iPhone 5S Is Worth Waiting For: 10 Reasons Why

NEWS ANALYSIS: There are many good reasons to hold off on buying an Apple smartphone if the iPhone 5S hits the market as expected this summer.

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.

Don Reisinger

Don Reisinger

Don Reisinger is a longtime freelance contributor to several technology and business publications. Over his career, Don has written about everything from geek-friendly gadgetry to issues of privacy...