1. carlosslpmx's Avatar
    Hi. Just that question. Is it still worth it to buy an iPhone 5S, since I don't have that money for an iPhone 6. I'm from Mexico.
    04-30-2015 11:48 PM
  2. pr1nce's Avatar
    The iPhone 5S is still a great. It will probably get the iOS 9 update this fall.
    05-01-2015 01:02 AM
  3. taz323's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore, still think the 5s is a very good device.
    05-01-2015 01:08 AM
  4. Keldog's Avatar
    Using a 5S now, great phone.
    05-04-2015 08:03 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I would think the 5s will get iOS 10 next year. It will be a nice phone for a long time.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
    05-04-2015 10:30 PM
  6. boltz82's Avatar
    I have been pondering this exact same question. I am a Windows Phone user and due to numerous factors I have been considering making the switch to iOS. I have even gone as far as recently purchasing a iPad Mini 3, iPad, and 5th gen iPod. I am on the fence about the iPhone however as I am very confortable with my WP and I simply can't determine if the 5s would suite my needs and wants still. I know that I would not go any lower/ older than the 5s though. If this lady from Clist hits me back about her phone it will be a moot point though.
    05-06-2015 01:11 PM
  7. mike1108's Avatar
    i have a iphone 5s. Good phone.
    05-11-2015 06:51 PM
  8. Sanjay Chandra's Avatar
    I would recommend you to pick an iPhone 6 because you are already spending much money, Why not get the best one ? Why compromise for an older version ? unless you want a small phone, there is absolutely no reason to pick a 5s.

    iPhone 6 is better than 5s in every possible way (except phone size which is subjective).

    I am saying this because if you are going to spend $500 on a phone, why bother for $200 difference ? You are going to get the best possible phone in every possible way.

    Don't waste your $500 for the sake of $200-300 price difference. Get the best phone.

    Most of the times what happens is people get base models and say that experience isn't good. If you want better experience, go for a higher model.
    05-11-2015 09:36 PM
  9. kataran's Avatar
    I find that the 5s is the holy grail of smartphones at this time if you pair it with an  Watch for  Pay there's nothing your missing over the i6
    05-12-2015 02:10 PM
  10. Septembersrain's Avatar
    The 5s is still a perfectly good phone.

    Or you could keep saving and get the 6s later on in this year?

    Either way I had the 6, went back to a 5s and I don't regret it.
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    05-12-2015 11:02 PM
  11. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I would think the 5s will get iOS 10 next year. It will be a nice phone for a long time.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
    Willing to bet it will get iOS 11, too. And without being stripped of features.
    05-13-2015 02:50 PM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Hi. Just that question. Is it still worth it to buy an iPhone 5S, since I don't have that money for an iPhone 6. I'm from Mexico.
    Yes, it is, in my opinion.
    05-13-2015 02:56 PM
  13. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    I would say it is still a very very very good phone. I won't upgrade as I love the 5s. I have checked out the 6 and 6+ but prefer the smaller version. I certainly would never say the 6 is better in every way than the 5s. Just not true.
    05-13-2015 03:15 PM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I certainly would never say the 6 is better in every way than the 5s. Just not true.
    Leaving out opinionated preferences...the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are better in every way compared to the iPhone 5S.
    05-13-2015 03:42 PM
  15. iTechHead's Avatar
    Buy a used 6 instead. Imo the 5/5s is to small. All opinion of course so really it's up to you if you want to settle with a small phone.


    Sent from my iPhone 6 Plus using Tapatalk
    05-13-2015 05:04 PM
  16. by1333's Avatar
    It all depends on how much you are going to spend.
    if you are getting a used 5s cheap than yes but like some folks said, if you are looking to spend full price or carrier price you are better off getting the 6.
    I have 5s and love it with no plans to buy a new unlocked phone.
    05-14-2015 01:01 PM
  17. DO14's Avatar
    Yes, it is definetely worth to buy. Probably the best sized smartphone ever and it will also recieve ios 9 update.
    05-15-2015 09:15 AM
  18. yungboi's Avatar
    The 5s will be getting software updates for awhile probably up until IOS 11 or 12.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    05-19-2015 05:12 AM
  19. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    The 5s will be getting software updates for awhile probably up until IOS 11 or 12.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I doubt it lasts that long (in terms of full updated OS)...the devices are usually relevant to the iOS updates for about 4 generations past their release, but towards the end of that time line, the device meets with restrictions and limitations, yielding only a fraction of the total firmware update (in other words, the device doesn't receive all the functionality of a new iOS version as the years go on).

    I'd say safely, just based on historic record, the iPhone 5S will probably enjoy a pretty feature rich iOS 9 update, and then will start declining with iOS 10, probably becoming almost obsolete with iOS 11, and then little to nothing with iOS 12.
    05-19-2015 10:53 AM
  20. Channan's Avatar
    Willing to bet it will get iOS 11, too. And without being stripped of features.
    It will definitely be stripped of some features. I'm sure it'll still perform fine for at least the next two years. But once Apple releases an iPhone with 2GB of RAM, you'll start noticing iOS needs more than just 1GB.

    If I didn't already have an iPhone 5s and was in the market for a new iPhone, I'd have a hard time deciding between the 5s and the 6. On one hand I want the latest and greatest hardware. On the other, I find the 5s much more attractive and easier to hold than the 6.
    05-24-2015 03:35 PM
  21. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Leaving out opinionated preferences...the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are better in every way compared to the iPhone 5S.
    I disagree on just one thing, the durability. Even the manager gave me a discount off replacement out of warranty (Accidental damage, no Applecare) because he did admit the iPhone 6 is more structurally fragile.

    I had insurance through my carrier but it would of cost me more plus a super long waiting period.

    I do realize people wanted thinner phones but that's still a negative to me when considering how resilient the 5c and 5s appear to be. Just my thoughts.
    Nakia Johnson1 likes this.
    06-04-2015 07:51 AM
  22. thunder33cat's Avatar

    If I didn't already have an iPhone 5s and was in the market for a new iPhone, I'd have a hard time deciding between the 5s and the 6. On one hand I want the latest and greatest hardware. On the other, I find the 5s much more attractive and easier to hold than the 6.
    This.

    I have a 6 Plus, but am contemplating "downsizing." I am an avid runner, and spend a lot of time running trails. I carry my phone because I run solo and prefer to have it with me for emergencies. The Plus, while fairly light, is cumbersome - even in a SPIbelt. I know the 6 is a compromise to a certain extent, but I'm beginning to think that going back to the 5s size would be most practical.
    06-05-2015 10:14 AM
  23. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I disagree on just one thing, the durability. Even the manager gave me a discount off replacement out of warranty (Accidental damage, no Applecare) because he did admit the iPhone 6 is more structurally fragile.

    I had insurance through my carrier but it would of cost me more plus a super long waiting period.

    I do realize people wanted thinner phones but that's still a negative to me when considering how resilient the 5c and 5s appear to be. Just my thoughts.
    I'm curious though...was this based off damage that was purely visual? Or did it actually cause performance issues as well?
    06-05-2015 11:24 AM
  24. ngc's Avatar
    Absolutely.

    I had an iPhone 5s, then got a BlackBerry Passport (awesome BTW) but I missed to much my iPhone and my apps and everything with it so sold the Passport ans got another 5s.
    krazyatom likes this.
    06-05-2015 02:45 PM
  25. krazyatom's Avatar
    I really like iphone 5s but if you go to apple store it's like $600 for 32gb + tax. No way I am going to pay $600 for 5s. You may find some brand new iphone 5s from ebay for $400ish.
    06-20-2015 02:20 PM
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