AppleInsider writes today that leading Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has said that the iPhone 5 is a ďRolexĒ in comparison to its competitors, which he says are more like a ďTimex.Ē Munster says that Apple is set to sell between 6 million to 10 million iPhone 5s in the September quarter, which ends at the end of September. Munster has managed to have hands-on time with the iPhone 5, and says that it has an improved feel and build in comparison to previous iPhones. AppleInsider reports that Piper Jaffray and Investing Analytics also kept tabs on how the iPhone 5 went down online, and found that Twitter posts about the new phone saw a 460% year over year increase compared to iPhone 4S launch day, with blog posts about the iPhone 5 also up 100% year over year. Munster said that 73% of tweets about the iPhone 5 were positive, in comparison with 15% for the iPhone 4S launch.
s1m0n, 18 Sep 2012have you at least tried something else to compare? This is not that much "gr8". Its ... moreif i can afford to pay 800 euro for a phone i don't see any problem to give 30 more for an adapter...my 2cents.
FOR TROLLERS, 18 Sep 201263% of samsung fans want iphone in an isolated island? my foot! if i were to go by people's co... moreAppleInsider reports today that the first iPhone 5 benchmark test scores have already sneaked their way onto the Internet, via Primate Labsí Geekbench, and they have thrown up some amazing figures. AppleInsider explains that Geekbench logged a score of 1601 from an ďiPhone5x2Ē running iOS 6 on a dual-core ARMv7 processor, clocked at 1.02GHz and with 1GB RAM. AppleInsider says that while there is no guarantee that it is genuine unless confirmed by Apple, device identifiers are apparently difficult to copy, and the specs used are in line with previous rumours that the A6 chip inside the iPhone 5 has a full gig of DRAM and custom cores for its ARMv7 CPU. Assuming the scores are genuine, then, they show that the iPhone 5 is outperforming even the best of the best performing Android devices (not just phones, but tablets as well). They also more than double the best performance of any previous iPhones, none of which have surpassed a score of 800.
63% of samsung fans want iphone in an isolated island? my foot! if i were to go by people's comments, then i would conclude that 95% of those who visit gsmarena hate iphone and will migrate to other models.
Bit happier now this forum has got some folk banned and we can discuss iPhone 5,,anyone getting one Friday ?? I have a while yet before mines delivered.
[deleted post]have you at least tried something else to compare? This is not that much "gr8". Its almost the same as iPhone 4S. And if you like iPhones that much, i would suspect that you also have some docks (radio, speaker, etc)... how great it is to be forced to buy new docks or adapters (if any exist)?
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2012So why is it that in a survey 63% of Samsung owners want to jump to iPhone 5? I'm assuming sin... moreThat survey last year said 56% want to jump ship to IOS so its gone up this year then..
Not enough innovation. Android phones remain more customizable and more innovative. Everyone will have to buy new docks or adapter... This one should have been called "the new iPhone 4S" instead of a new version "#5"...
I donít know why people look at the sales to say something is good. Every people has his/her own choice. If youíre talking about iphone 5 I wouldnít even purchase an iphone 5 even when itís price is 10000 Rupees. I would go for Nokia or an android phone. Nokia phones bodies are solid than the others. Their cameras are unbeatable by other phones. Now donít say that iPhone this iPhone that!. N8 was used for a South African magazine photoshoot I donít think any of the iPhone will be used for that kind of stuff in the next 100 years. I used to drop my n8 and there wasnít even a scratch on itís screen (donít do that with iPhone because not only screen but itís body will also get messed up). Thereís nothing new in iPhones itís a mixture of different products in short a copy bundle. Thatís my reason not to even look at an iPhone. Now please donít get all emotional and start an arguement because I just told my opinion Iím not starting an arguement.
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2012What is wrong with the Android and Samsung fanboys? Used to present much more challenge than t... moreplease... android fan boys... don't make rest of the people laugh .. apple has strong fan core all with good reason it's not because they shove up all the technology in to one huge peace of crap ..most of the android users will shift from samsung to HTC or anything else when the specs change...
what a wast of time there iz nothing new just bigger screen n new os 6 samsung galaxy s3 is the best then iphone 4s or 5 galaxy talk time is 21hr n iphone 8hr sam have alot of new thing - S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
- Smart Stay eye tracking
- Dropbox (50 GB storage
Really love this ip5 specially it's feature that they increase screen size really it's very big achievement from apple.from 6 month we waiting this iPhone and this feature is more higher then our expectations.I hope if apple carry on same like this till iPhone 10 iPad and iPhone same same thanks apple for such gr8 technology
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2012samsung stealsPicasso had a saying "Good artists copy, great artists steal". And we had been ah, um, shameless in stealing other people's great ideas.- SJ
hey guys just think it of
1. How will you use your old high priced accesories using i5 . Buy a adapter ,switch it to your accesory and then your new iphone 5 .
2. What about gaming guys all the developer must redesign
3. In lodon there where 10mil nfc payment users before incorporating nfc in mobiles . Now it comes handy in other phones . See in wiki about how nfc is used in many countries.
4. Except html 5 and its webkit where is open source. Including devs are forced into its eco system.
5. Where is the wifi direct which is being equipted in hdtv and pc.they force us to buy their tv apple and its services . They call this as airplay.
6.ever video taken by your handycam must be converted.
7. Last 1: if they had not created a closed ecosystem according to their will . There would be no jailbreak. Think about devs.