One more thing: Apple's next event is scheduled for October 4th
1. ayephoner (Posts: 832; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
a bit later than hoped.
i sure hope it doesnt take "a few weeks" for them to hit the shelves. i'd guess under a week (maybe two)
2. chi chi (unregistered)
sucks i was gonna renew my contract with the iphone 5 but i guess not! sprint here i come!! unless tmob lying to hype up the release at tmob
29. taz89 (Posts: 1899; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Come out in January lol thats when my ip4 upgrade...kidding can't wait to see how it looks thats the only thing I want to know.
6. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
The miz. i miss his trolling.
too bad we're a lot powerful.
4. SpanishDeveloper (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)
It's a shame, later than I expected. Why is Apple doing these rare things this year? I don't understand. We should have the iPhone 5 already in our hands!!
7. krysis (Posts: 76; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)
why? because the iphone 4 is still selling like hotcakes. milk it while you can. they still sell for 400 on craigslist easily
9. SpanishDeveloper (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)
Yeah, I Know but that situation won't remain equal forever. Apple can lose its first position on the market if they continue acting this way.
The iPhone 4 is a good smartphone but it has passed from being a high-tech phone to a mid-range phone.
10. ilia1986 (unregistered)
What first position on the market? On what market? The US one? On what planet do you live?
iPhone: 28% Android: 40+%.
14. osanilevich (Posts: 227; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)
but when you take into account that apple takes all the profits for IOS sales while the android sales are split my samsung, motorola, htc (among others) apple gets a SUBSTANTIALLY larger profit than the rest of them
15. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Yeah.. so? I have a hard disk which is 250GB large - which is larger than any CD\DVD I own in terms of capacity. But I also have about 500 DVDs\CDs.
See the point?
19. SpanishDeveloper (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)
Even though your figures are more or less right, Apple is the wealthiest corporation and they sell more devices (phones, tables and MP4 players) than any other company. That's what I was refering to.
43. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
First in smartphone sales and profit.
52. droidsucksnow (unregistered)
Android: 98% buggy
Iphone: 28% buggy
73. Hey (unregistered)
So... iphone is only on 2 networks.. android is on all networks and some are really really cheap and outdated like metro... unless u wanna buy a phone without contract with all your requirement needs...
13. andro. (Posts: 1926; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
We havent sold hardly any iphone 4s in the shop i work in for months now,due mainly to customers asking for galaxy s2's or other top androids or also of them saying they've all heard from friends with iphones that they are terrible for reception and dropping calls among other faults. Staff are delight as comeback complaints of dropped calls,broken screens,phone asking to be 'restored' continually are massively down!!!
31. taz89 (Posts: 1899; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Am sure apple cares...apple would want people asking for iPhones instead of other phones...
42. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
You're obviously lying as iPhone is the number 1 selling phone on AT&T and VZW. iPhone also has the lowest return rates and highest customer satisfaction ratings.
65. Commentator (Posts: 2084; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Not necessarily. Just because it's the highest selling phone overall doesn't mean it is at his particular shop. Also, that data was taken months ago, and Samsung has recently upped their advertising. The age of the iPhone 4 coupled with Samsung's latest campaign and the (overblown, in my opinion) hype of the Bionic could very well lead to a decrease in demand for the iPhone. Remember, the smartphone market is very dynamic, especially during this "arms race" period that Apple, Samsung and the rest find themselves in right now. Blatantly calling somebody a liar is never a good idea, especially when you're not presented with nearly enough facts to base it on.
68. Djinn 360 (unregistered)
Ok..... here we go ..... IOS VS Android. Iphone Vs Samsung. I had every single device from Apple since the Iphone 1st generation until the iphone 3gs. I decide to change just to see what was the android fever about. Im not ready to say that android is better that IOS, but they are quite easy to use and very friendly user. I love the battery live from my Samsung Galaxy II. Apple has a lot to do still like bluetooth file sharing and also in my personal opinion I dont like to use Itunes it takes forever f. I would say that if Apple doesn't make a BIG WoW with the new release I personally believe that Android will surpass IOS.
70. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
I realize you only shared 1 example (as you may have more), but what does your "bluetooth file sharing" on Android do that the Bump app doesn't? Bump allows you to share contacts, photos, apps, calendar events, social network info, and even music. You can even Bump between Android and iOS, and it doesn't NEED to be over Bluetooth, you can share remotely. Are you talking about sharing videos? Man you will be waiting a long time to transfer giant video files over Bluetooth. Are you talking about documents? Use SugarSync or DropBox for those. Am I missing something with your gripe about iOS not having native Bluetooth sharing?
As far as iTunes hate, use SharePod windows app to drag/drop music/videos to/from iOS.
39. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)
@ spanish because they need time to produce the phones for more than one cell company
11. andro. (Posts: 1926; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
We should expect the usual Apple pr brainashing pr here at this event like 'wow this is cool' 'you need this (u must buy it now)" "This changes everything again again and possibly not again",islave are ready to swallow this mess with open arms!
45. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
A blind Apple hater has a clear mind?
16. ilia1986 (unregistered)
I saw Tim Cook on stage once. He doesn't know how to speak. Apple events will completely be boring from now own.
".. And now - the biggest invention since electricity - an iPod touch colored in white!!! It's magical and incredible!"
17. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Nay sayers commenting really have no merit. Calling people islaves is just ignorant.
The iPhone is a great device by itself, but really many buy to get into Apple's ecosystem. Using an iTunes server, I get my music/photos/videos streamed to my AppleTVs in the most dead-simple way, using my iPhone as a remote. Or I can stream it all to my phone to be played on a portable stereo dock. Let's not forget about dead simple AirPlay for streaming music/video/pictures wirelessly to the AppleTV from your iPhone. All this while updating play/skip counts, ratings, and playlists with each device. Yes, you can stream with PS3, XBOX360, but not this simple and throughout the house (you buying an XBOX for each TV/stereo?), and can your girlfriend run it without instructions?
Not to mention iCloud compatibility with iTunes Match turning all my 10yr old crappy CD rips into 256kbps quality.
For me, Apple really has to screw up big time to lose me as a customer.
I feel like Apple haters bash with bad arguments and haven't honestly been a part of Apple's ecosystem. Some say that I'm "trapped" in Apple's ecosystem. The way I see it, I'm not trapped, I'm in an environment where everything is easy to use and really...just works together.
27. earle.evans (Posts: 27; Member since: 07 Mar 2010)
and if you have a problem, apple takes care of you. hardly the case some certain other manufacturers
30. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Furthermore, when you bash without any reasoning following, you are basically saying, "I'm better because you suck." It's just not productive. As in politics, it's counter-productive to bash your competing candidate without saying how you are better. Rather, make a statement why you like Android. What sold it to you?
Usually, you can say this with your purchases: "I bought my product with the notion it was the best product for me after all the research/conversations were done." What were those conclusions? Did you discover something you liked/disliked after owning it for awhile?
35. taz89 (Posts: 1899; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Good comments...agree ecosystem is amazing but I still hate syncing my ip4 with iTunes a nd hate that you can't manage folders and just drag and drop what you...I prefer doing things manually...but apparently store amazing...dont really use iTunes to buy music...I just rip my own CD's or borrow someone's and rip it lol....I think there's always going to be be fanboyism but the issue is when you start to be a blind fanboy and can't accept others choices without immature name calling etc...haven't seen you post before do good to get another good person on the site :)
37. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Thanks taz! Have you tried SharePod? Allows drag/drop of files from Windows Explorer to your iDevice (from your PC or buddy's PC). Also it's FREE (as in beer). It's an alternative to iTunes, but also allows modifying/syncing of iTunes' playlists.
46. taz89 (Posts: 1899; Member since: 03 May 2011)
will give it ago but to be honest i have become very custom to not rely on itunes with the help of some jailbreak apps and tweaks.good to know there is alternatives..also with ios5/icloud it does look to alleviate quite a few niggles i had before..
18. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
You're trapped--you just can't see anything other than apple--institutionalized forever----just like you said vette21man. i can't believe you got a thumbs up for that write up
21. Commentator (Posts: 2084; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Let's try to stay away from words like "institutionalized", I'm not really sure the situation calls for them. Remember, this is a website debating things that really don't matter in the scheme of things (i.e. mobile operating system preference), it's not like we're discussing the pros and cons of communism or nazism or anything. I think a lot of people take this way more seriously than they should. And all this name-calling has really got to stop. Calling someone "iSlave" or "iSheep" really does sound childish and ignorant, and bit unnecessary on a comment board that is 95% Android fan-boys. Also, compared to anything Miz or Taco writes, Vette's comment is a college thesis. He didn't say that he'd never stop using Apple products, he said that he appreciates the simplicity inherent in their products, which he finds more appealing than the competition. If that's what he values in a product, then all power to him. If you really want to get your point across, Droid, then you should offer him feasible alternatives, rather than calling him trapped and institutionalized, which really does nothing more than vent your frustration at an issue that you perceive to be a lot more grave than it probably actually is.
57. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)
Go post about it on Google+, send your Gmail, don't forget to set the date with Google Calendar, spend money with your Google Wallet in Google Checkout, find directions with Google Maps, and find out what that thing growing on your back is with a Google search.
20. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)
Well apple its about time lets so what your "super" phone can do.
24. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
It doesn't need to be the best phone on the market. As long as they can match phones like the Bionic and Galaxy SII on specs, the iP5 will sell tens of millions. They're not out to convert you, they're after current iPhone, Blackberry and dumbphone owners.
36. taz89 (Posts: 1899; Member since: 03 May 2011)
To be honest it doesn't even need to match them in specs or features...the iPhone will sell itself in millions because its just that popular...the iphone has become like a fashion /designer product that many people want it just because its the "iphone"...
33. Tristann (Posts: 76; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)
Should of waited... Oh well 30 days are past -.-
34. T12RYK (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)
I've stil got my iPhone 4 for another year so I just want iOS 5 soon...
49. taz89 (Posts: 1899; Member since: 03 May 2011)
i think i will be happy with my ip4 with ios 5 too...i will only be tempted by the ip5 if its better looking than the ip4 lol
38. biophone (Posts: 1879; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Ios5 please? Im calling 4g on at&t and sprint. IPhone 6 gets lte.
40. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I doubt Apple will engineer a WiMax version just for Sprint. It'll be the same phone Verizon gets. Besides, it's the iPhone, it doesn't need 4G to sell millions. (Or in Apple's view, 4G isn't good enough for the iPhone yet.)
41. chi chi (unregistered)
surprise appearance from steve jobs too announcE the iphone .
44. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
typical Apple crowd in here--even how you post...vetteman21
47. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Vetteman had a good post explaining what he liked about Apple and he also made good points about bringing something to the table when suggesting alternatives.
I guess if he posted Apple sucks android ftw then you'd respect him right? Gtfo idiot.
48. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
andro... Keep up your Good Post.....I love getting inside these Apple postings myself--should be good in the coming months to see the ip5 come out with probably an increase from 3.7 to 4.0 screen and thats it--and the crowd will roar and give praise to apple being the most innovate company ever....just watch...IT WANT HAVE LTE, IT WANT HAVE DUAL CORE, IT WANT HAVE FLASH, IT WILL STILL HAVE FACETIME OVER WIFI, ONE BUTTON, and the list goes on...
51. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Can't wait to see your your rabid jealousy when the iPhone 5 comes out and blows android out of the water. Your grammar is atrocious by the way. You must be on a 3rd grade reading level.
50. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
Taco, i don't even read your post--i just automatically thumbs down you--you haven't said anything worth while since you started commenting.......
53. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
You're an idiot. tacos a lot more mature than miz and he never exaggerated on anything. He makes a lot of valid points, the browser on Android is still miles away from the IOS one and the iPhone 4 is better than many so called high end androids.
54. NotYou (unregistered)
At at time when AT&T's 3G/3.5G networks are over-saturated with data hungry users, and Verizon 3G which does not allow for simultaneous data/voice, Apple NEEDS to release a 4G LTE capable device. With their current track record of new devices, an iPhone 6 with 4G LTE released in Q4 2012 will be too late. Most all new Android devices have 4G capabilities and for good reason.
Some may think that LTE isn't a big deal, but those people haven't actually used it yet. It is truly lightning fast and has over twice the capacity as existing 3G networks. That means you can actually USE your data connection when at sporting events or other large gatherings.
This is a tipping point for me - if it has LTE, I'll be an iPhone customer at launch. If not, I'll wait for one of the many Android Ice Cream Sandwich devices coming this fall.
55. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
typical iphone crowd--looking at grammar if t's are crossed and i's dotted....so anal retentive--IN ALL PERSPECTIVES.. which is why you carry around a little glass phone with one button on it...really amazing....is that 4th grade for you....
58. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)
Keep digging, brah. You'll get to the bottom of that hole soon.
You went from intellectual posting a couple weeks ago to straight trolling. Ah yes, witness the devolution of a Fandroid.
64. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)
He is getting pretty desperate for things to make fun of. Just like Motorola, hes out of ideas.