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iPhone 5 - Who's Buying In?

Now that it's official, who will be lining up to get one of these?

 

Personally, it's no good to me, but only because I have the 4S. The bigger screen is nice, but there's basically no iOS 6 features hitting the iPhone 5 that aren't also coming to the 4S. Not to mention I'd have to spend more cash on adapters due to the number of chargers/docks I have for the current port (yeah I can just buy 1, but who wants to carry it around with them everywhere they go?)

 

Maybe next year when the new dock/lightning port has been in place for a while (therefore more available accessories), and my contract is up, then I'll upgrade to the next iPhone.

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Level 1: Cadet

Re: iPhone 5 - Who's Buying In?

I fully intend to uprgrade from my iPhone 4 as soon as I can, but the idea of camping out the front of a store doesn't interest me (mainly because of the unstable weather Melbourne has been getting recently!).

 

In terms of the handset itself I'm more interested in the 4G/LTE aspects as the current Telstra data services where I live and work are patchy at best...

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Re: iPhone 5 - Who's Buying In?

I want two as soon as I can get them, lining up is not an option so just hope I can get them somewhere within a reasonable time frame after launch
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Re: iPhone 5 - Who's Buying In?


@Lumus wrote:

In terms of the handset itself I'm more interested in the 4G/LTE aspects as the current Telstra data services where I live and work are patchy at best...


 

Good point, the LTE on this should be interesting. However I live in a regional town and don't expect to have LTE any time soon here. So another reason the iPhone 5 is useless to me.

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Re: iPhone 5 - Who's Buying In?


@Mitcho1989 wrote:

@Lumus wrote:

In terms of the handset itself I'm more interested in the 4G/LTE aspects as the current Telstra data services where I live and work are patchy at best...


 

Good point, the LTE on this should be interesting. However I live in a regional town and don't expect to have LTE any time soon here. So another reason the iPhone 5 is useless to me.


I'm not so sure about that, I have another 4G device and although the location I'm in doesn't have 4G coverage yet the dual channel 3G support offers super fast service, leaves my ADSL speeds for dead

 

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Level 1: Cadet

Re: iPhone 5 - Who's Buying In?

Trust me, even EDGE is faster than the 3G I get at home and work... Smiley Sad
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Re: iPhone 5 - Who's Buying In?


@jokiin wrote:

I'm not so sure about that, I have another 4G device and although the location I'm in doesn't have 4G coverage yet the dual channel 3G support offers super fast service, leaves my ADSL speeds for dead

 


Oh yeah? Check out these insane 3G speeds lol Smiley Tongue


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If that's what Next G runs at here, I don't expect 4G for a long while, if at all. Mind you this is still fine for what I do. My ADSL runs at 8 Mbps.

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Re: iPhone 5 - Who's Buying In?

I ran the test via the 4G modem a few days ago and got better than 20Mbps on 3G, using my iPhone 4 I don't get anywhere near that, 4 or 5Mbps maybe, did some side by side comparisons and the 3G DC device was way faster every time on the same network
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Level 11: Detective

Re: iPhone 5 - Who's Buying In?

Fair enough. If I had any use for one of those devices I'd give it a test, but cheers anyway! Smiley Happy
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Re: iPhone 5 - Who's Buying In?

So I suppose there will be a heap of used iPhone 4s' on ebay in a few months time?Smiley LOL

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Re: iPhone 5 - Who's Buying In?

saw a statement from eBay (I'll assume it was eBay US but not sure) that 400,000 iPhone 4 & 4S models have been listed for sale over the last few weeks
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