1. deadp1xel's Avatar
    So yesterday I had to take my iPhone 4 in because my back plate was moving a little and making a creaking noise. I handed it over to the genius, and she came back saying I needed a new screws, and that it should be good as new. She then told me how she noticed I was running iOS 5, asked me how I liked it, blah blah blah. Then I casually asked her when the new iPhone was coming out. I didn't expect a response, but she leaned a little closer, and said "it won't be out until december". So I probed further, and said that I was expecting it at the ipod touch launch in September, and she replied with "nope, it will be december". She seemed really confident, and sure. The way she said it didn't seem like it was a personal guess, but based on some sort of insider info. Take it for what it is, but it's still pretty interesting.
    07-17-2011 09:04 PM
  2. v1nn1e's Avatar
    Innnnnteresting! I know what Santa better freaking bring me for Christmas. Just saying.
    07-17-2011 10:22 PM
  3. deadp1xel's Avatar
    I hope she's wrong lol. I want it yesterday lol.
    07-17-2011 10:28 PM
  4. iamjose's Avatar
    Yeah... I got my gf a $300 apple gift card for her birthday so she could buy the white iPhone 4 with her upgrade in April. Then she said she wanted to wait until June. Then September. She's gonna be pissed if it's December.


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    07-17-2011 10:43 PM
  5. grunt0300's Avatar
    I didn't want to post anything that i wasn't sure of, but i heard the same thing from my "inside guy". He's an Apple/Mac repairman who works for them. Well, it may be a merry Christmas after all!
    07-17-2011 11:02 PM
  6. ghostface147's Avatar
    These people don't know anymore than you, myself, or those silly "analysts". No way a lowly (in the company) Genius or repairman is in the know. If anything, report that Genius for speculating to a customer, which is against Apple policy and grounds for termination.
    07-18-2011 12:31 AM
  7. deadp1xel's Avatar
    These people don't know anymore than you, myself, or those silly "analysts". No way a lowly (in the company) Genius or repairman is in the know. If anything, report that Genius for speculating to a customer, which is against Apple policy and grounds for termination.
    Why would I want to get someone fired? She was polite, and helped me out. Why would I turn around, and be a D*ck to someone for no reason? Especially when it is very hard to get a job right now.
    07-18-2011 12:33 AM
  8. ghostface147's Avatar
    Why would I want to get someone fired? Especially when it is very hard to get a job right now.
    Because knowing how hard it is to get a job, it's essential you don't mess it up by doing something against company policy. Dog eat dog world. There are plenty in line who could step in that are qualified.

    Anyways, this person has no clue on when things are coming out. It'll be out when it is.
    07-18-2011 01:05 AM
  9. Adhiboy's Avatar
    Because knowing how hard it is to get a job, it's essential you don't mess it up by doing something against company policy. Dog eat dog world. There are plenty in line who could step in that are qualified.

    Anyways, this person has no clue on when things are coming out. It'll be out when it is.
    It amazes me how sure of yourself you sound, like you were there. OP said she said it confidently, like she was sure.

    This isn't the first time I've heard December, but that makes me wonder if Apple will announce it in Sptember. Dammit, I was supposed to get my iPhone 5 in June!
    07-18-2011 02:00 AM
  10. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I agree with Ghost. This is rubbish. They don't know when it is coming out and should be held accountable for misleading customers.
    07-18-2011 02:42 AM
  11. Eileen89's Avatar
    Anyways, this person has no clue on when things are coming out. It'll be out when it is.
    I agree with you. I always take what I hear from the reps with a grain of salt.
    07-18-2011 05:29 AM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    We asked a lady at the Apple genius bar back in March when the new iPhone was coming out and she said July in a very "certain" manner...she also told me that the thunderbolt hard drives would be available in April, lmao.

    I put little to no stock in the "inside knowledge" of the Apple store employees.
    07-18-2011 07:51 AM
  13. Garz's Avatar
    These people don't know anymore than you, myself, or those silly "analysts". No way a lowly (in the company) Genius or repairman is in the know. If anything, report that Genius for speculating to a customer, which is against Apple policy and grounds for termination.

    Agreed. They don't have any inside info. And it is against company policy for any Apple store employee to speculate
    07-18-2011 10:05 AM
  14. tlo07's Avatar
    Aarrrgg! This is getting as painful as waiting for the white iPhone 4 was! Why would Apple want to drag this too far out from their usual June release time and risk people getting bored and upgrading to something else? I'm hoping they announce in August and release in September.
    07-18-2011 10:50 AM
  15. BLiNK's Avatar
    i do not think Apple "wants" to drag it out by any means. however, i do think Apple "wants" to make sure they are going to release a great product and if that means we have to wait until September, October, November or December.. so be it

    i am getting sick & tired of these rumors. i'm 'bout to start kicking my dog every time i read anything of the likes-Michael Vick style!
    07-18-2011 02:56 PM
  16. Garz's Avatar
    i do not think Apple "wants" to drag it out by any means. however, i do think Apple "wants" to make sure they are going to release a great product and if that means we have to wait until September, October, November or December.. so be it

    i am getting sick & tired of these rumors. i'm 'bout to start kicking my dog every time i read anything of the likes-Michael Vick style!
    I think the release to fall was on purpose by Apple. Could you imagine if Apple released a new iPhone just 4 months after Vzn released the i4? I blame the fall release on Vzn.
    07-18-2011 03:02 PM
  17. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Well at any rate, I don't have interest in getting someone fired. Couldn't live with that on my conscious
    07-18-2011 11:49 PM
  18. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Blah Tapatalk messed up my post. Was supposed to include this bgr article http://www.bgr.com/2011/07/18/apple-...end-of-summer/
    07-18-2011 11:50 PM
  19. Eileen89's Avatar
    Blah Tapatalk messed up my post. Was supposed to include this bgr article Apple to launch low-priced iPhone for $350, iPhone 4S/5 end of summer
    Thanks for the link, I found it interesting even though I'm not happy that they stated the form factor might be staying the same on the new iPhone. I want a larger screen...
    07-19-2011 09:45 AM
  20. BLiNK's Avatar
    if a larger screen means loss of battery and retina display then HELL.NO.

    now.. what i am really looking forward to is a status light--OMG! i cannot wait!! yipppeeee!!!
    07-19-2011 10:47 AM
  21. Eileen89's Avatar
    if a larger screen means battery loss then HELL.NO.

    now.. what i am really looking forward to is a status light--OMG! i cannot wait!! yipppeeee!!!
    A status light also means battery loss.
    07-19-2011 10:49 AM
  22. dsmith3427's Avatar
    A status light also means battery loss.
    Not nearly as much battery loss from having to unlock the phone and light up the screen just to see if you missed something.
    07-19-2011 11:41 AM
  23. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    A status light also means battery loss.
    LED light would make a very, very negligible difference in battery life...
    07-19-2011 11:41 AM
  24. pizzafootbal's Avatar
    LOL That's awesome! The Apple employees are pretty coolio
    07-19-2011 11:45 AM
  25. Eileen89's Avatar
    LED light would make a very, very negligible difference in battery life...
    I would guess that it takes power for it to continuously flash and therefore would have an impact on the battery life. Maybe not much, but it does to some extent.


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    07-19-2011 03:12 PM
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