quote: Apple consumers are utterly uninterested in the product in and of itself...the fact that it's clearly inferior to other products on the market makes not the slightest amount of difference.
quote: people on here need to realize they are the minority
quote: it doesn't matter because Apple's userbase as a whole doesn't care about benchmarks?
quote: - Better battery life (while powering larger screens)
quote: To be clear "most" people are buying Androids by a margin of 4 to 1 over iPhone and that # is increasing rapidly.
quote: Wrapping up, the iPhone 5 display is a whole quantum leap better than the display on the iPhone 4. Contrast levels and light output have both been increased, and color performance is astonishing. The full sRGB gamut is present here, and color errors are remarkably low for a even a high end desktop display. While many were hoping for a move to OLED or some other screen innovation, this really is a huge step up that is very easy to quantify. To put this in perspective, in the past few years I've reviewed probably 30-40 different displays, from PC monitors, to TVs to projectors. Not a single one, out of the box, can put up the Gretag Macbeth dE numbers that the iPhone can, and perhaps one projector (which listed for $20,000) can approach the grayscale and color accuracy out of the box.
quote: I am sure that logic is lost on you.
quote: No, I dont. That is the good thing and a major advantage of the Android platform. If you want an iPhone, you have to pick one phone. I can pick from dozens and find the one that matches my needs. I am sure that logic is lost on you.
quote: Tell me, did hands just magically get bigger overnight? Why was 3.5 perfect before, but now it's not.
quote: It's not easy to switch operating systems for people.
quote: but the elitism coming from Android proponents has far surpassed any Apple Fanboyism.
quote: I don't know which lawsuit in particular you're talking about, but googling shows me one where Samsung wanted the same fees everyone else gave them for a license to a patent
quote: It tried this trick last year with 3G patent assertions against the iPhone 4S, with a hit rate of zero. I would strongly discourage Samsung from trying to use 4G/LTE-essential patents to shut down the iPhone 5. It won't improve Samsung's position. It will only make things worse, especially with antitrust regulators. In my view, the reasonable approach for Samsung would be to sue for FRAND royalties over its SEPs, not injunctions.Patent exhaustion is also going to be a big issue. From what I heard, the iPhone 5 will come with a Qualcomm baseband chip. Qualcomm and Samsung have a patent license agreement in place. Samsung tried to terminate it with respect to Apple as a third-party beneficiary (Motorola, advised by the same lawyers, tried the same thing). But in some jurisdictions, Samsung's push for injunctions against Apple devices incorporating Qualcomm baseband chips failed just because that termination theory was rejected, especially in light of Samsung's promise to grant irrevocable FRAND licenses to its SEPs. I don't know the Samsung-Qualcomm agreement but most likely it won't make a distinction between 3G and 4G patents as far as termination is concerned -- and participants in 4G/LTE standard-setting also had to promise to grant irrevocable FRAND licenses.
quote: We're talking about a passionate loyal customer base. Perhaps these individuals have iPods or Mac PC's and enjoyed those products enough to warrant staying within the family. Heck, some people even want to support a USA company vs Korean.
quote: Not everyone enjoys 'rooting' an android device to install the latest jelly bean (or whatnot)
quote: Agree, a lot of people just go for "just because we're patriotic, we buy this!" even if its inferior and overpriced.
quote: Apple devices to prevent their huge lockdown on anything non apple?
quote: You clearly havent been to Apple-loyal type websites. Were they think each iphone release as the second coming of Jesus.
quote: ...of everything I've ever been saying.Apple consumers are utterly uninterested in the product in and of itself...the fact that it's clearly inferior to other products on the market makes not the slightest amount of difference.Put dog crap in a box and call it the iPhone 6. 5 million Macolytes will line up for days to buy it at launch for any amount of money you ask for it. If the Samsung GS4 cured cancer, printed money, and assigned you your own personal supermodel sex slave, the Apple faithful would still buy the crap-in-a-box.The only company that can bring Apple down is Apple. Religions don't end until someone passes out the kool-aid.For the rest of us, at least the Macolytes make themselves easy to identify...when someone walks up to you covered in iThings, you know to expect a vapid discussion.
quote: Some of the more militant Fandroids on the other hand seem to be incandescent with rage and/or contempt for the tens of millions of consumers that prefer Apple to Android and seem genuinely incapable of accepting that buying Apple may make very good sense to some consumers and is generally a perfectly rational decision. Some Fandroids seem to not just like Android and not just dislike Apple but also to really dislike people who buy Apple products, to my mind a bizarre and unpleasant sort of attitude.
quote: Well thank you for adding some objectivity to the conversation guy who created a userid at AT/DT for the sole purpose of posting pro Apple.
quote: I don't care about any company, and I don't own a 4S or a 5.
quote: I care about logic.
quote: The world has pretty much spoken on this and it was a resounding "thud". Really poorly done. Just because you dont use your iPad for maps doesnt mean the millions of iPhone users dont use it, not to mention the people that upggraded to IOS6 and now have far inferior maps to what they used to have.
quote: This is Android.
quote: I am absolutely furious with the POS that is Apple Maps
quote: This is a tech website. If you want stories about world affairs you need to look at a news website. Glad I could help.
quote: Haha. Riiiight. If you want Apple blogs, come to Daily Tech. I will bet they mention the "Big A" in more blogs than any other tech company. Worst offender is Jason Mick. He will mention Apple in 3 blogs a day.
quote: It is just one of the thousand of phones on sale in the world