The iPhone 5 is official - do you like it?
0. phoneArena 12 Sep 2012, 14:05 posted on
Isn't it amazing how the rumor mill managed to get most of the iPhone 5 features right? From the A6 processor and 4-inch Retina display, to the redesigned dock connector and slimmer profile, everything was leaked weeks prior to the announcement. But at the same time, despite the fact that the iPhone 5 announcement lacked any big surprises whatsoever, Apple's latest smartphone remains a handset with amazing specifications and premium design. And in all honesty, we kind of like it already despite not having the opportunity to try it out first hand, or at least not yet. But what about you?...
This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here
75. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4214; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
You capitalized like every first letter of every word... Why?
169. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4214; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Because they aren't trying anymore. Done. Why did you feel the need to bring it up in a mocking fashion of my comment?
20. gregoryyy3 (unregistered)
LOL at all you android haters. Pretty sure this is way nicer and more durable than the rest of android crap.
go take your hate somewhere else, you clearly just want attention.
39. infinitemethod (Posts: 149; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
I can drop/have dropped all of my Android phones and they survived. I dropped my wife's iPhone and it exploded. Not attention whores, we just like to speak the truth, Gregory.
40. hariprasath.j (unregistered)
probably you might not have used SIII.... you wont call it a crap if you use it after using an iPhone 5
57. Savage (unregistered)
You seriously can't say you were impressed. What did Apple bring new to the table? Nada!
People will buy it just because of Apple's brand. Nothing else.
81. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4214; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The One X is way more durable than this... Same for the GS3, Sony Xperia T, and the Razr HD. Also, all of the phones I just mentioned are better than the iPhone 5.
21. hariprasath.j (unregistered)
I was waiting for this day to come....
But where is the term called 'WOW' ... 'SURPRISE'....'AMAZING'....'GREAT'.... 'NOW THATS AN INNOVATION!!' ? any of these suits you ?!!?!
SIII and Note II is much better...
22. tggoulart (Posts: 24; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
unfortenely it only support nano-sim cards, not micro-sim cards... you have to buy nano-sim cards...
24. tggoulart (Posts: 24; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
unfortenely it only support nano-sim cards, not micro-sim cards... you have to buy nano-sim cards...
25. hamudeh.hm (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
FRANKLY, I think Nokia 3310 is much better than iPhone5
26. intos (Posts: 89; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
im glad that after 3gs i didnt give a penny to this company and it seems that i will keep it like that !!!
28. barondebxl (Posts: 115; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
I'm still waiting for the `` one more thing`` , maybe next year hahahaha.
73. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I suspect those days are gone forever.
29. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
Sorry but im going with the xperia Tx or the V or maybe even the Razr m and HD those phones are wayy too good to consider anything else...
30. gallitoking (Posts: 4717; Member since: 17 May 2011)
best iphone ever... loved the two toned. and aluminum back
37. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
that it? just the look that all you could come up with ...is it because its basically the same as the iphone 4s but bigger
52. gallitoking (Posts: 4717; Member since: 17 May 2011)
for me it is.. iOS 6 was included we already knew that soo.. yes..
59. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
and your happy to pay for just that, no real change just a slightly altered look .............and you wonder why ifans are seen as stupid
92. gallitoking (Posts: 4717; Member since: 17 May 2011)
well that's your opinion.. is stupid to think that everyone buys a phone on specs alone.. heck I don't buy a car on how many horsepower or how many airbags it has, I rely on a brand (Honda).. and no problems what so ever.. to call me stupid for a product that I am happy buying and that meets my expectation well then is my money and I guess I am a happy stupid shopper.
100. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
so you spend days telling people on other articles that the new iphone will be amazing and blow everything out the water, that apple are great then when it turns out the iphone 5 is a stretched 4s you changed to well its a reliable brand im happy with.
basically apple cud stamp there logo on a nokia 3310 say its new and you'd buy it and justify it by putting a positive spin on a mediocre release.
114. gallitoking (Posts: 4717; Member since: 17 May 2011)
well that's when I was playing the fandroids game.. but now I got bored of hearing the same excuses on why people hate Apple.. reminds me a lot about a rapper from the early 90's Vanilla Ice people still hate him for no valid reason.. the haters here bored me and don't play that game anymore..
about blowing out of the water.. the phone needs to be release first.. dont we
123. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
comparin vanilla ice to apple .........your running out of valid comparisions
look how your comments have changed from blind apple hyping to crap comparisons
even when the phones released its gonna have exactly whats beed said so it wont change anything , there are better phones out already.
''the haters here bored me'' anyone who says anythin negative to your precious apple you class as a apple hater.
come on wheres your trying to put a positive spin on this new phone you been doing it all week so know you must see what a let down it is , you cant defend this move by apple its just lazy design and mediocre product
133. gallitoking (Posts: 4717; Member since: 17 May 2011)
who told you I am here to convince you?? or anyone??? I don't know why are you beating a dead horse here.. just like you wont change your beliefs... neither am I...
144. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
so because you cant justify this mediocre phone you rant that im beating a dead horse
basically you got no way to make this look positive so you want the comments to stop
and beliefs? strong word for a phone , is this the cult of apple lol
anyways i'll leave you alone, i mean you got the fact that the next iphone isnt new in anyway to deal with. thats worse then anything i can say
84. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
LOL! If you're gonna praise your iPhone you should be like "WOW OMG thiz iPhone 5 is soooo revolutionary i'm stunned by it's bla bla bla and it has a new amazing feature called bla bla bla the screen is so bla bla bla im sooo gonna get it Tim Cook take my money, my life and my sou iPhone 5 is the sh*t" -something like that!
Come on galitoking, don't be such a lousy fanboy! Show some excitement over the new iPhone 5 ~ like yeeeaaaaaah!!! But I guess you can't because there's nothing to be excited about eh?! haha!
96. gallitoking (Posts: 4717; Member since: 17 May 2011)
I don't have to show you anything.. If you don't believe me how is that my problem?
86. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4214; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Why are you satisfied with this? It's obvious that this is just an incremental improvment over the 4S. Is that what you're good with, yearly upgrades that hardly make a difference? All of your arguments about Android are out of date, they were true about 2 years ago, but not anymore. It's just as smooth as iOS, has more functionality, has better battery life (most of the time), better and more durable designs, etc. What is your reason for staying? Not trying to bash or anything, I'm just honestly curious.
110. gallitoking (Posts: 4717; Member since: 17 May 2011)
thanks for your comment but my expectations from Apple are different for Android and have all the right to call out Android if feel like it just like I will do it with Apple when feel like it
122. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4214; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Expectations should be the same for iOS and Android. They are both aiming at the same thing, to be the top mobile OS, and as of lately, Apple has fallen behind and Google is just leaving them in the dust, even WP is catching up with Apple.
There is no argument that you have and is actually credible. No more lag, more well made features, better designs, better battery life, and (with the Razr M) easier handling for those with smaller hands.
Also, there is more RAM and CPU/GPU power, to allow more support for updates, while Apple has to take away features on the update to the older generations, and they still run lousy.
How is Apple still better in your opinion?
134. gallitoking (Posts: 4717; Member since: 17 May 2011)
you are so wrong I don't know were to begin. Android cares about market share . not Apple they care about building a strong fan base and sales.... I will end it there because Android and iOS are so different that this conversation is pointless
135. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4214; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Please, tell me where I'm wrong.
Google cares about its users. About giving them the ability to customize it to their liking, while giving them a nice and fast UI. While Apple just wants to give you the bare essentials, tells you how to work your device, and only allows you to customize your wallpaper.
I don't remember which, but an Apple executive said that they don't think about their users when creating products. They expect you to take it the way that they make it; and, in laymen's terms, say, "Don't like it? GTFO." Which isn't right.
138. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
haha you never cease to make me laugh, an ifan who can no longer big up his iphone because the reality has hit him
now your saying iOS and android are differant, your only saying that because iOS cant top android now. before you were saying how laggy android is and better iOS is
apple cares about money, just money . if they were so concerned about there fan base they would of revealed a much better product, but no instead they give you little improvement because they know you'll buy it.. there basically taking the mick out of there own fans but your ok with that right...
have you got the apple logo tattoe'd on yourself yet? it makes you worth twice as much plus you can wear old clothes and you'll be seen as new and revolutionary
31. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I am entirely underwhelmed. I'll be waiting for the optimus g.
32. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
now this is a crazy question to ask when everyone that comments in here is against apple... lol
33. infinitemethod (Posts: 149; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
The thing that really kills me with all idevices is the premium you have to pay for storage. And 16GB was the standard 3 years ago.... Paying an extra $100 for 16GB more? Paying $200 for 48GB more? I can't believe Apple's fan base still allows this. That's INSANE! Also, it's 2012, expandable memory!
106. TalkingTechy (Posts: 97; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
I totally agree with this. However, I will say you can get your money back and more in a couple years when you go to sell it. I just sold my iPhone 4 16GB for $320 (after paying $199 on contract 2 yrs ago).
So, actually now I could get the 32GB version and have $20 left over for a couple dock adapters. :-) I'm sure you could sell the 32GB iPhone 5 for more than $400 in 2yrs.
176. infinitemethod (Posts: 149; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
This is true. The resale value is sky high. That's what happens when one company only makes one phone. And they do use excellent hardware (Samsung), and great materials. It is just lacking in so many areas.
36. Teejay1100 (Posts: 113; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
A thinner iphone 4/4s with a taller screen = a iphone 5???? Wow, Tim Cook and Apple really have lost their way in the innovation arena!!
To me this was a total disgrace of an innovative product!
38. Hamdan (Posts: 15; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)
" This is the Best Product Apple has ever made" A very popular Sentence from Apple Event :P
SORRY BOYS THIS IS NOT NEAR TO THE BEST
154. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Its true.. its the best product "Apple" has ever made.
182. Hamdan (Posts: 15; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)
2nd thing OS does matter alot & IOS 6 is very very poor , Apple new Ipod series is very nice. But Iphone hmm no yaar
41. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
though i am an android fan but still i expected better from apple
42. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Is it better than the 4S? Yes. (Other than the back, which I find hideous.)
Best phone on the market? Far from it. Bigger screens, bigger batteries, better CPUs, and better software can be found on several phones.
Overall, a disappointment. Granted, I don't have high expectations from a company whose business strategy is "sue,"
43. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
"But perhaps the most amazing new feature in the iPhone 5 is called panorama,"
Schiller said on stage.
45. 23nikki1 (Posts: 46; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)
I prefer note 2 or lumia 920...lumia's presentation has that wow factor...for this year...ita ssung and nokia...htc and sony has to work around and make up something more intresting...lg optimus g looks promising...anyway my next phone would be note 2...love to try umia 920(love the features) and samsung ativ s(love the design)
46. Teejay1100 (Posts: 113; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
Apple disgraced themselves with this wack iphone 5/4/ 4s. Samsung has proven that they are the better innovator and Apple knows it!!
Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 will sell millions more just because of this announcement!
47. satydesh (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
lumia turns out to be most innovative smartphone!!!
48. Jyakotu (Posts: 832; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Same design, just slightly taller. Same iOS, with slightly new features. Apple used to innovate. Now, they just recycle.
49. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
looks like the haters came here to party. btw samsung s2 is getting jellybean and so is the ace, sony xperia v comes with on lens technology, lg has crystal reflection on their optimus g, samsung galaxy note spotted on fcc. yet none of those posts has comments close as to what apple news is generating. seriously guys give your android phones some love.
94. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Come on, dude, don't be such a pooper. We, android fans know how dissappointed you are with the iPhone 5 now and we're here to give you moral insult.. I mean, support! Cheer up man! LOL
124. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
i know you are excited too kabayan! i'm sure you will be ordering the iphone soon as it starts to go on sale.
175. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Nah, I think i'll stick with my s3 for a while, repa. I'm never gonna touch an iPhone until it has truly innovated (or beat Samsung, at least.) I'm interested with the new Nano, though. So it's not all that bad.
So sad to see one brethren get infected with the iPhone hype each day. I hope there's something I could do to save you.
58. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Apple is taken advantage if Americans's education, or lack if. The new 5 will sell just because it is an iPhone...shame on apple and their scam.
60. PhoneCritic (Posts: 491; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
I agree with the minority here. Apple will have record sales even thought this is really just a bigger 4s in my opinion. Why? because people follow the crowds and are like ( I don't want to say the word but) Sh##P. also a lot of people have invested heavily in the iOS eco-system in particular iTunes. However, this can only go on for so long if Apple does not change the will end up like Rim and Nokia. This version of the iPhone to me brings nothing special to the table in fact it seems to only bring apple to 2009. My old AT&T Motorola Atrix had these abilities. Panoramic photos are an amazing new feature? Come on Apple that's so 2009. Again as a former iPhone( 4 ) owner I am . again unimpressed. But that's my opinion. I fault no one if this is what they want.
61. joypratyay (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)
They did it!!! They have changed the wallpaper!!! What an update !!!!!! The rich and the stupid now have their new toy..................
62. kanagadeepan (Posts: 806; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
OHH... Now I can understand, why the half-eaten r0tten fruit co is fearing over Sammy and suing them for rounded-corners... LOL...
63. hameed1989 (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)
Apple come up with a slim phone and nothing else!!
They removed Google maps....thast not good!!!
Wonder what Samsung will say when they hear about 4G LTE Network