1. leepierre's Avatar
    Anyone upgraded from iPhone 5 to 5s? Was the difference big? Do you regret upgrading so soon and not waiting for 6? I'm still using i5 running ios 6.1.4 tho.. (:

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    03-30-2014 10:07 AM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    This thread has been done, but no, no regrets after upgrading last fall...it was truly a spectrum wide upgrade vs. the iPhone 5 and I'm very happy with the device.
    03-30-2014 10:10 AM
  3. tattooed4515's Avatar
    In a way I do. I had the 5 and was waiting for the 6 to come out and was gonna be eligible for my upgrade shortly after it came out. I was content with the 5. It wasn't much slower than the 5s. The Touch ID not being on the 5 didn't bother me. I do love that feature now btw. My 5 was abused and never in a case and it got to the point to where the battery died at 30%, and you had to prop the charging cable up to get it to charge. Had to suck it up and use the early iPhone upgrade att offered me and paid 465 for the 5s. It's an awesome phone but if my 5 didn't start crapping out on me I would of held on to it until the 6 came out with no worries.
    03-30-2014 12:07 PM
  4. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I agree with Sean...no regrets at all!!! I upgrade my phone every year, so if I like the 6 I'll get it, if not...I'll check out something else.
    03-30-2014 05:20 PM
  5. kataran's Avatar
    Just because they look alike there's a major difference between the two I upgraded from an i5 and you notice it right away


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    03-30-2014 05:24 PM
  6. phreddyl's Avatar
    No regrets. Love it. And what did we do before fingerprint scanning
    03-30-2014 05:26 PM
  7. cwbcpa's Avatar
    No regrets. Love it. And what did we do before fingerprint scanning
    I agree. When I go to use anything else I am frustrated when I have to enter a code or use a pattern to unlock. I didn't think much of it at first, but now that I am used to it, I don't want to go without it.
    03-30-2014 06:31 PM
  8. taz323's Avatar
    Went from the iPhone 5 to 5s and noticed the difference, esp the camera. Have no regrets
    03-30-2014 08:39 PM
  9. sinfool's Avatar
    And what did we do before fingerprint scanning
    Come on, Hong Kong Fooey ...we karate chopped the home button. JK

    I've tried a family members 5S but I chose to hold on to my iP5's & wait for the 6. IMO, the finger print scanner was nice but the speed enhancement over the 5 didn't seem significant enough to justify me upgrading. It surely wasn't a night & day difference as I would of hoped.
    03-30-2014 08:48 PM
  10. phreddyl's Avatar
    Come on, Hong Kong Fooey ...we karate chopped the home button. JK

    I've tried a family members 5S but I chose to hold on to my iP5's & wait for the 6. IMO, the finger print scanner was nice but the speed enhancement over the 5 didn't seem significant enough to justify me upgrading. It surely wasn't a night & day difference as I would of hoped.
    True it's not night and day but I sold my 5 so it was an even swap.
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    03-30-2014 08:50 PM
  11. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I regret waiting a couple of months to ditch the 5 and get the 5S after it was released.
    03-31-2014 04:43 PM
  12. LCW's Avatar
    With a little over 5 months to go (assuming it releases mid Sept), may as well wait for the iPhone 6 at this point.... I have a 5 myself, and itching to upgrade... but at this point, may as well wait rather than burn up an upgrade (I'm off contract right now).
    03-31-2014 06:45 PM
  13. ajl's Avatar
    Not enough for you to upgrade, no. Especially not at this point in the game, the 6 will most likely be released soon, and you'll be kicking yourself for not waiting.
    03-31-2014 07:52 PM
  14. Speedygi's Avatar
    The 5s is definitely a worthy upgrade. but if you can really hold off till you get a recontract, you should. If you have one though, I don't see why you shouldn't upgrade. The 6 is still far off.
    04-01-2014 12:13 AM
  15. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    As someone who just broke his iPhone 5 and is desperately trying to wait until the iPhone 6 comes out and spend the insurance money on that, this thread isn't helping!

    I haven't bought the 'S' upgrade (except the 3GS, which I did buy) as I consider there wasn't enough of a jump from the 4 to 4S and 5 to 5S for me to sell my current model and get the new one.

    Admittedly, there seems like there is much more of a jump from the 5 to 5S than from the 4 to 4S though.
    04-01-2014 01:35 AM
  16. Haalcyon's Avatar
    The 5s is a great and worthy device. I'm sorry, there's just no getting around that. 😳


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    04-01-2014 05:56 AM
  17. thatgirl87's Avatar
    I bought the 5S because my iPhone 5 got stolen during the summer. I like the upgrade. My favorite feature is the camera.


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    04-01-2014 06:16 AM
  18. Trappiste's Avatar
    Upgraded from 5 to 5S. Was the most useless upgrade I have yet made, as I did not notice any difference between the devices. My fingerprint scanner does not work, though. The A7 probably does, but I do not see it adding any value, since 5 was already fast enough, and the screen is the exact same panel as on 5, that is, blacks will be shown as greys on 5S as well and outdoor readibility remains a bottleneck. Seeing how fast the competition is moving, I was really-surprised Apple treated 5S as an afterthought and just did not bother this time around.

    I donated my old iP5 to my mum, but she did not want to replace her Nokia with it, as she found iOS clumsy and cumbersome, and the screen too small. So I ended up selling it and got a good 300$ for it. Not bad. Though it was in mint condition -- no scratches or anything -- since I do not abuse my phones.

    Unless iP6 does something truly magical, 5S will probably be my last iPhone for the foreseeable future, and I will be jumping platforms when the next upgrade is due. I will remain an iPad user, though, at least for the time being, as the tablet product line is actually competitive.
    04-05-2014 09:08 PM
  19. Taylor Cowan's Avatar
    I went from i5 to a nexus 5 then to my i5s. It's nice to be back
    The improvement are noticeable but not earth shattering. You'll see it mostly in the camera and load time/processing speed. Since you're still running iOS 6 you'll notice a big difference in the jump to iOS 7. I fully recommend jailbreaking to get the most out of the phone.
    04-06-2014 12:03 PM
  20. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I went from i5 to a nexus 5 then to my i5s. It's nice to be back
    The improvement are noticeable but not earth shattering. You'll see it mostly in the camera and load time/processing speed. Since you're still running iOS 6 you'll notice a big difference in the jump to iOS 7. I fully recommend jailbreaking to get the most out of the phone.
    Why did you leave Nexus 5?


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    04-06-2014 01:07 PM
  21. HAWK's Avatar
    I'm liking the new camera flash, and the finger print scanner does serve a good purpose. Do I think I got my 850.00 worth with the upgrade, not really.. But if you have waited this long with the 5 if hold out until fall if I were you.


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    04-06-2014 02:28 PM
  22. Trappiste's Avatar
    I went from i5 to a nexus 5 then to my i5s. It's nice to be back
    The improvement are noticeable but not earth shattering. You'll see it mostly in the camera and load time/processing speed. Since you're still running iOS 6 you'll notice a big difference in the jump to iOS 7. I fully recommend jailbreaking to get the most out of the phone.
    If jailbreaking is necessary to the user, I would recommended going straight to Android instead. iOS is not meant to be altered in any fashion and hence no other than the official configuration is supported by Apple. I hear people running jailbroken devices have all kinds of weird issues that I am not facing on my standard setup. I would rather not buy the msot expensive 'normal' phone on the market and then compromise its quality.
    04-06-2014 06:41 PM
  23. Trappiste's Avatar
    I'm liking the new camera flash, and the finger print scanner does serve a good purpose. Do I think I got my 850.00 worth with the upgrade, not really.. But if you have waited this long with the 5 if hold out until fall if I were you.
    Everyone who has not yet moved to 5S from 5 and is not suffering from immediate hardware problems should wait till iP6 and upgrade then. The only thing 5S has going for it compared to 5 is the TouchID thing and that is not worth the 800 to 1000 dollars the new phone costs. And with bad luck, the scanner will not work well or be calibrated correctly on your device, in which case even that little improvement is moot.
    04-06-2014 06:48 PM
  24. kataran's Avatar
    Everyone who has not yet moved to 5S from 5 and is not suffering from immediate hardware problems should wait till iP6 and upgrade then. The only thing 5S has going for it compared to 5 is the TouchID thing and that is not worth the 800 to 1000 dollars the new phone costs. And with bad luck, the scanner will not work well or be calibrated correctly on your device, in which case even that little improvement is moot.
    Your incorrect I came from an i5 and not only does it work as designed but works good and if you read the 5s specs you would know that other than looks alone the 5s is a totally different device from the camera to the internals


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    04-06-2014 07:46 PM
  25. HAWK's Avatar
    Everyone who has not yet moved to 5S from 5 and is not suffering from immediate hardware problems should wait till iP6 and upgrade then. The only thing 5S has going for it compared to 5 is the TouchID thing and that is not worth the 800 to 1000 dollars the new phone costs. And with bad luck, the scanner will not work well or be calibrated correctly on your device, in which case even that little improvement is moot.
    Yeah that's what I was sayin


    Sent from my iPhone 5s
    04-06-2014 08:17 PM
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