If you are getting a new upgrade every 2 years you're most likely to be on one cycle or the other. Most common if you're on AT&T is: iPhone1>iPhone3G>iPhone3GS(eligibility reset)>iPhone4>iPhone5 If you're not on that cycle you're probably in the alternate: ???>???>iPhone4S>iPhone5S? Usually you can tell if someone had the 4S they were bandwagoners after Apple went Mach Turbo 9000 on everyone but if you were stuck on a 4 cycle, you were probably there from the start on AT&T. The regular cycle is the most prestigious for sure. Plus your guys are getting all the new redesigns one year late while we are getting them as they are invented and only have to suffer through spec bumps and gimmicky add ons while you guys have to watch as the whole world gets to play with brand new Apple creations while you wait all year long.