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  • iPhone5- Wtf. Not impressed
  • Premier Icon Kryton57
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    And….. here we are. I just upgrade to an i5 🙂 Here’s why:

    a) I’m currently reading the Jobs biography. Do you realise the materials (ie Gorilla Glass), some of the Alu cases and technology etc are actually invented by Apple and copied by others? ie the Apple philosophy is that they seek perfection, and if its not available they build it – Jobs actually built factory’s to create Gorilla Glass and Ti materials rather than use what was available in the world. Apples core context is to lead ahead and set new standards and not to just to copy the competition I like that subculture, because anything is is pretty much a copy – so much so I want to by into it.

    b) My local shop until tomorrow just did a “buy this memory for the price of that memory” deal – ie I just got a 64GB i5 for £200 (and I got a small work bonus which negates the cost).

    c) Having played with iOS6 on my 3GS, it all just does what I want. I’m comfortable with it, don’t care about Android, and know that Apple will sort their maps issues out soon enough (not that I use maps much).

    d) I’m betting it’ll look better than an S3 in two years time when my next upgrade is free (Mine’s white so I won’t suffer from “scratchgate”.

    I won’t need a tablet. Mrs K is getting a Ipad for Xmas, and I’ll continue with this here Macbook if I need to.

    Btw, my phone shop told me the reason for the deal ^^^ Apple are recalling new black handsets and sticking them in the bin to be replace with newer handsets which are more scratchproof. Ok so my statement about perfection in a) was proven flawed, but at least they are prepared to take a hit to get it right.

    Happy days.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    <glitch bump>

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Apple are recalling new black handsets

    really? mine has been knocking around in my pocket with keys + coins for about two weeks now without a cover and not a scratch to be seen.

    must be a batch thing.

    allthegear
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    I think, if Apple were recalling black phones, it would be huge news and all over the web. It isn’t.

    Rachel

    deviant
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    Kryton57, a company called Corning invented Gorilla Glass in the 1960s but couldn’t find any suitable uses for it at the time…a few limited edition American muscle cars had Gorilla Glass components where weight was an issue but given that smartphones were 30 years away the product was mothballed.

    Steve Jobs contacted Corning about this toughened glass when initial tests of a plastic screened iPhone showed it would scratch horrendously.

    Credit to Jobs for having his ear to the ground and knowing of such a product but Gorilla Glass was invented by Corning before Apple were a company.

    It’s this kind of misinformation about Apple products that has led to users being known as fanboys…..but then if Jobs himself is spouting nonsense about it in his book then what can you expect?!

    I’m waiting for the day that Apple ( or an acolyte) tries to claim they invented the phone….and that actually pre 2007 phones didn’t exist….it will come I’m sure of it!

    hora
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    Jobs is one of the reasons why I’m holding off. Yes I was/am considering a 5′ (IF I was to buy an additional tablet). I know its a consumer product at the end of the day but like O’Leary I don’t like to hear ‘too much’ about a personality over their product/brand.

    robdixon
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    Well my iPhone 5 in black is being swapped out tomorrow by a free courier sent by Apple. The battery lasts about 3 hours when 3G is turned on, and that’s if it can find a 3G signal in the first place – it spends most of the time displaying “no service”.

    Apple were very helpful even though I didn’t buy the device from them – I just called customer support and they said something about some models from one factory had problems and that they would swap it for free.

    Whilst the product in this case didn’t work well, the customer service was excellent.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    I’m waiting for the day that Apple ( or an acolyte) tries to claim they invented the phone….

    Oooh oooh.. me!

    I’d say they certainly launched the “smartphone revolution”.

    Yes of course there were smartphones before the iPhone, but they were very clunky and largely the preserve of geeks. (mmm.. WAP pages and “Games” on my Nokia 7110)

    Apple did what it does best and made high-tech accessible and sexy to normal people by combining existing tech, nice design, pleasing aesthetics, and a bit of innovation.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Deviant, apologies I over enthusiastically summarised and of course you are correct.

    Hora, if you read the biography you’d realise jobs is was actually a real a-hole. However, his manner and drive built the Apple ethos. I’m not buying into Jobs, I’m sticking with Apple.

    I appreciate the i5 isn’t the leap the original iphone was, but it does what I want, and I don’t have the time or the inclination to “play” or be interested in Android. Vis a Vis I’m pretty sure the excitement of opening the ibox and the setup process I’ll go through tomorrow will be the only excitement I’ll get over the i5 for the next couple of years, and that suits me fine.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Well slightly annoyed. Turns out you need OS 10.6.8 or above to get iTunes 7 which you need for the iPhone 5. You would have to have paid for that.

    Otherwise your new iPhone doesn’t work with iTunes – meaning you can’t copy your prior phones content across. Luckily though iTunes 7 is a simple and free upgrade on Windows XP. – wtf!

    posted with my iPhone 5 😀

    .it will come I’m sure of it!

    I have a feeling you just can’t wait.

    Premier Icon chvck
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    Well slightly annoyed. Turns out you need OS 10.6.8 or above to get iTunes 7 which you need for the iPhone 5. You would have to have paid for that.

    If you’re shelling out (in whatever form) for an iphone 5 surely an osx upgrade is pretty much a drop in the ocean in the grand scheme of things?

    At the end of the day samsung and htc are ****, i have owned both the desire hd and s3 and 3gs, i still to this day wish id never sold my 3gs, the s3 battery life was horrendous and took an age to even do the simplest of tasks same with the htc, u cant even type a number in and just save it you either have to open the contacts and start a new one or dial the number and save after youve “parnked” somebody. And custimer service for apple is simply amazing, i walked in with my 3gs said its broke and by the time i sat down i had a shiny new one in my hand, htc and samsung dont wanna know if your phones broke, apple all the way, funnily enough im off out now to pick up my 64gb for free : )

    grum
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    really? mine has been knocking around in my pocket with keys + coins for about two weeks now without a cover and not a scratch to be seen.

    must be a batch thing.

    I guess so. my friend has a 5 and says his already looks a year old.

    TurnerGuy
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    Just got my Motorola Razr Maxx – nice big 3300mah battery and reasonably slim as well. Seems to be lasting for ages – much better than my old HTC.

    Gorilla glass, treated for water resistance (see youtube for people dropping them in baths…) and a kevlar back so I can use it as a shield in case anyone shoots me.

    PeterPoddy
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    I guess so. my friend has a 5 and says his already looks a year old.

    To be fair some people can ruin anything in seconds. We all know someone like this…. 😉

    ooOOoo
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    Nokia did what it does best and made high-tech accessible and sexy to normal people by combining existing tech, nice design, pleasing aesthetics, and a bit of innovation.

    FTFY 🙂 Then Apple did it for the next stage. Samsung seem to be leading the current phase.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    GrahamS – Member

    his main point being that PCs are practically stationary in development terms but smartphones (on all sides) are improving exponentially.

    Because PCs are a very mature and developed product, and already do massively more than most users need or want them to. Whereas smartphones are not.

    Already being good at the job you do isn’t a downside, unless you’re a marketeer (or, I suppose, a nerd)

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    That’s kind of my point Northwind. I’m using a PC at home that is at least 5 years old. Parts of it are more like 10.
    There is absolutely no reason for me to buy a new one. That’s a big problem for PC manufacturers to overcome.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Sorry, I’d jumped to the conclusion that you agreed with the article.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Oh I do definitely agree with the article that the era of the home PC, particularly the desktop, is coming to an end.

    I hardly touch my desktop these days it only gets really used for heavy tasks like photo/video editing or DVD ripping and conversion. My home laptop and netbook don’t get much use either. Almost all my “computing” use at home is tablet or phone based.

    I don’t think this is uncommon.

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