhone.
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Yes, gotta make her happy now.
    Not in 6 months:)
  6. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006

    Do not expect it to be iPhone to be da bomb. It will be more of the same with minor updates.

    Lets look at the devices

    iPod classic from 1G to Current and look how it changed from each generation to the next.
    It would get Size increase over time (hardware updates)
    It got a color screen -- Hardware update with the times
    Biggest change to the basic iPod was going to the click wheel.

    Nano- started out being just a small iPhone
    Biggest change was going over to flash base memory.

    Of all the iPods the shuffle has change the most in-between generations.

    Look at the iPhone 1.0 to 3GS.
    The phone itself has had minor updates with hardware for the most part. (OS has mostly been updates adding in lacking features to keep up with the times and keep ahead of the curve)

    If you noticed a pattern here iPhone 4.0 will most likely be hardware updates to keep up with the times. OS updates will be mostly just there to keep up with the times. Nothing game changing.
  7. PsyD4Me thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2009
    under your bed
    thanx everyone, i think i'm gonna go out and pull the trigger on it this weekend....

    The OS of the blackberry is a real PITA, not to mention that she constantly has to press a combo of buttons to unlock the friggin' thing after taking it out of her purse....
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. Make the decision based on what she wants, not what you want to get her.
  9. snacktime! macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2010
    Mines happy with the 3G. For someone thats not too techy the 3G is fine, its a little slower than the 3GS, but thats not a deal breaker. Video recording and a compass may be important to some people, but not so much here.

    You could play the waiting game forever since there will always be something better coming out in the future.
  10. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2008
    OMG!!!!! what happened to your cool WOOF WOOF DAWG signature?!?

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