Any reason to keep the 3GS?
I've been very happy with my 3Gs, and have had it for less than a year. Now, with the i4 being out, I recently went to check it out in person at an Apple store, and wasn't blown away, but wouldn't mind trading up.
With all the posts I see about people selling their old iPhones, I am now thinking about this too...The way I see it,
1) If I get $300 for my 3GS, I can upgrade to an i4 32gb for $599 (price I'd have to pay because I can't upgrade for a discount yet), and net out of pocket would be around $300. Or....
2) Wait till next May when I can upgrade with the discount for $299, and then sell my old 3GS, but who knows what the old phone will be worth at that time.
So, it seems I'm probably better off just selling my 3GS now, no? Or am I missing something? What do you guys think? I'm trying to figure out if there's any good reason for me to keep my 3GS till next year before upgrade.
- 07-19-2010, 09:52 AM #2
- 07-19-2010, 09:54 AM #3
- 07-19-2010, 10:30 AM #5
As I understood it, AT&T only gave "early upgrades" to current iPhone users who would be eligible for upgrade before 12/31 ... basically, a six month pass for current iPhone users. My daughter and son-in-law are both iPhone 3GS users, but can't upgrade until next August. (Because of my FAN and level of spending, I will be able to upgrade again in June, from my iPhone4, before they can upgrade their 3GS).
- 07-19-2010, 10:34 AM #6
- 07-19-2010, 10:36 AM #7
If you're that happy with it, keep it. I was happy
with my 3GS as well, but I'm happier with my i4.
Also, if you choose to wait until may, you might
as well wait for the i5 (iPhone 5). If you'd
purchase the i4 then, it would be like keeping
your 3GS this year and passing up the i4.
- 07-19-2010, 11:12 AM #8
- 07-19-2010, 12:26 PM #11iPhone Intermediate
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>sorry can't quote at this time<
Possibly sell your 3gs and pay full price for a Ip4. loss of $300....
Or wait until may and who knows what 3gs will be worth...?
So if 3gs I worth let's say $1 next may, then you make out. $1 next may is better than -$300 today, no?
Unless of course you really want ip4
- 07-19-2010, 01:14 PM #12
Actually other than a bump in memory, processor, better battery life, and storage...there's not much to want in an iphone 5.
Welp..actually antenna gate gives us another want. Function over form.
But most of my wants have to do with iOS.
Yeah, I hear ya, but to me, the jump from 5 to 8 mp is significant because I use my camera a lot, and don't like to have to carry my 7.2mp camera in addition to my iPhone right now, so if I had an iPhone with an 8mp camera, I'd no longer need to carry the extra camera.