1. eastbayrae's Avatar
    There is a guy here at work that has one, but is out on leave. When he gets back I will check his out a little bit.
    03-27-2013 11:03 PM
  2. ashykat's Avatar
    I'd say the main issue is the device is extremely slow (I came from Blackberry and it is much slower than that). I have taken them into Apple several times and had the device restored to factory, I have done it a few times myself via iTunes with not much difference. The battery life is horrible it takes hours to charge and then only lasts about 3 hours when it's not in use (apple says there's nothing wrong with the battery) and now when my wife plugged her device in this morning it gives the spinning circle icon and just keeps vibrating until she unplugs it she did a reboot and it continued and a little while later it stopped an began charging. If it wasn't for these issues I don't think we would even think twice about getting the iPhone 5 or whatever is out when we decide to do it. Personally my only dislike is the speed and battery. Also, just a note we were having these same issues on IOS5 and they have only gotten worse since being forced to go to IOS6 when apple did the restore.

    When you/they did the restore and set up as new, did you then restore from a backup (either iCloud or iTunes)?
    03-28-2013 12:31 AM
  3. pr1nce's Avatar
    I left Blackberry a few months ago to try the 4S and I couldn't be happier. I've been thinking about the iPhone 5, but I'll probably wait until the 5S is released later this year.
    03-28-2013 12:41 AM
  4. eastbayrae's Avatar
    I think the big thing I will miss is wireless charging.
    03-28-2013 03:01 AM
  5. bustermin's Avatar
    When you/they did the restore and set up as new, did you then restore from a backup (either iCloud or iTunes)?
    The first few times we did a restore we did use an iCloud and iTunes back up but then we thought we were bring a corrupt file back in when restoring so we restored without restoring from a back up and no difference.
    03-28-2013 12:41 PM
  6. sting7k's Avatar
    The first few times we did a restore we did use an iCloud and iTunes back up but then we thought we were bring a corrupt file back in when restoring so we restored without restoring from a back up and no difference.
    Sounds like the iPhone 4 just doesn't handle iOS 6 that well.
    03-28-2013 12:55 PM
  7. bustermin's Avatar
    Sounds like the iPhone 4 just doesn't handle iOS 6 that well.
    That is what I think is the case as well...
    03-28-2013 12:58 PM
  8. Quis89's Avatar
    Yeah there are a ton of satisfied iphone 5 users, especially here on the forums. Definitely sounds like it is time for an upgrade.
    Of course an Apple forum will be full of iPhone 5 lovers. Just as an S3 forum will be full of S3 lovers. You can't form you opinion from these forums. I'd recommend trying the S3 for a while. You have a return policy. That way you'll know what it's like in comparison. As someone who had the 4s, 5 and S3, they are all great phones. If you've used the 4s then you've used the 5 so you'll know what you're going into. It's a faster and bigger 4s with a nicer screen. Try the S3 and form you opinion. It has its advantages but so does the 5. It's about what works best for you.
    03-28-2013 02:02 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    (snipped)...You can't form you opinion from these forums
    Yes, you can, especially if the opinions of others are unbiased and from people who have used both devices and have given unbiased opinions.
    I'd recommend trying the S3 for a while. You have a return policy. That way you'll know what it's like in comparison.
    Agreed
    As someone who had the 4s, 5 and S3, they are all great phones.
    I can attest to the 4S & the 5
    f you've used the 4s then you've used the 5 so you'll know what you're going into.
    In regard to iOS, the familiarity will indeed be the same, but the user experience will be slightly different. The snappiness of the 5 exceeds that of it predecessor and the experience is noticeable.
    It's a faster and bigger 4s with a nicer screen.
    I used to think that until I actually bought the 5.
    Try the S3 and form your opinion. It has its advantages but so does the 5. It's about what works best for you.
    No doubt.
    03-28-2013 02:28 PM
  10. punbb's Avatar
    Seriously, the Z10! I know, I know. But I just got the Z10 and it blows the iphone away. I am not that big into apps, other than the ones I need. I'm also not a 13 year old who needs 100 useless apps. The Z10 is unbelievable. I like how I can catch a view of my notifications (emails, texts, fb, etc) without having to exit anything.
    03-28-2013 04:42 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Seriously, the Z10! I know, I know. But I just got the Z10 and it blows the iphone away. I am not that big into apps, other than the ones I need. I'm also not a 13 year old who needs 100 useless apps. The Z10 is unbelievable. I like how I can catch a view of my notifications (emails, texts, fb, etc) without having to exit anything.
    It's good to know that the Z10 is working out well for you and others....
    revtech likes this.
    03-28-2013 04:49 PM
  12. punbb's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm not into these brand wars. I just think the Z10 is the best phone I have ever had. That is just IMHO.
    03-28-2013 04:52 PM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm not into these brand wars. I just think the Z10 is the best phone I have ever had. That is just IMHO.
    There is nothing wrong with that. I've owned a lot of mobile phones and smartphones dating back to 1989 and my attitude has been this: If I want it, I will buy it and if I buy it, I will learn to use it thoroughly to enhance my mobile needs and I could care less if others opt for something different. It's my money and my choice just like it is their money and their choice...
    bradenfontaine and revtech like this.
    03-28-2013 05:05 PM
  14. eastbayrae's Avatar
    There is nothing wrong with that. I've owned a lot of mobile phones and smartphones dating back to 1989 and my attitude has been this: If I want it, I will buy it and if I buy it, I will learn to use it thoroughly to enhance my mobile needs and I could care less if others opt for something different. It's my money and my choice just like it is their money and their choice...
    This.

    Let your wallet speak.
    bradenfontaine likes this.
    03-28-2013 06:29 PM
  15. MacIntense's Avatar
    I have a 4S and my wife has the 4. I definitely know what you are talking about with the issues. My wife's 4 has started to become really slow and I am not sure if the new apps are just wearing it out or what. My 4S is very good but I find that I really want the 4G LTE option. I am thinking of upgrading to the 5 but am trying to convince myself to hold out until August to get the 5S. Does anyone think that the 5S will be a major upgrade from the 5?
    03-28-2013 07:33 PM
  16. kch50428's Avatar
    Does anyone think that the 5S will be a major upgrade from the 5?
    Compare the differences between the 4 and 4S... expect s similar bump from the 5 to 5S until we hear different.
    03-28-2013 07:39 PM
  17. Par_T's Avatar
    I am thinking of switching to the iPhone from Windows Phone. The issues I am having with WP8 are endless to say the least. Is there some sort of notification center on the lock screen for emails and such like in WP8?
    I too am thinking of switching from Windows Phone. My brother and sister both have iPhones (4 and 4s). I've talked with them about notification (also I have an ipod touch 4, which is similar). I know you can set e-mail alerts to show on your lock screen. If you have alerts on your calendar/reminder list and set them to show on lock screen, they will show up on the lock screen. However, once you unlock the screen, the "next appointment" reminder will no longer show up on the lock screen. You need to reset your alert for your appointment/reminder to show up again as an alert on your lock screen (that is what my brother does for his important appointments) if you want it to show up again. The thing I would miss on the Windows lock screen for scheduled calendar alerts is the ability to put it on snooze right from the lock screen. Email alerts on lock screen for iOS did show the most recent 5 or so and who they were from (which I think is a nice feature on iOS).

    Right now, I am feeling that iOS fits my needs more, although I might miss some features of Windows Phones. Unfortunately, I have to wait until June to upgrade (unless I want to buy off contract).
    Last edited by Par_T; 03-28-2013 at 09:17 PM. Reason: clarification
    03-28-2013 09:14 PM
  18. eastbayrae's Avatar
    Buying off contract is cheaper, by hundreds of dollars, than doing contracts. After I learned that simple math I would never do on contract again.
    Par_T likes this.
    03-28-2013 10:06 PM
  19. ashykat's Avatar
    Seriously, the Z10! I know, I know. But I just got the Z10 and it blows the iphone away. I am not that big into apps, other than the ones I need. I'm also not a 13 year old who needs 100 useless apps. The Z10 is unbelievable. I like how I can catch a view of my notifications (emails, texts, fb, etc) without having to exit anything.
    I like the Z10 a lot actually. Great, smooth UI, and I love the gestures. The only thing is, when you get a notification on the iPhone, you can just swipe down from the top to view them without exiting the app. Sure to reply to them you have to leave, but just a glance is still just as close. What the Z10 definitely does better though is multitasking. I love the active frames. Reminds me of my beloved webOS, god rest her heart.
    04-03-2013 06:28 PM
  20. bustermin's Avatar
    I'd highly recommend the 5, I'm considering getting the 5S when it is released


    Sent from the Forbidden Fruit
    When we bought the iPhone 4, it had been out for about a year. If I upgrade to the 5S when it is released is there a chance it may be buggy being a new device? I am not familiar with iPhone history when they release new devices, is it normally a smooth transition?
    04-29-2013 12:35 PM
  21. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    When we bought the iPhone 4, it had been out for about a year. If I upgrade to the 5S when it is released is there a chance it may be buggy being a new device? I am not familiar with iPhone history when they release new devices, is it normally a smooth transition?
    It's normally pretty smooth. You do hear some complaints but compared to the number of devices they sell, the percentage with problems is very, very small.
    04-29-2013 12:45 PM
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