Who else is just sticking with the 4s?

If you have a 4s, are you upgrading to the 5?

  • Yes, I'm upgrading

    Votes: 27 61.4%
  • No, I'm staying with my 4s

    Votes: 17 38.6%

  • Total voters


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 12, 2012
My 4s is just as fast and it feels much more sturdy. The 4s and 5 have the same camera, no I don't have any scratches on my lens, thank you. I take lots of pictures and feel no need to upgrade to the same camera quality. I actually prefer the smaller screen.

I still get to use iOS 6 so theres no excitement of upgrading. Iphone 5 doesn't have any specific features thats not available on other phones i.e siri for 4s.

The only good thing the iphone5 has is LTE. Sorry but I'm not upgrading just because of one feature I want.

I will skip, maybe the 5s might be something I'll look into. I'm guessing it will get a major camera upgrade along with quad-core processor.


macrumors regular
Jun 14, 2009
Well try streaming Sunday Ticket without LTE, thats why I switched to Android and have returned to the iPhone 5.


macrumors 6502
Oct 4, 2011
I had two extra upgrades in my family plan, so I used one of those to upgrade to the 5. Also I sold my 32gb 4S for $360 and bought a 16gb 5 for $246 (after activation fee and taxes). I only used 9gb on my 32gb 4S, so I decided to go with a 16gb 5 this time around.


macrumors 6502a
Jan 5, 2010
There is no need for more mega pixels on the iPhone. Just improve the sensor. Unless you all intend on making picture banners or large posters, don’t get caught up in the number of megapixels the camera has. I love the 4s, but I wanted LTE and the taller screen.


macrumors 68020
Oct 19, 2009
The 4S definitely feels sturdier. The 5 is light, and the aluminum frightens me.
Sounds like a good call ;)

I mean we all know just how much more sturdy glass is when compared to aluminium. I mean, drop a sheet of aluminium and it just shatters :D.


macrumors 68040
Feb 6, 2009
In the big picture I would say most people.

Unless you get some kind of special early upgrade deal (like AT&T did for the 3GS->4) then it's really hard to justify upgrading early.

Apple knows that. They're targeting existing iPhone users who are done with their two year contract (mostly 3GS and 4 owners) and people who don't have iPhones yet.

Mr Hill

macrumors 6502
Apr 28, 2012
Charlotte, NC
I'm sticking to my 4S for now mainly because I'm on T-Mobile and my area has not yet been refarmed to support HSPA+ on the iPhone. Until that's done I see no point in upgrading to the 5 with just 2G speeds. Once Charlotte is upgraded though I'm headed straight to the Apple Store to get an unlocked Black iPhone 5 to get some HSPA+ 42 goodness. If the speeds are anything like the Androids I've had on T-Mobile, then I should be getting around 15-25mbps download speeds. I'm fine with those speeds until LTE is live next year.


macrumors 68030
Nov 10, 2010
I've been thinking about upgrading to a 4S rather than the 5, does that count? :cool: