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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With that kind of thinking...

Nuvi1300WTGPS wrote:

"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

You shouldn't drive anything but a Model-T Ford and never anything better...

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Not So

Box Car wrote:

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.

Those are two completely different and incomparable stats. Like comparing bismuth to pickles.

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5S

just get the 5S and start enjoying it. asked and answered.

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+1

schmidwr wrote:

just get the 5S and start enjoying it. asked and answered.

Enjoy...

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Both

Get the 5s and 6 when it comes out

neither

They are not worth the premium.

Now or wait?

Reminds me of a friend who has money coming out of his ears!

Had an old crappy and slow computer but was waiting for a better and cheaper model to come along.

Finally after 4 years bought a used computer instead of a brand new one, of course not up to date either.

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aww

Melaqueman wrote:

Reminds me of a friend who has money coming out of his ears!

Had an old crappy and slow computer but was waiting for a better and cheaper model to come along.

Finally after 4 years bought a used computer instead of a brand new one, of course not up to date either.

Does that mean I have to wait 4 years and then buy a used cellphone? rolleyes

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Of course not

Shooter wrote:

Does that mean I have to wait 4 years and then buy a used cellphone? rolleyes

Buy whatever you have the resources to buy and don't worry what a bunch of yahoos on an Internet forum think... smile

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It is what it is...

As soon as you make the decision on a high ticket item, two things always happen:

1. A dozen people will tell you "Brand X" is better. (One of these people will be your B-I-L, wise-guy 15 year old nephew/niece, co-worker that drives the Porche.

2. Something that IS better/cheaper/faster will be released the next day.

Also, don't believe all the experts that say Apple only sells a lot of devices because the people that buy them are in a cult/brainwashed/clueless/wannabees. Might be true for some of their sales, but mostly it's because their stuff is pretty good.

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Melaqueman wrote:

Reminds me of a friend who has money coming out of his ears!

Had an old crappy and slow computer but was waiting for a better and cheaper model to come along.

Finally after 4 years bought a used computer instead of a brand new one, of course not up to date either.

Maybe he found out a way to take it with him when he goes.

Some people get enjoyment out of "stuff", some get enjoyment out of looking at a balance sheet.

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Market Share Fallacy Explained

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why not

I wait for the 7

My Own Market Research

These market share reports are all over the place. I do my own observations, and as I travel, I note what people are using. I see overwhelmingly iOS devices.

kch50428 wrote:

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/07/android-market-share-smartphone-users-google-apple

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Well?

Shooter, what did you do or are going to do?

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Well Gee wiz

Driver 38 wrote:

I wait for the 7

I am willing to bet that the 8 will be even better!

But frankly, the 9 will probably be what you want..........

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If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem quickly resembles a nail. (Maslow's Hammer)

Apple is always bleeding

Apple is always bleeding edge so the 6 should be interesting. The next Samsung "S" phone should have a metal body so let's wait and see.

It's Last Mrks Fault

diesel wrote:

Shooter, what did you do or are going to do?

After reading all the articles he provided, I saw that the 6 is supposed to have optical image stabilization, which I would like. I'm thinking of waiting, if my SG2 will hold out.

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

Did I post a link

that said that?

I just saw that this am. smile

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/01/10/apple-image-stabilizatio...

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Image stabilization

Maybe I could take a non blurred picture with that. With my Essential Tremors, I have almost given up trying to get a decent picture. I do get better results with my iPhone 5 than with my Canon camera tho.

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Nexus 5

You can wait for iPhone 6 or get the 5S but for the price.....

I would get the Nexus 5.... I purchased it for the kids and they don't regret changing from the iPhone.
$349 for 16 gb or $399 for 32 gb...

Since they are unlocked from Google, the same phone can be used with T-Mobile, AT&T or Sprint....

good luck.

Smaller vs. larger

You won't go far wrong either way. It could come down to your money situation or to the importance to you of the screen size.

I personally find the current iPhone screens too small for easy navigation. But OTOH, I prefer the iPad Mini to the larger tablet screens because I like to use the thing in bed for reading e-books and webpages, and I can easily hold the Mini in one hand. I'm not using it to stream-play videos; if I were, I'd want a larger tablet screen than the Mini.

One thing I do encourage: buy your next phone outright by paying in full when you get it. Don't do the discount-for-a-two-
year-lock-in deal. It distorts the buying decision. It either makes sense in your current financial situation and smartphone needs at the current price with what you know is coming, or it doesn't.

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JMoo On

jmho

dagarmin wrote:

You won't go far wrong either way. It could come down to your money situation or to the importance to you of the screen size.

I personally find the current iPhone screens too small for easy navigation

My take on screen size.

When I use my Garmin 760 it sets in my dash mount in the landscape orientation and has a road ahead screen size of 2.25 inches. Even the Garmins with a 5 inch screen only have 2.5 inches road ahead size.

When my iPhone sets in my dash mount in the portrait orientation it has a road ahead screen size of 3.5 inches.

The road ahead view is the best for navigating, who cares about the extended view of the roads to the right or left of you?

For me the iPhone gives me more useful mapping information plus it integrates much better with all the information I may need to navigate to where I want to go.

I realize some of the newer Garmin's can also be used in the portrait mode but the earlier ones like I have were considered OK for a long time.

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

well Gee Wiz

You finaly convince me ..My swell waiting for the 10 just to be sure.

Next?

If you wait long enough, there's always another, better phone coming out. Get the 6, or wait for the 7???

Screen map real estate.

Last Mrk wrote:

My take on screen size.

When I use my Garmin 760 it sets in my dash mount in the landscape orientation and has a road ahead screen size of 2.25 inches. Even the Garmins with a 5 inch screen only have 2.5 inches road ahead size.

When my iPhone sets in my dash mount in the portrait orientation it has a road ahead screen size of 3.5 inches.

The road ahead view is the best for navigating, who cares about the extended view of the roads to the right or left of you?

For me the iPhone gives me more useful mapping information plus it integrates much better with all the information I may need to navigate to where I want to go.

I realize some of the newer Garmin's can also be used in the portrait mode but the earlier ones like I have were considered OK for a long time.

This is a question, not a challenge to your statements about how the iphone shows more map than a larger dedicated GPS. I do not have a smart phone, so I really don't know how it compares to a dedicated GPS. I am just wondering how much map real estate you have left on your iphone screen when the iphone is showing the lane assist, junction view and other navigation fields like ETA, speed, speed limit, next turn info, etc. I rely on these fields as much as I do the map, so I wouldn't want to compromise on this kind of info. I realize Apple is pretty creative in the way they present info, so I would like to know more about how they optimize the display layout to get all this navigation info in a readable format on such a small screen and still show more of the map than a larger screen.

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Well Gee wiz

Sho nuff ... but, but, what happens if there's sumpthin new in the 11?

decisions ... decisions .... it ain't easy being an apple follower ..... rolleyes

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screen real estate

alandb wrote:
Last Mrk wrote:

My take on screen size.

When I use my Garmin 760 it sets in my dash mount in the landscape orientation and has a road ahead screen size of 2.25 inches. Even the Garmins with a 5 inch screen only have 2.5 inches road ahead size.

When my iPhone sets in my dash mount in the portrait orientation it has a road ahead screen size of 3.5 inches.

The road ahead view is the best for navigating, who cares about the extended view of the roads to the right or left of you?

For me the iPhone gives me more useful mapping information plus it integrates much better with all the information I may need to navigate to where I want to go.

I realize some of the newer Garmin's can also be used in the portrait mode but the earlier ones like I have were considered OK for a long time.

This is a question, not a challenge to your statements about how the iphone shows more map than a larger dedicated GPS. I do not have a smart phone, so I really don't know how it compares to a dedicated GPS. I am just wondering how much map real estate you have left on your iphone screen when the iphone is showing the lane assist, junction view and other navigation fields like ETA, speed, speed limit, next turn info, etc. I rely on these fields as much as I do the map, so I wouldn't want to compromise on this kind of info. I realize Apple is pretty creative in the way they present info, so I would like to know more about how they optimize the display layout to get all this navigation info in a readable format on such a small screen and still show more of the map than a larger screen.

I have a Samsung S3, one of the larger screens, I have Copilot, Navigon, and Waze on my phone, one of the problems I have is the size of fonts and diameter of the roads, they also show the names of all the roads on the screen. That is how they show more on the screen.

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alandb wrote:
Last Mrk wrote:

My take on screen size.

When I use my Garmin 760 it sets in my dash mount in the landscape orientation and has a road ahead screen size of 2.25 inches. Even the Garmins with a 5 inch screen only have 2.5 inches road ahead size.

When my iPhone sets in my dash mount in the portrait orientation it has a road ahead screen size of 3.5 inches.

The road ahead view is the best for navigating, who cares about the extended view of the roads to the right or left of you?

For me the iPhone gives me more useful mapping information plus it integrates much better with all the information I may need to navigate to where I want to go.

I realize some of the newer Garmin's can also be used in the portrait mode but the earlier ones like I have were considered OK for a long time.

This is a question, not a challenge to your statements about how the iphone shows more map than a larger dedicated GPS. I do not have a smart phone, so I really don't know how it compares to a dedicated GPS. I am just wondering how much map real estate you have left on your iphone screen when the iphone is showing the lane assist, junction view and other navigation fields like ETA, speed, speed limit, next turn info, etc. I rely on these fields as much as I do the map, so I wouldn't want to compromise on this kind of info. I realize Apple is pretty creative in the way they present info, so I would like to know more about how they optimize the display layout to get all this navigation info in a readable format on such a small screen and still show more of the map than a larger screen.

To be honest the Garmin app on my iPhone is the first GPS that I've had with junction view and lane assist so I have nothing to compare it with. It sure doesn't interfere with routing nor do the other things like ETA, speed & speed limit. They are at the bottom of the screen just like the Garmin 760 has them.

Here's a screen shot. I like the Street View that pops up when you get about an 1/8 of a mile away.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wcokvtrpzuj2zx9/Garmin%20for%20iPh...

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

I have an iphone 5 and I got

I have an iphone 5 and I got a refurb garmin 3590lmt from santa and I love it. I have several GPS aps on my iphone and Galaxy s3 and i can see the temptation to say goodbye to separate GPS units, but voice command, 5" screen, off-ramp attrations, etc convinced me that staying with an actual navigation unit rather than an app (even though they are very good) was the way to go

Personally, I prefer Android

Personally, I prefer Android devices - particularly Google Nexus Android devices purchased directly from Google. (There are a few advantages to Nexus, and a few negatives)

However, the rest of my family loves the Apple phones/tablets - so I can understand if those are the only ones you are considering.

No matter what you choose

IF you are always holding off, waiting for the next great thing you'll never pull the trigger. That's the reason for the constant upgrade cycles-they want you to buy a new phone every year or two, to keep revenue flowing. Personally, as someone with a Note 2 I love it as a GPS device.

I will wait

I have the 5 now and I like it. ATT, not so much other than the hot spot/phone feature. Coverage is my issue so may have to go to Verizon at the end of the year.

iPhone 4S

I'm using a iPhone 4S right now. My next smartphone will be a Samsung Galaxy like the 4S.

I 5S

Wife and daughter got me a 5S for Xmas as an upgrade for my old flip phone. Kept it primarily because I already had an Ipad 4 and liked the idea of system/file compatibility. It is really a remarkable device considering all it can do. Reminds me of MS Word where a typical user will only use about 5% of its capability. Only problem so far is its small battery. I am not a heavy user by any stretch and I have to recharge every day and a half. A major user would be advised to also get one of those battery packs like MYCHARGE or Mophie if they are going to be away from a AC or car source for long periods.

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iPhone 5S NOW, or wait for the 6????

I bought my first iphone (5s) when they released it. Great phone, screen a bit small, but its a quality product.

Lotta silly rumors about the release date of the 6. Gotta be Mobile site yapping about a June release date. Means nothing to me, I'm locked into a 2 year Verizon contract. But if your two year contract is up this year, it's probably worth waiting for because of the rumor of a larger display.

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Michael J

What Are You Using NOW?

My daughter trashed her 4S, so she now has the 5S. I told her I was thinking of getting the 5S and she told me to hold on to the 4S and wait for the next generation. There isn't too much compelling difference between adjacent generations.

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SGS2

diesel wrote:

My daughter trashed her 4S, so she now has the 5S. I told her I was thinking of getting the 5S and she told me to hold on to the 4S and wait for the next generation. There isn't too much compelling difference between adjacent generations.

I'm feeling I've waited long enough I might as well wait for the 6. Or see if Apple drops the price of the 5s if the 6 isn't that big an improvement.

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That works

jfossy wrote:

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

that was the way I was thinking.

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Watch Out For Those Yahoos

kch50428 wrote:
Shooter wrote:

Does that mean I have to wait 4 years and then buy a used cellphone? rolleyes

Buy whatever you have the resources to buy and don't worry what a bunch of yahoos on an Internet forum think... smile

Heeeeeeeeeeeey, I resemble that comment. wink

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Chalk me up for neither!

Get the Brick.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/10402354...
It comes with one month of battery life and plays snake! What more could you ask for?

Get The 5S Or Wait For The 6?

So, since we are on the topic of iPhones, do people here think that the demand will continue or is the smartphone market just about saturated? I don't Apple. I am an Android guy. I bought the Nexus 4 because it was unlocked for either AT&T or T-Mobile. Also, it gets the latest Android updates when they are available.

At some point it seems like there is only so much more that they can do with phones. Lets see, they make calls, text, take photographs, access the internet, etc. Sure, some of the apps are quite handy. I like to use Slacker, Slingbox, and Garmin Viago. What is a newer smartphone going to actually do for most people? More megapixels on the camera is good but, at some point, are smartphones going to be like a toaster? Once you have one you are good until the old one breaks?

There will always be people

There will always be people that are buying smart phones, but I think it will be more upgraders than first time users. Given the proliferation of low cost smart phones I think a lot of people that were sitting on the fence finally bought one. I work with someone who swore she'd never have a smart phone, but her flip phone on her pay as you go died so she got a cheap smart phone. She carries it and uses it a lot now. My comments only apply to the US market, and may not be applicable to overseas like China.

Light

Jim1348 wrote:

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At some point it seems like there is only so much more that they can do with phones. Lets see, they make calls, text, take photographs, access the internet, etc. Sure, some of the apps are quite handy. I like to use Slacker, Slingbox, and Garmin Viago. What is a newer smartphone going to actually do for most people? More megapixels on the camera is good but, at some point, are smartphones going to be like a toaster? Once you have one you are good until the old one breaks?

It really isn't about the number of pixels, but rather the size of the individual pixels. The larger the pixel, the more light; and more light improves the quality of the picture. The iPhone 6 is supposed to have a larger pixel and a f/2.0 lens; both of which will allow more light.

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mo...

Unfortunately, there is also a rumor that only the larger iPhone 6 will have the 2.0 lens and optical image stabilization (OIS). I don't want a 5.5 inch phone.

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I am leaning to...

I am leaning to picking up the new Galaxy S5
lots of way cool features and a big screen as well.
just a thought

I read a news article this

I read a news article this week that iPhone is more difficult for spyware companys' software to hack (a company who sells spyware to governments).

This may be an advantage to avoid spying by foreign governments. I just guess that our NSA can probably hack anything.

Holding out

I'm holding out on this one. I currently have the 5 and it works well for what I do with it.

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Soon

Well, I guess if I waited this long, I might as well see what the 6 is like. My battery on my SG2S Has been acting erratic lately, going from 50% to less than 10% in a matter of minutes while I was accessing my email at the airport. When I got home to charge it, it was 50% again!

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

5S

I would have stuck with the smaller 4s if it supported 4G/LTE.

iPhone 6 for me

I will be going for the iPhone 6. Will be selling my 5 to Gazelle.

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