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    Default A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    Just wanted some quick opinions from you guys as far as if you think its worth the extra $$ to sell my iPhone 4S and get the iPhone 5?

    Im going to end up spending about $400 after I sell my iPhone 4S, to get the 5.

    Worth it?

    Just looking for some honest feedback.
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    Default Re: A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    Yup.
    "Speed has never killed anyone; suddenly becoming stationary...that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
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    Default Re: A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    I actually am doing the same thing. I got my iPhone 5 yesterday, and have put my 4S on craigslist to hopefully sell before my next bill is due to pay for the 5. I've only had the iPhone 5 for a day, and I was a little skeptical in regards to whether it was worth it or not. After a day, I love it. Screen size is great, the colors look so much more vibrant, the processor is so much faster, it is really smooth when switching between apps or snapping a quick photo. I'm glad I made the jump from 4S to the 5. I recommend it.
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    Default A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    If your content with the 4S and aren't sure then stick with what you got. The 5 has a much better screen, battery life management, wifi, cellular and speed. If you're lacking in any of these areas then upgrade.
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    Default Re: A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    If you have at&t, they will unlock your 4S after you upgrade to the 5. That will help with resale value. I sold my sister's iPhone 4 16GB unlocked for $280 on craigslist. Could have gotten $300 perhaps on eBay, but after fees and shipping, that would have came down to $270.


    Reason I bring this up is this may help with your decision since it can offset the iPhone 5 cost a little bit more.
    0pusX, I see that you are on Verizon so this won't help. But you could get an unlock code from eBay.
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    Default Re: A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    Quote Originally Posted by trmoney24 View Post
    If you have at&t, they will unlock your 4S after you upgrade to the 5. That will help with resale value. I sold my sister's iPhone 4 16GB unlocked for $280 on craigslist. Could have gotten $300 perhaps on eBay, but after fees and shipping, that would have came down to $270.


    Reason I bring this up is this may help with your decision since it can offset the iPhone 5 cost a little bit more.
    0pusX, I see that you are on Verizon so this won't help. But you could get an unlock code from eBay.
    This is only true if your phone is not still under contract...
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    Default A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    Absolutamente !!!
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    Default Re: A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    might as well - YOLO
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    Default Re: A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    Quote Originally Posted by BLiNK View Post
    might as well - YOLO
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    Default Re: A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    SeanHRCC, thanks for bringing that up, forgot to mention that! but if you upgrade to the iPhone 5, they will unlock your old 4 or 4S since its not in use or contract anymore.
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    Default Re: A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    YES. Thinner, lighter, faster. Just a bit disappointed that the anodized aluminum can scratch easily.
    This is the first iPhone since the 3G that I have used a protective case. I have just used a back
    protection since the iPhone 4.
    iPhone 5S, iPad Air, iMAC, Old Dell PC
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    Default Re: A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    Yes
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    Default A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    Yes.screen is bigger,processor faster,camera better and best of all its beautiful.
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    Default A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    Ok here goes:
    -Bigger screen which is amazing
    -LTE
    -if you are grandfathered on AT&T 's unlimited data, you get 5gb before throttling now. With the 4S, it is 3G so they throttle it at 3gb. This is HUGE for me and the lone reason I had to upgrade. All of the rest is just a bonus.


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    Default Re: A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    Quote Originally Posted by gvndeb60 View Post
    Ok here goes:
    -Bigger screen which is amazing
    -LTE
    -if you are grandfathered on AT&T 's unlimited data, you get 5gb before throttling now. With the 4S, it is 3G so they throttle it at 3gb. This is HUGE for me and the lone reason I had to upgrade. All of the rest is just a bonus.


    Sent from my iPad mini using Tapatalk
    I was told by AT&T when I ordered my iPhone 5 that they throttle after 3GB.
    Is this true about throttling after 5GB with LTE?
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    Default A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    Quote Originally Posted by Espo View Post
    I was told by AT&T when I ordered my iPhone 5 that they throttle after 3GB.
    Is this true about throttling after 5GB with LTE?
    That's what they say. But that 5GB throttle limit isn't just for any use of the iPhone 5. You have to be on an LTE network. If you have an iPhone 5 and are using a 3G network then you still have the 3GB limit. I'm not sure how they figure out the throttling limits when you use some if both networks.
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    Default A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    I am in an area that does not have any LTE. I do not get throttled at 3gb anymore. The local store reps say it is5gb before throttling but I have hit more than four yet.


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    Default Re: A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    Yes, it would be worth.
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    Default A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    I am currently waiting the shipment of my ip5 but I am going from a 4s to a 5 for a couple reasons. LTE, better battery life, faster all around and a slightly larger screen.

    What I'm not looking forward to is changing all my accessories (chargers in my cars, office, around my house, sound docks and cases) other than that its defiantly a good and beneficial upgrade.

    By the way even if your not eligible for an upgrade, call customer service and just ask nicely for one, keep calling back if they say no they can't. I got a really nice guy on the phone with AT&T and he hooked me up (after talking with a supervisor). Waived my upgrade fee also. It took me 3 days and about 5 calls until I got the $199-299-399 upgrade prices and I wasn't eligible until May 2013.
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    Default Re: A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    Wait to next year for the iPhone 5s it will be worth it
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    Default A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    No. The 5's display looks way too saturated IMO. It also doesn't take any better quality pictures, is only slightly faster, I hate the bigger screen, the lightening connector is hell for all the 30 pin accessories and I personally like the all glass more than the aluminum Plus there isn't anything the 5 can do that the 4S can't.
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    Default Re: A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    Yes, I could never go back to the 4S now.
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    Default Re: A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    4s is for bustas
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    Default A month later.... is it worth the $$ to get the iPhone 5 if you have a 4S?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glass of OJ View Post
    Plus there isn't anything the 5 can do that the 4S can't.
    I was under the impression (though I haven't tried) that the 5 can't take still pics from a video where as the 4s cannot.

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