1. aera's Avatar
    S for Security.
    "S" for sub-par update if this is indeed what the update is.
    08-14-2013 11:48 AM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    "S" for sub-par update if this is indeed what the update is.
    Everyone is entitled to their opinion...
    08-14-2013 12:58 PM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    "S" for sub-par update if this is indeed what the update is.
    Any time there is a S model, the updates are just internal. Better processor, camera, and maybe 1 other key feature. This should not be a surprise to you. Everybody says each S model is lame and it sucks but each S model has demolished sales records from previous generations.
    Eileen89 likes this.
    08-14-2013 01:25 PM
  4. aera's Avatar
    Any time there is a S model, the updates are just internal. Better processor, camera, and maybe 1 other key feature. This should not be a surprise to you. Everybody says each S model is lame and it sucks but each S model has demolished sales records from previous generations.
    I know that the "S" models have always been internal updates. I was just playing along with the "S" stands for _____ game.
    08-14-2013 01:37 PM
  5. jefftam68's Avatar
    I agree with Cardfan. If it isn't something that happens instantly, then it will be thrown aside. For the thousand times a day that you look at your phone, even to just check your notifications, doing a finger print scan each and every time might turn out to be more of a pain. We'll have to see how well it's implemented. It seemed like a better idea for unlocking a laptop perhaps, but that hasn't been very successful.
    cardfan likes this.
    08-14-2013 02:15 PM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I'm not going to act like I'm really important and stuff. But I don't like the idea of my fingerprint on any kind
    of server. I have difficulty believing that it would be limited to my device.
    08-14-2013 05:19 PM
  7. END's Avatar
    I will be the different one. I am excited for it.

    I think a bio-metric fingerprint scanner could be very cool, and useful (could is the operative word). The ability to unlock one's device this easily would be great. In addition, if they tie it into their KeyChain feature that would be great too. Apple could even include it in mobile payments, but I have a feeling that will not be.

    The "S" models are always very nice. They take the previous new generation, tweak it, fix any little issues, and will more than likely continue the trend of a faster processor, and better camera, be it the physical device itself or in software.

    As for gimmicky I remember so many people thought Siri was just a gimmick, but she is growing, and getting better.
    08-15-2013 01:43 AM
  8. lamertdoris1's Avatar
    That's not an android feature.
    08-15-2013 02:42 AM
  9. Eileen89's Avatar
    That's not an android feature.
    Nobody said it was.
    08-15-2013 05:08 AM
  10. SnapThrow's Avatar
    How excited are you about IPhone5S with supposed finger print sensor?
    Not excited at all... however if it is very accurate and super fast I might be
    08-16-2013 02:50 PM
  11. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    I am more excited at the hope of a 4.5- 4.7 inch screen. I use the scanner on my company issued Dell. I like it, quick and easy. Implemented correctly, it might get more people to properly secure their devices.


    No interest in a fingerprint sensor whatsoever. I want my wife to be able to answer my phone if I'm driving or otherwise unable to answer it.
    Implemented correctly, she should.

    If I find your locked phone, if the locking scheme is done properly, I should be able to find the owner without accessing the data. That's my two criteria for this being done correctly.
    08-17-2013 01:55 AM
  12. MRSBROWN2006's Avatar
    Added security is always welcome to me. And of course more speed won't hurt a thing either. I don't love iOS 7 so far, but 6 grew on me after fiddling with it. Maybe I just need to experience it in order to get it. We'll be grabbing two white ones, 16gb and 32gb, straight from the Apple store.
    08-17-2013 09:06 PM
  13. impaler's Avatar
    How excited are you about IPhone5S with supposed finger print sensor?
    Well, we don't know if it'll have it, and further, for what purpose it will be used for. I'm taking a "wait and see" approach to it. Biometrics will be awesome only if it's ubiquitous enough to get rid of passwords altogether. At least another decade for that to happen, as a type of two factor authentication.


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    08-17-2013 09:15 PM
  14. LCW's Avatar
    I'm excited about it - as long as it works - but I'm sucker for new tech. As long as it saves time to unlock my phone (I have to have a pin lock on my iPhone for work exchange server connection purposes - it forces me to have one).
    08-18-2013 12:04 PM
  15. John Flud's Avatar
    what if thieves start cutting peoples fingers off to get around this? I'd like this feature to work because I hate using passwords. I hate typing them in and trying to remember them all.
    08-21-2013 10:16 PM
  16. Guacho's Avatar
    While I agree it's not reason enough to upgrade I think it'll be pretty useful in the long term... When it can be implemented in third party apps and other stuff..
    08-22-2013 12:05 AM
  17. Chadha's Avatar
    Not much. I'm more concerned about the new IOS. what would I do id software isn't up to the mark. I'm waiting to get the ios 7 on my iPad.

    Sent from my GSIII using Tapatalk
    08-22-2013 02:50 AM
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