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Old 09-15-2012, 01:14 AM
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Default Iphone 5... Worth buying/upgrading for?

I dont know bout you guys, but i'm kind of unimpressed with this new phone. I heard that Nokia Lumia 920 looks good, no offense to you all iphone fanboys. This is just my opinion. Now, I've had iPhone my whole life, from 1st to 4th generation. Each of them kept impressing me, thinking that this was the best phone I've had. And now this... iPhone 5... To be honest, I feel a little bit disappointed. Just a set of new features, A6 and design. That's it. No new tweaks or like that? I sure am a little disappointed. If Steve Jobs was still alive, he could make the iPhone 5 the best phone out there. I mean, look how other iPhone generations changed. Imagine if he was still alive, what changes would there be? I dont know, but he's the world's best CEO visionary, a genius. He could come up with something surprising and make it a success. So anyway, I'm not entirely sure about this iPhone 5. I'm puzzled like should i get it or not? What do you think guys? Hope this is the right sectio for my thread and i mean no harm or threats in here. Thanks.

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Old 09-15-2012, 03:11 AM
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Well if you believe Apples 2x claim it's probably on Par with a Vita capability wise which would be pretty cool if games took advantage of it.

Personally I think It's really quite hard to judge it because there has been no other A15 based Arm chips in phones yet so no one has even seen a benchmark as far as I know.

Based on what I've read though Apples 2x claim doesn't really seem right as the company ARM itself say's it's only 40% faster than an A9 also it doesn't help me believe them when Apple also out right lied about other things like being the worlds thinnest smartphone.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:34 AM
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I dont know bout you guys, but i'm kind of unimpressed with this new phone. I heard that Nokia Lumia 920 looks good, no offense to you all iphone fanboys. This is just my opinion. Now, I've had iPhone my whole life, from 1st to 4th generation.

PS: I highly respect Apple.
I think, for anyone that's been using an iPhone, switching to a windows phone 8 device would be unwise. Apples product works, and i personally think you have to go with their direct competitor, Android, to match it. Further more, a Nokia... Not that either is terrible, but Nokia's recent track record has been shocking. They literally need a Steve Jobs type to refocus their efforts.

Early indication says the Lumia 920 is a good device, but Nokia & Msoft still have plenty to do if they want to compete with Ios/android. You might just be annoyed at a lack of new apps & support for your device. Question is, do you want to gamble on it being a success?
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:03 AM
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I dont know bout you guys, but i'm kind of unimpressed with this new phone. I heard that Nokia Lumia 920 looks good, no offense to you all iphone fanboys. This is just my opinion. Now, I've had iPhone my whole life, from 1st to 4th generation. Each of them kept impressing me, thinking that this was the best phone I've had. And now this... iPhone 5... To be honest, I feel a little bit disappointed. Just a set of new features, A6 and design. That's it. No new tweaks or like that? I sure am a little disappointed. If Steve Jobs was still alive, he could make the iPhone 5 the best phone out there. I mean, look how other iPhone generations changed. Imagine if he was still alive, what changes would there be? I dont know, but he's the world's best CEO visionary, a genius. He could come up with something surprising and make it a success. So anyway, I'm not entirely sure about this iPhone 5. I'm puzzled like should i get it or not? What do you think guys? Hope this is the right sectio for my thread and i mean no harm or threats in here. Thanks.

PS: I highly respect Apple.
What`s your current iDevice?

If it`s an iPhone 3GS/4 or an iPod Touch 4th then I definitly would say yes you should aim for it.

If it`s an iPhone 4s - Pass this Year even if the Weight might be an argument that would speak in this Case for the iPhone 5.

Speaking as an Gamer I expect to don`t see a breaking difference between the both Device (iPhone 4s/iPhone 5) and it will be really hard for Apple this time to actually make Owners of an iPhone 4s to switch if they canīt just grab into the Pocket and pull out the Money to get One.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:59 AM
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Well if you believe Apples 2x claim it's probably on Par with a Vita capability wise which would be pretty cool if games took advantage of it.

Personally I think It's really quite hard to judge it because there has been no other A15 based Arm chips in phones yet so no one has even seen a benchmark as far as I know.

Based on what I've read though Apples 2x claim doesn't really seem right as the company ARM itself say's it's only 40% faster than an A9 also it doesn't help me believe them when Apple also out right lied about other things like being the worlds thinnest smartphone.
I strongly suspect the increase in performance is marginal at best. Major hardware upgrades are generally every other year with iPhones, and the screen has some more pixels to push too. Still, I look forward to the benchmarks and what apple does with the iPad 4. We'll really need far better heat displacement before apple stuffs a gpu in there to handle full retina 3d games.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:46 AM
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Do a little research before you say Steve didn't work on this. Steve Jobs worked on all of the new apple products that are coming out in the next 3 years.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:59 AM
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As an iPhone 4S owner who was tempted as hell to dive in right after seeing the announcement, that excitement has now died down to the point where I don't even feel like buying it anymore. It's a similar situation to how I felt when the iPad 3 was announced; the new features are nice/useful, but just not worth putting down the full payment for again (in my opinion).
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:45 AM
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Well, I'm an iphone 4 user and i felt like my brain was telling me to keep it while the other to change it. Personally, i think you're right. Maybe I should go for the iphone 5? I've loved my iphone 4 a lot and its my two year contract is almost over, i think. I would be able to get the iphone 5 by january. Still, i dont know what to do. Buy, keep or go for another phone company. I dont know bout adroid cause i dont like the store. There are less good games and lots of fragmented apps, im just saying. But yea, iphone app store is better.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:49 AM
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They literally need a Steve Jobs type to refocus their efforts.
Question is, do you want to gamble on it being a success?
I agree with you about the Steve Jobs part. From what i saw from the appl keynote video, I would have to say Apple's begun to lose its wows and awes. They are practically losing teir magic. If he was still here, it wouldve been different if you know what i mean. And I dont think so, I shouldnt place a bet on Nokia Lumia 920 to become a success.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:55 AM
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I dont know bout adroid cause i dont like the store. There are less good games and lots of fragmented apps, im just saying. But yea, iphone app store is better.
Well, this is true, but then games/apps for windows phone will be far far less avail than even Android. If you want to keep a buzzing Appstore then Apple is really your only choice (currently).

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I agree with you about the Steve Jobs part. From what i saw from the appl keynote video, I would have to say Apple's begun to lose its wows and awes. They are practically losing teir magic. If he was still here, it wouldve been different if you know what i mean. And I dont think so, I shouldnt place a bet on Nokia Lumia 920 to become a success.
Jobs would sell the iPhone 5 better, yes. He sold picture messaging and 3G like they were innovations, when other manufacturers had implemented them both for years. Supposedly Jobs worked on the 5 anyway. I imagine it's, for the most part, how he wanted it to be.

Regards to wow-factor, there isn't really any to speak of with the 5, nor was there with the 4S, but it doesn't need it. It'll be the best smartphone on the market. And I say that from the viewpoint of an iPhone 4 user looking to switch to a Note 2/S3.
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