iPhone iOS4 Available: Are You Updating?

In case you missed the big news yesterday, iOS 4 is officially available for download right now, with all its unified inboxing/multitasking/folders packed goodness ready for your eager hands. But the big question remains: Will you update?

If you don’t have an iPhone 4 coming this week, then this is most likely a no brainer: Of course you’re upgrading, why wouldn’t you? But if you do have an iPhone coming later this week, does it make sense to update? I went through the debate myself earlier today, and decided against it.

My plan – as I mentioned earlier today – is to sell my wife’s iPhone 3G and my iPhone 3GS on Craigslist once we receive our new iPhone 4s via FedEx. Last year I did that and sold my 3G for the same price I bought it for, making the process of buying a new iPhone payment neutral. I’m not positive I’ll be able to do the same thing this year (seems like everyone else has the same idea), but I’m going to give it a shot anyways.

Last year, my iPhone went to someone looking to jailbreak the phone for use on T-Mobile, and I figure it’ll sell in that same situation this time as well. I know that 3.1.3 can be jailbroken for sure. I’m positive that iOS 4 is jailbroken already, I just haven’t done the research on it to find out because it doesn’t really matter to me that much. So by my best estimation, selling the phone with 3.1.3 is the way to go and will give me the best chances of getting it sold.

Of course, that’s just me. Who’s updated and if not, why?

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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