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Old 09-13-2012, 11:36 AM   #361
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From a volume standpoint... it is smaller. Don't believe me... do the math, if you even know how.
Oh I know how to do the math, thanks very much. Except the article doesn't mention that it was smaller "from a volume" standpoint. Fresh out of journalism school, too?
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:37 AM   #362
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ok, these are tangible concerns about the phone. do other phones address these shortcomings?
Based on my experience with my rooted Kindle/Android tablet and the HTC One X and SGS2 I played around with, a lot of the software issues are addressed. Did you know that biteSMS is readily available for free on Android without the need to jailbreak? https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...5jaG9tcHNtcyJd

Hardware is impressive too. The One X takes pictures so quickly, I was impressed.

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but the general statement that it is not impressive has no basis on its own. is there a phone out there that does "wow" you? if not, then maybe you should readjust your expectations.
The iPhone used to do it for me. Currently? I don't know. I can't be wowed by phones that came out months ago. I was thoroughly impressed by the One X and the SGS3, but somehow convinced myself that they'll all get beaten out by the iPhone 5. I held out so I can buy the best phone on the market. Except, there's no clear winner anymore.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:39 AM   #363
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I jail broke my 4s, and it was worse than iOS. Crashed multiple times, no free apps worth a damn, pretty much no benefit.
You did something wrong then. My phone hasn't crashed in recent memory, and I haven't had to pay for an app for 4 years.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:40 AM   #364
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:46 AM   #365
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You did something wrong then. My phone hasn't crashed in recent memory, and I haven't had to pay for an app for 4 years.
Then you're a wizard. Cydia apps worth a damn were $2.99. Corrupt app causing other apps to crash, I don't need my phone jail broken that bad to go through that.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:48 AM   #366
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is the preorders at 12am tonight? I'm not sifting through 10 pages in this thread that I missed to find out. And is it easy enough to get one at that point?
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:16 PM   #368
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Then you're a wizard. Cydia apps worth a damn were $2.99. Corrupt app causing other apps to crash, I don't need my phone jail broken that bad to go through that.
If you decide to do it again, add http://sinfuliphonerepo.com to your sources and you can get any cydia app for free
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:17 PM   #369
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is the preorders at 12am tonight? I'm not sifting through 10 pages in this thread that I missed to find out. And is it easy enough to get one at that point?
I just read that it will be at 12:01 pacific and 3:01 eastern standard time. FVCK does this mean that I will miss out if I do it in the morning when I wake up? I'll be up 5 hours later at 8:00 am. I wonder if I'll miss out. fack.

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Old 09-13-2012, 12:26 PM   #370
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I just read that it will be at 12:01 pacific and 3:01 eastern standard time. FVCK does this mean that I will miss out if I do it in the morning when I wake up? I'll be up 5 hours later at 8:00 am. I wonder if I'll miss out. fack.

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Old 09-13-2012, 12:29 PM   #371
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Me too so I'll prob pop up at 3 am and order it (3 am Friday the 14th morning right?). But are you going to go and wait into the store? Or have it shipped?

And are you ordering it on Apple.com or ATTwireless?

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Nope, have it shipped, it will be at your door when you get home friday!

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Damn beat me to it! Just about to post that...People are idiots. I wonder how many people said "That's not the iphone5" though, I'm sure there were quite a few.

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If sufficiently thin and narrow it could be two feet long and be considered smaller from a volume standpoint. But is it still fair to say it is "smaller"?
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Oh I know how to do the math, thanks very much. Except the article doesn't mention that it was smaller "from a volume" standpoint. Fresh out of journalism school, too?
So would you not call a THIN person "SMALLER" than a FAT person? lol
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:43 PM   #372
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I just read that it will be at 12:01 pacific and 3:01 eastern standard time. FVCK does this mean that I will miss out if I do it in the morning when I wake up? I'll be up 5 hours later at 8:00 am. I wonder if I'll miss out. fack.

http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/...c_3_am_eastern
Kind of sucks, but I dont need to have the phone on my doorstep next Friday, will still be pre ordering it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:47 PM   #373
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I'll probably be preordering it, but thankfully there's a store closeby that's not frequented as much. Hell maybe I'll catch Woz in one of the local stores.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:58 PM   #374
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So I stopped by my local Verizon Wireless store today and was able to get all my questions answered about possibly going from the Verizon 32GB iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5 and how that will affect the unlimited data plan I have now. Currently I'm on the Family Share Plan with my wife and she too has the iPhone 4 but is on a tiered data plan (unlimited data plan wasn't available when she got her iPhone 4)

Here is what I found out (I'm looking at 64GB iPhone 5):

1) The ONLY way for me to keep my unlimited data plan intact is for me to pay full price of the 64GB iPhone 5. I could save $150 by trading back to Verizon my 32GB iPhone 4.

2) I'm eligible for the discounted price of $399 for the 64GB iPhone 5 and if I were to sign the new 2yr contract I would only be paying $4 more for the Family Shared Dataplan of 4GB per month compared to my current family plan now. Currently I use on average about a half gig's worth of data per month and that's with the unlimited data plan. My wife uses on average about 2GB of data so 4GB should be plenty for the both of us.
Oh... I could also still trade back my iPhone 4 and save $150 so my final cost for the 64GB iPhone 5 would be $399-$150 = $249... not bad.

Between these 2 options, Option #2 seems like the cheaper option short term, but long term Option #1 could be better (assuming I keep the iPhone 5 for years and not upgrade). My iPhone 4 has been problem free thus far (knock on carbon fiber, lol) but the main downside to Verizon's iPhone 4 is the inability to surf the web while on a phone call, so I'm assuming Verizon's iPhone 4s didn't have this issue and neither will the iPhone 5.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:10 PM   #375
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So would you not call a THIN person "SMALLER" than a FAT person? lol
Who looks smaller here:

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You did something wrong then. My phone hasn't crashed in recent memory, and I haven't had to pay for an app for 4 years.
I can perform flashes precisely to protocol. I've jailbroken the 3GS, the iphone 4, and I have unlocked all the bootloaders, rooted, and ROM'd all my Android phones without a hitch.

And everytime I have jailbroken a phone, it has degraded its performance and caused problems. Jailbreaking/Cydia is just not stable. Not only that, but the whole interface is a mess compared to Android's ROM's/rooting.

I would love to have the benefits of jailbreaking, but it isn't worth the risk of instability/malware on my device.
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