Is it worth buying an iPhone 5 now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dan987, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. dan987 macrumors newbie

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    Coming from a Galaxy S II, would it be best to buy an iPhone 5 now or wait until Apple released the next line up of iPhones?
     
  2. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't buy one for full price when the next one is likely only a few months away. If you can wait, the iPhone 5 will get a price reduction when the next model comes out.
     
  3. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    I would try to get one used from Craigslist or eBay. The prices are pretty good on them right now. I wouldn't go into an expensive contract for one when the 5S is only around 2 months away.
     
  4. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    My view: if you can wait 2 more months, just wait.
    If you're really wanting an iPhone 5, get it and forget about the rest, just enjoy it. It's a wonderful phone, and you'll probably be very happy with it.
     
  5. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    OP,

    Only you can answer that question.

    No one here spending the money, nor does anyone here know situation, nor understand your needs.
     
  6. Cody21 macrumors 6502a

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    If your Galaxy SII isn't in dire need of getting replaced, I would just wait it out for the 5S.
     
  7. oaktree macrumors regular

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    If your current phone is fully functional, I would wait until the 5S is released. Two members of my family just purchased an iPhone 5, one because her iPhone 4 was full and she just "couldn't wait", the other because she plans to move abroad in 13 months, and the sooner she bought a new phone, the less she had to pay to break her contract. Yes, we all realize she should have upgraded a year ago, but hindsight is 20/20.

    I, on the other hand, will wait until the 5S is released.
     
  8. Evnor macrumors newbie

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    Wait.

    5S is probably about 1,5-2 months from release. You will be glad that you waited.

    If your current phone is dead, you might want to consider Lumia 520 from Walmart for 130$ off-contract. It will serve you well until next iPhone is released.
     
  9. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    Buy now, the upcoming phone won't be anything more than the same old design with the only exception being an FBI style fingerprint scanner.

    iOS 7 will run just fine on an iPhone 5.
     
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    If I didn't have a 5 but had a working phone I would wait. If you really don't want to wait and aren't going to be unhappy when the 5S comes out, or you have the cash to sell your relatively new 5 and buy the 5S for retail, then go for it.

    Really it's all about what you want. I bought my 5 for retail after breaking my 4 which I had planned to keep until the 5S came out, and I'm very happy with it. To each their own; just don't let people harangue you for buying what you want when you want it.
     
  12. kevroc macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the same boat, no iPhone 5 and kinda frustrated by not having one. Got an S4 Active in the meantime and will try the Nokia 1020 for a few weeks, then after that who knows. Just trying to buy time until the new iPhone comes out.
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, it is too close to the release of the next iPhone to purchase the iPhone 5.
     
  14. Dannel macrumors member

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    If I were you, I prefer to wait for another two months. But if you really need iphone 5 urgently, follow your heart then.
     
  15. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    Thing is what will availability be like will there be a month waiting list?will they sell full price unlocked ones at launch?? Well all carriers iphone be available?
     
  16. SoIsays macrumors regular

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    The next iPhone is colored plastic. If you like a plastic iPhone that comes in different colors, you should wait.
     
  17. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

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    Wait until the fall there will be much better phones out then.
     
  18. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Should I answer this question now or wait a few days til it's asked again?
     
  19. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    The S2 is a pretty old phone (over two years old). The 5S will have the same radios, screen size, and design as the 5.

    Some improvements would be a faster chip, possibly battery life improvements, and the rumor finger print scanner.
     
  20. ogremoustro macrumors 6502a

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    That's the more affordable iPhone, not the 5S.
     
  21. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    I enjoy instant gratification. You clearly want it now. So go buy it now. Then sell it and buy the 5S when that comes out. No big deal, it's just money :cool:
     
  22. DioGuardi macrumors newbie

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    Why not wait a few months and buy the newest generation:cool:
     

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