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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thermal, Sep 12, 2012.
Simple question: do you think the iPhone 5 is a major update?
Yep, very much so
Tick Tock cadence....
Yup, absolutely. I think anyone expecting something truly revolutionary was just setting themselves up for disappointment. As far as change to an iPhone goes, this is a huge update.
same as the jump from 3gs to 4
Absolutely it is, all the internals are upgraded, larger screen, LTE, Thinner & Lighter...so many awesome things! Ok maybe I drink the koolaide way too much
I know people are disappointed they didn't do a major form factor change, but why change a good thing? Also, get over it, you have seen for weeks and weeks that this was most likely to be the new form factor, so you can't be too surprised.
everything has been changed, they even stated that them selfs! how is it not a major update?
let the haters hate, they wont be playing with the best smart phone on september 21st
Yes, we got a lot of new stuff, especially the cords.
Of course it is. They updated virtually every single aspect of the phone.
Anybody who votes "no" is even more critical of the iPhone than I am.
Of course this was a major update.
However, is it major enough to bring me back to the iPhone? No.
i would say it is a major upgrade as well. A new iphone with a larger screen and 4g. not to mention lighter,thinner and faster!
May be the biggest update to date.
Bigger screen, faster, new design, new front camera, new microphone system, LTE etc.
Decent update compared to the 4S but compared to other smartphones ?
Exactly what features, design changes would of brought you back?
Larger 4.3 to 4.8" screen or ?
It's not a major update at all, but it is a nice update. I do see the playing level evening up here as this iPhone is sitting still, iPhone 4s had Siri this new one just has the larger display which was just playing catch up as most othe phones have been 4+ inches for awhile now. In reality the iPhone is so close to prefect that I have a hard time faulting this update or being disappointed as the iPhone is already such a great phone so much so that the iPhone 4 is still a great phone and offers everything 95% of the people would ever want out of a cell phone, I really don't know what else Apple could've done, I think the next big step is that NFC which will change the way we buy but I don't think the world is ready for it yet.
I love the Specs with LTE and all but I wanted a re-design, not just stretched taller.
NFC aside (which I'm currently not fussed about), aside from a larger screen what could they have included? Have we got to the point where a larger screen is the defining feature of whether something is a major update or not? If so, wow. I've flirted with android, it's got it's merits, but aside from a bigger screen what differentiates the S3 from this hardware wise?
I say the above as someone who wanted a bigger screen by the way. Ideally, the 5 would have been a 4.3" 1920x1280 screen (doubled ala iPad 2->3) but such technology doesn't exist, at least at the mass production stage.
My only concern is that Apple will stubbornly stick to this res for the next iPhone too, which'd mean 1136x640 screens in late 2014 prior to the iPhone 7...that'd be a seriously janky res by then, rightly or wrongly android phones will probably be pushing 2560x at that stage.
The camera and larger screen is a big enough upgrade for me. LTE is nice as well, good thing I still have unlimited
not with ios6. might be with ios7 though.
Yes, it's a major update.
If it had a larger screen, I would consider that a "downgrade". Soo much of what I do is one-handed (or nothing).
The iPhone 5 looks very similar to the 4s, and the feature set hasn't changed much. If iOS 6 was more exciting then that wouldn't be a problem, but it isn't.
It's a solid update & can't wait to preorder.