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Good: It has a slim design
Bad: No LTE 4G coverage found every where
Comment: Good post. Let us see how it really is when I get my hands on it :)
Good: I quite like the steel sides
Bad: It's a slightly better 4S
Comment: I don't own an Apple product, but I've friends who do and have bought into the ecosystem, with Macbooks, docks, cradles, etc. Chatting about the iPhone 5 has revealed that a fair number of then are going to tart its release as a chance to reevaluate whether they wasn't to stick with Apple.
Why? Not because of processor speeds, iOS updates, camera improvements, bigger screens, nor maps. No, it's because of the change in port size. Apple has rendered the vast majority of their accessories obsolete, overnight. And so they're thinking if they Greece to buy new gadgets (or worse, use plain old 3.5mm jacks) then maybe they'll look elsewhere for their phones too. And so many of then are now asking my wife and I, as early Android adopters about what our phones do, and viewing Android and Windows phones more objectively because they feel as early Apple adopters that they've been snubbed, they've invested all that money and now they have to do it all again, so they're looking to future proof with either micro-USB, or Bluetooth or WiFi connectivity.
And to do that, they don't need Apple.
Good: Step up in everything, still a market leader
Bad: No NFC, people won't realise how good it is
Comment: people won't realise how good it is until they are tied into the competitors obsolete software.
Comment: personally i don't give a rat's, i'm happy with my galaxy s2
i have friends that love their iphones, and i'm happy about that with them also
we're more than comfortable spending time together enjoying today's technology
but scootmien, do you realise how silly you sound, you and all the others whining about plastic?
just wondering ...
Bad: Everything sadly
Comment: Its way behind android FULLSTOP! Disappointing phone I must admit. Samsung GS3 has trumped it by miles with innovation and its sad that the faithful iPhone lads dont want to admit it! Trolling does nothing for you.
Bad: its not that much different than 4s
Comment: why change the charge socket
Comment: The design is perfect. Even as a current Android owner, I can see the work that went into the development.
My Galaxy S3 does not feel like a premium product. It feels cheap and plastic, iOS, despite its limitations, is an excellent OS to use. Androi, whilst much more powerful, is flaky. I will definitely be pre-ordering tomorrow morning and then putting my S3 on eBay.
Comment: Well same old Apple. Nothing major was announced apart from a longer body. Apple has not brought innovation at all. It brought evolution. Still playing catch up with majors like Samsung, HTC and Nokia. I'm out of contract at the moment and I've been looking for a new phone. iPhone 5 is not for me. Sorry Apple nerds. I do have a Mac Book air and an IPad, which I love, but he IPhone is simply not good enough.
Comment: if you have iPhone4 i belived this is the time to upgrade to 5. Just wait for few more months to lower a bit the price.
Bad: No card slot,cant change the battery, no tear drop design no wider screen, looks elongated,
Comment: no innovation at all. Apple is not even trying at least to get in touch with the current trends in the smart phone industry. The are just trying to add a few bogus features to add to the previous versions.
There is nothing amazing about the iphone 5 and apple is turning out to be just another tech company...boring and innovation deprived!
The SIII beats it by a very far margin and the android OS is the epitome of innovation.
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