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    Default Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    I can honestly say, this is the weakest upgrade in the Iphones lifetime.

    I guess if you felt that a finger print scanner was something you were really hoping for.

    Man was I hoping to be surprised at today's announcement.

    by the way, Apple stock is down 10 bucks and dropping since the announcement.
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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    Nope. The S series have minor upgrades. I'm waiting to see the iPhone 6 next year.
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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by nyc_rock View Post
    I can honestly say, this is the weakest upgrade in the Iphones lifetime.

    I guess if you felt that a finger print scanner was something you were really hoping for.

    Man was I hoping to be surprised at today's announcement.

    by the way, Apple stock is down 10 bucks and dropping since the announcement.
    Happens every year.

    It seems clear that the "S" series phones are the feature upgrade variants and the new #'ed iPhone's are the design change versions.
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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by nyc_rock View Post
    by the way, Apple stock is down 10 bucks and dropping since the announcement.
    And it will be up when sales exceed analysts expectations...
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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    Yeah, but the 3GS and 4S were much faster variants. The 5 was blazing fast in everything it did.
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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    And it will be up when sales exceed analysts expectations...
    That didn't happen following the announcement of the iPhone 5, in the long-term anyway.
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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    after the release of a new hardware, stock goes down. wait for the earnings call.
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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by nyc_rock View Post
    I can honestly say, this is the weakest upgrade in the Iphones lifetime.

    I guess if you felt that a finger print scanner was something you were really hoping for.

    Man was I hoping to be surprised at today's announcement.

    by the way, Apple stock is down 10 bucks and dropping since the announcement.
    I kind of agree but being an S upgrade this was to be expected. Plus with all of the leaks anymore it leaves very little to wonder about with tech devices. I think this is the reason they got rid of the iphone 5 though because otherwise I could see lots of people choosing that over the newer more expensive iphone 5s.
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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    If I recall correctly Apple stock usually drops after announcements.

    Definitely no reason for me to upgrade. The fingerprint sensor is mildly interesting but I'd want to give it some time to see how well it works for people. 128GB alone would have given some people a reason to upgrade.

    I do think the 5C will sell like hotcakes. I'm thinking of all the moms and grandmas I know who have been snatching up 4S's over the last year. I think I read 1/2 of iPhones sold in the last year were NOT the iPhone 5. That market will LOVE the plastic colored cases and with iPhone 5 internals it's not half bad.

    I'm not due for an upgrade until the 6 anyway so today's announcement saved me some money. Now to start speculation about the iPhone 6!
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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    I plan on waiting for the 6 and skipping the 5s. I'm due for an upgrade now I just don't want to waste it on small a small upgrade. Now when the 6 comes out and if its only available In a bigger screen I will be going with the 5s. My 5 now is a perfect size for me.
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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    I'm disappointed. I was set to buy a 5S but I'm probably just going to buy a used or leftover new iPhone 5.
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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    Or more of a reason to try the S4. I am thoroughly disappointed.
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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    The upgrade issue is dependent on what iphone you currently have. If you have a 4S or before, its a very nice upgrade. Bigger screen, faster, better camera, fingerprint scanner, etc. If you have the 5, its not a big deal but its definitely a better upgrade than say the 4 to the 4S.
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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by madeinhb View Post
    Nope. The S series have minor upgrades. I'm waiting to see the iPhone 6 next year.
    Exactly. Look at the 4 and 4s. I wasn't excited for the new iPhone, I'm just pumped for the new OS.
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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    I would say the jump from 5 to 5S is greater than the jump from 4 to 4S. The S is essentially for the previous generation holdouts like me (still on the 4). I am on the every 3rd generation schedule:

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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by the1onlyjosh View Post
    I plan on waiting for the 6 and skipping the 5s. I'm due for an upgrade now I just don't want to waste it on small a small upgrade. Now when the 6 comes out and if its only available In a bigger screen I will be going with the 5s. My 5 now is a perfect size for me.
    Except your 5S will be plastic next year.
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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by darkoman4 View Post
    Except your 5S will be plastic next year.
    The 5c is plastic not the 5s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the1onlyjosh View Post
    The 5c is plastic not the 5s.
    Key word was 'next' year. If they follow this new pattern, the 5S will be next years plastic 5C version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finn5975 View Post
    Key word was 'next' year. If they follow this new pattern, the 5S will be next years plastic 5C version.
    And next year the 5s will still be the 5s. Not a different phone just because its been a year. I doesn't matter if I takes the place of the 5c it will still be a 5s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madeinhb View Post
    Nope. The S series have minor upgrades. I'm waiting to see the iPhone 6 next year.
    Exactly, people say the same thing every other year. They said it when the iPhone 3GS was released, they said it when the iPhone 4S was released, and I knew they would say it when the iPhone 5s was released.
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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by the1onlyjosh View Post
    And next year the 5s will still be the 5s. Not a different phone just because its been a year. I doesn't matter if I takes the place of the 5c it will still be a 5s.
    I took it you meant the next phone released next to the 6, which would mean a plastic backed 5S. Not the actual 5S releasing next week. Got ya.
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    This isn't new. No matter what apple would have released peopled still would have b1tched because let's face it this world is full of b1tchers.


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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    This was a pretty big jump for an S model, featurewise.
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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    As someone coming from a clapped out blackberry I'd say its a cracking reason to upgrade.

    With all the leaks I don't really know what people were expecting... If they upped it to a 5" screen people would be moaning that its too big or its copying Samsung. No real way to win on that one. Upgrading the processor / camera etc though I'd say is pretty innovative. I'm waiting to see some real world demos before I stick the fingerprint sensor in the "upgrade" category, needs to be functional but assuming the pass code lock is still there it won't be a deal breaker for me
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    Default Re: Has there ever been less of a reason to upgrade?

    It's a solid phone.

    Lots more LTE bands, so it's a better world traveller. Better camera, better processor, new features (fingerprint sensor, etc.).

    Standard S model changes -- all internal, not so much external (although gold is neat).

    I may upgrade. But haven't decided to pull the trigger yet.
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