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  #530332 6-Oct-2011 19:38
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Do you mean is it a good idea:

1. To get a 4S, and to get it now, or do you mean

2. Is there an issue with an Australian sourced one?

1. is up to you, 2. I am unsure if there are any gotchas with an Oz one, given that with Siri, that may or may not appear on ours. If it doesn't, and you update iOS5 versions from here, will that be an issue from a NZ IP address on a non NZ iPhone? I do not know.


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  #530346 6-Oct-2011 20:25
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An unlocked iPhone is an unlocked iPhone, sourced in the US or sourced in Australia or NZ is no different (except for the power adapter in the case of a US phone)

 
 
 
 


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  #530350 6-Oct-2011 20:35
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cooljoo: So I'm highly contemplating to import one from Australia by my friend. I can't wait till December. Is it a good/bad idea?


Depends if it's SIM locked or not. If it's SIM locked, you won't be able to use it here. If it's SIM unlocked, no issues other than possible warrenty issues.


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  #530385 6-Oct-2011 22:01
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If I was to replace my iPhone 4 with a 4s before my 24 month contract was up I wouldn't be required to tell vodafone would I.

I'm not really planning on doing it but I'm probably going to aus in march (for F1) and if they are unlocked and cheaper I might.

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  #530398 6-Oct-2011 22:43
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Ha true. Btw pre-orders start tomorrow if anyone is getting it from Australia.

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  #530441 7-Oct-2011 07:39
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merve0o0: If I was to replace my iPhone 4 with a 4s before my 24 month contract was up I wouldn't be required to tell vodafone would I.



I'm not really planning on doing it but I'm probably going to aus in march (for F1) and if they are unlocked and cheaper I might.


You don't have to tell Vodafone.

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  #530458 7-Oct-2011 09:06
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I bought an iPhone 3gs from Oz and had an issue on the screen, the only real issue I had was getting support. I had to send it back to Oz to get it repaired, PITA and fortunately I had a spare phone I could use in the mean time.. if it was NZ sourced through Vodafone they will usually issue you a temporary phone while you wait for yours to be repaired.




 
 
 
 


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  #530497 7-Oct-2011 10:27
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The best thing with the release of the iPhone 4S is that the 3GS is now a good buy. The 3GS basically does everything the 4 does just not quite so well. As a business tool the 3GS is fine.

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  #530502 7-Oct-2011 10:37
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myopinion: The best thing with the release of the iPhone 4S is that the 3GS is now a good buy. The 3GS basically does everything the 4 does just not quite so well. As a business tool the 3GS is fine.


That is a good point. My daughter has her birthday a few days after Christmas. She wanted an iPod Touch, but also a new phone. We're getting her a white iPod Touch and a cheap Android (Huawei X3), at a total cost of $568.

For a mere $30 more, we possibly would've been just as well served by a 3GS... although the concern is that it may not have been grunty enough to handle all the iOS apps she may want to throw at it (she's been spoilt by using my iPhone 4 & iPad 2). Also looking at the 3GS specs, it seems pretty comparable to the X3.

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  #530540 7-Oct-2011 12:42
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myopinion: The best thing with the release of the iPhone 4S is that the 3GS is now a good buy. The 3GS basically does everything the 4 does just not quite so well. As a business tool the 3GS is fine.


except that 3GS lags with ios5





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  #530547 7-Oct-2011 12:57
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I haven't tested the 3GS with iOS 5 yet but I have read that it works just fine.

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myopinion: I haven't tested the 3GS with iOS 5 yet but I have read that it works just fine.


I have a 3GS with iOS5 GM and it defaintely does not lag at all. The 1st couple of betas yes it did but it just got better as each beta was released.

 

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  #530665 7-Oct-2011 17:15
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LennonNZ:
myopinion: I haven't tested the 3GS with iOS 5 yet but I have read that it works just fine.


I have a 3GS with iOS5 GM and it defaintely does not lag at all. The 1st couple of betas yes it did but it just got better as each beta was released.

 


Does the 3GS miss out on any new features that the IP4 gets with iOS5? 

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  #530671 7-Oct-2011 17:50
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joshp: I bought an iPhone 3gs from Oz and had an issue on the screen, the only real issue I had was getting support. I had to send it back to Oz to get it repaired, PITA and fortunately I had a spare phone I could use in the mean time.. if it was NZ sourced through Vodafone they will usually issue you a temporary phone while you wait for yours to be repaired.


That is interesting - I thought it was an international warranty.

I was going to try and buy a 4S from the US store at 8pm tonight, and use a freight forwarder. I suspect they won't accept my NZ credit card however.

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jnimmo:
joshp: I bought an iPhone 3gs from Oz and had an issue on the screen, the only real issue I had was getting support. I had to send it back to Oz to get it repaired, PITA and fortunately I had a spare phone I could use in the mean time.. if it was NZ sourced through Vodafone they will usually issue you a temporary phone while you wait for yours to be repaired.


That is interesting - I thought it was an international warranty.

I was going to try and buy a 4S from the US store at 8pm tonight, and use a freight forwarder. I suspect they won't accept my NZ credit card however.


Note you won't be able to use it in NZ until someone gets a SIM unlock crack out for it! (Which take a while/forever)


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