How do you aim to acquire the next-gen iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AlexanderTT, Aug 20, 2012.

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What's your preference to obtaining the next-gen iPhone?

  1. Pre-Order Online

    59 vote(s)
    60.8%
  2. Buy in-store on Launch day

    9 vote(s)
    9.3%
  3. Buy through your network operator

    14 vote(s)
    14.4%
  4. Buy a second-hand iPhone in so many months time

    2 vote(s)
    2.1%
  5. Other

    13 vote(s)
    13.4%
  1. AlexanderTT macrumors member

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    #1
    Says it all in the title really.

    Just wondering what everyone's preference is to obtaining their brand new iPhone whether it be Pre-Ordering online, buying in-store on launch day, through their network operator and so on...

    A little poll added on as well with the choices above and others.

    But mainly, I want to know WHY you chose the way you get your iPhone, whether it be a specific reason or just personal preference, just say.
     
  2. metzy25 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to try pre ordering it, hopefully I'll be able to, and I'm starting a new 2 year and buying out the contract I'm on now.
     
  3. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Haven't we had one (thousand) of these threads already?
     
  4. AlexanderTT thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I can't seem to find one myself on the first few pages of the forum, but if you do please do send the link, much appreciated.
     
  5. Azzin macrumors 68040

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  6. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    Asking a question as to whether getting it from Apple opposed to a Carrier is a conversation to have in which place is better, but just because someone is curious is questionable. My question would be, what are you going to do with this Poll after its over ? ;)
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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  8. AlexanderTT thread starter macrumors member

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  9. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    No worries; live & learn.
     
  10. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    OTHER - Buy unlocked 5 when it's released directly from Apple.
     
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    I'll upgrade when my lines they're eligible for upgrades in October. I'll more than likely hit the Apple store when that time comes.
     
  13. Want300 macrumors 65816

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    For the people who have pre-ordered the iPhone 4 or 4S online for shipping... When did it actually arrive at your house?

    On launch day? A day before (like some have seen)? A day after? The Monday after? Tuesday after?

    Thanks.
     
  14. tann macrumors 68000

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    Five finger discount... :D

    I kid, I kid. I will either sell 4S and pay the difference or wait until iPhone 2013.
     
  15. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Yes
     
  16. walds11 macrumors 6502a

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    The 4 arrived the day before the official launch day. The 3GS arrived on launch day. I was an idiot and did not preorder the 4S. I reserved one and waited in line for a few hours. I don't want make the same mistake with the new iPhone. I am preordering it as soon as I can.

     
  17. Stuipdboy1000 macrumors 6502a

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    With my iPhone 4 I picked it up at my local Vodafone store, but I got one of the last ones. I will probably go and pick it up at an Apple Store as I assume they will get a much larger delivery, but I have a few questions.

    What are stock levels like at Apple stores on launch day? If I show up pretty early in the morning are my chances of getting one pretty good?

    And I know Apple used to take reservations online for in-store pick up but am I right in saying they scrapped that with the launch of the 4S (in the UK)?
     
  18. ixodes macrumors 601

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    How do you aim to acquire the next-gen iPhone?

    I don't ... tiny screen, same featureless design, Apple can do better.

    But they're not about to, it's time to rest on their laurels and do some serious profit taking...WooooHoooo :D
     
  19. mjpearce023 macrumors 6502

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    After preordering the iPad 3 on apple.com I think that's the way to go. The new iPad arrived the morning of the release at about 8:30 am. Its much easier than waiting in line.
     
  20. Cricketman macrumors regular

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    Thinking of buying at the AT&T store to see if I can get the activation fee waived like last time.
     
  21. Want300 macrumors 65816

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    Fast Food Clerk: "Would you like Fries or Tater Tots?"

    You: "Yes"

    Fast Food Clerk: "Which one?"

    Thanks.

    I pre ordered the iPhone 4 for in store pick up... That was a mistake. I will not be doing that again either.
     
  22. kaielement macrumors 65816

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    Be getting my in January when I get my upgrade. Can't wait. I am jumping from a iPhone 4. So hoping that the new phone has 4G!
     
  23. mjpearce023 macrumors 6502

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    Ive always had more luck calling in and getting it waived. The people in the store always act like they don't know how to do it.
     
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  25. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    *yawn*

    Same old song & dance with nothing new to say or add to the discussion, huh?

    Does it not get boring to write over & over again? B/c it sure is boring to read.
     

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