Who's upgrading to 5S?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iAndyPham, Jun 19, 2013.


Will you upgrade to iPhone 5S?

  1. YES (currently owning iPhone 5)

    81 vote(s)
  2. YES (currently owning iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, etc.)

    102 vote(s)
  3. YES (currently owning non-Apple smartphone)

    22 vote(s)
  4. NO (waiting for 6, not interested, no budget etc.)

    119 vote(s)
  5. UNDECIDED (5S is not even released yet!!!)

    98 vote(s)
  1. iAndyPham, Jun 19, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2013

    macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2013
    It's 90% certain that the coming 5S will look similar to 5, based on recently leaked photos. Hence, the only changes we will probably see are hardware upgrades, which are rumoured to be:
    1. Faster A7 chip, faster GPU
    2. 1.5-2GB RAM to accompany numerous new features in iOS 7
    3. X2 resolution (which results in 461 ppi)
    4. 13MP camera with dual flash
    5. Fingerprint scanning (some people speculate 'S' in this version refers to 'Security')
    6. Wifi ac and LTEa
    7. The new MacBook Air line has received a huge battery life upgrade, so some people hope the same thing will happen on the iPhone 5S

    Let's see how many of us will upgrade to 5S :cool:. Count me in as one, currently owning a 5 (without a contract).
  2. macrumors newbie


    Aug 11, 2010
    Birmingham, UK
    I'll be sticking with my 5 for now (in a 18 month contract)

    I can say though I'll be going for the 32 or 64GB version next time though 16GB is no where near enough anymore! :(

    I do hope that they improve battery life too though my 5 only just gets me through the day.
  3. macrumors 68030


    Mar 25, 2011
    Put me down for 2. Should have wifi ac and LTEa.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    I will def be upgrading. I'm currently on the 4S running the iOS 7 beta and it will look and run beautiful on the 5S/6/iPhone, what ever they decide to call it.

    Will be getting a new o2 "refesh" contract which allows you to change your phone when ever you like. Perfect for those on a 2 year contract.

  5. macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    I have a 5 that I paid retail for a few months ago after breaking my 4 on accident; I could re-up my contract and get a 5S but unless it has some killer feature that I get all twisted up about not having on my 5 (i.e. something a hell of a lot better than a fingerprint scanner) I will be skipping.

    My goal from here on out is to buy all my phones retail instead on a contract so that AT&T never has leverage over me if they don't treat me the way I feel I should be as a consumer; in fact I think these contracts and ETFs have made mobile carriers a little too brash in general and I want to start working towards breaking that trend. I can swing a new phone at retail prices every two years without feeling wasteful.
  6. macrumors member


    Jun 23, 2011
    Lowell, MA
    I have a 4S and love being on the S-cycle, but this may be one that I pass up. While I'm all about improved camera technology and I want that LTE, I loathe the screen size of the 5. I wish they had kept roughly the same ratio and increased both dimensions rather than only the vertical. Thus, I may sit this one out and wait to see if the 6 is more to my liking.
  7. macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    Actually, I'm anxious to see what this 'low end' iPhone might be. I really like the form factor we've been seeing rumors of. As long as it has 32gigs and makes phone calls, I'd prefer that over the current 5 or 5S.

    I agree 100%. As far as I'm concerned, going only vertical added absolutely nothing and just looks awkward.
  8. macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2013
    What wifi does the 4s and 5 have? Is it N or G?
  9. macrumors 68020

    Oct 26, 2008
    I agree. I wish they kept the 3.5 screen. I'm fine with the 16x9.

    Ill be getting the 5s.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2012
    5 has N 2.4ghz and 5ghz not sure about the 4S
  11. macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2011
    Depends. Waiting to see what the 5S (I pray that with the iOS overhaul, they go bold and release a 6) is like. But so tempted to switch to Android (HTC One is beautiful, and the S4 is pretty good despite what the critics say).
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    I am. Going to go all out though and get a rMPB, iPhone, and iPad 5 lol
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2012
    Dubai, UAE
    as usual, gonna be skipping the 'S' series. :cool:
    made the jump from 3g to 4 to 5.
    next will be the 6 (or whichever model releases in 2014).
  14. macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2013
    Thanks. I found that the 4S has b/g/n with n being 2.4 only.
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2012
    Phila, Pa
    Def be upgrading. Need the 16:9 aspect ratio for my ATV3 among other things. My 4S isn't cutting it anymore. Looking forward to the Fall
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2011
    East Coast
    I have a "5" and see nothing in the speculation about the "5S" that tempts me.
  17. macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2011
    I'm definitely not. I can't upgrade otherwise I'll lose unlimited with Verizon. An S model simply isn't enough of an upgrade for me to spend $800. On top of that iOS 7 will be a huge difference that will make my current phone essentially feel like a different phone, enough to get me through another year for the 6.
  18. macrumors 68040

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    You really think it's going to have LTE-A when Verizon is the only US carrier that even has a completed LTE network as of right now?
  19. macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2011
    Lusaka, Zambia(If you know where it is)
    We don't need a 461 ppi display, and we don't need a quad-core processor. iOS is a very sleek and fast OS. It doesn't need all that power like android phones, as android is a mountain of an OS compared to iOS. However, gpu improvements are welcome (I'm excited to have the rogue processors!)

    I hope they optimise the swift cores for power, and I hope the add a new GPU, and I hope they add more memory (for the iOS 7 multitasking). I also want them to bring the CPU timer coalescing, and the other battery life improvements from Mavericks into iOS 7.


    iPhone 5 user here. You may think its awkward at first, but when I go back the the 3.5" display, it just feels very cramped.
  20. macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2006
    And Yourself?
    Nope, I'm completely happy with my iPhone 5 until the 6 comes out!
  21. macrumors 68030


    Mar 25, 2011
    The LTEa chip is not much difference from a LTE. I believe Samsung is now putting them in the S4.
  22. macrumors 68020


    Mar 24, 2010
    ...in a Sun Chung wuxia
    not me...

    I bought a 5 today as my 4s was freaking out pretty badly and I had the early upgrade option through AT&T. After so much research, it really wasn't worth for me to jump ship to T-Mobile just yet.

    In two years if I'm still wanting an iPhone and T-Mobile convinces me to switch, sure, I'll give them a try.

    I can roll with an iPhone for 18-30 months, wish it was the same for every other Apple product.
  23. macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    I have a 5 and I was going to skip the 5s but since AT&T moved my upgrade date from 09/14 to 02/15 I may use an early upgrade and sell my 5 that way I can have my 2 year upgrade date coincide with the release of the iPhone every 2 years.
  24. macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    For me to even consider it I would need at least a 4.5 inch screen. Preferably a 4.7 inch. The screen on the iPhone 5 here is too small for everyday use for me.
  25. macrumors 604


    Jan 8, 2012
    I'm about fed up with Verizon's 3G on my 4S so I plan on getting the 5S. I just hope Apple has a secret up their sleeve to make it more worth it. But I'll be happy with a 5 with upgraded internals if that's all it is.

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