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Is it worth getting the iPhone 3G for christmas?

Asked by Melonking (1231points) November 26th, 2008

I have the original one and I wasn’t planing on getting the 3G but I can’t relay thing of anything else to get, would you say it is a good idea to or do you think apple might be releasing another one at some point early next year? or is there some other reason not to get it?

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eambos's avatar

No. Service is much, much cheaper for the first gen, and if edge speeds aren’t killing you, it’s not worth it.

science_girl89's avatar

I don’t think so, I have had two regular first gen iphones, the first died on me within 6 months. The second had a camera malfunction (think trippy 1960’s heat vision) eight days out of warranty!

I don’t know anything about the 2nd gen, but the first gen is killing me, I’m hoping some other touch screens come out that are better or at least equal to the iphone 1st gen.

Spargett's avatar

The 3G has more memory, hypothetically faster Internet, louder speakers, and GPS.

Alot of little hardware bugs with 2G seem to be gone with the 3G. If you’re an “early adopter”, you can upgrade without extending your contract.

The data plan is $10 more per month. It’s up to you to decide if the $200 up front plus extra $10 p/m is worth it.

eambos's avatar

I think Melonking is from Ireland, so the rates will be different.

Trustinglife's avatar

Just curious: Are you thinking of getting it as a gift for yourself?

osullivanbr's avatar

Since you’re in Ireland, the charges will be the same as the first one. I can’t think of any reason not to get it. As far as wondering whether or not apple will release another one early next year, nobody knows. But, even if they do, O2 will have no problems in allowing you to upgrade to it of you choose.

I’d go for it mate.

Melonking's avatar

Ok thanks for all your nice bits of info I think I might get it.

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