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24 September, 2012

a poor man's new phone

As I mentioned in previous blog entry, I did not queue for the iPhone 5 this time, but I have it delivered to my friend's place on the first day of releasing (21 September) as I was still in Tasmania. I returned to Sydney the next day and picked it up late night. I did not even bother opening it since I did not have a nano SIM card yet.

iPhone 5

Telstra offers free nano SIM for Telstra customer (which I am), Laurent couldn't get one for me from Telstra's T-Life Shop at Leichhardt (a licensed store). In fact that store was pretty rude to Laurent so I filed an official complaint and Telstra contacted me today regarding that incident. That's another story, back to the topic: I got my nano SIM easily from JB Hi-Fi.

As usual, more photos follow:

After watching the iPhone 5 keynote, my first question to myself was: which model shall I get. Black & Slate version looks pretty nice especially with the slate metal part on it. However the White & Sliver version looks pretty good to me. So I decided to stay with white.

Size is the next big question. Laurent told me to get the largest one straight away. Well, my 32GB iPhone 4S is pretty full actually.

So here's the iPhone 5 model I bought:
64GB, White, outright (unlocked) from Apple Online Store (Australia)
iPhone 5

Now the iPhone 5 contents:
iPhone 5

Instead of iPod Dock (30-pin) connector, it's now a Lightning to USB Cable, and the new Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic.

Lightning to USB Cable is the first change of iPhone and iPod (also iPad) cable since the Dock connector first released 9 years ago. During the past 10 years, Don's favourite Samsung had approximately 18 different adapter changes while Apple only changed the connecting cable for the first time in the same period. I really don't see the big fuss against Apple. Also, the new Lightning to USB Cable is a lot easier to use than previous Dock connector.

(photo source: Intego)

related blog entries:
iPhone 5 is coming to Australia with LTE (4G)! (13 September 2012)
Got it! (iPhone 4S) (15 October, 2011)
I am not queuing (14 October, 2011)
the plans. (9 October, 2011)
Let's talk iPhone, one more sleep (4 October, 2011)
finally, I got myself an iPhone 4 (30 July, 2010)
it's the math game again (28 July, 2010)
one more week to go (23 July, 2010)
30 July is the date (18 July, 2010)
I can wait, again (13 July 2010)
I got my iPhone 3G! (11 July, 2008)
Vodafone releases iPhone 3G pricing (9 July, 2008)
Optus released iPhone 3G prices (3 July, 2008)
Telstra to sell iPhone 3G confirmed, price released (1 July, 2008)

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Posted by Antony on 24 September 2012 6:50 PM | iPod/iPhone/iPad
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