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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memories

flaco wrote:

Time for some iHumor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLb8rfrUKNA

Brings back memories of MS 8.0 being upgraded to 8.1, and wrecking havoc on a lot! of systems.sad

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flaco wrote:

Time for some iHumor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLb8rfrUKNA

I like this humor:
https://twitter.com/Amscreen_Simon/status/515086601563938816...

Here we go again.

diesel wrote:

Apple is the 100,000 pound gorilla, potshots come with the success.

Anti-Apple fanaticism is a huge problem.

The problem is the constant potshots taken by the anti-Apple ankle-biters. I really don't see Apple fans going after Android, Apple fans simply discuss how they like their Apple products. The Android crowd is so defensive and relentlessly tries to cut down Apple products.

Just watch the TV ads... Apple presents its products and how good the products are.

Android, Surface, Blackberry, et al, ads are all trying to rip apart Apple products as inferior, etc. That right there shows that they are afraid of Apple. What does that tell you?

Kinda funny how the openness of Android and the "walled garden" of Apple isn't an issue. Actually, the very openness that Android touted as superior is being eschewed for all the problems it causes.

What you anti-Apple folks have to realize is that as you try to rip apart Apple, you are simply exposing the weaknesses of Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, et al.

Now before you start quoting the 51% Android vs 45% Apple market share "data", understand that internet traffic and commerce revenue conducted on Apple devices blows away the Android commerce revenue.

How do you like those Apples?

And this proves my point exactly. Still preaching to all the "anti-Apple folks" after most have gone away shaking their heads.

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data traffic

KenSny wrote:
diesel wrote:

Apple is the 100,000 pound gorilla, potshots come with the success.

Anti-Apple fanaticism is a huge problem.

The problem is the constant potshots taken by the anti-Apple ankle-biters. I really don't see Apple fans going after Android, Apple fans simply discuss how they like their Apple products. The Android crowd is so defensive and relentlessly tries to cut down Apple products.

Just watch the TV ads... Apple presents its products and how good the products are.

Android, Surface, Blackberry, et al, ads are all trying to rip apart Apple products as inferior, etc. That right there shows that they are afraid of Apple. What does that tell you?

Kinda funny how the openness of Android and the "walled garden" of Apple isn't an issue. Actually, the very openness that Android touted as superior is being eschewed for all the problems it causes.

What you anti-Apple folks have to realize is that as you try to rip apart Apple, you are simply exposing the weaknesses of Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, et al.

Now before you start quoting the 51% Android vs 45% Apple market share "data", understand that internet traffic and commerce revenue conducted on Apple devices blows away the Android commerce revenue.

How do you like those Apples?

And this proves my point exactly. Still preaching to all the "anti-Apple folks" after most have gone away shaking their heads.

Data traffic speaks to how a device is used rather than a preference of one device over another. My company switched cellular providers about 15 months ago to ATT. There was a flurry of new iPhone 5's being given out to everyone switching from the old service. With the exception of those in the company involved in relations work, all the iPhones have been replaced with Android devices because they are better suited to our primary business.

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Android? iPhone? BlackBerry?

Box Car wrote:

Data traffic speaks to how a device is used rather than a preference of one device over another. My company switched cellular providers about 15 months ago to ATT. There was a flurry of new iPhone 5's being given out to everyone switching from the old service. With the exception of those in the company involved in relations work, all the iPhones have been replaced with Android devices because they are better suited to our primary business.

Interesting, my company switched from the BlackBerry to the iPhone earlier this year. Supposedly, it is more secure than the Android platform. I suspect it has more to do with what brand the Elephants want. grin

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I don't know about the apple

Shooter wrote:
Box Car wrote:

Data traffic speaks to how a device is used rather than a preference of one device over another. My company switched cellular providers about 15 months ago to ATT. There was a flurry of new iPhone 5's being given out to everyone switching from the old service. With the exception of those in the company involved in relations work, all the iPhones have been replaced with Android devices because they are better suited to our primary business.

Interesting, my company switched from the BlackBerry to the iPhone earlier this year. Supposedly, it is more secure than the Android platform. I suspect it has more to do with what brand the Elephants want. grin

I don't know about the iPhone's "security" but I do know there are apps for Android that use levels of encryption strong enough for secure DoD data transfers.

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How often do you need to do that?

Box Car wrote:

I don't know about the iPhone's "security" but I do know there are apps for Android that use levels of encryption strong enough for secure DoD data transfers.

I really don't think secure DoD data transfers are a concern to most of us.

Anything relevant you want to add?

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Focus, Stay on Topic...

"Data traffic" is not the same as "internet traffic and commerce revenue". Your response has nothing to do with my original statement. Your company changing cell service providers has nothing to do with Apple's dominance in internet traffic or commerce traffic.

Apple devices control the overwhelming vast majority of commerce conducted on these types of devices, regardless of the slight marketshare advantage Android has because of more devices in the hands of people. And that drives commerce. And that is why Apple is growing, and taking share. The Apple eco-system is very successful and has yet to be copied or surpassed.

Box Car wrote:
KenSny wrote:
diesel wrote:

Apple is the 100,000 pound gorilla, potshots come with the success.

Anti-Apple fanaticism is a huge problem.

The problem is the constant potshots taken by the anti-Apple ankle-biters. I really don't see Apple fans going after Android, Apple fans simply discuss how they like their Apple products. The Android crowd is so defensive and relentlessly tries to cut down Apple products.

Just watch the TV ads... Apple presents its products and how good the products are.

Android, Surface, Blackberry, et al, ads are all trying to rip apart Apple products as inferior, etc. That right there shows that they are afraid of Apple. What does that tell you?

Kinda funny how the openness of Android and the "walled garden" of Apple isn't an issue. Actually, the very openness that Android touted as superior is being eschewed for all the problems it causes.

What you anti-Apple folks have to realize is that as you try to rip apart Apple, you are simply exposing the weaknesses of Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, et al.

Now before you start quoting the 51% Android vs 45% Apple market share "data", understand that internet traffic and commerce revenue conducted on Apple devices blows away the Android commerce revenue.

How do you like those Apples?

And this proves my point exactly. Still preaching to all the "anti-Apple folks" after most have gone away shaking their heads.

Data traffic speaks to how a device is used rather than a preference of one device over another. My company switched cellular providers about 15 months ago to ATT. There was a flurry of new iPhone 5's being given out to everyone switching from the old service. With the exception of those in the company involved in relations work, all the iPhones have been replaced with Android devices because they are better suited to our primary business.

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wait

wait for the 10

Get the 5

Get the five, not the six. The six will not be much better in any way, but it will have larger screen sizes. And Apple has been telling us how foolish the larger screen sizes are for phones and that we shouldn't want them.

Things Change

People are using these handheld devices for much more. The content has increased, the graphics are much better. People are using these handhelds more than ever imagined. These handhelds are not satellite or auxiliary devices.

I know some people that do not have a personal computer, they exclusively use a handheld device for all internet access and things other people do on a laptop or desktop. Those people welcome the larger screen.

Frovingslosh wrote:

Get the five, not the six. The six will not be much better in any way, but it will have larger screen sizes. And Apple has been telling us how foolish the larger screen sizes are for phones and that we shouldn't want them.

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Apple appologists

diesel wrote:

Things Change

Please explain what has changed since the larger size made these phones too large to be practical as Apple described them a year ago when there were plenty of nice large Android phones but Apple didn't offer anything comparable. Apple very much bad mouthed the larger phones and criticized using them.

As far as I can see, the only thing that has changed is that now Apple has built what others were building for several years, and now they are telling us that the size is right.

I Already Did, But Once Again...

Frovingslosh wrote:
diesel wrote:

Things Change

Please explain what has changed since the larger size made these phones too large to be practical as Apple described them a year ago when there were plenty of nice large Android phones but Apple didn't offer anything comparable. Apple very much bad mouthed the larger phones and criticized using them.

As far as I can see, the only thing that has changed is that now Apple has built what others were building for several years, and now they are telling us that the size is right.

It is not exclusively about size. It is how size is a part of the whole. The content targeted towards these handheld devices has grown tremendously, because the use of these devices has been far greater than expected. Do you realize that the iPhone has only been around for several years??? Look at what it has done, what it has changed. Things change. These small devices are used as primary internet devices, or more frequently than expected. When the first iPhone came out, there was limited content available for it. And that content was rather simple. It was thought that these handhelds were going to be auxiliary or satellite devices, but people are using them much more than that. That internet content has to remain rich and compelling on these devices, and that content has outgrown the smaller screen. I've see it in how I have to read websites and apps on my 4S over the last couple years.

But then again, Apple building what others have been doing is what Apple seems to do best. Look what the iPod did, the iPad, iPhone, etc. They might not have been first in the market, but they rule the class. There's nothing wrong with arriving late to the market, it is not about who is first. Where are Motorola, Blackberry, Nokia, Zune, Windows Phone, etc? First to market does not even imply desirable. I never consider who was first to market a product when I am considering a purchase. What it is capable of doing for me is the top priority, never if it was first to the marketplace. And Apple makes it clear, over and over, that first to market doesn't mean anything to them. And it shows, everyone else is trying to catch up.

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excuse me BUT

diesel wrote:

"Data traffic" is not the same as "internet traffic and commerce revenue". Your response has nothing to do with my original statement. Your company changing cell service providers has nothing to do with Apple's dominance in internet traffic or commerce traffic.

The Internet is a data network, pure and simple. The types of data carried all fall within the TCP/IP data classes and as far as cellular companies are concerned, that means data, not voice which can also be digital, but straight bits carrying primarily text or video information.

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Time to Hide This Topic

Had enough.

Again, You Are Trying to Play a Shell Game

Box Car wrote:
diesel wrote:

"Data traffic" is not the same as "internet traffic and commerce revenue". Your response has nothing to do with my original statement. Your company changing cell service providers has nothing to do with Apple's dominance in internet traffic or commerce traffic.

The Internet is a data network, pure and simple. The types of data carried all fall within the TCP/IP data classes and as far as cellular companies are concerned, that means data, not voice which can also be digital, but straight bits carrying primarily text or video information.

Nobody, but you, is talking about TCP/IP protocols, bits, etc. You either don't get it, or are intentionally trying to play coy and "misinterpret" the subject, which has been explained at least twice already.

Please explain how you got TCP/IP data classes, straight bits, etc. from commerce revenue. Go ahead...

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RTFR

As in Read the full reply. I corrected your statement regarding Internet traffic. I did not address commerce.

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Why Try to Hijack the Subject? Why So Defensive?

Box Car wrote:

As in Read the full reply. I corrected your statement regarding Internet traffic. I did not address commerce.

Okay, so you brought up bits, TCP/IP protocols which had nothing to do with the topic, and ignored the subject, which was internet commerce.

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Interesting

Box Car wrote:
Shooter wrote:
Box Car wrote:

Data traffic speaks to how a device is used rather than a preference of one device over another. My company switched cellular providers about 15 months ago to ATT. There was a flurry of new iPhone 5's being given out to everyone switching from the old service. With the exception of those in the company involved in relations work, all the iPhones have been replaced with Android devices because they are better suited to our primary business.

Interesting, my company switched from the BlackBerry to the iPhone earlier this year. Supposedly, it is more secure than the Android platform. I suspect it has more to do with what brand the Elephants want. grin

I don't know about the iPhone's "security" but I do know there are apps for Android that use levels of encryption strong enough for secure DoD data transfers.

Law enforcement is concerned about the strong security of the Apple iPhone because they can't access the data anymore. It's all over the news.

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Not the smartest kids in the

Not the smartest kids in the world.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/two-bold-teenagers-walked-appl...

Chumps bending iPhone 6 plus in Apple Store
http://youtu.be/HuQMr-ZvA4I

I Meant What I Typed

Box Car wrote:

As in Read the full reply. I corrected your statement regarding Internet traffic. I did not address commerce.

My statement doesn't need to be corrected.

Why'd you ignore commerce? LOL

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OSs

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

I've owned both two and will never go back to Android. Frankly, I know lots of people that have these two differing opinions. It's a matter of personal preference. Ford vs. Chevy anyone?

Finally Got My 6+

Here at last. I picked up my 6+ last Thursday afternoon. I had been a little concerned that it might be too big after reading numerous reviews. However, it is about the same width as my Samsung Galaxy S II (in its protective ballistic case) and only about an inch longer. Since I don't wear "skinny" jeans, it fits fine in the front pockets of my pants. The only concession I made was to move my pocket knife to my other pocket, at least until I can get a case for my 6+ (the store was sold out of Otterbox cases).

As with any new cellphone, I am still learning my way around, and setting it up the way I want has taken awhile, but I'm pretty much there. I had to apologize to several of my family members for inadvertently calling them when I meant to edit their contact information. laugh out loud

I read a review about a guy who have up his tablet for his 6+. I have been using my 6+ all weekend, and while I like it a lot, it's not quite big enough for me to give up my tablet...yet.

The battery is much better, after a full day of use yesterday, internet, texting, phone calls and picture taking, I still had over 30% at the end of the day.

Without going into too much detail now (and I am not comparing the 6+ to other phones), I am impressed with the quality of the pictures it takes. I am even more amazed at how quickly the 6+ accurately focuses in low light (e.g., indoors). I haven't tried any videos, slow motion or panorama shots yet.

I probably would have been pleased with the 5S, but I'm glad I waited for the 6+.

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at this point in time

I think I'll wait and see what the 7 brings, perhaps it will make a mean cup 'o Joe smile

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Thanks for the report

Shooter wrote:

Here at last. I picked up my 6+ last Thursday afternoon.

I probably would have been pleased with the 5S, but I'm glad I waited for the 6+.

Yeah, waiting was probably a good thing. You now have a newer device with more features and advanced technology.

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I would go for the 6. I got

I would go for the 6. I got the 6 Plus and really like it. I can now see! I thought I could see with the 5, but I can now see! lol

The regular 6 is good sized as well, but I really like the 6 Plus. They are hard to come by, but that is my recommendation.

No doubt about it

Get the iPhone 6. Really a nice device.

Imitation is the Finest Form of Flattery

Or check out the new Samsung Alpha... the best attempt at copying the iPhone. And Samsung did away with the microSD slot... the coveted microSD slot!!!! LOL!!!!

If you can't beat 'em, copy 'em!!!!!

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note 3

diesel wrote:

Or check out the new Samsung Alpha... the best attempt at copying the iPhone. And Samsung did away with the microSD slot... the coveted microSD slot!!!! LOL!!!!

If you can't beat 'em, copy 'em!!!!!

My Wife just got the note 3. Really nice phone. I am sure the 4 will be much better. Samsung always seems to produce high quality products.

I've got

A pad of paper, a pencil and unlike Obama, no phone!

So I can take notes and leave a text message on someone's door or car and no I don't text while driving.

One of the really good things about this system is no matter how hard the NSA tries to track my movement its just about impossible to track down my note pad! smile

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Now all you need now is an abacus and you can get rid of your computer and calculator.

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neither

I wouldn't buy either but that of course is just my opinion.

I love my 5's phone

I love my 5's phone

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