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Iphone 5 - Stick to Samsung or new Nokia Windows 8 phone

  1. #51


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    There are a number of people in my office, all aflutter, for the release of the iPhone 5 tomorrow. Ugghhhh.......
    Aww lighten up, will ya? Do you follow a sports team and get all hyped up about it? It's the same kind of thing! People get "in" to stuff.

    -Max

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  2. #52


    Quote Originally Posted by Max Peck View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    There are a number of people in my office, all aflutter, for the release of the iPhone 5 tomorrow. Ugghhhh.......
    Aww lighten up, will ya? Do you follow a sports team and get all hyped up about it? It's the same kind of thing! People get "in" to stuff.

    -Max
    You missed my point. My point was that while some here will say that there is 0 innovation, nothing is changed and there is nothing at all to get excited about, and the iPhone will die with this release, there was still a lot of excitement after this announcement to suggest otherwise.
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  3. #53


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    most of this stuff is only of interest to previous Iphone users.

    To me the new iPhone - even the new one doesn't stack up even remotely against Samsung galaxy / htc or whoever.

    It still has all the trappings of a "Dinosaur" phone.
    Dinosaur? Oh come on Jim ... don't be ridiculous. The technology Apple put into it's phones may be considered a little more mature, perhaps, but pre-historic? You consider the A6 chip old technology?

    I'm no Apple fanboy (I doubt I'll ever own a Mac) but I've looked at both sides of the Android / iPhone technology coin and I don't see either one as being particularly "ahead" of the other. We can pick nits about this all day long but, particularly for the average user, the two technologies are awfully close. From an industrial design and manufacturing standpoint I'm impressed with the Apple product. The thing just reeks of quality design and manufacturing. The Android phones I've seen seem, by comparison, to be plastic knock-offs. That's just my POV on the matter.

    OTOH ... since I own an iPhone and the iPad maybe I should go buy a Macbook Pro and see what all the fuss is about! ;-)

    -Max
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  4. #54


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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Jimbo...what is completely lacking in this device compared to the other devices you mention?
    Not to speak for Jimbo but the iPhone screen is 4", which is smaller than a lot of phones out there now, not even high-end ones. Everything (that I've seen so far) about the iPhone 5 is inconsequential. For Apple people all these new features are great, but none of it is ground-breaking. This is probably the first time in years that company has done nothing but play catch-up to the competition.
    Maybe they're not trying to play "catch up". Apple may very well feel they don't need to but are, instead, maturing the platform and making it more stable. Apple has a good sized piece of the market. Despite the attitude of many folks out there, Apple may be taking a longer view of this and making sure their platform is the best it can be for the duration. Instead of trying to impress everybody with new "bling" they're trying to impress with their quality. I can't think of a better way to retain a loyal customer base in a market that is populated by millions of very fickle consumers!

    Just something to think about.

    -Max
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  5. #55


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    My first smartphone was the iPhone 3 while I was with AT&T. Two years later, right around the time the iPad was released, my service became unbearable. Dropped calls every 2-3 min., static, etc. Because of this I moved to Verizon and got the Droid Incredible. While the phone was nice the battery life was terrible. With moderate use the battery would be dead within half a day. I actually had to get a third-party battery that added considerable weight and bulk to the phone to get it through the day. My other issues was how fragmented the Android platform was (and still is), app stability (I had a LOT of app crashes), spontanious phone reboots, and bloatware pre-installed on the phones.

    When Verizon got the iPhone I got the 4s when I was up for renewal. Above average battery life, stable apps, no bloat... it was like night and day for me. Now, I'm not committed to Apple, and if something better comes along I will definitely consider it, but right now Android is not it. I am very interested to see Windows 8 phones in action and, when I'm up for renewal, I will consider all my options. But, say what you will about Apple's policies, their phones "just work" and I like that.
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  6. #56


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    I unfortunately am not dealing with dolts on Facebook, yet. As I'm not on twitter (the mild reality of apple users) I can't mock the shite out of them!

    The iphone 5 is turning out to be comedic gold!
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    Oh no! We need a slightly better camera to make HD photos look old!!

    Ugh.
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  8. #58


    ^ What are you going on about now? I cannot even follow this.
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  9. #59


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    Oh, I'm just going off on an apple/iphone user tangent...
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  10. #60


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    ^ What are you going on about now? I cannot even follow this.
    Hi there

    Me too. Once people start getting involved with "Farcebook" or become "Twats" on Twitter -- all bets are off.

    The original point of the post was to say that the iPhone 5 brings nothing new to the table and people like Samsung / HTC have great new (Much Cheaper) options than Apple and while earkier releases of Android deserved the title "Dumbdroid" the latest releases are stable and work very well indeed (ICS rel >= 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich -- who thinks BTW of these stupid names !!!).

    cheers
    jimbo
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