1. cashmereesquire's Avatar
    Well I have had the iPhone 5 since release day last year, I typically buy every iphone that comes out, because I enjoy playing with new things and to ensure the best resale value when I sell my old device to buy the new one.

    Well I`m at a point in my life where the only thing I do on my phone is imessage, instagram, facebook, twitter, candy crush, email, and surf the web.

    I already took Friday the 20th off to purchase the 16gb 5S, and I have locked in a sale price of 315 with gazelle for my 16gb iphone 5 (side note,I locked in the price but I still plan on throwing the phone on craigslist for more to see how much I can get especially since the 5 is discontinued)

    So worst case scenario since I dont have an upgrade my iphone 5S would run to be 688 with tax and 373 after facoring in my trade in.

    My sole purpose of buying the 5S is because 1.I want the better camera, and 2. I have an upgrade Dec 2014 and March 2015, so I can buy the iphone 6 for 200 and profit about 150+ when I sell the 5s, and repeat the cycle for the 6S.

    Outside of those 2 things, I don't need the 5S what so ever since there is no redesign.

    What do you guys think? Keep my 400 bucks because I can use it for something else, or say to hell with it and get it?

    I`m sure iOS7 will give my 5 new life, as I purposefully did not download it to be able to enjoy the 5S even more (and I was doing all of the iOS 7 stuff on my 3Gs and 4 via jailbreak)

    lol some people blow their money on alcohol and partying, etc I spend my money on Tech, but I`m about to turn 25 so its not like I`m still in my college days where the new iphoen was bragging rights.
    09-12-2013 01:37 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Common Sense.

    But that's an oxymoron these days...
    09-12-2013 01:43 PM
  3. cashmereesquire's Avatar
    Common Sense.

    But that's an oxymoron these days...
    lol true, I was thinking about getting the color changed on my 5 or getting one of those Aluminum Element (or knockoff ) cases to give my phone new life lol
    09-12-2013 01:49 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    If you have the money after taking care of necessities, savings (retirement, emergency funds, college funds if you have kids, etc), etc, then why not if you want. If it's money you would otherwise be using for rent, etc, then no. Common sense.
    09-12-2013 02:51 PM
  5. cashmereesquire's Avatar
    lol I think I`m just going to hold off, I have an upgrade Dec of Next yr so I can get the 6 as a christmas Gift to myself
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    09-12-2013 03:47 PM
  6. jburke82's Avatar
    If it ain't broke....

    Honestly, why NOT hold off? In a month or so, if you decide you can't live without it, the 5s will be there if you choose to get one. At that time, check out craigslist and price the 5 you want to get rid of. It's really your call here.

    Good luck with your decision; either way you will have a great device with an awesome new os to play with!
    09-12-2013 04:56 PM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Why not use common sense AND say to hell with it? lol...I never see a problem with doing both.

    Common sense would apply more to buying the iPhone if you've squared away things that are more pertinent to survival and responsibilities...if you've got your sh*t together, and you have some extra money, common sense really isn't relevant, because in life, you have to fulfill wants or what's the point?

    Saying to hell with it is awesome to do sometimes...I said to hell with it one day a few weeks ago and bought a kayak, and while I know I'll get good usage out of it, It was just on a whim and because I wanted it.

    To hell with it, use common sense and buy the phone you want, lol!
    09-12-2013 05:35 PM
  8. cashmereesquire's Avatar
    Why not use common sense AND say to hell with it? lol...I never see a problem with doing both.

    Common sense would apply more to buying the iPhone if you've squared away things that are more pertinent to survival and responsibilities...if you've got your sh*t together, and you have some extra money, common sense really isn't relevant, because in life, you have to fulfill wants or what's the point?

    Saying to hell with it is awesome to do sometimes...I said to hell with it one day a few weeks ago and bought a kayak, and while I know I'll get good usage out of it, It was just on a whim and because I wanted it.

    To hell with it, use common sense and buy the phone you want, lol!
    lol true, I`m more so thinking about having that extra money to put in savings or treating myself. I`m not using rent money or anything like that, and I will be getting a raise at work in October (dont know how much)

    Do you guys really think the camera will be that much better? Like when I went from the 4s to 5 the camera was better in low light but it wasnt OMG diff, but with this being that they are tweaking more things I`m wondering. Like I said app wise I only use like 3-4 apps and none or graphic intensive.
    09-12-2013 05:43 PM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    lol true, I`m more so thinking about having that extra money to put in savings or treating myself. I`m not using rent money or anything like that, and I will be getting a raise at work in October (dont know how much)

    Do you guys really think the camera will be that much better? Like when I went from the 4s to 5 the camera was better in low light but it wasnt OMG diff, but with this being that they are tweaking more things I`m wondering. Like I said app wise I only use like 3-4 apps and none or graphic intensive.
    I think it will be a bigger difference than what you saw between the 4S and the 5, simply because they actually did some useful modifications this time, instead of following the same trend of just adding MP's to the formula and making it "sound" good. I doubt it's going to just blow your mind, but it's certainly going to offer a better result, especially for low light pictures.

    I mean the extra features alone are probably going to make a lot of people giddy and they don't even really have to do with the build of the camera itself.
    09-12-2013 06:28 PM
  10. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    lol true, I`m more so thinking about having that extra money to put in savings or treating myself. I`m not using rent money or anything like that, and I will be getting a raise at work in October (dont know how much)

    Do you guys really think the camera will be that much better? Like when I went from the 4s to 5 the camera was better in low light but it wasnt OMG diff, but with this being that they are tweaking more things I`m wondering. Like I said app wise I only use like 3-4 apps and none or graphic intensive.
    The increase in aperture and the increase in sensor size while holding the megapixels the same should yield much better low light photography. And if the dual tone flash works as advertised then flash photography should also be much improved. And those are just the hardware improvements.
    09-12-2013 06:55 PM

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