1. soodmanhar's Avatar
    Hi

    I am having white iphone 5 currently. I am confused whether should I update to iphone 5s or use my iPhone 5 for another year and wait for iPhone 6.

    Apart from touch ID what major differences are there. Is better processor makes iphone 5s faster when we all know iphone 5 in itself is very fast phone

    Please advise

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    11-21-2013 02:26 PM
  2. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Aside from the touch ID and better camera in personally don't think it's worth the upgrade. Your 5 should easily last you another year.
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    11-21-2013 02:31 PM
  3. wamsille's Avatar
    Personally, I think the 5S is almost a no brainer in terms of upgrading to but that all depends on more factors than most will care to get into.

    • What is your budget?
    • Are you in contract, out of contract (month-to-month) or looking to switch wireless carriers?
    • Do you buy phones off-contract?
    • Do you have a need to install processor intensive applications?
    • Do you need to have the latest and greatest?
    • Are you not satisfied with the camera on the iPhone 5?
    • Do you want a gold iPhone?


    If you are happy with the 5, which is a classier 5C, then enjoy your device. If you want the latest and greatest than get a 5S. Do it if you can afford it and you want it.
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    11-21-2013 02:33 PM
  4. chezm's Avatar
    Aside from the touch ID and better camera in personally don't think it's worth the upgrade. Your 5 should easily last you another year.
    This.

    My wife and I have compared our phones (shes got the 5, i've got the 5s) multiple times and those two above factors are the only major changes...its also very slightly faster but very hard to tell the difference. I would wait for the iPhone 6.
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    11-21-2013 02:42 PM
  5. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    If I wasn't a tech fiend, I don't believe I would've upgrade from the 5 to the 5s. Plus I have a YouTube tech channel that I have to maintain so getting the next upgrade was a must. As I do enjoy the touch ID and camera, when I went back to my i5 for a brief few weeks, I didn't miss the 5s as much as I thought I possibly could. If you can wait until the i6 is out, wait!


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    11-21-2013 04:02 PM
  6. wamsille's Avatar
    This.

    My wife and I have compared our phones (shes got the 5, i've got the 5s) multiple times and those two above factors are the only major changes...its also very slightly faster but very hard to tell the difference. I would wait for the iPhone 6.
    Eventually the processor is going to make a difference though, right?
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    11-21-2013 04:27 PM
  7. chezm's Avatar
    Eventually the processor is going to make a difference though, right?
    I guess so, but the 64 bit from what we understand requires more RAM to take advantage of the architecture. In the end it will be faster, but is it worth the upgrade? Here in Canada, we just NOW got 2 year contracts (was 3 years a few months ago)...and if you want to do a HW upgrade early its something like $15 a month remaining...that aint cheap. So if the choice is to update from 5 to 5s and then wait until 6s, or 5 to 6...id PERSONALLY chose the latter.
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    11-21-2013 04:50 PM
  8. Ricky Ramadhan's Avatar
    Really worth, I have done
    Improvement processor, camera, and performance

    Really fall in love with iSight Camera, try it
    11-21-2013 05:25 PM
  9. Eileen89's Avatar
    If ya got some extra cash flow laying around, yes. If not, save your upgrade for the iPhone 6 which is almost guaranteed to have an even faster processor, better camera, as well as a larger screen.... While I do love my 5S, I do think I could have lasted another year with my 5 instead of paying full retail for my 5S.
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    11-21-2013 06:12 PM
  10. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    I was back and forth to.. And was actually thinking about trading in my iPhone for a 5s.. But then I think about it didn't wanna waste money.. Yeah the touch ID and better camera and whatever is all good but my iPhone 5 is still doing me good and think I can go another year with this.. Or till the 6 comes out which I know will be a major upgrade from the 5
    11-21-2013 07:35 PM
  11. finn5975's Avatar
    I've had every iPhone and have loved every one. But, if you are contemplating using the only upgrade you have, or you are tight with money, then I would suggest waiting. Now this is just me, but if you placed the home button from the iPhone 5 onto the 5S, and made the flash the same on each....I don't believe I could tell you the difference after using both for a day. Others will argue this I am sure, and that is fine, but I don't see much difference at all between the two. Love my 5S and loved my 5.
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    11-21-2013 08:15 PM
  12. DucmanVino's Avatar
    The reason I upgraded from the 5 is because I was able to sell it at a great price. only regret was that I should have gotten the 32gb instead of 16. and to top it off, my carrier gave me another $100 discount on my 5s purchase.
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    11-21-2013 08:56 PM
  13. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Yes, it is.

    If you want to see a list of differences and comparisons between the two, look through the hundreds of posts in this sub-forum...it's been covered...A LOT.
    11-21-2013 09:37 PM
  14. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    If I wasn't a tech fiend, I don't believe I would've upgrade from the 5 to the 5s. Plus I have a YouTube tech channel that I have to maintain so getting the next upgrade was a must. As I do enjoy the touch ID and camera, when I went back to my i5 for a brief few weeks, I didn't miss the 5s as much as I thought I possibly could. If you can wait until the i6 is out, wait!


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    What's your YouTube channel?
    11-22-2013 07:48 AM
  15. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    What's your YouTube channel?
    www.TYGEEK.com

    Thanks for asking!


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    11-22-2013 11:41 AM
  16. soodmanhar's Avatar
    The reason I upgraded from the 5 is because I was able to sell it at a great price. only regret was that I should have gotten the 32gb instead of 16. and to top it off, my carrier gave me another $100 discount on my 5s purchase.
    You are lucky


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    11-22-2013 12:44 PM
  17. soodmanhar's Avatar
    Going by all the replies i think it's worth to wait for iPhone 6 rather than simply upgrading from 5 to 5s.
    As we all know iphone 6 will have a bigger screen and better specs. I think I will wait till 6 is out in September 2014


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    11-22-2013 12:45 PM
  18. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Going by all the replies i think it's worth to wait for iPhone 6 rather than simply upgrading from 5 to 5s.
    As we all know iphone 6 will have a bigger screen and better specs. I think I will wait till 6 is out in September 2014


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using iMore Forums mobile app
    Nobody "knows" anything about the next iPhone. A year ago, people "knew" the next iPhone would have a bigger screen...and it didn't.
    11-22-2013 01:17 PM
  19. eb_therebel's Avatar
    It's a worthy upgrade for me because of the m7. As an avid runner, now my favorite apps I.e Runkeeper and a few others that I use regularly use it to track my progress and help me save battery for my long runs
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    11-22-2013 02:09 PM
  20. dc9super80's Avatar
    Damn, I should stick it out with my 4s too.. LOL I am considering upgrade but to the 5 or 5c, because I have a feeling the 6 is going to be a HIT.
    11-22-2013 07:29 PM
  21. phreddyl's Avatar
    Was worth it for me. Verizon gave me $325 for my 5 so it basically cost me nothing.
    11-22-2013 07:40 PM
  22. Fobulous's Avatar
    If I wasn't a tech fiend, I don't believe I would've upgrade from the 5 to the 5s. Plus I have a YouTube tech channel that I have to maintain so getting the next upgrade was a must. As I do enjoy the touch ID and camera, when I went back to my i5 for a brief few weeks, I didn't miss the 5s as much as I thought I possibly could. If you can wait until the i6 is out, wait!


    Sent from my iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
    Tech channel? U mean to tell me apple won't give you on the house?
    11-22-2013 09:34 PM
  23. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Tech channel? U mean to tell me apple won't give you on the house?
    I don't even know of any well known or popular reviewers that get anything free or credited from Apple. At least no YouTube partners. Lol


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    11-22-2013 09:58 PM
  24. kataran's Avatar
    Getting my 5s soon to hold me off till my upgrade to the i6 next November 30th

    Life is short if you want you get

    I want a brand new sports car but it's out of my range but i can swing a brand new iPhone 📲


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    phreddyl likes this.
    11-22-2013 11:20 PM
  25. Danny8200's Avatar
    Wait for the 6.
    11-22-2013 11:44 PM

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