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. ejb222's Avatar
    None of this should have been a surprise to anyone. iMore had it all pretty much right... and to be upset about it is rather silly. If you're so danged upset, go get yourself a different phone, and leave here. No one will care.
    Not upset. And your tactics to discourage disappointed views are childish. Look....it was a bad showing. Plain and simple. What is there to be EXCITED about? What innovations did Apple just unveil that no one else has? What is the revolutionary product that Apple is so known for? Do say that I'm upset is misguided interpretation of my post. To say I'm calling the iPhone out for what it is(iPhone 4 version 3) is exactly what I'm doing. Just because I'm not dying to by the mediocre Apple product like you are isnt' cause for you to make me out to be some upset fanboy with unreasonable expectations. In fact it's rather ironic that those who will go out and buy this phone were expecting the mediocrity they got...and who would ever come out and say the expect mediocrity from Apple...but that's precisely what buying this phone means. lol
    09-12-2012 03:23 PM
  2. Premium1's Avatar
    Eh it will sell a ton because the loyal apple buyers will buy it no matter what. Its a nice little upgrade but not the wow factor the iPhone 4 had.
    General Tso and salscott like this.
    09-12-2012 03:26 PM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    Not upset. And your tactics to discourage disappointed views are childish. Look....it was a bad showing. Plain and simple.
    It was bad??? WHY? Because YOU say so? And you have the audacity to call me childish... smh...
    09-12-2012 03:26 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    Eh it will sell a ton because the loyal apple buyers will buy it no matter what. Its a nice little upgrade but not the wow factor the iPhone 4 had.
    LTE is a nice little upgrade... OK....
    09-12-2012 03:27 PM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    Not upset. And your tactics to discourage disappointed views are childish. Look....it was a bad showing. Plain and simple. What is there to be EXCITED about? What innovations did Apple just unveil that no one else has? What is the revolutionary product that Apple is so known for? Do say that I'm upset is misguided interpretation of my post. To say I'm calling the iPhone out for what it is(iPhone 4 version 3) is exactly what I'm doing. Just because I'm not dying to by the mediocre Apple product like you are isnt' cause for you to make me out to be some upset fanboy with unreasonable expectations. In fact it's rather ironic that those who will go out and buy this phone were expecting the mediocrity they got...and who would ever come out and say the expect mediocrity from Apple...but that's precisely what buying this phone means. lol
    You can be disappointed and you can voice your disappointment...

    However, when you woke up this morning, you had 3 options (1) stand pat with whatever device you have; (2) buy the iPhone 5; (3) buy something else.

    Following today's announcement you have the same 3 choices. It did not change that at all.
    09-12-2012 03:29 PM
  6. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    I like the looks of it. Looking forward to the extra features of iOS 6. But I won't be upgrading to the new iPhone. I actually like my 4s better as far as the aesthetics. so I will just wait for the 5S and enjoy the iPhone I currently have. I can honestly say that I have come to really appreciate the 3.5 inch screen. I know that sounds weird but it really works well for me.


    Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    09-12-2012 03:31 PM
  7. TiNuts's Avatar
    I think the all black looks pretty slick.
    09-12-2012 03:33 PM
  8. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Question I have is if there is no 4g LTE in your area will it still search for it and kill the battery?
    You'll probably get the option to turn LTE off just like Apple gives in iOS on the iPad 3
    Carsten23 likes this.
    09-12-2012 03:33 PM
  9. ejb222's Avatar
    You can be disappointed and you can voice your disappointment...

    However, when you woke up this morning, you had 3 options (1) stand pat with whatever device you have; (2) buy the iPhone 5; (3) buy something else.

    Following today's announcement you have the same 3 choices. It did not change that at all.
    Not sure what your getting at....this is and obvious statement. My issue isn't that I'm disappointed that I can't buy an iPhone 5 that is as good as I wanted it to be. It's that this phone is truely not impressive and yet everyone is going to make it out to be the best thing since sliced bread.
    09-12-2012 03:36 PM
  10. General Tso's Avatar
    If I didn't have so much invested in paid apps, I would jump to the Galaxy.
    09-12-2012 03:37 PM
  11. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    Not sure what your getting at....this is and obvious statement. My issue isn't that I'm disappointed that I can't buy an iPhone 5 that is as good as I wanted it to be. It's that this phone is truely not impressive and yet everyone is going to make it out to be the best thing since sliced bread.
    Why does that matter to you that others will think it is the beat thing since sliced bread?


    Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    09-12-2012 03:39 PM
  12. Bob_B's Avatar
    One thing I didn't hear about was the front glass. Lots of rumors on its strength and combine use of guerrilla glass. Anyone have any info on this?

    Bob
    09-12-2012 03:39 PM
  13. Carsten23's Avatar
    Ok Thanks I have Sprint and it's not in my area yet..
    09-12-2012 03:40 PM
  14. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    have they stated somewhere what this larger screen might do for current programs/games etc?

    like will we have black edges or something
    They said in the presentation that current apps would run like a widescreen movie. They would not be stretched to the dimensions of the new iPhone screen.
    Last edited by NobodyListenstoLaura; 09-12-2012 at 03:46 PM.
    09-12-2012 03:43 PM
  15. pilsbury's Avatar
    The changes are adequate, but not enough for me personally to sell my 4S and upgrade.
    09-12-2012 03:47 PM
  16. ejb222's Avatar
    It was bad??? WHY? Because YOU say so? And you have the audacity to call me childish... smh...
    Dude you really dont get it do you? It was bad because this is the unveiling of the iPhone 5! it was on every major site. YAHOO, GOOGLE, all tech sites, I'm sure even MSN had a thing on it. it was the most anticipated day of the year for Apple and their record setting stock. Was Apple going to unveil another homerun like the iPad or iPod or iPhone that got them to the heights they are at now? is this unveiling going to show that Samsung, Nokia, HTC, etc can actually product better hardware? What is the next Apple innovation? All these question were supposed to be answered today. This is what people look forward to every Sept Apple Unveling day. And today none of these were answered with a firm Apple advantage. Does Apple have to be ground breaking at every turn....no. Do they have to redefine a genre every year no! But people were really looking for Apple to impress this year with the law suits and W8/WP8 around the corner. And now that the stock is so big, Apple's expectations are supposed to be high. But they didn't just not impress. They didn't reveal a slightly better than anyone elses phone. They revealed a mediocre piece of hardware. No innovation, no revolution. There are already other phones out there that are more inpressive than this...and wait until Xmas when more are released that are more impressive than this.
    Are you starting to get the big picture now?
    09-12-2012 03:48 PM
  17. BLiNK's Avatar
    It's that this phone is truely not impressive and yet everyone is going to make it out to be the best thing since sliced bread.
    who really gives a phuck? the majority of iPhone users do not come to forums and blogs and see/read about all of the technical specs that we obsess about daily. all they know or care about is it is newer than the last version. some people cannot upgrade anyways and the ones that can will feel like it truly is an upgrade

    now, are you actually going to contribute something useful to this forum or just sit around and cry all day??
    kch50428 likes this.
    09-12-2012 03:49 PM
  18. Sharma15's Avatar
    I have a JB 4S and I'm excited about the bigger screen. I won't be an early adopter but hopefully in about a month or 2 we will see some jailbreak news and all the apps will have updated for this new iPhone. It's better than what we have now in terms on an iPhone SOO yea.
    09-12-2012 03:50 PM
  19. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    I was a little disappointed in the leaks and way more so now that the phone has been announced. I love my iPad 2 and didn't think the new one was so much of an upgrade as to buy one and I don't think this is better than my S3. I also get bored using iOS every day but I do like it, hence the iPad, and so I'm excited for iOS 6. I love my S3 and it absolutely flies plus rooting does a little more for me than jail breaking. I might get next year's if iOS 7 is a redesign, but for now either Galaxy S devices or Nexi are fine for me. On a side note, I was wrong and thought the name wouldn't be iPhone 5 lol. Those of you who get one and have had an S3 please let me know your opinions. I'd be interested in hearing them.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG Galaxy S3 using Tapatalk 2
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    09-12-2012 03:53 PM
  20. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Some of you are seriously like the child at a birthday party that gets everything he asks for, but get's mad if one kid comes to the party with a bouncy ball and he doesn't have one, throwing a temper tantrum and screaming to the world how terrible life and everything in it is.

    This phone addressed EVERYTHING people said the iPhone needed...some of the stuff they flat out gave to you (LTE), some of the stuff they approached with a more Apple'esq' way (screen size changes). Unorthodox changes, they keep their product unique to itself but not mirroring what others are doing...and you know what? They'll find EMENSE success with it (like they always do). The iPhone 5 will sell record numbers of units because it gives people what they want and stays away from what niches request.

    If you guys haven't figured it out yet...Apple isn't in the business of creating the next Galaxy S, they're in the business of progressing the iPhone. Seems to be working well too.
    mab4285, kch50428, miah84 and 2 others like this.
    09-12-2012 03:54 PM
  21. ejb222's Avatar
    who really gives a phuck? the majority of iPhone users do not come to forums and blogs and see/read about all of the technical specs that we obsess about daily. all they know or care about is it is newer than the last version. some people cannot upgrade anyways and the ones that can will feel like it truly is an upgrade

    now, are you actually going to contribute something useful to this forum or just sit around and cry all day??
    Dude...this is like the second or third time you've replied to me condesendingly. Maybe you should learn some manners or something. I dont treat you like crap, and I certainly dont expect to receive it. Just because I dont agree with your view doesn't make it not useful and I'm certainly not crying. In fact my contrary to popular opinion has already received likes from this community proving its usefulness. its ashame that this site is now editing my posts and deleting them. I thought there might be some integrity here...but I guess I was wrong.
    zeteo#IM likes this.
    09-12-2012 03:55 PM
  22. ejb222's Avatar
    Some of you are seriously like the child at a birthday party that gets everything he asks for, but get's mad if one kid comes to the party with a bouncy ball and he doesn't have one, throwing a temper tantrum and screaming to the world how terrible life and everything in it is.

    This phone addressed EVERYTHING people said the iPhone needed...some of the stuff they flat out gave to you (LTE), some of the stuff they approached with a more Apple'esq' way (screen size changes). Unorthodox changes, they keep their product unique to itself but not mirroring what others are doing...and you know what? They'll find EMENSE success with it (like they always do). The iPhone 5 will sell record numbers of units because it gives people what they want and stays away from what niches request.

    If you guys haven't figured it out yet...Apple isn't in the business of creating the next Galaxy S, they're in the business of progressing the iPhone. Seems to be working well too.
    I have every right to voice my opinion that Apple just produced a product that is not worth the money they want for it. I have every right to say if it doesn't meet my needs. That is how they evolved the phone to what it is today as you mentioned above...but now you want us to shut up about it. make up your mind.
    09-12-2012 03:58 PM
  23. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Dude...this is like the second or third time you've replied to me condesendingly. Maybe you should learn some manners or something. I dont treat you like crap, and I certainly dont expect to receive it. Just because I dont agree with your view doesn't make it not useful and I'm certainly not crying. In fact my contrary to popular opinion has already received likes from this community proving its usefulness. its ashame that this site is now editing my posts and deleting them. I thought there might be some integrity here...but I guess I was wrong.
    You complain about a condescending attitude, yet that is exactly the tone you took against anyone who thinks this iPhone is awesome in the thread he quoted and retorted to. You know what they say about heat in the kitchen right? If you think there is something inherently wrong with people thinking this phone is amazing just because you're disappointed with it, you should understand just how asinine some will find your opinion of disappointment is...
    09-12-2012 04:01 PM
  24. Exxod's Avatar
    Can't wait to get my hands on it!
    09-12-2012 04:02 PM
  25. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I have every right to voice my opinion that Apple just produced a product that is not worth the money they want for it. I have every right to say if it doesn't meet my needs. That is how they evolved the phone to what it is today as you mentioned above...but now you want us to shut up about it. make up your mind.
    My post didn't point you out in any way, shape or form...in fact, i had not even read your retorts until AFTER i posted that (my rant about the kid at the birthday party was addressed to others, who were openly complaining about how there was no surprises they didn't already know about and so on). I haven't changed my mind since i joined this website, much less in the last few minutes since i posted whatever it is you're saying i need to make up my mind about. If you took my post personally (as generically aimed as it was) then maybe it applies to you more than you know...but that's not my problem at all, take it as you will.
    Last edited by SeanHRCC; 09-12-2012 at 04:06 PM.
    09-12-2012 04:03 PM
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