Q.If you have a 5,have saved some money,would you get 5S?

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  1. MrMister111, Sep 14, 2013
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    MrMister111 macrumors 68020

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    So if you have a 5 now, you could sell your 5, had some money saved, would you buy a 5S?

    I was hoping for more on the 5S I really was. I understand its the 'S' increment, it would always be same form factor, but apart from the added scanner, flash, obvious speed increment, it's all software isn't it? 5 is getting iOS7 etc.

    I've been saving so do have a little "spare" if ever there is anything like that!!?! So I'd sell my 5, use the saving which before anyone says was allocated for this anyway, and get a 5S.

    My thinking is that by next Sep I really think the 6 will be a big upgrade, bigger screen pretty please ;) and if I wait till then obviously my 5 will be worth a lot less.

    So any 5'ers out there what are you doing? Is it really worth it? Also I'm a little huffed that Apple has again upped the prices, I bought the 32Gb but that's now up to £629 for a phone SIM free - wow!!

    Thanks
     
  2. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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    If you have the money to spend, why not. You could always sell the 5s when the 6 is released a year from now.
     
  3. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    Personally I wouldn't. I don't consider a yearly upgrade necessary unless you work in the tech field or you're a phone blogger or some reason that your job depends on it.

    Although carrier rates are pretty high here in the US, one good thing are the prices for brand new phones with contract. Most of us can sell our 4S for slightly less than $200, which makes every two years a virtually free upgrade with contract. It's a good situation.
     
  4. Damolee macrumors 6502

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    Nope, because I think the 6 will be something pretty special. iOS 7 will be updated and truly complete, 64 bit usage will be in full form, the camera will get a thorough jump.
     
  5. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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    And btw, I'd say this is the biggest "S" upgrade so far. You have a faster chip (+64 bit), dual LED, improved camera, bigger battery, and of course touch ID (which I think is a bigger upgrade than Siri, generally speaking. At least to me, as it still doesn't support my native language). Added to all that you get the full iOS 7 treatment which is the biggest upgrade to iOS since the original iPhone.
     
  6. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    I'm not. The upgrades are certainly nice but not nice enough for me to upgrade from the 5. If it will in any way impact your ability to get the 6 I wouldn't do it.
     
  7. matttye macrumors 601

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    I could buy 10 iPhone 5Ses but I'm not going to.
     
  8. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    You should absolutely buy the 5s. Do you really want to wait a year for a new phone?
     
  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Well good for you.

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    I myself will be getting the iPhone 5S solely for the camera features. I had been researching cameras because I will be taking a vacation soon and want to get some nice photos, but then I realized that I've had cameras in the past and hate carrying two devices that essentially do the same, so I decided the budget I had set for a camera will now just go to the iPhone 5S.
     
  10. matttye macrumors 601

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    Just answering the question :) not bragging...I'm not rich by any means. Been saving hard all year for a mortgage deposit.
     
  11. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    i'm keeping my 5, but upgrading to ipad5 when that comes out. Should be a beast.
     
  12. saud0488 macrumors 6502

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    Yet here you are using an iPad 2
     
  13. fullauto macrumors 6502a

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    I have money to buy a 5S but will stick with the 4S until the 6. 6 Will be much better.
     
  14. saving107 macrumors 603

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    So will the iPhone 6S.
     
  15. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    If it was me, I don't think that there is enough of an upgrade to jump from a 5 to 5S.
     
  16. matttye macrumors 601

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    I like my iPad 2. No point spending money on a new device if I'm happy with my current one.
     
  17. BookerDW macrumors member

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    Upgrading my 64GB iPhone 5. Wasn't planning on it but my fiancée is moving to my plan after our wedding in October and she said she wanted my 5, so I'll buy a 5s with her new customer price. Then I'll use my upgrade for the 6 next year and give her the 5S. Rinse and repeat for the 6s, 7, 7s, etc
     
  18. fullauto macrumors 6502a

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    Probably only a speed increase and tweaked camera (over the 6).

    The 6 will likely have a new profile similar to the iPad and have a larger screen. They are much greater improvements over the 5 > 5S.
     
  19. saving107 macrumors 603

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    So you're one of those that only cares of whats on the outside, not the inside.

    Got it.
     
  20. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Wow.

    You must be very wealthy. Probably famous, too?
     
  21. ToyGun1 macrumors 6502

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    Going to preorder this friday 64gb version and not upgrade till iphone 6s this time.
     
  22. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    Me too :)


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  23. jer04 macrumors regular

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    Nope, money can be well spent on other things.

    This is the first time that I have absolutely no desire to upgrade. Yes, there is a better camera, but I barely use the camera on phone anyway. However, everyone has different needs. At the end of the day, it comes down to what you really want.
     
  24. matttye macrumors 601

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    Didn't say that :)

    I just answered the question. I have money saved and no I won't be buying a 5S.
     
  25. 28Gauge macrumors 6502

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    I have an iPhone 5 and have not even considered uprgrading to the 5S. I'm going to hold out for the iPhone 6. My iPad 3 upgraded to an iPad 5 might be more tempting.
     

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