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Old 10-04-11, 07:15 PM   #73
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I don't get why people flock to these self absorbed announcements from Apple. Are we really that stupid of a people that we go nuts over a company like Apple? Apple makes everyone believe their product is so new and great even though other products have been doing the same thing.
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Old 10-04-11, 07:25 PM   #74
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Back on topic does anyone think that iPhone 5 is close to completion and they didn't unveil it today? Maybe it was 90% complete, but they wanted to wait, add 4G, etc?

I'm thumbing through the event video right now, I wanna see Siri in action.
Possible. May get an iPhone 5 announcement with iPad 3, whenever that is...
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Old 10-04-11, 08:26 PM   #75
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This is the best they can do in 1.5 years?
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Old 10-04-11, 09:11 PM   #76
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This is the best they can do in 1.5 years?
Yeah pretty lame
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Old 10-05-11, 08:15 AM   #77
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We've seen these before but it had to be done.



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Old 10-05-11, 08:49 AM   #78
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Apple always does something new, then does a refresh, why is this a surprise to anyone? The media made up "iPhone 5" and hyped up something that didn't exist, no specs were leaked, anything.

The next phone will be more impressive. New->Refresh->New (rinse-repeat). Apple does this with all hardware.

They did some impressive things with this one, though. It has the best camera and graphics performance, has dual core, larger memory option of 64GB, improved antennae and it's Verizon, Sprint and AT&T compatible with one SKU. Plus, don't forget that iOS has had a major update and that's coming next week.

Apple likes the ~3.5" form factor. They research this ****. Don't expect that to change.
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Old 10-05-11, 10:17 AM   #79
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Apple always does something new, then does a refresh, why is this a surprise to anyone? The media made up "iPhone 5" and hyped up something that didn't exist, no specs were leaked, anything.

The next phone will be more impressive. New->Refresh->New (rinse-repeat). Apple does this with all hardware.

They did some impressive things with this one, though. It has the best camera and graphics performance, has dual core, larger memory option of 64GB, improved antennae and it's Verizon, Sprint and AT&T compatible with one SKU. Plus, don't forget that iOS has had a major update and that's coming next week.

Apple likes the ~3.5" form factor. They research this ****. Don't expect that to change.
The event was more focused on iOS 5 instead of the new iPhone. Fair enough, iOS 5 is really sweet.

The 3.5" form factor is kinda retarded IMO. While it's still compact, some people would rather have a bigger screen to show pictures to friends, reading, etc. But then again some people like having small devices the size of nickels (zoomy ) .

But I really like my wife's iPhone 4. It's a pretty slick phone, best phone I've ever used honestly.
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Old 10-05-11, 10:43 AM   #80
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The event was more focused on iOS 5 instead of the new iPhone. Fair enough, iOS 5 is really sweet.

The 3.5" form factor is kinda retarded IMO. While it's still compact, some people would rather have a bigger screen to show pictures to friends, reading, etc. But then again some people like having small devices the size of nickels (zoomy ) .

But I really like my wife's iPhone 4. It's a pretty slick phone, best phone I've ever used honestly.
Nickels are too big. Dime or nothing....
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Well obviously a lot of people want a bigger screen or the droids wouldn't be selling so well. Last I saw Apple was losing market share, not gaining.
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It might be the best selling single device but their overall marketshare has been on the losing end now vs. droid phones.

I'm sure some people like yourself do want a smaller screen but there are a LOT of people who do not want that and Apple has no option for them.
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Five reasons people are calling the iPhone 4S a dud

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(CNN) -- Usually a cause for techno-euphoria, Apple's iPhone-a-palooza event on Tuesday had an unintended and unlikely effect: It made some corners of the Internet mad.

"LET'S TALK *NEW* IPHONE ALREADY!!!!!!!!" the Twitter celebrity @ijustine wrote during the company's much-hyped press conference, where it unveiled the iPhone 4S -- a phone that looks just like its predecessor, but is faster and has a better camera.

"Tim Cook is talking too much. I just need to know if I have to put pants on and run to the Apple Store righhttt now," she wrote closer to the start of the event, referring to Apple's new CEO, who was panned by many online as dull compared to Steve Jobs.

The collective reaction online: Probably not.
Does iPhone 4S live up to hype?

Many observers seemed underwhelmed by Tuesday's Apple news. Here are five reasons why some people are calling the iPhone 4S announcement a dud:
Features of iPhone 4S

The rumor mill

Bloggers have been gossiping about the details of the fifth-generation iPhone literally since the iPhone 4 was unveiled in June 2010. In the process, they may have set some unrealistic expectations --- including hopes that the phone would "radically change," which it didn't. The iPhone 4S looks exactly like the iPhone 4. For more on the rumors that didn't come to pass, check out Gawker's "iPhone 5 Failboard."

Side note: Al Gore, an Apple board member, made an apparently offhand comment that fueled speculation Apple might announce not one but TWO iPhones on Tuesday. Again, high expectations.

The wait

Apple usually announces a new iPhone in June. This year it waited until October, amid speculation that it was having trouble getting the parts it needed to manufacture the new version of the phone. Those extra four months gave the aforementioned rumor mill a little more time to rev up.

Dull presentation

This was the first center-stage presentation for Tim Cook, who replaced Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as CEO on August 24 amid reports of Jobs' ailing health. Cook is notably less outgoing and charismatic than Jobs, and the company's presenters Tuesday took their time getting to the meat of the event -- the iPhone 4S announcement. That produced lots of chatter on Twitter and elsewhere that the company had nothing significant to say.

Stocks also reacted bizarrely to the news, falling as much as 5% before closing 0.5% down for the day, CNNMoney reports.

"There's nothing wrong with a company coming out with an incremental improvement, but with a big news conference comes the expectation of something big," Jeff Kagan, a technology analyst, told CNNMoney's David Goldman. "This wasn't big."

The name

When the iPhone 3GS debuted in 2009, critics were similarly unimpressed. Maybe that has something to do with the name. Many people expected Apple to announce a completely redesigned iPhone 5. iPhone 4S sounds much more like a facelift of a current product -- which is fair because that's what it is.

It looks the same

This is perhaps the biggest reason people aren't wowed by the iPhone 4S: It has exactly the same shell as the iPhone 4. The rumor mill wanted to see a phone with a "teardrop" shaped back and a bigger screen. No such luck.

All of the new features of the iPhone 4S are essentially invisible: A faster processor, better camera and a "humble virtual assistant" called Siri that operates on voice commands.

For status seekers, what good is flashing your new iPhone if it looks just like the old one?
They hit the nail on the head. People were expecting too much, the presentation was lackluster, and the fact that they called this huge meeting (like they always do) for an incremental improvement, leads people to be disappointed in the device. In reality, the upgrade is pretty good (I like hardware upgrades). But this press conference bull**** finally bit them in the ass. Can't say I wasn't sick of these press conferences and the coverage they get...

Honestly, they shouldn't have a launch for any of their "S" devices. They should just roll it out, let people realize it's there, then have a big rollout/upgrade every 2-3 years.

They probably should have researched when to have a launch event.
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