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Now that Apple has presented the iPhone 5, will you buy one? It's an evolution, not a revolution, and many people won't see the need to upgrade. In addition, lots of iPhone owners get subsidized phones and are stuck with contracts. What about you? Vote in the iPhone 5 poll.
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New Poll: Will You Buy an iPhone 5?
Authored by: willgonz on Sep 13, '12 09:08:21AM

So I did the eligibility check and it said that I would have to pay a $250 fee if I upgrade before May 6th, 2013. I have always upgraded to the latest on release day and have since the first iPhone. So I am not sure if this magically clears up on launch day or not. If I have to wait until May 2013 then that might mean my contract ends and I might consider switching to Verizon to get the FaceTime over LTE.



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New Poll: Will You Buy an iPhone 5?
Authored by: Jacques on Sep 18, '12 02:10:47PM

Doesn't that stink?

AT&T has changed their policy THIS year. No longer can first day iPhone buyers, buy again the next iPhone release.

They lost a LOT of sales this launch, I'm sure. I'm stuck until May as well....

The manager at AT&T (my call was escalated) said it's their new Early Advantage plan or something. I corrected her and said it's the Early DISadvantage plan. $250 on top of the regular price is crazy. These execs are VERY greedy for their profits to ONLY grow, with no regard for customers that mean more than growing profits. :(



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New Poll: Will You Buy an iPhone 5?
Authored by: kirkmc on Sep 18, '12 11:55:49PM

Really? Have you looked at the price of an unlocked iPhone? Why don't you just buy one like that? Once you commit to a contract, you commit to its conditions.

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Authored by: OmniDragon on Sep 13, '12 12:43:43PM

No, but I'll buy the new iPod Touch! :D



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New Poll: Will You Buy an iPhone 5?
Authored by: prak97 on Sep 13, '12 09:50:31PM

me too ....does everything i need , if I need a phone , I'll use the old one .



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New Poll: Will You Buy an iPhone 5?
Authored by: david-bo on Sep 14, '12 12:56:23AM

Do you still sign up for subsidized/locked in contracts in the US? The 90's called and want their business model back. Ridicolous.

The last subsidized phone I bought was a Nokia 8110. Now I have one 3GS, 2 x 4S, one HTC Desire and one Galaxy 3S. The two contracts I have (private and business) have a one month cancellation time. And I am not buying a new iPhone until Apple opens up IOS so you don't need to jailbreak it to access basic functionality. But I don't think we are far from that now. The smartphone market is mature and it is gonna be difficult to revolutionize again with current technology so opening up the OS is the next logical and important stepl.

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Authored by: Tonden on Sep 14, '12 03:01:55AM

Still using iP4 because of a contract with T-Mobile. Eligible to upgrade to iP5 as of October 2012, and I will do it as soon as possible.



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New Poll: Will You Buy an iPhone 5?
Authored by: davidkisley on Sep 17, '12 05:11:04AM

I have gotten every iPhone on the day it was released because each iteration has improved on its predecessor and I can afford to pay for the early upgrades. Never have I felt that I would rather have my 200-250 early upgrade fee back, instead of giving up the better features and performance for a year. I think it is needless to say that the iPhone 5 is an evolution instead of a revolution. The Revolution is the iPhone. Every iteration is an evolution. I am unsure I can think of a better way to do a phone fundamentally, and I doubt that there will ever be another revolution in a physically form factor. Maybe Glasses, but I bet direct brain implant will be the next revolutionary thing.

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New Poll: Will You Buy an iPhone 5?
Authored by: Yocihope on Sep 18, '12 12:34:05AM

I think I'll still buy one.But right now I can't offord it yet.But maybe one or two months later when iphone 5 is a little bit cheaper for me I'll buy one:)
Oh it is said that apple has an recycle program that gives old iphone users gift card, anyone know about that?



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New Poll: Will You Buy an iPhone 5?
Authored by: Sebastian32 on Nov 15, '12 09:31:26AM

Yes, Apple does have a recycle program ... you will get 10% off your new phone :(

What a joke (Except if your phone was crushed and they except the pieces)



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Only because my wife wants my iPhone 4 :-)
Authored by: rkchang on Sep 20, '12 05:32:42AM

My wife has yet to jump onto the smartphone wagon, and ever since her new job (and new commute), she has been eyeing my iPhone 4. Luckily, my current contract expires in mid October. So at that time, the plan is for me to get a new iPhone 5, and she will inherit my iPhone 4.

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