Buying "first batch" of iPhone 5s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ksubi, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Ksubi macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    Is it recommended to buy the first batch of the iPhone 5s?

    I was planning to buy one today until my brother told me to be careful as he knows there will always be issues with phones when the first batch comes out...

    I don't know what issues will possibly be on the new iPhone 5s. Even if there were some slight issues in regards to the software, etc, I'm pretty sure there will be software updates for us to download and the possibility of getting the phone replaced at the Apple store within the year warranty, am I correct?

    What should I do? Just wait or get it now? I'm getting tired of my 4 already as I've been watching for the 5s for ages!


  2. StuddedLeather macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2009
    Brooklyn, NYC
    There will always be someone who thinks they know what is best for YOU. Your brother probably had a bad experience (or several) but that doesn't mean that'll happen with your phone (it COULD) but that doesn't mean it will. You'll never know if you're too afraid to try, because of what someone else said. . . .

    As for me, I've had my 4S since the first day it came out. So it was apart of the first batch and I had no issues with it.

    I'm only upgrading because I feel as if my phone is obsolete and I prefer the newest technology. :)
  3. redshadow macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2013
    If there is a problem with the "first batch," it's not like these things don't have year-long manufacturer warranties.

    My last iPhone was the 3GS, and the radio died before the year warranty date. Literally walked into the Apple Store and had a new phone in 5 minutes.
  4. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    Every iPhone I had was launch day release. Btw I had every iPhone except the 3G. No issues.
  5. Serelus macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2009
    You're correct, if at any point you find a flaw/defect in the Phone, you can just bring it to an apple store and they will most likely replace it. I first heard about the 1st batch fears when the PSP was released, they shipped alot with dead pixels. Sony isn't that generous when it comes to replacing products, so alot of people really got screwed. You can go ahead and buy an iPhone at any point don't worry.
  6. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    Maybe now that they have to ramp up the touch-ids they may come w/ more detection issues than the original first ones... :eek:

    See how I flipped it for you...

    Whatever happens you have 1year warranty.
  7. Ksubi thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    Thanks for the feedback guys. It's really helpful :)

    Anymore thoughts, anyone? Before I head to the Apple store?
  8. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    Usually the "S" model iPhones have all kinks worked out when released since they're building on the previous model. Should be fine to get.
  9. Cody21 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2012
    Knoxville, TN
    I've bought every iPhone on launch day since the 3GS, but I've never had any issues at all.

    You should be fine purchasing one now and if something happens just take it to the Apple Store to see what they can do for you.
  10. armandxp macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2010
    Orlando, FL
    If there are any problems, they will trade it on the spot. Don't worry.
  11. Delorean2006 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2012
    had that happen once on my 4, but instead of the 3G radio dying literally every radio in it died, wifi, bluetooth, the only thing i could do was call barely and it was a launch 4
  12. Ell2Cool macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2008
    Typically the S version of an iPhone have already had the kinks worked out from the first of the new form the previous year

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