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#81379 12-Apr-2011 11:50
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I know its been asked in the past, but wanting to check I have covered all the current options.  The wife has been hounding me for one and I have caved! ...yep, lost my "mantrol" on this one.

I want to buy one outright (pref new or as new) and don't want to bother with unlocking/jailbreaking etc...I just want to charge it and go.

Like most Apple products looks like they are pretty locked down with their cost...or are there other worthwhile options?




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  #457783 12-Apr-2011 12:03
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They're pretty much locked down if buying from a retailer in NZ. Not sure if parallel importers sell them, but I don't think you'd be saving that much, and if you're going to be spending that much in the first place if I were you I would just buy it directly from Apple for peace of mind if anything goes wrong with it.

They ship within 24 hours, it usually means that if you order in the morning NZ time it's at your door the following morning.

Make sure you regain that mantrol. She'll want a MacBook Air next.




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  #457785 12-Apr-2011 12:11
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corksta: They're pretty much locked down if buying from a retailer in NZ. Not sure if parallel importers sell them, but I don't think you'd be saving that much, and if you're going to be spending that much in the first place if I were you I would just buy it directly from Apple for peace of mind if anything goes wrong with it.

They ship within 24 hours, it usually means that if you order in the morning NZ time it's at your door the following morning.

Make sure you regain that mantrol. She'll want a MacBook Air next.


Yeah, I can see that coming (or an iPad)

Cheers, I thought that was the case.




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  #457787 12-Apr-2011 12:12
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I ordered my wifes online, and she purchased mine from Noel Leeming (about 6 months apart). I like the latter approach, as it gives you someone to liaise with in person if something goes wrong with your phone. While I've not had to do that with my iPhone, I did have to do it with my Macbook Pro (took two replacements to get one without a screen fault), and NL were able to oblige both times with minimal fuss (although the second replacement took a little bit of nagging on my part as they squabbled with their supplier).

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  #457834 12-Apr-2011 14:20
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corksta: They're pretty much locked down if buying from a retailer in NZ.


Are you sure about that? I was under the impression all iPhones sold in NZ were unlocked. 

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  #457837 12-Apr-2011 14:25
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gehenna:
corksta: They're pretty much locked down if buying from a retailer in NZ.


Are you sure about that? I was under the impression all iPhones sold in NZ were unlocked. 


Pretty sure corksta is talking about price (as its the same language used in the original post). In any case the phones are unlocked in NZ, and you can buy them off plan from brick and mortar retailers now.

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  #457932 12-Apr-2011 17:01
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Oh great, now someone has told her the iPhone5 is coming out in June, so she want to hold out for that (sigh!)

Any truth to that or is it just a wild guess (I don't follow Apple stuff much, more an android fan myself)




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  #457934 12-Apr-2011 17:05
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scuwp: Oh great, now someone has told her the iPhone5 is coming out in June, so she want to hold out for that (sigh!)

Any truth to that or is it just a wild guess (I don't follow Apple stuff much, more an android fan myself)


Last I heard, that was still a rumour. And besides, any release rumour would be referring to the US release date, whereas we generally lag behind by a couple of months. And if you're a pre-pay customer you'll have a nigh on impossible chance of getting one on launch day.

 
 
 
 


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I saw a report today that the new iPhones would were to begin the manufacturing process in September, with a launch date of late 2011 - 2012.
The rumour is for a carbon fibre shell, but yeah, that's all to be seen I suppose.

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  #458059 12-Apr-2011 23:54
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scuwp: Oh great, now someone has told her the iPhone5 is coming out in June, so she want to hold out for that (sigh!)

Any truth to that or is it just a wild guess (I don't follow Apple stuff much, more an android fan myself)


There's been rumour and speculation that the iPhone 5 will be delayed until later in the year, but the fact is, the only people that know this is Steve Jobs and his team. There's Apple rumours going on all the time and a lot of it is just crap.

What you can go on though is the facts and Apple's fairly obvious pattern over the years in terms of when each iPhone has been announced:

iPhone: January 2007
iPhone 3G: June 2008
iPhone 3GS: June 2009
iPhone 4: June 2010

See the pattern?! A new iPhone has been announced at WWDC each year since 2008.

The iPhone 4 is a great phone, but to be honest if I were in the market for an iPhone I'd be waiting until 6th June when the next WWDC conference starts - release in NZ is typically a few weeks after announcement/release in the US. 




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  #458060 12-Apr-2011 23:56
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gehenna:
corksta: They're pretty much locked down if buying from a retailer in NZ.


Are you sure about that? I was under the impression all iPhones sold in NZ were unlocked. 


Correct. As dclegg pointed out I was just using the same language as the OP - apologies if that caused any confusion for anyone! 




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Last few years, apple released it's iphone on june(USA) but also there are rumours due to the earthquake in Japan, apple find it hard to get parts for iphone 5 and the released date will be delayed.

But frankly no one knows when untill apple actually announce the date

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