What if the new iPhone 5 sucks?

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  1. bairdyboy1980

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    Will you buy it anyway? Or will you buy something else? If so what?
     
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    Still buy it, as it will still be better engineered than most the plastic crap on the market nower days, still have a beautifully smooth OS, still have a stunning display, and still hold its value far better than most other phones. Im on the bandwagon and screwed to my seat!
     
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    I have been toying with getting a SIII. Buts just dont know lol
     
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    If you want Fisher Price then go for it fella. ;-)
     
  5. bairdyboy1980

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    haha. I tried a sensation XE for abit. Didnt like it. Not sure why i am thinking this would be different.
     
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    Personally, I think the Lumia offers a better alternative to Apple than the SIII does. at least the OS is fresh and new instead of a clone.
     
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    Thought you meant sucks as a new feature then.
     
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    Have had all iPhones since original up to 4S .
    Have tried a few handsets for a change(Android and WP7) always went back to iPhone.
    Couple of months ago, bought an S3 .Other than a brief time when I did nearly trade it for an iPhone, I am really happy with it.So much so ,that I intend not to get the iP5 (Of course I may get caught up in the hype and change my mind:D)
     
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    Bp is correct the lumia is a far nicer phone than the galaxy and defo not cheap and plastic with a nice OS and a killer feature in wireless charging. I believe my own phone the Sony Xperia s is a better made android phone and equals all of the functions of the I phone and in some cases betters it (camera, music player, NFC).
    The I phone is nice but hasn't changed in design since the 3GS and the OS hasn't changed since the first I phone.
    It is boring and unoriginal, not something you can say a lot about apple products.
     
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    I love your signature products:clap::clap::clap::clap:
     
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    I can't explain why but I'm more drawn to Nokias phones than Samsungs so if the I5 sucks I'll be getting one of the Lumias.
     
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    People have declared they will hand over £500 plus without anything being confirmed. For all we know Apple are hosting a televised birthday part for five treasured employees. We all know the answer to that one :) ;)
     
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    If it sucks I'll get one of the new Nokia's or Possibly the Samsung avic s...Heck I might get one anyway for R&D purposes :)
     
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    Going by some of Apples recent product 'updates' and launches, and by this I mean the bug riddled Mountain Lion rushed out to appease the share holders crying that something must be done on a quarterly basis, I am for the first time when it comes to Apple, expecting this product to suck.

    I wont use anything else when it comes to phones, as the iPhone just works for me and it does not annoy me enough to want to learn a new OS, yet. But I wont be buying it until next year at the earliest to make sure it is at least stable.

    I also don't expect the iOS to change significantly, the App industry is just worth too much these days for changes to be drastic.
     
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    Hi

    I like others have bought an iPhone every year since it launched. I will be buying iPhone 5 unless it has less features than the 4s.

    I am sort of caught in the Apple net in my calendar, address box, contacts, bookmarks all run via iCloud so a non apple phone would be difficult for me to use with 3rd party work-arounds.

    Alex
     
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    I think Samsung released an app that copies all that over.
     
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    To what such that varies devices still work together?
     
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    Sounds like Apple have got you where they want you..... Trapped and dependant upon their walled garden and services.

    You have lost your mobility and freedom to switch, if you do you lose everything you have invested into them. This is much less of a problem with Android, you don't have to stick with the same manufacturer to keep using your services with an open platform or buy everything from the same manufacturer for everything to "just work".
     
  19. Bl4ckGryph0n

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    LOL But you still have to stay with the provider of the perceived free and open platform :rotfl:
     
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    No. I was refering to the OP saying he doesn't want to transfer his calender, contacts etc. I think I read Samsung released an app to copy all that info off your Apple device and into their service without the user having to do it all manually. Worth looking into if someone is going to switch to android.
     
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    tbh the easiest way is to just sync it with a google account...job done...except for if you actually want to keep your own photos, know people that have titles, or are not simply name john or dan but have double barrelled or more names etc...And then try and sync it across everything...But other than that yes :)
     
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    This is true of course BUT at least you can decide what you want from your handset?

    Whether you want the smallest screen or the biggest?Onscreen keyboard or physical?£100 phone or £500 phone? HTC or Samsung?

    Of course if you are happy with the hardware supplied by Apple, then all is good.

    Personally I am on Android at the moment. I took the decision that I would forego the £100s worth of apps I have bought for iOS.If I go back to iOS I will forego the £100s worth of apps I have bought for Android.

    What is great about Apple gear is that it holds its price well .If you feel the need to upgrade to the latest phone every year ,if you sell rather than pass your phone on to a family member, you know youre going to get more than half the cost of the phone back.
     
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    I bought a Galaxy S3 about a month ago as a toy, and just couldn't get on with it.

    I don't use my phone for games or video. I mainly use it for podcasts, music, calendar, email, internet. Plus a few apps like Weight Watchers:blush:/eBay/BBC news and a few more.

    The S3 seamed massive compared to the iPhone, it also felt a bit cheaply made. Plus Android (please forgive me for saying this) just felt not as polished as iOS.

    Sorry!

    Alex
     
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    Never apologise for the truth :)
     
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    I've used Gmail to swap between Android and iOS without any issues.
     
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    I know what you mean about it not being polished. When I has the sensation the operating system just kept on crashing.
     
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    It's an open source OS that's meant to run on anything that meets the specs. iOS is designed to run on a discrete set of hardware that only Apple provides. There's no surprise in that it runs perfectly in comparison to Android!

    People slate Apple for being a "walled garden", amongst other descriptions, but it's this control that results in such a well designed and smooth running OS. This follows throughout their product range and is why I always stick with them.

    Can't blame Google for Android being flakey on some kit, but certainly can blame the handset providers for not implementing it on their handsets correctly!
     
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    End of the day the iphone 5 will not suck, ok it may possibly not be a massive update over the 4s, which may disappoint those out there expecting it to do everything from replace your girlfriends inadequate sexual prowess to grant you super powers. But was the S3 a massive improvement over the S2? no, and that wasn't considered to "suck"
     
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    Yeh I think the handsets need to be better tested. I wasn't actually blaming the android OS. I think the handsets rant full tested and you get a new handset every 2 weeks, too MUCH choice!!!
     
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    Yeah its always kind of annoyed me that Samsung take what is essentially a very good os in android 4/4.1 and molest it just to add tacky "nature" effects. the wipe away unlock screen looks about as classy as leopard print leggins and gold clown necklaces.
     

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