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No iPhone 5? thread

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by trdrjeff, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Steve

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    That's my guess. 400k AT&T, 300k Verizon and 300k Sprint.
     
  2. DavidMi

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    I ordered a 4S last Friday morning... I am very excited as this will be my first iphone, I have an ipad already so I sort of know what to expect.

    I went with AT&T and ordered from Apple, this morning I got an email from AT&T confirming my order with them and welcoming me to AT&T. My order now says processing.

    Can't wait to get it!
     
  3. Herdfan

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    But was that 1M US or worldwide? I think the UK, France and Japan also started orders that day.
     
  4. klang

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    Apple Press release I think that says just US.
     
  5. Steve

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    Ya. If those were via Apple's site, they were only offering US carriers.

    They're out to 1-2 weeks now. Still not as bad as the iPad2. These are probably easier to produce because they're able to use the same assembly lines as the 4's, I'll bet.
     

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  6. djlong

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    I know I'll be making a contribution to their coffers early Friday morning. I'll be in for 3 iPhone 4S handsets.
     
  7. Lucavex

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    I love all the choice I get when I order a new iPhone.

    "I'd like a new iPhone please."

    "Certainly sir, what color would you like?"

    Of course, there was a time you could get an iPhone in ANY color you wanted, so long as it was black.
     
  8. wingrider01

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    actually 200K for ATT was reported, suspect the bulk of the sales went to apple. Verizon's has ot said much but none of their current Iphone 4 users where eligible for upgrade pricing, they dropped the 12 month upgrade when they introduced the iphone. Out of all of the new models for the Iphone 4s the only one that Sprint sold out of was the entry level - 16GB, they still have 32 and 64GB available as of tuesday

    All in all for 4 retail points the response was meeh
     
  9. Steve

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    I did read something very interesting. Since this will be the first GSM/CDMA combo phone, carriers get to decide about unlocking it. It seems Sprint's GSM functions will be unlocked from day one, Verizon's after 60 days.

    Used phones from these carriers just became a lot more valuable on the secondary market.

    Edit: It seems Sprint has come out denying this: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news...hone-4s-with-unlocked-micro-sim-card-slot.ars
     
  11. Sixto

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    iOS 5 ... downloading now. It's available.
     
  12. Steve

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    I wonder how many Blackberry users have ordered an iPhone in the last couple days? :D

    My wife was in Chicago for a Mortgage Bankers Association trade show earlier this week. According to her the Blackberry crowd were LIVID.
     
  14. Steve

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    Those poor people. Probably costing some of them money, too. :nono2:

    I'll bet many of those that can switch are used to keyboards, tho. Could be WP7 benefits most from the outage, since Android sees so many daily activations anyway. The delta might just a rounding error for Google. :p
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

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    We had 25 of our staff at the very same Conference.

    Yup - plenty of unhappy folks because of the RIM downtime. Then again...95% of the Blackberry users are Corporate users, not making buying decisions on equipment or providers.
     
  16. djlong

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    It'll be interesting to see what the truth about GSM unlocking is.

    The Sprint rep who denied the initial Sprint rumor (that it would be unlocked form day one) didn't even know whether or not you CAN remove the SIM card - and didn't know that it was a MicroSIM card to boot. (And yes, you can remove it - you need a paper clip to open the slot)

    The manager at the Sprint store I went to last week told me that they can't unlock the *CDMA* side of things, but that they CAN unlock the GSM side but ONLY for international (no switching your phone to AT&T). He seemed pretty knowledgable because he told me that they wouldn't be doing the Sprint insurance - you'd have to buy the Applecare+ - and this was before the general announcement was made.

    I plan on finding out the truth tomorrow.
     
  17. DCSholtis

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    Finally got IO5 downloaded on everything.....now going thru the iPhone4s authorization this morning was another thing. UGH.
     
  18. dpeters11

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    My Blackberry users were quite glad we have a backup. It's gotten a lot of use in the past few months, we had an exchange outage a while back that we had to use it for too.
     
  19. Steve

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    Apple's iPhone 4S barrelled toward unit sales of up to 4 million at the weekend, as the company's US carrier partner AT&T reported a record number of customers activating the device on its network.

    The latest version of Apple's best-seller, which went on sale last Friday in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK, is outpacing the iPhone 4 - a device that topped 1.7 million units in its first weekend in 2010. Most estimates for weekend sales range from 2 million to 3 million, with Yankee Group analyst Carl Howe predicting up to 4 million.

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  20. djlong

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    Well.. I made the plunge. Bought 3 iPhone 4S handsets. 1 32GB in white for the wife, a 64GB black for me and 64GB black for my daughter who is selling her 2-month-old 64GB iPod Touch to pay for it.

    A little slow getting activated, but it pretty much went without a hitch.

    I've been a Windows Mobile guy ever since my Axim X5 PDA in 2002 and my Palm Treo 700w in 2005 (because I could write apps for it using the same development environment I used for desktop and web apps - Visual Studio). And since early 2009 I've been using a HTC Touch Pro 2.

    The difference is astounding.

    I decided that, since I was FAR more a USER of phone apps, being able to write them wasn't so important. Here's what I've noticed in my first weekend with the 4S and iOS5.

    - Siri is a KILLER app. Haven't 'written' a text message at all - dictated them all.
    - Web pages render FAST. It's like a desktop when using my wifi at home.
    - Apple wants you to use a strong password (good). They also want you to re-type it for every purchase on the phone (annoying because of the combination of numbers/letter/uppercase/symbols)
    - I will no longer have to go outside or to a window at work to answer a call.
    - Sprint service at home seems just as good as Verizon was.

    And I found out what the final word was on the GSM (un)locking issue with Sprint.

    The iPhone 4S shipped with it's GSM unlocked.
    At some point, Sprint will 'push' a lock on the MicroSIM card.
    After that, if you're a customer in good standing, you can request an unlock.

    It looks like they're adopting Verizon's policy - you have to be a customer for 2 months before they'll set you free - and only on request. That's ok since it'll be next year AT LEAST before I head overseas again.

    The games are great, the apps do what they say they do, I get alerts when an app wants access to my info or location (which is the way it should be)...

    My biggest problem was with iTunes and wanting to move my music library from my laptop to my HT (Home Theater) PC after I'd put iTunes on the HTPC and synced my iPhone to that. That was an unpleasant and time-consuming ordeal that eventually required uninstalling and starting all over again.

    We'll see how the battery life is.
     

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