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Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
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YaarovS134
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YaarovS134,
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10/19/2013 | 10:22:34 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
Alright!!!
I've just learned how to blog about a popular gadget that will cost me nothing.
1. Buy a popular gadget from a reputable retailer that has easy return policy.
2. Use it to get hands on experience.
3. Sleep with it.
4. Take notes of its features everyday of use for the blog.
5. Return it within the allowable time to get 100% refund.
I love it because I'll be thanked twice. One thanks for buying, one thanks for returning. And please do not try my scam, er, I mean my scheme if you want to blog about a new or used car because the dealers will charge unspecified restocking fee.
Scripter23
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10/19/2013 | 8:34:09 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
Generally, people don't upgrade from just one generation back so your experience is not unusual. Curious that you don't appreciate the camera much. Other reviewers have raved about it.
blackhatt
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blackhatt,
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10/19/2013 | 7:44:23 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
wtf?
blackhatt
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blackhatt,
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10/19/2013 | 7:40:07 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
The stupid is strong with this one.
blackhatt
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blackhatt,
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10/19/2013 | 7:37:27 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
Bingo, you hit the nail on the head. What qualifies as journalism today is truly very sad.
blackhatt
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blackhatt,
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10/19/2013 | 7:34:18 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
Eric are you really that much of a dumbass? This reeks of a trumped up article to get hits. You obviously purchased an iPhone 5s with every intention of returning it. You posted an article on Sept 14th where you stated "Jumping from the iPhone 5 to the 5c or 5s doesn't make too much sense" (http://www.informationweek.com...

So after posting that article we're supposed to believe that just a few days later you went ahead and purchased an iPhone5s???

You sir are a tool and a hit whore.
anon0879225698
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10/19/2013 | 6:25:13 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
The fact of the matter is no one is looking at the device deeply enough to see that there are even more defects with the hardware than with the software itself.

Already we are seeing these affect....

Problems with:

Level sensor
Screen calibration issues
THX Enhancements that have been removed

This only. scratches. the. surface.!

I am actually disappointed with this review in a way. While the author does make some valid points he doesn't even scratch the surface with these issues.

ps: Interestingly enough the iPhone 5 (not the 5s/5c) had none of these problems.
Apple have also not yet added APT - X. Something that most android devices did over 2 years ago.
Cmon apple. WE KNOW YOU CAN DO BETTER!
CLAFOUNTAIN100
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10/19/2013 | 6:15:16 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
Wait, man. Is that really all you got out of it? Eric said he had a iPhone 5, and the iPhone 5S was faster, didn't crash, because the iPhone 5 was better tested. As a result, it wasn't worth the $950, so he kept his old phone.

Am I missing something else?
Flyguy2929
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10/19/2013 | 5:43:27 PM
re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
Please keep on topic and not go down a Samsung rabbit hole. You have not used or lived with iOS7 and are trying to justify your S4 buying decision. Fine,I love my Note 3, but respect my company issued 5s. I would take a larger screen over a 4"any day of the week, but I would not arbitrarily call a a Note "so far beyond anything Apple has to offer" even though I am more qualified than you to make an assessment. I have heard some call the Nokia 1020 the equivalent to the elixir of youth since they value the camera.

Now on topic - The fingerprint scanner is very good, but I agree that it is the only significant user experience upgrade over the 5. The audio output is also waaaaay better on the 5s for those who listen to a lot of music (me). I take a lot of pictures and prefer the 5s over the 5 by leaps and bounds and think it is still better overall next to my Note. Obviously, the reviewer here isn't a piura taking fellow since he didn't score it as important to his personal user experience.
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.
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