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post #11 of 19
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You still will. It's Apple.

If there's not ridiculous lines to buy the iPhone 5, I will eat my shoe. They use you (the consumer) as a marketing tool. "WOW look at the lines to get an iPhone! It must be amazing and hard to get! WANT!!!"

It's like how bouncers keep a line outside of a club even when it's not even near capacity.

How can you blame only Apple for this. It's business.

New strategy!, "Hey look at all of those lines, that sucks, everyone should just go buy a different phone and save some time!".
    
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post #12 of 19
I kinda wish they would release the iphone 5 already. I like my HTC but kinda miss my iPhone at the same time...
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post #13 of 19
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Well there's going to be lines yes, but hopefully there will be a product in everyone's hands at the end of the day. I won't be one waiting in line, but I'd like to show up the next day and still get one.
The only reason that would happen is if (like I'm suspecting at the moment) iPhone 5 simply doesn't have enough going for it to justify throwing down $200-600 when you've already got an iPhone 4.

I can't personally picture any features Apple could include that would make me feel compelled to drop my iPhone 4. Though honestly with Apple's business practices lately I think I'm done with them altogether...even if the iPhone is really well done.
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post #14 of 19
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The only reason that would happen is if (like I'm suspecting at the moment) iPhone 5 simply doesn't have enough going for it to justify throwing down $200-600 when you've already got an iPhone 4.

I can't personally picture any features Apple could include that would make me feel compelled to drop my iPhone 4. Though honestly with Apple's business practices lately I think I'm done with them altogether...even if the iPhone is really well done.
For people on iPhone 4, your contract is probably not quite up yet anyway. It's still a solid phone to begin with so yeah, there might not be much incentive to upgrading.

I'm still on on 3GS and I suspect there's a huge, huge number of people like me who bought the 3GS 18 months ago or so that are ready for an upgrade. I'm willing to be this will be the vast majority of buyers. Not fanatics, just people due for a new phone.

And on second thought, there's probably a lot of people who bought the iPhone 4 around its launch time and their contracts are likely ready to be renewed. Forgot how long its been since it came out.
 
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post #15 of 19
I know so many people on 3gs waiting for the iphone 5, its really crazy.

BTW, I have no idea how anyone with an understanding of business can be upset about Apple's business practices.

iPhone launch, 2007, Apple clearly thought that it's technology was 5 years ahead of anything else. "Boy, have we patented it!"

Are patents anti competitive, well yes, that's partly the point (compete but don't infringe!).... but it's the law and if Apple rolled over said, hey don't worry about the patents and infringing on the technology and IP we developed and bought (fingerworks)

They would be liable to be sued by the shareholders!

Apple pays very little to lobbyist or trying to sway teh government to enact laws, unlike google. I think Apple is for a corporation, fair minded.
post #16 of 19
Yup, I think it is the 3GS users who are eligible for an update that will be the biggest buyers. Many did not get it due to the antenna fiasco or they just were not eligible yet.

Heck, I got my 3gs for $19.99 in Feb of this year, so I still have quite a while (but am thinking of a WP7 when the time comes).
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post #17 of 19
People still buy the 3GS? But that's such a crappy phone, why would you want that now? Some chick gave me her phone to put my number in and it would lag after each button press.
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post #18 of 19
Yaaaaaay!!!!!!
 
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post #19 of 19
While you guys stand in line in your snazzy Apple concept shops, I'll head over to my local Best Buy to grab a Google Nexus Prime.
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