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Aug 11, 2014, 2:09 PM
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Who likes the iPhone 5S?

Hello everyone. I am looking at getting either the iPhone 5S or the 5C and I would like the opinion of those who own the 5S. Do you like it? I am not a business person, nor am I a photographer. I want to have an iPhone that will take the most current operating system update, has a good camera that I can take quick pictures with, can surf the internet, is fast, and has good call quality. I have AT&T Wireless and I know that AT&T carries it. Is the iPhone 5C worth the money?

Jul 11, 2014, 12:16 PM
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Can the Verizon Wireless iPhone 5S and 5C work on AT&T and T-Mobile?

Hello everyone. I have been reading that the Verizon Wireless version of the iPhone 5S and 5C can and do work on AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile. Is this true? If so, how?

Sep 23, 2013, 9:31 AM
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Send and receive pictures while talking on the Iphone 5s

With Verizon Iphone 5s, has anybody tried sending/receiving any pictures while talking on the phone?
Verizon wireless technology does not allow for simultaneously talking on the phone and data transfer.

AT&T does.

The only workaround I can think of is actually having wi-fi enabled and on a network.
Yeah, it's not going to happen. Verizons network operates on CDMA based technology which does not allow for the simultaneous transfer of data while on a voice call, unless you're in a wifi area. 🀣

This means if you have Verizon, then talk an...

Sep 10, 2013, 3:42 PM
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still no nfc

Guess we'll have to wait until next year for a technology that's been around for years πŸ™„
That is annoying for standards buffs, but Apple has gone their own way on many such technologies. They haven't gone the standards route with micro-USB, DLNA, Miracast, or much of anything, really.

I don't expect them to adopt NFC any time soon. The...
Not to stick up for Apple, but who really cares about NFC? Seriously. What do you want to be able to do with it on an iPhone that you can't now? Apple brought out their little airdrop deal, which essentially does the same kind of thing.


Sep 11, 2013, 5:54 PM
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Not this time

I thought that I would soon switch to an Apple iPhone. But with the same small, low pixel density screen, I will stick with android this year. Maybe next year when apple switches to a 4.5" screen ill pick one up. Same phone... with an un-justifiable expense such as a fingerprint sensor..

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Sep 11, 2013, 5:10 PM
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Same Old Iphone

I really want to like the Iphone,But Android is far ahead..Don't get me wrong,Apple runs smooth,but not much new or ground breaking here..Maybe the Iphone 6 will convince me.. πŸ˜‰
By the time Apple releases the iPhone 6 the competition will be miles ahead from them. Apple has been launching already-existant technology on their new devices, meaning technology months, if not years old. Nothing new from them really.

Sep 10, 2013, 1:34 PM

Verizon iPhone 5S: Can it Talk and Surf at the same time?

I can't figure out if this is now possible to Talk and Surf on VZW with the 5S. Does anyone else know?
no idea I can with my S3
The answer is NO. The only carrier that is able to do that is ATT because the voice GSM and Data WCDMA dont use the same connection.

Where Sprint and Verizon are both 3G CDMA for voice, data, and LTE.
The iPhone does not support SVLTE (simultaneous voice & LTE) so no, the Verizon and Sprint iPhones cannot talk and surf at the same time even when there is 4G coverage.

Sep 10, 2013, 1:53 PM

As someone who isn't an Apple fanboy

I actually like the iPhone 5S. Looks nice.

Not that I'm going to get it or anything.
Its the same as the iPhone 5 is.
I'm curious why the home button is referred to as the "sapphire button"?...Hmm

Sep 12, 2013, 8:48 PM

No, thanks!

I'll pass on Apple this time. The 5S is pretty much the same as the 5 with a few cool-but-not-so-useful features. Apple is still behind in technology. No NFC, multi tasking = no bueno.
I'll wait to try the Note3 and G2 to chose ma' new phone! 😎

Sep 10, 2013, 1:00 PM


Granted I think we all knew this was coming but still. Yes is it faster and have better hardware and yes does apple usually only do major redesigns every other year, but the same size yet again and nothing really outstanding. From an Apple fan I'm disappointed
what were you expecting, its not missing anything it does pretty everything the flagship androids do and it does it better
Of course its the same size. You as an Apple fan don't want a bigger phone. Why? Because Apple said so.
Rusty Shackleford

Sep 11, 2013, 2:47 PM

No price drop on the old phones?

Really? So the remaining stock of iPhone 5 will be priced the same as a 5s? The 5c will be priced the same as the remaining 4s? I know the masses are dumb, but who would make such a purchase? Are they just going to pitch the remaining stock of 4, 4s, and 5 phones? If so won't that offend the environmentalists that they felt compelled to pander to by ensuring we knew Al Gore was at the meeting (for an elitist product for rich people no hypocrisy there lol) and by promoting that they didn't commit the heinous sin of using evil PVC in what will ultimately be their latest entry into their disposable phone series? Good thing environmentalists don't ask tough questions when they are being pandered to.
The iPhone 5 is selling for $99 new at most places. (Currently not at the phone carriers themselves, but radioshack/walmart have them cheaper)
No, they are discontinuing the iPhone 5. The 5c replaces it. The 4S is sticking around and will see a price drop to free on contract.

Sep 12, 2013, 7:06 AM

Correction for this article

Apple and all carriers are NOT taking preorders for the iPhone 5s. ONLY the iPhone 5c will there be preorders on 09/13/2013.
Thank you.

In the future, corrections reach us much faster using the "Correction" link in the "Contact" section on the left.

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Sep 10, 2013, 2:05 PM

iPhone 5s is the Worst update ever.

So they added a processor thats 2x faster than the iPhone 5, a camera that takes the best pictures of any phone on the market and it's running 64-bit now but what else has changed?

A fingerprint sensor, really? A whole new operating system?

The phone still looks like the older phone! It LOOKS the same!

Sure, maybe it's the fastest phone on the market, has the best camera, more apps, console-quality games, more LTE bands than any other phone, dedicated graphics and now motion processors while being the most secure phone on earth but it still looks like the 5.

Features the iPhone needs to get before it's finally a real competitor:

1. user-replaceable battery for those of us who carry an extra battery around with us. (I know ...
The 5S is a better update than the 4S was to the 4.

Your list is never going to happen also. So why even bother?
Lol best camera. Not even close. More apps? Not by a long shot. Console-quality games? If by console you mean the original Nintendo then yes. Hey does Siri work yet? Oh...No. Not yet. Well that is sad. Hey can you have widgets? Oh you don't kn...
i find it funny how ignorant people want apple to change the way it looks, why change some that works, Samsung learned that from Appler the S4 looks almost exactly the S3 all Samsung did was better camera better processer, and gimicky apps like eye tr...
>>So they added a processor thats 2x faster than the iPhone 5,

That's Apple's claim, and their marketing department has never been known to skew performance or misrepresent features. No point in reading any actual benchmarks, this is absolutely the...
justfinethanku said:
3. IR beam support, because I don't want to use my TV remote, thats what my PHONE is supposed to be for!

I am not sure if you are aware of this, but all Apple products have Sony cameras in them. It is useing Apples software, but its still a Sony camera. The new Xperia Z phones have an Excellent camera as well as HTC & Nokia. I really doubt it is the best...

Sep 10, 2013, 10:29 PM
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Credit towards new iPhone 5S

I read somewhere that for the first time, Apple is allowing those with an iPhone 5 to trade it in for the 5S and apply that credit towards it. Is this true?
Click on over to the "News" tab above and you'll find the story about Apple's new trade-in program. πŸ™‚

Sep 10, 2013, 3:09 PM
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no 2.5ghz for sprint

sucks for urban cities but holy crap thats alot of lte radio 😲
What's odd is that there is a version for other markets that supports TDD LTE, just not in Sprint's specific band.

It will support Sprint's new lower band, so it will at least be dual-band for good basic LTE coverage. I wonder if it will be the onl...
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