Should I wait for the iphone 5s? Or Whatever they’ll call it….

Apr24

Today is April 24th 2013. You might be asking yourself should I wait for the iphone 5s? Or Whatever they’ll call it….

I’ll never forget the day the iPhone 4 saved my life. It was about 14 months ago and I believe the iPhone 4s was out at the time. I was at the bottom of Big Bear Mountain in Big Bear, CA . My gas tank was running low and my car showed that I had approximately 7 miles remaining before I dipped into the reserve tank. Why was I worried? I was worried because we had just started climbing the monstrous Big Bear Mountain hill and we had approximately 25 miles before we would end up in Big Bear. I needed a gas station! I pulled over on the shoulder and located the nearest gas station with google maps and I learned that the nearest station was approximately 14 miles away in Arrowhead. All went well, with drops of gas remaining, I was able to refill my car!

It was this experience that raised the question, is it worth having the newest iPhone? As I write this article today, I have the iPhone 5 and there is a huge difference between the 4/4s and the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 is leaps ahead of the previous generations. It seems as if they were holding out several features and decided to release them all in the iPhone 5.

I highly recommend the iPhone 5 for the following reasons:

Processor – The iPhone 5 has a super fast processor. I wouldn’t even entertain the iPhone 4/4s with what’s currently on the market. The question is, should you wait for the new iPhone or go with the 5? The answer is, the processor is fast enough now, I doubt we will see major improvements in the processor speed from the newer iPhone.

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Display - The iPhone 5 has an excellent display. The phone itself is thinner and lighter, the display is longer and crystal clear. You cannot go wrong with the display! I highly recommend the iPhone 5 display over previous models!

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The Weight - The iPhone 5 is super light compared to previous models. The weight of the iPhone 5 is a very noticeable difference from the iPhone 4. I highly recommend the iPhone 5 as the light weight champion.

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The Dimensions & Weight - The iPhone 5 is much thinner and lighter than previous models. It’s nice to have a lighter phone, the previous models feel like bricks to me now that I own the iPhone 5.

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The Network - The iPhone 5 has the LTE network. I currently subscribe to Verizon and I can tell you first hand that the LTE internet connection at times is faster than my hard wired Time Warner Cable. There have been a couple of times where I needed a faster upload speed and I used my iPhone 5 as a hot spot to upload a file faster. It’s unbelievably fast, excellent improvement from the 3G of previous generations. I’m not sure it can get much better with a newer generation iPhone.

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So with all that said, you cannot go wrong with the iPhone 5. If your’e debating waiting for the new iPhone, I would highly recomend checking out Mac Buyers Guide:
http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#iPhone

Mac Buyer’s Guide is an excellent resource for figuring out your Apple Device’s release cycle. Currently, the iPhone 5 is rated yellow which means we are approaching red soon. Red simply means a new cycle is due. I would estimate that we are approximately 100-160 days away from the new iPhone. If you are happy with your current phone, I would recommend waiting. If your phone plan is up for an upgrade and you feel could benefit from the major improvements, I would say BUY the iPhone 5 now. It can’t get much better from here….at least for the next couple of years. Time will tell, it always does!

 

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iPhone 5 First Weekend Sales in China Top Two Million

Dec17

BEIJING—December 17, 2012—Apple® today announced it has sold over two million of its new iPhone® 5 in China, just three days after its launch on December 14. iPhone 5 will be available in more than 100 countries by the end of December, making it the fastest iPhone rollout ever.

“Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has been incredible, setting a new record with the best first weekend sales ever in China,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “China is a very important market for us and customers there cannot wait to get their hands on Apple products.”

iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina® display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology*—all while delivering even better battery life.** iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features including: Shared Photo Streams, all-new Maps app, Passbook® organization and even more Siri® features and languages including Mandarin.

*Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks, check with your carrier for details.
**Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

iPhone 5 Gadget of the Year

Dec04

Apple may be responsible for more than its share of the tech industry’s great leaps forward, but it’s at least as good at fussing over the tiny little details other companies ignore. The iPhone 5, which starts at $199 with a two-year contract, is one of the most artfully polished gadgets anyone’s ever built, with a taller screen than previous iPhones built into a thinner, lighter case. The camera, with a particularly well-done panorama mode, is another highlight. There are lots of nifty smartphones out there, including the iPhone’s impressive archrival, Samsung’s Galaxy S III. But when it comes to melding hardware, software and services so tightly that the seams fade away, Apple still has no peer.

iPhone 5 Arrives in South Korea & More Than 50 Additional Countries in December

Dec03

CUPERTINO, California—December 3, 2012—Apple® today announced iPhone® 5 will be available in South Korea on Friday, December 7, with more than 50 additional countries being added in December, including Brazil, Russia and Taiwan. iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina™ display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless*—all while delivering even better battery life.**

iPhone 5 is currently available in 47 countries around the world including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and the UK. iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features including: Shared Photo Streams, Facebook integration, all-new Maps app, Passbook® organization and even more Siri® features and languages.

iPhone 5 comes in either black & slate or white & silver for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model, $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model. iPhone 5 will be available through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

iPhone 4S is available for just $99 (US) and iPhone 4 is available for free with a two-year contract from participating carriers.

iPhone 5 will be available in South Korea on Friday, December 7 and on Friday, December 14 in Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. iPhone 5 will also be available on Friday, December 21 in Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam.

*Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks. Check with your carrier for details.
**Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

iPhone 5 First Weekend Sales Top Five Million

Sep24

CUPERTINO, California—September 24, 2012—Apple® today announced it has sold over five million of its new iPhone® 5, just three days after its launch on September 21, and more than 100 million iOS devices have been updated with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. iPhone 5 is available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK, and will be available in 22 more countries on September 28 and more than 100 countries by the end of the year. Demand for iPhone 5 exceeded the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders have been shipped to customers, many are scheduled to be shipped in October.

“Demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible and we are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments regularly and customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough iPhone 5s for everyone.”

iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina™ display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology*—all while delivering even better battery life.**

Pricing & Availability
iPhone 5 comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and is available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model. iPhone 5 is available from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores, and through AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, select Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Walmart stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. iPhone 4S is also available for just $99 (US) and iPhone 4 is available for free with a two-year contract.***

iPhone 5 will be available on September 28 in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

* LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks, check with your carrier for details.
** Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
*** Qualified customers only. Requires a new two year rate plan, sold separately.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

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