1. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    Reading this thread makes me feel better about my own digital device obsession. I had BBs then iPhones then Androids then WP then back to Android then back to WP and now back to this awesome white 5S.

    Since last fall I've had a LG G2, a Nokia 1520 and now a 5S. I do love the high end phones!!


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    I'm starting to slow down with changing devices so often. I'm really liking the iOS ecosystem this time around. I am very comfortable with iOS 7; really enjoying all of the features that it has to offer. And the combination with an iPad really meets all of my needs. I am one of the few people that really doesn't mind the size if the current iPhone. It actually makes more since for it to be this size when combined with an rMini and an Air.


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    02-06-2014 06:49 AM
  2. mumfoau's Avatar
    What do you guys think about a 4S at this juncture? As you can tell I'm just anxious to get back to iOS and I'm also cheap!
    02-06-2014 07:35 AM
  3. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    I'm starting to slow down with changing devices so often. I'm really liking the iOS ecosystem this time around. I am very comfortable with iOS 7; really enjoying all of the features that it has to offer. And the combination with an iPad really meets all of my needs. I am one of the few people that really doesn't mind the size if the current iPhone. It actually makes more since for it to be this size when combined with an rMini and an Air.


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    Completely agree save for having a rMini lol don't have one so can't comment but next year I'll probably buy the wife one so we both have a tablet to use. Love the combo of iPhone and iPad plus I have a MacBook Air and so when I'm in class I can quickly fire off an iMessage from pretty much anywhere on any device I'm using without breaking my note taking too much. Also a huge fan of the ecosystem. I almost switched to the Nexus 5 but I've had my iPhone since launch and it's the first one I've kept this long (sad I know) since the 4 which I kept for a year. I think I'll be able to make it to the iPhone 6 or whatever they call it unless HTC comes out with something crazy. Loved the One and hate Samsung especially if Touchwiz (which sucks) becomes that magazine crap they showed on the new tablets at CES. Wow that looked bad.


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    02-06-2014 07:38 AM
  4. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    What do you guys think about a 4S at this juncture? As you can tell I'm just anxious to get back to iOS and I'm also cheap!
    The 4S is a great device. I wouldn't mind having one if I didn't have another choice for an iPhone. The lack of LTE would be a compromise.


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    02-06-2014 07:42 AM
  5. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    What do you guys think about a 4S at this juncture? As you can tell I'm just anxious to get back to iOS and I'm also cheap!
    I would personally shell out the money for a 5. You can find them for relatively cheap on eBay or something and if you get a 4s now, in the middle of a phones release year that is 2 generations ahead you're gonna have to buy another one in a year or so but the 5 you should be able to get updates and such for another couple of years. I doubt the 4s makes it past iOS 8. I actually think the 4s is a decent device but I'm not sure it will be in September when iOS 8 and the next iPhone are likely to hit.


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    02-06-2014 07:45 AM
  6. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I agree with the last post. While the 4S was a super nice phone in its day, it's day has passed. At least with a 5 you should be able to run iOS 8 later this year. I doubt that the 4s will be able to run 8 and if it does it will be slow.


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    02-06-2014 07:56 AM
  7. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    What do you guys think about a 4S at this juncture? As you can tell I'm just anxious to get back to iOS and I'm also cheap!
    Maybe you can find a 5c for cheap. It'll hold you over for a while.


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    02-06-2014 07:58 AM
  8. mumfoau's Avatar
    The 4S is a great device. I wouldn't mind having one if I didn't have another choice for an iPhone. The lack of LTE would be a compromise.
    Yeah the lack of LTE would be a compromise but I don't do any heavy lifting with data unless I'm at home on wi-fi so that shouldn't hurt too bad.

    I would personally shell out the money for a 5. You can find them for relatively cheap on eBay or something and if you get a 4s now, in the middle of a phones release year that is 2 generations ahead you're gonna have to buy another one in a year or so but the 5 you should be able to get updates and such for another couple of years. I doubt the 4s makes it past iOS 8. I actually think the 4s is a decent device but I'm not sure it will be in September when iOS 8 and the next iPhone are likely to hit.
    While I know exactly what you mean, I'm cool with having to buy another iPhone when I upgrade. I'm selling the Moto X for 260 so I could get a 4S and have money left as opposed to having to put another 150-200 bucks with what I get for the Moto X to get a 5 or better.

    I could just go to the ATM and buy one for 400 bucks or so but that would NOT sit well with the wife and I have to live with her.

    Maybe you can find a 5c for cheap. It'll hold you over for a while.
    I see 2 5Cs on Craigslist....one blue and one pink. Well, I saw a white one but the guy never responded. I think I deal with Craigslist because I like instant gratification and eBay (for example) doesn't feed that need. I'm a strange one. Ha

    Well, I did find 1 iPhone 5 that was reasonable but it's some guy that works at Verizon and fixes iPhones so what he's selling is a 5 with a black front and silver/white on the back! It's like a more premium 5C but it looks weird! Not going to buy your FrankenPhone sir.
    02-06-2014 07:58 AM
  9. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Yeah, I forgot about the 4S not having LTE. That's why I sold my wife's mint condition white 4s when she got her 5s instead of using it for a while myself b4 selling it. Once you use LTE it's hard to give it up.
    02-06-2014 08:20 AM
  10. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    Mumfaou, I can assure you that a 4s will ruin your view on iOS coming from a Moto X. I did that exact transition when waiting for my 5s and I hated it and that was with iOS 7. I found a couple Verizon 5's on craigslist near me for less than $300


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    02-06-2014 08:32 AM
  11. mumfoau's Avatar
    Mumfaou, I can assure you that a 4s will ruin your view on iOS coming from a Moto X. I did that exact transition when waiting for my 5s and I hated it and that was with iOS 7. I found a couple Verizon 5's on craigslist near me for less than $300


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    Here in the low country of SC must be a dead zone! Ha
    02-06-2014 08:45 AM
  12. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    Here in the low country of SC must be a dead zone! Ha
    Haha yeah well maybe try eBay and wait 😱 lol I know it sounds awful but it's only a few days 😑


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    02-06-2014 08:46 AM
  13. mumfoau's Avatar
    Haha yeah well maybe try eBay and wait lol I know it sounds awful but it's only a few days


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    How do you ensure you don't get bitten by the activation lock buying online though?
    02-06-2014 08:59 AM
  14. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    How do you ensure you don't get bitten by the activation lock buying online though?
    If they send it and it's from eBay and it doesn't work then they'll cover you. Just make sure you buy the right carrier and that it has a clear esn. If you buy and didn't read the auction and it's messed up then eBay will likely side with the seller but it's definitely legit. Safer than Craigslist IMHO


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    02-06-2014 09:02 AM
  15. mumfoau's Avatar
    If they send it and it's from eBay and it doesn't work then they'll cover you. Just make sure you buy the right carrier and that it has a clear esn. If you buy and didn't read the auction and it's messed up then eBay will likely side with the seller but it's definitely legit. Safer than Craigslist IMHO


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    I just like to be face to face as meeting during the day at a public place is always a requirement for my Craigslist transactions. Been doing it for years! Thankfully the Moto X is a great phone so I'll keep looking and eventually something will turn up. OR, I'll look up and it'll be upgrade time and the iPhone 6 will be out!
    02-06-2014 09:04 AM
  16. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    Haha yeah hopefully. I love the 5s and all it has to offer. Don't know if I can ever get another phone without a finger print scanner. Sounds dumb but it's definitely nice having a secure phone and skipping the lock screen. Also love the camera. A lot.


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    02-06-2014 09:07 AM
  17. mumfoau's Avatar
    Haha yeah hopefully. I love the 5s and all it has to offer. Don't know if I can ever get another phone without a finger print scanner. Sounds dumb but it's definitely nice having a secure phone and skipping the lock screen. Also love the camera. A lot.


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    I'll close with this.... I'm very tempted to get this mint 4S I found. HAHAHA
    02-06-2014 09:09 AM
  18. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    I'll close with this.... I'm very tempted to get this mint 4S I found. HAHAHA
    Do it! I'm sure you'll enjoy it until your upgrade comes.


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    02-06-2014 09:09 AM
  19. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I'll close with this.... I'm very tempted to get this mint 4S I found. HAHAHA
    Wht or blk 4S?
    02-06-2014 09:54 AM
  20. mumfoau's Avatar
    Wht or blk 4S?
    Black
    02-06-2014 09:55 AM
  21. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I love the design of the 4/4s. It's one of the best cell phone designs ever, IMO.


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    02-06-2014 10:55 AM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    What do you guys think about a 4S at this juncture? As you can tell I'm just anxious to get back to iOS and I'm also cheap!
    The 4S is till a good device, especially for non-serious gaming use, but it is also getting old in technological terms. If you're going to return to iOS, especially right now, it may be a good idea to get an iPhone 4S if you're going to pay full price for it. That way, if you want the next iPhone that's due out later this year, you can opt to buy it at full price or via subsidy without a penalty.
    02-06-2014 11:06 AM
  23. mumfoau's Avatar
    The 4S is till a good device, especially for non-serious gaming use, but it is also getting old in technological terms. If you're going to return to iOS, especially right now, it may be a good idea to get an iPhone 4S if you're going to pay full price for it. That way, if you want the next iPhone that's due out later this year, you can opt to buy it at full price or via subsidy without a penalty.
    This would be off-contract. Have a guy selling one for 120 bucks. Pics look flawless.
    02-06-2014 12:02 PM
  24. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    That's a great deal. I got $288 for my wife's 16gb 4s on ebay last fall. $120 for a good condition 4s is a steal.
    02-06-2014 12:43 PM
  25. mumfoau's Avatar
    Picked up a 5! It's not in the immaculate shape that I like but it's not bad! Ahhhhhh it feels good to be back on iOS!


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    02-06-2014 05:40 PM
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