Will YOU buy iPhone 5 if it's faster?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Myiphone7, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Myiphone7 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2010
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    I think each iOS update makes the iPhone slower because of the added features.

    By the time iOS 5 comes out, we're going to need dual core processors just for the speed.

    I've got my money ready. Can't wait.

    What about you?
  2. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I don't have an iPhone now, but I am holding off to see what they do with the iPhone 5. I already own an iPod so if it's not a huge leap then I'll just stick with that till iPhone 6.
  3. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    Well the next iPhone is certainly going to be faster, the question should be will you buy one if it is JUST faster?
  4. tigert07, Jun 20, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2011

    tigert07 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    Nope, the iPhone 4 is fast enough. I'd only upgrade if there's a screen size increase. Between 3.8 and 4 inches would be great. It's hard to believe apple would change it though, mainly due to the fact this display is beautiful at this screen size. It's only been one generation also.
  5. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    A faster phone is already a given. Larger screen, led notification light on the front.. things like that will make me buy the new iphone.
  6. kre62 macrumors 68000

    Jul 12, 2010
    Absolutely I'll buy it.

    Speed/Processor is the #1 thing that matters with these phones. With a fast dual core processor, the iPhone 5 will be able to recieve many future iOS updates. It'll be a long time before iOS outstrips a dual core processor. The iPhone 4 is already slowing down with its first generation of iOS software (4.0-4.33). It's all about the internals folks. Its ALL about the internals.

    Not to mention the A5 chip also has a dual core graphics processor. That GPU is 4-6x more powerful then the one in the 4.
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Yep. With that being said, I don't have an iPhone 4.
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I don't have a subsidized price until the end of the year so no. My iPhone 4 will have to do. ;)
  9. RenoG macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    Being that I'm not the gotta-have-it type with every new shiny phone it'll have to offer much more than that.
  10. Asatar macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2011
    Really does depend on 2 things for me:

    1 - When iPhone 6 is rumoured to be released
    2 - How much of an upgrade iPhone 5 is

    Currently got around a year left on my iPhone 4 contract, can early upgrade in January. If the 5 is a massive upgrade internally with new features, then I'll probably buy it. Otherwise I'll wait till the 6 (assuming this is released around WWDC 2012).

    Personally I LOVE the iPhone 4 design, and if they deviate too much from the design I will be less willing to upgrade. All I want is better camera quality, A5, more RAM and longer battery life, couldnt care less about LTE / NFC etc
  11. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

    Feb 28, 2011
    I would buy it if it has a bigger screen (4 inch no more no less) and at least same battery life as current iPhone 4. Otherwise might skip it in favor of a nokia WP7 early 2012 and pick up a newer gen iPhone 5/6 after looking at iOS 6.
  12. Btrthnezr3 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2010
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    I can upgrade every year on my plan so I will probably get the new iPhone every year.
  13. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

    Feb 28, 2011
    Well i hope konami finally releases a worthy MGS series game for iOS. That duck hunt MGS touch was sooooo disappointing. What a waste of CPU/GPU power.
  14. Lotso macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2010
    OC, California
    No. It's about how the software leverages the internals. That's why the 3GS can still run the latest software even with last gen technology. And on top of that, Apple has never been the company that tries to compete with things like; "The new iPhone has a 10Ghz processor!!".
  15. smithrh macrumors 68020


    Feb 28, 2009
    "Faster" isn't a draw for me.

    For me, right now, iP4 is plenty fast enough.

    Now, toss LTE in there and we might have to talk. But for now unless it's a massive home run belted into the parking lot, I won't be extending my AT&T contract. Too many dropped calls for me to do that again.
  16. VulchR macrumors 68020


    Jun 8, 2009
    I have a 3GS now and I'm at the end of my contract, so yes I'll probably by the next iPhone and give my 3GS as a perfectly usable hand-me-down to my one of my kids.

    Of course, if Apple makes the new model as cr*p as some of the Android phones, I might not buy it. :p
  17. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
    how were you able to do this? do you pay a partial subsidized price?
  18. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Come iOS 5, you might be changing your mind. The speed won't be terrible though.
  19. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
  20. JCCL macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2010
    And you say that based on what? running iOS 5 BETA and it runs as fast as iOS 4 even did, if not faster. I believe this has been the experience with most people here. And since it is only Beta 1, things should be even better between now and the final release of iOS 5.
  21. ZombieZakk macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2011
    ill def buy the iphone 5/4s as long as it has a 64gb model!!!!!!!!!! if not then i will see what the other features are
  22. Certinfy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2011
  23. nburwell macrumors 68040


    May 6, 2008
    Even though I'm eligible for an upgrade right now, if and when a new iPhone is announced, I will stick with my 4.
  24. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    That devices generally get slower with a major update. It's happened to all of my devices. Heck, it's not even a major update. Apple decides to roll out a small security update and all of a sudden the phone's performance suffers.

    4.2.1 had the best performance but after going to 4.3, it's been rather slow and starts to lag (animation wise).

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