1. pegasusl's Avatar
    Im in a strange place on this...

    I like "most" the 5S ( I should...Im currently rocking a 4 which I have had since release and still LOVE to bits..) It's a good upgrade from my 4 and I'm sure things will run faster and smoother. I am "concerned" about the fingerprint scanner though. iPhones have not got a good rep for the home button's reliability (it seems to be their Achiles heels for failures) and now they've gone and made it more complex. Im not sure how useable it will be in real terms of security and so I do think its a gimmick that will end up disappearing as a not so great idea in the end.

    I hate, or should I say HATE the look of iOS7 and (I know this is my own personal opinion) think Johnny Ives should be sacked for that awful car crash of design. I can not and will not own a phone that made me look at that everyday.

    So I gues it boils down to "the package" as Apple calls it... It's not the phone, or the OS, or the Apps...it's the overall experience. For me when I compare how I interact with my phone (it's in almost every part of my day) My current "experience" of the 4 on iOS6, is worth more than a better phone with an iOS I cant stand the look of. And apart from the speed difference, which in the real world relates to fractions of seconds of my time, I think I'm gonna pass.

    I dont need a gimmick (FP Scanner) and Im not worried about bigger screens as some seem obsessed with. But I would love a longer battery life, the ability to send and receive stuff via blutooth, a reliable home button, and I WOULD HAVE LOVED iOS 7 with it's current features if it looked grown up instead of like a 5yr old had designed it with coloured pencils.
    09-15-2013 04:04 PM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    Im in a strange place on this...

    I like "most" the 5S ( I should...Im currently rocking a 4 which I have had since release and still LOVE to bits..) It's a good upgrade from my 4 and I'm sure things will run faster and smoother. I am "concerned" about the fingerprint scanner though. iPhones have not got a good rep for the home button's reliability (it seems to be their Achiles heels for failures) and now they've gone and made it more complex. Im not sure how useable it will be in real terms of security and so I do think its a gimmick that will end up disappearing as a not so great idea in the end.

    I hate, or should I say HATE the look of iOS7 and (I know this is my own personal opinion) think Johnny Ives should be sacked for that awful car crash of design. I can not and will not own a phone that made me look at that everyday.

    So I gues it boils down to "the package" as Apple calls it... It's not the phone, or the OS, or the Apps...it's the overall experience. For me when I compare how I interact with my phone (it's in almost every part of my day) My current "experience" of the 4 on iOS6, is worth more than a better phone with an iOS I cant stand the look of. And apart from the speed difference, which in the real world relates to fractions of seconds of my time, I think I'm gonna pass.

    I dont need a gimmick (FP Scanner) and Im not worried about bigger screens as some seem obsessed with. But I would love a longer battery life, the ability to send and receive stuff via blutooth, a reliable home button, and I WOULD HAVE LOVED iOS 7 with it's current features if it looked grown up instead of like a 5yr old had designed it with coloured pencils.
    Vote with your wallet, sir. If you like it, buy it. If not, buy something else.

    FWIW, I (and many others) disagree with your assessment that the FP Scanner is a gimmick and that iOS 7 appears to have been designed by a 5 year old with colored pencils. There are, however, some who will agree with you. Well see how this plays out after Friday and after all the sales numbers are tallied. Im betting on "WIN" for Apple.
    09-15-2013 04:51 PM
  3. ADGrant's Avatar
    Vote with your wallet, sir. If you like it, buy it. If not, buy something else.

    FWIW, I (and many others) disagree with your assessment that the FP Scanner is a gimmick and that iOS 7 appears to have been designed by a 5 year old with colored pencils. There are, however, some who will agree with you. Well see how this plays out after Friday and after all the sales numbers are tallied. Im betting on "WIN" for Apple.
    I am thinking the 5s is going to be very hard to get.
    09-15-2013 05:22 PM
  4. swarlos's Avatar
    I am thinking the 5s is going to be very hard to get.
    Yeah that's what I'm kind of worried about :/


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    09-15-2013 07:58 PM
  5. pegasusl's Avatar
    There are definitely people on both sides of the fence in terms of both the FP scanner and perhaps the most polarising is the look of iOS7. It really seems to be a love/hate thing. I certainly understand that many people love it...but I (and those I talk to) just hate it. Perhaps Apple "could" have given us a couple of skin options in the iOS but I truly think Johnny dropped the ball here and potentially lost Apple a lot of customers...though Im sure a lot of new customers will come on board in the Far East as they do seem to like cartoony skins.

    You're quite right about voting with my wallet... and this time I will keep my cash.
    09-16-2013 06:47 PM
  6. eve6er69's Avatar
    People said the same thing when the 4s came out also.
    We all know the "s" models are very incremental updates. I don't know why people forget every 2 years.


    Sent from my Gameboy Color
    10-26-2013 12:24 AM
  7. nat750's Avatar
    Touch ID, Slow motion Video, unbelievable burst mode yeah I personally think its worth the upgrade but the iPhone 5 on iOS 7 is not a bad alternative. Why do we get the same boring argument every time a S model comes out. We all know what to expect. If you don't want it just don't get it simple as that.
    10-26-2013 11:21 AM
  8. Larry Pager's Avatar
    People said the same thing when the 4s came out also.
    We all know the "s" models are very incremental updates. I don't know why people forget every 2 years.


    Sent from my Gameboy Color
    Because Android pumps out multiple phones per year onto the market with different styles, features, skins, etc. Visual differences are more striking than what's on the inside. Nobody really is in deep conversation over the whole 64bit magic inside the phone. The most controversial bit are the colors on iOS 7. People love it, hate it, want to switch back, etc. Which is why the S models are always a let down and why I think the gold is so popular- because it's visually something new. That and people are afraid or concerned that Apple isn't moving as fast as the rest of the market. 2yrs for one design is an eternity in the smartphone market.

    I personally like the S models and would prefer to upgrade on the S models over the "regular" models. 2 out of my 3 iPhones I've owned were S models- you upgrade to the new design (for you) and you get extra features.
    10-27-2013 10:24 AM
  9. MisterMe11's Avatar
    Nice little upgrade from a bb7 blackberry though

    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.
    10-27-2013 10:29 AM
  10. xanadome's Avatar
    Nonsense. Twice as much RAM, 64bit OS and CPU (a first for a mobile phone), the camera's new flash system and the fingerprint scanner are all substantial improvements.
    The keyword was "for day to day use".
    Are these hardware upgrade really contributing to your daily use/productivity?
    I am genuinely curious about it, as I have been upgrading my iPhone from the first iteration (2G) up to 5 as soon as they were launched as my default action.
    But for the 5s, I slowed down a bit and am contemplating.
    10-27-2013 01:21 PM
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