Post-Buying iPhone Decision..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eddiexhart, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. eddiexhart macrumors regular

    eddiexhart

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    So last week I finally scored an iPhone 5 via the online reservation system.
    Ordered 16GB Black. Next day before I went to go pick it up, I sold my Black iPhone 4S 16 GB Unlocked for $380. Then went on over to the Apple Store and picked up my iPhone 5 Black 16GB.. While waiting with the Specialist I got to look at the White iPhone 5.. Well its been a few days and I can't help or get over how amazing the White looks. I'm really beating myself up over my decision.. Not only that, I don't know if I should just stick it out or really try exchanging, but from reading this forum, I know it may be impossible. I know I can return it then try again but then I'll really be phone-less. lol

    Anybody feel the same way I do, anybody have that Post-Buying iPhone Color decision?
     
  2. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Keep trying the online system. Once the white is available for pickup exchange the black. Hopefully it will be within the return window. That way you won't be without a phone.
     
  3. eddiexhart thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah but then it'll charge my card again more $$$ and wont it check my eligibility?
     
  4. tucker3434 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, you won't be able to do that without paying full price or getting a new contract.
     
  5. dasx macrumors 65816

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    I didn't like the white 4S so went black. On iPhone 5 launch day, before getting in line, I went in and checked both models. White looked way nicer than the white 4S, but the black and slate is so amazing I decided to pass on white and go black again.

    I think the main reason why I won't probably get a white (ever) is because how it looks when the screen is off. That huge 16:9 black screen in contrast with the white phone is... ugly (imo).
     
  6. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    That's actually the reason I bought the black iPhone 5.
     
  7. WesCole macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone 5 was the first iPhone I got in white. I actually like it...mainly I like the brushed aluminum look of the back.
     
  8. glitternarwhal macrumors member

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    I scored myself an iPhone 5 as well, the white one. Loving everything about the phone and mine is in perfect condition. I originally wanted a black one, so I'm hoping that my store gets that model in pretty soon. I decided to just go ahead, get the white one to see if I liked the phone. So far, so good. :)
     
  9. Geffen macrumors 6502

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    I can relate to this, I was in the online Apple reservation system the last few nights hoping for a 16GB in Black and none was there even the White ones were not available until Wednesday night i was able to get a White 16GB even though i wanted a Black one. When i went to the Apple store yesterday to pick it up I asked the specialist if i could exchange the white one for a black one and she said they did not have stock. I had already sold my iphone 4 so rather than being without a phone I went ahead and stayed with the white one instead of doing a return then taking a chance in waiting for whenever the Black iphones come available. It seems like the stock must appear at random on the Apple reservation site as i did see a few people in the Apple store picking up Black iPhones.
     
  10. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I haven't used the online system, do you have to pay when you reserve or when you physically pick it up?
     
  11. Geffen macrumors 6502

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    Yes as soon as i reserved my iphone 5 for pickup my card had a pending debit from Apple.
     
  12. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    If you get a white one, you'll then see black ones and think they are super cool.
     
  13. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Apple should really make a "convertible" for u guys who can't make up ur minds.

    This may help you decide: There is a thread here that goes, "I notice Asians and Women tend to go for Whites!" ;)

    Another thread says "White Back too shinny!"


    Personally I go white, but don't go by me. My reason: 5 too easy to scratch, and when scratched u see the shinny aluminum under. White u don't notice as much. BUT DON'T GO BY ME!
     
  14. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    If you do an exachange 12ish hours later it should credit that money back.
     

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