iPhone 4/4S seems so heavy now...

Bobby Corwen

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How did we ever live with it?

I picked my old one up and was shocked how heavy it is to the new 5!

(Did 3 x 5 skullcrushers and 5 x 5 hammer curls with it)
 

bidwalj

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It is heavy and the screen doesn't look impressive anymore. The black version also looks odd compared to the new 5. All that silver and chrome looks out of place now. I personally love all the dark details of the 5 (the sides, camera and flash ring). I also think the screen when off hides much better with the new black.
 

yanki01

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i agree. i showed a fee co-workers and they no longer like their 4/4S. i dont like my 4 either, thankfully im getting rid of it. it looks so old. :cool:
 

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I actually miss the heft of my 4. So much, that I still use it quite heavily (no pun intended) for tasks best suited for an iPod Touch.

I am glad I kept it, I was considering a new Touch, but I don't see the need in spending so much money when the 4 still works really well for those purposes.

Both are a nice piece of Kit in their own regard.
 

zeyank

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yep

In the short time I have had my iPhone 5, I have gotten so accustomed to the larger screen and lower weight that I loath having to pick up and use my iPhone 4. It doesn't seem much different on paper, but in real life, it is night and day. Love the iPhone 5!:cool:
 

Bobby Corwen

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I actually miss the heft of my 4. So much, that I still use it quite heavily (no pun intended) for tasks best suited for an iPod Touch.

I am glad I kept it, I was considering a new Touch, but I don't see the need in spending so much money when the 4 still works really well for those purposes.

Both are a nice piece of Kit in their own regard.
Yes it is a hefty piece of kit indeed.

Are you sure the pun wasn't intended ? Because quite frankly, it was an amazingly appropriately well timed and placed pun...
 

dontwalkhand

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Using the old iPhone 4 also feels very puny now! I don't know how I ever lived with it like that ;). I am staying away from the jumbo Android phones, because I don't want to get pulled in!
 

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I find it funny that people call the 4/4S ugly now that the 5 is out. Even though the 5 is a stretched 4S with a thinner/lighter build and a two tone back that everyone seems to complain about. I mean honestly they dont look all that different. I think my 4S still looks very sleek and current despite its 3.5" screen that satisfies me. And people think it's heavy? Maybe if you have girl arms.
 

tonyy

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I picked up my iPhone 4 after using my iPhone 5 and thought that the 4 was the ugliest thing alive :rolleyes:
Lol, exaggerate much? I love my iPhone 5 just as much as some of you but the 4/4s is still a beautiful phone. I do miss the heft of the 4s but I'm used to the light weight now.

The 4/4s is still a good looking phone.
 

CanadaEh

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Lol, exaggerate much? I love my iPhone 5 just as much as some of you but the 4/4s is still a beautiful phone. I do miss the heft of the 4s but I'm used to the light weight now.

The 4/4s is still a good looking phone.
Maybe I exaggerated just a tad :p
 

ixodes

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i agree. i showed a fee co-workers and they no longer like their 4/4S. i dont like my 4 either, thankfully im getting rid of it. it looks so old. :cool:
My how fickle. All because of appearance? If anything is old it's the three year run of this form factor. Elongated a few mm and slightly different look is all it takes?
 

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Yes it is a hefty piece of kit indeed.

Are you sure the pun wasn't intended ? Because quite frankly, it was an amazingly appropriately well timed and placed pun...
I actually had to go back and edit the post to add that. Read really silly :eek: .

I still love the look and feel of my 4, I couldn't get myself to sell it. The nice thing is, I (assume) I can buy a sim adapter and use it as a primary phone at times still too.

I actually watched the iPhone 4 Keynote with Steve Jobs again recently, one of his best keynotes, lots of little humor spots in it, and he clearly liked that phone design well.
 

Bobby Corwen

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My how fickle. All because of appearance? If anything is old it's the three year run of this form factor. Elongated a few mm and slightly different look is all it takes?
If you want to go around carrying something that could double for a dumbbell in your pocket, be my guest.

I can dunk now with the 5 in my pocket whereas before I had to set my phone down before I dunked...

Maybe the weight helps for training though if you're runnin uphill with a 4/4S.
 

ixodes

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If you want to go around carrying something that could double for a dumbbell in your pocket, be my guest.

I can dunk now with the 5 in my pocket whereas before I had to set my phone down before I dunked...

Maybe the weight helps for training though if you're runnin uphill with a 4/4S.
Funny how just a few grams only matters now, and was conveniently ignored while the 4 & 4S were current models.

AppleLand is where one visits, when they want to experience the true meaning of the word "Hypocritical", it's a way of life in Apples walled garden :D
 

Bobby Corwen

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Funny how just a few grams only matters now, and was conveniently ignored while the 4 & 4S were current models.

AppleLand is where one visits, when they want to experience the true meaning of the word "Hypocritical", it's a way of life in Apples walled garden :D
I just think its funny how shocking it is to pick up the old model when for so long it seemed awesome but all of a sudden it feels like a heavy outdated brick with sloppy design.

Technological evolution is funny like that.
 

dontwalkhand

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I just think its funny how shocking it is to pick up the old model when for so long it seemed awesome but all of a sudden it feels like a heavy outdated brick with sloppy design.
Hope you don't tell Mr. Ive himself that he made a sloppy design ;)