Are people in the iPhone 5 contract cycle luckier than people in the 4 S?

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  1. Myiphone7 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought the 3G. Ever since I've always been on time to get the iPhone 4, now iPhone 5 for only $200.

    While the 4 S was nice and I'm sure the 5 S will be nice too...

    The 4 didn't look out dated when the 4 S came out and if the 5 S looks like the 5 them the 5 won't look out dated either.

    Right now I'd hate to be under contract with a 4 S.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yes....each new iphone is better than the last

    next year you will hate being under contract with the 5 wen the 5s is out
     
  3. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yea but at least it won't look out dated like the 3 GS did when 4 came out
     
  4. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    yes, they win more lotteries, and are much luckier with the opposite sex.
     
  5. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I'm on and prefer the non-S cyle. Upgrades feel more significant.
     
  6. na1577 macrumors 6502a

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    It depends. The hard thing about the "S" cycle is that you have to wait a year for fresh designs, but at the same time you also get a more refined phone. It's up to the consumer to decide which is more important to them.

    The thing I enjoy most about having the "S" phones is that there is already a full ecosystem of compatible accessories. And you get to enjoy the significant upgrade from the previous phone, and then a little extra. Coming from a 3GS to the 4S meant that I got to enjoy the upgrades from the 4, like the Retina Display and FaceTime camera, as well as Siri and a greatly improved back camera.
     
  7. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do they get better jobs, oh wise one? Haha
     
  8. Mechinyun macrumors 6502

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    It's very subjective to your personal taste.

    New releases seem to have more problems - but you may get a different phone.

    "S" releases typically fix the problems on the new release.

    Take your pick.

    Personally im going to hold out for the 5s this time around - too many problems
     
  9. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That makes sense. I know the iPhone 5 has had issues.

    Luckily, I've been ok except Siri not working sometimes but that's because of the servers.
     
  10. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    I can attest.
     
  11. chrisfromalbany macrumors 6502

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    can't see this as argument.. I want iPhone 5 over 5S and want iphone 6 over iPhone 6S.. one is a minor upgrade and one is major upgrade. More ppl bought iphone 5 over iPhone 4S for good reason..
     
  12. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    I'd rather be on the S. More refined, and the bugs are worked out.

    Personally I'd rater have the best of a given body style.
     
  13. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    WHat if you get all the phones every year... Are you luckier then?
     
  14. Shaddow825 macrumors 6502

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    Just out more money ;)
    I'm glad I skipped the 4S as it wasn't better than a JB ip4. Now the 5 had enough for me to give up a jailbreak. If the 5 doesn't have a JB I'd consider the 5S as I would have the 4S w/o a 4 JB.
     
  15. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Exactly. Why skip a cycle? ;)

    I'm lucky in that I have been able to get every new model, though I did only get a partial subsidy this time. Since my wife doesn't need the newest model, I can use the upgrade that's available each year going forward and we each get a new device to use.
     
  16. JCCL macrumors 6502a

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    More people buy 5 over 4S just because the market is still growing. By your logic more people would have bought 4 over 4S, which was not the case. The market has kept growing year over year.
     
  17. chrisfromalbany macrumors 6502

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    Look at the most basic level ppl wanted buy the iphone 5 for status symbol because it looked different then 4 and 4S. ppl always want a new model that they can easily differentiate. That wasn't the case with iPhone 4S and wont be the case with 5S. The interest in S models will always be less.

    Not sure why even arguing this.. there a big air of disappointment with 4S was released because everyone wanted a redesign with bigger screen. Have you not compared the reviews of 4S to the 5? The 5's reviews are noticeably better.
     
  18. dugbug macrumors 65816

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    Not aware of a systemic issue like the gsm 4 antenna. Rushed manufacturing scratches here and there, bum units, all the same with S cycles as well

    Doesn't mean there isn't one though ;)
     
  19. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    But if you compared the non S vs the S, the S model wins. You're comparing a 4S to a 5, which are different body styles/generations. The 5 seems like such a huge step up from the 4/4S because they moved away from the 3.5" screen, and changed the 30 pin, not only that but it weighs significantly less, thus why the 5 had more people wanting it. Just like when the 4 came out, people went crazy because it was a redesign.

    But when the 5S comes out, it will be superior to the 5. Faster, more features, kinks worked out, some sort of feature that the 5 wont have.

    So if you think about it, being on the S cycle, even though you are getting a phone that physically looks similar to the previous, it is the BEST model out of the two, specs wise at least.

    I'm on the S cycle only because my first iPhone is my 4S. Do I feel that being on the S cycle sucks? Absolutely not. Not saying that I'll be on the S cycle forever, but at this point in time it makes more sense.

    There are also those that upgrade every year, which I personally could never do. I think every 2 years is the best way to be 'wowed' by the upgrade every time.
     
  20. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    Edit: Lol ooops! Didn't realize this thread was so old :eek:
     

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