Is it really worth the upgrade from iPhone 4 to 5?

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flatbacks21

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I have the iPhone 4 and am very content with its functionality and have never had an issue with this phone. I am due for an upgrade, but don't really know if I want to spend the money. What really interests me is the opportunity to trade my phone in for cash. All thoughts are appreciated.. How much would you think an iPhone 4 is worth? Always had it in a case, but the screen does have a small ding in it.
 

ITS ME DAVID

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I'm glad I upgraded from 4s to 5. Just the weight and thinness made all the difference for me plus the added screen real estate and how much faster it performs overall.
 

sjtracey

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I just upgraded today from my 4, and I think it was definitely worth it. The 5 is so much lighter, but it doesn't feel monstrously larger. And it's FAST! I'm really glad I decided to make the switch. I actually traded in my 4 at Radio Shack (I'm too lazy to sell it on my own - LOL!) and they gave me $136 for it. Not bad. It was in really good shape. A few little scratches on the screen from my earrings, but other than that, nothing huge.

I'd say go for it!
 

ipod

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If you're due for an upgrade I would do it. To say the least it's really light, the taller screen is nice to have, the thinness feels and looks nice, it's a quicker phone, and it's tougher.

I have a 5 now, but I do still have my iPhone 4 with a can of soda resting on it, it's completely smashed both at the front and back, the screen literally (and I do mean literally) has zero visibility now because it's way smashed. Dropped it carelessly a ton of times and once slammed it to the ground on purpose out of anger and that's what finally did it, before I did that though I did have the thought in the back of my mind that the 5 was coming out in a matter of weeks, so I said why not.

Because of your 'dinged' screen and I'm assuming you meant slight crack you might be able to sell your 4 for around $100 less compared to what you would normally find for a used 4 currently in the market. That's just a guess with the presumption that screens can be repaired for around $70 from a third party which the buyer would most likely take into consideration before buying an iPhone 4 with such damage. Maybe the cost of repairs and parts will go down now because there's a new model? I don't know. A confirmation would be nice.
 

jcmitchell5

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Do eet! The change from 4 to 5 is a massive leap for mankind! (Or something like that) ha. The speed alone is worth it. This baby fast! Siri is just a beautiful plus to it all!
 

djwindsor

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Definitely do it. I sold my iPhone 4 for $245 and paid 324 for the new one with tax. You immediately notice the speed and lightness. I'm extremely pleased with it.
 
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If you're not sure yet go down to your local Apple store or Best Buy and compare the 2 to see if it worth updating. It's easy to get caught up in the forums and have higher expectations than you normally would so I would highly recommend making a decision after comparing your 4 to the 5. I upgraded from a 4 as well and both my wife and I are very happy that we upgraded.
 

ipod

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If you're not sure yet go down to your local Apple store or Best Buy and compare the 2 to see if it worth updating. It's easy to get caught up in the forums and have higher expectations than you normally would so I would highly recommend making a decision after comparing
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Santa

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If you're not sure yet go down to your local Apple store or Best Buy and compare the 2 to see if it worth updating. It's easy to get caught up in the forums and have higher expectations than you normally would so I would highly recommend making a decision after comparing your 4 to the 5. I upgraded from a 4 as well and both my wife and I are very happy that we upgraded.
Ignore the man behind the curtain. Buy the 5!