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The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: wickedsteve
Date: July 31, 2011 01:41PM
Is anyone else around here going crazy? My contract ended in June and just about all I can think about is getting an iPhone 5. I know it is stupid. I guess I never learned to have any patience. banghead smiley
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 31, 2011 01:51PM
I've yet to own an iPhone. Even so, life goes on pretty much as it always has.



It is what it is.
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: graylocks
Date: July 31, 2011 02:04PM
it's the iPhone Jones.



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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: SteveO
Date: July 31, 2011 02:07PM
I'm also excited about the 5. My original has served me well for a good 4 years now, but it's time for something Six Million Dollar-Mannish.
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: haikuman
Date: July 31, 2011 02:21PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
I've yet to own an iPhone. Even so, life goes on pretty much as it always has.

Egggactly... I also have never owned an iPhone

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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: davester
Date: July 31, 2011 02:30PM
Well, I own an iPhone already, and unless it can transform itself into a full-size working Cylon #6, I could care less about the iPhone 5 (about which we know nothing). In the immortal words of William Shatner, "Get a life!"



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 31, 2011 02:32PM
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SteveO
I'm also excited about the 5. My original has served me well for a good 4 years now, but it's time for something Six Million Dollar-Mannish.

You may need to change your forum nick to SteveA after getting the 5. smiling smiley



It is what it is.
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: New Guy
Date: July 31, 2011 02:36PM
I'm waiting for an iPhone monthly cell phone payment that's not more than my monthy car payment.

I maybe waiting for a very, very long time...

New Guy
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: testcase
Date: July 31, 2011 02:37PM
Didn't you see the news release?




iPhone5 release has been pushed back until 2012!




Now come in off the ledge......
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: jdc
Date: July 31, 2011 02:39PM
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New Guy
I'm waiting for an iPhone monthly cell phone payment that's not more than my monthy car payment.

I maybe waiting for a very, very long time...

New Guy

Ummm, I think you might be over estimating by a bit =).

its $15 for the 200 meg data plan. more than enough for just about anyone.

Wife and I dropped our minutes from 900 to 700 then added 2 data plans and the bill is the same -- but now we have iPhones =)





Edited 999 time(s). Last edit at 12:08PM by jdc.
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 31, 2011 02:48PM
Even so, life goes on pretty much as it always has.

And why wouldn't it.

I know several people who've only recently got a 'Phone, all iPhone 4s, and they are amazed. They do a lot more now that they've met the iOS, and truly enjoy the 'Phone for work or play. They've had "phones" before and they've always been "good enough", in the John Wayne "I just make phone calls" tradition.

Now they've found they can do far more than that, and use the 'Phone for more work and play then they ever imagined. I tell them "Welcome to the world of a visionary".

My 3GS feels long in the tooth, and navigating from podcast to timer to Mail to music feels slow now, with only 2G of free space. My contract was up in February and att wouldn't let me get a 4 without penalty, even though others who bought when I did, were allowed.

So I'm ready for a 5, 4GS, whatever. With a faster processor than the 4 I'm hoping to see some real improvement in navigation speed. And the better screen and camera than my 'Phone will be welcome too.

When the first 'Phone was about to be announced, I didn't care if it had a camera or not. But since getting the 2G, I've used the camera a lot, and the 4 takes outstanding pictures.






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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 31, 2011 02:57PM
They do a lot more now that they've met the iOS

Where can I meet him/her/it? Sounds pretty life-changing! Does he/she/it work at the iStore? the iMarket? iCityHall? I'm hoping it comes with a servant so I can find a lot more time in the day to do more.
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: New Guy
Date: July 31, 2011 03:02PM
jdc,

"Ummm, I think you might be over estimating by a bit =)."

Anyone who I know who owns one (I actually would like an iPhone) spends over $125 a month on it. Currently I have a non-contract T-Mobile plan that sets me back a whopping $30 (flat fee, no extra costs, taxes, etc.) a month. Am I missing anything or is there a iPhone plan out there that's as inexpensive as mine? confused smiley

New Guy

Note: In my monthly plan I get 1500 minutes and 2gb.
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 31, 2011 03:10PM
it's the iPhone Jones.

I've one one since the 2G, and now the 3GS.

So I've got the 'Phones Jones.


You may need to change your forum nick to SteveA after getting the 5.

LOL, or maybe SteveO-M-G.


In the immortal words of William Shatner, "Get a life!"

Most of us already have a nice one. And improved tech often makes it nicer. And I'm secure enough to say I'm really looking forward to the next 'Phone.

I'm comfortable with 450 minutes that rollover, grandfathered unlimited data (though I could probably live well on 2Gs), corporate discount, and $5 for 200 texts.

I'd like the Mobile to Any Mobile Free plan, but even though I keep my unlimited data, I have to get the $15 unlimited messaging, which I have absolutely no need for.

So the only car payment less than my bill is no car payment.

<assume appropriate smilie(s) inserted here>






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 31, 2011 03:32PM
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New Guy
Anyone who I know who owns one (I actually would like an iPhone) spends over $125 a month on it. Currently I have a non-contract T-Mobile plan that sets me back a whopping $30 (flat fee, no extra costs, taxes, etc.) a month. Am I missing anything or is there a iPhone plan out there that's as inexpensive as mine? confused smiley

New Guy

Note: In my monthly plan I get 1500 minutes and 2gb.

yes, it would be more expensive for an iphone. my plan costs me about $70/month.



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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: wickedsteve
Date: July 31, 2011 03:40PM
I am crossing my fingers for 1GB of RAM and 64GB of storage in the next revision.
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 31, 2011 03:56PM
Where can I meet him/her/it?

For starters, you'd have to come to CA. But if you look, you can probably find similar examples where you are.


Sounds pretty life-changing!

It has been. Maybe not like the toaster, power windows, DVD, or electric starter, but to a person, none of them want to go back to their old phones! None.


Does he/she/it work at the iStore? the iMarket? iCityHall?

None of them work at the iStore or iMarket. Some of them work for the County and the City, but not iCityHall. Two of them work at home, managing the home and children.


I'm hoping it comes with a servant so I can find a lot more time in the day to do more.

Learn to use it (which isn't difficult at all) and it *is* the servant.

---

My bill is about $60, plus various taxes, although the 'Phone actually costs me more than that considering the various apps I buy. When I lose my corporate discount, it'll cost more.

And I'm ok with that.






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: graylocks
Date: July 31, 2011 04:49PM
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New Guy

Anyone who I know who owns one (I actually would like an iPhone) spends over $125 a month on it..

Then you need to get out more. My total ATT monthly is $102 for one iPhone with 200mb data and 200 texts plus my son's non-smartphone line with 1500 texts and Smartlimits on his account. We share 550 minutes.



"Success isn't about how much money you make. It is about the difference you make in people's lives."--Michelle Obama
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: Mac-A-Matic
Date: July 31, 2011 06:17PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
I've yet to own an iPhone. Even so, life goes on pretty much as it always has.

Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: abevilac
Date: July 31, 2011 08:42PM
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graylocks
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New Guy

Anyone who I know who owns one (I actually would like an iPhone) spends over $125 a month on it..

Then you need to get out more. My total ATT monthly is $102 for one iPhone with 200mb data and 200 texts plus my son's non-smartphone line with 1500 texts and Smartlimits on his account. We share 550 minutes.
agree smiley I've got about the same set up for about the same price; I'd never spend $125/mo on one phone.

I also agree w/ the OP. I am ready for an iPhone 5 right now! but I guess we'll just have to wait...
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: SteveO
Date: July 31, 2011 10:36PM
SteveA, SteveO-M-G...LOL. Good stuff!

Just as a sidenote, yes you can have an iPhone for $50/month with an unlimited talk, text and web. Thanks to rgG.

I'll agree wholeheartedly with the comments above. Once you've owned an iPhone or I'd guess any smartphone...all other phones seem pretty useless. A smartphone really makes my life a lot easier...then there's that famous Apple UX we all so dearly love (sips Kool-Aid). I'll be glad when it's all the more convenient and exponentially faster with a 64gb iPhone 5! pimp smiley
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: Rolando
Date: July 31, 2011 11:28PM
I am dying for a new iphone. My Original has a 4-8 hour battery life, depending on how I use it. I need my Nano4g for long trips. The screen has grey spots from too many drops. My finances prevented me getting the latest model until January, then I starting seeing rumors of a larger screen. I decided to wait until the regular update in Spring. Now I am really really wanting a new phone, but not right now.

I will wait!
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: wickedsteve
Date: August 01, 2011 08:36AM
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davester
In the immortal words of William Shatner, "Get a life!"

Wow. Is it just me or did this forum used to be a lot friendlier?
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: davester
Date: August 01, 2011 09:03AM
Friendlier? My post had no intent other than humor. I don't see how it could be interpreted as unfriendly, any more than William Shatner's comedy bit.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 01, 2011 09:12AM
[www.youtube.com]
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: New Guy
Date: August 01, 2011 09:28AM
Thanks for the link Fritz, that is classic!

New Guy
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: Anthony
Date: August 01, 2011 09:46AM
Rumors it is delayed until October... smiling smiley



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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: August 01, 2011 11:07AM
We have rearranged our monthly finances a bit for Mrs. Z to get an iPhone 5, as her Touch + regular cell is just not cutting it anymore after many years. Great thing about waiting so long up 'til now is another few months is no big deal.
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: the_poochies
Date: August 01, 2011 11:47AM
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Fritz
[www.youtube.com]

I love the video, but FYI, it's NSFW.
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: wickedsteve
Date: August 01, 2011 02:36PM
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davester
Friendlier? My post had no intent other than humor. I don't see how it could be interpreted as unfriendly, any more than William Shatner's comedy bit.

So you thought telling me to get a life would make me laugh? Is that how you take it when someone tells you to get a life? "Get a life" is just a rude way of trivializing something. The Will Shatner bit was not the origin, it was a parody of rude people who actually tell others to get a life. Never mind. Don't bother replying, I just figured out who "Ignore this user" is for.
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 01, 2011 06:32PM
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wickedsteve
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davester
Friendlier? My post had no intent other than humor. I don't see how it could be interpreted as unfriendly, any more than William Shatner's comedy bit.

So you thought telling me to get a life would make me laugh? Is that how you take it when someone tells you to get a life? "Get a life" is just a rude way of trivializing something. The Will Shatner bit was not the origin, it was a parody of rude people who actually tell others to get a life. Never mind. Don't bother replying, I just figured out who "Ignore this user" is for.

Noted as an impartial observer:

- davester's effort to provide context for the "get a life" comment by referencing the infamous Shatner skit would seem to support his assertion that the comment was made in jest.

- you yourself in your original OP admit that your reaction to the impending iPhone 5 release is "stupid."



It is what it is.
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: wickedsteve
Date: August 01, 2011 10:35PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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wickedsteve
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davester
Friendlier? My post had no intent other than humor. I don't see how it could be interpreted as unfriendly, any more than William Shatner's comedy bit.

So you thought telling me to get a life would make me laugh? Is that how you take it when someone tells you to get a life? "Get a life" is just a rude way of trivializing something. The Will Shatner bit was not the origin, it was a parody of rude people who actually tell others to get a life. Never mind. Don't bother replying, I just figured out who "Ignore this user" is for.

Noted as an impartial observer:

- davester's effort to provide context for the "get a life" comment by referencing the infamous Shatner skit would seem to support his assertion that the comment was made in jest.

- you yourself in your original OP admit that your reaction to the impending iPhone 5 release is "stupid."

Good points. It wouldn't be the first time I over-reacted.
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: wickedsteve
Date: August 02, 2011 03:32PM
Davester, I offer an apology if you will accept it. I am sorry.
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Re: The iPhone 5 wait is killing me
Posted by: davester
Date: August 02, 2011 06:40PM
Apology accepted, and I'm sorry if I inadvertently offended you.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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