Buy iPhone 5S unlocked, or get used 5C?

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  1. JerTheGeek, Sep 15, 2014
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    JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

    JerTheGeek

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    Hello everyone.
    I am going to be getting a new iPhone for my bday in December to replace my 4S. I actually am pretty happy with my 4S, but I am planning on getting the Apple Watch and so I am going to be getting the 5c or 5S. So, I could get a used iPhone 5c for around $300. But, I might be able to switch to T Mobile and get a 5s from T Mo for either $450 or $350, depending on how much I would get for my 4s trade in from T Mobile.
    So, should I get the 5S or the 5C?
     
  2. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a

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    5s all the way. Phone is a beast. This is the first year I haven't preordered the new release because I'm 100% satisfied with how this phone runs.

    Can't say from experience if it runs any different but the 5c is running older specs and therefore won't be quite as future-proof.
     
  3. tgi macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure you could buy a 5S privately for $350-$450 without doing anything with your 4S. Then you could probably sell your 4S for $150-200 depending on condition etc.

    But I would go for the 5S over the 5C for sure.
     
  4. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    5S. It's got touchid so it may work with Apple Pay using the watch. Plus it's faster and will last longer with the more up to date hardware. It's simply a better phone. If you can afford it, it's an easy choice.
     
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I've seen people selling their 5S for under $300 (16GB versions). There will be a flood of them after the 6 and 6 plus actually launch. I would personally go that route. The 5C was basically already a one year old model the day it launched, effectively making it two years old. The 5S is one year old in about a week, and will certainly last you as long (or longer) as your 4S did.
     
  6. td1439 macrumors 6502

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    5S. I just upgraded from the 4S to the 5S and it's an amazing phone. The TouchID is a great feature. I've had the 5S less than 2 weeks and I already find myself trying to unlock my iPad by putting my finger on the home button, lol.
     
  7. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Actually I won't be selling the 4s, I'll be getting a trade in from T Mobile if I end up switching to them. So it would make the $550 5s either $450 or $350 depending on how much the trade in is worth.
     
  8. tgi macrumors 65816

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    Ohh I got it. Definitely go with 5S though!
     
  9. OneMike macrumors 603

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    If you can get a 5S for $50 more than 5S I'd do that. For $150 more I'd go with the 5C
     
  10. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That does make sense that the prices will drop once the 6 launches. I might just end up getting a used 5S for $350 if I can find one for that price; though if T Mo offers me $200 for the 4S I'll probably go that route.
     

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