- 06-18-2009, 10:09 AM #276
why i want to upgrade
Voice control is a big incentive for me. Especially when I am running or biking with my iPHONE and need to access different functions.
- 06-18-2009, 10:09 AM #277
Me Me Me Me !!!!!
My brother desperately needs an iphone. If you give me the new 3gs, I will generously GIVE him my current 3g. What a nice guy right?
- 06-18-2009, 10:09 AM #278
For my loving husband...
Hubby and I bought first gen iPhones a few weeks after they were first released. We were unable to afford upgrades last year to the 3G, and actually I'm grateful!
For my birthday this week, Hubby reserved a 3GS for me (I'll be in line tomorrow!) and I am so excited because of the improved maps due to GPS, compass, etc. Also excited about video, better camera, super fast web page loads, everything! This is a fabulous upgrade for us first gen users!
The reason I'm posting is to win one for my wonderful hubby, who has cheered me on for my upgrade without once complaining that we can't afford to upgrade his.
He is wonderful!
- 06-18-2009, 10:10 AM #279iMore Intermediate
- 271 Posts
I bought my 3G 2 weeks after it was introduced last year. I was PO at my better half () and said to hell with it and bought it. 2 weeks later I went out and bought an IMAC because I was so impressed with my 3G. Pissed the wife again, darn!
Not PO'd this year (YET). I wasn't going to ugrade to 3.0 for a while but instead took 3 hours of vacation in order to go home and update my 3G. Took me about 3 hours and about 200 mouse clicks to get through to the authorization server.
I am tech junky I guess. I like the latest in new tech toys. Spent $6000 on a new ham radio transceiver last year because it was new and it is a lot better than my older 1. Bought a HTC Fuze off of EBAY just to play with it (I like to tweek it, I guess I have tinkeritis). So since the 3GS is out I need 1. Next year I know I will buy the new IPHONE 4G (?) when it comes out.
Thats why I need the new 3GS.:o
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- 06-18-2009, 10:12 AM #280
Help a new guy out
I want to win the iPhone 3gS because I am JUST out of university, and I am just getting settled down in the real world. I am entering into the business setting, and want/need to be professional. I have very little startup money, and so anything that helps me along my way is greatly appreicated. I have been on Verizon Wireless, and even though many love it, I have never had a good experience with them. I think an iPhone would raise my level of professional appearance, and be a great start for me in the "real world" during tough economic times.
- 06-18-2009, 10:13 AM #281iPhone Beginner
- 87 Posts
I've had the free phone that came with AT&T for 3 years now, and it's nothing it does, it's what it DOESN'T do that is the reason I want the iPhone 3GS. I want to be able to access my email 24/7, record video whenever I feel like it, voice dialing, and 7.2mbps speed (I think my phone is EDGE). Good luck on ebay my crappy phone!
- 06-18-2009, 10:13 AM #282
For me it's all about two things: the better camera (I shoot a ton of pictures with my phone) and the better battery life (it feels like I'm constantly charging my current phone; i have a charger at home, in the car and at work).
- 06-18-2009, 10:13 AM #283
- 06-18-2009, 10:14 AM #284
- 06-18-2009, 10:14 AM #285
Because i'd love to take sharper pictures and get rid of those leaks when opening up settings
and because im a nerd!
- 06-18-2009, 10:15 AM #286
- 06-18-2009, 10:16 AM #287iMore Newbie
- 42 Posts
I need a 3GS because I need something that can shoot some video and be able to post it online quickly. I currently have a 3G and love it. I would not be able to purchase a 3GS on my own because of AT&T's $499 upgrade price for me.
Thanks for running this contest!
- 06-18-2009, 10:16 AM #288iPhone Nanite
- 5 Posts
I'm a med student, so I'm:
a) ridiculously in debt
b) have been able to shed at least 10 lbs of books from my coat pockets by using the epocrates and skyscape apps with my 3G
c) work in a hospital that's so ancient that I think they used the same architect as the guy who built the labyrinth (the one with the minotaur, not David Bowie), and I get lost all the time.
A shiny new (free) 3G S with a compass is clearly the only solution to my problems. Thanks!!
- 06-18-2009, 10:16 AM #289
I would like to win the 3Gs to give to my Dad on Fathers Day. He is looking in on getting a plan (currently on pre-paid) but, he wants to get some cheapie cheap phone. I have the iPod Touch 2g and he likes it a lot( he keeps asking if i still use it). I think it would put a huge smile on his face and he wouldn't have to waste his money on some horrible phone. He has done a lot for me and I just want to win this to give back what he has given to me. This would make me happy just to give it to him. I currently have the blackberry flip, I don't think he wants a blackberry, and I know he will love the iPhone 3Gs.
- 06-18-2009, 10:17 AM #290
So I got a first gen iphone for my wife, we're on T-Mobile so didn't make sense getting the 3G. But after setting it up and using it a couple days I really wanted to keep it, but I have an android and love the 3G speeds I get so I couldn't give that up for an iPhone running on Edge. But to get the iPhone 3G S free, I'd switch to AT&T.
- 06-18-2009, 10:18 AM #291
I mainly want the upgrade for the video use and auto focus.
- 06-18-2009, 10:20 AM #292
well, I'm thinking I might be able to get girls to like me if I have this phone. boo-yah.
- 06-18-2009, 10:20 AM #293
- 06-18-2009, 10:21 AM #294
TiPb 32GB iPhone 3G S Give Away - A love affair
Okay, I admit it, I have a love affair with Apple. I've been an Apple devotee for over 15 years. My first Apple was the Powerbook 140. I paid $300 to upgrade its memory from 4M to 8M. Talk about how far we have come. I still have it. It turns on, but the screen isn't working, yet I still have it stored in my garage in a xerox box. That Powerbook saw my husband through his Master's degree, that and an old Laserwriter that he printed all his papers on which I also still have.
So, it made sense that my first cell phone EVER (I'm not kidding) would be the iPhone. I really didn't need a cell phone before because I really wasn't a phone talker. When Apple announced the iPhone at MacWorld and I saw all that it could do, it was love at first sight and it's been faithful ever since. Admission here, I use it for EVERYTHING else more than I use it as a phone, but I am still completely in love. Now, there's the 3G s and I'm in love again. I think it's time to upgrade, but we'll keep my first cell phone in the family, my husband will get it. Me? I hope to enjoy the new features that I didn't have before, 3G, GPS and now video, voice control as well all the other great stuff it comes with. Yeh, I'll probably use it for everything else more than I use the phone, but that's the beauty of an Apple product and what can I say? I'm in love.
- 06-18-2009, 10:21 AM #295
It's all about the video, baby...
I'm a filmmaker and currently have the 3G. I have jailbroken but the video capability is shoddy at best (15fps 320x240).
For location scouting, etc, the iPhone video camera is a Godsend... and for it to be integrated into great tools like Evernote, and upcoming streaming apps like ustream and qik, all i would need is my phone to scout locations and send info to colleagues back at the office, or around the world!
I've been a contributer to TiPB via twitter bringing experiences and updates regarding how to hack the 3G for MMS and tethering 5 - 6 days before the "easy restore enable via terminal command" came out in mainstream mac blogs... BTW - enable custom/manual carrier updates in iTunes 8.2 using the following terminal command.
defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool TRUE
TiPB is great! Keep it up. TTYL. May the best fan win!
- 06-18-2009, 10:21 AM #296
Why Do I want the 3G S? Why wouldn't I want it?!
As I write this post using my 7 month old 8GB iPhone 3G,it's easy for me to boil my wanting of the 32GB iPhone 3G S down to 1 reason; I want it because 'It' is there. Yes, I simply want it because 'It' is available.
'It' stands for the biggest, fastest, most functional version of something that I have not only grown to love but have integrated into my everyday life. I want 'It' because it has the newest bells and whistles (video!) that I may not need but I surely crave.
I love my iPhone because 'It' just works for me and can only imagine how much better my experience will be with more storage and more functionality. But that is why I want the newest 'It'...I don't have to wait for a future. I can get 'It' now.
- 06-18-2009, 10:21 AM #297iPhone Nanite
- 9 Posts
Reasons for wanting the new iPhone!
Although I adore my iPhone 3G, I would really like to get the new one mostly for the new voice app they have been advertising. It just looks so cool.
I also would like to have better video and camera along with better battery life and a little snappier phone altogether!
My birthday is coming up but I really didn't want my wife to have to purchase me another new iphone...like last year! LOL. To just get it free would be wondermous! LOL.
- 06-18-2009, 10:21 AM #298
I've been an iPhone fan ever since they first came out! I happened to stop by the local AT&T store a day after the first gen phone debut. They had one 4gb phone in stock and I bought it! Ever since then I've been a fan! I really like Apple's software interface on the phone, a very intuitive device to say the least! I now have the 16gb 3G version but would really like the 'S' model due to the voice recognition (this would be nice and safer when driving...), auto focus 3mp camera (I use it to take pictures of buildings I've designed) and of course the video capabilities would be awesome for capturing my kids during all their funny moments!
- 06-18-2009, 10:23 AM #299
If you are not old enough to remember (or have never seen) the Super Bowl commercial in 1984 by Riddly Scott, then you do not know what revolutionary really is (that commercial itself was revolutionary). I have been a true Mac user since 1984 and have not looked back since. I have been an iPhone user since June of 2007. I now have four kids and have not been able to upgrade my 8gb phone to 3G, we didn't have 3G service in our area at the time (now we do) so I have been quietly waiting for the next upgrade.
NOW IS THE TIME. Apple continues to put the hammer down on the competition.
- 06-18-2009, 10:25 AM #300
The reason I want is an iPhone is because I have always wanted one, I just could never get one.