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Old 09-13-2012, 11:20 AM   #76
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:23 AM   #77
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I am on Sprint and need a new phone. I am getting one of these. I am wondering if I should take this chance to switch carriers. I like Sprint, but am under the impression that their network doesn't really take advantage of the LTE thing. Is that true? Many thanks in advance.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:26 AM   #78
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Sick....Just plain sick....I want one so bad. Have to wait til next year though. The only thing I would upgrade is to a 1080p forward facing camera instead of the 720p camera.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:32 PM   #79
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If people are underwhelmed it's only because they were expecting Apple to reinvent the wheel. This is a solid upgrade and it's still the best hardware/software you can buy.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:54 PM   #80
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Less of a step up between 4s and 5 than there was between 4 and 4s, imo
You may be the only person on the planet who thinks this. Change in form factor + LTE compatible is indisputably a greater step up than Siri (the camera improved in both iterations, so that is a wash).

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How? It was more inline with the rumors than any previous Iphone. The only credible rumor that didn't come true was the location of the head phone jack. The biggest thing missing that the S3 has is NFC. I'm not regretting getting an S3 either but this release was the definition of exactly meeting expectations.
kerowo - would you mind providing us with a quick overview of where NFC is? Seems like an awesome technology but would have limited use for a good number of years because vendors are not using it?

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If people are underwhelmed it's only because they were expecting Apple to reinvent the wheel. This is a solid upgrade and it's still the best hardware/software you can buy.
Maybe Apple needed to reinvent the wheel (again!) - Nokia and Samsung are developing awesome smartphones.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:09 PM   #81
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kerowo - would you mind providing us with a quick overview of where NFC is? Seems like an awesome technology but would have limited use for a good number of years because vendors are not using it?
You are probably right, and it's most likely why Apple isn't adding it yet. I don't think they like being beholden to 3rd parties so until it's more established they won't push it. Android tends to add cool stuff and let the users figure out what to use it for. I'm waiting for some NFC stickers so I can set up different configurations on my S3 for different locations; car, work, home.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:11 PM   #82
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Maybe Apple needed to reinvent the wheel (again!) - Nokia and Samsung are developing awesome smartphones.
No doubt about it. The gap between Apple and everyone else is much smaller these days when it comes to both hardware and software. But I think Apple still clearly does it better on both fronts.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:04 PM   #83
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:49 PM   #84
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For ****'s sake don't repost 9gag content.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:18 PM   #85
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Serious problem: my phone is half broke and old, like I have this crappy 4 year old phone with buttons that only work half the time and i desperately need a new cell phone. So much so that I may not be able to wait until this comes out.. os is it actually going to be out on 9/21 like I can have it in my hnads by then? Im not normally a "wait in line to get a new phone" guy
Dude just buy a prepaid phone and wait 8 days.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:32 PM   #86
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I don't usually watch CNBC in the morning, but I did today and wow, David Faber had the money quote of the year ....

(btw I think AAPL is a hugely successful company, but this is spot on)

SHILLS: OMG Apple is the greatest ever! All anyone could talk about yesterday, around offices all over the country -- was the new iPhone 5!

David Faber: You know, we used to put people on the moon, and that was what everyone talked about back then ...
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:36 PM   #87
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Hello Modz - could you please merge this thread with the officially sanctioned mega iPhone thread? Switching between the 2 is getting annoying!

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:57 PM   #88
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I don't usually watch CNBC in the morning, but I did today and wow, David Faber had the money quote of the year ....

(btw I think AAPL is a hugely successful company, but this is spot on)

SHILLS: OMG Apple is the greatest ever! All anyone could talk about yesterday, around offices all over the country -- was the new iPhone 5!

David Faber: You know, we used to put people on the moon, and that was what everyone talked about back then ...
It's a good joke. But it makes perfect sense that the item you have with you pretty much every moment of the day is way more tangible and important to most people than space travel.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:04 PM   #89
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Currently got a 4 so def going to upgrade. Might not be a big difference between 4S&5 but there sure is between the 4&5.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:25 PM   #90
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David Faber: You know, we used to put people on the moon, and that was what everyone talked about back then ...
I don't want too overdramatic about it but the technology that goes into making an iPhone or other smartphone is 10x more impressive than putting a man on the moon. And Apple's benefit to mankind is 100x more impressive than NASA's.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:29 PM   #91
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I don't want too overdramatic about it but the technology that goes into making an iPhone or other smartphone is 10x more impressive than putting a man on the moon. And Apple's benefit to mankind is 100x more impressive than NASA's.
Seems sort of challenging, from a technology POV, to put a man on the moon, imo
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:29 PM   #92
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And Apple's benefit to mankind is 100x more impressive than NASA's.
Dude, I really like Apple's products, but that line is just hilarious. I hope it is a level.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:50 PM   #93
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Got a 4 and will upgrade to the 5 but 4g isn't up and running properly in the UK yet. The providers are still arguing over bandwidth allocation so until that is sorted out there doesn't seem much point as the biggest reason to upgrade to the 5 is the faster internet.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:03 PM   #94
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Well, the bigger screen and faster processor seem pretty big too.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:21 PM   #95
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Seems sort of challenging, from a technology POV, to put a man on the moon, imo
Of course it is. When we put people on the moon back in the 60s it was a technological marvel. Back then we were willing to spend lots of money but we had to stretch the technology to it's limits. Today it's the opposite. The technology and the know how is readily available. That iPhone in your pocket has about 1000x the computing power of an Apollo rocket. The only thing keeping us from moon vacations is the ridiculous cost involved.

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Dude, I really like Apple's products, but that line is just hilarious. I hope it is a level.
No, not a level. NASA's missions haven't done much besides stick it to the Russians. However some of the technology that was developed for missions have definitely helped but it's not as big of a deal as NASA would like you to believe.

On a daily basis way more people benefit from Apple than NASA when it comes to technological achievements. Apple started the personal computing revolution as well as the smartphone/tablet revolution which fundamentally changed the way our world works today and changed how we live our lives. Not to mention the enormous global economic impact Apple has by being the world's largest company.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:45 PM   #96
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Well, the bigger screen and faster processor seem pretty big too.
I hear ya but I think having the screen size and processor speed without the 4g speed wont live up to expectation, I would rather wait another 6 months and get it when its up and running and any creases have been ironed out. They are rolling out 4g in 12 major cities next month in the UK but I don't live in one of them so another few months with the iphone4 is my favored option.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:57 PM   #97
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for those who can't tell the diff between 4s and 5, this is definitely for you..


http://mashable.com/2012/09/13/jimmy-kimmel-iphone-5/
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:03 PM   #98
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That's so funny.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:10 PM   #99
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I sense a great lack of perspective from someone in this thread.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:18 PM   #100
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Do you all think I'll need to preorder at 3AM or should waking up at 7AM be ok?

7am worked fine for the 4 when I did it 2 years ago, but I heard the 4S was a mess.
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