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I've heard rumours of a major iPhone upgrade within the next 6 months. Is it worth buying an iPhone now, or waiting for the next model?
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If you need one then get it but i bet mid summer the new one will be available not sure what will be different besides maybe a better camera and processor.
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Expect an update by the end of July....


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Major update? like what? what are they possibly going to add to the thing hardware wise? It is a phone after all.

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I'm with bobtomay. The iPhone is pretty much done hardware wise ... they'll probably move it to Apple-designed chips in 2011, but I really would not expect a totally new model.

I *do* expect they will roll out a major software update, Jobs frankly said as much at the Town Hall meeting. I would imagine we'll hear more about it at WWDC, or by summer LATEST. I doubt it will require new hardware very, very much.

I think the next major upgrade to the iPhone in terms of hardware isn't coming this year. Apple will likely wait to see who finally achieves dominance in next-gen cell network technology, wait for the market to embrace it, and judge the quality of the experience before jumping in.

Just like they always do.
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I always think that if you are prepared to wait for the next model to come out, you'll always be waiting as there is always another model round the corner.


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Major update? like what? what are they possibly going to add to the thing hardware wise? It is a phone after all.
I didn't say that.

I'd expect a bump in capacity (64Gb) to match the iTouch and perhaps some new software with new features (Multi-Tasking etc). I suppose a restyling is possible but updated hardware (CPU etc) is more likely.

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I always think that if you are prepared to wait for the next model to come out, you'll always be waiting as there is always another model round the corner.
Yes and no. If you bother to learn the cycle process, at least for Apple, they are somewhat consistent in updates.


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I didn't say that.

I'd expect a bump in capacity (64Gb) to match the iTouch and perhaps some new software with new features (Multi-Tasking etc). I suppose a restyling is possible but updated hardware (CPU etc) is more likely.



Yes and no. If you bother to learn the cycle process, at least for Apple, they are somewhat consistent in updates.
Yeah, I concur... I was just referring to some ground breaking thing that would cause someone that needs a new phone now, that would be worth waiting for another 5-6 months.

The current model will do at a minimum the same things it does now, even after the next model is released.

So the bottom line question is, do you need a phone now or 6 months from now?

If a new one was coming out in the next month, then I'd say wait if you could.

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So the bottom line question is, do you need a phone now or 6 months from now?
Not so much "need" as "would enjoy owning". I guess I'll wait until the end of Feb for an update. If there's still no news of an update (or there is, and I just don't care about said update), then I'll buy one.

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How about a CDMA version please?
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How about a CDMA version please?

That rumor has been going around forever. At this point I will believe it when I see it.
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Major update? like what? what are they possibly going to add to the thing hardware wise?
Add a USB3.0 port. jk....

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Here is a simple one make the next iPhone open source.
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Here is a simple one make the next iPhone open source.
Yes, that's really holding it back from being a big hit.
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Yes, that's really holding it back from being a big hit.
No one said it was holding it back, But it would be nice to have the freedom to do what I want to the iPhone, Without Apple calling me a criminal.
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