Can’t Wait for Apple’s iPhone 6? Buy the iPhone 5s Instead
Let’s face it, Apple’s current flagship smartphone is no slouch. The primary complaint about the iPhone 5s is that its 4-inch Retina display is small and not as sharp as the Android competition. Heck, even BlackBerry (BBRY) has a device with a 5-inch display.
Other than the size issue (which may not even be an issue for you if, like my wife, you prefer a smartphone that’s smaller and more easily held in one hand), the iPhone 5s still holds its own as a fine piece of gear. The 64-bit A7 CPU continues to stand out in performance benchmarks and its camera is considered one of the best on a smartphone, despite having just 8MP when most competitors are well into double digits.
It may not have the Sapphire Glass front the iPhone 6 is rumored to be sporting — although you will find that advanced new competitor to Corning (GLW) Gorilla Glass on its Touch ID sensor and camera cover — and its display may only be 4-inches, but Apple’s iPhone 5s has a big advantage over the iPhone 6.
It’s available now.
It’s not only available now, there is no line to buy one. If you’re holding out for an iPhone 6 and want one at launch, you’d better either enjoy camping out in front of Apple Stores or be prepared to budget extra to buy one of the first ones from someone else looking to profit from iPhone-mania.
As of this writing, Brad Moon did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.