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Emily’s list: Resisting the urge for an iPhone 4 edition

Emily Crone

On Monday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs made a much-anticipated presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco: He announced the birth of the iPhone 4, which will become available to consumers June 24.

The original iPhone was released in 2007, but the new fourth generation puts that model to shame. It’ll be be 24 percent thinner, have a longer battery life and have a camera lens on the front to enable video conferencing. The 5 megapixel camera will also be able to shoot HD video, which can be edited directly on the phone. You’ll also be able to run more than one application at a time. According to Jobs at the conference, this version is the “biggest leap since the original iPhone.”

Why am I telling you thigs? Because I want one.

Bad.

Oh, but do I really need one? We consumers are constantly faced with these types of difficult decisions, and if we give in more often than we should, our credit card bills will suffer for it.

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Emily’s list: Happy 75th birthday, Elvis Presley

Emily Crone

Read a roundup of some of the best personal finance blog posts from the Web and learn about Elvis Presley, who would have turned 75 years old today.
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