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#41 of 116 ONLINE   Nelson Au

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Posted September 20 2012 - 05:10 PM

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!

#42 of 116 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted September 20 2012 - 11:11 PM

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








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#43 of 116 OFFLINE   Michael_K_Sr

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Posted September 20 2012 - 11:26 PM

Mine is out for delivery as well. Got an e-mail overnight that my Lightning cables had shipped.

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Posted September 20 2012 - 11:34 PM

My wife reports the new maps is a big letdown, and she wishes she could get google maps back.

#45 of 116 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 21 2012 - 12:30 AM

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

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#46 of 116 OFFLINE   Steve_Tk

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Posted September 21 2012 - 01:58 AM

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.

#47 of 116 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 21 2012 - 04:02 AM

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.

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#48 of 116 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted September 21 2012 - 06:20 AM

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.

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Posted September 21 2012 - 06:49 AM

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Posted September 21 2012 - 06:52 AM

Congrats to all the new iPhone 5 owners today!

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#51 of 116 OFFLINE   Steve_Tk

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Posted September 21 2012 - 07:03 AM

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

#52 of 116 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 21 2012 - 07:03 AM

A lot of cool tips here. http://www.macstorie...idden-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.

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#53 of 116 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted September 21 2012 - 07:10 AM

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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Posted September 21 2012 - 07:18 AM

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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#55 of 116 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 21 2012 - 07:19 AM

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

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#56 of 116 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 21 2012 - 07:47 AM

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

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#57 of 116 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 21 2012 - 07:50 AM

I thought this was the case, good to know: http://www.theverge....-5-gsm-unlocked

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#58 of 116 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted September 21 2012 - 07:59 AM

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...

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#59 of 116 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted September 21 2012 - 08:05 AM

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

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#60 of 116 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted September 21 2012 - 03:32 PM

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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