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.
- 09-13-2012, 01:00 AM #151
- 09-13-2012, 01:04 AM #152
Okay here's my thought after watching the keynote and videos and reading some comments.
Yes we are all satisfied.
Yes we are all ok, good at least it didn't suck.
When you put it with other phones. Yeah of course it's damn good and solid.
The sleek design just like 4S. Only thinner and taller.
Give it to any new guy in Apple consumer base and he will go! OMG! AWESOME.
But for loyal customers like us.
We don't just expect --> Good products. Solid design.
We expected. HOLY **** ITS AWESOME. THATS SO NEW AND DIFFERENT.
Put it in another way. Our benchmark for Apple ain't with competitors anymore. it's the benchmark apple set in 2011. And having a LEAP forward. not. a small step.
But meh thats never gona happen. We all know what apple does.
One Awesome design --> refine refine refine refine ( milking the cow) until the market starts to get tired of it. And if is going to continue doing this for just 2 more years.
Say hi to WP8 cuz I'm assuring you that's gona be where all the new and cool **** stuff are.
What WP8 is lacking now is. Source of reliability. Is it as solid as Apple's? If it is. Apple's in for a deep ****. From what I see in the Lumia 920. That. IS. REVOLUTIONARY. But they had to screw up their presentation. -.-"
- 09-13-2012, 01:12 AM #153
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- 09-13-2012, 06:23 AM #156
I have a phone with a superior camera, a form factor that i prefer, an OS that i prefer and then the reliability and service i expect from buying an Apple product...and you claim that I'm some how getting hosed? That some how I'm not getting what i pay for with a phone that performs EXACTLY how I want it to in every way? You have a very obscure (See: Inaccurate) understanding of what getting "hosed" means, but that's probably because you associate opinions with garden tools, given your Galaxy S is the size of a garden shovel.
I like to ask this of the members that have such distaste for the iPhone whenever these debates come up...why are you here? And let's skip the BS about being "into all things technology", be honest, you're here to make sure people know you don't care for the iPhone, you think it's a lesser device. In that, GREAT! Congratulations...you prefer something that others don't. Come down out of the clouds, off that enormous high horse you're on and quit pretending like you have the inside track on what the right choice is for everyone...I think the Galaxy S III is a fine phone, not for me, but it's a fine phone for someone I'm sure.
Now be a good little boy and take your trolling else where, because yes, when you're on a forum about a product and support of such, and the only reason you're here is to discuss how much you dislike it and down other's opinions of it, you are the definition of troll. And speaking of people having no F'n clue what they're talking about, you pretend like your opinion of the iPhone means anything...understand that your opinion of anything really amounts to about jack squat, and even less on this website, where you look like a tool.
Last edited by SeanHRCC; 09-13-2012 at 06:29 AM.
- 09-13-2012, 07:39 AM #157
Here's an interesting take on exactly what Apple is doing... and why it's still an amazing feat year after year. (and the trolls shudder)...
Apple’s Magic Is In The Turn, Not The Prestige | TechCrunch
Here's an excerpt and for me, at least, it drive the point home clearly and accurately. That point is that while the phone itself, year after year, looks and operates the same, it takes a tremendous amount of engineering and, yes, magic, to pull it off. With excellence. With precision. With flair.
Look at the mobile landscape right now. There are two companies that are making any money in smartphones: Apple and Samsung. Or, put another way: Apple and the company Apple just won a billion dollar-plus judgement against for copying their smartphone designs. So while some may find Apple’s trick old hat now, no one else has figured out how to pull it off — except for the company doing a mediocre copy of the trick. I’d argue it’s because everyone is focusing on The Pledge and The Prestige, but Apple is the only one focusing on The Turn.
They’re the only ones photographing their assembly process with 29 megapixel cameras to ensure that a machine picks the exact inlet from 725 unique cuts. They’re the only ones who spend three years working on earphones. They’re the only ones who would go out of their way to try to re-design a device to look and act similar even though the bulk of it has largely changed.
That’s the thing — when people say they’re disappointed about the new iPhone, what they’re really saying is that they’re disappointed it doesn’t look that much different from previous version(s). But again, not only is that true, Apple went out of their way to make sure that was the case. Just listen to Jony Ive in the very beginning of the video:
When you think about your iPhone, it’s probably the object that you use most in your life. It’s the product that you have with you all the time. With this unique relationship that people have with their iPhone. We take changing it really seriously. We don’t just want to make a new phone. We want to make a much better phone.
Apple is not and will not make changes just for the sake of change. And while some may now be clamoring for this change, the paradox is that if Apple did make some big changes, many of the same people would ***** and moan about them. Apple is smart enough to know that in this case, most people don’t really want change, they just think that they do because that’s the easiest way to perceive value: visual newness.
Apple’s focus remains on The Turn, the process by which they make the ordinary extraordinary. But even with a masterful Prestige, it’s hard to convey that commitment. That is until you walk into an Apple Store and pick up the product.
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- 09-13-2012, 10:27 AM #168
I guess we should start a sub-forum for the trolls that pay a annual visit to iMore (i still can't get used to that name, lol...this will always be TiPb to me)...give them a place where they can make the same redundant comments and talk about how inferior the iPhone is, every year...year in and year out.
Also, make sure every person that frequents that sub-forum has the custom title of "***-Clown".
- 09-13-2012, 10:37 AM #169
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- 09-13-2012, 10:43 AM #173
As amusing as this is, let's get this thread back on topic. Thanks.
*and to answer Cheggy's question. What makes them trolls is how they act and word things. Simply disagreeing in a normal matter is fine. In fact I welcome it. Act like a fool, then you are a troll and not welcome here.
- 09-13-2012, 10:47 AM #175