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Review: Apple iPhone 5 for AT&T

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Top message:  I think it's fascinating that the initial response from most outlets was lukewarm, by Captain Ahash   Sep 24, 2012, 10:27 AM

Replying to:  Re: I think it's fascinating that the initial response from most outlets was lukewarm, by Haggard   Sep 24, 2012, 10:54 AM

Re: I think it's fascinating that the initial response from most outlets was lukewarm,

by MarryTheNight    Sep 24, 2012, 12:15 PM

Haggard said:
Care to explain "better"? Are you going for specs? design? performance? Your personal opinion?

You can say it sucks all you want, but you appear to be in the minority.

So far the iPhone has been noted to be the fastest phone currently available now.

2 million pre-orders on Apple.com alone in 24 hours, and people seem to have forgot..oh ya..twice as many pre-orders as the 4S in 24 hours..

I'll take facts instead of listening to someone talking out of their butt.


Sorry he's not in the minority. Apple no longer innovates. It litigates.

Ok so Apple gave you a larger screen this time. Fine. But it should have been at least 4.3" with full 720p. But instead they opted for the oddball 1136x640 because they're cowards. They know they couldn't deliver full 720p with the same ppi. Now had they done that, that would have been true innovation. 720p with the same ppi as 4S on a 4.3"? I would have given them props for that.

User interface. It's the same tired one from 2007. Dull and boring as always with no home screens to swipe through, no widgets, the notification bar doesn't give you quick access to your settings. I mean come on, you still have to go through a process just to change your ring tone.

Oh and don't get me started on Apple's decision to remove Google Maps. I seen it on a friends iPhone 5. The damn thing didn't even load. Of course he was on Sprint's crappy 3G network so I'll blame it on that. But when it did load, OMFG!! That thing looked like Mapquest or something. No street view, errors galore and won't get any better anytime soon. Google rules when it comes to Maps. Best navigation hands down. I don't know WTF was Apple thinking but they made a huge mistake with this.

You got bluetooth 4.0 but you still can't transfer files from device to another. Such a basic concept. You'll still at the mercy of iTunes.

As far as looks the iPhone 5 has the same look as the 4s only stretched. Mostly made of glass. Drop it once, it cracks and some on the Apple forums are complaining of scratches already. Sure you can get a case but what's the point of having a glossy back then?

Friends says battery was only marginally better than 4s. My Galaxy S3 did better and it was on LTE most of the time!

The iPhone 5 is no huge leap over the 4s. Only playing catch up to Android. The true innovation will be in the Lumia 920 and I say that as an Android person.

Of course the iPhone 5 is selling well but it isn't because it's good. It's because it has an Apple logo on the back. If would pull the wool over your eyes you can see that. Celebrities have one, every idiot has one. Just the beats headphones and Ambercrombie, Hollister, etc. It's a trend.

It's hard to accept the iPhone is no longer the best smartphone available.

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