1. Fausty82's Avatar
    is iphone 5 really worth the wait, will the camera be better??
    battery life?? and will the sim be a microchip?? iv never had iphone before but i want to buy the iphone 5 it seems cool, can anyone give me advice, i want to keep my current pay as you go deal and number but with and iphone 5 but is that possible?? and roughly what would be a pay as you go deal with iphone 5??
    How the h311 do we know those answers? Apple has not announced it yet...

    What say we wait until Apple announces the phone... and then see what the carriers do in terms of plans/paygo, etc? Doesn't that sound like a plan?
    08-05-2011 03:56 PM
  2. sting7k's Avatar
    I wouldn't be surprised if the price goes down. Seems like a prime time to do it. Pent up demand for a new model being released later than normal. Combined CDMA/GSM chipset (assuming it has this) will mean one model for everyone and Apple can drive the price down to make them in mass quantities.
    08-05-2011 04:06 PM
  3. jrpierce's Avatar
    Does anyone see Apple/AT&T allowing people who bought the iPhone 4 when it was released to re-up their contract early and get the cheaper price? They did with the 3Gs didn't they?
    08-08-2011 04:02 AM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Does anyone see Apple/AT&T allowing people who bought the iPhone 4 when it was released to re-up their contract early and get the cheaper price? They did with the 3Gs didn't they?
    They've always offered an "early upgrade" price, which is not as cheap as the base line price for a new contract, but it's still something (i believe the iPhone 4's 16GB early upgrade price was $399).
    08-08-2011 06:54 AM
  5. Ham Solo's Avatar
    Does anyone see Apple/AT&T allowing people who bought the iPhone 4 when it was released to re-up their contract early and get the cheaper price? They did with the 3Gs didn't they?
    I would be surprised if they didn't. I'm sure hoping they do.
    08-08-2011 11:05 AM
  6. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    Didn't AT&T do that with the 4 IIRC?
    08-08-2011 11:29 AM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    Didn't AT&T do that with the 4 IIRC?
    I really don't remember... but I know that AT&T has historically adjusted your "upgrade date". IIRC, if you were due for an upgrade in the subsequent 6 months or so, they would allow you to upgrade early. Normally, your upgrade is based on monthly $$ spent but was based on 21 months from the last upgrade. With the historical release of the iPhone in June, AT&T would allow anyone due for an upgrade within the current physical year (up to Dec 31) to do the upgrade at launch time.

    Not sure what they will do now...
    08-08-2011 12:40 PM
  8. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    I looked it up ha AT&T, I'm sure at Apple's request, pushed your upgrade date up to the release date of the iPhone 4 if your upgrade was anytime during 2011.
    08-08-2011 01:38 PM
  9. Fausty82's Avatar
    I looked it up ha AT&T, I'm sure at Apple's request, pushed your upgrade date up to the release date of the iPhone 4 if your upgrade was anytime during 2010.
    There. I fixe it for you.
    08-08-2011 03:57 PM
  10. Raptor007's Avatar
    LTE Radio prices will be coming down and with the 2nd Gen chips will also be less power hungry and fit better into the iPhone. So if Apple is not going to put a larger screen and no LTE then its really not an IP5, its more like IP4.5 (like AT&T's 4G is really 3.5G). It should not be a question of matching specs for the sake of it, but it does matter if you are trying to actually offer a more competitive product. If you want to live in 2009 iPhone design then that's cool I am happy for you. For my needs I do want and need a larger display and since Verizon has made it clear that their entire network will be LTE ONLY in the near future as they want to phase our 3G Apple will need to get on with LTE, more memory and better displays.

    Innovation is what drives companies so hopefully we will see some great innovations.
    09-10-2011 04:30 PM
  11. boomhower1820's Avatar
    LTE Radio prices will be coming down and with the 2nd Gen chips will also be less power hungry and fit better into the iPhone. So if Apple is not going to put a larger screen and no LTE then its really not an IP5, its more like IP4.5 (like AT&T's 4G is really 3.5G). It should not be a question of matching specs for the sake of it, but it does matter if you are trying to actually offer a more competitive product. If you want to live in 2009 iPhone design then that's cool I am happy for you. For my needs I do want and need a larger display and since Verizon has made it clear that their entire network will be LTE ONLY in the near future as they want to phase our 3G Apple will need to get on with LTE, more memory and better displays.

    Innovation is what drives companies so hopefully we will see some great innovations.
    2015 is there target date for complete coverage. Even then they will keep the 3G network turned on for quite a while.
    09-14-2011 03:14 AM
  12. Premium1's Avatar
    2015 is there target date for complete coverage. Even then they will keep the 3G network turned on for quite a while.
    Last I heard they were shooting for 2013.
    09-14-2011 10:11 AM
  13. Eileen89's Avatar
    iPhone 5 Price Starts from $425
    Dream much?
    09-14-2011 10:40 AM
  14. Premium1's Avatar
    iPhone 5 Price Starts from $425
    Says who? Maybe the cheap low end will be 425 but the high end will be 599 like it has been for years.
    09-14-2011 10:40 AM
  15. ChaosShadow's Avatar
    Says who? Maybe the cheap low end will be 425 but the high end will be 599 like it has been for years.
    I'm assuming these figures represent the unsubsidized cost, right?
    09-14-2011 01:36 PM
  16. Raptor007's Avatar
    Last I heard they were shooting for 2013.
    You are correct, that is Verizon's stated target date for LTE rollout. Plus I do business with them and do actually talk to internal engineers who work on their network roll out.
    09-14-2011 01:37 PM
  17. Raptor007's Avatar
    I know Apple (was it Tim Cook) said they are looking to make the iPhone less expensive, of course that is a wide range of less expensive. They could still sell the 3GS and make that like $0 with a 5 year contract, they could offer the iphone 4 for less since its 15 months old. I do hope the full retail price is less for the upcoming model (paying retail myself) but who really knows what they are doing.
    09-14-2011 01:39 PM
  18. Premium1's Avatar
    I know Apple (was it Tim Cook) said they are looking to make the iPhone less expensive, of course that is a wide range of less expensive. They could still sell the 3GS and make that like $0 with a 5 year contract, they could offer the iphone 4 for less since its 15 months old. I do hope the full retail price is less for the upcoming model (paying retail myself) but who really knows what they are doing.
    It is doubtful the retail price for the new iphone will be any cheaper. Usually the retail price does not change that much if all until the new model comes out. So most likely it will be the same price as the i4 full retail.
    09-14-2011 01:42 PM
  19. adam1882's Avatar
    Man no one knows the prices until apple releases the info. Simples
    09-14-2011 01:51 PM
  20. dcgore's Avatar
    A bizillion...
    09-14-2011 01:55 PM
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