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Iloveiphones

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I am having a very hard time deciding if I should ask for the 5S (Gold) for Christmas. I've gone back and fourth on whether if I should get it. My 5 is holding up fine, minus battery life.

Upgrade availability isn't a problem.

But, gotta have the latest and greatest!

Thanks.
 

Kadelic

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I am having a very hard time deciding if I should ask for the 5S (Gold) for Christmas. I've gone back and forth on whether if I should get it. My 5 is holding up fine, minus battery life.

Upgrade availability isn't a problem.

But, gotta have the latest and greatest!

Thanks.
I think you already answered your own question but need a little extra nudge. Well, you came to the right place...NUDGE! :)

Battery life with the 5S is phenomenal compared to my two year old 4S. Hard time? Really? ;)
 

Europa

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The battery life on my 5s is about the same as my 5 and my 5 is jailbroken. That's weird that yours is going bad after only a year.
 

Europa

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I never got eight hours (mostly mobile Safari) on either one. I don't fixate on it since I always have a portable charger handy, but I get about five hours of usage on both. The numbers vary quite a bit based on types of usage so I've never paid much attention to the battery threads.
 

RoofMonkey

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Stick with the 5 and just wait until the newest one ( whatever they call it ) cause you know it's going to have a bigger screen. Look at what your upgrade eligibility is for next year. If you upgrade now, will you be able too again in 11 months or so?
 

Europa

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Stick with the 5 and just wait until the newest one ( whatever they call it ) cause you know it's going to have a bigger screen. Look at what your upgrade eligibility is for next year. If you upgrade now, will you be able too again in 11 months or so?
I thought he was one of the ones who likes the current screen size?

I doubt Apple will stop offering the current screen size (or close to it) when they finally do make a big-screen iPhone available, so that shouldn't be a problem.
 

Iloveiphones

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Stick with the 5 and just wait until the newest one ( whatever they call it ) cause you know it's going to have a bigger screen. Look at what your upgrade eligibility is for next year. If you upgrade now, will you be able too again in 11 months or so?
Yes, I will be good on upgrades. I just swap out family member upgrades.

I really hope Apple does not increase the screen size. I like the current one, but that is what I said about 3.5".
 

Europa

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Yes, I will be good on upgrades. I just swap out family member upgrades.

I really hope Apple does not increase the screen size. I like the current one, but that is what I said about 3.5".
Me too. I don't think I could go any bigger than 4" on the screen size without running into problems with single-handed usage. It was easy on the 4S and I can still do it on the 5s though some areas are now a bit difficulty to reach, but I'm maxed out at 4.
 

denzel1989

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I am having a very hard time deciding if I should ask for the 5S (Gold) for Christmas. I've gone back and fourth on whether if I should get it. My 5 is holding up fine, minus battery life.

Upgrade availability isn't a problem.

But, gotta have the latest and greatest!

Thanks.
I had the iPhone 5....
I loved it. I had no issues with it.
BUT..
The 5S is like the cherry on the top.
The finger print scanner is cool.
64bit architecture is cool.
Dual flash camera even cooler.
Camera features even cooler than cool .
The gold option? Even cooler than everything cool lol.
I have the gold 64 gig and I'm happy.
Go for it buddy. Nothing to loose, but gold to win.