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  Reply # 687273 17-Sep-2012 18:10 Send private message

mattwnz: This is one reason I think that the ipod touch new version should have the same A6 processor as the iphone 5, not a processor that is already 18 months old, as it will likely mean that future support will cease before the iphone 5.


This is quite an interesting article on how IOS support for the new ipod touch will end a year earlier, compared to previous versions, due to it using old hardware from the iphone 4 and 4S.
http://venturebeat.com/2012/09/14/ipod-touch-uses-old-cpu/

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  Reply # 687311 17-Sep-2012 18:57 Send private message

If you buy iPhone 5 from Apple online how do you get the nano sim? Can you take current micro sim into Telecom and swap it for nan sim and get number moved to nano sim?

If you go into Telecom and buy from them I assume that they will swap sims on the spot.

Anybody know how this will work?

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  Reply # 687476 17-Sep-2012 23:19 Send private message

you will be able to once the iPhone launches in New Zealand.




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  Reply # 687478 17-Sep-2012 23:24 Send private message

morrisk: If you buy iPhone 5 from Apple online how do you get the nano sim? Can you take current micro sim into Telecom and swap it for nan sim and get number moved to nano sim?

If you go into Telecom and buy from them I assume that they will swap sims on the spot.

Anybody know how this will work?


Cut your sim/micro-sim into a Nano-Sim with a nano-sim cutter and a little bit of sand-paper if needed. I should have one in a few days.





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  Reply # 687490 18-Sep-2012 00:38 Send private message

uglyb0b:
tardtasticx:
I think thats a bit of a generalised remark, most people would have gotten iPhones because the hype around them was maybe so much that apple could not possibly f-up on this. They're a pretty well trusted brand, and with sales like theirs, who wouldn't trust their phones?


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Apple has plenty of shortcomings, particularly in regards to RF performance. However most people are willing to overlook them "because it's an iPhone". That's some pretty powerful marketing there when you can make a somewhat sub-par product (according to some people) and people will still buy it just because of the brand.


Yeh but look at the coverage (excuse the pun) around this fault, it became so big that apple could not ignore it, and they introduced a number of fixes, including distributing the free bumpers, software updates, and eventually hardware fixes. Apple doesn't want their brand tarnished and seem to go out of their way to fix it and look like the good guy, which can only mean good for consumers. 

Also in regards to returns like people said before, it was still the fastest I've ever had with any company before. Called them up about the power button jamming on my 4S, still in warranty, they put a $1000 hold on a credit card, sent me a new iPhone withen 3 days, I sent my old one back, and the hold was taken off. Couldn't have been easier. No waiting for assessments, repairs, shipping to and from, easy. 





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  Reply # 687494 18-Sep-2012 01:01 Send private message

tardtasticx:Called them up about the power button jamming on my 4S, still in warranty, they put a $1000 hold on a credit card, sent me a new iPhone withen 3 days, I sent my old one back, and the hold was taken off. Couldn't have been easier. No waiting for assessments, repairs, shipping to and from, easy. 


Of course it is not going to be a long wait. You just get another iphone that has been fixed earlier. Your broken phone will get fixed and the next person who has another problem will receive 'your' phone.







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  Reply # 687506 18-Sep-2012 07:24 Send private message

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iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Top Two Million in First 24 Hours

CUPERTINO, California - 18 September 17, 2012 - Apple today announced pre-orders of its iPhone 5 topped two million in just 24 hours, more than double the previous record of one million held by iPhone 4S. iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology - all while delivering even better battery life.

"iPhone 5 pre-orders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the customer response to iPhone 5 has been phenomenal," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "iPhone 5 is the best iPhone yet, the most beautiful product we've ever made, and we hope customers love it as much as we do."

iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world's most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new user features including: an all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography, turn-by-turn navigation and an amazing new Flyover view; Facebook integration for Contacts and Calendar, with the ability to post directly from Notification Center; Passbook, the simplest way to get all your passes in one place; Siri and Facebook-enabled apps like Photos, Safari and Maps; and Shared Photo Streams via iCloud.

Pricing & Availability
iPhone 5 will be available in the New Zealand on Friday, 28 September.

iPhone 5 comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and will be available in New Zealand for a recommended retail price of NZD$1049 inc. GST for the 16GB model, NZD$1199 inc. GST for the 32GB model and NZD$1349 inc. GST for the 64GB model. iPhone 5 will be available from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com/nz) and select Apple Authorised Resellers. . iPhone 4S will also be available for a recommended retail price of NZD$899 inc. GST and iPhone 4 for a recommended retail price NZD$599 inc. GST.





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  Reply # 687581 18-Sep-2012 09:57 Send private message

im actually surprised with that number of preorders.

hey freitasm what phone do you currently use?

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  Reply # 687582 18-Sep-2012 10:04 Send private message

tardtasticx:
uglyb0b:
tardtasticx:
I think thats a bit of a generalised remark, most people would have gotten iPhones because the hype around them was maybe so much that apple could not possibly f-up on this. They're a pretty well trusted brand, and with sales like theirs, who wouldn't trust their phones?


coughantennagatecough

Apple has plenty of shortcomings, particularly in regards to RF performance. However most people are willing to overlook them "because it's an iPhone". That's some pretty powerful marketing there when you can make a somewhat sub-par product (according to some people) and people will still buy it just because of the brand.


Yeh but look at the coverage (excuse the pun) around this fault, it became so big that apple could not ignore it, and they introduced a number of fixes, including distributing the free bumpers, software updates, and eventually hardware fixes. Apple doesn't want their brand tarnished and seem to go out of their way to fix it and look like the good guy, which can only mean good for consumers. 

Also in regards to returns like people said before, it was still the fastest I've ever had with any company before. Called them up about the power button jamming on my 4S, still in warranty, they put a $1000 hold on a credit card, sent me a new iPhone withen 3 days, I sent my old one back, and the hold was taken off. Couldn't have been easier. No waiting for assessments, repairs, shipping to and from, easy. 


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  Reply # 687586 18-Sep-2012 10:12 Send private message

ashnizzle: im actually surprised with that number of preorders.

hey freitasm what phone do you currently use?


Nokia Lumia 800.







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  Reply # 687587 18-Sep-2012 10:14 Send private message

tardtasticx:
uglyb0b:
tardtasticx:
I think thats a bit of a generalised remark, most people would have gotten iPhones because the hype around them was maybe so much that apple could not possibly f-up on this. They're a pretty well trusted brand, and with sales like theirs, who wouldn't trust their phones?


coughantennagatecough

Apple has plenty of shortcomings, particularly in regards to RF performance. However most people are willing to overlook them "because it's an iPhone". That's some pretty powerful marketing there when you can make a somewhat sub-par product (according to some people) and people will still buy it just because of the brand.


Yeh but look at the coverage (excuse the pun) around this fault, it became so big that apple could not ignore it, and they introduced a number of fixes, including distributing the free bumpers, software updates, and eventually hardware fixes. Apple doesn't want their brand tarnished and seem to go out of their way to fix it and look like the good guy, which can only mean good for consumers. 


The "RF performance" problem *is not* the antennagate. Inside the industry the iPhone radio performance is known for not being the best all around. This is not related to the problem you're talking about.





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  Reply # 687592 18-Sep-2012 10:22 Send private message

nakedmolerat:Of course it is not going to be a long wait. You just get another iphone that has been fixed earlier. Your broken phone will get fixed and the next person who has another problem will receive 'your' phone.

You send in a used and faulty phone, you get back one that has been repaired and is fully functional, hell it may even be in better overall condition than the one you sent in. Whats the issue?
Would you rather wait to have you actual handset repaired and returned so you can keep the marks on the case that remind you of something?
Factory refurbishment is a valid and acceptable way to offer timely repairs.

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  Reply # 687595 18-Sep-2012 10:31 Send private message

freitasm:
tardtasticx:
uglyb0b:
tardtasticx:
I think thats a bit of a generalised remark, most people would have gotten iPhones because the hype around them was maybe so much that apple could not possibly f-up on this. They're a pretty well trusted brand, and with sales like theirs, who wouldn't trust their phones?


coughantennagatecough

Apple has plenty of shortcomings, particularly in regards to RF performance. However most people are willing to overlook them "because it's an iPhone". That's some pretty powerful marketing there when you can make a somewhat sub-par product (according to some people) and people will still buy it just because of the brand.


Yeh but look at the coverage (excuse the pun) around this fault, it became so big that apple could not ignore it, and they introduced a number of fixes, including distributing the free bumpers, software updates, and eventually hardware fixes. Apple doesn't want their brand tarnished and seem to go out of their way to fix it and look like the good guy, which can only mean good for consumers. 


The "RF performance" problem *is not* the antennagate. Inside the industry the iPhone radio performance is known for not being the best all around. This is not related to the problem you're talking about.


Not sure if this was directed at me or tardtasticx. I know they are two separate issues, I should have been more clear in my post. Antennagate was the issue about the "death grip" where if you covered the side of the phone (where your hand goes) it would drop coverage.

The RF performance issue is a general thing that is another separate issue.

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  Reply # 687623 18-Sep-2012 11:15 Send private message

Does anyone know if we're going to be able to pre-order from the Apple Store this Friday?



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  Reply # 687624 18-Sep-2012 11:20 Send private message

chrisjunkie: Does anyone know if we're going to be able to pre-order from the Apple Store this Friday?


Asked Apple, waiting for reply...





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