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KSul

Sep 14, 2012, 2:02 AM
and nothing yet!!! Ugh! Why are you making this so difficult apple!?!?!?!?!?! Shocked
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Kenzin

Sep 17, 2012, 1:58 PM
Or you could just get the Galaxy S3 and not have to wait for another inferior Apple product. Smile
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Haggard

Sep 17, 2012, 4:12 PM
Why get the S3 when the S4 is coming out in February.
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hepresearch

Sep 17, 2012, 5:11 PM
hmmm... so, why not wait a little longer and get an S4 in February instead of settling for an iPhone 5 now? Oh... yeah... import bans pending, no doubt... I almost forgot!
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Kenzin

Sep 17, 2012, 5:23 PM
First off, the S4 doesn't exist yet so it can't rightly be banned.

Secondly, do you REALLY think that when Samsung appeals to a judge that the suit will really stand? Especially when Samsung is winning in every other country that this suit is coming up?
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jep

Sep 17, 2012, 6:09 PM
I alway wonder why people bash people for what phone to get. I have had Samsung touch screen with keypad, 3GS, and the Iphone 4, I have had Motorola. I have looked at the Samsung GIII, Samsung Note 2 that coming out. But i believe that I will go for the Iphone 5. Skipped the 4S just because.
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Kenzin

Sep 17, 2012, 6:13 PM
It's more of a logic thing to me (this is completely my personal thoughts)

Why pay more money for a product that is inferior to another product? I do my best to avoid bashing the person personally, but try to focus on the choice itself as ignorant or not.
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jep

Sep 17, 2012, 6:40 PM
I remember when the Razr 2 came out, I was into Flip phones. That sucker was 249.99 with a 2 year contract. then you could get a smartphone for 199.99. lol
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hepresearch

Sep 18, 2012, 11:57 AM
Haha... and now with $350 subsidies on smart devices, it must seem even more lopsided to the average consumer. Now, it costs me $50 to get a decent clamshell phone whereas I can get an Android or WP device, or an iPhone 4, for free on contract. The cost of feature phones is still exactly where it was for the last decade, but the smartphone has been made just as affordable, if not even more so, than the average feature phone or basic phone... as long as you are willing to ignore the fact of the higher subsidy, which most consumers ignore quite willingly because they often really don't care how it works as long as little or nothing comes out of their pocket at the point of sale.

That's why I now only buy stuff that is four or five years o...
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Zpike

Sep 19, 2012, 5:04 PM
But I bought my Galaxy SII last year for a penny in Amazon's cyber-Monday sell. I'm hoping to do the same thing again this year with the Note 2. So, I fail to see how paying $50 for a 4 year old phone is a bargain. Not saying you haven't enjoyed the device, just that seeing it for $50 would not have been very enticing to me.
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hepresearch

Sep 20, 2012, 9:45 AM
My point exactly... you do not see it. When you buy a GS3 for a penny, you do not immediately realize that your possession of the device (after 'buying' it for a penny) is contingent upon a well-masked debt to the carrier on which you have chosen to operate. Yes... a GS3 for a penny sounds like such an amazing steal, but the $350 credit extension is not always the best deal. Contrary to common public opinion, there is no such thing as a free lunch! Or, in this case, a 'penny' lunch...
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Zpike

Sep 20, 2012, 2:07 PM
But this isn't ten years ago. I'm not trying out cellphone service to see if I like it. I already know I can't live without it. I'm going to keep my service for the next two years regardless of signing a contract. I'd be a fool to give them the two years of subscription without taking the phone. Its like agreeing to pay the utility company more for water because I'm not sure I'm going to use it next month. So yea I really did get a penny lunch.
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hepresearch

Sep 21, 2012, 9:02 AM
It doesn't matter what year it is... your free/penny lunch is merely an illusion. As with anything driven by sudsidies, you only think you are getting an epic deal, and only because someone else is footing the credit. It will always end the same way; millions of people learning that you can get something for nothing, and then being surprised and mortified when the illusion finally collapses. The free lunch is unsustainable in the long term because, ultimately, someone has to labor to create an item or a service, and then give it to you essentially for free. This is one of the promises of socialism... it can be delivered only for as long as there is capital available to keep up the illusion of the promise, until people have been used for ...
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hepresearch

Sep 23, 2012, 10:08 PM
Alright... and for the sake of full disclosure, I cannot legally enter any contract with a mobile phone carrier... I am legally unable due to my status with a certain federal agency. So, I did not buy a phone... I bought a Nokia N800 - a Debian-Linux-based Maemo tablet from, yes, four or five years ago. Yes, five-year-old technology isn't all that "cool" these days, but my point is that I am free. I have a device that I can modify to my heart's content - because it is true full-blooded Linux, and not that Apache-license garbage... full GNU. It doesn't even have a cellular radio in it, so I could care less about mobile phone providers. It was cheap WITHOUT entering into a stupid contract, and so I am free... and I do not owe someone else...
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Haggard

Sep 17, 2012, 7:29 PM
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57513987-94/samsung ... »

Samsung Electronics plan to unveil the latest in its Galaxy line, the S4, at the Mobile World Congress in February next year, officials of the company and its local parts suppliers told The Korea Times on Sunday.
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MarryTheNight

Sep 17, 2012, 7:25 PM
Haggard said:
Why get the S3 when the S4 is coming out in February.


Why get the iPhone 5 when the 5S will be out by around this time next year? You just can't win when it comes to tech
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Haggard

Sep 17, 2012, 7:32 PM
True, but people feel the need to express their thoughts on what another person is going to do. It's like the world will explode if someone doesn't by an S3 because they say so.
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Magnagarde

Sep 17, 2012, 7:33 PM
Seriously. I hate this argument. Why buy a GTX 680 when the 690 series is going to be out in a couple of months? Why buy anything when something else is going to replace it?
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Haggard

Sep 17, 2012, 7:43 PM
Well..the 690 is twice the price, silly! Razz

The card is essentially future proof though, I'd hope so for $1000.

For the little performance boost, no.

http://pcmedia.gamespy.com/pc/image/article/122/1226 ... »

I'll take 1 card for $499.99 please.
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Magnagarde

Sep 17, 2012, 7:55 PM
I personally will be going with a 480 series card for my next build. It's still in the top 10 for most GPU benchmarks, and it's only $200! The problems it has are with power consumption and the amount of heat it throws off. I'll just buy an aftermarket cooler, and I don't particularly care about the power consumption.
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Haggard

Sep 17, 2012, 8:02 PM
I personally went with the GTX 570, great card and plays BF3 on Ultra settings without any issues. Runs rather cool for how hot it's been. It's about $270 right now though. Got lucky and got it on amazon without California sales tax before the implemented the new law. Very Happy
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Haggard

Sep 17, 2012, 7:45 PM
The first benchmarks for iPhone 5 have appeared and show a processor that is nearly twice as fast in GeekBench scores as it’s predecessor, the iPhone 4S.

In the preliminary GeekBench score found by MacRumors the new iPhone 5 scores a 1601, while the previous model iPhone 4S scored a high of 851. This should translate into a very noticeable speed increase for just about everything, be it launching apps, editing photos and video, or even something as simple as taking a picture. For those who are upgrading from an iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5, they can expect a significant speed boost, as the iPhone 4′s GeekBench score averages around 380. No more deleting pictures to speed up that slow iPhone camera, the new processor and RAM will speed rig...
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BigRed75

Sep 17, 2012, 9:48 PM
Haggard said:
The first benchmarks for iPhone 5 have appeared and show a processor that is nearly twice as fast in GeekBench scores as it’s predecessor, the iPhone 4S.

In the preliminary GeekBench score found by MacRumors the new iPhone 5 scores a 1601, while the previous model iPhone 4S scored a high of 851. This should translate into a very noticeable speed increase for just about everything, be it launching apps, editing photos and video, or even something as simple as taking a picture. For those who are upgrading from an iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5, they can expect a significant speed boost, as the iPhone 4′s GeekBench score averages around 380. No more deleting pictures to speed up that slow iPhone camera, the ne
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Magnagarde

Sep 22, 2012, 8:54 PM
No you didn't. Also that meme sucks. It isn't 2009 anymore.
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Zpike

Sep 19, 2012, 5:09 PM
I agree with you that the specs on the iPhone 5 are solid. But you do realize that the bench marks that are showing the iPhone 5 beating the SIII are benching the American dual core SIII and not the quad core SIII the rest of the world is getting. Nor are they comparing it to the quad core processor in the Note 2. So, it isn't quite proven to outperform the "most potent" Android devices. But maybe it does have a little edge on some of the "more potent" ones.
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Haggard

Sep 23, 2012, 12:58 PM
They actually tested it against the quad core and the iPhone 5 still clocked a higher score.

How can you test the Note 2 when it's not out yet?
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