Soooo after having a right royal strop because Apple blamed all my phones problems for 'liquid damage' that it never recieved (Watchdog featured this last week...my mom told me) I wrote a rather snotty email to Steve Jobs (yes I'm aware it's not him that reads them even if Jamie at the Bull Ring store tries to tell me otherwise) I got a phone call the other day: "We're terribly sorry, come in and as a gesture of goodwill we'll replace it. However, this is not what we normally do, it is an exception."
So...refurbed and fully working iPhone 3G in my hand I'm sat here contemplating the new one. Yes, after overhearing the man in the Apple shop tell a poor woman "The iPhone 4 is just a rumour. We have no idea when/if this phone will come out." ...LIES...they've announced it. It's coming and soon. In a matter of weeks the first shipment will reach UK stores. You could have one...for a price.
So now I'm sat here wondering if I want to pay to upgrade as I am due a new phone this month...after all the problems I've had with mine. I am such a sucker. Seriously. According to apple a US retailer is offering a "cheap" upgrade of just $199, so if UK stores do a similar thing I'm looking at £100 minimum.
The Independent sure make me think I may be a bit silly with their "10 reasons not to buy Apple's new iPhone" but will they change their minds when they see all the new features from video calling to the swanky new retina display? Maybe. Maybe its just marketing over functionality. After all, there's really nothing wrong with the phone I have now the one with all the problems has gone.
What's the bet I'll have one of these within three months? Odds are 1 in 2 currently.