Will you get the iPhone 5 or wait for the 5S?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Nikefn2, May 17, 2012.

  1. Nikefn2 macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2011
    So, with the iPhone 5 on the way in the coming months, it's a guarantee that it will be a success.

    For us users that have an iPhone 4S and are not eligible for an upgrade for the 5:

    Will you wait for the "5S" or will you pay the extra money and get the 5?

    For me, since I'm a college student, I clearly don't have the spare money to go ahead and buy the 5 but I would if I could. But to think about things, waiting for the "5S" is not really a bad thing either.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Absolutely no basis to think there will be a 5s
  3. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Ive enjoyed my 4. Particularly that even though 4S came out my 4 doesn't seem outdated. Still looks the same, same display. The processing difference is marginal and no apps exclude it. In public one cant tell. Nothing about 4S made me want one.

    I fully intended to keep my 4 until it died. 4-5 years. But mother is itching for smartphone. And passing this one down to her may make sense and then upgrading. Not excited about the iPhone getting even larger. It took me awhile to get over the iPhone 4's porky stature when I had to upgrade from my KRZR.
  4. Nikefn2 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2011
    What do you mean no basis? There was a 3GS and a 4S. If they are considering following that trend then there will be a 5S. I really don't care what its called. Maybe i should say, the iPhone after the 5.


    Finally someone else who's not too excited about a larger display. I thought I was the only one. I don't mind the fact that it might/will be a larger display but it wasn't something at the top of my list.
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    If it helps, you can feel free to read this question as "Will you get the next generation iPhone or will you wait for the generation following the next."
  6. aa521490 macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2007
    Wirelessly posted

    It'll be called iPhone 4G. Then the one after that...iPhone 4GS.
  7. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    And that would make sense
    Calling it the 5s does not IMO
    I find the names to be fairly meaningless and wish they would drop them like the iPad

    My answer is... yes, will prolly get this new one (and the next)
    I had the 3GS, the 4 and currently have the 4S
  8. tbayrgs, May 17, 2012
    Last edited: May 17, 2012

    tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    Alright, I'll be that guy. First, I'll wager anything you'd like, it WILL NOT be called the iPhone 5. The iPhone 3G and 3Gs were numbered such because of the addition of 3G connectivity. The iPhone 4 was actually the 4th iPhone but the fifth version was the 4s, named as such because it basically was a speed bump or because of the addition of Siri, take your pick. Who knows what it'll be called--my personal opinion is iPhone LTE to emphasize the key new addition to the iPhone.

    And to answer the OP's question...yeah, as much as I don't need it, I've had every version and will definitely be getting the next one.
  9. NippleFox macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2012
    Why would you even think that there will be a 5S anyway?lol. Let say it does, its gonna be another year to wait though.Can you wait that long?:D
  10. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    I don't think so, considering the iPhone 4s is '4G' capable--at least that is what mine says in the upper left corner ;).
  11. DroidRules macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2010
    Sorry but you and those that go on about what the phone will be called need to get a life or something.

    Why do you care what it's called? When OP said 5/5s you knew what they were talking about based on your response. Why go into what it might be called?
  12. praktical macrumors regular


    Mar 12, 2012
    Oklahoma City Oklahoma.
    Apple and iPhone

    As much as I am a die hearted iPhone user and Apple product loyalist for several years I am beginning to become disheartened with the restrictions placed on the users by Apple.
    We the users deserve the right to have a fully unlocked phone to customize it however we feel the need to.
    We deserve the right to an unlocked unit to change our service provider without the additional expense currently existing to have an unlocked unit.
    I agree with the concept to make Apple products different from the masses. i just believe we should not be imprisoned by our products just for wanting a difference.:apple:
    And it is with this feeling of confinement I see some of my long time Apple users going over to the Android side of life.
  13. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    Listen, we're all arguing about any number of iDevice/Mac related issues on a forum online...we ALL need to get a life.
  14. Nikefn2 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2011
    Lol! Yeah, I didn't think there would be much of a discussion about what it would be called. I figured common sense would tell people what I meant.
  15. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    It only has a bearing on the discussion in that a 5S implies (for many) a minor spec bump only, when that indeed may not be the case at all
  16. groupersandwich macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2011
    Tallahassee, FL
    I'll be getting the 5. Not sure about launch day though as I will likely wait until the hysteria dies down a little. But I'll definitely be getting it.
  17. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000


    Apr 5, 2011
    Fidalgo Island
  18. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 13, 2009
    Well if the new iphone has 4G LTE then i could care less if it has a design change I will be buying it. However, it will have a design change plus I have my upgrade. I am in for one. Not to mention im on Sprint. Unlimited Data! Peace of Mind!
  19. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    Really? A thread asking if we will purchase one unreleased phone, or the next unreleased phone?
  20. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    iPhone LTE-S;)
  21. shinobi-81 macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2012
    It's a parody of its kind, I think.
  22. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    I will be getting the next iPhone (and i'll take the bet that it will be called the i5) in January 2013. That is when i am eligiable
  23. Voxone macrumors member


    Feb 14, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area
    I will be getting the iPhone5 as soon as it is available. I love my 4, but can't wait for the 5. I feel fairly confident that it will be iPhone5 since Apple has secured the domain name after a protracted battle.
  24. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

    May 17, 2011
    I will certainly get a next-generation iPhone since I do not use presently an iPhone (I am currently using an android phone from Motorola).
  25. Syk macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    If the new iPhone this year shapes up to be a total redesign and meet up all the hype. I'll be getting it.
    I probably won't be getting the next one because I'll probably be on contract, still haven't decided if I want to buy out right just not to be on a contract and probably won't get the one next year because for the most part it probably will just be a processor and camera boost.

    I got the 4 but didn't see any reason to get the 4S as the 4 for me was still getting the job done.

    I really hope this years phone brings a lot of goodies.

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