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?