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Flyguy2929
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10/19/2013 | 5:38:24 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
Very valid point. From an experience, yes, the fingerprint scanner is the only significant difference. For me, I have a company issued 5s from which I was upgraded from the 5. The audio is significantly improved and I listen to a lot of music (the 4s is still king). In addition some of the more intensive apps load much faster, but not so much to add significant value over the 5. Apps crash more often and the iPhone music player has issued in playlist editing.

I agree that the 5s is probably not worth upgrading this time around for iPhone 5 users, but for iPhone 4/4s and new users, the value is good and a much better value over the 5c for $100 more.
anon0879225698
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anon0879225698,
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10/19/2013 | 5:36:37 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
Priceless. A apple lover who owns a GS4
nfuka
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10/19/2013 | 5:10:48 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
Having used Android, Windows, Mac OS, iOS, I would argue that each has their own strengths and weaknesses. But if you are going to compare Windows to either Mac OS/iOS or Android, there is no comparison. Android crashes, freezes, and suffers from the usual other glitches one might associate with Windows MUCH more often than Apple operating systems do. This is not to say that Mac OS and iOS are free from frustration, but I find myself troubleshooting problems with my Apple devices MUCH less often than I do my Android and Windows computers/devices. And good luck getting assistance with Android or Windows. (ever try contacting Google or Microsoft, or talk with the clueless Verizon reps? Samsung is not much better, but at least they have some knowledgeable people. Apple excels in customer service; I think few people would disagree with this). That said, I like that I can add a custom ROM to my Android phones. But when a product just does not work, customization is meaningless (Samsung, I'm looking at you). Lastly, I'm not sure how I proved the author's point in my original post, but you are entitled to your opinion. If you are assuming that the Apple Maps fiasco proves the author's points, I could give you a few features that do not work as advertised on my GS4. I can use Google Maps on my iPhone. I have no choice but to suffer with the crappy features that fail to work more often than not on my GS4. I just wish that Samsung would not release features/phones that do not work as advertised, just as I do not like when Apple releases features/phones that do not work as advertised. But it's not as though Apple has cornered the market on this by any means.
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anon0879225698,
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10/19/2013 | 4:49:20 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
Totally agree, the japanese version of the 4G LTE Commando is simply AWESOME! I'm glad someone finally brought it up.
Next in line in the states would be the HTC One TMobile version.
The TMobile version has full IRDA turned on both RX and TX.
Remote learning capabilities work fantastic.
WilliamD914
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10/19/2013 | 4:47:11 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
"Why I Returned My iPhone 5s"

to get attention, of course.
anon0879225698
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anon0879225698,
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10/19/2013 | 4:45:12 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
Why is everyone bringing up samdung?
You do know there are other cell phone manufacturers that come out with android phones right?

Do yourself a favor checkout the CA-201L (japanese version). Set the rom to english. I bet you will be impressed.
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10/19/2013 | 4:43:33 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
nfuka: You just proved his own point.

And its not JUST maps that have issues. Apple is becoming more and more like microsloth everyday. And its just sad.
RobertT901
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10/19/2013 | 4:36:01 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
IOS7 horrible? I have upgraded all the devices in my home and everyone is using them without a single problem; from the youngest to the oldest (me). And I am talking about 6 iPhones and 5 iPads. You seriously think Apple is copying other OSes? Have you seen what Samsung phones look like before iPhones came into the market? And looking at Samsung phones today did you notice anything at all? Have you any idea how many tablets came into the market and die shortly after BEFORE iPads came into the market? Without Apple's innovation you think Samsung can come out with that junk in your hands? To advice others on which is better you'd better be better informed and be smarter than the ones you give advice to. On both counts you fail.
RobertT901
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10/19/2013 | 4:13:49 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
Why I will be buying and keeping the iPhone 5S. 1: it still fits my hands, 2: it still has that great retina display, 3: it is still very well made, 4: it still fits my pocket, 5: when I am on the phone I still look professional, 6: I will still be able to use it effectively.
I am glad the writer Eric returned the 5S. He is not worthy of the Apple brand. All of us knows what the 5S will be like even before we buy. But to return it because it is not different enough from 5 is an excuse only Eric can come up with and still think it is a good reason. You want different go get a Samsung. It is unethical to take advantage of a company's return policy and misuse it by writing such a silly article. You make products costlier for other regular consumers when you make it costlier for companies to operate by doing what you did. Lack of substance and common sense.
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nfuka,
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10/19/2013 | 4:11:00 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
While I concede your point about upgrading features on iPhones, I also think that Apple is much more concerned about user experience than are most tech companies. One could argue that Apple is obsessed with this. And this is perhaps one of the reasons that Apple has such a loyal following. As someone who purchased a Galaxy S4 only to find that the air gestures work maybe 30% of the time, I felt duped by Samsung. I noticed that you did not mention that the fingerprint scanner on your iPhone 5s didn't work, you simply stated that you felt it was unnecessary at this point in time. (and this is up for debate) Apple at least releases features that work the way they are advertised (ok, Apple Maps not withstanding). Samsung seems more interested in releasing features first, whether they work or whether they do not - and this has caused me to question whether I will buy another Samsung phone in the future.
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