Who's keeping their 5s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JerTheGeek, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

    JerTheGeek

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    Hello all.
    I'm a 5s owner. I've had it since December when I upgraded from my 4s. Now my upgrade is coming in a few weeks; I've decided to wait until the 6s is released to decide what I'll do. And I'm wondering, fellow 5s users, are you planning on keeping your 5s, or switching to the 6s when it comes out? Are you planning on keeping the 5s until Apple makes another 4 inch?
    Thanks!
    JerTheGeek
     
  2. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    I don't have a 5s, but I'm most likely going to keep my 5. It's upgrade eligible, but I'm still on my parents' plan while in college. My dad currently has the oldest phone with a 4S that he's had for a few years. We'll see what happens after I graduate in May and hopefully get a job soon after.
     
  3. maxsix Suspended

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    I kept mine when I bought my iPhone 6 Plus.

    It makes a great spare, or emergency phone and that alone is worth it to me.
     
  4. kiyonepbs macrumors newbie

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    I've had my 5S for almost two years now and am still quite happy with it. I'll save my upgrade for when my phone is REALLY close to dying
     
  5. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    I have no desire to switch. I love the 5s design and size.
     
  6. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    The 6 didn't really give me a reason to upgrade last year. I don't mind thin, but the larger size
    makes all the things I have (like a wallet) outdated. Friends have the 6 and it's fine, but I'd love an upgraded 4 incher. Portability and feel in the hand are important. What was a joke in many comedies about using some large thing against your face came true. I didn't bite
     
  7. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I realize that there is a slim chance of our seeing the smaller form factor again. At least not with the other updated specs. So while I skipped the 6 upgrade, I will give up my beloved 5s for the 6s in the fall. Especially if it brings the promised camera upgrade.
     
  8. Trickhot3102, Jul 31, 2015
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    Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah my contract ends at the end of June next year and I'm thinking about just waiting for the iPhone 7
     
  9. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure if we'll ever see another 4" iPhone, but even if we don't, I have a feeling that the iPhone 7's design will allow for smaller bezels all around the device, thus making it a bit smaller. That should convince some people (though not all) who prefer smaller devices to buy a bigger iPhone.
     
  10. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I love the 5s's size. But I am wanting a change. Not necessarily in size, but just in terms of a different iPhone. So I think I will also go for the 6s, and I agree, a better camera is always exciting as I enjoy taking pics with my iPhone.
     
  11. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    I opted to sell the iPhone 5s back to my local  Store to use against the outright purchase of the iPhone 6 Plus.

    Got to say my iPhone 5s was a solid bit of kit.
     
  12. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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  13. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Ummm not sure I 100% agree.

    My iPhone 6 Plus is as nice if not better especially in reference to screen size for my old eyes. ;)
     
  14. Martin81 macrumors regular

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    I'm unsure. When the 6 came out I checked it in store. Didn't like the form factor. Now I think that it would be nice to have a slightly larger iPhone. When I had my 4S I found the "longer" 5 awkward. But a year later I bought my 5S and was fine with it.

    I will make my decision when they present the new iPhone. But the thing is: There are same features that are useless to me, like
    • NFC and Apple Pay: No support in my country (I think) and I'm fine with cash and my bank card
    • faster LTE: don't see, when e.g. 10MB/s isn't enough for mobile data
    • and other things like support for Apple watch, homekit and healthkit.
     
  15. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    That 4" iPod Touch with a new A8 is slightly telling.

    I think there will be a 4" iPhone 6C with that same A8, Touch ID & Apple Pay to bring basic feature parity across all phones they will be selling at the various price points.
     
  16. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    I know tons of people personally who, like myself, really tried the 6 and the size is just too big for how we use our phones. In my case, pocket ability and usability in one hand are simply paramount.

    It's a shame Apple won't sell a 4", fully up to date version and simply see for themselves if everyone "loves" the bigger sizes.

    It's unfair to say "nobody is buying the 4" phones in the quantities of the 6/6+" since the 5s is not using the same latest technologies (CPU, Camera, ApplePay, etc)

    It would be awesome to see a 4", 4.7" & 5.5" all using the same new technologies and it would also be a simpler sell. Buyers could just pick whatever screen size they like the most and the rest would be basically the same (save for storage size...which could be simplified to 2 tiers also)
     
  17. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

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    I know three people still using the 4 because of its size; two in marketing and another who wants his phone in his pocket when his rides his bike. The 5 isn't good for that and the 6 is completely out of the question. I have a 6+ and love it but for me it enables not using a tablet nor notebook.

    I think the 5 is a nice size and everyone wants something different. I agree with offering different sizes.
     
  18. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    Still have my original iPhone 5 always in a case so it's brand new for over 2 yrs. I'm on the fence while I want more screen 4.7 sounds great I don't want it to be taller. If I don't get the 6s I will get my battery replaced at Apple and keep the 5 since its been over a year since I had it replaced on the recall and its not holding a full charge like it use to but I use it a lot.
     
  19. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to wait and see what the 6s turns out to be, and whether or not its a significant boost for my tastes to warrant a purchase (and thus sell my 5s)

    - I'm mainly interested in whether force touch is a big leap in interactivity, in processor speed and also the camera (hoping for a big leap, like the 4s was over the 4 - that was an incredible upgrade in camera), and also if the extra ram (should it have 2GB ram) plays a significant role in multitasking and preventing the annoying safari tab reloads I experienced frequently with my 6
     
  20. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    I'm planning on keeping my 5s till next year when my contract ends, but I'm curious to see what the 6s will be. If it's equal (or better) than the specs of the iPad Air 2, I'll be very tempted. I was thinking that if I get the 6s, I'll put the sim from my 5s in the 6s, then when it's time to upgrade, I'll get the 7 for the discounted price because my 5s contract will be up (little will they know I'll have the 6s lol)
     
  21. imaccooper macrumors regular

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    I'm definitely going to stay with it as I love the size compared to the 6. I'm going to hold out until the iPhone 7 and hope they decide to release a 4" phone at that point. If not, I'm not sure what I'm going to do.
     
  22. wproct macrumors 6502

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    My contract on my 5s won't be up until about a year from now. If it was up right now, I would hang on to my 5s and not give it up. We will see what's available in a year from now. I just really like the size and build quality of the 5s!
     
  23. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    It's a nice phone but it's not elegant looking.
     
  24. TWD98j macrumors regular

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    Well technically I'll be "keeping" my 5s, but I will be looking at a 6s Plus on launch day. My 5s contract is up in Sept right when the 6s is rumored/projected to launch.

    I do, however, always hang onto my previous iPhone just in case something happens and I need a backup. So yeah, in that sense I'll be keeping it.
     
  25. maxsix Suspended

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    Yes the iPhone 4 through 5S are indeed demure and elegant little phones.

    It's all relative, the only issue I had with them was occasional cramps from holding the narrow form factor firmly enough so as to not drop the slippery little devil. Greatly preferring to use it without a case means being extra careful.

    Conversely, my iPhone 6 Plus with its larger form factor is an easy relaxing phone to hold.
     

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