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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by imeth, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. imeth macrumors regular

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    iPhone 6. Gold A7 chip here I come!!! O sold my measly 16GB att for $500.
     
  2. sim0n macrumors member

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  4. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    So you will not have a phone for months?

    The iPhone 6 is a L O N G way from being introduced.
     
  5. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a

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    Why are you so hell bent on calling everyone who upgrades crazy ?? If I have the means, I will upgrade,..my choice, not asking u for anything, am I ? :rolleyes:
     
  6. Motherload0211 macrumors member

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    I think you meant iphone 5S, right ? since (1) iphone 6 will not come out for another year or so, (2) A7 CPU will not be on the iphone 6 but an A8 chip by that time as well.
     
  7. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    So you sold your phone a year early? Good for you.
     
  8. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    I just sold my 4S and scooped a 5. Price difference, $120. Can't beat that.
     
  9. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    I'm listing mine for sale this Friday. Gives me two weeks to sell and then I can have my new one before I give up the old.
     
  10. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Sold mine as well OP - 32GB iPhone 5 AT&T for $525 + shipping. Had a knick in the top.

    Looking forward to next week's announcement and the release toward the end of the month!

    I'm thinking about trying to pick up an iPhone 5C as well to serve as a backup if my phone or my wife's goes down as well as to use in instances like now where I need to sell early to get maximum value.

    Luckily for me, I use my iPhone for work and they had a 4S (that was supposed to be issued to me anyway, I just chose to use my own 5) they could give me for the time being.
     
  11. walmartmartyr macrumors 6502

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    Just sold my 5 32gb for 615$ but it has Apple are till Sept 2014
     
  12. ebika macrumors 6502

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    Where are you all selling your phones? Craigslist?
     
  13. bueller1 macrumors 6502

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    Yea just out of curiosity where are you selling a 32GB for 500+ ?
     
  14. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    I do not understand people who sell their phone to buy another phone that looks the same and it's 0.5 seconds faster with a better camera.

    I upgrade when a new design is introduced :

    Bought the Original iPhone in late 2007, the iPhone 3G in early 2009, iPhone 4 on launch day and iPhone 5 on launch day. Next upgrade : iPhone 6 on launch day.

    Just my two cents. :eek:
     
  15. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    I sort of agree. I can't understand people that upgrade every year. To me, the 5S (from what I hear) isn't going to be dramatically different than the 5. We all know it will get a speed boost and camera upgrades, and some sort of cool feature, but I don't understand upgrading yearly. Having a phone for only a year seems like such a short period of time. My 2 year old 4S is still mint and runs smooth as butter and fast as ever. I might not even upgrade. I kind of want to get off the S cycle (4S is my first iPhone). Wonder if I should wait for 6?
     
  16. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    Possibly because it does have the following:

    1. Faster CPU as mentioned
    2. Better camera as mentioned
    3. Dual flash that can assist a lot more over the single flash
    4. FingerPrint sensor that many like to eliminate entering a passcode numerous times.
    5. Better Battery perhaps that may or may not give longer batter life.
    6. Possibly because with a faster CPU, the iphone 5S will have as a guess, longer laster power with new updates that the older one may not have or may not be as fluid. Only a guess
    7. Possibly because of the newer added color
    8. Possibly because of the better built that does not scratch as easy. Only rumored, but we will find out Tuesday.

    9. Because some have the MONEY to do so each year. ;)
     
  17. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    iPhone 5 is still a power house. There is no need for a faster CPU because the OS will not be more fluid. A increased size in RAM will be welcome thought.
    And about the camera, who takes professional photos with their phone ? 8-10MP is perfect.
    FIY, I also have money to upgrade every year but there is no need.
    As I was saying, just my two cents.
     
  18. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    I have the money to upgrade yearly, I just think it's a waste of money. I kind of hate when people say that when asked why they upgrade yearly... "because I have the money", yea so do I, but I also have the sense to know where money should/shouldnt be spent.

    I'm not knocking people who upgrade yearly, whatever floats your boat. And again, I can AFFORD to upgrade, I just don't know why every year you'd need a new phone. It's pure consumerism and it's wasteful and pointless, again my opinion.
     
  19. Thierry ba macrumors 6502a

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    Just bought 4S 64GB on CL hardly used for 300$. Almost brand new.
     
  20. matttye macrumors 601

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    My i5 does everything I want it to, and it does it with minimal wait.

    I'll be giving the next iPhone a miss but can't wait for iOS 7 :D
     
  21. sharts365 macrumors newbie

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    uh, gold? You sure about that buddy?
     
  22. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    The phone's external color will be gold, the APU will be an A7.
     
  23. rsxmachine macrumors 6502

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    some of us actually make money by selling their iphone and purchasing the new one. Last year I sold iphone 4s and bought a 5 and made almost 200 bucks. This year, if i go ahead and sell 5 for 5S, I will either break even or make around 50 bucks. It all depends on your plans and whether you can negotiate with carrier. For me its a no brainer to upgrade if I can break even or make money, even if I have to extend contract.
     
  24. sharts365 macrumors newbie

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    I was referring to the fact that a gold iphone is somewhat "tacky". With the 3 other colors i'm not sure why anyone would pick gold....:eek:
     
  25. hagr182 macrumors regular

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    would upgrade if I could, but I want to hold on to my 4S for the same reason Im holding on to my iPad 2, fanboyism, they were supposedly the last designs jobs had a hand on, so I want to keep em.

    I will upgrade once the real iPhone 6 comes out, with the aid of a contract renewal so I keep my 4S.
     

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