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Thread: Mac or iPhone?
08-20-2008, 08:36 AM #1Mac or iPhone?
Ok, so my birthday is coming up soon and my parents agreed to (sorta) get me what I wanted. I'm trying to decide between a few things and need some help deciding.
Here are the choices:
1. MacBook Pro and a new iPod touch
2. MacBook and a new iPod touch
3. 16GB iPhone 3G and a PAYG data plan
If I get any of the MacBooks, then I'll wait until Apple releases some newer models (hopefully aluminum-cased black MacBooks!) and also a newer model of the iPod touch.
If I get an iPhone 3G, I'll have to get a GoPhone PAYG (Pay as you go) data plan from AT&T, since no unlocking is required.
What do you guys think I should get?
(Sorry, there's no poll. I posted the thread and it took me to the poll thing and my browser didn't load the whole thing, so I didn't want to post 2 threads by refreshing)
Last edited by dstn1211; 08-20-2008 at 08:40 AM.
08-20-2008, 09:07 AM #2
What computer do you have now and what kind of phone are you using?
08-20-2008, 09:13 AM #3
They'll probably spring for the MacBook and Touch, and if so that's the way to go. The iPhone is good, but not that good. You need a Mac.
08-20-2008, 09:29 AM #4
08-20-2008, 10:26 AM #5
he ain't rich...... Option 1 is *dreamland* Option 2 is *doable* on a good day, and option 3 is the easy way out. Hell I'm 32 and my mother still buys me Xmas presents just like she always did. I got a Rebel XTi, printer, IS lens and a few other goodies to the tune of $1200 for last Xmas and she isn't wealthy. These are not small purchases, but not too bloated either unless you are in dreamland with him on option 1.
08-20-2008, 10:32 AM #6
The pay as you go plan would kill the fun of it.
08-20-2008, 11:48 AM #7
I don't think the PAYG plan will kill the fun of it. I already have a phone so I won't use the iPhone as a phone. I just need it for data, so I'll get unlimited data.
08-20-2008, 11:53 AM #8
since you already have an iphone, get the mac.
08-20-2008, 12:01 PM #9
Umm, I said I had a phone, but not an iPhone
08-20-2008, 01:37 PM #10
I would go with the Mac Book Pro and iPod Touch, Mac Book Pro wont go out of "style" and its a bad *** laptop.EDM
08-20-2008, 02:37 PM #11
If the computer you have now has a lot of storage and a pretty good amount of ram, I'd get the iphone in your case (if I didn't have an ipod touch). The computer I have only has 512 mb of ram total, and since it's usually using most of that it can't run programs like winpwn.
08-20-2008, 03:09 PM #12
08-20-2008, 03:24 PM #13
yeah macbook pro. and since an iphone is chaper than an itouch, just have them get you the iphone.If I helped you out in any way, hit the Thanks Button.
iPhone? More like TyPhone
08-20-2008, 03:33 PM #14
I can't get a cheap iPhone since I'm with Verizon, not AT&T. My contract end date is like a year from now and if I cancel now, I would have to pay an early termination fee.
Plus, if I got a PAYG data plan from AT&T, it would be a lot cheaper than their required "iPhone Data Plans".
My other phone, a Voyager, is crappy and I had to repair it 2 times already, and I've only had it for about a month and a half.
08-20-2008, 03:45 PM #15
Why not just get a MacBook and an iPhone!My Mac: iMac 21.6" 2.5GHz Quad-Core i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB, AMD 512MB Video (10.6.6)
iOS Devices: iPhone 4 32GB (4.3.2 JB) | iPad 2 16GB (4.3.2) | Apple TV 2G (4.3 JB)
08-20-2008, 03:46 PM #16
in all honesty, if you get an iPhone, you will be craving a mac in the next month or so anyways
get the macbook and hold off with the ipod touch, and get an iPhone on PAYG (when you can) and wait it out for the unlock to use your verizon contract sim
if you get a touch, you will only want to upgrade to an iphone...
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08-20-2008, 03:58 PM #17
Verizon doesn't use SIM Cards... It's a CDMA Network, not GSM
08-20-2008, 04:35 PM #18
I would do the macbook and Iphone!
My friend was out shopping for a macbook and impulse bought an Iphone lol.
08-20-2008, 04:39 PM #19
Macbook Pro For Sure
08-20-2008, 06:53 PM #20
mac then iphone..
while your enjoying your new mac the iphone is getting worked out of its minor bugs..
so buy the time your ready to buy the iphone you wont have to worry about bugs..there still will be bugs but it will be more stable to use..dont rush on a product that just came out till the minor problems are fix...but if your the type of person that has to have now it then get it..
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