8 Replies Latest reply: May 31, 2011 12:54 PM by BnNice
entendu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am due an upgrade from my LG phone... and I am stuck regarding which iPhone to buy.

 

The iPhone 3GS is cheaper, yet will they stop making updates for it soon? If I buy it on a 2 year contract, will I want the old iPhone for this long?

 

Is it really worth paying the extra money for an iPhone 4?!

 

Help!

  • D. Shamburger Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)

    I'd say the iPhone 4 is worth the extra money. Here's a page that compares them: http://www.apple.com/iphone/compare-iphones/

     

    But the choice ultimately depends on your usage.

  • imanog Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)

    One thing I know is the iPhone 3GS only comes in 8GB now.

     

    The iPhone 4 should be available in 16GB and 32GB.

     

    If you're anything like me 8GB is way too little of storage room.

  • Ingo2711 Level 6 Level 6 (19,200 points)

    If your contract will last 2 years, buy the newest model, in this case the iphone 4, this way you're prepared best for coming progress on the app side or future iOS versions.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (42,295 points)

    Always get the newst, fastest, most capable device you can afford and/or cost justify to yourself. Some people will be perfectly happy with the 3Gs until the day they pass on to the great cellular network in the sky. Others wouldn't touch it out of the box today.

     

    It's fair to say that the 3Gs probably will not get any more updates. The 4 has capabilities it doesn't. They may matter to you or not.  The difference is $150 spread over a 2 year contract. That's $6.25 a month if you want to think of it that way.  Many apps are going to require the 4 for hardware reasons. Many wil be optimized for iOS 5, which will probably not run on the 3GS.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (28,795 points)

    entendu wrote:

     

    I am due an upgrade from my LG phone... and I am stuck regarding which iPhone to buy.

     

    The iPhone 3GS is cheaper, yet will they stop making updates for it soon? If I buy it on a 2 year contract, will I want the old iPhone for this long?

     

    Is it really worth paying the extra money for an iPhone 4?!

     

    Help!

    I'd be inclided to wait for the iPhone 5 announcement. The 4 will be a year old this summer.

  • Doc M Level 3 Level 3 (785 points)

    Depends on your carrier. I have the iPhone 4; I got it rather than waiting because I had a $50 credit I had to use. They may announce the 5-or the 4s-in a week's time, so if you can wait a week you might have a better feel. In either case, I wouldn't get a 3 of any sort at this point.

     

    Doc

  • entendu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Regarding the iPhone 5, I won't be waiting for that. I have had this LG phone for 2 years now and I can't wait to get a new phone, and I have the capability of getting the iPhone 4 for £70 at £35 a month.

     

    So I suppose after what everyone has said, regarding updates and so forth, I may purchase the White iPhone 4...

  • BnNice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You have to totally look at your needs. I have had the 3G and I now have the iPone 4. I only have one person to facetime with so that is not a biggie, everyone else I know has the basic 3G. I went up for more space, I use mine alot for work and have several Medical Apps.