iPhone 5, Are You Getting One?

iPhone 5, Are You Getting One?
 

 
 
 
 

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tsukasa2k6
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i rather go with android phones they're more affordable than a iphone mostly here in romania is overpriced as hell even if you buy it on contract i have an Acer Liquid Mini(e310) with android 2.3.5,600Mhz processor,512mb of ram and a Adreno 200 GPU not the fastest phone but decent enough

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i stick with samsung. i prefer not to be locked down and indirectly forced to buy a new phone every year because the app store locks old ones out little by little. and also because i despise apple as a company. their products are nice, but too locked down.

Ale_Falsa
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Apple seems to have become lazy... and greedy... good thing there are other companies out there!

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I can appreciate Apple's ridiculously successful business model but I cannot rationalize getting an iphone, let alone the iphone 5, when there are so many great competitors out there, especially Samsung who is really turning up the heat for them even after the lawsuit. I'm sticking with Android (currently using LG, but considering the SGIII) but I'm really excited about the possibility of the new HTC windows 8 phone coming to verizon... so I'm crossing my fingers.

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My wife and I had iPhone 3GS phones and waited and waited for the iPhone 5. I had seen the rumors of the iPhone 5 months ago, but was hoping it was all rumors. Well, all the rumors were confirmed last week, so we went and got Samsung Galaxy S3 phones and enjoying the new phone a lot more than the iPhones. The iPhone 5 will be a big seller because of what it is and what it means to some people, but it was disappointing to us overall, plus the new connector would have made all our accessories useless. Since we would have had to buy all new accessories anyway, moving to Android was that much easier for us personally. Enjoying Android now.

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That and the terms of service of iTunes is like selling your soul to the devil.

ihatenvidia
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I work for Apple, my supervisor and 2/3rds of our depart uses samsung.

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LOL.. I kinda figured you'd be fired or killed for doing something that.

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omegadoom13
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I have to stay within budget, and getting an iPhone 5 is a luxury, not a necessity for me. Maybe when I upgrade my plan.

wilhitman
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Too rich for my blood. i will keep my android for now

Sm1th
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Oh yeah, I'd get one...so I could throw it against the wall and flush it down the toilet! I'll stick with the freedom of Android.

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I just bought a Motorola Droid Razr and love it. I've never been interested in Apple products either because they are way to expensive or it's lacking in functionality. I can't imagine something Apple's App market would have that the Android market doesn't have.

Anonymous

HELL NO! Maybe when they start innovating again rather than litigating I might start to actually care about their devices (That doesn't necessarily mean buying since I love Google's ecosystem, the customization and especially custom ROMs). Right now they're doing a disservice to everyone by not competing. Even Nokia alone are doing a much better job of competing with their recently announced WP8 devices. Competition is extremely healthy in the marketplace, NOT in the courtrooms...

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Big NOOO, Maybe Galaxy Note 2 or Galaxy S4 next year

Manic Mouse
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It doesn't run Android 4.1.1 so, hell no!

iphone 5 has lots of good stuff in it like the dual core A15 Krait processor (not yet available in Android phones) and the kickass 4" retina display, but if I have to accept being roped into a closed system like iOS 6 to get it, no thankee mam!

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According to all I have read, it has the A6, not the A15. Also the Retina display is lower res than the Galaxy SIII and the upcoming Nokia 920. So, not all that impressive really.

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I think you're both confusing things. The A6 is Apple's name for the SOC, what it is actually made up of nobody knows, since apple don't like to make these things public. By A15 I think he means ARM Cortex-A15, That is the name of processor which may or may not be a part of the A6 SOC.

Also A15 and Krait are not the same thing (the A15 being much better). As far as I know the A15 has not yet been released and the Krait only contains some architectural similarities with the A15 but has been released much earlier in the Snapdragon S4 (used in devices such as the SGS III and One X in America and the One S). It is more efficient per core than the Usual A9s used in Tegra 3 and Exynos 4, but make it quad core and the story changes a bit.

The increased efficiency is what make me believe Apple are using something similar to a severely underclocked Snapdragon S4 (the underclock helps with battery and the software is optimized enough to make up in performance).

Also it may be lower res than the SGS III but it has higher PPI, so in that department it has the upper hand (Not that it even matters since both are above 300 PPI. It is also blown away by colors of AMOLED screens, sunlight legibility and most of all contrast). Apple's mistake IMO was not to stick to a standard resolution like 720p, which means 720p videos have to be downscaled, even the front camera can record in 720p, but the screen has less pixels.

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As far as the screen goes, it's rated at 326ppi on the iPhone 5. S3 is at 306ppi. Ok, so it's higher pixel density. But then Nokia has the 920 coming with a slightly higher yet res and a higher ppi at 332ppi. So, still not top dog. Samsung's new Win8 phone is supposed to be even lighter and thinner and packs a higher yet res screen according to a Gizmodo or Engadget article I red a few weeks back. In any case, I am not to impressed with the iPhone 5 specs.

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Regardless of what exists in the Android world, for those firmly entrenched in the Apple world, the iPhone 5 is a major upgrade for them. And yes, 'A6' is apple's moniker for their SOC. I have heard mixed news on it. Some say it contains a dual core ARM Cortex A15, others like Anand here: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6292/iphone-5-a6-not-a15-custom-core say otherwise. Anand does have really good sources, so I tens to trust his research.

I for one am NOT an apple fan. I love my Sammy GSII and wouldn't trade it even-steven for a IP5 (not unless I could run Jellybean 4.1.1 on it - then only an even swap).

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You must be kidding, I only need to phone and text people.

Anonymous

I don't care about iPhone or any Apple products. For me their too expensive. I don't get my bang for the buck!

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SGS3 baby.

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Hell yeah, NO!

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dont like iOS, and most of its dumbest features like files transfer process and so on.....so i phone isn't my type....nd moreover for the first time it looks so ugly...yukk

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The iPhone 5 is nothing new, but no doubt all the iSheep will make a huge success, just like the iPad 3. I can't wait to get my hands on the Galaxy Note II. My Evo 4G is starting to show it's age.

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not a big iphone fan but i was expecting something revolutionary. apple disapointed me at least

Anonymous

No way. Not when I have Codename Android on my Galaxy Nexus.

Prophet4NO1
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Hell no. I made that mistake with the 3G, never again. Replaced it with a Samsung Focus with Win7, love it. Super stable and does everything better than my 3G could have ever hopped too. I am waiting to see the new lineup of Windows 8 phones in full glory. Leaning to that crazy thin one Samsung showed off a couple weeks back. The Nokia 920 is my fallback.

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The only phone I would buy at the moment is a Nokia 808

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I'll be getting iPhone 5 when the factory-unlocked version comes out. I'm not willing to get stuck paying expensive monthly fees for two whole years. I would rather get t-mobile prepaid service and save a lot of money. Until then, I'll be sticking with iPhone 4S and I'm currently using prepaid T-Mobile carrier. And no, I'm not gonna get iPod touch 5G, I like cell phone.

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It would be a insult to all my stuff to bring a inferior product into my house lol.

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Android user here!!!

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no way im waiting for the lumia 920

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In short no, to put it long, Noooooooooooooooooooooo,

I stop buying apple when I went through 5 Ipads with in 4 months, I'm gonna stick with my Samsung Galaxy S3, I will for a while.

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Not getting one because it's obviously too expensive.

Razear
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No surprise here. Another year, another Call of Duty, another iPhone...

Anonymous

In my line of work, I get to test pretty much every phone that comes out on the market. I currently use both an iPhone 5 and a Galaxy S3. In my opinion, the Android phones have definitely caught up and surpassed the iPhone, as far as hardware goes. Apple still has the edge with its ecosystem, number and quality of apps and a more elegant interface. The same can be said about tablets.

All in all however, it really depends on what you're used to. Yes you can do more with an Android phone or tablet but for doing these things; I still prefer to use my laptop or desktop computer. I would add that each type of phone has its strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately, after testing all of them for years, you can't help being only partially satisfied with any of them. I would appreciate a unit that provides the elegance and apps of the iPhone, the freedom and extended capabilities of Android and the keyboard of the BB.