If you have a 4S will you upgrade to the 5s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by twoehr, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. twoehr macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2013
    East Coast US
    I'm curious as to how my fellow 4S owners are taking to the 5s. I have a 64GB 4S on Sprint and have been eligible for an upgrade since June. Overall I don't think the 5s is that bad, if we step back for a minute I think you could easily argue that the leap from 5 to 5s is better than the 4 to 4S. (Boy, was the 4S unloved when it came out!)

    50% of what is holding me back is Sprint. I'm thinking of switching, and am on a family plan were I'm "out of cycle" with the other 3 phones, all iPhone 5's. I'm thinking of delaying until next year and then jumping all 4 at once to AT&T and iPhone 6's when they come out. I'll probably suffer in the last 6 months as apps become too powerful for my processor and maybe my resale of the 4S won't be do hot, but I'm reaching my limit with Sprint, no LTE where I live and with my individual luck if I buy a 5s now the iPhone 6 will have a 6" screen. (Say it now, say it loud, "6 in 6!")
  2. billycuth macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2010
    If I had a 64GB 4s or 5, my answer might be different.

    I went with 16GB last time because I was more budget conscious at the time. But I struggled with that amount of storage. So that's really my biggest motivation for upgrading. Otherwise I have been very happy with the phone.

    I am hoping that by getting a 64GB 5s, I will be set for a long time.
  3. user-name-here macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    If you have a $500 subsidy available via carrier upgrade and don't use it you are simply throwing money away.

    Yes, I will be upgrading.
  4. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    I'm ugprading. I use two phones and I previously had a 16 GB iPhone 4 and 64 GB iPhone 4S. I sold the 4, so I will now use an iPhone 4S and 5s, both 64 GB.
  5. Centris 650 macrumors 6502a

    Centris 650

    Dec 26, 2002
    Near Charleston, SC
    I have a white 4S and I'm a available for an upgrade from Verizon. I will be upgrading (hopefully!) to a 5S. The 4S has been a GREAT phone and I've really enjoyed it but I'm really eyeing the camera upgrade/features with the 5S. Plus my wife and I are on alternating upgrade cycles so last year when my wife upgraded to the 5 she did her "I Have A Better iPhone Than You" dance and song. I've waited a long time to sing that song to her!
  6. HeyKatie macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2012
    I am only because I have a 16gb 4S and desperately need more space.
  7. Tmelon macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2011
    I'm upgrading to the 5S solely for the LTE. 3G on Sprint is brutally slow and Wi-Fi around my campus is spotty.
  8. elistan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2007
    Denver/Boulder, CO
    From what I can tell, my 4S is worth $200 or more as a trade-in, so a 16GB 5S would cost nothing out-of-pocket. (Except for signing a two-year contract on a service I plan on keeping anyway.) Seems like a no-brainer to me. (But I might spend a bit extra and opt for a 32GB model.)
  9. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    I am a pre-paid user with a $10 monthly so I don't think you are interested what I do with my 4S.

    Back to your prob. You keep talking about "potential" minuses and nothing about actual, right now, problems you have with Sprint.

    But OK, you want to look ahead. So wait. Now once you detach from your family plan, your monthly is gonna increase.
  10. gSOLO macrumors member


    Jun 30, 2008
    I'll be upgrading 4S to 5S. Not sure how long ago it was, but somewhat recently my area got LTE, so I'd like to be able to take advantage of that. Disappointed in a lack of a 128 GB option, but I'll manage. Not all that interested in a bigger screen really.
  11. mproudfoot macrumors member


    Jul 10, 2008
    No, i have a 64Gb 4s and in terms of size and function, it's perfect for me. When it dies, I'd probably be more inclined to move to something that uses micro usb connectors than the lightning connector.
  12. Jesla macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2013
    Tennessee USA
    I've always been on the 'S' upgrade cycle.
    Going after the Gold 5S, mostly for LTE
    and the White Face.

    But I don't have to have it on the first day
    or even week.
  13. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    I'm upgrading 1000% sure :D

    Your situation is different though due to wanting to change carriers. I would say wait until next year if you are 100% sure you are changing carriers.

    Also a 6" iPhone LMAO
  14. klb028 macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2006
    Same here!

    I have a 16GB white iPhone 4S, and I will DEFINITELY be upgrading to an iPhone 5S!
  15. jess222 macrumors 6502


    Apr 13, 2010
    Most definitely here! I've had an upgrade available since July waiting for the 5s to be released. Will probably end up trying to order from Verizon at 1201 because I have to work Friday morning. Want a 32gb white (same as I have now but in the 4s, it's been a great phone but I'm ready for the upgrades!)
  16. SamIchi macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    Yup, I like being on the 'S' cycle, or at least I've convinced myself to like it.

    They have more time to spend on the innards, which are substantially efficient since they already had a go at it and have less unforeseen 'launch' mistakes. And the 5S is coming with iOS7, which I assume, is what it is optimized for.
  17. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    I am surprisingly not really tempted. My 4S does everything I ask of it right now, and still supports almost all of the features of iOS7. Besides, I love the 3.5" screen and I have all kinds of accessories that wouldn't fit the new lightning connector.

    Most importantly, however, I don't think I could get enough for my two-year old 64GB 4S to cover the upgrade cost of $399.

    But, hey, if anyone wants to buy a gently-used 4S for $400, I'll sell it.
  18. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2008
    Southern California
    Makes no difference, each iPhone has different "innards" than the last. The 5S has different processor, different GPU, different camera, etc. Don't know what you're referring to...?
  19. iSocialista macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2013
    I have a 4S on Sprint and I'm switching to a 5S on Verizon.
  20. SamIchi macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    I said they have more time to spend on the innards. Marrying the innards to the outer case has development time. If they already have experience with the same size case basically they'll have less mistakes, making production more efficient.
  21. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2012
    It really depends on you, if you want and feel the need go for it, but for me you'd better stay one more year with the 4s and get the 6 gen iphone :).
  22. Dave245 macrumors 603


    Sep 15, 2013
    I had the 4S and i will be buying the iPhone 5S, mainly because i had an S4 and hated it then sold it. I will be buying tomorrow night at 12:01 hopefully they will have plenty of the gold, 32GB :D
  23. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    Nope. Bought my 4S new when the 5 came out (many reasons why I won't buy one). Passing the 4S on to the wife when my 5C comes in.
  24. Dominicanyor macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2012
    I have a 4s and I love my phone. The pics are great on the 4s and its just the right size for me. Something's just have to end I really don't want to give my 4s up but is about that time. 5s 16g here I come.
  25. tmt macrumors member


    Mar 8, 2009
    I didn´t think to upgrade from my 4S but think I´ll have to do a raincheck on that...
    it seems to have a lot of nice touches, including the touch id.

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