Should I get the iPhone 5 now or should I wait?

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  1. Momo1010 macrumors newbie

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    Hey all, I have a Blackberry Torch and it is really slow and it freezes a lot. So, I'm thinking of buying the iPhone 5. I want it to last with me for at least a year and a half and I'll be pretty annoyed if I bought it and then after a month the new one comes out. Should I buy it now or should I wait until the iPhone 5s/6 is out? Thanks. :)
     
  2. Risco macrumors 68000

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    The new one won't come out until at least June. The iPhone 5 will be an incredible upgrade on the Torch. Apple release hardware so fast nowadays, it is a waste of time waiting for the next one just to be up to date. Buy when they release a version that you like.
     
  3. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    If you get an iPhone 5 now and a new iPhone (5S/6/whatever) comes out 4.81 seconds later, your iPhone 5 will still be good for at least a year and a half.

    With that information in mind, I recommend you buy an iPhone 5 now...if you want to.
     
  4. Momo1010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks dude, that helped :)
     
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    nburwell macrumors 68030

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    I don't think you have to worry about Apple releasing the next generation of the iPhone within the next month. Buy the iPhone 5 now. You won't regret it.
     
  7. js81 macrumors 65816

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    I'm using a 4 and it's perfectly awesome (99% of the time, lol). :D Get the 5, use it, and love it!
     
  8. apple111115 macrumors regular

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    I think you would be happy with an iPhone 5. As stated above, I think the 5 will be a great upgrade from the Torch. I HIGHLY dought apple will release a newer iPhone(s) anytime soon. :)

    Good luck with whatever you do! :)
     
  9. MushroomTip24 macrumors newbie

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    Buy you can always sell if a new one comes out. The value would still be high
     
  10. ozbilge10 macrumors member

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    You should buy iPhone 5 dude. Don't wait!!!! :D go buy it
     
  11. moldy lunchbox macrumors 6502a

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    Get the iphone 5 now. I just convinced my mom to get herself one today, she loves it :D
     
  12. macMD macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, I would say wait. Yes an iP5 will last you for two years but why not see what upgrades are coming in 4 or so months. Get a cheap replacement off of eBay for now and save that upgrade and cash. You will only kick yourself later for buying today, and this is not a keep waiting for the next one comment since they only put one out a year (unless they put 2 out this year).
     
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  14. Cody21 macrumors 6502a

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    It depends, are you gonna get upset when the new iPhone (insert random number here) comes out after and you've already purchased an iPhone 5? If not, then I would get an iPhone 5 now. But if you think you're gonna want the lastest and greatest, I would just wait.
     
  15. comptr macrumors 6502a

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    I would get it as a new one won't be out next month or so. I was also thinking weather to wait or not as I am using a droid razr that is not working properly but with what the razr will sell for plus the 50.00 from best buy got me to upgrade once they start the promotion today.
     
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  17. macMD macrumors 6502

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    Cody21 makes the best point, if you won't regret the iP5 when the next model comes out this summer/fall then go for it. Personally with 4-6 months left to go for me I am waiting. That and my upgrades are still 2 months away so I don't have a choice (and paying retail is not an option).
     
  18. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    You have until at least June. If you want one I'd buy now
     
  19. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    if you don't need it right away - wait.


    who knows the new one may not scratch or dent.
     
  20. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    Wait. It's February. In 4 months IOS 7 is announced and in 7 months iPhone 5S. Definitely wait. Even if your not waiting for the iPhone, the suspected Samsung Galaxy S IV is expected in march/April.
     
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  22. Poro macrumors newbie

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    If you can, you should wait. I bet the new one will have NFC capabilities on it and that should be worth the wait. They'll probably include NFC payments later on. I'm also in the same situation and I'm gonna wait for the new one to come out.
     
  23. tekboi macrumors 6502a

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    I would just go ahead and get the iPhone 5 with a one-year contract. That way you won't have to wait so long to upgrade.

    Don't count on them adding NFC or anything else anytime soon. It seems that apple has it's set ways when it comes to listening to it's own fan-base and what features we would like to see.
     
  24. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    The 5S will be an evolutionary product. Any significant new inclusions will come from the 8th generation iPhone (which I seriously hope they don't call the iPhone 6... the numbers never made sense to me though).
     

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