Apple has been up to a lot recently.
In addition to releasing the iOS 6 update with a revamped map and a “do not disturb” option, Apple has people clawing to get the new iPhone 5, so much so that pre-orders for the iPhone 5 sold out in less than an hour of its public unveiling.
This begs the question: Is it worth it to get an iPhone 5? For many Apple users, the answer is obvious. For others, it is natural to be a little skeptical about purchasing a new iPhone, even if it is the most updated version (for the time being, anyway).
If you currently own an iPhone 4S, it might not make a lot of sense to buy an iPhone 5, but e-commerce websites such as eBay and Amazon are offering cash and gift cards for your phones.
Still not convinced? The iPhone 5 comes with some fairly high-tech features. For one, the iPhone 5 will utilize the iCloud for wireless access from all computers and mobile devices. A new processor, the A5, uses power more efficiently and increases the phone’s processing speed. You can also take vivid panoramic photos with the iPhone 5’s updated camera features. And if you haven’t heard already, the iPhone 5 is a little thinner and a little wider than the iPhone 4S.
Then again, even though Apple consistently meets the standards of its clientele with its range of iPhone products and wields the most influence with its brand name, the iPhone 5 may not be the best choice in terms of smartphones.
Regardless, purchasing a smartphone is a matter of personal preferences. If you keep the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses” near and dear to your heart, you might as well upgrade to a sleek and new iPhone 5. But if you’re unfazed by stylish phones and current trends, then it wouldn’t hurt to look into other phones. Who knows? You may fall in love with the phone you least expected to even notice.