How long before the 3g gets dropped?

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  1. Toilet Duck

    Toilet Duck New Member

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    If the 4th gen iPhone is going to get shunted out around June, if the rumours are to be believed, then presumably the 3g models are going to get dropped soon.

    Any guestimates on when this will start to happen?

    And will they drop the 16 or 32 gig GS?
  2. ripply

    ripply Active Member

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    If it is getting dropped and probably will should we start selling them now? Or wait untill the 4g comes, but then ofcourse they wont cost as much.
  3. Hardkaare

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    When OS 5.0 comes out I think.
  4. SoBe

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    They will probably drop them by next year.
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    stanleybridgeboy New Member

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    They'll be dropped by Christmas or New Years. That's what I'm guessing, and that's why I'm forced to purchase an iPhone 4G in June, and I have to buy it out without a contract... Since I just signed 3-Years this past June on my original 3G, not 3GS.
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    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    Hm? Why Christmas or New Years? If they do drop the iPhone 3G next year, it'll be at the same time as this year, June-ish, when OS 4.0 comes out.
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    xXrkidXx Well-Known Member

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    5.0*** Comes out..

    So far, they have dropped iDevices when there has been a 1) Major software update and 2) It has at least 2 devices above it.

    So basically the iPod touch 2G + 3G were the 2 that succeeded the iPod touch.

    And Once 5.0 is announced along with the iPhone 4G, Then the 4G and the 3G will have succeeded the iPhone 3G, thus making it obsolete. Which sucks absolute dick because I just signed a 2 Year contract with AT&T on my iPhone 3G >.<
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    leadergo Active Member

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    They drop the devices around the time your contract will expire (3 years). That way, when you renew your contract, the current device then has 3 years to live.
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    So then the 3gs will not be supported next summer? Wonder if it's worth getting then
  10. SoBe

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    I don't know about 3GS, but the possibility is greater on 3G.

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