It it worth the upgrade to 3GS

sinclac

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I can upgrade my 3G the first of next month is it worth it?

Chuck
 

dturner

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This has been asked in several threads, and the vote is a resounding yes. You won't be disappointed.
 

PapaST

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I just did... went from the 16GB 3G to the 32GB 3GS. It's pretty well documented what all the changes are. So it sort of boils down to $300 (for the 32GB) vs. upgrades... which one means more to you.

I will probably upgrade to each new model if ATT allows the upgrade price. So far it's been a no brainer... because the market allows us to sell our old phone for the same or more than what we pay for the new one. Another item I factor in is a "reset" on my warranty.
 

jongraytv

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Absolutely.

I payed $399 for a 16Gb 3GS. I found that the iPhone EBay market was still going strong and sold my used 3G for $375! Therefore 3GS only cost me $25 (+tax of course)...no brainer if you ask me!
 

kakofonix

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I'll say go for it. Among other improvements, the RAM in the 3gs is twice the size of what you have on 3g, so you'll definitely see the "S is for Speed" difference. And as already suggested, you can put the one your currently have up for sale on Ebay and make enough money to offset the cost of the 3gs.
 

dette

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If you know the features then everyone will give you a different opinion (most people here will say YES!) as will I since I did upgrade :D I even payed the in contract price of $499 for the 16GB 3GS. Worth it in my opinion since you can sell your 3G for 300+ on ebay (I sold for 350) so I payed about $100 with all ebay fees and AT&T fees.
So its more is it worth it to you, if your a big tech fan then yes I think its fun to have new tech toys and be able to do more with your phone, you can do stuff a lot more quickly with the 3GS and I have been using it as a computer a lot lately since I have an ankle injury and I cant always use my computer.
The 3GS really makes the jailbreak better in just about every way since it has more RAM and a higher CPU clock speed and a better GPU the jailbreak can really utilize the speed GREATLY! that is if you intend to jailbreak..
so its up to you.. is the features worth it? I said YES! and got it.. I would advise you yes since you can get it cheaper then I did and you can sell your 3G if you are so inclined..
It just depends on if you think the iPhone is a good enough phone to upgrade and if you don't mind selling your cellular life to AT&T for another 2 years.. I am fine with it since I like my iPhone and I like GSM and the capability of SIM cards.

Let us know about your choice :D
 

sinclac

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Thanks for all the info it is much appreciated.

Chuck