Anonymous, 29 Sep 2013Anyone think this might be Apple's most blatant cash grab to date?
Let's take last years f... moreiPhone 5 .. iPhone 5C +battery 100mah?
Samsung galaxy S2 .. Samsung galaxy S2 Plus.. + nothing!
4 Samsung galaxy S4!! in a year.
HTC One X .. HTC One X+ + some speed... like that matter?
.. Everyone did the same man.
All that the richest corp in the world could innovate in the past 12 months is a 64bit chipset, fingerprint scanner and a dual led flash. I m an I5 user but apple s got the worst r&d team and a myopic ceo.
B, 28 Sep 2013Well Apple continues to provide a very average product yet the sheep still come. This phone is... moreAre you an agent of FBI?I'm a simple user and no one will do all of those hard works just to bypass my touch id lock screen.Think before talking,please.
ashish007, 28 Sep 2013Can anyone explain me how can a dual core 1.3 ghz come on top against the likes of snapdragon ... moreMaybe because of the iOS or the great design of the cpu that Apple engineers did.
HBK, 28 Sep 2013What happened to Quad core Androids? Dual Core IPhones beat the hell out of them in. Bench Mar... morecan we say.... the guy from the other side of the fence just got a brilliant idea of what to release next.... ooopss copying again...
Surely the perfect comparison (almost) is the Lumia 925. Comparable specs, comparable build quality at exactly half the cost.
Apple.. most people buy it because of the way they present their devices. The words they choose make the device 3x more appealing. Look at samsung's presentations. Their lack of creative word choice doesnot enable them to get the customers. Really, "the next big thing is here". Theyre all great devices.
I know 3 people who will be buying the 5s, switching from samsung s3. Good move I say because the 5s is the fastest and greatest smartphone ever.
Anyone think this might be Apple's most blatant cash grab to date?
Let's take last years flagship, build it cheaper and sell it for essentially the same price (5C). Let's then take last year's flagship and add a few pointless features that wouldn't rate a mention on most manufacturers devices and sell it for even more.(5S)
They've taken the old phone and profited twice off it this year! Who else would do that?
It works, unfortunately. Apple fans are usually not that tech minded but ARE fashion conscious.
Apple can take it two ways from here.
1.) Pocket the cash, with the next Iphone another mediocre upgrade.
2.) Use the cash and make the Iphone 6 what it needs to be. A competition crushing smartphone.
When the first Iphone was released, it had Nokia mostly for competition. It destroyed all. Now we have the worlds tech giants in the playground and they're taking Apple's toys faster than they can think.
PS: For anyone thinking Apple aren't the most money hungry, you tell me another manufacturer that's "authenticated" it's USB cable so you need to buy from them rather than a cheaper alternative.
When it comes to Apple users there 2 main types, those who just use the phone as a tool and can not be bothered about brand loyalty, it is just a tool, they look at a phone and what use it is to them.
The second type are those that think Apple can't do wrong at all and because they have an iphone they think they are better than anyone else.
Those who look at the phone new iphones that use it as a tool are the ones who really don't think that this is an improvement at all, a bit like painting a room in your house and claiming it is a new house.
So many users are now looking at Apple and thinking about why they should part with the money for something that really isn't worth it. They are feeling that Apple with all its financial resources should have done more and this feels like nothing much of an improvement.
My friends who are iphone users are not convinced at all that there is any realy new here, it a make over.
It doesn't stop there either as looking at every brand out there there appears to be very little in the way of substance, every brand seems to be falling into the same rut, with the classic idea being a bigger screen is something new or fancy colours.
Anonymous, 28 Sep 2013I don't know where the hatred and dislike for apple or anything apple comes from. If Apple cho... moreI dont want to see a world without Apple, that is only bad for me as a customer. I dont like Apple and their politics - i dont mind good Apple product, thay havent made one that i really really want yet. Also I hate the limits Apple has made to their ecosystem -they lack freedom of choice.
The point of my post was the saddness i feel, cause most i"product name here" users arguement either i like this or its best like this, as they have read from the product quick sheet. As was this post i replied, where 10 points were pointed, out soaked with hate against android.
Vizeman, 29 Sep 2013A simple dual core processing unit, a mediocre ram, a tiny small screen, but a few innovative... moreThe apps varity and quality make it all worth it. U haters can curse and doom it year after year, but it won't change the fact
A simple dual core processing unit, a mediocre ram, a tiny small screen, but a few innovative distractions and lo selling it at a price tag of 800 $$ +(this much money can buy you a 3 times faster & better unit, if there is common sense), or a contract of same price but a luxury of its own kind, I feel soon apple is going to face fate like blackberry, someone will be buying it in the near future if the current team doesn't lay off its hand of the greed to earn and not to serve.
There does not seem to be any great need to go out a buy this device. I can appreciate the quality and the general view that Apple just works with too many headaches, but it is way overpriced, and the cynical effect of Apple to drive buyers to their top end device will only further polarise views about Apple. Me, I dont need it. I bought a Z10 Blackberry, which os has some benefits, but more importantly it is more secure than Apple and costs half the price.
Anonymous, 28 Sep 2013I don't know where the hatred and dislike for apple or anything apple comes from. If Apple cho... moreIn the 6 months I worked at BestBuy as a sales person, I come to conclusion that, no they are not aware and quite a few of them do not make even rational purchase decisions let alone intelligent. I've seen arrogance more from people wanting to purchase Apple products than any other brands.
your missing the point i cant download the things straight i need cpu sharing is harder maybe easy uf sharing between iphones but not every one has that n e ways to each his own
Apple was once the market share leader in smartphones, android fans started an anti-apple campaign, now android is leading in terms of market share and yet they're still carrying on with this campaign of calumny, when will it stop? An innocent smartphone shopper will definitely be robbed of the choices they have if they should happen to read the numerous bad review given to iPhones. Please android fans praise your phones and stop dissing others, it's the least you can do!
Alias, 28 Sep 2013Quite frankly, I dont care about the Android stuff the same way I do about the Apple - says ev... moreI don't know where the hatred and dislike for apple or anything apple comes from. If Apple choose to run its ecosystem and business the way it deems fit, let it without any animosity, am sure you would not love an only-android smartphone world! People that choose iphone or Apple products over other brands are not blind and neither are they morons like some will love to refer to, they are fully aware of other choices whether it's android, windows or blackberry or even feature phones but they still chose a Apple product.
Looks like an overall really impressive device. I also love their commitment to optimizing the dual-core model and audio playback (I'm a bit of an entry-level audiophile who spends 98% of his smartphone time simply listening to music, so this matters lots).
Maybe. MAAAAYBE. I've been an Android user for many years now, and I love it dearly, but it may be time to try something else.