iPhone 4s DOA? Full speed ahead for Android?

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  1. jayman350

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    the problem is for the uninformed masses. I was talking to a guy last week about my Bionic and how ridiculous 4G is compared to 3G, he then says "well Apple is releasing a 5G phone soon". I had to delicately explain to him that Apple is releasing an iphone5 (which we now know is not the case) NOT a 5G phone. I then explained that the iphone5 (4S) is not expected to have 4G either. He was less than pleased to hear this news, even though he clearly knew nothing about the subject.

    Specs mean nothing to a majority of people, they just want the next shiny device that apple puts out there, regardless of specs or competition. But hey, to each his own.
     
  2. pc747

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    My brother is an iphone fan and he even had to admit how disappointed he was. But maybe the 4gs will be enough of a speed improvement like the 3gs was over the 3g. Plus like I told him, ios is a light operating system. So dual core for us allows android to work with little to no lag. Dual core on ios should fly. And also ios do not have to worry about flash content or anything slowing down the browser so hsp+ (or ATT 3.5g) will be like 4g to them. So it may not have a lot of bells and whistle but remember ios dont need as much to make it run. Lets be honest our lte devices with dual core is just catching up or slightly beating the ios browser because we do have all the extra features (which I prefer) slowing down our browser.
     
  3. Dusty

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    As far as specs go the iPhone4 was passed by competing phones months ago. I want to see what magic tricks Apple pulls off to get VZWs CDMA network to pull off the DL/UL numbers they spouted today. On top of that the size of the screen is pretty measly too. Those are two obvious things that even a non tech savvy user would notice.

    Like I said in mt first post, you'd have to be in love with the software and user environment, because the hardware isn't raising any eyebrows. And yes, I agree--they will sleep in the sewers by the thousands to buy the iP4S by the boatload.
     
  4. czerdrill

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    Oh yeah absolutely... spec wise android wins, but it's not specs that sell phones. If it were every android phone in the last year would have given iphone serious competition. It's the same thing with android phones too... it's not specs that make ppl buy them. If it were they wouldn't all have to be referred to as "iphone killers", they would be iphone killers by default.
     
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    I am going to predict apple will do like the 3gs, when it first was announced people was like there is no striking difference between that and the 3g. And the 3g has been apples best phone hands down. I think apple will make enough software changes to the device to make a big difference. Remember that apple seems to find away to get the most out of their devices. With that said I still prefer the nexus prime but ios will not be a disappointment I assure you. So people hesitating on gettin it for their loved ones I suggest jump on it. Because apple's rep appears to be they release a new design with bugs then the second version (the s versions) allows them to make improvements. So the iphone 5 will be buggy like the 4 but the 5s will be great.

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  6. dezymond

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    No iphone 5 and no 4g. Apple really screwed themselves over this time.

    Looking forward to seeing more people hop onto android:icon_ banana:

    4S was their big news, LOL!
     
  7. gatecitycanes

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    I was holding out on pulling the trigger on a Bionic until Apple's announcement. No 4G and the same 3.5 inch screen are both non-starters. I can't believe they didn't do either.
     
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    I don't think Apple has anything to worry about when it comes to sales. They are smart in that they kept the old phones to compete with the cheap and not so good Android phones we all know are out there. I can see imoms and idads getting their iteen a $99 iphone4 or free 3g as a first phone, locking them into the isystem. It doesn't matter to these people whether it is a top phone or not, as long as it's from Apple. There is a very large and very loyal audience that is not looking to change to anything non Apple. The key for the Android manufacturers is, how to capture the new to smartphone person and their family that have not yet tasted the Apple flavored kool-aid.
     
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    Why all the Apple hate?
    They're gonna get very good sales. If you think otherwise you'd be wrong. If specs make a phone, Nokia would have been on top too, we know that isn't true. The retention value is also way ahead of Android, look how much a Droid and a 3GS or even a 3G sell for. The software is excellent as well.

    Now don't get me wrong, I love my iPhone 4, I'm definitely getting the iPhone 4S to sell immediately, and then get a nice Android phone, but lets not delude ourselves that its a terrible phone. And for gatecity... now it will be cheaper. The iPhone does cheapen every single phone in the carrier's Android line once it comes out. That can't be a bad thing, unless you bought one to sell.

    Cheers!
     
  10. Vakharn

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    It's true that Apple will never die, but I do believe that this will cut into their sales numbers somewhat. People who DO know enough to care about specs will be extremely annoyed with Apple for releasing a product that is not only not up to their usual standards, but actually behind the trend from most of the competition. As a previous poster stated, Apple's devices are usually exceptional relative to the competition in one way or another (the retina display being the iPhone 4's biggest ace in the hole). Now for the first time Apple's new iPhone is a device that is outdated on release. This WILL impact sales and Android will gain more ground on the iPhone.

    The iPhone and it's descendants are unlikely to die out anytime soon, but the share of the market they hold onto will eventually consist solely of Apple fanbois and people who only care about the iPhone name if this becomes a trend.
     
  11. kodiak799

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    The thing is...it's an excellent point that the IPhone is more than powerful enough for what it does. They also seem to be the only OEM putting any effort into the camera.

    I find IOS too limiting (although each iteration is adding features that have been in Android much longer, but again most features are somewhat obvious). I also think IOS is just boring - just a listing of apps. I'll never trade my widgets, or my Locale functionality, or google nav for an IPhone. And with Google bringing Chrome to Android the integration of the Google suite will only get better. Oh, and no LTE is a non-starter.