Yes it is announced! No iPhone 5, instead the iPhone 4s which is basically the same upgrade as the 3Gs was.. same model, better performance. Am I the only one who thinks this is a disgrace? With android phones transitioning into actually being useable, Apple really need to defend their hold on the mobile market. But this is just cheap -.-
asked Oct 04 '11 at 15:14
I am a little bit disappointed. But I still love Apple. No changes for me.
answered Oct 04 '11 at 15:46
To quote Chris Pirillo, "Honestly? Apple has been "behind" with tech specs since the first iPhone. And ya know what? THEY'RE STILL AHEAD." I agree.
answered Oct 04 '11 at 16:17
I think it is not Android. And, as it is not Android, I will not be using it.
answered Oct 04 '11 at 20:03
I am disappointed with the price of it. It is especially bad for anyone wanting to go contract free. It costs £500 which is the equivalent to $770! Apple usually decreases the price of its products not increases them.
answered Oct 04 '11 at 16:32
I still can't use the iPad to read my morning paper and kill them nasty flies at the same time.
answered Oct 05 '11 at 11:23
The best phone just got better!
answered Oct 05 '11 at 12:27
The price is not worth buying another phone if you have a iphone 4.
While the device does have a faster CPU, they did not say much about the RAM and they did not show how well it will impact real world performance.
And for most users, other than web browsing they wont notice much of and difference as the iphone 4 already performs quickly and most programs are designed for the specs of the majority of iphone users.
What apple is doing it trying to profit from minute improvements. while that can be ok if the device was upgradable, it is not when the entire device has to be replaced when ever a small improvement is made.
For a new iphone to be truly worth getting, they will have to double CPU performance, have 1-2GB RAM, Faster flash memory, Screen with better contrast ratio, better built in speakers, better sound card, user replaceable battery, SD card slot, irda (TV remote function and home automation), higher resolution digitizer (compared to many resistive digitizers, a capacitive screen tend to have a lower resolution digitizer since they are focused on fingers being used as an input method tether than a thin pointy stylus.
Have the device come with a pre applied screen protector (screen protectors installed in a clean room will not have bubbles or other issues)
built in mic with wider frequency response range
camera with larger sensor and lens (there is a reason why DSLR's have a large lens and sensor, this allows you too have not only larger pixels on the sensor (allowing for less image noise and more detail, it also allows for better low light performance without having to resort to very high ISO's
Current smartphone cameras are barely able to do 1 megapixel of detail, when low quality cameras like the ones in a smartphone are put up against a resolution chart where it has samples of increasingly finer details allowing you to calculate out what the true resolution of the image is in terms of detail, you generally get .5 to 1 megapixel photos out of a 5 to 8 megapixel camera.
Overall if you want a truly meaningful upgrade, it must improve the entire user experience, if you cant do that then the device must either be made upgradable, or you must wait until a device that improves the entire experience comes out.
answered Oct 05 '11 at 12:54