So I may or may not have just gotten an AT&T Rep to confirm the iPhone 5 date in Sept

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  1. aevelasquez macrumors regular

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    I was on the phone with an AT&T rep to check if i could replace my water-damaged iPhone for $199. He told me that my upgrade became effective on 10/19/11, one year after i bought it. He then went on to say that if i replace it now, then I won't be able to use the upgrade in the future. I told him that I knew the iPhone 5 was just around the corner and that if he thought getting a temporary prepaid GoPhone for that month and a half in waiting was a good idea. He told me that that was my best bet, that the iPhone 5 was in plans to be announced in September and that AT&T would definitely be carrying it by the time my upgrade came into effect, so if i just held off buying the iPhone 4 Replacement, as he said he was, then I would be able to get the newest edition in about a month.

    Thoughts?

    P.S. Feel free to doubt, disbelieve, and troll. I couldn't give less of a *****.
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    That At&t rep knows nothing.. Everyone knows the iPhone is coming soon.
     
  3. aevelasquez thread starter macrumors regular

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    You just contradicted yourself...what the hell are you even talking about?
     
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    The question is what the hell are you talking about?
    No AT&T rep knows any more than you and me about when the next iphone is coming out.
    Believe what you want.
     
  5. hismikeness macrumors regular

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    It's not like the rep pinned down an actual date of release. Anyone that has been paying attention to the news knows the new iPhone 5 is coming soon. I saw it on FoxNews.com the other day, so I'm sure CNN had it too, CNet, etc, etc.
     
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    i definitely just posted this as an informative retelling. You can take from it what you will, feel free to call *********. I couldn't really care less. What I don't see, though, is why he would rather have me spend 10 dollars on a goPhone than 199 on an iPhone 4 unless there it was a sure thing that i was going to spend more on the iPhone 5 in a month or so.

    And yeah, I'm pretty sure the people who are official carriers of the damn thing would know a bit more about it than you, I, or any other consumer
     
  7. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I think he's saying that the AT&T rep has seen the same rumors as the rest of us. It's a pretty good guess that it's coming, but he doesn't know more than the rest of us.
    Anyway if you want a water damaged phone replaced for the subsidized price take it to Apple and do an out of warranty replacement, its $199 and you don't waste an upgrade.
     
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  9. aevelasquez thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh I gotcha, yeah but if i do that then I won't have the money for the 5 if and when announced in a month or so.
     
  10. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    The management doesn't tell them things like that, since Apple is very secretive. I was in an Apple store recently, and the salesperson was talking to someone about an iphone, and when the person mentioned the possible release of the iPhone 5 in the fall he confirmed that that's what the rumors are saying, but they aren't told anything officially.
     
  11. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    So you care a lot, then?

    Except they don't. They know exactly as much as anyone else besides Apple, which is nothing.
     
  12. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Tell your story to digitimes since they seem to consider anyone a "source" lol

    The guy was speculating just as much as anyone else TS, he probably reads about iPhone rumors too :cool:
     
  13. aevelasquez thread starter macrumors regular

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    He very may well have been, i was just telling you guys about what went on, not really going one way or the other.
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You may or may not have? I bet it's may not have and probably did not.
     
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    you know nothing about apple if you really believe that....
     
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It's not just not knowing anything about Apple. Since the launch of the first iPhone we've never been told anything by an AT&T employee that panned out. Bottom line is AT&T employees are no more knowledgable than the mass majority members of this board. It's all speculation.
     
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    FYI AT&T doesn't do anything with repair or exchanges replacements unless it's renewing a contract. Go talk to Apple about your phone. It's been confirmed many times AT&T at least retail wise is kept in the dark.
     
  18. bigsexyy81 macrumors 6502a

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    It's nothing against you. It's just that the second to last people to be notified (besides us, the consumers) will be carrier customer service reps.
     
  19. aevelasquez thread starter macrumors regular

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    Probably so, man. I was legitimately just posting about it to show that even AT&T reps are prepping for an imminent launch, to add to the likelihood of its happening.
     
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    Yeah, this comment completely contradicts itself.
     
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    lol

    yup im sure apple trusts people that work at the mall to keep their information confidential
     
  22. labman macrumors 604

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    why not they trust Apple employee's that have Birthday Party's and Party at the bar?
     
  23. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    Some people just shouldn't be allowed to post...
     
  24. Sean4123 macrumors 6502

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    I work for AT&T as a Sales Rep, and guess what? We don't know anything special about when the iPhone 5 is coming out. No one does, except for insiders at Apple.

    Do you know how I know this? Because if there was an official release date that AT&T employees knew about, it would leak so fast, your head would spin.

    Do people not realize that if there isn't a solid release date online from reputable sources, then its still up in the air?

    I had one friend, a couple months ago, telling everyone that there was going to be an "iPhone Nano" and an iPhone 5 coming soon. I told him that nothing of that sort had been confirmed, and I looked like an a**hole for it. It's astonishing how gullible people are.
     

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