- 09-14-2012, 11:27 PM #76
- 09-15-2012, 12:16 AM #77
NFC - almost nobody uses it and its insecure, no loss there
Inductive charging is great if you want to waste space, money and energy. You still have to plug in the charging base
Exciting colors? Seriously? The Lumia looks like a cheap child's toy
Did you mention the Lumia is much thicker and almost twice as heavy? Its like a brick next to the iPhone 5? I can put the iPhone in a battery case, get 3x the battery life and it would still be thinner and lighter than the Lumia brick.
Worst of all, though there are very few apps for WP, and its all about the apps. Its like buying a fancy TV to watch 2 channels, or buying a fancy car to drive to the end of your driveway.
The lack of apps will be WP's downfall.
- 09-15-2012, 02:42 AM #78
- 09-15-2012, 03:20 AM #79
- 09-15-2012, 05:23 AM #80iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
They're just pressed cause they know the iPhone is going to slay the competition (like always). It's kinda sad tbh.
- 09-15-2012, 06:00 AM #81
See, I can criticize Windows phone because I used to have one. The ****ty and crappy Windows marketplace made me give it up after a month.
- 09-15-2012, 09:44 AM #82
I have a HTC evo lte and I'm not mad about this phone ts quite the opposite I want it. The main reason being it just works not like some android devices that are riddled with bugs or some high end devices that never get a single major update(I'm looking at you DROID 3) honestly I just need a change. I've gotten tired of rooting my phone just to get rid of bugs that should have been found before the release of a phone or update. Oh and I still find it funny that people talk about how the l920 has a fast refresh rate not noticing that other phones have the same thing. Oh and those that say they don't need nfc etc just wait until apple releases a phone with it and it will be the best thing ever
- 09-15-2012, 07:43 PM #83
- 09-15-2012, 07:50 PM #84
- 09-15-2012, 10:10 PM #85
, two iPads, three nanos and an iPod touch so I'm more than familiar with ios and how good it was.
Other than LTE, his years iPhone isn't much of an upgrade to the 4S. The other reason I know this is because I'd say about 75+% of the iPhone users I know aren't upgrading this time around because they feel the same way: they really like their 4S and just don't do t see the need to upgrade. This is based on what I've seen on their fb posts.
Plus the red and yellow options are looking pretty sweet of the 920!
Last edited by baseballbert; 09-15-2012 at 10:15 PM.
- 09-15-2012, 10:53 PM #86iMore Pro
- 574 Posts
NFC and wireless charging...I see that over and over, and now its time for my .02.....
NFC is really nothing right now. And I honestly think until Apple decides to go with it, it will stay irrelevant, like the tablet market. Once Apple got in the game, the tablet market, more specifically the iPad, caught fire and exploded. Apple is the heaviest of heavyweights. Not Google, not Microsoft and sure as hell not Nokia. Apple rules. They will be the worlds first trillion dollar company. They make the finest hardware (that title used to belong to Nokia but Nokia got complacent). So until Apple decides to go with NFC, then and only then will it explode.
As for wireless charging...are you kidding me?? I gotta plug a mat in somewhere and lay my phone on top of it to charge it? I may as well take the extra second and actually plug my phone in......
Now you wanna talk about a great idea?? Make it where my phone connects to my wireless charger when I get within 500 feet (like it connects to my home Wifi). Make it where my phone is charging when its anywhere in my house, i.e. in my hand when I am using it or when it's laying on the nightstand beside my bed. Then, I would call that wireless charging and a game changer. Nokia isn't doing anything everyone else hasn't done, and to me, that isn't a game changer.
- 09-15-2012, 11:10 PM #87
"NFC is really nothing right now."
I see PayPass pretty much everywhere I go. So I am not sure what you are meaning by "nothing". I can only think that its nothing to YOU. And thats ok.... from your perspective it might be nothing, but thats not the case based on what I experience practically everyday.
Wireless charging.... you only have to plug a mat in once... you have to plug your phone in every time. There is a difference.
- 09-15-2012, 11:14 PM #88
- 09-15-2012, 11:21 PM #89iMore Pro
- 574 Posts
Relatively speaking, NFC is nothing. It has NOT caught on with the masses. YOU are just an individual. So it works for you. But as a whole, its nothing in this country. If it was something, it would be in every phone made, like a camera.
See, Google thought this Google wallet was gonna be the next big thing, but I ask you....is it??
- 09-16-2012, 12:05 AM #90
Second, wireless charging is the DUMBEST thing right now. I think it is a baby step in the right direction towards actual wireless charging, but as is right now I'd rather have it plugged in because it's a pain in the *** that it has to be on the mat. I like my phone right next to my pillow so the alarm will wake me up, plus once it's on the mat, if you get a text or wanna use your phone, you either have to keep it on the mat or take it off and put it back on which means it'll keep charging, disconnecting and charging and disconnecting etc... Which totally defeats the purpose.
I think the funny thing that you see the commercial for some other phones and they're main selling point for one phone is you can take a pic while recording and another selling point for another phone is photo stream among your friends; meanwhile the iPhone 5 will have all that plus more; and the features like NFC and wireless charging that the iPhone 5 doesn't have, it doesn't really need. I think Apple is waiting for NFC to become bigger and have a more practical use and is waiting to include wireless charging once it becomes revolutionized to true wireless charging, whether apple creates it or not.
- 09-16-2012, 12:36 AM #91
Lol I'm still laughing at the amount of retarded people talking about wireless charging.
If you ask the an average consumer what he thinks wireless charging would be.
He would probably tell you that hmm I think it's something where you plug a charger to a wall socket and within a certain radius, our phones will be able to charged. Like radiation.
THAT'S TRUE WIRELESS Charging.
Not some stupid concept where you still have to have that phone placed at some stationary spot. What's the difference between charging with a wire then?
- 09-16-2012, 01:29 AM #92
I've used wireless charging with the 3GS, 4 and 4S. It is definitely a convenience, especially compared to trying to figure out which direction the plug goes in the dark. The upshot is that it stays on the charging pad more often than it was plugged in, just because it's easier, so now it always stays fully charged. Also, I don't wear out the cord anymore. My first 3GS cord only lasted a few months. My 4S cord is still in the box. On the other hand, it's not like I couldn't live without it. I won't be able to use it with my 5, and I'm OK with that.
It's interesting to note that with the charging case on, the 4 and 4S are 124 cm long, exactly the same as the 5, so I'm already used to the length. I'm also used to using a little micro-USB when I'm not home, about the same size as Lightning. Unfortunately micro-USB seems to be more delicate and wears out. It also has the orientation issue in the dark. I'm looking forward to using Lightning. The easier it is to use, the more it'll get plugged in.
- 09-16-2012, 01:51 AM #93
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- 09-16-2012, 04:56 AM #95iPhone Nanite
- 8 Posts
Have you guys seen that they are making three different versions of the
iPhone 5? What are your thoughts on this? You can check out the article
about it here: Why Apple Made Three iPhone 5 Models and What That Means For You | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
- 09-16-2012, 09:43 AM #96
- 09-16-2012, 10:06 AM #97
I believe iOS 6 is finally adding call reject with message. I have had that feature on many many smart phones ago.
You can't attach a pdf or office file, or for any file format other than a picture or video file with iOS 6's native email client. I guess it hasnt caught on with the masses?
I can list more. However, my point is Apple doesn't always lead the way in adoption of technology/features, in fact, sometimes its the opposite. It follows.
Samsung and HTC have NFC phones and Windows Mobile 8/Nokia will have NFC. The Droid Razr M, Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD will have NFC. Other than Apple, thats pretty much the smartphone universe.
This is just my opinion, but a lack of NFC in the iPhone is very similar to the iPhone/MMS issue of the past.
NFC isnt just about a virtual wallet, however, if you never had a NFC capable phone, how would you know?
Dont get me wrong... I love the iPhone 5 and have one pre-ordered. I want the iPhone to be the best phone it can be. I think the lack of NFC is a point Apple missed.
Last edited by kilofox; 09-16-2012 at 11:19 AM.
- 09-16-2012, 11:14 AM #98iPhone Beginner
- 54 Posts
Personally, I have found that an Apple a day, keeps the Droid away!! 😜
- 09-16-2012, 12:18 PM #99iPhone Nanite
- 5 Posts
So what else can I do with NFC today? If I am change smartphone every 2 years, I want to have the feature usable today right out the box to maximize my return on the money I spent on the phone. The hard truth about NFC in my book is that there is nothing much out there that need the NFC function and it will be part of the phone that no one use for a long time. If you live in Japan where they use NFC to make payment everyday, you have a very legitimate beef with Apple. But for everyone else, NFC is a not even a good toy (you have to be able to play with it to classify it as a toy and I am struggling to figure a way to show this feature off to my wife. ), it is just a marketing hype. It is like my 3D TV, there is no content broadcast with 3D. So the 3D mode is sitting there unused. Fortunately the 2D mode is spectacular, so I am o.k. I think we all notice that the 3D TV hype is gone from the market now.. So will NFC until someone figure out a NFC killer app.
Smartphone basic function are more or less completed at this point. And new feature is getting more and more esoteric and only very few people really use it. One good thing about Iphone 5 is that it put efforts into things that we use everyday, lighter weight, thinner, better construction, more elegant look, faster speed, more camera function, better picture, better video conference, better earphone, better microphone for conversation. Those are not marketing feature, but one that I can use everyday and appreciate them everyday.. Now thin, light weight and elegant design is in. Let the industry respond.. I want to see how long it will take before the rest of smartphone company can respond with a thinner and lighter weight and better usage smartphone instead of just adding feature that I will never use..
- 09-16-2012, 12:50 PM #100