Affects of an iPhone 5 delay, the flipside

By Posted 15 Jun 2011, 13:01

There seems to have been so much negative publicity over the affects of an iPhone 5 delay, but is it really as bad as all that? Here we will have a look at the flipside, and why some iPhone 4 owners are not that worried. We do find it so funny when consumers start to feel that things will go bad for Apple due to the delay, we were even one of them – until we had a look at the bigger picture.

For most iPhone 4 owners they are still tied into a contract, and each June they have to pay to get out of that contract early. However, with rumors suggesting that the fifth-generation model will not be with us until September, that gives them three more months in their contract – meaning a lower get-out payment.

Current iPhone 4 users are still happy, and feel that three more months is not that big a deal. This works out perfect for me, as I hope to purchase the new MacBook Air this month or next – would not have been possible if I had to get the new iPhone at the end of June.

It is Verizon iPhone customers who will be most happy, as they have only had their model for 5 months, and will not be prepared to upgrade just yet. We think that most of them will wait until the iPhone 6 is launched next year, especially as the next model is only expected to be a minor upgrade.

There are those buyers who have never owned an iPhone, and they have their heart set on one. Some will be tempted away by Android, but most of them will not waiver and will stick it out just an extra few months. How long are you going to wait if Apple does not announce anything in September?

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  • http://twitter.com/amuhlou Amy Bibbings

    I’ve never owned an iPhone, but love my other Apple products. My deadline for buying an iPhone will be October, when my contract with Verizon ends.  If there’s no news of a new iPhone by that time, I will probably get an Android phone to replace my aging BlackBerry Curve.

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