- 09-16-2012, 01:10 PM #101
- 09-16-2012, 01:45 PM #102
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- 09-16-2012, 06:15 PM #103
THEY can say whateeever they want. I knew where my money was going from the start, and now I know it even more. I mean, everybody watched that video that uploaded last wednesday on Apple's website, right? The way they make the iPhone. When I hear about any new feature out there, most of the time I don't really care. But that video hits the spot. The polishing of the antenna band, the anodized aluminum, the 29 mpx camera that take photos of the outlay, and then the computer that chooses the inlay that fits the best among 725 inlays. The way they made the camera lense. The impressive presence of the final product. This is worth every penny. Engineered with precision and crafted with care. And if it's really Gorilla Glass 2... Friday just can't get here quickly enough.
- 09-16-2012, 06:24 PM #104iPhone Intermediate
- 249 Posts
I do not think that Android users are upset though. Like most techies, they want each phone release to be the best phone ever so that the envelope is always pushed to the next level. Without competition, what would we be using? Would we still be jailbreaking our phones to copy and paste?
It's that kind of mindset that annoys Android and the smarter iPhone users. Apple says, "Oh, you do not need to copy and paste, we do not make mistakes." And then the fanboys are arguing along with Apple as to why the feature IS NOT needed. I saw someone on one of the tech shows trying to argue against NFC and that it is not needed on the iPhone (after the launch of iPhone 5).
I went from a Treo 750 to an iPhone and have been loyal to the iPhone since then... until now. It is still a great phone and great system but I do not want the limitations and wondering how long I will have to wait before I can JB and truly personalize the phone for myself. Besides that, the specs are no better than other phones out there including the new Note 2.
That's my take.
- 09-16-2012, 07:41 PM #105
- 09-16-2012, 07:52 PM #106iPhone Nanite
- 9 Posts
And as for wireless charging - it would have been nice. I guess at least in this respect I'm lazy. If that's all they've got to throw stones at though it's a pretty weak case.
- 09-16-2012, 08:05 PM #107
I can pretty much make a case of not needing NFC... It would be on the phone and I would not use it. That's just how much I care. But there's worse : even if I intended to use it, I'd choose the iPhone 5 without it over any other smartphone that has it. I'll never have a cheap plastic box as a smartphone. Do you know how much the Note is worth now? How much the SII LTE is worth? The Nexus? How much the SIII will be worth in three months? It already went down. They'll give the goddamn thing at the end of a year cycle. Money is not the point, but value is. There's none to have with Samsung's devices. All these devices were the hot thing, packed with the newest features, when they came out four seconds ago. If THAT's the future, well it'll be a mess, won't it?
What annoys me about those annoyed Android users you're talking about, when they say that without Android there would be no evolution, is how dead wrong they are. LTE and CDMA in one chip. Twice faster processor half the size of the former generation - apparently developped by Apple. Nano sim. Single layer screen technology. Insane battery life over LTE. THAT'S evolution. Integrating already existing technology just to pack the most features is nothing hard. Developping new one is what counts. Having a camera take 20 pictures in 5 seconds and choose the best one is just another program, something we could probably get with a jailbreak tweak - but why would I use that? On the other hand, having the same tiny processor for both the HD front camera and the Full HD back camera - with the ability to take pictures while recording, just a nice addition - in order to save space and help creating one of the thinnest, most advanced phone out there with the less real estate inside, that's saying something.
With all due respect.
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- 09-16-2012, 09:19 PM #108
- 09-16-2012, 09:59 PM #109
I just a phone fan. I love my iPhone. I love my Galaxy S 3. I'm considering selling both for the iPhone 5 but I have to see it first and see how iOS 6 is first.
I don't buy immediately first run tech when a redesign is done, and the 5 is enough of a redesign for me to wait and see how it goes to start.
I am just so sick of the us vs them. And don't think that there aren't the superior iOS user right there with the over the top android fan and crackberry head.
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- 09-17-2012, 05:33 PM #110
- 09-17-2012, 08:43 PM #111
My S3 is the best phone ever made! You guys are mean and stupid! Haha just kidding. But seriously the iPhone 5 is a nice upgrade and I may eventually break down and buy one, but I love my S3 so far and I haven't even really done much with it. Do miss the ecosystem of iOS though...
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- 09-18-2012, 06:28 PM #112iPhone Nanite
- 6 Posts
They r jealous because they want deep down to have the ui that iPhones have
- 09-18-2012, 06:52 PM #113
What android users are upset about the i5 I'm coming from a gnex to an i5 and I'm happy. Your not trolling are you? The whole Apple vs android is ridiculous. I may go from an i5 to an android who knows whatever is beat for me at the time i will get .it may even be a blackberry jk.
- 09-18-2012, 06:54 PM #114
I think NFC is over rated I have it now any never used it ever. Add it to the list of useless features IMO. Just like HDMI out just never had the need or want to just connect my phone to a TV.
- 09-18-2012, 09:21 PM #115
The New York Times says:
The camera is among the best ever put into a phone. Its lowlight shots blow away the same efforts from an iPhone 4S. Its shot-to-shot times have been improved by 40 percent. And you can take stills even while recording video (1080p hi-def, of course).
The camera improvements over the 4S camera are subtle, but real. Images look sharper and colors are more vivid. Low light performance is significantly improved, not just in terms of exposure, but also for autofocus. The lens is also ever-so-slightly wider angle (4.1 mm vs. 4.3 mm). I’ve uploaded a small set of comparison photos between the iPhone 5 and 4S to Flickr. This low-light shot of an action figure in my office is remarkably better than the corresponding shot from the iPhone 4S. In a nut, iPhone 5 photos look slightly better in daylight; they look dramatically better in low light.
Without selling a single dedicated “camera”, Apple has become one of the leading camera companies in the world.
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- 09-18-2012, 10:21 PM #116
- 09-18-2012, 10:39 PM #117
- 09-19-2012, 04:02 AM #118
- 09-19-2012, 09:11 AM #119
A girl friend of mine was debating for some time what to switch to from her Blackberry Bold 9780. She was debating between the iPhone 4S or Galaxy S2. At the time I recommended the 4S, as I myself went from a Blackberry to the iPhone (no regrets there either). Since she would be doing a similar switch I informed her of my likes and dislikes of switching from a Blackberry to a Galaxy S2 (which I did for about two weeks and was not satisfied at all). Then I gave her my opinion on switching to Blackberry to the 4S. So she's heard both sides of the story from me and this could help her decide. Not to mention the amount of times I've helped her troubleshoot her technology (phones, laptops, etc.).
Now check this out. When her contract was up she decided to stick it out to see what the Galaxy S3 would be like. I then suggested the iPhone 5 won't be too far behind so might as well wait it out and see which of the two you like. She couldn't handle the wait and shelled out for the S3. Which is totally fine by me. To each their own I say, This was about a month or so after the phone was released. So a lot of time has passed since then. No talk about phones or anything as of late. Once she got over the "I have a new phone eeeee" phase she was back to normal when it came to communication and what not.
Now when the iPhone 5 was announced last week, I got a random message from her. It actually ticked me off. She says, "The new iPhone is a joke! Good thing I didn't wait for it!" to which I replied, "Why are you even bothering with it you just got the new S3? Aren't you happy with it? Did you want to see what you missed out on or something?"
When the S3 came out I wasn't all over it or reading every single detail about it because I am happy with what I have for now. If I was looking to switch then sure I'd be checking out other options or waiting for the iPhone 5 right? I mean who in their right mind buys an S3 and then *****es about the iPhone 5. I didn't post everything she said but it sure as hell sounded like she had buyers remorse. Or one of those people that always has to compare, or say mine is better than yours! Yeah screw you buddy!
Just wanted to share this story in this thread because I believe it belongs here!
PS - Dear friend if you ever happen to read this by some stroke of luck, well then you should be glad I used you as an example. You have no idea how much of an *** you sounded like. I know you've heard this all before but maybe seeing it here will knock some sense in to you. Until we meet again, ciao for now!
- 09-19-2012, 10:18 AM #120
That's why Android users are mad. Some understand Apple makes a good product. It's just the pedestal Apple is placed on that frustrates.
- 09-19-2012, 10:24 AM #121
Just wanted to understand your point here....
- 09-19-2012, 11:27 AM #122
- 09-19-2012, 12:06 PM #123
OK don't stone me to death whether you agree or not its still funny. While I'm getting the i5 I still think its ridiculous To wait hours in line for any device. ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf5-Prx19ZM&feature=youtube_gdata_player
- 09-19-2012, 12:08 PM #124
- 09-19-2012, 03:02 PM #125