View Poll Results: Phone what you expected or more? Less?

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  • Exactly what I expected!

    111 48.05%
  • More than I expected!

    14 6.06%
  • Eh, it's okay.

    106 45.89%
  1. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    That sounds like a plan... hopefully you can sell it to yourself. I found a shiny new nickel on the sidewalk the other day... I'll gladly donate to the cause.

    On second thought, have a garage sale and sell all those 4S cases! That should raise more than enough $$$
    oh i can indeed sell it to myself and i will gladly add that shiny nickel to the i5 fund

    now, as for allllll those cases i have.....your right i need to sell them. first i need to make the time to be able to do that lol. But, that is part of my plan also because it'll help off set the cost as well and of course justify buying a new case(s) for the i5 LOL.
    09-15-2012 08:23 PM
  2. KevinMartin's Avatar
    I feel that Apple launched something shocking stuff in newly iPhone 5 but It's OK for me
    09-17-2012 02:59 AM
  3. GreatNeal's Avatar
    I feel that Apple launched something shocking stuff in newly iPhone 5 but It's OK for me
    LOL that's the first time I've seen someone said apple released some shocking stuff. All post was on how apple didn't include certain unless stuff.

    Looks like a lot of 4S owners came from android base. Heck so did I ! When I switched over to apple. I never looked back since. Everything worked for me. I did not have to compromise with the phone. This is the great thing about apple.
    They spent a quarter of the time brainstorming how to create a BETTER phone.
    Then it was production for half the time. And finally fixing all the bugs they have.
    The result ? Perfection .

    That's why apple has such a large consumer market. It goes back to the old days where. You pay and get what you want.
    Over on android. You pay and compromise. I really don't get the logic of android base.
    09-17-2012 03:23 AM
  4. CappyGuy's Avatar
    I was actually not surprised to see that the iPhone had a bigger screen. Of course us all on iMore probley weren't surprised either because we have pictures. But before I was on iMore, which was August, I was excepting a phone with a bigger screen to compete with the phones like droids that have large screens.
    09-17-2012 07:01 AM
  5. ADILSIDDIQUI's Avatar
    The new iPhone 5 really comes out to be a great Smartphone with more faster and updated features.
    09-17-2012 08:32 AM
  6. j_benj's Avatar
    What is there to be EXCITED about?
    Seriously? LTE networking, a processor that doubles computational + graphic performance AND a bigger screen with BETTER battery life than the 4S isn't exciting and innovative?

    The amount of hardware engineering improvements in the iPhone 5 is impressive. Just because they're not in-your-face blockbuster features doesn't mean Apple didn't innovate. There's PLENTY of innovation going on under the hood that is simply being dismissed.

    In fact, if I remember correctly, the big changes between the Samsung Galaxy SII and III were pretty much along the same lines as the 4S -> 5 changes... bigger screen, faster processor, bigger battery (but not necessarily better battery life). They added NFC and bumped Bluetooth to 4.0. Storage capacities, cameras, thickness, supported cellular/wifi bands all stayed the same. Sure they changed the hardware design some but in reality it's still the same old screen with earpiece at the top and buttons across the bottom like every other slab phone.. I would in no way call that "innovative". But people rave over it.

    So I don't get how the SIII is this holy grail Jesusdevice and the iPhone 5 is disappointing.
    09-18-2012 04:41 AM
  7. Fluxer's Avatar
    I think that I am not really impressed with the new iPhone , I expected to hace new unexpected things but I thing it is just the same in some many ways.. and too expensive but I dont know why but I really want one haha!

    and guys I want to share this, this is an awesome iPhone Design of Mexico in CNN

    iPhone Aztlan - CNN iReport

    Have and excellent daaay!
    09-19-2012 09:50 AM
  8. Quis89's Avatar
    Seriously? LTE networking, a processor that doubles computational + graphic performance AND a bigger screen with BETTER battery life than the 4S isn't exciting and innovative?

    The amount of hardware engineering improvements in the iPhone 5 is impressive. Just because they're not in-your-face blockbuster features doesn't mean Apple didn't innovate. There's PLENTY of innovation going on under the hood that is simply being dismissed.

    In fact, if I remember correctly, the big changes between the Samsung Galaxy SII and III were pretty much along the same lines as the 4S -> 5 changes... bigger screen, faster processor, bigger battery (but not necessarily better battery life). They added NFC and bumped Bluetooth to 4.0. Storage capacities, cameras, thickness, supported cellular/wifi bands all stayed the same. Sure they changed the hardware design some but in reality it's still the same old screen with earpiece at the top and buttons across the bottom like every other slab phone.. I would in no way call that "innovative". But people rave over it.

    So I don't get how the SIII is this holy grail Jesusdevice and the iPhone 5 is disappointing.
    My god you can't be serious.....the 5 is "innovative" yet the S3 isnt? The motion controls alone on the S3 are more innovative than anything on the 5. The 5 added things that are already in existence on other devices. Where's the innovation you speak on. And don't speak as a fan. We know its a great device, but seriously?
    09-19-2012 10:56 AM
  9. rewNATION's Avatar
    the metal back is dumb, if you don't have a case that covers the back it's gonna get scratched as hell
    09-19-2012 12:44 PM
  10. kch50428's Avatar
    Saw this... could not resist posting it...

    09-19-2012 11:09 PM
  11. shadowboxer8's Avatar
    I think the iphone 5 is awesome, BUT for people that have the 4s I don't really understand why all you guys are rushing out to get the iphone 5. The 4s has many of the same features that the iphone 5 has, If I had an 4s I would be completely happy with it and IOS 6 until like the iphone 5s came out or iphone 6. I am upgrading from an iphone 4 so the iphone 5 is a bit of an upgrade for me.
    09-20-2012 02:05 PM
  12. Eric808's Avatar
    The iP5 is simply a beautiful phone. Yes the design is similar to the 4/4S, but with subtle updates. Something as subtle as the beveled edge creates a new sophistication to the iPhone family. Not to mention the larger screen size and thinner body.

    I believe Apple is the best at marketing their brand and way of life. If we look at the MBP family, the new 15" Retina has kept the same beautiful simple design while making it thinner. We still know that there's going to be the power to do what we need it to do and it's faster. Yes we can purchase cheaper computers but we know what to expect from Apple.

    Same goes for the phone, we can get other phones that are flooding the market. There are a few that are awesome and cheaper but again we know what to expect from Apple and if you're like me and use other Apple products, our "ecosystem" just works.

    When the first iPhone was released it changed the whole smartphone universe, which in turn created companies to play catch up to Apple. In my eyes, the market is almost on the same playing field and now is when the most fun begins! This era of smart devices have competition, without it new technologies may not arise as quickly. To us the consumer, competition should be welcomed. I know Apple will continue to amaze me with new technologies and products and that's why I'll pay the extra money, not because I'm a follower (I've only bought 1 computer not made by Apple and it died in less than a year) or stupid, it's because Apple has proved to me time and time again that they will provide me with something I'll love.
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    09-20-2012 03:36 PM
  13. Some Random Bloke's Avatar
    I don't think the new iPhone is anything special in terms of the market. Of course, all smart phones are freaking amazing - I've been around long enough to remember the Apple 2, C64, Microbee and so on. But this time I seriously considered going to another platform until I figured, being buried deep in the Apple ecosystem, it's more trouble and expense than it's worth. Ordered the 5.
    09-21-2012 05:31 PM
  14. kxs783kms#WP's Avatar
    Seriously? LTE networking, a processor that doubles computational + graphic performance AND a bigger screen with BETTER battery life than the 4S isn't exciting and innovative?
    Ummm, dude everything you named here has been out. Exactly how is that innovative? Or are you speaking about being innovated into the iphone5?
    09-21-2012 11:52 PM
  15. Unreal.images's Avatar
    The iPhone 5 is a step up and much more refined. Who said it has to be a leap up from everyone out there. The design is great and the have the eco system behind it. As long, as the continue tweaking it every year, why rock the boat.
    09-22-2012 12:20 AM
  16. kxs783kms#WP's Avatar
    The iPhone 5 is a step up and much more refined. Who said it has to be a leap up from everyone out there. The design is great and the have the eco system behind it. As long, as the continue tweaking it every year, why rock the boat.
    I agree completely with your statement, but I just don't think people should be running around calling anything on or in the iP5 innovative.
    09-22-2012 07:09 AM
  17. GreatNeal's Avatar
    I agree completely with your statement, but I just don't think people should be running around calling anything on or in the iP5 innovative.
    They are entitled to say whatever they want.
    We live in a free society.
    Why must you impose your perceptions on others?
    Heck the battery life is impressive enough to be called innovative by some. Look at other phones like the S3. It can only last 4 hours with LTE usage.
    We get to use 10 hours. Not innovative enough?
    You should be grateful for the awesome refinements Apple is able to produce and not just give the same stuff every year. Look at 3GS and now. Refinements is what Apple specialises in.
    If you want innovative and impressive designs. Then you should be looking towards Android. They throw out every new design and idea they can think of to compete with the iPhone 5.
    But in the end. Which phone gets the highest market share? the iPhone 5.
    Not everyone wants a new design every year. We want that Design that is perfect. Just nice for us. Not for us to show off to people but lack substance.
    09-22-2012 08:08 AM
  18. kxs783kms#WP's Avatar
    They are entitled to say whatever they want.
    We live in a free society.
    Why must you impose your perceptions on others?
    Heck the battery life is impressive enough to be called innovative by some. Look at other phones like the S3. It can only last 4 hours with LTE usage.
    We get to use 10 hours. Not innovative enough?
    You should be grateful for the awesome refinements Apple is able to produce and not just give the same stuff every year. Look at 3GS and now. Refinements is what Apple specialises in.
    If you want innovative and impressive designs. Then you should be looking towards Android. They throw out every new design and idea they can think of to compete with the iPhone 5.
    But in the end. Which phone gets the highest market share? the iPhone 5.
    Not everyone wants a new design every year. We want that Design that is perfect. Just nice for us. Not for us to show off to people but lack substance.

    Sorry, I didn't mean to strike a nerve. However, I do not think the ip5 design is perfect, nor do I think it's light years ahead of the top Android phones. Like you said, this is a free society and I can say whatever I want. Please don't take my perceptions to heart because they are mine. And again, I state, nothing on this phone is innovative. Definitely not getting longer battery life. A larger battery can take care of that.
    09-22-2012 06:27 PM
  19. kxs783kms#WP's Avatar
    They are entitled to say whatever they want.
    We live in a free society.
    Why must you impose your perceptions on others?
    Heck the battery life is impressive enough to be called innovative by some. Look at other phones like the S3. It can only last 4 hours with LTE usage.
    We get to use 10 hours. Not innovative enough?
    You should be grateful for the awesome refinements Apple is able to produce and not just give the same stuff every year. Look at 3GS and now. Refinements is what Apple specialises in.
    If you want innovative and impressive designs. Then you should be looking towards Android. They throw out every new design and idea they can think of to compete with the iPhone 5.
    But in the end. Which phone gets the highest market share? the iPhone 5.
    Not everyone wants a new design every year. We want that Design that is perfect. Just nice for us. Not for us to show off to people but lack substance.
    I agree to disagree with all of your points. I'm just glad we're finally catching up to a lot of the things that have already been out is what I'm saying. Like you mention, it's a free society and I can impose my my perceptions, as can you.
    09-22-2012 08:43 PM
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