Why I'm not impressed with the iPhone 5

Why I’m not impressed with the iPhone 5




Apple is known for its brave innovation that lead to the existence of amazing products. These products are one of the reasons why there’s a sudden rush in the advancement of mobile technology that we are experiencing today. But with the iPhone 5, do you think Apple is still being innovative or just playing catch-up?

You’ve seen the specs of the iPhone 5. Compared to its predecessors, yes, it has improved a lot and is the best iPhone yet. But did it bring something new to the table? Has Apple’s focus drifted to just improving rather than innovating? Has innovation stopped after they introduced the iPhone 4’s Retina display or the iPhone 4S’s Siri?

“How do we improve on something that’s so extraordinary?” – Greg Joswiak (in creating the iPhone 4S)


 

I’m not impressed with the iPhone 5. Everything in the iPhone 5 are just upgrades – faster, larger, bigger, thinner, and lighter. There’s nothing new to boast about. And it’s not just the iPhone 5’s case, just take a look at the new iPad. It says on Apple’s website that the iPhone 5 is “The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone.” How about making the biggest thing to happen in mobile technology since the iPhone?

Let me explain why I see the iPhone 5 as an indication that Apple starts playing catch-up. Let’s start with the display. When Apple’s competitors started manufacturing smartphones above the 3.5-inch range Apple defended that 3.5-inch is the most optimized display size for human hands. Yet here we are with the iPhone 5’s 4-inch screen. They threw the same argument for the iPad’s 10-inch display and now we’re getting reports of a 7-inch iPad in the works. See the new trend?

“Just give me something that works, and I don’t care how it does it.” – Steve Jobs

Next is iOS 6. Yes it is better but most of its new features are already on Android. Turn-by-turn navigation? Nokia Maps have been doing it for years. Panorama photo and Facebook integration? I’ve seen that before. Smarter Siri? Siri doesn’t WOW me anymore. To sum it up, they’re good upgrades and it all works for Apple. They will still sell millions of iPhones but it’s going to be in a decline. It won’t stand out much to consumers who are starting to love Android more and more every day.

Like I said, I’m not impressed with the iPhone 5. I would have been if I have the iPhone 4 and blacked out for the past two years. Will I get the iPhone 5? If I own an iPhone 3GS or 4, I would definitely consider the upgrade. But having a 4S, I’ll pass. The iPhone 4S will surely suffice. I’ll just wait for the next innovative thing.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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174 Responses

  1. Pier says:

    “Just give me a working something that wows me, and I don’t care how it does it.” – my quote

  2. JustSayin says:

    True!

    i was hoping apple would set the bar like they did with the iPhone, but it seems that they have fallen behind. Now, its catch up and about the apple brand being the decision maker for consumers.

    no NFC? hmm.. just a thought that maybe Apple is waiting for the right moment to actually add it to their phones, and re-package it as something revolutionary. ie. announcing video calls over the phone with the old iPhones and calling it facetime. –> which existed since the start of the 3G generation.

  3. Fur Javier says:

    Looks like Apple got paid a billion dollars to promote the Galaxy S3!

  4. RedSimba says:

    Dapat name nian is iPhone 4sS hindi iPhone 5

    S for the extra size ^_^

  5. Blake says:

    Even if I liked the specs and everything of the iPhone 5, I can’t still afford it… it’s too expensive! x.x

  6. Mr. Serious says:

    Sure. You’re still gonna buy it and you know it :)

  7. crackinthewall says:

    It was okay, nothing really groundbreaking. I was a bit disappointed with the resolution because there was simply no reason for them not to go with a 720p panel given that it’s already available in the 4″ variety. Unlike the time when Apple introduced their retina display, the higher resolution this time wasn’t well planned out. They could have gone with 720p and it would have produced the same effect PLUS the iPhone 5 will be able to say that it does HD. If you’re going to force users to see letter-boxed apps, might as well go with something more appealing.

    The thing about Apple is that they don’t really innovate in the same way that other companies do. Most phone manufacturers will try to push beyond the limits and will give their flagship phones a feature that will soon become a standard on other handsets. Just look at bluetooth, 3G, front-facing camera, stellar cameras (for a phone relative to its release date), mobile gaming, full-featured web browser, video out, syncing contents with the PC/cloud, turn-by-turn navigation, voice assistant, etc. None of these appeared on the iPhone first and we have been enjoying these features way before it was introduced.

    What Apple does best is to refine the experience of using these technology and package it in such a way that it will sound so new and revolutionary. They make these things easier to use for the average consumer and that works really well. Nokia Maps was already in a league of its own even before Google Maps was used on Android and the iPhone. Siri was done in such a way that you can use something closer to natural language instead of the arbitrary voice commands that was required for other phones. So no, I never really had the impression that Apple is soooo innovative and I like their products because of their attention to detail and stellar customer support. I’ll choose a Mac over a PC any day but when it comes to phones, I’ll choose the device that has the best features for the price. Sadly, the iPhone isn’t the one that fits my needs.

    • frenchy says:

      I couldn’t have said it better. :)

    • locke says:

      The reason they can’t go with 720p I think is due to the apps. iOS doesn’t scale easily as android so they normally do double resolution when they increase screen res. Example:
      iPhone, iPhone 3G/3GS – 480 x 320
      iPhone 4/4S – 960 x 320
      iPad 1/2 – 1024 x 768
      iPad 3 – 2048 x 1536
      Since they can’t source a screen with double resolution of 960 x 640, they just added vertical pixels so devs won’t have a hard time updating apps, as opposed to having a totally different resolution. People now would say the iOS platform is “fragmented”

  8. carl cabusas says:

    Well said mate…now if you are running for president in this republic, you lemme know. hahahaha. Houston, Apple is having a big problem!

  9. Kendra says:

    i just missed steve jobs more because of this disappointment but let’s see how ios users will embrace this new product because in US, they care more on the brand first then second is its features. samsung is really a huge contender but we are talking about the strength and loyalty of iphone users versus the scattered (bec. of diff. brands)android supporters…

  10. Abetoy says:

    Lesson: What you need is not always what you want!

  11. anon says:

    Whether you’re impressed or not is immaterial. People will still buy it. Sorry na lang sa mga self-professed nerds saying the iPhone’s specs are this or that. As if naman kayo ang yumayaman everytime a droid is sold. Haters gonna hate.

    • Idroid says:

      Don’t confuse techies with haters. Obviously you only knew Iphone on the surface, you do your homework not just say a stupid comment as “haters” as a last resort to a mobile geeks who laid facts on the table, trust me they know better. At this day and age we really have to be keen on details and look for our options to really get what we pay for or more. If you have so much to spend for a phone then go for Iphone for all Icare.

  12. Jeric says:

    i got an iphone 4 and still not worth the upgrade to iphone 5… if i have the money right now, i would get an S3…. for me, the last best iphone was the 4…. after that not worth it.

  13. Dave says:

    I agree. I have an iPhone 4S and I am still very much happy with it. Perhaps iPhone 5S will make me reconsider.

  14. guru says:

    Bibili rin naman ang tao. Most people just need to text, call, and connect to the internet. The iPhone does all of that, in such a gorgeous manner, with flair and all. The phone’s design is still to beat. Admit it, while the S3 may be specs-superior, Apple’s marketing is the one bringing in all the money. And that’s all that matters for most. Wala na silang pakialam sa mga specs. Aanhin mo naman ang phone na superior in specs (where majority of pinoys dont cAre about) kun pangit din tignan to.

    • kaninglamig says:

      isang malaking tama ka dyan…bakit ba naimbento ang android in the first place? di ba dahil kay ios? at saka kahit anong sabihin nyo iba pa rin market value ng iphone kesa androids. aanhin ang super megalicious specs kung ang mabilis naman depreciation nya kesa iphone na mas mataas parin presyo kahit more than 6 months or a year mo na gamit…pareho lang sila okay. it’s a matter on how you’ll absorb what iphone did and for sure may kakalaban sa iphone5 parin.. so in short tatamarin ka na ibenta ang phone mo kasi bargain na presyo kahit fully-loaded yan…depende nalang po talaga sa user yan…

  15. Never been an iPhone lover.

  16. oldmanjenkins says:

    “How do we improve on something that’s so extraordinary?” – Greg Joswiak (in creating the iPhone 4S)

    Answer: Make it SUPER extraordinary!!

    What a sorry excuse for Apple.

  17. rocketlog says:

    Yep, my thoughts exactly. Back when the first retina display was released, the rest of the market started trying to push their pixel density trying to match that of the iPhone. I even liked the fact that the iPhone 4’s 5MP camera was being pitched against 12MP cameras of its competition and was to some extent winning.

    Then iPhone 4S was released, and guess what, voice assistants started getting the attention. Siri wowed quite a lot of people (non-Apple haters). Google probably started pushing the Google Now team to release it sooner.

    So when I think about the current release of iPhone 5. I just think, meh, the Galaxy S3 is way better than this and it’s a few months older.

    I’ve never really been an iPhone fan but I still believed that the iPhone was one of the triggers that kept pushing the phone innovations faster. But no more.

    The late Steve Jobs was probably the glue that kept Apple running the way it was.

    ~~~~ ang daldal ko.

  18. darksen says:

    Alam nyo kung bakit bibili din ang iba ? wag nyo kasi e assume na yung karamihan nagka iPhone4S na. Yung iba kasi low end ang phone ngayon o di kaya taon na di bumibili ng smartphone at malay nyo nagkaroon ng pera, nag improve ang pamumuhay at gusto magka iphone. Syempre ang bibilhin nila yung latest na ipHone 5 na o S3. Upgrade upgrade lang yan. Its their turn to experience iPhone naman.

    • obra says:

      i agree. BB na nga is the new nokia…halos ng makakasalubong ko nga puro BB hawak kasi afford na talaga pero syempre sa gustong lumevel-up eh depende na yan kung iphone or high-tech android gagamitin.

  19. Kevin says:

    Even from an iPhone4 user point of view, the “upgrade” is underwhelming (not impressed with 4S’ Siri). And most importantly, read this:
    http://www.zdnet.com/the-apple-taxman-cometh-7000004251/

  20. haykal lorena says:

    Likewise. I felt lost some magic touch to introduce something revolutionary that that would make competition copy.

  21. momus says:

    people need not to be impressed to buy something. it’s just a STATUS SYMBOL. apple will still profit because their gadgets are overpriced.

  22. Marcelino says:

    Everyone is disappointed ONCE AGAIN (same thing last year with the 4S).

    I can now predict the features of iPhone 5S:
    – Same 4″ Screen (A remake of the 4S from the 4)
    – Same dimensions and weight
    – Apple A7 Chip
    – iOS 7
    – 12 MP camera
    – Siri
    – NFC

    and what else?

    Do you think Apple can sustain this, year after year?

  23. freya says:

    now let’s see how apple can make money on this after sept. 12…can they maintain their shine from the same mega-loyal ios users or they’ll shift to android…

  24. Picus says:

    With the current specs of iPhone 5, its really hard to decide if I’ll upgrade my iPhone 4.

    Some highlights of 5 that looks worth it to upgrade but not covered enough for Phil:

    – LTE: no clear data plan price yet with Globe/Smart/Sun. Globe currently would roll out LTE in Makati then would follows in other places but when?

    – Siri: Philippines is not integrated with it for facebook, twitter, movies, etc…

    – Maps: 3D building works only in USA

    – Facetime over 3G: this is really great which you can use even in remote area as long as theres 3G signal. They should have done this long time ago that you can either use it via wifi or 3G

    – NFC: they said there’s NFC antenna but why didn’t Apple mention it, I guess its not ripe yet and not many support it yet. They can just have it activated in the future by upgrading the iOS to v6.5 / 7 Its already in standby

  25. Raha Sulayman says:

    Okay lang naman talaga bumili ng iPhone because of brand loyalty. Huwag na sana ipilit ang mga baluktot na hirit kesho design is unparalleled o ecosystem is great or I have money to burn. Tunog tanga lang ang dating.

    In the end, the iPhone 5 really is not worth the hype and the selling price. Talo na sa specs, hindi pa price competitive. Design? The last time I checked, Apple is not raking accolades in design. Nokia is!

    That is just the truth. This is NOT hatred. So iTards, huwag magalit sa katotohanan.

    Mayaman din ako. I do have the money to burn. Pero I have the brain not to burn that money.

    • kamote says:

      iTards hehe. tama nga naman. these fanboys will defend apple by saying something like “oh its the smoothest OS ever blah blah” pero ang totoo gusto lang nila magmalaki kasi iPhone nga naman binili nila eh. Kapag ang tao WALANG ALAM SA GADGETS, bibilin nito APPLE PRODUCTS. period.

    • Lol! we’re on the same boat Raha Sulayman.

    • patopig says:

      While I believe that Android and Windows Phone have a lot of good phones like the Samsung S3, the HTC One X, and Lumia 920, I think it would be foolish to just dismiss the new iPhone 5 without really backing it with facts.

      Price wise, the iPhone 5 is bracketed along with the other manufacturer’s flagship phones. Last time I checked, the One X and the S3 are priced similarly locally at around 30-40 thousand Pesos (launch time pricing). Now you could argue that they have bigger screens and NFC but one can also argue that the iPhone is constructed with more premium materials and not just plastic.

      Design is a very subjective topic but for a lot of people a slim phone made out of aluminum and glass (that is also thinner than the previous iteration) is classier than a phone made of plastic. Then again, it is a preference. No point in bashing other people’s preference.

      As for the hype, was there really any? Did Apple come out and say that they were coming out with the fastest, biggest (display), with all the features such as NFC/LTE/BT4/Wireless charging before the launch of the iPhone 5? Even during the launch, the iPhone 5 was primarily compared to the previous versions. So really where is the hype?

      If you look at the initial hands on feedback from a lot of gadget sites a lot of them say that the thinner, lighter albeit taller iPhone 5 is a thing of beauty. So I think that still counts as “design” points.

      You speak of no ill will against iPhone fans but you use a derogatory term against them. I’m sorry but that is just hypocrisy.

      I think if you really had the money and the brains then you would have backed up your claims with actual facts rather than stooping low with your poorly constructed criticism.

    • kangkong says:

      Anak ka ng kamote @kamote. Walang alam? Kamote ka pala mag isip eh. Nakabili na ako ng Apple products. Choice ko yun at pera ko yun. May mga reason ako kaya yung ganung products binili ko.

      Pero para sabihin mong walang alam ang mga bumibili ng Apple products, isa kang malaking TANGA. Bagay sayo UN mo kasi kamote ka mag isip.

    • OFO says:

      It all boils down on your personal preference. I may not be impressed with the iPhone 5, but i’m still considering on upgrading. I currently have an iPhone 4s, since we’re all getting the iOS6 by the 19th, there’s just no reason for me get all hyped up by the announcement of the iPhone 5.

      I’m still considering on upgrading because of two things. First, the design. Yes, i am very much happy on how my 4s fits my hands, on how gorgeous the back plate of the device is, but the 1.7mm decrease on it’s thickness from the latter is something i just can’t not like. Plus, the new aluminum back plating is actually more classy looking than the piano-esque finish of the 4s.

      Second would be the 1.2mp 720p front facing camera. For some reason, i love using my phone’s front facing camera as an alternative to a mirror, and it’s just perfect.

      Like what i said above, it all boils down on personal preference. Some people prefer “premium” items, some don’t.

      And for those who address apple fans as iTards or AppleFanTards, shame on you. I think it’s very uncivilized of these people bashing apple fans because:
      A. Apple fans buy apple products because they can pay for them and
      B. It’s a lifestyle choice.

      don’t hate. appreciate.

    • Raja bin laden says:

      D ka maya man sa utak. Kalinin mo pera mo Baka tumalino ka

  26. Harley says:

    I agree with this article. Although the advancement from the Galaxy S2 to the S3 is also similar. Besides all the eyecany and faster CPU, the Galaxy S2 can do everything that the S3 can do, except communicate via NFC. I guess the same could be said about the iPhone 5 which now supports 4G LTE. The way I see it, Apple had to release iPhone 5 due to the heavy competition in the mobile industry, even if the it has nothing really new to offer; and people will still buy and love it anyway because it is an iPhone. But it being the best phone in the world is now highly debatable now that the S3 and One X are in the market. Product competition is good for us consumers; and every product release, good or bad, will benefit all of us.

  27. bakulaw says:

    mas maganda daw ang lumia 920 compare to iphone5, totoo kaya to? sir yuga ano sa palagay mo? hehehe

  28. Lol says:

    Nakakatawa mga comment dito. Pro lahat :))))) It has always been the Turn guys, Apple was never about the Pledge or the Prestige. Para Pro din ako diba? Ganda comment ko noh hahahaha

  29. John says:

    Haters, fuck off. If you want rooting and flashing custom ROMs, go Android. Android is for techy people. iOS is built for simplicity. Fucking twats.

  30. Ron says:

    Apple is playing catch-up with everybody else, and some of those efforts still come short.

  31. tapos says:

    louie… yup mag s3 ka na lang. there is nothing in this article thats new or interesting. The quality is just a notch up those who are commenting hate on this site.

  32. John says:

    another bitter sa 4s nya.

  33. WIn says:

    innovative or just playing catch-up
    just improving rather than innovating
    just upgrades – faster, larger, bigger, thinner, and lighter.

    I’m not impressed …..blah blah blah

    and still buy iPhone 5..wtf!

  34. moonshines says:

    any thoughts on windows phone 8 and about its flagship device the nokia lumia 920…

  35. moonshines says:

    any thoughts on windows phone 8 and the flagship device the nokia lumia 920…did give you a nice big WOW??

  36. Nalutos says:

    Sir Louie,

    Good pm… d ko po kayo makontact sa phone nyo. Kaya dito na lang.. na order na po yun 4 dozen iphone 5 na inorder to be shipped to manila para mabenta sa tiange natin sa greenhills. Yun unit nyo, sa dady, mami, kay lola at bantay on the way na rin malalate lang ng konti.

    btw nice article.

    Nestor

  37. Kaiser says:

    I feel that the Lumia 920 is a better buy than the iPhone 5. First, it has higher pixel density than iP5 despite a larger screen. It also has better camera techonology. WP8 is also a buy, since everyone have android or ios, it’s good to have WP8 for a change (the OS itself is good). Lastly, it doesn’t have NFC, which I think is a cool addition to the plethora of specs that our smartphones already have. (Though for the geeky guys out there who want to play with their phone, choose Android.)

    • precor says:

      Sir, Ang NFC ba available na sa pinas?? if wala pa, kahit may s3 ka pa o other smartphones with NFC capable, hindi mo pa rin magagamit ng tam a or to its fullest. Like si Siri, hindi nga mainitindihan pag nag tagalog ka kay siri right?? NFC pa?? Matatagalan pa tayo para sa mga ganyan service dito. Newtworks nga natin eh , sub standard pa sa iba eh. Kaya nga why people are so disappointed sa NFC na eto? big deal ba talaga eto? Kaya kung isa eto sa advantage ng s3 sa iphone, in pinas setting, it is not a clear advantage, it is just an added feature without use.

    • Dodong says:

      NFC has nothing to do with the available network dito sa Pilipinas. Para lang siyang bluetooth. those gadgets na merong NFC can take advantage of this feature.

    • Mitee de la cruz says:

      @precor dyan ka nagkakamali sir… marami na pwedeng mapag gamitan ng nfc… like dun sa sinabi mo kung may mga nfc enabled gadgets ka naman madali na I connect(speakers, computers, other phones). sa windows 8 laptops sinisimulan na nila lagyan ng mga nfc yun laptops para instant connect na at instant transfer na mga files… sa phones naman madali mag connect for transfers and co-op games…. and sa tingin mo if marami na bumili ng NFC devices I ignore pa ng mga stores yun? dapat may mag set ng standard hindi naman kusa na lilitaw na lang yan…

    • precor says:

      @Mitee Yup I know sa mga computer, laptop, speakers and other phones naguumpisa na ang nfc, pero ganun din nagsimula ang bluetooth or wifi di ba?? bluetooth speaker, or wifi headphones, etc. Pero hangang dun lang. Ang sinasabi ko as far in other countries na sa public transpo, airports at bang establshments na may nfc capable. Kaya nga naiinis ang US consumers and other countries at hindi sinama ng Apple sa ip5 ang nfc right?? pero I am talking of our country, more than computer and other gadgets, hanging dun lang!! Bluetooth/wifi ngayon palang nag-eenjoy ang mga pinoy kahit na ang tagal-tagal na yan sa ibang countries. Kaya nga kung ang silbi for the mean time ng nfc ay parang bluetooth or more, limited pa lang ang usage nina as of now or worse yet hangang dun na lang, except na lang you use it when going abroad. Yup standard nga sa ibang countries ang nfc pero saan mo ba gagamitin ang phone mo??? So kung sinasabi mo na naguumpisa na ang nfc sa gadgets, We are still backward and pathetic..walang kawalan sa isang ordinaryong tao na walang nfc capable phone..

    • precor says:

      @Mitee Yup I know sa mga computer, laptop, speakers and other phones naguumpisa na ang nfc, pero ganun din nagsimula ang bluetooth or wifi di ba?? bluetooth speaker, or wifi headphones, etc. Pero hangang dun lang. Ang sinasabi ko as far in other countries na sa public transpo, airports at bang establshments na may nfc capable. Kaya nga naiinis ang US consumers and other countries at hindi sinama ng Apple sa ip5 ang nfc right?? pero I am talking of our country, more than computer and other gadgets, hanging dun lang!! Bluetooth/wifi ngayon palang nag-eenjoy ang mga pinoy kahit na ang tagal-tagal na yan sa ibang countries. Kaya nga kung ang use for the mean time ng nfc ay parang bluetooth or more than that, limited pa lang ang usage niya as of now or worse yet hangang dun na lang, except na lang you use it when going abroad. Yup standard nga sa ibang countries ang nfc pero saan mo ba gagamitin ang phone mo??? So kung sinasabi mo na naguumpisa na ang nfc sa gadgets, We are still backward and pathetic..walang kawalan sa isang ordinaryong tao na walang nfc capable phone..

  38. Ramon says:

    It’s all about preference! :p

    everyone should just drop the apple/android hatred and just accept that the world doesn’t follow what YOU want

    I like my galaxy note better but I’ll admit that the iPhone 5 is pretty good too, I’ve watched how it was designed and I was impressed =p

    but I’m one of those people that uses my phone for surfing the web rather than calls, and also I like how I can customize it as I please, that’s why I like the note better :-P

  39. Jayvee says:

    You’re not alone. Apple has brought a huge disappointment over the latest iPhone yet a good number of sales is imminent. I’m sharing my article on Apple and the iPhone 5 – http://www.onebigturn.blogspot.com/2012/09/apple-fruitful-company-that-was.html

  40. blah says:

    I have always noticed yugatech hates Apple products. Well this whole blog seems to hate everything about Apple. And the people who frequent this blog? Well, they pretty much seem to be mostly composed of Android fanboys.

    Why hate? If you don’t like ’em, don’t buy them. It’s as simple as that. That goes for both parties.

    Okay I’m off to an un-biased blogging website with more sensible commenters.

    • Jayvee says:

      In journalism, you really don’t rule out bias. Even news reports have a sense of bias in them. From the manner an article is projected, to what should be in the story, they’re all subjective and to a certain point, biased. Now, tell me, which site absolutely rules out bias? With the way you sound, I’m given the impression that you, yourself, are a fanboy (of Apple that is). As a blogger, one is entitled to an opinion. You might want to refresh your understanding of how blogging works? And before I forget, let me inform you that I, too, am very disappointed with the iPhone 5. I was expecting much from the handset as my current provider is set to offer me the handset for my retention in a couple of months. I might say pass on the iPhone 5 or take it from my carrier, then dispose it right after. I’m still way satisfied with my Samsung Galaxy SIII.

    • tarush says:

      I noticed that too, so sad customers don’t rely on the reviews and recommendations of bloggers today :)

      They focus on techy specs while the customers based their preferences with the real world experiences. After trying out Apple products, they find it easy to use and by the time they will upgrade to a new phone, the trust is there. They know that the new model will perform as good as the older model, if not better.

      Those who switched from iOS to Android will find the Android OS and apps to be not as good as the iOS versions. That will leave a mark on their mind, never again will they buy another Android phone.

      That’s why Apple always tops the satisfaction ratings among smartphone and tablet users…

    • WIn says:

      sad?, don’t just rely on bloggers sometimes bloggers are not quite good enough as you and sometimes manufacturers give item to the blogger and review it in a good view… =)

    • @blah says:

      I agree. I actually noticed that for a long time already. This website lost its credibility already. Let’s just leave this blog to Android fanboys like the commenter above.

    • @blah says:

      My reply was pertaining to @jayvee

    • Jayvee says:

      LOL. I’m totally surprised! I thought you’ve already abandoned the site for “Android fans” like me? Seems like you’re still lurking around the site. Oh well, let’s take it from there. Your behavior is totally entertaining for me. Go and leave, you’re free. The site doesn’t need you either. ROFL

    • mau5trap says:

      It’s sad how consumers depend on the review of others to decide their purchases. In the end reviews are always going to have a tinge of subjectivity.

      In the end what matters is that it satisfies your needs. Any less than that, then the person isn’t a really smart consumer.

  41. Cezar Roxas says:

    Because the Galaxy Nexus is still a better phone even though it was released on 2011! iOS is becoming the Windows XP of the mobile OS..reliable, stable and boring.

  42. Roe says:

    sayang, i was planning to have 1 because i also want to experience apple phone brand just like my siblings have. Kaso, looking at the photos, parang binanat lang ung phone..ill stick to my tab 7.7 muna…

  43. bulate says:

    andami dami nyong cnasabi..andami dami nyong alam!!!..
    buy wat you want..period!!
    mga bulate kayo!!!

  44. Raha Sulayman says:

    Simple lang.

    iTard: I want to make bili the iPhone 5 because I am a loyal Apple customer. Loyalty above anything else. Basta Apple–take my moolah!

    Huwag na ipilit na iPhone 5 exceeds the competition in any measure. It simply does not.

    And yes, it makes you dumb to justify buying one citing factors other than brand loyalty.

  45. ei8bit says:

    …is not an innovation para sa iphone 5, it’s an improvement. Kunting dissapointed lang ako, mas innovative pa kasi ang 4S pero Iphone 5 will still looks and performs very well this year’s tech.

  46. Jayson says:

    iPhone 4S user here. Underwhelmed with the iPhone 5 and quite happy with my current phone. I’m just sorry I’m not as “smart” as android users and have no idea what flashing ROM means. Maybe my life will be better.

  47. puto says:

    Saang blog mo kinopya ang “opinions” mo yuga?

  48. Anti iTard says:

    iTards = Im going to make bili the new iPhone because it has a bigger screen and an very nice camera and because its very sosyal I mean you can flaunt it always and show people how rich you are to own such expensive garbage.

    I love Apple. I hate their iTards. Apple makes great innovations. iTards ruin how commoners are to perceive Apple’s way of innovation.

    But tbh I think their best product right now is their New iPod Touch 5g. It worth buying than the iPhone price-wise and specs-wise.

  49. Mitee de la Cruz says:

    I like how they create the commercial though and how they exaggerate everything. From the uber precision of the cut and now they measure in micro :O. From saying that its the thinnest iPhone yet(its deceiving because razzr maxx hd at Huawei phone are the thinnest) they should have used thinner iPhone. But they forgot to include NFC, make it wider, better siri, and the Apple Magic they always use.

    PS: we are here to discus why we don’t like the iPhone 5. so fanbois don’t reply with “then just choose those other phones with nfc and stuff”. if they claim they’re the best as they say. they should act like one and LEAD. but for me…. I’M DISAPPOINTED. what I see is only a shiny thingy…..

    • precor says:

      Mostly if not all companies, can have the liberty to exaggerate all they want, it is called marketing strategy. Even food products, beauty and health products, cars and gadgets will tell the consumers that they are better than the others or better yet they are the best product out there. A lot of products out there deceives buyers but they are still patronized.. Yun nga lang pag may nagsampa, may court case…pero who cares right, meron pa rin nag patronize.

      We cannot isolate one particular phone coz there are a lot of phones out there that also claims they are the best or whatever. Preference pa rin ang nananaig.

      Regarding the NFC issue, I like to see the full usage of this NFC. Not only in computers or other phone gadgets that transfers data but also it can be use in transpos, credit card payments, and even restos that have nfc. Kaya nga di ba naiinis ang mga US consumers and other countries na hindi available ang NFC sa ip5 kasi nga nagagamit nila ang nfc na yan in full extent. But here in country, hindi pa available ang nfc in its full usage. Kung computers and other gadgets lang ang use niya dito, ok lang na wala sa phone mo yan. Others will say we can wait in a few yrs. By that time iba na naman ang iPhone.

      If you are disappointed with the IPhone5 at marami rin na kagaya mo ang na disappoint, but marami pa rin ang may gusto. Period. It is more than a shiny thingy, baka ang preference mo lang ay Plastic.hehehe.

  50. Meh says:

    Now is the best time to buy a used 4S or used Iphone 4, much cheaper now! And just about the same, you arent missing much by not having an iphone5

  51. Primon says:

    i heard that new apple IOS comes with an app called, Isue – which sues every iphone 5 hater.

  52. rhk111 says:

    With Steve Jobs dead, Apple now is on a slow but sure decline as a company. Remember that Jobs left the company before, and look at what happened to it then. Now, though, no more Jobs to rescue the company again …

  53. dnthaviphoneorandrd says:

    actually sa tingin ko mas matipid pag iphone binili mo, considering na may budget ka talaga for a high end phone, kasi once a year ka lang mag update ng phone eh, compared sa ibang android phone in one year they have at least mga two high end updates.

  54. geo77 says:

    “Why Innovate When You Can Elongate” should have been their tagline..

  55. Ren says:

    iPhone 5 cannot do simultaneous voice and LTE data on CDMA

  56. Precor says:

    Mostly if not all, marketing of all products can exaggerate all they want, not just the iPhone. Even foods, beauty products and other stuff that claims they are better than the other or they are the best. It is allowed in any marketing strategy in promoting a product, yun nga lang pag may nagsampa ng kaso, court case ang labas.. Kahit ano pa yan, basta kinagat ng consumers, panalo sial.. naloko man ang tao o hindi..

    Regarding the NFC issue, I like to see the use of it in maximum, not only thru computers and other phone gadgets, but thru transportation, credit card card payments, airports and even restos which are already used in other countries but not here or maybe in few yrs pwede pa but phones with nfc cannot enjoy their full use. Yun lang siguro ang issue dito.

    If you are disappointed with the new iPhone 5, marami rin ang na disappoint but marami pa rin ang may gusto. Period. It is more than a shiny thingy! baka has type mo ang plastic.hehehe..

    • Mitee de la Cruz says:

      @Precor regarding sa pag exaggerate… That’s why I like them. They know how to sell their stuff even though they’re selling some technology that is a year behind.

      NFC needs to start somewhere right? As I’ve said earlier. The more it gets traction the more people want to implement it. That’s what it needs.

      For me it still is a shiny thingy. I’m not a plastic fan either. I’m kinda looking at the polycarbonate body gadget of Espoo. It beats this hyped upped gadget of Cupertino in every aspect.

      It’s just sad to know that they’re playing catch up right now.

  57. Precor says:

    Mostly if not all, marketing of all products can exaggerate all they want, not just the iPhone. Even foods, beauty products and other stuff that claims they are better than the other or they are the best. It is allowed in any marketing strategy in promoting a product, yun nga lang pag may nagsampa ng kaso, court case ang labas.. Kahit ano pa yan, basta kinagat ng consumers, panalo sial.. naloko man ang tao o hindi..

    Regarding the NFC issue, I like to see the use of it in maximum, not only thru computers and other phone gadgets, but thru transportation, credit card card payments, airports and even restos which are already used in other countries but not here or maybe in few yrs pwede pa but phones with nfc cannot enjoy their full use. Yun lang siguro ang issue dito.

    If you are disappointed with the new iPhone 5, marami rin ang na disappoint but marami pa rin ang may gusto. Period. It is more than a shiny thingy! baka mas type mo ang plastic.hehehe..

  58. eizan says:

    andaming droids dito, haha. Kesyo naka iphone lang, wala nang alam sa mobile tech? at kelan pa kayo nagkaroon ng monopoly on tech knowledge? you accuse apple fans of buying an underwhelming phone and by being more brand conscious, and you sow hate in your posts. bibili at bibili rin ang iba ng iphone. its a lifestyle choice. di nyo naman pera yun. i dont need all the geeky stuff of android. i just need a phone na pwdeng maka text at call and look good in the process. im not just buying a phone, im buying a brand. may premium yun for me, thats why i choose the iphone ;)

    • Obob says:

      you’re one of the reason why Apple’s rich and why geeks and wanabe geeks laugh at you. Well, you don’t care anyway, typical sheep behavior :P

    • lisanacuja says:

      onga. sabi nga ng officemate ko andaming mayabang kasi android user kasi pang techie daw yun (no offense!). the decision will come from the buyer parin and it’s beyond our control. di lahat ng tao masipag mag-tweak ng phone every now and then at ang karamihan ng Pinoy eh gusto nakahain na ang features di yung tweak pa ng tweak. obviously most people who posted their views here are droid fans and it’s okay. buyer na bahala if worth yung money na babayaran nya BASED ON HIS LIFESTYLE.

    • tmcr7 says:

      If you want a phone for call and text and look good while doing it, may mas mura akong alternative para sayo. Yung Nokia Asha yung phone ni Bosing! Ang tinik sa tsiks ng dating mo niyan! Syempre, wag kalimutan maligo at magsuklay. Siguradong poging pogi ang dating mo nyan. :)

  59. Precor says:

    Mostly if not all, marketing of all products can exaggerate all they want, not just the iPhone. Even foods, beauty products and other stuff that claims they are better than the other or they are the best. It is allowed in any marketing strategy in promoting a product, yun nga lang pag may nagsampa ng kaso, court case ang labas.. Kahit ano pa yan, basta kinagat ng consumers, panalo sila.. naloko man ang tao o hindi..

    Regarding the NFC issue, I like to see the use of it in maximum, not only thru computers and other phone gadgets, but thru transportation, credit card card payments, airports and even restos which are already used in other countries but not here or maybe in few yrs pwede pa but phones with nfc cannot enjoy their full use. Yun lang siguro ang issue dito.

    If you are disappointed with the new iPhone 5, marami rin ang na disappoint but marami pa rin ang may gusto. Period. It is more than a shiny thingy! baka mas type mo ang plastic.hehehe..

    • Blue says:

      Spam! But I agree, iPhone is more than a shiny thing – it’s an overpriced and hyped shiny paperweight thing. I won’t even go into your first paragraph. It wonderfully offends language, grammar and reason!

  60. deuts says:

    Ang sakin lang, what do you think Steve Jobs should have said when asked about the 3.5-inch screen of the iPhone 4/4S vs. the larger displays of competitors? That that has got to wait another year or two? Syempre bola-bola muna until ma-“perfect” (kuno) with the right supporting hardware like the battery, processor, camera, etc., and of course the software.

  61. User1 says:

    Daming hate comments dito. IPhone users spend their time loving their phones. Android users spend their time hating iPhone users. Hahaha. No love for your gadgets? Mukhang bitter.

    • User2 says:

      read the title of the topic fanboi… nandito tayo para I discuss kung bakit hindi impressed ang mga tao sa iphone 5… eto pag umasta parang pikon eh… hahaha! sorry kung pinag tritripan favorite company mo ah :(

    • User1 says:

      Bat naman ako mapipikon fanboi (ng whatever fone)? Natutuwa nga ako. They are spending their time hating on phone which they will not buy naman. Hahaha.

    • Mitee de la Cruz says:

      hahaha! magugulat ka na lang na yung haters na sinasabi mong d nila afford ay mas mayaman pa sayo. people come here para mag discuss sa topic not to hate on the brand. hindi dahil kaya, pinaka mahal na agad bibilhin. nag babasa mga tao dito dahil gusto nila malaman if what they spend is worth it. obvious bitter ka for generalizing na just because people don’t like apple it means di na nila afford.

      nwei people have choices… some pinipili apple dahil maraming cute na games…. yung iba gusto android dahil pwede I customize ng todo… yung iba gusto ng bb dahil may bbm at professional ang dating. yung iba gusto wp dahil cool tignan at kakaiba… preference tawag dun… and yes totoo premium item ang iPhone… dats why some people expect also premium specs… that’s why sa taon na to daming disappointed because yung ni release ng apple is just soooo last year.

      PS fanboi = apple
      fandroid = android
      dunno why though :)

    • User1 says:

      Pakibasa nga uli mitee ng post ko. Hay naku. Which part did i say na di nila afford? Mahina ang comprehension.

    • User1 says:

      Di nga? Ako yata pinakamayaman dito. Lol.
      Correction: fanboi is not limited to apple.

    • precor says:

      @mitee Regarding the games of android phones, meron ba siya mga games like nba2k12, gangstar, real racing?? kasi panay nakikita ko low resolution na games eh..ano pinaka sikat na game ng android?

    • Mitee de la Cruz says:

      sorry nagkamali nga ako ng basa :)

      nwei nandun naman yung point…. people come here para makapag basa ng choice…. hindi sa hate… we just want to see something we would like… thus the purpose of reviews and comments. :)

    • Mitee de la Cruz says:

      Yup meron po… pero kadalasan na nakikita mong games cguro is yung mga free kaya panget ng mga graphics heheeh :)

    • Mitee de la Cruz says:

      @precor regarding sa mga top games nila you could always visit
      https://play.google.com/store/apps/category/GAME/collection/topselling_paid

      yan yung parang iTunes store nila for apps :)

      as of now yung nangunguna is yung temple run brave….

    • precor says:

      Meron din pala kahit papaano matinong games ang android,hehehe. 3 pages!! wow dami!!

    • Precor says:

      Hehehe. hindi lang pala 3 pages..marami rin pala.. good! pero may bayad yung magaganda. Pag na jailbreak ang iphone free na eh.. may jailbreak din ba ang android??

    • Mitee de la Cruz says:

      @precor yes po meron din… ang term po na ginagamit nila is root.

    • trollolol says:

      @ User2, tama ka nandito tayo para i-discuss ang phone na ito. Pero Android fanboys doesn’t know what “discuss” mean. All they do is bash, hate, and curse. Maybe fandroids are uneducated and have no class? Hey don’t hate, that’s what I just observed from fandroid commenters here.

    • kuratong says:

      naccustomize ba tlg ng todo ang android? hmm.. parang hindi naman eh.. mas madami pa tweaks si manong cydia kesa kay tsuperuser.. haha! peace droidz!

  62. Rhynax says:

    I can’t accept the act that those who buy Apple products are non techy. Just because you can flash your ROM doesnt mean you are techy but it definitely means one thing, your phone manufacturer ignores your update after you bought your gadget. The S2 was flagship phone last year and how many months did it took for Ph owners to officially upgrade theirs to ICS? The ones you call iTards can upgrade it in 1 hour. Just because I own a “mediocre” iPhone doesn’t mean I am not techy or smart, in fact, it is the other way around. “Ease of use” is now the trend in technology and IT that’s why even COBOL needs to be modernized. Those who know tech can appreciate all the tech stuff Apple puts in their product so that the user would have an excellent experience. And don’t call me “not smart” because if I am, I would waste my precious time upgrading my gadget when my manufcturer could have made it easy for me.

    To Yuga, could you please indicate in the title that you are not the author of that article? I am acustomed to you being the author of your posts.

    • tmcr7 says:

      Pls cite anything na nagagawa ng iPhone na di kaya ng Gapaxy S2. My Galaxy S2 feels just fine even without placing a custom ROM. Mas useful talaga features nya kesa sa iPhone 4s para sakin.

    • Retartdroid says:

      Yugatech: Home of the fandroids.

    • Rhynax says:

      tmcr7: I am not talking about what the S2 can or cannot do. Read the post again.

    • Bryan says:

      Ease of use? Please tell me that you like going to the settings everytime you want to turn on/off WiFi and switch access points.

      And they really are iTards if it took them an hour to upgrade. It takes less than 30 minutes to upgrade an iTouch, then an iPad, then an iPhone 4s. That’s 3 devices under 30 minutes. I’m restoring the last one now as I’m typing.

      And there’s nothing wrong with Yugatech being unimpressed with iPhone5 when he’s a iPhone 4S user. I’m an 4S user and I find 5 to be unimpressive too. Who the faq are you to tell yuga what to do? And please don’t lump us techies with those who “appreciates all the tech stuff Apple puts in their product”. For starters I don’t appreciate Apple putting in a Bluetooth 3.0 in my 4S and I can’t transfer files between bluetooth enabled device (and that I have to download a third party app for all iDevices to be able transfer.) I’m an iDevice user, but never a fanboi.

      Rhynax <- obviously a pissed off apple fanboi and disappointed with yuga who he thought to be a fellow apple fanboi. Yuga is a true techie. His view of gadgets are unbiased.

    • Retartdroid says:

      ^ First of all, yuga didn’t write this article. Secondly, when I say home of the fandroids, it means that THOSE who frequent, comment, flame, hate, and practically just being a troll on this website are fandroids.

  63. Edwin C says:

    So, the next innovative thing – iPhone 6? Hintay ka na naman ng iPhone 6? Pag di ka pa rin impress, iPhone 7? Pag di pa rin impress, iPhone 8? Bumili ka na lang ng iPhone 5 para makumplteto collection mo.

  64. Rhynax says:

    I just noticed that iPhone haters always comment on iPhone related posts. If you hate something so much, why would you even bother to look at it, heck, even spend time knowing its features? Why? To bash it? Really? That’s bitterness. Or maybe… Deep within them… They really want to be iPhone owners themselves… :)

    • Mitee de la Cruz says:

      Actually what you’re saying is “kinda” incorrect. Almost all post have haters. For me I was disappointed of the iPhone 5 because yes I wanted one then I saw the specs and the design. It was supposed to be S3 vs iPhone 5 vs Lumia 920. You know how it feels when you wanted something from a good company then suddenly they couldn’t deliver. That’s what I felt.

      But sir, maybe you’re just angry because something you love soooo much is getting this much hate.

      We are just discussing something here so that somehow all the hate in world would reach Cupertino and that they wouldn’t disappoint again. That’s how some things improve right? If somehow you don’t like your fruit company get so much hate in this topic. You’re not being forced to read right?

    • observer says:

      i dont hate apple nor its products, i hate fanboys like you rhynax who keeps on talking BS about your beloved phone. grow up, its only a [email protected]#%ing PHONE!!!

    • User1 says:

      Oh well,observer. Basta kami apple fanbois, full of love. Kayo full of hate. Hahaha.

    • Gaylord Focker says:

      hahaha… user1, are you gay?

    • Rhynax says:

      Mitee: If you want to send message to Cupertino that they should innovate, that is good. Owning a product doesn’t make you a fanboy if you know your limitations and acknowledge them. But the louder message that Cupertino will surely here if their product is crap is decided by the sales.

    • User1 says:

      Apir gaylord, your highness. I bow down to you. Ikaw ang kataas taasang bakla. Your the lord of all. Lol.

  65. kamote says:

    president aquino uses an iphone. I guess that shows a lot on the average intelligence of people who purchase one.

    • Newb says:

      off all the comments, yours is the best!hehe

    • Jesse says:

      wow…ilang taon ng pangulo si noynoy,di pa rin kayo maka-move on… tsk tsk tsk… wala kayong pinagkaiba sa mga iphone fanboys…

    • lolo says:

      bakit nga pala naimbento si droid? di ba gawa ni ios? kung walang ios walang droid. saka di sukatan ng pagka-techy ang gumagamit ng droid (lumalabas na kayabangan natin po ha..) edi ipantay nalang ni s3 ang SRP niya kay iphone then let’s see kung sino ang mabilis na babagsak ang market value in less than six months? are you disliking iphone because of lack of innovation OR kasi mahal pero kapantay ng droid?

    • Mitee de la Cruz says:

      @lolo matagal na pong ginagawa ang android even before google bought the company. na una lang po I benta yun iPhone kesa with the iOS… pero hindi po ibig sabihin nun una nagawa yun iOS…

    • Mitee de la Cruz says:

      @lolo matagal na pong ginagawa ang android even before google bought the company. na una lang po I benta yun iPhone with the iOS… pero hindi po ibig sabihin nun una nagawa yun iOS…

    • User1 says:

      Actually, as far as i can remember is targeting blackberry. Nung lumbas ang iPhone, nagbago sila ng tactic.

  66. Newb says:

    “of” sorry hehe

  67. goodha67 says:

    all of these are impressions. wait for the actual, real and tangible unit then decide if it is a go or no go or keep your existing iphone or switch to android. simple as that. buy the product according to your needs and not your want/desire.

  68. Nob says:

    anon mang platform or model nang phone yan, at the end of the day, yung nakagisnan nating text at tawag pa rin ang ginagawa natin… added features na lang yung iba na nakasama doon. Ang mahalaga pa rin kung saan ka masaya at kuntento ka.

  69. Samson says:

    One thing I hate this new iPhone 5 is the new connector and you’re definitely to buy an adapter.

  70. ChrisP says:

    MAHAL.

    There are numerous affordable smartphones in the market today that are equally or better in terms of quality and specifications/features. OK sana yan kung year 2011 pa.

    Anyway, overpriced naman talaga mga apple products at accessories.

  71. sali ako says:

    WALA talagang android fanboi.

    2 lang yan:

    iphone-lovers: either may pera talaga na kayang magbayad ng mahal, or middle-class na nagpupumilit magmukhang mayaman kahit credit card, 36 months to pay pa yan.. even “poor” can now afford to buy an iphone. loan dito loan doon!

    iphone-haters: mga taong disappointed sa iphone. may pera man o wala. hindi lang mtanggap na mamahaling gadget e ang daming limitations.
    so they tend to be a “fan” and to defend other OSes. e nagkataong android ang malupit na kalaban ng IOS, at meron sa android ang mga features na wala sa IOS.

    ako… i love apple. i hate iphone. i do not hate iphone users, but i pity MOST of them. kawawa. biktima ng maling pag-iisip. they are buying things that they dont need (and afford), to impress other people.. if we’re going to apply the psychology of wealth, they are actually making themselves even poorer by trying (hard) to impress other people..
    NOT ALL ha? alam niyo naman yun mga talagang can afford..

  72. derpette says:

    wouldn’t it be better to read a review from someone who has actually had a hands-on experience with the new iphone? :)

    • haha says:

      hahaha I agree! I presume too many fandroids, including the author, passes judgement too quickly. I guess that’s one of the symptoms of being too “techy”. They seem to know it all!

  73. bayanpages says:

    I think Apple is losing its touch, I remember not so long ago how Apple catches other brands off-guard with the release of awesome features. I really hope they turn things around quickly.

  74. onin says:

    kung may pera k at type mo ung iphone…eh d iphone bilhin mo.kung ayw mo ng iphone at mas type mo ung android o wp e d un ang bilhin mo.. bottom line kung ano ang kaya mo at mas preferred mo e di un ang bilhin mo. this gadgets are made to make human life at ease hindi mgsiraan at magpyabangan…

  75. onin says:

    kung may pera k at type mo ung iphone…eh d iphone bilhin mo.kung ayw mo ng iphone at mas type mo ung android o wp e d un ang bilhin mo.. bottom line kung ano ang kaya mo at mas preferred mo e di un ang bilhin mo. these gadgets are made to make human life at ease hindi mgsiraan at magpyabangan…

  76. nino says:

    kung may pera k at type mo ung iphone…eh d iphone bilhin mo.kung ayw mo ng iphone at mas type mo ung android o wp e d un ang bilhin mo.. bottom line kung ano ang kaya mo at mas preferred mo e di un ang bilhin mo. these gadgets are made to make human life at ease hindi mgsiraan at magpyabangan…

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  77. Yuja says:

    Thanks for the review. Im not an Apple fan but yeah, at least…now i know. thanks

  78. Prudence says:

    I’m probably as bad as the iPhonetards/Appletards – how do you call them these days? Why? I hate Apple. Yes it’s overpriced, all hype blah blah but I’ve bought items even more ridiculously priced items than an iPhone. Guerlain lipsticks? These babies cost a pretty penny a pop and no, one color won’t do. My lipstick collection alone can buy several iPhones. I think everyone has a threshold when it comes to giving in to their consumer idiosyncrasies. Mine happens to be unrelated to smartphones. So to all the iPhonetards out there, many people who detest iPhones can very well afford your beloved overpriced paperweight thank you. Those on 36 months installment, eat that when you go to bed with your paperweight. I can buy it in cold cash at its retail store, not some dingy stall in Greenhills or online seller. I used to have 2 reasons for hating iPhone. First, its messianic positioning. It’s a freaking phone, get over your massive sense of self importance. You’re a gadget, your a small b as in being as opposed to a big B or Being. If you don’t understand what this means reader, don’t bother commenting because it’ll just show how big of an idiot you are. Second, it’s the king of proprietary. I use to have the same sentiments towards Sony Ericson and it’s M2 cards but iPhone takes the proprietary cake! Now I have a third reason to hate them, the Samsung lawsuit. Personally, I stay away from Samsung phones. But the lawsuit was ridiculous! iPhone doesn’t have a bone of innovation in its body, everything about it is borrowed and modified technology. Look up Pirates of the Silicone Valley, that’s the great Apple king for you – a thief. And the rivalry between Jobs and Gates? Ever heard of there’s no honor among thieves? The lawsuit shows how Apple wants to monopolize these pieces of technology it borrowed and modified from smaller companies and nameless developers while shamelessly calling it their own. There’s something about iPhone that brings out the commie in me, which is funny because I’m more right wing than anything else. So I hate iPhone and in doing so am probably just as unreasonable as an iPhonetard. No I don’t own an Android, I have a nifty dual sim myPhone haha! I choose to pour my cash into other things I use more such as real estate, actual real estate and not just screen size. I have a real job and I’m not addicted to Facebook so when I’m out, I couldn’t care less about wifi spots. If someone needs to reach me, they can call me. For urgent emails, office gave me a BB for that. It’s annoying how some iPhonetards insinuate that iPhone haters are uneducated or bitter cashless cows pining for their beloved paperweight but can’t afford it so they choose to hate. So my 3 reasons for hating iPhone are uneducated eh? Last, for the smart alecs who ask why I bother writing this long comment if I hate iPhone sooo much – too bad for you we live in a democracy. I can call out idiots when I see them. Plus iPhone gets so much press thanks to the multimillions it pours in advertising it’s hard to go online without seeing anything about it so if this overpriced chunk of plastic, metal and glass insists on being in my face then I’ll gladly take shots at it. Last, the title of the article says the author is not impressed with the latest iPhone. It would be different if I were trolling in an article that says “I love Sh- I mean iPhone”.

  79. Kevin says:

    I don’t hate Apple’s iPhone. In fact, I’m drooling whenever I got my hands on it at their retail store. But sadly it’s not for me. Why? Because I’m always on the go and I do lots of file transfers, I mean gigabytes. Now, if only that one feature, external storage, is among the upgrades I would gladly sign up for a reservation. When will that happens, only Apple knows.

  80. Kevin says:

    I don’t hate Apple’s iPhone. In fact, I’m drooling whenever I got my hands on it at their retail store. But sadly it’s not for me. Why? Because I’m always on the go and I do lots of file transfers, I mean gigabytes. Now, if only that one feature, external storage, is among the upgrades I would gladly sign up for a reservation. When will that happen, only Apple knows.

  81. Karl says:

    Maybe we are just expecting too much from Apple. They literally pushed the limit of technology. These companies cannot always improve the features of their products every year in a continuous manner. For instance, Gordon Moore of Intel proposed that the number of transistors in a single chip will double every year. This statement is otherwise known as Moore’s Law. However, it has come to a point of steady-state condition in the year 2010, when they cannot compress as much transistors any longer. Soon, new technologies will be invented, but they will take some time.

  82. Rex says:

    Im not an apple fan and i prefer andriod. But just to be fair thier is still a little inovation. First would be the nano sim, since iphone 5 is the first to use it. Next would be the integration of the touchscreen on the display to helps make it thin and this integration will also show much possibility. The last thing i could say is the 2x graphics. We can probably check for more once the unit is out and tech starts diassembling to see whats really inside. Even the A6 chip is still uncertain on what configuration it really has.

    • schyla says:

      That really isn’t innovation.

      What are the differences between a regular sim and a nano sim other than their size and the latter’s incompatibility with most handsets?

    • The nano simm is not innovation. It is another attempt at making the iPhone5 even more proprietary for it’s users. This feature keeps current iPhone5 users from switching to another phone simply by swapping their simm card into the new phone.

    • Rex says:

      That can also be said on the micro sim but other manufacturer are slowly following on it. On the business stand point it is true that it will make it difficult to switch and that might be what apple is rooting for. But on design view, in order on to make a unit smaller and thinner or to give more room on other parts to make a unit better or to gve more feature. Component need to be smaller. A smaller sim is somewhat an innovation in that point.

  83. jimbo says:

    a lot of people will still buy an iPhone why? because because it a freaking apple product it a fashion statement for a lot of people to have an iPhone
    read this http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/09/15/iphone-5-sells-out-in-first-hour

  84. roiji says:

    the innovation has just come to a plateau..

  85. Chris Tenchavez says:

    I’m an apple fan, I have a 16GB iPhone 4s and some apple products as well. Well I was really astounded by how they make and market their products. But as of the moment, I couldn’t agree more with what you’ve said. As I’ve said, I’ve always been a follower of apple from the 3GS to 4s, but, with the current iPhone… Not now – I’d rather have the Galaxy S3 instead. Yeah, it’s wise to catch up, but with the legacy and the expectation that Steve left, I’m starting to have second thoughts on the direction that Apple’s going… Final thought, I’d rather have their iPod Touch (I’m also using my 4s as a music player since i dont have one AND and as we all know 4s has some battery issues esp with 3G for those emails, school submissions and the like) at least I get to have the (AAAALMOST) same screen experience as the iP5 at a WWAAAAYYY cheaper price.

    • mau5trap says:

      It’s exactly the same experience as with the iPhone 5 save for the messaging and calls.

      It’s got Siri and all the other things the iP5 has without the GSM. So it’s a really similar experience.

  86. yuri sama says:

    they only innovated flawless touch screen technology but the rest was already around thru symbian and they’ll have a hard time innovating kasi the parts that they need for innovating are not their partners anymore. goodluck sa apple.

  87. gboy says:

    in the face apple fans! hahaha bleh!

  88. Gman says:

    Wow, iphone5! Finally apple catched up to galaxy sII. I think it’s already outdated phone compared to other flagship phones. I hope their iphone6 can catch up with galaxy sIII. But by then there would be a new galaxy to catch up to.

  89. Gman says:

    The next phone who would use wireless charger as their default charger would be the next BIG thing.

  90. romallivss says:

    This is what will happen if you lost a person
    with great determination and does not imitate
    others…
    RESURRECT STEVE JOBS!!!

  91. radbasa says:

    This is typical of spoiled tech-brats today who think they have a good grasp of tech. This is characterized, typically, by espousing:
    a. Innovation for the sake of innovation
    b. Technology for the sake of technology
    c. Solutions looking for problems to address
    d. Moar better!!!

    Apple has a history of stable and iterative design. Just take a look at their laptop designs. Those last for at least half a decade, and don’t look all too different from the previous design. Look at OS X. Mountain Lion still looks very similar to 10.0. Apple practices restraint in changing a good, established design.

    The iPhone 5 just has upgrades from the 4S? What do you call the upgrades from SGS2 to SGS3 or Android 2.0 to 2.2 to 2.3 to 4.0 to 4.1? Aren’t those just upgrades as well. Also, all those complaints and not a single word about what “innovative” thing he expected from Apple. NFC? A solution looking for a problem. Where does he suppose 95% of the people will use that? So what did he want to hear from Apple that would rock the world? Heck, everyone else is just, now, catching up. That doesn’t mean they’re on the downfall.

    Go ahead, go Android. It’s not as rosy as it’s touted to be.

  92. leet says:

    The Iphone’s A6 processor is custom designed by Apple which is neither an A15 or A9 based architecture. It is the first custom built CPU. It even surpasses every Android devices in benchmarks (http://www.examiner.com/article/first-a6-benchmarks-show-iphone-5-faster-than-any-android-device). Don’t you think its innovation?

  93. mx says:

    nice article, very informative, there are better options/alternatives out there so just explore your options.. :) for me bang for the buck ang hanap ko yung kayang gawin lahat nang features na yan and more, pero yung mga afford naman ang iphone5 why not..

  94. WTF says:

    mga apple fanboys tumigil na kayo. Bili kayo ng bili ng iphone up to the point na wala na kayong pang kain dahil ang laki ng ginastos niyo. Kung social status lang naman ang pag uusapan eh yan lang ang claim to fame niyo ang mga phones niyo wala ng iba. Ano pa ba ang na pundar ninyo? Wala man akong iphone ay may bahay at kotse na ako. Saka na tayo mag usap pag maeron na kayo ng mga na sabi ko. Cellphone lang yan, kung tratuhin niyo ay parang Diyos na.

  95. WTF says:

    mga apple fanboys tumigil na kayo. Bili kayo ng bili ng iphone up to the point na wala na kayong pang kain dahil ang laki ng ginastos niyo. Kung social status lang naman ang pag uusapan eh yan lang ang claim to fame niyo ang mga phones niyo wala ng iba. Tapos mag cocommute lang kayo at mag lalabas ng phone sa jeep para maka pang inggit ng kapwa. Ano pa ba ang na pundar ninyo? Wala man akong iphone ay may bahay at kotse na ako. Saka na tayo mag usap pag maeron na kayo ng mga na sabi ko. Cellphone lang yan, kung tratuhin niyo ay parang Diyos na.

  96. wendel says:

    louie… pinaalam mo ba sa fafa mo tungkol sa article na to… bumili na cya… mukhang impressed sya. Iphone 5s siguro sasabihin mo na ulit kung gaano ka hindi naimpress… pero hawak mo yun IPhone 5 mo.

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