1. Orangensaft's Avatar
    The 3GS is definitely a worthwhile upgrade if you are a heavy and frequent user of your iPhone. As mentioned multiple times on the TiPb podcast once you get used to the 3GS there is absolutely no going back to the comparatively molasses-speed 3G.

    However at this point with the iPhone fourth generation widely expected to be released this summer, the upgrade is not as readily justifiable.
    03-17-2010 03:56 AM
  2. rneglia's Avatar
    However at this point with the iPhone fourth generation widely expected to be released this summer, the upgrade is not as readily justifiable.
    That's all i'm sayin'
    03-17-2010 04:06 PM
  3. gurustevie's Avatar
    I would say it's definitely worth it, however if anyone is making a decision now, I'd be quite tempted to wait until the new one is out this summer.
    03-17-2010 04:14 PM
  4. big9erfan's Avatar
    I would say it's definitely worth it, however if anyone is making a decision now, I'd be quite tempted to wait until the new one is out this summer.
    This. My girlfriend is talking about getting an iPhone, but I've told her Apple's history of releasing a device in June and she can wait a few more months to find out what happens.
    03-17-2010 04:27 PM
  5. lonbeehold's Avatar
    This. My girlfriend is talking about getting an iPhone, but I've told her Apple's history of releasing a device in June and she can wait a few more months to find out what happens.
    I agree. As it is, I did get the 3GS when it came out and am hoping that won't make me ineligible for the hoped-for june/July release of a new phone. I wouldn't make a move to 3GS at this point with summer being so close.
    03-17-2010 08:36 PM
  6. Crunch's Avatar
    I agree with everyone who has said to wait.

    If she is someone who can't wait, the 3GS is a significant upgrade over the 3G, especially if you're a power user. However, most of the improvements are "under-the-hood", so you can't see them, such as new native apps and new features.

    To me, the difference is huge, and I did have the 3G model. It has a much faster processor, connects to the Internet faster, downloads apps a lot faster (AT&T service permitting), but the 3G model is no slouch either. How would you gauge your girlfriend's "need for speed"? Would you say that she is a "casual user"?

    I do understand the whole "gotta have it now". Having said that, I got mine in mid-December, slightly more than three months ago, and if I were contemplating buying an iPhone today, I would wait.
    03-18-2010 02:38 PM
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