Anyone so glad they are off the S cycle?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kendo, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    My first iPhone was the 3GS and then I got the 4S 2 years later. I skipped the 5S when it was time to upgrade and bought a used 5 which I am using at the moment. I stuck with it for over a year and now I'm finally on the non-S upgrade cycle and couldn't be happier. I will never go back to the S cycles!
  2. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
  3. TheBuffather macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Is there something you perceive as a problem with the "S cycles" over the "non-s cycles?"
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    and next year will come and you'll wish you were

    im not on any cycle. i am using a 4s and think ill use it until apple drops iOS support for it
  5. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    After the 3GS, att allowed everyone to upgrade early so I got the 4, then 5 and now 6. I didn't really care for the S models or at least when I had the 4 and 5, saw no reason to pay my ETF and upgrade.
  6. apple.snapple macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2014
  7. Velin macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    Hearst Castle
    Nope. I prefer the S cycle. It's an improved version of the device. Better specs, screen, battery.
  8. Kendo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    But isn't the non-S cycle an improved version of the S device? Better specs, screen, battery, along with new design?
  9. darkflounder macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2008
    SF Bay Area, California
    Then there are those of us on even non-S cycles...

    My first was the 3G, then the 4. The 4 has done me very well, but diminishing battery life and the envy of my wife's 5S has pushed me into a 6 Plus. Hope this one lasts me as long as my 4 did.
  10. Hexiii macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2011
    Prague, Czech Republic
    When I purchased the 4S, I regretted not being on the non-S cycle. Now I am about to buy iPhone 6 and I kind of wish it was the S cycle, since the non-S is usually mostly about design and not so much about specs and there are lot of new problems too, which are later solved in the S version...
  11. TahoeDust macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2010
    Yep. What he said is what all the S cycle losers say :eek:
  12. tyler928 macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2013
    Nice, I also went 3G to 4, and now onto the 6 plus!:)
  13. McPc macrumors 6502


    Sep 30, 2012
    Yes, valid points for being on the S cycle but most people like living on the cutting edge and having the new designs right away.

    I jumped in with the 5 since I said I would wait for a larger screen before I got an iPhone and had no regrets when the 5S came out with touch ID. Just hope there's no major glitches with the 6 models. Fingers crossed :p
  14. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX
    But isn't the S cycle the improved version of the non S cycle that was an improved version of the S cycle before it?
  15. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    I just told my sister this. I'm on the S cycle and planning on upgrading next month and I will be done w/ the S cycle.
  16. xmichaelp macrumors 68000


    Jul 10, 2012
    It takes another year for you to get the new design...
  17. sk1wbw Suspended


    May 28, 2011
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Yeah, that and also when Apple drops the "i" front of stuff. That's getting worn out.
  18. xmichaelp macrumors 68000


    Jul 10, 2012
    I'm about to buy a 4S new for under 300, get a 15-30 dollar plan and use it for the next few years. Latest and greatest is overrated. :cool:
  19. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Well, every year is an improved version...
  20. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    Better than my girlfriend's menstrual cycle, trust me.
  21. LostMyiPhone macrumors 6502

    Dec 19, 2012
    I'm on the "every single year in September I'm due for an upgrade cycle"

    That's right... every year, this time of year, my line or my wife's line is due. She doesn't care about the latest and greatest so I get first dibs if I want it.

    My last "S" model was the 4s and I loved it. I then got the 5 and skipped the 5s since I thought the features of the 5s would benefit my wife more than me.

    Either way, who cares what cycle you're on? Get the device that meets your needs and allows you to sleep at night!
  22. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Anyone so glad they are off the S cycle?

    Never was on it.

    3G for 3G
    4 for retina
    5 for LTE
    6 for nfc payment

    The non-S always has the best upgrades.
  23. jkim3691 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2011
    The S cycle is so dumb imo. I hated when I was on it. Luckily I officially swapped upgrade dates with my dad with the iPhone 6, but I just think overall having an "S" product every other year is stupid and can't believe people actually upgrade every year for it. I didn't even blink when the 5S came out while I still had my 5.
  24. phreebsd macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2010
    i'm on both cycles. multiple lines that expire just at the right time allow me to upgrade every single year.
  25. Quu macrumors 68030


    Apr 2, 2007
    I had a 3GS and then I got a 4S, but then I got a 5 because I didn't want to be in the S cycle anymore.

    My only reason is I wanted the newer physical designs. When you're using the S upgrades people who bought the 4, 5 and 6 get a new design and you're stuck with the older dated design.

    That was my reasoning for switching and I didn't get the 5S, I wanted touch ID but I knew it would be included on the iPhone 6 so I was willing to wait for the new outward design.

    I look forward to the iPhone 7 in two years, I'll 100% be skipping the 6S like I did the 5S.

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