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SO how many are upgrading from the 4s to the 5 ?

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by rippling, 15 Sep 2012.

  1. Deku


    Joined: 13 Jul 2009

    Posts: 832

    It does doesn't it. I don't think it will be able to break through in this country though, everything is geared toward the iPhone. That, and the fact the Lumia is a bit of a brick.
  2. Tatsuki


    Joined: 15 Apr 2008

    Posts: 332

    I can't really see the advantage of the 5 over the 4s unless you really need the extra screen size. My 4s feels very smooth and fast so the extra speed bump doesn't appeal, actually the biggest temptation for me is more storage space I only got the 16gb one and I constantly have to delete stuff to free up room.
  3. Barks


    Joined: 20 Jul 2008

    Posts: 4,154

    No because it's hugely disappointing.

    I'm not even on a contract, I bought my 4S direct from Apple, so it would be very easy to sell on my 4S and buy the new one but I'm still not fussed. Maybe I'll change my mind when I see one in the flesh but I'm still disappointed with the 5 on paper.

    A lot of people on here are defending it and saying it has improved CPU/Ram/technical specifications. You're forgetting though, it's an iPhone not a gaming-rig or a supercomputer. The 4S is rapid as it is, I really don't care if Safari/Facebook/Sky News load 2ms faster than they already do.

    I'll accept I have probably set my expectations too high but there's nothing revolutionary about the iPhone 5.
  4. Robbo

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 2 Jan 2009

    Posts: 54,995

    No, but you'd care if it meant it used a lot less power, boosting the battery life.
  5. hyper_piper45


    Joined: 12 Oct 2003

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    Location: Leicester

    The only reason I would consider upgrading is to get more storage space. Apart from that most of the improvements that I would find useful are all software based so I think I will hold off, and thats coming from someone who upgraded to a 4s from a 4 on launch day.
  6. Schizo


    Joined: 19 Feb 2008

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    Location: Home

    If the battery lasted 3 days instead of one i personally would change from my iphone 4 but i cant see that happening can you ?
  7. malachi


    Joined: 27 Jun 2006

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    Location: Earth

    And that’s the problem, people were setting their expectations too high. Honestly were people expecting?!?!!? It’s a phone, nothing in the mobile world should be taking us by surprise which we haven’t seen before. Whether its Apple, Samsung or Nokia.
  8. Barks


    Joined: 20 Jul 2008

    Posts: 4,154

    I agree, the thing is the iPhone is already fantastic and pretty much everything it does. Even the camera on the 4S is great. I took it travelling with me for 3 months and some of the shorts are comparable to my Nikon J1, so even if they'd shoved a 12MP lump in I still wouldn't have cared.

    But unfortunately no one can claim the iPhone 5 is revolutionary. A great example of something that would blow me away would be a new type of battery that can power the thing for 3-4 days at a time.
  9. Rossdh


    Joined: 13 May 2009

    Posts: 803

    Location: Glasgow

    I am, because I'm getting £300 for my 32Gb 4S. Halfs the price of the 5, so why not.
  10. LiE


    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 21,615

    Location: Milton Keynes

    I don't think the 4S to 5 is a massive upgrade. However, I can't accept people's opinions that the 5 should have been better. I think people are just upset because Apple have stuck with their tried and tested style and didn't put in some crazy new feature never seen before. The fact is that as a phone it's a fantastic package and more than a match for the offerings from Samsung and HTC.
  11. ShortWarning


    Joined: 10 May 2004

    Posts: 4,860

    Location: Middlesex

    I was ready to pre order but I'm not going to bother. All it adds over my 4s is a slightly longer screen and a faster processor (which probably won't be noticeable in the real world anyway).

    If the Lumia gets awesome reviews I'm going to pick that up. If not I'll stick with my 4s until something that tickles my fancy.
  12. lemoon


    Joined: 12 Nov 2010

    Posts: 180

    Still keep my iPhone 4S, and enjoy it. Well, the iPhone 5 is not attractive to me ;)
  13. Feek


    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 230,838

    Location: In the radio shack

    Yes. It's new and it's shiny.

    This is the first time I've not pre-ordered though, I've got a lot going on in October so I've not got the ready cash sitting around. I'll probably look up picking one up off contract in about a months time.
  14. Steedie

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

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    Location: Oxfordshire

    It's a completely pointless upgrade for me, but I'm still doing it, why? Because I can afford it

    Sick of having to justify it to people all day at work or on here

    "LOL you're spending all that money on a phone that has only one extra row of icons?"

    Yet these are the same people that will go out each and every weekend and spend £100+ on alcohol and have nothing to show for it other than a headache

    Yes, I'm mardy today
  15. Barks


    Joined: 20 Jul 2008

    Posts: 4,154

    The same people might laugh at someone who would spend £300 just to have the latest iPhone.

    I absolutely love my gadgets and funnily enough my mates have mocked me for years for being the geek who has to have the latest phone etc but not this time. Basically if they'd skipped the 4S then the iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 would be a decent and wholly justified upgrade IMO.
  16. edscdk


    Joined: 17 Jul 2008

    Posts: 7,063

    Had a Iphone4 for the last 26 months I think I will change to a Samsung note2 once its out.. main reason i want to use a Keybaord and mouse as well as extra storage.. I'll buy the phone outright
  17. Robbo

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 2 Jan 2009

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    Well, that depends on how much you use it. :p
  18. sharingan_sasuk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Apr 2004

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    I'm upgrading from my Samsung Galaxy S3. Before that, I had the iPhone 4S. Traded in my 4S for £310 so I got the S3 for only £40. Now I'll get £260 for the S3, so I'll have another £260 odd to pay for the 5.

    So I guess I can say I am indeed upgrading from a 4S to a 5, and I cannot bloody wait!
    Last edited: 18 Sep 2012
  19. whiskycycle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 May 2004

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    Location: The 'Toon, UK, in Europe


    As regards "it's not different enough", I reckon unless they made it starfish-shaped then people wouldn't have been happy to be honest! For me, I I'm only changing from a 4S because I can and because that's what I felt like doing Friday gone though....
  20. Logsi


    Joined: 19 Oct 2005

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    Location: Kernow

    Not sure why 4S owners are getting their knickers in the twist. I'd say this upgrade is mostly geared towards 4 owners than 4S owners.