Are You Planning To Buy A New iPhone?

Are You Planning To Buy A New iPhone?

Apple’s new iPhone 5s and 5c models hit the streets of Australia next week. Are you tempted to buy one?

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[related title=”JUST THE FACTS” tag=”iphone5s5c” items=”1″]If you’re rocking an older iPhone model, either the 5c or the 5s could be a welcome upgrade, especially if you’re not tied to a contract. If you’re on an iPhone 5, it might be less tempting, since you’ll score iOS 7 anyway. And of course plenty of people are perfectly happy on a different phone platform. So we want to know:

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  • My current iPhone is my last. Apple needs to do more in my mind. I am more excited about IOS7 than new hardware.

    • I moved from iPhone 4 to Note 2. Best phone decision ever! You quickly get used to the size and appreciate the real estate. Touch wiz is not so bad and I don’t use the stylus much. But note 2 is a good phone and Note 3 seems to be even better! 4K video ftw.

  • I’m perfectly happy with the iOS infrastructure, so I don’t see myself changing away from that. There’s nothing my current iPhone 4 can’t do that some other Android phone does. I have absolutely nothing against Android phones and I think it’s a great platform / infrastructure I just don’t have any need to change.

    However, my i4 (stock 4 16GB, not 4S) is getting a bit long in the tooth. There are devices I have that aren’t compatible with it (i.e. exclusively use Bluetooth LE) and it’s rapidly running out of memory. It’s been 2 iterations since I got it (4S, 5) which makes it 3 years old, I feel fine upgrading at this point.

  • Hell no…. and I will be advising all my friends to go and get a HTC one, an Nexus 5 or if it come out here a Moto X.

    And I’m the IT guy that my mates ask for what to get (laptop, computers, tablets, phones ect…)

    Apple have lost there edge and its rather disappointing.

    • What exactly did you expect Apple to announce?

      Why give it a “hell no”?

      I really like the flagship Android phones and I also like the iPhone. Each have their own pros and cons. Why is it that you are so against the iPhone but you would definitely get a range of different Android phones?

  • I’m happy with my Lumia 920, haven’t had an iPhone since my 3gs, and have no plans on going back to the Apple camp any time soon.

  • I purchased my iPhone 4 outright within a week of launch, and have had it for 3 years (cost of how many days of use) so I’m contemplating the 5s not really keen of the 5c its the black face of the phone that I don’t like, should of given a white option also.

    However I use amaysim for cheap calls and therefore have to consider an outright purchase (unfortunately due to being unemployed my money is extremely tight at the moment) so I would need to see your Planhacker topic to find a cost effect way to get the phone.


  • Where is the “I want a new phone but it won’t be an iPhone” option? It seems a valid option given the changing phone world in the past few months (plus more to come before Christmas)

  • Just about finished paying off my iPhone 4S and looking forward to getting a 5S. If Apple have ironed out the iPhone 5 bugs as well as they did the iPhone 4 when the 4S came out, then this is just the new phone I am looking for.

  • My 4S is about to go off-contract and I think the battery meter is dying (going from 16% to 0% instantly, only to be back to 14% once you plug it in), so I don’t see why not getting a 5s. Like B-ob said, I generally like iOS and its infrastructure (ie I have purchased a few shows through iTunes + my library is already in iTunes) so I see no reason to change.
    (For the record a have an Andriod tablet but my preference is iOS, though I’m no Apple fanboy)

  • To think I used to LOVE my iPhone 3G. If someone had told me that in 2014, the most exciting thing about iPhones is that they come in different colours, I wouldn’t have believed you.

    I’ve since owned a Galaxy S2, HTC One XL and I currently have a Nexus 4 and 7. Android, for me at least, is a much better OS.

    • What is the difference between a Nexus 4 and the iPhone 5s ?

      You do realise they are almost identical operating systems? Yes you can customise Android and add widgets and stuff, but it’s still generally the same design.

        • It makes no difference. Android and iOS have stayed the same design since their mainstream release. Sure they have added features over time but it’s generally the same layout.

  • The only reason I’m buying the ip5S on launch day is because my 3 year old ip4 is 3 years old. Updates to OS, apps etc all slow it down to the point it’s regularly a little frustrating to use (though not yet as bad as the ip3 was after the iOS update 6-12 months prior to the ip4 release – I can’t remember the version number). The battery doesn’t work like it used to either.

    Basically I’d like a phone that lasts all day again (up to and sometimes over 2 days as my ip4 did when I first got it), and doesn’t come to a crawling halt if I’m playing music/podcasts in the background.

    New features? Meh. New look? Meh. More speed & new battery are my sole reasons.

  • No, I work with hundreds of IOS devices every day. From that experience alone I will never buy one

  • I just pre-ordered the 32Gb Lumia 1020 for $849 for the 41megapixel camera primarily.
    The 32gb 5s is $999 and ‘low cost’ 32bg 5c is $869 (ouch). I’m happy with my choice.

  • Well, I’ve had a (work supplied) iPhone 3GS since new (don’t own a personal mobile). Battery life is starting to suffer a bit and it needs to be charged at least once a day. That being said, I’ve never had a problem with it. The camera is a bit crap, though. Work have had a new phone in the budget for me for about 2 years, but I couldn’t see the justification in upgrading just because my 3GS was running a little slow. I work for a university, so I don’t want to waste taxpayers money on pointless upgrades. That being said, the battery is starting to flake out on my 3GS, so I will be ordering a 5c at launch. Given the price difference between the 5c and 5s, there’s no real saving to getting the 5c when I expect the new phone to last me another 4 years like my 3GS has. I’m a bit of a fumble-fingers OS will be buying an OtterBox out of my own pocket.

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