Is it okay to buy an iPhone 5 right now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Nevzorus, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I want to buy an iPhone 5 and I have the iPhone 4 right now. Should I buy one now or next month or wait?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Buy one and give it to me. 16 gb.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    What do you use your iphone 4 now?
     
  4. macrumors demi-god

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    If you buy one next month it will be the iPhone 5, not like they're coming out with the 5S before summer.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    If your iPhone 4 is still working good, just wait for the next iPhone :)
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    If I were you I would wait for the new phone which should come out by the fall. If you really can't stand your 4 however, buy the five, because two generations is a significant upgrade. You will probably be happy with it anyway.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I really.. REALLY can't stand my iPhone 4. I hardly use apps like facebook, games, twitter, tumblr etc. anymore because it's so slow and annoying to use. I just a new phone now and since todays presentation by Samsung, I know it will most probably never be a galaxy.
     
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    chrisrosemusic1

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    iPhone 5 is leagues apart compared to the 4S, let-a-lone the 4. You should go and do it - you'll easily be waiting 5-7 months for the 5S to come along and it won't be much of an update - certainly not the difference you'll see coming 2 generations like you would be now.
     
  9. macrumors 68000

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    your mind will be blown if you get the iphone 5.. such a huge upgrade from the 4
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I love the iPhone 5! Most beautiful phone Apple has ever done yet. I don't know if I would have picked a white or black one. I love the white one a bit more. I get tired of black phones sometimes.
     
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    buy it from the apple store. apple gives you 30 days to mull it over. if you don't like it, return it, and get the different color.
     
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    chrisrosemusic1

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    I've had both - the black chamfered edge scratches far too easily for me but now I have white and you get a small build up of dirt around the home button and edge which is nigh on impossible to remove. Can't win :mad:
     
  13. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm in Sweden so we don't have an official Apple Store. Actually, we have one but it's too far from me!
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    Just a quick question...I also have a 4 (which works quite well). Battery is still good too. Approaching 2 years and 4 months. Can somebody explain me (briefly) how the 5 is better than my current 4 apart from the larger screen? It's a honest question...I'm just wondering and very curious. My plan is to keep the 4 for another year or so.
     
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a white iPad and the homebutton is shiny white. I'm not that dirty :) I wash my hands if they're dirty because of food if I want to use my ipad.

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    You are the one who decides if you think it's worth it. Not us. I think it's really worth it. :)

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/iphone-4/specs.html

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html
     
  16. chrisrosemusic1, Mar 15, 2013
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    chrisrosemusic1

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    More responsive, better screen quality (IPS), faster loading times whilst browsing in Safari, gaming, loading movies, using the OS etc. Lightning dock is much quicker at transferring over the older pin connector. That's just a few things. The phone is also a lot lighter and slimmer than the 4.

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    iPad yes - I have a white 3rd gen and it is spotless. The iPhone (mixed with my outdoor job, handling whilst drinking and eating, sweat at the gym etc) does not hold up so well to dirt unfortunately.
     
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    My wife's 3G had pretty much worn out so she just got her 5 yesterday. I have the 4 so this was our first experience with a couple of upgrades.

    The 5 is fantastic, we are blown away with the performance. Even though I am more than tempted to upgrade now, my 4 stills runs very well. I will likely wait for the next version but if my 4 was acting up I would jump at the 5.
     
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    If you need to upgrade, go for it now. Getting the 5 after a month will only delay you getting a new phone, it wont save you any money. However, if you can wait, then wait for the next gen (5S or whatever) in a few months.
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    Not another one of these questions....
     
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    I upgraded to the 5 today. I don't always need the latest and greatest. Somebody else on my plan wanted my 4s so I obliged. Otherwise I'd have been content with the 4s.
     
  21. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not one of these comments......





    Thanks everyone! I might just buy it next month. :)
     
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    If you can't stand your iPhone 4 anymore I would go ahead a pull the trigger on the iPhone 5, you won't regret it. The 5S will be an "S" update so it won't be much different.
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    Don't buy the iPhone 5. Sell your iPhone 4 online. Get iPhone 3GS.
     
  24. macrumors member

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    Lol -.-
     
  25. macrumors 65816

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    Why would you want him to get a 3GS?
     

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