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JerTheGeek

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So I need some iPhone upgrade advice.
I currently have an iPhone 5s 32GB. It runs fine, and I even have the iOS 9 PB on it and performance is great!
But my contract is up in like 2 weeks, and so I am considering upgrading, just for a change.
So, I am wondering what I should do. Should I get an iPhone 6, or wait for the 6s? Or should I just stick with my 5s? Maybe wait for the mythical 6c possible this spring? What do u guys think?
Thanks!
 

nepalisherpa

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So I need some iPhone upgrade advice.
I currently have an iPhone 5s 32GB. It runs fine, and I even have the iOS 9 PB on it and performance is great!
But my contract is up in like 2 weeks, and so I am considering upgrading, just for a change.
So, I am wondering what I should do. Should I get an iPhone 6, or wait for the 6s? Or should I just stick with my 5s? Maybe wait for the mythical 6c possible this spring? What do u guys think?
Thanks!

You have a great working phone. At this point in time, I see no reason to not wait. We are about 1.5 months away from seeing a new release.
 

Newtons Apple

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So I need some iPhone upgrade advice.
I currently have an iPhone 5s 32GB. It runs fine, and I even have the iOS 9 PB on it and performance is great!
But my contract is up in like 2 weeks, and so I am considering upgrading, just for a change.
So, I am wondering what I should do. Should I get an iPhone 6, or wait for the 6s? Or should I just stick with my 5s? Maybe wait for the mythical 6c possible this spring? What do u guys think?
Thanks!

Before "scratching that itch" you have now, for a new phone, think about if the itch will return this fall when Apple introduces the new iPhones.
 
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Nelliebee

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You should definitely wait until September, because then you can decide between the new iPhone 6s or a discounted iPhone 6.
 

eoblaed

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So I need some iPhone upgrade advice.
I currently have an iPhone 5s 32GB. It runs fine, and I even have the iOS 9 PB on it and performance is great!
But my contract is up in like 2 weeks, and so I am considering upgrading, just for a change.
So, I am wondering what I should do. Should I get an iPhone 6, or wait for the 6s? Or should I just stick with my 5s? Maybe wait for the mythical 6c possible this spring? What do u guys think?
Thanks!

At the very least, wait for the 6S to be announced in a month or so and see what it's like.

If you're going to upgrade, it seems like upgrading to the latest and greatest would be your best bet -- give you something you'll be happy with for longer.
 

firedept

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As already stated you have a great phone that will last you till the next iPhone arrives from Apple. Wait it out. If the new phone does not offer anything really new in upgrades, maybe save some money by going with a 6 if the price is more reasonable.
 

JerTheGeek

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Do not forget that the 5S is worth some good money. Many seek it out for the size of the display
True, I could probable get at least $300 out of it and get the 64GB 6s. And the rumor is that the base 6s will be 32GB so in that case I'd be good. But it's always nice to have more storage.
 
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joeblow7777

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If you're happy with your 5s and therefore not itching to get rid of it, I don't see why you wouldn't wait to see what Apple brings to the plate in less than 2 months.
 

ucfgrad93

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You have a great working phone. At this point in time, I see no reason to not wait. We are about 1.5 months away from seeing a new release.

Before "scratching that itch" you have now, for a new phone, think about if the itch will return this fall when Apple introduces the new iPhones.

Agreed. The only way I'd buy one now is if I absolutely needed a phone. Since you are not in that situation, you should definitely wait.
 
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Shadowbech

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Like many others, I would suggest that you wait for the 6S and then upgrade. Definitely worth the wait and you won't regret it.
 

Shanghaichica

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I would wait. You don't have long to go and you may as well get the best iPhone available as you will most likely keep it for two years.
 

JerTheGeek

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So because of the new Verizon device upgrade program, I am able to get a $25 credit on my line, and so with the 64gb iPhone 6, it would end up being only like $6 a month, which makes it a total of around $150 total over 24mo. Should I go for that or still wait for the 6s?
 

GaryNoine

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This is the always interesting time period between models where you think it's too late to upgrade to the last released, but the new one hasn't been announced yet. I had the same dilemma that summer between the 5 and 5s; did I want the 5 or wait a few months to see what the 5s would look like. I waited and loved it even more, Touch ID and all. If your current device isn't giving you trouble and making it unusable, I'd wait for the next one.
 

clukas

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Follow everyones advice above, wait. Its not long now, only about a month and a half before were going to know more. This time will go by quickly, and you'll enjoy your upgrade even more.
 

JerTheGeek

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Update: I have decided to keep my 5s. The battery needs to be replaced, and I'll just pay the $79 rather than get a new iPhone, cause honestly I love the 4 inch size and don't want to give it up.
 
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