1. daneg's Avatar
    So last night I finally got my iphone 5, with apple care. It will be my last upgrade for awhile. I only wanted the 5 for LTE, so I hope to keep it for around 3 or 4 years.

    First using it, kind of had me irritated, it wouldn't let me use my icloud backup because the backup was 6.1.2 and was newer than what was on the phone. So I had to set it up as new. Update it, erase, then start over to use my backup. After that it was ok.

    The other issue, which isn't anything apple did, my gmail doesn't push to my default inbox. I tried every trick posted online and nothing. So someone said I have to get the actual gmail application which sucks because I don't want it, I want the actual mail app, but I also want push.

    Everything else is pretty good! Minus the fact of I bought an SGP ultra crystal. Put the first one on perfectly. Peeled off "FRONT" and took my time doing it, thinking "the display protector doesn't look like it's on...." Sure enough it was stuck to "front". So I used the second and did a less then perfect job. Never had that problem before with any of the ultra crystals I bought (Droid, Iphone 4).
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    03-01-2013 06:45 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Well, congratulations on the purchase of your new iPhone 5 and hopefully, you will get used to it and enjoy it like millions of others enjoy theirs. In regard to gmail, after the January 31st deadline, if you change devices, your gmail exchange will no longer work and you will either have to use Google's Gmail app or open a business account with them. As for the display protector, it's arguably hit or miss.
    03-01-2013 08:52 AM
  3. Raptor007's Avatar
    I have to ask, why did you choose to get the iP5 now instead of waiting for the iP5S? I have an upgrade coming in a month and I am always one to want the latest but would rather get a new iPhone and stick with it for at least 2 years (but I say that every year). So I am asking an honest question since its the age old question, buy now or wait and I know everyone says if you always wait you will always be waiting. Just wondering.
    03-01-2013 10:04 PM
  4. precon22's Avatar










    Well I'm back too. I had my android stint for a bit and just could take it anymore. Gs3 was good (terrible screen) lg Optimus g hella fast but terrible battery life, htc evo lte the only phone that I feel is a great contender amazing screen beautiful pictures and surprisingly fast with jellybean but still has lag. iPhone 5 is the only phone I was happy with and I have no idea why I got rid of my first one. But now I'm back with my white beauty and loving every minute !!!! I posted some pics from my evo lte you be the judge
    zeteo likes this.
    03-02-2013 07:38 PM
  5. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Why do you care? Enjoy the phone OP.
    03-02-2013 09:22 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I have to ask, why did you choose to get the iP5 now instead of waiting for the iP5S? I have an upgrade coming in a month and I am always one to want the latest but would rather get a new iPhone and stick with it for at least 2 years (but I say that every year). So I am asking an honest question since its the age old question, buy now or wait and I know everyone says if you always wait you will always be waiting. Just wondering.
    You act as if the next iteration of iPhone is remotely close...the truth is, who knows when the next iPhone is going to come? It could be June, it could be Sept./Oct. again...in that case you're talking 6 months plus, and to some, that's a pretty lengthy wait for a new device. He said he only wanted the upgrade for LTE, and i can almost guarantee that whatever the next iPhone is, it will be nearly identical when it comes to LTE data performance, and if that's what he was primarily concerned with, what's the point in waiting?
    Justin55372011 likes this.
    03-03-2013 01:40 AM
  7. Raptor007's Avatar
    I don't disagree with your comment, I simply asked the question and rumors are just that, rumors. I too have made a decision to jump back and likely I will be using one of my upgrades available in about a month to get an iP5, I figured why wait (as many have said) and the iP5S is not likely to be a big jump over the iP5 and I will likely want to get the iP6 next summer/fall anyways. The real question is what case to get, a Mophie or just a case.
    03-03-2013 09:58 AM
  8. motor96's Avatar
    I don't disagree with your comment, I simply asked the question and rumors are just that, rumors. I too have made a decision to jump back and likely I will be using one of my upgrades available in about a month to get an iP5, I figured why wait (as many have said) and the iP5S is not likely to be a big jump over the iP5 and I will likely want to get the iP6 next summer/fall anyways. The real question is what case to get, a Mophie or just a case.
    I too will probably just get the 5 and if the 5s is just awesome I will sell the 5 and pay retail for 5s. As for the case I've been eyeing the incipio frequency in black or the incase see through case.
    03-03-2013 10:24 AM
  9. thatgirl87's Avatar
    I have to ask, why did you choose to get the iP5 now instead of waiting for the iP5S? I have an upgrade coming in a month and I am always one to want the latest but would rather get a new iPhone and stick with it for at least 2 years (but I say that every year). So I am asking an honest question since its the age old question, buy now or wait and I know everyone says if you always wait you will always be waiting. Just wondering.
    Because the OP wasn't going to wait until August or whenever to get the i5S. Now is the right time to buy the latest iPhone because when iOS 6.1.3 comes out, there won't be an untethered jailbreak until iOS 7.1 or something. Maybe there won't ever be another jailbreak. Who knows. Enjoy your new iPhone, OP. I've had mine for a month now and still love it.
    03-03-2013 10:56 AM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Alright....(laughing)....I gave in and ordered an iPhone 5 moments ago. It's not my fault........That's my story and I'm sticking to it....
    03-15-2013 10:23 PM
  11. projectman's Avatar
    There have been many people citing problems with their iP5 and I have experienced some...but I have simply loved using it and can't imagine going back to...anything else. It is a company phone and as long as they are going to pay for my phone (and the service) I am at the mercy of our IT guys and whatever they say is ok to use. But for the next 18 months I get to use the iP5. I really enjoy this phone. Congrats to anyone getting to upgrade to it.
    03-17-2013 05:09 AM
  12. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Congrats to the OP with your new iPhone 5 - enjoy it:o


    Alright....(laughing)....I gave in and ordered an iPhone 5 moments ago. It's not my fault........That's my story and I'm sticking to it....
    OMG DEEEEEE!! you did it, you sly dog you LOL. good for you I've been holding myself off as well.....but honestly idk how much longer that'll last for me either congrats and enjoy as well when you get yours.

    we'll miss your ss's in the 4S thread, but the 5 ss thread is just a tap away
    03-17-2013 12:23 PM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Congrats to the OP with your new iPhone 5 - enjoy it:o



    OMG DEEEEEE!! you did it, you sly dog you LOL. good for you I've been holding myself off as well.....but honestly idk how much longer that'll last for me either congrats and enjoy as well when you get yours.

    we'll miss your ss's in the 4S thread, but the 5 ss thread is just a tap away
    (laughing)...You know, it's not my fault......I was minding my own business and enjoying my trusty 4S when my wife asked, "why haven't you bought the iPhone 5 yet? I'm surprised you didn't get it when it was initially made available. Are you sick or something?" The next thing I knew, I was mysteriously logged in to my Verizon Wireless account and watching my fingers, on their own accord, order an iPhone 5...I tried to stop 'em, but they ignored the cease & desist order from my brain. There was nothing I could do, Pink. I swear!...(laughing)
    03-17-2013 12:38 PM
  14. ame's Avatar
    WOW, You had excellent self control this long... I am holding out for the 5S. Believe it or not, so far, this 22nd unit of the 4S is the first one that hasn't flipped out *knocks on wood...twice* so I am hopeful

    Spoke too soon. This one just did it. Dammit!
    Last edited by ame; 03-17-2013 at 05:37 PM.
    03-17-2013 12:56 PM
  15. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    (laughing)...You know, it's not my fault......I was minding my own business and enjoying my trusty 4S when my wife asked, "why haven't you bought the iPhone 5 yet? I'm surprised you didn't get it when it was initially made available. Are you sick or something?" The next thing I knew, I was mysteriously logged in to my Verizon Wireless account and watching my fingers, on their own accord, order an iPhone 5...I tried to stop 'em, but they ignored the cease & desist order from my brain. There was nothing I could do, Pink. I swear!...(laughing)
    Lmao !! That's your story & your sticking to it
    Good for you.....I might not be far behind you in this case lol. I'm starting to get sticky fingers myself
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    03-17-2013 12:58 PM
  16. ame's Avatar
    Lmao !! That's your story & your sticking to it
    Good for you.....I might not be far behind you in this case lol. I'm starting to get sticky fingers myself
    Noooo hold out...hold out with me! It's been hard to not upgrade this whole time, just to see if it fixed the issue. But they kept telling me not to at Apple, "the new one will be out sooner than you realize". So I kept waiting. I have this damn Apple store g/c burning a hole in my wallet. And my upgrade. I should be using the gift cards for software I actually need, but I want to use it on a phone. My husband thinks Im a lunatic, but whatever.
    03-17-2013 01:00 PM
  17. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Noooo hold out...hold out with me! It's been hard to not upgrade this whole time, just to see if it fixed the issue. But they kept telling me not to at Apple, "the new one will be out sooner than you realize". So I kept waiting. I have this damn Apple store g/c burning a hole in my wallet. And my upgrade. I should be using the gift cards for software I actually need, but I want to use it on a phone. My husband thinks Im a lunatic, but whatever.
    Ahhhhh...trust me I'm *trying* to hold out - and I know what you mean about hanging on to not upgrade, especially with the ish you've been through since your original 4 got stolen. I'm glad to hear #22 is holding on well for you **knocks wood several times for you**

    I do want to see what the 5S is going to bring...that's another reason why I'm trying like he11 to wait it out also. And if the g/c burns a hold in your wallet, replace your wallet lol hang on to that card girl!!
    03-17-2013 05:44 PM
  18. ame's Avatar
    Well I spoke it out loud here and all hell broke loose. So I may upgrade sooner than later
    03-17-2013 06:35 PM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    My iPhone 5 arrived at around noon today so I took some time to update it to iOS 6.1.3 and play around with it and the verdict is this: I am TICKED that I didn't get it sooner. I underestimated its speed & fluidity in doing normal everyday smartphone stuff. Anyway, I got it, I'm enjoying it, and like my 4S, it just works!
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 03-21-2013 at 12:25 AM.
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    03-20-2013 04:42 PM
  20. Bosox20's Avatar
    Glad to hear it!! It's a great phone!!
    03-20-2013 08:41 PM
  21. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Glad to hear it!! It's a great phone!!
    Yes it is, and even though I played with it when it was initially released, I obviously was out of my mind or something.......Seriously, I was so content with the 4S that I failed to fully grasp the improvements that the 5 brings and that just shows how great of a job Apple did with the 4S. Anyway, the 5 is absolutely wonderful and I'm glad I got it.
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 03-20-2013 at 09:36 PM.
    03-20-2013 08:55 PM
  22. Bosox20's Avatar
    Agreed. Is it so much faster and smoother. And I love how its thinner and taller. Just feels better. And I too came from 4s. Enjoy!
    03-20-2013 09:21 PM
  23. broadwayblues's Avatar
    You act as if the next iteration of iPhone is remotely close...the truth is, who knows when the next iPhone is going to come? It could be June, it could be Sept./Oct. again...in that case you're talking 6 months plus, and to some, that's a pretty lengthy wait for a new device. He said he only wanted the upgrade for LTE, and i can almost guarantee that whatever the next iPhone is, it will be nearly identical when it comes to LTE data performance, and if that's what he was primarily concerned with, what's the point in waiting?
    Yeah I feel the same way, I was thinking of sitting on my upgrade, but I got a black 32 GB and I'm loving the heck out of it. In fact I haven't much put it down while I am awake since I got it. There is always going to be a newest and greatest, until we have a ship date for the "5S" there's no use in worrying about a new phone.
    03-20-2013 11:55 PM
  24. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    You'll REALLY see the differences if you go back and try to use the 4S now...using my work phone sucks in comparison, and it's thrown off my ability to type on it because of the screen size and orientation difference.
    Justin55372011 likes this.
    03-21-2013 08:20 AM
  25. ame's Avatar
    I am holding out. I am holding out. I am holding out. I am holding out. I am holding out. I am holding out. I am holding out. I am holding out. I am holding out.

    Ill do it. Even when this phone does it's craziness.
    broadwayblues likes this.
    03-21-2013 11:16 AM
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