iPhone 5 reviews

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  1. DArsenault macrumors regular

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  2. 03sho macrumors 6502a

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    There's already a couple of threads about reviews.
     
  3. DArsenault thread starter macrumors regular

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    All of which are asking "when we will see reviews". I wanted to start a thread where reviews could be posted without all the clutter and so 100 threads don't pop up showing the same 5 reviews.
     
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    My biggest curiosity is people's perception of performance compared to previous iPhones and the S3.

    Mainly because the S3 has 2gb of ram (us) and a quad core at 1.4ghz. This means Samsung is paying much more for their phones.

    So I would love to see apple destroy them on both performance and profit of the phone based on reduction of cost for parts.
     
  6. IUBall22 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone know who we can expect reviews from tonight?
     
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    You know that MR is likely to post the links to reviews on the front page, right? :rolleyes:
     
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    yep
     
  11. France- macrumors member

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    This is the international version only. It's a tradeoff. You have to choose between LTE and dual core or no LTE and quadcore.
     
  12. Joeymac1 macrumors newbie

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    Even though they're doing it by charging YOU more for something that cost THEM much less to make?

    Nice.
     
  13. WindWaker macrumors regular

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    In S. Korea they get Quad-Core Exynos, LTE, and 2GB RAM-- they're quite lucky (well, S3 owners at least, which is like one in four cell phone owners in SK IIRC)
     
  14. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    I know, it seems odd when customers root for all for profit companies to make more money than the next and put them out of business costing thousands of people they're jobs, just so they can say "my phone is better than yours".
     
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    While it is nice for Apple to be profitable so they can continue to produce fantastic items that we can procure, we don't want them to get too big.

    Supply/ Demand-- the more competition, the better for us all (economically).
     
  17. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say we don't mind as much because we HOPE that they'll use the profits to maintain leadership in the market by bringing us the best products.

    If they continue to make the best products, then they SHOULD make more, ya?
     
  18. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    Wrong. The US version of the S3 has a dual core and 2gb of RAM. the international version has a quad core and 1gb of RAM. The South Korean version DOES have the quad core and 2gb of RAM, though. Just FYI.
     
  19. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Dont need 2gb of ram on a phone that only allows 1 app to be opened.
     
  20. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    I ran GeekBench on my Galaxy S3, got 1350. So if the picture of iPhone 5 being 1601 are true, by pure CPU numbers, the iPhone is a decent amount more powerful than the North American version of the S3. The quad core version got 1588, so that is closer to iPhone 5 performance. The GPU will probably be more powerful in the iPhone 5 compared to the S3 as well, so we have a pretty powerful phone in our midst.
     
  21. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    Here's the first link I've seen. It's not currently live, but Google has a preview with a snippet of the review's text.

    http://www.calgaryherald.com/iPhone+evolution+form+function/7262192/story.html
     

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