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Apple is hoping to score upgraders and new customers

Apple is expecting a huge influx of customers for its upcoming 4.7” iPhone 6 (and its larger 5.5” sibling) according to the Wall Street Journal. The publication reports that Apple’s partners will produce up to 80 million of the smartphones by the end of 2014. This figure compares to upwards of 60 million iPhone 5C/5S smartphones that were produced through the end of 2013.
 
The hope is that the 4.7” and 5.5” screens will entice existing iPhone users who have sat on the sidelines, waiting for “the next big thing,” and to bring even more new customers to the fold (the Chinese market has become a big focus for Apple in recent months). Internal documents brought to light earlier this year showed that Apple wasn’t providing its customers with the larger-screen devices they clearly wanted:
  
 
Apple last changed the iPhone’s screen size with the iPhone 5 in 2012, moving up from 3.5” to 4”. Last year’s iPhone 5C was merely an iPhone 5 in colorful plastic shell, while the iPhone 5S provided a speed boost, 64-bit capabilities, and Touch ID fingerprint authentication.
 
But the larger screen sizes will finally put the iPhones closer to parity with Samsung, LG, and HTC, which offer flagship Android smartphones with screens measuring 5.1” to 5.5”.
 
It should be noted that Apple’s slow entry into the large-screen smartphone market hasn’t gone unnoticed by its competitors. Samsung has taken to the airwaves yet again to mock Apple users and the iPhone:
 

In the commercial, entitled “Screen Envy”, Samsung quips, “You know that thing you’ve been waiting on for like two years, and how it’s supposed to be awesome and how it’s gonna blow your mind? Well it’s been here this whole time, but maybe you just like waiting.”

Source: The Wall Street Journal



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I'd switch in a heartbeat
By peterrushkin on 7/22/2014 12:37:30 PM , Rating: 2
I was on 3GS, now on Galaxy S2. I like the bigger screen.

If a 5.5 came out, I'd be getting that in an instant! :D




RE: I'd switch in a heartbeat
By retrospooty on 7/22/2014 3:50:35 PM , Rating: 2
Based on most supply chain rumors, it looks like they will do the 4.7 in Sep. and the 5.5 at some point later. This is a good move by Apple. They should have done it years ago, but at least they are doing it.


RE: I'd switch in a heartbeat
By KiwiTT on 7/22/2014 3:59:20 PM , Rating: 2
Having spent over $1,000 on my iPhone 5, I am both unlikely to upgrade to a larger model or god forbid an Android, as that would be simply wasting money, for something I expect to last me 4-5 years. For me a phone is a device that helps me communicate or get information as opposed to being entertained. In addition, it is small enough to fit nicely in my top shirt pocket; a large phone would look dorky.


RE: I'd switch in a heartbeat
By retrospooty on 7/23/2014 11:29:10 AM , Rating: 2
How do you spend over $1000 on an iPhone5?


RE: I'd switch in a heartbeat
By atechfan on 7/23/2014 11:59:08 AM , Rating: 2
Apps.


RE: I'd switch in a heartbeat
By retrospooty on 7/23/2014 12:09:29 PM , Rating: 2
??? But apps go with you if you upgrade to a larger iPhone. He said "Having spent over $1,000 on my iPhone 5, I am both unlikely to upgrade to a larger model"


RE: I'd switch in a heartbeat
By atechfan on 7/24/2014 11:33:23 AM , Rating: 2
I dunno then. Maybe it is more expensive where he lives.


RE: I'd switch in a heartbeat
By ritualm on 7/23/2014 8:35:46 PM , Rating: 2
Well, the top-end iPhone 5 cost $899 unlocked (64GB) before taxes AFAIK. Then there's a huge amount of accessories that come with it. Some users literally have $500+ in cases alone.

Spending over $1000 on apps can happen, but far less likely IMO. Most of these come in the form of in-app purchases.


Samsung must be scared
By atechfan on 7/22/2014 12:45:58 PM , Rating: 2
They are starting attack ads against a product that isn't even out yet.




RE: Samsung must be scared
By tonyswash on 7/22/2014 1:32:01 PM , Rating: 2
Even more insane is talking up a significant new feature in a competitors product. Why mention it all?


RE: Samsung must be scared
By GotThumbs on 7/22/2014 4:31:19 PM , Rating: 2
Significant?

New feature?

LOL.

That's why Samsung is doing it.

It's funny that Apple/people would use those terms for a larger screen at this point in time and it's fun to poke fun about Apples "significant new feature".

Ads should be entertaining and Samsung marketing is doing a good job at it IMO.


Ugh..
By TEAMSWITCHER on 7/22/14, Rating: -1
RE: Ugh..
By retrospooty on 7/22/2014 11:43:22 AM , Rating: 2
I think you are seeing this from an odd perspective. Alot of people have left Apple and went on to WP and Android. Not because they were unhappy with the OS,the functionality, or anything else that the phone lacks. The vast majority of people that left did so to get a bigger screen. Alot if iPhone users that are hanging on still want a larger screen, but didn't want to leave because they are entrenched and used to it... I think the large screen iPhone will sell in record #'s. It will probably even get some people switching back.


RE: Ugh..
By corduroygt on 7/22/14, Rating: 0
RE: Ugh..
By retrospooty on 7/22/2014 11:52:20 AM , Rating: 2
To be fair, you picked the bloatiest phone ever made. Samsung phones are horrendously bloated. Android needs to be tuned to run well. When it is tuned, it runs extremely well.


RE: Ugh..
By Reclaimer77 on 7/22/2014 11:58:25 AM , Rating: 3
Half of everything this guy says is BS. You don't get to try a phone for a "few days" then decide you don't want it.

Cool story bro.


RE: Ugh..
By name99 on 7/22/2014 12:55:09 PM , Rating: 2
You DO get to "try out a phone for a few days" if it's an iPhone.

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/t-mobile-will-give-you-...

Of course if the vendors involves are not especially confident you'll LIKE the phone, they may not make an equivalent offer...

Even apart from what T-Mobile is doing (I think Sprint may have a similar deal), Apple Stores have always had an unconditional two-week no questions asked return policy, which certainly allows you to try out iPods, iPads, Macs, etc. I myself used this to try out an Airport Express (the one from a few years ago that you could use to stream music to speakers) and returned it without a problem because the latency was substantially higher than I considered acceptable.
I don't know how this Apple Store policy applies to phones because there there is also the issue to the phone company involvement. Regardless of how accommodating Apple might be, you might still be stuck with some sort of contract with a telco; and for that reason Apple may restrict this easy trial period when it comes to phones.


RE: Ugh..
By Reclaimer77 on 7/22/2014 4:46:38 PM , Rating: 3
But in his story it was specifically NOT an iPhone. So uhhh

Cool story?


RE: Ugh..
By mondo1234 on 7/23/2014 12:26:40 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Half of everything this guy says is BS. You don't get to try a phone for a "few days" then decide you don't want it.


and

quote:
But in his story it was specifically NOT an iPhone. So uhhh


It doesnt matter! You get it for atleast 14 days.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/support/return-...

http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/returnpolicy.html...

http://www.t-mobile.com/templates/generic.aspx?PAs...

http://www.sprint.com/landings/returns/


RE: Ugh..
By ilt24 on 7/22/2014 12:58:58 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
You don't get to try a phone for a "few days" then decide you don't want it.


Actually you do.

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/03/12/apple-iphone-1...


RE: Ugh..
By fxnick on 7/22/2014 10:17:51 PM , Rating: 2
Awhile back before smartphones i bought a samsung flip phone and hated it compared to my previous motorola.
I returned it a few days later no problem...


RE: Ugh..
By Apone on 7/22/2014 12:04:42 PM , Rating: 2
@ retrospooty

So why is it that iPhone fans always pull the "it's too complicated, too bloated, too much work; I just want to simply use it" card but are willing to get adventurous with jailbreaking and making their iPhones run lean?...


RE: Ugh..
By retrospooty on 7/22/2014 12:23:44 PM , Rating: 4
Don't ask me to understand iPhone fans. I get alot of them are technically illiterate and just want something that works well and needs no tweaking. Those are the ones I understand, it even makes sense why they might like it... As for anyone remotely technical. I don't grasp why they would want to be hampered by such a limiting OS. It needs no tweaking because it doesn't do anything or support anything other than the basics.


RE: Ugh..
By glowingghoul on 7/22/14, Rating: -1
RE: Ugh..
By retrospooty on 7/22/2014 12:54:44 PM , Rating: 2
Which one are you?


RE: Ugh..
By glowingghoul on 7/22/2014 1:09:11 PM , Rating: 1
I've had numerous Android, iPhone, Blackberry, and WebOS based phones.

The most unstable, business interfering system is Android by far. Granted, it IS the most flexible OS, but for those of us who prioritize reliability and reliable functioning iOS is much better. I'm not fan of Apple in general, and disliked them since the 80's, but the iPhone strikes a very good balance.

When I want to mess around I have numerous PC's to play with, but I don't really need my phone locking up in the middle of a business deal because some poorly behaved piece of software brings the device to a halt.


RE: Ugh..
By retrospooty on 7/22/2014 1:19:31 PM , Rating: 2
OK, use your iPhone and enjoy it. Your view of Android is either of an old, outdated version or that of someone that isn't aware of how to get it working right, but whatever. That is why IOS is good for someone like you. You are exactly the target market, so use it and enjoy it.


RE: Ugh..
By glowingghoul on 7/22/14, Rating: -1
RE: Ugh..
By retrospooty on 7/22/2014 3:01:29 PM , Rating: 2
/rolls eyes.

I too am an IT professional and I deal with that same thing with iPhone and iPad users. The fact that you see such a huge difference with Android shows you are either not very good at it, or just full of shit. Either way, enjoy your iPhone. You don't need to "Get" the competing product or learn anything about it, it's a free country.


RE: Ugh..
By superflex on 7/22/2014 4:22:27 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
They should adopt the Android phone makers model of abandoning the device the minute you walk out of the store.


Ugh. There's so much fail in this comment.

I guess that's why my HTC One M7 has gone from 4.1.2 to 4.4.2 in the last 15 months and will get Android L this fall.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/8208/htc-commits-to-...

Trollololololololololol


RE: Ugh..
By retrospooty on 7/22/2014 4:54:20 PM , Rating: 2
A lot of IOS users have a 3 year old impression of how they think Android is. That's fine, the punishment for their ignorance is having to use IOS. LOL.


RE: Ugh..
By nikon133 on 7/22/14, Rating: 0
RE: Ugh..
By tonyswash on 7/22/2014 1:28:34 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
Don't ask me to understand iPhone fans. I get alot of them are technically illiterate and just want something that works well and needs no tweaking.


Do you have any actual evidence to support the proposition that iPhone fans are "technically illiterate" or are you just making stuff up?

The implied notion that the technically literate would prefer devices that didn't work well and need lots of tweaking is laughably absurd.

Other than the few well implemented surveys using reasonably large data sample sets it is of course impossible to make any generalisation about 500 million people based on ingrained prejudiced stereotypes and chance observation. To do so would be technically illiterate.

The surveys I have seen on the demographics of iOS and Android users supports some broad but not terribly enlightening differences between the two groups of consumers. iOS user tend to be younger, richer and better educated than Android users and more likely to be in professional employment, but the differences are not enormous, there are plenty of well educated, better off young professionals using using Android.

The endless attempt to reduce hundreds of millions of people to some simple set of stereotypes seems futile to me, it tells nobody anything about how the real world, or the global device markets, operate. All it does is expose the dreams, but more often the fears and anxieties, of those that tout such stereotypes. It seems an activity better suited to juvenile discussions than adult ones.

BTW how is the whole 'Apple is in trouble' narrative working out for you?


RE: Ugh..
By retrospooty on 7/22/2014 1:31:54 PM , Rating: 2
Oh Yawn... another Tony loves Apple rant.

"BTW how is the whole 'Apple is in trouble' narrative working out for you?"

When exactly did I say that? In fact, check my OP on this article. I am the one that said "I think the large screen iPhone will sell in record #'s. It will probably even get some people switching back. You are losing it old man.


RE: Ugh..
By tonyswash on 7/22/2014 1:40:34 PM , Rating: 2
So you don’t have any actual evidence that iPhone owners are more ‘technically illiterate’?


RE: Ugh..
By retrospooty on 7/22/2014 1:51:52 PM , Rating: 2
"So you don’t have any actual evidence that iPhone owners are more ‘technically illiterate’?"

Where exactly did I say that? I said some are. Tony, the moment "Apple" is mentioned, all logic goes out the window with you and your inner dumb-ass comes out to post. You are losing it. Reading comprehension, try again.

"Don't ask me to understand iPhone fans. I get alot of them are technically illiterate and just want something that works well and needs no tweaking. Those are the ones I understand , it even makes sense why they might like it... As for anyone remotely technical. I don't grasp why they would want to be hampered by such a limiting OS."

The technically illiterate of the bunch, I get why they want iPhones. My mother and grandma both have iPhones. Most of the technically illiterate accountants and executives have iPhones and iPads and love them. Note, I didn't say "stupid", I said they are they are "technically illiterate". They are educated, well off, smart and totally technically illiterate. Now that group of people I get why they use IOS devices. As for the technically inclined, all I was saying is I don't get it. I don't see the draw.

You understand what I mean now, or do you want to try and twist my words some more?


RE: Ugh..
By tonyswash on 7/22/2014 2:44:47 PM , Rating: 1
So basically you are backtracking so much that your comment loses all content. So some iPhone user are technically illiterate. No doubt some Android users are also technically illiterate. Saying such things adds precisely zero cognitive content to the discussion. It’s merely stating the obvious.

The only reason to mention that some iPhone users are technically illiterate, and imply that such a statement has some informative value, would be if the pattern or extent of technical illiteracy amongst iPhone users is different to that amongst Android users.

I say there is no evidence of such a difference.

The pattern of technical illiteracy amongst iPhone users and Android users is, as far as anyone can tell based on the evidence, the same.

One might draw a speculative conclusion from the fact that based on the evidence of customer surveys the education level of iPhone user is higher on average than Android users and infer that that might mean a higher likelihood of a higher level of technical knowledge amongst iPhone users but that would be a bit a of a stretch, although significantly less of a stretch (given that it actually involves some evidence) than your rather silly comments.


RE: Ugh..
By retrospooty on 7/22/2014 2:55:51 PM , Rating: 2
"So basically you are backtracking so much that your comment loses all content. So some iPhone user are technically illiterate."

My comment is EXACTLY as quoted 2x in this thread. You just got all bent because it was about Apple and as usual you lose all sense of balance when your precious is mentioned.

Hey, if you cant handle it, which it seems lately you cant... Here is a forum full of like minded people that wont disagree that Apple is god and can do no wrong. http://www.iphoneforums.net/forum/forum.php


RE: Ugh..
By tonyswash on 7/22/2014 3:49:51 PM , Rating: 2
When you are in a hole stop digging :)

When you cannot defend your position through argument you always fall back to attacking the integrity or validity of those disagreeing with you. It would be better, more mature, more interesting for others, if you just stuck to reasoned arguments with those offering reasoned contributions so that we could have an interesting exchange. Your call as always.


RE: Ugh..
By retrospooty on 7/22/2014 4:07:22 PM , Rating: 3
"When you are in a hole stop digging"

There is no digging. I repeat, go look at my original comment. It is exactly as I pasted in my reply. - whatever.

"It would be better, more mature, more interesting for others, if you just stuck to reasoned arguments with those offering reasoned contributions so that we could have an interesting exchange."

You know, the comments about you the other day were right... You are manipulative arent you? http://www.dailytech.com/Article.aspx?newsid=36223...

You have a way of twisting words and steering conversations into other directions that they weren't even going. This thread was about Apple going with a larger screen size and the OP was sounding off against it. I was saying it is a good idea and tha tApple will sell record #'s with it. In a subsequent post and answering a direct question, I said "I get that alot of them are technically illiterate and just want something that works well and needs no tweaking." y ou then took 1/2 of one sentence and twisted its meaning and entirely changed the very nature and subject of the "exchange". And now you lecture me about reasoned contributions and maturity? HA!

Honestly bro, I like you alot better when you aren't talking about Apple. You are much less manipulative and open to other peoples thoughts.


RE: Ugh..
By Apone on 7/22/2014 1:56:07 PM , Rating: 2
What evidence are you looking for? It's not rocket science many people choose Apple to be trendy. Casually ask friends, family, and heck, even strangers why they choose to use an iPhone/iPad/Macbook over the competition and listen to their answers. I guarantee you 95% will give you the classic non-technical/ignorant reasons such as "it's easier", "it can't get viruses", "all my friends have it" responses.


RE: Ugh..
By atechfan on 7/22/2014 6:28:28 PM , Rating: 2
Just as a lot of people got Samsung phone because of the massive ad budget, or because that is what the carrier rep steered them to. See, I can play the stereotype game too. Isn't it fun?


RE: Ugh..
By Apone on 7/23/2014 11:51:18 AM , Rating: 2
@ atechfan

Your point has zero relevance. The common and consistent answers to why people adopt iPhones/iPads/Macbooks is....actually true (I know because I've asked myself). So call it a stereotype if you want but it doesn't change the fact that it's the truth.


RE: Ugh..
By GotThumbs on 7/22/2014 4:47:55 PM , Rating: 2
LOL.

I know of two Iphone users with PhD's, but they both lack basic common sense in so many ways. Both own Iphones and I own an old Motorola Droid R2D2. I only pay 30.00 a month for my service that includes 500mb of data. More than enough for my needs, considering I'm almost always near WiFi. One of them pays 30.00 a month just for the unlimited data plan and I'm 100% certain her child is the biggest user of that (videos while shopping). The other one gets a cell phone allowance from the company.

Don't get me wrong, I totally respect them both and what they've accomplished academically, but it's quite amusing to me, that they both come directly to me when they need a technology related problem solved/question answered.

The fact is, there are different kinds of "Smart" people in this world.


RE: Ugh..
By retrospooty on 7/22/2014 4:58:52 PM , Rating: 2
Exactly. "Technically illiterate" isn't an insult. It counts most of humanity, as most people are "technically illiterate". It's not a bad thing. There are doctors, lawyers, and nuclear physicists that aren't into or just don't care about the ins and out of learning their computing devices.


RE: Ugh..
By ritualm on 7/22/2014 4:05:51 PM , Rating: 2
Made the exact same move as yours, but
quote:
that garbage of an OS (Touchwizdroid)

lasted barely 60 minutes after unboxing. Rebooted into recovery and flashed CM9-nightly - there were no stable builds for the S4 when I went hacking it - as soon as I got ClockworkMod installed.

Having that said, even if my next phone is an iP6, I'm still going to use the S4. There are always certain apps that are not available on one platform or the other.


RE: Ugh..
By name99 on 7/22/2014 12:45:20 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Alot of people have left Apple and went on to WP and Android. Not because they were unhappy with the OS,the functionality, or anything else that the phone lacks. The vast majority of people that left did so to get a bigger screen.


And the proof for this claim is ... ?
(The claim is NOT "a few random guys complaining on the internet. It is A LOT of people...)


RE: Ugh..
By retrospooty on 7/22/2014 12:59:59 PM , Rating: 2
Did you not even read the article above? Or for that matter, and of the articles all over the web for the past 6 months about Apples own studies that show their users want larger screens? This cant be the first you have heard of this. Google it FFS.


RE: Ugh..
By maven81 on 7/22/2014 11:50:21 AM , Rating: 2
You didn't even read the article did you... Apple themselves show in their leaked slide that there are customers longing for screens larger then 4" and that apple had nothing on the market to capture those customers. Clearly apple themselves think that there's a problem, it's not just Samsung marketing.
For those of us that saw this coming it's going to be very entertaining to watch them backpedal on this. Anyone remember how just a few years ago Steve Jobs said this about large screens? "This size is useless unless you include sandpaper so users can sand their fingers down to a quarter of their size." Now granted I think he was talking about 7" tablets, but the sentiment extended to phablets as well. Now it's the next big thing. Just like how intel processors were portrayed as crap, until they had to switch to them.


RE: Ugh..
By Fleeb on 7/22/2014 3:40:17 PM , Rating: 2
If you call the fanatics out on that, they will just say, "Apple is growing". Are they saying those offering smartphones with bigger screens grew way before Apple did?

So I remember when the 4.0" screen of iPhone 4 was advertised. "Just right". Of course before that, the 3.5" was perfect. I bet the 4.7" and 5.5" iPhone 6 will be "more right" than the 4" iPhone.


RE: Ugh..
By ImEmmittSmith on 7/22/2014 11:53:39 AM , Rating: 2
I have been an iPhone user since I gave up my Palm and have not wanted to change for anything else, even with its small screen. I have been patiently waiting for the iPhone 6 with its larger screen and will be purchasing one before year end. I definitely can see a surge of phone purchasing with the new lineup of Apple phones. Apple finally got it, well sort of!


RE: Ugh..
By BRB29 on 7/22/2014 12:06:35 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I don't really see myself or other iPhone users longing for it


Well according to ChangeWaveResearch, iPhone 6 has more demand than any previous model. Counting Apple's loyalty rate of over 80%, iPhone 6 will sell more than any phone on the market.


RE: Ugh..
By Apone on 7/22/2014 12:17:02 PM , Rating: 3
@TEAMSWITCHER

quote:
Sure it will be nice to get a "slightly" bigger screen, but I don't really see myself or other iPhone users longing for it.


Of course you don’t see yourself longing for it; because Apple hasn’t declared that it’s important yet. Once they do, then all Apple fans nod their heads in blind compliance.

quote:
iPhone users are among the most intense device operators on the planet and they keep right on using their devices...small screen be damned - like it's not even really a thing.


Define "intense". Are you referring to all that hardcore twittering and FB checking?

quote:
Insulting would be customers is never good for business.


What's insulting is that both Cook and Apple have publicly downplayed the issue of larger smartphone screens saying that 3.7" is "just right" and anything bigger is ridiculous when the industry questioned them about it. But hey, as long as Apple fans continue to have blind loyalty, right?...


RE: Ugh..
By TEAMSWITCHER on 7/22/2014 1:23:56 PM , Rating: 2
You're way over-thinking this...it's mostly because I'm stuck in a two year contract. I'll get upgrade pricing again this fall - just when the iPhone 6 is available...imagine that! Then I'll have the same choice I had 20 months ago...and it will probably go the same way. I already have apps & music libraries (since the iPod days)- why start over?

Web, Maps, Messaging, Email, Games, Twitter and FB are all iPhone mainstays. I suppose you design Jet Airliners on your Android device? ....That's what I thought.

Plus iOS 8 will have extension API's that will bring just about every popular extension to the iPhone - it won't be "closed" from this fall on. Hmm ..just in time for the iPhone 6 Upgrade season...I beginning to see a pattern.


RE: Ugh..
By ritualm on 7/22/2014 4:19:55 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
it's mostly because I'm stuck in a two year contract

From the looks of it, you're perpetually stuck in recurring two-year contracts because you're too poor to buy unlocked.
quote:
I suppose you design Jet Airliners on your Android device? ....That's what I thought.

iOS does not have apps that let you design Jet Airliners, let alone intensive media post-processing. Way to screw the pooch on this one bro.
quote:
Plus iOS 8 will have extension API's that will bring just about every popular extension to the iPhone

Only thing new about iOS 8 is also tied to OS X Yosemite: the concept of continuity. Most everything else has already done in the Android camp months and years prior.
quote:
it won't be "closed" from this fall on

Yet you still cannot Set Default Apps in any iOS 8 Beta builds.

You still have a walled garden, the only thing new here is a tiny service tunnel that bypasses the wall and gives you something you've sorely craved for years.
quote:
just in time for the iPhone 6 Upgrade season...I beginning to see a pattern

And locking yourself in yet another 2-year contract with hefty ETF fees. Meanwhile, my 3-year contract is done by October and I'm not renewing.


RE: Ugh..
By av911 on 7/22/2014 1:46:20 PM , Rating: 2
"Define "intense". Are you referring to all that hardcore twittering and FB checking?"

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/04/...


RE: Ugh..
By nikon133 on 7/22/2014 4:53:55 PM , Rating: 1
Unless they use their phones more because with such small screen it takes more time to get things done?


RE: Ugh..
By KoolAidMan1 on 7/22/14, Rating: 0
RE: Ugh..
By stoogenadoot on 7/23/2014 9:07:07 AM , Rating: 1
Agreed ip6 will sell well, but Android is still loads better. iPhone is just catching up with size and res


RE: Ugh..
By retrospooty on 7/23/2014 10:17:59 AM , Rating: 1
I agree, the iPhone with a big screen will be a huge hit. Many people have been waiting a long time... But seriously, can you not have a single post without your usual condescending and ignorant trolling with your incorrect conclusions about an OS that you don't use or understand?


RE: Ugh..
By Cheesew1z69 on 7/23/2014 8:52:24 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
But seriously, can you not have a single post without your usual condescending and ignorant trolling with your incorrect conclusions about an OS that you don't use or understand?
Nope, he sure can't.


RE: Ugh..
By KoolAidMan1 on 7/24/2014 4:43:13 PM , Rating: 2
Nothing condescending about saying the OS has bad apps, is laggy, and is poorly supported. It's just reality. I've had Android devices for years, tweaked and rooted the hell out of it too. I'm not biased though, and a lot of the fans here have a big problem with that.


RE: Ugh..
By retrospooty on 7/24/2014 5:08:48 PM , Rating: 2
LOL... OK.


RE: Ugh..
By Any14Tee on 7/28/2014 7:56:10 PM , Rating: 2
"Lag or Suck?", Come again?..No not the porno movie, I mean if you're got some ganja, let me have some man, I'll give you a good price.
Lag Lol, I upgraded my old trusted G3 to G5 recently and even with the Samsung bloatware, it's incredibly fast, I was tempted to root it make it even faster but I chickened out.
In terms of smoothness I thought my Samsung G5 was as smooth as if not better than my brothers gay iPhone 5S, and I told him several times not to stand next to me when he's answering the phone.

The iPhone is smooth but that's because OS is less capable (designed and tested on chimps) and screen resolution is a little better than the Commodore 65.
You know whatever makes you happy - I get it but I choose Android.


RE: Ugh..
By stoogenadoot on 7/23/2014 9:10:38 AM , Rating: 2
That is insane. iPhone users have been screaming for bigger screens. Why do you think Apple is making them, for the hell of it just to see what happens? No, their users are wanting it.


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