Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 01:33:
cappy wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 23:54:
Quboid wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 21:21:
Is there any reason why someone would switch to an iPhone now? I can see upgrading from a previous model may make sense if you're used to it and you have apps (which I assume transfer to new models), but if you don't have an iPhone, why? What innovation does the iPhone 5 have, over the 4S or over other high end phones? It evolves 4S many features but doesn't add anything new, does it? Is 4G new to the iPhone?
I wouldn't swap my old SGS2 for an iPhone 5, never mind my current SGS3.
Because Apple is at the cutting edge.
For instance, when the original iPhone was released, no one had 4G LTE. Now the iPhone 5 has it.
The iPhone 5 is also the thinnest smartphone ever (especially if you count the "hump" on the Motorola Razr and ignore a few other phones claim to be smaller, but in any event they probably aren't really, because how could they be?)
The iPhone 5 introduces the largest screen of any (i)Phone ever sold before. Let's see what the competition comes up with to beat that!
ICS (Android Ice Cream Sandwich) is simply a stripped-down version of iOS. Sure, it has a Capital "I" instead of a lower-case "i." But the second letter "C" is the giveaway. A "C" means "Average" for one thing. For another, the "C" in ICS is just 2/3 of the "O" in iOS. So it's like stripping down the middle of the "OS" and leaving you with just a "CS." Who wants that?
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is manufactured with pure forgetfulness while the iPhone 5 is crafted with care. As a result, a Galaxy S3 is like a kid sent to school who forgot his lunchbox. What? I only have 16GB of memory in this phone? I guess I'll just have to put into the phone what the phone was missing and do it myself. It's like the phone was half-assembled or something. How could they forget to put 64GB of memory into it? The iPhone 5 helpfully comes pre-packed with up to its maximum 64GB of memory. It's like the kid's mom calls out, "Hey, you forgot your lunch!" (kid runs back). "Gee, thanks, Mom!"
I'm sure there are other things, but this serves as a good overview.
This must be a troll post, lol.
So you dont have 64GB pre-installed. get a fucking SD card like the rest of the world and avoid paying a $200 premium to Apple for it while the price of NAND storage plummets year after year but in their "reality distortion field" every 16GB of additional phone memory is a $100 product their "fans" will eat up.
I was on a forum after the Apple-Samsung verdict came down, and one lady kept parroting how this will "encourage other companies to learn to innovate like Apple, instead of just copying and cheating."
But she apparently was unaware of all the various innovations incorporated into various Android-based and other-OS-based phones that Apple eventually gets around to incorporating in later iPhones. To her, it was black and white (just like the new iPhone colors).
I'm sure Apple will eventually innovate their way into incorporating NFC when they get around to it (and chose to skip it for whatever reason this time - either because of cost, other focuses, or whatever).
For the record, I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and put a $30 SanDisk Ultra 32GB Class 10 SDHC into it (which is more than I need; I don't even need the 64GB). I like the large screen size and still a thin phone, flexibility of Android and the device, color availability (mine's blue, my wife got red), and other aspects. S-Voice isn't that great, but I don't really use it other than "Call X" which it works well for.
I do think Apple makes a great phone. And if an iPhone came in a larger screen size, I would have seen it as an alternative to consider. But Steve Jobs - albeit pretty good at assessing consumer wants - was supposedly against changing the screen size of the iPhone or the iPad, so the iPhone 4s came out last year and now they're slightly stretching it as the iPhone 5 just as Apple is now planning on rolling out a mini-iPad in an innovative response to consumer demand for mid-size tablets. After playing with the iPhone 4s and Galaxy S3, I greatly preferred the screen size of the S3 - and even knowing the iPhone 5 was planning a 4" screen didn't sway me to consider it because I felt the S3's larger screen was pretty optimal for me.
As far as apps, I mainly want fundamental ones so the vast offerings in Apple's app store don't matter for me (for other people this is more important, and probably for tablets as well). Ditto for accessories - I just want a thin case for the back and chargers.