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post #61 of 114 (permalink) Old 2012-09-18, 05:39 PM
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Wasn't this thread about the iPhone 5 announcement??
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post #62 of 114 (permalink) Old 2012-09-18, 10:57 PM
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Every discussion about Apple becomes an iPhone vs. Android or Mac vs. PC argument. It's getting a bit old...

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Every discussion about Apple becomes an iPhone vs. Android or Mac vs. PC argument. It's getting a bit old...
Sorry but it has to be about that. Apple released the Iphone 5 in response to competitors. Blackberry is failing because of how it compares to its competitors. And when Windows 8 is released, the same comparisons will be made to judge how good it is.
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That is all well in good. However as another poster posted, a lot of the posts on this argument (iPhone vs Android) are made by Android users who could care less about owning an iPhone. I am sure there is a lot more android fanboys posting on the iPhone than there are iPhone fanboys posting on android. IMO, it is because iPhone users are too busy and happy using their phones than to waste time to comment on a system they could care less about. Lol

With all of the reports out it looks like the iPhone 5 will sell in record numbers.
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rfielder - I am like you. I do like my Iphone 3gs and don't won't to shell out for new cables ect.
That is not quite what I meant.

My iPhone 3Gs is broken - 3G has not worked for a long time. My contract is up. I need a new phone, because I do use the data connection.

My point about the cables is that, by changing the connector, Apple has removed one of it's sales advantages for me. If I have to buy new cables for everything, that is one less thing holding me to the Apple camp.

The fact that the Android devices usually use a standard USB connector, one that I already have many cables for, helps to further muddy the waters.

Just discovered that Best Buy and Futureshop have the Samsung Galaxy S III 16Gb for $0.00 on a three year contract with Rogers. That is a LOT less than the price of an iPhone 5 on a three year contract. That really does not help the decision.

I do not mean to promote the Apple vs Android vs The Rest Of The World. I am pointing out that some of stuff that Apple has done with the iPhone 5 has weakened their chances of keeping me as a repeat customer.
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There is nothing written that you have to stay with one vs another. Go to the Rogers store and play with their offerings. Pick the one that suits your needs.

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post #67 of 114 (permalink) Old 2012-09-19, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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I read somewhere that 30% of people with Iphones are using damaged phones and these people are the ones most likely to upgrade to the newest phone.

Seems like a high percent. Perhaps people put the phone in their back pocket.
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imo its the all glass design. much easier to break then the "cheaper" feeling plastic designs used by competitors.

I swear my Galaxy s with gorrillia glass was bullet proof. it survived being launched from my hands half way down my stair case onto a tile kitchen aprox 15ft away (when i fell down the stairs lol) didnt even have a mark. If i had an all glass phone it would of been toast.

The iphone 5 seems to have corrected that so hopefully they will be more durable.
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This brief article sums up the first reviews of the iPhone 5 by major media outlets.

I am not surprised at all: the reviews seem unanimous that it's a fantastic phone well worth the upgrade, especially for anyone (like me) owning an iPhone 4 or less.
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rfielder, you should go and buy that Android device. If you are even considering Android, Apple is not your cup of tea.
To charge and sync your iPhone 5 you only need one cable, which comes with the phone. All Apple wall chargers have a standard USB out on the other side, in which you can plug any cable you want. The $160 difference between an iPhone 5 and and an Android Samsung on 3 year contract is also nothing compared to the total financial commitment for such a long term and the stress from switching the ecosystem. In my opinion, you have already made your choice and not exactly asking for advice, especially in an iPhone 5 announcement thread.
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its good for iphone people thats for sure. the screen is still a bit too small for my use though. But if youve got yourself an ipad + the iphone your pretty much set (minus the fact that most carriers wont let you tether.....)
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(minus the fact that most carriers wont let you tether.....)
This is not true, in Canada anyway. Most do let you tether. I tether all the time with Telus. I have friends on Rogers and Bell that also tether with their iPhones.
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Tethering is usually an add-on with most providers. I have Wind, tethering was included with my package.
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I am sure there is a lot more android fanboys posting on the iPhone than there are iPhone fanboys posting on android.
That's not true at all, at least not here. With every major Apple or Android release the trolls come out from both sides, and it's not demonstrably worse from either. It's disappointing, to say the least.

However, there are also plenty of people who want to openly and honestly discuss these devices even if they don't intend to buy them. We don't require that you be interested in a device to talk about it, just that you follow the rules and, above all, respect other members.

The iPhone doesn't exist in a vacuum, it has competition and I feel like it's a worthwhile exercise to compare and contrast it to its competition. Whenever a new product is announced, smartphone or otherwise, the first things people seem to think are "do I want it" and "is there anything better". The problem is that many people seem to forget that so much of the comparison is entirely subjective. Treating subjective opinions as facts doesn't help further the conversation, and is typically where things go off the rails.

So talking about how you wish it has a bigger screen like [insert Android phone] because you've used said Android phone and like the screen real estate, or you wish Apple had added this or that because Android phones do this or that is fine. Saying that the iPhone 5 sucks because the screen is too small, or only fools will buy it because Android phones are so great, is not fine.

I hope people here understand the difference. The policy is, as it always has been, you can make relevant comparisons to the competition, but you cannot troll or steer the conversation away from the iPhone 5. Such posts will be removed.

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Pretty much all recent plans include tethering now. I'll agree that for those considering an Android device, the iPhone 5 isn't for them.

One thing I am impressed though is how it seems to be doing in initial benchmarks. I can't wait to see what Anand has to say in his review of it, as their smartphone reviews are generally very good.
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