Thinking of buying a 64GB iPhone 5s - thoughts?

Totally

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Hey everyone, I'm thinking of buying a 64GB iPhone 5S for 3 reasons. 1: my 32GB I phone 5 is basically full and I need more space. 2: it appears the new "flagship" iPhone, the iPhone 6, may only come in 4.7 and 5.5 inch and I am stounchly against big phones (I don't want to hold a tablet to my ear to talk to someone - if I did I'd get an iPad mini). The 4inch is perfect size. 3: apple will support it longer.

So I am thinking of upgrading to a 5S instead of a 6. The 4th reason is I am a jailbreak user and I would never upgrade to a nonjailbreable device.

So my question is - did apple manufacture any 64GB iPhone 5S's on 7.1.x? Or did they stop the 64GB run with 7.0.x?

If they stopped on 7.1.x, if I asked for an old one might I get a 7.0.x? I understand that the fewest 64s are bought so it's the best chance to get an older device. I was just wondering given my thoughts now, if it's worth trying.

Thanks everyone for the input!
 

Harmonious Zen

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I think you really ought to wait. First, you have no idea how big the 4.7" will be. If it's anything like the Moto X, there really isn't much of a difference size wise between that and the iPhone 5.

Second, iOS 8 looks like a SIGNIFICANT upgrade in many ways. Chances are you may not even really want to jailbreak after you use iOS 8. I'd just wait.
 

I7guy

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It's the luck of the draw, old one or new one. I don't think apple will rummage around in their stock. But it seems you know why you want one, so go for it.
 

cnotes2019

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Find one on eBay or swappa.com and can verify which ios 7 version it's on before buying :). Not saying it's definite but there is a slim chance that ios 8 will be jailbroken at some point in the future possibly maybe but no one knows for sure at this point :)
 

Totally

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Why would they stop making the 64GB's at iOS 7.0.x….
They sell less 64Gb's than 16Gb, so the original and older stocks last much longer. For that reason they may have stopped making them before iOS 7.1.x because they had enough already to keep up with demand.


Thanks for the inputs everyone :) Appreciate the thoughts. Just wanted to see what other people think are thinking.
 

Totally

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Over the last 2 weeks two family members bought iphones from Best Buy - Sprint 64gb came with 7.04 and my sons Verizon 32gb came with 7.04....luck of the draw is definitely true
Thank you, that gives me some hope. My guess is all the 16GB's are on 7.1 now, but the bigger ones they sell less of may not be yet or ever. Thanks!
 

DrunkinMacbook

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They sell less 64Gb's than 16Gb, so the original and older stocks last much longer. For that reason they may have stopped making them before iOS 7.1.x because they had enough already to keep up with demand.


Thanks for the inputs everyone :) Appreciate the thoughts. Just wanted to see what other people think are thinking.
well look at the box and look at the phone/SMS app if it is dark green it is 7.1 if it is light greed is is 7.0.6.
 

T5BRICK

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The 5s is a great phone but in a few months the 6 will be announced and you'd be able to get a 5s for less.

Or the 4.7" iPhone 6 will actually be a decent size, with slim bezels similar to the Moto X.

Personally I'd wait.
 

jetlitheone

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The 5s is a great phone but in a few months the 6 will be announced and you'd be able to get a 5s for less.

Or the 4.7" iPhone 6 will actually be a decent size, with slim bezels similar to the Moto X.

Personally I'd wait.
Agree, unless you get a good deal. I found a mint 32gb 5s in gold for 500$ and I jumped on it. Applecare till feb of next year, I'll sell it for 400 when the 6 comes out maybe a little less, not losing too much.
 

aPple nErd

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Hey everyone, I'm thinking of buying a 64GB iPhone 5S for 3 reasons. 1: my 32GB I phone 5 is basically full and I need more space. 2: it appears the new "flagship" iPhone, the iPhone 6, may only come in 4.7 and 5.5 inch and I am stounchly against big phones (I don't want to hold a tablet to my ear to talk to someone - if I did I'd get an iPad mini). The 4inch is perfect size. 3: apple will support it longer.

So I am thinking of upgrading to a 5S instead of a 6. The 4th reason is I am a jailbreak user and I would never upgrade to a nonjailbreable device.

So my question is - did apple manufacture any 64GB iPhone 5S's on 7.1.x? Or did they stop the 64GB run with 7.0.x?

If they stopped on 7.1.x, if I asked for an old one might I get a 7.0.x? I understand that the fewest 64s are bought so it's the best chance to get an older device. I was just wondering given my thoughts now, if it's worth trying.

Thanks everyone for the input!
Well, I'm in your same situation. My 16gb ip5 is out of space, and ima. Jail breaker. I'm going to hold off until the 6 comes out, then upgrade, and use my 5 until iOS 8 is jail broken... So I will be using my 5 for another 8 months probably...

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Probably not, it might be true about iMessage but the phone has to be activated, defeating the purpose...
It doesn't have to upgrade to be activated....

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Hey everyone, I'm thinking of buying a 64GB iPhone 5S for 3 reasons. 1: my 32GB I phone 5 is basically full and I need more space. 2: it appears the new "flagship" iPhone, the iPhone 6, may only come in 4.7 and 5.5 inch and I am stounchly against big phones (I don't want to hold a tablet to my ear to talk to someone - if I did I'd get an iPad mini). The 4inch is perfect size. 3: apple will support it longer.

So I am thinking of upgrading to a 5S instead of a 6. The 4th reason is I am a jailbreak user and I would never upgrade to a nonjailbreable device.

So my question is - did apple manufacture any 64GB iPhone 5S's on 7.1.x? Or did they stop the 64GB run with 7.0.x?

If they stopped on 7.1.x, if I asked for an old one might I get a 7.0.x? I understand that the fewest 64s are bought so it's the best chance to get an older device. I was just wondering given my thoughts now, if it's worth trying.

Thanks everyone for the input!
If you end up getting a 5s, buy one from Walmart and use a serial number checker. Nobody buys 64gb at Walmart anyways, but just to be on the safe side.
 

Totally

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Well, I'm in your same situation. My 16gb ip5 is out of space, and ima. Jail breaker. I'm going to hold off until the 6 comes out, then upgrade, and use my 5 until iOS 8 is jail broken... So I will be using my 5 for another 8 months probably...

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It doesn't have to upgrade to be activated....

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If you end up getting a 5s, buy one from Walmart and use a serial number checker. Nobody buys 64gb at Walmart anyways, but just to be on the safe side.
I figured I wasn't the only person in this situation. Interesting idea with walmart. I was going to try to buy one off ebay and ask when it was purchased first before buying. I'll have to think about walmart and try that if I do it.
 

aPple nErd

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I figured I wasn't the only person in this situation. Interesting idea with walmart. I was going to try to buy one off ebay and ask when it was purchased first before buying. I'll have to think about walmart and try that if I do it.
and also, use this if you buy a brand new one from a store. just ask to see a few because you want to check the serial number to see what iOS version it's on. they usually won't give you an y problems.
http://ios.joshuaturner.co

Good luck!
 

CrAkD

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I wouldn't buy one now. we think we know what apple is releasing but no one is sure but apple. if nothing else the 5S will be cheaper after the announcement when everyone sells.
 

Camoxide

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Is there even any point to jailbreaking anymore? Most of the features that you could get from jailbreaking have been added anyway. And if you're after that extra ability to customise you might as well go with Android.
 

sohaloh

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Hey everyone, I'm thinking of buying a 64GB iPhone 5S for 3 reasons. 1: my 32GB I phone 5 is basically full and I need more space. 2: it appears the new "flagship" iPhone, the iPhone 6, may only come in 4.7 and 5.5 inch and I am stounchly against big phones (I don't want to hold a tablet to my ear to talk to someone - if I did I'd get an iPad mini). The 4inch is perfect size. 3: apple will support it longer.

So I am thinking of upgrading to a 5S instead of a 6. The 4th reason is I am a jailbreak user and I would never upgrade to a nonjailbreable device.

So my question is - did apple manufacture any 64GB iPhone 5S's on 7.1.x? Or did they stop the 64GB run with 7.0.x?

If they stopped on 7.1.x, if I asked for an old one might I get a 7.0.x? I understand that the fewest 64s are bought so it's the best chance to get an older device. I was just wondering given my thoughts now, if it's worth trying.

Thanks everyone for the input!
I bought an iPhone 5S 64 GB last week because my old one was stolen. It was on iOS 7.0.4. So yeah go ahead if you want a jailbreakable phone.
 

617aircav

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Is there even any point to jailbreaking anymore? Most of the features that you could get from jailbreaking have been added anyway. And if you're after that extra ability to customise you might as well go with Android.
I jaikbroke my 5s to tether. People will still jailbreak for that extra functionality.
 
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