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The iPhone 5 buyers and owners thread!

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Sam Posten, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Sam Posten

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    Preorders go live at 12:01AM Pacific, 3:01 AM eastern tonight.
    Will put the top details into this thread later.
    But.
    Switchers: Verizon has failed you.
    http://mobile.theverge.com/2012/9/13/3328492/iphone-5-simultaneous-voice-data-verizon-sprint
    Ffffffffffffffffffff!
     
  2. Todd H

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    I'm in. Ordering a black 32GB model tomorrow to replace my iPhone 4. :)
     
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    Same here except I might get the 64 GB.
     
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    On what carrier?
    I may go to verizon anyway. I can't be on AT&T another 2 years.
     
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    Really sounds like this is Apple's fault and I will be with the legion of Android heads who point and laugh.
    http://www.macrumors.com/2012/09/13/verizon-iphone-5-will-not-offer-simultaneous-voice-and-data/
     
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    Said screw it and ordered any way. Disappointed but we move on, Away from aT&T.
    The Apple Store is still down but my order through the Verizon website is confirmed. It's a complex sign up with the carrier swap and number porting so I'm sure something will be messed up. We'll see.
    Gnight!
     
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    I could get through Verizon to preorder the phone, but not AT&T nor Apple. I didn't complete the order because I'm happy with AT&T.
     
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    Woke up at 6 am and logged in the the Apple Store app. It showed that it would take two weeks to ship. Went online to the AT&T website and ordered. Should be here on the 21st. Ordered a 32 GB black.
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    Geez, I was finally able to place my preorder this morning and will have it on the 21st.








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  11. Sam Posten

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    I forgot to order my dongles, and couldn't get through to the website from here....
    http://www.macrumors.com/2012/09/14/availability-of-apples-lightning-adapters-and-cables-slipping/
    Called 1800myapple and they got me squared away, probably will be mid October but at least I'm in the queue.
     
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    Buncha fanboys!
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/12/the-loops-jim-dalrymple-apple-got-a-decade-head-start-on-most-people/
     
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    My wife says she doesn't have to have this feature, and if AT&T is lousy at the new house, we can switch.
    My sense is vow is better in NOVA than AT&T, and would be better for me since I have some national business travel.
    Data and voice I use infrequently on cell...but when I do, it's very helpful. It's the kind of thing where I'm getting an address on the phone and looking it up on the map while talking.
    I'm leaning more and more towards upgrading my wife's iPhone maybe in January. Depending on the new lighting adapter, contract pricing, and if we switch carriers, I'll see what to do with my phone.
    Gazelle shows $150 pricing on iphone4 now. So I'll get at least a hundred. Not a huge amount, but helpful.
     
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    Dp
     
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    For me it's usually friends asking what movies we are going to. But.... I usually have my iPad with me now too so it's not an issue. I can cope, but it is disappointing. Not a deal lkiller tho.
    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/13/iphone-5-calls-data/
     
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    I've been studying the technical drawing of the iPhone 5. It's for a work project.
    I think I discovered something interesting. Perhaps it's been discussed already. In looking at the back area of the phone, there is the upper and lower area that is glossy and black on the black phone. White on the white phone. Those areas the drawing notes to avoid metal from obstructing those areas. That's relating to cases of course. From my experience in the design and engineering world on my job, this tells me these areas are for antennas. Metal will block or greatly reduce the signal.
    The drawing also notes to not allow metal to come into contact with the metal sides of the phone. This tells me the metal outer surface of the phone may still be doing some antenna duty, but perhaps no longer an antenna like the iPhone 4 and 4s. My guess is Apple doesn't want another death grip issue.
    By the way, I decided to not get up at midnight here in California to pre-order the iPhone 5. I ordered it in the morning at 7:00am. So I unfortunately missed the first group and I have to wait 2 weeks. Expected deliver for me is October 5. Maybe I'll get lucky and they will ship it early!
     
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    What happened to simplifying the customer experience for multiple carriers? (As much as an iPhone costs and as much as the cellular voice + data plans cost, one would think that providing simultaneous voice + data would be worth a little effort.)
    And by then, we'll be on the iPhone 7. So put the extra antenna into the 4G LTE versions of the iPhone 5 and 6, and leave it out of the iPhone 7 …
     
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    So voice + Data on AT&T LTE is actually voice + data on 3G. And on Verizon, voice falls reverts to CDMA, which can't do simultaneous voice+data. The implication is that a future iteration of LTE chips for phones is required to get this all at once. Or, include duplicate antennas, as Android phones have.
     
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    It would actually require a second modem chip in addition to the antenna, and that saps power.
     
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    Apple isn't really in the specs arms race but this is damn impressive if true:
    http://www.macrumors.com/2012/09/16/iphone-5-benchmarks-appear-in-geekbench-showing-dual-core-1ghz-a6-cpu/
    From the comments:
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    Thinnest, lightest AND fastest with all day battery power? For me that beats with a stick any potential diappointment over "what we didn't get". I've always said it's what you value that you should look for in any tool. And I value performance and elegance over trinkets and new toys. That's just me tho, no disappointment here in what was announced, can't wait to try it myself.
     

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