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Megapixles and performance aside, many iPhone users are loyal to the Apple brand.
Rumors of a soon-to-be released iPhone 6 are swirling on the web, but with no set date and upgrades become more readily available from cell phone carriers, many consumers are in limbo when it comes to their devices.
This week, a friend of mine posted on Facebook seeking advice.
She has the iPhone 4S and is now eligible for an upgrade.
Should I upgrade now to the iPhone 5S, jump ship and see what other devices are out there or should I wait for the new iPhone 6 to come out, she asked her friends.....
The Argument for Upgrading Now
I still have my iPhone 4S but my boyfriend has an iPhone 5 which he received as a gift (from me of course) just a few weeks after it came out. His phone is a MUCH better phone than my 4S which these days is as sluggish and slow responding as ever.
There are even times when I ask him to use HIS phone to do things because mine just takes for ever!
If you are in a dire situation where your phone is broken, crashing or just isn't doing what it should to make life easier...then maybe you should just bite the bullet and upgrade now.
The Argument for Jumping Ship
Come on...live a little. I remember the days when I had a Palm and thought, "I just can't imagine life without a stylus!"
And long before I was #TeamiPhone I was #TeamBlackberry....life with no BBM?! Say what?!
There are a ton of great phones on the market and while brand loyalty is great...sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone and try something a bit different. I used to fear it would be so hard to send emails from an iPhone.
"No keyboard?!" I'd exclaim to friends who thought I'd like the switch.
Looking back now at how long it took me to abandon my Blackberry...I can't believe I waited so long to try something new.
Another thing...consider purchasing your phone through a third-party retailer. Oftentimes, they'll let you try out the phone for a few weeks to be sure you like it!
For info on Android, Windows, iPhone click here to check out a comprehensive mobile phone review guide via the folks at CNET!
The Argument for Waiting It Out
Rumor has it Apple will be releasing the iPhone 6 later this year.
From a new name to "magical morphings" that will hide the camera and sensors and an even bigger clearer screen than ever before...the web is on FIRE with all sorts of rumors and renditions of what the next iPhone will do and what it can be.
I think for some people, part of the fun of the so-called "Mac culture" IS the hype. So if you are a die hard Apple head wait it out.
Who knows what the future may bring, and you've got to admit it's kind of fun to be among the first to try out the latest device.
Curious about the latest iPhone 6 rumors? Click here to check out some predictions via the folks over at Tech Radar.
So what is your favorite phone?
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