Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Sep 2012 19:13 UTC
Apple As expected, Apple announced its new iPhone tonight, dubbed the iPhone 5. The rumours and leaks nailed it, with the most prominent feature being the move from 3.5" to 4" (1136x640). Due to the way iOS handles resolutions, applications need to be adapted for this new display, and if they are not, they will be letterboxed (black bars). It has a faster processor, better camera, LTE, and several other improvements, while the. As always, Apple does it right: shipping 21 September in the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore - the rest of the world will follow later.
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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 12th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

I'm getting one.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 12th Sep 2012 19:50 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It'll be one of the best phones hardware-wise (although I think Apple painted itself in a corner and now has to settle on this weirdly elongated screen), but iOS... So meh.

The 920 is really killing it here. Too bad Nokia fails at actually shipping it.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 12th Sep 2012 19:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I think Nokia tried to announce their Lumia before Apple their iPhone to grab the spotlight, but I don't think that really worked. The Lumia is already forgotten. And they blew it, no price, no date, no WP8 in sight.

I really wish them the best and honestly hope they'll grab some marketshare to get this thing going. The Lumia phones (well, not the cheaper ones, sorry) are great phones.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by darknexus on Wed 12th Sep 2012 20:11 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

The 920 is really killing it here. Too bad Nokia fails at actually shipping it.

Well, that's sort of a problem. A product that isn't actually out can't kill one that is, now can it? Plus it's windows phone, so just as locked down but without as many apps. Meh.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by WereCatf on Wed 12th Sep 2012 22:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

The 920 is really killing it here. Too bad Nokia fails at actually shipping it.


I love the looks of the Lumias, they're very pretty and unique. But I don't want WP8 and after having used my Galaxy Note for half a year now I don't want a smaller screen, either. Lumia-lookalike with a 5.3" screen, a proper stylus and Android as the OS and I would be totally sold, though.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by feydun on Wed 12th Sep 2012 19:52 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
feydun Member since:
2012-02-27

You're getting one? Good for you. I'm probably getting a Samsung Note 2, as soon as I can convince myself that I neeeeed it and can afford it... which will not happen soon.
Either way, I don't think we define ourselves in terms of the high-tech toys that we buy, unlike e.g. buying a car. I hope it stays that way - i.e. I hope most early adopters stay meritocratic instead of falling for branding... or punishing apple for putting its shareholders first. It's no different in that than any other corporation.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 12th Sep 2012 20:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I skipped the first iPhone, because it didn't have GPS and I didn't believe Steve's WiFi triangulation solution. My first iPhone was the 3G and now I'm on a 4.

I've bought loads of apps, for myself, my son and my wife (she uses my iTunes account on her 3GS), so it only makes sense to keep buying iPhones or I'd have to buy all those apps again on another phone. We have loads of Apple stuff already anyway and I'd like to keep everything the same brand.

My wife's not so happy with her 3GS battery life, so she doesn't mind me buying the 5 so she can have my 4.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by iswrong on Wed 12th Sep 2012 20:22 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
iswrong Member since:
2012-07-15

I am skipping this one, and my iPhone 4 is probably the last for a while. The hardware is good, but not spectacular (no wireless charging, nor NFC), but iOS seems to be frozen in time. Windows Phone and Android are quickly forging ahead, so I'll probably get a Nokia Lumia or Google Nexus.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by No it isnt on Wed 12th Sep 2012 23:21 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

What's NFC good for? My phone supports it, but I've never used it. Yeah, I know I can buy more stuff for it, but buying more stuff just for the sake of it ... why would I.

As for the iPhone, it hasn't delivered anything interesting since the 4's retina screen.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by Milo_Hoffman on Thu 13th Sep 2012 03:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
Milo_Hoffman Member since:
2005-07-06

Who keeps bring up this wireless charging crap?

Wireless(inductive) charging is about 1/3 less efficient use of power, it has huge waste compared to direct charging.


Someone did the math and figured if iphones used inductive charging instead of direct cables, it would require more than ONE GIGAWATTS more power use. That would be very irresponsible of a company like Apple that cares about the environment.


Not to mention how stupid it would be to have to have to use inductive plates to charge, when you want to use the phone at the same time its charging, or want to have it suction cuped to your winshield for maps, or want to charge it on the USB port on the plane etc..

People are just whiners and dumb about this stuff.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by capi_x on Thu 13th Sep 2012 06:49 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
capi_x Member since:
2012-08-29

I'm a HAM, and really hate NFC.
Lots of noise and harmonics on HF bands when you use him.

NFC is the same shit of PLC for us.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by JAlexoid on Thu 13th Sep 2012 23:41 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Psst.... Most here know. This isn't Facebook, but your allegiance is well known.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 14th Sep 2012 03:26 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Yeah, but there is no way to be sure.

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