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    Default Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    Perhaps my reason for this thread is to curb some of my impatience as I wait to see Apple take the stage come, hopefully, September. And while it's a given that until the powers at be take the stage, we will not know exactly what the final product will comprise of, we have enough consistent tidbits out there to piece together a general idea:
    - Nearly exact same physical appearance as the 5
    - Faster A7 processor (this one is back in the news today due to coding in IOS 7)
    - 2GB Ram
    - 12mp isight camera with slow motion video recording capability
    - NFC (not as consistent on this one)
    - Fingerprint reader

    In other words, without knowing any concrete details, it appears the 5S will be another incremental upgrade....which history would prove to be likely. Is that enough for you? Particularly if you have the iphone 5 now? With the myriad of compelling choices outside of the IOS realm? I am just curious your intentions and why. Merely for discussion sake and no other reason to be honest.

    I will likely get the 5S. I have tried all of the recent android flagships and it's just not for me. I currently have the 5, but I like having the current offering. With that said, this may be the least excited I have been to date in getting the newest iphone
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    Yes, I absolutely will upgrade. I have upgrades to burn... and I can always sell/pass down my iPhone 5... It’s just how I roll.
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    I will when I can afford it, and after I'm eligible to upgrade again...
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    Yes, I absolutely will upgrade. I have upgrades to burn... and I can always sell/pass down my iPhone 5... It’s just how I roll.
    I am in that same situation. I will sell my 5 to help pay for the 5S and then do the same come the 6 I already find the 5 to be very fast and efficient so any improvement can only be icing on the cake. I use the camera more than some/most, so an improvement there will make me happy as well. If there is one thing I do wish for but haven't seen mentioned, it would be to have a 128GB option. I am one of the few who would benefit. But I don't see that happening.
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    I still have the iPhone 4 - so I would like to upgrade to the 5S. But this iPhone 4 works flawlessly. It's been the best smartphone I've ever owned.

    Perhaps I will wait until the iPhone 6. I have an upgrade in Oct .... So I could get the 5S.

    The main reason I would even upgrade is for VZW LTE.

    I guess I will just have to wait and see what the iPhone 5s has to offer. I like the idea of a fingerprint scanner, so long as it acts as an authentication method for mobile payments. Of course a better camera and video recording will be welcomed.

    What I am surprised at is the lack of leaks for the 5S. I think that has to do with the budget iPhone (5C or whatever), and how the parts are so similar. Maybe we will see more leaks once production ramps up.

    I personally would like a bigger iPhone. I am definitely going to try out the HTC One in store if it ever hits VZW, but I doubt I would get it. I would love if the "one more thing" was an iPhone Pro with a bigger display. I guess I'm just not willing to give up the ecosystem for a bigger device at this time (though I ponder it from time to time).

    Looking forward to the 5S release, the upcoming leaks, the initial reviews, and this forums ramblings on how iOS7 and the iPhone 5s work.
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    I have a upgrade now but may save it for next year. Nothing there is telling me I need to jump. I'll decide for sure after the Keynote.
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    March of 2014 I will decide... Right now I am fine with what I have.
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    Always do I have a upgrades and I always pass down my phone or sell it for more than my upgrade cost.


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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    I will use my wife upgrade for my upgrade lol
    (She will get the 5 tho not bad)
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jrome.brooks View Post
    I will use my wife upgrade for my upgrade lol
    (She will get the 5 tho not bad)
    Now hold up Jrome!! Please tell me you are fixing that shattered screen before giving your better half that 5 lol!
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    No. I have no plans to upgrade to the next iPhone based on the specs you mentioned. My current iPhone 5 is more than plenty, and as I've stated in another thread, my attention is on iOS 7.
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    I currently have the 4S and I passed on the 5 so I will be upgrading to the next iPhone
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    Not sure if I'm going to get the 5S or not at this point. With iPhones in the past I have always been in a hurry to get the newest one, however, I am really satisfied with my iPhone 5 and with iOS 7 coming out it will be even better. I am going to take the sit back and wait approach this year. Since I don't want to use my early upgrade on the AT&T locked 5S I might just purchase the unlocked version direct from Apple this time around.
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    I will when I can afford it, and after I'm eligible to upgrade again...
    ^This!!
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    I'm not sure yet, but more than likely I'll be buying it when it drops. Hopefully its the same size so I don't have to start buying cute cases all over again. That's my biggest fear..lol
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    I've had my 4S less than a year and it does everything I want it to. I have another upgrade available in November. I'll probably upgrade when I can afford it. Might even be next spring, then I'll give my 4S to my wife.
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    I'll probably upgrade just because I can. I left Sprint for Tmobile in June and then they announced their sweet little JUMP program so I can upgrade twice a year if i trade in the current phone that I have. Can't beat that and no contract. I'm already running ios 7 on my iphone 5 so it isn't really necessary for me to upgrade but the fact that I can without the hassle of Craigslist now is appealing. I do like the sound of the fingerprint reader and the slow motion camera though. Guess I'll just have to wait and see what the final product turns out to be.
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    Probably because we have two iPhones in the house with opposing upgrade times so every year I take the upgrade (whether it's on my husbands line or mine) and get the new phone and give him my one year old phone.
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    It looks like the 5S will be a great device, but I just bought my iPhone 5 last week (under contract with Verizon), so I won't be seriously looking at upgrading until 2015. Thankfully, these iPhones have staying power and I'm hopeful mine will keep me happy over the next couple years. I consider my 5 to be the best smartphone I've ever owned. I've owned Android and Windows Phone in the past and this is my first iPhone. I wish I had gotten one sooner.
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    In the past, AT&T handed out annual full upgrade pricing. It was a nobrainer to upgrade no matter what the proposed new iphone was.

    That's not the case this year with Verizon ( I switched last year). So does the iphone 5S make sense to blow a couple of hundred on after selling the iphone 5? Not to me.. I'll probably spend my off year upgrading other things. Maybe look at a Mac.

    That said, if you have a full upgrade available from your carrier, use it. Take your subsidy asap unless a new device is literally around the corner.
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    Quote Originally Posted by cardfan View Post
    In the past, AT&T handed out annual full upgrade pricing. It was a nobrainer to upgrade no matter what the proposed new iphone was.

    That's not the case this year with Verizon ( I switched last year). So does the iphone 5S make sense to blow a couple of hundred on after selling the iphone 5? Not to me.. I'll probably spend my off year upgrading other things. Maybe look at a Mac.

    That said, if you have a full upgrade available from your carrier, use it. Take your subsidy asap unless a new device is literally around the corner.
    AT&T has stopped those full upgrades annually. Last one I received was when I went from 4 to 4S. When the 5 released I was offered a "partial" upgrade which if I remember correctly only knocked $100 off full retail.

    Luckily though I have been using the best buy trade in program every year and they offer decent amount for used iPhones. Last year for instance they gave me $355 best buy gift card for my 4S, AT&T "partial" upgrade price of a 16GB 5 was $529 so I eneded up paying $174 ($20 less than new contract/full upgrade). If I can get the same deal this year then I most certainly will upgrade.
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    Got rid of my iPhones, last one being the 5,,,, switched to the Note 2 and am now rocking the GS4,,, love the GS4,,,, but if the new iphone does the camera upgrade and includes the slow mo feature on the video camera I might come back to the iphone.

    The slow motion video cam on my GS4 is really very cool,,,,, I use it a lot,,,, huge fun !!!!

    Yea,,,, and a larger than 4" screen would also be a big deciding factor,,,, but that will probaly happen on the iphone 6, not the 5s.

    I use both Android and ios so I'm not tied to one OS.

    Cheers
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    None of the specs make me one to have money ready to get one. We will see later on down the line.
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    "New and improved" doesn't necessarily mean better than what I currently have for me. I don't see a need to upgrade. I have and use a lot of phones and my 4s seems to do everything I need with the least amount of negatives. I'm one of those that appreciates the latest and newest device only when the latest and newest is necessary and more useful to me than my current device. Otherwise, I like a stable device that has proven itself with time. After using other phones, I always appreciate the smaller size, clearer screen and reliability of my iPhone 4s.
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    Default Re: Based on the current rumors, will you be upgrading to the proposed Iphone 5S?

    Double post.
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