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    Default Re: Should I upgrade to the 5 or not?

    if your happy with your screen size and want something faster id buy a 4s off contract on ebay or craigslist. if you want to try something new and larger then go for the 5 on contract.
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    I upgraded to an iPhone 5 from a 3 so it was a huge leap and totally worth it! I love the 5, and there is not necessarily another one coming out for a long while yet, so I wouln't wait around in the hope that the 5S or 6 will be here anytime soon.
    I find the battery life to be ok, and it charges super super quick! This iPhone isn't perfect, and actually can get scratches and personally i haven't got on well with the maps but other than that i'd say its speedy, and so much more up to date than the other iphones, like for example being able to use 4G. It's the little details like panaoramic camera and the do not disturb feature that I really like.
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    Default Should I upgrade to the 5 or not?

    IMHO I say upgrade. Now in respect to your question, if need to be asked then the answer might be no. Reason for this is you might be happy with what you have etc... The iphone 5 is truly a beast that has taken me by complete surprise from start to present. Only thing that is the same is the OS which simply put "it just works". I have no real complaints. So should you upgrade, that is a choice you need to make, but if you want a beautiful, functional and eye catching then phone, then it's a no brainier.
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    Default Re: Should I upgrade to the 5 or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by plantemichel View Post
    I would recommend iPhone 4S with no doubt over the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 is from my point of view the worst iPhone yet. But the iPhone 4S is the perfection of the iPhone 4. Sorry you guys but I would never buy an iPhone that can get ding , scratches or get discolored with time and there I'm not talking about the battery inside because seriously Apple is laughing at us. And the incell touch screen tech what a mess the phone freeze. That was my recommendation, the iPhone 4S has a good battery life, is very stable and a its one the most solid phone. And for those who say: yes but the 4 and the 4S get shattered, well put a darn case it won't happen unless you want to use it nude. 😈
    It's always fun to read advice from people who don't actually own the iPhone 5...
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    Default Re: Should I upgrade to the 5 or not?

    But to add to that. It's the OP's money. If one can't make a decision themselves after going hands off with the phone at the store or even reading up online of the device features....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    It's always fun to read advice from people who don't actually own the iPhone 5...
    Exactly. It's like recommending or not recommending a vehicle you don't drive or will ever drive LOL


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    Many of my friends have made the upgrade from 4 to 5 because the improvements are quite substantial - CPU, LTE, camera, Siri, size. Also, if you're planning on selling your current iPhone, it will have depreciated considerably by the time the 5S comes out.

    The only reason to wait IMO would be if maps isn't quite up to snuff for your area and you plan to use maps regularly. If that's the case ask a friend how Maps is performing in your area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy-G View Post
    The only reason to wait IMO would be if maps isn't quite up to snuff for your area and you plan to use maps regularly. If that's the case ask a friend how Maps is performing in your area.
    About the Maps app... There are many 3rd party alternatives, and if one is truly dependent on a good Maps app, they likely already have a 3rd party solution that meets their needs if the native app does not meet their needs. Making a buy/not by decision on the native Maps app alone is, to me, not the best of decision making.
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    I had no intention of getting the 5, but 3 crappy replacement 4's through square trade got me a cash out and I was suddenly without a phone at all. It just so happened that this coincided with the 5's release and I didn't want to replace my 16gb iPhone 4 with an 8gb, so I used the money to buy a 5. This phone is fantastic, I thought I loved my 4, but I'm in love with the 5. It's so fast and I haven't had any of the issues discussed on here except the weird time issue on LTE but that's Verizon and it's been better lately. I say go for it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    It's always fun to read advice from people who don't actually own the iPhone 5...
    Thats the truth. I wouldn't hesitate to but the 5. I love my 64! It is without a doubt the best iPhone I have ever had, and I have owned all since 3GS. I changed carriers to VZW from ATT so I could get LTE.
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    Depending on the cell coverage in your area the iPhone 5 is MUCH faster. I felt like the phone was faster in general to my 4 and my wife's 4s. A severe downside though, no choice on the iOS version, you get apple maps no matter what. It took a little getting used to the keyboard since the phone is 1/2" taller. Overall I would upgrade again.

    Btw, the new otters are awesome! I've always had a defender, they have constantly been getting better but the newest is just amazing and with great new colors too.
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    Definitely upgrade as for a case go Lifeproof - the otters for the 5 bulk it up entirely too much and the Lifeproof will protect against dust dirt water completely me the otters won't - higher resale when the phone is just as clean and pristine as the day you bought it ��
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    I would recommend the 5 as an upgrade from the 4. Faster in all aspects. I wouldn't recommend the 4s though. Why would you waste an upgrade on last generation products? If anything, buy the 4S off contract if you're still hesitant but I wouldn't waste my upgrade on old hardware
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    Default Re: Should I upgrade to the 5 or not?

    I just upgraded from the 4 to the 5 myself, definitely worth it if you have the money to do so.
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    Default Re: Should I upgrade to the 5 or not?

    It sounds like from everyone on here that the iPhone5 is amazing, fast, sleek and a difference maker especially coming from the iphone4. I'm pumped. Definitely going to get it soon. I just hope that next falls new iPhone is a marginal change and nothing to dramatic. With that being said I love how the 5 looks without a case especially in black. Looks so clean and modern looking but if I drop it (which is rarely do) it's definitely going to scratch dent maybe even break which would be very frustrating. How many of you have your phones without a case and show off that awesome looking 5?
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    I have had mine caseless for the last couple months. If I put a case on it to go to the gym, it just feels and looks wrong to me now. Mine has held up well, even with one drop on a tile floor. I do have the white version and AppleCare+ however.
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    Default Re: Should I upgrade to the 5 or not?

    I have a black 4 and like someone said earlier I always said I wanted a white one next time around but the new black design looks unreal. Decisions decisions...
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    Default Should I upgrade to the 5 or not?

    I had a black 4 and I got white because that's what was available at the time. I am glad I did, I really like the way it looks.
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    Default Re: Should I upgrade to the 5 or not?

    Any issues you guys experience with your 5 compared to your old 4 or 4s'?
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    Default Should I upgrade to the 5 or not?

    I got the white iPhone 5 as an upgrade from a black iPhone 4. I paid full price for mine in order to keep my unlimited data. I am glad I did. In the first month of ownership I blew through 2.6 gigs of data. The new 2 gig shared data plan would not have been enough. It is cheaper for me to keep my current plan and pay full price than to buy subsidized.

    I got the white because of the ease with which the black one scratches.

    I also go two cases. An otter white commuter case and a Seidio dual layer case with a kickstand. I alternate between the two cases. The otter does make you use more force to press the off button. This concerns me because it might damage the off button in the long term. The Seidio kickstand rattles when you shake the phone. It is a magnetic metal piece that might wear out with time.

    One problem I had with my five is the occasional glitch in wifi reception. It has happened twice on 6.0.1. Turning the phone off or putting it in airplane mode and off again fixed that problem. That is a software glitch that should be fixed on 6.1 release.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nj1266 View Post
    This concerns me because it might damage the off button in the long term.
    I'm pretty sure the extra effort used to press the button is not being transferred to the actual off button but rather being absorbed by the firm rubber of the commuter case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roll-tide View Post
    I'm pretty sure the extra effort used to press the button is not being transferred to the actual off button but rather being absorbed by the firm rubber of the commuter case.
    I noticed that the rubber on the Seidio case is much softer than the one on the otter. The force needed to press the off button is, therefore, less than what is needed to do the same on the commuter case. I like the softer rubber. It feels better and might be less likely to scratch the phone.


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    I love my iPhone 5 and I think it will be a worthwhile upgrade from the 4. I would bet money that the next gen iPhone will look identical to the iPhone 5 and will have some minor internal upgrades that 85% of users won't even notice for day to day use.
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    Default Should I upgrade to the 5 or not?

    Yes you should it feel so much better in your hands, Verizon's LTE is something serious let along the processing speeds of opening things is much more responsive. Overall you do get minor differences from the 4S inwhich I still have.
    iPhone 4S to iPhone 5 whats next
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    LTE is very nice


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