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A5 CPU, 512MB RAM (fixed), 8MP Camera, Siri, iOS 5, but nothing much else changed. No iPhone 5. Discuss.


Edited by azncookiecutter - 10/20/11 at 2:41pm
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Really wanted a different form factor in the new phone...may choose to use budgeted $400 toward desktop set-up now!

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I hope it retains the IP4's low output impedance (lowest of any Ipod) and it's outstanding soundstage, otherwise I'll stick to the IP4.

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its a joke, much like the other announcements today.

 

Samsung prime next week with ice cream sandwich will most likely murder it.

 

Myself i ditched my iphone 4 a while back for WP7 so am holding out for the new nokia's :)

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I don't think it's a joke. Twice the speed, much better camera, and video recording. If the siri works as advertised, then it will be nothing short of mind blowing(will wait and see). And most of all for me is 64gb of flash. This is what I've been waiting for the last two years. Even though it's not the 5, it still has many of the features rumored the 5 could have. So the name means nothing to me. I'm pretty excited. With 64gb solid state/flash drive, they've finally come out with an iphone that could completely replace the ipod.

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The one thing I hate about any type of iPod/iPhone is the lack of micro SD card slot. I can get two 32GB cards for $40 each (as of today on Amazon; when did they get so cheap? I swear a couple of months ago they were almost twice that.) giving me 64GB of extra space for roughly 2/5th of the price to jump from the 16 to 64. Of course, the downside is that I'll probably eventually lose at least one of the cards.

 

I'm not necessarily underwhelmed by the 4S, since there definitely is a speed bump, memory increase (I think?) and better camera (anybody truly complaining about the lack of change needs to look at various Android phones. I'm pretty sure, at least on HTC's end, that the only differences with the last few phones they've released just have slightly better specs than what they released back in March and different housings. The Thunderbolt released back in March has somewhat similar specs to my HD2 released a year prior.) but I am really disappointed that they didn't increase the screen size. I'm used to 4 inch screens on phones, so the iPhone screen is a trifle too small for my liking for most of the things I do. Also, the housing the iP4 uses is probably my favorite to look at and touch, but I abhor wielding it. I can't seem to find a position where it feels comfortable in my hand. I could use a case, but it ruins the point of having a nice-feeling phone if I cover it up with silicone.

 

If the iPhone 5 has a quad core processor (hell, quad core isn't even that important to me since what's out now seems to be sufficient to my needs) and a 4 inch screen with a more hand-friendly housing, the same dock connector, and cheaper memory prices, I'll probably buy it if there aren't any intriguing Tegra 3 phones out by then. I want to see what Nokia has in store too. WP, as much as I hate to bring them up in an iPhone thread, seems promising if given time to mature.

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such a disappointment, i am not a fan of extraordinary processing power or rams, i just want the look!!!

on the bright side, i can add the budget back for a much better amp.

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Apple's stocks go down.. It's just a minor bump and I'm quite disappointed with the "upgrade". 

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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post

I don't think it's a joke. Twice the speed, much better camera, and video recording. If the siri works as advertised, then it will be nothing short of mind blowing(will wait and see). And most of all for me is 64gb of flash. This is what I've been waiting for the last two years. Even though it's not the 5, it still has many of the features rumored the 5 could have. So the name means nothing to me. I'm pretty excited. With 64gb solid state/flash drive, they've finally come out with an iphone that could completely replace the ipod.



Only for those who want to pay for smartphone contracts.

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i was only speaking for myself. i guess i should have said "my" ipod.

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Whatever happened to that iPhone 5 with the 4 inch screen that got "leaked" by Cincinnati-Bell?

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Whatever happened to that iPhone 5 with the 4 inch screen that got "leaked" by Cincinnati-Bell?


It's a prototype. tongue.gif

 

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thank apples patent trolling.

 

Samsung provided alot of the components for the iphone.

Apple decided to bite the hand that feed it. and now they are screwed.

Samsung, Motorola and HTC are going to have 4 inch 720p screened phones on the market way before the iphone 5 comes out.

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iphone 4s does have 1080p screens. Video resolution is upgraded from 720p to 1080p. The video shots I've seen looks spectacular, much better than the 720p video I've seen with my 4, and I was watching it on a 73in tv. Probably won't notice the difference on the iphone screen, but on tv's it's a big improvement. I don't care about 3.5in screen vs 4.0in. I would rather have a smaller form factor. But from what I was reading, the chips for the 4g network apple was planning to use with the iphone 5 aren't ready yet. Well kind of sort of not ready. Apple wasn't satisfied with the the poor battery life and the fact it would take a thicker enclosure. So if it's not ready, I'm fine with that. Many companies debuted phones with better specs that were good on paper, but turned out to be crap. I remember a couple of years ago a friend was bragging about his new android phone with an 8mp camera, and was making fun of my 3g iphone's insignificant 3mp camera. When we compared photos, all of his looked like crap compared to mine. I thought it was his picture taking skills. When we swapped phones, it was the same result. So it's not about specs, but the quality of parts. But one thing I love about iphones are their resale value. Since I bought my first one years ago, I've never had to come out of pocket for the new one. I've always sold mine two years later for more than the price I paid for the previous one.

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No 24bit DAC ? What happened to that ? blink.gif

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