Should I upgrade?
Currently, I have a 16 gb AT&T iPhone 4. I bought it on September 24th, 2010. I use it almost constantly. It has always been in a case, and has no scratches or scuffs on the screen. So, I know its resale value will be just fine and dandy.
My upgrade date with AT&T is February 25th, 2012. Just over one month away. I'm mulling over getting a 32 or 64 gb iPhone 4S. It would be nice to have my entire music collection on my phone. I have 24 or so gigs of music, and right now I have to keep all of that on an old iPod Classic. I also have about 4 gb of apps.
My iPhone 4 is still working okay. "Okay" being the operative word. The battery is nowhere near as strong as it used to be. Sometimes, my data connection mysteriously drops even though other AT&T iPhone 4 models that belong to my friends and coworkers seem to have no issues. It also doesn't receive phone calls every now and then. Basically, if it was a 32 gb model and all of my music fit on it, I would overlook these small faults. But, having two devices is annoying.
I'm just thinking about the 4S in regards to whether or not it is really "worth it" to upgrade. And I also do NOT want to run into the possibility of an iPhone 5 being released soon after I potentially get my 4S.
So. Considering I could probably get around $300.00 out of my iPhone 4 on eBay, should I or should I not upgrade at the end of next month?
- 01-20-2012, 03:37 PM #2
JMO I would wait for the iPhone 5 to be released....not that the iPhone 4s or an upgrade at this point isn't good...espeically if you want more gigs for music and such, but me personally would be upset to upgrade only to have the iPhone 5 come out 6 months later, would be worth the wait to me!
- 01-20-2012, 03:48 PM #3
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- 01-20-2012, 08:42 PM #7
I have to agree with the other people who've replied. At this point in time, it will be pointless to upgrade to the iPhone 4S when the next iphone is on the horizon. If I already had an iphone 4, I highly doubt that I would have upgraded to the 4S.
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- 01-21-2012, 05:37 AM #8
I think you should get your 4 checked out at an apple store. I think the 4 is still a great phone and when I compare it to my girlfriends 4S I am glad I waited till the next iPhone comes out. The 4S is a great phone but when I already have the 4 it's not a big enough upgrade to use an upgrade and extend my contract another two years.
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- 01-21-2012, 09:25 AM #10
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- 01-21-2012, 11:57 AM #12iMore Intermediate
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I don't understand how you guys can say that the iPhone 5 is just over the horizon. Nobody but Apple knows when it will be released. If he's having issues with his iPhone 4, why not merely upgrade? Even if the 5 comes out in 6-7 months, that's still half of the iPhone 4S' product cycle. By all means upgrade. You won't be disappointed.
- 01-21-2012, 12:56 PM #13
- 01-21-2012, 01:30 PM #14
The main thing that attracts me to the 4S is the better camera (I pretty much take pictures with my phone more than anything...my photo library has around 600 photos now) and the faster processing speed. My 4 lags every now and then.
I really wish Apple would've put LTE on the 4S. Oh well. The next iPhone will logically have it. I will have to just think it over some more, I guess. If my 4 starts having more and more problems, I'll definitely upgrade.
- 01-21-2012, 04:30 PM #16
- 01-21-2012, 05:05 PM #17If he's having issues with his iPhone 4, why not merely upgrade?Even if the 5 comes out in 6-7 months, that's still half of the iPhone 4S' product cycle. By all means upgrade.You won't be disappointed.
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- 01-30-2012, 08:43 AM #19
Personally, I think you're doing the right thing. Take care and enjoy the rest of your Monday. If you have the money to buy a 4S outright without hurting your finances, then go for it. By doing so, you'll be protecting your upgrade status in case you decide to get the newest iPhone when it becomes available.
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- 01-30-2012, 10:05 PM #22iPhone Beginner
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I had the black iPhone 4 16gb so i upgraded it on december 11th. Because i have a lot of apps and a lot of music i bought the 32gbs one, so now i have my complete library of music plus a lot of games and other apps and still have space! like 4 gbs left. I got the iPhone 4s in white, 32 gb and i love it... its so fast and the 3g is faster now AT LEAST FOR ME plus the camera is awesome. So for me the upgrade was worth it.
DOnt wait!!!! I'm very weak when it comes to apple products! lol... ill sell my iPhone 4s when the iPhone 5/6 comes out so ill have no problem with that. BUT NOW IM ENJOYING THE LASTEST AND NEWEST PRODUCT OF APPLE.
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