Did you do it? [upgrade from an iPhone 5 to a 5S?]

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AppleFan91, Oct 11, 2013.

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What did you do?

  1. Didn't upgrade and won't until iPhone 6

    18.8%
  2. Didn't upgrade, but will soon to the iPhone 5S

    5.9%
  3. Upgraded from the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 5S and LOVE it

    58.4%
  4. Upgraded from the iPhone 5 and regret it

    3.0%
  5. Other (even if you upgraded from the 3GS/4/4S/5, how do you feel)

    13.9%
  1. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

    AppleFan91

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    #1
    Upgrade from a 5 to a 5S. If not, why? if yes, why? If you didn't, do you think you will? If you did, do you regret it?

    Me: Yes, I upgraded because I sold my iPhone 5 for $400 and the upgrade was only $200. So I got a better phone and made $200. So I don't regret it.
     
  2. srsub3 macrumors 6502

    srsub3

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    #2
    sold 5 for a good price in july because a friend wanted it badly. got 5s full price almost free
     
  3. verwon macrumors 68030

    verwon

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    #3
    Yep! Love the 5s…upgraded, because I can! :)

    Still have my 4S and my 5, though.
     
  4. sviato macrumors 68020

    sviato

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    #4
    Contract is out in December, will upgrade from 4s
     
  5. firedept macrumors 603

    firedept

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    #5
    Still have 5 as I did not think the 5s was a big enough upgrade. Will wait to see where they go with the 6. If nothing to much with 6, will consider other choices.
     
  6. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    #6
    Upgraded from my 4S, and I'm keeping my 4S as a backup. Got a space gray 5S.

    I wanted to wait for the 6, but instead I'll be selling my 5S late this summer in order to get the 6.

    I'll definitely be enjoying the 5S for the year, it's a beast.
     
  7. SlasherDuff macrumors 6502a

    SlasherDuff

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    #7
    Upgraded from a 4s to a gold 5s. Didnt wan t a 5c since they have a plastic shell and doesnt come in a 64gb model

    No buyers remorse from me, this is a beautiful phone
     
  8. Sodner macrumors 68020

    Sodner

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    #8
    Upgraded myself from a 5 and my wife from a 4s. We both like the new phones a lot though I am a bit upset about #GyroGate and hope its a software fix that happens sooner rather than later.
    I say overall the 5s is a fantastic phone but I do think iOS7 on a 5s is the most unstable iOS/iPhone combo I have ever used. I'm sure with a patch or two more it will be better. So not LOVING, them but no regrets either.
     
  9. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    #9
    And, of course, it's camera is improved and takes much sharper and clearer selfies!:eek:

    :p
     
  10. verwon macrumors 68030

    verwon

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    #10
    The closet in my bedroom has mirrored doors, too! :p

    But speaking of that, I had to add one to my profile page that was taken with the 5s… it's your fault!
     
  11. B's iPhone macrumors member

    B's iPhone

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    #11
    Yeah, I upgraded from my 5.
    No reason not to, AT&T gave me $310 as a trade in and there was no wait.
    I went after work on release day and got a 32GB 5s.
    No regrets what so ever. I'll be upgrading next year too.
     
  12. Killcount macrumors newbie

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    #12
    Upgraded from a 4, absolutely no regrets I love this thing. Even if I got it off contract 32 gigs money well spent.
     
  13. hallidc macrumors 6502

    hallidc

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    #13
    I upgraded from the 5 to the 5S and I do not regret it. I've been upgrading iPhones yearly now so it has almost became a tradition of mine.
     
  14. CBSubliminal macrumors 6502

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  15. Seniordan macrumors regular

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    #15
    Kind of. My mom got the 5s on contract and gave it to me in exchange for my 5.
     
  16. TAI182 macrumors regular

    TAI182

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  17. luminouslight macrumors 6502

    luminouslight

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    #17
    Nope, I'm still rocking my iphone 5 and loving it :p. I'm waiting on the iphone 6 to upgrade.
     
  18. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

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    #18
    Upgraded from a 5 and no regrets. Love Touch ID and the improved camera. Don't really notice a difference with speed.
     
  19. Aucun Express macrumors regular

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    #19
    Financially speaking, upgrading from a 5 to a 5S does not make sense to me. That is why I think that the best thing is to buy the iPhone in the new life-cycle. Having the 3G, then the 4, then the 5 would be much better than starting with the 3GS, then the 4S, then the 5S.
     
  20. boomhower macrumors 68000

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  21. makotoisle macrumors 6502

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    #21
    I did, but only because I've changed carriers. We moved to a new home and have had a miserable time with Verizon reception at our new house the past few months but were waiting for the new phone to change.

    Honestly, it feels like the exact same phone. The fingerprint sensor is neat, but I don't really notice the speed upgrades that other people talk about.

    I'm sure I might appreciate the camera upgrade once I need it, but I after using both the 5 and the 5S, I don't think I would have paid to upgrade if I was staying with Verizon.
     
  22. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    #22
    Upgraded from a 5 and don't regret it at all.
     
  23. AlliFlowers Contributor

    AlliFlowers

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    #23
    Got $285 for my 4S. Only paid $199 for the 5S. Still have my 5. Totally worth the upgrade. I really love the camera.
     
  24. Cscottrun macrumors 6502

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    #24
    Didn't upgrade and won't till the 6. People can argue that its worth it and they love it, but its clear this was a minor upgrade. The benefits are a 1/4 second improvement in speed, a fingerprint sensor that basically does nothing but unlock the phone; its not incorporated into anything; and a slight camera improvement with a slomo gimmick. None of which are appealing to me. I'd rather a form factor change than all of those. The hardware was good enough as it was.
     
  25. kshen1 macrumors member

    kshen1

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    #25
    I upgrade my phone every year. And give my "old phone" to either my mom or dad, and use their upgrade. They don't care about the latest thing and having a year old phone isn't even bad :)
     

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