Anyone sitting this model iPhone out?
I just got my iPhone 4S in February and I live everything about it. However, as of right now I think I am going to skip this years model just because I don't need the 4G LTE speeds because I don't download much and just use my data for web browsing and such.
I will be eligible for an upgrade 9/27 but I don't plan on using that because I'm not going to give up my unlimited data.
Also, the .5" screen would be nice but I am still fine with the size of this phone screen.
With the iOS 6 upgrade coming, that will tide me over as far as needing something "new" to play with? For a while.
Anyone else in a similar situation?
- 09-12-2012, 09:41 PM #2
- 09-12-2012, 09:53 PM #4iPhone Beginner
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Prior to the keynote, my initial thought was to wait. The 4s is an amazing phone, I couldn't even bring myself to sell it early before its value plummeted. That being said, I want this phone, it is a thing of beauty. For me that is the big question; are aesthetics enough of a reason to add an additional line to my plan? IOS 6 will probably run just fine on the 4s, and LTE isn't a deal breaker for me. I will probably get it, but I may put it off for a while. Or I will watch the video again and simply cave.
- 09-12-2012, 10:18 PM #5
- 09-12-2012, 10:46 PM #6iPhone Nanite
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To answer your question, I'm with you, I will be sitting this cycle out. I have the 4S, which I love, and with iOS6 it does nearly everything that the iPhone 5 can do, except for the LTE networking. Besides, the new tall phone is weird-looking to me.
I'll consider an upgrade to the next one (5S?), especially if battery life and storage capacity are improved again. Besides, I still have a year left on my contract. It's probably irrational to let a hundred bucks influence my decision on a luxury phone, but there it is.
- 09-12-2012, 11:42 PM #7
- 09-12-2012, 11:56 PM #8
I'm sitting it out. I am eligible for an upgrade from my 4 but bought a used 4S instead to avoid a 2 year contract. There is nothing special the 5 can do that the 4S can't do in stock software, except the the 2 new camera features.
- 09-13-2012, 12:12 AM #9
- 09-13-2012, 12:18 AM #10iPhone Intermediate
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I'm sitting out just got my 4s in June. I'm really digging the 5 but I can wait for the 5s by that time Sprint LTE will be rocking hard I hope. When I got my 4s I knew if I hung with my EVO 3D a little longer I could get a 5 by the fall but Android was killing me. My first smartphone was the OG iPhone(still have it) then 3Gs( gave to my nephew). I'm more than satisfied with the 4s. Apple does it again.
- 09-13-2012, 12:58 AM #11
- 09-13-2012, 01:17 AM #12
- 09-13-2012, 03:04 AM #13iPhone Nanite
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Getting rid of my Galaxy Note for this... It's seriously the best looking iPhone Apple has made (for some reason i wasn't a fan of the 4/4s shape). And after using (or trying to use) my Note i am very glad Apple didn't increase the width, one hand operation is beyond uncomfortable on a too wide screen.
- 09-13-2012, 03:12 AM #14
I love the look of the new iPhone, but I will be sitting this one out too because I love my 4S too much and I think that it will be fine for at least the next year. Plus, the 5S will most likely have the same body therefore manufacturers will have a year's worth of accessories out there. Then I will upgrade. But I have to say that it is tempting. I have seen many commenters in the forums remark that the new iPhone isn't a big upgrade from the 4S and I would respond that it isn't supposed to be. The iPhone 5 is for those who had the 4. Anyone with the 4S should know that it isn't going to be a significant improvement.
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- 09-13-2012, 06:39 AM #15
Definitely sitting this one out. My iPhone 4 will suffice until the Lumia 920 is released. The 5 is beautiful, but that's just not enough for me.The New iPad - 64gb
iPhone 4 - 32gb
- 09-13-2012, 06:44 AM #16
- 09-13-2012, 06:57 AM #17
- 09-13-2012, 06:58 AM #18iPhone Newbie
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I was completely disappointed. I remember reading a blog where a guy said sarcastically, that he couldn't wait for that 5th row of icons, and I cracked up at that remark. Well, after all the hype, basically there's not enough difference between my 4S and the new 5 to justify the money. I'll be sitting this one out too.
- 09-13-2012, 07:19 AM #19
- 09-13-2012, 07:23 AM #20"Speed has never killed anyone; suddenly becoming stationary...that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
- 09-13-2012, 07:33 AM #21
As of right now, TOTALLY sitting this one out... I don't see enough to merit an unplanned upgrade on my part.
Personally... I find the iPhone 5 wonky in design. That's just my initial impression from seeing it in action through my TV. It just looks flat out odd.
If my 4S wasn't getting the full blown affects from iOS 6, then I'd probably be scrambling to get it. That's the only thing I can think of that would possibly merit me to get it.
But, I'm gonna get some hands on time first before I truly say that, in my eyes, its just damn awkward to look at and play with.
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- 09-13-2012, 07:52 AM #22
- 09-13-2012, 08:05 AM #23
I'm sitting it out. I got the 4S the first day they came out, so I'm not due for an upgrade for a little while. My GF is getting the 5 on release day so I'll play with hers to get my fix of the new one. The bigger screen would be nice, but iOS 6 should hold me over until the next one comes out.
- 09-13-2012, 08:05 AM #24
I'm still completely on the fence. The more I look at it though the more I think I could deal with the awkward design. The 4 was my first iPhone and the only one in 8 years that I have held the entire length of a contract. Maybe some hands on time when it drops into stores will help make my decision.
- 09-13-2012, 08:16 AM #25
New to iphone as of July...so no need to upgrade right now!! Apple will amaze us with something new again by the time my upgrade is due, spending that $ right now just to say you have the latest and greatest is not an option for me!