Are S series phones magical/hard to give up?

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  1. Essenar macrumors 6502a

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    I was in another thread and while responding to it, I realized something:

    I've never owned an iPhone ~S that I could part with easily, even when it was for an upgrade.

    I owned a 3GS back in iOS 3 days, jailbroken and I loved it. I loved it so much that, even when I got an iPhone 4 with Verizon and gave my 3GS to my girlfriend at the time, I kept having this itching sensation to take it back from her.

    My iPhone 4 unfortunately didn't experience the same unconditional love. I traded it for an HTC Thunderbolt a month later and kept the Thunderbolt for a year.

    And then I had an iPhone 4S. Something about it felt different. I had it temporarily and didn't want to give it up, to the point that I even considered giving up my S3 for it.

    Right now I have the iPhone 5 and it's a gorgeous device. But I've already been tempted by Note 2 and Nexus 4 + cash trades. I don't know how long I can hold onto it and everyone assures me it's a beautiful device.

    Is it possible that a new iPhone form factor has a lot of mystique leading up to the release but the S version has mystique in the process of ownership?
     
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  3. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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  4. izzle22 macrumors 6502a

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    I think this is a personal problem/condition you have.
     
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    You had trouble going from 3GS to the 4? Wow... never heard that complaint.
     
  6. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Umm...
    No.

    Btw, I tried a Note II the other day, and although I wanted to like it, it was awful. Really slow, wouldn't open apps quickly, lags when scrolling and one model I tried rebooted in the middle of it all!
     
  7. predation macrumors 6502a

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    I have a note 2 and what you've just said made me laugh.
     
  8. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Hey, I'm just going on what I saw. It may've been faulty, had too much stuff installed etc but it did happen on two separate units. I've not got anything against the Note, I wanted to like it, but the 15 minute go I had on it was terrible.
     
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  10. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    It's just a phone. The S is nothing more than a model identifier. It's Apples way of Stretching out how much money they can grab before the next rev.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Neither have I. The iPhone 4 was way better than the 3GS.
     
  12. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    You tried a demo unit in a shop thats why it was awful.
     
  13. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Not IMO. I'll ditch mine when I'm ready to upgrade. There's no mystique or other attachment to it for me. It seems to be more a matter of you then the devices.
     
  14. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I try demo units of iPhones and HTC Ones and they're fine. They're no different from the real thing, just preloaded with a few apps.
     
  15. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Easy on the weed bro. ;)
     
  16. 617aircav Suspended

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    Why do you need that assurance? It's just a phone v
     
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  18. warriorz macrumors regular

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    There's no magical quality. They are just faster.
     

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