I'm wanting to get a 5S, but was hoping to get it through ST via BeFrugal to get 22% cash back. When do you think the 5S will come to the ST website?
It does seem that apple has stiffed the pre-paid carriers in favor of the contract behemoths, but that is to be expected.
I imagine in a month if that fails after Christmas. You can always buy unlocked on their website though.
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Magic 8 ball says; "Future Unclear"
Think of it this way -- refurbished iPhone 5 (they are like brand new, I assure you) PLUS 6 months service (even at full retail price from ST) = $655
iPhone 5s (if / when ST starts selling it) likely = $650.
If you're worried about speed at all, don't be. The iPhone 5 is very fast. The camera is also great though you will get slightly better on the 5s. I highly doubt you'll see a massive difference in most situations. Going from a 4 to a 5/5c/5s is a big change. Going from a 4s to a 5 is a slight change. Going from a 5 to a 5s is somewhat of a technological change but you won't see much difference in application 99% of the time. I'm holding out for a re-design myself.
Also my 4s is jailbroken so that I can access the cellular data menu from settings menu to change the apn address settings so that it works on ST. My jailbroken 4s has superb data, mms, and I even use google voice so that I can use visual voicemail without any problems.
Magicski got it right. I saw the refurb i5 on the ST site, but the reviews said the 5S camera is worth the $150-$200. I figure since most of our photos are going to be taken with a phone, and our two kids, 1&3 will give plenty to take pictures of, I would be better off with the better camera.
I have burst mode on my 4s. Sorry but a 200 dollar premium over a refurb(new) 5 for a slightly better camera is just crazy to me.
The 5S also has 120FPS video.
For most that's not a big deal, but if you do quick motion type video's the increase is nice. Especially if you slow it down