09-13-2012 12:12 PM #1HDD Contributor
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Apple Debuts the iPhone 5 – Screen Finally Goes 16:9
The company has also finally retired the old earbuds in favor of a new, more comfortable, better sounding option.
09-13-2012 12:27 PM #2Member
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Yep, gonna just stick with a new android device when my contract is up, was thinking about getting one of these, but it still offers less than smart phones that have come out before it, I'll take a Samsung Galaxy S3 or a new Droid Razer HD over this any day
09-13-2012 12:59 PM #3Member
It's not 720p, coming in at 1,136 x 640. The size and resolution aren't quite up to snuff with what's available on some Android phones, but it's a step up for Apple.
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As for screen size, that is an opinion based on how big of a person your are. If you are 6'2'' man, sure a 4.5 inch screen is great, but if you are a 5'2'' woman, Apple's 3.5 inch screen is probably perfect. 4 inches in a 16:9 aspect is probably a good mix between big and small. Your thumb moves in a quarter circle from left to top and that is how big your screen should be so you can use your phone properly with one hand.Here's my entire movie collection - http://www.icollectmedia.com/collection/ethanwa/
09-13-2012 01:05 PM #4Member
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And in other news ....
09-13-2012 02:35 PM #5
I love the fact that you will be able to watch movies WITHOUT letterbox. I have never bought an iPod of any type or kind since it's first inception. I am getting one now. I have never owned a cell phone (can't get over the monthly bill for a cell phone....just not that important to me to own one. AND I WONT DO CONTRACTS which I think are a sham. My wife and kids think I'm crazy and that I NEED one...to which I disagree).
I'm also excited for the 1080p recording video. I've never owned a camera so this is going to be good enough for me. Cant wait to get one.My mancave:
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09-15-2012 10:56 AM #6
With the results of the latest lawsuit against Samsung, I have a question to ask... How long before the justice department pursues Apple for their monopoly on the market? Or did Apple, unlike Microsoft give some hush money already?
I am sorry but I cannot find myself paying MORE to get LESS. Folks, get your Galaxy Phones quick before they are pulled from the market.
09-17-2012 05:26 AM #7
How does apple have a monopoly? Samsung isn't the only other company that makes android smartphones, last I saw. Last i read, Android has a larger market share as well.. So, how does a company with a lower market share than their competition have a monopoly?
I never understood this whole "apple vs android" malarkey. It's just as stupid as the old "apple vs Microsoft" thing, only this time it appears the Android owners are the annoying arrogant fans trying to get people to switch.
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09-17-2012 10:31 AM #8
I have had a cheap Android phone and a iPhone. The cheap Android phone was terrible, and kind of shows that if you aren't getting a good Android phone your experience will be very different than what others may experience with Android. People will good Androids like them, but pretty much all iPhone users like their iPhones.
So, what does it really matter? I think Apple offers a very complete package for people who want a reliable smart phone product. It is fast, has god components, and is well designed. There is no 'cheap' version of the iPhone with poorly acting hardware or software, which means you get incredibly high quality across the board, and never end up with a junk hardware product like I did with my Android Phone.
I am looking forward to iOS 6 and the new mapping as Android has always had an extreme leg up on Apple with navigation. Hopefully the Tom-Tom provided new mapping partnership will match what Google has been delivering for years and add solid navigation.
I have the 4s now, I'm not upgrading, but if I were in the market for a new phone, I would stick with iPhone based upon my usage of it for the last year and the enjoyment my family has had.AV Integrated - Theater, whole house audio, and technology consultation during the build and installation process in the Washington DC, Northern VA, and MD area.
09-17-2012 11:46 AM #9Member
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I don't understand the article title. Screen "finally" goes 16:9? Why would you want that on a phone? Who would prefer to watch a video file on a phone instead of a tablet? I put a cartoon on mine for my kids to watch to distract them when convenient, but they don't care about black bars...
The rest of the article seems like the author is trying to sound excited about features that other phones have already had for a while.
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09-17-2012 02:20 PM #10Member
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I just don't get why people care what phone other people use and like. Seems like a waste of time and energy to me. Use what you like and let everyone else do the same.
09-18-2012 04:27 AM #11
I'm using a Galaxy SIII, and to be honest, although Android is great, I've had more problems with it software then I ever did with my iPhone (and I'm a technician). Easy enough to fix, but still annoying.http://bit.ly/sBZqF1 My movie collection and DVD
09-21-2012 12:30 PM #12
My Galaxy SII was $10 and it works great, so price really isn't that much of a factor. I don't think the iphone has ever been a "bad" product, but I'm always amazed when people get excited about features of the new iphone and I think "how is apple this far behind, and why does no one care?" Apple always ends up being more about branding than actual product.RIP Kosty you are missed.
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