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The iPhone 5/iOS 6 thread


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#21 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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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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#22 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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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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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:59 PM

iPhone 5 is very disappointing. Glad I got the SIII

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:00 PM

4G could be reason enough to upgrade...
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#28 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:00 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.

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.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:06 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.

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.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:13 PM

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.


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.)

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:19 PM

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

The phone is my buddy and with me everywhere.

I'm ready to order.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:23 PM

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

A Phone should last for many years.


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

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.:)


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 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.


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...

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:37 PM

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

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:46 PM

Apple and their fetish for batteries that aren't user replaceable has always made the lifespan relatively short.

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.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:47 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.


$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. :(
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:50 PM

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.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:52 PM

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.

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!
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:52 PM

Apple and their fetish for batteries that aren't user replaceable has always made the lifespan relatively short.


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

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:08 PM

i'll pronly get one in november when my contract is up i'm still using a 3gs right now
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:03 PM

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

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