purchasing iphone tonight, your opinons/advice needed
ok guys, I have a couple questions for you and your opinions/advice is needed. I'm going to be purchasing an iphone tonight via online order. Through my employer I get access to their premium site and have a couple different options.
For reference, I currently own a storm and ipod touch(1g 8gb) and just can't take it anymore. I just need something that works 100% of the time without having to carry around 2 devices.
That being said, through my employer I get 2yr pricing for 1yr contracts. It currently shows the iphone 3g 8gb(refurb) at $49 and the 16gb(refurb) at $99. The Iphone 3gs 16gb is the usual $199. My question, is buying the 3g and not the 3gs something I will regret later on? I know comming from a storm the 3g will be alot better, but I'm sure in the back of my mind I'll always be wanting the 3gs. What are your opinons? is the extra $150 worth it?
Next question, will all the apps/tv shows/audio books..etc I have for my itouch be able to go over to an iphone without having to purchase them again?
Does the iphone 3g or 3gs have a different connection than an itouch or will my car fm transmitter/charger work with the iphone too?
I use td ameritrade to trade stocks and the storm app is actually pretty decent. Does the iphone app have a real time ticker for up to date pricing?
- 08-17-2009, 07:11 PM #2
Your apps will not transfer over but you will be able to tranfer your media.
The 3gs is twice as fast as the 3g so yes IMO it is well worth the extra money for that alone. Not to mention better camera, video capabilities, and voice control.
And I have no idea about the ticker thingy.
These are my opinions only. But I hope it has helped with your decision
- 08-17-2009, 07:14 PM #3
Thanks for the help chops, wow so the apps I have purchased from my computer on itunes and installed on itouch will not be able to be used on my new iphone? Thats a huge let down =/ I probably have $100 in apps alone, I would rather not have to purchase again. darn.
- 08-17-2009, 07:15 PM #5
jamesus, thanks for your input. Getting a couple different directions on the apps, previous poster said apps wont transfer?? On the fm transmitter, my main concern is it's a griffin I use to listen to my ipod over my radio in my car. I spent roughly 80 bucks on it..lol
- 08-17-2009, 07:20 PM #7
there is a difference of day and night between ISM that is available on storm and the one on iphone. (i used to own a storm as well).
there are tons of other stock apps that i am sure u will find very very helpful. You can't go wrong switching from that POS storm to iphone 3GS.
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And for the OP, yes you can sync your apps you bought for your iPod Touch to your iPhone. Also, definitely go for the 3GS. I switched from a iPhone 2G to a Palm Pre and before the 30 days was up I switched back to an iPhone and got the 3GS and it is significantly faster even when swiping through the home pages.
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According to the Content blog, an email from iTunes confirms that if you lose all of your purchased iTunes music (due to something like a hard drive crash), iTunes wil let you re-download all of your lost songs.
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