1. rustymini's Avatar
    I just got the 5 so I'll stick with it for the short haul......I'll see what the 6 holds next year as far as size of screen,etc.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    08-02-2013 10:13 PM
  2. Trappiste's Avatar
    No. The iPhone has not really improved since iP4 -- Apple has stopped innovating. I will likely upgrade from iP5 to a WP, namely Lumia 1020. Laggy and poorly-made Androids are not an option. It is either an iP (boring but safe) or a Lumia (innovative but MS-bound).
    08-02-2013 10:22 PM
  3. Guacho's Avatar
    I was considering it eventhough I have no upgrade this year, but my dog is having surgery so I'll just have to wait until next year...
    08-03-2013 08:03 AM
  4. Guacho's Avatar
    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.
    the worst time for me to decide is right after the keynote.....after watching it I want want want....
    fridayxiii likes this.
    08-03-2013 08:05 AM
  5. Donnee's Avatar
    It's more than likely ill be picking one up (I'm due for an upgrade early in October). I'm currently using a blackberry due to my 4s dying 6 months into a 2 year contract so it'll be nice to be back to iOS for the phone aswell

    I wouldn't normally be one to wait (the 5 will do what I need I dare say) but the timing with the contract is too good to pass up this time
    08-05-2013 02:42 PM
  6. FFR's Avatar
    the worst time for me to decide is right after the keynote.....after watching it I want want want....
    ...same day delivery.
    08-06-2013 10:50 AM
  7. CSI Guy's Avatar
    If ios7 runs well on my iPhone5 then I may wait. If not, then I will jump on a 5S.
    08-09-2013 12:12 AM
  8. doublebullout's Avatar
    Based on those specs, no way. I'm more than satisfied with my Lumia 920 right now. But I would consider coming back to iPhone if Apple introduced an iPhone with a screen comparable in size to the 920 or even Note 2.
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    08-09-2013 06:58 AM
  9. finn5975's Avatar
    I have to think this will be quite an interesting unveiling. With all of the advancement the competition has made, there is a natural advancement in expectation as well. I've paid a lot of attention to blog and tech sites over the years (which is not necessarily a good thing) and I have observed from afar to see what devices are being used around me. At one time here in the city, all I would see are iphones and the iphone was beloved by the sites. Obviously, whether merited or not, this is changing. I shouldn't have a concern about what others think of the iphone, or what their perception of it is, as long as it is what works best for 'me'. But for some unknown reason, I do care. I do pay attention to the trends and the perceptions. Given that, I have an uneasy feeling about this unveiling. If it is indeed another incremental upgrade, a myriad of minor 'tweaks' to the camera, processor, and battery.....what will this spell? What does it say when a goliath of a corporation, one that had a solid year to work on its next offering, gives a minor refresh? Again.

    Im sorry. I am just frustrated. I'm frustrated that the company that used to 'wow' me every time it took the stage is no longer doing so....at least to the prior extent. I'm frustrated that my beloved device is increasingly being referred to as outdated, boring, and a toy. I'm frustrated that after the 6th generation is released, I still won't be able to put an icon where I wish, use quick reply to a text, or control my photo albums right from my phone. I'm frustrated that after a year spent on the next generation iphone, the largest advancement and innovation very likely may be a new champagne color. And despite this, the powers at be will still take the stage and play for me a well conceived video telling me why I love the iphone and why it is the greatest thing since sliced bread. And no, I dont want an android phone. If I did, I would go buy one right now instead of typing this. I'm just venting. Venting because I know that Apple could provide so much more.....but no longer feels compelled to do so.
    Last edited by finn5975; 08-09-2013 at 09:21 PM.
    08-09-2013 08:24 AM
  10. Eileen89's Avatar
    ^ @ Finn, that is an awesome post and sums up exactly the way I feel too. I'm sure many other iPhone enthusiasts are beginning to feel the same way as well.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2.
    08-09-2013 08:46 AM
  11. mountainman's Avatar
    ^ @ Finn, that is an awesome post and sums up exactly the way I feel too. I'm sure many other iPhone enthusiasts are beginning to feel the same way as well.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2.
    Same here.

    I was sitting at lunch yesterday and I just happened to have my iPhone 4 naked. My coworker sits down next to me with a naked iPhone as well. I paused and took his phone and put it right next to mine. His was obviously an iPhone 5. I said to him "yours is so much longer and thinner than mine" (cue laughter).

    The point is, I almost didn't even notice that he had the iPhone 5. Is that by design by Apple? Think about it - the design really hasn't changed too much.

    Based on all prior iPhone releases, we are assuming that the iPhone 5s is another incremental upgrade. We are probably correct. That is why the magic is gone.

    Check out this concept:
    http://www.businessinsider.com/iphon...pt-2013-8?op=1

    That's more like it....
    08-09-2013 01:47 PM
  12. Eileen89's Avatar
    Check out this concept:
    iPhone 6 Edge-To-Edge Concept - Business Insider

    That's more like it....
    That is a nice concept indeed. However, I doubt it will happen with the 5S. I'm thinking the iPhone 6 will be more likely to see a design change such as this one.
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    08-09-2013 01:54 PM
  13. mountainman's Avatar
    That is a nice concept indeed. However, I doubt it will happen with the 5S. I'm thinking the iPhone 6 will be more likely to see a design change such as this one.
    I doubt it to. And I think that is what Finn is saying above. There is just no "wow" factor anymore.

    But to be honest, with the Android releases recently, there is not much to get excited about either. In the mobile handheld segment, it's looking stale to me.

    I want a bigger iPhone. But there is no way I am jumping ship to get a bigger screen. Maybe I'll hold onto my 4 until the iPhone 6 in 2014. Looking forward to the keynote in Sept/Oct regardless.
    08-09-2013 02:31 PM
  14. alieannie's Avatar
    My 5 is everything I need and am very happy with it. I now buy phones out of pocket to keep Verizon unlimited data so until my contract runs out and I find a more cost efficient carrier, this is where I'm am and I'm happy about that
    08-09-2013 03:30 PM
  15. kataran's Avatar
    Beening fairly new to the iPhone I'm excited for the next release and plan on paying full price for the latest and greatest added with iOS 7 with the webOS goodies they added to the operating system I'm very excited to be part of what I always told myself I would never own

    I got interested in the iOS when the icloud was added as well as the promising Notification progression and knew I made the right choose when I bought my iPhone 5 it's a wonderful solid phone and if you follow the smartphone database you will find there hasn't really been any groundbreaking major Hardware release in my opinion from any other phone maker that caused the 5 to become obsolete in any way


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    08-09-2013 06:42 PM
  16. swarlos's Avatar
    I have to think this will be quite an interesting unveiling. With all of the advancement the competition has made, there is a natural advancement in expectation as well. I've paid a lot of attention to blog and tech sites over the years (which is not necessarily a good thing) and I have observed from afar to see what devices are being used around me. At one time here in the city, all I would see are iphones and the iphone was beloved by the sites. Obviously, whether merited or not, this is changing. I shouldn't have a concern about what others think of the iphone, or what their perception of it is, as long as it is what works best for 'me'. But for some unknown reason, I do care. I do pay attention to the trends and the perceptions. Given that, I have an uneasy feeling about this unveiling. If it is indeed another incremental upgrade, a myriad of minor 'tweaks' to the camera, processor, and battery.....what will this spell? What does it say when a goliath of a corporation, one that had a solid year to work on its next offering, gives a minor refresh? Again.

    Im sorry. I am just frustrated. I'm frustrated that the company that used to 'wow' me every time it took the stage is no longer doing so....at least to the prior extent. I'm frustrated that my beloved device is increasingly being referred to as outdated, boring, and a toy. I'm frustrated that after the 6th generation is released, I still won't be able to put an icon where I wish, use quick reply to a text, or control my photo albums right from my phone. I'm frustrated that after a year spent on the next generation iphone, the largest advancement and innovation very likely may be a new champaign color. And despite this, the powers at be will still take the stage and play for me a well conceived video telling me why I love the iphone and why it is the greatest thing since sliced bread. And no, I dont want an android phone. If I did, I would go buy one right now instead of typing this. I'm just venting. Venting because I know that Apple could provide so much more.....but no longer feels compelled to do so.
    That's exactly why I left my iPhone in the dust after standing in line and buying the 3G. I wasn't happy with the lack of certain aspects like cut/paste, wallpapers and customization so I left for "greener" pastures. I still agree with you Finn I think Apple needs to step up their game fast as they do only release hardware once a year as opposed to Samsung, what releasing 4 variants of S4 in a two month span.

    Coming back to the iPhone last year I am definitely really excited for the new refresh this year and will sell my 5 to get the 5S for full price as I can't upgrade anymore on stupid Verizon to keep my unlimited data.

    I really like Apple as a company and I don't want to see them crash and burn.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
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    08-09-2013 08:04 PM
  17. iRy757's Avatar
    With all the buzz about the Apple product market, I'm hoping the design will be different. I'd like to see an iPhone that has the same dimensions as the 5th gen iPod touch. Either way I will support Apple every year, looking forward to seeing the final product.
    08-15-2013 01:57 PM
  18. impaler's Avatar
    Happy with my 64GB iPhone 4S, knowing it's getting most of the iOS 7 functionality. Also, with me being out of contract in October, means I may just unlock it from AT&T and hang onto it for now, as I skipped the 5 and don't feel myself wanting.

    Having tried a 5 in the Apple Store, I prefer the 3.5" screen on the 4S. I'm also looking at spending my allocated dough on a retina iPad mini, if released of course.


    Sent from my iPad using iMore Forums app
    08-15-2013 05:21 PM
  19. impaler's Avatar
    "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.
    I couldn't agree more.


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    08-15-2013 05:23 PM
  20. Buck1127's Avatar
    They would really need to wow me with the presentation. I am on the fence. A new processor or ram no big deal as my i5 is plenty fast. Now if it came with a bigger screen or a revised LTE radio that let's me do voice and data on VZW then I can justify a new phone. But we will see what Sept 10th in store for us. But based on these specs probably not upgrading
    08-18-2013 04:44 PM
  21. acerace113's Avatar
    I'm hoping to upgrade my 4S to the 5S since I'm running out of room (32 GB isn't enough storage for all my apps/games) so I hope the 128 GB of storage rumors are true. Plus since I'm using the iOS 7 beta currently I've notice that it's more GPU heavy than iOS 6 so my guess is the 5S should have a huge jump in GPU performance compared to the 5 and should have a quad-core CPU. But the keynote will be the decider for me (plus I have to wait for the unlocked version to be available in the apple store since I still have 1 1/3 years left on my current 3 year contract with bell...)
    08-18-2013 05:39 PM
  22. ThomasJL's Avatar
    I'm going to wait & see how iOS7 runs on 4S first. If it's decent I may stay on the 4S for awhile since I really like the design and it has been running flawlessly since launch day.

    I don't get all the whining about how the 5S needs to be a big change in design. It's fine the way it is. I like the 5 as well even though I haven't upgraded. It has sexy industrial metal design/styling and it just works...all....the.....time. I guess that gets boring for some people.
    08-20-2013 09:17 AM
  23. ame's Avatar
    I am upgrading to the 5S, but I would be anyway. Normally I am all about the newest one, but I had SO MUCH TROUBLE with my 4S after that theft that I had a new one every few weeks, and it just wasn't worth upgrading to the 5 (besides being told not to by both the carrier and Apple) when no one knew what the problem was/is. I am hoping at this point that it's mostly resolved (still no answers) so I can finally upgrade. The 5C, while "cute", doesn't appeal to me, since it's not the same phone aside from the casing. It's possible my coworkers will go that route though with their upgrades. I am pushing that they get newest available if possible.

    I am most excited about iOS7 though. Esp the way they took the WebOS style multitasking and used it...FINALLY.
    08-20-2013 09:49 AM
  24. Davyo's Avatar
    No. The iPhone has not really improved since iP4 -- Apple has stopped innovating. I will likely upgrade from iP5 to a WP, namely Lumia 1020. Laggy and poorly-made Androids are not an option. It is either an iP (boring but safe) or a Lumia (innovative but MS-bound).
    Funny,,,,,, as a former iphone junkie (owned every model) I sold my ip5 and moved to the Note 2 and now have the GS4,,,,, I have not experienced this laggy thing you mentioned at all with my Androids,,,, I have not found them poorly made either,,,,,, I would agree that the iphone 5 feels more premium and better made,,,,, but that does not mean the Note 2 or GS4 is poorly made.

    Anyhow,,,,,,, I'm hoping for more than a tiny upgrade with the iPhone 5s or 6,,,,,,with a bigger screen and a nice upgrade and I might come back to iOS.

    Cheers
    Davyo
    08-20-2013 04:40 PM
  25. stlcheer's Avatar
    I want to get the gold 5S but it will depend on the cost. I don't want to renew my contract for 2 more years. I want the full discount for iPhone 6.
    08-26-2013 03:44 PM
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