Mr. cupertino's main reason that is still running alive is saudi arabia and UAE. From the whole world only these 2 countries have craziest rich people with lots of money to buy them. And even their accessories as well that are same costly as the phone itself. Even a recent research study shows that mr. cupertino is the no.1 only hot seller in the UAE. And belive it or not few years back, blackberry made Guinness world record for the no. 1 most extreme users of blackberry in saudi arabia.
Anonymous, 15 Sep 2014I had an S3 and my battery life was good in terms of a smartphone, however my HTC One M7 is br... moreHey, my teammates have S3. Battery barely last 5-6 hours during the day for them, hence my comment. Your usage of S3 could be less, so you could make it through the day. For heavy users, S3 does not last a day.
Muthu, 15 Sep 2014What about battery life in S3 (with the best sales record for an android phone to date)? Users... moreIt probably may not be as good as you might expect but it definitely gets through a single day on moderate usage.
No matter how bigger the battery is / how optimized your software is, at the end of the day, if you keep using your phone frequently, the battery would simply die faster.
The battery life just goes down as years go by and I think its understandable and you know one could buy a new battery easily and just put it in there and get going again?
If someone says they get 2-3 days battery life, they are not using their phone that much.
Anonymous, 15 Sep 2014You see applefanboys all the time trolling android articles actually, especially samsung artic... moreThat is a straight up fallacy and you know it. Just look at the articles up today. The Apple article, again, has the most comments. And most of them are android fanboys. The multiple samsung articles in the front page aren't even approaching half the comments. Android fanboys are obsessed with Apple.
Muthu, 15 Sep 2014What about battery life in S3 (with the best sales record for an android phone to date)? Users... moreI had an S3 and my battery life was good in terms of a smartphone, however my HTC One M7 is brilliant, i can get 2 days out of it with a good amount of use too. Where i work 5 out of the 6 of us have iPhones, all of which by the afternoon are having to charge their phones, a common problem amongst iphone users. Same goes from the Xperia Z's, without their stamina mode they are going dead by mid-late afternoon so all phones brands are culpable to bad batteries.
Duel, 15 Sep 2014IOS7.1 fixed the lag with older devices.I cant argue coz I dont use iPhone that much and not sure if my friend updated but I advised him to get on the latest update as it generally fixes the older bugs. I check his phone occasionally and its still slow. I dont know if thats how its intended to be but it is definitely slower than before. Its hard for me to really agree that even old iphones are always fast. I have seen this happen to Android as well. My wife's Sony on GB was very fast but now on KK but its kind of slower than before. Possibly the lack of decent hardware.
There are clearly a lot of uneducated drones around who don't do their research. When I meet a new person with an Apple device that is the first impression I get of you.
namealreadytaken, 15 Sep 2014Funny. One of my friends have an S3 and another has iPhone 4S. The recent iOS7 update real... moreWhat about battery life in S3 (with the best sales record for an android phone to date)? Users of it are also wall-huggers, if I were to use the term Samsung used to describe iphone owners.
X, 15 Sep 2014It was expected.
I will order one too when it will be available in my country. Not going to g... moreFunny. One of my friends have an S3 and another has iPhone 4S.
The recent iOS7 update really made it worse and now the iPhone 4 is lagging badly. I wouldnt lie that it is lagging very badly that its unusable but the lag is very noticeable with few bugs as well like the call gets cut first time but succeeds on restart.
The one with S3 is still enjoying his phone as he did on first day.
I am not saying all apples are bad. Just citing an example like you did.
I like iPhone. Its has an excellent Apps. But too many limitations which would take years for Apple to fix, not because they lack the skill but just that they intentionally release only very few updates every year so they could keep milking money off people. If Droid makers could bring FHD, bigger screen etc., it would be easy for Apple to have given this phone couple of years back (maybe you could exclude the touchID / ApplePay or whatever). Ever wonder why Apple never brought those features when they could have? Its a great marketing strategy which would continue working as long as fans exist.
One is free to spend his own money on whatever he wishes but I would still be laughing considering the price of that phone. Its ridiculously overpriced IMHO.
But anyway everything goes good. Some goes down some goes up. It is Life. And Life is good.
X, 15 Sep 2014It was expected. I will order one too when it will be available in my country. Not going to g... moreAt least buy Sony, not Apple, it goes back fast and will be faster. Just for good advise. Next year 2015 all people will realize that.
jACK001, 15 Sep 2014Tell me .. Do u see any apple lover go to a android post or news and say crap about androi... moreYou see applefanboys all the time trolling android articles actually, especially samsung articles, both are as bad as each other so don't take any moral high ground.
Smirenie, 15 Sep 2014For today Apple made ugliest smartphone in the world and the most expensive. Can you imagine t... moreCan you direct us to the part where anyone is forcing you to buy, or even like, iPhone?
It was expected.
I will order one too when it will be available in my country. Not going to get into discutions, but after 5 years on Android I came to realise that Android phones are never raising up to expectations. The specs are just bling to hide the impotence of the OS. My SGS 3 lags as hell while my wife's work iPhone 4 is still working as fast (aparently) as in the first day. The OS updates didn't cripple it. Now coming to the reason of ordering the iPhone, I know that if I buy one, I'll not get frustrated by it in one, two, three years. It will still work as expected. Everything else (CPU speed, RAM, battery size, number of camera pixels) is just cheap talk.
For today Apple made ugliest smartphone in the world and the most expensive. Can you imagine today 8 mp. rear camera and 1.2 front for 799 euro. Wow. And looks ugly. Wow. 799 euro. Wow.
Anomynous, 15 Sep 2014Minor upgrades? 5s was mindblowing, biggest upgrade i ever seen. 4s to 5 was also a big one th... moreI don't understand where you are coming from saying the 5S was a substantial improvement, it was not. It brought features that they had clearly held back from the 5, it is a tactic Apple do very well to prolong their phones shelf lives. Yes their finger print recognition technology is great, its a brilliant gimick but not a real necessity as it can be bypassed easily. With the 6 they are bragging about technology which has been around for a couple of years on other devices such LTE and NFC.
Personally i feel they would have been better off improving the picture quality and a most importantly the battery life as that is appalling in all iPhones. Also with other manufacturers bringing in the water resistent/waterproof technology, Apple are seriously beginning to fall behind in actual features of the phones.
On a plus side, as a non-iphone user i actually think the design is the most attractive they have produced since the 3GS as the 4/4S was nice but clumsy looking and the 5/5S just looked like a 4 that had been stretched and its dimensions/proporsions were all out.
We all know it will sell in its millions, its a given but from what i have seen and heard, people are finally beginning to see that the phone isn't the only phone to have especially as their are better looking, better spec'd, better features all on other phones which allow users to match their lifestyles.
One final point is Apple have dropped a massive bomb with their U2 album promotion, as it just proves that users do not control their apple products Apple actually do with the power to just put things onto their devices, which in my eyes really is a breach of privacy and security as this shows how easily they can access devices
Duel, 15 Sep 2014Dont know because i very rarely read anything about android because its so boring, i dont thin... moreAndrfoid is really too boring, im so tired of lockscreen shortcuts and lockscreen widgets and useless customizing. A lockscreen used to be for unlocking phones but now on androids they are the homescreen and the fans scream for more, wtf??
Meanwhile, where is ART? Its way overdue time to address some real Android problems if you ask me. That said, Z3 Compact is most likely my next phone (if i need one), i can live with Android but i can never really like it.
jACK001, 15 Sep 2014Tell me ..
Do u see any apple lover go to a android post or news and say crap about androi... moreI don't see it. I see it on youtube channels though, cause apple user on the defense against cruel android users. Heck even on my facebook my friend just post "isheeps" like wth... show some respect...are you insulting anyone that uses an iphone?
I do drop by galaxy s5 page, and what do I see? many people complaining about their phone.