iPhone 5 stock...how long will it last?

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  1. rotobadger macrumors 65816

    rotobadger

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    Being that Apple is discontinuing the 5 and is "replacing" it with the 5c, I'm wondering how long stock will last. I'm talking specifically about replacement phones for customers who have warranty issues on their 5.

    My power button is getting really flaky and I'm wondering if I wait for a month or so (if I can) if 5 stock will be depleted and Apple will replace my 5 with a 5s (I have AppleCare).

    Not a big deal but I thought, what the heck? Maybe wait and get the upgrade?

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
     
  2. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    I'd say you've got around 1 - 2 months until the 5 is gone forever.
     
  3. karmamule macrumors 6502

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    How about if they offered to replace with a 5c? Would you be happy with that?
     
  4. rotobadger thread starter macrumors 65816

    rotobadger

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    I actually asked myself that. I think I'd have to see it in the flesh first. My understanding is that it has the same specs as the 5?

    But I do love the look of the 5/5s. Mine is black.
     
  5. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    I would.

    Better battery life
    More LTE radios
    Facetime HD camera
    Less scratch prone material
     
  6. karmamule macrumors 6502

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    I think internals are essentially the same. It's a bit heavier and thicker dimension wise, but doesn't seem to be bothering the happy 5c owners I've seen posting. :)
     
  7. spades1412 macrumors 6502

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    They will not replace it with a newer model, ever! They carry stock of old models just for warranty replacements.
     
  8. LagLiquidators macrumors member

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    Apple has done this for me twice. They replaced my 2010 Macbook Pro with a 2011. Also when they did the recall on the original iPod nanos, they replaced mine with a current generation.
     
  9. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I would think it would take more than 1-2 months. More like 6 months imo..
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Don't worry about it.

    Someone started the same thread like a week ago... I had an iPhone [1st gen] replaced like a month ago. So I'm pretty sure they will have the iPhone 5 for a very long time.
     

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