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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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by feydun on Wed 12th Sep 2012 19:52 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
feydun
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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[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by kragil on Wed 12th Sep 2012 23:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Happy locked-in users. Cute.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by novad on Thu 13th Sep 2012 04:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by spiderman on Thu 13th Sep 2012 06:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Does it make sense?
How many of those apps do you actually use vs are obsolete or you regret buying?
What is the cumulative price of the apps you actually use?
Is that price bigger that the difference in price between the iPhone and the other phones with better specs?

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