iPhone (any model) users: Do you plan on buying an iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shenan1982, Apr 20, 2012.


Do you plan on buying iPhone 5 even though specs aren't yet known?

  1. Yes! I'm excited and will be ordering it onlinein store right away at release.

  2. No!

  1. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    I'm curious what percentage of iPhone users (any model) are planning on buying the next product (be it iPhone 5, iPhone HD, etc, whatever they call it). I'm interested to see what the percentage of loyal customers seems to be who are interested in buying it before they even release photos or specs of it. :)
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    im gonna stay with my 4 and go on a non contract plan
  3. iEnvy macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2010
    I want to upgrade and there is obviously a redesign on the way. This would only mean Apple will take more of my money. :)
  4. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I have had every iPhone thus far. This is the first year that I am seriously taking the "wait and see" approach. By that I mean that I was pretty much decided about "the next iPhone" before it was even officially announced. This year I am going to wait to hear what Apple officially unveils before I make my decision. I think those other OS's, namely Android, have caught up in fluidity and user experience having used those devices (some pretty extensively at this point). WP7 is a decent little OS too, and should be getting a huge boost in features, resolution, etc. with WP8 here this summer.
  5. Wide opeN macrumors 6502a

    Wide opeN

    Aug 27, 2010
    The 4S, is the first iPhone I could see myself keeping for the contract duration.

    With that said, it depends on how good the newness looks that'll make me want it.
  6. sand_man macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2011
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Due for an upgrade in Jan 2013 so yes, why not? :)
  7. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    This poll isn't well constructed.

    "Yes! I'm excited and will be ordering it online\in store right away at release." or "No!" don't cover every person's choice. Some people might want to wait to see if the iPhone 5 is worth upgrading to, or some people may plan on upgrading to it but can't when it first comes out. I would re-word your poll and add 2 more options.
  8. Phone Junky macrumors 65816

    Phone Junky

    Oct 29, 2011
    Sunshine State
    Upgrade eligible 9-1-12. Really liking my 4s...

    I dunno. Would have to be something really special.
  9. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Probably if the features and design are there. I buy outright anyway so no contract to worry about. I'll buy if it has more memory and features that my current phone doesn't. But if I don't buy I won't jump ship to Android or windows. I'll just wait for the next generation.
  10. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    I'm saying no as I'm more than happy with my 4S and trying to get off the "must upgrade every year" mentality that has seen me have every iPhone since the original.
    Don't know if I'll be able to resist, though :)
  11. theLimit macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2007
    up tha holler, acrost tha crick
    I currently have an iPhone 4. I might upgrade to a sixth gen iPhone at the end of the year if it's worth it.
  12. cwwilson macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2009
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Depends on how much better it is than a 4S running iOS6.
  13. HimOffTheTelly macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2011
    I love my iPhone 4 but I really need much more capacity so I'm waiting on the launch of the sixth gen iPhone to step up to the top line 64gb option (unless by then the storage options are bumped up to 32gb, 64gb and 128gb - one can always dream).
  14. dsquared81 macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2010
    Orange County
    Yup I'm due, i've been month to month since last summer
  15. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    Yes, I plan on upgrading a dumb phone (2nd line) to the iPhone 5, which I'll be using, and will give my 4S to my parents whom are using the dumb phone now.
  16. saberz macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2012
    I am waiting, my iPhone 4 has been great and I am hoping the 5 is a larger screen. That is my only qualm with it at this point. I use it for email, surfing and music, but it hurts in the email department when im on the go.

    The Note has me interested but the few times i messed with a demo unit didnt sell me on it (jerky and kind of slow when doing certain things.) that and if its not out in June I might switch, might.
  17. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    I think I was more wanting to see how excited people are for the iPhone 5 (or whatever the next would be). I'm the type of person who plans on ordering it. The funny part is I'm so bad that if the iPhone 5 were up for presale today, without any feature list or specs, I'd be first to line up to preorder. It's a great fanbase that Apple has built up, and I think there are a majority of iPhone users who would be right there in line with me.

    It's rare to hear from an iPhone fan who says "naw, I don't want the next model" ... good for Apple. Can you imagine if Ford or Toyota had a customer base that lined up for the next model, regardless of it's features? LOL
  18. Minhimalism macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2012
    Please for the love of god let it be released on T-Mobile as well..
  19. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    That'd be fantastic for consumers if it happens. I'd imagine it would, I bet the only reason the 4S wasn't was because at that time they were deep in merger, so it was somewhat irrelevant to put the extra effort into it.
  20. trina27 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    I'm not saying yes and I'm not saying no.

    Depending on the features I'll consider it. Especially considering I'm ready to upgrade from my 3GS.
  21. Demonface macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2012
    i dont think I will .I recently got the 4S so i might skip the iPhone 5 and wait for the iPhone 5S or whatever is released after.
  22. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    I already have an iPhone 5. But I do plan on purchasing the 6th gen when it comes out. :cool:
  23. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    I have an iPhone 4 that's doing just fine. If the next iPhone isn't 4+", I'm done with iPhones. I doubt I even wait that long with the great HTC Ones coming out. Those are starting to make the iPhone look very dated indeed. I hope Apple's designers are paying attention this time.
  24. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    For me, it depends on what the upgrade is like. I didn't get the 4S because I didn't feel it was a significant enough change from my 4.
  25. BBQ BOY macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2010
    I voted yes, but, like a few people here I will wait to see what the new features are. If the phone does not have a larger screen, then more that likely, I will not get the 5. I may for the first time since the 3G go with another company. I'm an Apple fan boy, but, the iPhone is now boring to me and not as functional for emails and text messages like other phones I have played with.

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