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    News - Apple iPhone 5 unveiled today, so what's new?

    Thinner, lighter and faster iPhone largely in line with expectations.
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    Re: News - Apple iPhone 5 unveiled today, so what's new?

    Quite underwelming.

    2X faster processor... That means they most likely bumped the cpu speed from 800mhz to 1,5ghz.... Welcome to 2011 Apple. The European Galaxy S3 and One X are Quad core 1,5ghz...

    8Mpixels camera... good... my old phone from 2010 had that.

    They changed the connector... YES, finally a standard micro USB like the rest of the industry.... wait... NOP, just an other proprietary connector compatible with nothing.

    And the screen resolution. Other high-end phone are at 1280x720 now, standard 720p, so perfect for videos. Apple's not quite there yet with that weird resolution.
    And old apps will be letter boxed... really?

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    Re: News - Apple iPhone 5 unveiled today, so what's new?

    Let's not forget that all old docks won't work - means great chance for iPhone owners to break from the Apple ecosystem.

    Didn't Apple say a few years ago that widescreen ratios were completely inappropriate for smartphones? "Just right" my ass.

    iOS 6 = iOS 5 + more useless siri - Google.

    I still stand by my belief that the iPhone 4 is horrible to hold, yet Apple is still sticking with the design.

    Before you could from time to time be envious of iPhone owners or other times respect their decision as the iPhone offered some serious competition... now... I wouldn't be able to understand iPhone over an Android market leader.

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    Re: News - Apple iPhone 5 unveiled today, so what's new?

    The stupidly long body makes the screen ratio look a lot weirder than (almost) 16:9.
    One or two useful things there - having a cable that can be plugged in either way round is definitely a plus in terms of usability. Making all old cables incompatible though? Not a fan of that. Nearly as bad as when they changed the charging requirements for no obvious reason, rendering loads of e.g. car chargers useless with newer devices.
    Battery? We'll have to wait and see.
    I'll wait and see how the Note 2 is reviewed I think..

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    Re: News - Apple iPhone 5 unveiled today, so what's new?

    The A6 uses ARM A15 cores, which are almost twice as efficient clock for clock than the A9's used in the A5 (argh too many A's) so i'd suspect the chip is running at ~1GHz

    I'd hazzard a guess the odd resolution (identical width) might be due to a upscaling (or lack thereof) issue with older apps.

    I do hope they've increased the amount of ram it has

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    Re: News - Apple iPhone 5 unveiled today, so what's new?

    It's being suggested that the new A6 is an ARM A15 chip making it equally as powerful as many quad core chips. The GPU is stated to be 2x faster but this is probably in relation to the A5 and not A5X so we're looking at the same graphical prowess as the New iPad, which is nothing to complain about.

    Hopefully the reduced weight will slightly offset any comfort issues with holding it though I agree the 4 doesn't feel great, especially compared to me Nexus S. As for the camera it can't be denied that the 4S's camera tests very well against competitors and were looking at basically the same camera here.

    The screen resolution isn't a problem at all if you actually take the time to think about it. 720p would be a pointless step up at this size and would cause compatibility issues with existing apps, letter boxing however presents the problem of raising the keyboard higher on the screen unless they implement some clever coding.

    Can we get over the Apple hatred and accept that iOS is optimized for a specific selection of hardware and therefore can do a lot more with it than Android can in it's current form. I love my Nexus and have no intention of moving into the walled garden but I'm also realistic about the merits of the Apple ecosystem. It would be nice if non-Apple users gave them a little respect for what they have accomplished.
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    Re: News - Apple iPhone 5 unveiled today, so what's new?

    once again a bit underwhelming...is it me or has Apple lost it's way now saint steve is gone?
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    Re: News - Apple iPhone 5 unveiled today, so what's new?

    A lot of apple hate here, what everyone needs to get is when you have a system thats ...not quite, but very neerly flawless n every way, you only need to tweak and refine it to perfect it, add a bit here, nip and tuck a bit there, and your there...and thats what apple is doing, evolution, not revolution, they had revolution with ios as an idea, now they jut need further refinements....
    The phone itself is no revolution either, its also evolution, take monkeys...and humans...we took the best bits, refined them, and have become far superior....apples not quite there yet, theyre at the caveman stage, but its getting there

    Unlike android which compares better to peugeot, the car company, who churn out crap, and never learn their lesson, and keep churning out more random crap that breaks all the time, is cheap to repair or replace, yes, but it breaks, ....
    Apple is a lot more refined, thought through, improving steadily, not jut churning out more of the same old crap, they had a genious idea and stuck with it, as true innovators do, not letting go of their ingenious creation
    Old quite: if it aint broke, dont bloody fix it
    Te iphone as an idea, as hardware and ios as software, aint broke, infact quite the opposite, its reliable, table, well designed, well implimented, with a lot of thought having gone into it...so why fix it? Nothing to fix, just refinements...
    Im glad to see a company sticking by their morals
    P.s. death to samsung, that is all.

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    Re: News - Apple iPhone 5 unveiled today, so what's new?

    Quote Originally Posted by ionicle View Post
    when you have a system thats ...not quite, but very neerly flawless n every way
    Haha, brilliant. Best bit of trolling I've seen in some time

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    Re: News - Apple iPhone 5 unveiled today, so what's new?

    It's an iterative change that continues the narrative of the device. There is a context and it's not about hardware alone. As an observer I can understand that.

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    Re: News - Apple iPhone 5 unveiled today, so what's new?

    The end of the world is nigh!

    Apple have officially run out of ideas!!!!

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    Re: News - Apple iPhone 5 unveiled today, so what's new?

    An iterative change is akin to moving from big writing to little writing; in technology terms it is merely an 'update'. New number; old device!

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    Re: News - Apple iPhone 5 unveiled today, so what's new?

    Quote Originally Posted by macbeth1959 View Post
    The end of the world is nigh!

    Apple have officially run out of ideas!!!!
    You mean Steve isn't there to tell them which ideas (or shapes) to steal, sorry, I mean patent...

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    Re: News - Apple iPhone 5 unveiled today, so what's new?

    Looks like a nice upgrade for those of the iPhone type. No more underwhelming than the GS3 was tbh - same sort of bump in spec, same lack of anything particularly new or useful over it's predecessor.

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    Re: News - Apple iPhone 5 unveiled today, so what's new?

    You mean Steve isn't there to tell them which ideas (or shapes) to steal, sorry, I mean patent...

    Have they patented their new resolution for a 4" screen, or do they have prior 'art' to prove that 4" was always the optimum screen size; whatever the girls say?

    p,s. how do you get them nice boxes around quotes you copy?
    Last edited by macbeth1959; 13-09-2012 at 03:01 AM.

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    Re: News - Apple iPhone 5 unveiled today, so what's new?

    Quote Originally Posted by macbeth1959 View Post
    p,s. how do you get them nice boxes around quotes you copy?
    You press the orange "quote" button in the bottom right corner of the post you'd like to quote, or use BBCode (http://forums.hexus.net/misc.php?do=bbcode) (formatting standard in most on-line forums)

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