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    Buy or Wait

    Coachv1129

      I am up for my 2 year upgrade this month and I am debating whether to buy the iphone 4 or wait for the new one that is coming out this summer.....yesss? nooo?? thoughts????

        • 1. Re: Buy or Wait
          mdram4x4
          its entirely up to you no one knows what apple has planed yet. there are no specs, and no release date set. its not even known if vzw will get it at initial release, if anything is released again its entirely up to you since there is no info about what may or may not happen oh just to add. if you do decide to upgrade now, then dont ask for another upgrade discount if/when a new one comes out make a decision and stick to it
          • 2. Re: Buy or Wait
            SydneyK

            1. Does the iPhone 4 have the features you need, or do you think 5 will have something you really want that's not currently available?

             

            2. Is it important to you to have the latest and greatest?

             

            Only you can decide, but I believe in buying and enjoying now. There is no guarantee iPhone 5 will be on Verizon this summer. But, as mdram said, if you go with the iP4, be confident in your decision ... don't detract from your iPhone enjoyment by second-guessing yourself for the next 20 months.

             

            Good luck deciding!

            • 3. Re: Buy or Wait
              kaebfly

              To add to this...weigh the possibilites...if you wait and VZ does get the next iPhone this summer will having unlimited data versus tiered plans be imporant to you? Although no one knows what the future data plans will be this is a rumor fueled by the "limited time" status given to the offering of unlimited data by Verizon. For some, tiered data will be welcomed. For others, it will be something else to complain about. I would say instead of focusing on the rumored next iPhone look at everything the iPhone 4 does and how the current features fits your needs. If you know you're one of those people that would get upset a few months after buying a phone that a newer one came out (even if it only offers small changes) then you might want to wait...but that's a risk with any phone you buy.

              • 4. Re: Buy or Wait
                silver6055

                 


                SydneyK wrote:

                1. Does the iPhone 4 have the features you need, or do you think 5 will have something you really want that's not currently available?

                 

                2. Is it important to you to have the latest and greatest?

                 

                Only you can decide, but I believe in buying and enjoying now. There is no guarantee iPhone 5 will be on Verizon this summer. But, as mdram said, if you go with the iP4, be confident in your decision ... don't detract from your iPhone enjoyment by second-guessing yourself for the next 20 months.

                 

                Good luck deciding!


                 

                RIght!  This is the right way to approach it.  

                 

                So for me, there are  two key "missing" features, in the sense that these features are available on other Verizon phones (but not both on the same phones):  LTE and a global GSM capability.  Not important to everyone of course, but enough to stop me considering the iPhone 4.

                 

                (By all we read, it is unlikely that the iPhone 5 will have LTE, so it will still be out for me, but your feature list and iPhone 5 expected feature list is probably different!)

                • 5. Re: Buy or Wait
                  pensfan0782

                  latest news suggests iphone 5 won't be announced this summer. its probably going to be september. 

                   

                  aside from that, we still don't know if it will be available on verizon at launch. i could see it going either way

                  • 6. Re: Buy or Wait
                    dbbrass

                    Interesting though... if the 'rumor' proves to be true and the iPhone 5 is now going to be released fall of this year, I wonder if it will be 4G/LTE?  The longer Apple waits to jump into the 4G game, the more Android is going to dig itself in.  With a early summer release of the iPhone 5 and it not being 4G capable, then it was a sure bet that the following year (2012) the iPhone 6 would be.  Now if the iPhone 5 is released later, and assuming that it gets a full year before a new model arrives, that would push the next iPhone until fall of 2012.  The plot thickens yet again!  :smileywink:

                    • 7. Re: Buy or Wait
                      Tidbits

                       


                      dbbrass wrote:

                      Interesting though... if the 'rumor' proves to be true and the iPhone 5 is now going to be released fall of this year, I wonder if it will be 4G/LTE?  The longer Apple waits to jump into the 4G game, the more Android is going to dig itself in.  With a early summer release of the iPhone 5 and it not being 4G capable, then it was a sure bet that the following year (2012) the iPhone 6 would be.  Now if the iPhone 5 is released later, and assuming that it gets a full year before a new model arrives, that would push the next iPhone until fall of 2012.  The plot thickens yet again!  :smileywink:


                       

                      In all likely hood it's delayed due to what happened in Japan.  Though the iPhone is constructed in China most of the parts are ordered from Japan as with most of their other parts in their desktops and laptops.  They want to stock up before releasing a product so this may be the cause of the delay.  They could also be delaying due to the contract with AT&T being over and they are no longer carrying the iPhone.  As September is the usual release time for the European iPhones.

                       

                      LTE more than likely will not happen even with the delay.  It's not widespread enough throughout the world for them to even consider it.

                      • 8. Re: Buy or Wait
                        mdram4x4

                         


                        silver6055 wrote:

                         


                        SydneyK wrote:

                        1. Does the iPhone 4 have the features you need, or do you think 5 will have something you really want that's not currently available?

                         

                        2. Is it important to you to have the latest and greatest?

                         

                        Only you can decide, but I believe in buying and enjoying now. There is no guarantee iPhone 5 will be on Verizon this summer. But, as mdram said, if you go with the iP4, be confident in your decision ... don't detract from your iPhone enjoyment by second-guessing yourself for the next 20 months.

                         

                        Good luck deciding!


                         

                        RIght!  This is the right way to approach it.  

                         

                        So for me, there are  two key "missing" features, in the sense that these features are available on other Verizon phones (but not both on the same phones):  LTE and a global GSM capability.  Not important to everyone of course, but enough to stop me considering the iPhone 4.

                         

                        (By all we read, it is unlikely that the iPhone 5 will have LTE, so it will still be out for me, but your feature list and iPhone 5 expected feature list is probably different!)


                         

                        the iphone 4 on vzw has a radio chip that can be a world phone, its the same on in the d2 global.

                        it would just take a little effort on the part of apple to make it one

                        but you need to wait for the wwdc to see what they are gonna do

                        • 9. Re: Buy or Wait
                          PJNC284

                          more speculation

                          http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/28/no-iphone-5-at-wwdc-this-year-thats-how-it-looks-from-here/

                           

                           


                          Of course if that pans out, all eyes are going to be on the company's Fall event, which seems like an increasingly likely place to launch a new phone -- especially considering the fact that the iPod's place in Apple's lineup has become diminished thanks to the success of its mobile devices. The timing also sets Apple up nicely for a brisk season of holiday phone purchases. As for the iPad, Daring Fireball's John Gruber speculated that we might see some kind of new model at this year's Fall event, and while that seems highly unlikely to us given the recent launch of the iPad 2, a new tablet would make a perfect companion to that new phone. What September holds is pure speculation right now, but for the time being, it looks like you can just get comfortable with your iPhone 4.

                           

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