Buy iPhone now or wait

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  1. Target

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    Okay, should i buy the iPhone 5 or wait till the next one? I realize that this question has been asked hundreds of times before. I also realize that the next iPhone is only speculation in features and release date. I've been able to upgrade from my iPhone 4 since December. My daughter has the iPhone 5 so I know it's capabilities compared to my 4. Frankly, I want the speed. As with most of you, I'm a power user; mostly for work. I'll get at least a 32-gig to match mine. However, I could use more space.

    So what should I do?


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  2. Tattooed Alex

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    I upgraded from a 4 also and it was night and day difference. How patient are you to wait another possible 3-6 months for the next model?
     
  3. Europa

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    The iPhone 5S probably won't be available for about six months. I'd get the 5 now. I'd get it now even if it was a 4S, not a 4. Waiting around and using old technology isn't worth it what you save, IMO. You can upgrade every year for less than $100 out of pocket with AT&T partial upgrades by selling your old one. The bigger screen, better camera and faster processor are worth more than $100. AT&T even waives the upgrade fees if you do the chat. It takes three minutes.
     
  4. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I'm in chat with Stephanie at AT&T right now, heheh.
     
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    I think you should wait for the next model because beside the longer size, iPhone 5 doesn't have much improvement
     
  6. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Oh, please. Don't make me tingle.
     
  7. Target

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    Please don't tingle on my thread. I just want to buy a new iPhone.

    Oh...tingle not tinkle, got it. Carry on.


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  8. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    If you want tinkle, visit my toilet thread.
     
  9. Target

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    Touché.


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  10. AdamDaieh

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    I got the iPhone 5 and it's great. But it really depends on you on how patience you are on waiting. :)
     
  11. Tattooed Alex

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    Target what's the veridct?
     
  12. Target

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    No change yet. Been really busy. But I'm moving forward. I'll keep you updated.


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  13. Geo

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    You want the 5? Right. It will be a big difference from your 4 as mentioned in this thread.
    It's a matter of waiting? "If it ain't broke don't fix it."
     
  14. Prozium12

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    I think the iPhone 4S stands up to the 5 there isn't that big a difference I think the camera on the 4s is better and unless your not prepared to wait a fraction of a second your apps will still load fast imo wait for the 5s or even the 6, if you do get a ip5 don't go for black unless you plan on a case I think the white is a better option.


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  15. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    My black iPhone 5 is great. No build quality problems at all.
     
  16. Chancellor

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    I second this.
     
  17. Europa

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    I didn't sound like he was commenting on build quality. It sounds like he was referring to scratches on the beveled edges. The siver/white model scratches too, but it's more apparent/visible on the black model since it has black coating on top of the silver that can chip off.
     
  18. liberated

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    Yes, so far I've been lucky, no scratches and my phone rides naked. I've seen other 5s that look like crap tho
     
  19. Europa

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    Yeah, I don't think it's a problem for most people.

    Have you kept yours out of a case the whole time? Any drops? I've been seriously considering keeping mine out of a case. I have AppleCare+, so a replacement for a cracked screen would only be $49, but what's stopping me is that I'd lose my jailbreak.
     
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    Out of a case 99.9% of the time, no drops, have a slick wrap carbon fiber sticker in the back.
     

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