5 Reasons the iPhone 5 Is a Waste of Your Money (VIDEO)

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iphoneJust when you thought you and Siri were really getting to know one another, the iPhone 5 rumors start churning out in full-force. Are they true? No one can say for sure, but where there's smoke, there's fire, so one can surmise. What features will it have? We'll get to that in a minute. Will Siri still be a part of this new and improved device? I assume. But she'll most likely appear as a hologram before you and will have the ability to love. Kidding. Suri's awesome as is. Psych. Suri sucks. Kidding again! Maybe. Anyway! Here are five reasons why you shouldn't run out and purchase the iPhone 5 ... if, you know, it's even coming out. (It totally is.)

The iPhone 6 is going to be epic. And the iPhone 7, transcendental. The iPhone 8 -- eh, you get where I'm going with this. Those Apple geniuses know what they're doing, coming out with a "new and improved" iPhone every year-and-a-half. Planned obsolescence, people. There's always going to be something better around the corner. So, why not just wait until you've got the cash to buy a new iPhone instead of upgrading every time a new one comes out?

Some of the feature rumors are just ... odd. One of the supposed new features in the iPhone 5 is the jack for the headphones is going to be moved from the top of the phone to the bottom. Weird. I think the jack location makes perfect sense as is.

Older iPhone models will be cheaper. Why spend a million bucks on the latest and greatest phone when you can get an older model for much cheaper? Like I said, the iPhone 5 will only be the latest and greatest for so long.

Buy an iPad instead. There's going to be a "new and improved" iPad out any day now, too (or perhaps an "iPad mini"), wouldn't you rather have that?

Supposedly, you'll need a new charger and dock. Rumor has it that the new iPhones will require new SIM cards, as well as new docks and chargers. So, basically, you'll have to refinance your house if you get the new iPhone -- because you'll need all new gear, as well. Pass.

Are you planning on buying the iPhone 5?


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PinkB... PinkButterfly66

We have iphone 3Gs and will probably (definately) get the iphone 5 when it comes out and give our daughter one of our 3Gs.  We love our iphones. 

jagam... jagamama0710

The #1 reason I won't be buying an iphone5 (or 6, 7, etc. etc.) and why it's a huge waste of money? Because it's an iphone. lol

I'm a droid girl. 

lovin... lovinallofthem

while i love love love my iPhone, i wont be running out and buying the latest and greatest.  im happy with my 4 w/o the annoying talking computer.  i have 3 kids and one more voice would drive me over the edge :)

nonmember avatar Jennifer

Having the headphone jack on the bottom makes it so your phone is 'right side up' when u stick it in your pocket. For people that use them a lot it's actually a big convenience!

yayhe... yayheadstart

I was gonna say the same thing, jagamama!

nonmember avatar Rob

Were you paid for this? Wow, pathetically stupid commentary. Thanks!

nonmember avatar kevobx

The book of life? *Isaiah 19:9 Moveover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, shall be confounded. *2nd Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. *Jeremiah 18:12 And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart.

nonmember avatar Anthony

I currently have an iPhone 4, but after seeing what's out there and from what I've read about iPhone 5, I'm sorry but my next phone is the Nokia 920 with Windows Phone 8. Feature wise this phone sounds and from what I've seen in different websites and youtube, the phone looks amazing, especially the wireless charging and pureview technology. Personally, I don't think Apple has produced a good iPhone since the 3GS. Only reason I hung around with my 4 was because it was jailbroken. Maybe tomorrow will change my mind but I doubt it.

nonmember avatar Anonymous

Useless article. Basically the only thing of substance is "don't buy it because there will be new ones eventually" - a point that can be applied to all technology. The time spent writing this article could have been much better spent doing something else, like maybe writing a real article or taking a journalism class.

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