Do you NEED the new iPhones or WANT it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by WhiteIphone5, Sep 14, 2013.

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So.. What's it going to be.

Poll closed Sep 21, 2013.
  1. NEED 5S/C

    18 vote(s)
    18.9%
  2. WANT 5S/C

    57 vote(s)
    60.0%
  3. I'd buy anything with an Apple Logo :)

    8 vote(s)
    8.4%
  4. No thanks. This is it. I'm switching to android

    12 vote(s)
    12.6%
  1. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816

    WhiteIphone5

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    #1
    Many people like to have the latest from Apple, while many hold onto their old iPhones. 3G, 3GS... etc

    What device are you getting? Do you need it? Worth your upgrade?

    Just wondering.
     
  2. Sodner, Sep 14, 2013
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    Sodner macrumors 68020

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    Just WANT. I have the 5 now.

    EDIT: Oh I just saw the poll choices.

    I'm a bit of an Apple nut. I gotta pick the "it has a logo" one. ;-)
     
  3. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    I don't NEED an iPhone. Nobody NEEDs and iPhone to survive.

    That said, I do WANT an iPhone 5C and an iPhone 5S (I love both of them)
     
  4. neoelectronaut macrumors 68030

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    I'm holding onto my iPhone 4 until something physically breaks on it, whether it be the display going out, the battery stops taking a charge, or the internal storage going kaput.

    So...neither want nor need, really.
     
  5. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I have no personality or confidence or social standing of my own accord... new iPhone completes me.
     
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    Get ready for people wanting more poll options in 3...2...1...
     
  8. cube macrumors G5

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    The champagne iPhone looks nice, but I don't need it, so I'm not going to spend $1000 on it.
     
  9. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    To echo a previous comment: no one /needs/ the latest and greatest smartphone. Heck, there are probably very, very few people that /need/ a cell phone at all.

    That said, since I am required by my work to keep my cell phone locked with an extended passcode, the finger print scanner on the 5S that will let me get into my phone instantly (and securely) without having to 'button-swipe-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tapOK' to get into my phone ... every freakin' time, is about as close to a 'need' as I think there is, haha. :)

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    My daughter's not going to spend $1000 on it, either. She's going to spend $399 on it.
     
  10. cube, Sep 14, 2013
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    cube macrumors G5

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    Plus roaming charges, carrier lock-in, and handset surcharge.
     
  11. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    Most of the people who own smart phones don't even know how to use all the features, let alone "need" the features.
     
  12. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Still happy with my ip5 slate so ill hang to it for a while. Not to mentioned I spent like 700 bucks for it with early upgrade fee.
     
  13. OMAC83 macrumors member

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    I sold my 5 for an s4 so now I need a 5s lol no more android for this guy
     
  14. WhiteIphone5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What happened bro? Missed iOS? Lol

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    And activation fee :p
     
  15. cube macrumors G5

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    And monthly handset surcharge.
     
  16. WhiteIphone5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    And since its his daughter, I'm sure he'll add device protection :)
     
  17. cube macrumors G5

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    The surcharge to a basic mobile subscription is 50% if you get a phone, no joke.

    In absolute terms, you're looking at $250 for 2 years.
     
  18. Alx9876 macrumors 6502a

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    I went back to my iPhone 4 so now I am going to pay the stupid tax and buy the 5s at full price.
     
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    I have a 4 and I want the 5S. Will be need sooner or later though, as it is nearly three years old and I wouldn't go to another OS.
     
  21. Halcyon3608 macrumors newbie

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    It's about 75% want, 25% need. The screen on my 4S is broken, yes, but it's only the bottom and about an app tall, and I've been using it with minimal difficulty since "the incident" in April. If I really needed a new phone I would have used my upgrade in July to get a 5 (or I'd have gotten a 5 3 days ago and saved $100) but I have been stubbornly waiting for the 5S. My want for the 5S outweighs my actual need for it.
     
  22. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    ha same here, same price too.

    i'm holding onto the 5 another year, it's the ipad thats getting the upgrade this go around.
     
  23. nitromac macrumors 6502

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    Need it because my 5 has too many fingerprints!!!:(:apple::apple::apple:
     
  24. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I fall into the 'I want' category. I have a 4S and its working just as good as the day I bought it 2 years ago. I still get a full day's use out of the battery with plenty of capacity leftover most days.

    However, I don't even need an iPhone at all per se. I could easily make a dumb phone work for me. Sometimes I even ponder the idea just to save some money.
     
  25. clukas macrumors 6502a

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    Currently have a 5. The 5s doesn't have anything too compelling for me to upgrade. Love the new touch id, but is not a must. I'll be waiting for the 6 or 6S before I upgrade. Dumping the 5 for a 5S is really a waste of money unless you need the added security of touch I'd.
     

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