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anon2910051689
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10/19/2013 | 3:08:00 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
Reboots in ANY respect is something we expect from microsoft NOT from apple. Things like a wonky level sensor is ALSO something you would expect from bug ridden platform like windows NOT from i0S!

ps: steve jobs is turning in his grave.
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10/19/2013 | 3:05:36 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
If you don't mind not having NFC (receive) The CA-201L (japanese version) is the best android device you can buy. The GSM radio will still work in the USA with full 3G.
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10/19/2013 | 3:04:59 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
First of all, the "Why-I-returned-the-popular device of the time" is a very safe kind of articles, that a new kid (or writer, will not say journalist, no) on the blog should try just to get the attention (and clicks) he needs. Let's forget that for a sec.

Now, this guy's opinion is so full of the usual cliches, it doesn't make any sense to reply in detail. I will just ask this: Did your iphone 5S really reboot while on a call as you imply? Yes or No? And if yes, can you report on how you did it? The world is listening..

All the other bull stuff, it's like he doesn't even get the essentials about smartphone evolution. iPhone 5S is the most future-proof phone ever, is chock full of technology that will serve the user for iOS versions and many apps to come, and we are all sure this guy will buy it again, after this article is about a week old.

At least, he could write about returning iphone 5C, and then many people would agree with him, because 5C is far inferior than iphone 5 and the best advice around is to get yourself a nice new iphone 5, while stock lasts. But no, nobody dares come up with such a legit issue. This article really makes Apple a favour..
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10/19/2013 | 2:53:14 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
Excellent commentary eric. Thank you for posting this.
Now maybe apple will wake up and see they can't treat us like cattle and actual fix the problems plaguing their new "wunderphone".

For starters they should have never allowed the TouchID sensor to be able to unlock the device. TouchID should have been used for nefarious data only directly linked to parts of notification center.
As the user depresses their fingerprint longer, more nefarious data should appear.

Data that in respect is only understandable by the user them-self.
Instead apple decided to go against this approach. Apple does NOT innovate.
It excavates.

More than HALF of the new features on the 5s can be done with tweaks if you are jailbroken. More than HALF of the other new features on the 5s are completely bug ridden. This is something I would expect from microsoft. Not apple.

Apple: Its time to wake up and smell the sauce.
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10/19/2013 | 2:52:15 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
Face it, Eric bought the iPhone 5s to write this article with full intention of returning it during the 30-day return window. Cheap way to do a review. And the review is lame - the speed increase from the A7 chip is both noticeable and significant, the "slight" improvement in the camera puts it far ahead of anything out there right now. I have not seen any iOS 7 issues with my iPhone 5s. Samsung brings out dozens of designs all of which use stolen elements of Apple's patented software. There is no creativity there.

I'd give this review an D-
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10/19/2013 | 2:44:42 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
Try something like the Galaxy S4 if you want something better. Android phones are so far beyond anything Apple has to offer it's no longer even funny. Plus, iOS 7 is horrible. I have nothing against a flat UI, but Apple's designers should all be fired for this very weak attempt to copy other OSes.
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