08-01-2012 02:52 PM
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  1. eagle63's Avatar
    Don't assume this is really the iPhone 5. Maybe it is and maybe it isn't. Not all of the iOS 6 features have been shown yet as some are specific to the new hardware.
    This will be a very well made phone with a great screen, battery life, app selection, lower power LTE chip, service and support and will sell like gangbusters. So get over it and be happy with what you have.
    +1

    I agree with you on both counts. Remember last year how we were getting an "iphone 5" with a bigger screen? It was all but a lock if you read any of the tech blogs, and it turned out they were dead wrong.
    07-30-2012 04:48 PM
  2. funkylogik's Avatar
    think its a cert' that itl have the 4inch screen to give proper wide-screen dimensions though
    07-30-2012 05:01 PM
  3. bdmridgback's Avatar
    Looks like the last one!


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    07-30-2012 08:32 PM
  4. BEARD GANG's Avatar
    Looks like the last one!


    Posted from my Sprint White GS3 via Tapatalk
    And the one before that

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    07-30-2012 09:09 PM
  5. Forgetful's Avatar
    Hu it does look pretty cool. Remindes me of a F22 raptor that was painted black /grey and turned into a phone.

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    07-30-2012 09:44 PM
  6. ab304945's Avatar
    it doesnt matter what it looks like or how it performs. all the iSheep will still get it.
    07-30-2012 09:50 PM
  7. piizzadude's Avatar
    Don't assume this is really the iPhone 5. Maybe it is and maybe it isn't. Not all of the iOS 6 features have been shown yet as some are specific to the new hardware.
    This will be a very well made phone with a great screen, battery life, app selection, lower power LTE chip, service and support and will sell like gangbusters. So get over it and be happy with what you have.
    *citation needed "lower power LTE chip"

    That phone gets a rezounding "MEH, seen it before"

    I think that the connector is what is going to make this one be a bust. You have used the same one for years, 10,000,000,000,000 accessories are out there for it. Why muck it up?

    I know iSheep are sheep but even they have to pull back when they see that not only do they have to get the new phone, but they have to rebuy all the accessories they have for it. I can see half of them going...ummm..no. I will stick with what I have...

    yeah I know there will be a $50 dollar adapter made but still that might be too much for them.

    I will leave you this though in case I am wrong: [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FL7yD-0pqZg[/YT]
    07-30-2012 11:15 PM
  8. eagle63's Avatar
    *citation needed "lower power LTE chip"

    That phone gets a rezounding "MEH, seen it before"

    I think that the connector is what is going to make this one be a bust. You have used the same one for years, 10,000,000,000,000 accessories are out there for it. Why muck it up?
    Good god the iSheep insult is so old and idiotic. Why muck it up? Because its a gigantic connector that's holding them back from a design standpoint. The thing is like a boat anchor. Yes its painful to make a change like that, but it has to be done and people will get over it. No chance it will slow down sales either.

    I can't provide any proof of a lower power LTE chipset, but that was the reason Apple gave for the iPhone 4s not having LTE. (first gen LTE radios drew too much power)
    07-30-2012 11:24 PM
  9. piizzadude's Avatar
    Good god the iSheep insult is so old and idiotic. Why muck it up? Because its a gigantic connector that's holding them back from a design standpoint. The thing is like a boat anchor. Yes its painful to make a change like that, but it has to be done and people will get over it. No chance it will slow down sales either.

    I can't provide any proof of a lower power LTE chipset, but that was the reason Apple gave for the iPhone 4s not having LTE. (first gen LTE radios drew too much power)
    Not an insult at all, but a statement of fact. Many people/teens want the iPhone because it is the iPhone. Not for what the iPhone can do, not for what Android cannot do, it is because their friends/mother/uncle/whatever has it and they just have to have it as well. Watch the video. Yeah it is a joke to a big extent, but it is also very real.

    Example, my 18 year old wanted one. I asked why, she said because it is cooler and it is an iPhone. I made her make a list of what she needed the phone for. After she did, I showed her that I could do the same on my Charge (and she was sporting a TB at the time). Didn't matter, it was an iPhone.

    Pretty much had the same conversation with my mother in law, minus the homework...

    EDIT: if there was a lower power LTE chip, don't you think the SGSIII would have it? They both use Qualcomm...
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    07-30-2012 11:35 PM
  10. 10-8-enroute's Avatar
    Before I moved to my current profession, I was in sales. Our company gave us all iPhones back when the first generation was out...2007 I think...

    Anyway I was a Blackberry user and loved how much smoother the email worked and too me, just my own opinion and not to flame anybody, I felt like the iPhone was more of a toy or a dumb-smart phone if that makes sense. So I tossed it in my glovebox and never used it.

    It is funny how times have changed. Blackberry was the king of the hill back then. Then their design and development got stagnant. They released one Curve after another, and their products and the minor improvements to their OS weren't enough to keep people interested.

    I see some direct correlations here with the new iPhone and OS 6....Minor but not significant changes to their hardware and the same with their OS....Maybe somebody in Cupertino, CA should get in touch with somebody in Waterloo, Canada and ask the guys at Blackberry what went wrong...I'm in no way suggesting this is the beginning of the end for Apple, but then again back in 20007, who would have thought Blackberry would be in the ICU on a ventilator.... Just saying...

    Have a great one...I am out...!
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    07-30-2012 11:50 PM
  11. zjaksn10's Avatar
    Why are we looking at the new iPhone in the SGS3 forum?

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    Because off all the iphone 4 customers who upgraded to the S3 that still aren't confident they made a good choice. Just wait till we see a legit iPhone 5 turned on then all doubts will disappear.
    07-31-2012 12:12 AM
  12. Rizz1-2's Avatar
    Hu it does look pretty cool. Remindes me of a F22 raptor that was painted black /grey and turned into a phone.

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    Except F22's are cool and truly cutting edge. Also I am envious of people who get to use the Raptors. None of that applies to the iphone imo.
    07-31-2012 07:19 AM
  13. Tarpit_Carnivore's Avatar
    Can we stop using iSheep and other insults? It really doesn't help make your opinion or argument any stronger.

    The design hasn't changed much but then again not a lot of Android phones have either. There are subtle design differences in these supposed next iPhone photos but you can say the same for the Galaxy S line, Moto Droid/Sholes line, Incredible line, etc. Yes some of the Android phones have big differences but for the most part the overall design is pretty similar.

    The specs probably wont beat out some of the higher end phones but then again that is never Apple's approach to hardware. Their approach is longevity and I'm sure this phone will be around just aslong as the iPhone 3GS is/was. Camera will probably be bumped up and sport a lens closer to the OneX and the screen should hopefully be better.

    Bottom line: This phone will sell just like any other iPhone will. Why? Because Apple has made the iPhone synonymous with smartphones and it's not because of people being sheep it's because of marketing. It's the same reason Apple dominated the mp3 market and made everything else an afterthought. Most importantly people find comfort in picking up the iPhone and being able to just use it without much thought. I know for some of you that, in your mind, makes the phone inferior but it's true.
    07-31-2012 07:38 AM
  14. bdmridgback's Avatar
    Hu it does look pretty cool. Remindes me of a F22 raptor that was painted black /grey and turned into a phone.

    Maybe if it had wings...and was fast!

    ...and was being flown by a sheep herder!
    07-31-2012 08:08 AM
  15. Roboticz's Avatar
    Can we stop using iSheep and other insults? It really doesn't help make your opinion or argument any stronger.
    iSheep is pretty valid statement since many users just "follow the herd". They are just buying these things becaues other people are buying them.


    The design hasn't changed much but then again not a lot of Android phones have either. There are subtle design differences in these supposed next iPhone photos but you can say the same for the Galaxy S line, Moto Droid/Sholes line, Incredible line, etc. Yes some of the Android phones have big differences but for the most part the overall design is pretty similar.
    Oh really? Take a look at this...
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    07-31-2012 08:12 AM
  16. Roboticz's Avatar
    Bottom line: This phone will sell just like any other iPhone will. Why? Because Apple has made the iPhone synonymous with smartphones and it's not because of people being sheep it's because of marketing. It's the same reason Apple dominated the mp3 market and made everything else an afterthought. Most importantly people find comfort in picking up the iPhone and being able to just use it without much thought. I know for some of you that, in your mind, makes the phone inferior but it's true.
    In the past this was the case... to a lot of people iPhone is smarthphone and anything else was just a cheap knockoff. But that's not the case anymore Samsung is getting a lot of mainstream recognition now. And just like how before it was "cool" to own an iPhone... now it's "cool" to own a Samsung Galaxy S3. So not as many people will blindly buy iPhones as they get a chance to see friends with Android phones in action and realize it's not what the detractors claimed to be... meaning Android is a complicated software for tech geeks.

    And you say they are not sheep... it's just marketing. That's exactly the definition of a sheep... they don't think for themselves... they just do what Apple marketing tells them to do!
    07-31-2012 08:17 AM
  17. piizzadude's Avatar
    Can we stop using iSheep and other insults? It really doesn't help make your opinion or argument any stronger.

    Bottom line: This phone will sell just like any other iPhone will. Why? Because Apple has made the iPhone synonymous with smartphones and it's not because of people being sheep it's because of marketing. It's the same reason Apple dominated the mp3 market and made everything else an afterthought. Most importantly people find comfort in picking up the iPhone and being able to just use it without much thought. I know for some of you that, in your mind, makes the phone inferior but it's true.
    You know how I know you didn't read my second post on the iSheep name? You also helped make my point for me. If you buy a phone because the guy on TV tells you to, what are you? If you do not have the common sense to research, compare and contrast and decide for yourself, where does that put you?

    Your mp3 player thought fails because even though Apple did not invent the portable music player, they did innovate it with their menu system and how you accessed the menus. It was without a doubt the most uncomplicated thing out there. Heck, it was almost fun navigating the iPod. At the time that was the deciding factor. All of the hardware on mp3 players were about the same, the only difference was how many GBs it had packing. The navigation and menus set it apart.

    Now you can made the argument that the iPhone has the same thing going for it. I would say sure to an extent it is easy. But where the difference comes in is that Android phones are just as easy BUT has better overall specs. Better hardware does equal better phone.

    if you are going to spend $200 on something, anything at all, you should buy the one that gets you the most bang for your buck, not the one Mr. TV tells you to
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    07-31-2012 08:22 AM
  18. Tarpit_Carnivore's Avatar
    iSheep is pretty valid statement since many users just "follow the herd". They are just buying these things becaues other people are buying them.




    Oh really? Take a look at this...
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    That image doesn't help your point because it's comparing phones across different companies. Two HTC phones and two Samsung phones. My point was more to specific model lines.
    07-31-2012 08:32 AM
  19. Tarpit_Carnivore's Avatar
    And you say they are not sheep... it's just marketing. That's exactly the definition of a sheep... they don't think for themselves... they just do what Apple marketing tells them to do!
    Then say it's marketing. The use of iSheep, sheep, iStupid, etc just comes off very childish to me.
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    07-31-2012 08:37 AM
  20. naes's Avatar
    doesn't look like anything we HAVN'T seen already
    07-31-2012 08:43 AM
  21. ab304945's Avatar
    In the past this was the case... to a lot of people iPhone is smarthphone and anything else was just a cheap knockoff. But that's not the case anymore Samsung is getting a lot of mainstream recognition now. And just like how before it was "cool" to own an iPhone... now it's "cool" to own a Samsung Galaxy S3. So not as many people will blindly buy iPhones as they get a chance to see friends with Android phones in action and realize it's not what the detractors claimed to be... meaning Android is a complicated software for tech geeks.

    And you say they are not sheep... it's just marketing. That's exactly the definition of a sheep... they don't think for themselves... they just do what Apple marketing tells them to do!
    exactly. several time every day i have my phone out. and several people say is that the galaxy? So samsung is doing a very good job on getting the the s3 out there
    07-31-2012 08:45 AM
  22. Tarpit_Carnivore's Avatar
    exactly. several time every day i have my phone out. and several people say is that the galaxy? So samsung is doing a very good job on getting the the s3 out there
    Well it was a very smart and powerful by Samsung to not allow carriers to rebrand the phone for each carrier.
    07-31-2012 08:50 AM
  23. BEARD GANG's Avatar
    it doesnt matter what it looks like or how it performs. all the iSheep will still get it.
    This is very true...

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    07-31-2012 08:51 AM
  24. funkylogik's Avatar
    the problem with the s3 being branded "the iphone killer" is that so many people are getting it just for that reason but will never come close to appreciating all that power and how good android o/s is. i kinda wish people like that would just get iphones lol but i suppose its good for development that google and android oem's are getting more money
    07-31-2012 08:57 AM
  25. funkylogik's Avatar
    Well it was a very smart and powerful by Samsung to not allow carriers to rebrand the phone for each carrier.
    thats true but they obviously dont have enough power yet to stop carriers from messing around with the software. that will come though im sure
    07-31-2012 09:00 AM
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