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    iPhone5S Anyone?
    Is anyone else thinking of getting one of these on a new/renewed contract? Just curious. I have an AT&T iPhone4 (not iPhone4S) which has been out of contract for some time. Since I'm paying the same monthly rate on my bill as if I was under contract, I was thinking I may as well pick up a subsidized iPhone5S. I don't see anything Android that catches my eye right now, and I don't see myself moving to a new city in the next 2 years ie: my cellular cover age is fine and isn't changing anytime soon.

    Any thoughts? Just looking for some perspective or insight. I don't really personally know anyone who cares one way or the other about cell phones - just use whatever work issues them or will sync with Outlook. Heck, some of my non-work friends don't even have much other than a flip phone or burner cell. I don't use mine for much other than a combo device that has a phone, calendar, camera and email ie: I don't use it to play games, text, twitty pages, etc... My current iP4 works fine for all that.
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    I'll be getting the iPhone 5S on tmobile in a month or so. I'm not going to fight the crowd or the lack of supplies..

    I've got an iPhone 4 now and that works fine and ill hand that over to my daughter to use as an iPod touch for games..
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    I'll be getting the iPhone 5S on tmobile in a month or so.
    Same here (T-Mobile) although my wife likes the colorful 5C better. I believe if you're a current customer you'll get priority for a new 5S or C. You might want to check with your local T-Mobile sales store and have them reserve one for you. That way, no lines, no waiting.

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    I ordered my 5s about 15 minutes ago - a nice, shiny 64GB in silver/white! I'll be on pins and needles waiting for it.

    For everyone's info: On my receipt, it says it'll be "available to ship in 1 to 3 business days, and delivers Sep.30 to Oct.2 by standard mail." Now, I'm in Los Angeles, which isn't all that far from Cupertino. If they ship it from there, or a warehouse somewhere in California, I should have it a lot sooner than the dates printed on the receipt (or at least that's what I'm hoping for). We'll see what happens, and I'll come back here to post the result.
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    I was planning on standing in line to get one today. After seeing more pics of what iOS 7 looks like, I'm passing and will keep my 3GS yet again..

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    Who would pay 700 for a phone which, the way Apple seems to work now, we will be expected to replace in 12 to 18 months?

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    I'm very happy with my iPhone 5 and have about 13 months to go on my current AT&T contract so I have no plan to upgrade to the 5s. Maybe the 6 next next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nighthawk4 View Post
    Who would pay 700 for a phone which, the way Apple seems to work now, we will be expected to replace in 12 to 18 months?
    Judging up the expected sales worldwide..a LOT of people actually..

    You'd think it's people who are using iPhone 3G/3GS/4/4S predominantly who are the ones upgrading to 5S, but there are a lot of iPhone 5 users who are upgrading as well..
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    Related question - is an iPhone4S worth buying?

    Supplied with iOS7 (according to Apple website)
    Do all the features of iOS7 work with that?

    Not as expensive as an iPhone5, even a 5C

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    I'll probably grab an iPhone5S in a month or two, when all the insanity has passed. I always have to decide whether to go through Apple, or AT&T. Last time I went through the local AT&T Store and wasn't very happy with the experience. I think this time I may just stop by the Apple Store in Ridgedale Mall (Minnesota).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nighthawk4 View Post
    Related question - is an iPhone4S worth buying?

    Supplied with iOS7 (according to Apple website)
    Do all the features of iOS7 work with that?

    Not as expensive as an iPhone5, even a 5C
    Depends if you do not care about the improvements that have been made and no you will not get all the features of the 5 especially LTE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nighthawk4 View Post
    Who would pay 700 for a phone which, the way Apple seems to work now, we will be expected to replace in 12 to 18 months?
    Is it really a shock that a business wants you to buy its products?

    Something is only worth to someone what they perceive the value to be.

    Would I go and drop 700 on a sim free iphone, no. That's not to say many people won't.

    As it is, with what my iPhone 5 sold for it's just cost me an extra 2 per month to get a 5s and go from 16gb to 32gb.

    To me that's good value and something I'm prepared to pay for a device I heavily use day in day out.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ-linux View Post
    I'll probably grab an iPhone5S in a month or two, when all the insanity has passed. I always have to decide whether to go through Apple, or AT&T. Last time I went through the local AT&T Store and wasn't very happy with the experience. I think this time I may just stop by the Apple Store in Ridgedale Mall (Minnesota).
    Last year when my 2 yr with AT&T was up, I upgraded from the 4 (same as yours) to the 5. I thought waiting 4 weeks after the release date would make it easy and I could walk into any store and pick one up no problem. Not so. Every AT&T store and Apple Store I called was out of stock. I had to go online at 10pm when the Apple stores updated their stock and order for store pickup. Took 3 or 4 nights of failed attempts before I could get 2 (for my wife and myself). This year may be different with the 5c option possibly alleviating some of the demand for the 5s. So, you might be ok. But, if your contract is up and you can order a phone for in-store pick up, go for it. Why wait?
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