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Apple officially announces iPhone 5 event on September 12th in San Fran

0. phoneArena 04 Sep 2012, 11:45 posted on

Apple under Tim Cook isn't nearly as good at keeping secrets as Apple was under Steve Jobs, so this isn't a surprise. We knew that the new iPhone was coming, and all signs pointed to the event being held on September 12th...

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posted on 04 Sep 2012, 22:17

93. joey_sfb (Posts: 2733; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


You call us hater but do you know the reason why we hate apple so much! and why you support apple that much....

I bet you don't have a clue.

Apple has commence an unprovoked attack on Samsung and if you really think that Samsung has copied from Apple, i dare you to head down to any Samsung reseller and try out their phone to see how similar iOS and Android is.

I bet will you have problem navigating the phone initially. This will prove that Apple and Samsung are different enough and Apple best get off Samsung back and compete with it fairly in the marketplace.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:13 1

17. Sniggly (Posts: 6765; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Congrats, Apple. You're now going to use video game company logic when naming phones.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:26 3

24. JessJess (unregistered)


Could be worse I guess. They could have given it some wacky nonsensical reference to outer space.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 13:06 1

49. Sniggly (Posts: 6765; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


For the record, I like that wacky reference to outer space.

Hell, if someone released a phone called the Battlestar I'd probably buy it on the name alone.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 13:12 2

54. JessJess (unregistered)


"Hell, if someone released a phone called the Battlestar I'd probably buy it on the name alone."

Touche. So would I.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 13:17 1

56. Sniggly (Posts: 6765; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


See? We can agree on something. :D

I hereby start a petition for Motorola to make the most kickass phablet ever and name it the Battlestar, along with smaller Razr like phones and coopt the name Viper FROM that s**tty LG phone.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:53 2

42. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 156; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


FYI: There are many other companies that do that. The only thing is that Apple keeps it farily simple (iPhone 5), while others over name them (Super Mega Epic 4G Touch Galaxy XYZ Pro S3)

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 13:07 1

51. Sniggly (Posts: 6765; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You're blaming the manufacturers for the carriers' naming issues. Sprint sucks at naming phones. We all know this.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 13:46

68. E.N. (Posts: 2234; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


The obvious response to your comment is Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy SII, and Samsung Galaxy SIII. But I guess since its written in numerals, it changes everything.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 14:45

75. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 156; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


My obvious response was the Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 15:42

80. Sniggly (Posts: 6765; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Despite the addition of a letter in there, there's not much different between that and the iPhone generation naming in terms of simplicity.

I don't get what your complaint is.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 01:25

99. E.N. (Posts: 2234; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Ooops, sorry for the confusion, I responded to the wrong comment.

I meant to reply to this one "Congrats, Apple. You're now going to use video game company logic when naming phones"

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 01:40

100. Sniggly (Posts: 6765; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You still didn't get what I was saying.

Video game companies will have umpteen sequels to an original game, but suddenly they will name the fifth game "The Game TWO." Do you understand what I'm saying now?

Apple naming the next iPhone the iPhone 5 would be stupid and inconsistent with their entire naming convention. I get that the general bleating public has been calling it that, but they're also the ones who call the iPhone 4 the iPhone 4G, and genuinely think that it has 4G connectivity. Like, LTE connectivity.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 04:10

101. E.N. (Posts: 2234; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Got it

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:24

22. skymitch89 (Posts: 1040; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


8 days. I agree, "Apple under Tim Cook isn't nearly as good at keeping secrets as Apple was under Steve Jobs". Look at how many leaks have came out this year compared to last year and the year before. Also, last year they clearly mentioned that the main attraction at the event was going to be the iPhone by saying "Let's talk iPhone" and the iOS icons used, and this year it's almost as clear with the "5" in the shadow of the "12". I don't think that this one is nearly as creative as last years though.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:25

23. hameed1989 (Posts: 29; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Apple finally announce an iPhone 5 event… cant wait for it...but no you tube?? :(
http://www.thegadgetcode.com/2012/09/apple-iPhone-5-event.html

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:31 1

26. JessJess (unregistered)


They mean the default app in iOS 6. Finally that useless little icon got the boot! Means Google will have an updated one in the AppStore, so not a problem.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:54 2

44. downphoenix (Posts: 2293; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


agreed, the Iphone's default Youtube is a pretty crappy app. I hope for the apple fans that the new Youtube is in greater parity to the Android one.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:35 9

29. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


the new magical thing is coming with 4inch screen. boom magical
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posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:40

31. swagat73 (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


lol who care...use m-seal for the leak/

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:48

37. swagat73 (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


///////////////////////////breaking news//////////////////////////////////////
12th september------------ apple announce iphone 5
launch date in 2013

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 13:47 1

69. E.N. (Posts: 2234; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Why???

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:49

38. raphael007 (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


That is innovation a 12 turned into a five, wow apple is so good I hope they had that pattended as well!

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:49

39. raphael007 (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


I do not know what that big announcement is, but I already got me the next BIG thing

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:57 1

45. Marcus_h (Posts: 41; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


"Apple under Tim Cook isn't nearly as good at keeping secrets as Apple was under Steve Jobs"

It would be brilliant i all these iPhone prototypes were plants, and the new one was totally different. Not likely I guess.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 13:02

46. McJobs (Posts: 106; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


Taller Screen Is Going To Change Everything – All Over Again.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 13:20 2

57. hosker (unregistered)


I can finally get rid of my buggy galaxy s2.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 13:32 1

58. KickRocks (Posts: 107; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


Quick sheep.....If you line up now at your nearest apple store you will be the first in line to own the coolest and most innovative iphone yet. With over 200 brand new features in ios 6, the most revolutionary os yet. And wait.....A 4 inch screen w/brand new 4G speeds. That should about cover it. Sheep say BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 13:33 4

60. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


"I dislike iPhones, but I'm curious to see what will be announced."

-Android users

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 13:42 1

64. Sniggly (Posts: 6765; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Pretty much it. Know your enemy.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 13:50 7

70. E.N. (Posts: 2234; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


More like obsess over your enemy

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 15:38

78. Sniggly (Posts: 6765; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Obsess? I wasn't aware that devoting a small fraction of my time to discussing Apple in an online community counted as obsession.

Thanks for the hyperbole though.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 15:57 1

81. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


it is if you get emotional... Sniggly

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 17:29

86. Sniggly (Posts: 6765; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Except I don't really. I rarely, if ever, get genuinely emotional over what goes on here. Most emotion I express here is just for dramatic effect.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 14:10 2

72. sudbury78 (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Not Obssess over the competition but live, breath and pee Apple.

-Android User

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 14:15 1

73. paulyyd (Posts: 326; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


lol so true

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 15:06 2

76. cdilson (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Apr 2010)


Alas, the next generation of a worthwhile phone is upon us. All the Apple haters thanks for the love. We all know that emulation is the greatest compliment, via Samsung.lol!!! Now continue to sit on the sidelines and watch us bask in our Iphone 5 glory while you continue to play with your little pieces of cheap plastic buggy Androids. Yessah!!! Oh yea, I almost forgot, make sure you start paying up that $1,000,000,000 you owe. Cha ching.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 15:39

79. Sniggly (Posts: 6765; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Assholes like you do nothing to make people dislike Apple any less.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 23:14 1

95. cdilson (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Apr 2010)


You really need a girlfriend. "Know your enemy." Seriously?

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 23:40

96. Sniggly (Posts: 6765; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I have a girlfriend, much to the disappointment of a few other women I know.

And yes. I said "know your enemy." you've never heard of dramatic effect, have you?

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 19:36

88. jeroome86 (Posts: 61; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


So they stretch it out. I like the iPhone but wanted a bigger screen and wider too. Staying with one x for now and maybe a S3 later.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 20:33 1

90. BDW2008 (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I'm not going say anything bad about android because everybody is entitled to their OS preference. Me personally I've been pro iPhone for years I just love the phone, the ease of use, the size, the camera, everything. I even switched to an android phone before just to give it a shot, I didn't like it, it actually was a good OS to me but I've been using iOS so long I can't leave it. I actually work at Sprint so i get free service and my employee phone is the Galaxy S3 and it's cool but I would never have it as my personal phone. It's just too big for me it does not feel right against my face. It's a great phone with a lot of small things for ease of use, I would rate it at least a 9/10, but once again I just prefer iOS. I have an iPhone 4S on At&T as my personal phone and I'm getting the 5 as soon as preorders are available. I'll probably be pro iPhone forever it was my first smartphone and I love it. I don't really care about all these rumors about the phone I only really care about one feature LTE, but my "4G" with AT&T is already fast, 7 Mbps down 3 Mbps up sometimes. This is me just giving my perspective on the whole OS war because the people that be putting down either iOS or Android haven't even tried both out before and i don't mean playing with the phone, I mean actually owning it as your own phone and using it everyday like I have. Comment and let me know if you feel the same of different.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 23:11 3

94. cdilson (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Apr 2010)


I had a couple of Android handsets and they all became buggy after a months use. They would always freeze up during the most minimal of tasks. The Iphone does what a smartphone is suppose to do with fluidity and ease of use. Not to mention their stellar resale values. Go Iphone!!!

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 23:41

97. Sniggly (Posts: 6765; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


And which handsets were they?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:18 1

107. cdilson (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Apr 2010)


The HTC Incredible, the Motorola Droid X and the Samsung Charge. All three handsets would freeze for minutes at a time for no reason. Ridiculous.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:24

109. Sniggly (Posts: 6765; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Okay, and all had single core processors and 512 MB of RAM. In other words, less than half the specs of many of today's top Android devices. I personally had the Droid X and it worked fine for the most part.

And fyi, Apple products can freeze too. In fact, the other day I had a guy pull up to my store before opening because his iPad was completely frozen. I had to show him how to hard reboot it. He's not the only one.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:57 2

104. BDW2008 (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Thats so true it's because the android software needs these high spec phones to run properly and it's constantly pushing the phones limits this causing it to freeze or lag at some point or another. The best phone I seem so far is the galaxy s3 us version with the 2GB of ram oly time I've seen a lag is sometimes when you go back to the home screen the clock will take a second to load.... With my iPhone I've never had those problems... Only thing I can think is the OS isn't as demanding on the hardware as android phones.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:55 1

103. BDW2008 (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Thats so true it's because the android software needs these high spec phones to run properly and it's constantly pushing the phones limits this causing it to freeze or lag at some point or another. The best phone I seem so far is the galaxy s3 us version with the 2GB of ram oly time I've seen a lag is sometimes when you go back to the home screen the clock will take a second to load.... With my iPhone I've never had those problems... Only thing I can think is the OS isn't as demanding on the hardware as android phones.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 19:37

110. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3940; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I will admit that Android needs certain specs to run. Usually, dual-core, 1 GB RAM, and properly optimized software and it runs perfectly well. For the first 3 years of Android, the software was great, but hardware was lacking. About 80% of Android phones were buggy and had major lag, but there were a few good ones out of the bunch, a couple that were single core and sub-1 GB RAM were pretty good.

But all of those "lag and force close" arguements should have stopped around mid-2011. That's when the lag was about 90% gone, when you were using high end handsets of the time. Around that time, high end handsets were pretty much lag free and mid ranges had a few stutters now and then. But now, in 2012, even mid range Android phones have no lag, and the high ends are just plain beasts. Battery life also improved whenever the lag was gone. So those arguements should stop.

In mid-2011, it was arguable whether Android was better than iOS or not in everyday situations. But now, it's pretty much indisputable that Android has more funtionality. Those who speak differently, can usually be categorized in 3 main groups;

1) The so called "sheep" who refuse to listen to reason, even when facts are placed right in front of them. These are Apples main consumers

2) Those who are fully integrated into iOS, and the only thing that keeps them on iOS is the fact that they don't want to put the effort into transferring all of their content into a different ecosystem, or just don't have the time.

3) Those who just genuinely prefer iOS, and even though they have worked with the other platforms current offerings, they just like the look and feel of iOS better. These people are the 1% of Apples smartphone marketshare, and are usually the only ones that you can have a rational debate with.

The same can be said for Androids consumers as well. Just replace the words "Apple" and "iOS" with "Google" and "Android". It goes both ways.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:21 1

108. cdilson (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Apr 2010)


When Android releases a new handset every month, I rarely see Apple fans post such hateful comments. We understand the concept of you like whats best for you.

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