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Discuss: Apple's Iphone 5

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September 14, 2012 at 05:42:37
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Hi all,

This week's poll is about news of the newly announced iPhone 5. Discuss here if you'll be getting this phone, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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September 14, 2012 at 15:32:06
"Discuss here if you'll be getting this phone..."


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September 14, 2012 at 18:59:45
The raw statistics of the poll so far indicate an overwhelming majority of C.N members will not be getting an iPhone5 in the foreseeable future but the raw statistics don't contain a great deal of meaning since the statistical sample is from a "Captured" population. Not sure whether the forum mods can extract data from forum membership details as to the % of mac users represented. Not that owning a mac is a pre-requisite to using an iPhone but there seems to be a common perception that Apple users tend to be loyal to the brand. Those of us who for one reason or another ( Price, Flexibility, habit) do not use apple products will find little in the new device to alter our purchasing decisions. The killers from my perspective are 1. inability to remove/replace the battery, 2. Proprietary connection rather than standard USB. and to a lesser extent 3. locked down software. Samsung's product seems to have most/all of the functionality( Purported patent infringements included) of the new iPhone with replaceable battery and usb connectivity. Where's the incentive to go Apple?

It is worth noting that in Australia at least, Apple has over 40% of the smartphone market so despite the drawbacks mentioned above their marketing program must be regarded as a huge success, and their product must be generally reliable or that market share would not be sustainable. No doubt there will be people queuing up outside Apple's stores later this week when they actually go on sale here in Aus. Same thing happens every time Apple releases something new. I can just imagine the closets of those in the queue overflowing with previous years' stuff. Old iPods, iPads, iMacs (sorry about that) and iPhones.
Here's one for Justin to ask in a future poll:
Have you ever queued up overnight to be the among first to buy a new (....Insert Game Console ,Game, Cellphone, TabletPC, VCR, DVD/Blueray player etc )

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September 14, 2012 at 19:28:23
The iPhone: Meh, used it before, nothing new... I'll pass.

You've been helped by a 14 year old.

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September 15, 2012 at 01:12:34
I found it nauseating that the guy doing the release presentation this week for the
i-whatever thought it necessary to dress up/down in order to mimic Steve Jobs.

There again it could have been a clone!

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September 15, 2012 at 08:05:14
I do remember seeing a glimpse of the commercial, and the first impression I got, was that the guy was trying to look like Jobs. I, personally, won't be buying an I phone, ever. If I have to walk around relying on a smart phone to guide me through life, I'll walk in front of a a bus.LOL !!! It's too bad that Apple shipped so many jobs to China. It would make a huge difference in our economy if those jobs stayed here. Another classic case of corporate America sticking up your butt and everyone thanking them for it. Of course, that's another subject.

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September 15, 2012 at 22:38:47
The only " I " product I have ever or ever will own is " I pee freely " by " Yellow Streams ". As I age it is getting more difficult to boot up so another " I " product doesn't seem like a great isea.


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September 16, 2012 at 00:18:54

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.

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September 16, 2012 at 02:37:47
Hi Grasshopper,

regarding Apple shipping jobs, the problem is the west is unwilling to compete against low labour costs elsewhere in the world. Almost certainly any device would be too expensive if manufactured in the west

Here in the UK, taxes are very high, representing almost 40% of gnp (USA around 25%), compared to China's 17%.

Much of this revenue is than squandered both here and abroad. Some examples:-
purchasing limo fleets or jets for corrupt presidents (called overseas development)
invading foreign countries
paying to scrap Russian submarines

Another worry is education. Here in the UK, we are dumbing down our young, by discouraging competition, lowering exam pass rates etc., whereas China and India encourage excellance. Thus an Indian programmer is much cheaper than a UK one.

Western politicians need to wake up.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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September 17, 2012 at 08:25:26
In reply to #2, I'm a Mac (and iPad) user, but I won't be getting an iPhone. As far as I am concerned a phone is for making phone calls and maybe sending SMS messages; anything else is wasted on me.

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September 17, 2012 at 15:59:26
likelystory reminds me of the tale of Christmas past when the Dad was given an iPad, The son got an iPhone, The daughter got an iPod and they all got together and gave the Mom an iRon.

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September 18, 2012 at 20:05:31
To me, the stats tell a simple story. People who thought hte iPhone 4S was not wort upgrading to from teh iPhone 4 simply upgrade to the iPhone 5. :P

Thats what it is, they're sick of waiting since the iphone 4 and are therefore just going to get the latest that they can. And they're getting it because of apple and cross-compatibility on their tv and what not

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November 24, 2012 at 22:12:37
I DON'T support ANY over-priced Apple products....

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