Really let down.

bluewomble88

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 9, 2009
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I know it's just a phone but, c'mon, this is poor from Apple

No Sapphire display, protruding camera, FUGLY back case, no 4" model, 16GB base unit, protruding camera (yes, it's a big deal), too thin, no significant improvement to battery technology, nothing screaming "wow".
It goes on and on.

Not to mention the live feed was really annoying and made the whole unveiling even more unwhelming. The Chinese translator ruined whatever I was able to see and they couldn't even get the music right before the event started.

So, I have a dilemma. I am on 3 (UK) and I can upgrade. I've had a 5 for two years but I just do not want to get a 6 for another two years. I really think the 6s might fix a lot of the design problems with this model so I want to switch my upgrade cycle. The thing is, my 5 is failing so I must change it. Is there anywhere I can get a 5s on just a one-year deal?
 

fanchee

macrumors 6502a
Nov 23, 2009
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The live feed was truly a let down. I missed the first half hour-ish with it going out and starting over. I am going to reserve judgement on the actual products announced until I can go back and watch the entire thing over again, hopefully tonight.

But geez, the live feed was terrible.
 

Crossmax

macrumors member
Oct 23, 2013
30
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Don't fool yourself, all S-verions have kept the same physical aspects of their predecessor. Hence, the 6S will have the same design and protruding camera, and limited battery compartment.
 

Radiating

macrumors 65816
Dec 29, 2011
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I know it's just a phone but, c'mon, this is poor from Apple

No Sapphire display, protruding camera, FUGLY back case, no 4" model, 16GB base unit, protruding camera (yes, it's a big deal), too thin, no significant improvement to battery technology, nothing screaming "wow".
It goes on and on.

Not to mention the live feed was really annoying and made the whole unveiling even more unwhelming. The Chinese translator ruined whatever I was able to see and they couldn't even get the music right before the event started.

So, I have a dilemma. I am on 3 (UK) and I can upgrade. I've had a 5 for two years but I just do not want to get a 6 for another two years. I really think the 6s might fix a lot of the design problems with this model so I want to switch my upgrade cycle. The thing is, my 5 is failing so I must change it. Is there anywhere I can get a 5s on just a one-year deal?
Except that the new processor is 25% faster while using half the power, which results in 25%-50% more battery life.
 

Skylitfly

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May 3, 2014
583
214
Well... to be honest, I'm pretty excited.

Apple just released the best phone available right now. Meaning the iPhone 6 Plus. I'm definitely going to get it sooner or later. It kind of killed the iPad for me.

Seems like my perfect combo for upcoming year will be: 15" rMBP, iPhone 6 Plus and :apple:watch. :cool:
 

Shanghaichica

macrumors G4
Apr 8, 2013
11,112
7,507
UK
The live feed was truly a let down. I missed the first half hour-ish with it going out and starting over. I am going to reserve judgement on the actual products announced until I can go back and watch the entire thing over again, hopefully tonight.

But geez, the live feed was terrible.
I need to watch the keynote before I can form an opinion on anything. The crappy live stream really ruined the whole experience for me. I gave up after after 30 minutes.
 

x-evil-x

macrumors 601
Jul 13, 2008
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2,222
I know it's just a phone but, c'mon, this is poor from Apple

No Sapphire display, protruding camera, FUGLY back case, no 4" model, 16GB base unit, protruding camera (yes, it's a big deal), too thin, no significant improvement to battery technology, nothing screaming "wow".
It goes on and on.

Not to mention the live feed was really annoying and made the whole unveiling even more unwhelming. The Chinese translator ruined whatever I was able to see and they couldn't even get the music right before the event started.

So, I have a dilemma. I am on 3 (UK) and I can upgrade. I've had a 5 for two years but I just do not want to get a 6 for another two years. I really think the 6s might fix a lot of the design problems with this model so I want to switch my upgrade cycle. The thing is, my 5 is failing so I must change it. Is there anywhere I can get a 5s on just a one-year deal?
complaining just to complain? The 64 gig is 100$ more so no need to complain its 100$...
4" is too small. If you like your phone now keep it no need to upgrade. too thin? Really? How do you know there isn't better battery life? Have you used the phone already? The battery is bigger also. Little ring around the camera is a non issue.
Stop complaining. breath a little.
 

Newtons Apple

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Mar 12, 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
I know it's just a phone but, c'mon, this is poor from Apple

No Sapphire display, protruding camera, FUGLY back case, no 4" model, 16GB base unit, protruding camera (yes, it's a big deal), too thin, no significant improvement to battery technology, nothing screaming "wow".
It goes on and on.

Not to mention the live feed was really annoying and made the whole unveiling even more unwhelming. The Chinese translator ruined whatever I was able to see and they couldn't even get the music right before the event started.

So, I have a dilemma. I am on 3 (UK) and I can upgrade. I've had a 5 for two years but I just do not want to get a 6 for another two years. I really think the 6s might fix a lot of the design problems with this model so I want to switch my upgrade cycle. The thing is, my 5 is failing so I must change it. Is there anywhere I can get a 5s on just a one-year deal?
I am afraid that the days of "WOW" are getting harder to come by. Only so much to expect these days. Problem here is that too many believed the rumors!
 

maflynn

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Staff member
May 3, 2009
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Every year we see similar threads about how disappointed they are. The 5s had its share of people who were disappointed.

I think the problem is people get so hyped up, and their expectations start exceeding reality.
 

bluewomble88

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 9, 2009
151
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Buy something else then. No one is forcing you to buy it
Well, that isn't much of an option.

I've invested a fair bit of money into some essential apps that I use regularly. I am unwilling to reinvest (and relearn) on another platform for similar functionality.
 

xero9

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Nov 7, 2006
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I just noticed too that the iPhone 6 doesn't even support LTE-Advanced. Also, it's missing two LTE bands.. 12, and which ever one is 2600Mhz. WTF.
 

jon9091

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Jul 17, 2002
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Well, that isn't much of an option.

I've invested a fair bit of money into some essential apps that I use regularly. I am unwilling to reinvest (and relearn) on another platform for similar functionality.
Then stay with your existing phone. It's not like it became broken as of 10am Pacific time today.
 

Peanut207

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Mar 2, 2010
489
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Well... to be honest, I'm pretty excited.

Apple just released the best phone available right now. Meaning the iPhone 6 Plus. I'm definitely going to get it sooner or later. It kind of killed the iPad for me.

Seems like my perfect combo for upcoming year will be: 15" rMBP, iPhone 6 Plus and :apple:watch. :cool:
Exactly. The 5.5" has made me lose interest in the iPad. I will use my 27" iMac if I need a bigger screen. The 5.5" with the :apple:watch is the perfect combo IMO.
 

recoil80

macrumors 68030
Jul 16, 2014
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The live feed was truly a let down. I missed the first half hour-ish with it going out and starting over. I am going to reserve judgement on the actual products announced until I can go back and watch the entire thing over again, hopefully tonight.

But geez, the live feed was terrible.
Worst live streaming ever from Apple, I'am very disappointed :mad:
 

BenTrovato

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Jun 29, 2012
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I am afraid that the days of "WOW" are getting harder to come by. Only so much to expect these days. Problem here is that too many believed the rumors!
It's true.

Plus Apple is more focused on making money and managing their ecosystem. This isn't 10 years ago where Apple needed to innovate.
 

adroit

macrumors 6502
Sep 28, 2005
271
132
Victoria, BC
Well... to be honest, I'm pretty excited.

Apple just released the best phone available right now. Meaning the iPhone 6 Plus. I'm definitely going to get it sooner or later. It kind of killed the iPad for me.
That is EXTREMELY arguable. A failed attempt to chatch-up would be a better description.

Apple pay is cool though.
 

TheAnvil

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Nov 25, 2013
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Except that the new processor is 25% faster while using half the power, which results in 25%-50% more battery life.
Actually, that isn't correct. The majority of battery goes into powering the screen. Processors themselves spend 99% of their time at idle using next to no power so it's effect on prolonger battery life is minimal.
 

iososx

macrumors 6502a
Aug 23, 2014
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Nothing Apple does affects how I feel since I have no need to become emotionally attached.

Life's good, I'm neither impressed or disappointed.

Being ultimately familiar with how Apple operates, specific product details aside, I knew exactly what to expect today, and that's what Apple delivered.

It's just stuff, all of which Apple will stop supporting at some point like usual.
 
To be honest, I'm more disappointed in the difference in specs between the two phones, particularly the the fact that the 4.7 inch model lacks OIS in the camera and a sapphire display.

But what does excite me and what may prompt me to start moving to the digital wallet is Apple Pay. The fact that a number and not your credit card numbers and personal info are what is being transferred is a game-changer in my view. The fact that I don't need to worry about encryption or losing info to hackers is a big deal. And if my phone is lost or stolen, simply using Find My Phone will cancel all transactions...plus I won't have to scramble to cancel all my cards and all the associated headaches and worries that entails.

Very impressed.