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Will you wait for iPhone 5 or buy now?
peace95
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Will you buy the iPhone 4 now or wait until June when a new version of the iPhone is released by Apple? What are the pros and cons?

 

Pros:

  • May not be a new phone this summer, at least not for Verizon.
  • Verizon's iPhone 4 is a solid smartphone. Why wait?

Cons:

  • If we buy the iPhone 4 for $200 now, we have to pay full retail ($650) for the next iPhone (even if it's released next year). That's how the 2-year contracts work. We're locked in.

If Verizon were to offer a discounted upgrade path for those waiting for the next phone, then I think a lot of the folks sitting on the fence would jump in now. What are your thoughts?

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mawtaow
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I think you're right!! HELLO VERIZON - ANYONE LISTENING???

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john5481
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Why should Verizon have to offer a deal for the iPhone? They don't for any other phone that seems to get updated every year or so. If you can't afford it don't buy it

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mdram4x4
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john5481 wrote:

Why should Verizon have to offer a deal for the iPhone? They don't for any other phone that seems to get updated every year or so. If you can't afford it don't buy it


its the iphone man, people want it! verizon should give them away whenever they are realesed, yeah that it. it would make veryone soooo happy. oh and no data plans, and cheap calling rates. yeah.  sont you know iphone users are entitled to these things! they are far superior to droid users in everyone. st jobs has said so, so it must be true

 

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john5481
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For every person that wants an iPhone there is a person that doesn't want the iPhone. It's just another phone. 

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quartzan
Member

I am waiting for the iPhone 5 this summer. I am optomistic that we will see a "World Version" of the iPhone this summer because of the new Qualcomm MDM6600 chip they are using. This fact alone makes it more than enough for me to wait till this summer to get the new iPhone.

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peace95
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It would be great if Verizon offered some kind of deal so that I'd feel safe for buying an iPhone 4 now. I bet a lot of other folks are also waiting for iPhone 5 and not wanting to spend the extra dough, specially in these tight economic times.

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silver6055
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peace95 wrote:

It would be great if Verizon offered some kind of deal so that I'd feel safe for buying an iPhone 4 now. I bet a lot of other folks are also waiting for iPhone 5 and not wanting to spend the extra dough, specially in these tight economic times.


Yes, and if it came with the unlimited teleportation option (or even if capped at 50 jumps per month, though some people would complain) it would be even greater!

 

As many of us have said before: presumably verizon has done the calculations and determined that the gain in the number of customers it would get switching to the iPhone is more than offset by the extra cost of these various proposed breaks (allowing early upgrade to iPhone 4, getting a deal on the iPhone 5 etc).  And if they do this now, what about the next "big" phone, even if it wasn't an iPhone (I know, impossible).

 

Of course, Verizon may be wrong, it looks like they expected more sales on launch day, but their calculations are more likely to be relevant to their business model than requests for special treatment coming from those that would benefit.

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nanna24
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I didn't wait for the iPhone 5.  I went ahead and bought the iPhone 4.  Not even sure if there will be an iPhone 5 on Verizon this summer.  Depending on what it is and when it is, I might decide to just pay full retail for it.  Or not.

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wsl03
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I'm not really big on anything Apple, but if I were to go with the Iphone, I would definately be waiting for the Iphone 5 to come out in the summer, Apple has released a new Iphone version every summer for quite a while now, I think it is reasonable to assume that a new model will be coming out this summer and if it were to come out this summer would available on the Verizon network as well.

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