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Apple iPhone 4S preorders break AT&T record

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Apple iPhone 4S preorders break AT&T record - read the full textIn case anyone has doubted the success of the iPhone 4S, we have some fresh numbers for you. Apple's latest smartphone has scored more than 200,000 preorders for AT&T in its first 12 hours of availability. This stunning number makes the device the most successful debut yet for AT&T. It must...

 

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The thing I envy iPhone fans (I am not one of them), is that their phones haave maximal value for at least 12 months and slightly reduced value for another 12 months, while all along their phones are well taken care of by Apple in terms of firmware maintenance and upgrades as well as applications.

However, in spite of the above, if I had an iPhone, I would miss live widgets and customizable home screens, it would bother me a number of restrictions and high dependency on iTunes and network providers. When I summon up pluses and minuses, iPhone is not worth to me more than a half of the price than what it is offered for. In fact, even if it costs as half as much, I would not chose it. Simply, even though a good device, it is not for me, plus, not worth the money it costs.

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  • 2011-10-09 19:18
  • mcHC

> In reply to Duel @ 2011-10-09 18:49 from p77p - click to readPhones like galaxy s and s2 sell around 10 million units then stop but iphones sell over 100 million units each year average people have regular sized hands which makes it harder for them to use 4.3 or 4.5 inch screens so apple has to think abt millions of people with regular sized hands who are going to use the iphone..apple spent millions of dollars to find out hat screen size suits people the best.

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  • 2011-10-09 18:59
  • Ja1M

On Oct.4th I bought the Samsung Galaxy S2, beautiful phone, but Android is not my thing. So I'm gonna return it and stick with my jailbroken iPhone 4.

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  • 2011-10-09 18:50
  • 4D4A

http://dcurt.is/2011/10/03/3-point-5-inches/ Very good link about iphone screen size vs galaxy s2.

It's clearly show how bad ergonomy galaxy s2 screen have. Apple doesn't make big screen because everyone else doing, apple put bigger screen if they think it's good choice.

I think many many was happy to hear iPhone is still small smartphone and not going bigger like everyone else. I mean almost every smartphone in the market are HUGES, thank god apple didn't do that, i'm not surprised if others are going back to smaller phones in future too. They only harm themself with these huge phones if they want to keep up with Apple sells.

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  • 2011-10-09 18:49
  • p77p

> In reply to EndlessDream94 @ 2011-10-09 18:21 from qiUk - click to readU are totally right ( except in the porn apps hahahaha) not really i use both plataform, And is totally true , there is a lot of crap apps And widgets , And themes And duplicates apps that they are counting like apps, by the way , the apps in iOS is still better in quality

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  • 2011-10-09 18:47
  • 8I5I

> In reply to EndlessDream94 @ 2011-10-09 18:14 from qiUk - click to readCurrently n8 has the best mobile camera in the market.I was referring to the 4s pictures posted on the apple website..ive never seen these good photos taken with a mobile before but ofcourse ive never seen the same pics taken with n8 but ive seen that the 5mp on iphone 4 comes very close to n8s 12mp so i guess 4s can beat n8 ..but time will tell just have to wait for few more days till the reviews and comparisons rain on us :p

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  • 2011-10-09 18:34
  • Ja1M

> In reply to Spudly @ 2011-10-09 16:42 from HKGr - click to readIf we are going to talk about apps in iOS vs android... then we cant forget to mention that since the android market is unsupervised and there is no approval process the marketplace contains some crap that is not present in the iOS app store. From my experience using android I have encountered a great deal of duplicate apps... apps that one person developed and someone else more or less "ripped" it... basically a stolen app. Add to that the sheer number of porn apps where all they contain are images of naked people.... no offense but that is hardly an app. And add to that large list the number of apps that are nothing more than "themes" and buttons. There are none of these themes and buttons in iOS because the theme isn't customizable (doesn't really need to be). While iOS does have background apps, so does android. So once you eliminate the fluff... android still falls pretty far behind. And lets not even get into the number of malicious apps present in the android market. Ugh!

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  • 2011-10-09 18:21
  • qiUk

> In reply to [deleted post]Completely agree with you except that the N8's camera doesn't suck. It's 12mp camera IS a very good camera. It remains to be seen if the 4s camera will beat it. I have the N8 and have always been able to take amazing photos that truly rival the big expansive devices. The pixel density is still considerably greater than the iPhone's is. But I'm not at all dissing the iPhone camera. It appears to be quite awesome and I am anxiously waiting to see if it will indeed dethrone the N8, or at least give it a run for it's money. The iPhones camera is, however, probably the best 8mp camera on the market.

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  • 2011-10-09 18:14
  • qiUk

> In reply to rizgud @ 2011-10-09 17:59 from KIKS - click to readWow u are a very misinformed person..iphone is the only mobile that has apps for its dual core processor it has the biggest app store in the world...then the 8mp camera has the most advanced lens and camera sensor tht beat nokia n8s 12mp hands down...mega pixels is nothing if the camera sucks..and wow dude there hasnt been any kind of voice recognition software anywhere in the world like siri..yes every phones have voice recognktion but siri has a AI..artificial intelligence!!have u seen star trek halo or mass effect knight rider where they talk to the computer and the computer does everything for them??its like that no other voice software comes close to siri!!wow dude u must be living under a rock for the last few years!!

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  • 2011-10-09 18:12
  • Ja1M

> In reply to rizgud @ 2011-10-09 17:59 from KIKS - click to readSiri is not the same as the voice apps on android (which are already available in iOS as well... the same vlingo app). And Dell discontinued their 5" device... Just FYI.

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  • 2011-10-09 18:08
  • qiUk

> In reply to dara @ 2011-10-09 17:33 from 0vSx - click to readcute video and its so true thanks

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  • 2011-10-09 18:06
  • KIKS

> In reply to dara @ 2011-10-09 17:33 from 0vSx - click to readDumb video. Especially considering the 4s internals are all new. There is enough new about this device that it really makes that video seem pathetic. As for the android comparisons... Lame! Siri has been in the app store for quite some time and none of the android apps that do the same thing are anything special. Especially considering you can get vlingo for iOS as well. Btw... The retina display at 3.5" is still easier on the eyes than any 4" AMOLED display.

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  • 2011-10-09 18:05
  • qiUk

> In reply to rizgud @ 2011-10-09 17:59 from KIKS - click to readDear rizgud, by just comparing tech specs, we sometimes can miss unique things, which are not covered by the tech specs, such as software design.

Siri is not just voice control, that has existed for years, even in dumbphones. Until now however, it has mostly been only about 'accepting' voice instructions.

Siri is a deeply integrated personal assistant within the iPhone system. It is:

1. Deeply integrated in the iPhone system wide, so it can span several apps at once, to achieve a single task

2. It does not just accept literal instructions, it also 'understands' context even when asked an indirect question, such as "do I need an umbrella today?"

Watch how it coordinates SMS, then Calendar, then SMS again, in achieving a task:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU2uhG5es2E

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  • 2011-10-09 18:03
  • 3Ybw
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> In reply to dara @ 2011-10-09 17:33 from 0vSx - click to readLoL maded by a nobody :P

But indeed is good, because they need attack Apple since they don't have any other media to enhance any other brand... :P

So, the only way to gain "adepts" is spit to the king.

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  • 2011-10-09 18:01
  • Pr@3

Crazy stuff and i never understand what is in IPhone which others do not have in their devices dual core 1-Mhz chips and 8MP camera market already have tons of devices for past one year so i should say iPhone is one year late actually IPhone is a show off in 3.4 inch screen and for many peoples siri (voice command) is amazing thing and they don’t even know if it is about a 10 years old technology into windows mobiles and every android phone have it.
i think future is 5" + screens tablet + phone and it is a great idea and like Dell and Samsung already into it

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  • 2011-10-09 17:59
  • KIKS

This is weird..... it is almost the same as Iphone 4 - no increase in the screen size....no changes in the design or whatsoever.. and people would buy it. It seems to me that despite the crisis consumerism is still rollin'

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  • 2011-10-09 17:55
  • 0BFX

> In reply to ra535i @ 2011-10-09 17:25 from kgFg - click to readBro samsung already dropped official support for last years galaxy s the last 3 gingerbread updates that came for galaxy s had to be downloaded from third party websites and had to be installed with third party software instead of samsung kies...galaxy s2 is already 6 months old so i guess it will get official updates from samsung for the next 6 months only...

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  • 2011-10-09 17:42
  • Ja1M

HAHAHA..a brilliant and so true video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-PB8glrqds

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  • 2011-10-09 17:33
  • 0vSx

It would be interesting to know how many of these orders are Upgrades and how many are new to iPhone?

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  • 2011-10-09 17:30
  • nx50

> In reply to cpk @ 2011-10-09 00:44 from vj1g - click to readiphone 4s is the natural progression for their product line. to say that they named this device the 4s to save face is LUDICROUS!! secondly, I just want to point out something to everyone that seems to hate on apple's products. I own a 3gs, and will continue to do so because my phone is STILL, relevant and will be able to run IOS' latest and created iOS 5. I challenge you to see if you sgsII will still be relevant in 2 years. As a matter of fact I'll guarantee that Samsung will drop "customized" support for your device. Apple has an uncanny ability to prolong their older devices for their loyal users. So for now i'll be holding onto my 3gs till the "iPhone 5" comes out because unlike 80-90 percent of all other manufacturer users, I still receive relevant updates and support for my device 2 yrs strong...

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  • 2011-10-09 17:25
  • kgFg

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