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Fully assembled Apple iPhone 5 pictured side to side with older siblings

0. phoneArena 31 Aug 2012, 08:03 posted on

The Apple iPhone 5 is expected to be the biggest redefinition of the iPhone since it launched way back into 2007, changing our perception of what’s a smartphone…

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posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:19 14

7. turk_az (Posts: 42; Member since: 11 May 2012)


same as old ones but now its more ugly

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:20 12

8. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


next iPhone looks weird
iPhone 4 have better design

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:23 15

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


They just stretched it out. Apple better pull something spectacular in it's features, or else this will be a bigger disappointment than the 4S was.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 11:47 1

63. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


4S dissapointment??? has been the best selling smartphone on ATT and Sprint and second on verizon.. how many can claim that.. U.S is the biggest market so here is were it counts ..sorry

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 12:11 2

73. MeoCao (unregistered)


iPhone will always a disappointment mate, LOL

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 12:42 1

77. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


sales say otherwise..

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 13:30 3

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


That's all you talk about, sales. I'm talking about actual product quality, and how expectations were met. All of these sales Apple are getting, they are getting them because of reputation. No one sees what anyone else is offering, because of reputation. If people went out and looked at other offerings before choosing the iPhone, I would bet that there would be a BIG dent in Apple's sales.

Though there are some people who genuinely prefer iOS, and I don't hold anything against them as long as they appreciate the other OS's for what they are.

Now, let's talk about the expectations. Expectations for the iPhone 4S:
New design
Bigger screen (4-4.3)
LTE
dual-core 1.2 GHz processor at least
Newly designed iOS
1 GB RAM

Last time I checked, the iPhone 4S had none of those things. No, you have to wait for the iPhone 6 to come out this year to get that, and we're not even entirely sure of what we might get.

You got the same design, same screen, HSPA+ 21 only through AT&T, an underclocked dual-core processor, iOS 5's only difference is the notification center, and you have the same amount of RAM.

Verizon and Sprint customers are still stuck with 3G, your processor won't hold up to future updates, you still have the same locked down restrictive OS you've had for 6 years, and you don't have enough RAM to get updates for more than 1 year without taking out the little features that you do gain with an update.

Get real, Gallito. If Apple doesn't make the iPhone 6 with quad-core (or dual A-15), LTE, redesigned iOS 6, and 1.5-2 GB RAM, it'll be as much of a disappointment as the 4S when it launched.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 13:52

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


Also, "U.S is the biggest market so here is were it counts". Hmmm... Well, by your logic, since iOS has about 30% smartphone market share in the U.S, and Android has about 65% in the U.S, and since the U.S is where it counts... I think you know where I'm going with this. Though, the last time I checked was in early July, so the numbers could have changed. I doubt Apple's market share has more than doubled since then though.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 22:35 1

109. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Bro, it doesnt take a genious to know by now that anything Apple puts out, it will sell. People see the "new iPhone" and they go crazy over it. But the rest of us, the people who actually know better, realize just how little of an upgrade the new one is.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:30 11

12. modernkoro (Posts: 25; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


what an ugly phone!!!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:31 5

13. Aeires (unregistered)


So I heard you like your phone loooong.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:32 9

14. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Apple, "Same old iPhone, just with a different number next to it"

You make it more narrow and taller and that's it? Come on, I know it'll out sell the 4S as they always out sell the last Gen, but this is lazy.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:26 3

35. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


I will have to agree with you there. I want my next iPhone to be different and "groundbreaking" not some iPhone 4S look alike. I'll be disappointed but I guess I will still buy it though. Or maybe keep my current one and get me some Samsung Galaxy Note 2. We will see. But I think We should all give it up. Apple will never leak their phone. These rumors are beginning to annoy me. Cos we all know its lies. Only Apple and those manufacturing the parts know how it looks like (not everyone though). The New iPhone (6th gen iPhone) will for sure look nothing like what these rumors are saying.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 11:53 3

67. McLTE (Posts: 881; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


This is what I don't understand about Apple consumers.. "I'll be disappointed but I guess I will still buy it though."

WHY????

If you are disappointed, then let your money talk. Don't buy it! if More people do this, Apple will get the message and will start innovating.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 15:14

100. doubleD (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)


If the consumer wants iOS, this is really their only choice. That's why they buy it.

If I was determined to get a phone running iOS, I would buy the latest model, not something a year old, even if the older version looked better

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 13:37

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


These have been going on for months. They have all been pretty consistent as well. I'm pretty sure it's safe to say that this is what the new iPhone will look like.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:32 10

15. e.wvu (unregistered)


iPhone 4S with a boner.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:16 4

33. dcgore (Posts: 229; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


Maybe more like the Justin Bieber of phones?? kid is just growing up!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 13:20

87. tedkord (Posts: 12320; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Good analogy. Getting taller, but still the same old thing - all looks, no talent.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:34

16. darryl12132 (Posts: 22; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)


So should i get the note 2 or the iphone 5? im really new to the whole smartphone world

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:40 7

20. e.wvu (unregistered)


Wait for the Note 2. It has the specs that will make your phone "futureproof" as the iPhone 5 (or w/e they will call it) will have outdated specs within next year. And plus with the Note, it will feel like it's YOUR phone as it is fully customizable unlike the iPhone.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 11:51

65. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


no phone is future proof.. you drop that thing and it will break.. get something that works now... Apple works out of the box and no need to add widgets that dont work right and will only drain your battery..

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 12:11 1

74. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Apple works out of the box..."

Samsung doesn't ?

"...no need to add widgets that dont work right..."

I agree with you, of course don't need to add widgets that don't work right, but you can add widgets that works right. :)

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 12:49 1

79. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


before I reply I thought it was a hand coming out of the Apple in your avatar, now that I know what it is... I like it ....true there lots of widgets that work my favorite on Android was YouTube but ate my battery ..worth it though.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 15:09

98. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"before I reply I thought it was a hand coming out of the Apple in your avatar, now that I know what it is... I like it ..."

Thank you, gallito. :)

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 13:37 1

90. e.wvu (unregistered)


I think you meant to say that not every phone is durable.... I'm talking about spec wise as that what is meant by "futureproof." the Note II has specs that will still be good for a person who signs for it for a 2-year contract and keeps it for the whole time period; and even longer. As for an iPhone that will have specs that well ... is already outdated when it's released. And with Android, you don't have to use widgets. It's a choice! As with the iPhone, you don't have a choice at all. All you get to do with an iPhone is arrange icons and put them in folders. That's really something to be proud about.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 17:10 2

107. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I know I was just being an @ss

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 13:15 1

85. MARKSPEAR77 (Posts: 40; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


I tell you iphone is boring....

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 15:16

101. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Future proof if you decide to install custom roms. Most people still don't do that. And I only bring that up because its a Samsung device. It'll probably get one major update, possibly 2 but not likely, in its lifetime. These updates will most likely be slow to release, and far in between. Meanwhile nexus devices will have seen twice as many.

Not bashing android...just putting it out there that US Samsung handsets don't get timely update, or even a multitude of them unless its a nexus device.
For example it took the us variants of the s2 more than 8 months to get android 4.0. I want to blame att but then I noticed the T-Mobile s2 only got its ics about a month earlier. Could be carriers or Sammie...either way you gotta wait.

I say wait for wp8 or the next nexus phone.:)

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:47 10

24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I suggest you Galaxy Note II instead of iPhone.

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