Okay I finally got paid... Should I get the iPhone 5?

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  1. Johnny Steps macrumors 6502

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    I have the iPhone 4S. I don't have LTE in my area, and I don't think the town I'm going to transfer to for college will have it since I'm in AT&T. Is it still worth getting?
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    No. Save your money for living while at college.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Finally get paid? If you're in college just scrimping by, you don't need the iPhone 5.
     
  4. matttye macrumors 601

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    If I had had a 4S I probably would've skipped the 5.
     
  5. Johnny Steps thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm spoiled no worries. Anyway continue guys.
     
  6. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    Get it.

    That's obviously the answer you want. And hey, if you are able to buy what you want, why not?
     
  7. Johnny Steps thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I mean I won't get it if its honestly not worth it without some of the features
     
  8. LittleGwen macrumors 6502

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    If you're spoiled and can get whatever you want, then why not? "Is something worth it?" is very subjective and can differ drastically depending on someone's income and needs. If you're scraping by and worry how you're gonna pay the rent or provide food for your family, then iPhones, or cellphones for that matter, will never be worth "it".
     
  9. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Best advice in this thread.
     
  10. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, this. Especially, if you are paycheck dependent.
     
  11. PAC88 macrumors 6502

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    The 5 is a better design IMO but does 95% of the same.. If I had to lay out any money, I wouldn't.. If you can sell the 4S and basically swap them for nothing.. then do it
     
  12. Johnny Steps thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I can see my 4S and get it for around $149
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Then you likely do not value the money as much as someone else would so, yes. Buy it ... let the 'rents pay for things that are actually necessary. Standing on your own is absolutely overrated.
     
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    If there was no LTE in the area where I am now, I'll go with 4S. . .
     
  16. ziggo macrumors 6502

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    If you can sell the 4S then for $150 the Iphone 5 is an excellent deal. Besides the LTE, you get the bigger screen, better WiFi connectivity, and faster processor. I too, live in an area with no current LTE but even in this area my friends Iphone 5 still performs faster than my 4S.

    Again, this recommendation is with the assumption your going to sell off your 4S...
     
  17. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Yeah, my parents making me work since I was 14 to buy my own things has turned out terribly. The worst I think is having personal investment in my purchases.
     
  18. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    You said you "finally" got paid. Meaning you're not spoiled, if you were, you would have just bought it on or around release date.

    Just saying... Or if you are actually spoiled, poor choice of words.
     
  19. jetlagged macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 5 + college environment = getting laid!

    Bro whatca waiting for, GET IT!!! That's what college is all about,USA USA USA!!!
     
  20. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    Save the money to pay off that school loan as you know who is not going to pay it off now!:p
     
  21. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    LTE is the biggest draw, IMO. But if money is no object (it's a ltte confusing because you said you finally got paid but also that you are spoiled, so I don't know if money is a big deal or not), why not? It's better in tons of ways (screen, speed, camera, FT HD camera, etc. ).
     
  22. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    My sarcasm font was broken; there's no way I am serious. Fun fact: I'm not always the villain in the story.
     
  23. ldominguez1986 macrumors member

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    I got your sarcasm. I agree with you too. This is one of the dumbest threads. I got paid but it doesn't matter because my parents are supporting me anyway. Why even ask the question. I respect the fact that your in college and are lucky enough to have parents help you out but really?
     
  24. johndallas999 macrumors 6502a

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    LOL, you just got paid and are concerned about using the money for an iPhone 5 when you have a 4S? Is this a real question?
     
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