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06-08-2009, 04:12 PM #81ALL THEY DO IS DRINK, SMOKE DOPE, AND TELL JOKES TO THE OLD FOLKS
06-08-2009, 04:14 PM #82
06-08-2009, 04:18 PM #83
To those who are calling us current 3G owners whiners about the upgrade pricing...
You may have forgotten that some of us "early adopters" paid around $600+tax for the original 8GB iPhone just weeks before the price was dropped dramatically...with Apple sticking the middle finger in our face with a $100 "apple store gift card" which we could use to buy DECENT headphones that fit into a recessed headphone jack (thanks, yah jerks). Sure, they didn't have to give us the $100 gift card (which would have been nice if it worked on iTunes) but it was still a f-you move dropping the price so much, so quickly.
I upgraded to a 3G almost a year later for $299 for the 16GB model, again, this was a modest upgrade with just a faster wireless chip (no enhanced camera, a new case that was prone to more problems ie, cracking, smudging, MELTING, etc.).
So now I've paid close to $1,000 now and would happily drop another $300 on a 3GS...especially considering the upgrades to this device are similar to the upgrade from 8GB (1st gen) to 16GB (2nd Gen, 3G)....faster 3G chip (which AT&T won't even SUPPORT YET!!! if you read the fine print it says 'later this year in certain areas"), enhanced camera, same **** design, oh, and a compass. as for video, I've got Cycorder thank you very much.
And no, I won't be paying the upgrade price. It's not insulting, but I'd be a total wanker to drop that kind of cash for another modest upgrade.
06-08-2009, 04:20 PM #84
haha 3GSame. That's great.
06-08-2009, 04:21 PM #85
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06-08-2009, 04:27 PM #86
Once people get a better idea of whats really going on under the hood, no doubt stupid **** like this will disappear. Currently crossing my fingers for double CPU speed/RAM size/RAM speed etc!
06-08-2009, 04:28 PM #87
06-08-2009, 04:30 PM #88
well, I think everyone has a rite to complain as this is a bogus upgrade. All hype. I'm glad tho as I didn't wanna upgrade to another 18months. Oh yes I can afford, but it really not worth it. 3GS-ucka
06-08-2009, 04:30 PM #89
3G + 3.0 + JAILBREAK = Apple Just Saved me from spending my money.
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06-08-2009, 04:30 PM #90
Edit to be nice....
I paid the same amount you did, well including $213.00 more because I was a nimrod and dropped my 3g in the toilette....
Yes it sucks, yes I wish those that did plunk down their hard earned $ could get a better price, how about a loyalty price? I just called up ATT and asked why they won't support a service that every other smart phone has that Apple finally decided to put on their phone on June 17th when I can actually use it (mms) and they said they need time to make sure it works properly...... Well Ill have to decide on July 17th if it's worth staying with you as my mobile provider.... The new phone is a huge let down, ATT service is a huge let down, but it't the let down of my choosing.
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06-08-2009, 04:31 PM #91
On apple's website i'm getting 2 different sets of prices. For my 3G which I upgraded last year from a 2G, it says
As a valued AT&T customer, AT&T can offer you an early iPhone upgrade with a new 2-yr commitment and an $18 upgrade fee. You may qualify for a standard iPhone upgrade on 03/12/2010.
$299.00* — 8GB iPhone 3G (black)
$399.00* — 16GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)
$499.00* — 32GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)
and for my wife's 3G which I paid full price for at launch it says
We can offer you an iPhone at the full retail price. On 07/12/2009, you may qualify for a standard iPhone upgrade.
$499.00* — 8GB iPhone 3G (black)
$599.00* — 16GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)
$699.00* — 32GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)
This is rediculous! We have loyalty towards their product & services but they can't show it in return? They have us by the balls because they know most of us won't leave At&T or the iphone!
06-08-2009, 04:32 PM #92
I think I could have been quite a bit more whiney and used a crap load more !!!!poitns that would have warranted your hatred.
we're just talking about cell phones here so please relax.
when I can get a 3GS 32GB for $299 you bet I'm going to drop that cash. and will happily do so. I just wish things were more clear. An explanation for why I could buy a 3G 16GB for $299 after 12 months on a two-year contract, but not a 3GS 32GB for $299 after 12 months on a two-year contract would be welcomed.
06-08-2009, 04:33 PM #93
06-08-2009, 04:34 PM #94
I am not fighting, just stating my point. No offense to people who I replied to in conversations.
06-08-2009, 04:34 PM #95
U r a bit dumb me thinks. Don't b sarcastic. For what I use iPhone for I dnt need more power, not everyone does. I just wanted to feel I had something fresh
06-08-2009, 04:36 PM #96
I agree with those saying that this was a bit of a let down but really the difference between the original iphone and the iphone 3G was about the same if not less. For many people the 3G speeds don;t even apply as they don't live in a 3G area, so the only real difference was the shell and the GPS (which without a turn by turn out at the time was kinda crappy)------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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06-08-2009, 04:37 PM #97
apple dissapoints! the iphone HAD a good run. was the first of its kind. apple dont know how to listen to its consumers. hence a downfall waiting to happen. apple you should had listen. now there are other mobile companies integrating touchscreen technology on there cellphone AND ARE LISTENING TO THEIR CONSUMERS..... its time to go back to nokia. the n97 does look nice hehe. or maybe the pre(does it operate with a sim? i wonder)
06-08-2009, 04:37 PM #98
i hate stupid apple. this is just like them, they release the exact same product except they make it shiny and give it a new look. but in this case they didnt. they just simply made it run faster and gave it an S after the 3G. very disappointing. this is the same product i have. i guess i wont upgrade my current iphone 3G. ill just wait another year.
06-08-2009, 04:37 PM #99
06-08-2009, 04:37 PM #100
Damn there are some stupid people here. It says the pricing clearly and has been repeated many times. Anyone here who thinks they have to pay $599 for an iphone SHOULD pay $599 for an iPhone. It outta be a law.