I am currently eating my words.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by joshwithachance, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    I have been saying how the 5s is underwhelming, not worth it, Apple has lost it's spark, etc. but I was WRONG.

    I decided to pick up a 32GB space grey 5s on T-Mobile today (with the JUMP program) and I am absolutely LOVING this thing!

    I do wish the screen was a bit bigger, but otherwise this phone is a quality product, and the space grey is stunning in person!

    Also, I'm a bit obsessed with Touch ID and just how great the camera is compared to my HTC One that I replaced.
     
  2. skafia macrumors 6502

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    This is usually the case with *all* Apple products. I was the first out of all my friends and co-workers to own an iPhone 2G and everybody was bashing on it. As soon as the price dropped, everyone bought one and loved it.
     
  3. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    The 5S is nice but not THAT different than my 5 was with iOS 7.

    I really like the new OS 7:)
     
  4. rjkgr macrumors regular

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    its okay! i thought i was too! dont feel bad its all good
     
  5. joshwithachance thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's definitely NOT much of an upgrade compared to the 5, but for someone on an earlier iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone it's a pretty significant product.
     
  6. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    This phone isn't meant for iPhone 5 owners to begin with, but it's a HUGE jump for anyone else.

    P.S. respect for coming on here and admitting your mistake about the 5s!
     
  7. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

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    Why is that? I was a 5 owner. Now I have a 5s. Did I do something wrong? I checked with Apple and they said it was OK for me to go to a 5s from a 5.
     
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  9. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    Sure for tech enthusiasts that want the 5s that badly then sure, but for those who just want to pout and troll about "I'm in a 2-year contract with my iPhone 5 so the 5s is a worthless upgrade compared to it!" then it's not for them and they need to shut their mouths.
     
  10. metzy25 macrumors 6502a

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    I as well came from a 5, and I feel like its a nice upgrade, especially with the camera.
     
  11. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    the fingerprint scan is nice. but I would not have upgraded if att did not goof and give me a really early upgrade and i could sell my 5 for a profit. I mean I have had more apps not working then on the 5 with 7 on it.
     
  12. billycuth macrumors 6502a

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    oh you didn't hear? apple reps are lying to customers. ;)
     
  13. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, not like they're there to sell stuff. They just help the humanity.
     
  14. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    That's a good honest description. It's a nice but not must have upgrade from the 5. If you can pull it off and break even, it's a no-brainer.
     
  15. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm, I wondere why they let me buy one?:p

    The OP is talking 5 to 5S.

    Not that big of a deal but a darn nice phone.
     
  16. aka777 macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely, a huge jump from the 5 too.

    Even the wife who typically is angry that we are upgrading and zero interest in tech cannot believe the difference between the 5 and 5s.
     
  17. Jimmy James macrumors 68030

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    It's my ideal phone. There is nothing more I need from my phone hardware.
     
  18. aka777 macrumors 6502a

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    I still cannot get over how fast the webpages render.

    Camera works great in complete darkness too.
     
  19. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Agree that the 5s is a great phone. The problem with reading technical specs is that you see its just a bunch of incremental upgrades. But once again, the sum is more than the total of the parts. Well done, Apple.
     
  20. Guy Mancuso macrumors 6502a

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    I came from the 5 and thought at first to pass on it but I also never used the pass code since it was a hassle. But I did want to protect my data so I thought I should and my son really wanted the touch ID. So we both got them and have to say outside what's written in the specs . It really is a worthy upgrade and I do happen to like the new OS on it. The touch ID can be obsessive. It's fun. LOL
     
  21. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Throw some shredded cheese on them, cheese makes everything taste better….

    Okay, maybe not jell-o, but you get the point! :)

    Glad you're enjoying your new toy!
     
  22. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    I'd say that it's a safe bet that the majority of the people that are so outspoken against the iPhone are people that have either never touched one, or had an iPhone 3GS/4 and are making claims about the quality of the iPhone 5s. That would be like me saying the Galaxy S4 sucks because i hated my Galaxy S2
     
  23. Fission macrumors regular

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    Could those that feel the 5s is a huge jump from the 5 please explain HOW? Everything I've seen show the 5 hanging in there with the 5s. Even the camera is close...

    Either y'all are in your honeymoon stage, or YouTube is wrong...
     
  24. scaredpoet, Sep 27, 2013
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    scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    I'm a former 5 owner, moved to the 5s and handed down my 5 to my significant other. Gotta say, I'm lucky that she's an more a tech enabler, wanting me to upgrade so she can get my hand-me-downs faster. Most guys seem to have the opposite problem. :)

    That said, it's definitely not a night-and-day difference between the 5 and 5s. In fact, I mgiht've been okay with sticking to the 5 another year. I don't notice the 5s being any faster to do things.

    HOWEVER, the camera is the 5s IS a lot better than the 5, and proves that you don't need more pixels to take way better pictures. I'm all about photos, so this alone justifies the upgrade for me.

    The fingerprint sensor is kinda neat, though my problem is I have a bit of OCD, and I wash my hands a lot. Side effect: I get dry, chapped hands in the winter, and already, the weather's just cold enough that my fingertips are dry. I can say it's definitely affecting the performance of the fingerprint reader, and where just a day ago it was fine, I'm starting to see lots of misreads.
     
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