AT&T Moves Up iPhone Upgrade Date


My wife and I first bought a pair of iPhone 3Gs back in the summer of 2008, just after they came out. The following year, I called up AT&T, like many iPhone people did, and asked if I could upgrade without the penalty. Turns out I did, but my wife didn’t, so I got the 3GS, and she stuck with her 3G. I also sold my 3G on Craigslist and made a pretty penny, making it a cash neutral deal.

It’s been going around the internet recently that AT&T has changed their upgrade dates for the iPhone, moving it up. Out of curiosity, I decided to check out my account and see what the upgrade path would be like. It’s no surprise, but my wife’s phone is eligible for an upgrade – it has been 2 years, after all. But it looks like I might be able to get a full upgrade on a new iPhone come June 20th.

That’s excellent news, of course, because I am planning on purchasing an iPhone when it comes out this summer. I’m not positive that I’ll buy one on launch day as I have in the past, that mostly depends on the phone itself and my financial situation at the time. But if I can sell my 3GS on Craigslist like I did last time, then I think I’ll be set.


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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