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  Reply # 686420 15-Sep-2012 13:08 Send private message

IsThisOneGood: I'm in Hamilton

There's no way there'll be a queue in Telecom mid morning Friday


Probably only because all the available phones will have been sold by then. This time, as in all previous releases, there will be a few very happy punters and a whole bunch of unhappy ones because demand always outstrips supply on day one. Pre sales in the US started yesterday and there are reports of a two week delivery slip already.




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  Reply # 686424 15-Sep-2012 13:28 Send private message

IsThisOneGood: I already know Vodafone will mess something up with the iPhone 5 launch. (No stock, would not sell off contract)

But I do have faith in Telecom because I bought my 4S from them last year launch day, no hassles at all and OFF CONTRACT. Even came with a free sim.

I'm facing a conflict whether I should pre order from Apple on 21st September or just wait on the launch day and rock up to Telecom

I hope telecom offers it off contract


Order online first, then queue.. if you got yours, cancel it from online store.




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  Reply # 686425 15-Sep-2012 13:32 Send private message

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IsThisOneGood: I already know Vodafone will mess something up with the iPhone 5 launch. (No stock, would not sell off contract)

But I do have faith in Telecom because I bought my 4S from them last year launch day, no hassles at all and OFF CONTRACT. Even came with a free sim.

I'm facing a conflict whether I should pre order from Apple on 21st September or just wait on the launch day and rock up to Telecom

I hope telecom offers it off contract


Order online first, then queue.. if you got yours, cancel it from online store.


Do you know when Apple charges the credit card? Like when it's shipped?

Could do that. Can't recall exactly but I think that's what I did with the 4S.

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  Reply # 686429 15-Sep-2012 13:37 Send private message

IsThisOneGood: Do you know when Apple charges the credit card? Like when it's shipped?

Could do that. Can't recall exactly but I think that's what I did with the 4S.


ONLY when it is shipped. That's what I did for iPad 2. Beside, Apple isn't shipping it the instant you order it.




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  Reply # 686431 15-Sep-2012 13:41 Send private message

chiefie:
IsThisOneGood:?Do you know when Apple charges the credit card? Like when it's shipped?

Could do that. Can't recall exactly but I think that's what I did with the 4S.


ONLY when it is shipped. That's what I did for iPad 2. Beside, Apple isn't shipping it the instant you order it.


Sweet. It's what I'll do then.

I'm betting when pre orders in nz go up it will have 2-3 weeks ETA.

So I'll place an order online... 28th comes and they still haven't charged my cc / shipped it I'll call Telecom, reserve a 5 them cancel my online order



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  Reply # 686604 16-Sep-2012 09:23 Send private message

Apple has put a website online with information on what is available on iOS6 on a regional basis.





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  Reply # 686696 16-Sep-2012 15:21 Send private message

freitasm: Apple has put a website online with information on what is available on iOS6 on a regional basis.


and the readable version..

Maps:
standard: yes
satellite: yes
directions: yesturn by turn: yes
3d buildings: no
traffic: no
local search: yes
business reviews and photos: no

Siri:
sports: no
twitter: no
facebook: no
local search: no
directions: no
restaurant information: no
restaurant reviews: no
restaurant reservations: no
movie information: no
movie reviews: no
movie showtimes: no

iTunes:
movies and music: yes
tv shows: no

Dictation
dictation: no

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  Reply # 686697 16-Sep-2012 15:23 Send private message

Australia will get many of the Siri features so it can't be the accent problem ; ).

[edit: bbcode tables please :: )))]

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  Reply # 686715 16-Sep-2012 16:35 Send private message

Map Traffic is 'yes' in NZ.

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  Reply # 686717 16-Sep-2012 16:51 Send private message

It's interesting that Australia has TV shows available via iTunes. I always thought that was strictly a US thing, so I guess this means that TV shows are starting to spread internationally?

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  Reply # 686719 16-Sep-2012 16:59 Send private message

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I don't think that ad is a fair comparism, and apple could probably do their own. Build quality for a start I think is higher with better exterior materials. The iphone obviously has a lot more features. eg the new panorama feature. Many of the so called extra features on samsung list, I wouldn't have a clue on what they do.

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  Reply # 686738 16-Sep-2012 17:46 Send private message

mattwnz: 
I don't think that ad is a fair comparism, and apple could probably do their own. Build quality for a start I think is higher with better exterior materials. The iphone obviously has a lot more features. eg the new panorama feature. Many of the so called extra features on samsung list, I wouldn't have a clue on what they do.


Panorama 'feature'? Do you mean the one that existed in samsung galaxy nexus since last year? Have you heard of Pano on android?

NFC (near field communication) - touch to pay eg: Snapper

Smart stay - the screen will remains switched on while you are reading long article

S-beam
- tap your phone onto other phone to share files

Share shot - before taking photos, you can connect your phone to other phones. once you take your photo, this will appear in those phones connected to you

Group cast - whatever pic you view on your phone, will be seen on the other phone as well

Direct call
- you receive a text and want to make a call to that person. just put your sgs3 to your ear and it will directly put the call for you

Smart alert
- if you miss a call/text, once you pick up your phone it will vibrate to alert you

Tilt to zoom (self explanatory)

Palm swipe capture - swipe on your screen will take a screenshot

Palm touch mute pause
- you can silence the phone with your palm 

Picture in picture - pop out the video, you can reply a text/browsing etc while having the video playing on the screen

Turn over to mute (self explanatory)








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  Reply # 686739 16-Sep-2012 17:47 Send private message


Marketing rule 101: of you're not Coke, you compare yourself to Coke.



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  Reply # 686741 16-Sep-2012 17:52 Send private message

nakedmolerat:
mattwnz: 
I don't think that ad is a fair comparism, and apple could probably do their own. Build quality for a start I think is higher with better exterior materials. The iphone obviously has a lot more features. eg the new panorama feature. Many of the so called extra features on samsung list, I wouldn't have a clue on what they do.


Panorama 'feature'? Do you mean the one that existed in samsung galaxy nexus since last year? Have you heard of Pano on android?


yes but thats a third party app. could you also get that for ios through app store. 

i have a galaxy s3 at the moment but to be honest the only feature i have used is direct call

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