1. iBoxtaboy's Avatar
    I've been very happy with my 3Gs, and have had it for less than a year. Now, with the i4 being out, I recently went to check it out in person at an Apple store, and wasn't blown away, but wouldn't mind trading up.

    With all the posts I see about people selling their old iPhones, I am now thinking about this too...The way I see it,

    1) If I get $300 for my 3GS, I can upgrade to an i4 32gb for $599 (price I'd have to pay because I can't upgrade for a discount yet), and net out of pocket would be around $300. Or....

    2) Wait till next May when I can upgrade with the discount for $299, and then sell my old 3GS, but who knows what the old phone will be worth at that time.

    So, it seems I'm probably better off just selling my 3GS now, no? Or am I missing something? What do you guys think? I'm trying to figure out if there's any good reason for me to keep my 3GS till next year before upgrade.
    07-19-2010 09:46 AM
  2. chippy19977's Avatar
    I would do it. The ip4 is a much better phone all around. No regrets here.
    07-19-2010 10:52 AM
  3. AGreenGiant's Avatar
    Being a Current iPhone user now, ATT should have set you up to upgrade now because of the release of the i4. Might want to check your update status @ att.com.
    07-19-2010 10:54 AM
  4. iBoxtaboy's Avatar
    Thanks. I have been checking, but still says I need to wait till next May for the full discount price.
    07-19-2010 10:59 AM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    As I understood it, AT&T only gave "early upgrades" to current iPhone users who would be eligible for upgrade before 12/31 ... basically, a six month pass for current iPhone users. My daughter and son-in-law are both iPhone 3GS users, but can't upgrade until next August. (Because of my FAN and level of spending, I will be able to upgrade again in June, from my iPhone4, before they can upgrade their 3GS).
    07-19-2010 11:30 AM
  6. jdavis530's Avatar
    Thanks. I have been checking, but still says I need to wait till next May for the full discount price.
    599 is a discounted price for being an AT&T customer though right? Not the fully discount price, but a small one correct?
    07-19-2010 11:34 AM
  7. Duvi's Avatar
    If you're that happy with it, keep it. I was happy
    with my 3GS as well, but I'm happier with my i4.

    Also, if you choose to wait until may, you might
    as well wait for the i5 (iPhone 5). If you'd
    purchase the i4 then, it would be like keeping
    your 3GS this year and passing up the i4.
    07-19-2010 11:36 AM
  8. ghostface147's Avatar
    I agree with the above poster. If it works for you, don't change it.
    07-19-2010 12:12 PM
  9. iBoxtaboy's Avatar
    599 is a discounted price for being an AT&T customer though right? Not the fully discount price, but a small one correct?
    Yes, $599 is a slight discount, not the full discount.
    07-19-2010 12:13 PM
  10. iBoxtaboy's Avatar
    If you're that happy with it, keep it. I was happy
    with my 3GS as well, but I'm happier with my i4.

    Also, if you choose to wait until may, you might
    as well wait for the i5 (iPhone 5). If you'd
    purchase the i4 then, it would be like keeping
    your 3GS this year and passing up the i4.
    Agree...if I wait that long, I might just wait for the i5, which I hear will have an 8mp camera by then. Plus, I really want to see the white iPhone in person before purchasing...they didn't have one white one in the apple store...not even to look at.
    07-19-2010 12:18 PM
  11. w00dy's Avatar
    >sorry can't quote at this time<

    Possibly sell your 3gs and pay full price for a Ip4. loss of $300....

    Or wait until may and who knows what 3gs will be worth...?

    So if 3gs I worth let's say $1 next may, then you make out. $1 next may is better than -$300 today, no?

    Unless of course you really want ip4

    my thoughts
    07-19-2010 01:26 PM
  12. cardfan's Avatar
    Agree...if I wait that long, I might just wait for the i5, which I hear will have an 8mp camera by then. Plus, I really want to see the white iPhone in person before purchasing...they didn't have one white one in the apple store...not even to look at.
    An 8mp camera? OMG. That will be soooo much better. lol

    Actually other than a bump in memory, processor, better battery life, and storage...there's not much to want in an iphone 5.

    Welp..actually antenna gate gives us another want. Function over form.

    But most of my wants have to do with iOS.
    07-19-2010 02:14 PM
  13. iBoxtaboy's Avatar
    Yeah, I hear ya, but to me, the jump from 5 to 8 mp is significant because I use my camera a lot, and don't like to have to carry my 7.2mp camera in addition to my iPhone right now, so if I had an iPhone with an 8mp camera, I'd no longer need to carry the extra camera.
    07-19-2010 02:27 PM
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