A few weeks ago, I was talking about Apple Inc smashing all the records on the stock market. However, I am sure they were not expecting their shares to go down after the launch of iOS 6 and the iPhone 5.
Ok, so there’s been a few issues with iOS, mainly maps. But when i took this screen shot last week I was a bit shocked.
After the overnight release of the iPhone 5 to 22 more countries including New Zealand it……
Ok so we know all the action tonight is happening in Wellington and mainly Auckland tonight ahead of the iPhone 5 release, but dont forget the Dunedin Vodafone store is also open at 12.01am.
I just went down for a wee look and, well I will let this picture show you how crazy things are down here.
Yes, thats right, there is absolutely no one lining up and it is 9pm. This is either a very smart ploy by the locals in which everyone will line up late to minimise waiting OR no body wants to get sick waiting in the cold.
Perhaps it was a smart option for Telecom Dunedin to wait until 9am to open for sales?
Im sure the local Dunedin Apple fans will come out of the woodwork in the next couple of hours. I’l duck down a bit later on and hopefully snap some photos of the brave souls taking on the Dunedin night.
The boys up in Auckland are updating live via twitter (@iphonewzealand). I am hearing rumours of bbqs, music and free drinks. No sign of any of this in Dunedin either
Being a Thursday night in Dunedin and the store being in the middle of town, I’m thinking the biggest market and biggest problem for Vodafone Dunedin tonight will be students on their way to the Octagon for a few drinks. I’d put money on it that some silly student will wake up tomorrow with a flash new gadget and decent hole in his wallet.
If anyone reading is going to line up down here tonight, I might see you later.
To everyone else, follow the action on twitter and send us in some photos of your iPhone 5 adventures.
Update: We have our first people in line!
These boys are the first in line Down in Dunedin and I can report that the temperature is actually pretty reasonable. Good luck guys
There is a van supplying drinks and the all important coffee, its all go!…Read More
The time is nearly upon us. Just hours remain until you are able to buy an iPhone 5 in New Zealand. If you need any details regarding plans pricing or location availability including the midnight stores they are all up on our site. The details are also available on the Vodafone New Zealand and Telecom New Zealand respective websites. We have decided to pitch our tents and hang out with the guy’s at the Telecom NZ store in Auckland at 167 Victoria Street West tonight. We’ll be down there from around 7pm live blogging and tweeting throughout the evening right up until the first iPhone 5 is sold at 12:01am and beyond. We’ll be keeping an eye on the Apple NZ website and we’ll let you know as soon as orders go live there.
So what time should you get there? Well that’s the golden question. As of 1pm today the queues have already started for both the Telco’s in most of the midnight launch locations all be it only one or two people at the moment. If you are planning on heading down to one of the midnight launches our advice would be get down there as early as you can. Keep your eye on the @VodafoneNZ and @TelecomNZ Twitter accounts as they will no doubt be tweeting queue pictures which should help you out. Also keep your eye on our own Twitter account @iphonewzealand and we will try and keep you updated with the queues around the country. We will be using the hastag #i5NZ so tag all your launch tweets with that.
If you are heading down to Telecom NZ in Auckland for the midnight launch we’ll see you there!
Good luck and stay safe!…Read More
Well this is getting interesting now. Vodafone New Zealand have now made available 35 iPhone 5′s to buy outright. But there is a catch. No matter how early you get to one of the midnight launch locations you are not guaranteed one. Instead the first 50 people at the stores will go into a draw to be able to buy one.
The allocation of the 35 handsets is split between the stores as follows:
2o in Auckland and 5 at the other 3 midnight launch locations in Wellington Christchurch and Dunedin.
The NZ telco’s have come under a bit of fire this week for not offering any buy outright iPhone 5′s for existing or prepay customers. Whilst this offer from Vodafone is less than ideal it’s much better than nothing.
Anything to add Telecom?
Will you be heading down to try and get one of these? let us know in the comments.…Read More
iPhonewZealand will be live on the NZ Tech Podcast tonight. The show from Paul Spain and team will be broadcast live around 6pm tonight and will be available to download from iTunes shortly afterwards. Tonight is episode 90 of the podcast, would anybody like to hazard a guess as to what we will be taking about? That’s right, Apple’s 6th generation iPhone will be released in New Zealand this coming Friday. We’ll have our shiny new iPhone 5 with us and we’ll be discussing all things iPhone 5. Hardware, software, availability. You name it we will be discussing it. Full details for the live broadcast and how to download later will be on the NZ Tech Podcast site. See you there.…Read More
It’s all go tonight with the New Zealand iPhone 5 information people. We have just had word of the amount of iPhone 5′s Vodafone NZ are to have at launch and boy is it small. Vodafone NZ have been allocated just 10,000 handsets for initial first wave launch, that’s for the whole of New Zealand. To put it in perspective with previous launches we have heard for the 4S launch they were given 18,000 handsets. These lower numbers are no doubt purely due to the record high demand for the iPhone 5. If you want one of these at launch I wouldn’t plan on cruising to the mall on Sunday to pick one up. Get in early on launch day.
Source: NZ Tech Podcast
Let us know your thoughts and plans for launch day in the comments.…Read More
Although not officially announced the Telecom New Zealand’s official iPhone 5 launch details have fell into our lap tonight. No doubt they will announce this tomorrow but if you want to know where you need to be to grab one of these on launch day carry on reading.…Read More