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The iPhone 5 buyers and owners thread!

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

  1. Nelson Au

    Nelson Au Well-Known Member

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    The new Apple Maps is something I am looking forward to checking out. It appears to be a misfire. Very beta at this stage. So I haven't updated my iPhone 4 to iOS 6 yet. I'll wait till I get my iPhone 5 when it ships in 2 weeks.
    I'm sure the Apple Map app will improve as time goes on and they get feedback from users just like Google did when they did their maps. I am looking forward to trying out the turn by turn navigation. I won't trust it yet! But I'm curious.
    Edit: I just saw a Samsung Commercial at the end of The Big Bang Theory tonight, never saw it before. It's a pretty on target snipe at the people waiting in line for the iPhone 5. They took all the shots at Apple. It was amusing to watch. But whose really going to get the last laugh here. Friday should be a massive day for Apple!
     
  2. Robert Crawford

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    My iPhone 5 is out for delivery. I hope it's not a late afternoon delivery.







    Crawdaddy
     
  3. Michael_K_Sr

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    Mine is out for delivery as well. Got an e-mail overnight that my Lightning cables had shipped.
     
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    My wife reports the new maps is a big letdown, and she wishes she could get google maps back.
     
  5. Sam Posten

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    8 pages of breathless adulaion ending with "I wish Apple would take more chances". /facepalm
    http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/21/3363238/iphone-5-review
    Mine hit B'more at 7:28, hope I am not waiting all day.
     
  6. Steve_Tk

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    I did a test last night on the maps app. Fiance didn't know anything was different except that the directions now looked better. I know it's exploding everywhere that the "maps" sucks, and I'm not defending them giving us a lesser product, but I still think the average joe schmo will not even know a difference.
     
  7. Sam Posten

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    iPhone 5 drop test done by Android fans, pretty surprising results:

    Spoiler alert: I'm not gonna get a case until I decide if the new Mophie makes sense any more for all weekend battery life.
     
  8. Carlo Medina

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    Just got out of the Century City Apple Store line with 400 of my closest friends. Syncing from backup as we speak. I'll have more impressions later as I get used to using it, but the reduction in weight is something that is not trivial. They managed to make it lighter but still feel like a solid piece of engineering.
    My only disappointment so far is that they had zero accessories for it, so no case, no film, no protection whatsoever. I'm going to be treating this thing like it's made of glass...oh wait, it is. :D
    Yes I'm going to be the dork with the plastic still attached to his iPhone for the near future. :D
    And yes, while the new Maps app is pretty, it is far behind Google in terms of accuracy of mapping. I do appreciate though that it has traffic closures on it whereas Google Maps didn't.
     
  9. Todd H

    Todd H Go Dawgs!

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    It's here!
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    Congrats to all the new iPhone 5 owners today!
    Enjoy!
     
  11. Steve_Tk

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    You would think with all those leaks they would of gone ahead and let case makers get started early!
     
  12. Sam Posten

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    A lot of cool tips here.
    http://www.macstories.net/tutorials/ios-6-tips-tricks-hidden-features/
    A coworker just showed me how to put a neat little button on screen that replaces the home button, that's at the bottom of accessibility. Good alternative.
     
  13. Carlo Medina

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    Bookmarked - thanks Sam! :)
    And thanks Ron - congrats on your Galaxy purchase! I'm hoping I'll be as happy with my 5. I will say that for my hand size, I'm really digging the new form factor. I like being able to reach across the device with one hand if needed, and if it were wider, I wouldn't be able to do that comfortably. Again, a highly personal preference I admit.
     
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    Yeah, I'm all done and setup with my new phone. I love the lightness of this phone. So much to learn right now as far as features.






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  15. Sam Posten

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    Some cool iPhone 5 wallpapers:
    http://mantia.me/wallpaper/
     
  16. Sam Posten

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    Anyone finding macro shooting to be somewhat finicky? I may just have jumpy hands...
     
  17. Sam Posten

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    I thought this was the case, good to know:
    http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/21/3369702/verizon-iphone-5-gsm-unlocked
     
  18. Carlo Medina

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    Man, I usually slap a case on my iPhone ASAP but this thing is so thin and light I really don't want to lose that by adding weight to it with a case...
     
  19. Carlo Medina

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    Oh and LTE is crap-your-pants fast! Just wondering how long it will take the X millions of iPhone 5s sold this weekend to bring AT&T's network to its knees... :D
     
  20. Carlo Medina

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    CONFIRMED: audio through the included lightning port/usb adapter works. I plugged it into my car and the system recognized the iPhone (as an iPod) and could play and navigate the songs in it, just like it was the previous version. Album art came through and voice activation (through the car's audio system) worked just fine.:tu:
     

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