O2 Upgrade, the impatient decision: Pay or wait for iPhone 5
As we are all aware, the iPhone 5 is being released sometime in September if all rumours are correct. This kind of leaves many with a decision to make especially if you are impatient. We will talk a little bit about O2 upgrade customers, this is what we call “the impatient decision, pay or wait for iPhone 5”.
Let me first give you my personal dilemma: I have the Apple iPhone 4 and my monthly contract runs right up until January 2012, now if the iPhone 5 releases in September I will not be able to upgrade to the new smartphone until Jan 2012 unless I pay for an early upgrade. Now do I pay for a new iPhone 5 because being patient is my weakness, or do wait 3 months to upgrade?
I have had all Apple iPhones since the first one was released back in 2007, you know the iPhone 2G, then the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and now the iPhone 4, I still use Android smartphones as well but will always have an iPhone.
Now since the first ever release of the iPhone I have never upgraded, the reason for this is down to my contract. My contract used to renew in October and as you all know a new Apple iPhone releases in the UK around June / July time, which means waiting somewhere around 3-months if I want a free upgrade, but oh no not me I am impatient and end up paying for a new phone.
Since being with O2 I have NEVER upgraded, I have ALWAYS paid for a new phone, this is no way O2’s fault it is mine, but surely I am not the only one who has the same decision to make.
Will the iPhone 4 with the new iOS 5 be good enough, or will the iPhone 5 with iOS 5 be out of this world and totally different?
There are many O2 customers who use the iPhone 3GS who have considered upgrading to the iPhone 4, and yet again do you get the iPhone 4 or do you wait for the upcoming iPhone 5, hard choice right?
One thing is for sure, O2 will be full of open arms for new customers waiting to sign up to new contracts or indeed buying the phone outright on PAYG, upgraders have a big choice to make.
Please let me know if you are having the same impatient decision of pay or wait for the Apple iPhone 5. Please do let me know what your choice will be in the commenting area below. Thanks