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The iPhone 5 is official - do you like it?

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:05

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?...

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posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:19 2

122. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; 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?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:56

134. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; 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

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:08

135. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; 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.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:09 2

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

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:19

141. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

thanks for being adults about it

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:15 2

31. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

I am entirely underwhelmed. I'll be waiting for the optimus g.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:15

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

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:15 2

33. infinitemethod (Posts: 151; 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!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:03

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.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 23:57

176. infinitemethod (Posts: 151; 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.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:16 10

36. Teejay1100 (Posts: 115; 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!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:16 8

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


posted on 12 Sep 2012, 18:46

154. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

Its true.. its the best product "Apple" has ever made.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 06:16

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

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:17 4

41. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

though i am an android fan but still i expected better from apple

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:17 5

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,"

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:19 4

43. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

"But perhaps the most amazing new feature in the iPhone 5 is called panorama,"
Schiller said on stage.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:19 4

45. 23nikki1 (unregistered)

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)

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:20 5

46. Teejay1100 (Posts: 115; 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!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:21 5

47. satydesh (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

lumia turns out to be most innovative smartphone!!!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:21 10

48. Jyakotu (Posts: 852; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

Same design, just slightly taller. Same iOS, with slightly new features. Apple used to innovate. Now, they just recycle.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:21

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.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:51 2

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

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:20

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.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 23:33

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.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:25 7

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.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:27 5

60. PhoneCritic (Posts: 822; 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.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:27 7

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..................

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:29 4

62. kanagadeepan (Posts: 979; 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...

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:31 5

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

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