iPhone 5 testers and Verizon excuses

 

By Posted 9 Feb 2012, 15:02

If there is one product that’s surly not to be tested by just anyone it has to be Apple’s iPhone 5 and with a release date that could be anytime from June to December 2012, why would anyone think it’s possible to test an iPhone 5? This is just what a few thousand people thought this month after receiving a text message.

Did you receive the suspect message? – It’s interesting how some people have visited the website seen in this strange text message, which states Apple are on the lookout for “iPhone 5 testers” and if you’re among the first 1000 to reply you could help with the 6th generation iPhone. Anyone that knows Apple would see this as a scam right away, although curiosity has gotten the best of some people. Let us know if you got this message and what you did after?

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Those of our readers that want more insight into this scam should visit this article, which looks at how to avoid it and gives a little background on the free iPhone 5 claim. We also found loads of forum posts discussing this text message and asking others if it is real or fake (yes they did have to ask that), which you can see one example in this forum.

We already heard this month about the chances of WWDC 2012 being the launch pad for new iPhones again, although these rumors are to be taken with a pinch of salt not to mention the upset it could cause some iPhone 4S buyers. If you bought the recent iPhone 4S would you be upset with an early iPhone 5 release in June or July, which would be within a year of 4S launching?

There are many phone users that don’t like Apple’s marketing strategy and some people feel iPhones lack in technology, but you cannot help but admire the late Steve Jobs approach to Flash, especially considering Flash support will not happen in Chrome for Android.

Some iPhone and Android users want a lot to change if they’re to buy an iPhone 5 – we’ve seen many lists of features wanted for the iPhone 5, and change is one word that keeps being mentioned although some people feel too much change could be a bad thing. The most popular changes wished for in iPhone 5 include the adoption of 4G, a bigger screen, more memory, improved multitasking, native turn-by-turn GPS navigation, a change in design and the most wanted change after iPhone 4S is much better battery life.

Making the jump to a new network – we’ve seen an increasing amount of current iPhone users on AT&T complaining about the network, and it seems that some of these users are just looking for an excuse to jump to Verizon Wireless, so we’d love to hear what iPhone network you’re on and if a change is needed anytime soon in your opinion? If you’re wondering what is the best iPhone network we’d recommend looking at this article, which showcases the deals on Sprint, Verizon and AT&T although be aware that this article was updated just over a month ago.

Update: Interestingly we had a quick look on YouTube for “iPhone 5 testers” and found a number of videos making different claims, which are obviously complete rubbish, so be warned PR readers that there are loads of scammers out there trying to get you to part with information or money somehow.

  • Anonymous

    obviously AT&T i have never had any problems with my iphone 4 in the almost 2 years i had it. I even dropped it shattered the back took to apple fixed no problems with ANYTHING. An with sprint or verizon you can’t multitask while on the phone which is a huge let down plus they don’t know how to work with the Iphone interent usage like AT&T, that’s why AT&T has been so successful with the IPhone

  • http://twitter.com/roCkerChick iLesbian

    I got it and totally ignored it.  I thought it was a scam. 

  • Mustangsally

    I also received the message and clicked on it and nothing happened.  I have had good luck with my iphone 4S battery life.  You just have to download the battery saver APP and it will instruct you have to save on your battery by turning off certain alerts.  I will stick with AT&T because of the multitaking that you can do on this network that you can’t do on the others