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Post iPhone 5
Well, it's finally here, the iPhone 5.

It'll be out next Friday (21st) and I sure can't wait to try it. It should be so much faster than my current iPhone 4 (sans "S"). Really excited to see how the new size feels, and the changes in the design. The matte back looks really cool, and I just can't wait to see it for myself.

http://www.apple.com/iphone/

Other new stuff: iTunes 11 looks great, new iPod Touches in different colors, and a newly designed iPod Nano.

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So excited! I'll also be upgrading from the iPhone 4 and I'm especially looking forward to having a phone that actually works. Been months without being able to call with it. Now just trying to figure out when I can pre-order iPhone 5 on Friday.

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I'll be picking one up as well. I'm upgrading from an iPhone 4 as well. My home button only works about half the time (needs to be fixed at the Apple store, but it's apparently an easy fix), so I'm excited to have that solved with the new one, though I'll probably need to get that fixed before I sell my current one.

I'll probably just go with a 16GB model, since I don't even use the 16 GB on my current iPhone. Plus, I barely have the money to get the 16 GB, so there's that, too.

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my dad got the iphone 4 today!

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my dad got the iphone 4 today!

It was free, right?

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I'm gonna have to wait until Oct. 9 to order mine, when I am up for an upgrade (from iPhone 4).

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hattrick wrote:
minecrafter47 wrote:
my dad got the iphone 4 today!

It was free, right?

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I'm gonna have to wait until Oct. 9 to order mine, when I am up for an upgrade (from iPhone 4).


I'd hope so.

I've been able to upgrade my 4 for a long time. Can't wait until the 21st.

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Jack wrote:
hattrick wrote:
minecrafter47 wrote:
my dad got the iphone 4 today!

It was free, right?

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I'm gonna have to wait until Oct. 9 to order mine, when I am up for an upgrade (from iPhone 4).


I'd hope so.

I've been able to upgrade my 4 for a long time. Can't wait until the 21st.

As have I. Also, I offered my 4 to my dad before I put up an ad on Craigslist, since he still has a 3GS, and he said he'd take it off my hands for $200, so that'll cover the cost of the 5. I was planning on selling it for $250, so that's money for a case that I don't have, but he's my dad, so I didn't want to go that high. And, for the record, the 4 had about $160 worth of protective casing on it, so I didn't rip my dad off, if you were wondering, haha.

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Jack wrote:
hattrick wrote:
minecrafter47 wrote:
my dad got the iphone 4 today!

It was free, right?

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I'm gonna have to wait until Oct. 9 to order mine, when I am up for an upgrade (from iPhone 4).


I'd hope so.

I've been able to upgrade my 4 for a long time. Can't wait until the 21st.

As have I. Also, I offered my 4 to my dad before I put up an ad on Craigslist, since he still has a 3GS, and he said he'd take it off my hands for $200, so that'll cover the cost of the 5. I was planning on selling it for $250, so that's money for a case that I don't have, but he's my dad, so I didn't want to go that high. And, for the record, the 4 had about $160 worth of protective casing on it, so I didn't rip my dad off, if you were wondering, haha.

Yeah, I think my 4 is going to my wife (to replace her Android) until she is up for a new one in the spring, which will be the time she will get the 5.

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Cases?

*laughs hysterically*

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Cases?

*laughs hysterically*

You don't use them?

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I'm gonna find some sort of case, but keep it more minimal. I had this free case I got with my iPhone 4 from Best Buy that basically just covered the back, and also had a bit bulky Otterbox. After I broke the free case from playing around with it, I've been using the Otterbox but it's too big for me. So I'm gonna try to find something minimal, but I do want something on it.

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I'm gonna find some sort of case, but keep it more minimal. I had this free case I got with my iPhone 4 from Best Buy that basically just covered the back, and also had a bit bulky Otterbox. After I broke the free case from playing around with it, I've been using the Otterbox but it's too big for me. So I'm gonna try to find something minimal, but I do want something on it.

I use an ElementCase Vapor Pro and a carbon fiber back plate. It was a great combo, and looked and protected spectacularly (admittedly at a premium price).

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schmete wrote:
Jack wrote:
Cases?

*laughs hysterically*

You don't use them?


Once or twice, for a week or so. This includes my iPhone, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4.

So no, nope.

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iPhone 5... PRE-ORDERED!!! Got through with the Apple Store app on my iPhone. Ordered black for me, and white for my sisters.

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Ordered mine at about 7:35 this morning. I was thinking about waking up at 2 to order, but figured it wouldn't be necessary. Luckily, I was right. I got a black one.

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Kinda sad since I have to wait until October, but I'll deal with it.

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Ordered mine at about 7:35 this morning. I was thinking about waking up at 2 to order, but figured it wouldn't be necessary. Luckily, I was right. I got a black one.


But yours probably won't be delivered on the 21st, I'd think? They pushed the delivery expectations to "2 weeks" after about an hour.

I ordered my dad a 32GB black one, and another for myself. Having some issue getting a shipping address entered, it forced me to use a PO Box (billing address), but can't ship to PO Boxes.

Just need to wait, got one email about my dad's order and got that shipping address sorted out, waiting for another email.

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minecrafter47 wrote:
my dad got the iphone 4 today!

It was free, right?

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I'm gonna have to wait until Oct. 9 to order mine, when I am up for an upgrade (from iPhone 4).

yep it was free.

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iPhone 5 status... SHIPPED! Looking forward to tomorrow, I hope I get it in the morning so I can take it to work.

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Pity there's no wow factors, was kind of hoping something might have pushed me to upgrade from my 4s to a 5.

Can't help but notice that Apple's starting to lose their innovative grasp. I never believed Steve Jobs was the sole reason for actual new ideas but perhaps it's more true than I thought.

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Pity there's no wow factors, was kind of hoping something might have pushed me to upgrade from my 4s to a 5.

Can't help but notice that Apple's starting to lose their innovative grasp. I never believed Steve Jobs was the sole reason for actual new ideas but perhaps it's more true than I thought.


I agree, while I do not have an iPhone, I'd think an upgrade from the 4S to the 5 would be foolish. It's probably best upgrading from a 3, 3S or 4. Less so from a 4, but anything older than 4 would be a great upgrade.

My wife has an iPhone 4S, and she doesn't have to have the 5. Next year when our contract is up for upgrade, we may get it, unless of course the 5S is out around then. Next year I can cancel my tablet contract and upgrade to an iPhone. I barely use the tablet and was foolish to think it'd be better than a smart phone.

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Pity there's no wow factors, was kind of hoping something might have pushed me to upgrade from my 4s to a 5.

Can't help but notice that Apple's starting to lose their innovative grasp. I never believed Steve Jobs was the sole reason for actual new ideas but perhaps it's more true than I thought.

Yeah. I do also feel like there isn't much to improve or add upon at this point. Kind of like how the consoles of next generation aren't really going to improve much, aside from maybe supporting 4K displays. It's mostly about performance, battery, and whatnot.

That said, I think Apple's next big thing is going to be a watch. The last gen Nano was utilized as a watch, and lots of people thought that was the direction Apple would take with the Nano. Instead, they brought it back to be more like the iPods. I think they did that to prevent any competition with an iWatch (for lack of a better term). I imagine they'll integrate text message reading, caller ID, mp3 capabilities (possibly remote control of iPhone/iPod music player), and app support into it. With the popularity of the old Nanos as watches and the recent success of the Pebble, I don't think Apple can ignore the demand for a smart watch. That could potentially explain the lack of wow-inducing features on the iPhone 5, as they may have been allocating their engineering and innovation people to the watch development, and just focused on performance for the phone.

I'm probably wrong, but I think it sounds reasonable.

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I realized a while back that most of the yearly updates to the iPhone aren't HUGE deals. They are all incremental updates, which makes for big updates every 2 years, which fits the contract cycle for post-pay plans. So, upgrading from my iPhone 4 will be big, but from a 4S, not as big. From a 3GS, this would be really big.

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People keep saying Apple would be different right now if Steve Jobs were around... but I disagree. If you read around, you'll find info saying he planned ahead many years. We're likely still in the timeframe of releasing stuff Steve had a hand in. Granted, some things may have changed... but I think overall, the iPhone 5 was mostly what Steve envisioned.

Having said that, I think we're also at the point that new additions are just that... additions. The iPhone is already so successful and can do most everything people would want in a phone. Why fix what ain't broke? I think for the time being, Apple is comfortable where they are. Eventually, I'm sure that'll change... but I don't know when.

And about that iWatch prediction... I really hope so! That's what I've been really wanting from Apple. I don't know if they'll go in that direction (I'm going to say they aren't so I don't get my hopes up) but that would be great if they did. Their next big product will likely be the iPanel (the TV set they've been working on), so maybe after that.

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Waiting for UPS.

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