Sam Brown

The iPhone 3G Upgrade Question by Gruber

“The new iPhone 3G is a surefire winner for anyone who doesn’t have an iPhone yet. It’s not such a sure thing for people with existing iPhones. Most iPhone owners wouldn’t have jumped at this year’s model no matter how much improved it was … The only significant differences between the iPhone 3G and the original iPhone are the 3G networking and GPS. That’s it.” – John Gruber

Like John I am in the same boat, I don’t really need this upgrade, but I want it! The only significant differences are the 3G & GPS and the new look design which lets face it doesn’t look that different from the front and to be quite frank, I don’t see myself using 3G (no video conferencing) or GPS that much at all. Still, for those who haven’t yet got their hands on an iPhone now is the perfect time.

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Comments

John Sutherland 16 June 2008, 02:18 #1

This is pretty much the iPhone I’ve been holding out for since it was first announced — but I’d have liked it to have 32GB too. Still, I’m looking forward to the 11th.

Jorge Quinteros 16 June 2008, 06:09 #2

I think I just got caught up in all the hype of a new iPhone being available and now that I’ve had time to sit back and reflect on whether I really need the new one; pretty much like you, I don’t need it but I want it.

Kristen 16 June 2008, 14:03 #3

i dont need it at all, but i want it. but its really not that different from the original one. yes the backing is different and stylish, but you still cant multi media message, take videos, etc. i think ill wait for a better option.

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Sam Brown co-founded Iterate, and was previously VP of Design at Foursquare. Based in NYC.

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