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The difference in processor speed was blindingly obvious.
Our youngest son stopped by to pick his up and go through the process of activation. He was upgrading from a 4S model so the difference was not nearly as great. But he was excited by some of the new features.
We are at the edge of the metro area and he said the phone showed 4G on the way back... he called to let us know that as he got closer to the urban area the speed picked up considerably as he entered a true LTE network. Download speed, according to his phone app, was 12 mbps and upload was 5 mbps. I think that's double our internet line speed. If it gets out this far, we might end up doing more "browsing" on the iPhones and iPad than the computer.
My wife, of course, could care less about those things. She was only excited about the camera now that it takes really good pictures and has HD video recording... grandchildren, you know. I was excited about the Waze and myCaddie Pro apps that use GPS and are soooo much faster than they were on the iPhone 3. I don't need my dedicated GPS and golf rangefinder anymore. I think I might like the Siri function, but I'll hold judgment on that.
My son said the one really important thing to do is be sure you have the Find iPhone app and have the restrictions on so that you can effectively find and shut down the phone remotely if you lose it. It prevents someone else accessing a lot of your personal information.
The only thing that disappointed me was that the new connection to the iPhone makes all of our iPhone car chargers obsolete unless we spend $30 for an adapter... more than the charges cost apiece. That doesn't seem Kosher.