iPhone 4S vs. iPhone 5: Upgrade or not?
iPhone 5 has become the focus of the whole world since its release. It is reported that it over 3 million people have ordered it.
There are top 5 reasons to upgrade to the new iPhone 5 in the air:
(1) 4-inch retina LCD
(2) LTE highp-speed network
(3) Faster A6 processor
(4) iOS 6
(5) New form factor, slightly thinner
If you have an iPhone 4S or an older apple phone, would you upgrade to the new phone 5? Why or why not?
- 09-18-2012, 12:40 AM #2
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- 09-18-2012, 01:43 AM #5
I have no good reason to upgrade. The 4S had a better camera than the 4 and I used the hell out of it, but the 5's is practically the same. Faster processor, LTE, bigger screen, earpods, Lightning, HD FaceTime camera and stronger, thinner & lighter frame are all nice, but not essential, especially considering all the cases and other accessories I have. However, I have an upgradable line, and can pay for it by selling my old phone, so why not? This will be my 4th iPhone in 4 years.
- 09-18-2012, 02:36 AM #6iPhone Newbie
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- 09-18-2012, 03:37 AM #7
- 09-18-2012, 03:45 AM #8
Sell your iPhone4S.
Pay $50 more.
What's the fuss dudes?
Don't need a reason? Here's why.
You get to access the internet in 0.5sec instead of 3 secs which feels like a century.
You get to read stuff at a more legitimate size
and best of all. It will be. FASTER. For someone like me who hates to wait even 1 sec more. I will pay $500 to shave that 1 sec.
Last edited by GreatNeal; 09-18-2012 at 03:47 AM.
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- 09-18-2012, 07:27 AM #13iMore Intermediate
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What am I missing? If you have multiple lines and one of them currently has an iphone on it. You get the new iphone on the upgradeable line? Why do you have an extra line? Are you just paying and extra $10/mo for this option? And extra $240 for each contract term? And will the carriers let you remove and iphone from your plan and allow you to drop to a $10/mo bill even if you are not through the 2 year cycle?
what am I missing?
- 09-18-2012, 07:31 AM #14
I upgraded to the 5 from the 4S because:
Bigger and better screen
The 5 look friggin' sexy!!
I would like to say I upgraded for LTE, and there is a small percentage of reason for that, but in my area all we have is HSPA+. I am selling my old phone and cash flowing the difference. I have no regrets. BTW, have you seen how sexy this itineration this iPhone will be?!?!?
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- 09-18-2012, 09:22 AM #19
I'm upgrading for reasons 1-3, & 5 (4 is not a reason IMO since it is available and equal in the 4S). I don't have a problem buying a new iPhone once a year to enjoy Apple's latest & greatest, it's the device I have on me at all times and use all day long everyday.
- 09-18-2012, 11:28 AM #20
AT&T has a support page for getting an iPhone 5 on another line.
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- 09-18-2012, 04:15 PM #21iMore Newbie
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I have a 4s and personally think it can be a waste to do the yearly upgrade. Ios6 works just fine on my iPhone and I cannot bring myself to waste more money to do a yearly upgrade on my phone. I'm keeping it for at least another year and think I made a good decision. If there are people out there who can afford the upgrade I say enjoy your iPhone!
- 09-18-2012, 05:01 PM #22
- 09-18-2012, 09:25 PM #23
6 months ago it was 3 iPhones and 1 dumb phone.
I wasn't using all 3 iPhones so I sold one, kept the line active, got a cheap dumb phone, and dropped the data plan. The phone was still under contract and AT&T had no problem with me doing that. Now I just pay the extra $9 for just voice on the old iPhone line.
- 09-18-2012, 09:56 PM #24