Decent article on Ars Technica about what I'm doing now - an iPhone user using a Nexus 5. I hope to write a few words about this in the weeks to come. But the (pain) points about the process is well covered in the linked article.
Trying to calm Graecyn down, who is sitting in the back seat, with the iPhone camera. Of course I'm recording it.
Apple came up with a tips page on how to use the features in iOS 7 and iPhone 5s. Take a good quick scan for some tips!
I knew how I was going to purchase a new iPhone on launch day. I was going to do it online, not stand in line at an Apple Store. I had heard the best way to purchase online would be through the Apple Store iPhone app. Something about using APIs versus the store front would be faster. I don't recall where I heard this from, but I assumed it couldn't be worse than watching a browser try to load.
Since the iPhone 5c was already available to order before Friday, I went through a few test runs on the app to see how the purchasing process would be. I noticed that the app is phone specific when purchasing the iPhone, meaning you are choosing to replace the iPhone you are using the app on with a new iPhone. I then asked Farrah to load the Apple Store app on her iPhone, since I was upgrading her phone as well. I would be doing simultaneous purchases using both phones.
I watched as midnight rolled around on our phones. I launched the Apple Store app. I chose the colors and GB size of the iPhones. I confirmed our current voice plan. I also reconfirmed our Unlimited Data plan (sneaking AT&T trying to make me choose otherwise). I then chose AppleCare for each phone. I clicked submit. Within 30 seconds I was done! It wasn't even one minute pass midnight and I was successful in ordering both iPhones!
Now comes the hard part, waiting for the phone to ship.