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Old Oct 2, 2012, 10:29 AM   #26
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I don't think there's ever been a tech product that Apple or anyone else created that didn't have some issue. They're not gonna be perfect. But for me, the positives outweigh the negatives. The screen is crisper and bigger, the weight loss is noticeable, and the speed is awesome. I'm keeping mine. Best phone i've ever had.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 10:31 AM   #27
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I think many people associate heft with build quality. The feather weight of the iP5 causes some to believe the overall phone is flimsy and prone to break.

Couple those (imaginary) concerns with reality- there are some iPhones that are defective out of the box- and a light dose of a version of mass hysteria ensues.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 10:33 AM   #28
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Tell your friends to shoot me an email. I'll gladly trade my 4s to them and "downgrade" to their iPhone 5.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 10:59 AM   #29
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Yeah, okay. Like every iPod ever. Or their beautiful white Macbooks.

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Did you try to skateboard on that iPod dude? And how many Lays chips do you eat around that laptop?
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 11:13 AM   #30
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I think it's impressive that Apple managed to locate the softest aluminum known to man for their iPod Touch line.


It's almost impossible to keep 100% scratch free. You'd have to slap a clear shield over it immediately.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 11:16 AM   #31
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A few of my friends are getting 4S' again and selling their iPhone5, they are so disappointed with new phone. They say it just not Apple quality they used to buy. Your thoughts?
I much prefer the 5 for many reasons. I'm not sure I can think of any situation - in my opinion - where the 4S is a better choice, except perhaps if price is an issue.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 11:25 AM   #32
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I much prefer the 5 for many reasons. I'm not sure I can think of any situation - in my opinion - where the 4S is a better choice, except perhaps if price is an issue.
What if you sit outside on windy days and don't want your papers to blow away?
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 11:29 AM   #33
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Nope can't say I will be going back to a 4S. Love my 5
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 12:24 PM   #34
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What if you sit outside on windy days and don't want your papers to blow away?
Paper? What is this paper you refer to? I don't think I've ever worried about my iPad blowing away if that's what you mean.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 01:05 PM   #35
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 02:30 PM   #36
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I'm not sure about everyone else but I have always used a Speck Case. I love my iPhone 5 and still have my 4s as well. Would I go back? No! It just feels awesome and I love the AT&T LTE service.

My 4s is now dedicated to the gym, Mojo rig, and backup if needed.

I am using the iPhone 5 Speck Grip Case and it's awesome! If interested I can post a pic later.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 02:37 PM   #37
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I've never had an iphone before but I'm already spoiled. Was a passenger in a car and went from LTE to 3G suddenly for a few moments and I was having flashbacks to modem days... then I popped back into LTE territory and it was all good.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 02:38 PM   #38
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Tell your friends to shoot me an email. I'll gladly trade my 4s to them and "downgrade" to their iPhone 5.
This reminds of the ad I seen on a Craigslist where a guy wanted to trade his iPhone 5 for a 4S and wanted $850 cash to go along with the deal as well.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 02:39 PM   #39
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Yeah, okay. Like every iPod ever. Or their beautiful white Macbooks.

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Yah, you would get that if you weren't smart enough to get a shield. I installed a shield on the back of my 4th and a year after I took it off to sell it and it looked brand new.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 03:02 PM   #40
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When I first laid hands on the 5 I thought it was too light and flimsy.
After using it a couple days I now feel the 4 is too slow and bulky/heavy.

It did require some adjusting in terms ofusing one hand tapping the upper part of the screen, no downgrading for me.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 03:19 PM   #41
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The only thing I don't like about iPhone 5 is most of my apps are still optimised for the old screen. Kind of spoils the experience but I hope most are updated soon.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 04:41 PM   #42
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As soon as I walked out of AT&T with my i5, I went to the ghost armor kiosk right next to it and it went from the stock plastic to a full body ghost armor cover.Front,back, and sides. And my 4S went to wifey. She loves it coming from a Bb torch. And me, I love my i5! The speed, screen, and like most said yes the design definitely grew on me. So no, I will not be going back to a 4S or even consider switching over from i5. (S3? Seriously)
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 05:01 PM   #43
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The only thing I don't like about iPhone 5 is most of my apps are still optimised for the old screen. Kind of spoils the experience but I hope most are updated soon.
What's embarrassing is that Apple didn't even update their own Apple Store app to take advantage of the iPhone 5 screen.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 04:43 PM   #44
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:39 PM   #45
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I skipped upgrading to a 5 and have been using a 4S since January on Verizon. Due to Verizons horrible service in my area, I have now cancelled the service and now using my AT&T 3GS that I could not cancel due to the horrible Verizon service.

I'll be using the 3GS till whatever new iPhone comes along next. I'll just use the 4S as an iPod for the few times when I just want to quickly connect via bluetooth in my car.

The iPhone 5 wasn't a good enough upgrade from the 4S for me.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:47 PM   #46
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Yes I went back to my 4s, then I looked at my daughter and told her, here you go, Merry Christmas and don't touch my iPhone 5 ever again.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 12:38 AM   #47
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No way I could go back to a 4S after having my 5.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:42 AM   #48
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Why would someone goes back to the iphone 4S? There is no reason to do this because the best iphone is the iphone 5.

About quality I could say that there is no issue with my iphone 5, it does not have any scratches and it is a black one.

I have my old iphone 4S unlocked 64GB in my desk sleeping. I could use it any day I want and I will not use it any more because the iphone 5 is the latest and best iphone ever.

Maybe the first iphone 5 have quality issues but the latest are flawless like everything from Apple.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:56 AM   #49
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Why would someone goes back to the iphone 4S? There is no reason to do this because the best iphone is the iphone 5.

About quality I could say that there is no issue with my iphone 5, it does not have any scratches and it is a black one.

I have my old iphone 4S unlocked 64GB in my desk sleeping. I could use it any day I want and I will not use it any more because the iphone 5 is the latest and best iphone ever.

Maybe the first iphone 5 have quality issues but the latest are flawless like everything from Apple.
You want a light phone? Then learn to live with the aluminum back. It would have been better to put carbon fiber but I doubt it would have been so thin.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:01 AM   #50
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I didn't "go back" to 4S, I stayed at 4S. Other than the LTE (which isn't all too important to me), nothing about the iPhone 5 entices me -- I'm not one of those people who are on the Apple hamster wheel constantly feeling the need to upgrade my phone...

If I can make phone calls, text messages, access media, use applications, and browse the web at a reasonable speed, then I'm good.
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