Anyone may consider a 5S once the iPhone 6 - 4.7/5.5 is released?

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  1. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

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    I'm curious if any one here is contemplating a 5S once they've actually seen the iPhone 6 - 4.7"/5.5"? I'm actually contemplating on a 5S. Of course, I'd like to see the 6 before making that decision. I think, the 4.7 is still a perfect size, but 5.5 is a deal breaker, at least for me.

    I'm also curious if Apple will have available unlocked 5S' for sale on the day the iPhone 6 is released for sale?
     
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    If they stop making a 4" the plan is I will grab a 5s then. After a while is not a phone, it's a PDA.
     
  3. ET iPhone Home thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I was thinking the same. I think the 4.7 may still be a perfect size. If not, I want the option to get a 5S. I hope Apple will continue to sell the 5S even when the 6 is released, at least until they run out.
     
  4. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    The way I see it, it will be : iPhone 5c for $0 on a 2-year contract, iPhone 5s for $50 and iPhone 6 starting at $150, there won't be a 5.5 inch phone this year
     
  5. cardinalryan macrumors 6502

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    I feel kind of the same way as you guys do.

    Sincerely, "That 80s Show"

    Get real people, a 4" phone is a joke...when Fisher Price phones start to outshine your real phone, that might be a sign that a change is necessary.
     
  6. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    My 5S has already been retired and replaced with a S5.

    No I wouldn't consider one after the new models arrive.
     
  7. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816

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    Just out of curiosity are you happier with you S5? I'm just wondering because my fiancée has the S5 and she would rather have the easy use of the iPhone back now.
     
  8. hungx macrumors 6502

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    Since the iPhone 6 also has an aluminum chassis, I don't think Apple will keep the 5s once the 6 comes out. They will either keep the 5c as a cheaper option, or give the 5c an upgrade (essentially the 5cs).
     
  9. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    If I don't like the iPhone 6, and I find the need to upgrade from my 5, my plan is to consider the iPhone 5s. Right now, I'm not feeling the hype to upgrade to any new phone just yet.
     
  10. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

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    woah lots of old people suddenly defending tiny screens on this forums lately
     
  11. Zord macrumors 6502

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    Old people? Why are people that wanna keep a 5S old?
     
  12. zipa macrumors 65816

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    Luddites tend to be elderly.

    Anyway, since the iPhone 6 will probably not be as good as the Note 4, I'll likely upgrade my work phone to the Note 4 and keep my iP5 for personal stuff for as long as it will last. Depending on what my wife wants to do with her iP5c I might just give up on Apple on the phone side.

    If Apple would pull off a proper 5+ inch phone with modern functionality, however, I'll trade my work phone for some random dumbphone and trade me and the missus up for an iPhone 6.
     
  13. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't consider the 5S now due to the paltry 1GB of RAM, let alone when the i6 comes out (hopefully with twice the RAM).
     
  14. Crichton333 macrumors 6502

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    Tiny person complex :)
     
  15. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Very happy with it actually. Do I miss a couple of things about my iPhone? Sure, but overall I think the S5 is the better overall device.

    Last year I went from iPhone 5 to Galaxy S4. The S4 was a complete bag of turds. Just terrible. I was back with to the iPhone with the 5S after only 2 months.

    The S5 is dramatically improved though to a very tangible extent, and was impressive enough for me to retire the 5S
     
  16. ET iPhone Home, May 16, 2014
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  17. Crichton333 macrumors 6502

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    Really, Im now in the same mix between iPhone5, S4 or S5.

    If you could name the biggest dissapointment or a flaw with the S4 what would it be ?
     
  18. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Main issues were performance related, and the DAC in the American S4 is very bad by any standard. With my phone being my main music source, a bad DAC is a no go.
     
  19. Dezmond macrumors member

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    Yup, Totally depends on how the iPhone6 feels in the hand if they don't release a 4-inch model this year. But who knows I hope they release 3 high-end sizes to please everyone who wants a small and phablet sized phone.
     
  20. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Then I go and buy the very best Android phone.
     
  21. LadyX macrumors 68020

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    I have an iPhone 5 and I think I'll wait until I see official photos of the iPhone 6, which will most likely be when Apple announces it in September. No matter what the rumors are saying, an August release is not likely, IMO. The mockups and leaked images I've seen so far are not pleasing at all and if this is how the new iPhone will look like, I will definitely not be getting it. Anyway, if I find that the form factor of the 6 is not that different from its predecessor, then I will go for the 5s. I don't care about the internal improvements. They say faster processor but honestly, the iPhone 5 and 5s are similar in terms of speed.
     
  22. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Bad DAC? What is the source of your music and which ear buds? Sounds pretty good to me.

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    There is no BEST, every smartphone has its plusses and minuses. Depends on one's preferences.

    Most have more than 1GB of RAM though.
     
  23. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    There is still an overall 'best' for any particular use though.

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    Yeah but when Apple bog down the older phones with iOS 'updates', then they won't be so fast anymore. They will always find a way to make you need to upgrade to newer tech.
     
  24. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Typical sources. iTunes Music, Spotify, Pandora, Google Play Music.

    Output is BMW Logic 7 sound system, and all types of headphones.

    I thought it was a defective unit at first. So I returned it and got another. The DAC was still terrible.

    I have several threads on my issues and disappointment with the S4. The S5 is a better product across the board. Way better than the S4, and good enough to oust my 5S, which is no easy feat.
     

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