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#26 OFFLINE   austen0316

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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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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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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:15 PM

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


Indeed, the reaction was much the same when the 4S was announced. How many millions have they sold?

I'll be ordering mine on Friday if I can get through. :)

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:28 PM

Wife and two kids all have 4s and they are only 6 months old. They will not be getting the cinco anytime soon.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:41 PM

Wife and two kids all have 4s and they are only 6 months old. They will not be getting the cinco anytime soon.

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Wow! your six month old kids have iPhones!

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I'm a few decades past that and plan to 'scrape by' with my 4S. For at least a few weeks.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:57 PM

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.


All you Apple Fan Boys are like a bunch of sheep...you follow along and take comfort in what Apple tells you to do and your fellow sheep give you comfort that you are doing the right thing.

WAKE UP and see what other alternatives are out there. Have any of you even considered the Nokia 920.....I doubt it....probably you don't even know what it is......both Android and Windows Phone 8 has some really cool stuff.

Oh well, this is like talking to a brick wall :)

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:14 PM

All you Apple Fan Boys are like a bunch of sheep...you follow along and take comfort in what Apple tells you to do and your fellow sheep give you comfort that you are doing the right thing.

WAKE UP and see what other alternatives are out there. Have any of you even considered the Nokia 920.....I doubt it....probably you don't even know what it is......both Android and Windows Phone 8 has some really cool stuff.

Oh well, this is like talking to a brick wall :)

Absolutely.

Sign me up. A very proud Sheep. A Happy Sheep.

I have an iPhone, the wife and kids have iPhone's, a bunch of family and friends have iPhones, it's fabulous.

iMessage is great, we love group chatting while we're in different geographies.

Find My Friends is great, we can always track each other down.

Total integration with our iPad's is great, especially the App compatibility and iMessage integration.

Everything can be projected on the TV with Apple TV, it's all linked together.

We can share contacts, and soon share Photo's, with Photostream sharing.

Photostream in general is great ... I snap a photo and seconds later it's on my iPad and PC, and now my wife's iPad as well if I share it ... and Photostream on the Apple TV for family viewing on the big HD screen.

And the second that they release a newer Operating System, I click and I get it on my device, and the whole family gets it at the same instant. No dependence on the wireless carrier.

This stuff couldn't be better, or easier .... since we all have the same stuff ... and the more people that get iPhone's then the better it gets because we all have identical gadgets, that work in perfect harmony within the Apple ecosystem.

And almost every App known to man is available, and comes out on iOS usually first, including every DirecTV App.

And upgrading every year is fabulous, easy to transition, guaranteed once a year the latest-and-greatest ... I backup on the old device and restore to the new device, cool as can be.

And there's also other options for people that prefer other stuff, who prefer Android or Blackberry or whatever.

But for me ... I love being a Sheep. Sign me up, it couldn't be better just the way it is ... with a new upgrade every year.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:15 PM

All you Apple Fan Boys are like a bunch of sheep...you follow along and take comfort in what Apple tells you to do and your fellow sheep give you comfort that you are doing the right thing.

WAKE UP and see what other alternatives are out there. Have any of you even considered the Nokia 920.....I doubt it....probably you don't even know what it is......both Android and Windows Phone 8 has some really cool stuff.

Oh well, this is like talking to a brick wall :)

Of course we look at what else is out there. :) The thing that most Apple haters don't understand is that their devices all work together as an ecosystem. If I switched to another type of phone, it would immediately be orphaned from the rest of my gadgets. Not good since I rely on each device to do it's job and sync with my other devices.

I get a kick out of people who hate Apple. Usually they have not even tried one of their phones or computers and just hate them for the sake of hate. Cracks me up.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:33 PM

All you Apple Fan Boys are like a bunch of sheep...you follow along and take comfort in what Apple tells you to do and your fellow sheep give you comfort that you are doing the right thing.

WAKE UP and see what other alternatives are out there. Have any of you even considered the Nokia 920.....I doubt it....probably you don't even know what it is......both Android and Windows Phone 8 has some really cool stuff.

Oh well, this is like talking to a brick wall :)


So, why bother? Go into the Ford forum and talk about how great is Yugo, might as well.

I love Sixto's post; I don't have enough patience to write such a piece.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:13 PM

Of course we look at what else is out there. :) The thing that most Apple haters don't understand is that their devices all work together as an ecosystem. If I switched to another type of phone, it would immediately be orphaned from the rest of my gadgets. Not good since I rely on each device to do it's job and sync with my other devices.

I get a kick out of people who hate Apple. Usually they have not even tried one of their phones or computers and just hate them for the sake of hate. Cracks me up.


I have to concede to the fact that Apple's ecosystem is very well planned and the integration is excellent but i am Windows fan all the way because Microsfot had an ecosytem they should have built on years ago but let Apple get ahead and dominate the market really quick. THey are getting there with Windows 8, XBOX, Windows Phone & Skydrive. I do have an iPad , which will be replaced by a Surface Tablet eventually, so i understand why those who stand by Apple do so and will not Judge (only make fun :D) anyone who make the decision on which platform to go with Windows, iOS or Android :nono2:
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:13 PM

The fragmentation of Android is one of the things that irritates me. IOS 6 even works on the 3GS. The way they used to treat iPod Touch users used to really irritate me though. Fortunately those days are gone.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:26 PM

So we have the three 4s phones and three ipads and they are useful once they are jailbroken. So yes, I think they are good devices but not inside the apple ecosystem like many seem to be hooked on.

I happen to despise itunes after being a zune user for so many years but connection and control of an ithing in my auto's has become the standard so using an ipod or iphone in the car is a bit more convenient than using a zune.




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