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Apple iPhone 5s: My First Week
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Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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9/30/2013 | 8:58:50 PM
re: Apple iPhone 5s: My First Week
Good point on the hardware being a relative thing. With two-year contracts, a lot of iPhone 5 users won't be upgrading, so the extent to which the new phone needs to wow them is open to debate. To those coming from iPhone 4s and below, I think both of the new iPhones, but especially the 5s, would be solid hardware upgrades. But from an iPhone 5, I tend to agree with Eric; the 5 isn't far behind the 5s, and more substantial hardware changes are probably being withheld for the iPhone 6.

Here's one wild card with the hardware, though: The iPhone 5s has some sensors in it that aren't in any other models. The M7 sensor, for example, could open up some app opportunities that will further differentiation the 5s experience.
Eric Zeman
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Eric Zeman,
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9/30/2013 | 5:10:09 PM
re: Apple iPhone 5s: My First Week
Should read "...the iPhone 5 is a better voice phone..."
Eric Zeman
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Eric Zeman,
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9/30/2013 | 5:09:54 PM
re: Apple iPhone 5s: My First Week
Should read "...the iPhone 5 is a better..."
Eric Zeman
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Eric Zeman,
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9/30/2013 | 5:09:31 PM
re: Apple iPhone 5s: My First Week
All widgets are definitely not created equal, but I find value in some of them. I'm not necessarily saying Android-style widgets, but some flexibility with the home screen would be welcome.

Also, Jailbreaking voids warranties, and a lot of people are uncomfortable with that.
Eric Zeman
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Eric Zeman,
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9/30/2013 | 5:06:47 PM
re: Apple iPhone 5s: My First Week
Sean, I've had the Settings Menu and Safari crash. Those are both native apps/services. I've seen far more third-party crashes.
Laurianne
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9/30/2013 | 4:25:49 PM
re: Apple iPhone 5s: My First Week
Interesting point. Anybody else have iOS 7 apps stability experiences to share here?
rradina
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rradina,
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9/30/2013 | 1:25:57 PM
re: Apple iPhone 5s: My First Week
Can you share your ideas of what a flexible phone is?
rradina
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rradina,
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9/30/2013 | 1:23:56 PM
re: Apple iPhone 5s: My First Week
I believe it's because the 5s is running 64-bit iOS 7. The author mentioned that iOS7 is fine on the iPhone 5 but I believe it is only 32-bit.

I too have an iPhone 4 and it's pretty slow on iOS 6. I won't be upgrading to 7 after a friend upgraded his 4s and said it was much slower than 6. I can only imagine what 7 will do to my iPhone 4.
rspirelli28
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9/30/2013 | 12:18:33 PM
re: Apple iPhone 5s: My First Week
*Yawns* i am waiting for the flexible phone...that will be a true change. Making a phone faster and take slightly better pictures is merely a refinement. these are not added features just refinements. the fingerprint sensor and another different colored LED flash was added (run for the hills everyone they added a fingerprint sensor and another LED for the camera flash).
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Fill,
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9/29/2013 | 10:26:01 AM
re: Apple iPhone 5s: My First Week
Agreed. Change is only valuable if the interface has changed, otherwise it should be a refinement. Windows, for example, should have refined from Win7 instead of introducing new interfaces in Win8 with touch inspired elements when desktops are by and large still just keyboards and mice!
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