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Nothing worth waiting for on Sept 10, except lower prices and longer battery life
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Aug 23, 2013, 03:37 PM
 
But that's never going to happen.

With 2.5 weeks left to another Apple product announcement, it has never been more clear that the smartphone market has topped up and matured. An iphone 4 would be all everyone wants, except for the issues worked out on the 4s, and the ios bloat that will require an iPhone 5 to run comfortably.

Iphone 5 with no contract on craigslist, or iphone 5s with 2 year contract? No RDF or TV campaign is going to sway people to the latter.
     
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Aug 23, 2013, 04:58 PM
 
I bet you're wrong on the latter point.
     
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Aug 23, 2013, 05:28 PM
 
It depends on who you are and whether you are never bothered by contracts.
     
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Aug 23, 2013, 08:29 PM
 
Oh yay! I love Godfather's prediction threads!

Last one was really amusing, and he actually got two out of nine right:
http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...3/#post4234458

Also, he predicted the iPhone 5 would be the massive failure it turned out to be:
http://forums.macnn.com/103/iphone-i...e/#post4191030

And this, despite the fact that it was going to be waterproof!
http://forums.macnn.com/103/iphone-i...ill-waterproof

And another, outright stating as fact that the iPhone 5 will tank as no other Apple product before:
http://forums.macnn.com/103/iphone-i...noozy-keynote/
(This one is actually really funny in its disconnect.)

THIS IS FUN!
     
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Aug 23, 2013, 08:38 PM
 
You'd make an excellent stalker.
     
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Aug 23, 2013, 08:40 PM
 
That took all of two minutes to find and sift through. They're on the first page of results when you search for Godfather's posts by just tapping on his name at left. And I have a bit of a memory for some of the more ridiculous or stupid content posted on these boards.

He doesn't do much else.
     
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Aug 23, 2013, 08:48 PM
 
You're being very generous. Most stalkers won't share their secret stalker methods like that.
     
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Aug 23, 2013, 09:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Also, he predicted the iPhone 5 would be the massive failure it turned out to be:
http://forums.macnn.com/103/iphone-i...e/#post4191030

And another, outright stating as fact that the iPhone 5 will tank as no other Apple product before:
http://forums.macnn.com/103/iphone-i...noozy-keynote/)
It sounds like he's still trying to insinuate that the 5 has no physical advantages over the 4/4s, only additional processing power. Which is hilarious. Every time I pick up the wife's 4 I can't believe how bulky, awkward, and heavy it feels compared to my 5.
     
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Aug 23, 2013, 10:07 PM
 
It really only has the weight advantage.
And a bigger screen.
And LTE.
And 802.11n.

None of these things are particularly useful.
     
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Aug 23, 2013, 10:13 PM
 
Can it haz Android?
     
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Aug 23, 2013, 10:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
Can it haz Android?
You may be surprised by the iOS 7. iOS isn't bad, just a little creaky.
     
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Aug 24, 2013, 04:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
He doesn't do much else.
The troll wakes up twice a year and likes to be fed, but does not like to be stalked.
     
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Aug 24, 2013, 10:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
You may be surprised by the iOS 7. iOS isn't bad, just a little creaky.
I've got the dev preview installed at work. There's some nice stuff in there, for sure.
     
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Aug 25, 2013, 05:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Godfather View Post
The troll wakes up twice a year and likes to be fed, but does not like to be stalked.
subego was joking.

Are you seriously trying to claim that vaguely remembering your previous crap and tapping on your username and then on "Search all posts by The Godfather" constitutes "stalking"?

All the posts I linked to are right there on the first page.
     
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Aug 25, 2013, 06:06 AM
 
Godfather was joking.

I wasn't.
     
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Aug 25, 2013, 06:18 AM
 
I'm shocked.
     
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Sep 10, 2013, 04:08 PM
 
Absolute disgrace?

Uninspired?

In-RDF'able?

Shark-jumpy?

Hold me back before I sign that 2-year contract with Verizon! I get $250 for my i5? So generous!

You decide

At least we got low cost, but no word of battery life...
     
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Sep 10, 2013, 05:16 PM
 
Cost is the same as it was before, AFAICS.

Longer battery life was mentioned for both the 5C and the 5S.

And of course, twice the CPU, hugely improved GPU, a motion sensor chip that doesn't require the SoC to wake up, additional flash, 120 FPS slo-mo video, better camera sensor, and biometric security that may make this phone not only an option, but a REQUIREMENT for certain jobs, are nothing worth waiting for.

I guess if you just ignore everything apart from the one thing you got wrong, and the one thing you didn't know about even though it was mentioned, it's completely ho-hum, eh.

Thus I decide.
     
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Sep 10, 2013, 10:19 PM
 
Wait, did that happen today? Sigh.

Used to be a time I wouldn't have forgotten. Not a diss on the iPhone, just getting less and less interested in these things in general. They all work just fine.
     
   
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