1. Jellotime91's Avatar
    The Demand for The iPhone 5 Is Absolutely Unprecedented | Cult of Mac

    This is funny to me. Especially with so many people constantly telling me "Apple will need to do something really amazing this year to compete against Android manufacturers"...

    Nobody even knows what the next iPhone is yet, and 31% of people want to buy it, with 66% of current iPhone customers ready to buy again.
    Last edited by Jellotime91; 09-15-2011 at 11:28 AM.
    09-15-2011 09:24 AM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    Yeah I am one of those on the fence. I don't consider going from an A4 to an A5 a drastic upgrade as I feel the i4 runs just fine. I'm fine with the current camera. I'm fine with the current design and as you can probably guess, just overall happy with the i4.

    What would it take for me to lean towards upgrading? Who knows, but a bigger screen would be tempting. I am waiting for the LTE version.....maybe iPhone 6.
    09-15-2011 09:43 AM
  3. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    Yeah I am one of those on the fence. I don't consider going from an A4 to an A5 a drastic upgrade as I feel the i4 runs just fine. I'm fine with the current camera. I'm fine with the current design and as you can probably guess, just overall happy with the i4.

    What would it take for me to lean towards upgrading? Who knows, but a bigger screen would be tempting. I am waiting for the LTE version.....maybe iPhone 6.
    Are you with Verizon or AT&T?

    DJ
    09-15-2011 09:48 AM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    AT&T. I refuse to go to a provider who can't offer simultaneous voice/data. Verizon still is going to be using CDMA for a long time for voice and that will be the fallback if LTE coverage is nonexistent. That and plus I am satisfied with AT&T's coverage in Houston. I average download speeds of around 3-4 mbps and upload around 1. That's plenty fine for me. Plus I am grandfathered into unlimited data.
    09-15-2011 09:50 AM
  5. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I donno, I always find that while playing certain games I get lag while the device is searching for signal on the subway, while music is playing, often times when I receive a notification (under iOS 5), etc... So to me, the performance could certainly be improved.

    Also, take a picture of a white wall inside your house. Observe the green tinge towards the center of the photo. I'm definitely not satisfied with the camera on the iPhone 4, for this reason alone.

    Finally, if Apple is not going to put notification icons in the status bar, they need something to tell you you have some items waiting in the notification center. I've been against it in the past, but I feel like with iOS 5, a notification LED is really needed.
    09-15-2011 11:34 AM
  6. ghostface147's Avatar
    But I feel like with iOS 5, a notification LED is really needed.
    Slap yourself...lol. An LED light is garbage. Just a waste of space in an already cramped interior. I will drop the platform if they do add one, or just never upgrade from the 4.
    09-15-2011 12:14 PM
  7. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Slap yourself...lol. An LED light is garbage. Just a waste of space in an already cramped interior. I will drop the platform if they do add one, or just never upgrade from the 4.
    You would drop the platform because they added a notification light, meanwhile every other platform out there uses them?

    I don't like them either but it's beginning to annoy me that you never know whether or not you have a notification, and Apple seems to have made it quite clear that they will not be adding icons to the status bar.
    09-15-2011 12:24 PM
  8. ghostface147's Avatar
    You would drop the platform because they added a notification light, meanwhile every other platform out there uses them?

    I don't like them either but it's beginning to annoy me that you never know whether or not you have a notification, and Apple seems to have made it quite clear that they will not be adding icons to the status bar.
    Yep, I sure would. We have a nice android phone we just got for our on call phone and it doesn't have a light. It's the nexus S. There are hacks to make something work, but nothing embedded.
    Last edited by ghostface147; 09-15-2011 at 12:30 PM.
    09-15-2011 12:27 PM
  9. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Yep, I sure would. We have a nice android phone we just got for our on call phone and it doesn't have a light. It's the nexus S. There are hacks to make something work, but nothing embedded.
    Well, let me be the first to tell you that you won't be upgrading your device for a very long time, because after Apple adds a notfication light, every phone will have one. :P
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    09-15-2011 12:33 PM
  10. Premium1's Avatar
    AT&T. I refuse to go to a provider who can't offer simultaneous voice/data. Verizon still is going to be using CDMA for a long time for voice and that will be the fallback if LTE coverage is nonexistent. That and plus I am satisfied with AT&T's coverage in Houston. I average download speeds of around 3-4 mbps and upload around 1. That's plenty fine for me. Plus I am grandfathered into unlimited data.
    The thunderbolt can do voice and data at the same time over 3g.
    09-15-2011 02:09 PM
  11. ghostface147's Avatar
    The thunderbolt can do voice and data at the same time over 3g.
    That is true, but Verizon has said they cannot promise the experience. According to their training material:

    "There is a functionality in the Thunderbolt that allows simultaneous voice and data while on the VZW 3G network, however, we cannot promise the experience will be one that is consistent with our brand. As a result, do not reference this functionality as a benefit during your conversations with customers."

    In other words, yeah it may work, but we don't guarantee it, but it should work in most instances.
    Last edited by ghostface147; 09-15-2011 at 02:48 PM.
    09-15-2011 02:32 PM
  12. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Thunderbolt also has a notification light...

    You need to consider all the things your customer wants when offering them a solution, Mr. Android Salesman.
    09-15-2011 03:29 PM
  13. ghostface147's Avatar
    Mr. Android Salesman.

    Me????? Hahahaha. No.
    09-15-2011 04:54 PM
  14. BLiNK's Avatar
    i think Jello was referring to redraider, our one-stop android info guide
    09-15-2011 05:07 PM
  15. Premium1's Avatar
    Thunderbolt also has a notification light...

    You need to consider all the things your customer wants when offering them a solution, Mr. Android Salesman.
    What does a notification light have to do with anything I said? I was referring to the fact that the thunderbolt can do simultaneous voice/data not trying to sell anything I wouldn't recommend the thunderbolt to anyone? Oh that's right I didn't you just like putting words in people's mouths.
    09-15-2011 05:12 PM
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    You need to consider all the things your customer wants when offering them a solution
    I agree, Jello. Well said.
    09-15-2011 08:09 PM
  17. BLiNK's Avatar
    Oh that's right I didn't you just like putting words in people's mouths.
    says the person who's quick to call someone a fanboy/girl if they try to defend anything Apple

    get the phuck over yourself
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    09-15-2011 09:11 PM
  18. Premium1's Avatar
    says the person who's quick to call someone a fanboy/girl if they try to defend anything Apple

    get the phuck over yourself
    so me never mentioning anything in this thread about an led light and all i said was the tb can do voice and data over 3g. I was making a factual statement sorry that is not allowed over here.
    09-15-2011 09:39 PM
  19. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Uh, but it does have to do with what he said previously. If you had actually read the thread at all before posting a reply you might have known that.

    Anyway I was really just razzing you... Get over it.
    09-15-2011 09:42 PM
  20. Premium1's Avatar
    Uh, but it does have to do with what he said previously. If you had actually read the thread at all before posting a reply you might have known that.

    Anyway I was really just razzing you... Get over it.
    Ha sorry I dont let some kid behind a keyboard razzle me.
    09-15-2011 09:44 PM
  21. Adawg1203's Avatar
    Slap yourself...lol. An LED light is garbage. Just a waste of space in an already cramped interior. I will drop the platform if they do add one, or just never upgrade from the 4.
    That's a bit extreme. Another option would be to just disable it. Many phones that have an LED give you this option.
    Premium1 and redbeard like this.
    09-15-2011 09:59 PM
  22. DrewBear's Avatar
    I don't know if this has been discussed before, but what's the consensus on whether the iPhone 4 gets the A5? Here's one hypothetical lineup (to make it simple all devices have the same screen size):

    iPhone 5: A5, 1 GB RAM, 16/32/64 GB storage, better cameras, starts at $199 subsidized
    iPhone 4: A5, 512 MB RAM, 8 GB storage, $99 subsidized

    Extra speculative:
    iPod touch 5: A5, 512 MB RAM, 8/16/32 GB storage, 3G data, starts at $349 unlocked
    Data rate plans same as for iPad.
    09-15-2011 10:18 PM
  23. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I don't know if this has been discussed before, but what's the consensus on whether the iPhone 4 gets the A5? Here's one hypothetical lineup (to make it simple all devices have the same screen size):

    iPhone 5: A5, 1 GB RAM, 16/32/64 GB storage, better cameras, starts at $199 subsidized
    iPhone 4: A5, 512 MB RAM, 8 GB storage, $99 subsidized

    Extra speculative:
    iPod touch 5: A5, 512 MB RAM, 8/16/32 GB storage, 3G data, starts at $349 unlocked
    Data rate plans same as for iPad.
    It will most likely be business as usual. iPhone 5 gets the A5 (+ 1GB and 64GB SSD, maybe), iPhone 4 remains mostly unchanged (body may change for cheaper manufacturing) with the A4, same RAM, and lowered 8GB storage, and iPod touch 5 gets the A5 as well and maybe a 128GB option.

    But this is kind of unrelated to the article and thread. lol~ We have a problem in the iPhone 5 forum in particular with users kind of morphing the threads together and they all become the same thing...
    09-15-2011 10:36 PM
  24. ghostface147's Avatar
    It will most likely be business as usual. iPhone 5 gets the A5 (+ 1GB and 64GB SSD, maybe), blah blah blah, a 128GB option.

    But this is kind of unrelated to the article and thread. lol~ We have a problem in the iPhone 5 forum in particular with users kind of morphing the threads together and they all become the same thing...
    That's the first thing I thought
    09-15-2011 10:54 PM
  25. Garz's Avatar
    The thunderbolt can do voice and data at the same time over 3g.
    That's great and all but the Thunderbolt last time I checked still isn't a iPhone
    09-15-2011 11:56 PM
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