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post #226 of 4017
Well I agree that it could be called the new iPhone but since they haven't announced the name I don't see what's wrong with calling it iphone5 for now. People called it the ipad3.

It just seems stupid to me to pick at the issue every time somebody says iphone5.

fistbump.gif @pB. Got your back too holmes. You tell these unbelieving heathens
post #227 of 4017
I really hope they call it the iPhone 6 just to make people's heads explode.
post #228 of 4017
No you are right, it probably is more or less pointless to do so... Only reason I feel compelled to bring it up is because the name "iPhone 5" has history to it because of all the false rumors right before the iPhone 4S' launch.

EDIT: I'm too guilty of calling the new iPad the 'IPad3" when talking about it. That's the problem with naming as they did as you have to then qualify which hardware you are speaking of.
post #229 of 4017
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Originally Posted by blairh View Post

This naming thing is really stupid to argue over.

Perhaps but when someone is so adamant about something they know nothing about; it baits the rest.
post #230 of 4017
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

For the last time, there will be no "iPhone 5." The iPhone 4S is the 5th iPhone. It would make no sense to call the 6th generation hardware iPhone 5.

They'll probably just call it iPhone, and not even bothering with numbering, just like the current iPad. Apple never bothered giving numbers to their other products like iMac, Macbook, iPod or Apple TV.
post #231 of 4017
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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post

Actually, it's a crappy analogy, but whatever.

Actually the analogy works very well here. Given that a Macbook is the equivalent of $2000, and $3500 for a new Retina screen 15 inch Macbook Pro baseline model (the luxury sports car, beautiful, high performance, extremely expensive, owned only by an affluent few). A Windows Lenovo Ideapad is usually around $500-$800 (the station wagon, bland and not appealing, but will get you from A to B, usually quite affordable, is what most people have).
post #232 of 4017
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Actually the analogy works very well here. Given that a Macbook is the equivalent of $2000, and $3500 for a new Retina screen 15 inch Macbook Pro baseline model (the luxury sports car, beautiful, high performance, extremely expensive, owned only by an affluent few). A Windows Lenovo Ideapad is usually around $500-$800 (the station wagon, bland and not appealing, but will get you from A to B, usually quite affordable, is what most people have).

It was Richard Stallman's analogy I believe, from many moons ago.
post #233 of 4017
So I feel like my iPhone 4 (not S) just got a new lease on life.

My biggest complaint with it was that the camera no longer took decent photos because the lens was scratched to hell after years of me beating the thing up bareback. But in HK I got the bright idea that someone might be able to help - I found this little Chinese guy in Chungking Mansions and for a few bucks he popped the caseback off and gave me a new one. Presto!
post #234 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

So I feel like my iPhone 4 (not S) just got a new lease on life.

My biggest complaint with it was that the camera no longer took decent photos because the lens was scratched to hell after years of me beating the thing up bareback. But in HK I got the bright idea that someone might be able to help - I found this little Chinese guy in Chungking Mansions and for a few bucks he popped the caseback off and gave me a new one. Presto!

Just curious, but did you have a case on it?
post #235 of 4017
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Just curious, but did you have a case on it?
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So I feel like my iPhone 4 (not S) just got a new lease on life.
My biggest complaint with it was that the camera no longer took decent photos because the lens was scratched to hell after years of me beating the thing up bareback. But in HK I got the bright idea that someone might be able to help - I found this little Chinese guy in Chungking Mansions and for a few bucks he popped the caseback off and gave me a new one. Presto!

don't pretend like you don't know what bareback means you bug chaser
post #236 of 4017
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don't pretend like you don't know what bareback means you bug chaser


laugh.gif Missed that.

Some news. Apple has released a dedicated podcast Apple for the iPhone and iPad: http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/26/3118820/apple-podcasts-app-release

Sure there have been third party alternatives, but it's nice to see Apple release one that works directly with iTunes. The biggest plus? You can subscribe and it automatically keeps them updated for you. No Mac/PC running iTunes required. smile.gif
post #237 of 4017
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laugh.gif Missed that.
Some news. Apple has released a dedicated podcast Apple for the iPhone and iPad: http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/26/3118820/apple-podcasts-app-release
Sure there have been third party alternatives, but it's nice to see Apple release one that works directly with iTunes. The biggest plus? You can subscribe and it automatically keeps them updated for you. No Mac/PC running iTunes required. smile.gif

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post #238 of 4017
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Part of me does wish they had just built this extra functionality into the iTunes app, instead of creating a new app. My home screen is already full and I will have to either bump something to the 2nd screen or create a new folder which I typically try not to do. That first screen on the iPhone is prime real estate.
post #239 of 4017
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Part of me does wish they had just built this extra functionality into the iTunes app, instead of creating a new app. My home screen is already full and I will have to either bump something to the 2nd screen or create a new folder which I typically try not to do. That first screen on the iPhone is prime real estate.

The podcast app has taken a spot on my (prime) real estate that is first screen. I agree, it would have been better if they simply added these features within the Music app, but it's fine.

I'll share my thoughts regarding the SIII in this thread instead of the one I created a few days back. I got a chance to demo it today. It had a huge security device thing on the back so I couldn't properly get my hands around it to see how it feels in-hand.

The screen is pretty sharp when displaying colors, etc. Impressive for sure. But things go downhill when you fire up the browser. I made sure the brightness was set to max within the browser (it's weirdly separate from the SIII's other brightness setting). Whites look like a light grey and not white. It ruins the experience for me. It's clear to me now that IPS panels produce true whites whereas Amoled displays like the one in the SIII excel at blacks and overly saturated (artificial) colors. I don't think I'd ever own a smartphone with an Amoled screen moving forward unless they advance. Overall the screen was also dimmer than my iPhone with both at max.

I'm sure the SIII will be a hit but I think the next iPhone will be much bigger.
post #240 of 4017
I don't like the Podcast app so far. Rewind limited to 10 secs. Perhaps it's a bug but I can't subscribe to all the podcasts I frequent. Only some. Tape deck playback is weird.

As long as Apple keeps podcasts in the Music app I think I'm going to stay that route for now.

The new Google tablet was just unveiled and I'm really impressed.

LG's Optimus LTE2 is rumored to be coming to the States this year. LTE, IPS, 4.7", physical home button.
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