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, 04:12 PM #101iMore Intermediate
- 105 Posts
Its what I'd expected.
IMO a much better update than last year's 4S. I wasn't so sure of the new design at first, but seeing the pictures of it in high res on the Apple site, I've got to say I really like it.
I was a little surprised to see the A6 chip, a lot of sites mentioned of a tweaked A5. I expected a higher mega pixel camera, but Apple haven't went down the route of increasing the mega pixel and ignoring one of the most important factors in image quality, and that is the lens. I was always very impressed with the picture quality on the 4S anyway.
I'd be interested to hear if the iPhone 5 will have the rumored Nano sim card. On the live blog I watched on The Verge, they was no mention of this.
- 09-12-2012, 04:14 PM #102
- 09-12-2012, 04:17 PM #103
another thing I dont get is how is this screen "... the world's most advanced display and I couldn't be prouder of it." The Lumia 920 is clearly a better screen with a higher dpi, and 60mhz refresh rate...also can be used with gloves, or any other object really.
The i5 camera is not ground breaking either...but I'll wait until the photo comparisons come out between the heavy hitters for solid evidence. And no NFC was a big miss. The other thing that would have been killer for th i5 since it has a ton of music and instrument related apps would be a better set of recording mics. Now the Mikey wont work with this device. And the 920 also has the HAAC Rich Recording from the 808.
Why is it such a bad thing to want these things in a phone? You guys laugh that this phone will sell millions despite lacking what other phones provide, but why laugh when you could be asking for more. other OEMs provide more....Why can't Apple?
- 09-12-2012, 04:18 PM #104
- 09-12-2012, 04:19 PM #105
I have a strong feeling once people have this phone in their hands they'll change their tune about the "slightly stretched" comments. Just looking at the pictures of the frame, this thing is going to feel totally totally different compared to the iPhone 4/4S. Then take into consideration the weight change, the larger screen...you've got a new phone in your hand, not just a refresh.
Hell...people who are going gaagaa over the GSIII's screen need to remember that the size increase from the previous model was almost EXACTLY the same as the change from the 4S to the iPhone 5 (around .5") So they did it in a different way, you guys act like Samsung gave you 4 miles of space to use vs. the previous generation, when the reality is, the increase was no more ground breaking than the new iPhone's!
- 09-12-2012, 04:22 PM #106
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- 09-12-2012, 04:27 PM #107
- 09-12-2012, 04:28 PM #108
- 09-12-2012, 04:33 PM #109
I'm just trying to figure out what's so ground breaking about the GSIII vs. anything else out there...seems to me it's a matter of people preferring it personally, so automatically assuming its better (this filters over to the Apple side of the fence too many times).
- 09-12-2012, 04:34 PM #110
- 09-12-2012, 04:35 PM #111
I think it's quite an achievement for Apple to downsize so many improved components, add LTE, and increase the screen size. This absolutely qualifies as innovation, and Apple deserves kudos for it. But I'm far more excited about the Lumia 920. That will be my next phone, not the iPhone 5.
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- 09-12-2012, 04:38 PM #112
- 09-12-2012, 04:40 PM #113
Comparing stuff like that is a little redundant...Apple sells a phone that people not only want to use, but has features that keep it competitive (and in many cases, leading). I could wake up one day and decide that i want a phone that has a slot on the back to hold my USB cord, and damn if some company out there somewhere won't make a phone that does just that...when i realize that the newest iPhone model doesn't have that cord holder on the back, it's just silly for a person to sit there and go "Man, i'm really disappointed with the new iPhone, where's the cord holder? I can get that on blah blah blah blah blah...", so what? We can all make lists of things our phone does that the next one doesn't...little gimmicks here and there. Who F'n cares?
- 09-12-2012, 04:45 PM #114
- 09-12-2012, 04:52 PM #115
- 09-12-2012, 04:54 PM #116
I also was hoping for a wider phone with the increase in height. I hardly ever use my 4s with one hand, and honestly if I try, its a freaking disaster lol
For me, its not the design of the phone I was really hoping to see Apple innovate with. I wanted to see some seriously cool OS stuff. not just turn by turn and facebook. THAT is where I was let down and where Android perhaps is innovating. The OS. Not the physical device. For good sake, give us some toggles and a new autocorrect!!!!!!
- 09-12-2012, 04:59 PM #117
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- 09-12-2012, 05:27 PM #119
Totally let down by the new phone.
There's no more wow factor, or nothing exciting to expect anymore.
I was expecting a surprise, something which made the audience go WOW.
iPhone 1 was WOW in itself
iPhone 3G was WOW in 3G
3GS and 4S are just extended version of the same iteration, but still deserves to be WOW'd.
3GS was WOW in video recording, and voice control.
iPhone 4 was the biggest WOW! Double the resolution, and an iconic design!
4S was WOW in Siri.
But WOW was not to be this year.
iPhone 5 was wow in nothing...
iPhone 5 is just my 4S plus 176 more pixels on the vertical, and LTE...
And seriously, STILL 1 GB of RAM?
Where's the innovation gone?
Last edited by Snownation; 09-12-2012 at 05:40 PM.
- 09-12-2012, 05:39 PM #120
On that note if your happy with the iphone 5 then Yay!! I for one and super happy with what apple did because it makes my choice to switch to the s3 a couple weeks ago All that much sweeter.
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- 09-12-2012, 05:56 PM #121
- 09-12-2012, 06:11 PM #122iMore Intermediate
- 239 Posts
I just watched the video about the way they manufactured the iPhone 5, and I would say that there is a tremendous amount of innovation in this product. A lot of it is subtle, but none the less technologically ground- breaking. Like adding the touch sensors into the LCD screen itself, rather than in a separate glass layer. The machined aluminum body, etc,. etc.. I think people are short-changing the device when all they look at is a few aspects of the design like screen height. I think this one will be a winner. Quality always sells.
- 09-12-2012, 06:23 PM #123iPhone Newbie
- 39 Posts
- 09-12-2012, 06:24 PM #124
Hey it just goes to show that when you receive as many leaks as we did with this iphone that some of them are bound to be true. I truly wish that it would have looked different but meh no use beating a dead horse. Im still going to need one for when i begin developing so i must get one regardless...
- 09-12-2012, 06:46 PM #125