1. trtmazda3's Avatar
    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 03:09 PM
  2. Shellbell67's Avatar
    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 04:37 PM
  3. ghostface147's Avatar
    Get the battery replaced and wait until the iPhone LTE.
    01-20-2012 04:48 PM
  4. Kehjj04's Avatar
    If you want to wait until an undisclosed date then do so! I know I like to upgrade the day i can so I would not be waiting.
    01-20-2012 05:00 PM
  5. circlez's Avatar
    If you always keep waiting for the next thing, you will never upgrade. Make the jump. 64gb is the way to go!
    01-20-2012 08:36 PM
  6. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    You can always upgrade and sell the 4S once the 5/6 is announced. But in all honesty, I don't think the 4s is worth an upgrade compared to the 4. Do you really need Siri?
    01-20-2012 08:59 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    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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    01-20-2012 09:42 PM
  8. Hot94Z28's Avatar
    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 06:37 AM
  9. trtmazda3's Avatar
    Having my phone checked at an Apple store would be pointless. Its warranty was up back in September.
    01-21-2012 10:16 AM
  10. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    Then buy a battery off CNN.cn and replace it yourself in about 5 mins.
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    01-21-2012 10:25 AM
  11. bujin's Avatar
    You can always upgrade and sell the 4S once the 5/6 is announced. But in all honesty, I don't think the 4s is worth an upgrade compared to the 4. Do you really need Siri?
    It all depends on your usage.... I use Siri all the time.
    01-21-2012 12:48 PM
  12. circlez's Avatar
    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 12:57 PM
  13. oklanole's Avatar
    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.
    QFT! We have no idea when the new iPhone will come out. To continuously put off upgrading because what MAY come out I June, makes no sense.


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    01-21-2012 01:56 PM
  14. Wildo6882's Avatar
    QFT! We have no idea when the new iPhone will come out. To continuously put off upgrading because what MAY come out I June, makes no sense.


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    Plus with the resale value of iPhones, you could upgrade now, then sell your 4S and buy the 5 or whatever and not be out full retail. You can basicslly get two upgrades in a year with only an additional $100 or so.
    01-21-2012 02:30 PM
  15. trtmazda3's Avatar
    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 04:34 PM
  16. drd2010's Avatar
    I would wait for the 5 if I were you.
    01-21-2012 05:30 PM
  17. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    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.
    Fair enough
    If he's having issues with his iPhone 4, why not merely upgrade?
    Upgrading would indeed be one of his choices along with paying to have it fixed if his warranty has expired. Still, to have him upgrade and be under contract for two years when there is a very good chance that Apple will release a new model this year like it has since 2007 is not good advice unless it is economically feasible and absolutely necessary, in my opinion.
    Even if the 5 comes out in 6-7 months, that's still half of the iPhone 4S' product cycle. By all means upgrade.
    Half of the iphone 4S product cycle does not mean that he will be at the halfway point in his contract.
    You won't be disappointed.
    That is debatable. Don't get me wrong. In no way am I saying you're wrong. I just have a different take, that's all. Take care.
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 01-21-2012 at 09:15 PM.
    01-21-2012 06:05 PM
  18. trtmazda3's Avatar
    Probably going to keep my 4 until one of two things happens: either the iPhone 5 is released, or my 4 becomes seriously troubled.
    01-30-2012 09:11 AM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    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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    Last edited by JustMe'D; 01-30-2012 at 09:47 AM.
    01-30-2012 09:43 AM
  20. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    QFT! We have no idea when the new iPhone will come out. To continuously put off upgrading because what MAY come out I June, makes no sense.

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    Personally I doubt the next iPhone comes out in June. If anything, it'll be October like the iPhone4s was. That's just my line of thinking.
    01-30-2012 09:52 AM
  21. zm976311's Avatar
    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.
    This post should pretty mich scream out to you to get the 64GB. You have 24GB of music, 4GB of apps... this will take up pretty damn close to all of the space on the 32GB. You will have zero space for photos and videos (which take up a TON of space, especially video. Also, I'm not hopping on the LTE train until the LTE enabled phones come with bigger batteries by default... LTE is too much of a drain right now. 3G with decent service is perfectly fine for me. But back to the point... if you want to keep all your music and apps and photos get the 64GB. I have the 16GB because there's no way I could keep all my music on my phone... They don't make a big enough phone yet, so I carry my iPod in my bag. Any video I take gets transfered onto my computer as soon as I get home. Get the 64GB and be happy... as of this message I'm happy with my 16GB, but wouldn't mind the extra space.
    01-30-2012 10:17 AM
  22. Ip.fanboy's Avatar
    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.
    01-30-2012 11:05 PM
  23. trtmazda3's Avatar
    Ha. AT&T surprised me and stated today (via my work's upgrade checker that I got bored and randomly opened) that I am now eligible for a regular phone upgrade. Still don't think I'm gonna go for it, though.
    02-04-2012 11:20 PM
  24. JulianKel's Avatar
    I'd just wait for the iPhone 5 if I were you.
    02-05-2012 03:18 AM
  25. dj2big's Avatar
    The iPhone 4S 64gig is my first iPhone and yes im a phone junky I have had blackberrys and tons of androids when the iPhone 5 comes out I will be getting it as well can't help it I'm addicted
    02-05-2012 06:51 AM
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