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  • Premier Icon jam bo
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    I doubt theyll be anything groundbreaking but worth a look if you can be bothered to wait.

    I’m out of contract on my 4 so waiting for the 5.

    I’m expecting quite a leap From the 5 to catch up/ get in front of the s3. If there’s not, I’ll get the 4s when it’s dropped in price! πŸ™‚

    scraprider
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    same here , have a 4 at the mo , contract runs out in a few weeks , it wont hurt to wait a bit like and see what the 5 is gonna have.

    deluded
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    Goss on the net has a release date of 21st September. Various sites and analysts have concurred on this as the anticipated date, so it’s something perhaps a little more concrete than the usual rumblings.

    I’ve got an HTC Desire, which all-in-all has been a reasonably faithful servant in fairness, but I’ve unashamedly become an Apple fanboi / iSlave or whatever other designation, I’m afraid – and fancy a change.

    My current Orange contract expires in October and I’m eligible for an upgrade in a few weeks time.

    Is the 5 going to be a much bigger leap forward than the 4S, ummmm, … I think I’ll hold out.

    ti_pin_man
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    Hopefully it’ll have the iWallet in the chip somewhere.

    cynic-al
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    will it come with ibend-over-please-Sir? πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Have a 4 at the moment, getting the missus to hold out for a 5 as her contract is up.
    Then she can have my 4. πŸ˜€

    PeterPoddy
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    Rumoured release date is 7th August now… πŸ™‚

    Andyhilton
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    links pls?

    Jamie
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    It’ll be in October.

    deluded
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    Chinese & Taiwanese production factories making accessories have been manufacturing a 19-pin connector following information released by Apple, to a timescale very suggestive of a late September launch date, which would coincide with the release of the iPad mini … but I agree with Jamie, probably October.

    mrchrispy
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    Sod the phone, I’ve been waiting form a bump in the iMac range for nearly a year now!!

    Premier Icon Drac
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    I’d expect a fairly big revamp as they usually do on the next model. 4S is a tweak on the 4 as the name suggests

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    the 4 is dead it’s now officially a stop gap piece of cr*p we released before the 5

    (please feel free to recycle this by changing the numbers in 12months time)

    warton
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    my contract is up in october, so I’ll be getting the new one, as long as its got a bigger screen and has more storage, if it doesn’t i’ll be getting an S3.

    Jamie
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    Sod the phone, I’ve been waiting form a bump in the iMac range for nearly a year now!!

    Be lucky you haven’t got a Mac Pro.

    …anyway, iMacs will be getting smacked with the upgrade stick in the next couple of months.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    my contract is up in october, so I’ll be getting the new one, as long as its got a bigger screen and has more storage

    The 4s already goes up to 64GB. How much storage do you need on a phone?

    Be interesting to see what they do about the screen. People seem quite split about it. Personally I don’t want a bigger phone (if I need a big screen I have the iPad). Also they may be reluctant to fragment the platform by introducing a new resolution, as fragmentation is one of the obvious drawbacks on Android.

    hora
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    The apple5 will also drop the S3 prices to sub-30 a month I bet

    deluded
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    It will defo have a bigger screen, given consistent leaks regarding the casing size – four inches and some in the diagonal I reckon.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Hmmm… would an extra half inch on the diagonal really make that much difference?

    It’s an interesting one. Some folk clearly want a bigger screen.

    But it has some obvious disadvantages:

    – bigger bulkier phone
    – shorter battery life
    – either platform fragmentation by adding a new screen resolution for developers to support
    – OR it stays at 640×960 but with bigger pixels so no longer “Retina” dpi.
    – starts encroaching on the iPad market, especially if they release an iPad Mini.
    – ergonomics: starts getting hard to reach the full extent of the screen with your thumb when holding the phone in one hand.

    Gary_M
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    My contract runs out mid October on my 4 which I’m quite happy about.

    Changing the connector is crazy though, will apple really do such an irritating thing?

    tinsy
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    I wouldnt swap to the 4 or 4s because of the shape, I hope the 5 is as nice as the 3 & 3s are to hold..

    But that has allowed me to drop to Β£13 a month tarrif and I like that a lot.

    Doesn’t the Iphone 6 come out the week after? It’s almost as bad as the Shimano groupeset release cycle…

    Gary_M
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    New phone every 2 years, annual tweaks of current phone, hardly a big deal.

    scuzz
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    Hmmm… would an extra half inch on the diagonal really make that much difference?

    Haven’t you heard? Big is the new small!

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Doesn’t the Iphone 6 come out the week after? It’s almost as bad as the Shimano groupeset release cycle…

    An odd comment given the number of Android handsets that get released every year.

    The Apple release cycle is quite slow compared to say Samsung.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    hardly a big deal.

    ist a big deal if you’re a child labourer at an ilegal coltan mine in the congo, supplying chinese factories with the ore to make mobile phone batteries

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    He looks happy enough – kids love digging in the dirt. Would it be better if he was unemployed?

    I always did wonder what happened to Gary Coleman.

    PeterPoddy
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    The 4s already goes up to 64GB. How much storage do you need on a phone?

    My 32gb i4 is full and I have to keep taking stuff off. I’ll get the 64gb probably, but the 128 if I can afford it.

    Gary_M
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    ist a big deal if you’re a child labourer at an ilegal coltan mine in the congo, supplying chinese factories with the ore to make mobile phone batteries

    At least the kids got a job, I’m struggling to see the negatives.

    deluded
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    kimbers – that does come across as a little sententious, mate.

    CountZero
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    the 4 is dead it’s now officially a stop gap piece of cr*p we released before the 5

    So explain why the 3Gs is still being sold in large numbers worldwide.
    The 4 is still a damn good phone, and will almost certainly replace the 3Gs as the base starter model when the 5 comes out.
    Rumours suggest a 4″ 16:9 Retina widescreen, new 19 pin dock,new incell screen tech, allowing a slightly thinner screen, 1Gb RAM, and a new frame with metal top and bottom on the rear, with a glass panel set into the middle. Storage/processor/RFID…Who knows, most is educated guessing.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    well after googling sententious
    youre right it is
    however, im in a bad mood and seeing an stw circle w@nk about the next iphone i couldnt help myself

    Gary_M
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    Quick question for you kimbers, do you have a smart phone, are you 100% sure that the content of the battery was 100% ethically sourced.

    Hypocrite?

    deluded
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    however, im in a bad mood and seeing an stw circle w@nk about the next iphone i couldnt help myself

    Chill out fella. You need the restorative powers of a good MTB ride in the sun πŸ˜€

    I assume you mined and handbuilt the computer you are typing this from…?

    πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    kimbers – that does come across as a little sententious, mate.

    I have no idea what that word means but I’m inclined to agree πŸ˜€

    Obviously it’s not great and it would be lovely if poverty, violence, civil war and child labour were eradicated from all countries in the world – but I don’t think that’s Apples fault.

    What can you do? Is your answer to not buy anything at all in case somewhere down the line some component or base mineral involved illegal child labour?

    I assume you mined and handbuilt the computer you are typing this from…?

    however, im in a bad mood and seeing an stw circle w@nk about the next iphone i couldnt help myself

    Edit: ah fair enough then. I know the feeling. Ignore my defensive comments and go have a nice cup of (FairTrade) tea. πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    yes i have a smart phone im typing this on a laptop and plenty of other gizmos around the house so yes im a hypocrite

    however previously before buying a mobile phone I emailed several companies about their coltan sourcing, only nokia bothered to reply, so i bought a nokia!
    I also used this page when buying my smartphone
    http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/buyersguides/phonebroadband/mobilephones.aspx

    does it make any sort of difference?- probably not, but it makes me feel smugger about myself.

    Gary_M
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    mmm as long as you can feel smug then that’s fine, just don’t judge everyone else when you don’t know the facts and are do the same as those you choose to criticise.

    And going by that site nokia scored 6.5/20, apple 6/20.

    people in glass houses and all that.

    kimbers, you make some good points. As for deluded, I wouldn’t worry, you’ll find his posts peppered with the odd little-used word, possibly picked out from a obscure-****-word-a-day app – whereas in real life, he prefers to use implied threats of bizzie harassment to make his point. I had a whole fifteen minute conversation with him once and he hardly used words of more than one syllable.

    *prepares for yet another week or random stop-and-search from A&C Polis*

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    I emailed several companies about their coltan sourcing,

    I’m curious. Why focus on just coltan?

    Electronics are full of all kinds of minerals and chemicals that need extracting or mining, and have loads of components that are assembled by nimble-fingered children in dubious working conditions.

    i bought a nokia!
    I also used this page when buying my smartphone
    http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/buyersguides/phonebroadband/mobilephones.aspx

    Hmmmm.. adjusting the sliders to make “People” and “Politics” the most important reveals that iPhones scores 5 out of 20 and Nokia scores 1.

    Apparently we should all be buying Amplicom phones.

    Lovely

    deluded
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    I had a whole fifteen minute conversation with him once and he hardly used words of more than one syllable.

    I moderate my pitch to my audience 8)

    …. and it’s A&S.

    I can’t help it if I’ve got a big dic..tion.

    Good use of peppered BTW.

    tinsy
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    Kimbers, I phones and Nokias all made at the same Chinese factory as far as I know, I went there once when i worked for Nokia, its like a huge town. Foxconn.

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