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iPhone 5

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Anthony Parsons, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Looks nice. A little larger screen, more power, thinner, lighter and a few more features.

    I skipped 4S, still using my 4, so I'll definitely be getting an iPhone 5. Sweet....
  2. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    I think iphone 5 and vb5 are a big failure for both apple and IB
  3. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Your statement is only half true.

    No iPhone release has ever been a failure, and I doubt it will start now.

    Especially not one classed as a refresh.
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  4. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    People expect so much from Apple, for some a perfectly normal upgrade (if it'd be any other company) is just not enough anymore. They expect Apple to change the world with every product release now. I think it's a great upgrade. Sure it could have been more impressive, but these releases are so frequent now that you can't expect the changes to be earthshaking every time.
  5. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    Same here can't wait to get iphone 5 skipped 4S on purpose.
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  6. Pereira

    Pereira Well-Known Member

    Nice design and screen size but there's nothing that makes me want to upgrade from 4s.
  7. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Any screenshots of the iphone5?
  8. Pereira

    Pereira Well-Known Member

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  9. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    "the biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone." :D
  10. tafreehm

    tafreehm Well-Known Member

    I think they should have called it 4s+ instead of iPhone5..
  11. M@rc

    M@rc Well-Known Member

    Not even the A6 chip (Apple promises 2x speed), better battery and the 1GB of RAM ... ? :eek:
  12. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

  13. a legacy reborn

    a legacy reborn Well-Known Member

    I think my S3 can handle the iPhone for at least another generation :).
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  14. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Anyone for Galaxy Note II? It beats the iPhone in almost every section.
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  15. RastaLulz

    RastaLulz Well-Known Member

    I was thinking that it should actually be called the iPhone 1GSS+++++. Seems more fitting.
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  16. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    I wonder if people would say the same thing, if manufacturers changed the packaging, though left everything else the same! Wrapping is just wrapping... the core and functioning is the upgrade in most technology today. Wrapping is also a branding strategy, one which is renown to sight an iPhone quickly by. The same as looking at a Galaxy, the wrapping is branding.

    It seems some are limited in their ability to see past the surface in products.
  17. TheRevTastic

    TheRevTastic Well-Known Member

    To be honest, I was really hoping for a new body design, sure I like the current one with it's nice rounded edges but damn a new number and not even a body change.

    Also does anybody know if you just started up a contract with Sprint back in say June how much they would charge you to get the 5 if you got the 4 for $100 and aren't due an upgrade for another 2 years?
  18. Will

    Will Active Member

  19. Jason

    Jason Well-Known Member

    That was probably one of the most anti-climatic events I've seen in awhile. They pretty much leaked everything months in advance, which took all the wind out of the sails. Nonetheless, this is still a great phone, but there isn't really anything all that spectacular about it.

    As for iOS6, I'm skeptical. After playing with it the last couple of months, there's several things that irk me, but none as much as Apple Maps, it's a regression in some areas. The lack of transit directions is a downgrade. Addresses are pretty much hit or miss, as well. Typing in some addresses gave me "no results found" (even if I was within a few hundred feet of it), while other times it'd jump me into Florida or Massachusetts. Worse, if you click a map direction on a website it no longer brings up the map app -- you're just given a Google map in the browser without directions or your current location. This is where Android's Intents system outshines iOS. I pretty much had to resort to using Google Maps in the browser or taking out my Nexus 7 when navigating around Chicago the other week. As is, Apple Maps seems like a potentially huge fail, especially if you live in a major city. Hopefully it gets a lot of love within the next month, or they allow Google to actually release their own app. I think the map feature they thought they were able to produce, when that decision was made, was probably very different from the one they were actually able to produce.
  20. Jay

    Jay Active Member

    I've seen on a lot of tech sites that people were disappointed... but why? Other than a brand new design, I really would like to know what people were expecting when it came to everything else

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