1. revtech's Avatar
    Well so much for my predictive powers . . I was planning to wait till the ip5s announcement so I could pick up the 5 at $99 like they usually do. Now no 5 but the $99 ones are all bright colors. Actually I think they look great and look really comfortable to hold, but in my setting the colors would be out of place. The good news is I love the space grey, so 5s here I come . . I'd rather call it gunmetal or something but whatever.
    09-12-2013 09:24 AM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    They have them on display in the Apple store? I was in the one in Atlanta yesterday getting another ac adaptor for my MBP and there was nothing new in there (except signs with the stuff on them).
    09-12-2013 09:31 AM
  3. revtech's Avatar
    No no . . Sorry . . My observations were simply based on the pictures
    09-12-2013 09:35 AM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    No no . . Sorry . . My observations were simply based on the pictures
    Oh ok gotcha, I was gonna say! Though honestly, I bet having them out to "sample" would be good for pre-orders.
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    09-12-2013 10:11 AM
  5. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    Concur with jclisenby about the Apple TV. Get it! Everyone has a different use for it, but my main use is to watch sports. I purchase MLB and NHL subscriptions and stream games. The only issue is trying to choose which game to watch each evening. I use it to watch Netflix and video podcasts like the NBC Nightly News. I guarantee you won't be disappointed by purchasing one.
    09-12-2013 11:25 AM
  6. Alik Malix's Avatar
    . . I'd rather call it gunmetal or something but whatever.
    Wow i was thinking the same thing... Yeh I'm calling mine gun metal too (once I get it)
    09-12-2013 01:34 PM
  7. bunjy's Avatar
    Wow, I don't even know where to begin! I was away on business in a city that had an apple store, not to sound sappy but what an amazingly great experience. I had alot of time to kill so I was in the store about two hours and talked to three associates during my time there. Normally I can't stand salespeople and basically tell them to leave me alone, but these guys were so fascinating to talk to; I'd say they were more like friends sharing their love and excitement for their device rather than salesmen trying to sell me a phone.

    To some of you who frequent the forums you are familiar with my rambling indecision between ip5 and the bb z10 . . no longer. The store experience absolutely sold me. Bright, wide open space, tons of devices to play with, no bulky security clamps on the phone, and salespeople who actually know about and love their device. In contrast I walked across the mall to the vzw store and tried the z10, completely opposite experience in every way; I know I'm buying a phone not an experience, and its not bb's fault, but the device is locked down, the salesperson was not knowledgeable and indifferent, etc.

    I could prob write a tl;dr post (maybe this already is) but two of my concerns were size and what some have called the 'boring' and 'limited' ui . . Both of these were completely obliterated by the opportunity to actually spend unrushed time with the device. Because I was actually able to hold and use the device without security clamps I found that it is actually the perfect size (for me imo). I used to think it should be a tad bigger but it just seemed to fit perfectly. And the ui . . well, not to use a tired phrase . . it just works, and works well. Yes I could figure out the z10, I'm a product design engineer, it wasn't hard to figure out and I wasn't intimidated by it, it was actually pretty cool and neat and fun and 'flowing' . . but things in ios just seemed to be where I thought they should be and worked the way I expected them to work.

    To get back to my original point, the experince is what sold me . . And I never paid much attention to the app argument, because my needs are pretty simple, but when these guys showed me what they could do with this or that favorite app . . wow . . and I'm not talking about fart apps or games, just really cool, useful, beautiful, and functional stuff that just works well because its made for ios.

    Like Sean always says . . . "Get. What. You. Want." . . I'm finally sold; I want an iphone. End of my smartphone drama at last =)
    Apple truly understands branding and marketing. It's not just the product and how you advertise it, it's also how you distribute and package. Apple pays meticulous attention to every customer touch point. The retail experience is a perfect example. From the way the products are displayed, how the stores are laid out, and how the employees interact with the customers. Apple just gets it.
    09-12-2013 11:04 PM
  8. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I just saw this thread and had to add my recent experience. My family has had so many iPods and iPhones over the years and have never had any issues. We have never had to go in to the Apple store for service. I had never been in one to make a purchase either. I had heard amazing things, but just never got around to going into a store. That changed two weekends ago when my daughter's iPhone 4S had the power button break. It was stuck and would not move at all. It was about 10pm on Saturday when it happened. I jumped on my iPad and went to see when we could get in to the Genius Bar. We have an Apple store about 30 minutes away and they had an appointment at 10:40 the next morning. I didn't realize that the store opens for service appointments prior to opening for sales. We got to the store about 10:35 and checked in. I had about 5 minutes to take in everything around me and then we were off with or tech guy. He looked at her iPhone and agreed it the button was not working. We said excuse me for a minute and disappeared into the back. 2 minutes later he was out with a "new" iPhone 4S. It was in just as good of condition as my daughters, if not better. He confirmed that she had everything backed up and began getting her set up on the new iPhone. We were done by 11:00 and that was with my taking 10 minutes to play with the MacBook Air I want so badly.

    Absolutely awesome experience. We were in a bit of a hurry or I would have spent more time and possibly money. Bottom line though is that Apple has the service experience nailed. I never felt like I was going to have to argue with anyone to get the phone fixed or replaced. It was never even a question.
    09-16-2013 04:03 PM
  9. Terry1960's Avatar
    I have to admit, my first trip into an Apple store was a rather pleasant experience. I did suffer from sensory overload, tho.
    09-16-2013 04:07 PM
  10. jclisenby's Avatar
    I saw this thread and was just going back to my first Apple store experience. It was like walking into Heaven for the first time. I've been hooked ever since. Apple nailed the emotional aspect of sales. The Apple Store makes people happier than most places.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    09-16-2013 06:29 PM
  11. Fausty82's Avatar
    I saw this thread and was just going back to my first Apple store experience. It was like walking into Heaven for the first time. I've been hooked ever since. Apple nailed the emotional aspect of sales. The Apple Store makes people happier than most places.

    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    I’m curious. How many times have you been to Heaven?

    But I do know the feeling.
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    09-16-2013 07:42 PM
  12. JadonL's Avatar
    I still haven't had my apple experience. I would love to go soon! Maybe for the iPad!! Once I get some money.
    09-16-2013 11:35 PM
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