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The iPhone 5/iOS 6 thread


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#1 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:44 AM

Well, today is the announcement. Will you be getting your iPhone 5?

I plan on ordering through the Apple Store online. Has worked for me in the past. Seems like you almost have to do it when pre-orders start or you don't get a phone for several weeks.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:54 AM

I'm going to order through AT&T, it worked for me last time; I had the phone the first day it became available.

If all the leaked information is true, I won't be super excited about this phone; I don't need a bigger screen, I don't need a new dock connector. What I need is a phone with a working home button, which is the problem now. Apple did me no favors by postponing the launch event... I've been with my iPhone 4 since June (?) 2010 and it's getting old.

I would get a 4s but I really want futureproofing. I'm guessing we'll see a faster processor and more RAM.
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#3 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:14 AM

I'm going to order through AT&T, it worked for me last time; I had the phone the first day it became available.

If all the leaked information is true, I won't be super excited about this phone; I don't need a bigger screen, I don't need a new dock connector. What I need is a phone with a working home button, which is the problem now. Apple did me no favors by postponing the launch event... I've been with my iPhone 4 since June (?) 2010 and it's getting old.

I would get a 4s but I really want futureproofing. I'm guessing we'll see a faster processor and more RAM.

I agree. I'm not super excited but like to have the latest gadgets. I'm not thrilled about the new connector either but actually looking forward to the bigger screen. Seems lately my arm has been getting longer and longer when reading stuff. :)

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:36 AM

I too wish they would leave the size alone. I would prefer thinner. I will order online from Apple when available. I skipped the 4S so I'm overdue for something new. :)

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:51 AM

Interesting the screen increase was likely the result of larger battery for the LTE. I don't think any of you will be disappointed with the larger screen. The thickness front to back makes the phone feel larger or smaller more than the width, my Galaxy Nexus is a bit larger than my old Droid X, but feels smaller.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:59 AM

trdjeff, you speak almost as if you've already seen and played with this phone.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:14 AM

lol, no...but I bet unless you handle your old phone you'll likely not even notice the size difference after a day except appreciating the screen real estate ;)
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:33 AM

One other thing I forgot about is the LTE. I hope it's included. I'm very spoiled with it on my iPad. It's wicked fast.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:53 AM

I will also like to know how it compares against Galaxy S3 (and Note 2).

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:59 AM

I'm on the fence. My 1st gen Atrix has performed well for me. I'm due for an upgrade but may get a Windows Mobile Phone. One of the malls in CT have a Microsoft Store accross the hall from and Apple store. I may go there and try to compare, I really want more out of a phone than most have to offer.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:31 AM

I'm on the fence. My 1st gen Atrix has performed well for me. I'm due for an upgrade but may get a Windows Mobile Phone. One of the malls in CT have a Microsoft Store accross the hall from and Apple store. I may go there and try to compare, I really want more out of a phone than most have to offer.

You might want to wait a few weeks to compare, to be sure it's apples-to-apples (no pun intended :P). The recently announced Sammy and Nokia Win 8 phones should be in the stores by then.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:14 AM

Engadget has a pretty darn good live blog going. Nice change from the way it was before:

http://www.engadget....one-5-liveblog/

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:14 AM

I still don't know if I'm getting an iPhone 5 yet. If I could just grab one, it'd be no problem, but any upgrade would shift me to Verizon's Family Data plans that would mean I'd be paying MORE for less... and I really don't need to do that.

If I do upgrade my phone, and I need one given the POS status my phone currently enjoys (random reboots, lock-ups, 5 minutes of battery life, etc., etc., etc.), I will be getting an iPhone 5.

My phone is currently 4 inches. Part of me would enjoy a 4 inch iPhone, but another part of me likes the smaller phone size. I'd probably feel more comfortable with the 4-inch given my finger size.

LTE is not available here. It might be nearby next year, but I'm perfectly happy with 3G, so no big whoop here...

The one thing I wish the iPhone 5 would bring is something that it doesn't look like it will have... namely bigger storage.

As long as it has the reliability of my iPad, I'm OK! :)

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:21 AM

I am sticking with my 4S for now! Just got an HR34, and thinking about a new AVS so my toy chest is full for now.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:26 AM

Engadget has a pretty darn good live blog going. Nice change from the way it was before:

http://www.engadget....one-5-liveblog/


Thanks Chris!


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:30 AM

225 hours of standby time?!?!?!!?!

My phone rarely does 14 hours of standby time!!!

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:32 AM

20% lighter.

18% thinner.

better battery life then 4S.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:34 AM

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:35 AM

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:45 AM

My 4S is less than a year old and with IOS 6 Beta 4 is fine for anything I want to do for now.

BTW - IOS 6 for iPad 3 does activate Siri.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:06 PM

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.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:21 PM

iOS 6 out on the 19th...

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:56 PM

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.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:56 PM

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.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:58 PM

Stuart, Stay with the old phone. Does it still make phone calls? Why change.
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