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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'Boring copy-cat'
by orfanum on Thu 13th Sep 2012 06:22 UTC
orfanum
Member since:
2006-06-02

Obviously not my words but those of a tech journo: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19557497

Pretty ironic, given that Apple has just 'won' a case accusing others of outright imitating.

Nuff said.

Orf

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RE: 'Boring copy-cat'
by MOS6510 on Thu 13th Sep 2012 08:50 in reply to "'Boring copy-cat'"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

"Apple seems less interested in blowing people away than it is in milking profit out of the existing lineup."

Apple never blew people away on a yearly basis. Their last mayor new successful product was the iPad in 2010. Before that it was the iPhone, 2007, and before that the iPod in 2001, iMac 1998, Mac 1984, Apple 2 1977.

His claim that some Samsung phone outsold the iPhone 4S last month is also crazy. Even more crazy than buying an iPhone 4S just before a new iPhone is announced. The iPhone 5 will probably outsell that Samsung model in one weekend.

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RE[2]: 'Boring copy-cat'
by TM99 on Thu 13th Sep 2012 11:48 in reply to "RE: 'Boring copy-cat'"
TM99 Member since:
2012-08-26

"Apple seems less interested in blowing people away than it is in milking profit out of the existing lineup."

Apple never blew people away on a yearly basis. Their last mayor new successful product was the iPad in 2010. Before that it was the iPhone, 2007, and before that the iPod in 2001, iMac 1998, Mac 1984, Apple 2 1977.

His claim that some Samsung phone outsold the iPhone 4S last month is also crazy. Even more crazy than buying an iPhone 4S just before a new iPhone is announced. The iPhone 5 will probably outsell that Samsung model in one weekend.


Actually....

http://www.androidauthority.com/galaxy-s3-vs-iphone-4s-samsung-fina...

Sure the shiny new iPhone 5 toy will be tops for a quarter maybe two again. If they can assert a monopoly position via lawsuits then they can maintain that high by blocking sales of Samsung phones. If not, then in another two quarters, once more Samsung phones will be back on top. Or perhaps it will be a new HTC one?

The iPhone is flat-lining. It is obvious from this refresh. Sure there is tons of free marketing on major news sites about the almighty second coming of the messiah iPhone, but in reality, it really isn't all that special. It is simply another incremental upgrade some of which is too keep up with the competition.

But, hey, don't let reality get in the way of your worship of all things Apple. ;)

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RE[2]: 'Boring copy-cat'
by Yagami on Thu 13th Sep 2012 12:05 in reply to "RE: 'Boring copy-cat'"
Yagami Member since:
2006-07-15

"Apple seems less interested in blowing people away than it is in milking profit out of the existing lineup."

Apple never blew people away on a yearly basis. Their last mayor new successful product was the iPad in 2010. Before that it was the iPhone, 2007, and before that the iPod in 2001, iMac 1998, Mac 1984, Apple 2 1977.

His claim that some Samsung phone outsold the iPhone 4S last month is also crazy. Even more crazy than buying an iPhone 4S just before a new iPhone is announced. The iPhone 5 will probably outsell that Samsung model in one weekend.


wow .. first paragraph you contradict yourself and the article. nowhere he mentions yearly basis ... and clearly , from 2010 to 2012 its not a yearly basis.

second paragraph is even weirder :

Here in Portugal, i would even claim that there are more Samsung Galaxy S 2 and 3 than all the iphone models... by a huge , large margin. Not to mention other Android's.

Second is amazing how its crazy for those that have IPhone 4S not to buy IPhone 5 .. yeah right .. and of course Samsung didnt announce Samsung Galaxy 3 not other phone models... its just so rare for Samsung to launch new models , right ?! ..

Finally, tipical fanboy... since you can read the future , would you mind giving me the lotter numbers for next week ? i would split the profit 50-50 with you ;)

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