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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

One thing I always thought would be handy is to have the ability to hook my iPhone up to the rather good interface my Benz has if I forgot my iPod. I guess that'll need an adapter now.

It should work much the same way as it did with your iPod. Keep in mind that sometimes software updates on Apple's end and cause glitches here, but those usually get sorted out if discovered and fixed in future updates.
post #707 of 4017
Not saying Android screens never break, just that I don't recall seeing one, while I can think of many instances where I've seen broken iPhone screens. Of course, any screen can break.

The point I'm trying to make is that feeling solid and being durable are not the same thing when it comes to cell phones. Drop a phone with a metal frame on the ground, and the metal transmits the shock (which has to go somewhere). Drop a phone with a plastic case on the ground, and the plastic absorbs much of the shock.
post #708 of 4017
JM, my iPad is company owned and is on a different account vs. my iPods. This iCloud, monthly fees?
post #709 of 4017
Did I just get on someone's block list? Cool, glad to know it only takes 2 posts to get there.


I've definitely seen spiderwebbed android phones in the wild (though not as many, and I see more androids than iphones)
I think part of the breakage issue on the 4/4s is due to the corners being so rigid. A lot of android phones have softer plastic (or thinner metal) at all 4 corners and it doesn't even have to deform very much to make a noticeable difference in shock absorption. Also, the ones with user replaceable batteries tend to explode open on impact which probably helps dissipate the energy away from the screen. The same rigid heft that made the iphone 4 feel great in your hands seems to be its downfall when it comes to breakage (hence all of the rubber bumpers)--the thing is sending more weight at the ground and it has less ability to absorb the impact. The other phones out there that weigh as much as the 4 are mostly much larger phones as well which might help them out a bit since the same force is spread out over a larger area.
post #710 of 4017
iCloud is the one thing I haven't done that I probably should.
post #711 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

One thing I always thought would be handy is to have the ability to hook my iPhone up to the rather good interface my Benz has if I forgot my iPod. I guess that'll need an adapter now.
Connecting the iPhone in the MB works really well because it allows you to use your phone's playlist or play music/programs from apps. I think I'm going to upgrade to the new phone since an adapter will be available for the car's plug. I wouldn't upgrade if an adapter wasn't available.
post #712 of 4017
Another thought that popped into my head: Does anybody here use iPhones without iTunes? I absolutely unequivocally hate the piece of shit that is iTunes, and want nothing to do with it if possible.
post #713 of 4017
How is integration with gmail/google calendar/picasa? I assume the first two are pretty good, but not so sure about Picasa. I like that I can click on Gallery on my Android device, and all my Picasa albums show as well.
post #714 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

JM, my iPad is company owned and is on a different account vs. my iPods. This iCloud, monthly fees?

Ok well you should still have an Apple ID because of your iPod and iTunes account. Its been a while since I did the initial set up process, but that should be the info you use for iCloud when you do the set up process. iCloud links directly to your iTunes account.

You won't need To pay a monthly fee unless you go over the storage they give you for free with your account. Most people never do. I don't.

Let me know if you still have questions and I'll point you in the right direction.

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Originally Posted by deadly7 View Post

Another thought that popped into my head: Does anybody here use iPhones without iTunes? I absolutely unequivocally hate the piece of shit that is iTunes, and want nothing to do with it if possible.

Apple solved this last year with "PC Free" in iOS 5. You can buy an iPhone and an iPad and never touch the pc/Mac version of iTunes. They are able to operate completely independently now. So this won't be an issue for you.
post #715 of 4017
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post

How is integration with gmail/google calendar/picasa? I assume the first two are pretty good, but not so sure about Picasa. I like that I can click on Gallery on my Android device, and all my Picasa albums show as well.

Gmail and google cal sync with the phone. To access Picasa you will need an app that has that ability. I'm sure there are a few available.
post #716 of 4017
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

in any event, most people i know with iPhones (er ... most people I know) have cases. Good idea IMO.
Kinda contradicts the idea of "great design" though if you never see it.
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

All apps carry over. In fact with iCloud it's a seamless process. I have an iPhone 4 and iCloud does daily back-ups of my data for me and keeps track of all the apps I own. When I buy the iPhone 5 and log into my account at the start up screen, iCloud will start the process of restoring everything. It couldn't be more simple.
Not sure about mobile internet plans in the US, but in Germany flatrates have a limit upon which the speed gets heavily reduced (speaking of Germany, the fast LTE is 80€ per month lol8[1].gif). Many people have no real clue what a cloud is and that actually lots of data gets sent back and forth and I'm sure in the beginning of iCloud+iOs the backuping was automatically ticked. Now you get asked during the setup -- right? --, it's just good to know that it can create lots of traffic.
Fortunately, it's not easy anymore to hack into someones iCloud account by just knowing the last four digits of the credit card since that journalist with the twitter "Mac"/"Tim"/? account (or whatever his short name was) got "hacked" by that kid.
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

In terms of managing your music and media from your iPod, then you may have to sync to your computer's iTunes to quickly move it over to your new phone. If you sign up for iTunes Match, Apple makes managing your music over the cloud much more seamless too. I listen to much of my music via Pandora these days and have little need for iTunes Match, but have heard good things from those who do use it.
Can you finally buy ALAC files in the iTunes store?

Oh, and about the apps.. just jailbreak that god damn phone. Pay for the apps that are actually good. Or don't.
post #717 of 4017
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Kinda contradicts the idea of "great design" though if you never see it.

This is dumb.


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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Not sure about mobile internet plans in the US, but in Germany flatrates have a limit upon which the speed gets heavily reduced (speaking of Germany, the fast LTE is 80€ per month lol8[1].gif). Many people have no real clue what a cloud is and that actually lots of data gets sent back and forth and I'm sure in the beginning of iCloud+iOs the backuping was automatically ticked. Now you get asked during the setup -- right? --, it's just good to know that it can create lots of traffic.

This is also dumb. The back ups happen over WIFI.
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Oh, and about the apps.. just jailbreak that god damn phone. Pay for the apps that are actually good. Or don't.


This shows you are a POS. It's just digital data right? Who cares if you steal it. No big deal. Doesn't hurt anyone. rolleyes.gif

Assholes like you are why the App selection on Android sucks compared to iOS. No one can make any money off it since everyone just side loads apps without paying for them. Great job promoting that attitude.
post #718 of 4017
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i'm a little disappointed. It's a definite step up from the 4S, but not enough for me to want to upgrade before I have to renew my contract. I don't have any problems with the screen size on the 4S, do so the 5 doesn't appeal to me in that way. Was hoping for more regarding digital payments, face unlock, and I don't really see the new chargers as an upgrade (but wireless charging would have been awesome).

Yeah, I just look to upgrade at the end of my contract. Mine's up so I'm pumped. If it wasn't I wouldn't be peeved at not getting this one though. It'll be fun to see the progression of stuff though.
post #719 of 4017
actually, I'm not sure when I'd be eligible to upgrade. Is it 2 years for all? I'm on my in-laws family plan with corporate discount, I think I started in November of last year, so timing could be ideal if a 5S or something comes out in Sept-Oct of next year.

And my bill is $32 a month, which is awesome.
post #720 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

God damn it, they went back to separate GSM and CDMA versions. There goes the ultimate world phone.
Anyone see pricing for an unlocked version?

http://store.apple.com/ca/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone
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