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Old 10-24-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:38 AM
 
Location: USA
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The camera alone is worth the upgrade. That 4S camera, at least in my wife's experience, was junk compared to the new one.
The 4/4s camera was good, but ONLY if you were taking still photos with plenty of bright light.

The shutter speed is horribly slow.

It's much improved with the 5/5c/5s
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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The 4/4s camera was good, but ONLY if you were taking still photos with plenty of bright light.

The shutter speed is horribly slow.

It's much improved with the 5/5c/5s
I replaced my iphone 4 with a 5 about a month ago. The 5 is way faster in all respects including charging, but what also impressed me was the quality of the camera compared to the 4. Compare these two shots of my living room. The 5 is not only clearer, but has accurate white balance-darn close to the actual color of the room.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I replaced my iphone 4 with a 5 about a month ago. The 5 is way faster in all respects including charging, but what also impressed me was the quality of the camera compared to the 4. Compare these two shots of my living room. The 5 is not only clearer, but has accurate white balance-darn close to the actual color of the room.
Impressive no doubt.

I think the critics have left the building.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: 92037
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While I dont use an iPhone as my daily 'driver' they have always paid close attention to their imaging and optics. Really nice. Glad to see that they improved the white balance algorithms.

Still nothing beats that images from the 1020. Wow.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:49 AM
 
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I have a 4s and I'm still not convinced the new models have anything I really NEED. Especially since Sprint wanted $200 to upgrade; if they want me to sign another 2 year contract their going to have to do better than that. Good to know about the 5c because I don't really want all the bells/whistles, which is why I'm sticking with my 4s for the time being.
On top of that, all your accessories would be obsolete with the new iFad phone.
"The new port is far smaller and allows the iPhone 5 to be thinner and lighter than its predecessors, but what about all those accessories? Yep, every iPod/iPhone speaker dock, all those iPhone cables and many more of your iPhone accessories are now obsolete."
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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5C is very expensive except in the US.
$99 is not expensive for last years flagship phone.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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$99 is not expensive for last years flagship phone.
I agree with you. OTOH, it actually costs $569 (or thereabouts) for the 5c. That seems a bit high, but I'll probably get one since I don't have an extra $100 for the 5s.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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On top of that, all your accessories would be obsolete with the new iFad phone.
"The new port is far smaller and allows the iPhone 5 to be thinner and lighter than its predecessors, but what about all those accessories? Yep, every iPod/iPhone speaker dock, all those iPhone cables and many more of your iPhone accessories are now obsolete."
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Five things we hate about the iPhone 5 - Good Gear Guide by PC World Australia
Adapters are cheap
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I have a 4s and I'm still not convinced the new models have anything I really NEED. Especially since Sprint wanted $200 to upgrade; if they want me to sign another 2 year contract their going to have to do better than that. Good to know about the 5c because I don't really want all the bells/whistles, which is why I'm sticking with my 4s for the time being.
The new models have larger screens (4 inch display) and they come with more advanced processing chips. The 4s comes with A5 chip (same as iPod 5), while the 5c comes with an A6 and the 5s sports the A7 chip which is supposed to be 4 times faster than the A5. I personally would want the faster phone, but I realize there are people who simply use Facebook and YouTube on their phones so an upgrade of that nature is likely not worth it?
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