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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 2011-09-21, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Apple's media event - October 4th??

Apparently Tim Cook is holding Apple's media event on October 4th to announce the iPhone 5.0. I hope they also announce the IOS 5 release date. Not sure if this is official yet. All Things Digital has reported this.
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 2011-09-21, 10:29 AM
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WSJ pretty credible so I think it will happen.

Analysts believe the phone will be available within a few weeks (maybe sooner) after the announcement.

If iPhone 5 is unveiled Oct. 4, when will it go on sale? has an interesting graphic.
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I hope the new phone will be available in Canada the same time as the US, but i have my doubts. I am going to pick one of these up for my wife.
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jshel101, I highly doubt it.

Analysts are saying the demand for iPhone 5 will be huge so my guess is that Apple will stagger the roll out across countries. While shortages cause buzz, Apple doesn't need it anymore so I'm sure they would prefer to keep demand more in line with supply.
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post #5 of 38 (permalink) Old 2011-09-22, 08:25 AM
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There's two things I want from this. iOS 5 and the iPhone 5 announcement (simply so the iPhone 4 drops in price). I'm in need of a new phone (currently have the original iPhone), plan to buy the iPhone 4, and don't want to get into a contract so I'm buying outright. Does anyone have any experience with how long a new model is out before the old one drops in price?
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The iPhone 4 has already dropped in price (a few weeks back). It was $150.. it is now $99. I doubt it will drop much more even after the announcement.. Maybe down to $50 by January/February.
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I assume those prices are with contract, he wanted to buy outright.
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Oops, missed that point. Yes, those prices are with Contract. No idea what the full price will be.
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No idea what the full price will be.
Same as their regular price, no discounts as of yet. I suspect there will not be a discount until the 5 comes out.
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Apple sent out invites today for October 4th.
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Tji, visit kijiji a week from now and you'll find plenty of iphone 4 to purchase outright, including a great many number of hardly used phones (such as mine). Street price should hover around 400$ for a 16 GB.
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Not sure about next week, maybe a week or two before they announce that Canada will get the iPhone 5. I will be putting my wife's iPhone on kijiji also, when I am able to get the 5.
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Spoke to a guy today who said his wife got an email from Rogers asking if she wanted to pre-order an iPhone 5.

I'm a long time Rogers customer and I have received no such email but I thought it was interesting, nonetheless.
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FYI, I have created an iPhone 5 discussion thread that I'll open up after the event begins for folks to discuss what is actually announced.
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Based on what I've heard and/or read, regardless of whether they call it a 4S or 5, the phone will look pretty much the same - same size and shape. What will change will be : dual processor, more memory and 8MP camera.

The real focus will be on IOS, iCloud, etc....the phone itself is becoming less and less interesting...
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