- 06-08-2009, 04:44 PM #26
- 06-08-2009, 04:47 PM #27
That wasn't really a "thank you for having an iPhone" situation.
When 1st gen iPhone users bought their phones, they paid an outright price (499/599).
Therefore, they never used an upgrade, just signed a 2-yr.
Either way - when the 3G came out, and if you still have a 1st gen, your upgrade was still in tact.
AT&T did no one any favors (nor do they ever lol), and this time, current 3G owners are still in contract. So, you'll have to wait until your eligible or pay a premium. Me, personally, any 3G user would be wasting money. The phones do almost the same thing. If you're hardcore about video and a better camera, I'm assuming you'd already have a nicer camera than a phone could provide you anyways (like myself).
I'll be perfectly happy with 3.0 and wait for 4.0 hardware and see what that has to offer.
(PS: This will be the first time I've EVER kept a phone for a full contract, haha)
- 06-08-2009, 04:51 PM #28
- 06-08-2009, 09:24 PM #29
you know i read these posts from all of you saying its not worth it and you all sound like a bunch of cry babies. Finally we get video on the iPhone and a BETTER CPU/speeds to boot and everyone is crying over upgrade costs.
When i bought the first iPhone i paid an arm and a leg for it..and i never complained a second I loved owning the magical device for its time. Now when we get a faster iPhone + video it will be even more magical.
You won't see tears coming from me I'm upgrading no matter what.
- 06-08-2009, 09:41 PM #30
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- 06-08-2009, 11:40 PM #33
- 06-08-2009, 11:49 PM #34
- 06-08-2009, 11:50 PM #35
Eh I don't see anything hardcore about the new iPhone. I see another megapixel and a video camera, which I already have in my digital camera. If they added a 5MP camera, maybe I'd jump for that. But I still wouldn't until I'm eligible, but since that isn't until December anyways, I think I'll just wait for the next reincarnation.
I'll make 16GB suffice til then.
- 06-08-2009, 11:53 PM #36
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- 06-08-2009, 11:59 PM #37
I don't know, the accountant and the dork in me fight internally all the time. Normally the geek wins, but as I get closer to having to start paying on my student loans, I have to let the accountant win sometimes.
- 06-09-2009, 12:02 AM #38
No different here. When you pick up a new iPhone and use it you will go back to yours and it will be like slow motion.
- 06-09-2009, 01:30 AM #39
- 06-09-2009, 02:04 AM #40
For me it's more about the features that were rumored which we got none of, we can probably all get 300 bucks for our 3G phones on Ebay, so that would makethe new phone only 100-200 bucks, it's just that there's nothing really worth going through the trouble. For 129 bucks you can get a 10-12 mp camera at Target right now, and get 3.0 next week for free.
I know we can e-mail pics, and it works better than probably any phone out there, it's just that most people still don't have iphones, and MMS is easy to use, and most people use it daily, so it's beyond frustrating to have to wait until fall to get something that it should already have. I absolutely despise getting those viewmymessage text's andhaving to wait until I get home to turn on my computer and have to type in the password to see what has been sent to me.
- 06-09-2009, 02:15 AM #41
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- 06-09-2009, 01:01 PM #44
- 06-09-2009, 01:05 PM #45
You seriously need to quit being such a troll.
I don't care if the phone is 400 or 1200, to me, it's just not worth the premium. That is me. I'm not complaining over the price structure at all. I did not expect to be eligible to pay 199/299 (even if I was eligible at the points, I would not bite), as to ME, this upgrade doesn't really do anything for me that my 3G already doesn't.
It isn't about complaining about the phone being so much for 3G users, it's how the upgrade will BENEFIT you.
To me, I have a digital camera I use for video recording, so that point is moot, I didn't care either way. Voice dialing, I've had it on other phones, and never once used it, so again, not worth it for me. MMS, copy/paste, landscaping keyboard, and other features I was excited about will be available in 3.0 for my current 3G.
And with that, I can't justify spending 300$. Yeah better battery and more storage space would be awesome, but to ME personally, it's just not worth 300 right now. If there was a matte back, I would have sprung for it, but it's the same plastic glossy design.
I'll stick with my 3G until the next incarnation and then decide if the upgrade is worth it then, or if I'll take what will be a discounted 3G S next summer.
All I'm saying is stop jumping on people for not wanting to upgrade, what you think is a great upgrade may not be so great for others, for several different reasons.
No need to have an attitude about it.
- 06-09-2009, 01:10 PM #46
Please do not assume I know nothing about tech, because I do.
I also own a beast of a 24" iMac with very decent specs. I just don't see this phone being worth a 200$ premium right now. For what I use a phone for, it works.
I very rarely browse safari on my phone, and if I do, most of the sites I go to are mobile iPhone ready. I play games like super monkey ball, bejeweled 2, doodle jump and games of the like. I text, I send emails casually, etc...
anything else, I have an iMac, a MacBook, and a PC for.
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- 06-09-2009, 01:19 PM #47
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- 06-09-2009, 01:27 PM #49
Yeah, sorry, no offense - I had to cut my follow list down a bit. Does not mean I don't reply to anyone not on my list.
- 06-09-2009, 01:31 PM #50
I'm getting off Twitter and forums for a bit. Mostly because dealing with a lot of morons that lurk is more than I can handle today. lol
As far as the upgrade goes, all I meant was I disregarded speed for these reasons:
-no 3G where I live as of now, so the increase in speed = nothing for me personally. (I upgrade to iPhone 3G because I went from 4GB to 16GB, that was reason enough then)
-my phone already runs quick, so to me, I don't think I'd notice a huge jump in pace from what i already have. i guess i'm not a very hardcore cell user. i'm a hardcore texter, but that app opening in 1 more second isn't enough to justify me spending more money on a new phone.
the new macbooks are tempting to me, that requires restraint. lol
that's all i meant.