I'm going to get an iPhone 5

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    Things I like about the iPhone:
    • Build Quality
    • Phone Design
    Things I dislike about the iPhone and why I would never buy it:
    • Pretty much zero customization abilities
    • No flash
    • No widgets
    • No removable battery
    • Tethered to iTunes
    • No file transfer via bluetooth
    • User interface is dull & dated
    • Removal of Google Maps in iOS6 & replaced with Apple Maps, which is horrible
    • No SD-Card
    One thing about the iPhone 5 is that I can understand folks loving the way it looks, it's a great looking phone...but then what is the first thing folks go out and do after getting an iPhone? They buy a protective case that covers it all up. Cases just ruin the best feature the phone has.
    Meh...it's a very nice phone, but when you compare it against the high end Android phones? Nah...I couldn't see myself ever getting one.

    To each his own though. If you like it and it works better for your situation than an Android phone does, then go for it.
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    Yea its mostly the design and build quality that made me wanna go toward the iphone. But i'll hold off on my decision to get one until i get to mess around a nokia lumina 920 and possibly the new nexus(if the bastard comes to vzw :icon_ devil:)
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    WAIT!!!! Scratch "build quality" off of my "likes" list of the new iPhone.

    Apparently, the finish on the iPhone 5 chips and flakes off easily. Nice. :biggrin:
    They chip so easily, that some were already chipped when they took them out of the box, brand new.
    Apple's Schiller: iPhone 5 Scratching, Chipping Is 'Normal' | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
    Some guy wrote Apple asking what was going to be done about the scratching/chipping issue and Schiller himself replied and said, "Any aluminum product may scratch or chip with use, exposing its natural silver color. This is normal."

    Uh, normal? Are you kidding me??
    On brand new devices only a day or two old? And I like how he says, "...exposing it's natural silver color.", like seeing the silver is some kind of pleasant thing..."oh, there is it's natural silver color, isn't it nice? It's natural, so it's ok."
    What a tool.

    Why do people love that company? All they do is screw over their fans and talk to them like they are idiots when the point out a flaw, such as Antennagate: "You're holding it wrong." or now, Scratchgate: "Scratches are normal." Because Apple could NEVER do anything wrong...no, of course not.
    And some bloggers are saying scratches are no big deal because folks put cases on their phones anyway. What?!?!? How is that even a valid response? First, why put a boring/plastic case over what is supposed to be the most elegant metal and glass phone on the market? Second, why even buy an iPhone if the major selling point is how it looks but you are going to put a case over it??
    Makes zero sense.

    Also, I got to play with a new iPhone 5 today as a friend brought one over.
    Honestly and seriously, I wasn't impressed...at all.
    It felt too light, and kind of cheap...but the cheapness may have been due to the plastic-like bumper he had on it...which totally killed the look and the whole vibe of the phone.
    And it looked odd...like it was too tall for how wide it was. It looked skinny...and not in a good way...in an odd way.
    And upon using iOS6, I was reminded again how great Android is. You really can't do anything in iOS except open an app. No widgets, no menus, just one button. Ugh. I felt trapped.
    I got out my phone and I was like, "Ahhh...this is so much better." So many more options and things you can do.

    And, of course, I asked her about Apple Maps. And she acted like wrong directions, missing towns, screwed up 3D maps, etc. were no big deal...she wasn't concerned. She said she was real happy to have turn-by-turn navigation and would trade off the quirks/bugs to have turn by turn. I'm like, "What good is turn by turn if it takes you to the wrong place, 8 miles away from your actual destination???"

    I seriously, really, really, really don't get the iPhone fanboy/sheep. They just don't make any sense at all.
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    Wow now that's bad! Reminds me of the Xbox 360's red rings of death. Hmm.... Now this is gonna make me think twice if not three times. Kinda a bummer. I mean i do dig how the phone looks and i wanted to get an iphone, but aluminium is a soft metal but still arriving with the phone already scratched? I shouldn't have to buy a case, screw that. I'd be pissed off to fork over that kind of cash and to get my phone all dinged up. Maybe its a bad batch.

    Yea i don't get the apple fanatics either. There was some guy waiting at one of the new york apple stores for a week just for the phone. I mean i wouldn't mind a midnight realease(since i go to those for a couple video games) but waiting for a whole week now that just a bit on the crazy side
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    Interesting thread.

    I have had so many droids,
    Og droid
    Droidx
    Rszr
    Nexus

    I live my nexus.....jelly Bean is so smooth and fast.

    I want to try out iPhone 5 but not sure.

    Maybe galaxy s3..? But it feels plastic.
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    I don't think I could ever go to an iPhone because one of my most favorite things to do with my Androids is setting up the home pages and designing some of my own widgets. It would drive me crazy not being able to do that.
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    Good luck lol
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    Same here! Sometimes I want nothing on my home screen except the background and clock, other times I may have it full of awesome icons. I couldnt handle looking at the same screen day in and day out. Another thing is I can not stand the keyboard on an iphone.
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    Yessir.. I change my look like I change my underwear
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    On my Nexus7 I have a different photo slideshow on each screen, no icons on the homescreen because they are all in the dock, my ICE and radio toggle widgets on the lockscreen.
    On my phone I have my icons custom made to theme with the wallpaper on 2 screens and a slideshow on the 3rd. Radio toggle and ICE on the lockscreen as well. Same with my Galaxy Tab
    Yes the homescreen on my Ipad drove menuts, especially having to do several steps to turn radios on/off.

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    Not according to Schiller. He said, "That's normal." Which is just a cold and dick-ish thing to say...but that's the way Apple operates. Always has been.


    Yeah, it's not even the best smart phone out there...nor is it on sale at some ridiculously low price, like on Black Friday or something. Those folks just line up like brainless cattle to buy the next Apple product. I know that's an overused phrase when talking about fanboys, but, damnit, it's a ridiculously accurate phrase. How else would you describe that many folks lining up in those long of lines to buy an inferior product?? Apple lives by P.T. Barnum's motto, "There's a sucker born every minute." And that's 100% true with iPhone fanatics.

    If the iPhone where the only smart phone out there, it would be a great phone. The problem is, it's not the only phone out there... there are many phones out there far better. We know this, because we use those phones. But you can't tell that to any iPhone fanatic (I've tried). They like the iPhone and aren't going to let facts & common sense sway their opinion.

    Some of my friends who own iPhones, would like to switch to Android, but they are too entrenched in the Apple ecosystem (iMac, iCloud, iTunes, etc.) and they feel it would just be easier to get the new iPhone than to switch everything over. They are essentially in iPrison.

    I'll say this about the iPhone. Except for Apple Maps, what it does, it does very well. The problem is, it doesn't do a lot.
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    Does that not beg for a snappy retort???? :)
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    Here is an article on how Steve Jobs, at the last moment before mass production started on the original iPhone, gathered his team together and showed him lots of scratches on the screen of his iPhone prototype he had been carrying in his pocket. He was furious and wanted a scratch resistant glass screen instead of plastic.
    Steve Jobs' desire for scratch-resistant glass is why the Apple iPhone is not Made in America

    Hmmm, I guess lack of quality control is now "Normal" at Apple.
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    Lol go for it
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    I literally can't decide.

    Does anyone know what is the next rumored Samsung?
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    S4 rumored for a March release.

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    Same here, that's why i'm waiting to see if i like the nokia lumina 920. I just want to try out a new os.
    Don't get me wrong i still love android but i just want to give something else a shot.
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    Cool.

    What about the new nexus?
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    My nexus with jelly bean is ridiculously fast!!!!!
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    So far its rumored that lg, sony and samsung are making the next nexus devices.
    I know my gnex is running aokp jb build 3. Everything is pretty damn smooth so far. Just hate how quickly my battery dies lol
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