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#51 OFFLINE   Garyunc

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:09 PM

The people who hate Apple remind of the people who hated Michael Jordan when he was he was the best player in the NBA :)

Love my iphone and ipad but I prefer a windows laptop any day of the week. Had a mac and was not happy with it. So I am not a total fan boy but I do love the iphones and the upgrade looks good to me.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:30 PM

All Windows 7 Pro here too.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:28 PM

Holding off for now (whoa!)

Haven't wrung enough out of the matching his-n-hers iPhone 4 handsets to spend $600 replacing them ... ($299/each)

I did just switch to the VZW 'Share Everything' plan so I can upgrade anytime I'm ready; I'm actually saving $15-18/mo by switching, and I've never, ever used more than 2gb of data in a month.

If I come close to my 4gb limit, I'll switch on the LTE MiFi and keep going. Shouldn't be an issue - wifi is almost everywhere I am, and I expect that to significantly improve over time ....l

No reason for me to upgrade yet, but nice to know I can if I need to.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:21 AM

Full disclosure - I'm a Windows developer. Up until last year, I'd had Windows smartphone exclusively since 2005 when I combined my cell phone and WinCE Axim X5 by buying a Palm Treo 700w. I'd been a Verizon Wireless customer since 1990. Last year, when all my contracts were up on my family plan, I made the switch to Sprint and the iPhone for all three of us because of price, usability and the App ecosystem. Not to be insulting but my wife has gotten SO much more use out of her iPhone than her HTC Ozone (which Verizon had a mandatory $30/mo surcharge because it COULD be a smartphone - never mind that she didn't want the feature - just the phone becuase of it's size and keyboard).

I'm one year into my 4s ownership and I'm happy with the iPhone 5. I'm glad that they didn't jump on the NFC bandwagon as I'm not sure that's really going to take off - I think people are going to have too many privacy concerns, imagined or otherwise.

They improved the screen, the battery life, the operating system and, now that LTE has had some time to gain traction, they've added that. And notice how they waited until they had a chip that wouldn't drain your battery in minutes?

I'm going to get iOS 6. I like that. Microsoft lied to me when they said that my HTC Touch Pro 2 would get WinMo 7 - then they said it wouldn't, and WinMo 7 wouldn't be upward compatible - and WinMo 8 will obsolete all that.. Verizon lost a 21 year customer paying over $200/mo becuase of all that.

Android is the only real competition. When you see an ad for something, there's always the "Get our App in the AppStore" and MOST of the time, there's an icon right next to it for an Android version. That, more than anything else got me off of Windows - and remember, I *develop* Windows software. But I *use* a phone.

So I'm happy. I'll get iOS 6 and, next year, when the iPhone 5s or 6 or whatever rolls around, I'll have been on my contract for 2 years. I'll be able to get a new iPhone with the latest bits, plenty of time for accessories to have come out, and my 4s will get iOS 7 (most likely since even the 3GS is getting iOS 6) and it will be my "backup" - if I, my wife or my daughter lose our iPhone or it breaks, etc., we'll have a spare iPhone to activate immediately while waiting for a replacement to arrive.

All in all, it was a good day.

...and I'll probably pick up a pair of those new "ear pods".

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:02 AM

...and I'll probably pick up a pair of those new "ear pods".

Those intrigue me as well. Being a self-proclaimed "audiophile" (:P), I'm always on the lookout for better quality sound. It's hard to imagine Apple's figured something out in an affordable design that the dedicated audio guys haven't, but there's always hope!

Edited by Steve, 13 September 2012 - 07:10 AM.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:01 AM

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.


+1 Spot on!

Yes there are other ways to get similar things, but Apple just makes stuff that works well together.

Back when I had the original iPhone and the first Droids were coming out, I did go look at one. Wasn't impressed. Had the Galaxy III been out then, I may have been more impressed, but it wasn't. Turns out it was just copied from the iPhone.

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My Home button on my original 4 is getting a little flaky as well. I will pre-order from ATT tomorrow. With the 4, I got it a day early. Hoping at least I get it on Friday and not have to wait until Monday.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:08 AM

I'd been a Verizon Wireless customer since 1990.


This is a very good trick since Verizon Wireless didn't begin operations until April 4, 2000.
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:20 AM

Verizon was many things before it became Verizon: PacTel, AirTouch, ad infinitum...

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:25 AM

This is a very good trick since Verizon Wireless didn't begin operations until April 4, 2000.

You're playing with semantics. That's like saying AT&T Wireless didn't begin until 2007. Obviously he meant he was with the company that eventually became Verizon Wireless. I've been with "what is now called" AT&T Wireless since the late 80's through umpteen different transitions of corporations & names. I think my very first "commercial mobile phone" service was with Nynex which also eventually became VZW back in the early 80's. Before there were handhelds.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:30 AM

That's like saying AT&T Wireless didn't begin until 2007.


I have actually been with AT&T twice. First I was with ICN (Independent Cellular Network which later became Alltel which here was swallowed up by VW) Then Cellular One came to the area and a friend from college was doing sales for them so to help him out, I switched to them. They got swallowed up by AT&T at some point in the mid 90's, so I became an AT&T Wireless customer for the first time. The in 2004, AT&T Wireless merged with Cingular and I became a Cingular customer. Then in 2007 or so, AT&T acquired Bell South and their interest in Cingular and it was renamed AT&T.

So I have been with my cellular service (say 92) longer than I have been with DirecTV (Sept 1994). I guess you could say I don't like to change. :)

And my buddy who I helped out way back then, is now head of sales in our territory. So I do have an inside contact if I need one.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:50 AM

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 :)


I'm an Android user... I want to switch to the iPhone. :D

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:57 AM

I'm an Android user... I want to switch to the iPhone. :D


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:05 AM

And we welcome you to the fold. I'll teach you the handshake later. :D


Good... because becoming an iPad (2) owner apparently wasn't enough to warrant the instruction! :)

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:06 AM

I put ICS on my Touchpad to try Android. When I did that, I discovered that I am officially "old". Despite having a Masters in CS, working as a programmer for almost 20 years, & always wanting the newest gadgets, I could not figure out how to do most things in Android. It was just too much effort :-).

I'm ordering my iPhone 5 from AT&T tomorrow.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:19 AM

Good... because becoming an iPad (2) owner apparently wasn't enough to warrant the instruction! :)

Big difference now is you only shake with 2 fingers, instead of all 5 (required for the older iOS devices). :P
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:12 AM

Rumor has it that the official iPhone 5 owner handshake consists of a single digit, directed toward Redmond.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:25 AM

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

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That's interesting. My Droid X just keeps chugging along and I was considering a Sammy. Not a big fan of anything Sammy except for their BD players and I've been worrying about making the wrong choice. The new iPhone has the same size screen as my Droid X. My wife has an iPhone 4S and it's too small for me. I'm just used to a larger screen.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:27 AM

Good... because becoming an iPad (2) owner apparently wasn't enough to warrant the instruction! :)

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:33 AM

That's interesting. My Droid X just keeps chugging along and I was considering a Sammy. Not a big fan of anything Sammy except for their BD players and I've been worrying about making the wrong choice. The new iPhone has the same size screen as my Droid X. My wife has an iPhone 4S and it's too small for me. I'm just used to a larger screen.

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Why not just use an iPad with Skype?! :eek2:
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:38 AM

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.


First disagreement with you. Had to happen sometime. I wouldn't trade my Droid for my wife's 4S. I don't have any use for an iPad, gave it to my son and I'm happy with my Windows computers. I used Macs for years at work and loved them, but the prices...always the prices. I do understand the Mac tax.

All that said, the new iPhone interests me. The screen is as large as my Droid's, which was the largest one I could find when I bought it. The NY Daily News has a real size picture of the 5 in today's issue and it's the same size as my Droid. Same size screen, I mean.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:47 AM

You Droid X screen is still larger than the Iphone 5, 4.3" vs 4"

I too was hesitant to go to Sammy after owning a Motorola DX, but so far I am happy with the Galaxy Nexus. But I am watching for a GSM version of the RAZR/HD now that I am on Tmo Prepaid
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:50 AM

You're playing with semantics. That's like saying AT&T Wireless didn't begin until 2007. Obviously he meant he was with the company that eventually became Verizon Wireless. I've been with "what is now called" AT&T Wireless since the late 80's through umpteen different transitions of corporations & names. I think my very first "commercial mobile phone" service was with Nynex which also eventually became VZW back in the early 80's. Before there were handhelds.


AT&T cheaper than Verizon? My wife doesn't get as good reception with her AT&T 4S as I do with my Verizon Droid, but I'd get a lot of pleasure if I could drop Verizon. How's the reception on your phone with AT&T?

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:53 AM

Why not just use an iPad with Skype?! :eek2:


Don't have any use for a tablet. Bothers me, but there it is. My son uses Skype on my/his iPad.

He really uses the iPad.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:19 PM

You Droid X screen is still larger than the Iphone 5, 4.3" vs 4"


Then the picture in the News is wrong. I've measured both every way I could think of and the i5 is just a tad bigger each time. I guess I'll have to wait until I can get my hands on a 5 and compare the sizes then. Close enough to interest me in any event.

I too was hesitant to go to Sammy after owning a Motorola DX, but so far I am happy with the Galaxy Nexus. But I am watching for a GSM version of the RAZR/HD now that I am on Tmo Prepaid


I was at a recital recently and I was recording portions of it and the woman in front of me had the Sammy III and the picture was much better on hers than mine. That's what led me to considering a Sammy. Both screens looked about the same size.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:06 PM

I can understand having a camera for one reason. If you are involved in a car accident pictures, pictures, pictures. They do help (Unless you were at fault).

I do not, and this in my opinion, see a need for a mobile phone just to be able to call 911. Unless it is a 911 only phone with no monthly fees. No desire in my case for any of the service mentioned by Stewart. I have a Laptop, no webcam fortunately. No interest in anything, including a tablet, with no keyboard. I'm not interested in paying those fees just for a wireless phone.

My landline was still working 4 days later when power was restored. I didn't need to use a car charger or take a charger to work to keep the battery up. It just worked.
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