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Review: Apple iPhone 5 for AT&T

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Top message:  "Everything about the iPhone 5 is leagues ahead of the competition" by MarryTheNight   Sep 23, 2012, 11:56 PM

Replying to:  Re: "Everything about the iPhone 5 is leagues ahead of the competition" by MrGuder   Sep 24, 2012, 12:40 AM

Re: "Everything about the iPhone 5 is leagues ahead of the competition"

by hepresearch    Sep 24, 2012, 10:47 PM

The truth hardly matters any more... Apple has already won this battle 'a priori' because perception IS the new "reality", and the victor always gets to re-write history to satisfy their future needs and immediate utility.

At this point, in terms of my past point-of-view (Nokia/Symbian fan for quite a few years), I have already been beaten. Anything non-Apple that is new and modern, which could replace my old Symbian devices (which I sold to pay the bankruptcy attorney anyway), now looks, acts, and smells like an iPhone wanna-be. As the old addage says, "if you can't beat 'em, you may as well join 'em"; however, I am also now far too poor to join the ranks of the Apple-faithful by purchasing Apple products and the needed services to operate such Apple devices.

So, instead, I bought an old used Nokia N800, for $15 (haha... what a steal! It was even more gratifying than... dumpster-diving on graduation day in State College!), from some college kid who walked out of the main classroom building at PSU-York... he said the lock screen had gone nuts, and with his new DROID RAZR MAXX (Android? I hardly ever see Android stuff in York County anymore... aside from my parents and myself, having dummmb-fones, every other member of my family has an iPhone, and so do most of my friends and neighbors...) in hand, he didn't feel like tinkering with the "old brick" any more. So, I just flashed the ROM, and then rooted it... works like new, sort of. What did friends and neighbors say when they saw this latest five-year-old "trash" I now play with? Hehehe... well, I told them that I'll never own an iPhone, but that some day (when the DOJ and NSA finally clear me to work in the US again...) I'll work for someone who does own one.

Who is to say, but that at this very moment, somewhere in the heavens above, Steve is looking down upon me, and is holding his hand over the keyboard of his "special" MacBook Pro... his finger poised mere millimeters above the dreaded "smite" key... Very Happy

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