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. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Nokia Lumia 900
    Hey, me too, high five!
    09-13-2012 02:00 AM
  2. GreatNeal's Avatar
    Okay here's my thought after watching the keynote and videos and reading some comments.

    Yes we are all satisfied.
    Yes we are all ok, good at least it didn't suck.

    When you put it with other phones. Yeah of course it's damn good and solid.
    The sleek design just like 4S. Only thinner and taller.
    Give it to any new guy in Apple consumer base and he will go! OMG! AWESOME.

    But for loyal customers like us.
    We don't just expect --> Good products. Solid design.
    We expected. HOLY **** ITS AWESOME. THATS SO NEW AND DIFFERENT.
    Put it in another way. Our benchmark for Apple ain't with competitors anymore. it's the benchmark apple set in 2011. And having a LEAP forward. not. a small step.
    But meh thats never gona happen. We all know what apple does.
    One Awesome design --> refine refine refine refine ( milking the cow) until the market starts to get tired of it. And if is going to continue doing this for just 2 more years.
    Say hi to WP8 cuz I'm assuring you that's gona be where all the new and cool **** stuff are.
    What WP8 is lacking now is. Source of reliability. Is it as solid as Apple's? If it is. Apple's in for a deep ****. From what I see in the Lumia 920. That. IS. REVOLUTIONARY. But they had to screw up their presentation. -.-"
    09-13-2012 02:04 AM
  3. big9erfan's Avatar
    ...I did love my apple iphone but it along with the ios got stle and boring for 'me'...
    Same with happen with any software after a while. You're in the honeymoon period of Android. Android is a great OS, no doubt, but you'll have a "stale" feeling after too long too.
    09-13-2012 02:12 AM
  4. big9erfan's Avatar
    We expected. HOLY **** ITS AWESOME. THATS SO NEW AND DIFFERENT.
    Having had the 3GS and the 4, I have to disagree, at least with the "OMG SO DIFFERENT!". I think Apple has already "defined" it's different. At this point it's Apple is refining their vision, not re-defining it.
    09-13-2012 02:17 AM
  5. big9erfan's Avatar
    Any word on surf + talk on verizon with this new LTE Chip?
    LTE should let you surf and talk at the same time regardless of the carrier, it was CDMA that could only do data OR voice.
    09-13-2012 02:18 AM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Dude are you serious? You make no sense. The reason you have an iPhone is because Apple came out with "gimmicks" you like. So apparently you F'n care. Hypocrite!
    Lets get one thing straight. You apparently have no "F'n" clue what your're talking about. So with that said Many...if not most people prefer a bigger screen. Proof...everyone makes a phone with a screen bigger than the iPhone's. In fact Iphone came out with a bigger screen than their legacy device. Even still...most phones are still bigger and more consumers prefer them. On top of that people(yes real people) want USB, HDMI, SD CARD, NFC...iphone doesn't have em. They are not gimmicks...they actually work...do something...have a purpose...in other words NOT GIMMICK. So before you go and call all these things GIMMICKS, why dont you look at the 3.5inch phone in your pocket and see what gimmicks you bought into..or actually are missing for a bigger price than all that gimmicks that came with someone else's phone. Then oh yeah...remember all the accesories that you had to buy that do all the same things that the other phones do with the added gimmicks...more money out of your pocket. You really have no clue do you?

    And go ahead and say what you want...call me a troll or what ever. But the reality is you spent more money on your iPhone and accessories than 90% of the world and got less for your money. Then paid more for accesories to perform like other phones. And you want to talk about people being fandroids or whatever.
    I had an iPhone...I realized after 3 years I was getting hosed. I was hoping this years would be different...but guess not.
    What accessories did i buy? You seem to have some kind of line into the purchases i made to make my iPhone what i wanted, when in reality, the tweaks i did to personalize my phone were all free, and the only accessory i have is a phone case, a cable in my car for the radio and an alarm clock at home...am i missing something here or are you simply talking out of your *** with no real point?

    I have a phone with a superior camera, a form factor that i prefer, an OS that i prefer and then the reliability and service i expect from buying an Apple product...and you claim that I'm some how getting hosed? That some how I'm not getting what i pay for with a phone that performs EXACTLY how I want it to in every way? You have a very obscure (See: Inaccurate) understanding of what getting "hosed" means, but that's probably because you associate opinions with garden tools, given your Galaxy S is the size of a garden shovel.

    I like to ask this of the members that have such distaste for the iPhone whenever these debates come up...why are you here? And let's skip the BS about being "into all things technology", be honest, you're here to make sure people know you don't care for the iPhone, you think it's a lesser device. In that, GREAT! Congratulations...you prefer something that others don't. Come down out of the clouds, off that enormous high horse you're on and quit pretending like you have the inside track on what the right choice is for everyone...I think the Galaxy S III is a fine phone, not for me, but it's a fine phone for someone I'm sure.

    Now be a good little boy and take your trolling else where, because yes, when you're on a forum about a product and support of such, and the only reason you're here is to discuss how much you dislike it and down other's opinions of it, you are the definition of troll. And speaking of people having no F'n clue what they're talking about, you pretend like your opinion of the iPhone means anything...understand that your opinion of anything really amounts to about jack squat, and even less on this website, where you look like a tool.
    Last edited by SeanHRCC; 09-13-2012 at 07:29 AM.
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    09-13-2012 07:23 AM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    Here's an interesting take on exactly what Apple is doing... and why it's still an amazing feat year after year. (and the trolls shudder)...

    Apples Magic Is In The Turn, Not The Prestige | TechCrunch

    Here's an excerpt and for me, at least, it drive the point home clearly and accurately. That point is that while the phone itself, year after year, looks and operates the same, it takes a tremendous amount of engineering and, yes, magic, to pull it off. With excellence. With precision. With flair.

    Look at the mobile landscape right now. There are two companies that are making any money in smartphones: Apple and Samsung. Or, put another way: Apple and the company Apple just won a billion dollar-plus judgement against for copying their smartphone designs. So while some may find Apples trick old hat now, no one else has figured out how to pull it off except for the company doing a mediocre copy of the trick. Id argue its because everyone is focusing on The Pledge and The Prestige, but Apple is the only one focusing on The Turn.

    Theyre the only ones photographing their assembly process with 29 megapixel cameras to ensure that a machine picks the exact inlet from 725 unique cuts. Theyre the only ones who spend three years working on earphones. Theyre the only ones who would go out of their way to try to re-design a device to look and act similar even though the bulk of it has largely changed.

    Thats the thing when people say theyre disappointed about the new iPhone, what theyre really saying is that theyre disappointed it doesnt look that much different from previous version(s). But again, not only is that true, Apple went out of their way to make sure that was the case. Just listen to Jony Ive in the very beginning of the video:

    When you think about your iPhone, its probably the object that you use most in your life. Its the product that you have with you all the time. With this unique relationship that people have with their iPhone. We take changing it really seriously. We dont just want to make a new phone. We want to make a much better phone.

    Apple is not and will not make changes just for the sake of change. And while some may now be clamoring for this change, the paradox is that if Apple did make some big changes, many of the same people would ***** and moan about them. Apple is smart enough to know that in this case, most people dont really want change, they just think that they do because thats the easiest way to perceive value: visual newness.

    Apples focus remains on The Turn, the process by which they make the ordinary extraordinary. But even with a masterful Prestige, its hard to convey that commitment. That is until you walk into an Apple Store and pick up the product.
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    09-13-2012 08:39 AM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Dude are you serious? You make no sense. The reason you have an iPhone is because Apple came out with "gimmicks" you like. So apparently you F'n care. Hypocrite!
    Lets get one thing straight. You apparently have no "F'n" clue what your're talking about. So with that said Many...if not most people prefer a bigger screen. Proof...everyone makes a phone with a screen bigger than the iPhone's. In fact Iphone came out with a bigger screen than their legacy device. Even still...most phones are still bigger and more consumers prefer them. On top of that people(yes real people) want USB, HDMI, SD CARD, NFC...iphone doesn't have em. They are not gimmicks...they actually work...do something...have a purpose...in other words NOT GIMMICK. So before you go and call all these things GIMMICKS, why dont you look at the 3.5inch phone in your pocket and see what gimmicks you bought into..or actually are missing for a bigger price than all that gimmicks that came with someone else's phone. Then oh yeah...remember all the accesories that you had to buy that do all the same things that the other phones do with the added gimmicks...more money out of your pocket. You really have no clue do you?

    And go ahead and say what you want...call me a troll or what ever. But the reality is you spent more money on your iPhone and accessories than 90% of the world and got less for your money. Then paid more for accesories to perform like other phones. And you want to talk about people being fandroids or whatever.
    I had an iPhone...I realized after 3 years I was getting hosed. I was hoping this years would be different...but guess not.
    Your posts are eerily similar to that of a member we haven't heard from in a while whose username begins with an M and ends with an O.
    09-13-2012 08:43 AM
  9. mummer43's Avatar
    For the lolz

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2

    Very apropos.
    09-13-2012 09:09 AM
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    09-13-2012 09:10 AM
  11. anon4771573's Avatar
    What else do the Apple naysayers want, can't always come up with a revolutionary phone, it's evolution. Can only go so far. Any company can make a bigger screen, it's the "sweet spot" we want.
    09-13-2012 09:12 AM
  12. rewNATION's Avatar
    Compared to the 4S, no features make this worth paying retail to me
    09-13-2012 10:20 AM
  13. Zooluboy's Avatar
    Iphone 5 has kept true to it's heritage design plus new 4G is a big plus.
    09-13-2012 10:41 AM
  14. salscott's Avatar
    After I sell my 4s, the 5 will cost me $100 out of pocket. Why all the handwringing over a c note to get (at worst) a faster processing iPhone?
    09-13-2012 10:43 AM
  15. satkrsh's Avatar
    Can't wait to till 14th

    Only disappointment was the lack of Secrecy - all those rumours stole the thunder + the fact that iOS6 was revealed earlier
    09-13-2012 10:48 AM
  16. Cheggy's Avatar
    Apple got lazy, Steve Jobs will be turning in his grave
    09-13-2012 11:06 AM
  17. Jeremy's Avatar
    Apple got lazy, Steve Jobs will be turning in his grave
    I remember you. You came around last year blasting me saying all the stuff I said was not true and what do you know, I was right last year and this year and will be again next year. Nice seeing you though.
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    09-13-2012 11:10 AM
  18. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I guess we should start a sub-forum for the trolls that pay a annual visit to iMore (i still can't get used to that name, lol...this will always be TiPb to me)...give them a place where they can make the same redundant comments and talk about how inferior the iPhone is, every year...year in and year out.

    Also, make sure every person that frequents that sub-forum has the custom title of "***-Clown".
    kch50428 and Cheggy like this.
    09-13-2012 11:27 AM
  19. Cheggy's Avatar
    Just because people dont agree with you makes them trolls?
    You people make me puke
    09-13-2012 11:37 AM
  20. cardfan's Avatar
    Just because people dont agree with you makes them trolls?
    You people make me puke
    Nope, it just makes you wrong. You probably should feel like puking
    09-13-2012 11:40 AM
  21. Cheggy's Avatar
    Nope, it just makes you wrong. You probably should feel like puking
    Bite me...
    09-13-2012 11:42 AM
  22. kch50428's Avatar
    Just because people dont agree with you makes them trolls?
    You people make me puke
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    .
    .
    Bite me

    What makes one a troll is not disagreement, it's the manner taken in the attempts at discourse.

    No one is holding you hostage here. You're more than free to leave... encouraged to do so even.
    09-13-2012 11:42 AM
  23. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Just because people dont agree with you makes them trolls?
    You people make me puke
    Your gross generalization of the issue is f*cking idiotic, and almost as ridiculous as the trolls themselves...but go ahead and puke yourself right on out of here, the typical BS you just spouted tells the tale.
    09-13-2012 11:43 AM
  24. Jeremy's Avatar
    As amusing as this is, let's get this thread back on topic. Thanks.

    *and to answer Cheggy's question. What makes them trolls is how they act and word things. Simply disagreeing in a normal matter is fine. In fact I welcome it. Act like a fool, then you are a troll and not welcome here.
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    09-13-2012 11:46 AM
  25. realsuprimo's Avatar
    4g, 4"retina display new A6 processor, that good enough for me to switch to the iPhone 5
    09-13-2012 11:47 AM
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