Deutsche Telekom Begins Offering iPhone 5 Pre-Order Reservation Tickets

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    Several days ago, German site iPhoneBlog.de reported [Google translation] that Deutsche Telekom would begin offering "Premieren Tickets" for the iPhone 5 today, essentially first-come, first-served reservations for the new device whenever it debuts.

    The company confirmed to Bloomberg earlier today that the program is now in effect.
    The development comes as other retailers and carriers are also working to prepare for the launch, which has been rumored for early next month. Apple generally keeps its carrier partners in the dark about its specific release plans until it is ready to make a public announcement, so it certainly appears that retailers and carriers are simply working based on circulating rumors rather than any official information.

    Nevertheless, excitement for the iPhone 5 continues to build as Apple has pushed the update interval on the device well beyond its usual 12-month cycle. Confusion remains about just what Apple is planning to introduce for this next iPhone revamp, with a number of part leaks hinting at a so-called "iPhone 4S" appearing nearly identical to the existing iPhone 4 seeing the widest publicity. But persistent rumors of a full iPhone 5 revamp also continue, with third-party cases based on a purported leaked design document pointing toward a significantly thinner but taller and wider device with a display in the neighborhood of 4 inches.

    Article Link: Deutsche Telekom Begins Offering iPhone 5 Pre-Order Reservation Tickets
     
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    people are starting to profit of the gigantic wave of hype preceding the actual launch of the iPhone 5...
     
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    Jumping the gun stating its iPhone5 aren't you Macrumours? the link says next gen. Which a 4S would be.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I'm all for anything that cuts down on the number of twits who feel the need to camp outside stores days before it's released.

    It's time we got civilized. Hopefully it's one spot per customer.
     
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    At this stage we have no confirmation that there will be an iPhone 5, nor an iPhone 4S, so technically the most correct statement would just be "the next iPhone iteration until Apple releases an official statement declaring the name". But that's just an unwieldy statement, so iPhone 5 will suffice for now.
     
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    This whole launch is a bit strange. Normally there's the announcement that gives at least 1 month's notice for carriers to get stores ready for actual launch. Are people really thinking they will announce the phone at an iPod/media event early Oct and then the phone is on the shelves ready to buy?
     
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    Let's hope it just has a bigger screen....:)
     
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    Let's see..

    iPhone 1 = iPhone 2007
    iPhone 2 = iPhone 3G 2008
    iPhone 3 = iPhone 3GS 2009
    iPhone 4 = iPhone 4 2010
    iPhone 5 = iPhone 5/4S/Whateverthename 2011

    No matter what name the 2011 iPhone has, it will be the 5th iPhone
     
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    I wish. But this will happen any which way... such a waste of time.

    These things never happen for anything that people actually NEED anymore.
     
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    Way to kill existing iPhone 4 sales, I'm sure Apple is just thrilled with this little publicity stunt from one of their supposed partners. :)
     
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    Does it really matter what we call it? Really ignorant post. As of right now, No-one knows. Might as well call it an iPhone 5 till the official announcement.
     
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    Unless you live on the moon or the business buys the phone for you I don't know anyone how would spend this month his money on an old, outdated piece of hardware. Don't get me wrong, it's lovely but it is also 1+ year old. I think Apple's interest is to push new tech in big volume.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8C148)

    I'm hoping for something nearly identical to the iPhone 4 with A5 and 64GB of storage.
    I really enjoyed the size of the 4. Made it easy to use onehanded. If it gets any wider it'll become more difficult to use that way for me.
     
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    i was exited about this...

    ... but!

    I own an iPhone 3GS and i am eligible for an regular upgrade meaning a renewed runtime of 24 month, receiving a subsidized iPhone X in return.

    I called customer service just now to find out that the "Ticket" will only be awarded if i renew my contract as of today!

    So they try to capture me and make sure i wont switch to a provider which might be offering a better Plan...

    I decided not to grab that ticket since i like to have some choice when the new iPhone X arrives...
     
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    why does it not say anywhere in the article how do us "Europeans" preorder?

    I've just called my local UK T-Mobile store and the girl didn't have a clue! :confused:

    I'm sure if this was a US network it would have been the first thing asked :mad:
     
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    We know it's coming soon, the question is HOW SOON? Come on Apple, show me your four incher.
     
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    If they keep the same form factor (roughly) I think 4" will look strange (especially since there would be next to no bezel thus making the probability of you accidentally pressing the screen more). 3.7" sounds nice.
     
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    Lol last year they couldnt serve every one even those who preordered with an iphone 4 on launch. The same day i randomly went to a tmobile store and they gave me one while they let others who preordered and were number whatever on a list wait. Their preorder lists r useless anyway, outta control. No one knows what another employer does
     
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    interesting, one thing is definate we know for a fact (apples CFO confirmed on the earning calls) that there will be a product transition and i pretty sure from what i recall he stated less Iphones Units will sold this Quarter in anticipation of this Product Transition.

    now that sounds to me like NEW IPHONE 5/4s whatever a new iphone is new iphone
     
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    20,000,000 iPhones sold last quarter, that's 200,000 people a day who buy this "old, outdated" mobile phone.

    Notice I didn't say "piece of hardware". :)
     
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    Well, a "4" would actually imply it is not "next ten", but just an update to the "current" gen. That's how that whole numbering thing works.:rolleyes:
     
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    I actually like the sound of that idea. Your contract would expire a month or so before everyone else who gets the phone through normal channels. Differences amongst local carriers would be minimal.
     
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    Until Apple makes their official announcement, it's quite sensible to call the 5th generation handset the iPhone 5.

    Frankly, there's a good chance they will call it that anyhow.

    After all, we know that Steve Jobs likes simplicity. The simplest thing would be for him (or someone else) to walk onto the stage and announce the iPhone 5, with the A5 chip, running iOS 5.
     
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    Im hoping for 4 inches or my next phone will be Android or Windows phone. :eek:
     
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    Why would one think the "Telekom" is T-Mobile UK? What am I missing here?
     

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