I'm going to read this article objectively get the full scope of the iPhone. I've been an Android user for over two years. There has been something that I need to know and was wondering if anybody on this site could answer this question: Why are Apple products expensive?
I adore Apple , but I always find that Apple like to choose the hard road to get to the top, I mean that although technology offers phones and the upgraded service from Apple , however, we must dispense with the use of Bluetooth with other devices as well as NFC, limitation is internal memory and also use iTunes to transfer files instead USB Mass Storage despite its ease, and also the inability to download and save from Safari and so much restrictions making it USELESS!! And most importantly, is the fragility of the outer surface, which has a simpler irresistible shocks resulting from the fall .. Despite the cost price, Apple is charging more and delivering less.
I think that Apple won't find it so difficult to integrate and provide such services very simple while protecting the privacy of its users and protection of the iOS, in addition; iOS is still a very closed system that also relies heavily on iTunes with no ability to transfer file/data from the device back to the PC and more than 1 PC which is very important.
It is very important to focus on serving the AppStore for amounts more competitive with other OSs, and I think they need to work more on Battery's capacity, life and performance.
I've the iPhone 4S & Galaxy S4, I've experimented Model Newest and also other OS as Android, Smartphone, Windows Mobile and I hope to find a lot of advantages in which Apple, and eager to buy the latest coming model, with a lot of wonderful and extraordinary specifications that are beyond expectations.
We indeed need to be more surprised before it would become as in TOTALLY NOTHING SPECIAL but LOOKS and BRAND !!
And for now.. I'll still preferring my Android.
I love iphone 5s..it's delicate, compact and smooth....i love the design...but i want i phone to make it bigger...If u dont believe, u can produce CONCEPT I PHONE with 5.0 inches.. I m sure that people will love that. ..please make it bigger...thanks for your appreciation. ..:) LONG LIVE THE APPLE...
AnonD-1034, 03 Nov 2013And in addition,the camera of iphone is really really crap!
On the phone its nice to see,but ... moreI still have the SE W995i and the photo quality is NOT very good especially in Low light conditions.
It was a phone for a different group of users and not comparable to a smartphone like the iPhone 5s.
"The bottom line is Apple is charging more and delivering less: a smaller screen, lower resolution, less storage."
The current iPhone 5s is basically STILL overpriced for what's given to consumers.
Also add that iOS is still a closed system that also relies heavily on iTunes. At least add the ability to transfer file FROM the device back to the PC and, very importantly, let owners sync the iPhone to MORE THAN 1 PC!
It's Frigging BS that Apple ONLY allows the iPhone to be synced to 1 PC without a full reinstallation of iOS which wipes the iPhone's contents off!!!
Apple will eventually lose customers, which it has, as its market share of iPhones sold has decreased due to Android and other handsets that uses it. The market share would be more dramatic if Android's OS was more stable as it still unstable esp. when different manufacturers keep tweaking it for their own devices. Sounds like Microsoft's Windows OS and its instability and compatibility issues!
Still, the iPhone 5s is a decent device though it should've been the iPhone 6 with a bigger screen and better battery life, considering the freaking high price one pays for the device >:(
For 2014, it's really not worth buying the iPhone 5c/s if you've never owned one before. It's good for those existing iPhone users (iPhone 3/4 users) who want to continue or to stay with the iPhone, even for a short time, until the next better smartphone is released.
ilexington, 26 Dec 2013Honestly, I don't get the down rating remarks about Apple and it's devices...is it that we don... moreThat's part of the problem. Most of the hard work is not Apple's. They are some of the biggest thieving, scam artist, copy cat companies out there.
They stole the design, they copy/take patents/ideas, they stole the names iphone and ipad, they copy architectures then try and say they own everything. Try and sue over the most ridiculous things and use photo shopped evidence. Steve jobs was a horrible person. Openly crude and admits to steeling. Left his own daughter to live on welfare and would not claim her while he himself was a billionair.
Worth it? Put mid range specs in a tiny fragile package, steel a bunch of ideas, restrict a system as much as possible so it is featureless creating a failed ILLUSION of perfection calling it "Supremely optimized"...That's the truth behind IOS being so well developed of a system...Then saying it's only what's needed, calling it premium, original, unique, and pricing it out outrageously....
Then everyone buys it, thinks all that bs is true, and naively defend it to the death....
It's the entire eco systemt that sucks. The horrible company, the tyranic founder, the hive like system that tells you what you are and are not allowed to do..When it should be you dictating what your device does, and the endless fans that so naively believe it all blindly missing the truth and the big picture and then making up the most exaggerated lies about everything else...
Not that the Iphone itself is bad. It just offers nothing you cannot get more personalized and at better prices. Or at least if you are paying the same price you get your monies worth out of what you payed for.
Just because you are ok with being scammed, restricted, and having all the features taken from you does not mean everyone is or that it is an ok thing to do.
Honestly, I don't get the down rating remarks about Apple and it's devices...is it that we don't know how apple makes their products? Or is apple supposed to do things because samsung and the rest are doing their mini tv phone screens as displays? If you are not cool with apple devices, then go for another. You shouldn't castigate them. Samsung has its vision, apple has its vision. If the 4 inch is too small for you, then please go for another phone. Don't rubbish the hardwork and dedication of some hard thinkers and people who are spending time bringing out products that make peoples lives easy.
Now, on d everyday users, the user likes his iPhone because it has great camera, who cares about how many pixels per inch are in it, as long as it is good pictures, cool! The iPhone has a premium feel, Samsung has its own, same with HTC; but in the end, it all boils down to customer choice.
I am so comfy with no memory storage, and I like the strictness of adding files to your phone that the iOS offers. But in the end it's my choice. Expensive? The iPhone is worth it.
Don't be surprised some of the things you may claim to need on a phone in everyday life, u don't necessarily need it.
phone vs tablet, 08 Oct 2013Finally someone who thinks as I do
If people want to walk around with tablets in their huge o... more5" is NOT a tablet.
Anything above 5" is tablet or in this case phablet size, but I see the point you and the other poster is getting at.
Has Apple reached the glass ceiling in terms of hardware and exterior design for the iPhone? No doubt, there will be an iPhone 6, but how far will the company go with this device?
I don't know what grudge the GSMArena people have with Apple. Its laughable every time they ask for more screen resolution. Really I can't understand what they are up to.
The current screen resolution is very fine but let's assume for GSMArena sake Apple increases the resolution but what 'd be the trade off. Fragmentation. Another screen size for developers.
Another grudging argument that Apple is charging more and delivering less.
I only can laugh on this absurd view. I think they need to read Adam Smith(Economist). They 'd understand the very concepts of free economy. Their argument is like why Gucci or Versace or Lamborghini charges more. Apple can sell ship load of iDevices(how many they can make) at this exorbitant price clearly nullifies their argument. It's the market who decide the price. If Apple couldn't sell at these prices than definitely they'll revise their price structure. But just put yourself in the shoes of Apple. Why'd you lower the price when every year you can set a new record of sales. Business and Charity are entirely two different things but most people don't understand this.
wow 5s is just awesome,the screen should be 4inches for a mobile pone,,or its ok if its 4.3,,bt iphone 5s is just the dream phone for many.way to go apple
AnonD-58556, 24 Oct 2013iphone is a joke phone, I've seen 4 years old phone do things iphones cant, example is connect... moreAgree, my former phone (a Nokia E72) can do even now a lot of things that no iPhone has ever been able to do, like properly multitask, copy/paste files and folders, connect via Bluetooth to almost anything, work for 4 days without charging the battery etc. etc.
Even a featurephone has a file manager and iOS-like multitasking without costing much more than anything else on the market. And if GSMArena calls Ashas featurephones, why call pre-iOS 7 iPhones smartphones?
"The other WP phones are not nearly as interesting, but they don't have that camera hump either, which is 1020's biggest downside."
Actually, if you compare every relevant spec, Lumia 925 is better than the 1020.
Hi I'm confused between iPhone 5s and blackberry z30 which will be a grt buy ???
which phone is useful in real life which is productive in features???
And in addition,the camera of iphone is really really crap!
On the phone its nice to see,but when you see it in computer(which is standard)
You will see the big difference..its all crap!
Super bad quality! And it also reveal its true quality when you print it...
My W995 was 10x better than this
AnonD-61611, 24 Oct 2013For iphone lovers
iPhone 5S: 4in 1136x640, 326ppi Retina display
Samsung Galaxy S4: 5in full... moreYou assume that people want screens larger than 4"?
That people want resolutions greater than 300 ppi?
Lots of people would actually prefer a phone that fits nicely in your pocket, and any resolution greater than 300 ppi is pointless (haha, get it?). The human eye cannot see the difference.