Bi-annual update vs yearly update to an older model

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by blizeH, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. blizeH, Sep 17, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2012

    blizeH macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2009
    Hi all,

    I'm looking exclusively PAYG/SIM only deals right now, so need to buy the phone up front.

    I've always bought bi-annual updates, so 3G -> iPhone 4 -> iPhone 5. But I'm starting to wonder if that's a good idea?

    Beyond the new form factor, I'm not sure the iPhone 5 offers an awful lot over the iPhone 4S. So I'm considering a 4S. Then I could constantly be one generation behind (unless a new and utterly spectacular model comes out that I can't live without) and potentially save quite a bit of money.

    Has anyone else done this? I haven't worked out the specifics but I'm sure it'd be cost effective, and mean I always get a fairly recent phone...
  2. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    How could the iPhone 5 offer a lot more over the iPhone 5 since its the same phone?
  3. blizeH thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2009
  4. blizeH thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2009
    Are there any benchmarks yet for the iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S?

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