I finally broke down and went with the white Verizon iPhone. I know what you're thinking. The next iPhone is probably a couple of months away. What are you think? You call yourself a mobile warrior?
Well, there are two reasons why I pulled the trigger on this one and they're both kinda related. First, we've know for about a week now that Verizon is about to get rid of their unlimited wireless data plan. For $30, it's all you can eat. Some time after 7/7, that plan is going away and never to be seen again.
It's kinda of what AT&T did just before the iPhone 4 came out. The good thing is that as a new Verizon Wireless customer, I can grandfathered in for the 3G service and very likely also for the LTE service when I upgrade to an LTE iPhone or another one, like Android later on.
Secondly, I've decided to a good son and take on my dad and his wife's mobile plan. I current have T-Mobile and where they live, there is like a three block dead zone for T-Mobile service. However, Verizon works very well in their area and most places they go in town.
But all that together, I decided I oughta switch. Oh, and there is one last reason why. I cannot stand AT&T.
So, what will happen when the iPhone 4S or the iPhone 5 come out? Well, I spoke to a Best Buy customer service rep when I went there to check out all the high end Verizon phones ( iPhone, Android devices) and she told me that the next iPhone won't be out until September and it will likely be just an incremental upgrade.
I'm pretty certain that she was probably given that information by Best Buy management or she went only and read all the different and, sometimes, competing iPhone rumors. However, I did have to defer to her experience in the years working there and seeing the different upgrade cycles and assume that since she bought the rumors, there could be some weight to them.
Is an 8MP camera upgrade enough to entice me to upgrade even in September? Probably not. How about if the next iPhone has the newer dual-core A5 chip in it? I think the A4 in the iPhone 4 is already plenty fast. How about a 4" screen? I'll consider it if it has a 720p resolution but still a maybe but not a definite for me.
Better battery life on the next iPhone? Now we're talking. I love to see the next iPhone gain the type of battery life that the iPad current has. I like to see the next iPhone handle my moderate to heavy use and get me through the day without worry about find a plug or throttling back my mobile uses.
Until then, I'm already in love with my new iPhone 4 and the iPod touch/iSpot combo is already feeling neglected. I'm sure I'll find a way to incorporate them into my mobile work routine. So, do you think I made a good decision getting the iPhone so close to an upgrade release?