1. Shulaw1999's Avatar
    I feel the same way, in this day and age my satisfaction for all things tech, or maybe just my mobile devices is incurable. He/she should be given an award for holding onto his 3g for so long

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    Jumped the gun my friend you just assembled it you deserve this upgrade for holding out so long. Hell they should have sent you a free one... Lol and i think your wife's just jealous because you cuddle with siri at night while shes left in the cold with no covers
    Unlike my wife, Siri understands why it was time to upgrade from the 3G. Wife's philosophy = upgrade not needed because if it ain't broke, why fix it. She is still carrying around a motorola Razr - First generation. I'm now going to ask Siri why I got married in the first place. Then I will ask Siri where I can find my lost manhood.

    Still have my 3G - I bring it when I go running. Don't want to sweat up the nice new one. Figure the 911 function will still work in case of an emergency.
    10-19-2012 11:14 PM
  2. Betterist's Avatar
    It is the phone for people who care about the phone. I got a 5 and returned it so I could switch to Verizon. Now that I'm back on the 4S, yeah its heavier and the screen is not the perfect size. Folders are smaller. Other than that, no difference. Not worth an upgrade unless you're a fanboy. Definitely not worth an early upgrade. That said, I'm a fanboy. I missed the first iphone because I was a poor college student. I've had everyone since. That said, the iphone 5 is the first complete iphone. Its weaknesses aren't glaring. Wireless charging and NFC would be nice, but they aren't a necessity this year.
    10-19-2012 11:35 PM
  3. Rickcwilson's Avatar
    Loving mine. Upgrades front 4 and I enjoy the features like Siri and better camera, but if I had a 4s I prob wouldn't see much reason to upgrade. I do enjoy the added screen space though...for apps that have actually been upgraded unlike this one
    10-20-2012 12:09 AM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    Only that apple, KNOWING that the vast majority of its loyal followers had multitudes of 30 pin accessories should have had the adapters ready on release day. That and they should have included one adapter with the phone.
    But Apple, knowing that your new phone used the lightning connector, and giving you a lightning cable, had to figure that was enough... shees... everybody's always got their hand out looking for something for nothing.

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    So tell me Sean, were you born a jacka$$ or do you practice in front of the mirror every day?

    ;-p
    If you think he's one... then you must think I'm one too... and there must be a lot of us around here... I think he's spot on on this one... no free lunch. You want something, PAY FOR IT. Shees...
    10-20-2012 12:46 AM
  5. salscott's Avatar
    The 30 pin was old technology, and was causing issues with my 4s.
    It's like going from betamax to VHS. Embrace it before dvd's come out.
    10-20-2012 12:53 AM
  6. zrxoa1's Avatar
    I have paid for it. I bought two extra lightning cables at $19.97 each, plus tax. ( Verizon store price ). I just think that apple should have shown better appreciation (adapter in box with phone) and respect (at least have the dang things available when phone went on sale!!!!) for their loyal customers.
    10-20-2012 01:02 AM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    I have paid for it. I bought two extra lightning cables at $19.97 each, plus tax. ( Verizon store price ). I just think that apple should have shown better appreciation (adapter in box with phone) and respect (at least have the dang things available when phone went on sale!!!!) for their loyal customers.
    Well, it wasn't free, it wasn't included in the box, and it wasn't available at launch time. And yet, the sun still came up every day since the iPhone 5 launched... imagine that.
    10-20-2012 01:07 AM
  8. zrxoa1's Avatar
    I wonder what it feels like to have ones nose so far up Steve Job's rear end??? Hmmm , I guess I'll never know...

    :-p
    10-20-2012 01:24 AM
  9. Fausty82's Avatar
    I wonder what it feels like to have ones nose so far up Steve Job's rear end??? Hmmm , I guess I'll never know...
    :-p
    Now who's being a jack@$$? We're talking about a phone and an adapter. Nothing here worth getting all bent about... it is what it is... if you're unhappy, take your wallet out and vote for something else. There are hundreds of android phones... there are still iPhones with the 30 pin connectors available... there are even flip phones available... time to get over this one, man.
    10-20-2012 01:31 AM
  10. zrxoa1's Avatar
    LOL. Did you not see the " :-p ". I was just messing with you. Yes, we disagree. But like you said, it is what it is. We will not agree on this but I am not taking it personally.
    10-20-2012 01:40 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Not everyone is flush with cash like you, D
    (Laughing)...Whatever! Retirement is good, but not great...
    10-20-2012 10:34 AM
  12. Guacho's Avatar
    Definitely in love with the device, but I was a little let down by iOS 6.

    Either way, best phone I've owned.
    Same here, besides Maps I sometimes have a hard time remembering what changed from 5.1.1 to 6.0..
    This is one sexy phone though..
    10-20-2012 11:27 AM
  13. kilcher's Avatar
    If you're not impressed with the 5 go back and use your old phone for a while. I'm guessing you'll be more impressed than you realize.


    Follow me on the Twitter! @_jorts
    10-20-2012 12:19 PM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    So tell me Sean, were you born a jacka$$ or do you practice in front of the mirror every day?

    ;-p
    I guess that's one way to avoid the point...

    All I'm saying is this, if a few bucks is hurting you as much as it seems from some of the b*tching and moaning that comes from some of you guys, get a better job.

    Alas, some of you will literally complain about anything. I personally prefer to enjoy life, but that's just me.

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    LOL. Did you not see the " :-p ". I was just messing with you. Yes, we disagree. But like you said, it is what it is. We will not agree on this but I am not taking it personally.
    You simply use that ";-p" so you have an out later...but it's ok, I'm sure some people still think it's a joke, so you're still safe for the time being...lol.
    10-20-2012 12:31 PM
  15. Vanti's Avatar
    Unlike my wife, Siri understands why it was time to upgrade from the 3G. Wife's philosophy = upgrade not needed because if it ain't broke, why fix it. She is still carrying around a motorola Razr - First generation. I'm now going to ask Siri why I got married in the first place. Then I will ask Siri where I can find my lost manhood.

    Still have my 3G - I bring it when I go running. Don't want to sweat up the nice new one. Figure the 911 function will still work in case of an emergency.
    Oh how i do dislike people who use that phrase. Well if she truly has that mentality then presuming she drives a car you should withhold her car keys and tell her to walk or get a horse because both those things arent broken and dont need fixing.....
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    10-20-2012 12:31 PM
  16. LCW's Avatar
    I will admit though - when you get right down to it, just the larger screen and better quality/saturation of the new display make it worth it to me.
    sianaNZ likes this.
    10-20-2012 01:09 PM
  17. salscott's Avatar
    LOL. Did you not see the " :-p ". I was just messing with you. Yes, we disagree. But like you said, it is what it is. We will not agree on this but I am not taking it personally.
    The issue isn't your dissatisfaction in your iphone. Who cares, everyone should patronize the companies of their choice.
    Your focus on the 30 pin is odd. The new technology charges faster for me,connects easier and I don't have some issues that I had with the 30 pin. Having said that, if you can read...you knew this was the case before purchasing the phone. I'm pissed I can't place my Kiss 8 track in my new car...but technology moves on.
    10-20-2012 02:17 PM
  18. zrxoa1's Avatar
    The issue isn't your dissatisfaction in your iphone. Who cares, everyone should patronize the companies of their choice.
    Your focus on the 30 pin is odd. The new technology charges faster for me,connects easier and I don't have some issues that I had with the 30 pin. Having said that, if you can read...you knew this was the case before purchasing the phone. I'm pissed I can't place my Kiss 8 track in my new car...but technology moves on.
    Can some of you not read. Really?? Never once did I complain about the replacement of the 30 pin connector. As a matter of fact, I stated I was fine with the change. Also, I think many of you are such fanboys that your vision is clouded.

    Sean, I was just messing with you. I am used to a forum where we poke at each other a lot. All in fun. We disagree a lot and call each other names, but at the end of the day we will all gladly set down and buy each other a beer. Know what I mean?

    I don't see any mutual understanding coming in this thread anytime soon, so I am out of this thread. No need to keep banging my head against a wall of fanboys.

    And for the post above mentioning trying a different phone in order to appreciate this Five, not needed. I think it is just that both the Verizon system is hurting around here and I have a feeling the CDMA version of the Five simply doesn't work as well as the regular gsm version. I mean I am on LTE on the fastest phone out, yet I have to refresh over and over again in this forum to get the pages to load. I post and the phone takes forever to do anything.

    I am going to try a Straight talk sim in it to experiment and see if it is the carrier or the phone and respond accordingly.
    10-20-2012 02:39 PM
  19. salscott's Avatar
    You were fine with the change? Read your very own posts complaining about the cost and inconvenience. When posting, have a point...it makes it so much more interesting for everyone else.
    10-20-2012 02:48 PM
  20. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I don't see any mutual understanding coming in this thread anytime soon, so I am out of this thread. No need to keep banging my head against a wall of fanboys.
    You're proving my point for me.
    10-20-2012 02:54 PM
  21. WildCatStud333's Avatar
    I love my 5. It's an amazing device. I've only had one problem n that's the clock automatically changing. Lol. I had the gs3 before just wanting to try something new. Took it back after a week n got my 5. Never switch to android again.


    Tapped out on my 5
    10-20-2012 02:57 PM
  22. Fausty82's Avatar
    well, this was certainly an entertaining and uplifting discussion. #fail
    10-20-2012 03:55 PM
  23. iPhoneandJesusLover's Avatar
    I don't know about you, but I'm impressed with the five.
    I'm pretty much impressed with all Apple products, except for Macs.
    Anyway, when I read the title of this thread, it reminded me of the Olympic gymnast who competed this last summer. Moreover, she was not impressed about here second place result. For more info, do a google search of Makayla's not impressed and you will discover what I mean.

    At the moment, one of Apple's new iPod ads is airing. They did a great job.
    10-20-2012 04:27 PM
  24. zrxoa1's Avatar
    You were fine with the change? Read your very own posts complaining about the cost and inconvenience. When posting, have a point...it makes it so much more interesting for everyone else.
    Ok there Salscott.... I complained that there are no adapters available. You CANNOT buy an adapter right now, can you?? If you can set there and tell us that you are perfectly fine with the fact that you cannot buy an adapter, then you are nothing but a fanboy. Apple could do anything and you would defend them.

    No where in this thread did I say I was against the new port. No where. I said they should have been available on release day. I think it would have been cool of Apple to toss one in the box, yes! But I knew that wasn't the case when I bought the phone.

    I do not have any docks as I am an android guy. I do have MANY cheap 30 pin cables from eBay so yes, I was hoping to pick up cheap adapters so I could use those cables. I did buy two extra Lightning cables because I needed them.

    Apple, in MY OPINION, has worked harder on shutting down those auctions on eBay than they have getting the adapters out to their customers. Many whom are waiting for them for use in their home sound system docks and cars and such. Me? I could care less if they ever come out. I don't NEED one. I am just voicing MY OPINION. Many here seem threatened by those opinions that don't match their own.

    Now back to the ORIGINAL topic of this thread, I have a bit of an update...

    My sim cutter came today. Included were several adapters. So I proceeded to freak my 21 yr old out when I yanked his full size sim out of his iPhone using straight talk sim. I cut his sim down to nano size and stuck it in my Verizon Five. A quick stop by the apn website and my phone was up and running on AT&T 4g. I was able to surf faster and show better signal (for what that's worth) with the new sim in. Speedtest app showed downloads of nearly 6mbps with uploads around 3mbps.

    I then took the newly cut sim and put it in an adapter and back into my terrified boys iPhone. It is working perfectly.

    So tomorrow I will pick up a straight talk sim for me and try it out for a month. If I feel the phone then works as was expected, I will begin working on making the jump to AT&T. That will be the tough part. I might have to go alone and leave the rest of the family on Verizon. At least for awhile. Three lines are under contract and will be subject to ETFs.

    Once I get some AT&T usage under my belt next week, I will report back, in case anyone is interested. Now, it is my understanding (so please correct me if I am wrong!!) that I should have same experience as a real AT&T customer, yes? As far as service and speeds?
    10-20-2012 05:01 PM
  25. Shulaw1999's Avatar
    Oh how i do dislike people who use that phrase. Well if she truly has that mentality then presuming she drives a car you should withhold her car keys and tell her to walk or get a horse because both those things arent broken and dont need fixing.....
    I'll have Siri tell her that ...

    Oh, and I just received my Lightning/30 pin adapter. Life is grand. See below ( ignore messy house - 3 kids cause that. Plus Siri hasn't learned the "Clean My House" function yet).
    Attached Thumbnails Is anyone else just not thrilled or impressed with the Five?-image.jpg  
    10-20-2012 06:02 PM
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