Web Exclusive: iPhone 5: Time to upgrade? - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Web Exclusive: iPhone 5: Time to upgrade?

Posted: Updated:

(CNN / APPLE) - Today begins the presale of Apple's iPhone 5 and so many smartphone users have the same question on their minds right now, to upgrade, or not to upgrade?

That time between an Apple iPhone launch and the day the gadget hits stores can be stressful, pondering whether the new device is worth the time spent braving the crowds, or the amount of cash to jump from one carrier to another. Such is the debate in the minds of many smartphone users right now, one that could stretch until the iPhone 5 arrives in stores September 21st. Why so much ado about Apple?  

"They really did invent that entire experience that we take for granted today. Just the fluidity of being able to touch your contacts and scroll through a list of music or have a full web browser on your phone. Those are things that no manufacturer in the world was doing before Apple."

And those are things Apple has done on every version of the iPhone, so tech experts say some consumers may not miss too much by skipping the iPhone 5.  

"If you have an iPhone 4S, this may not be a necessary upgrade for you, because when the software comes out, you'll get a lot of the enhancements that the new phone will have in the software, which is free. But if you have anything older than an iPhone 4S, I absolutely think that this is a worthy purchase." 

And remember, the 4S went on sale just last October, so an iPhone 6 can't be that far off. Those who do make the leap this Fall should look carefully at the plans being offered by the carriers. Data plans have been changing.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Tyler Police investigate aggravated robbery

    Tyler Police investigate aggravated robbery

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:34:59 GMT
    Tyler Police are looking for the people responsible for robbing a man early Thursday morning. It happened around 12:30 am in the in the 1100 block of N. Albertson. More >>
    Tyler Police are looking for the people responsible for robbing a man early Thursday morning. It happened around 12:30 am in the in the 1100 block of N. Albertson. More >>
  • Tyler Police searching for early morning robber

    Tyler Police searching for early morning robber

    Tyler Police searching for early morning robber

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:53:35 GMT
    Tyler Police need your help finding an early morning robbery suspect. A woman says a robber tackled her to the ground and stole her purse. More >>
    Tyler Police need your help finding an early morning robbery suspect. A woman says a robber tackled her to the ground and stole her purse. More >>
  • Cherokee County woman found dead in driveway, husband charged with murder

    Cherokee County woman found dead in driveway, husband charged with murder

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:31:33 GMT
    Cedric Dewayne ThompsonCedric Dewayne Thompson
    CHEROKEE CO. (KYTX) - On Sunday April 20, 2014 at approximately 9:35am Kayla Nicole Thompson (27 years of age) was found deceased in the driveway of her residence, located in the 1500 block of County Road 3201 just West of Lake Jacksonville.More >>
    CHEROKEE CO. (KYTX) - On Sunday April 20, 2014 at approximately 9:35am Kayla Nicole Thompson (27 years of age) was found deceased in the driveway of her residence, located in the 1500 block of County Road 3201 just West of Lake Jacksonville.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2004 - 2014, WorldNow and KYTX, Owned and Operated by London Broadcasting Company.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.