Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Sep 2012 16:15 UTC
Apple "Apple today announced it has sold over five million of its new iPhone 5, just three days after its launch on September 21, and more than 100 million iOS devices have been updated with iOS 6, the world's most advanced mobile operating system." The last claim is debatable, but the figures are not - very impressive. Of course, do note that the iPhone 5 was available in more countries than the 4S in its first weekend, and if you take that into account, the iPhone 5 didn't do any better than the 4S at all (which doesn't negate the incredible sales - it just highlights the smartphone market's growth might be slowing). It's also lower than what analysts expected, but they're just monkeys throwing darts at figures anyway.
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RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510
by darknexus on Tue 25th Sep 2012 13:57 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510"
darknexus
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Except for in the case of VoLTE, though I’m not sure if Apple is using that and/or being interoperable with the other HDVoice phones on the market ‐ ie, Android ;)

Which has to be the stupidest idea to come out of the mobile world this year. Does no one give a damn about battery life anymore? No matter which smartphone one uses these days, it seems the battery won't even last a day if you actually use the device. LTE drains a lot of power and, since many manufacturers (Apple included) seem to go for thin form over actual function, sending voice over that power hog of a network is the very last thing I want done given that the phones don't have the large battery needed to actually sustain a decent operating time when using LTE.

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