Iphone 4.5 and No iphone 5 until 2012

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  1. bobeo6253 macrumors newbie

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    before i start i want to say that i have been following this and other mac sites for a while but have not registered because i feel like i have nothing to contribute to the forums but now that i have some "info" i decided to register.

    One of my ex-coworkers dropped by my work place and we started talking about the upcoming sprint iphone. She works at best buy and I believe in the cell phone department. she said that they already had a meeting about the iphone and that sprint is getting what she called the iphone 4.5 on the 5th and the iphone 5 in 2012. if you really think about it it sounds right. all the leaked parts have been for the "4.5" and nothing for the 5. it kind of makes you wonder. any thoughts?
     
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  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Sorry, but Best Buy representatives are not a reliable source of information.
     
  5. saving107 macrumors 603

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    That's were you lost credibility.
     
  6. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    In addition, there has never been a year where an iPhone has been released the day after it was announced.
     
  7. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    Why? Have you worked at BB? I know someone who worked at a BB Mobile store and gave extremely accurate info to me before. Especially this close to an unveiling, more info is out there.
     
  8. aohus macrumors 68000

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    lol Worst Buy.

    Best Buy is where all the noobs play and get ripped off from the extreme markups.

    Amazon > Best Buy

    Micro Center > Best Buy

    Frys > Best Buy
     
  9. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    No, but it's been common knowledge for awhile that Best Buy employees aren't that reliable. Maybe sometimes, but they aren't ones who generally produce accurate information.
     
  10. aohus macrumors 68000

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    lets put it this way

    a Best Buy employee is the equivalent of a McDonalds worker in the tech world.
     
  11. Pyromonkey83 macrumors 6502

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    As a person who used to work for Best Buy, take it from me, you never, ever, ever know ANYTHING of an Apple release before it happens. People talk all the time about what might happen thanks to websites like this one, but Best Buy employees, like Apple Employees, are never told anything. In fact, not even Best Buy COPORATE is told what is coming out or when until it is announced to all vendors by Apple, which is the day of the keynote. You can easily know this because nobody on the corporate staff has been required to sign an NDA by Apple, whereas every other company having to deal with anything even remotely Apple related has to sign NDA's by the truckload.

    Theres not a chance your friend has any idea as to whats happening with certainty. I can guarantee you that. She might be right thanks to rumors and coincidence, but its nothing that actually came from Apple.
     
  12. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Exactly, no one but people high up in Apple know about what's coming till it's actually announced.
     
  13. mlmwalt macrumors 6502a

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    Nice shout to MicroCenter!!!! That's awesome!!! I worked in the Mac Dept at MC for 3 of my 5 years there... :cool:
     
  14. bobeo6253 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just because it hasn't happened doesn't mean it won't happen
     
  15. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    It just won't because as someone said above, Best Buy isn't provided with future product information until it's announced.
     
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    God, I hate newbies.
     
  17. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    Like I said, I've been given dead on info from a friend a couple of times. I'd agree, that a long way out from release of something, they'll know nothing. But the closer to release we get, the more I'd be inclined to think it could be true. Best Buy doesn't just get a new product out of the blue, they know it's coming.

    Not saying I believe it. Could be a completely made up story. Just saying it's possible
     
  18. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Apple info?
     
  19. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    And it's possible that the bank f'd up my bank account number and put a billion dollars in there.

    Is that shit ever going to happen? No.
     
  20. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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    Well, you haven't been here a year yet! ;)
     
  21. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Like others have said. Best Buy may very well have advanced info on product launches.... but not Apple product launches. Not even Best Buy corporate is going to get info from Apple until after the keynote. The only way a Best Buy employee would know anything before a release is if they happen to read one of the rumor sites.

    Most products, yes... Apple products, no!
     
  22. Pyromonkey83 macrumors 6502

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    Actually, they do get a product out of the blue. The reasoning behind this is because Best Buy does not in fact buy the items from Apple and resell them. The 4'x6' square of the Apple table inside of The Best Buy store is actually OWNED by Apple. Thats why you go in and see a windows laptop that has the Best Buy software crap, but never on a Mac. Apple is solely responsible for what is placed on their displays and own them 100%. Aplle certified people come in to put up the displays and make them look the way they want, Best Buy personnell cannot touch it except to clean it. Therefore, Apple has free reign to pop up one day and say "Here you go! You are selling this now!" without Best Buy's prior knowledge.

    Apple does not give out any information at any time unless an NDA is signed, and even then they rarely give out info. If they did, leaks would be a dime a dozen. Not even Apple employees know what is happening until the day it happens, so dont expect Best Buy to have knowledge of it. Best Buy is just a tiny company along for the ride that is the Apple Experience, and especially with what happened last year with the iPhone 4, Best Buy is going to make absolutely sure that no information is going to go anywhere where it can be leaked unless THEY WANT IT.
     
  23. iEnvy macrumors 65816

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    Apple likes to keep things simple... iPhone 5 with iOS 6... that wouldn't make any sense.
     
  24. AIP5 macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly! I see the leaked iPhone 4S inventory thing as even more proof that they're releasing two new iPhones: iPhone 5 and 4S. Why wouldn't you name your new iPhone 5: It has the A5 chip and iOS 5.

    Since iPhone 4 has so far been the best selling design for Apple, I suspect they'd want to keep that design around for another year or so. But then, there's the iPhone 5, which celebrates Apple as the innovative company we know, and the tech leader.
     
  25. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Go ask Walmart Employees. They will know more than Best I mean worst buy employees.
     

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