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The iPhone 5 buyers and owners thread!

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Sam Posten, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Sam Posten

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    I don't often agree with Dilger but I do here:
    http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2012/09/13/bored-by-iphone-5-careful-you-might-get-what-youre-asking-for/
    He's got that smarmy attitude I don't like tho. I've been accused of it myself tho I don't think I'm anywhere near his league.
    Here's a guy that gets it right tho (yes I saw it at DF first)
    curiousrat.com/home/2012/9/17/boring.html
     
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    http://www.macworld.com/article/1168555/what_apples_new_lightning_connector_means_for_you.html
    iPhone 5 adapter sounds like it will support analog audio out, contrary to initial reports.
     
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    That's good to know.
     
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    SWEET! Was worried that the carrier change would slow it down but I am on track for Friday. Goodbye to the pirates and liars at AT&T
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    Your Order Status
    Your Verizon Wireless order is being processed. The expected delivery date for your order is 9/21/2012
     
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    ...and hello to the vermin and scumbags at Verizon.

    -Keith
     
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    Zero issues with Vz before leaving them for the iPhone on AT&T
    Zero issues with my LTE iPad
    LOVE LOVE LOVE FIOS (yes I know, sep cos)
     
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    They're all the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.
    I've had both and had big problems with both. Hurray, oligopoly!
     
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    Review embargos are over, roundup:
    https://tidbits.com/article/13273
     
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    Attention other vendors, this is how you do it;
    Via Engadget. Who got a HIGHER geekbench than the score which floored us above.
     
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    Smokin' fast web browsing, this is the stuff you don't see when you can pronounce a phone disappointing before actually you know, using it:
    http://gizmodo.com/5944495/one-key-way-the-iphone-5-totally-destroys-the-competition?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_twitter&utm_source=gizmodo_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow
    Again, this all comes down to priorities and engineering discipline. What do you care about? What do you value?
    ME? I value snappy response, battery life, consistency, elegance, low weight, and comfortable feel.
    If you value gimmicks like NFC that is a solution in search of a problem (and yes, that WILL mature, in 2 years. Apple will add it then like it did LTE) and a bigger screen and widgets that drain your battery, there are alternatives. But don't expect Apple to go down that path because it simply does not make sense for them to do so.
     
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    To be clear: I am not talking about anyone specific, least of all regarding Ron's other post. There are dozens of places you can point to that yawned over the iPhone 5's introduction.
    Gruber nails what those who had this reaction are missing.
    Full review:
    http://daringfireball.net/2012/09/iphone_5
    I get that not everyone values the same thing. But for those who do the implication that appreciation for careful design makes you a sheep or a cult member who doesn't care about what really matters is so wrong that it's beyond debating any more. The proof is in the using and it's a holistic use. Not just at the edges where you've added a neat new thing that not everyone will use for the next two years or in adding a feature that makes other features, let alone the whole, in an overall worse state, but you do it any way just to be different.
    Gruber also notes that the new display is a compromise he isn't fully sold on, for just the reasons he has said in the past and which I have given major agreement:
    Again, I am waiting for my own unit to come in to decide if this is overall a win or not, and will take a few weeks for my favorite apps to get updated, and we have to be clear that some of our favorite apps might not EVER get updated. Only time will tell how this shakes out.
     
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    Looks like my iPhone 5 has shipped to me.
     
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    I'd say comprehensive, but, well, Siracusa has not weighed in yet:
    http://www.macworld.com/article/2010065/review-refined-ios-6-highlighted-by-stunning-maps-overhaul.html
    Er I mean Cheng, that's the ticket!
    http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/09/review-ios-6-gets-the-spit-and-polish-treatment/
     
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    Also says so on product page http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD823ZM/A/lightning-to-30-pin-adapter:
    (and frankly not much else)
     
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    Anybody else get confirmation of delivery for tomorrow?






    Crawdaddy
     
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    Yeah i got my Verizon Fedex tracking on Monday.
    "Estimated delivery Sep 21, 2012 by 3:00 PM"
    Unlike the Apple orders this one does not originate in Shenzen China but in West Chester PA. It went from PA to Newark NJ where it has a hold for 2 days. I was worried at first that it was going to my old address but confirmed destination is my new home.
     
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    I did not know this, did not even consider it, but as a consumer it makes me happy to know that the larger screen is NOT a point of fragmentation:
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/18/iphone-5-review/
    Imagine if they had enforced that with the iPad!!!!
    THIS is why I continue to recommend the black iPhone over the white. I know some people like the look better but I think it is better for apps:
    Speaking of comprehensive:
    http://www.imore.com/ios-6-review
    Interesting deviation from other Panoramic apps shown here. Unlike those I have used (You Gotta See This and the ones built into my NEX) you DON'T have to keep a rediculous straight line. You can create some pretty awesome impossible effects and artistic results by doing so. I like it. Detractors will say that it allows sloppy shooting. I think it interesting that Apple went against the grain here and made the choice that allows more flexibility but less guarantee of perfect shots. Holding judgement until I try it myself.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/sep/19/iphone-5-review
    Precisely, on this conclusion:
     
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    I'm not going to bother upgrading to IOS 6 on my iPhone 4 and will just migrate to the iPhone 5 tomorrow which will then install the upgrade.
     
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    Cool stuff!
    http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/09/19/apples_ios_6_camera_app_turns_panoramas_on_their_head
     
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    Wife upgraded iphone4 to ios6. Says new maps is bad, disappointment for apple and wishes she could roll back.
     

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