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  1. GalaxyOnyxWitch's Avatar
    I saw this article in a MacRumours forum and I did have to chuckle a bit:

    This is how it will go down 9/12/2012

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    This will be how it goes down 9/12/2012:
    Due to the fact we have already seen the damn phone already.

    1) Tim Cook gets on stage, blabs about how well apple is doing in 2012. Blab more about the new iPad and sales off the charts. Blab even further about how post-pc is a reality and how samsung copies everything apple does but got their arse handed to them in court. Blab the most about how apple makes everyone's lives much better now and how the retail stores usher in billions of fans served.

    2) Bulging eye Scott Forstall jumps on stage and says thanks Tim...then begins to showcase the new iOS 6.0 features and attempts to distort reality by saying there is no better mobile OS than iOS. WIth integrations into Mac OS X Mountain Lion and now across all iOS devices, iOS 6.0 has proven to be the best mobile OS bar none.

    3) Tim hops back on stage after Forstall yappers on and on about how great iOS 6 is and will be; but outside the distortion field, we all know it lacks a ton of features the "other" guys have now. Tim starts introducing new iPods with wifi and the new iPod touch with 5 colors. Same 3.5" screen, same arse quality FaceTime iSight cameras. No auto focus back camera. Same expensive price.

    4) Then some geeks from the company that brought you infinity blade 1 and 2 go on stage to yap on about their new infinity dugeons game...same ol' crap, different toilet. More geeks get on stage and demo iOS 6.0 features such as passbook; how to get coffee but instead of paying cash, you use your phone and go thru 3 steps more to pay for something you could've done with NFC in 1 step.

    5) After the same old rehash distortion field antics, we have tim cook back on stage. He sighs and says, "we have hit a milestone in history of mobile smartphones". He rambles on about how mighty apple is and with the brilliant engineers and designers, there comes a time in history when time stops and everyone gazes at us (apple) and marvel at us and basically loves us so much, we give you the love back in the form of a new phone. We hear many people love how big the XX smartphone is and how much they want a larger display. So tim cook goes on and then says something very stupid like: "we give you a larger display but yet keep the size down to the same size we love and hold dearly". Which basically means we didn't know how to increase to a larger display without fragmenting our entire line of devices...so we stretched it...but he doesn't show you the new phone just yet.

    6) He then talks more about how a smartphone should be compact, easy to hold, easy to navigate with one hand, yadda yadda yaddaa...then the covers come off when he says, "we think we have a real breathrough - we finally cracked the problems and we give you this new iPhone"

    7) It's the same exact iPhone leaked images have been circulating on the net. In fact, it's actually even uglier in person on camera in HD.

    8) The crowd goes buck wild.

    9) It goes on sale today. Delivered to you 9/21/2012.

    10) Tim cook concludes by saying how wonderful the people at apple is and we hope you will like what we have done (basically not much improvements).
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    09-05-2012 02:06 PM
  2. dmmarck's Avatar
    Apple barely advertises the actual hardware specs. They don't need to "compare sizes" to make themselves feel better about themselves.

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    Either that or they simply can't compare .

    I'm looking forward to it regardless. Competition is welcome!
    09-05-2012 02:06 PM
  3. GrooveRite's Avatar
    That's fine that you think that way. On paper, any modern Android phone matches or beats the hardware specs of the current iPhone 4S.

    But the iPhone doesn't need a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM to operate smoothly.

    Last I checked, the iPhone 4S still has one of the best cameras available on a smartphone.

    To Apple, the specs don't really matter. And if the experience is good, it really shouldn't matter.


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    Ry, I know you're a smart guy. I read your posts but....your admiration....of all things Apple have you blindly following them. Don't be that guy who likes a product just because of the brand!
    09-05-2012 02:08 PM
  4. 534n's Avatar
    That's fine that you think that way. On paper, any modern Android phone matches or beats the hardware specs of the current iPhone 4S.

    But the iPhone doesn't need a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM to operate smoothly.

    Last I checked, the iPhone 4S still has one of the best cameras available on a smartphone.

    To Apple, the specs don't really matter. And if the experience is good, it really shouldn't matter.


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    I agree with that. But as far as a phone camera goes, my Nexus took great pictures too, and was also great for saving memories / moments, but if I want a picture worthy of an album or posting somewhere, I use a camera. The experience is not good though for any type of performance hungry modding, when I turned my (free) itouch into a Windows 7 UI complete with start menu and internet explorer (joke, but true).
    09-05-2012 02:09 PM
  5. GrooveRite's Avatar
    Either that or they simply can't compare .
    Touch!
    09-05-2012 02:11 PM
  6. 534n's Avatar
    That article is hilarious. Quote avoided for brevity.
    09-05-2012 02:12 PM
  7. davidnc's Avatar
    Personally I wouldnt want an apple phone,certainly not going to buy one.There are 2 co workers here that have iphones and can tell they are totally lost when ever they over hear me talking about android stuff with other coworkers.I guess they got a right to spend their money how they want to. They dont android bash actually one said he liked the S3 but still doesnt have one tho.The other is sold on getting the iphone 5.But he thought it was coming out with a 7" screen still havent convinced him hes wrong on that haha
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    09-05-2012 02:32 PM
  8. GalaxyOnyxWitch's Avatar
    That's fine that you think that way. On paper, any modern Android phone matches or beats the hardware specs of the current iPhone 4S.

    But the iPhone doesn't need a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM to operate smoothly.

    Last I checked, the iPhone 4S still has one of the best cameras available on a smartphone.

    To Apple, the specs don't really matter. And if the experience is good, it really shouldn't matter.


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    Better check again, I think the new Nokia Phones just pooped in Apple's cereal regarding best camera. Hopefully Apple will improve theirs on principle due to the fact that they are releasing a new phone and form factor.
    09-05-2012 02:42 PM
  9. dmmarck's Avatar
    The iPhone doesn't need great hardware because iOS is light and not very powerful.
    09-05-2012 02:47 PM
  10. ThatTechHead's Avatar
    I hate to hate, but current Sony phones have 12 megapixel cameras, i know its not all about the megapixels but they take incredibly detailed photos and android doesn't need a dual core 1.5 ghz cpu and 2 gigs of ram to run smoothly, i think some legacy software (2.3) and bad hardware combos from the past couple years has put a bad taste in a lot of apple fans mouths. This is the time to hop on our train. Even if your not into an android phone, pick up a nexus 7.

    Sent from my LG Optimus Elite, bone stock.
    09-05-2012 04:22 PM
  11. Rev2010's Avatar
    CPU speeds and memory.... a lot of you argue that it's not really needed on iOS since it's light and functional. My coworker with a 3GS would disagree. When he upgraded to iOS 4 he complained constantly how it slowed his phone to a crawl. He eventually upgraded to the iPhone 4.

    But regardless, I had an iPhone 3G that worked fine over almost two years. I also had a single core Droid 2 that also worked perfectly fine over nearly two years. However, I don't play games on my phone, nothing outside of simple stuff like UnBlock Me, Reversi, or Roulette for example. Personally I don't think a *touchscreen* phone is well suited for more advanced high action gaming. But for all the other dozens of things I use my phone for I've never needed dual/quad core high memory blazing awesomeness on either platform.


    Rev.
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    09-05-2012 05:01 PM
  12. 534n's Avatar
    CPU speeds and memory.... a lot of you argue that it's not really needed on iOS since it's light and functional. My coworker with a 3GS would disagree. When he upgraded to iOS 4 he complained constantly how it slowed his phone to a crawl. He eventually upgraded to the iPhone 4.

    But regardless, I had an iPhone 3G that worked fine over almost two years. I also had a single core Droid 2 that also worked perfectly fine over nearly two years. However, I don't play games on my phone, nothing outside of simple stuff like UnBlock Me, Reversi, or Roulette for example. Personally I don't think a *touchscreen* phone is well suited for more advanced high action gaming. But for all the other dozens of things I use my phone for I've never needed dual/quad core high memory blazing awesomeness on either platform.


    Rev.
    This exact problem has been a trend since the debut of the iphone. Every new iOS slows down the previous generation.
    09-05-2012 05:02 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    I won't ever own an iphone again but I will read up on it and probably watch the keynote. I usually read about majority of tech news.. Even windows phone. Even though I will be on Android pretty much from here on out since I enjoy the OS and see no reason to switch.

    I just like to stay informed on what's going on

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    09-05-2012 05:04 PM
  14. Rev2010's Avatar
    This exact problem has been a trend since the debut of the iphone. Every new iOS slows down the previous generation.
    That's to be expected really. Every new release is going to include even more code to process. This is one of the reasons I don't go with every single upgrade once the device starts getting old. I look at the list of bug fixes and new features, if there are some things that are a must have (like when Apple released copy/paste) then I go with it. If not then I avoid it. I actually mainly look at bug fixes if I'd been dealing with a specific bug that's been driving me nuts.

    When I was using my Droid 2 I did the Gingerbread update and there were several things I'd hated about it so I flashed back to the last Froyo version and there it stayed.


    Rev.
    09-05-2012 05:08 PM
  15. six8's Avatar
    They'll still sell a bazillion phones and still have billions of cash.... Big deal.
    09-05-2012 05:10 PM
  16. 534n's Avatar
    That's to be expected really. Every new release is going to include even more code to process. This is one of the reasons I don't go with every single upgrade once the device starts getting old. I look at the list of bug fixes and new features, if there are some things that are a must have (like when Apple released copy/paste) then I go with it. If not then I avoid it. I actually mainly look at bug fixes if I'd been dealing with a specific bug that's been driving me nuts.

    When I was using my Droid 2 I did the Gingerbread update and there were several things I'd hated about it so I flashed back to the last Froyo version and there it stayed.


    Rev.
    Yes but it really is a limitation imposed by original manufacturing hardware. I had the original Motorola Droid (still do, actually) and I used ICS on it without a flaw. The only difference was that I had the processor overclocked to 1.2 GHz, literally double the original frequency. The small amount of RAM was annoying though, but was circumvented by limiting active apps consciously. iphones use the minimal hardware possible to make them cheapest for apple to make and I think (not sure just a wild guess, no citations for this so I will ignore any sarcastic rebuttals) to probably make customers buy new ones with each OS update / generation. A lot of android devices have hardware especially now to accommodate OS for many updates to come.
    09-05-2012 05:12 PM
  17. Tkbredx's Avatar
    I hope Apple dies a slow and painful death. Scratch that. I hope the IPHONE dies a slow and painful death. May Apple succeed in everything else though
    09-05-2012 05:14 PM
  18. grunt0300's Avatar
    We have seen the prototypes and the hypes and all that jazz but it won't even come close to the S3. As an anti-apple user, except for my ipod nano, I want to laugh out loud when I read what the iphone 5 has to offer when everyone is gonna look and say "I am gonna get an S3 instead"
    I don't use an iPhone either, but i'll take one dollar for every person who buys an iPhone5, and doesn't get an S3. You can have the rest.
    09-05-2012 05:20 PM
  19. jcondon's Avatar
    And I think for Apple to be successful this time around, they would have to completely release a product that would surprise everyone. This means nothing even close to the leaked specs that we have all heard of. Something like a 4.5" or higher screen with quad core processor and new features that would get other manufacturers jealous they didn't think of it. Highly possible or highly unlikely?!?! We shall see. I'm not concerned either.
    I doubt the new iPhone will be 4.5" or quad core. And I don't doubt it will be sold out in hours and will recapture the claim to best selling phone.

    Not everyone cares about specs and stuff like that.

    Back in the day people cared about computer specs. Outside of geeks and gamers (one and the same you could say) no one cares now. Most computers will do the job fine for most people. The CPU, memory, bus, etc are fast enough even on a $500 laptop.

    Phones are quickly heading that way too. For 90% of people a dual core 1.5Ghz phone with 1GB of ram and a screen size they like will work well for them.

    Most people don't care that some other phone has a 1.6GHZ quad core with 2GB ram.
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    09-05-2012 06:00 PM
  20. dafoot2's Avatar
    Word on the web is Samsung is gonna sue if Iphone5 has lte...any ideas when that would happen...could that delay the iPhone's big debut?
    09-05-2012 07:35 PM
  21. Ry's Avatar
    Better check again, I think the new Nokia Phones just pooped in Apple's cereal regarding best camera. Hopefully Apple will improve theirs on principle due to the fact that they are releasing a new phone and form factor.
    There's a difference between "one of the best" and "the best".

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    09-05-2012 07:43 PM
  22. gollum18's Avatar
    That's fine that you think that way. On paper, any modern Android phone matches or beats the hardware specs of the current iPhone 4S.

    But the iPhone doesn't need a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM to operate smoothly.

    Last I checked, the iPhone 4S still has one of the best cameras available on a smartphone.

    To Apple, the specs don't really matter. And if the experience is good, it really shouldn't matter.


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    Um what about the xperia ions 13mp camera... huh

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    09-05-2012 07:51 PM
  23. gollum18's Avatar
    CPU speeds and memory.... a lot of you argue that it's not really needed on iOS since it's light and functional. My coworker with a 3GS would disagree. When he upgraded to iOS 4 he complained constantly how it slowed his phone to a crawl. He eventually upgraded to the iPhone 4.

    But regardless, I had an iPhone 3G that worked fine over almost two years. I also had a single core Droid 2 that also worked perfectly fine over nearly two years. However, I don't play games on my phone, nothing outside of simple stuff like UnBlock Me, Reversi, or Roulette for example. Personally I don't think a *touchscreen* phone is well suited for more advanced high action gaming. But for all the other dozens of things I use my phone for I've never needed dual/quad core high memory blazing awesomeness on either platform.


    Rev.
    That's because ios4 was never optimized to run the 3gs, that's apples stupid mistake for ever releasing it for that device.

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    09-05-2012 07:54 PM
  24. Ry's Avatar
    Ry, I know you're a smart guy. I read your posts but....your admiration....of all things Apple have you blindly following them. Don't be that guy who likes a product just because of the brand!
    I'm not going to blindly follow Android OEMs.

    I understand that there are different needs.

    In the end, the bottom line is that people like to argue on here about corporations whose number one goal is to take your money and/or your information.

    The reasons that some people here give for hating one corporation and loving that corporation's competition is downright laughable.

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    09-05-2012 08:01 PM
  25. Ry's Avatar
    Um what about the xperia ions 13mp camera... huh

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    Seriously?

    Again:

    There's a difference between "one of the best" and "the best".
    Sidenote: Last I heard, Sony supplies the camera for the iPhone 4S (and Galaxy S III).

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    09-05-2012 08:03 PM
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