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It's 12:01 pacific time. You have a couple hours more. (source: CNET)

Thanks hajile.+REP

Would you recommend pre-ordering it directly through Apple's online site? Or am I better off pre-ordering it directly through my carrier (Verizon)? In regards to getting the order sooner?
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Originally Posted by brandon6199 View Post

Thanks hajile.+REP
Would you recommend pre-ordering it directly through Apple's online site? Or am I better off pre-ordering it directly through my carrier (Verizon)? In regards to getting the order sooner?

I don't have anything concrete, but I would probably order from Apple and have one less layer of bureaucracy in the way (and I would rather deal with Apple customer service than Verizon).

edit: theVerge has an article on ordering, I don't know if it will help or not.
Edited by hajile - 9/13/12 at 10:16pm
post #673 of 934
iPhone 5 looks amazing. I will be preordering it today.
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@hajile,

Last year, when our customers ordered from APple, they had a delay in activations, if you order directly from the carrier, this won't happen, just FYI.
I am an AT&T rep and I remember the long line of people having to wait for it to activate!
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Doesn't matter how "great" or "lame" the iPhone is. You still have to deal with iTunes. lachen.gif
     
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@hajile,
Last year, when our customers ordered from APple, they had a delay in activations, if you order directly from the carrier, this won't happen, just FYI.
I am an AT&T rep and I remember the long line of people having to wait for it to activate!


Verizon allows you to go online, type in a code and activate the phone. It's easy (see here)

@brandon6199
Just a thought (I'm not sure)
You may need to pre-order through Verizon in order to keep an unlimited data plan (if you have one).
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I kinda agree...But its the only thing 90% of people who buy apple products care about and in the end it still does everything that the 4/4s does....Apart from being stretched out a bit and slightly faster and using stolen LTE technology.

Its hardly industry changing and quite frankly its boring IMO.
Very few if any care about looks if they smartphone doesn't work well. People buy the iPhone because it's well known to "just work" and they keep it because of that very reason. And the Galaxy S pretty much does everything the S 2 and S3 do as well. The 5 is a significant upgrade over the 4S -- it's a power house, particularly in the GPU department.
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The GPU is already on the market... Not ahead of the curve
It's irrelevant. No other smartphone has a GPU even remotely as powerful as the SGX543MP4.
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Hardware in it is 1-2 years old ✓
Overpriced Product ✓
Milked product ✓
People will still upgrade to it ✓
Apple will continue this vicious cycle and force me to make a gmod video about it. ✓
crying tears ✓
Not overpriced. Not milked???? Hardware is state of the art?
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And no matter how well it sells and the even if the general public loves it anyway, the Android fanboys will continue to hate it.

Bottom line: OCN members, by and large, seem to know next to nothing about how business works. You don't simply make the most money by making phones with the fastest CPU, GPU, or most pixels on the screen. Apple has done that in the past, but those things aren't what got them where they are today, it takes much more than just hardware. A few years ago about 80% of my friends owned Android phones. Today, every single one owns an iPhone. The iPhone isn't just about hardware, it's about hardware melded with an OS that does what you need it to do, and makes it easy for the consumer. The Android OS is getting better though, which is good. Apple has also done very well at not fragmenting their market too much, so there are a lot more apps in their market, and iOS apps are 3x as profitable as the same ones sold for Android. The Android market is horribly fragmented by the large amount of hardware variation.

It's obvious that Apple is doing something right with their hardware releases, and they know something the Android fanboys on here don't. They didn't end up the most profitable corporation in history by accident.

My personal opinion: I think Android phones are just fine, but there's nothing compelling to get me to leave my iPhone behind and all of my apps.
This all the way.
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Great article from BBC - totally agree with it:
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19557497

Basically saying how Apple isn't the same. Nothing in the launch was a surprise. We knew the shape, screen size, and tech at least a month before launch. There hasn't been any radical changes to anything in its looks. Everyone claims that the iPhone "revolutionized smartphones" back in 2007 - but really, what has it done since then? Its essentially the exact same phone.

Copy-Pasted just in case some actually blocked BBC rolleyes.gif
It's been pushing powerful graphics and high resolution displays. And we still didn't know what CPU or GPU it was using until the announcement.... we still don't.
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I completely agree with this article. First, personal quip, I love not being a fanboy. I have owned, over the past few years, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7, iOS, Android. They are all good in their own right. Usually, new iPhones excite me, or are exciting in general. Even the 4S excited me a bit because of the improved camera, Siri (which turned out to be DOA), among other things. This iPhone launch was not exciting. Even the Nokia launch was more exciting (in terms of raw, technical details and product announcement, PR wise they need to be more like Apple, their even was boring). That said, maybe all the flak they're receiving from news outlets (the one's that are more unbaised, ie not Apple based news outlets, nor WP/Android based) may cause them again to take more risks (which is exciting).
Siri's definitely not DOA. It's going to take time for it become what Apple wants, but it's going to happen. I wish they had of released more stuff at the Keynote -- more hardware is more fun.
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Oh shut up Android markets are way worse at this than ANY other. Apple has released all but 6 iPhones whereas there have been around 300 Android copy + pastes over the past few years. OMGOMG I am upgrading my Samsung identical S2 to my Samsung identical S3 with .03 INCHES WIDER!!!!

The problem is Apple is doing what Android does - release a marginally better phone and call it a revolution. Apple has been releasing ground breaking products the past 5 years and this iPhone 5 is just absolute garbage. Its really just a place holder between their tick-tock; basically an iPhone 4SS. Look at the difference between the 3G -> 4.

I am saddened. Apple is going down the Android road. Now all consumers are screwed because Android cant copy and paste anything innovative onto their phones. Stalemate for consumers.
How is the iPhone 5 garbage? It finally has a larger display like many have wanted whilst still retaining the same pixel density, it's lighter and thinner than before, and it has a very powerful processor and graphics. Not to mention the other improvements to the camera or even better battery life.
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I honestly think this phone is a step backwards in development. All they did was make it taller, changed the processor and added in a new home app called ios6. The LTE add on is going to get them in trouble. The strange res they had to go with adds in a layer of fragmentation that has plagued android.

I'm not really sure where Apple is going with this but I doubt it will pay off. My money is on the sells not being as high as the iphone 4 and 4s.
That's not all they did at all. They made the screen larger, added a greatly improved processor and graphics. It's got 4G LTE, (likely) more RAM, better battery life, and it's incredibly thin and light.
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in before someone says

" i dropped my iphone 5 from waist height and the screen shattered"

or

" i dropped it from waist height and the back broke into pieces"
It may actually be much more durable than the iPhone 4 or 4S. It's a unibody design (unlike with previous models where the glass was attached) with a metal back and it's substantially lighter so there should be less impact.
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That's the 4th time this has been posted in this thread. tongue.gif

Figures.

I haven't really gone through the thread. Just came across this on Facebook and found it hilarious.

Has this been posted?biggrin.gif

~snip~

I'm shocked at who has the most posts in this thread.

I never knew you could check that. That's awesome.
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Hey guys, check this out: http://www.overclock.net/t/1305734/apple-iphone-5-64gb-for-399-free-iphone-4-more-details-must-see/0_20

Don't mean to push my thread into another, but opposed to re-typing it all out here, I figured some people here might be interested in it. Kinda "neat".
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Cool. Just pre-ordered mine from Verizon. Says the delivery date will be 9/21.

No waiting in any lines for me!
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So i could not get into the the store on the apple store website and my carrier was so bogged down at the account log on page I could not get in there either. So I used the apple ios store app on my ipad and guess what. It worked. Just waiting for shipping.


Edited by drufause - 9/14/12 at 12:48am
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