Are they ever going to release the damn iPhone 5?

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    Dec 24, 2011 10:43 PM GMT
    I've been waiting and waiting...haven't gotten a smartphone yet, and this is where I want to start.

    Hopefully this long wait means they're fixing bugs to make all that new technology run smoothly.

    /le sigh
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    Dec 24, 2011 10:56 PM GMT
    They'll probably release it next year lol.
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    Dec 24, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    Stan904 saidThey'll probably release it next year lol.
    That's what they said LAST December! icon_lol.gif
  • rnch

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    Dec 24, 2011 11:29 PM GMT
    my bf upgraded to the lastest i-phone available; gave me his old one.

    i am under-whelmed.

    i'm glad i didn't pay money for it.


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    Dec 24, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
    The iPhone 5 will probably be a virus.
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    Dec 25, 2011 12:35 AM GMT
    JakeBenson saidThe iPhone 5 will probably be a virus.
    Wishful thinking, you hot fucking SOB.

    No homo...
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    Dec 25, 2011 12:38 AM GMT
    Should be out next fall, just in time for xmas. Unless you want a bigger screen, you should just get the 4S now.
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    Dec 25, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    xrichx saidShould be out next fall, just in time for xmas. Unless you want a bigger screen, you should just get the 4S now.
    I'm typing on an ASUS G74SX laptop with a 17.3" screen. Fuck the screen size of a damn phone. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 25, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    rnch saidmy bf upgraded to the lastest i-phone available; gave me his old one.

    i am under-whelmed.

    i'm glad i didn't pay money for it.

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    I'm afraid that's what I did with my partner. Got a 4S for myself, gave him my 4 (to replace my previous 3GS he had). And when the 5 arrives, he gets my present 4S.

    But he really is happy, despite claiming he doesn't want to know anything about smart phones, yet he picks it all up faster than he admits. A joy to watch him figure it all out and master it.

    And yesterday in a waiting room someone said we looked so cute, both pecking away at our matching iPhones, because the 4 & 4S outwardly look virtually identical, and we have the same Otter Box covers. We both smiled & giggled. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 25, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidBut he really is happy, despite claiming he doesn't want to know anything about smart phones, yet he picks it all up faster than he admits. A joy to watch him figure it all out and master it.
    Mastering "user-friendly" technology is simple. That's how it's designed, on purpose.

    Let's see him operate the computer that controls one of the giant telescopes in Chile. icon_wink.gif

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    Dec 25, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    Main delay is an LTE chipset that won't be as power hungry as the current ones on the market. The chips are expected first in the iPad 3, out around late 2Q 2012. iPhone later, maybe summer or early fall.

    http://www.mactrast.com/2011/11/new-qualcomm-chip-could-bring-4g-lte-support-to-the-ipad-3/
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    Dec 25, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    Most people learn better by doing. Read the manual only once, and use the rest of the time figuring stuff on your own.
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    Dec 25, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Art_Deco saidBut he really is happy, despite claiming he doesn't want to know anything about smart phones, yet he picks it all up faster than he admits. A joy to watch him figure it all out and master it.
    Mastering "user-friendly" technology is simple. That's how it's designed, on purpose.

    Let's see him operate the computer that controls one of the giant telescopes in Chile.

    Aww, common Paul, give Cxxxx a break. I'm very proud of him. And no, not everybody, especially our ages, finds technology "simple." Aside from the functional demands, there's also a psychological barrier that has to be overcome. Lots of older people just throw up their hands and give up at these new challenges, but my partner doesn't. I love him. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 25, 2011 1:50 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    paulflexes said
    Art_Deco saidBut he really is happy, despite claiming he doesn't want to know anything about smart phones, yet he picks it all up faster than he admits. A joy to watch him figure it all out and master it.
    Mastering "user-friendly" technology is simple. That's how it's designed, on purpose.

    Let's see him operate the computer that controls one of the giant telescopes in Chile.

    Aww, common Paul, give Cxxxx a break. I'm very proud of him. And no, not everybody, especially our ages, finds technology "simple." Aside from the functional demands, there's also a psychological barrier that has to be overcome. Lots of older people just throw up their hands and give up at these new challenges, but my partner doesn't. I love him. icon_biggrin.gif
    If my mom can use an ancient multi-tap cellphone that makes you work to text (and she can) then yes, technology is simple. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 25, 2011 1:54 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Art_Deco said
    paulflexes said
    Art_Deco saidBut he really is happy, despite claiming he doesn't want to know anything about smart phones, yet he picks it all up faster than he admits. A joy to watch him figure it all out and master it.
    Mastering "user-friendly" technology is simple. That's how it's designed, on purpose.

    Let's see him operate the computer that controls one of the giant telescopes in Chile.

    Aww, common Paul, give Cxxxx a break. I'm very proud of him. And no, not everybody, especially our ages, finds technology "simple." Aside from the functional demands, there's also a psychological barrier that has to be overcome. Lots of older people just throw up their hands and give up at these new challenges, but my partner doesn't. I love him. icon_biggrin.gif
    If my mom can use an ancient multi-tap cellphone that makes you work to text (and she can) then yes, technology is simple. icon_lol.gif

    Then brava to your Mom, seriously. But I'm still proud of my Cxxxx. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 25, 2011 1:57 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    paulflexes said
    Art_Deco said
    paulflexes said
    Art_Deco saidBut he really is happy, despite claiming he doesn't want to know anything about smart phones, yet he picks it all up faster than he admits. A joy to watch him figure it all out and master it.
    Mastering "user-friendly" technology is simple. That's how it's designed, on purpose.

    Let's see him operate the computer that controls one of the giant telescopes in Chile.

    Aww, common Paul, give Cxxxx a break. I'm very proud of him. And no, not everybody, especially our ages, finds technology "simple." Aside from the functional demands, there's also a psychological barrier that has to be overcome. Lots of older people just throw up their hands and give up at these new challenges, but my partner doesn't. I love him. icon_biggrin.gif
    If my mom can use an ancient multi-tap cellphone that makes you work to text (and she can) then yes, technology is simple. icon_lol.gif

    Then brava to your Mom, seriously. But I'm still proud of my Cxxxx. icon_biggrin.gif
    I'm proud of both of you because y'all are both living the life I eventually want to live when I retire. icon_biggrin.gif
  • kiwi_nomad

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    Dec 25, 2011 2:04 AM GMT
    just get an android phone now for like half the price which can do just as much as the 4S can do, and probably what the 5 can do too. Apart from Siri of course, but really, who the fuck actually uses it more than just for a novelty?

    I was tossing up between an iPhone 4S and a Galaxy Nexus but in the end went for the Nexus and haven't looked back. Yes it's not as pretty or simple as the iPhone but it's still very nice and even more functionable.
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    Dec 25, 2011 2:09 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI'm proud of both of you because y'all are both living the life I eventually want to live when I retire. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Suggestion: retire as late as you can. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 25, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidI'm proud of both of you because y'all are both living the life I eventually want to live when I retire. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Suggestion: retire as late as you can. icon_lol.gif
    Fuck that. I'm damn near retired as it is...never go to work unless I actually want to. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 25, 2011 2:20 AM GMT
    guyfromnz saidjust get an android phone now for like half the price which can do just as much as the 4S can do, and probably what the 5 can do too. Apart from Siri of course, but really, who the fuck actually uses it more than just for a novelty?

    I was tossing up between an iPhone 4S and a Galaxy Nexus but in the end went for the Nexus and haven't looked back. Yes it's not as pretty or simple as the iPhone but it's still very nice and even more functionable.

    Umm... Samsung focuses so intently on their profit margin they used an off-brand Korean radio chipset. Now people can't figure out why battery life and call quality disappoints. If you don't believe me, buy one of their kitchen appliances. icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

    If the latest release of Android is that important, wait for HTC or LG.

    Apple owners are a fickle bunch. It will be announced when it becomes something Jobs would be proud to be associated with.

    And, there isn't anything wrong with a 4S on HSDPA like AT&T. I'm in the industry and I am doing just fine without HSDPA or LTE with my VZ iPhone4.

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    Dec 25, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    Android is a malware nightmare.
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    Dec 25, 2011 2:43 AM GMT
    Do I even NEED one at this point?
    I just got my iPhone 4S and I'm fine with it...
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    Dec 25, 2011 2:55 AM GMT
    I have a 3G and wad trying to hold out for the 5, but I don't think I can wait until fall... grrrr
  • fitartistsf

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    Dec 25, 2011 2:58 AM GMT
    I just got an iPhone 4S for an early Xmas present... now, since I have NEVER had a smartphone, and gave up my cellphone 2 years ago, I am amazed at what the new phone can do... I vassilated between the android side, with interest in the Galaxy SII, and the iPhone. Since I have never had either, and with most of my friends and family have the iPhone, in one guise or another, I went with the iPhone. Even though it is taking time to get used to the new technology, well, new for me, I can see now that I will come to love using it.
    Hell, yesterday, I discovered I can get RealJock on it! So I can keep up with all you bitches, pissing and moaning, laughing and crying, even at work. (I work for the government, and my computer is tied into a network that is constantly monitored, and this site, is considered porn, LOL...) So now I can answer any emails from RJers almost at once, instead of waiting until I get home... if for only that, getting the iPhone is worth it!!! LOLOL....
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    Dec 25, 2011 3:15 AM GMT
    RobertF64 saidAnd, there isn't anything wrong with a 4S on HSDPA like AT&T. I'm in the industry and I am doing just fine without HSDPA or LTE with my VZ iPhone4.

    They are fine for now, but the trend is needing more bandwidth over time. I'm sure you know the iPhone 4S is fastest on AT&T because it implements HSPA+ (which I call 4G Lite), versus only 3G EV-DO Rev A on Verizon and Sprint. When the iPhone comes out with LTE, it will be interesting to see the trade-off between AT&T and Verizon. Verizon will likely have a more developed LTE network but when there are gaps, AT&T will have a faster back-up (HSPA+ with what they call "enhanced backhaul").