Apple Announces iPhone 5

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  1. Guild McCommunist

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    TBH there is still an appeal to Apple products beyond the specs. First off there's still A LOT of iOS exclusive apps and content. You'll get some of the indie games on Android but most of the bigger mobile releases are either iOS first or iOS exclusive.

    The other thing is the streamlining between Apple products. Between Macs, iPhones, iPads, and whatever their TV thing is called, it flows rather smoothly and they all work together. Google has their web services and Google TV but I'm not sure how well that all flows.

    Not that I necessarily agree with all these things but my point is that there's more to look at here than specs. I find it odd that we judge phones almost purely on specs but that's rather irrelevant when it comes to gaming consoles. With gaming consoles, games is the big thing. Here, people only care about specs.
     
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  2. KingVamp

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    Does the op need a source? So, has everyone seen this?


    While thin is good, I didn't mind big phones sure as S3 myself and rather have android. So, even if it had a laser :P,
    it wouldn't affect me either way.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. ShawnTRods

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    I didnt actually see that trailer :)
    Cheers mate!
     
  4. VMM

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    You know S3 is better but is too stubborn to tell the truth.
    Ram and resolution are essencial to both(iOS and Android),
    the bigger they are, better the system becomes.

    iOS and iPhone in general would have benefits with better resolution and bigger RAM.
     
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  5. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    More like iPhone It In, am I right? *rimshot*
     
  6. heartgold

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    Will I guess S3 will be my next phone.:P Dunno if I should wait for S4, imagine the specs of that. *drools*
     
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    I personally find it highly amusing that the new iPod touch mini's or whatever they're calling them look like some old Samsung mp3 players from a few years back
     
  8. raulpica

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    Android is a resource hog confronted to iOS, since it highly unoptimized as it's deployed on a plethora of different devices. But you're too blind in your Apple hate to admit that.

    Smartphones are portable system, and it's crazy to have THAT much RAM on them.

    I'll tell you more, there isn't a SINGLE Android app out there that can use that much RAM, since the 99% of them are designed with 512MB in mind (which is the defacto standards for most Android smartphones out there).
    Programming something to use more than that would restrict the app to only 2-3 smartphones out there that have 2GB in them. It'll happen, sure. But not for another 2-3 years.

    But hey, Apple sucks and that's what matters, right. RIGHT?
     
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  9. Vampire Lied

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    The good news is, anyone that was waiting on a pricedrop to buy the 4s, your wait (should be) over soon.
    Yeah, it has a slightly bigger screen, is more powerful and you can now facetime without being tied to wifi.
    Not a huge announcement imo. After the big to do over siri, I figured they would at least reveal something exciting that ios6 will do that ios 5 didn't. For all you iFans, yay for you...I guess.
     
  10. Crimsonclaw111

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    iPhone 5 looks nice. I actually really like the fact that product red is back for all iPods again. I also like the idea for more touch colors, but I do not like the way the colors are set up.

    It would have been better if the front and the back were the same color.
     
  11. VMM

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    Saying Android is unoptimized because it's made for different devices is wrong in so many ways, I preffer to believe you already knew that, but I guess you don't.

    A single app will probably not use this amount of RAM for the next 5 years,
    but a dozen of apps could use that, it's called multi-task, and I'm sure you already knows what it is.

    To say the truth I already had an iPhone, that unfortunately was stolen,
    and now I have a Android, that's why I say I can judge pretty well this.

    iPhone isn't a bad phone, the case is, Samsung Galaxy S3 is simply better
     
  12. Janthran

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    lol it is really big
    [​IMG]
    I'm glad they finally changed something
     
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  13. Jakob95

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    The point of having more RAM is that you can keep more apps multitasking which would lead to a faster performance on the phone.
     
  14. Santee

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    I fail to see a compelling argument for why the S3 is better, yes it has more ram, but only because Samsung didn't know what Jelly bean would require, they originally were going to ship it with 1gb of ram.

    Screen size is something that is very preference oriented, resolution doesn't matter what does matter is the pixel density they are trying to achieve, which the iphone 5 wins in, barely.

    Whenever a new iphone comes out it's processor is always faster than everything else but, seeing as we don't have benchmarks I can only speculate.

    I see nothing that would make the S3 simply better the the Iphone5, except the OS which is again preference based.
     
  15. lokomelo

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    Have you ever experienced a slow down on any iPhone 4S? Even with tons of app running?

    I know people that do not know how to close active instances, and even that people have not experienced significant slow downs. I know that the same is true for S2 and S3.

    What raulpica is saying is a true fact.
     
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  16. chauffler

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    I wasn't too impressed with the Iphone 4S. But I'm probably going to get this phone.Long live the apple phone master race. Burn Samsung Burn
     
  17. stanleyopar2000

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    With a device 2 years behind that finally has a bigger screen and finally 4G radios. And features that Android shined out first (panoramic camera) It's impossible to say Mr Cook that, your device "is unlike anything we or anyone else in our industry has made before" I'm sure the iPhone 5 will sell decent, but It's unbelievable that apple would make such a cockamainey bullshit claim that everything the iPhone 5 has is "original"

    Unless you sue the "original" people. Then they don't exist right?
     
  18. mercluke

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    @ifish would agree? :P

    iphone 4 brought with it "retina display" (cram 4 times as many pixels into the same physical space and make your screen look amazing)
     
  19. VMM

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    Independent of what leaded Samsung to put 2GB of RAM on S3,
    the bigger your RAM is, the better your product will become
    (considering that it won't affect size or temperature of the device)

    Using a more common resolution(1280x720)
    will avoid downscale in many cases for photos and videos,
    then avoiding the loss of quality


    When I had an iPhone, it happened to sometimes, when using too much apps at same time
    (to say the truth it happened most when listening to music while playing plants vs zombies),
    the iPhone froze for a few seconds, and then restarted itself.
     
  20. stanleyopar2000

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    damnit...I will say that the new iPod Touch looks sexy...i'm not an Android fanboy as I think apple products are cool..but I don't shit my pants over them...

    notice the economic 8gb is nowhere to be found. That's because the 3GB 3G was actually a 2G!...you actually didn't think you were getting a 3G processor now did you??
     
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