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Old Jan 30, 2013, 11:59 PM   #1
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Do you get used to awkward feel/shape of the iPhone 5?

I am getting sick of the slowness of my iPhone 4S but don't like the extended length of the 5
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:03 AM   #2
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To me, it's the shortness of the 4S that feels awkward now.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:29 AM   #3
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To me, it's the shortness of the 4S that feels awkward now.
This is spectacular news, I can't wait to upgrade the speed of this thing. Just gotta wait for the jailbreak.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:53 AM   #4
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This is spectacular news, I can't wait to upgrade the speed of this thing. Just gotta wait for the jailbreak.
Buy it now. The jailbreak is out within a week or two perhaps even less.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:43 AM   #5
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Buy it now. The jailbreak is out within a week or two perhaps even less.
Sweet! How much can I get it for? I want a 32 GB
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 01:04 AM   #6
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This is spectacular news, I can't wait to upgrade the speed of this thing. Just gotta wait for the jailbreak.
Jailbreak is rumored to be coming this Superbowl Sunday.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 01:51 PM   #7
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This is spectacular news, I can't wait to upgrade the speed of this thing. Just gotta wait for the jailbreak.
So you weren't sure about the awkwardness, you needed somone to confirm to you that it's not.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 02:17 PM   #8
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It's so horribly awkward. It's agony to use.

I'm forcing myself to adapt to the amazing awkwardness. To do this I had it surgically affixed to my hand so I have it there all the time to try to get over this appalling feeling of awkwardness.

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Old Feb 1, 2013, 02:22 PM   #9
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Well, contrary as always, but I'm afraid I still find the new screen size to be a massive pain in the ass. Reaching up to the top of the screen is uncomfortable compared to the 4, and the aspect ratio is rubbish for web browsing.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 05:35 PM   #10
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What awkward? I like the general shape/feel so much I catch myself handling it even if I am not using it. Like a big worry bead. Maybe I have fondle issues, but I find the iP5 to have a "pure" form, for lack of a better term. It's my first iPhone, by the way. And I have smallish hands, for a guy.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:41 AM   #11
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To me, it's the shortness of the 4S that feels awkward now.

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:42 AM   #12
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To me, it's the shortness of the 4S that feels awkward now.
Exactly.
Every time I grab an i4 or 4S Im like wow.
This thing is short, heavy and thick
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:50 AM   #13
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A day or two and it'll seem like there's never been a 3.5" iPhone Plus like someone mentioned, with the size/weight reduction what little you +do+ feel of it ... feels great
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 02:17 PM   #14
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To me, it's the shortness of the 4S that feels awkward now.
Same here!
In my hands my old iphone4 feels weird short n heavy
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 03:20 PM   #15
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To me, it's the shortness of the 4S that feels awkward now.
This for sure. My mom dad and brother still have 4's and they seem so short and heavy compared to my 5!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:12 AM   #16
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Ha ha truth truth at first the 5 felt weird now the 4S feels fat weird how a phone the look amazing 5 months ago now feels fat :/
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:20 AM   #17
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Is the 4s that slow to make you sick of it? It wasn't that bad for me last year.

The iPhone 5 doesn't feel awkward at all after a couple days. If anything, the weight was the biggest change for me.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:34 AM   #18
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If you don't like the longer iPhone 5, you will after about a month. When you go back to looking at the iPhone 4S it's almost unbelievable how small it really is.

You think, "I used to use that?"

You really do.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 09:11 AM   #19
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I like my iPhone 5 but I still think the original iPhone had the best feel.
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This is my original 2007 iPhone 8GB. I love it.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 09:14 AM   #20
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We have 3 iPhone 4's in our household, and my daughters boyfriend recently got himself an iPhone 5. Comparing the 2 I prefer the feel of the 5.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 09:59 AM   #21
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Do you get used to awkward feel/shape of the iPhone 5?
I've never found it awkward. Consider that it's a subjective matter.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:57 PM   #22
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If you think the iPhone 5 is awkward, go to a phone store and try out some Android phones. This is my first Apple product, and I deliberately chose it because of the size, weight, workmanship, and screen quality compared to various Android models. It fits my hand perfectly, and it's so thin and light I can carry it in my shirt pocket, which I always do. If I tried that with my wife's Samsung, I'd rip the pocket in no time.

Give it a try. I think you'll not only find it not awkward after you use it a bit, but will agree with me that it's a beautiful piece of design and engineering.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 01:03 PM   #23
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After about a week, I was used to the larger screen size of my iPhone 5. I also have a 4th gen iPod Touch and I adjust pretty quickly to the smaller screen size whenever I use it.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 03:45 PM   #24
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If you think the iPhone 5 is awkward, go to a phone store and try out some Android phones. This is my first Apple product, and I deliberately chose it because of the size, weight, workmanship, and screen quality compared to various Android models. It fits my hand perfectly, and it's so thin and light I can carry it in my shirt pocket, which I always do. If I tried that with my wife's Samsung, I'd rip the pocket in no time.
I did exactly that a couple weeks ago and came away feeling that the iPhone was the one I would want least of the bunch if I was buying new. There are some very nice high-end Android/Windows 8 phones out there.

Oh, and I wouldn't recommend carrying any $700 phone in your shirt pocket.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 03:59 PM   #25
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I loved my iPhone 3.

Then after a week with an iPhone 4 my old 3 felt like a bar of soap.

I loved my iPhone 4.

Then after a week with an iPhone 5 my old 4 feels short and heavy.


I'm anticipating the day when my iPhone 5 will feel weird. I can tell you when it will happen: 1 week after getting my next iPhone.
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