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Old Jan 13, 2013, 12:29 PM   #51
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From Apple/s website:

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Sapphire Crystal

Although the surface of the iSight camera is as clear as glass, it’s not made of glass. It’s actually sapphire crystal, whose hardness is second only to diamond on the scale of transparent materials. That means the surface of the lens is far less likely to scratch.

Diamond-Cut Beveled Edge

A crystalline diamond is used to cut the chamfers of iPhone 5. This process gives the beveled edge its beautiful sheen.
http://www.apple.com/iphone/design/

Where's the misconception in those statements? Sheen =! bright sparkly shiny like a diamond. No where in the description of the Sapphire lens does it mention those similar physical attributes either. The only one who has misconceptions is the person who greatly misunderstood certain phrases in the marketing and didn't bother to research the phone itself directly from the source.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 04:06 PM   #52
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It's right there on the website. You can't really look farther into it than that. With all of this talk of sapphire crystals and crystalline diamonds, how could you NOT expect it to be shiny?

Come on, be realistic.

Rolex watches shine. And this is how they describe it.

"The Datejust II is presented here in 904L steel with a polished bezel."

It's the same terminology. Apple even mentioned Rolex on their website.

http://m.rolex.com/sites/all/img/fes...-II_watch0.jpg

That's what a diamond cut beveled edge looks like.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 06:20 PM   #53
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That's what a diamond cut beveled edge looks like.
That's what one diamond cut beveled edge looks like. The one on the iPhone looks different... that doesn't mean it isn't a diamond cut beveled edge.

I (like many others in this thread, obviously) read and listened to the exact same material about the iPhone 5 before purchasing one, and came away without a single one of the misconceptions you've detailed. Apple is not the changed variable between our experiences, so it strikes me as a bit silly to lay the blame at their feet.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 06:28 PM   #54
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The iPhone 5 ultimately just another smart phone and lives or dies on the quality of it's OS, apps and overall user experience. Fortunately it does well with all three, and then some.

If it's diamonds you want, buy a Vertu. Prepare to be disappointed.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 06:35 PM   #55
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Another misconception is the font screen is bigger. Yes, correct, but the size of font, picture etc IS the same. Only the screen area is taller.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 06:38 PM   #56
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Another misconception is the font screen is bigger. Yes, correct, but the size of font, picture etc IS the same. Only the screen area is taller.
Although when reading websites in landscape format (specifically when double tapping to fill the screen with a column of text), you do get larger text, at the expense of having to scroll more vertically (a trade off I'm quite happy with).
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 07:02 PM   #57
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What did you think about the iPhone 5 when you opened the box?
I had the misconception about the screen and the new touch system they have used, I find it worst then my iPhone 4 was? It doesn't always register touches which many have said about. But it's not as bad as it could be I guess.

Apart from that I love the lightness of it and the thinness of it. It's also faster, but it has worst reception on the mobile networks I think? Apple should also really give you an option to enable or disable LTE separate to 3G.

However, having now got a Nexus 7, I would love the same phone but with a 3.5" screen as the older design was more compact and I don't need the 4" screen now.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 07:08 PM   #58
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I have misconceptions about the "Misconceptions about the iPhone 5"
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Just stop trolling people.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 07:25 PM   #59
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Another misconception is, they said that they fused the touchscreen and the display, so it's like you're actually touching the content.

I don't feel the results from that statement either. It feels like a regular iPhone.

I don't really notice an actual speed bump or graphics intensive improvement, or even a display improvement. There was an app in the App Store that said it could only work on the iPhone 5. Does anyone remember what that one was? I wanted to see this phone process something amazing.
This is definitely troll bait right? No one can be this stupid...
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 07:29 PM   #60
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Come on, be realistic.
That's what a diamond cut beveled edge looks like.
"The Datejust II is presented here in 904L steel with a polished bezel."
The 'Diamond' so called cut has nothing to do with its shine.
Just as the Rolex's Bezel has nothing to do with it -
The entire watch is StainLess Steel - including the Bezel.
That's what 904 is - Stainless Steel.

Only buffing wheels with polishing compounds make Stainless or any Material Shine.

The window into the Watch is Crystal as is the lens of camera's.

The Only Reference to Diamond - Is Its Shape.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 07:37 PM   #61
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The 'Diamond' so called cut has nothing to do with its shine.
Just as the Rolex's Bezel has nothing to do with it -
The entire watch is StainLess Steel - including the Bezel.
That's what 904 is - Stainless Steel.

Only buffing wheels with polishing compounds make Stainless or any Material Shine.

The window into the Watch is Crystal as is the lens of camera's.

The Only Reference to Diamond - Is Its Shape.
Not according to Apple's iPhone 5 blurr:

http://www.apple.com/uk/iphone/design/

Diamond-Cut Bevelled Edge

A crystalline diamond is used to cut the chamfers of iPhone 5. This process gives the bevelled edge its beautiful sheen.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 07:42 PM   #62
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Another misconception is, they said that they fused the touchscreen and the display, so it's like you're actually touching the content.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 07:48 PM   #63
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^ Wasn't it in the presentation I think, where the one guy said that they fused the touchscreen and the display?

I know I heard that.

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The 'Diamond' so called cut has nothing to do with its shine.
Just as the Rolex's Bezel has nothing to do with it -
The entire watch is StainLess Steel - including the Bezel.
That's what 904 is - Stainless Steel.

Only buffing wheels with polishing compounds make Stainless or any Material Shine.

The window into the Watch is Crystal as is the lens of camera's.

The Only Reference to Diamond - Is Its Shape.
It's the fact that it was cut with diamonds that makes it shine. The 5 is not totally unworthy of being compared to a Rolex. I mean, look at the inner part of the home screen button. There is actually a separate layer under the square, the square home symbol is not just printed on the top of the round home button.

http://www.unionrepair.com/images/wa...on-white-1.jpg
This is a replacement, on the real iPhone 5, the logo is a shiny gray color.

I'm sure the diamond cut beveled edge is referring to the stainless steel band around the iPhone. With the 4/4S, it was a very evident metal band it was very industrial. When they say beveled edge, the metal bands around the phone gave shiny soft edges if you look at it. That's where the diamonds cut it.

See?

http://www.inrumor.com/wp-content/up...ple_daily1.jpg

And of course the backing is an improvement, feels nice to the touch, and a shiny Apple on the back as well.

http://i-cdn.apartmenttherapy.com/ui...ips-180512.jpg

It's not that bad.

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Old Jan 13, 2013, 07:50 PM   #64
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Not according to Apple's iPhone 5 blurr:
A crystalline diamond is used to cut the chamfers of iPhone 5. This process gives the bevelled edge its beautiful sheen.[/I]
Totally Misconstrued - One needs to understand totally enclosed machining processes flooded with coolant.
Just how many millions of crystalline diamond's were involved?
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 07:53 PM   #65
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You guys are still going on? The OP is clearly a troll or lacks any knowledge on the subject (iPhones).
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Amazing thread! bonskovsky - if you're serious in all of this, I want a day in your mind.
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I just spent 600 smackaroos on this phone, it better be similar to a Rolex!
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I just spent 600 smackaroos on this phone, it better be similar to a Rolex!
Haha! How are they even comparable bonskovsky!? I mean you could argue that your iPhone tells you the time much better than a Rolex, but it would make little sense to as they are completely different markets. That is of course unless you purely got an iPhone as a status symbol. In which case was spending 600 smackeroos worth it bonskovsky?
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I just spent 600 smackaroos on this phone, it better be similar to a Rolex!
but.. ehh.. hmm...

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but.. ehh.. hmm...

nevermind
It is simply an incredible quote.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 08:24 PM   #71
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Apple markets this phone as the "Rolex of phones" . 600 was a nice birthday present to myself. (I always buy unlocked)

Was it worth it, I don't see why not, it's a pretty phone. Plus with 200 I sold with the 4, it was really only 400.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 08:35 PM   #72
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I just spent 600 smackaroos on this phone, it better be similar to a Rolex!
It won't look like a Rolex!!! They are saying the construction process is like of a luxury watch such as a Rolex. You are misunderstanding everything about the construction process.

The iPhone 5 band is made of aluminum and not stainless steel. The chamfered edge is not the entire band. It is just the corners around the screen and around the back that are shinier than the rest of the aluminum.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 08:40 PM   #73
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Haha! How are they even comparable bonskovsky!?
Any Shiny Cut Commercial will wow a 12 yr old.
Take Good Humor bars for example.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 12:38 AM   #74
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The misconception is this: Apple used a sapphire crystal lens on the camera of the iPhone 5, yet it looks like plain old glass.

When I bought the phone, I thought it would sparkle and glisten. I thought it would be shiny.

I mean if Apple is going to compare it to a Rolex watch. The outer edge of it is shiny (the white one), so that helps.
Really?! Look at the "shiny" Rolex you posted up there. Go ahead. I'll wait.



Do you see the crystal that covers the face? That's a sapphire crystal as well. Sapphire is used because of its toughness not because it will sparkle and glisten. If it did, it would make a rather *****ty lens for a camera.

The Rolex's bezel is highly polished, which is why it is so "shiny". It will also scratch and scuff very easily making it look horrible unless it is taken care of. And in person, it won't be quite as brilliant. They process the photos for marketing making it look even more "shiny".

Maybe you should dip your iPhone in glitter. That will make it "shiny" for you.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 12:49 AM   #75
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It is in your opinion that the iPhone 5 is not marketed like a Rolex watch. It's just like a Rolex.

It's made from the same materials.
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