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Do you think the iPhone 5S is worth the extra $100?? I currently use the S3, and will be getting the note 3 when thats launched, but honestly, if i HAD to go iphone, i would just go with the 5C. It has done well with drop tests, runs at a fairly great speed, and the colors are nice to have. The fingerprint scanner and faster/better chip isn't enough of an upgrade from the 4s or 5 that i'd like. iPhone launches have become boring for me. Nothing with apple has taken my breath away in a long time. 😞

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the new Ios7 tho is SWEET. if i had to choose i would choose the 5c over the 5s. theres really no need for a finger print scanner unless you want your phone to be super protected.
I agree Arika BORING! Apple adds one or 2 new features to a phone and people go crazy for it. I have convinced many long time apple users to switch to android and most love it!. I have already heard many complaints about IOS7 freezing or running slow. Personally I don't think it compares to the S4 which will be my next phone!!
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Ness wrote:

I agree Arika BORING! Apple adds one or 2 new features to a phone and people go crazy for it. I h...

I've tried both devices from other people and in my opinion; I like iPhones better. The OS is much easier for me to use and the design in my opinion looks amazing. I feel like Apple does an excellent job in design. It's also very good for using with other Apple products like my macbook so iTunes, iPhoto, etc. all of those programs are so easily usable and they sync very well. I don't like plastic bodies for phones so I wouldn't really go for the iPhone 5C. However, the iPhone 5S is really expensive in my opinion so I don't know if it's really worth all that money. If you have the money, great! Get the phone. If not, you can choose a cheaper alternative.
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the new iOS7 is awesome yes.. for funtionality of course. i think it looks too 2D and childlike. a lot of clients want the old iOS look back. the classic, simple, easy-to-use iOS.
I think its worth the $100 extra because you get the finger print and its faster than the 5C. Also the 5S is way more durable than the 5C
Userlevel 5
I agree it's worth it as well (as long as you're not just upgrading from an iPhone 5). The camera improvements, and the extra processing power make it worth the extra $100 as well.
Userlevel 1
but there is only space gray 😑
Andy Yue wrote:

but there is only space gray -__-

Buy it from Apple
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The fingerprint scanner is a bit gimmicky, but it does the trick and is an improvement over the passcode unlock and Android's Face Unlock. However I would not purchase the 5s solely on that. The key feature would be the A7 chip and the improved processing and graphics speeds and the 64-bit architecture. It doubled the speed of the iPhone 5 and handily beats the Galaxy S4 and all other current smartphones in Benchmark performance. All this while the A7 chip is only a 1.3GHz dual core with 1GB of ram vs Quad core 1.7Ghz with 2GB Ram from other high-end smartphones. This results in being able to use a smaller battery but battery life is comparable. If 64-bit is the way of the future (if Apple agressively pushes for 64-bit apps), the 5s will also future proof your iphone a lot more than the 32-bit iphone 5. As much as you can future proof an iphone with a new incarnation every year 😛
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Dennis wrote:

The fingerprint scanner is a bit gimmicky, but it does the trick and is an improvement over the p...

By the time 64-bit apps become standard, the 5S will be long obsolete.
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Dennis wrote:

The fingerprint scanner is a bit gimmicky, but it does the trick and is an improvement over the p...

Maybe... The PC transition to 64-bit has been slow/halted but I can see a few apps only come in 64-bit in a year or two. Apple might want to control the app market (since they like to control everything) and enforce developers to build in 64-bit only after a couple of years
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Dennis wrote:

The fingerprint scanner is a bit gimmicky, but it does the trick and is an improvement over the p...

But they won't be abandoning legacy hardware anytime soon, which is what I'm talking about. If I was in the market for an iPhone right now, a used 5 would be my choice.
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Dennis wrote:

The fingerprint scanner is a bit gimmicky, but it does the trick and is an improvement over the p...

But what if you had to buy new? Would you get the 5s or 5c?

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