1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I'm 14 and have an iPhone 3G (iOS 4.2.1) and ive saved up enough money to get a new phone. Should I get the 5s or the 6? if I get the 5s I can get a 32GB but if I get the 6 I can only get a 16GB.

    What do you guys think?
    11-12-2014 04:04 PM
  2. iSRS's Avatar
    First off, great job saving. My daughter (who is younger than you) really wanted a MacBook Air, and saved for it. She takes more care of that then anything she owns. Good job!

    Regarding the 5s or the 6, given that you are saving, I would suggest the iPhone 6, as it will have a longer update life than the 5s. However, I normally say that storage is the best bet.

    Assuming it is the $50 difference (do you plan to buy on contract or full price?), so you are looking at $150 vs $200. If you have the $200, perhaps wait until Black Friday to see what you can get.

    Actually, looks like on 11/15, Sam's Club will have the 16 GB iPhone 6 for $99 on contract, and $100 off the other storage options, meaning for $200, you could get the 64GB iPhone 6. If you have the $200, I would wait a few days and go for that one.

    Good luck, and post back with your decision!

    Early iPhone 6 Black Friday Deals Chop Price to $99
    11-12-2014 04:18 PM
  3. iphone2010's Avatar
    Hi, I am the OP and just figured out how to make an account. no, I get my phones off contract at full price, since I am a teenager and I can't get a contract. Do you think that the iPhone 6 features are better than having a 32GB phone?
    11-12-2014 04:23 PM
  4. HAWK's Avatar
    To be honest with you I would get the 5s 32 gig. The 5s is an awesome phone and there is nothing worse then running out of space whether it's a 6 or not. If I were you though I might hold off and save another 100 and get the 64 gig 6 if that's an option
    11-12-2014 04:26 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    For your age? Your gonna be real mobile. The 5s would fit pockets better and you would want the space more than the real estate. However, if you wear Cargo Pants, save a bit more and get the 6 with 64gb.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    11-12-2014 04:50 PM
  6. iphone2010's Avatar
    That's a good point, the 5s would be way easier to carry around and way easier to use during class at high school without the teacher seeing it haha. I'll probably get the Verizon 32GB iPhone 5s. it'll definitely be an upgrade from the ancient phone I am using now.

    iPhone 3G, iOS 4.2.1
    11-12-2014 05:46 PM
  7. taz323's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore, they are both great devices. But think the 32g 5s will meet your needs. Congrats on the savings up for it.
    11-12-2014 05:50 PM
  8. E_Brown's Avatar
    For your age? Your gonna be real mobile. The 5s would fit pockets better and you would want the space more than the real estate. However, if you wear Cargo Pants, save a bit more and get the 6 with 64gb.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    I love seeing your cargo pants comments all the time.
    11-12-2014 06:17 PM
  9. iSRS's Avatar
    I agree with the others. If you can't afford the 64 GB iPhone 6, the 32 GB iPhone 5s is the better route.
    11-12-2014 07:16 PM
  10. HAWK's Avatar
    I love seeing your cargo pants comments all the time.
    Cargo pants are awesome. But they require to be camo in color and a wallet with a chain attached to it
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    11-12-2014 07:38 PM
  11. E_Brown's Avatar
    Cargo pants are awesome. But they require to be camo in color and a wallet with a chain attached to it
    I don't actually own cargo pants but I'm down with pretty much anything camo. I even make camo crocs look good.
    11-12-2014 07:39 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I love seeing your cargo pants comments all the time.
    I held the 6 and 6 Plus for the first time today. My upgrade is in January. I do want the 6 Plus. My britches don't have big pockets. So...


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    11-12-2014 07:57 PM
  13. E_Brown's Avatar
    I held the 6 and 6 Plus for the first time today. My upgrade is in January. I do want the 6 Plus. My britches don't have big pockets. So...


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    You sound like a man that will do what he needs to for his electronics. I like that.
    11-12-2014 07:58 PM
  14. HAWK's Avatar
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    11-12-2014 08:05 PM
  15. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I think either phone is a great choice but I'm going to say the 5s. More storage space is the better option in my book. Though if you can save a little more, 64GB is way better of an option so the 6 might not be a bad idea. It'll be more future proof as it's the latest model. I'd say just think carefully and play with both. Then decide which fits your needs best. Good luck!
    11-12-2014 08:21 PM
  16. qbnkelt's Avatar
    OP, congratulations on your discipline in being able to save the money for your new phone.
    My suggestion would be to try to save a little bit more to go for larger storage. I bought a 16G iPad and I have regretted it immensely. I won't short myself in storage again.

    Also.....with the holidays coming up, you might ask your parents or other family who might ask what you want to get you Apple STORE gift cards. They can buy them online and will be mailed to them. This way, if each relative gives you a 25 or 59 buck gift card, you can get the iPhone 6 that will have a longer upgrade cycle with larger storage. It will also have more resale value when you trade in for a new one.

    Best of luck!!!!!


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    11-13-2014 04:34 AM
  17. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore OP, I suggest going with a device with more storage. Both devices are are very good iPhones. I commend you on saving up for what you want and having the discipline to do so.
    11-13-2014 07:54 AM
  18. fishhead_soup's Avatar
    on having the discipline to save for what you want. Either phone will be a good choice, it appears you are well beyond your years and will make a great decision, unless you actually go with cargo pants - clearly I jest!
    11-13-2014 11:29 AM
  19. NellSounz's Avatar
    I'm 14 and have an iPhone 3G (iOS 4.2.1) and ive saved up enough money to get a new phone. Should I get the 5s or the 6? if I get the 5s I can get a 32GB but if I get the 6 I can only get a 16GB.

    What do you guys think?
    I would recommend the 6/64G. And I commend you on sticking to your guns and saving your money. Alot of teenagers could learn from you!


    Sent from my iPhone 6 plus using Tapatalk
    11-13-2014 04:49 PM
  20. OBF's Avatar
    It depends what you want more storage or a bigger screen.
    11-13-2014 05:09 PM
  21. Premium1's Avatar
    If storage matters, go with the 5s, otherwise go with the 6, it's newer and will be supported longer


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    11-13-2014 07:03 PM
  22. stormchasejg's Avatar
    If you can save up a bit more go for the 64GB iPhone 6 as it will last longer with updates and if you went for the 16GB one you would regret it as I have the 16GB iPhone 5 and it is completely full.
    11-14-2014 11:50 AM
  23. jweihrauch's Avatar
    I think everyone has covered it but I definitely believe the 5S is a better choice here. I'd also recommend that you try and find one used on the forums or locally via craigslist. Saves a lot of money and sometimes you can find really good deals. Good luck!
    11-14-2014 01:42 PM
  24. Haseeb Rehman's Avatar
    11-14-2014 01:44 PM
  25. iTechHead's Avatar
    I agree with Jweihrauch you could find a good iPhone 5s used in good condition for cheaper. I would advise eBay over craigslist since you have buyers protection but if you're planing on buying new I'd say go for the 6. It's seems like you take good care of your devices and coming from a 3GS to a 6 would be a great upgrade.
    11-14-2014 01:56 PM
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