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Master Geek


  Reply # 716290 13-Nov-2012 12:13 Send private message

Thank you to everyone who's contributed to this thread, I've been reading it from the start and have been able to get heaps of useful info prior to deciding whether to get an Iphone or not.  

I ordered mine (64GB black) on 28 October with what was supposed to be a 3 to 4 week turnaround but got a shipment notice last Friday and it got delivered yesterday Laughing

There was no sign of damage out of the box and am loving it so far. Gotta trawl this thread and look for a decent case now!

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Master Geek


  Reply # 716296 13-Nov-2012 12:26 Send private message

jen1001: Thank you to everyone who's contributed to this thread, I've been reading it from the start and have been able to get heaps of useful info prior to deciding whether to get an Iphone or not.  

I ordered mine (64GB black) on 28 October with what was supposed to be a 3 to 4 week turnaround but got a shipment notice last Friday and it got delivered yesterday Laughing

There was no sign of damage out of the box and am loving it so far. Gotta trawl this thread and look for a decent case now!


Try these guys http://www.mycom.co.nz/ 





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Master Geek
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  Reply # 716562 13-Nov-2012 17:26 Send private message

I hate cases with a passion but have already dropped my 5 and nicked it (minor thankfully).. Thinking with a toddler I may have to bit the bullet and get something like these:

http://www.pinlo.com/product_disp.php?weblan=e&p_id=98&p_color=9
http://www.desmay.com/collections/iphone-5/products/slight-5-for-iphone-5


Both are super thin and should give some basic scratch/chip protection without (hopefully) covering up the glorious design. 

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Master Geek


  Reply # 716685 13-Nov-2012 20:56 Send private message

wilt64: 

Try these guys http://www.mycom.co.nz/ 


Thanks, I'll have a look Smile

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Master Geek
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Technical Solutions Aust
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  Reply # 716818 14-Nov-2012 08:51 Send private message

saw one of these in the flesh when a friend visited from the USA:

http://www.macally.com/EN/?page_id=5991

I have to say I will be getting one, as it keeps the iphone 5 feeling 'small' rather than the case I have now (Case Mate from vodafone store)

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 717386 14-Nov-2012 22:43 Send private message

Out of curiousity, for those of you who have had a replacement from Apple directly, were you sent a NEW or a REFURBISHED unit?

As far as I am aware, to distinguish a REFURBISHED unit from a NEW one is to look at the serial number. If yours start with 5K, it would be refurbished. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I am looking at having mine replaced due to intermittently losing cellular signal.

Cheers.

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Geek


  Reply # 717512 15-Nov-2012 09:46 Send private message

I got a replacement direct from Apple and it was a brand new unit from china. I made a point about asking about it and it came with accessories and everything (I had to return all the accessories as well).

I think some replacements are just the device in a brown box, and thee could be refurbished (like my launch iPad I brought in to an apple store - they replaced on the spot with a no accessories iPad in a brown box).

My sister had a replacement during an irreparable fault and i think they sent a refurbished, I can't remember.

I believe the brand new replacement is done with faults when the device is really new, either for the device category or the individual device itself. If you replace later under warranty you might get a refurbished.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 727787 6-Dec-2012 01:47 Send private message

Hi all,

I dropped my iPhone 5 a few days ago and the front glass got cracked.
Now I need to find a repairer, preferably located in Auckland areas, that has iPhone 5 spare parts at reasonably affordable price.
I tried to repair it at Advanced Computers but they charged like $499 so I cancelled it.

Does anyone know a good repairer around Auckland?
FYI, I bought my iPhone from my friend so I have no idea where he bought it from.

I emailed iDoctor (www.iDoctor.co.nz) because on their website they say they can replace the front LCD & digitiser for only $249.
The guy, named Mikael, replied me that I need to send it over to Hellensvile and yes, the final price is $249.
Has anyone used iDoctor's service before? Are they trusted repairer?

To sum up, here are my questions:
1. Does anyone know any repairer around Auckland that can replace iPhone 5 front glass at affordable price?
2. Has anyone ever used iDoctor's service? Are they trusted and by no means a fraud?


Thank you for your attention and assistance!

127 posts

Master Geek
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  Reply # 727815 6-Dec-2012 08:02 Send private message

mattgreen: I hate cases with a passion but have already dropped my 5 and nicked it (minor thankfully).. Thinking with a toddler I may have to bit the bullet and get something like these:

http://www.pinlo.com/product_disp.php?weblan=e&p_id=98&p_color=9
http://www.desmay.com/collections/iphone-5/products/slight-5-for-iphone-5


Both are super thin and should give some basic scratch/chip protection without (hopefully) covering up the glorious design. 


I also hate covering up my iPhone, but I have one of these in clear http://www.spigen.com/cell-phone/apple-iphone/iphone-5/iphone-5-case-ultra-thin-air-series.html and it's almost like no case at all.  So, I think you'll like the any of the two you've listed above, they look great.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 727833 6-Dec-2012 08:44 Send private message

Prasharyanto: Hi all,

I dropped my iPhone 5 a few days ago and the front glass got cracked.
Now I need to find a repairer, preferably located in Auckland areas, that has iPhone 5 spare parts at reasonably affordable price.
I tried to repair it at Advanced Computers but they charged like $499 so I cancelled it.

Does anyone know a good repairer around Auckland?
FYI, I bought my iPhone from my friend so I have no idea where he bought it from.

I emailed iDoctor (www.iDoctor.co.nz) because on their website they say they can replace the front LCD & digitiser for only $249.
The guy, named Mikael, replied me that I need to send it over to Hellensvile and yes, the final price is $249.
Has anyone used iDoctor's service before? Are they trusted repairer?

To sum up, here are my questions:
1. Does anyone know any repairer around Auckland that can replace iPhone 5 front glass at affordable price?
2. Has anyone ever used iDoctor's service? Are they trusted and by no means a fraud?


Thank you for your attention and assistance!


Have you asked Apple how much they will charge? For iPhone 4 it is around the $280 mark. If that was the case then I would go with Apple as for $30 more you know what you are getting.

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Uber Geek
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Trusted
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  Reply # 727853 6-Dec-2012 09:19 Send private message

Does anyone else have problems with absolutely bollocks wifi performance? Whenever mine is at home, throughput absolutely tanks to the point that the iTunes store will take 5 minutes to load on the device, apps can't update and pages won't load. This is attached to a 4th generation AirPort Extreme so I would have thought it being all Apple that it would perform a lot better.

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Uber Geek
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Trusted
Telecom NZ

  Reply # 727858 6-Dec-2012 09:29 Send private message

Kyanar: Does anyone else have problems with absolutely bollocks wifi performance? Whenever mine is at home, throughput absolutely tanks to the point that the iTunes store will take 5 minutes to load on the device, apps can't update and pages won't load. This is attached to a 4th generation AirPort Extreme so I would have thought it being all Apple that it would perform a lot better.


I had that exact issue

We had taken iPads (I assume iPhone may have same issue) to chemo centre, used their free wifi. After that, wifi app updates were terrible. I found that the DNS attached to the home wifi setting was 8.8.8.8 which I think is Googles DNS. Changed that back to my router gateway and fixed. Was there yesteray, I better recheck that when home!

Fine if the free wifi placed that DNS in its wifi settings on both iPads (2 + 3) but it should not have populated another wifi config (my home wifi)

19 posts

Geek


  Reply # 727859 6-Dec-2012 09:30 Send private message

Kyanar, try this:

Open Settings, tap on “Wi-Fi”, and tap the blue arrow alongside the connected Wi-Fi network.
Tap next to “DNS” to manually adjust the DNS entry. Try 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4

9 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 728037 6-Dec-2012 13:54 Send private message

myopinion:
Prasharyanto: Hi all,

I dropped my iPhone 5 a few days ago and the front glass got cracked.
Now I need to find a repairer, preferably located in Auckland areas, that has iPhone 5 spare parts at reasonably affordable price.
I tried to repair it at Advanced Computers but they charged like $499 so I cancelled it.

Does anyone know a good repairer around Auckland?
FYI, I bought my iPhone from my friend so I have no idea where he bought it from.

I emailed iDoctor (www.iDoctor.co.nz) because on their website they say they can replace the front LCD & digitiser for only $249.
The guy, named Mikael, replied me that I need to send it over to Hellensvile and yes, the final price is $249.
Has anyone used iDoctor's service before? Are they trusted repairer?

To sum up, here are my questions:
1. Does anyone know any repairer around Auckland that can replace iPhone 5 front glass at affordable price?
2. Has anyone ever used iDoctor's service? Are they trusted and by no means a fraud?


Thank you for your attention and assistance!


Have you asked Apple how much they will charge? For iPhone 4 it is around the $280 mark. If that was the case then I would go with Apple as for $30 more you know what you are getting.


Not yet, how can I ask Apple? There's no Apple Store in New Zealand that I am aware of. Can it be done online?

627 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 18

Subscriber

  Reply # 728057 6-Dec-2012 14:06 Send private message

Yes I go through here: https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do


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