The iPhone 3GS is a fine smartphone, but anyone who is thinking about ordering one now should seriously consider waiting for the fourth-generation model.
In the last few days, a great deal of information about Apple’s next smartphone has come to light. None of this is official yet, but it’s as reliable as leaked news ever gets. If you’ve missed what I’m talking about, you can get caught up by reading this article:
So the upcoming iPhone looks to be a significant upgrade — better screen, faster processor, video conferencing — and it’s probably hitting the market in two months. To me, it’s worth waiting.
Get Your Money’s Worth
My advice would be different if Apple had dropped the price for the iPhone 3GS now that it’s been on the market for nearly a year, but it hasn’t — it still costs $200 with contract.
Apple hasn’t changed the price for its high-end model in years, so the iPhone 4G is also likely to cost $200 with contract. So you can get the 2009 model or the enhanced 2010 model for the same amount.
It seems like a no-brainer to me, but it requires some patience.