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Old Jan 6, 2013, 05:52 PM   #26
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He's saying the people making the iphone aren't doing a very good job. Slave labor usually isn't all that great.
You're not a slave if you are paid for your work and are free to come and go. That being said, the workers should be treated with respect and often aren't--but I feel like the word "slave" shouldn't be tossed around casually.

These phones are hard to make. Workers of any nationality would face challenges.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 05:56 PM   #27
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Oh look it's that mentality again

If it works for you, great, but don't expect everyone to have the same experience.

I didn't know owning an iPhone 5 and an iPad 3 makes me a fandroid.

Honestly did apple give birth to you or something? Quit being so defensive.
Don't get so upset, you'll break a nail
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:03 PM   #28
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Don't get so upset, you'll break a nail
Not upset at all, just trying to grasp why you are so quick to call others fandroids just because they criticize apple.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:04 PM   #29
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This thread is teetering close to the political edge. Bring it back to the iPhone or it will likely either end up in PRSI or Wasteland.

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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:06 PM   #30
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FM radio

The iPod people is been asking for a FM radio since 2002. Apple has not yet relented.

SIRI - like I said in another post, a Star Trek-like SIRI performance, normal human speech, pause, cough, accent, the computer understand them all.

There is a very interesting tidbit where SIRI came from btw, is from this voice recognition expert who were forced to sell his technology to Nuance, then somehow Apple got hold of it. Google.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:10 PM   #31
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You're not a slave if you are paid for your work and are free to come and go. That being said, the workers should be treated with respect and often aren't--but I feel like the word "slave" shouldn't be tossed around casually.

These phones are hard to make. Workers of any nationality would face challenges.
'Slave labor' is a common term and is very fitting for foxconn and many of these foreign labor camps.

And a lot of this labor doesn't sound so voluntary to me:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/te...anted=all&_r=0
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:16 PM   #32
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MOD NOTE: Aaaand we're in PRSI. If the thread is going to be about labor conditions you've got to do it here.

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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:19 PM   #33
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He's saying the people making the iphone aren't doing a very good job. Slave labor usually isn't all that great.
They have a **** load of people with A LOT of experience of building them.
Not only do you not have people with experience building iPhones, you don't even have people with experience in an assembly line! No offense, but that's the natural outcome when you outsource everything.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 06:19 PM   #34
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a build-your-own iPhone! That would negate the need for foxconn... Brilliant!
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:04 PM   #35
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A better signal...so when I actually my phone to CALL someone (yes Apple, people still do this) so I can hear what they are saying. Maybe if they make the 6 twice as tall as the 5 they can get a bigger antenna inside that sucker.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 08:57 PM   #36
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The 5 is a great device, so great that apple I think will have a hard time making it better, as far as design. The iPhone 4s' main feature was Siri, but what killer feature could be next?

What do you guys think?
1) Make it tougher. Some of us are kind of hard on phones.

2) Put a universal PCS/GSM/LTE radio+antenna in there that would work with any and every domestic U.S./Western Europe carrier at the drop of a SIM.

3) You can always put more storage in there as density and price improve. This doesn't matter to me so much, but, I know people who would put 500+ GB of music on their iPhone if they could.

4) You can always improve battery life incrementally by continually making software improvements that affect battery life.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 09:06 PM   #37
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How about instituting some actual real-world product testing? Like, for real this time.

Because obviously they haven't. Overly sensitive body. Easily scratched, bent, and dented.

Doesn't jive with a great # of routers in the world. Would have been great to iron that out before shipment.

Stuff like this. You know, quality control.

Work on that apple.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 10:00 PM   #38
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Native gesture typing. Holy crap gesture typing. iOS has nothing on Android until this is implemented proper.

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Old Jan 7, 2013, 03:31 AM   #39
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a build-your-own iPhone! That would negate the need for foxconn... Brilliant!
What a great idea I could let the grandchildren build it.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 04:08 AM   #40
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Make it like Optimus Prime. A transformer.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:05 AM   #41
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More than one form factor would be nice, love the iPhone think it's a really slick piece of tech, would actually probably buy one as my next phone.

Except i'm not going to buy one so long as they insist on the tiny screen. If they released a 5 inch "phablet" version along side their more compact version than I would grab and iPhone.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:10 AM   #42
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The black aluminum scratches like there is no tomorrow, especially the chamfered edge. I don't know why they always take one step forward (ditching the glass) and two steps backward (using anodized aluminum).
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 08:00 AM   #43
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So you are saying the iPhone 5 is perfect.
Absolutely NOT. Just the opposite.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 08:27 AM   #44
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I would only go back to the iPhone if they made a wider screen.
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