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Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by kyteflyer, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Anyone getting it? I want to, the camera interests me

    No idea what True Tone Flash is, but the wider aperture and larger sensor is good. They don't say exactly how big that is but I believe the last was 1/3.2

    Buy iPhone 5s in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB - Apple Store (Australia)
    If the browser doesnt make you go to your nearest apple store, check the outrageous au prices.
     
  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I didn't even know until an hour ago that there are two new iPhones. Apple must be losing its magic with me. But I suppose having another year to go in my contract likely lessens my enthusiasm for new iPhones.
     
  3. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    I think they are offering a trade-in program of some sort, too.
     
  4. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    My contract is up in November so depending in reports from early adopters ? I probably will get one though. I reckon I get a good deal with my contract here in the UK. Pretty much unlimited everything including tethering and personal hotspot. I do like the fingerprint thingy
    Or thumb
     
  5. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Two tone flash is two different flash units, each at a different color temperature. Hope the phone is smart enough to choose or blend as conditions warrant. No more blue faces!
     
  6. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    The battery life is still pants, apparently. I am a heavy business user (my work phone is currently doing duty as a wifi hotspot for about four other devices) and I could not last half a day with an iPhone - I know, I've tried...

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  7. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    Finally I can use the same plug with my iPad mini. Lol! That's my main reason for upgrading
     
  8. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    I am getting one (upgrade from my 4), but not entirely for the camera. Mainly because I need more storage, and I would like the bump up in processing power. Also, a larger screen would be nice.
     
  9. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    After getting the iPad mini(which I slide in my cargo pockets) I really rarely use the phone for anything. If the phone were 1/4 sized like an iPod nano or something, I'd be better with that. Lol!
    If only I could convince the world to just FRIGGEN TEEEEEXT MEEEEEE!!!! Lol! I'd NEVER talk on the phone. I'm far too much of a hermit for vocal communication... *flippant gesture of dismissal*. :D
     
  10. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    That's one of the reasons I switched to the Motorola DROID Razr HD MAXX. Biggest battery in the business. Too bad that Android power management is so poor that background processes kill the battery...
     
  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Eliot, you made me guffaw out loud - albeit somewhat quietly because it's still morning in my neck o' the woods.

    I will upgrade soon...from my iPhone 4.

    So the camera is different from the 5? I haven't read up on anything but I am hoping that the 4G network will be more helpful for not losing calls - and since all I've been using of late is my iPhone camera, I'm definitely interested in the lens.:biggrin:
     
  12. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Exactly. The day you get a tablet is the day you look at your smartphone and think, "the screen's too small"
     
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  13. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    Yeah. It's a brighter aperture and larger sensor(not that it's LARGE by any means) but it IS bigger. Lol

    Plus it has the twin flash which balances color better supposedly. One led is amber "gelled" hehehe
     
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  14. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    Oops. Forgot to multiple quote. Yay post count!!! (Yessssssss!!!!!) lol

    Well I had a iPhone 4 and an iPad 2. Then I got the mini cause I'm a spoiled brat. And the big iPad got sat on a shelf till it was so dusty I couldn't touch it without having to wipe ALL the dust off of it... Can't be having a finger smear of cleanliness in the filth! ;) so it was given away
     
  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I truly can't foresee the day when I will get excited about a telephone (even one with a built-in computer and camera). And I will always pay as little as possible for one.

    And contrary to Eliot's point...if they ever make one that has an integrated talk to text user interface so that I can talk on my phone to send text messages and text messages will be read to me in my choice of the following voices (Sir John Gielgud, Mr. T, Sean Connery, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry {really just so I can imagine that she is whispering in my ear}, Elmer Fudd and Miss Teen South Carolina 2007:eek:), I might actually lift my ban on smart phones.

    Frankly a phone where I need a typewriter built-in is anything but smart.

    I may be a hermit, but I'd rather spend 10 second talking to you on a phone than a minute typing out what I want to say.
     
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  16. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Oh damn. Is that what happened when I got my mini (already had an ipad3). I've been looking longingly at the 5 and 6" phones (I never make calls... well, hardly ever, and if I do I use a headset) and thinking if only Apple would make one of *those* I could dispense with the mini altogether, and maybe the other ipad too.
     
  17. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I think Siri does something like this. Dunno about the voices though. I dont use Siri at all.
     
  18. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I think this may very well be true, but someone better tell all the text addicted clowns I see parked at green traffic lights. In 5 years we will all look back at this era of cel phone/ telecommunication era and laugh about how people would furiously stab at tiny little buttons for a minute or two to send a message that would take 5 or 10 seconds to speak.

    Texting is truly ridiculous and ineffectual.
     
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  19. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Alan Rickman FTW.
     
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  20. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    That's the "Avatar Feature", dude.