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[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by No it isnt on Wed 12th Sep 2012 23:21 UTC 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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