Is 5S going to be less boring than 4S? ;)

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is 5S going to be less boring than 4S?

  1. it's going to be as boring as 4S.

    25 vote(s)
    48.1%
  2. it's going to be less boring than 4S as NEW "Family Of iPhones" will be released.

    11 vote(s)
    21.2%
  3. it's going to be more boring than 4S as no ground breaking feature will be introduced.

    10 vote(s)
    19.2%
  4. all of us will be blown away with the surprise Jony Ive thinner all-aluminum iPhone Air.

    6 vote(s)
    11.5%
  1. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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  3. SoIsays macrumors regular

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    It will be amazing because it's newer than the iphone 4s and 5 and so it means it's better than those phones and their old-phone owning owners.
     
  4. Menel, Jun 27, 2013
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    If we get as huge an upgrade as the 4S was for 4 users, I'll be surprised.

    But I doubt that. 4->4S doubled cellular bandwidth HSPA 7.1 to HSPA14.2. We're currently sitting with LTE at 100mbps, there is LTE-A at 150mbps, but no US carriers have it yet, and it's not a doubling, and there is no benefit to doubling. There are no real further gains for the foreseeable future for cellular speed.

    4-4S. Doubled graphics, dual core GPU. The 5 is already so powerful, no apps are phased by even the 4S which will be 3 iPhone levels deep.

    4-4S more than doubled CPU/number crunching ability. New generation micro-architecture in dual-core configuration doubled number crunching but also introduced multi-threading which was a huge boon. Again, the 4S and 5 are already so powerful no apps phase them.

    These metrics will definitely not see such increases this time from the 5->5S as we saw from 4->4S.

    4-4S, brought 5mp -> 8mp camera, plus new 5 element lens system and 1080P video. This may be significantly improved, 13MP? 8MP but larger pixels for better light? Dual flash with tungsten tuned flash for low light images.

    4-4S, held constant with 10hrs of usage on battery. 5 held constant. Can they double battery life? Will we see a 5S that doubles the battery usage to 20 hours? That would be revolutionary... But I don't think we have that in battery technology.

    ... New major camera revolution. I don't see anything else, and if it does change, it will have little impact on the end users.
     
  5. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    iPhone 4 owners considered the 4S a "boring" upgrade while iPhone 3Gs owners considered it an exciting upgrade. It depends upon what you're coming from. Funny thing about two year contract cycles.
     
  6. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    But if it looks the same as last year's model, how will people know I'm cool?
     
  7. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a

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    I guess you'll just have to have a . . . good personality :eek:

    :D
     
  8. cynics macrumors G4

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    Hmm. Where can I get one of those and can I get AppleCare+ with it?

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    It will probably be pretty boring IMO. Every update has been boring to me when compared to the previous generation. But its a little less boring when you skip generations.

    I just wasn't too impressed with the 5. I'm hoping the 5S gets some new piece of software that its exclusive too it like all the previous S models. If not I'm gonna skip it and see what the 6 offers. I can't go much further then that because I do want to stay on the latest OS.
     
  9. oaktree macrumors regular

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    I can't vote based on your premise. I never thought the 4S was boring. In fact, I was disappointed I didn't qualify for it.

    My vote would be: I'm not sure the 5S will be as exciting as the 4S.:D
     
  10. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Channeling Steve Jobs: You Got No Taste.
     
  11. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    So it is, or is not, going to be less boring, depending on the results of this poll?
     
  12. GodWhomIsMike macrumors 6502a

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    If you are bored of the 4S, you will likely be bored with the 5S. Although, the only people I can see being super happy with the upgrade will be those like me that opted for the 16GB 4s. I am constantly running out of storage space. It sucks, and it is my fault for being such a cheapskate at the time. I probably would have kept it for at least another year or two if I opted for the 64GB model at the time.
     
  13. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    How is using the same design considered boring ? Is the S4 a boring phone since it follows the same design that the S3 and Note 2 follow?

    Apple isn't making the 5S for 5 owners. They're making it for 4S owners. Most people wait more than a year until they upgrade new phone.

    That doesn't mean that a jump from a 5 to 5S won't be worth it. The jump from a 4 to a 4S was worth it due to the performance gains plus the idea of having a world phone that has Siri.
     
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    The 4S was exciting...

    ...and the 5S will be even more so! :eek:
     
  16. jcpb macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 64GB 4S, and a 64GB iPod 5G, and I'm still running out of space. :)

    Although, if I were to buy an iPhone again, I'd go for the lowest capacity model and then use the money saved towards a maxed-storage WiFi-only iPod/iPad.
     

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