Do you prefer upgrading your iphone to S series or the original one?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SweetMystery, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. SweetMystery macrumors newbie


    Apr 25, 2015
    Sorry, I was having a hard time thinking of a clearer way to ask this. What I mean is do you for example buy a iphone 5 and wait for the iphone 6 to upgrade then the 7 and so on or do you prefer 5s then, 6s, And then 7s? (Assuming Apple still follows this pattern.) and why? :)
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    I started with the 4, then 5, and now 6+. I skip the s version as I'm not made of money!

    But also if you upgrade every time you don't notice much change IMO.
  3. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    I'm on the "s" generations. My first was a 5s, and I anticipate the 6s.

    I kinda wish I had gotten the 6 when it first came out. While there certainly is more value in using the best incarnation of a certain form factor, going with a non-"s" generation means the form factor can go longer without becoming obsolete and it also makes the next upgrade a bit less tempting.

    By the way, did you mean to put this thread in the iPhone sub-forum?
  4. birnando macrumors regular


    Jul 12, 2009
    Oslo, Norway
  5. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I started with a 4S as it was the first one available from my operator, and then went to the 6. I originally planned to be on the "S cycle" but after the specs were announced I found them underwhelming and decided to hold off for another year. I'm not sure what will happen next time around!
  6. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2010
    I get the new one every year, and it only cost about $200
  7. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020


    Sep 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    I'm on the straight number and upgrade every 2 years on th iPhone and am on the opposite cycle with my iPad so usually each fall I'm ready for one new device. I just got my 6 plus in 2014 and so t be ready until 2016.

    I'm on schedule for a new iPad this fall but as I am now using my iPhone 6 plus 90% of the time. Unless there is something majorly new, I might not upgrade the iPad.
  8. Jasmynp macrumors 6502


    May 15, 2011
    East Coast, USA
    It depends on my money and what the new version offers.
  9. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2013
    I'm still on my first iPhone 5, so I haven't entirely decided how to handle the upgrade cycle.

    My thought is that I perhaps should hold on to a phone until either (a) Apple no longer offers the device iOS updates or (b) The phone's features and performance are no longer satisfactory to me.
  10. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    This is tough, because I like the bells and whistles of the S, but prefer the new design of the i.e. 4,5,6, and upcoming 7. I'd choose design over waiting a year for those enhancements.
  11. stavsetty macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2015
    I'm on the original iPhone track. I'm not one of those people that can wait another year for such revolutionizing upgrades.
    For example, the difference between the 4, 5, and 6 is so drastic that I couldn't wait another year.

    I wish I could upgrade every year, but with my budget that's not possible.
  12. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    Have been on the original cycle, but it really would not make a difference to me. I just prefer not changing phones every year so the original cycle seems to just work out best.
  13. adamhenry macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2015
    On the Beach
    I was planning on waiting and upgrading my 5s to a 6s but I ran out of patience and got a 6. Now I'll have to wait and see what the 6s gets and see if I'm compelled to get it.
  14. JackieInCo Suspended

    Jul 18, 2013
    Normally I buy every iPhone. The iPhone 5 was the only one I skipped and I bought another 4S instead after selling my original which was on Verizon.
  15. AppleTech22 macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
    Although the S improvements are substaintial, I feel that the design improvements are much more upgrade worthy. If I were to be on the S cycle I would be in the mindset of "oh now I finally got it" (in reference to new design) after a year of seeing pictures, videos, and coverage. On the original cycle I am more in the mindset of "I can live without those features"(in reference to new improvements) and living in the hype of a newly designed exterior.
  16. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
  17. Wolverine311 macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2014
    I was on the 4s and 5s cycle and loved it as it focused on improving lags or bugs and made some spec improvements for a better overall experience.

    I couldn't help myself and went from 5s to 6 plus for the size. I don't do much in my phone but safari crashes a lot for me and tabs refresh apps get sluggish so the next s's will hopefully get that extra ram. I'm not used to my iPhone experience being hiccupy like this. I will jump back on s next round and remember this feeling as I'm sure the 7 will be yet another temptation but will come with many new "gates" the s will fix.
  18. rjalda100 macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2012
    I'm on the S cycle because of my contract, but I'll admit that sometimes it's really hard to resist upgrading early.
  19. Ringside macrumors regular


    Jul 12, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Been on the regular cycle since the 3g. I personally don't need a new phone every year. I feel like technology advances enough every 2 years to make me want a new phone. Also when I get a new one, I like it to be a different form factor than my previous iPhone. Makes it more exciting!
  20. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
  21. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Based on quite a few threads about this, different people upgrade differently for different reasons.
  22. Alx9876 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    After getting screwed every other year with the inferior model i.e. 3G, 4, 5, etc..

    I am now on the 5s as the 5 was nothing more than a 4s with three extra features and a thumb nail more screen. With that said, I am staying on the "S" cycle for now on.

    I'm really excited to see whats going to happen with the 6s later this year. Best decision ever is getting off that old cycle of crap models from the past.
  23. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    But 5 was much more coming from a 4 which is what many who were going for a 5 were coming from. So they aren't inferior models really depending on what you are upgrading from.
  24. Alx9876 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    I absolutely agree.

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