1. JakePleasants's Avatar
    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 04:53 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    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.
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    01-21-2011 04:57 PM
  3. cevmkv's Avatar
    i may...ill have another line that is eligible for an upgrade at that point so who knows....
    01-21-2011 04:58 PM
  4. S.meezy#CB's Avatar
    599+299 here... After buying my droid2 in aug when released... If the 5 is released to verizon this summer... Why not.
    01-21-2011 05:10 PM
  5. caribouranch's Avatar
    Not me. I'm paying full retail for the iPhone 4, and am not going to shell out another $700+ for another one in a few months ... I don't have that kind of money just laying around.
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    01-21-2011 05:16 PM
  6. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    I buy every dang iPhone they put out
    01-21-2011 05:53 PM
  7. JakePleasants's Avatar
    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.
    You might be right, but I sure hope you're wrong. I can't keep a phone for that long.

    599+299 here... After buying my droid2 in aug when released... If the 5 is released to verizon this summer... Why not.
    I bought the Droid 2 on August 11th (the day it launched) as well, and I've bought only a phone (the Fascinate) and a Galaxy Tab since then, but I returned the Fascinate and I've been really good waiting for this iPhone, so I deserve it.

    I buy every dang iPhone they put out
    We know! Seriously though, I'd consider myself rehabilitated if I were able to stick to only buying new iPhones. This will only be the second iPhone of my 200 phones. The iPhone might have cured my addiction had I not had the crazy service problems, so maybe this Verizon iPhone will cure me for good (yeah right).

    My next hurdle will be resisting the urge to buy the Droid Bionic.
    01-21-2011 06:09 PM
  8. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Western MI wont see LTE until 2012... so even if a Verizon LTE iPhone 5 comes out this summer (which I dont see happening)... I'll be passing.
    01-21-2011 06:23 PM
  9. JakePleasants's Avatar
    Western MI wont see LTE until 2012... so even if a Verizon LTE iPhone 5 comes out this summer (which I dont see happening)... I'll be passing.
    My area won't see LTE until probably 2014, so I'm just gonna have to use LTE phones on 3G.
    01-21-2011 06:31 PM
  10. tlo07's Avatar
    Yep. I've got a black iPhone 4, I'm going to buy the white iPhone 4 (if it ever makes its appearance) and I will get the iPhone 5. Then I'm going to ground myself for a whole year from buying any more phones!
    01-21-2011 07:43 PM
  11. crazy4cell's Avatar
    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 08:49 PM
  12. dcsr23#IM's Avatar
    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.
    01-21-2011 09:14 PM
  13. Slyfi's Avatar
    I'm planning on getting both and depending on if iPhone 5 is released on verizon in june Ill be getting it on there. just so i have to policies that are staggered so i can upgrade for $200-300 every year
    01-21-2011 09:16 PM
  14. dcsr23#IM's Avatar
    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.
    You can never underestimate Apple. Chances are we'll see the 4GS with a dual core (or it could be called iphone5), and rumor has no home button on these next phones.
    01-21-2011 09:16 PM
  15. JakePleasants's Avatar
    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.
    You don't know that any more than I know that it's coming this summer. It's speculation on both sides.
    01-21-2011 09:53 PM
  16. rknowlt's Avatar
    I buy every dang iPhone they put out
    And without the generous early upgrades and subsidies many of us in the US have enjoyed over the past few years. But it sure does make the summer extra fun to have a new toy for.
    01-21-2011 11:38 PM
  17. naeubanks's Avatar
    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 01:10 AM
  18. ganthonyv's Avatar
    Was told by 2 diff ppl that I know that the iPhone that will be released this summer will be a LTE/4g phone and that the design is still the same as the iphone4.
    01-22-2011 03:48 AM
  19. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    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
    Slight speed bump will make it a "GS" update. Dual core is major update.
    01-22-2011 05:57 AM
  20. crazy4cell's Avatar
    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 08:40 AM
  21. WyckedAnkh's Avatar
    If there is a new iPhone and VZ has it, I will think about buying it full price. It depends how much of an upgrade it is from the iPhone 4.
    01-22-2011 10:21 AM
  22. kch50428's Avatar
    ...Steve Jobs is predictable he's like verizon's new every 2 and has yet to deviate from it.
    VZW discontinued "new every 2" last week. Anyone that still has it on their account will get one more shot at it. After that, no more.
    01-22-2011 10:29 AM
  23. JakePleasants's Avatar
    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.
    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. 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 10:56 AM
  24. jhamilton3's Avatar
    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.
    Based on Apple's way of doing things.. I agree.

    Just too soon after the iPhone 4 launch for Verizon. Would be too many angry customers.
    01-22-2011 06:17 PM
  25. crazy4cell's Avatar
    [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].
    01-22-2011 06:42 PM
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