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Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       01-20-2010, 8:27 AM Reply   
I'm about to go down the rabbit hole and get the iPhone. Is it worth it to get the 3GS? I remember hearing some issues about the software upgrade?
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       01-20-2010, 8:46 AM Reply   
3GS has been great for me! Not 1 issue
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-20-2010, 8:49 AM Reply   
Both phones have the new software so if thats the problem they will both have it. The S has a few more features that are nice. I've had my G for over a year and it works like a champ.
Old    Wes (pesos)      Join Date: Oct 2001       01-20-2010, 8:54 AM Reply   
3GS does not lag with 3.x software. 3G does.
Old    Cory (cglass08)      Join Date: Jan 2007       01-20-2010, 11:10 AM Reply   
3GS has been great for me. Had it for about 2 months.
Old    Steve (skongolf)      Join Date: Aug 2009       01-20-2010, 1:01 PM Reply   
Love my 3gs especially the map feature. Saved my arse from being late more than once. Took a couple short boarding videos with it too and they were not all that bad.
Old    abner (bradmo42)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-20-2010, 1:16 PM Reply   
wait a few months if possible. strong rumors of new release in april.
Old    JJ (bigjokerinthebox66)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-20-2010, 1:37 PM Reply   
^yeah, apple is supposed to release the new iPhone this spring or summer. Actually, they have something on the 25th or 27th? Where they'll be unveiling something new along w/ the new iPhone. Heard it will have 5.megapixel camera and a touch sensitive case like their magic mouse. If you can't wait, then I'd recommend the 3gs. Much faster (especially if you decide to jailbreak it)
Old    Wes (pesos)      Join Date: Oct 2001       01-20-2010, 1:44 PM Reply   
Next week will likely just be the tablet and they will demo the 4.0 iphone software. No new iphone hardware is likely just yet. The verizon iphone will hopefully be arriving later this year. It wouldn't surprise me if Apple waits to refresh the gsm iphone until then.
Old    JJ (bigjokerinthebox66)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-20-2010, 2:23 PM Reply   
Wes, your right iPhone 4 software not hardware, but did you hear any rumors in regards to new one or an eventual new carrier?
Old    Wes (pesos)      Join Date: Oct 2001       01-20-2010, 3:44 PM Reply   
http://www.macrumors.com/2010/01/20/analysts-weigh-in-ahead-of-apple-media-event/
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       01-20-2010, 3:46 PM Reply   
Check out gizmodo

doubt you will hear about 4th gen hardware before april but foxconn has made statements or something that apple will follow suit with new hardware in June as has been the norm
Old    Jon Hunter (hunter660)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-22-2010, 11:02 AM Reply   
Wait until after the 27th at least. The iPhone is the best phone I have ever used. I've had the original and the 3G. The original was more durable, but the GPS is a nice addition to the 3G. I looked at the 3GS, but had no use for video recording on a phone so I saved a little money.
Old    S Dub (sdub)      Join Date: Jan 2003       01-22-2010, 11:23 AM Reply   
rumor is Apple is building a phone for Verizon, release around April...that why you dont have deal with ATT
Old    Wes (pesos)      Join Date: Oct 2001       01-22-2010, 11:24 AM Reply   
I think April is a bit early. I think technically AT&T's exclusivity ends around mid-year, so soon thereafter.

Although I certainly wouldn't complain if it appeared in April - I will be jumping back to Verizon as soon as I can.
Old    nEwJ_HoSeR (tinytdubb)      Join Date: Jul 2007       01-24-2010, 11:07 PM Reply   
Ive had a 3g for 2 years. Works perfect and i've dropped it at least 107 times.lol
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       01-25-2010, 11:51 AM Reply   
I've had the 3g for about 2 years as well, probably dropped it 107 times without issue, but then dropped it the 108th time very softly and the screen went crazy. Decided to go with the 3g again, no complaints. I also, unlike many others, have had zero complaints with AT&T over the last 5 years.
Old    Nick B (iridelow1998)      Join Date: Jun 2006       01-25-2010, 4:33 PM Reply   
2g, 3g, 3gs, whatevers' coming next, it doesn't matter which one you get but if you drop it good luck. All it takes is a drop at the wrong angle and you're going to pay. Keep in mind that it is truly a mini computer that unlike your traditional cell phone will break if dropped.
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       01-25-2010, 6:33 PM Reply   
^^ While I don't doubt that a drop could break an iPhone, my 3gs looks like it has been through a war (read I drop it all the time, and half the time try to catch it and end up swating it across the driveway.) and nary an issue.

ohh, more iPhone and verizon speculation. I hope they do move. i will pay the 2 bills to get away from AT&T.

http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/01/25/verizon-wireless-to-store-managers-wednesday-is-a-big-day/
Old    Wes (pesos)      Join Date: Oct 2001       01-25-2010, 6:37 PM Reply   
Here's hoping!
Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       01-26-2010, 8:07 AM Reply   
Thanks guys. I'm going to wait on announcements tomorrow and then make a decision.

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