- 12-29-2010, 09:57 AM #26
Even better than actually getting the "retina" display is that Apple raised the bar for everyone else to expect or want better resolution. It's pretty common to see that as one of the features most desired on the ipad 2.
- 12-29-2010, 11:30 AM #27iPhone Beginner
- 76 Posts
Everyones got to do there own thing..I wouldn't knock the decision, personally I'll stick with my 4. But who are you trying to convince that the 3GS is better in anyway than the 4, with tethering, etc. If your short of money, ergo.. But it's still a step back. Personally I'll skip the 5th addition and wait for the 6th like before with my 3G. All the best though kid.
Had nothing to do with being short on money...i wanted the money and a larger memory iPhone, the solution was to get a 3GS with more memory and pocket the left overs. Not real hard to understand here, and i was never trying to say i was unhappy with the iPhone 4...in fact, if i knew i would pull the same kind of money in closer to the iphone 5 release, i would have waited and done it then, but common sense tells us that wont happen, and that the Xmas hype was going to yield more profit...basic math here.
Perhaps going back and actually reading what i put would provide clarity for you, as the only reason i even sold it in the first place was because of the value pre-Xmas vs. selling it later for a lesser amount.
Last edited by SeanHRCC; 12-29-2010 at 11:47 AM.
- 12-29-2010, 03:37 PM #29
- 12-29-2010, 03:51 PM #30
While i wouldn't do this with the 3GS, i could see doing this later for the next iphone.
I'm already upgrade eligible again (at&t is weird..go figure). I could always buy an iphone 5, sell it, and still use the iphone 4. Depends what the iphone 5 is... Probably will have same resolution for awhile, same RAM, slightly faster processor, etc.
Don't care if cameras get more resolution.
I'd say the only thing i'd really want added hardware wise is LTE but i doubt I'll see it on AT&T anytime soon and no Verizon in my area. I can wait another generation for a processor bump.
The thing that i think alot of people dont understand is that i WILL be buying the iPhone 5 on release day, i've done it with every iPhone so far and this time will be no different. I tried the iPhone 4 and i LOVED it, best iphone by far (thus far)...but in this case, the value was so high (higher than simply buying them new with no contract!) I really wanted a 32GB iPhone, but i couldn't see myself investing into a 32GB iP4 when i only have a matter of a few months before i can buy the new iPhone 5. This is a bridge between an amazing sale of my iPhone 4 and the inevitable purchase of the next iPhone...i dont plan on having this 3GS for any longer than that at all...
- 01-04-2011, 01:05 PM #32
A little update too, still totally satisfied with the 3GS's performance thus far. The screen is deff the part i miss the most from the iP4, but over all, i'm content with having more memory and what seems like better tethering performance...i had a case on my iPhone 4 (the same with this 3GS) so as far as cosmetic issues, it's really a non-issue because i never really looked at my iphone 4 without a case much anyways...
The camera on the 3GS is better than i remembered but not anywhere near the iphone 4's capabilities...but the HDR style apps available for the 3GS now make taking pictures with it alot more appealing than before...i rarely used the video camera on the 4 so that's another issue i'm not really missing at all.
People have argued that the processor and general on phone performance would be a factor that would prevent them from making this same swap, but honestly, between my wife's iPhone 4 and my 3GS, i see very little to ZERO difference in the speeds in which it switches between apps or downloads apps...the only thing i noticed that was still quite negligible was when it opens apps, the iP4 seemed to do it about a second quicker...
Please understand that im not saying that the 3GS is a better phone in ANY way, shape or form...this was simply an "experience" thread, not a comparison thread. So far so good on my end, more storage space and a nice amount for the iP4 have made this an easy and problem free transition for me...
I actually had someone offer me a nice chunk of change for this 3GS not too long ago, enough to where i would have just enough to buy the iP4 32GB with the excess i made plus the 3GS sales amount...but with just a few months left to wait for the iP5, i held off. And honestly, having this version of the phone has made me MORE excited about the newer iphone coming this summer!
- 01-04-2011, 02:35 PM #34
- 01-04-2011, 07:53 PM #35
- 01-05-2011, 09:32 AM #37
@SeanHRCC You seem awfully worried about people's opinions. If you were really that confident in your decision you wouldn't care what people said. Just my opinion though...
On the topic, I could go back to a 3GS if I had to, but I wouldn't do it by choice. The screen alone is enough reason for me to never go back. Although I was on my wife's 3GS the other day and swear hers is faster than my IP4. Probably just whatever apps I had open but still. When I bring up the "multitasking bar" on my IP4 it takes a second or two to open. My wife's 3GS is pretty much instant.
- 01-05-2011, 11:39 AM #38iMore Intermediate
- 178 Posts
In reality, I dont expect to see one available to the general public for at least 3-4 months. Unlikely before April.
If you are a wise businessman like the OP, you shouldnt have a hard time selling the current ipad for about 75% of the purchase price when the new one comes out.
just my opinion
- 01-05-2011, 03:31 PM #40
- 01-05-2011, 04:03 PM #41
- 01-05-2011, 05:53 PM #42
Sooooo...i'm back in the iPhone 4 camp again. (my wife just rolled her eyes at me when i came home with it because she said i have tech ADD, lol)
Basically, i have a friend at work that just bought an iPhone 4 about a month ago...she loves it but she couldn't afford the larger 32GB version when she went to AT&T (she had to use an early upgrade fee for $399). She was talking to me about some stuff and noticed that i had my 3GS on the dock on my desk and said she always wanted a white iPhone 32GB but they ran out when she bought her black one a couple of years ago...i simply said "Want to trade?", and was making a complete joke, as i had no intention of trading and thought she would just laugh it off.
Right before my shift was over, she came over to my desk and asked "Are you serious about the trade?" and i just looked at her for a second confused as i wasn't sure if she was serious...then i figured she'd ask for money plus my phone...she looked at a bluetooth headset on my desk (old motorola one) that i literally haven't even taken off the charger in prob 6 months, she said "I'll trade you for your 3GS, the bluetooth headset and lunch next week..."
After about 10 seconds of questioning whether i wanted to give up my extra storage, and explaining to her that she cold sell her iP4 and make a profit and buy both the 3GS and headset...she explained she hated eBay and Craigslist and had no time to meet people or ship items...and we made the trade. Thankfully i kept my micro sim from the other one, so i just slapped it in, connected it up and it was good to go!
I honestly have to say, after using it for a couple of days now...i take back what i said about the screen, it is substantially better...no ifs ands or buts about it, it is just a vastly better quality. Speeds are the same which i had no expectation of anything different, tethering seems about the same so i guess my theory was maybe just from the initial "change" (or maybe even from assuming before getting the 3GS that it might be slower, which it wasnt).
All in all, im happy...and i realize now that my next iPhone will no doubt be the 32GB variant.
Last edited by SeanHRCC; 01-24-2011 at 07:21 AM.
- 01-24-2011, 08:34 AM #44TiPb Fourm Staff
- 1,695 Posts
I think it was a great idea if:
1) You're content with a 3GS until iPhone 5 comes out
2) You made a decent profit (which I'd say you did)
So I see it as a positive.
***Edit.. just saw your latest update.. and dang you are one lucky guy - great trade!
Last edited by jhamilton3; 01-24-2011 at 08:40 AM.
I am happy with the trade, and it seemed like she was not as content with the iPhone 4 as she thought she was going to be (i honestly think she was down about not having the additional storage space...she is one of our detectives that travels out of state alot and said she was not happy about only having a couple of movies on her iPhone a couple of weeks ago flying to San Fran)...
I was actually fair about it too...i told her if she regretted it within a week and the phones were still in the exact condition they were when we traded, i would trade back...just in case she feels regret after a few days (i talked to her about an hour ago and she was loving the 3GS and i even threw in an old Speck case my wife had that we werent using...some plaid looking one, lol).
I missed this camera something awful...
- 01-24-2011, 01:19 PM #46iPhone Newbie
- 35 Posts
While reading this I did wonder if I should possibly go about it, but for me a phone is far too important to risk even going a few days without, and so I personally decided against it, Plus for me personally just going back to a 480x360 BlackBerry screen is hard enough, much less going down from my 960x480 resolution to a 320x480 at 163ppi on the 3GS.
(Edit: Well aren't you lucky being back on an i4 after all that. :P)
- 01-24-2011, 02:46 PM #47
- 01-24-2011, 03:00 PM #48iPhone Nanite
- 3 Posts
^^^ I noticed a slight difference with the 3GS (lower), but it was nothing substantial...perhaps the age of the 3GS or the practice of charging it that the previous owner had, had something to do with it. My newer iPhone 4 seems to have better battery life than the one i sold, its quite nice.
- 01-24-2011, 03:46 PM #50