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greggwith3G
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greggwith3G,
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9/28/2013 | 1:56:41 PM
re: Apple iPhone 5s: My First Week
Very helpful article! At the end of the fourth paragraph, when you say, "The iPhone is a better voice phone," did you mean the iPhone 5?
SeanM731
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SeanM731,
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9/28/2013 | 2:45:26 PM
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Is it possible the crashing of apps isn't iOS 7 but apps that haven't been optimized for it yet? I've also had mine a week and only have had one app crash and it's the same one.

And exciting hardware is relative. I had an iPhone 4 for almost three years before upgrading to the 5s. I think the hardware is EXTREMELY exciting coming from there.
Myslewski
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9/28/2013 | 3:08:00 PM
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"We can only hope that Apple will make significant changes in next year's iPhone 6." What changes? Changes for the mere sake of changes? I'm gobsmacked that "change" in and of itself is considered a virtue.
Andre Richards
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Andre Richards,
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9/28/2013 | 5:35:28 PM
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"lack of resizable home screen widgets"

I'm not sure why people complain about this. If you really want that, you can jailbreak your iPhone and go to town.

Widgets may be a convenience, but it creates a mess of the UI and while that may make sense to geeks, average users can be thrown off by it (I've seen it.) The home screen on a smartphone is analogous to your file system browser. It's a space dedicated to manipulating apps and files. I don't understand the complaint that you can't bog that down or muddy it up with running apps. I think something like Mac OS X's Dashboard (i.e., an quick-access dedicated screen where widgets run) would be a better concept and keep things clear. I've owned Android phones and I'm not a fan of these gawky looking widgets running in the file space. It feels very kludgy.
DougS933
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9/28/2013 | 6:01:22 PM
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Who cares? It's a phone for God's sake, just like last years..Write about something worth reading....Seriously, who gives a damn other then the idiots who waited in line for days to hand their money over to Apple so they could say, look at me, I got me the newest phone.....freaking joke.....
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Fill,
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9/29/2013 | 10:20:06 AM
re: Apple iPhone 5s: My First Week
I was confused by this (paragraph 4):

"It's not the best voice phone. ... The iPhone is a better voice phone"

Is that a typo, or was that referring to it being a better handheld phone vs. speaker phone?
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Fill,
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9/29/2013 | 10:26:01 AM
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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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9/30/2013 | 12:18:33 PM
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*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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rradina,
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9/30/2013 | 1:23:56 PM
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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.
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?
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