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Question: Why do people upgrade their phones so much?
I'm not entirely sure, I've been through at least 8 phones this year alone. Not sure why. I just like new toys
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I'm pretty content with my 4 for the time being.
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what I could always do is buy a 4 on the cheap and skip the 4S
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I don't know
I don't want to waste my upgrade then miss out on the good stuff next year
Then again I'm still on a 3G so
Tough decision
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Question: Why do people upgrade their phones so much?
Why do people upgrade parts in their PC so much (least here on OCN)



The world may never know.

If you get a new contract the 4G is $99, which is a STEAL.
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Question: Why do people upgrade their phones so much?
I do it because it makes sense for me. I usually buy the 16GB version for $200 and jailbreak/unlock it. I keep it for a year and when the new phone comes out, I sell my unlocked, contract-free phone on Craigslist for around $400. Then I pay $450 for the new iPhone. It costs me $450 instead of $200 because I'm not yet eligible for a free upgrade. The next year, I am eligible for an upgrade, sell my unlocked phone again for $400 and buy the new one for $200.

Keeping your phone unlock-able makes it so easy to get a nice price for it on Craigslist and even after the tax and $18 upgrade fee, I only end up paying around $100 one year to upgrade to the latest phone. Then the next year, I end up coming out $100 ahead (because I now have the free upgrade eligibility). It all balances out but I get the latest iPhone every year.

If that's not a cool story, bro, I don't know what is.
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I don't know
I don't want to waste my upgrade then miss out on the good stuff next year
Then again I'm still on a 3G so
Tough decision
Wow, really? It'll be a night and day difference in that case.
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I'm tired of plowing through broken refurbs of my original Droid, and my g/f wants to upgrade to a "real person phone" from her nonsmartphone, so we're probably both going to get a 4s. I don't tinker a lot with my phone, I just want something that works - so having to a root an Android phone to really get the perfomance out of it is not that appealing. I like the QC that Apple puts into its products, even at the cost of "locking it down". I browse the web, check facebook, do normal communication stuff, and play a game or two on occasion... iPhone 4s it is.
Lol, completely my opinion as well. Call me a n00b, or fanboy, or whatever you want, but I've decided I just don't want the customization - I just want something that is set up properly, right out of the box.

I'll stick to customizing my computers.

Oh, and yes, I'm preordering myself and my wife a 4S tomorrow. Can't wait! It'll be a large upgrade from the 3GS.

I can understand the sentiment of the 4S not being "that much more" than the 4, for those who have the 4, but for those of us still on the 3G or 3GS, it'll be a huge upgrade. HUGE. If I had a 4 already, I wouldn't be buying a 4S (especially since having a 4 would mean I'd still have a year left on my contract, so I wouldn't be able to buy it under contract pricing).

Whenever they come out with a 5, I would expect features like: iOS5, better camera (esp front camera), better battery life, faster CPU/GPU, and 4G. 4G is what I don't care about - the rest has been addressed in the 4 --> 4S, and I would imagine will continue being addressed in future models.

Also, I hate Macintosh computers. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
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no chance in hell ill ever own an apple phone
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I do it because it makes sense for me. I usually buy the 16GB version for $200 and jailbreak/unlock it. I keep it for a year and when the new phone comes out, I sell my unlocked, contract-free phone on Craigslist for around $400. Then I pay $450 for the new iPhone. It costs me $450 instead of $200 because I'm not yet eligible for a free upgrade. The next year, I am eligible for an upgrade, sell my unlocked phone again for $400 and buy the new one for $200.

Keeping your phone unlock-able makes it so easy to get a nice price for it on Craigslist and even after the tax and $18 upgrade fee, I only end up paying around $100 one year to upgrade to the latest phone. Then the next year, I end up coming out $100 ahead (because I now have the free upgrade eligibility). It all balances out but I get the latest iPhone every year.

If that's not a cool story, bro, I don't know what is.
I wish I could "like" this haha
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