View Poll Results: Phone what you expected or more? Less?
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Exactly what I expected!
More than I expected!
Eh, it's okay.
- 09-12-2012, 01:47 PM #26
I don't see enough with this phone to dump my 4S mid-contract, eat a ETF and buy the 5 retail. Just not enough. I know they're proud of it, and they're selling it as the best thing ever - and its' a nice phone. Overall, I'm very meh about it.
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- 09-12-2012, 01:48 PM #29
No, I'm not disappointed with the new iPhone because it is exactly what we have been told it would be. If I had to find something to be disappointed about, it would be the fact that I would have preferred a slightly "wider" screen instead of a slightly longer screen, but that is my personal preference and it doesn't take away from the advancements & features of the new device, in my opinion.
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- 09-12-2012, 01:51 PM #32iMore Pro
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I remember a time when 95% of what apple showed at their keynote was all surprises and innovations ! It's the other way around now.
Very disappointed that the most sought after Apple phone was not what I hoped it would be.
It was missing its magic. It looked exactly like the leaked images. It pretty much is what we heard it would be. It doesn't have that WOW I HAVE TO HAVE THIS PHONE no more.
It's just a stretched out iPhone 4s !
If you have an iPhone 4 or 3Gs , then I can see your excitement over this phone. But I don't see this as a huge upgrade over iPhone 4S.
I love my Apple products but I'm really considering a Nokia 920
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- 09-12-2012, 02:00 PM #36
Yeah, the conference was really not magical like they used to be. The upgrades are all to catch up with what other phones have had for a while. I guess I'll need to wait until the new iPhone 5 ships, though. I want to see what users have to say about it when it is in their hands. For me, the upgrades, on paper, aren't compelling enough to pre-order one. I can stick with my 3GS for now. I also want to see if Apple finally improves iTunes. But, that won't be known until October.
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- 09-12-2012, 02:09 PM #41
I think a person's level of disappointment depends on the device they have now and expectations. When we look at most devices they are all really incremental upgrades to the previous model. That goes for the nexus, galaxy s3, Razr, etc... They are are all solid upgrades but when compared to the previous model, the change isn't much bigger than what Apple does. So I think people need to be more realistic about what to expect from year to year. Secondly, if you have a 4S, SGS3, Galaxy Nexus then there may be little reason to go for this right now, especially if you cannot upgrade. But if you're like me and the last iPhone that you used for a while was the 4 and many other with the 3GS (yes still a lot of those users) then this could be seen as a huge upgrade to what you have. I'm going to buy it just to see how much of an improvement it is over the 4 and if I like it better than the SGS3. I'll try it for a while before I make a judgement on something.
Funny thing is, on AC forums many users were saying the same thing about the SGS3 about how they are going to keep their SGS2 because nothing special here. Trust me guys, many users say the same thing about devices and at the end of the day, just use what you want regardless of popular or unpopular opinion.
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- 09-12-2012, 02:19 PM #49
I agree with some of the other posters. I think it depends on what you have now.. If you have an iPhone 4S the jump from 4S to 5 might not be enough to make you want a new iPhone unless yours isn't in bad shape or you have, say a family member that can use it after you upgrade so it's like two upgrades. But for me, with the iPhone 4 currently and an upgrade available with my carrier I am not greatly disappointed. There will be a lot of new things for me and I will probably be content with it. Could there be more? Always, but for now this will do. For me anyways. Everyone will have somewhat of a difference of opinion in all things. This is no different.
- 09-12-2012, 02:20 PM #50iPhone Intermediate
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Having said that, even going from a 4 to a 5 is not a big improvement. From 3GS to 5 is a no-brainer to at least consider.
Being able to play games on the phone is great for kids, but many of us run businesses and have more important things to do than sit around and play games
PS - Thanks Jeremy for merging my 'attention-getting' tread with your boring topic tread. I guess you didn't care for the competition??? Who puts the word 'today' in a thread that will still be here tomorrow??