iPhone 5 Coming Out October 4th

@2wicelot (2949)
September 27, 2011 2:10pm CST
There has been rumours recently flying around the internet that the new iPhone 5 may be released on the 4th of October. However, according to this news article it is now confirmed and it is a reality. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2042074/iPhone-5-release-date-Invitations-sent-event-October-4.html?ito=feeds-newsxml Do you really care? Are you an Apple fanatic? A you looking forward to this new release?
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@thezone (9452)
• Ireland
28 Sep 11
That is excellent news for a number of reasons It will give people something to rave about here on mylot and every other forum for months and it will give me a chance for my hate and anger of phones to grow and totally join the dark side "Did I mention that all cell phones are evil"
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@2wicelot (2949)
28 Sep 11
You are so hilarious. But the points you raised are interesting. There would be a lot of noise about it for a long time to come.
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@thezone (9452)
• Ireland
1 Oct 11
It is Apple hysteria! I can never get my head around it
@00fear (3203)
• United States
28 Sep 11
Yea, I am a apple fan but the only thing I hate about them is the fact that....Well I can't really say I hate them because this is only what people had said to me, even in the forums. I haven't really known for myself. I was gonna say that the only reason I hated them a little bit was the fact that they are cheap. I lost my ipod touch 4 in April and everyone said that they do have gadgets/stuff to track it down but they refuse to use them so we can buy more of their gadgets. I am waiting to buy the ipod touch 5 though, I wonder if it is also coming that month as everyone said that they might come out as soon as the iphone does.
@2wicelot (2949)
28 Sep 11
The apple products are quite expensive even though there are other brands with the same or probably better performance. They probably would have charged you extra to track down your ipod.
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@00fear (3203)
• United States
29 Sep 11
Yea that's true, they can still charge to track it down... if they did have the stuff to track it down.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
28 Sep 11
I have an iphone and am waiting until my present contact runs out before getting the next one. I do like the Apple products, but feel with Lite coming out, I would rather get an Iphone that takes advantage of that rather then one who is just uses the regular 4 network. Besides right now it would cost too much considering I am also saving for an Ipad and that might not happen to next year or the next or when I get the money. I do love Apple products. and almost a fanatic.
@2wicelot (2949)
28 Sep 11
You are really an apple fan, unlike me. I have used the iPad but did not really like it very much because I feel it is limited. But all apple products are expensive anyway.
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@petersum (4526)
• United States
27 Sep 11
Well thanks for that information that I already read. I'll make a note to miss that particular day. No, I couldn't care less! Your question is right on the nose! I'm not a fanatic and all I look forward to is peace and quiet but that isn't going to happen. You do know that this launch will be completely overshadowed by the Michael Jackson doctor trial and no one will notice it?
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@2wicelot (2949)
27 Sep 11
I guess you are like me. I really do not care about the 'launch'. The only apple product I actually tried is the iPad and I wasn't super impressed by it because it is mid way between a phone and a laptop and there many things it couldn't do as a phone or as a laptop. I saw briefly on BBC the live coverage of the doctors trial. I really do not understand why there has to be a live coverage of that. I guess there is nothing important going on in the world.
@bagarad (7860)
• Paso Robles, California
1 Oct 11
There's probably plenty important going on. They just would rather not tell us about it and focus our minds on celebrities and product launches instead.
@glaiz_9 (367)
• Philippines
28 Sep 11
I'm not really waiting for its release. I bet you need a large sum of money for buying it, so no thanks, :)
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@2wicelot (2949)
28 Sep 11
It is definitely going to be expensive as with all apple products.
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@tedkur (21)
• Indonesia
28 Sep 11
eventhough iphone 5 released on that date i still can't afford to buy it. i'm not an apple fanatic but if i have enough money i'll think about to get one
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@2wicelot (2949)
28 Sep 11
Apple products are really expensive. There are other alternatives out there I think that do the same thing.
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@Awinds (2475)
• United States
27 Sep 11
To me, it's just another gadget. The smartphone craze has come and gone. It has its place in the cellphone world and a mere upgrade isn't a lot to get excited about. I think there is more to life than Apple and I see no reason to devote my life or money to it. I purchase gadgets for their usefulness, not the cool factor. I don't upgrade until the current gadget I have wears out. It it still works I don't see the reason to spend a few hundred on the same exact gadget with just a few tweaks here and there. For the techies, congrats. For me, October 4th will come and pass like any other day. :)
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@2wicelot (2949)
27 Sep 11
I totally agree with you. But the apple fans sadly wouldn't. I remember there was a time they got so excited because Steve Jobs unveiled so extension cord for the iPad. Those guys are really weird.
@Awinds (2475)
• United States
27 Sep 11
Excitement over an extension cord? Now that goes beyond my scope of understanding for the apple geeks. I do agree that they are a different species altogether...you have to wonder what went wrong in their personal lives that would make them get so excited about a cord. :)
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@2wicelot (2949)
28 Sep 11
Sometimes it looks like they are hypnotized and are always willing to give there money to apple for no good reason. Or they are probably just addicted to apple.
@inertia4 (26913)
• United States
2 Oct 11
I can tell you this. I am a big Apple fan, but I will in no way shape or form be standing on a line waiting to get my hands on one. I do plan on getting it, but I always let a few months pass before I buy. That way all they crazies are out of they way and I can get one with ease. I have always followed Apple products closely. I also have owned iPhones since they first came out and I probably always will. But, to be a fanatic that has to be the first one to get it is totally out of control in my book.
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@2wicelot (2949)
2 Oct 11
I think waiting for a few month to acquire one is a good idea. You would get feedback from people who have bought it early and if there are any problems with it you would definitely hear about it. But apple products are expensive even though there are now alternatives to all there gadgets.
@inertia4 (26913)
• United States
2 Oct 11
I understand what you're saying. Yes I will hear lots of reviews. But I will not consider any other product. I will get the iPhone 5 in my time and I will make my own review. I know they are expensive, but I know first hand that they are worth every penny. They are great machines.
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@2wicelot (2949)
12 Oct 11
They are great machines. However, there are other similar products that perform the same or even better than the iphone in my opinion.
@sunli123 (540)
• China
28 Sep 11
Many friends and collegues around me are crazy about iphone seires. I knew a guy who first buy iphone 3G in Hongkong, then ipone 4 was released, he bought iphone 4, and now he is excited about the iphone 5 and talking about it almost everyday. I am not an apple fanatic, so couldn't understand why.
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@akp100 (13191)
• India
28 Sep 11
Yes.. Even I know some people who are crazy about apple's iphone. And they are waiting for iphone 5 very eagerly. Honestly even I am eager to see new iphone 5. But I am not that crazy about apple like my few friends. I have interest in knowing about new technology and that's the reason I am eager about it.
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@2wicelot (2949)
28 Sep 11
It is difficult to understand why people get this excited over apple products. I heard of a kid who sold a kidney in China to buy and iPad and a laptop. That is crazy.
@sunli123 (540)
• China
29 Sep 11
I was very sad when I saw this news in internet. I guess it was related to his growth background or living environment. Maybe all his friends had the apple products so he wanted one too. But I am not sure exactly.
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@emjay86 (640)
• Philippines
28 Sep 11
I would love to get my hands on one. Rather expensive though. I don't like that.
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@akp100 (13191)
• India
28 Sep 11
Yes that's the big problem with Iphone that they are very costly. I have heard in news that iphones will going to be cheaper(don't know much as i haven't seen the detail).. So hope the prices come down. They are launching too much costly devices.
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@2wicelot (2949)
28 Sep 11
Apple products are generally expensive. But I believe there are alternatives out there that perform the same at lower costs.
@omchesunche (1755)
• Indonesia
12 Oct 11
well, it was nice rumour..I am not really sure about this since they just released Iphone 4S then they do not want to sacrifice Iphone 4S by releasing Iphone 5 in near future..I think they will delay to release Iphone 5 because the Iphone 4S market and distribution not mature or stable yet..So just wait for another months..However, it also can happened if they willing to use momentum of steve jobs news..
@2wicelot (2949)
12 Oct 11
It seems the iphone 4s is an interim phone before the iphone 5. It seems people may still buy iphone 4s and iphone 5 when it comes out as well.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
12 Oct 11
It doesn't matter to me one way or the other. I am not that interested in phones.
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@2wicelot (2949)
12 Oct 11
It is really good for you that you are not caught up in all the hysteria.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
30 Sep 11
I know Iphone 5 is coming out soon, and i might be getting it but not anytime soon. I will have to wait till feb 2012 when my mobile contract ends and price of the phone isn't that expensive anymore. I'm not one to jump into new gadgets the moment they are out. It's stupid and a waste of money. Time also allows me to think properly if i really know iphone5 or i can settle for any other smartphones instead.
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@2wicelot (2949)
30 Sep 11
There are many smart phones these days from many companies. They are probably better than iPhone or at least as good as it.
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@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Sep 11
thanks for the information. but i am not one of the apple fanatics. one is i consider the price or my budget. if i will get an iphone, i guess i will only get the cheaper one.
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@2wicelot (2949)
30 Sep 11
I guess you are not a fan and you are doing the sensible thing of looking at the price and your budget.
• Canada
29 Sep 11
I still have an iPhone 3!! I'm sure by the time I actually get a 5 they'll be out with the 7!! haha When it comes to computers, phones, etc. I never buy the latest model, because I don't want to spend all the money. I can see the small ways that the 4 is different from the 3 based on the people I know who have one, and I wonder how the 5 will be different. I don't even have an iPad! LOL If I get a tablet, it'll probably be a blackberry one.
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@2wicelot (2949)
30 Sep 11
They are always coming out with new models just when you got the previous one. The difference between iPad 1 and 2 is the camera and the fact that it is flatter at the back. But there are so many tablets these days from so many companies including recently fro amazon kindle.
@GemmaR (8527)
28 Sep 11
I don't think that it will come out on this date. That is just when the press conference is, and I would assume that the release date would be a couple of weeks after that. I really want to get it when it comes out, however I still have several months left on my current contract which means that I would have to buy myself out of it if I wanted a new phone already. I am very tempted to do this, but I should try to wait as long as I possibly can so that it is not as expensive for me to be able to change my contact this early.
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@2wicelot (2949)
28 Sep 11
It is still mystery but I think the newspaper strongly believe they may release it on this date. I guess you are a big iPhone fan too. I on the other hand would not be getting this phone.
@akp100 (13191)
• India
28 Sep 11
Thanks for the link. So its going to be released finally. Yes I care about it as I liked the iphone phones. I am eager to see the latest features of the new iphone. Hope they will give something new and latest.
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@2wicelot (2949)
28 Sep 11
They would probably add a few features and tweak some other features here and there. But I am not really excited about it at all.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
28 Sep 11
i do like to get infrmation about it and im curious as to what the real specs of this phone is. I have heard so many rumors and I dont know which one is true anymore. So I'll just wait for it's release. I have an ipod and that's fine for me. my bb phone works just fine
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@2wicelot (2949)
28 Sep 11
Most likely all will be revealed on the 4th of October. I believe there are alternatives to the iPhone that really do not cost as much and which perform just as well.
@youless (86625)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Sep 11
It seems that many people are already very crazy to Apple products. They are eager to have iPhone 5. In my opinion, I think iPhone is very expensive and I don't understand why so many people want to buy it. As the price is not reasonable. Perhaps it just gives you a symbol that you are rich. I am not a fan of it. If I will buy a new cellphone, it is likely I will choose Android cellphone. I love China
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@2wicelot (2949)
28 Sep 11
I think people just get the apple products as a status symbol too. There is really no justification I can fathom.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
28 Sep 11
I am not an Apple fanatic, but I heard so much good word about iPhone, iPad, and iPod. The funny thing is, most of my friends have Apple products, and I got none of them. I wish that I will have enough money to get one for myself, so I can experience the Apple fanatic mentality.
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@2wicelot (2949)
28 Sep 11
I have tried the iPad but to be honest I was not really impressed with it. It is very limited and most of the software you install has to come from the apple app store. I understand it is a similar case with iPhone and Macs.