New to iPhone. 4s or 5?

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  1. Sanction macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    I've read threads about the good and bad points to upgrading iPhones to the new 5, but I'm looking for thoughts for a new user.
    I have a new iPad which I'm still running OS5 on, but I've never had an iPhone.
    So I'm really looking at whether I should go straight in for the new 5 or pick a 4s which lots of people still seem to prefer.
    Hands on the size isn't going to be the clincher for me, more everyday use. So those with experience of both, what would you recommend?
    Thanks
     
  2. CanadaEh macrumors regular

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    If you're new to iPhones, you might as well pick up the iPhone 5
     
  3. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    I would always recommend the latest product, so 5
     
  4. d123 macrumors 68000

    d123

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    If you can afford it, the 5 (why buy the old out of choice?)

    If you are short of cash, not working, or don't like to pay top price for your tech, buy a 4S.
     
  5. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    Your in it for two years so get the newest model. You'll thank yourself in 2014.
     
  6. waa1futs macrumors 6502

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    I'd stick with the 4s off Craigslist and save your upgrade for a 5s a year from now.

    Better design, better ecosystem, jailbreak available if 5.1.1, and full iOS 6 if you want.
     
  7. Ramio macrumors 6502a

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    Get the 5. Compared to the 4s, the 5 is much faster, has a bigger and better screen, better speakers, faster Internet, much better front facing camera and more. The 4s is a good phone but the 5 is the better phone no doubt about it!. Try them side by side and you'll see what I mean.
     
  8. kalexn macrumors 6502

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    the 5. If you are new to it you should get the latest model.
     
  9. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    If you're new to the iPhone, you definitely should get the iPhone 5. The only real reason to get a 4S would be because of the utilization of older accessories. Since you're going to be picking up new accessories with a new phone anyways, you might as well get an iPhone 5.
     
  10. L-Tuned macrumors regular

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    5. Faster, thinner, lighter, larger (or taller), latest. No regrets here.
     
  11. iHeartapple2 macrumors 6502

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  12. d123 macrumors 68000

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    Better design?

    "Full" iOS 6? As opposed to what on the iP5?

    Here are some straws for you to clutch
    [​IMG]
     
  13. waa1futs macrumors 6502

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    Yep.

    No, full iOS 6 the exact same as the iPhone 5 so your not missing anything.
     

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