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Looking more and more likely that the 5.5" version never existed.
I never understood why Apple didn't fit all the missing GSM/3G stuff from the iPhone into the iPad Air Mini-3G for all those who wanted a bigger-than-the-iPhone5 phone.

I do like the size of my 4S.

Hopefully, they'll do an iPhone6S-Mini next year ;-)
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you can also get a VAT refund with Global Blue if you live in CH and buy it in the UK (or elsewhere in the EU, I suppose, but you'd have to check). see Tax-Free Shopping.
Global Blue is a scam! Once they take their cut from the tax free amount you would soon realise it's not worth the hassle. Furthermore, you will have to declare and pay the CH duty when you bring it in CH. It's not worth the hassle.
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Re: iPhone 6

buy a ticket to the states for holiday at the very first day when iphone6 released in store actually just go germany or france. they are on the first releasing list

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So the iPhone 6 is expected to be announced in less than 2 weeks (It had better be good!).

My questions is, in peoples experience, what is the quickest way to get your hands on a newly released iPhone.

Not being near an Apple store, I'd like to pre-order from apple.ch as soon as they allow (I assume quite soon after the announcement). Is the best option? I don't want to order online and be left waiting for weeks, whilst meanwhile there are loads sat in Apple stores!
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Re: iPhone 6

Contract-free iPhone 6 16GB: $650 in US, CHF 760 here.
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Old 11.09.2014, 10:05
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Contract-free iPhone 6 16GB: $650 in US, CHF 760 here.

It's a great deal if you use the Big Mac Index as a comparison
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Contract-free iPhone 6 16GB: $650 in US, CHF 760 here.
The US price is pre-tax though. Assuming 8% sales tax (obviously this varies by states), that brings the US price to USD 702. The Swiss price isn't so bad, especially considering the one additional year of warranty service you get here (2 years in CH vs. 1 year in US)
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Old 11.09.2014, 11:14
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The US price is pre-tax though. Assuming 8% sales tax (obviously this varies by states), that brings the US price to USD 702. The Swiss price isn't so bad, especially considering the one additional year of warranty service you get here (2 years in CH vs. 1 year in US)
But when you take into account that the 1 Frank = 1.07 Dollars at the moment then it should be circa 656 franks including MwSt.

So yep, we're getting shafted by Apple as usual.
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buy a ticket to the states for holiday at the very first day when iphone6 released in store actually just go germany or france. they are on the first releasing list
Good luck with that - if the 6 sells out as quickly in the brick and mortar stores as it did online this morning, you might want to be among the first 5 people in line.
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Contract-free iPhone 6 16GB: $650 in US, CHF 760 here.
The contract free phone is still locked to the tmobile network making it currently near worthless here
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Re: iPhone 6

I managed to get a 6+ reserved easily enough to pick up on launch day from Apple in London. You still get a decent chunk off with tax free shopping and trading in your old phone.
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Re: iPhone 6

What does "reserved" mean? Last time, I waited for my "reserved" iPhone 4S for 3 months...and got no news until it pop up in my mailbox.
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Re: iPhone 6

Oh for the love of god, I really don't understand the panic - just wait until after Christmas and you'll be able to walk into any mobile phone purveyor and pick one up on the spot. It's just a bloody phone.
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What does "reserved" mean? Last time, I waited for my "reserved" iPhone 4S for 3 months...and got no news until it pop up in my mailbox.
You needed to go into the store to collect it then, I guess that it sat there and thats why it took months.
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Oh for the love of god, I really don't understand the panic - just wait until after Christmas and you'll be able to walk into any mobile phone purveyor and pick one up on the spot. It's just a bloody phone.
You have violated the Apple religion! May your iTunes account be spammed with U2 albums!
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Oh for the love of god, I really don't understand the panic - just wait until after Christmas and you'll be able to walk into any mobile phone purveyor and pick one up on the spot. It's just a bloody phone.
Typical of today's society.....me first, me first, me first!!!
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Old 14.09.2014, 17:12
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Furthermore, you will have to declare and pay the CH duty when you bring it in CH. It's not worth the hassle.
that's not "furthermore" - that's the law and you have to do that in any case.
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I managed to get a 6+ reserved easily enough to pick up on launch day from Apple in London. You still get a decent chunk off with tax free shopping and trading in your old phone.
Apple UK doesn't do in-store pick up!
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Apple UK doesn't do in-store pick up!
I beg to differ but I have a confirmation from apple that mine will be ready to pick up between 8 and 9pm on Friday!
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You could go to some apple stores in capital cities. Although I don't understand why people prefer to stand in queues a few hours instead of wait couple weeks
Creates a sense of togetherness.
Almost like a religion, but without the strict morale - and a quick way to salvation ;-)
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Old 15.09.2014, 18:52
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I beg to differ but I have a confirmation from apple that mine will be ready to pick up between 8 and 9pm on Friday!
Interesting - they certainly aren't doing that at their Plymouth store.
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