1. ferniesp's Avatar
    I have Verizon as my carrier. Okay, I played with the new iphone any to be quite honest, it's really not that big of a deal compared to the 5. Browsing the web I saw no difference at all. Yes, the camera is a bit better but most people wont know the difference. Who else feels this way?
    09-22-2013 01:57 PM
  2. iRy757's Avatar
    To the average user, you may see no difference. To the tech.... Well.... http://gizmodo.com/iphone-a7-chip-be...s-e-1350717023

    This phone is quick. Did a speed round of application opening and performing stock operations and it's jaw dropping.
    09-22-2013 02:23 PM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    Who else feels this way?
    Plenty of people... and plenty feel the opposite. And??
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    09-22-2013 02:24 PM
  4. sj-performance's Avatar
    I actually find this impressive as usual. You know I sold my 5 I got at launch last year and got me the 5s on launch day. Honestly this phone feels better and different. Even the outer casing is better which is why we haven't seen or heard of anyone complaining about scratching easily. Internally it is faster and better make no mistake about that. I'm on sprint and in Miami sprint LTE got heavily deployed in the past 6 months. In spots I didn't have great LTE service with the 5 now with the 5s I do. I'm picking up more LTE and constant LTE connection with the 5S. And battery wise I'm getting better battery too. To me the 5S is a better phone and upgrade regardless of what others say. I'm highly satisfied and thankful again for what apple has done with the 5S.


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    09-22-2013 03:27 PM
  5. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I upgraded and gave my 5 to my wife. With utilizing the UI and playing with stock apps and some downloaded ones (Facebook , Twitter, Instagram) I found that it opened all those apps in the same amount of time. I could tell no difference with usability. Yes the 5s is faster but in day to day operations it feels identical.
    09-23-2013 12:09 AM
  6. Peligro911's Avatar
    I upgraded and gave my 5 to my wife. With utilizing the UI and playing with stock apps and some downloaded ones (Facebook , Twitter, Instagram) I found that it opened all those apps in the same amount of time. I could tell no difference with usability. Yes the 5s is faster but in day to day operations it feels identical.
    I think when apps are made for 64 bit you will see and notice the difference but I agree for day to user no difference it's just the geek in all of us having to have the best latest and greatest and knowing what those specs mean for the upcoming future.
    09-23-2013 12:25 AM
  7. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    My 5 has better signal strength than 5s-full strength on the 5... 3 of 5 on the 5s( before and after updating 5s to 7.01. One in left hand, one in right. What's that about?
    09-24-2013 03:22 AM
  8. Peligro911's Avatar
    My 5 has better signal strength than 5s-full strength on the 5... 3 of 5 on the 5s( before and after updating 5s to 7.01. One in left hand, one in right. What's that about?
    Hard to say maybe all those LTE bands conflicting ? Might get better with updates or maybe the signal bar meter is just off caliber
    09-24-2013 03:43 AM
  9. Larry Pager's Avatar
    I have Verizon as my carrier. Okay, I played with the new iphone any to be quite honest, it's really not that big of a deal compared to the 5. Browsing the web I saw no difference at all. Yes, the camera is a bit better but most people wont know the difference. Who else feels this way?
    That's a good thing!
    If you don't need it or want it... now you can comfortably wait and upgrade when iPhone 6 comes out.
    LCW likes this.
    09-24-2013 07:25 AM
  10. cardfan's Avatar
    I think when apps are made for 64 bit you will see and notice the difference but I agree for day to user no difference it's just the geek in all of us having to have the best latest and greatest and knowing what those specs mean for the upcoming future.
    Thing is, I won't have this phone in the future (11 months til next iphone) when the specs really mean something. I took my 64gb 5S back and went back to my 64gb 5. Not worth paying full price for if you have a 5 IMO. If I had an upgrade, it'd be a nobrainer, you always use upgrades asap.

    I've already learned you buy for now, not what might happen in the future. I'll most likely get an ipad or mac (or both) later this year.
    09-24-2013 08:18 AM
  11. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    Thanks for posting this.
    09-24-2013 08:49 AM
  12. Oofa's Avatar
    You have to really be into techy stuff in order to really see or feel a difference between the 5 and the 5s. I don't believe most people are that tech savvy to notice any difference. For the average Joe, that isn't into the whole "I simply must have a gold iPhone" thing, I think the 5 is more than enough to impress you and keep you satisfied without draining your wallet. If you have an upgrade and a 5s will not cost you an arm and a leg, of course go with the latest.
    09-24-2013 11:31 AM
  13. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    I've been testing cameras side-by-side, 5 vs. 5s. I am a photographer (for fun, not for pay!)- the one thing I do *daily* (beyond standard iPhone stuff) is take photos. More often than not, they are low light: at dawn, at dusk...etc. The difference is (believe it or not) feels worth the big spend for me. Also, the space gray is gorgeous in its sleek-yet-not-total-blackness.

    Thanks to Apple's amazing customer service, I have 30 days to decide (I mostly already decided). I'll sell the 5 still on AppleCare- and use next upgrade for next round. My carrier thoughtfully replaced a bum 5 in Feb (which was great) - yet also thoughtfully extended my contract until Feb 2015 (vs Sep 2014), which was not so great. At the time, after a week w/ no working phone, I was glad to have new-out-of-retail box (no a service replacement), and willing to take the black they had vs the white they couldn't get to work properly.

    This will keep me till then. Another 1-2 years could see some interesting developments in carrier and/ or contract options, so I'll just wait and see. In two years, the tech world could change - yet in two years or ten, space gray will still be a timeless beauty.
    09-24-2013 12:00 PM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I have Verizon as my carrier. Okay, I played with the new iphone any to be quite honest, it's really not that big of a deal compared to the 5. Browsing the web I saw no difference at all. Yes, the camera is a bit better but most people wont know the difference. Who else feels this way?
    To you it's not that big of a deal...that's your opinion. The phone is an upgrade all around in my opinion.
    09-24-2013 12:07 PM
  15. that_maynard's Avatar
    Thing is, I won't have this phone in the future (11 months til next iphone) when the specs really mean something. I took my 64gb 5S back and went back to my 64gb 5. Not worth paying full price for if you have a 5 IMO. If I had an upgrade, it'd be a nobrainer, you always use upgrades asap.

    I've already learned you buy for now, not what might happen in the future. I'll most likely get an ipad or mac (or both) later this year.
    I originally was going to get a 5s, but after reading reviews and such; I will get either a new unreleased mini or macbook. I'm really loving iOS.
    09-24-2013 12:20 PM
  16. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Last night I took my black iPhone 5 and put it side by side with my iPhone 5S.
    I did the following tests :

    1)Wi Fi test to see which phone is faster with web pages, App Store, email, iTunes etc.
    miraculously the iPhone 5 won at times and the 5S Drew or was at par. Oh and by the way I closed all running applications and cleared safari from any cookies and data.
    Conclusion: the 5S and iPhone 5 are the SAME in terms of safaris and loading data.

    2. Camera test. I took heaps of photos and that's were I noticed a difference with how fast the phone took the photo and stores it. It must be the new A7
    processor.
    Conclusion : iPhone 5S takes better photos faster than the 5

    3. Opening applications.
    I noticed when opening apps that didn't require any power the phones were at par. But with apps like infinity blade 3 , the iPhone 5S won a few seconds before the 5
    Conclusion: with regular apps there is no difference, but with applications that demand power the 5S wins.

    Conclusion : the iPhone 5S is the refined iPhone 5
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    09-27-2013 06:50 AM
  17. SnapThrow's Avatar
    Last night I took my black iPhone 5 and put it side by side with my iPhone 5S.

    (snip)

    Conclusion : the iPhone 5S is the refined iPhone 5
    Which IMO is what all the "S" models are in Apple's tic-toc iPhone road-map strategy...
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    09-27-2013 03:32 PM
  18. ame's Avatar
    I had a meal with a friend who has a 5 and wasn't sure about getting the 5S. She's now absolutely trading her 5 for a 5s. She was shocked at the speed difference.
    09-27-2013 03:45 PM
  19. ADGrant's Avatar
    I think the fingerprint reader alone is worth upgrading for. As far as performance, the 5 was already fast enough for most apps.
    09-27-2013 03:50 PM
  20. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    Ok I just saw and played with the 5s it's fast it's faster than my 5 but I don't want to spend the money 😒
    09-27-2013 05:07 PM
  21. o4liberty's Avatar
    I have Verizon as my carrier. Okay, I played with the new iphone any to be quite honest, it's really not that big of a deal compared to the 5. Browsing the web I saw no difference at all. Yes, the camera is a bit better but most people wont know the difference. Who else feels this way?
    I have the 5s from Verizon and switched from the 5 I have to say the browser is faster and the camera is better. Besides these two yes there is not much of a difference.
    09-27-2013 05:14 PM
  22. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I had a meal with a friend who has a 5 and wasn't sure about getting the 5S. She's now absolutely trading her 5 for a 5s. She was shocked at the speed difference.
    When you say " speed difference" were you loading web pages? Or heavy applications?
    09-27-2013 06:21 PM
  23. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Ok I just saw and played with the 5s it's fast it's faster than my 5 but I don't want to spend the money 😒
    Honestly. It's a second or so faster at loading web pages or normal applications. It's expected. It's not a drastic difference.
    09-27-2013 06:22 PM
  24. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Honestly. It's a second or so faster at loading web pages or normal applications. It's expected. It's not a drastic difference.
    With my test I found opening stock apps to he identical. Safari was faster, but it really depended on the site.
    09-28-2013 11:17 PM
  25. markhunsaker's Avatar
    I played quite a bit with my 5 (before selling it) and new 5S. Most tasks are very comparable. Hopefully in the future there will be a bigger difference but I like the camera and scanner on the 5S. Worth the upgrade? Well for me it was. But that may not hold true for everyone.


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    09-29-2013 01:22 AM
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