What should I do?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KiwiFromNZ, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. KiwiFromNZ macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2014
    Hi all,
    Firstly I would like to say hi to everyone as I am new here!
    Recently I have won an iPhone 5s in a competition. As the iPhone 6 is going to be announced soon, I was wondering if it would be better to sell my iPhone 5s (I haven't received it yet), and use the money to but the iPhone 6, or just use the 5s? What do you guys think.

    Thank you :)
  2. juanrp macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2014
    Keep the 5S and use it.
    It's a good phone, it's future proof, so you'll be good.
  3. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    Get the cash for the iPhone 6.

    Seriously, take my advice. You have earned my first reply in 2 years.
  4. KiwiFromNZ thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2014
    Thanks juanrp, I think I will probably do that. If the new iPhone 6 is anything like the leaks it doesn't look that great anyway. Anyone have any reasons I shouldn't stay with the 5s?


    What's your reasoning behind this suggestion? Would be interested to know. :)
  5. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    I would never get an Apple product within a month of its new successor.
  6. KiwiFromNZ thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2014
    Ok I will consider that but at the moment I think I will stick with the 5s unless anyone has an exceptionally good reason not to.
  7. juanrp macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2014
    I got my iPhone 2ish months before it's successors successor came out.
    I sees where you're coming from, but the iPhone 5s is a very powerful device. It's chip hasn't even been used to its full potential.
    Back to my original point, it is very future proof.
  8. Winona Northdakota, Aug 31, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2014

    Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

    Dec 27, 2010
    What should I do?

    The iPhone 5S will probably be Apple's longest supported iPhone to date. You could easily stick with it for a few years without trouble.
  9. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    The iPhone 5S is a great phone and will serve you very well. Not sure why you think the 6 won't be worthy based on the leaks though? It'll be an improvement on the current line up for sure.
  10. miamialley macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    If you can afford it, sell it and get the 6. If money is really tight, enjoy the 5S.
  11. dazlicous macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2011
    I would sell has a new 5s and not use it that way you get a top dollar for it towards the latest
  12. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    The iphone 5s is a great phone as mentioned.

    The vast majority on this board assume EVERYONE wants and needs the next new phone. Bad assumption.

    Since NOBODY here knows exactly all the details on the 6, and NOBODY here knows your likes, wants and needs, NOBODY here can really advise you at this point.

    Since you are getting the phone, you do not have a choice of waiting for the 6...other than keeping your newly "won" phone in NEW, NEVER USED condition which would be worth a few more bucks if you sell it.
  13. jr866gooner macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    All depends on your situation.. If it were me I'd keep it wrapped up until needed, if better than my current device I'd use it as long as possible. By then I'd be eligible for an upgrade naturally anyway
  14. iCore24 macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2013
    Ill make it easier for you. If you won an iPhone 4s, 9 days before the iPhone 5 announcement, what phone would you rather have? The iPhone 5 was a HUGE upgrade in every way compared to the iPhone 4s.

    The iPhone 5s is a good phone, now. But a new revamped iPhone 6 is only 9 days away and will be better in speed, camera, signal, screen, etc. Also it will have something the iPhone 5s can't do. Also if you ever might of considered getting the iWatch, the iPhone 6 might get some exclusive features that work with it.

    Now this is all speculation, but if true, will you have changed your mind?

    You could list the iPhone as Brand New In Box for $600 BuyItNow on eBay and sell it in a few days. Then pay less then $100 for the iPhone 6.

    SELL IT!!!
  15. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    With how close we are to the 6, I would sell it. It's going to be even easier and closer considering you haven't even received the phone yet!!!
  16. sjperformance macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2013
    Miami 305

    Exactly. Sale the 5s pay difference for new and improved 6.
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    It's all personal preference.
    You shouldn't need a bunch of strangers to tell you what would work best for your needs and wants.
  18. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    I would advice on selling it then using that cash for the new iPhone. However do bare in mind the following: getting a new iPhone is a thing of staying up late (2AM in many cases) to get in the size, color and network you want; otherwise, you'll be left with nothing but a back ordered phone which can take several days/weeks to get to you.
  19. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    We can't because it isn't out yet. While bits and pieces are known, much of the iPhone 6 is not.

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