Hi guys, Firstly, let me say that I'm not flaming apple or any of it's fans, people that own apple products or am I deliberately trying to be negative. I don't expect or want any negative or spiteful comments. This is all my opinion based on my experience with apple products and other products. Also, these prices are in Australia, where things are ridiculously expensive. I originally wanted and still do want an iphone 5, after using an iphone 3gs, and an iphone 4s ( which was stolen at work ) I was looking around at which phone I would enjoy using, I went to the stores and tried out the samsung galaxy, htc one, and every phone I used, I missed the easy and fluid interface of IOS, I still enjoy that IOS the best, I think it's the most stable, its not fragmented and there's a great community for iphone apps & acessories for personal and business use. I think it's an amazing device, which brings me to the price that apple is charging for their devices. I plan and simply won'y pay $800 for an iphone, nor will I go on a phone plan that sees me paying $2500 over two years. I can afford it, it's just that I don't think these devices are any where near worth what people are paying. Even in manufacturing, the markup on apple products is ridiculous. I looked at a few different iphone 5 options, and they are ridiculously priced. I realised the iphone 4, a phone from 2010 is still 430 dollars prepaid, and the 4s still sells for 500+, I'm happy that apples products have high re sale value and everything but I fail to commit to two years paying a ridiculous amount for a piece of technology like the iphone when there are competitors who's hard ware is better and whos software is approaching the level of apple. Samsung Galaxy s3 ( Yes, not the latest ) which easily holds its own compared to the iphone 5, I could get that for $350 on ebay, plus get a sim only plan for $30 - $40 a month. I am dissapointed, and I love apple but I really can't pay for it this year, especially with all the controvsery surrounding the build quality ( while more shock resistant than the gs3 ) the iphone 5 scratches incredibly easy. This is a MOBILE smart phone, why the hell are they putting this easy to scratch metal on there? I love the fact that samsung lets me remove the battery, insert sd cards and uses poly carbonate because I use a case anyway and it's tougher on the back. I think Apple, a great company is actually loosing their edge on the competition, and I have decided to hop off the iphone bandwagon, and I'm going to settle with android, to get features that I miss like SD cards, removable and exchangeable batteries, and better prices. I believe that there is no value for money in the iphone and it's honestly, just too much of a PREMIUM consumer product. I use my phone for my job & in my personal life, as a tool first & a media device second, I use it for calls, texts first, then things like a camera, gps, as I really dont have a need for a dedicated one of any of those things. Thanks for all the advice you guys have given me regarding iPhones over the past three years. Looking forward to seeing what apple brings out in the future. Not only jumping off the apple bandwagon but the " latest & greatest " bandwagon except for building a Haswell PC for home use when it comes out. What do you guys think ? I actually still have an imac I use & I love their products. Anyone else decided not to get the iphone 5? Had the device been a little better, I think I would have gotten it.