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CRK4385

Aug 11, 2014, 2:09 PM
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Who likes the iPhone 5S?

Hello everyone. I am looking at getting either the iPhone 5S or the 5C and I would like the opinion of those who own the 5S. Do you like it? I am not a business person, nor am I a photographer. I want to have an iPhone that will take the most current operating system update, has a good camera that I can take quick pictures with, can surf the internet, is fast, and has good call quality. I have AT&T Wireless and I know that AT&T carries it. Is the iPhone 5C worth the money?
CRK4385

Jul 11, 2014, 12:16 PM
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Can the Verizon Wireless iPhone 5S and 5C work on AT&T and T-Mobile?

Hello everyone. I have been reading that the Verizon Wireless version of the iPhone 5S and 5C can and do work on AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile. Is this true? If so, how?
shaneika

Sep 23, 2013, 9:31 AM
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Send and receive pictures while talking on the Iphone 5s

With Verizon Iphone 5s, has anybody tried sending/receiving any pictures while talking on the phone?
Verizon wireless technology does not allow for simultaneously talking on the phone and data transfer.

AT&T does.

The only workaround I can think of is actually having wi-fi enabled and on a network.
Yeah, it's not going to happen. Verizons network operates on CDMA based technology which does not allow for the simultaneous transfer of data while on a voice call, unless you're in a wifi area. Laughing

This means if you have Verizon, then talk an...
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whocares

Sep 10, 2013, 3:42 PM
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still no nfc

Guess we'll have to wait until next year for a technology that's been around for years Rolling Eyes
That is annoying for standards buffs, but Apple has gone their own way on many such technologies. They haven't gone the standards route with micro-USB, DLNA, Miracast, or much of anything, really.

I don't expect them to adopt NFC any time soon. The...
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Not to stick up for Apple, but who really cares about NFC? Seriously. What do you want to be able to do with it on an iPhone that you can't now? Apple brought out their little airdrop deal, which essentially does the same kind of thing.

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Hays21

Sep 11, 2013, 5:54 PM
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Not this time

I thought that I would soon switch to an Apple iPhone. But with the same small, low pixel density screen, I will stick with android this year. Maybe next year when apple switches to a 4.5" screen ill pick one up. Same phone... with an un-justifiable expense such as a fingerprint sensor..
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ma8007

Sep 11, 2013, 5:10 PM
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Same Old Iphone

I really want to like the Iphone,But Android is far ahead..Don't get me wrong,Apple runs smooth,but not much new or ground breaking here..Maybe the Iphone 6 will convince me.. Wink
By the time Apple releases the iPhone 6 the competition will be miles ahead from them. Apple has been launching already-existant technology on their new devices, meaning technology months, if not years old. Nothing new from them really.
Slammer

Sep 23, 2013, 2:36 PM

Typical Apple Language...

... ---" Apple has resisted pressure to increase the size of the iPhone's display. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the company doesn't want to sacrifice one-handed operation of the phone."---

Because we can get people to purchase this size while we save tons of money and rake in even more profit. Then next year we will increase the size because we never hold to our philosophic agendas.

John B.
If that happens, they will then claim it is an "improvement" not seen on any other device before.

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Dead a$$ John. I hate Apple with a passion. I know they're all greedy bastards at the end of the day but Apple is pure scum. Rotten to the core.
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Til they exhaust the stocks of retina displays they purchased from LG, bro. Laughing
Android420

Sep 27, 2013, 11:34 AM

Premium feel.

I find it funny how pople argue about that "Premium" feel when most of the people that buy this phone are going to end up buying a protective polycarbonate case to protect it ! haha

I mean honestly where's your premium feel there?? Anyone else agree's?

Plus that FingerPrint Scanning has been in the Smartphone industry for a couple of years now. Nothing new on this phone.
Android420 said:
I mean honestly where's your premium feel there?? Anyone else agree's?
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Poison Ivy

Sep 23, 2013, 2:21 PM
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Premium device?

-"The Apple iPhone 5s is an excellent device, as long as you're OK with the limitations of Apple's hardware and software."

That doesn't sounds convincing, nor like a "Quality"/"Premium" device. A "Quality" device should allow me to do more with it, at least be on par with the competition.

-"Performance of iOS 7 on the iPhone 5s was a bit uneven. The first version of any major new operating system from Apple is typically buggy, and iOS 7 is no different. Despite updating to 7.0.1 right away, the iPhone 5s had plenty of app crashes (including Apple stuff like the Settings menu and Safari.) There were some jitters here and there, and the screen transitions -- especially the ones that occur when you jump to/from the home screen -- were som...
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The build quality and premium feel of the original Iphone 5 is yet to be surpased. The 5s is the same hardware (mostly) so yes. It is a premium device.
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Poison Ivy

Sep 29, 2013, 10:20 AM

Old Tricks Help German Hackers Bypass iPhone 5s Touch ID Security

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Apple's Touch ID authentication system can be defeated using a well-honed technique for creating a latex copy of someone's fingerprint, according to a German hacking group.

The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), which hosts an annual hacking conference and publishes computer security research, wrote on its blog that their experiment shows that fingerprint authentication "should be avoided."

Apple introduced Touch ID with its latest high-end iPhone 5S on Sept. 10. A person's "fingerprint is one of the best passcodes in the world. It's always with you, and no two are exactly alike," according to the company's website.

A hacker who goes by the name St...
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Kayw

Sep 10, 2013, 10:29 PM
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Credit towards new iPhone 5S

I read somewhere that for the first time, Apple is allowing those with an iPhone 5 to trade it in for the 5S and apply that credit towards it. Is this true?
Click on over to the "News" tab above and you'll find the story about Apple's new trade-in program. Smile
Jonathanlc2005

Sep 10, 2013, 3:09 PM
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no 2.5ghz for sprint

sucks for urban cities but holy crap thats alot of lte radio Surprised
What's odd is that there is a version for other markets that supports TDD LTE, just not in Sprint's specific band.

It will support Sprint's new lower band, so it will at least be dual-band for good basic LTE coverage. I wonder if it will be the onl...
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