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Sedrick
Sep 20, 2012, 07:21 AM
The more I look at the iPhone 5 and iOS6, the less I'm interested in them. I thought I would grow to like the 5 and get excited about it, but just the opposite. Hell, I'm thinking about upgrading my 4 to a 4S, over the 5. That tall, skinny phone just looks like hell to me and that's about all it's got over the 4S (yea, it's faster, but even my 4 is doing just fine). That coupled with the terrible looking white version and evidence that the slate version will scratch and scuff in no time and look terrible.

Those who say "just put a case on it" are tools and making excuses for Apple's lousy design. I don't pay 6/7 hundred dollars for something just to cover it up and make it more clunky.

I've always liked the simplicity of iPhones, but the 5 just shows Apple is out of ideas and/or they're very happy with this stagnant design and OS. And refusing to go even 4.3" is nearly a deal killer itself.

From everything I've seen, WS8 is a good choice for a modern phone and OS and MS has the muscle to keep it relevant.

Now, if they'd just get off their asses and release some damn phones!



GoCubsGo
Sep 20, 2012, 07:25 AM
Like all others who feel this strong desire to state their opinion against the phone in multiple threads ad nauseum, I say that you don't have to buy it, keep what you have or move on and there's no need to start a thread that you know is going to turn into a pissing match. I notice you express your discontent for the phone in the majority of threads you post in; were you not getting the attention there that you needed?

You have options, I urge you to pursue them if you're unhappy.

sineplex
Sep 20, 2012, 07:35 AM
it's just a phone...

the only difference is Apple :apple: updates just once a year instead of every few months like the other manufacturers. ultimately it does all the same things as it did last year. it just does it a little better and a little faster, which can be argued.

take a timeOut!

LIVEFRMNYC
Sep 20, 2012, 08:08 AM
it's just a phone...


Tell that to the tens of millions who preordered or the thousands of fanatics standing on line. :p



the only difference is Apple :apple: updates just once a year instead of every few months like the other manufacturers. ultimately it does all the same things as it did last year. it just does it a little better and a little faster, which can be argued.

take a timeOut!

But the real difference this time is ...... It is highly arguably.

Oohara
Sep 20, 2012, 08:08 AM
Personally, I decided to stop making my mind up about phones I've not even held in my hand yet. I was all ready to buy an S3 but when I finally got to try one out I lost all my urge in an instant. Way too plasticky, cheap and unreliable feel. Which hadn't come across in any of the pictures or reviews.

I'm not too hot on the i5 either but I know everything may change as soon as I hold one in my hand for the first time. Save yourself some energy & time and just hold off on passing judgement until you have direct experience to go on.

bigjnyc
Sep 20, 2012, 08:32 AM
Personally, I decided to stop making my mind up about phones I've not even held in my hand yet. I was all ready to buy an S3 but when I finally got to try one out I lost all my urge in an instant. Way too plasticky, cheap and unreliable feel. Which hadn't come across in any of the pictures or reviews.

I'm not too hot on the i5 either but I know everything may change as soon as I hold one in my hand for the first time. Save yourself some energy & time and just hold off on passing judgement until you have direct experience to go on.

I agree, Personally I liked the HTC One X better once I played around with both... I am so deep and comfortable in the iOS ecosystem that I would probably never get an Android anyway (maybe as a backup phone to play around)

But I agree with you, I did not like the iPhone 4 at all based on pictures and leaks, but once I saw it in person and held it in my hand it was love at first sight.

CFoss
Sep 20, 2012, 11:50 AM
The more I look at the iPhone 5 and iOS6, the less I'm interested in them. I thought I would grow to like the 5 and get excited about it, but just the opposite. Hell, I'm thinking about upgrading my 4 to a 4S, over the 5. That tall, skinny phone just looks like hell to me and that's about all it's got over the 4S (yea, it's faster, but even my 4 is doing just fine). That coupled with the terrible looking white version and evidence that the slate version will scratch and scuff in no time and look terrible.

Those who say "just put a case on it" are tools and making excuses for Apple's lousy design. I don't pay 6/7 hundred dollars for something just to cover it up and make it more clunky.

I've always liked the simplicity of iPhones, but the 5 just shows Apple is out of ideas and/or they're very happy with this stagnant design and OS. And refusing to go even 4.3" is nearly a deal killer itself.

From everything I've seen, WS8 is a good choice for a modern phone and OS and MS has the muscle to keep it relevant.

Now, if they'd just get off their asses and release some damn phones!

1) Nice Avatar. ;)
2) All iPhones are recommended to have a cover. Whether they scratch, leave finger prints, or crack (I'm looking at you 4S), they're all vulnerable to drops and improper care. In my opinion, the iPhone has a better finish than their competitors, but they're also more fragile because of it.

sineplex
Sep 20, 2012, 06:19 PM
Tell that to the tens of millions who preordered or the thousands of fanatics standing on line.

the upgrade is once a year on the same day.
there are plenty of people that will get it later why tell me about the fanatics?