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Should I Wait For The iPhone 5?

When I was in school, I worked two jobs to pay my bills. During the day, I was a busy barista serving tasty coffee concoctions to thirsty regulars. Nights and weekends, I worked as a waitress at a local Greek restaurant that served garlic-infused Gyros to die for. During this time, a substantial portion of my income was attributed to the tips I received on a daily basis. Needless to say, I always seemed to have at least a hundred dollars cash burning a hole in my pocket. For some reason, that cash always seemed to have an odd habit of “disappearing.”
I know quite a few of my friends who’ve had the same issues. I don’t know what it is, but somebody gets even a twenty dollar bill in their hand and it’s gone faster than you can say “Bob’s Your Uncle.” The same is normally true for most with gift cards; and definitely true with myself! If I get a gift card for Christmas, you can bet that it will be spent by New Years. However, this story didn’t ring so true when I got another certain gift card.
I’ve had a $250 Apple Store gift card safely tucked in my purse for going on three months and I just can’t get myself to spend it. I’ve wanted an iPhone for years and now that my favorite carrier has finally launched the phone, I still just can’t get myself to make the purchase! The constant lure of “bigger and better” things to come has me in a seemingly endless state of shopping purgatory. I’m always waiting for Apple’s next big thing.
The iPhone 5 is rumored to have many new and exciting features, but the only thing I really care about is that they may release a white version (vain, I know)! What about the other Apple users out there? Have you already purchased the iPhone 4? Or, are you waiting for the iPhone 5? I’d love your feedback!


  • Mattdpage

    March 22, 2011

    I have the 3G right now and I am waiting for the 5 to come out.

  • Anonymous

    March 22, 2011

    Like the other Matt, I am too going to wait for the 5. A good friend of mine, an economist says that most of us spend what we earn, whether that’s $8000 trips to take the family to Vail $800 for a new phone, or $8 on a falafel sandwich. One of these days, I dream hope to spend it on savings…

  • Peter Chee

    March 24, 2011

    I’m definitely waiting for the iPhone 5. I hear it’s a complete redesign and it’s going to look more like an iPad and have better reception than the iPhone 4.

  • Samantha CR

    March 26, 2011

    I’m stuck on the same debate. My area is just a few weeks shy of an AT&T merger with my current provider and we’ve already received our new phones, one of which is an iPhone 4. So, I currently have a horrible case of iPhone envy (because it’s my brother-in-law’s, who’s decided to wait for the 5 so it’s gonna get sent back) and “waiting-for-new-latest-greatest” agony…

  • Greg B

    March 27, 2011

    Got a 3G a long while back (about 18 mos seems like a long time). Will switch carriers for various reasons. 4G will seal the deal quickly, will still go 5 without 4G but with some disappointment. Also like the idea of skipping a release, feel like it is a compromise that lets me spend the money without feeling like I am afflicted with the “shiny new toy syndrome”.

  • Adrie

    March 28, 2011

    I’m buying the iphone3! it’s ony $50 and it has all the features I need.

  • kaitlyn

    March 28, 2011

    wait, you have waited this long and you will be glad you did. period.

  • Peter Chee

    April 14, 2011

    What’s the verdict Alyssa? Wait to Upgrade to the white iPhone 5?

  • Alyssa Magnotti

    May 3, 2011

    Wanna know if I am still waiting for the release of the iPhone 5? http://thinkspace.com/white-iphone-4-launch-victory/

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