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luke111s

847 posts

74 months

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durbster said:
DeadMeat_UK said:
I don't think I've ever seen a thread for a new product where so many people went out and bought one, probably for several hundred pounds, and then worked out if it was any good, the battery life was ok etc.
This could have its own thread smile

I don't think it's unique to this product but I can't fathom it either. I usually spend weeks researching before I buy anything to make sure it's right for me and this effort usually pays off. I don't see any logical reason to buy stuff from a manufacturer out of little more than blind faith and loyalty.

It's the power of hype and marketing I suppose.
To be fair (iPhone 4 antenna aside) you generally know what you're going to get with an iPhone. More of the same with X small differences which Apple cover quite thoroughly in their marketing.

I had a better idea of what to expect "blindly" ordering a iPhone 5 than I did ordering the Nexus One (from the US!) or Nexus S, both a few months after their release.

Battery life is crap/fine and signal is crap/fine is bleated on about all phones after their release as it depends on network, usage and expectations.

As with any phone ordered off the web, it can be returned if it is crap.

WCZ

2,327 posts

80 months

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so pissed off. I've waited 4 weeks for this phone and the estimated delivery time at 18:00 today.

had to pop to the shops at 2pm, was gone for 15 minutes and they've attempted delivery during that time!

when will they re-attempt delivery, 6pm or midnight as stated!?!!?

illmonkey

8,452 posts

84 months

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WCZ said:


so pissed off. I've waited 4 weeks for this phone and the estimated delivery time at 18:00 today.

had to pop to the shops at 2pm, was gone for 15 minutes and they've attempted delivery during that time!
The delivery driver was waiting 'round the corner for you to pop out. They love winding people up, little rascals!

5678

5,377 posts

113 months

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I'm getting fed up waiting now.

Ordered on 19th September. Two handsets, one 30 pin adapter and one more usb lead. My ETA is 19th -25th October! Yet a friend who ordered one on 21st Sept got his today. What gives?

Composite Guru

533 posts

89 months

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5678 said:
I'm getting fed up waiting now.

Ordered on 19th September. Two handsets, one 30 pin adapter and one more usb lead. My ETA is 19th -25th October! Yet a friend who ordered one on 21st Sept got his today. What gives?
I ordered mine with O2 on the 25th Sept and got it on the 3rd Oct which i wasn't expecting. I am a gold customer with O2 so not sure if my order was given priority.

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durbster

3,830 posts

108 months

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luke111s said:
To be fair (iPhone 4 antenna aside) you generally know what you're going to get with an iPhone. More of the same with X small differences which Apple cover quite thoroughly in their marketing.
Apple have a reasonably good track record for quality control but I suppose I just don't trust any company that much and prefer to start with a clean slate when I'm buying something.

I did recently notice I have a few Samsung products in my house but each one was bought on merit rather than brand.

As far as I'm concerned they're all quite capable of producing a lemon. I'm more than happy for you to find this out on my behalf though biggrin

luke111s said:
I had a better idea of what to expect "blindly" ordering a iPhone 5 than I did ordering the Nexus One (from the US!) or Nexus S, both a few months after their release.
But any major issues would be well known by then and you have professional and user reviews to go on. Before a product is released you only really have marketing to go on.

Beefmeister

11,978 posts

116 months

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One thing I always find amusing is that people pay £500+ for a gorgeous phone, then stick a 5p screen protector on it...


z4chris99

7,467 posts

65 months

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Beefmeister said:
One thing I always find amusing is that people pay £500+ for a gorgeous phone, then stick a 5p screen protector on it...
or a rubbish case... people are always amazed i dont have a case or screen protector..

apple spent millions designing it, with the best designers money can buy.. id rather leave it as they intended.

Civpilot

5,405 posts

126 months

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5678 said:
I'm getting fed up waiting now.

Ordered on 19th September. Two handsets, one 30 pin adapter and one more usb lead. My ETA is 19th -25th October! Yet a friend who ordered one on 21st Sept got his today. What gives?
I think this will be your issue if apple hold items for a complete shipment. The 30pin adapters still haven't been released.

My nearest apple store was expecting them at the begining of last week, they were not in the shipment and no notice has been given on a new delivery. All they have been told now is that apple will release them "before the end of October" and that is when they can expect thier stock. All the other accesories are released and in store already, apart from the two adaptors (the single plug one and the one with the extention cable)

(Even the cheap adapters on ebay are all "Pre-order - delivery during October/november", so I'm guessing even they haven't got the official ones to copy yet wink )

luke111s

847 posts

74 months

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durbster said:
As far as I'm concerned they're all quite capable of producing a lemon. I'm more than happy for you to find this out on my behalf though biggrin
Happy to help! thumbuphehe

Dr G

11,261 posts

128 months

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Stupid question warning; have now decided I do want one and wish to purchase outright. Am I missing somewhere obvious to order/buy sim-free?

Apple have closed their "reserve in store" thingy and I can't go taking days off to stand outside the Apple shop at 9am on teh off chance they've had a delivery frown

AMD87

1,690 posts

88 months

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carphone warehouse

HoHoHo

10,305 posts

136 months

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Alucidnation said:
Unless you are absolutely desperate to have one, its probably worth leaving it until the new year.

Hopefully, by that time, the rush will be over, and there could be a possible software update?
I would say as a 4S user that unless you're desperate to have one leave until the next model as there is really nothing in it aside from emptying your wallet!

Dr G

11,261 posts

128 months

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AMD87 said:
carphone warehouse
Carphone warehouse don't sell them outright frown

AMD87

1,690 posts

88 months

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Dr G said:
Carphone warehouse don't sell them outright frown
yes they do thats where me and a few others got ours

AudiSport

953 posts

102 months

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Chap I work with is very pro apple and always has to have the latest iPhone - however I was surprised to hear him say last week "it's okay, but to be honest it's not really any different from my 4S".

This surprised me, and has put me off bothering to upgrade myself. For now. I know initial sales and preorders have exceeded all expectations, however I can't help but think they will ease of substantially.

hesnotthemessiah

2,121 posts

90 months

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Just got mine today! Yey! 64GB (or not, mine says 57.something) in black. Also on Orange.

Didn't go for the 4s (just had a 4).

Compared with the 4......Much faster, video playing (just had a look at BBC iPlayer F1 Japanese GP) is much better and sounds much better too and the bigger screen area makes a nice difference..

Not really played with it much as I have just sinc'd it.

But very pleased so far.


BTW....Anyone found a decent cover yet? My last one....I smashed the screen :-(

physprof

955 posts

73 months

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Two observations

power.... since last charge
usage 5hrs 6 mins
standby 14 hrs 55 mins

battery now at 30% with location services on.

CASES....don't by the CASE MATE Barely There..... finding black paint is chipping off all corners in 5 days use.

kamilb1998

2,076 posts

63 months

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physprof said:
Two observations

power.... since last charge
usage 5hrs 6 mins
standby 14 hrs 55 mins

battery now at 30% with location services on.

CASES....don't by the CASE MATE Barely There..... finding black paint is chipping off all corners in 5 days use.
What do you mostly use it for? Internet browsing on 3G/LTE or phone calls?

This is my usage from today;



This is mostly Internet browsing on wifi, about 15mins of calls and some texts.

Debaser

2,073 posts

147 months

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hesnotthemessiah said:
Just got mine today! Yey! 64GB (or not, mine says 57.something)
So a 64gb iPhone only has 57gb of storage?

My 32gb 4 still has close to 30gb of storage. Why would a 64gb lose so much?
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