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Old 10-09-2012, 02:46 PM   #2481
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Its been 20 days since i preordered mine and it still hasnt even shipped yet I am getting frustrated
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:48 PM   #2482
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Its been 20 days since i preordered mine and it still hasnt even shipped yet I am getting frustrated
that's pretty annoying. i got mine the day of and didn't even preorder on the day it was released.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:06 PM   #2483
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Mine is still one business day away from arriving. I ordered on the early evening of the 14th.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:33 PM   #2484
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:14 PM   #2485
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Its been 20 days since i preordered mine and it still hasnt even shipped yet I am getting frustrated
Just keep trying at the Apple Store.
Every store receives shipments every week. Bigger cities may receive more than once per week. It may only last a few hours. You just keep trying.
I was at a store yesterday and could have walked out with one, but chose not to buy.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:18 PM   #2486
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got mine on release day. thats what you guys get for pre-ordering late.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:19 PM   #2487
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:23 PM   #2488
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Went after class on launch day and picked one up. I went to a very slow mall and there was absolutely no line ups.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:27 PM   #2489
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:29 PM   #2490
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AT&T has an upgrade fee? What the hell is that for?
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:38 PM   #2491
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:46 PM   #2492
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AT&T has an upgrade fee? What the hell is that for?
Verizon does too. It's for being loyal customers with no options...
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:54 PM   #2493
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So basically as The reviews come in we can safely say that the new Iphone is a total waste of money?
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:59 PM   #2494
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What kind of biased reviews have you been reading. It's a perfectly good upgrade. Just don't expect anything revolutionary.
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I plugged my phone right into my car, no worries.

Then again, the mustang has a USB port.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:36 PM   #2496
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So basically as The reviews come in we can safely say that the new Iphone is a total waste of money?
Factoring in performance specifications, no not sure where you came up with that.

ps your phone looks like crap in that picture
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:15 PM   #2497
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So basically as The reviews come in we can safely say that the new Iphone is a total waste of money?
What reviews are you talking about?

I was a die-hard Android fan with a Galaxy Nexus, flashing ROMs nearly everyday. I tried out the iphone 5, and it completely changed my image of Apple. The iPhone 5 is the best phone I've used--period. It's not revolutionary in innovative new features, but it is probably the most refined, most usable phone in the world.

The performance is stunning. You just won't believe how fast everything is. Everything opens and functions nearly instantly. LTE and the internal components work so well together, you have to use it to appreciate it.

The screen is GORGEOUS. Hands down the most beautiful screen you will ever use. It almost gives everything a 3D quality. Everything pops.

Battery life after the Verizon patch has been AMAZING. I am getting over 1 day on standby and 8+ hours of usage. That is with heavy usage and 5 push email accounts. I don't baby the phone at all, and it goes from the minute I wake up to the minute I go to sleep with plenty of room to spare. That's with a little LTE, some gaming, phone calls, messaging, browsing, etc.

If you get a flawless unit, the unibody construction is beautiful and the thinness is welcome. Button presses aren't as good as the 4/4s, but still better than any Android phone.

Is the phone perfect? No. IMO, the screen could have been bigger, the keyboard can be updated (like pressing and holding a key to get a number or alternate character), and quality control can be beefed up. The way you move icons around the homescreen is also completely silly and annoying, and there should be an app drawer and notification setting toggles.

Use it, and I guarantee you won't be disappointed. It does everything you need (the basics) so smoothly you won't care about widgets and customization.

I think the only negative reviews I've read concerned quality control or manufacturing defects: cosmetic damage out of the box. There is an issue with purple flare with the camera, but I went through my old Nexus pics and noticed that had the same problem too (not unique to the iphone 5).

I also bought an S3 to compare, and returned that after a couple hours of use. The lag on that phone is ridiculous for its performance specs. I am sure it is touchwiz, and that a ROM/kernel would make it fly, but the only advantage I saw to the S3 was the screen size.

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Old 10-09-2012, 07:19 PM   #2498
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Factoring in performance specifications, no not sure where you came up with that.

ps your phone looks like crap in that picture
Ps the phone is 3 years old in that picture, I have an S3 now

And for the price You pay all i hear is about how crappy the Quaility of the phone is, Even here you guys complain about how junky it is, Sure its a little bit faster than the 4s the screen pops a bit more and you can see one more app on the home screen BIG DEAL Some one stated they are on their THIRD phone already, Seems to me the smart thing to do was to stick with the 4s and call it a day
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:27 PM   #2499
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I bit the bullet and ordered the iPhone5. Let's see if buyer's remorse (..my usual affliction) kicks in once I receive it. I'm holding onto my Google Nexus S just in case.

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Old 10-09-2012, 09:59 PM   #2500
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Ps the phone is 3 years old in that picture, I have an S3 now
lolol, you do know what "PS." means right? You are making yourself look like a complete moron. AlphaWhiskey was a HUGE iPhone hater at the beginning of this thread and you can see his post bellow...

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What reviews are you talking about?

I was a die-hard Android fan with a Galaxy Nexus, flashing ROMs nearly everyday. I tried out the iphone 5, and it completely changed my image of Apple. The iPhone 5 is the best phone I've used--period. It's not revolutionary in innovative new features, but it is probably the most refined, most usable phone in the world.

The performance is stunning. You just won't believe how fast everything is. Everything opens and functions nearly instantly. LTE and the internal components work so well together, you have to use it to appreciate it.

The screen is GORGEOUS. Hands down the most beautiful screen you will ever use. It almost gives everything a 3D quality. Everything pops.

Battery life after the Verizon patch has been AMAZING. I am getting over 1 day on standby and 8+ hours of usage. That is with heavy usage and 5 push email accounts. I don't baby the phone at all, and it goes from the minute I wake up to the minute I go to sleep with plenty of room to spare. That's with a little LTE, some gaming, phone calls, messaging, browsing, etc.

If you get a flawless unit, the unibody construction is beautiful and the thinness is welcome. Button presses aren't as good as the 4/4s, but still better than any Android phone.

Is the phone perfect? No. IMO, the screen could have been bigger, the keyboard can be updated (like pressing and holding a key to get a number or alternate character), and quality control can be beefed up. The way you move icons around the homescreen is also completely silly and annoying, and there should be an app drawer and notification setting toggles.

Use it, and I guarantee you won't be disappointed. It does everything you need (the basics) so smoothly you won't care about widgets and customization.BINGO

I think the only negative reviews I've read concerned quality control or manufacturing defects: cosmetic damage out of the box. There is an issue with purple flare with the camera, but I went through my old Nexus pics and noticed that had the same problem too (not unique to the iphone 5).

I also bought an S3 to compare, and returned that after a couple hours of use. The lag on that phone is ridiculous for its performance specs. I am sure it is touchwiz, and that a ROM/kernel would make it fly, but the only advantage I saw to the S3 was the screen size.


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I bit the bullet and ordered the iPhone5. Let's see if buyer's remorse (..my usual affliction) kicks in once I receive it. I'm holding onto my Google Nexus S just in case.
You won't regret it. Give it at least a week and you WILL be addicted. I have yet to meet a new iPhone user that hasn't fallen in love with the phone.

COMPLETELY worth the upgrade if you have the option.
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