iPhone 5S Is Worth Waiting For: 10 Reasons Why

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2013-04-09

iPhone 5S Is Worth Waiting For: 10 Reasons Why

Apple's iPhone 5S, like all the previous Apple smartphone models that have come before it, has been the subject of rumors for months.

The device, the rumor mill says, will come with the same basic design as its predecessor, the iPhone 5, but will deliver better graphics and processor performance to offer up an overall improved user experience. By all measures, in fact, the iPhone 5S should be better than the iPhone 5 and should put Apple in a better position to compete with other smartphone makers.

Given that, many folks around the world are wondering whether it would be a good idea to simply buy an iPhone 5 now and get their Apple fix or wait for the company's next handset. To many of those people, the iPhone 5 is good enough, and the iPhone 5S appears to be the product that, while better, might not offer all the features the average customer might want. So, rather than wait for the iPhone 5S, those people are opting for the iPhone 5.

But perhaps they shouldn't. Now, it might be a smart move to wait for the iPhone 5S and see what Apple has to offer. Then, potential buyers would have all the information they would need to decide which model is the best buy.

Here's why smartphone buyers should wait for the iPhone 5S.

1. It's already April

The nice thing about waiting for the iPhone 5S is that it won't take long before the smartphone actually hits store shelves. Some reports have pegged its launch at June or July, while others say August. But in either case, it won't be more than four months until the iPhone 5S launches. So why rush?

2. A better processor is coming

Although it's a rumor at this point, there's no doubt that a better processor is coming to the iPhone 5S. Why would someone be so sure? Simple: Every year since the iPhone launched, Apple has delivered a better processor with more power. It shouldn't be any different this time around.

3. Apple is expected to include more memory

Apple is expected to bundle far more memory in the iPhone 5S. The memory battle is officially on in the smartphone market. The more memory products have, the more likely they are to open applications quickly and efficiently run multiple programs at the same time. More memory is a good bonus.

4. More graphics prowess, too

Graphical performance is another major concern for Apple and its developers. Better graphics performance allows for improved gaming—the most popular application category in the mobile space. That's why Apple will deliver better graphics performance in the iPhone 5S. Apple will likely attract even more developers to create more sophisticated apps and games for the platform, which will make it even more desirable.


iPhone 5S Is Worth Waiting For: 10 Reasons Why

5. An even thinner design, as usual

Every year that Apple launches a new smartphone, the company touts just how thin it makes its phones. Thinner designs are always welcome, but according to the latest rumors, the next iPhone will be Apple's thinnest yet. That'll be nice for road warriors.

6. See what happens with T-Mobile

Apple only recently signed a deal to bring the iPhone to T-Mobile. Now that the mobile service provider is delivering all kinds of new plans and ideas, that could go a long way in transforming how people obtain wireless services and how much they pay. If that experiment goes well, it might make current Verizon, Sprint or AT&T customers think seriously about switching to T-Mobile. So, why not wait and see how it goes?

7. The iPhone 5 is already obsolete

The iPhone 5 is already becoming outdated. The device lacks the big 5-inch screen found in the Galaxy S 4 and the high-end quad-core processor found in many of the latest Android flagship devices, including those from LG. Why buy the iPhone 5 now, when its successor will have the CPU and features that will enable it to compete more effectively with rivals?

8. Would a Mini satisfy you?

There has been plenty of talk lately of an iPhone Mini hitting the market at some point this year. That device, the reports claim, will be slightly smaller than the iPhone 5 and 5S and come at a cheaper price. Best of all, it'll run the same operating system and have a thinner, lighter design than its big brother. It might be worth waiting to hear about the iPhone Mini before buying something now.

9. More Android devices might change your mind

If the Samsung Galaxy S 4 hasn't been enough to change your mind about the iPhone 5S, perhaps waiting a little while longer to see what other Android devices might launch could do the trick. Between now and the summer, several Android-based handsets are expected to be made available, and some of those might prove nicer than the iPhone 5S. Consider that before making the leap to Apple's next handset.

10. Reduced prices on last year's models

Each year that Apple launches a new handset, the company reduces the prices of those that were previously available. So, the iPhone 5, which is available at a starting price of $199 now, might drop down to $99. And the iPhone 4S could be made available for free. So, those eyeing an iPhone now might want to wait some time to get those devices cheaper.

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