Who Else Is Buying BOTH The iPhone 4 AND The New iPhone This Summer?
Just wondering how many other people will be picking up both the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 5. Obviously, you'll have to purchase one or the other at full retail (unless you have two lines eligible for upgrades) and I'm curious as to how many people are willing to spend $800-$1,000 ($199 + $599 or $299 + $699) on two iPhones. If you're in my position, you'll have to buy both at full retail, which I absolutely intend on doing, and you'll be spending $1,200-$1,400 ($599 x 2 or $699 x 2) - which sounds pretty bad now that I see it in writing. Oh well, that's the life of a gadget *****!
- 01-21-2011, 03:57 PM #2
I doubt there will be an iPhone 5 on verizon any time soon.
I think the next Verizon iPhone will be an LTE/4G device, announced in about a year, and available in about 20 months... which is when the 2 year contract buyers will be ready to upgrade again.
- 01-21-2011, 03:58 PM #3
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- 01-21-2011, 04:53 PM #6
My next hurdle will be resisting the urge to buy the Droid Bionic.
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- 01-21-2011, 07:49 PM #11
hello all I'm new here,
I hate to burst your bubble but apple won't be doing an iphone 5 until 2012 this year as in past years will be simple updates to software.
and I firmly believe your all looking at the new issue thats coming to verizon now with the antenna will be the release to AT&T this summer which will make it an Iphone 4S as in past years.
- 01-21-2011, 08:14 PM #12iPhone Newbie
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I am doing a 1 year upgrade on a friends account (in exchange for my X) and then I'll wait to see if the iphone 5 hits this summer and use my account. I've also got my eyes set on the Droid Bionic which will be LTE which I may upgrade to as well on a second line of mine.
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- 01-22-2011, 12:10 AM #17iPhone Newbie
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i kind of doubt a verizon-compatible version will come out this summer (maybe late fall but who really knows)
either way, i'll probably stick to the iPhone 4 just because I don't see how you can much better as the iPhone 4 is still the best phone on the market, but who knows whats another $600
- 01-22-2011, 02:48 AM #18
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- 01-22-2011, 07:40 AM #20
to all of you who think my first post on no new iphone 5 this year is undocumented hearsay, look at apples past it spells it out for you in spades!
as to predicting apple Steve Jobs is predictable he's like verizon's new every 2 and has yet to deviate from it.
you'll not see a LTEIphone till 2012 why thats when most of it will be working also it gives time for apple to get it right the first time and working as it should. have a great day all and enjoy the Iphone it's simple yet it works.
- 01-22-2011, 09:21 AM #21
- 01-22-2011, 09:29 AM #22
Especially if the new iPhone turns out to have the new dual GSM/CDMA chip that would allow a single chipset to power both iPhones. That being said, I don't think an LTE iPhone will be coming until next year, because as you said, Apple likes to get it right the first time rather than using the trial and error method. Plus, they opted for EDGE instead of 3G with the original iPhone when at&t's 3G was far more prevalent then than LTE is now or will be by the middle of the year.
- 01-22-2011, 05:17 PM #24
- 01-22-2011, 05:42 PM #25
[QUOTE=Jakes;1655750]I still disagree, I think it's in Apple's best interest to launch the at&t and Verizon iPhones at the same time, rather than 6 months apart. ]
okay look at it this way this year you won't see a new iphone to AT&T as the Iphone 4 was released last year 2010.
now apple usually releases new hardware every 2 years so both at&t and Verizon won't see a new Iphone until next June 2012.
if you research this you'll see the pattern that apple has yet to deviate from it to date. but feel free to hope for next iphone 5 release this year.
personally I'm waiting until after June why? thats when my contract is up and any bugs in Verizons Iphone will have been discovered.
I really don't see much that can go wrong but then electronics have there own rules I think just to aggrevate us ha ha [humor intended].