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Old 09-13-2012, 12:14 AM   #51
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yeah they're planning on having this be a surprise feature
When you open the box the first thing you see is a cartoon of Steve Jobs saying "and one more thing" while holding an HDMI cable.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:16 AM   #52
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I am by no means blown away, but I don't know what else people wanted here.

Like kerowo said, this is the definition of meets expectations. Their biggest problem this time around vs 3G to 4g is that people has such high expectations going into it and things are less secret now then they were in the past.
Pretty much this exactly. All my coworkers were like "wow so disappointed!" but I have no idea what else people were expecting...

The only thing that surprised me is the lack of camera improvement.

I'm going to wait until Windows Phone 8 comes out and then decide. I really like Windows phones and I'm getting kind of tired of my iPhone.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:51 AM   #53
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It's incredible how they finally got the projector in there, and you can't even see it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:27 AM   #54
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Day 1 4s purchaser here on AT&T. Earliest I'm eligible for a full discounted price i5 would be in May (18 months into a 2 year contract).

Otherwise they want to charge an additional $250 on top of the normal discounted 2 year contract price to upgrade to the 5 at this time with a new 2 year contract. So I'd be looking at selling my current 32GB 4s for somewhere around 250-300, then paying 300 for the new phone + 250 for the early upgrade fee. Meh.

I'll see where things stand in May, but nothing knocked my socks off as a "must have" this time. Will probably wait for the next phone after this one.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:51 AM   #55
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Yea, they are kind of in a two year cycle with major upgrades every other year followed by a minor upgrade. The carriers are paying too much to subsidize the phones to let people upgrade every year.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:03 AM   #56
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What happened to making phone smallers? I'm already hate how the iphone fits in my pocket. It's too big. Remember when small phones used to be hip? The razor was the perfect size.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:16 AM   #57
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What happened to making phone smallers? I'm already hate how the iphone fits in my pocket. It's too big. Remember when small phones used to be hip? The razor was the perfect size.
That was before phones became computers. I miss my old flip phone that was more comfortable to talk on, had a clearer mic and speaker, and I wasn't afraid to drop it, which I often did.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:20 AM   #58
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So the USB port is different? Old iPhone chargers won't work with this thing?
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:24 AM   #59
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What happened to making phone smallers? I'm already hate how the iphone fits in my pocket. It's too big. Remember when small phones used to be hip? The razor was the perfect size.
the iphone (both the 4(s) and the 5) is thinner than the razr, and just barely wider. the 5 is a little bit longer. but damn dude, it's pretty small. if it got much smaller, it'd be almost too dainty. most people i talk to would rather have a thicker phone with more battery life.
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So the USB port is different? Old iPhone chargers won't work with this thing?
that's correct. apple generously offers a $30 adapter, though!
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:24 AM   #60
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^ Correct. I'm sure there will be adapters available but they won't work for a lot of docking stations, etc.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:03 AM   #61
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I'm sure monoprice.com will have adapters out the ass for five bucks within a week.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:23 AM   #62
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I still use my 3G from 2008 which works just fine but will get this one. Well, my wife will get it for me when I redeem my b'day new iPhone voucher from earlier this year.

Not in much of a hurry, though, so I'll wait 'til the dust settles around the stores and the campers are gone.

All in all, I guess it'll be a wee bit of an upgrade...
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:02 AM   #63
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I still use my 3G from 2008 which works just fine but will get this one. Well, my wife will get it for me when I redeem my b'day new iPhone voucher from earlier this year.

Not in much of a hurry, though, so I'll wait 'til the dust settles around the stores and the campers are gone.

All in all, I guess it'll be a wee bit of an upgrade...
I still use a 3G aswell, not sure wether to get a 4S now they're cheaper or a 5
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:23 AM   #64
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Less of a step up between 4s and 5 than there was between 4 and 4s, imo
Absolutely correct here.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:26 AM   #65
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Will Verizon have them in store on the 21st or only the apple stores and pre-orders are shipped on the 21st?
Verizon, AT&T and Sprint will have it in stock on the 21st. That is usually the best bet as far as smaller lines are concerned rather than going to the Apple Store where the lines are guaranteed to be longer.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:28 AM   #66
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If my friend wants this but isn't a degen that will be up at 2AM to order it, am I capable of ordering it and paying and having it sent to their address for them? I can't remember the process this entails with regards to phone #/billing etc? I believe everything would be fine as nothing really happens until they open it up and plug it in etc?
Yes, as long as you have their account information.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:44 AM   #67
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Verizon, AT&T and Sprint will have it in stock on the 21st. That is usually the best bet as far as smaller lines are concerned rather than going to the Apple Store where the lines are guaranteed to be longer.
Thanks for the response.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:16 AM   #68
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Absolutely correct here.
i think the biggest thing for me is the fact that is now has 4g lte for network, i mainly use my phone for internet browsing and it makes a huge difference.

might be the reason i upgrade from my droid charge, still figuring it out.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:45 AM   #69
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i think the biggest thing for me is the fact that is now has 4g lte for network, i mainly use my phone for internet browsing and it makes a huge difference.

might be the reason i upgrade from my droid charge, still figuring it out.
It's a huge upgrade from the Droid Charge. I'd definitely do it if I were you.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:52 AM   #70
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Re: Official iPhone 5 Thread

"but she's got a new hat!"

seriously though, with the different models for different countries and such can someone explain to me which I would need as an Australian living in the United States? I want to be able to ideally switch it back to using an Australian sim card in the next year.

Also if i get a 2 year contract what will it cost for me to buy out of it in 1 years time? should i just buy one off contract?
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:07 AM   #71
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIWK...layer_embedded
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:48 AM   #72
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Yes, as long as you have their account information.
Anything besides like phone # and shipping address?
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:50 AM   #73
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That video just confirms that many iPhone users are complete idiots. But I knew this already.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:51 AM   #74
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Anything besides like phone # and shipping address?
Account number and passwords on their account I would think as well.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:13 AM   #75
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That video just confirms that many iPhone users are complete idiots. But I knew this already.
I would have gone with "people" there, but yeah.
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