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get a new iPod Touch 4th generation 0 0%
get a new iPhone 4s now 5 35.71%
wait a few months for the new iPhone 5 7 50.00%
other (please explain) 2 14.29%
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
 
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Thinking aloud, so to speak, and I'd like your opinions.

problem:

My old 2nd generation iPod Touch is dying. I have a phone that I like, but it's not a smart phone (but I can text). So I'm either going to buy a new Touch or go for an iPhone. It has never been a big deal to have 2 separate devices-- I always take my phone, I usually take my Touch, if I think I'll use it.

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  • get a new iPod Touch 4th generation
  • get a new iPhone 4s now
  • wait a few months for the new iPhone 5 (which will have 4G, and may have a metal back and bigger screen)
Maybe I should make it a poll. Done. Oh, and we have Verizon for cell service, if it matters.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
 
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Wait two weeks for the apple announcement, which should include what features the new 5 will have as well as debut date
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Wait two weeks for the apple announcement, which should include what features the new 5 will have as well as debut date
That's what I've been thinking. But the 4s is on sale THIS week for $149 at Target.

Hubby, who is usually Mr-Techy-who-needs-the-latest-and-greatest, is wanting me to go get the 4s right now! LOL

Then I read this, and other reviews: iPhone 5 rumor mill begins to grind | The Salt Lake Tribune
and I wonder if the new goodies are worth it. I don't mind a larger screen but I don't want it taller, and I won't like it if the ports are different because we all share the accessories right now.
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The 4 will be free & the 4s will likely be no more than $100, possibly even less when the new one comes out.

How "in need" of a phone/touch are you right now? Can you wait until Oct/Nov, which is the likely release date of the 5? I'm not an apple expert but I highly doubt the 4s will increase in price again before the 5 comes out.
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I'd get the 4S--either now or when the 5 comes out. It doesn't sound like you need the top of the line new gadget since you don't have that now. I just have a 4 that's nearing the end of its contract and it works great and is plenty fast on the internet. I probably won't even upgrade to the 5 right away because my current phone is just fine.
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I'd wait for release date info. If it's close. The 4 and 4s will go down.

4s is worth it just for Siri, IMO.

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Keep it coming! I appreciate all the responses.

As of right now, my Touch is working, but it's dying fast. I have had to completely restore it 3 times in as many weeks. When we went to the Apple store to get son a new Touch (his completely died), they did an even more intense type of wipe. I had to come home and restore all my stuff again. But so far it's working a little better. But I can't play most of the games I was playing, and can't run anything new. So maybe another month and it could be dead.

Hubby is the one that's more in the hurry. He wants one of us to have a phone or device with a data plan for vacation. We may not have wifi and we could turn the iPhone into a hotspot. That will be in July. So we *can* wait for the announcements, if they do any for sure.

And yeah, I guess the prices should only drop from here on out, but Target's the only one at $150, the rest still want $200, but maybe they'll drop soon. When I did buy my Touch, it WAS the latest and greatest for the time. I'm just not one to go out and buy the latest version when my current one is working, so I want to be sure I choose the best device for my needs because I won't be getting a new one for probably 3 years! LOL

I'm just too frugal and overthink these kinds of purchases. (so hubby says!) Actually, I'd drop the $150 today for the iphone--it's the $360 for the data plan I hate to spend. We don't have any data plan as we usually have wifi wherever we go. And that's the reason I think of getting just another Touch. But then there could be times I'd like to be able to access things where there may not be wifi. I give myself a headache!
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i got a 4s in feb when my other phone (not a smart phone) was on the fritz. i love it!! it makes life so easy!! reading email, the apps, pics, everything is just better. i even used it daily when i was in italy for various things. now i use it a lot for the myfitnesspal app. i don't use siri much at all and i'm sure i'm not even using 15% of the goodies on my phone but i'm still really happy with it. even with the 5 coming out it'll be awhile before i care about an upgrade.

that all being said, if you can wait you would get a cheaper price unless the 5 gets lots of bad reviews in which case the 4s will be a hot commodity because people will want to grab it before they stop making it. that i don't know.
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I vote for the Motorola Razr Maxx android phone. Just sayin'.
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I'd say wait for the iPhone 5. I had an iPhone 4 (not the 4s), and I'm on Android now. (Samsung Galaxy S II). I would be interested in what it will have to offer...but that's just me.

Okay, you don't "need" a high tech phone...so then you don't an iPhone period, if you follow that logic. Whether you get a 4, 4s or wait for the 5, an iPhone is a smart phone...one of the smartest. If finances are an issue, than get an iPhone 4, for next to nothing (as another person mentioned).

Also, once you get a smartphone, and start doing stuff on it, it will be hard for you to ever go back to a phone with just a dial tone, and texting. Smartphones do such much, and I've come to rely heavily on my phone. I hardly ever "talk" on it, but I can run my life more efficiently, because of it.

But then again, I'm love technology. I'm one of the "has to have the latest and greatest".
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I vote for the Motorola Razr Maxx android phone. Just sayin'.
2 things:
1. sis has a droid and I don't like it (not sure which one though)
2. I have too many apple apps that I use and love that won't switch over.
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I'd say wait for the iPhone 5. I had an iPhone 4 (not the 4s), and I'm on Android now. (Samsung Galaxy S II). I would be interested in what it will have to offer...but that's just me.

Okay, you don't "need" a high tech phone...so then you don't an iPhone period, if you follow that logic. Whether you get a 4, 4s or wait for the 5, an iPhone is a smart phone...one of the smartest. If finances are an issue, than get an iPhone 4, for next to nothing (as another person mentioned).

Also, once you get a smartphone, and start doing stuff on it, it will be hard for you to ever go back to a phone with just a dial tone, and texting. Smartphones do such much, and I've come to rely heavily on my phone. I hardly ever "talk" on it, but I can run my life more efficiently, because of it.

But then again, I'm love technology. I'm one of the "has to have the latest and greatest".
I don't need a smart phone but ONLY because I have my Touch! I do everything on that thing! When it froze and I couldn't get into it for appointments, etc my world stopped. Haha! That's why I either need to make the jump to an iPhone, or get a new ipod Touch. I used to keep paper calendars, notes, etc and hubby got me started with a Dell pocket PC about 10 years ago, and I never looked back! Yeah, we're a techy family.
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I have a 3GS that works just okay. It's slow and seems to be getting slower. It also has a lot glitches now. I have a 4th gen iPod Touch that I use for taking pictures, since the camera is a lot better. It's only 8GB therefore I can't keep movies, as well as all of my songs and apps on it. I'm going to wait for the iPhone 5 since its release isn't too far off.
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I have a 3GS that works just okay. It's slow and seems to be getting slower. It also has a lot glitches now.
This is what I have and yesturday afternoon my home button and charger stopped working. Right now I've gone back to my LG Slide (its taking forever to text, so this isn't going to last long!) while I figure out what to do.

I can spend the $50 and get the charger and home button fixed in my phone, and wait for the 5. OR, just bite the bullet and go get the 4S. Blah...I hate figuring this stuff out!
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I won't like it if the ports are different because we all share the accessories right now.
This is a biggie for me! I have too many accesories that would need to be replaced and I really just don't use the phone for anything that important (email/facebook/texting/iPod) that it's worth the new features.
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I can't vote. I have an Android Infuse, which I like way better than my old iPhone.

And I'd never have Verizon. I'm strictly, only, AT&T.

So I'm no help, but of course I had to stick my nose in.

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I can't vote. I have an Android Infuse, which I like way better than my old iPhone.

And I'd never have Verizon. I'm strictly, only, AT&T.

So I'm no help, but of course I had to stick my nose in.

That's ok. I used to love t-mobile, but all our family was on verizon so we switched. V has better service to areas we now live in and travel. So we're stuck.
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I had a 3. JUST a 3!! I had to upgrade because my iPhone was dying! LoL! I got the 4s, and it's pretty great. Much faster and brighter than my old 3 was. If you have it you won't need a Touch. Unless you just WANT one. I have an old iPod Nano and use it almost everyday, so there's nothing wrong with having 2 devices.




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Nah, either-or. Unless I win one in the multitude of contests I keep entering! LOL
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I can't vote. I have an Android Infuse, which I like way better than my old iPhone.

And I'd never have Verizon. I'm strictly, only, AT&T.

So I'm no help, but of course I had to stick my nose in.

That's ok. I used to love t-mobile, but all our family was on verizon so we switched. V has better service to areas we now live in and travel. So we're stuck.
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Looks like there won't be an iPhone 5 for now.

http://worldnewsresource.com/wwdc-20...5/frank-little
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