Get the 5s or Wait for the 6?

 

Decisions, decisions. My battery is dying in my poor old SG2S, although it will probably last another year. I recently got my wife an iPhone 4s, but I've been using it more than her grin I have to admit that I am impressed, even with a smaller screen. From all I've read there's a lot to like about the 5s. HOWEVER, I've heard the iPhone 6 will have a larger screen, which I would really like to have since I plan to keep it for awhile. Ergo my dilemma...get the 5s now and start enjoying it, or wait a few months (maybe) for the iPhone 6, betting that it will have a larger screen?

Weigh in with your opinions for either, neither or ?

Shooter

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let me start by saying

I'm no fan of Apple products but I recognize good engineering when I see it. The iPhone screen size is pretty much dictated by the hand that uses it. One of the things that sets the iPhone apart is that everything is accessible with one hand. A larger screen would destroy that piece of ergonomic engineering.

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Get It Now

It will be more than a few months for iPhone6 to be available, given 5S just came out.

I think what Apple has learned with the 5C, that it is not a runaway success, will make them think about going to a screen much larger than the 5S. Apple was pressured into following an Android market segment with a lower priced device. Turns out that people want the 5S far more than a low price device that is trying to get in on an Android segment. Similarly, Apple has been pressured to go to a bigger screen. I'm not sure the iPhone experience will be maintained with a bigger screen.

I'm not compelled to consider a screen larger than the present iPhone. I like the size of the iPhone, and think the larger Android devices are too big for my needs. I have done side-by-side comparisons.

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I think it's too early to

I think it's too early to believe any of the iphone 6 rumors. When it's closer to launch time we might see some leaked designs but right now it's all speculation. I have iphone 5 and didn't upgrade this year. If they make a bigger phone I'll have to see what it's like to use in one hand.

If you want a bigger screen just get HTC One or the Samsung Galaxy S4. They're pretty good competitors to the 5s.

I'm curious, where did you

I'm curious, where did you get the info iPhone 6 will come out in a few months?

Just My Opinion

I have the Galaxy S4 with a 5" screen. Personally I have no problem using it one handed. No, I don't have big hands.

Again, just my opinion, but waiting for the newest tech is a never ending game. Something new is always just over the horizon.

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reminds me of ....

rlallos wrote:

I have the Galaxy S4 with a 5" screen. Personally I have no problem using it one handed. No, I don't have big hands.

Again, just my opinion, but waiting for the newest tech is a never ending game. Something new is always just over the horizon.

Reminds me of the ad where a guy is driving home with the latest greatest new computer still in the box on the front seat and then he passes a billboard being put up for the next version already.

No Apple products for me, I just got the Galaxy S4 a few weeks ago and it's a cool gadget. Had the Galaxay SII Skyrocket before that.

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Waiting for New Technology

I agree with rlallos, waiting for new technology is a regret game... something new is always coming along.

I think we are on a plateau with smartphone technology right now, and there will only be incremental changes for the near future. The next model (I6, I6S) will probably have a few new bells and whistles, but nothing earth-shattering.

If you're an Apple fan, get the I5S.

Get The 5S Or Wait For The 6?

Shooter wrote:

Ergo my dilemma...get the 5s now and start enjoying it, or wait a few months (maybe) for the iPhone 6, betting that it will have a larger screen?

I think it depends, too, on whether economics weigh into your decision. I assume that you are under contract with a cell phone provider and get your phones carrier subsidized. If that is the case, you are in a situation where you are encouraged to upgrade when you can.

If you are buying your own phone outright and using a pre-paid carrier, that tells me that you like to be careful about spending. In that scenario, by all means wait before spending the money. If you need to get the battery replaced on the SG2S, do it.

As much as I love new toys, I am also practical. Yeah, opening something brand new is fun, but once the "wow" factor is over, then you have to ask yourself if it is )or was) really worth the price.

I am on T-Mobile Pay As You Go. I know that they are not the best carrier for coverage. I also bought a Nexus 4 some months back direct from Google. I was able to justify it to me because it has HSPA+ and since it isn't loaded with "bloatware", I get the Android updates when they roll out.

Sure, I want to try an Apple iPhone. I have even tried to justify it to myself saying that I can get Dyle TV for it and Garmin StreetPilot OnBoard for it. The point is I want it, but I don't need it. I probably will get one someday, but not just yet.

Git 'Em Both!

What the heck, get them both!

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The 5s is a great

The 5s is a great phone.

With the 5s just being released last month, I'm sure it will be a while (almost a year) before we see the iPhone 6.

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soberbyker wrote:

No Apple products for me, I just got the Galaxy S4 a few weeks ago and it's a cool gadget. Had the Galaxay SII Skyrocket before that.

and the Galaxy S5 is right around the corner. I solved this problem by using the same dumb phone for the past 8 years.

No More Waiting For Me

I used to wait for the latest, but no more. I realized I was just depriving myself of cool stuff. Now I get updates much earlier, and I am glad I am doing so. I sort of regret all I missed out on, or could have had earlier.

Yeah, nobody needs these things, but they sure are fun. No sense trying to make a science out of it, just enjoy it.

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yep

chewbacca wrote:
soberbyker wrote:

No Apple products for me, I just got the Galaxy S4 a few weeks ago and it's a cool gadget. Had the Galaxay SII Skyrocket before that.

and the Galaxy S5 is right around the corner. I solved this problem by using the same dumb phone for the past 8 years.

No doubt, I didn't wait quite as long but it's been a few years. I like the S4 for the slightly larger screen and better camera. Never thought I'd use the camera feature as much as I have. Kind of tough to tote my real camera with me all the time for those shots that pop up ya wish ya had a camera for.

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Rumors, Rumors

chewbacca wrote:

I'm curious, where did you get the info iPhone 6 will come out in a few months?

Just one of many rumor-laden websites: grin

http://www.iosdoc.com/iphone-6-release-date-news-rumors/

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If you read the release it is not a few months

Shooter wrote:
chewbacca wrote:

I'm curious, where did you get the info iPhone 6 will come out in a few months?

Just one of many rumor-laden websites: grin

http://www.iosdoc.com/iphone-6-release-date-news-rumors/

A "few" months is 2 to 3 months. The release states 2nd or 3rd quarter (6 to 9 months).
He expects that Apple will launch the iPhone 6 in the second or third quarter of 2014.

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If you are in the market now, just buy it

If you are in the market now, just buy it. In 2009 and 2010, new models were released in June. The past 3 releases have all been in the fall.

Of course, nobody outside of Apple knows when the next model will be released or how extensive the upgrade will be.

http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#iPhone

I upgraded from the 4S to

I upgraded from the 4S to the 5s and very happy with the upgrade since the 4s is only 3g and with Verizon 4gLTE, I get speeds many times better than my home wifi has

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New Iphone 5s convert

I just upgraded to my first smartphone on Verizon. I have to say the phone is a lot of fun.

Very expensive. Between the phone 32gb $299. NO discount this year. Plus ,super new dual band router plus an extender to insure wifi thru my entire apt. Then an Apple TV , just for fun, and then all the bloody accessories. Screen protector, case, bracket holder in the car, new hands free motorola Roadster speakerphone.car charger.

SERIOUS MONEY.

Is, it worth it? I dunno yet?

But the money's spent, so I'll do what the rest of the 99% do. I"ll shift money around. Eat dog food for a week.

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expo21 wrote:

Is, it worth it? I dunno yet?

But the money's spent, so I'll do what the rest of the 99% do. I"ll shift money around. Eat dog food for a week.

Don't be selfish, think of your dogs! What are they going to eat?

Soup anyone

chewbacca wrote:

Don't be selfish, think of your dogs! What are they going to eat?

Ramen noodle soup.

Poor Poochie

NachoB wrote:
chewbacca wrote:

Don't be selfish, think of your dogs! What are they going to eat?

Ramen noodle soup.

Ya trying to end his life???!!
shock grin

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5C

diesel wrote:

I think what Apple has learned with the 5C, that it is not a runaway success, will make them think about going to a screen much larger than the 5S.

A big problem for the 5C is that it is overpriced. In the past, Apple highly discounted the previous years iPhone with the release of the new iPhone. In this case, they discontinued the iPhone 5, repackaged it as the 5C and set the price $100 less than the 5S. So it appears most people are opting to cough up the additional $100 and get the latest phone. Had Apple priced the basic 5C at $99 with a contract, as was done with previous iPhone's (ie. iPhone 4S price when the 5 came out or iPhone 4 price when the 4S came out), they might have had greater uptake.

I myself see no reason to upgrade my 4S. I just had a new battery installed by Apple under warranty this past Saturday and since I am on Sprint in an area without LTE service (and none for the foreseeable future), there is nothing a 5S will give me in terms of improved carrier service. The 3G service is pathetic and will be with a 5S as well. Also the 5S is missing one of Sprint's LTE bands (band 40) so even if they had LTE service here now, it would be missing access to some useful frequencies.

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Get The 5S Or Wait For The 6?

Aardvark wrote:

A big problem for the 5C is that it is overpriced.....

You hit the nail on the head right there. While I highly doubt that they would do this, I think Apple would do well to drop the out right price of the iPhone 5C to be competitive with the Nexus 4 and forthcoming Nexus 5.

I had mentioned to my wife a few weeks ago that I was considering the 5C and right away she pointed out that the difference in price was so small that it would be better to just go with the 5S. Presumably the lions share of iPhone buyers would agree with her.

Wait for the next one

Wait for the next one. That's the philosophy that I've been using since the first iPhone came out. Consistent adhering to this philosophy has saved me a fortune.

4G LTE

Aardvark wrote:

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I myself see no reason to upgrade my 4S. I just had a new battery installed by Apple under warranty this past Saturday and since I am on Sprint in an area without LTE service (and none for the foreseeable future), there is nothing a 5S will give me in terms of improved carrier service. The 3G service is pathetic and will be with a 5S as well. Also the 5S is missing one of Sprint's LTE bands (band 40) so even if they had LTE service here now, it would be missing access to some useful frequencies.

Don't like Apple myself but my wife does.

She just went with the 5s from the 4s and says everything about it is faster, not just the 4G LTE, which she does say is much faster than the old 3G

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Wait

Wait for the 6 to come out, then buy the 5S at a discount.

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Get it now

I say get it now if you really need it else you can wait and wait as newer and better products seem to come out every few months from different manufacturers that can trump the current crop of devices.

Get It Now

It sounds like you are having fun with the 4S, so get the 5S and let your wife know you have the newer and better phone.

I usually wait until there is a pretty good difference between revisions before I update, and this seems to be a good one, I have a 4S.

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Google Nexus 5 looks good too

I just placed my order for the iPhone 5S but considering getting the Nexus 5 for my daughter. She's "tied" to Android and I'm "tied" to Apple OS.

get the 7

dpw198 wrote:

I say get it now if you really need it else you can wait and wait as newer and better products seem to come out every few months from different manufacturers that can trump the current crop of devices.

Or you can wait till the 7 comes out. If you need it now just get it now would be my vote. There will always be another "new" one on the horizon.

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There will always be another one

ChefDon16 wrote:

Or you can wait till the 7 comes out. If you need it now just get it now would be my vote. There will always be another "new" one on the horizon.

Indeed, there will always be another one. With Apple products, it is generally advisable to either buy it at the beginning of the product cycle when it is new, or at the end after a new one is announced. Apple products usually maintain the same price until a replacement is announced.

Get a new device if you need it, and try to line up purchases at the right point in the product cycle to meet your needs.

There will always be something new

Get the 5S now and enjoy it. The additional time will get you closer to an upgrade in two year when you can get the latest version again and continue the cycle.

3rd Quarter 2014

http://mobile.theverge.com/2013/11/10/5087084/apple-reported...

Looks like I'll have to wait until the 3rd quarter 2014 for the larger screen now.

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Bigger...

Big cellphones the new thing....who wants to gloat about a retina display....on a small screen..silly

To Wait Or Not To Wait

I'm holding out for the 11S.

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I wait for the 12

I wait for the 12

Answer to any ? is 6.

Answer to any ? is 6.

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Another 'iPhone 6 Rumor

iPhone 6 release date, rumours and leaked images - May 2014 iPhone launch?

When is the new iPhone 6 coming out? Will it be curved, or come with a bigger screen? We round-up the speculation

http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipad-iphone/news/?newsid=3414914

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Get the Samsung Galaxy S4

The Android is so far ahead of the iPhone in technology, functionality and open system that I don't understand why anyone buys the iPhones anymore. My girlfriend has an iPhone when she moved in and she's so impressed with how much the Android can do better that she's ready to switch when her contract runs out. After using her iPhone, I'd never buy one.

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Samsung?

No thanks.

Why is that at any mention of Apple... Someone is compelled to tell the world how much they think Apple sucks... Smh...

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Apple?

No thanks.

Owned both and would never go back to an iPhone.

Why is it that Apple owners are so defensive when someone says they like an android product better. rolleyes

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Because

t923347 wrote:

No thanks.

Owned both and would never go back to an iPhone.

Why is it that Apple owners are so defensive when someone says they like an android product better. rolleyes

Thank you for reinforcing point.... You've illustrated it perfectly.

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Convert

As an Android to iPhone convert, I'd like to ask Android users how it feels for your Android phone to always be about a year behind the current OS? Unless you bought the newest phone at the same time as the latest OS is released, it will take your provider about a year to vet and release each new OS release.

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Always One Better

We are always within a year of a much better device. Unfortunately that is the way it works with Apple. I had an iPad 2 since April 2011 and recently got an iPad Air for Christmas. The difference is stunning yet the iPad 2 is still perfectly functional. And I realize that next year there will probably be an iPad Air 2 that will make the iPad Air seem "so last year".

That being said, I tend to prefer the "S" models of the iPhone. Every new design has problems that are basically addressed in the "S" model. The 4 had antenna issues that the "4S" solved. The "5" had case issues that were cosmetically fixed in the "5S" not to mention an improved camera and processor. The "6" will most likely be an entirely new design that will have issues addressed in the "6S".

If I had to I would opt for a "5S". However, I would rather wait until a phone that supports VoLTE is released as that is the current future proof technology. Right now the death of 2G and 3G is on the RADAR scope so any phone that relies on them is already destined for obsolescence when VoLTE finally gains full support.

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Sure it's from an Apple site

But as an Apple user I love what it says.

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/12/28/editorial-2013-was...

My take. Remember when Microsoft was at it's peak and they had all their haters? You couldn't read any forum or blog that didn't have it's haters who referred to Microsoft as Micro$oft and had very little good to say about them. Now Apple has become so successful they have replaced Microsoft in the minds of that segment.

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True...

phranc wrote:

As an Android to iPhone convert, I'd like to ask Android users how it feels for your Android phone to always be about a year behind the current OS? Unless you bought the newest phone at the same time as the latest OS is released, it will take your provider about a year to vet and release each new OS release.

IOS7 is now on 78% of devices capable of running it... And has only been out since last September.

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pretty meaningless statistic

kch50428 wrote:
phranc wrote:

As an Android to iPhone convert, I'd like to ask Android users how it feels for your Android phone to always be about a year behind the current OS? Unless you bought the newest phone at the same time as the latest OS is released, it will take your provider about a year to vet and release each new OS release.

IOS7 is now on 78% of devices capable of running it... And has only been out since last September.

Saying IOS7 is on 78% of the devices capable of running it is a pretty meaningless statistic in and of itself. A better indication of the adoption would be the percentage of devices in use that are running this version.

According to Strategy Analytics in 2012 Q3 about 13.4% of the smart phones in service use any flavor of IOS.
http://blogs.strategyanalytics.com/WSS/post/2013/10/31/Andro...

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Apples

Apples and Oranges. What percentage of Android phones have the latest Android release. That is the proper comparison. Your comparison is only how many Apple devices versus how many Android device.

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Not meaningless

You're deliberately muddying the water... The issue being discussed is not market share, which you're bringing up. Irrelevant to the discussion. This part of the discussion is about the current, latest operating system and it's adoption rate on current devices. Apple's latest IOS is installed on 78% of active Apple smartphones. That can not be said of ANY version of Android operating system.

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Don't Spend the $$$ !!

"Shooter" said in part...

Shooter wrote:

Weigh in with your opinions for either, neither or ?

I'm satisfied with my "PanTec Breeze 2". It does what I want it to, ie: make and receive phone calls.

So to answer your above question.

Neither. Keep what you have.

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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