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MyW0r1d
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9/17/2012 | 2:10:32 PM
re: iPhone 5 Will Save The World: Analysts
In fact, isn't the larger screen perhaps the greatest of its benefits in this iteration? Support for LTE is not new (hasn't various Android's supported LTE for a while now), a new charger dongle is not necessarily what would drive me to buy a phone, thinner or lighter weight (we're talking parts of ounces here aren't we), better fitting earbuds (?).

A red cape? Maybe a cane, it seems this time round they are playing catch up or working on old discomforts.
lbell284
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9/17/2012 | 5:52:03 AM
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I was at a family gathering today where 6 of the people had various Iphones and I asked everyone of them what they thought of the new one and if they planned to buy it when it came out.

One female plans to because it has a bigger screen. All the rest said no for slightly different reasons but basically all the answers come to 'the one I have works fine and I don't need another one anytime soon.

I think they are rather overestimating how many are going to be sold during the first few weeks.
Cheap Smartphones
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9/12/2012 | 12:55:26 PM
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I guess theres too much hype for its unveiling, hope its all worth it when it finally comes out
ANON1241237720951
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9/12/2012 | 4:35:27 AM
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eric, i am offended by the religious tone, and specifically the use of "Jesus Phone". Would you ever use the term "Allah Phone" or "The Prophet Phone"? Stop doing that.
ANON1237925156805
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9/11/2012 | 8:37:54 PM
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China these days buys political quiet by allowing its citizens to be consumers of the latest and greatest toys. Initially it doesn't care where they products come from if they keep the people happy and there are profits within China from selling them. However anything with staying power they will imitate and eventually they will manipulate things to block out foreign competition, undercut prices and dump, etc. Exhibit A is solar panels.

In that context it's clear that Apple initially dominated because there were no comparable offerings made in China. Now there are. You know that the govt is manipulating things behind the scenes to give an artificial lift to Lenovo, Huawei, etc.

Does this hurt Apple? Absolutely yes. Long term it also hurts Samsung, HTC, etc. Partly leaders waste no love on South Korea. So it's not irrelevant. But it's also not something that Apple can solve by revolutionizing the iPhone. The quantum leap for that category of device occurred with iPhones 1 and 2. Now there's creativity around the edges. Apple is in the hunt with lots of others and China is not a place they can win.

In free market economies, things are different of course. Apple will not be the player it once was unless it has a trick up its sleeve that none of us has anticipated. But for a company with such a small panel of devices Apple does phenomenal business and what's more their per unit profit is second to none. Early days to be crying wolf.

Apple's real mission is to be working behind the scenes on the next revolutionary device. We assume that's happening; let's hope we're right.
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9/11/2012 | 8:36:18 PM
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Meh!
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9/11/2012 | 8:00:39 PM
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I do have to agree with you that they need to let loose of that proprietary gotcha stuff.
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9/11/2012 | 7:49:50 PM
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And your seriously going imply there are better pro audio and video apps for Android? When I can control my DAW or keyboard setup, record and make beats that sync or transfer to my Mac with an Android, you have some room to argue. Until then, you can enjoy your toy apps with dancing bears and the like.
Anmol Ghotra
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9/11/2012 | 6:42:19 PM
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Are you seriously going to defend iOS with its developer community? You have no idea what you are talking about. Apple sets a very confine path for developers to what they can and cannot do in terms application development techniques, API, and sharing services. Im not defending google here but I know as a fact that Google provides you with all of the power tools you need to create the app with very minimal confinements so you can pave your own path on how the app will be be developed, interact, API sharing, and behavior.
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9/11/2012 | 6:38:46 PM
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Actually, what Apple has always been all about is all of the gotcha's! As long as you want to use their devices the way they want you to use them, everything is fine. They always place absurd limitations on their devices like not being able to replace your battery yourself, proprietary connectors, no usb connections, no SD interfaces and we could go on and on and on! Apple is the biggest piece of crap and much is because all of the blindly loyal fan boys!
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