Upgrade due in May, ? about 5S

TLmac

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 9, 2015
67
0
I currently have an iPhone 5. My upgrade is in May. I plan on getting the 5S. A friend of mine suggested I find out if there's any way to know if the 5S will support upgrades to the software...I would have to be locked into having it for 2 yrs.

Thanks
 

Tyler23

macrumors 603
Dec 2, 2010
5,641
146
Atlanta, GA
I currently have an iPhone 5. My upgrade is in May. I plan on getting the 5S. A friend of mine suggested I find out if there's any way to know if the 5S will support upgrades to the software...I would have to be locked into having it for 2 yrs.

Thanks
Why get a 5s? At the point the 6 will be 8 months old and the 6s will be coming in 4 months.

I would absolutely advise against getting a 5s in May.
 

TLmac

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 9, 2015
67
0
I haven't researched much about it but these are my 2 reasons, right now:

1. size...seems like a mini tablet to me

2. $$...Right now thru Verizon, it's $200...the 5S is $99..I know by May that might change but I guess unless it goes to $100 for the 6, I would consider it.

Other than that, I haven't researched it enough to say any other good reasons why.
 

Newtons Apple

Suspended
Mar 12, 2014
22,764
14,918
Jacksonville, Florida
No problem for the next 2 years, Apple will support with updates.

But I would still look at the 6 before I did the 5S. The 5S was a great phone but the 6 is better. It is what I wished the 5/5S would have been!
 

JAG21979

macrumors member
Feb 5, 2015
64
39
Central Florida
I haven't researched much about it but these are my 2 reasons, right now:

1. size...seems like a mini tablet to me

2. $$...Right now thru Verizon, it's $200...the 5S is $99..I know by May that might change but I guess unless it goes to $100 for the 6, I would consider it.

Other than that, I haven't researched it enough to say any other good reasons why.
I have the 6 and don't think it's a mini tablet, perhaps the 6+ but not the 6. I think it hits the sweet spot for ergonomics. I think the 5S is a superb device but the battery life isn't the greatest. The iP6 has decent battery life, better than the 5s but not nearly as good as the 6+. If it came down to $, go with the 5S, especially if size or battery life isn't an issue for you. Apple will support the 5S for at least a few years because of the 64 bit architecture, and the fact that there are plenty of users who love the 4" form factors of the 5S. Just my 2 cents. Good luck!
 

TLmac

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 9, 2015
67
0
Ok...thank you for all of your input! I will consider...:)
 

CEmajr

macrumors 601
Dec 18, 2012
4,373
1,132
Charlotte, NC
At least get the 6. It's not at all close to a tablet. The 5S is an absolute waste of a subsidized device at this point. Hypothetically let's say you absolutely don't want the 6 or 6 plus, you could still make some money in the process by using your upgrade to buy the 6 or 6 plus and sell it to get a used 5S. It's a total waste to not use an upgrade on the latest model.
 

sunking101

macrumors 604
Sep 19, 2013
6,671
1,812
I currently have an iPhone 5. My upgrade is in May. I plan on getting the 5S. A friend of mine suggested I find out if there's any way to know if the 5S will support upgrades to the software...I would have to be locked into having it for 2 yrs.

Thanks
If you're planning on keeping the 5S until May 2017 then I would absolutely hold off until September and get the 6S.
 

XTheLancerX

macrumors 68000
Aug 20, 2014
1,908
781
NY, USA
Just wait till September and get a $99 iPhone 6 when the 6S comes out? Or if there is something really ground breaking about the 6S you can see whether you want to shell out the extra money for something really especially awesome.

Getting a new iPhone past like April is a bad idea in my opinion. By then, the phone is already pretty far through its cycle and it will be replaced in a matter of a few months. Don't get me wrong, the 5S is still great and all, but if you wait just a little you can get something better for the same price.

Besides, upgrading from a 5 to a 5S is not really a ton of difference. It will be a bit faster, have Touch ID, slightly better camera, that's it. If you get a 6, it will be even better than the 5S, and it will feel a lot more fresh due to a different build.