1. darinr80's Avatar
    I'm a PDA superuser. I'm an IT geek (worked in IT for 11 years and still do side work even though my FT job is in a different field). I use RTM and Evernote on my iPhone 5 and I've been using a PDA since the original Palm Pilot. I still have my Palm VII X. Then the Pocket PCs, etc... I use my iPhone 5 for notes, but also pictures as it's my primary camera. I have it auto backup all my pictures to my Picasa account at full resolution. I also use it for astronomy, news, some games, music, and entertainment.

    Anyway I like the idea that the 5S is 64 bit, and has an f2.2 camera, but I wanted to know if it would be worth it from the iPhone 5.

    Thoughts? Thanks in advance...
    04-21-2014 06:35 PM
  2. acerace113's Avatar
    If your iPhone 5 is working great for you I would say wait for the iPhone 6 and then compare that with the 5S and see which phone you want.


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    04-21-2014 06:42 PM
  3. phreddyl's Avatar
    For me going from the 5 to the 5s was worth it. Will the 6 be better... Probably but as you know in tech if you are always waiting fir the next best thing you are always waiting.
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    04-21-2014 07:42 PM
  4. taz323's Avatar
    The 5 is an awesome phone, had a hard time deciding to step up to the 5s. But for me it was worth it. It really is a good step up from the 5.
    04-21-2014 07:51 PM
  5. darinr80's Avatar
    Thank you taz323...that is the motivation I need! Verizon has an interesting deal to basically lease a new phone and get one each year rather than pay the subsidized cost through the carrier....
    ladyc0524 and taz323 like this.
    04-21-2014 08:10 PM
  6. susanosaka's Avatar
    wait! the iphone 6 is coming soon.
    04-23-2014 04:35 PM
  7. darinr80's Avatar
    Thank you. Taking photos is a major thing w/me because my phone is my primary camera. So far I can see the 5s has:

    1. burst mode that captures 10 pictures/second
    2. 1.5m pixels instead of 1.4 (microns)
    3. f/2.2 instead of f/2.4
    4. true tone dual LED flash
    5. 720p 120fps video slow motion recording
    6. auto HDR feature
    7. HDR in panoramic mode
    8. in low light it takes 4 pics and combines them for image stabilization
    9. zoom in while taking videos
    Last edited by darinr80; 04-28-2014 at 01:35 AM.
    04-27-2014 04:41 AM
  8. HAWK's Avatar
    To be honest at this point if wait for the 6. It's only a few months away. If it were last October I'd say go for it because I did, but this late in the game I'd wait.


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    04-27-2014 02:34 PM
  9. darinr80's Avatar
    Yeah but isn't the iPhone 6 going to have a larger screen? I don't want a huge screen; that's why I have a tablet; and iPad.
    04-28-2014 01:36 AM
  10. HAWK's Avatar
    Yeah but isn't the iPhone 6 going to have a larger screen? I don't want a huge screen; that's why I have a tablet; and iPad.
    I'd wait anyways just to see. You can always get the 5s if you aren't satisfied with the 6. Just an idea
    04-28-2014 01:39 AM
  11. taz323's Avatar
    Yeah but isn't the iPhone 6 going to have a larger screen? I don't want a huge screen; that's why I have a tablet; and iPad.
    Apple will stay tight lipped, at this point it's rumors and speculation.
    04-28-2014 01:45 AM
  12. llfloyd79's Avatar
    I say get what you want. Nowadays most carriers have new plans that allow you to upgrade every 6 months...if you want. I recently got the 5S about 3 weeks ago...(came from Note 3 and I also purchased my first iPad). I was not going to wait 5 or 6 months lol. My Jump with T-Mobile has me available for a upgrade this July so I will use that for the iPhone 6 in September. It's kinda funny when people say just wait for iPhone 6 lol...like 5 or 6 months is a short time lol. But I guess I can also understand why some say wait for the iPhone 6.


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    04-28-2014 05:36 AM
  13. sau124's Avatar
    Just wait, you don't want something called "buyers remorse". If you don't like the iPhone 6 you can always get the current model at slightly lower rate.
    05-02-2014 10:52 AM
  14. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    As a few others have stated, if you can wait it out for the 6, then you can compare the two and choose which will be best for your needs. And also as others have stated, everything about the 6 is speculation. No one, other than Apple knows what exactly the 6 will have and look like.

    As its been said many times in this community, in the end, all that matters is what you think will be best for your needs in a phone. And, sometimes patience in waiting is greatly rewarded
    05-05-2014 12:06 AM

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