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

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


    Hi there
    for once Apple seems to be following rather than leading the pack.

    From "Street Whisper" the new Iphone 5 to be unveiled this week doesn't really offer anything that isn't out there already - and forcing people to do everything via iTunes doesn't help either.

    I'm still glad I got the Samsung Galaxy III-s.

    The new Windows 8 phone by Nokia could be a winner too -- much as I have reservations about some aspects of W8 as a desktop / workstation OS it certainly is just right (or even ideal) on a mobile device - and the chance of running some proper Windows applications on a phone is certainly a benefit too.

    Apple's time IMO has been and gone -- It might be cash richer than US federal gov at the moment -- but this huge pile of cash will gradually wane away.

    After all what do they make now that people really want in droves. - Nobody needs iPods any more -- music easily handled on smart phones, their macbooks while nice are wallet bustingly expensive, and the aging iPhone looks decidedly Dinosaur like in comparison with the likes of Samsung, HTC etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    Jimbo, I believe that Henry Ford had a theory: "you can have your Model A any color you want as long as it is black."

    I personally like my iPhone and how easy it is to sync with my outlook and my eWallet secure files. I like podcasts and iTunes does a good job of sync'ing. It is a no-brainer for me but phones are a personal thing for many people and as long as you like what you have, no problem.

    Rich
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    I guess that's why apple are suing the pants off everyone they can, they don't want to loose out on being in the top spot so instead of innovating they are trying to crush and stamp out any opposition.
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    Apple learned a lot from IBM regarding patents and such.

    Rich
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    Recently Apple Applied for 4 new patents: Air, Water, Fire, and Earth...patents pending.

    Henry

    Ps Guess I'm in a silly mood today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    After all what do they make now that people really want in droves
    Well, I have seen that people are ditching their prior gen iPhones to get in line for the new upcoming iPhone...so they must still be doing something right.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    . - Nobody needs iPods any more -- music easily handled on smart phones,
    Many certainly do use the phones for that. iPods do offer better battery life, and they are cheaper for parents not ready yet to splurge on a phone with a contract for their children.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    their macbooks while nice are wallet bustingly expensive,
    Yeah, they are expensive. I have a need for an outside project to use some Mac's and I am in the process of shopping for a used MacBook to learn about the OS.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    and the aging iPhone looks decidedly Dinosaur like in comparison with the likes of Samsung, HTC etc.
    Yeah, but the iPhone works well, and has a 1 size fits most mentality, thus application support is a bit better and consistent in the Apple marketplace. Far too many apps which either don't work on Droid Model 1 or Droid Model 2, or Tablets A, B, C, but not Tablets D, E and F. It's much nicer not having these issues when dealing with the iPhones. < Not that I am an iPhone owner or user, but understand why people are drawn to the devices.

    I don't think that Apple dominance in many of these areas is really going away anytime soon.
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    The iPhone is reaching a point of maturity. Personally I don't think it's as much about innovation at this point as it is about reliability and consistency of operation.

    Every time I turn around, someone around me (one of the kids, a friend) who have the Android phones complain that their phone died, or something doesn't work right or they aren't getting text messages we send them. On the other hand I never hear this from anyone I know that has an iPhone.

    Apple is being smart, IMHO. They're stabilizing their platform. They've already made their market penetration. Now they're just going to continue to improve it incrementally without breaking anything. (Relatively speaking).

    That's how I see it right now, anyway.

    -Max
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    After all what do they make now that people really want in droves
    Well, I have seen that people are ditching their prior gen iPhones to get in line for the new upcoming iPhone...so they must still be doing something right.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    . - Nobody needs iPods any more -- music easily handled on smart phones,
    Many certainly do use the phones for that. iPods do offer better battery life, and they are cheaper for parents not ready yet to splurge on a phone with a contract for their children.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    their macbooks while nice are wallet bustingly expensive,
    Yeah, they are expensive. I have a need for an outside project to use some Mac's and I am in the process of shopping for a used MacBook to learn about the OS.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    and the aging iPhone looks decidedly Dinosaur like in comparison with the likes of Samsung, HTC etc.
    Yeah, but the iPhone works well, and has a 1 size fits most mentality, thus application support is a bit better and consistent in the Apple marketplace. Far too many apps which either don't work on Droid Model 1 or Droid Model 2, or Tablets A, B, C, but not Tablets D, E and F. It's much nicer not having these issues when dealing with the iPhones. < Not that I am an iPhone owner or user, but understand why people are drawn to the devices.

    I don't think that Apple dominance in many of these areas is really going away anytime soon.
    Fanboy much? Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
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    The iphone is maturing, but I feel like it will become the mac. Too expensive? But it works. Yadadada. I see apple in the future just keeping the user experience consistent and lessen down the dramatic innovation to cater to their user base. Just like their macs.

    I personally poo on android, as it is just no. No wonder the logo of android is a short green robot, it's obese, has diabetes, and just sickly overall. Android ranks third in user satisfaction and is beat out by Windows Phone and iphone. The iphone doesn't have anything better or comparable to a high end android device or even mid-range for that matter. That is where Windows Phone 8 will win. People with shoddy phones coming out of contracts or nearing upgrades might just end with a Windows Phone because hardware is better and software is supreme. I for one, might do something ludicrous and buy a new Lumia 920 out of contract if it speaks to me (as in the camera is drop dead stunning and seems durable, but as it's Nokia this is no concern). Not only that, a familiar brand will become a familiar ecosystem of apps and user experience between different form factors working as one.

    apple's time might be ending. Recently, a few economists are feeling that too. Too much hype will bring them down.

    I should also add, since a Windows Phone 8 is like a Pocket PC, can one call it a Baby PC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    The iphone is maturing, but I feel like it will become the mac. Too expensive? But it works. Yadadada. I see apple in the future just keeping the user experience consistent and lessen down the dramatic innovation to cater to their user base. Just like their macs.

    I personally poo on android, as it is just no. No wonder the logo of android is a short green robot, it's obese, has diabetes, and just sickly overall. Android ranks third in user satisfaction and is beat out by Windows Phone and iphone. The iphone doesn't have anything better or comparable to a high end android device or even mid-range for that matter. That is where Windows Phone 8 will win. People with shoddy phones coming out of contracts or nearing upgrades might just end with a Windows Phone because hardware is better and software is supreme. I for one, might do something ludicrous and buy a new Lumia 920 out of contract if it speaks to me (as in the camera is drop dead stunning and seems durable, but as it's Nokia this is no concern). Not only that, a familiar brand will become a familiar ecosystem of apps and user experience between different form factors working as one.

    apple's time might be ending. Recently, a few economists are feeling that too. Too much hype will bring them down.

    I should also add, since a Windows Phone 8 is like a Pocket PC, can one call it a Baby PC?
    I'll let you know the first time I run into someone using a Windows Phone. Microsoft has an uphill battle on its hands. Even when I go into a mobile phone store (like Best Buy Mobile) I have to hunt to find the Windows phones.

    -Max
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