No hype for iPhone 5s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stu00a, May 10, 2013.

  1. stu00a macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2011

    It's kinda amazing that people don't really care that much about iPhone 5s.

    Last year, there were tons of speculations, rumors, leaks and all those hypes about iPhone 5. But this year, no one seem to care about it since it will be the same looking with little inside upgrade and few software updates.

    I wonder if Tim Cook will be able to keep his seat in Apple in coming years.
  2. lexvo macrumors 65816

    Nov 11, 2009
    The Netherlands
    I'm still using an iPhone-4 and happy with it. I think iOS 7 will run on it, and then I have little reason to upgrade (for my use).
  3. damonbus macrumors regular


    May 9, 2013
    As we get closer to the release date you'll see the hype start.
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012

    Keep ur resume up to date and put phone on scream for headhunter.
  5. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    The release of the 5S is still months away and right now the tech press/bloggers are distracted by the HTC One, the S4 and Google I/O.

    I'd say after the WWDC you'll start to see hype building. However, its hard to say if people will be more interested in the hardware or a refreshed iOS7.
  6. Dmunjal macrumors 65816

    Jun 20, 2010
    I wonder if iOS 7 will require 1G RAM and only work on 5 and 5S? How's that for some speculation??
  7. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2011
    Lima, Peru
    Because i think people are finally realizing, the "S" generations are minor spec bumps. There will be hype for iPhone 6 though...
  8. TyPod macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2006
    And Yourself?
    Exactly. The "S" generations are boring to most and don't have any real design upgrades. I skip the S generations on all my iPhones. I will be hyped for the 6 when it gets closer to it's release date, that's for sure!
  9. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Those of us who love skeuomorphism may choose to stay with 6 if IOS7 has no breakthrough features.
  10. Hankster macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    1. It's too far away for any "major" hype to begin.

    2. If Apple continues their upgrade method, the 5S will have the same body with only minor upgrades to processor and camera.

    3. A lot of people (not everyone, but a lot) want a larger screen. If Apple does not come through this year with a larger screen option they will lose a lot of customers.
  11. jigzaw macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2012
    I actually feel like the S versions are the ones to get and that's the 2-year cycle I'm on. Maybe it's just my perception but the number model seems to be the cosmetic upgrade and the S model is the internal upgrade, almost as if we're going from the prototype to the fully-baked version. The upgrade from 4 to 4S was very significant in important (not cosmetic) ways so I'm hoping the 5S will be, too.
  12. srsub3 macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2013
    not so much hype because there is not so much info leaked.... only a possible fingerprint sensor and the obvious camera and cpu update... people are more interested in external design update than spec bumps!
  13. Troneas macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2011
    At the alternatives section.
    just check how people first received the iphone 5 during the presentation conference compared to its previous models and you'll get the answer.

    there was initially a lot of hype for the iphone 5, and it had large shoes to fill given the popularity of the iphone 4/4S model.

    it didn't live up to expectations then, and now people expect more of the same... so ya; its a no brainer.
  14. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007

    OH NOES!!! No one is talking about a phone that hasn't even been named yet, let alone announced?! No one is lining up to ditch the iPhone 5 models they just bought?! OMG SELL THE STOCK NOW AND SWITCH TO ANDROID, APPLE IS DOOOMED!!!!!

  15. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    I think the iPhone 5 is "awesome enough" now that people aren't really clamoring for the next one.

    I enjoyed my iPhone 4, but it had shortcomings. It was a big sluggish at times. No LTE, etc...

    The 5 was a HUGE jump, and at least for me, still feels more than good enough. I may keep this phone for 3 years!
  16. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2013
    +1 ,

    I was in the same boat. Went from 4 to 5 and it feels absolutely awesome. Won't be buying the 5S and will wait for the iPhone 6.
  17. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2011
    Lusaka, Zambia(If you know where it is)
    The iPhone 4S had a CPU that was twice as fast, and a GPU that was 7 times faster. Hardly a "minor" processor upgrade.
  18. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    It's kinda amazing that the iPhone 5S will probably still sell millions and outsell the iPhone 5 just like how its been since 2007.

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