A new iPhone would be nice, and I’m currently eligible for an upgrade. In about a week I can finally go and get… oh, wait… no I can’t. Of course I was about to say the new 5, but as revealed yesterday, this is not the case. No 5 yet exists. Rather, the 4S is upon us.
Fine, so now what? Go ahead and get the new 4S, and a year from now remain locked in its contract as the supposed 5s are finally dangled before us? Or get the existing 4 for a lesser price? Or, dare I ask, just stay with my existing 3GS that works perfectly fine?
It’s time for anyone with such questions, including myself, to stop, breathe, take a step back, and refocus. It’s a phone. I use mine to talk, text, e-mail, take photos and an occasional video, check Facebook, and do a Sudoku puzzle once in a while. All of these are basics in the smartphone world, each of which functions sufficiently on existing and older iPhone models. A better camera sounds good, but this alone shouldn’t be the deciding factor. Beyond that, do I really need a 4S that talks to me and tells me what I need to do or not do at any given time? Even if so, need I be the first one?
I believe I’ve just answered my own questions. Have you answered yours?