iPhone 4 owners will you get an iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by maflynn, Jan 2, 2011.


iPhone 4 owners will you get an iPhone 5

  1. Yes but only if <insert your carrier> gives a decent subsidy

    83 vote(s)
  2. Yes even if I have to pay full price

    69 vote(s)
  3. No, I'm sticking with the iPhone 4.

    74 vote(s)
  1. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    As the title suggests, I'm curious to see who may opt for the IP5.

    Yeah its wicked premature because we don't know any of the specs, but seriously has that stopped anyone before ;)
  2. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2009
    I'll definitely be selling the ip4 and buying an ip5
  3. iBryton macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2010
    It would all depend how much my dad's 3G S would be worth, because i'd be giving my 4 to him, selling his 3G S and buying a 5.
  4. Zepaw macrumors 65816


    Apr 18, 2010
    If it is a worthwhile update yes. I wouldn't bother if it was like the iPhone 3G to 3GS jump.
  5. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    Doubtful. I figure the next iPhone will be to the iPhone 4 what the 3GS was to the 3G: a decent, but unremarkable, upgrade. Sure, it'll be faster, probably have a couple new hardware features, but I don't think we'll see anything compelling enough to upgrade from the iPhone 4.

    Unless the 2011 iPhone is a huge upgrade over the iPhone 4, I'll wait until the 2012 release to upgrade.
  6. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010
    Absolutely. Selling the 4 and getting the 5 (4s, whatever). I don't care what it costs..though I expect to get a decent amount for the 4. It's in good shape.
  7. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    No, I'll change it in 2012 when the contract ends.
  8. zephxiii macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2010
    I think we'll need to know what the iPhone5 is all about before we start putting out polls line this.
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Yep! I'm the primary on my family plan so I can update yearly. Woot!:D
  10. Btrthnezr3 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2010
    I may get it just to turn around and sell my 4 and make up the purchase price plus the price of an additional ip5 on my gf's upgrade. I may still have money left over. :D
  11. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010
    I will also replace my 2010 13 MBP with the 2011 model, my iPad with iPad 2. and iPhone 4 with iPhone 4s. 2011 will be good.
  12. OasisNYK macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2004
    I love new tech as much as everyone on here, but I am not sure there will be a need to upgrade. It usually takes some type of killer improvement like the 4 was over previous generations. At this point the phone is fast enough and does everything I need. I can't imagine I will need much more out of it. Who knows though - I will definitely be following what the 5 has to offer.
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Depends on what the new phone will be like and it's features.
  14. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    ^ 1+ still a good 5 months before I can answer this. Plus it depends if I can still jailbreak. I don't do well with Apples restrictions.
  15. ozzyman500, Jan 2, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2011

    ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
    I'll probably stick with the iPhone 4 until the 4G network rolls out, it's just a slick device and the specs will be relevant for awhile.
  16. gdjsnyder macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2010
    Swoyersville, PA
    Yes. I love the 4's design, so I'm hoping it stays the same- and it better come out in white this time. Hah.
  17. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Only if the specs blow me away and at&t offers me a nice deal.
  18. ssdeg7 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    I would be really happy to buy the iPhone 5 (or 4G or 4Gs)
  19. MattZani macrumors 68030


    Apr 20, 2008
  20. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
  21. oakie macrumors 6502


    Oct 16, 2008
    it depends on the design and features. the only reason i bought the iPhone4 was because of it's new design. i really liked the flat glass front and back and stainless steel surround. it's also why i upgraded my MBP in 2008 and bought the new MBA... i'm a design junkie.
  22. xyz1534 macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2010
    Nope, will be under contract and don't want to pay $$$ for an early upgrade
  23. Al3x87 macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2010
    If 5 is way better than 4,I will buy one. But, if the differences between these 2 phones will be as the one between 3g and 2g, i won't.
  24. Fissure macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2010
    No one really knows what the iPhone 5 will bring but I think there's a 90% chance it will NOT bring a new form factor and/or major changes. My thinking:

    Major Changes, 10% Chance
    Apple must keep up with Google on the hardware features front even if iOS is arguably more refined, stable, intuitive and easier to use than Android. The OS alone being superior won't succeed in the long run, Android is getting more and more refined by the month.

    No Major Changes, 90% Chance
    One word, "Verizon". If indeed we see a Verizon iPhone announced mid to late January 2011 it'll most likely be an iPhone 4 of the same specs as the AT&T iPhone 4. Can you imagine Verizon getting the iPhone 5 before AT&T? I can't. On the other hand can you imagine the opposite? Verizon getting the current iPhone 4 and then 3-4 months later AT&T getting the iPhone 5? I believe Apple has got to bring the two carriers in synch from the get go so I'm leaning towards "No Major Changes". Perhaps just a speed and/or RAM bump for both carriers as this would not take that much engineering effort.

    Of course Apple could announce the iPhone 5 mid to late January 2011 on both carriers but not be shipping them till June 2011, but I doubt that'll happen. Apple typically hasn't done this except for when the first iPhone was announced.
  25. wikoogle macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
    I think the next iPhone will adopt a dual core Cortex A9 processor.

    Apple really doesn't have a choice. The dual core A9 gives MUCH better battery life than the current cpu, since it uses a lot less power and generates much less heat in typical usage scenarios. Plus, every other smartphone this year will be offering it.

    If the next iPhone offers some of these changes as well (atleast the 4" screen)...


    Consider me sold.

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