1. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    lol...just thought it was funny (and applicable) that all these new members, or new iPhone owners are posting the same stories we've seen for years every time a new iPhone comes out.

    - People freaking out about the servers crashing.
    - People freaking out about little glitches in processing.
    - People freaking out about 100% of the questions not being answered right away.
    - People desperately trying to refresh their browsers in hopes of a special door way to open where all things go fine and works right the first time.

    ...ladies and gentlemen, if you're new to the iPhone pre-order process, i want to say welcome, and make sure you keep patience at a very high level for this situation.

    ...every year the same thing happens.

    ...every year, everything comes out fine in the end.

    Stay excited about your new iPhone 4S coming, and if you don't get it the second midnight strikes on the 14th, have some patience, you'll get it, and you'll be able to dance around in joy when you open the box the same as everyone else.

    Breath people...in...out...repeat.
    Fausty82, Alli, GigaS27 and 3 others like this.
    10-07-2011 10:39 AM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    P.S. - Good luck to the Sprint users...if you go back through the threads, don't say we didn't warn you. Sprint literally has ZERO idea what they are about to walk into...and expect more, especially with service quality, because i can guarantee you, the iPhone is going to "test" Sprint in the coming months, lol.
    10-07-2011 10:42 AM
  3. tmadsen's Avatar
    Yes, it's the same thing every single year. Everyone wants to hit it as soon as it's available for preorder, which is a ton of traffic to each of those websites. I've seen people who get a new one every year freaking out too, so I don't think it's limited to the newbies, lol.
    10-07-2011 10:43 AM
  4. zackawee27's Avatar
    P.S. - Good luck to the Sprint users...if you go back through the threads, don't say we didn't warn you. Sprint literally has ZERO idea what they are about to walk into...and expect more, especially with service quality, because i can guarantee you, the iPhone is going to "test" Sprint in the coming months, lol.
    Hopefully Sprint doesn't go bankrupt from iPhones in 2012
    Premium1 likes this.
    10-07-2011 10:44 AM
  5. tmadsen's Avatar
    Hopefully Sprint doesn't go bankrupt from iPhones in 2012
    Tell me about it, especially when they took away the annual upgrade, and won't budge on upgrade dates. Ugh!
    10-07-2011 10:50 AM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    lol...it's like watching a toy store on black friday...it's cracking me up!
    10-07-2011 11:03 AM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    lol...it's like watching a toy store on black friday...it's cracking me up!
    It is pretty funny.

    I did the pre-order dance...started about 12:20 using my iPad's Apple Store app. Went pretty smoothly. But is was a hoot watching the masses melt down!
    10-07-2011 11:10 AM
  8. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I heart n00bies. They're like virgins, someone will pop the cherry.
    10-07-2011 11:22 AM
  9. Ringfinger's Avatar
    It's the same as when Verizon got the phone. I was part of that hysteria. My solution was, order online and have it delivered. Had no issues whatsoever. They did not run out, no need to be up at 3 am like I was unfortunately to order. Much ado about nothing.
    MannyGeee likes this.
    10-07-2011 11:23 AM
  10. zackawee27's Avatar
    Tell me about it, especially when they took away the annual upgrade, and won't budge on upgrade dates. Ugh!
    They took the annual upgrades away, so that they can afford to pay for our unlimited data plans... Well thats what they said, they could be lying though
    10-07-2011 11:26 AM
  11. Alli's Avatar
    Personally, I'm not getting a kick out of it. There are so many duplicate threads it isn't even funny. And then there are duplicate posts, posts saying nothing, and posts that are so long you lose track of what they might have been trying to say. I'm all for traffic, but this is awful.
    10-07-2011 11:49 AM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Personally, I'm not getting a kick out of it. There are so many duplicate threads it isn't even funny. And then there are duplicate posts, posts saying nothing, and posts that are so long you lose track of what they might have been trying to say. I'm all for traffic, but this is awful.
    I was actually going to be a asterisk for mods (in regards to finding any humor in this, lol)...i can only imagine.
    10-07-2011 12:47 PM
  13. MannyGeee's Avatar
    We've all been there (my second time doing the pre-order dance for Verizon iPhones)... watching the bridge jumpers is a good time... now excuse me as I go refresh my browser 17 more times in the next 30 seconds.
    pb&J likes this.
    10-07-2011 01:11 PM
  14. Massie's Avatar
    Personally, I'm not getting a kick out of it. There are so many duplicate threads it isn't even funny. And then there are duplicate posts, posts saying nothing, and posts that are so long you lose track of what they might have been trying to say. I'm all for traffic, but this is awful.
    I remember when the Verizon iP4 was coming out things got so crazy I created a new bookmark for TiPb that gave me new posts but excluded the Verizon forum. That was a lifesaver! I do have to wonder, though, if the "Win a 4S" thread isn't also make things crazier this time, since the whole contest is based on using the forum. At any rate, all I can say is BLESS YOU, Alli! I can only imagine how swamped you are right now!
    10-07-2011 01:45 PM
  15. Caballera's Avatar
    my experience was pretty good today... only accidentally ordered one extra iPhone 4S. Was going for 2, but apparently I ordered 3. Worked with AT&T to sort it out.. there support is on the ball.
    10-07-2011 01:49 PM
  16. gmz73's Avatar
    Sean you said best...it's the sheer excitement. I remember when I got my 3GS after our employer switched to ATT(I had an Incredible at the time). I was so thrilled to have everything(phone, music etc.) all in one place. I never bothered how to learn how to get my music from iTunes to my Incredible. You would have I was the first person to ever have a phone like the iPhone! Every platform has advantages & disadvantages but I was just blown away-yeah I thought I was cool! ; )

    Every employee with the exception of one doctor and two other staff went with the iPhone. The others stayed with blackberry.

    Anyhow I understand their excitement. They should take some time to read and learn here, I've learned a lot from these forums. = )


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    10-07-2011 01:56 PM
  17. tmadsen's Avatar
    They took the annual upgrades away, so that they can afford to pay for our unlimited data plans... Well thats what they said, they could be lying though
    Yeah, I could see the problem with costs, but they could have let us have one last upgrade before taking it away. I'm not talking about someone who upgraded a few months ago, but people like me, for example, when it's been a year or more. The premier program was such a nice perk. Sigh.
    10-07-2011 01:57 PM
  18. Premium1's Avatar
    They took the annual upgrades away, so that they can afford to pay for our unlimited data plans... Well thats what they said, they could be lying though
    They took annual upgrades away so they had enough money for their huge 20 billion dollar deal
    10-07-2011 01:58 PM
  19. jproubique's Avatar
    it all leaves me angry but i still cant wait to get my hands on it!
    10-07-2011 02:45 PM
  20. elusivmd's Avatar
    Tell me about it, especially when they took away the annual upgrade, and won't budge on upgrade dates. Ugh!
    I had a Sprint Customer Service rep tell me over the phone that if you can find a motivated store sales rep they more than likely get you the upgrade as long as your 14 days away from your upgrade date. Going to test that theory on the 14th when I try to get my wife's iPhone (her upgrade date is 11/1/2011).
    10-07-2011 02:50 PM
  21. Alli's Avatar
    I remember when the Verizon iP4 was coming out things got so crazy I created a new bookmark for TiPb that gave me new posts but excluded the Verizon forum. That was a lifesaver! I do have to wonder, though, if the "Win a 4S" thread isn't also make things crazier this time, since the whole contest is based on using the forum. At any rate, all I can say is BLESS YOU, Alli! I can only imagine how swamped you are right now!
    That Win a 4S contest....ugh. Do you realize there are people who registered on TiPb within the last week that already have over 150 posts?! They don't seem to understand the difference between simply replying in a thread, and contributing. Ugh.

    So y'all TiPb "veterans" help 'em out, and lead them gently into productive posting. And let's help them learn that it's quality, not quantity.
    simplylaurakb likes this.
    10-07-2011 04:59 PM
  22. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    lol...amazing how the traffic just dramatically died on here. Im curious if many of those newbies that simply signed up and posted their hearts out to win the phone will stick around at all, or if that is the last we will see of them. I think one of them actually had like 500 posts or something and registered THIS month! hahaha...
    10-13-2011 08:42 AM
  23. Premium1's Avatar
    lol...amazing how the traffic just dramatically died on here. Im curious if many of those newbies that simply signed up and posted their hearts out to win the phone will stick around at all, or if that is the last we will see of them. I think one of them actually had like 500 posts or something and registered THIS month! hahaha...
    Agree there were a lot of new faces I'm sure most will die back down until the next contest. There were so many pointless posts just to increase their post count thinking they would win and then throwing a fit when they didn't.
    10-13-2011 08:57 AM
  24. ghostface147's Avatar
    I can't stand the ones who start their threads *HELP* - *PLEASE* - etc. You're posting on this forum, so we assume most topics are help questions. Or they ask a question and a few threads down someone else asked the same thing. Or they state they already searched and couldn't find the answer (upgrade error 3xxx as an example) when the answer is easily found.

    Or they start asking carrier questions in this forum. That's the biggest issue and makes the volunteer mods work more. It happens every year, so whatever.
    10-13-2011 09:01 AM
  25. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    I'm not getting a kick out of it, I am in mass hysteria over here because I have been waiting since 2007 for this haha.
    10-13-2011 09:02 AM
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