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Cortland
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join:2002-08-24
Miami, FL

First impressions iPhone 5 - very positive

Very fast syncing
Nice looking but prefer shiny surfaces not mat (black phone)
Smells new like machine oil (personally don't like smells)
Very nice to have the extra icons in the first page
Volume of calls OK, volume of speakerphone OK
Very nice headset
Connector has to be shoved in all the way a little hard
Fast AT&T trouble free setup

All in all very nice


loli
Premium
join:2002-08-26
South Richmond Hill, NY
But will it blend?


Cortland
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Miami, FL
reply to Cortland
Also very fast access to Internet


dellsweig
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Campbell Hall, NY
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reply to loli
said by loli:

But will it blend?

the real answer should come today - but here is a placeholder

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBaTjZ5G4hA

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Cortland
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Miami, FL

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Emergency! AT&T activated wrong phone!

Now my new iPhone 5 became my wife's phone and hers is disconnected

I'm going to the AT&T store ASAP to get a new nano sim card for my iphone and a new sim card for my wife's 4S

I placed the original order online with apple.com

I don't know when the mistake crept in, when i ordered or when I activated

The prompts when I got the phone filled in the number, which is similar

I'm an idiot or a pioneer


dellsweig
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said by Cortland:

Now my new iPhone 5 became my wife's phone and hers is disconnected

I'm going to the AT&T store to get a new nano sim card for my iphone and a new sim card for my wife's 4S

I placed the original order online with apple.com

I don't know when the mistakecrept in, when i ordered or when I activated

The prompts whan I got the phone filled in the number, which is similar

I'm an idiot or a pioneer

I love an honest post!!!!!!!

RESTORES YOUR FAITH IN THESE FORUMS
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Thinkdiff
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Bronx, NY
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An honest post? He or AT&T made a mistake with activating the new iPhone on the wrong line so now he has to fix it. And that restored your faith in the forum?

Not trying to start anything.. Just wondering what you're talking about!
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dellsweig
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said by Thinkdiff:

An honest post? He or AT&T made a mistake with activating the new iPhone on the wrong line so now he has to fix it. And that restored your faith in the forum?

BUT he admitted he might have made a mistake!!!!!
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Thinkdiff
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I guess you never saw HyperJoe's Airport card thread, huh?

Although, to be fair.. HJ did blame that on Apple. So maybe you're right afterall
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Jackarino
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Allendale, NJ
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reply to Cortland
GOOD LUCK!

I did the same thing and I have to wait 24hours so VZ can deactivate my sim and re switch numbers since VZ isn't getting Apple Sims for 1 MONTH



Chillin
No i7, no care.
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join:2002-04-22
Johnson City, TN
reply to Cortland

Re: First impressions iPhone 5 - very positive

We got 2 phones, both black 32gb. Mine is perfect. My girlfriends came in with 3 marks on the glass, 2 marks on the side, and one mark on the back. Its like it was assembled with NO care at all. Not sure what they will do for us. She's not real happy.
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bassjunky

join:2005-05-12
Aubrey, TX
Dude, don't you know you won't get laid until you give her your perfect phone and you take hers to hopefully be replaced?


Cortland
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join:2002-08-24
Miami, FL
reply to Cortland

I had purchased the phone under her number

AT&T fixed it for free. They sure pushed Uverse a lot though.


BellBoy
Steven Paul Jobs 1955-2011
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Los Angeles, CA
reply to Cortland

Re: First impressions iPhone 5 - very positive

This thing feels like a mock-up...like it's empty. Sexy as hell though...just have to be careful not to drop it.

The aluminum make makes it kinda slippery in your hand. The glass back of my 4 kinda attached to my hand more.
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bobrk
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San Jose, CA
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reply to Chillin
said by Chillin:

We got 2 phones, both black 32gb. Mine is perfect. My girlfriends came in with 3 marks on the glass, 2 marks on the side, and one mark on the back. Its like it was assembled with NO care at all. Not sure what they will do for us. She's not real happy.

So now it's your phone.


Jackarino
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reply to Cortland
Even though I cannot make calls and send texts due to my phone number issue,

Im extremely happy with the new iphone 5. I love the bigger screen and its noticeably faster than the 4S to be 100% honest

I haven't been able to try out 4G LTE yet since my issue is preventing data for 24 hrs.


Mike
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Pittsburgh, PA
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I don't like the bigger screen at all.

I just might get a 4S.

nm getting used to it


Chillin
No i7, no care.
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Johnson City, TN
reply to Cortland
Painfully slow wifi on these. 450kb. It's not our wifi iMac pulling 22mb
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skeechan
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reply to Cortland
My unopened box is in front of me and I'm actually debating whether or not to return it. $400+iOS6 does not a compelling argument make, especially since getting my trusty iPhone 4 back on 5.1.1 and as of yesterday factory unlocked.

This AT&T return label and StraightTalk are looking more appealing.


Jackarino
YacCity
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Make sure thats what you really want to do!


skeechan
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Getting flix in full screen is getting to be worth the other trouble. In farting around with the replacement youtube app I stumbled across a full upload of Usagi Drop...and am now stuck watching the whole thing using airplay. Mana-chan is irresistible.

Too bad the replacement youtube app relies on mirroring, the quality isn't as good as my iPhone 4's native Youtube app streaming. Guess it doesn't matter though since whatever I would be streaming too would have its own Youtube app (like ATV3).


skeechan
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Wifi (5GHz) is working fine for me, no problem maxing my pipe


Chillin
No i7, no care.
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Johnson City, TN
Cool story


skeechan
Ai Otsukaholic
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Is your phone's wifi still acting up or did it resolve itself.


Chillin
No i7, no care.
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Johnson City, TN
Dozens of tests at sub 600kb. Hit a couple that where 6mb. 2 iPads and 3 iPhones on the network, a iMac and a MacBook Pro and all Normal except my iPhone. So I guess to answer its sketchy.
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asgahsgj678

@cox.net
reply to skeechan
SKeechan Are you in 4g LTE territory? I'd like to see how fast ATt's network is with the IPhone not The WIFI network your connected too. LOL


skeechan
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I'm in 5x5 land so it sucks ass, about 4-5Mb usually. My Verizon MiFi here is easily double that and Clear (WiMax) typically 8Mb.


Zac
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join:2001-09-12
Calgary, AB
reply to Cortland
I'm going to have say, that extra half an inch of screen space makes a big difference when doing emails and long texts, also the lightness of the phone is pretty noticable, Going to have to buy a couple extra lightning cables, one for my car, one for my laptop bag for emergencies.

Kind of surprised that Apple went back to a regular vibrating motor, rather than the Linear Oscillating motor they used in the 4s, I quite liked the feel and quietness of that, but that's just a minor detail. Haven't really done too much playing through everything new the phone has to offer, been waiting most of the day for my phone to finish restoring my iCloud backup, then I'll start playing.

Overall, I'm quite pleased, and even more so that I ordered at like 10:30 the day Telus started accepting Pre-Orders, and my iPhone was shipped at 6:30am today, and was delivered to me at work by noon.

Can't wait to head up to the City and do some LTE speed tests though, I've heard varying results of Telus getting 25-50mbps download and 10-25mbps upload... I'll find out first hand in a week or two.

Otherwise, Congrats and have fun to everyone else who got one! Now to see what battery life is like tomorrow. hehe
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pcdebb
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reply to Mike
said by Mike:

I don't like the bigger screen at all.

I just might get a 4S.

nm getting used to it

i was gonna say....we can switch phones!!!
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AnonFTW

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reply to BellBoy
said by BellBoy:

This thing feels like a mock-up...like it's empty. Sexy as hell though...just have to be careful not to drop it.

The weight and dimensions have me very excited. I felt like a jackass with a 4+" phone strapped to my arm while in the gym or running. Without cinching it down hard enough to cut off my circulation, they would flop everywhere. I don't think that will be a problem with the 5.