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    This is a discussion on New iPhone 5 within the Everyday Life forums, part of the Community channel category; I myself wont be get ten any apple device I don't want to start a war between apple and android ...

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      Re: New iPhone 5

      I myself wont be get ten any apple device I don't want to start a war between apple and android and Microsoft but that's how I feel I don't like shown off what I have in my hands. but if I was to get a phone id probably go with a phone with a big megapixel camera though not stupidly big ie 90 megapixels lol 12 or 13 would do also the screen should be big either 4.3 inches or under 5 inches no bigger like note.


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      Re: New iPhone 5

      Now the facts are out, this article makes interesting reading: Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: Specs Compared | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

      A little down the page is a comparison chart:

      I guess it you look at that, like for like, the Samsung Galaxy SIII is much better, but there again I could be biased.

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      Re: New iPhone 5

      um nothing wrong with the s 3 sure it may lack in some areas but ah who cares as long as it works and does the job

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      Re: New iPhone 5

      Just to keep the pot boiling, here is a piece by an arch iPhone hater which, in some parts, actually makes sense.
      The iPHONE 5 UNDERMINES western DEMOCRACY: 5 reasons why ? The Register

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      Re: New iPhone 5

      heh people were complaining about the iPhone 5 ie the design and the fact that they have to pay 25 quid for an adapter to convert that old connector

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      Re: New iPhone 5

      I am not surprised that a lot of people are complaining. With a non-industry standard connection which you have made a point of having across all your product range, which has been licensed for use in a range of products from speaker systems to Hi-Fis to Home Theatres to alarms clocks to sofas, it is going to cause a lot of people to be upset.

      The Micro-USB and Mini-USB connectors may not be as flashy as Apple's connector, nor always be placed in a position where they can easily be used by a standing phone or tablet, but they are industry standards and can be found on a range of products made by a range of different companies.

      As for the price differences based upon the memory, perhaps someone should actually question this. The prices listed below are from Amazon are are current today for some items. There may be better prices elsewhere:

      16Gb Micro SD Card (speed rating 4) 6.32
      16Gb Micro SD Card (speed rating 10) 8.89
      32GB Micro SD Card (speed rating 4) 12.49
      32GB Micro SD Card (speed rating 10) 19.99
      64GB Micro SDXC Card (speed rating 10) 38.74

      Of course these are retail prices and the cards can be easily changed should they become full.

      Sure Apple's customer service are very good. However it also makes the products very desirable for thieves.

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      Re: New iPhone 5

      To be honest, I'm not interested in the hardware arguments as what defines which device is "best" for me is the end user experience. The Samsung SII I have now was described to me as an "iPhone killer" and is more powerful from a hardware point of view that the Wife's iPhone 4. Yet her iPhone performs so much better in everyday use IMHO.

      Also, just coming back to the pricing I saw that T-Mobile have released their prices and noticed that if I took the 36 per month "Full Monty" plan with pretty much unlimited everything for 24 months, I could have the 16GB version of the phone for 109.

      If I buy it SIM free it's 529, add a 20 a month tariff that was suggested before and it's a total outlay of 1009 over 24 months.

      If I take the "Full Monty" plan, pay 109 upfront and 36 per month the total outlay is 973 over 24 months.

      So I'm not convinced the "better value to buy SIM free" argument stacks up to be honest.

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      Re: New iPhone 5

      Also, just coming back to the pricing I saw that T-Mobile have released their prices and noticed that if I took the 36 per month "Full Monty" plan with pretty much unlimited everything for 24 months, I could have the 16GB version of the phone for 109.
      I hope you don't want it on launch day.

      I read a tweet before with a copy of their confirmation email in it, saying it would be delivered within 30 days of launch. That would definitely put me off if I were paying so much money for one.

      I don't want one anyway, my 3GS does me just fine.
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      Re: New iPhone 5

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      I hope you don't want it on launch day.
      Nope, gonna wait until my current contract expires in March next year so I can get an even better deal, just wanted to point out that things aren't as straightforward as they may seem.

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      I don't want one anyway, my 3GS does me just fine.
      A product that works really well, satisfies your needs and is built to last? That'll never catch on...

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      Each to his own I suppose.

      SIM free usually suits me better - I get all that I need (300 any time any network minutes + unlimited texts + 250MB internet) from my SIM only tariff for 10 a month. And I think that I could get slightly better by switching providers but I'm happy with TM for now.

      So that would be 240 plus the cost of the iPhone 5 16GB @ 529 = a grand total 769 (or about 32 a month averaged over 24 months). Not a deal that is likely to be available from a network or a phone shop though!
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