Anyone not preordering because they want to see the phones in person first?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by emmaf, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. emmaf macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2014
    I preordered my 4S and 5 in the past, but this time, I'm not so sure.

    I'm almost positive that I will get the 6+ because I like really big phones, but I still want to hold both 6 and 6+ to see which I like better.

    I also have no idea what color I want. I love the black front of space grey, but the gold seems to be calling my name. I want to see those in person too.

    So, this year, I think I will skip the preorder party, as much as I will miss tracking my phone on the forums with everyone else.

    Anybody else feel this way?
  2. 1Zach1 macrumors 65816


    Feb 8, 2008
    Northern Va
    I will be waiting until they are in store to be able to hold before making a decision.
  3. ZhenyaF macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    As much as I've wanted a bigger iPhone for a long time, I decided to wait until it comes out to make decision. I've held onto my iPhone 5 for 2 years now (I used to change phones every year) and I'm not sure why, but I'm not too excited about the iPhone 6 nor 6+
  4. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Preordering so I can see it in person, and if I don't like it (very slim chance) I'll return it. No restocking fee in the UK.

    Though I'm getting the 4.7" so I am going to keep it. I've already decided the 5.5" is too big (made some cutouts with the same dimensions and it's too big for my needs).
  5. MiniD3 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2013
    If you Live In Australia,

    Not likely!

    Apple Australia
    4.7" $869 AUD ($784USD) 5.5" $999 AUD ($912USD)

    Apple USA
    4.7" $199 USD 5.5" 299 USD

    Might upgrade my 3GS to a 5S if I can get the right price
  6. trlyka macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2011
    I'm waiting too….

    I'm not excited because nothing good has happened with the design of the phone since the 3. A few upgrades in software…..big deal….I hate the shape and feel of the 4/5. Every year I was so hoping they would go back to a similar design of the 3 or iPad. The 6 is finally different and hopefully feels better in the hand. I was afraid to hold my 5 without a case unless I wanted to drop it all the time :p

    But I am a little excited :D
  7. cfedu macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2009

    But still a rip off
  8. troubleonline macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Yes I think I will wait to see in store too. Might even wait til the Edinburgh Apple Store opens as I like the idea of being able to buy something from it when it opens (Should be open in next 4-6 weeks).

    If the Edinburgh store was open for launch I might have pre-ordered the 6 and 6 plus and decided on the day.

    It was an easy decision last year between the 5c and the 5s. This year not so simple for me and then I wonder if I should stick with the 5s and get a :apple:WATCH instead. I usually always get on launch day except for the iPhone 4 which I didn't plan to get until I seen the retina display and fell in love!
  9. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    I'm waiting until I can see them. I'm standing in line on launch day so I can hold them.

    I'm leaning to 5.5", but I'm not sure that thing is a behemoth ... It's HUGE... I like them both
  10. tiartrop macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2008
    Don't forget the tax.
  11. BenTrovato macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2012
    I feel the same way. I've always been excited for the new device but this time around I'm not feeling the buzz and might consider saving $700 instead.
  12. solarguy17 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2007
    I'm super excited this year.
    This looks like a great upgrade and not just because of the bigger screen. But the phone is beautiful, not digging the camera lens though.
    I am ordering the 4.7. I am sure the 5.5 will be big for my tastes, I'm not a fan of the Note line and the 5.5 seems to be along that line. However some of the software stuff the 5.5 has really interests and me and almost pulled me in.
  13. trlyka macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2011
    Yes….why would they allow the camera lens to protrude? Do other phones do that? That seems so odd to me. Especially on such a drastic re design :confused:
  14. quickcalibre macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2013
    Yeah, I'll be wanting to see hands on reviews and what it's like in person before I consider buying this one.

    NFC sounds good, but it'll be years before it works properly in the uk.

    Bigger screen I'm not sure about, reason that I need to see it in person. :p

    Longer battery life is a plus, but reviews will tell the truth on that.

    128gbs is something I really want, so that may sway me.

    Camera in my opinion doesn't really seem much of an upgrade, just faster auto focusing as far as I can tell.

    Also, I'm not that keen on curved glass, it looks really glossy, maybe it will look okay in real life, but I think the 5s is way more sexy.
  15. TahoeDust macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2010
    I made some cardboard cutouts that I feel gave me a fair enough representation to confidently make my selection...

  16. nabwong macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2008
    Wife = 4.7
    Myself = 5.5

    1st world problem solved. :)
  17. troubleonline macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Wont protrude with a case on - at least not beyond the case.
  18. Moshe1010 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2010
    The $199/$299 if you do a contract for 2 years, which adds $40/month to your bill.

    $199 + $960 ($40X24months) + TAX (8.5-9% from retail price in California)
    $299 + $960 + TAx

    So I guess socialist Australia is better.

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