Is it pointless to get an iPhone 5S now?

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  1. Cogi macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a MacBook Pro and I feel having an iPhone will be amazing for the experience. I currently have a Nokia Lumia 1020 but I have the money for an iPhone 5S. Should I just wait till the next generation of iPhone? I could easily wait till the end of this year/early 2015.
     
  2. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    As always with these threads, if you want it now, buy it now.

    But if you're willing and able to wait, just wait.

    The Nokia Lumia 1020 is nice device. If I were you, I'd wait for the 6. You can also buy the 5S and sell it down the line.
     
  3. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    wait if you can, but then why buy that when the 6s will come out? when you need a phone, get it. if it will bug you that a new one will come out then just wait or sell the 5s and upgrade.
     
  4. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I think waiting and getting the new phone at launch is best. If you get it now in 2 years you won't be able to upgrade until this time of year and will end up with the same problem.
     
  5. IJBrekke macrumors 6502

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    I just got a 5S because I needed a new phone. If the next model comes out and blows me away I can sell the 5S and buy the newest unsubsidized for about a $200 loss. So you can either have a new iphone for the next 6 months or save $200. That's your decision.
     
  6. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    The 5S is still a great phone and I'm not saying it isn't worth it. But if you can live with the lack of apps I would stick with the 1020 and wait for the iPhone 6. The 1020 is still a decent phone if not a tad awkward to hold.
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'd get the 5s, but that's mainly because I can't stand Windows phone OS.
     
  8. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Depends on if you can wait or not. I know I can't, so it is far from pointless for me to get a 5s now. Regardless, it's only mid-March. You're looking at late-September before you can get one, that's quite a ways away.
     
  9. Gincoma macrumors 6502

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    might as well wait for the iPhone 8s...doesnt make much sense does it?
     
  10. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Just get a used 5. The experience is identical to the 5s except for the fingerprint sensor. I have both and side by side running the same software there is zero difference in responsiveness.
     
  11. Gincoma macrumors 6502

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    texting and calling yes you are correct, but games and multitasking the 5s is a huge difference
     
  12. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I just bought a 5S for my parents over the weekend. I would've had them wait for the 6, but they really needed a phone. I figured it would take 8 months before the unlocked 6 is released, as the unlocked 5S was released in November 2013. 8 mos. is a long time.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    Mid-cycle purchases are tough, no question about it. If you need it now, then its a great phone, but if you can hold off, then that would be the best.
     
  14. Deguello macrumors 6502

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    If you're hoping for an amazing experience, you might as well buy it now and get the disappointment behind you. It's a phone. It's a pretty cool phone, but it's just a phone.
     
  15. Caesars macrumors regular

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    Just wait, it's not as if you need a new phone and as the above poster said, buying mid cycle ... :-(
     
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    are you talking about and out-right purchase or burning an upgrade? This close to a new phone I would not upgrade if you are tight on cash. If you are buying the phone out-right and do not mind spending an extra $300 in a few months, go for it.
     
  17. albertc macrumors newbie

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    It really doesn't matter when you get it. There is always going to be something better on the horizon.
    I would argue to get the 5s because it's a proven tangible thing. There could be issues with iOS8 or signalgate again, and you would be stuck with that on the iphone 6. I always just wait and get the s version.
     
  18. Wide opeN macrumors 6502

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    6 months is not a short amount of time to wait. I say purchase now, and resell the 5s in order to get the 6.

    Problem solved.
     
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  21. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Don't buy the 5s at this point. You've a got a working smartphone for now so you are in a position to wait.

    If your Nokia fails prior to the launch of the new iPhone, then you'll have no choice but to upgrade.
     
  22. karatekidk macrumors regular

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    +1. Also, I ask myself if it's something I NEED or something I WANT. That usually helps me make a decision.
     
  23. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a

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    It really depends on you, if you want the 5s go and get it, if you don't feel like getting the 5s right now wait for the 6 :)
     
  24. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    Why not get it now? It will get you off that shameful OS with no apps! Do it! If you get a contract does it matter if you wait a bit for the new iPhone? Also it will be ideal to test the water to see if you even like the iPhone!
     
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