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iPhone 5 - All questions, rumours, discussion goes here.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 27,591 ✭✭✭✭ murpho999


    3.5 inch screens are too small. You need to use a bigger screen to find that out.


    Still doesn't make the iPhone a bad phone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,170 ✭✭✭✭ Captain Chaos


    murpho999 wrote: »
    Still doesn't make the iPhone a bad phone.

    No one really ever said it's bad, it's just starting to age and look dated to the new kids. Even a move up to a 3.7" on the same frame would be a big difference despite looking insignificant on paper as a pure spec. Apple just seem to be afraid to break the mold and play it safe for too long before moving on a step.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,591 ✭✭✭✭ murpho999


    No one really ever said it's bad, it's just starting to age and look dated to the new kids. Even a move up to a 3.7" on the same frame would be a big difference despite looking insignificant on paper as a pure spec. Apple just seem to be afraid to break the mold and play it safe for too long before moving on a step.

    Again, it's the screen size.

    That cannot be everything. The spec is still very strong.

    Also, I think Apple's market is not only the new kids, my father who is 69 has an iPhone 4.

    I think however the intention was to bring a 5 to the market this year with larger screen but something went wrong and they reverted to 4S.

    Anyhow, they have now guaranteed themselves another year of hype with the next years 5......so it's not that bad for them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 472 ✭✭ Green Mile


    I've about 14gb of space with mu music and photos alone. I want to put it onto my new iPhone4s when I get it. I'll easily hit the 16gb max with apps and messages etc.

    Should I get the larger iPhone or should I go with the 16gb as my pictures will be on the iCloud?

    With the iCloud, I shouldn't worry about space right?


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,509 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Sad Professor


    Green Mile wrote: »
    Should I get the larger iPhone or should I go with the 16gb as my pictures will be on the iCloud?

    With the iCloud, I shouldn't worry about space right?
    You should read up on iCloud. It doesn't work the way many people think. It syncs certain data between a user's different iOS devices. It is not a substitute for local storage.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,646 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


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  • Registered Users Posts: 749 BlastedGlute


    The big guy passed away yesterday. Very sad times. I'm getting a 4S anyway it looks amazing!


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,187 ✭✭✭✭ Mellor


    eeloe wrote: »
    The standby battery life is 33.3% WORSE than the iPhone 4, the specs are plain as day on the apple site, as it stands i'm a heavy user, and i barely get a full day out of my iPhone 4 as it is, i couldn't imagine what it's like getting 33.3% less already
    Stand by time is less.

    Talktime is 15% longer. So if you make a lot of calls you will an improvement. If you use apps, internet a lot then the tiems are the same.
    The people who are effected by the reduced stand by time are people who leaving the phone for days with out unlocking, making calls, browsing, or using it all all. Do they even exist?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,560 ✭✭✭ cena


    If I buy the new iphone while in the states next month well it work over here. $200 SOUNDS like a steal


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,509 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Sad Professor


    cena wrote: »
    If I buy the new iphone while in the states next month well it work over here. $200 SOUNDS like a steal
    That's $200 on contract.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,035 ✭✭✭ mad muffin


    cena wrote: »
    If I buy the new iphone while in the states next month well it work over here. $200 SOUNDS like a steal

    Thats with a contract.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,548 ✭✭✭ quad_red


    3.5 inch screens are too small. You need to use a bigger screen to find that out.

    Have yet to use a bigger smartphone screen (Desire HD, Sensation, Inspire, Galaxy S, Galaxy S2, Atrix) that didn't feel too large for my pocket and/or too vulnerable to damage.

    I don't want exponentially bigger screens. I want a device that fits comfortably in my pocket and in my hand.

    But that's just me :cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,560 ✭✭✭ cena


    That's $200 on contract.

    How much for non contract


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,509 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Sad Professor


    cena wrote: »
    How much for non contract
    You can't currently buy the iPhone sim-free/PAYG in the US, only in Europe. Although there's speculation that may change soon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,170 ✭✭✭✭ Captain Chaos


    quad_red wrote: »
    Have yet to use a bigger smartphone screen (Desire HD, Sensation, Inspire, Galaxy S, Galaxy S2, Atrix) that didn't feel too large for my pocket and/or too vulnerable to damage.

    I don't want exponentially bigger screens. I want a device that fits comfortably in my pocket and in my hand.

    But that's just me :cool:

    Try a Desire S then. Bigger screen than the iPhone's but it's roughly the same size as an iPhone overall. It does make a difference and would be nice if the iPhone had a screen the same size.

    4.3" is starting to get silly, wait till the 5" screen phones are out. Madness for a phone.

    3.7"-3.8" is the sweet spot for smart phones imo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,646 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Try a Desire S then. Bigger screen than the iPhone's but it's roughly the same size as an iPhone overall. It does make a difference and would be nice if the iPhone had a screen the same size.

    4.3" is starting to get silly, wait till the 5" screen phones are out. Madness for a phone.

    3.7"-3.8" is the sweet spot for smart phones imo.

    I disagree, I think 4.3" is the sweet spot, 3.7" is just too small.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,548 ✭✭✭ quad_red


    Try a Desire S then. Bigger screen than the iPhone's but it's roughly the same size as an iPhone overall. It does make a difference and would be nice if the iPhone had a screen the same size.

    Yeah, maybe. Haven't used a Desire S. But fitting slightly more screen real estate into the same form factor would be a good thing.
    4.3" is starting to get silly, wait till the 5" screen phones are out. Madness for a phone.

    3.7"-3.8" is the sweet spot for smart phones imo.

    Exactly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,103 ✭✭✭ Bluefoam


    I'm using a Desire S, it is a truely fantastic phone that has never had a problem running whatever I throw at it. I am beginning to feel the screen is a little small, but in truth its the ideal size screen and phone - my laptop is out of action, so I've been using the phone as my number one internet and communications tool. This will be fixed when I get a 10" tablet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,328 ✭✭✭ Oafley Jones


    You can't currently buy the iPhone sim-free/PAYG in the US, only in Europe. Although there's speculation that may change soon.

    That changed months ago. There's no issue buying unlocked iphones in the states.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 13,692 Mod ✭✭✭✭ whiterebel


    That changed months ago. There's no issue buying unlocked iphones in the states.

    I'd say it'll be mayhem for a couple of months after release anyway.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 706 BoardsRanger


    That changed months ago. There's no issue buying unlocked iphones in the states.

    News to me also. So to be clear, I can now buy a sim free iphone 4 (yet to be confirmed for the 4s) in the US and use it here in Ireland?


  • Registered Users Posts: 472 ✭✭ Green Mile


    News to me also. So to be clear, I can now buy a sim free iphone 4 (yet to be confirmed for the 4s) in the US and use it here in Ireland?

    If you can, you might have issues connecting your phone to your European iTunes account and you could have problems with certain apps.

    I'd wait for its sale in IRE before jumping ahead and buying from the US.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,525 ✭✭✭✭ Dont be at yourself


    News to me also. So to be clear, I can now buy a sim free iphone 4 (yet to be confirmed for the 4s) in the US and use it here in Ireland?

    You can. Go onto the US Apple Store right now and you can buy an unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4. It will only ship to US addresses, though.

    Functionally, it will be absolutely 100% identical to an unlocked iPhone bought from Apple in Ireland or elsewhere. It will connect to the same networks, it will connect to the Irish iTunes and App Stores, it will run and install the same apps.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,708 120_Minutes


    Green Mile wrote: »
    If you can, you might have issues connecting your phone to your European iTunes account and you could have problems with certain apps.

    I'd wait for its sale in IRE before jumping ahead and buying from the US.

    not true. itunes doesnt know what country the phone is from when its being activated.

    i might need to be corrected on this, but if you buy a sim free iphone (wherever you get it) itunes will look at the simcard in the phone (thats why you have to have a sim in it to activate it) and apply the appropriate carrier file to it, with all the relevant setting for that network.

    thats why if you activate a meteor/emobile iphone you'll be prompted to install a carrier file, as both those carriers draw from the same stockpile and are in fact sim free (as far as i know, can someone on those carriers confirm?)


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,560 ✭✭✭ cena


    You can. Go onto the US Apple Store right now and you can buy an unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4. It will only ship to US addresses, though.

    Functionally, it will be absolutely 100% identical to an unlocked iPhone bought from Apple in Ireland or elsewhere. It will connect to the same networks, it will connect to the Irish iTunes and App Stores, it will run and install the same apps.

    How long too get shipped too U.S address


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,456 ✭✭✭✭ guil


    not true. itunes doesnt know what country the phone is from when its being activated.

    i might need to be corrected on this, but if you buy a sim free iphone (wherever you get it) itunes will look at the simcard in the phone (thats why you have to have a sim in it to activate it) and apply the appropriate carrier file to it, with all the relevant setting for that network.

    thats why if you activate a meteor/emobile iphone you'll be prompted to install a carrier file, as both those carriers draw from the same stockpile and are in fact sim free (as far as i know, can someone on those carriers confirm?)
    my iphone 4 from emobile definitely isn't unlocked, i tried an o2 sim a few days ago


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,007 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    guil wrote: »
    my iphone 4 from emobile definitely isn't unlocked, i tried an o2 sim a few days ago

    did it work with a meteor sim guil?
    im still trying to confirm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,456 ✭✭✭✭ guil


    kceire wrote: »
    did it work with a meteor sim guil?
    im still trying to confirm.
    sorry never checked after another poster said they are interchangeable, i'll try check tomorrow afternoon and let you know


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,035 ✭✭✭ mad muffin


    No in preorders for in store pick up this year?


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