As the rumors around the upcoming iPhone 6 build up, people planning to upgrade their phones have one question in their mind: ‘Should I buy the iPhone 5S or wait for the iPhone 6?’. And the choice gets a bit harder when you are talking about the iPhones. The 5S is the current flagship smartphone from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). But the iPhone 6 will change that in the next 5-6 months. Here are a few things that will help you decide whether to upgrade to an iPhone 5S or be patient for a few more months for the next smartphone.
How long can you afford to wait?
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is widely expected to launch its next iPhone in September. If you are struggling with a broken device or an outdated model such as the iPhone 4 or an old Android phone, you may want to go ahead with the iPhone 5S right now. The 5S is currently one of the best smartphones in the market. It has a faster performance, better camera, more features, 64-bit processor and TouchID fingerprint sensor.
However, if you are satisfied with your current smartphone and have waited two years before upgrading your device, then another six months shouldn’t be a big deal. In this case, you can wait for the iPhone 6 before upgrading.
How important is screen size to you? iPhone 6 will have a bigger screen
The iPhones have been criticized for their smaller screens. The iPhone 5S has a 4-inch display while consumers today prefer bigger displays. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has realized this thing. The iPhone 6 is expected to come with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display. If you prefer one-handed operation, the 5S could be your choice. But if you are looking for a bigger screen device for better visual experience, it’s worth waiting for the iPhone 6.
What’s your budget?
The iPhone 6 is tipped to be more expensive than the 5S, largely due to bigger displays, sapphire glass, and more features. Moreover, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) usually cuts the price of its existing flagship models upon release of the new one. If you want a bigger phone and are willing to shell out a bit more money, wait for the iPhone 6. Besides a larger display, the iPhone 6 is expected to have NFC integration, A8 processor, iOS 8, a narrower bezel, thinner design and a larger battery.
Finally, look at your needs. If you are stuck with an ancient phone or your device is broken, upgrading now to the iPhone 5S would be the right choice. The 5S is still a great phone. But if you want a bigger display without switching to Android, wait for the iPhone 6.