I was 2nd in line at my local AT&T store at 4:30am on Friday morning. I filled out some paperwork as I was standing in line so that I would be sure to get my 64GB black iPhone 5 as soon as I was allowed to walk in.
At 8:00am, I was instantly taken to an AT&T service rep and was asked "How can I be of assistance?" My reply? 64 GB black iPhone 5. His reply? "We don't have any of those."
So I walked away with a 32GB version which is fine. That is until I got home and realized it rattled. The damn phone rattled like the battery was just rolling around inside the phone.
Aside from the rattle, I can say that the iPhone 5 is a work of art. The black and slate color combination is absolutely magnificent. The lighter weight of the device though makes me cautious. It is so light weight that I'm afraid I just may forget it's there. The screen is sharper (and of course larger). The letterboxing of apps has not phased me a bit. But I will say that I have taken notice of the apps taking advantage of that larger display.
As I was waiting for resolution to my problem, I witnessed a back and forth between upper level Apple and AT&T reps arguing over whoever who would address the concerns of this upset customer (that customer being me).
While waiting on the manager at AT&T to grant approval on a replacement phone for me, I was checking out accessories for my new iPhone 5. And like a sucker, I picked up an Otterbox Defender to ugli-fickly (I absolutely made that word up) protect my iPhone. Upon checkout, I had the AT&T manager shake the iPhone to make sure this one was "rattle-free" which it was. As a token of gratitude to me as a regular and loyal customer, I was also given a 25% discount on the Otterbox case.
So now I get to enjoy my new iPhone! Except wait. I'm headed back to work and realize I have no Wi-Fi! Oh the horror! So I went all day and night at work without being able to restore from a backup. Imagine having the iPhone 5 at your side all day long and not getting to use it.
Well, I enjoyed Saturday off. I absolutely used the day to get familiar with my iPhone 5 Now it's all set up and I am finding that the speed is what turns me on the most. I can't speak on the data as I am not in an LTE coverage area but the processing power of this beastly phone is a welcome change from previous models.
In case you haven't heard me already speak on this, I am not impressed with iOS 6.0. But with the lastest hardware changes, I am content. Now it's up to the devs to make some killer apps that will bring out the best of what this phone has to offer.