View Poll Results: Will you skip the Iphone 3GS and wait for the Iphone rev4?

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  • I will not skip iPhone 3GS...I want it now!

    18 28.13%
  • I'm waiting for iPhone Rev 4.0!

    46 71.88%
  1. PhxBlue's Avatar
    Hell no! I want it right this damn second.
    06-08-2009 06:28 PM
  2. Quaseem R.'s Avatar
    So will the 3.0 OS update for my 3G support video? Even if it's a little later in the summer? I'm on the AT&T network. Also do we get the maps update that the 3GS has?
    06-08-2009 06:31 PM
  3. Jeffdc5#IM's Avatar
    i think i'll skip it i can wait an extra second for a app to load. Weak up ugrade man
    06-08-2009 06:35 PM
  4. PirateNinja's Avatar
    iPhone 3G S
    Sooooo the "S" stands for "SPEED"?
    AT&T + SPEED = EPIC FAIL!!!!!!!!!
    06-08-2009 06:36 PM
  5. Neutrino's Avatar
    I'm waiting for the iPhone 4G. I had the V1 for 6 months before I camped out for the 3G. The 3G, in my opinion, was a significant upgrade over the V1. Most of issues associated with the 3G have been AT&T related. These issues aren't likely to improve in the near future as long as the device remains locked to AT&T.

    A thread over at Crackberry had me going for the last couple of weeks. As we all know, there is no iPhone for Verizon. But, I certainly can hope for one next year.
    06-08-2009 07:19 PM
  6. JBaby_9783's Avatar
    I have a grip.

    This phone is FASTER, It will support the faster ATT network (if and when it ever reaches Kansas).
    It will support 802.11n which means its going to access her office routers faster and access the net faster. It has voice control so she can make calls without touching the phone, and a camera that focuses down to 10 inches to take a picture of that nasty rash so she can consult with the dermatologist in another city.

    I also watched the live feed and there were several new developments for Doctors in the presentation. All new development is likely to focus on the 3gs.

    She can expense the entire phone on her taxes. Why saddle her with last years's phone just to satisfy your prejudices?

    EDIT: I take it back about the 802.11N. Apple - iPhone - Technical Specifications Apparently Apple cheaped out on that too. Its still the same old B/G.
    I have no prejudices against the 3GS as I plan on buying one. It seems like everyone else is disappointed by the 3GS. I'm not. I like the update. Is it earth-shattering? No it isn't. But I didn't expect any of the outrageous rumors to be true so it's not a letdown for me. I'm getting just about everything I wanted. The only other thing I wanted was a matte back and non-chrome bezel. But it's not a dealbreaker for me.

    My point was I would suggest she get the 3G if she doesn't want the new hardware upgrade. You've brought up very good points, though that rash bit was kind of nasty, but my point is I'm gonna give her all the info I have, which includes the $99 3G. The more informed she is the better decision she can make. Now I agree with the things you listed that she could do with the 3GS and that's what I'd like to see happen. However, I just don't see that happening now. Maybe she will surprise me, but the smartphone concept hasn't really reached my area of Kansas and this will be her first smartphone.

    The majority of people who see my 3G have no idea what it is since there are people here who have never even heard of the iPhone. I'm out and about in the public everyday where I live. I have the only iPhone in the area to my knowledge. I think that may be because I went out of state to get it and I don't know anyone else, besides my doctor, who would be willing to do that. I've seen two Treos and one Blackberry in the wild. Every other cell I see is a razr. Now I want that to change too and I'd like my doctor to really use the medical stuff that's coming down the pipe for the 3GS. But realistically I don't see that happening anytime soon. What I can see is her buying the $99 3G to get her feet wet and loving it then deciding to get the high-end 4th gen iPhone when she's eligible for upgrade. Though watching the guided tour may sway her to the 3GS. It's a win-win either way.
    06-08-2009 07:55 PM
  7. OmariJames's Avatar
    Um. I'm not waiting out for the fourth. I have a 3G now but I want the S. I don't care. I'll get the fourth one too.
    06-08-2009 08:05 PM
  8. danmowchan's Avatar
    When I first saw the demos and guided tour I really, really, wanted it. But after I've taken a few moments to regain myself, I think I'll stick around for v4. I am hoping the fourth will be a total revamp including a redesign to the OS--at least with backgrounding and a different theme. I can't justify upgrading for the full price because I just recently bought the 3G.

    I probably should've waited. But, oh well.
    06-08-2009 08:32 PM
  9. Farmdreads's Avatar
    I am only 4 months into my 2 yr contract so for $500 I won't be upgrading any time soon. Maybe next year. Video would be nice though, especially with a two year old kid around.
    06-08-2009 08:34 PM
  10. Watcher's Avatar
    iPhone 3G S... what is that? Oooooh... you mean that piece of crap phone that was released today with features that should have been on the 3G! I guess the "S" stands for SUCKS!
    06-08-2009 08:38 PM
  11. infenit101's Avatar
    Really? A doctor that can't afford the latest High-end phone does not exactly instill confidence in my mind.

    I can't recommend anyone eligible for a NEW phone subsidy get themselves locked into a 3G at this point.

    I won't be upgrading to 3Gs, I'm holding out for a 4G, but if I was a new iPhone customer, I wouldn't be buying a 99 dollar 3G at this point in time.
    I think it' s a bargain. You get a very popular phone that matches up pretty well against the 3GS. If you want to spend $100 extra from minimal speed improvements then go ahead. I don't see the point.
    06-08-2009 08:58 PM
  12. infenit101's Avatar
    I totally agree with you. I'm still getting the 3GS though because I do want the new hardware even if I do end up paying $499.
    I wish I could talk you out of it. It absolutely makes no sense. They'll have a new iphone in about a year. You are basically getting a stop gap phone.
    06-08-2009 08:59 PM
  13. infenit101's Avatar
    When I first saw the demos and guided tour I really, really, wanted it. But after I've taken a few moments to regain myself, I think I'll stick around for v4. I am hoping the fourth will be a total revamp including a redesign to the OS--at least with backgrounding and a different theme. I can't justify upgrading for the full price because I just recently bought the 3G.

    I probably should've waited. But, oh well.
    YEa is it me but did the OS get really old fast? I think it is ok but its very lacking. We need an update.
    06-08-2009 09:06 PM
  14. danmowchan's Avatar
    YEa is it me but did the OS get really old fast? I think it is ok but its very lacking. We need an update.
    The OS needs to be updated direly. It needs a better system of notifications; similar to the way the Pre does it and background apps. A new coat of gloss never hurts either.
    06-08-2009 09:21 PM
  15. Neutrino's Avatar
    Interesting perspective from the Washington Post:

    washingtonpost.com

    What happens to the quality of AT&T's network if the $99 iPhone 3G is a big hit in winning over new customers?
    06-08-2009 09:24 PM
  16. Supes2000's Avatar
    WWDC was a disappointment for me on the part of both Apple and AT&T; albeit, more AT&T.

    For Apples part, I am upset that voice control will not be a part of the standard 3.0 upgrade (if I am wrong here, I happily eat my words and please let me know). Voice control is a feature that is critical for safety when driving, and I have long wanted this to be available. (BTW, if anyone knows a GOOD app, please let me know as well, thanks.)

    As for the iPhone 3Gs, its a very small upgrade, and for someone like myself that has little interest in video, much less editing; the compass feature is not worth the cost of upgrading.

    Which leads me to AT&T. I love AT&Ts signal strength in my area, far better than Sprint, and Verizon. However, AT&T is very expensive, and the carrier owes so much to Apple. So many like me would not have even given AT&T a glance had it not been for the iPhone.

    Here we are 2 years later, and AT&T seems to be limited the full potential of the phone & Apple, and forcing someone like me to seriously, for the first time, to jailbreak their phone.

    Maybe I am purist, but I have avoided jailbreaking in the hopes that AT&T and Apple would officially bring basic services the phone, while offering others that would keep the iPhone on the cutting edge.

    So WWDC was, while informative and interesting, not jaw dropping, and frustrating as AT&T continues to drag their feet. I was embarrassed to be a part of the flagship iPhone user base, and our international friends will be enjoying basic MMS & tethering before we ill in the US.

    Are you kidding me????? Good for Apple for getting their digs in at WWDC.

    However, no upgrade for me this time around, I will save my money in hopes of a tablet... and, jailbreak????
    06-10-2009 09:27 AM
  17. jellmoo's Avatar
    Considering I just picked up my iPhone in February, the odds of me getting a new model were very slim unless it completely and utterly blew me away. Obviously it didn't.

    That being said, if my iPhone broke tomorrow, I would pick up a new 3g at the $99 price tag. The 3gs doesn't offer me much I don't already have through jailbreaking, and the few things it does offer are items I don't care about. Paying $100 for features that are of no importance to me is silly.

    Heck, considering that I don't care about any of the 3.0 features I might keep my device at 2.2.1 for a while yet.
    06-10-2009 10:21 AM
  18. Unchewable's Avatar
    but then again I am still rocking the 1st gen the 3g wasnt very compelling with the battery life and gps. They fixed everything i wanted them too and my iPhone can never be fast enough so for me it is a no brainer. Just gotta get the mula.
    06-10-2009 10:37 AM
  19. thinkTwice's Avatar
    Interesting perspective from the Washington Post:
    Let's say Apple goes to Verizon. Do you think it will be any cheaper? Verizon fees are pretty expensive and I doubt they will lower the price. If the iPhone was on Verizon and AT&T right now, for the same monthly fee, I'd go with Verizon because of their network. No need to lower the price.

    Then there is the issue of making a CDMA iPhone. CDMA is a dead technology. Now if Verizon had its LTE network up, then I could see Apple moving- you can develop the LTE phone and sell it across multiple carriers. But that isn't happening anytime soon. I'm switching to AT&T for the 3GS and in two years, I'll switch over to Verizon, if it happens.

    And blocking tethering, the sling app, anything data intensive makes sense. Correct me if I'm wrong, but there is no network in the world currently that can support millions of users streaming youtube, TV, tethering, browsing the web, video chat at the same time. If you were to transplant all the iPhone users on Verizon, T-mo, etc. it would slow down too.

    The prices and monthly fees seems to be properly priced- if you can't afford it, don't get an iPhone. Nobody is forcing the consumer to purchase an iPhone. So don't buy an iPhone and then whine about the costs. The demand is strong enough that people are still signing up, even in this economy. Just because AT&T won't give you an extra $10/month doesn't mean they suck. And if you can't live without the extra $10, you have no business having an iPhone. You have no business even being on these forums. Hell, you shouldn't even be on the internet now- you should be getting a job. With a 15% discount on AT&T.

    And don't whine about the lack of subsidized pricing either. You entered the contract with AT&T willingly and now you want to break the terms? It's the same thing if AT&T were to one day say, "we're doubling the texting plan prices, sorry we want more and are breaking the terms of the contract."

    If you don't like AT&T, don't get an iPhone. Don't get one and pay all that money to be unhappy. AT&T has bent over backwards for Apple- they've given Apple an incredible amount of freedom and they've also upgraded their networks just for the iPhone. Just because you get a few dropped calls, don't get 1Mbps, and MMS and tethering is delayed doesn't mean AT&T sucks. Guess what? I get dropped calls on my Verizon phone, I miss calls and get voicemail messages instead... big deal. Don't act like a diva and get dramatic because of some minor hiccups in the network.

    If AT&T were to just let the floodgates loose on any data-intensive applications, the network would come to a crawl. They are upgrading their network, but it takes time. They spent $9 billion on their networks for you know what- the iPhone. It's much easier to develop another iPhone than it is to develop an entire cell phone network. AT&T is not holding the iPhone back, the limitations of cellular network technology is holding the iPhone back.

    The bottom line is if you don't like AT&T, leave or don't sign up. Don't pay and whine, that does no good. Complain by leaving or not signing up, that's the only way AT&T will listen.

    What happens to the quality of AT&T's network if the $99 iPhone 3G is a big hit in winning over new customers?
    Marginal change at best. The 3GS will affect the network more.

    I don't think consumers are that stupid that they say a $99 iPhone deal saves you money over the $200 Palm Pre, etc. It's still $100/month. And it's not like when you go to buy it, you aren't told about the monthly fees upfront.

    If you're going to spend $100/month, might as well get the better camera, free video, compass, voice recording, 2x speed, 2x memory, better battery life for $100 more.

    I'm getting the 3GS.
    06-10-2009 11:05 AM
  20. j00w00t's Avatar
    got my 3g in feb so I'm good for now. Don't really feel the need to shell out money for an ETF and then more for the actual phone. Video camera and everything is nice and all, but wouldn't use it near enough. Happy with my 3g! 
    06-10-2009 11:07 AM
  21. Harleyman's Avatar
    I got my 3G about 3 months ago.. So I will wait and see if next year they will give us background and/or a new OS with a (new) style phone. I will get the new 3.0 upgrade though that will keep me satisfied for now...
    06-10-2009 11:22 AM
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