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Apple iPhone turns 6 today

0. phoneArena 29 Jun 2013, 22:13 posted on

Six years ago today, long lines and plenty of media attention greeted the Apple iPhone as it was launched; the original generation of the device carried specs that certainly wouldn't live up to today's models. The 3.5 inch screen offered resolution of 320 x 480, and a pixel density of 165ppi, a far cry from today's Retina display...

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posted on 29 Jun 2013, 22:26 3

1. DANTExphone888 (Posts: 102; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


6yrs, 6th generations of IPhones.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 22:42 16

4. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15697; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


6 years of greatness.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 23:08 13

10. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Actually just 2.5. Anything after the 3G, excluding the iPhone 4 retina display just wasn't that innovative (No, Siri doesn't count as Apple BOUGHT it practically and didn't invent it themselves).

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 23:49 9

15. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I only count the Steve Jobs years. The last 2 iPhones were weak and predictable. Today the iPhone 5 is a midrange device in 2nd place.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 23:56 15

17. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15697; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


A midrange device with better benchmark scores than the likes of the S3? The iPhone is better optimized than any Android phone so it will feel much snappier than a monster phone will.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 00:13 3

20. Whateverman (Posts: 3283; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Yet is still does nothing new. Oh I forgot, MMS made it a couple years ago right? Talk about innovation.

I love my iPad, but this thing gets boring as heck. So much so, I only use it to browse the web and watching Netflix.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 01:05 9

21. Trex95 (Posts: 1002; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Midrange and it's faster than fastest Android phone Lol.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 02:04 4

23. tedkord (Posts: 13021; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You don't keep up with the news, do you?

http://blogs.which.co.uk/technology/apple/samsung-galaxy-s4-iphone-5-uk-fastest-phone/

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 02:07 6

24. tedkord (Posts: 13021; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Barely faster than the S3, creamed by the S4 (and HTC One, and Note 2, and Nexus 4, and Z-10...)

http://blogs.which.co.uk/technology/apple/samsung-galaxy-s4-iphone-5-uk-fastest-phone/

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 02:22

26. Shubham412302 (Posts: 441; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


everything now changes with new version of iPhone is 2x cpu and 2x gpu performance.
this is a compulsory comment that the one introducing the new iphone gives

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 02:26 3

27. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It's only half as fast as the GS4 technically.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 04:24 11

30. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Who actually is thumbing this guy up......

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 04:28 7

32. vandroid (Posts: 339; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


The better optimization is false the iPhone 5 is laggy and has frozen on me a lot

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 05:56 2

34. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


My God! you haven't age a day!!! Literally, you're still in your infancy, skimpy in features. Where as others has GROWN UP!!

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 07:33 8

35. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


that is utter horse s@@t.

My wife's iphone 4 lags as hell.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 08:22 4

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 22956; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nope 6 years of greatness is right. You may not think so, and that's your opinion, but the stats speak for themselves. No need to hate dude.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 08:24 2

39. darkkjedii (Posts: 22956; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Mxy let em hate, while you enjoy your device.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 08:38 3

41. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


The S3??? The S4 and HTC One has made the iPhone 5 midrange. And actually I made a mistake; it's more like 4th place by today's standards.
Apple won't have an answer for these phones for another 3 months. And the 5s won't have enough to even surpass them. Apple is no longer a leader; their followers.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 08:40 5

42. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


6 years of garbage

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 08:45 1

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


You forgot 2 years bof Patnet Trolling in that 6.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 09:16 2

49. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Stats? What stats? Perhaps you mean that geekbench score which determined the iPhone 5as the slowest smartphone? :D

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 09:21

50. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


na-na-na-na-naaaaaaa .......

•_•

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 10:12 1

52. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15697; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I agree. No one wants to talk about the S4 lagging.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 10:45 5

53. darkkjedii (Posts: 22956; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No I meant the huge sales, and high customer satisfaction rate. You may hate apple, and who cares if you do, but while you sit on the couch and complain on PA...Apple is busy being a huge successful business. The hell with geekbench who cares other than fanboys like you dude?

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 10:47

54. darkkjedii (Posts: 22956; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nope they don't lol, but it does. It's an electronic device like any other, and does falter.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 12:28 1

59. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


The iph5s will also be midrange

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 12:44

60. darkkjedii (Posts: 22956; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


K I'm sure apple thanx you for your input. Also you sound like the typical android follower with this kind of commenting. Think about it dude...

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 12:58 1

61. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Apple is good in laptops, desktops and tablets I'd add.. For phone I'd say.. It was a good device and a game changer.. Right now iOS, although being a beautiful OS, doubles as a fancy cage. Android may not be anything iOS is, but the freedom's worth it. The "options" that Apple implies confuses customers is what freedom is all about. Apart from that.. Happy birthday iPhone and Steve Jobs is certainly missed

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 12:59

63. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Ah, so you use it for the things it was intended for? Shock horror!

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 13:31

67. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


keep telling yourself that

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