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#1 Posted by WolfHazard (455 posts) -

My 4 right now is beat the hell up and I wanted to wait to see the 5 announcement before I went out and got a 4S. In all honestly despite being the Apple junkie I am (as far as phones/music devices go... fuck MACs :p) I wasn't really impressed with the unveiling, sure it looks slick and the screens bigger, better display, faster internet and all that is fantastic and I'm going to upgrade anyway, but nothing was really suprising or like mind blowingly breathtaking about the phone, which apple is usually good at. I was curious to see everyone elses thoughts on it, anyone else upgrading?

#2 Posted by Bocam (3564 posts) -

I'm going to upgrade my 3G to a 4S, the 5 isn't really doing it for me

#3 Posted by Sergio (1775 posts) -

I'm "upgrading" from Android.

#4 Posted by nerdsbeware (223 posts) -

Yea, mine 4 is shot and my contract ran out a few months ago so I figure I am due for an upgrade and generally was happy with my 4. The 4 was the first iPhone I got so the 5 looks to had made some good improvements like with Maps and Passbook so yea. Sure it could have used maybe one or two new features, but for the most part in my day to day, I use my phone to check Twitter/FB, browse the internet and play a game or two when I am bored. Again though, with the few changes with iOS6 and the phone, I'm on board.

#5 Posted by Sursh (243 posts) -

I've been on version 3 for years now, I want to upgrade but with each announcement I've never had the compassion to make a purchase, and I will probably skip this one aswell.

#6 Posted by SexyToad (2739 posts) -

I will in October. I'm going to send my 4s to apple and pay I think 60 dollars and they'll replace it. Then sell that iPhone to Best Buy for around 300 dollars. Then buy the iPhone 5 with the money.

#7 Posted by pantzing_nome (568 posts) -

My 3GS is staring to fail on me and my contract ran out a few months ago so I'll probably be picking up a 5.

#8 Posted by JaredA (806 posts) -

I think I'm going to change from my HTC Evo 3D when my upgrade comes next fall, unless there is a new, cooler phone out by then.

#9 Posted by Lumley (928 posts) -

I'm using a Windows Phone 7 at the moment and my contract runs out in December so I'm currently planning on getting a new phone then. I think I'll probably go for the iPhone 5 (mainly because my iPod Touch has had it as well).

#10 Posted by msavo (7523 posts) -

I'm upgrading my original iPod Touch to the new one they announced. Will feel like a huge jump. Don't need the iPhone as I really don't want a contract phone yet.

#11 Posted by ShaggE (6010 posts) -

An iPhone 1 would be an upgrade. Not being anti-Apple, just never got one.

#12 Posted by Jrinswand (1693 posts) -

@SexyToad said:

I will in October. I'm going to send my 4s to apple and pay I think 60 dollars and they'll replace it. Then sell that iPhone to Best Buy for around 300 dollars. Then buy the iPhone 5 with the money.

I'm not really sure what's going on there but it sounds like some sort of scam.

#13 Posted by mrcraggle (1698 posts) -

I'm using a Windows Phone right now (Omnia 7) and I think i'm gonna stick with it. WP8 looks like it's going to fix a lot of what's wrong with WP7.5 and I'm really liking the look of the Nokia Lumia 920, especially that display.

#14 Edited by handlas (2553 posts) -

No I'm not a mindless sheep. I wouldn't waste my money on that garbage.

#15 Posted by nerdsbeware (223 posts) -

@handlas said:

No I'm not a mindless sheep. I wouldn't waste my money on that garbage.

I'm not one either, in fact I pretty much dislike Apple products for the most part but a good phone is a good phone. My iPhone is the only Apple product I have. And sure I can get a good phone from other providers, but I like what the iPhone can do and it suits my needs so.

#16 Posted by mrpandaman (836 posts) -

@Jrinswand said:

@SexyToad said:

I will in October. I'm going to send my 4s to apple and pay I think 60 dollars and they'll replace it. Then sell that iPhone to Best Buy for around 300 dollars. Then buy the iPhone 5 with the money.

I'm not really sure what's going on there but it sounds like some sort of scam.

A scam?... This is what some people like to call working the system :D

#17 Posted by crow13 (127 posts) -

I have a windows phone with T-mobile, its been replaced by them 6 times because their refurbished phones suck. My contract is up in November so i'm getting the new Iphone then. I don't like my windows phone, the apps are too expensive and it doesn't really have great 3rd party support. Seriously like every app you see says " Now Iphone and Android compatible " No Windows Phone option. Maybe in a few more versions down the road I will try a windows phone again like windows phone 10 or something but im just not satisfied with what it had to offer with this one.

#18 Posted by Deathshroud (337 posts) -

Yes , It will be my first apple product ever

#19 Posted by Brandino (238 posts) -

Personally i a going for the new Lumia. Never was a big apple fan or an iPhone fan.

#20 Edited by handlas (2553 posts) -

@nerdsbeware said:

@handlas said:

No I'm not a mindless sheep. I wouldn't waste my money on that garbage.

I'm not one either, in fact I pretty much dislike Apple products for the most part but a good phone is a good phone. My iPhone is the only Apple product I have. And sure I can get a good phone from other providers, but I like what the iPhone can do and it suits my needs so.

:D

Macs are the best. I have to work on a PC now (I'm a designer) and dear god I hate PCs so much. I was just being facetious.

That being sad, I "downgraded" to a Windows Phone and quite love the OS. I'm looking forward to the new Nokia Lumias.

#21 Posted by Zacagawea (1569 posts) -

I'm going to wait for the Lumia 920

#22 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2661 posts) -

That would be a pretty significant downgrade for me, so no.

#23 Edited by awesomeusername (4062 posts) -

@msavo said:

I'm upgrading my original iPod Touch to the new one they announced. Will feel like a huge jump. Don't need the iPhone as I really don't want a contract phone yet.

Same. Had my 4th gen for 2 years come December and it's still in great condition but the new one looks better. Plus, my iPod is a measly 8 GB's and I hate when apps and safari close out on me. I also usually have to press the home button 2-3 times for it to respond. So it looks brand spanking new but the innards are a bit messy I guess. Don't know how when I barely ever dropped it. I also barely use my phone so I roll with Metro PCS. Why get an iPhone when I talk to like 3 friends?

#24 Posted by jasonmartin (17 posts) -

Yeak I'm Going to upgrade my iPhone 4G to Iphone 5 on Black Friday 2012.

#25 Posted by Vigil (230 posts) -

I'd have to have an iPhone if I planned on upgrading to an iPhone 5, I'v also noticed a pretty big price difference between the US and UK market.

#26 Posted by HistoryInRust (6224 posts) -

I still don't own a smartphone.

Old-fashioned, I guess.

#27 Posted by MegaLombax (384 posts) -

I was thinking of switching from my HTC Desire to the iPhone 5, mostly due to the apps. I just think the apps for the iPhone are a lot better compared to the Android market. That said, the reveal for the iPhone 5 was quite a letdown. So yea...undecided.

#28 Posted by handlas (2553 posts) -

@MegaLombax said:

I was thinking of switching from my HTC Desire to the iPhone 5, mostly due to the apps. I just think the apps for the iPhone are a lot better compared to the Android market. That said, the reveal for the iPhone 5 was quite a letdown. So yea...undecided.

I never get the obsession with the mentality of "I gotta have all the apps!" 90% if not more are crap. I listen to the Tested podcast every week and they always knock the Windows phone because they say there aren't any apps. That's like their major sticking point. Great phone but it has no apps so don't buy it!

What are these apps that are selling points for people? I buy phones for the hardware and OS. And, yes, iPhones are very nice phones. I had a 4, but I currently have a Lumia 900 because I really like the OS. I've never used an Android phone so I can't judge them.

#29 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1522 posts) -

Been looking for an excuse to ditch Sprint and get on Verizon for a good long time now, now I finally have it. So hell yeah I'm upgrading!

#30 Posted by TyCobb (1924 posts) -

@HistoryInRust said:

I still don't own a smartphone.

Old-fashioned, I guess.

Eh, it took me a few years to actually get a smartphone (at least what is now considered a smartphone). It is convenient at times having internet and a decent browser, but to be perfectly honest, I could live with just an old fashioned flip phone. Especially since I refuse to put work email on my phone.

#31 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1215 posts) -

We buy things we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people we don't like.

#32 Posted by MikkaQ (10228 posts) -

Nope, not interesting enough.

#33 Posted by Andorski (5114 posts) -

Yup. My 32GB iPhone 4 is not enough space for all my music/podcasts. Gonna upgrade to the 64GB.

#34 Posted by DukesT3 (1853 posts) -

I have a 4S so my upgrade isn't until next year unless I go the "early upgrade" route with ATT. I'll probably buy one from Craigslist next month or something, I wanna see how the Lumia 920 works out and what the next Nexus will look like.

#35 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6788 posts) -

I find it funny that the one strong reason I want a smartphone is so I can use grooveshark with my playlists away from my PC. I'll probably end up with an iPhone 5 or a Samsung Galaxy S 3 by the end of the year, depending on whether or not grooveshark gets an official app on iPhones or not.

#36 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -

I'm on a 3GS. I've been wanting a faster iPhone to play some of the more intensive apps, so I'll probably go with the iPhone 5.

#37 Posted by wewantsthering (1460 posts) -

@Bocam said:

I'm going to upgrade my 3G to a 4S, the 5 isn't really doing it for me

Really? The 4G connectivity alone should make it worth it...

#38 Posted by Micke (30 posts) -

No I won't downgrade from Galaxy S3

#39 Posted by TheHBK (5416 posts) -

I am still stuck on my Blackberry so I am gonna definitely have an upgrade.

I am just not sure what people wanted. The only other thing Apple could have done is make the battery much bigger to affect battery life. But I think this is one where you have to hold it to notice the difference in design. What else could they have done? The iphone 3g was the jump to 3g. Then the 3GS was the speed bump. The 4 got the retina display. The 4S got the speed bump. The 5 gets 4G. It has the reliability and the eco system that is easy to use with Apps guaranteed to be on ios. So isn't that where the features come from? Does the phone do what you want? I think yes is the answer for most phones out now so it is just about if you want the more reasonable screen. The Tested podcast breaks it down nicely. I was considering getting a Windows phone, but honestly, it is about the apps. Maybe a redesign of the iphone is what people wanted but that would not affect what the phone does.

Though to be honest, I might be willing to trade weight and thinness, for a bigger battery.

#40 Posted by geirr (2386 posts) -

Absolutely; my course is 3GS, Galaxy S2, iPhone 5, Galaxy S4...?, iPhone 6.............?

Yeah.

#41 Edited by SuperPickle (28 posts) -

I dont buy apple crap and this is a fucking video game website not applehipsters.com

#42 Posted by Portis (1276 posts) -

I'm quite content with Windows Phone, so nah.

#43 Posted by Philantrophy (354 posts) -

@wewantsthering: I don't know if 4G is available everywhere, so that feature depends on where you live.

I think the gap right now between the iPhone 5 and other phones is non existent, it might widen based on how much the person has invested in the appstore.

I was thinking the iPod touch looks really nice compared to my old walkman and that the new Nokia 920 looks nice.

#44 Posted by Bocam (3564 posts) -

@wewantsthering said:

@Bocam said:

I'm going to upgrade my 3G to a 4S, the 5 isn't really doing it for me

Really? The 4G connectivity alone should make it worth it...

Where I live just got 3G.

#45 Posted by MegaLombax (384 posts) -

@handlas said:

@MegaLombax said:

I was thinking of switching from my HTC Desire to the iPhone 5, mostly due to the apps. I just think the apps for the iPhone are a lot better compared to the Android market. That said, the reveal for the iPhone 5 was quite a letdown. So yea...undecided.

I never get the obsession with the mentality of "I gotta have all the apps!" 90% if not more are crap. I listen to the Tested podcast every week and they always knock the Windows phone because they say there aren't any apps. That's like their major sticking point. Great phone but it has no apps so don't buy it!

What are these apps that are selling points for people? I buy phones for the hardware and OS. And, yes, iPhones are very nice phones. I had a 4, but I currently have a Lumia 900 because I really like the OS. I've never used an Android phone so I can't judge them.

It's not about getting all the apps, that'd be just plain crazy. It's about having more options. Personally, I feel comfortable with a variety of choices. Some apps are good, some aren't. With a lot more apps offered, that distribution is larger so to me that's a good thing as a consumer.

If you buy phones for hardware and OS, then good for you. For some, like myself, apps somewhat define the smart phone experience. The way I see it, apps allow me to fully appreciate the extent of a good hardware and OS.

#46 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

i don't have contract phones. i bought a 3GS about 3 years ago and used that until i got a second hand 4 off ebay a few month ago. pretty sure that will see me ok for another few years. so yeha i will upgrade to a 5.. just not for a few years yet

#47 Posted by Rafaelfc (1287 posts) -

I will upgrade from my old-ass 3G to an iPhone 5 for sure!

#48 Posted by Chaser324 (5988 posts) -

I'm using the release of iPhone 5 as a reason to move over from Android. I've been using a Motorola Droid X for the past two years, it's certainly a solid phone, but I just don't have much confidence in the future of the Android platform.

There's just far too much fragmentation in the Android ecosystem, in terms of both hardware and software, for it to ever be a place where app developers can thrive. As someone who has done some Android development, it's frustrating when you have to make the decision to target a version of the OS that's a few years old just to make sure you can hit a decent percentage of the user base. There's virtually no promotion or excitement around Android marketplace releases either. If you ever were to release an incredible app on Android, the majority of the comments you're going to get are people asking you about when it will be available on iPhone.

Apple has created a space where app developers can safely target the latest OS version and a very small number of hardware variations, making it possible for them to make use of the latest SDK improvements without concern of cutting out a massive segment of the user base. Not to mention the fact that Apple does a great job of promoting the app marketplace and top developers.

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#49 Posted by Humanity (8013 posts) -

@SuperPickle said:

I dont buy apple crap and this is a fucking video game website not applehipsters.com

It's also not angsty-teens.com

Some people really hate Apple products. My iPhone is the only Apple product I own and if I can and the price with a contract upgrade is right I will upgrade from my iPhone 4 to an iPhone 5.

I will do this because I like the way the iPhone works as a phone and multimedia internet device.

Also because my iPhone 4 is starting to wear out a bit.

What is wrong with wanting to have a new piece of hardware when it comes out? The term "Hipsters" gets thrown around so abundantly these days it has completely replaced the old fashioned derogatory "nerd" or "geek." Now it's cool to be nerdy, but don't be TOO cool or else you might be a hipster and god forbid you actually walk into a Starbucks you piece of shit hipster trash.

#50 Posted by CrunchbiteJr (108 posts) -

Yeah probably. My iPhone 4 is wearing a bit and I loathe new phone shopping. I can get a hassle free upgrade, know what I'm getting and I keep all my apps.