Why do you need to avoid buying an iPhone until July

Amidst much current hype surrounding Apple’s luxury product, the iPhone, many people are ignoring various indications that a new version may be released in June and are potentially buying a rapidly outdating device…

This month, Apple announced the launch of its new ‘App Store’ which will be released with an update to all iPhones in June. This App Store will allow users to download third-party programs and install them on their devices, just like you can on a computer. With thousands of developers interested in the platform, the possibilities truly are endless.

But it was something that Apple didn’t mention on that day that could be most important for the consumer – a substantial hardware update. According to rumors in the blogosphere, the much-awaited updated version of the iPhone should also be released around this time, boasting a range of unannounced features which have been said to include the much faster 3G networking service and a more advanced touch control system. Since Apple’s high profile developer’s conference is being held in early June, it is highly likely that something substantial will be released then, possibly this next generation iPhone in time for the launch of the already-announced updated features.

So my advice is this; avoid buying an iPhone until July. Chances are high that the device will be updated by then; if you buy the current generation of devices, you may end up with an outdated product sooner than you think…

…and $500 and is a lot of money to waste on an out-of-date product…

Daniel Lazarides comments on Technology and Social Networking at LAZ|ography.