This is exactly why I switched to my Samsung Note from my Iphone. Who has the money to keep up with Apple and their 2 new phones each year? Sure they say that the apps etc... work with all the phones BUT we all know that the performance is terrible. New apps are built for the processing speed and screen resolution of the new phones and Ipads.
AND if you purchased an Iphone 5 recently then you really got screwed. Yup, they lowered the price of a phone that hasn't even been out for 3 months. Enjoy!
I will stick with Apple when it comes to Tablets (the Ipad 3 is amazing) but skip them on the phones for awhile.