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 iswrong on Wed 12th Sep 2012 20:22 UTC 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[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by dsmogor on Thu 13th Sep 2012 06:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Everybody was expecting Apple to push NFC, hence the disappointment. Some pundits were even preaching Apple payment would disrupt credit card operators (something I eagerly await given how ridiculous their transaction rates are). Having e.g. IPhone <-> IPad beam like functionality is no-brainer, air play and apple tv pairing would benefit as well. In Apple walled garden that would work better than in open, not yet standardized world.
I believe lack of features has more to do with patent fears than mere complacency on Apple side.

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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[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by _txf_ on Thu 13th Sep 2012 11:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

I know what NFC stands for, but what about the rest.

HAM? pig?

PLC? Public Limited Company?

Edited 2012-09-13 11:56 UTC

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