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Should I get the iPhone 4?


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Hello there,

So I got tied into a 24 month iPhone 3Gs contract two weeks before the iPhone 4 was released (typical) - though I will be getting a mid-term upgrade next April.

I've caught the iPhone 4 fever and I would love one. Is it worth perhaps putting the 3Gs on eBay and buying the iPhone 4 or should I wait until next April when I can upgrade to the iPhone 4 or whatever Apple has released then?

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Wait. From what I have heard, the performance gain over the 3G is noticeable, but over the 3GS not so much.
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It's probably worth the wait in that case. I'm a bit skeptical with the signal issues too.
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It's probably worth the wait in that case. I'm a bit skeptical with the signal issues too.
Steve was right, the signal issues are a very vocal minority. I have yet to see any issues and I have been traveling constantly the last three weeks.

I was actually in the middle of nowhere in the panhandle of Florida and my 3G couldn't find any signal but the 4 was able to at least get me on the Edge network.

So it seems that the antenna is in fact stronger from my observation.
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I still own a 3g and don't really see an real reason to upgrade yet. I am eligible but don't really see the need to get a newer iphone when mine pretty much does what i want it to. Perhaps if i wait longer something will be done about all these "issues" or maybe there will be something better out by the time im ready. I guess since i already have an iphone i wasn't sucked in by the hype like i was when i didn't have an iphone hehe.
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I just upgraded yesterday from a 3G, and the gain in speed and overall performance is way more than I expected. Everything is faster.

Again though the OP is coming from a 3GS, so less incentive.
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no doubt, if you dig your iPhone you'll DIG the 4... i had a 3G for a year, 3G[S] for 5 weeks -and the 4 blows them both out of the water, maybe the 4 is not twice as fast as the 3G[S] it makes with other really neat improvements, 5MP camera, flash, Retina display.. list goes on & on.

(i believe the antenna issue is blown way out of proportion, and here's why; complainers tend to scream louder than satisfied folks :}

ps. to the OP: don't you have a 4 week return period, that's how i exchanged the newly upgraded 3G[S] for a 4)

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It all depends on what you want out of it. My wife has the iPhone 4 now, while I have the iPhone 3Gs. They key advantages are the much sharper display and a much superior camera. She likes to take pictures, so the upgrade for her was a good move because it's one less device for her to carry. The improved display is a bonus, though not a deal breaker in itself for her. For people who do a lot of reading on their iPhone (books, email, whatever), then the display upgrade probably will be worth it, just for the reduced eyestrain alone.


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It all depends on what you want out of it. My wife has the iPhone 4 now, while I have the iPhone 3Gs. They key advantages are the much sharper display and a much superior camera. She likes to take pictures, so the upgrade for her was a good move because it's one less device for her to carry. The improved display is a bonus, though not a deal breaker in itself for her. For people who do a lot of reading on their iPhone (books, email, whatever), then the display upgrade probably will be worth it, just for the reduced eyestrain alone.
Agreed, Also a lot of it depends on whether or not your a gadget geek? I consider myself one. So I'm always trying to buy the latest and greatest toys. Since I got my 4 I have probably taken well over a 100 pictures. I'm trying to get the most out of my iPhone 4 but if it's just going to be another phone for you, stick with the 3GS.
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If you want one, I'd get one. Don't listen to what you hear on the media-- I've had my iPhone 4 for awhile, and have had no reception issues even before I put my case on it. The new design is just stunningly beautiful, as is the Retina display.

I guarantee you'll like all the iPhone 4 features, it's really just a fantastic phone.
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I'd suggest playing with one before you buy. If I had the opportunity to do so, I would have saved considerable time and effort returning it (2 weeks now and not a word on the status). Be your own judge on the reception issues and take both the satisfied customers' and unsatisfied customers' experiences with a grain of salt. Ultimately, the reception the parts of town you actually spend time in will be a better gauge than someone in another part of the country saying the phone is good or bad. Have fun either way.
Note: I didn't return mine due to reception issues. I returned it due to the proximity sensor. Please test it before you take the phone home! It's embarrassing hanging up on your boss, your wife, etc... several times a day.

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