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Apple iPhone 5: the new features

0. phoneArena 12 Sep 2012, 15:16 posted on

The new Apple iPhone 5 is here! It wasn’t a shocking surprise, but rather a very solid upgrade to the existing iPhone 4S. Apple delivered on all fronts starting with a larger…

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posted on 15 Sep 2012, 00:14 1

71. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


You're right. And I think it boils down to that I don't hate the product, I just really don't like the company... Any more. I used to, and I give credit where credit is do (or try to), they did revolutionize the smartphone market. But it annoys me that that still seems to be what they're riding on. And I to you it may look like a nice, fair upgrade, while I see lack of innovation. Yet they praise themselves for it.. There is nothing wrong with the product, but they sell it like it's the birth of Christ.. And that's what I don't like. So it's just perspective I guess. And you're right I really shouldn't of come in and destroyed it.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 13:52

72. OnlyiPhone (unregistered)


Basically the things with these smartphone is they are hyped up by the media and praised for everything when no phone honestly is better than another phone it's all just preference. A phone can have the most amazing specs mankind has ever seen but different users are still not going to like it regardless.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 06:36 1

73. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


True. Like I said it was more me directing my comments at Apple rather than the iPhone itself or iPhone users. I was more like saying "Come on Apple! These features have existed for awhile! Do something different and new."
That's what Apple used to do, always innovating in big ways. Now they're just not innovating at all or in very small ways.
But I'll give em this the iPhone 5 definitely looks nice.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 20:18

74. OnlyiPhone (unregistered)


True all true... Apple does do somethings I question myself, but I still just like their products I just couldn't see myself with any other phone. I've just been using them for years I tried android and I just can't get with it. So I guess you can say Apple has me lol.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:20 3

2. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


I think the phone is great. Ya, its not a complete redesign, but I dont think it needs to be. I love the look of the iphone. Bigger screen, LTE, and the A6 are all great upgrades.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:54 2

22. jwl3429 (Posts: 36; Member since: 28 Sep 2009)


Let be clear its a taller screen, it not bigger.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:18 2

26. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 242; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Technically, taller is bigger by definition.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 18:03

46. joey_sfb (Posts: 6267; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Every thing about the iPhone 5 is as expected and its a bit date after recycling for 3 years.

i prefer the Razor M, 4.3-inch qHD 540 x 960 Super AMOLED screen with the same foot print.

Of course, Apple fan don't have a choice will just buy whatevery apple sell.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 00:49

64. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Cool, im glad you prefer android. good for you. Android has many awesome features. As for your last sentence, Lots of apple fans (including myself) know exactly what else is out there... You just don't get it do you?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:21 5

4. Xperia42 (Posts: 60; Member since: 30 May 2012)


Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple IPhone 5
Like for s3 Comment for IPhone 5

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:24 9

5. Savage (unregistered)


Uhhhh, No, this isn't facebook. It's at the other end of the street.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:20 1

27. Xperia42 (Posts: 60; Member since: 30 May 2012)


Bruh shut up lol

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 23:07

61. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


You need to leave now, I remember when Phone Arena's comments were actually intelligent and were without fanboys and idiots like you. Please leave

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:27

7. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Think incremental, think iphone.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:28 1

9. Carlitos (Posts: 533; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Yeah this new Iphone is really a catch up phone, and not a good one. Iin my honest opinion in terms of excitment im just as excited as the iphone 4s maybe a little more but not by much

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:29 2

10. Savage (unregistered)


I've observed iPhone's announcement has a lot of features boasting improvements over speed. I thought iOS was already the smoothest and stablest OS. How much more speedier does it need to be?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:27 2

33. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)


oh, just like android was perfect
except wait we need project butter

everything is like that

choose a field, software, hardware, make up, food
it's called marketing, everything is always improving

did you really just say what you said?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:29 2

11. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i will be purchasing one... i'll give windows phone another year before i take my business there :-)

i like the iphone 5 but more excited about iOS 6 its always good to get updates on your phone no matter what type of phone it is...

as far as the "what new features" comment above... these features are totally new to iPhone... of course android has those features already.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:29 4

12. Connie.Linghus (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


Gentlmen, I disagree. Perhaps a 'solid upgrade' to the OG iPhone 2007 but not to the iPhone 4S.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:32 6

14. nitinrana (Posts: 27; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Lets look at the iCrap 5 release ... same old s**t - new box - ohh a lil longer! :P A6 processor *slated* to be faster than the i5 .. may i request for the FIPS and MIPS and quadrant scores on both please. Non standard 1136*640 resolution, Same pixel density as the earlier device, Same old camera, some improvement on the front cam shooting at 1.2 MP and 30fps - useful if you need to shoot yourself for a porn flick. different models for gsm/cdma (A1428/A1429) instead of a world phone like the 4S. Cut the SIM card even more - more headache for the operators and just in case you run out of juice ... hold the sim card and wonder wtf to do till u get an adapter - for an adaptor to fit a microSIM and then to a normal SIM which can fit all other phones.

Headphones ... BOSE its time you sue a lil bro apple for copying the QC in ear model .. where I pretty clearly recall the same images being used in the representation about the design....

People will still buy it because they want to prove how loyal they are to apple. Well, enjoy :)

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:38 1

38. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)


new thinner and lighter box
you will get your ratings on the new faster processor
apps are created for ios, so it is the standard
how many more pixels do you need (please provide an example of android or wp8 that is signficiantly higher)
even if it were exactly the same performance as the previous, it is thinner, which is actually pretty amazing. do you know anything about cameras?
...or if you like to chat with your friends in good video quality
right, because you are definately going to miss 4g in india. it's not like the current scandal is for 2g or something. oh wait
most people in the western world have just one sim. that doesn't make sense in india, i will give you that. so buy a micromax phone. matter finished
some people just buy it because they want a slick looking, capable phone. some people irrationally like apple. some people get them as presents. let's have a little tolerance, shall we?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:34 1

15. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


How many of these "new" features are lifted from GooPhone can anyone point out?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:41

17. doejon (Posts: 398; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


""""11. iPhone 5 battery will now last even better battery life
With all that Apple has managed to squeeze in a larger battery and the iPhone now lasts longer. Talk time is up to 8 hours on 4G LTE."""

apple actualy only wrote 8 h lte browsing not talkingtime

or its the same? somebody help :D

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:25

31. OnlyiPhone (unregistered)


I don't think it matters because is not over LTE.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:46 1

18. SleepingOz (unregistered)


"But perhaps the most amazing new feature in the iPhone 5 is called panorama." Phil Schiller, Apple SVP, September 12 2012.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:47 3

19. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Why apple didn't launch it last year? galaxy note 2 and optimus g has beastly specs, moreover Samsung manage to provide software enhancements and innovations, apple today nothing to show. It's ios 6 is still can't compete with ics and jelly bean in terms of features and functions. I will still stick to android, iphone 5 definitely not for me. Galaxy note 2 is all I need.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:53

21. hosker (unregistered)


Can someone tell me whats the back made of.. Glass, alu or what?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:24

30. koolkat-uk (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


the top and bottom edges are glass and the middle is alu. this means you will still have to be careful about dropping your phone. Plus aluminium is pants for reception.. not a very good design in my opinion.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:09 2

24. dreeemer (Posts: 28; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Biggest flop 4 me? No NFC. They're behind, at least try 2 catch up with MOST smartphones.
Someone cue"Price is Right" fail tone...

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:30

34. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)


i agree, nfc would be nice
but what mainstream thing is it really used for?
in the next year i think it will become increasingly more important to have nfc
but right now we just mostly have things like automatic alarm clock docks and starbucks

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