1. applejosh's Avatar
    Well, looks like I'll be upgrading to the next new iteration as soon as I can. Wife's phone (4S) started having wifi/bluetooth/cellular issues this weekend, so I'll upgrade and give her my 5. At least now I have an excuse to get the 6 (or whatever it is called) as soon as it drops.
    09-07-2014 09:11 PM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    How much longer do y'all plan on keeping the iPhone 5
    I’ve already moved on. Bought the 5S and handed the 5 down to a family member. Will do the same within the next week or so. I’ll get the iPhone 6 and pass the 5S along to another family member.
    09-07-2014 10:32 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    My 5 is just 1 year old. I'll keep it for a back up.

    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-07-2014 10:59 PM
  4. trtmazda3's Avatar
    I'm keeping mine until my 6 Plus gets delivered, which Verizon says should be on or before October 28th (long time to wait, I know). Then, I'll be selling it to help recoup part of the cost of the new phone. My 5 still runs great but has battery life hiccups. It dies at 30% sometimes and other times goes down 10-20% at once. It's been very reliable other than that, though.
    09-13-2014 12:11 AM
  5. Ih8reno's Avatar
    Being in Canada the carriers have effectively doubled the prices to their plans now that we have 2 year plans, meaning to keep my old inexpensive plan I'd need to buy a new phone outright. $749 and tax currently is out of the question. Going to keep my 5 for at least another year and if I can save up some spending money maybe get a 6s or wait even longer for a 7.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    09-14-2014 10:52 AM
  6. sandy the game's Avatar
    i brought my iPhone 5 on mar 2013, so will use it for 2 yr for sure but after completing 2 yr will update to 6 plus
    09-15-2014 10:45 PM
  7. gordol's Avatar
    I just realized that I'm probably going to be hanging onto my 16GB iPhone 5 longer than anticipated. My contract is up for it's two-year renewal in February, IIRC, but I don't think I'll be able to afford the upgrade. Almost certainly not the one I want, the 32GB iPhone 6.

    For what I want to put on the phone, I need at least 32GB and I don't want to be locked into another two years of insufficient space.
    09-15-2014 11:28 PM
  8. rdubmu's Avatar
    There is no 32 gig iPhone 6
    09-16-2014 01:17 AM
  9. jorbjorb's Avatar
    my iphone 5 is super fast and runs amazing.
    gonna keep this for 2 more years
    MrMars and ritesh like this.
    09-19-2014 03:11 PM
  10. mnicole03's Avatar
    My iphone 5 is a piece of garbage so once my 6 plus arrives I'll be getting rid of it for sure
    09-19-2014 03:15 PM
  11. MrMars's Avatar
    My i5 is in pristine condition and running great on iOS 8 but, I am looking forward to receiving my space grey i6 in a couple weeks. Hoping to make a few bucks selling my i5 at that point.
    09-19-2014 08:25 PM
  12. HankAZ's Avatar
    That ship sailed a year ago.
    09-19-2014 08:50 PM
  13. jason_mabry's Avatar
    If my battery life stays the way it is because of IOS 8, then my upgrade might come sooner than I thought.
    09-19-2014 08:57 PM
  14. kdeckels's Avatar
    Just got the battery & power button replaced in my 32g & I'm off contract. Would like the bigger screen, but wouldn't like the off contract price.
    09-19-2014 10:16 PM
  15. baseballbert's Avatar
    It will become the "uh oh" just in case backup to the 6 once I pick one up.

    I still have a 2nd gen iPod Touch for the gym and 4th and 5th gen Nanos that I still use too!
    Last edited by baseballbert; 09-20-2014 at 12:30 AM. Reason: added info
    09-20-2014 12:29 AM
  16. JobSteves's Avatar
    my iphone 5 is super fast and runs amazing.
    gonna keep this for 2 more years
    I agree. I have never used a 6 or a even a 5S so maybe it's good that I don't know what I'm missing but I just recently got a refurbished iP5 from Apple and it is as fast and snappy as ever. And I actually prefer the 4 inch screen.

    I'm not on a contract and money is really tight now so I'm just gonna stick with it for a while. Plus the slate is still the best iphone color ever made.
    09-30-2014 03:21 AM
  17. agalaria's Avatar
    I already sold mine.
    09-30-2014 03:23 AM
  18. TripleOne's Avatar
    A few months, would love to change to the iPhone 6.
    10-05-2014 07:45 AM
  19. jason_mabry's Avatar
    I will probably keep mine until the 7 comes out just because I'm not sure if I like the size of the 6. I will probably change my mind and upgrade before but as of now, I will keep it probably for another year.
    10-05-2014 09:31 AM
  20. Chrisy's Avatar
    How much longer do y'all plan on keeping the iPhone 5
    Probably will upgrade in January. To BlackBerry Classic.
    10-05-2014 11:23 AM
  21. TripleOne's Avatar
    Probably will upgrade in January. To BlackBerry Classic.
    Just googled the BlackBerry Classic and it looks pretty nice!
    10-06-2014 05:22 AM
  22. E_Brown's Avatar
    I'll keep mine for about negative 2 years. I upgrade every year. Got rid of the 5 when the S came out. My wife is still using the 5.
    10-06-2014 08:26 AM
  23. benji888578's Avatar
    iPhones have high resale value so you shouldn't keep one more than 2 years....
    I disagree. The reality is, contract or off contract, you end up paying $650-$850 total over 2 years, through subsidizing if you bought on contract. So, $150-$350 is not even half what you paid for it. I'm done getting up to 1/3 what I paid for my iPhones.

    I'm keeping my iPhone 5 as an iPod touch, it's still a great iOS device, runs iOS 8 well. I had carrier unlock it once my contract was done. (iPhone 6 is my new phone & main iOS device).

    I never got an iPod (no mp3 player at all). I had my first iPhone (3G) for about 2 years before I put any music in it. I've since burned my CD collection to hard drive, and put playlists on my iPhone. But, lately I mostly stream music. Plus, it can be used as an extra phone in a room across the house through wifi now.

    So now I have an iPod touch, my first iPod of any kind!
    10-14-2014 04:06 PM
  24. RescueEMT911's Avatar
    I said I wasn't going to get rid of my iphone 5, but Verizon made it so easy to just had them your 5 and get a new 6 that I caved in... AND I gave up my unlimited data!! ;( Even though in all the years of being on it I never went over 1.7gb it stings.. So here I sit with my iPhone 6 but honestly I miss my iPhone 5 some days, I LOVED that phone!!
    10-14-2014 04:41 PM
  25. trtmazda3's Avatar
    I bought my 32 GB black iPhone 5 from AT&T on launch day in 2012 (September 21st?). Sold it the day after I got my 6 Plus. October 8th, 2014. Bought it for $299 with contract and sold it for $250. Not bad considering I had to have phone service (be it on the iPhone or something else) anyway. My 5 was a good phone and served me well but was definitely starting to show its age - mostly with battery life. I barely got a day out of it and it would often drop 10-15% at once. Once it went from 51% to 1% in literally two seconds. And then it died. I was so confused, lol
    10-19-2014 08:46 PM
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