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Genius J
03-25-2008, 02:44 PM
I have no idea when the iPhone 2.0 with 3G capability will be coming out. I hear June, maybe? Should I hold out?

JoshM
03-25-2008, 02:50 PM
Oh my god hold out. Don't blow $400 on one now when the 3G is supposed to be ten times faster. You will want to kick yourself for years.

Jason California
03-25-2008, 02:58 PM
Oh my god hold out. Don't blow $400 on one now when the 3G is supposed to be ten times faster. You will kick yourself for years.


Fixed.

mario
03-25-2008, 03:12 PM
the iPhone is scheduled to come out here in May and will standard be 3G. (And unlocked)

Jason California
03-25-2008, 03:21 PM
the iPhone is scheduled to come out here in May and will standard be 3G. (And unlocked)


I thought they were charging a huge surcharge for the unlocked version.

Genius J
03-25-2008, 03:23 PM
Well, I won't need a new phone until I start my new job in late April, so maybe I'll buy a cheap disposable phone until the new iPhone is out a couple months later...

Glenn H
03-25-2008, 03:29 PM
If you are going to wait for the new iPhone, the first batch will be at a premium just like the first batch of iPhones were. Depending on what you want to do with it will determine if you should wait or not. If you want to do alot of browsing the net then I would wait. If its just for the phone, some sms text messages and the odd internet stuff then there is no reason to wait other than they might drop the prices of the 1.0 when the 2.0's come out

Genius J
03-25-2008, 03:36 PM
I intend on doing a fair amount of browsing. Plus, I expect that the next one will have a hard drive larger than 16GB. I think I'm going to hold out. I just hope it's here before July.

Glenn H
03-25-2008, 03:37 PM
I intend on doing a fair amount of browsing. Plus, I expect that the next one will have a hard drive larger than 16GB. I think I'm going to hold out. I just hope it's here before July.

It will probably be in 16 and 32GB forms but thats still flash and not hard drive

Genius J
03-25-2008, 06:20 PM
Whatever, I just want more than 16GB.

Alex K.
03-25-2008, 06:26 PM
It's not a huge stretch to think that the 2.0 software update in June might also be accompanied by new hardware, I'd at least wait until then.

NickT
03-25-2008, 06:31 PM
The problem is that once you've waited for that, the next big thing will be looming on the Horizon :)

Alex K.
03-25-2008, 07:58 PM
The problem is that once you've waited for that, the next big thing will be looming on the Horizon :)

Always true. But in this case, as an iPhone owner I'd say lack of 3G speed is the only drawback to the thing. That kind of update would actually be a pretty significant experience improvement, as opposed to, say, a storage capacity bump or slimmer design.

The Nature Roy
03-25-2008, 08:19 PM
I'm waiting.