Ok...so I bought a IP5s///

jamezr

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It has been a while since I had an iPhone. So picked one up a white IP5s 16Gb for $350 on CL. Got it all set up. I must say it is really nice.....it is different thats for sure. Some good ways....some not good ways. Trying to get acclimated to IOS an iPhone gain. I want to get the IP6 next month....so this is a trial run for me.
I give more input later.....right now I just finished syncing with itunes....
 

blackhand1001

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Bigger screen or not the iPhone 6 isn't going to make me switch. Way too satisfied with my moto x. I probably won't upgrade this cycle but regardless I am very excited to the see the moto x+1 or whatever they end up calling it. I hope the public realizes Motorola makes much more polished handsets than Samsung etc.
 

jamezr

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Bigger screen or not the iPhone 6 isn't going to make me switch. Way too satisfied with my moto x. I probably won't upgrade this cycle but regardless I am very excited to the see the moto x+1 or whatever they end up calling it. I hope the public realizes Motorola makes much more polished handsets than Samsung etc.
Not sure I would switch entirely...... My daily driver is an HTC M8 and it is the best phone I have had so far.
 

tbayrgs

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It has been a while since I had an iPhone. So picked one up a white IP5s 16Gb for $350 on CL. Got it all set up. I must say it is really nice.....it is different thats for sure. Some good ways....some not good ways. Trying to get acclimated to IOS an iPhone gain. I want to get the IP6 next month....so this is a trial run for me.
I give more input later.....right now I just finished syncing with itunes....
See, now it's confirmed you have a problem, you've crossed over to the dark side. :eek: (I'm joking, of course)

In all seriousness though, it's readily evident that I'm a fan of iOS, shortcomings and all. You really do need to wait long enough to try iOS 8 on it. I have the latest beta on my 5s and the changes they've made are the most significant since I can remember, many of them really bridge the gap that's existed with Android. Taking action off the notification panel or lockscreen is such a welcome change and implemented quite well, as are the changes to Messages--absolutely huge fan of 'raise to record and send' quick messages as well as the similar quick video message functionality (I realize this will appeal less to those not as immersed in the Apple ecosystem).

I can expound on much of the other new element but won't bore everyone here to death. Suffice to say I really like what iOS 8 is bringing to the table and have only been able to sample a portion of it (no extensibility, new keyboards, or full iDrive functionality yet). I highly encourage holding on for the month or so until you can check it out--it doesn't necessarily make iOS more 'Android-like' but does offer much of what I've felt has been missing.
 

jamezr

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See, now it's confirmed you have a problem, you've crossed over to the dark side. :eek: (I'm joking, of course)

In all seriousness though, it's readily evident that I'm a fan of iOS, shortcomings and all. You really do need to wait long enough to try iOS 8 on it. I have the latest beta on my 5s and the changes they've made are the most significant since I can remember, many of them really bridge the gap that's existed with Android. Taking action off the notification panel or lockscreen is such a welcome change and implemented quite well, as are the changes to Messages--absolutely huge fan of 'raise to record and send' quick messages as well as the similar quick video message functionality (I realize this will appeal less to those not as immersed in the Apple ecosystem).

I can expound on much of the other new element but won't bore everyone here to death. Suffice to say I really like what iOS 8 is bringing to the table and have only been able to sample a portion of it (no extensibility, new keyboards, or full iDrive functionality yet). I highly encourage holding on for the month or so until you can check it out--it doesn't necessarily make iOS more 'Android-like' but does offer much of what I've felt has been missing.
I am looking forward to IOS 8....I enjoy both mobile OSes. I agree with you...it is not about which is better than the other OS. I enjoy both and want to concentrate on what each does well.
Liking the IP5s so far...just forgot how small it is compared to my M8....have to adjust.
 

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I would have waited till next month, but $350 is very cheap deal. Good condition ones 16gb still sell for €450 - 500 here .....
 

jamezr

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I would have waited till next month, but $350 is very cheap deal. Good condition ones 16gb still sell for €450 - 500 here .....
I just wanted to see if I want to get the IP6 or not. So kinda get myself used to an iphone again. My plan is to resell the IP5s and get the IP6 when it comes out.
 

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I just wanted to see if I want to get the IP6 or not. So kinda get myself used to an iphone again. My plan is to resell the IP5s and get the IP6 when it comes out.
I'm sure you can probably sell it for at least what you paid too. I'm thinking about picking up the iPhone 6 too, but I'd really prefer the 5.5" over the 4.7" if both models exist. Theres just too much good stuff coming out next month, gonna be expensive!
 

mclld

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I dont know why ios users crap over ios 7 so much. I recently picked up a 4th gen ipod running 6.1.6 and it looks and feels so dated
 

Robster3

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It has been a while since I had an iPhone. So picked one up a white IP5s 16Gb for $350 on CL. Got it all set up. I must say it is really nice.....it is different thats for sure. Some good ways....some not good ways. Trying to get acclimated to IOS an iPhone gain. I want to get the IP6 next month....so this is a trial run for me.
I give more input later.....right now I just finished syncing with itunes....
I will give you some input, the 5S is nearly a year old and it is a better phone than the 3 latest android flagship phones, They are so far behind its laughable, Heck even a 2 year old iphone 5 is better.

Except for screen size at the moment, IP6 will leave them for dead.
 

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I dont know why ios users crap over ios 7 so much. I recently picked up a 4th gen ipod running 6.1.6 and it looks and feels so dated
Its all in what you get used too. iOS7 was a jarring change for many. I never thought it was a problem. From what I can read about iOS8, people are liking that very much
 

jamezr

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Its all in what you get used too. iOS7 was a jarring change for many. I never thought it was a problem. From what I can read about iOS8, people are liking that very much
I can't wait to try IOS8 especially on a larger phone.
 

daveathall

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I will be getting an iPhone 6 and will be trying the larger version. Must admit that this new iteration with the larger screens has got me excited about an iPhone again, it is something that hasn't happened since the iPhone 4S. I won't be waiting in line for one (I did for the 4S) and will wait till they are readily available just by walking into an Apple shop, this way I will forgo many of the "new phone" teething problems.
 

jamezr

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I will be getting an iPhone 6 and will be trying the larger version. Must admit that this new iteration with the larger screens has got me excited about an iPhone again, it is something that hasn't happened since the iPhone 4S. I won't be waiting in line for one (I did for the 4S) and will wait till they are readily available just by walking into an Apple shop, this way I will forgo many of the "new phone" teething problems.
I might wait too...but then my excitement might get the best of me and i will end up getting one on launch day. i waited in line for the 4s but will not do that agin. So if there are lines....i will wait. If I can just walk in and get one at an Apple store then i will do that.
 

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I might wait too...but then my excitement might get the best of me and i will end up getting one on launch day. i waited in line for the 4s but will not do that agin. So if there are lines....i will wait. If I can just walk in and get one at an Apple store then i will do that.
No ... no you won't .... :p

I'm gonna get the 4.7" unless there are dramatic differences worth getting the 5.5" for or optimisations to IOS that make it different, but I doubt that - so would rather go for comfort / ergonomics.

I hope the design of the iPhone 6 shell is better than what has leaked so far, I'm actually not a fan of it aesthetically. It's certainly not very Johnny Ive's.....
 

jamezr

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No ... no you won't .... :p

I'm gonna get the 4.7" unless there are dramatic differences worth getting the 5.5" for or optimisations to IOS that make it different, but I doubt that - so would rather go for comfort / ergonomics.

I hope the design of the iPhone 6 shell is better than what has leaked so far, I'm actually not a fan of it aesthetically. It's certainly not very Johnny Ive's.....
I agree.....the renders i have seen so far witht he large bezels.....well Apple can do better. But I want to see the 4.7 and 5.5 side by side and see the difference. If Apple can pull some design magic like LG did with the G3....i might be tempted to get the 5.5 but most likely will get the 4.7.
 

AppleRobert

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Shiny shiny did not let me keep the gold for more than two months and it was my first iPhone. I was totally bored with the thing. Got to admit it may have helped the resale value though.

Apple for tablets, android for smart phones. :)
 

Dontazemebro

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I will give you some input, the 5S is nearly a year old and it is a better phone than the 3 latest android flagship phones, They are so far behind its laughable, Heck even a 2 year old iphone 5 is better.

Except for screen size at the moment, IP6 will leave them for dead.
Meh, I disagree. I have a 5s and I don't believe it's any better than my Note 3. Matter of fact, the Note 3 gets double the usage my iPhone gets. If I had to only carry 1 device, it would definitely be the Note.
 

chagla

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I will give you some input, the 5S is nearly a year old and it is a better phone than the 3 latest android flagship phones, They are so far behind its laughable, Heck even a 2 year old iphone 5 is better.

Except for screen size at the moment, IP6 will leave them for dead.
that's such an insightful and knowledgeable input from you. it's rare on macrumors. its hard to find people who really know about ios and android.
 

bnmcj1

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When iPhone 6 is released with a bigger screen, I will lose every bit of interest in Android and won't even think about the competition. They will just be so much behind and can't play on screen size any longer.
 

bnmcj1

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Behind in what?
How can you not know:

- Scrolling performance (you know the thing you do all the time and therefore is an important aspect.)
- Swype performance
- App quality
- Sound quality
- The ability to close a streaming music app from app closer and stop the music by doing that. You know, actually CLOSE the app like you asked.
- Ecosystem
- Quality on mirroring options. A chromecast does not have optical out so you can go through a DAC, nor the quality of an Apple tv.
- Ability to set up af new phone like your old was exactly.
- A real functional fingerprint reader
- AirPlay. You know, lossless quality, not chromecast or bluetooth, but thought through quality.
- Really good industrial design. You know, the thing Dieter Rams of Braun's 60's design would like.
- Very good accessories like Bang & Olufsen.
- Very good notifications that you can trust. Have owned many flagship phones. Side by side with my iPhone, I could only trust my iPhone. Always notifications first and when they happened.
- iMessage
- Better and more intuitive UI
- Charger that does not make low frequency noise.
- Really good customer service.
- A nice calibrated display, not over saturated.
- Continuity, seemlessly connection between devices in a way the others could only dream of.
- Speed
- 64 bit
- Accepted in pro business and recommended by every IT professional with respect for themselves when you go exchange and Remote desktop at home. Security, you know.
- overall feel of the phone. The easyness.
- everybody has a charger when you need it.
- best charger. Irreversible cable
- A battery status indicator you can trust.
- a battery that does not give up that easy on heavy load of apps.
- updates for years to come.