Sorry in advance, this is going to get long but I just need to get this off my chest. I was having a really ****** few weeks and I didn't have any intentions of getting a new phone until I finished my contract, which was extended to three years in March when I lost my phone and my carrier was kind enough to send me a new iPhone 4 at a discounted price, but would extend my contract. Anyways, I purchased an iPhone 5 from my carrier and decided I'd extend my contract to another 3 years and I'd just live with the iPhone 5 for 3 years. They told me it would take 2-3 weeks to get to me, but I was lucky and had it shipped the next day, a Monday, and I received the phone on Wednesday. I loved everything about it, but I noticed it had a serious battery issue. Plus, the scratches that everyone else was complaining about. I didn't care about the scratches, but, the battery issue was really bad. I setup an appointment and told the genius I did everything from restoring the phone as new, turning off all location services, Siri's raise to speak, recalibrating the battery, and even running just the stock apps the phone comes with; I really don't need LTE, so I had turned that off after a day of using it. This genius was extremely rude and didn't even run any diagnostic test. One problem was that the battery would never charge to 100%, it would stick at 97%, even if I left it on the charger overnight. He wouldn't replace the phone and refused to run any tests and told me to just give it a few more days to see if it would fix itself. I walked out, because I knew I'd get upset and act stupid if I stuck around. I even called Apple, but hung up after being on hold. Call me stupid, but, I really didn't want to cause the genius any problems. I decided I'd just sell this one and order one from Apple, since I was going to the US anyways and was planning on using one of those unlock guys, as I actually really needed to use my phone on this trip. I sold my iPhone 5, at a $75 loss, after a day of dealing with people who kept lowballing me with offers; the highest offer I got was for $780. I was trying to sell it for $850, which I thought was reasonable. So, just now, I realized it would be about 20-30 days before I'd have a phone, and I was going crazy thinking of how I could go this long. I use my iPhone all the time for school and work, and like everyone else, my phone is my lifeline. Then, I realized, I should stop complaining. Seriously, think about the **** people go through and the real life problems individuals face on a daily basis. I'm lucky enough to be able to afford a 1K+ phone (I'm not rich by any means) and sure, a month is a long time to go without a phone in this day and age, but, it's not something I should beat myself over. The whole reason for this post is not to belittle the people who complain about how long it takes to get your order, trust me, I understand and I'm the same boat as you. But, just try looking on the bright side, at least you have something that many people can't afford. Sorry, just wanted to rant about this issue I was having. And again, I really am not trying to be rude about those posting.