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Old Jul 20, 2013, 06:55 PM   #26
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I always buy S versions of the iPhone

They are usually the best they can be with hardware upgrades and any bugs fixed

I have a 4s now

Waiting for a 5s this September / October
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Old Jul 20, 2013, 09:22 PM   #27
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the 4S is still capable of meeting all my phone needs.


i will wait and see what the 5S has to offer, but if scruff gate persists, i will pass.
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Old Jul 20, 2013, 11:29 PM   #28
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I'll absolutely be upgrading my 4S to the 5S as soon as it's released. I'll also be taking the opportunity to switch to T-Mobile at the same time as well. I'm definitely looking forward to it.
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Old Jul 21, 2013, 03:48 AM   #29
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Your iphone have a jailbreak or is it pure?
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Old Jul 21, 2013, 02:06 PM   #30
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If the 5S has the bigger screen, I'll pick one up. If 6 is the one with bigger screen, I'll wait for that then.

4S is serviceable for me still, given what I do with it-email, twitter and music.
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Old Jul 21, 2013, 08:31 PM   #31
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I upgrade at least one of my lines every cycle so will get the 5s.... plus I'm a vain ******* so need the newest phone in my hand.

I only have one line available to upgrade now so will probably just get the one.... unless I see I can make a nice profit selling them off, in that case I'll open another line or two and clean up.
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 06:22 AM   #32
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This is just me, but I'm on a iPhone 4 right now. I planned to buy either a 4S or one of the new econo iPhones off contract and also purchase an iPad mini.
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 07:08 AM   #33
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At this point, my 4S' battery is dying to a point where the next iPhone is going to be the one.
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 05:05 PM   #34
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Software performance drives my phone purchasing decisions, not on-board specs. The specs aren't worth much to me unless there is software that specifically exploits same.

So really depends on what is written to exploit the 5S feature set, if anything. Given where we are now with the 5, mostly its been just games that have exploited the 5's larger screen. So I'm firmly in the wait-and-see camp for now.
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 05:22 PM   #35
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the 4S is still capable of meeting all my phone needs.
The biggest tech regret I have is getting rid of my stellar iPhone 4S and pre ordering an iPhone 5.

Given the rumors I read this morning, there's no way I'm buying an iPhone 5S.

All indications reveal its likely to be replaced within a very short time by the iPhone 6, as Apple is reported to have finally realized that to be relevant they must include a modern sized display in the 4.8" range.
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 05:26 PM   #36
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I am seriously considering android this time around.
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 05:42 PM   #37
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If the 5S has the bigger screen, I'll pick one up. If 6 is the one with bigger screen, I'll wait for that then.

4S is serviceable for me still, given what I do with it-email, twitter and music.
lmao, get the iPad mini then
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 06:55 PM   #38
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I have a Verizon 4S with unlimited data. I know Verizon is charging me for an upgraded phone every 2 years, whether I buy one or not. 3G data service on the 4S is getting old.

1. Upgrade to 5S at an upgrade price and live with a capped data plan.
2. Buy a 5 on eBay or CraigsList to keep my unlimited data. Prices for the 5 will drop when the 5S comes out.
3. Buy a full-priced 5S to get the newest phone and keep unlimited data.
4. Keep the 4S and feel like a chump, paying Verizon for an upgrade and not getting it.
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 08:45 PM   #39
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Waiting for the 6 in what hopefully will be a slightly bigger form factor.
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 09:40 PM   #40
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I had the 4S and recently switched to a HTC One.
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 09:44 PM   #41
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Definitely getting a 5S. My 4S has slowed down alot and the battery life isn't that great so I'm looking forward to upgrading.
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 02:07 PM   #42
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lmao, get the iPad mini then
no desire to use a 8in low res tablet as a phone. thanks for chiming in
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 03:38 PM   #43
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I have a 5 right now and honestly my 4s prior to this still felt fast, with all the untapped performance available in the 5 I can't imagine what the 5s could offer that would make me switch minus some incredible hardware additions. We are at a point now were either apps have to become more robust to actually use all this power or new practical hardware features have to be added.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 01:34 PM   #44
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I just got the 5. My 4S battery was horrible. To be fair ill estimate I had close to 1000 battery cycles. I used that phone hard.

I was going to replace the battery but I was craving LTE and had an upgrade. I sold the 4S for $200 and got the iPhone 5. I'll be ok with my "old" phone when the 5s comes out.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 05:13 PM   #45
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Getting the 5S. Like others have noted, my battery is horrible and my phone is starting to slow down. Can't restore or I'll lose 6.1.2

I really want the larger screen of the 5, but I also want a much faster phone. I'm hoping the 5S finally brings quad core processing to the iOS line up. I know Apple can pull it off too.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 05:53 PM   #46
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My upgrade is already here for my 4s. I'm waiting and praying the 5s get skipped and it goes to the 6. But if it doesn't impress me then I'm switching to the s4 or note 2.
Ewww...I hate the note. I can't believe so many people like it as their daily phone. To each his own, but IMO its horrible.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 08:09 PM   #47
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Ewww...I hate the note. I can't believe so many people like it as their daily phone. To each his own, but IMO its horrible.
It's not horrible
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 08:21 PM   #48
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I'm with AT&T and I upgraded from the 3GS to the 4S when it was released. So in all likelihood I'll be moving to the 5S later this Fall.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 09:05 PM   #49
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Definitely getting the 5S as the 3G in my area is awful on my 4S. Might consider an iPhone 6 off contract when that time comes if they add a larger screen. If not I'll stick to my 2 year upgrade cycle.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 09:09 PM   #50
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I've had the original iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, and now 5. I can't wait for the 5S, and I'll be getting the 6 too. I kept my original bit I've sold all the rest to pay for the new flagship. It's worked perfectly for me. And iPhones and iPads are the only 2 devices that I've ever been an early adopter of. With all my other technical, geeky gadgets & hobbies I am the exact opposite. Apple has me sucked so far in, but I love it.
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