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The iPhone 5/iOS 6 thread

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Chris Blount, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Sep 12, 2012 #21 of 348
    Chris Blount

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    Same price as the 4S. $199 for 16GB. $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB.

    Pre-orders start on Friday the 14th. Shipping on September 21st.
     
  2. Sep 12, 2012 #22 of 348
    Alan Gordon

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    iOS 6 out on the 19th...

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  3. Sep 12, 2012 #23 of 348
    TBoneit

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    I am amazed that people want to replace a 2 year old phone.

    A Phone should last for many years.

    Of course I am easily amazed. I am still surprised that people want to take a phone with them. I wouldn't even answer the phone in the daytime if it wasn't required by work.:)

    I go home at night and look at the caller ID, Verizon Wired, and mumble to myself, sells call, scam, spam, done. Yup no important calls missed there.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2012 #24 of 348
    Stuart Sweet

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    Well it seems like the event is over. I'm disappointed that there was essentially nothing new to learn other than the release date and prices. I'm also wondering how much those new sync cables and adapters are going to run me.
     
  5. Sep 12, 2012 #25 of 348
    TBoneit

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    Stuart, Stay with the old phone. Does it still make phone calls? Why change.
     
  6. Sep 12, 2012 #26 of 348
    austen0316

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    iPhone 5 is very disappointing. Glad I got the SIII
     
  7. Sep 12, 2012 #27 of 348
    Garyunc

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    4G could be reason enough to upgrade...
     
  8. Sep 12, 2012 #28 of 348
    Chris Blount

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    Yeah, I don't expect the cables will be cheap. As it stands now I will need to buy at least 3 cables and 1 adapter.
     
  9. Sep 12, 2012 #29 of 348
    Chris Blount

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    That's how I was but you have to understand that smartphones are no longer just phones. I use mine for e-mail, music, surfing, pictures, doing something on my computer at home (screen sharing), GPS directions, checking my security cameras, checking DBSTalk, adjusting my thermostat before I get home, entering stuff into my checkbook, checking my calendar, and of course making calls.

    So you see, just making phones calls isn't enough these days.
     
  10. Sep 12, 2012 #30 of 348
    Phil T

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    You forgot taking pictures and videos. I very seldom have a need to carry a camera and can e-mail or post photos and videos easily.

    (You did mention pictures. My old eyes didn't see it before I posted.)
     
  11. Sep 12, 2012 #31 of 348
    Sixto

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    Lighter, thinner, bigger screen, better battery life, LTE ...

    The phone is my buddy and with me everywhere.

    I'm ready to order.
     
  12. Sep 12, 2012 #32 of 348
    Alan Gordon

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    Should and would are two different things... ;)

    Everybody has different lifestyles. I don't have home phone service, so my cell phone is my only phone.

    I live in a rural area. There are many places around here where one would not want to be without a cell phone.

    I started to make a joke, but I'm afraid it might come off as serious, so I'll let it go. The point is that EVERYBODY is different...

    ~Alan
     
  13. Sep 12, 2012 #33 of 348
    harsh

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    Apple and their fetish for batteries that aren't user replaceable has always made the lifespan relatively short.
     
  14. Sep 12, 2012 #34 of 348
    Chris Blount

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    That all depends on how you look at it. My wife used an iPhone 3G for almost 3 years without battery issues. By that time however, the 3G was technically oudated so we sold it off for the latest iPhone.

    Personally I haven't missed the non-user replaceable battery. Battery technology is much better than it was say 5 years ago. By the time the battery goes bad (3-5 years), it's time for a new phone anyway.
     
  15. Sep 12, 2012 #35 of 348
    RunnerFL

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    $29 for the adapter, $19 for a new cable. And I read an article last week saying Apple isn't releasing the rights until 2013 so no cheap alternatives can be made. :(
     
  16. Sep 12, 2012 #36 of 348
    RunnerFL

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    I'm not super impressed by the iPhone 5 either. If I do get it I'm also looking at making a move to Sprint for unlimited data and the NASCAR features. No LTE for Sprint in my area yet so I'd be waiting until November. Also I hear Sprint's LTE is a bit slower than AT&T's LTE. No choices are easy are they? :lol:

    I'm still thinking Galaxy S III as well but then there goes the money I've invested in apps for my iPhones over the years.
     
  17. Sep 12, 2012 #37 of 348
    Steve

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    My granddaughter uses an original iPad, purchased by her mom in 2010. She was here a couple of weekends ago and used it for about 6-7 hours total Fri-Sun. I don't know how charged it was when she got here, but before she went home I checked and it still had over 50% charge left. I was pretty impressed!
     
  18. Sep 12, 2012 #38 of 348
    Alan Gordon

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    I was thinking of my Samsung smartphone when I posted that... :rolleyes:

    ~Alan
     
  19. Sep 12, 2012 #39 of 348
    boukengreen

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    i'll pronly get one in november when my contract is up i'm still using a 3gs right now
     
  20. Sep 12, 2012 #40 of 348
    dennisj00

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    It's so disappointing they'll probably sell only 15-20 million in the next week!
     

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