I can not wait to upgrade from my iPhone 4.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gc15, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. gc15 macrumors regular

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    Not only have I had it 2 years, it's really starting to show its age, for example my lock button does not work anymore. Also it has been lagging a lot more lately with newer apps being released and crashing a lot more with older apps. Are other people having their iPhone 4's act slower, just wondering?

    Anywho I can upgrade now since my contract is up, but I think I'm going wait to see what the next version has to offer. Plus I wanna keep my unlimited data so I won't be signing a new contract. If the next version is not much of an improvement, I'm hoping I can snag someone's Verizon iPhone 5 for a decent price. What would you guys do in my shoes?
     
  2. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    I also cannot wait.

    I've always found the 4 to be slow. Maybe a bit more now since its been 1.5 years since I've done a restore. OTOH I'm actually surprised by how well it's held up.
     
  3. Knockworstface macrumors regular

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    My iPhone 4 runs great, gives me zero problems and never crashes. Are you updated to the latest firmware? And do you clear your history, cookies and cache? I also power mine off when I go to bed. I dunno. I've had it for almost 2 years now and it's served me well and it's my best friend. :apple::D
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Shouldn't had kept updating to the latest&greatest&PowerHungry stuff.
     
  5. Knockworstface macrumors regular

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    I'm on iOS 6.1.2 and my iPhone 4 runs great. No complaints. Up until 2 months ago I was on 4.3.3 and the thing ran a lot slower before I finally updated to iOS 6.
     
  6. sk24iam macrumors regular

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    I personally prefer to have the newest that is available when my upgrade comes around so I would go with the 5s. Actually I probably would just upgrade to the 5 now. But if you waited a few months, I would upgrade to the 5s, that way when it comes time for the upgrade after that, you are left with a phone to sell that is more valuable (5s).
     
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    The iPhone 4 isn't that bad. I know a lot of people who still use it without any complaints. It's quite nice, actually, that it's decently functionable. Of course, it really can't beat a 5 or even 4S though.
     
  8. irDigital0l Guest

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    I'd say the iPhone 4 is still the most popular phone used (maybe with some 4S included). Then it would be the Galaxy S3 and then the iPhone 5.

    Seeing more GS3 and iPhone 5 recently, probably because 2 year contracts are over for most people.
     
  9. Moccasin macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone 4 is still going fine. Had to have the back replaced a couple of weeks ago but apart from the occasional crash it has been working well.

    I tried the iPhone 5 for a couple of weeks but, for a few reasons, decided to hand it back before the two week period was up.

    The key reason for holding onto the iPhone 4 was the 5's lack of support for 4G on the UK O2 network. I'm expecting the 5S will have that support. To be honest though, I didn't see any real benefit in the upgrade at that point. Nowhere near the change from 3G to 4 - though that was partly because iOS 4 slowed the old phone down to a painful speed.
     
  10. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    My iPhone 4 is getting laggy when using some apps; Facebook and WWF, for example, both have moments where they seem to "lock up" when pulling updates which can take quite a few seconds. My wife's 4S is definitely snappier. It's still a great phone and a big improvement in terms of one-handed useability from my Nexus 4 but yeah, I'm excited for the 5S release just in time for my upgrade.
     
  11. TWD98j macrumors regular

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    Slightly OT, but I am itching to upgrade from my 4S.

    I've had this thing since launch day in Oct 2011 and I'm personally ready for something faster and with a bigger screen. Trying to watch movies on HBO/MAX GO apps or on TruTV app makes for cramped quarters on 3.5".

    Also, while the AT&T "4G" is OK in my area ( ~ 5 mpbs down, 1.5 mbps up), if I had LTE those speeds would quadruple easily.

    Also the 4S is beginning to show its technological age. Even though it packs a still-relevant A5 chip, it only has 512mb of RAM - same as the 4 - and that can impact multitasking and efficiency, with respect to the fact that it has to reload safari pages that I've saved quite frequently.

    I did not get the 5, as I am not eligible to upgrade until May. And by then, it would be (for me) pointless to jump on a 5, because the next generation iPhone (5S?) will probably be right around the corner....
     
  12. BoostDeuce macrumors member

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    I'm waiting to see what the Galaxy S4 has to offer. My wife has a S3 but the screen being too big is whats holding me back.

    I may pick up a iphone 5 this weekend. If i get a 5 now, i'll be eligible for upgrade by the time the 6 is out if i want one then. The 5s won't have drastic improvements, but the 6 will be a different phone. Look at the 3g to the 3gs, not big improvement, but the 3gs to the 4 was a huge change. The 4 to the 4s just added siri, but the 5 added a bigger screen and a nicer, lighter case.
     
  13. sviato macrumors 68020

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    Clearly you can wait because if you couldn't then you would've already upgraded
     

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