1. ichat's Avatar
    Hey guys, first post here...
    Its a little biased I guess, but would love to hear you guys shout out what's wrong and like to hear some discussion
    I'm a die hard blackberry fan, so ill see if I can make any points about iphone

    Lets start this article with a flashback to 2007. We met the iPhone. The greatest, newest, shiniest item to enter the market. It blew android and blackberry back to their humble starts. Why? There was INNOVATION.

    Lets now skip ahead, 5 years later and see what has happened. Weve seen 6 OS updates, 6 new phones, a new Apple CEO, Apple father Steves demise and a whole lot more.
    The iPhone five (as most are aware of) was released to the hands of the public in early September. As always, it was no surprise to see the phone selling millions in the first few days
    However, wait, slow down a second. 5 million in the first few days. Amazing right? Well, thats a big start but weve got Q4 sales coming and we need to see em better than the 4S sales.
    The 4S sold around 37 MILLION
    Will we see iphone 5 dish out those stats? I think not. For investors to stay happy and the apple stock to be satisfied, apple NEEDS to make an improvement over their last devices. Can they? Yes. What are the chances? Pretty good considering people waited for the device but a good start always needs a good finish!
    When the 4S came out, people switched to it and now, they are stuck on the same old 2 year contract while the 5 is out.
    However, the people that camped at 4 jumped straight away right at the 5.
    Hopefully they can pull off record breaking sales again!
    Enough with the marketing aspect, lets get a little bit more practical.
    The iphones after the 4 are all mostly gimmicks (however some of the features I enjoy a lot on my ipad). Let me show you the change line, decide for yourself
    iPhone 4: 5MP camera, 720 HD video, new iOS 4 with tons of features, new shape, new body, new look, re-invented
    iPhone 4S:
    8MP camera, 1080 HD video, same shape, iOS 5 with 200 features (mostly for fun), and followed iphone 4 principles. Still, bearable, Siri (rarely any practical use), 4G
    iPhone 5:
    8MP camera, 1080 HD video, longer shape , chrome metal (wow, It looks nice, not what I was looking for.), iOS 6 (more features), better battery (finally omfg), 4G
    Rumored iPhone 5s
    Laser Keyboard (whattt??)
    More colors!!! ( Gimmick, no practical usage)
    Sleek Design (keeping it from IPhone 5, same design Yawwnnnm)
    Improved flash and zoom (yipeeee)

    So to sum it up, IPhone is old, needs to get on a pacemaker to survive.
    The pacemaker needs to consist of the following:
    A brand new OS, built from scratch, I cant take pages of apps nomore.
    stop keeping us in a birds cage!!! Free up the phones man
    NEW DESIGN
    STOP GIMMICKING AROUND FFS.
    Thats really it,
    I really hope you people agree with me the fact that putting a bow on something and packing it isnt good.
    You need to put the wrapping paper too!
    So without that wrapping paper, apple cant succeed.
    I know I will be screwed for writing anti-apple stuff on iMore but anti stuff helps and improves. And I just wanted to see you guys perspective, please no trollings and no abusive stuff, I've seen too much on crackberry.
    What are YOUR thoughts?


    Sent from my Nintendo NES
    Last edited by ichat; 12-12-2012 at 01:44 PM.
    12-12-2012 01:17 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    12-12-2012 01:19 PM
  3. ichat's Avatar
    Troll
    I understand what you mean, still, they're just my thoughts, its opinion which I am ready to fix.

    Sent from my Nintendo NES
    12-12-2012 01:21 PM
  4. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Nice first post. U come to an iPhone forum to start a post saying the iPhone is dying?? Only reason iOS isn't number one in the world as far usage is because it 1 company, compared to android OS which is manufactured by at least a dozen companies/manufacture. I know you're way off and what ur trying to do here. Good luck with the troll
    12-12-2012 01:22 PM
  5. ichat's Avatar
    Nice first post. U come to an iPhone forum to start a post saying the iPhone is dying?? Only reason iOS isn't number one in the world as far usage is because it 1 company, compared to android OS which is manufactured by at least a dozen companies/manufacture. I know you're way off and what ur trying to do here. Good luck with the troll
    Again, just a personal thought, if it is in the wrong place, please move it mods or delete it.


    Sent from my Nintendo NES
    Dennisgarcia likes this.
    12-12-2012 01:23 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Again, just a personal thought, if it is in the wrong place, please move it mods or delete it.


    Sent from my Nintendo NES
    If you search the forums you'll see plenty of other posts along these lines. No need really to start another one.
    Fausty82 likes this.
    12-12-2012 01:32 PM
  7. ichat's Avatar
    If you search the forums you'll see plenty of other posts along these lines. No need really to start another one.
    Ahhh, so these posts do have my opinion right? I am just giving my thoughts out. No harm.

    Sent from my Nintendo NES
    12-12-2012 01:36 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't have a problem with your post. I didn't find it disrespectful or vulgar. Thank you for that. Having said that, your post is lacking important data. For instance, you're failing to admit that although sales *may* be slightly down for the iPhone 5, it is still selling and that goes for the 4S, too. Furthermore, although a segment of the buying public would like to see a revamp of iOS and a totally redesigned iPhone for each iteration, the majority of Apple customers are content with the status quo. It's easy to get caught up in tit for tat / comparisons to other models or devices, but few people care to make comparisons based on real usage and that is where the iPhone shines. Anyway, thanks for the post and have a safe & pleasant day...
    12-12-2012 01:37 PM
  9. ichat's Avatar
    I don't have a problem with your post. I didn't find it disrespectful or vulgar. Thank you for that. Having said that, your post is lacking important data. For instance, you're failing to admit that although sales *may* be slightly down for the iPhone 5, it is still selling and that foes for the 4S, too. Furthermore, although a segment of the buying public would like to see a revamp of iOS and a totally redesigned iPhone for each iteration, the majority of Apple customers are content with the status quo. It's easy to get caught up in tit for tat / comparisons to other models or devices, but few people care to make comparisons based on real usage and that is where the iPhone shines. Anyway, thanks for the post and have a safe & pleasant day...
    Thanks so much for the positive post! Ill upgrade my original post with the data you gave me..
    I thought was just too enclosed in blackberry, thought I could explore the world of android and ios

    Sent from my Nintendo NES
    12-12-2012 01:42 PM
  10. ichat's Avatar
    Now you said the users are content, I am usually content when I jailbreak, stock always bored me. So, would you be content with stock or a jailbreak?

    Sent from my Nintendo NES
    12-12-2012 01:52 PM
  11. kch50428's Avatar
    Troll
    Concur. There's no better way to scream "Hey look at me!!" than to launch one's iMore forum existence in such an inglorious fashion.
    12-12-2012 01:58 PM
  12. mjs416's Avatar
    Concur. There's no better way to scream "Hey look at me!!" than to launch one's iMore forum existence in such an inglorious fashion.
    And yet there are people who refuse to engage this person in discussion and would rather utter monosyllabic insults like "troll". You are a true class act.
    ichat likes this.
    12-12-2012 02:16 PM
  13. kch50428's Avatar
    And yet there are people who refuse to engage this person in discussion and would rather utter monosyllabic insults like "troll". You are a true class act.
    Unlike the classless act of posting a brand new thread when the topic already exists in multiple other threads...

    I'm proud you call me classless. It's a badge of honor. And an even bigger badge of honor for 'ichat' to like your post. Thank you so very, very much.
    12-12-2012 02:31 PM
  14. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Giving Ives the control of the ascetics of the OS itself will yield tremendous results, I feel like apple is already on top of it. Good or bad the platform is much more successful than Blackberry at this point. At the end of the day its about your personal preference, nobody forces you to own a iPhone as your personal device. So find a device that suits you, personally I think Blackberry 10 looks exciting, will it do what I need it to do in order for me to enjoy the experience? Who knows, but I do know this. If it doesn't I will purchase a phone that I will enjoy, lots of choices out there and currently iPhone 5 is my choice.
    12-12-2012 02:43 PM
  15. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Yawn...

    People said the same thing when the 3GS was released...then again when the 4S was released. Seems Apple is doing just fine (in fact BETTER with each new release).
    kch50428 likes this.
    12-12-2012 03:37 PM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Now you said the users are content, I am usually content when I jailbreak, stock always bored me. So, would you be content with stock or a jailbreak?

    Sent from my Nintendo NES
    Personally, I am content with the Stock UI. I have no intention of jailbreaking my devices, but I don't & won't knock anyone who does. It's their device to do as they please.
    12-12-2012 03:42 PM
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    kch50428 likes this.
    12-12-2012 03:44 PM

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