Got a 5 and I'm happy with it. At this point they could have just released the 5C and not even bothered with the 5S to save on production costs. NFC might have convinced people to upgrade to the 5S, but I don't see anyone but the hardcore apple fans going for it now.
Now give me an iPad Mini with a 16x9 retina display, and then I'll get super excited. :D
There's no way in hell the 5 is so bad that it NEEDS to be replaced. Unless you have a lot of disposable money, it's a dumb spending practise to change phones frequently. Hell, my main phone was the iphone 4 up until a month ago, and it still felt like a great phone.
No. Android is in a better place than iOS right now for phone use, and is getting there on tablet. I did not like iOS 7 after 2 months of beta usage on an iPad. I'll revisit the situation next year when I'm in the market for a new phone. Unless they revamp iOS' notifications and awful homescreen it will still be a no though.
and I could not go back to a 4" screen now either, it feels too cramped and sucks for browser usage.
It's definitely interesting to see iOS go 64-bit and the dual flash is a neat idea, I've always felt the LED flash on phones is pretty awful, and is it just me or does automatic flash fucking suck? I've never had a phone that doesn't use flash even if the room is fairly well lit, it happened on past iPhones and every other phone I've had. I just turn it off entirely now.
I have the 5 (got it about 4 months ago) but I'm really considering trading it in toward a 5C.
The 5C is a downgrade; cheaper casing, weighs more and it's thicker. It has slightly better battery life but it is not going to be worth changing.
If you do you're kind of stupid, sorry.