5-5s worth it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Donfor39, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

    Donfor39

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    I'm almost 1 year into 2 year iPhone 5 contract -very happy as I mainly use it for iCloud/skygo/e-mail reading news/radio

    With the launch iphone6 soon I can do a'trade in' for a small fee though I guess the tariffs will be more expensive with 4g new handset etc

    So i'm thinking is maybe upgrading from 5 to 5s more affordable

    (I of course have the option of keeping existing phone then re considering next year)

    Any thoughts:rolleyes:
     
  2. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    if you're not aching for the 6, the 5s is a great phone.
     
  3. jabingla2810, Aug 25, 2014
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    jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Today, the differences are Touch ID and the camera, the iPhone 5S Camera is a pretty substantial upgrade, so if you take lots of photos it may be worth considering.

    The speed differences, while minor today, will reveal themselves in a year or two. Look at the difference between the iPhone 4 and 4S, and the 3 and 3S, the performance is night and day!

    Plus you will get a further year of iOS support.

    So if you're planning on keeping the phone for a couple of years, the upgrade may be worth doing.

    Having said all of that, I would wait and see what Apple anounced in a couple of weeks. Even if you don't want an iPhone 6, they will reduce the price of the current iPhones.
     
  4. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Donfor39

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    excellent advice thanks

    I think the wait and see makes sense as i'm not a camera user (though existing camera has been excellent for scanning documents...saved me a lot of hassle this year)

    touch id...thats 'new tech' to me what are the benefits to a daily iPhone user

    the catch for iPhone 6 will be nfc (though the u.k is lagging)-wish for the day I can leave home without my debit card and pay for petrol/food)
     
  5. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    5/5s is a great iphone generation... just wait for 2 weeks.
     
  6. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Donfor39

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    resisted temptation today though all credit to O2 -excellent 5s offer (same price as existing 5 tariff with £8 upfront handset payment gold 5s);)

    I hate the 'wait and see'....iphone 6....maybe:cool:
     

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