Indeed – this is the most popular question, and it seems to have been an issue for several heated debates amongst tech geeks, and industry experts, so I thought let me present my opinions combined with a round-up of what everyone has got to say, in this regard.
Basically, the new iPhone 4S wasn’t expected to come out at the first place, and it is all about the iCloud integration, and new iOS 5 clubbed with an upgraded camera, and sleeker design; if you leave out all of this, there’s nothing much to even spend a penny on.
You Can Enjoy iOS 5 on iPad
If you really want to enjoy the goodness of iOS 5, and the iCloud integration then you’d be better off with an iPad where you can make the most out of those handy features on the bigger 10.1 inches screen rather than the small 4.3 inches iPhone 5 screen! But, if you want to access Gmail, and other similar apps 24×7, and you travel too often, and fancy great battery life, then an iPhone – be it 3GS, 4, 4S or 5, isn’t really what you need; only an android device is the perfect answer to all your needs.
iPhone 4S & 5 Alternatives
You may also want to consider a hybrid solution like the Samsung Galaxy tab that fits in your pockets, and gives you the goodness of iPhone as well iPad. If you really want a smartphone then Droid Bionic also makes a great bet. (read our comparison of Droid Bionic vs iPhone 5 to discover why Bionic makes a better bet)
Lack of Advanced Features like 3D and 4G high-speed LTE Network
We just learned that Apple is working on bringing in LTE speeds in iPhone 6, but that’s a distant dream at this point of time, and even there’s no 3D or any of the other advanced effects to be seen on iPhone 5 against the likes of HTC Evo 3D; so I don’t really see a point in investing on iPhone 5, let alone 4S.
I know it’s kinda’ funny that we’re discussing so much even before the launch of the iPhone 5, but the whole point of this discussion is to apprehend whether or not, it’s worth waiting for its arrival… And, you heard it all – in my opinion, it isn’t; what do you say – MyiDevices readers?