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iPhone 5

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mussel, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    yes

    because 5 comes after 4. what you want it to be called iphone 6?

    and really the 4s was very little hardware revision (ever so slightly different button placement and a better camera)
     
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    It will not be called "The New iPhone". It is the iPhone 5. I know because I have it. Tell them indesertum.
     
  3. Jr Mouse

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    :rolleyes: iPhone 4S was a hardware revision, but that does not change the fact that it was the 5th iPhone handset to be released by Apple.

    It will likely either be "The New iPhone" like they did with the current iPad or come up with a name based on one of it's new hardware features like the did the 3G. My personal theory is that if these widescreen rumors are true, they will play up video on the device highly and it will be named/marketed based on that.
     
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    This naming thing is really stupid to argue over.

    If Apple put a retina display on the iPad and elected to simply call it the 'new iPad' then I feel strongly that they'll call the next iPhone the 'new iPhone' from now on.

    LTE SIII reviews hit today. Seeing some talk of a 'dim' screen. For shame.
     
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  5. Jr Mouse

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    Did you follow the Windows Phone 8 news? Some interesting stuff, but I have a feeling they will end up alienating many of the current WP7 users by deciding to start over fresh with the kernel. They have to get it right this time and honestly it may already be too late for them to catch up.
     
  6. indesertum

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    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: @pB. Got your back too holmes. You tell these unbelieving heathens
     
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    I really hope they call it the iPhone 6 just to make people's heads explode.
     
  8. Jr Mouse

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    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.
     
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  9. Willie5566

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    Perhaps but when someone is so adamant about something they know nothing about; it baits the rest.
     
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    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.
     
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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).
     
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    It was Richard Stallman's analogy I believe, from many moons ago.
     
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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!
     
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    Just curious, but did you have a case on it?
     
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    don't pretend like you don't know what bareback means you bug chaser
     
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    :laugh: 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. :)
     
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    :slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer:
     
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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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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