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Iphone 5: Make Or Break For Apple in the battle with samsung

#1 User is offline   Ken Gracey 

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:05 PM

Yes, we know samsung sell a ton of phones, and yes they are currently #1 in smart phones sales world wide.

Computer worlds latest Blog, seems to be trying to pant some sort of gloomy picture that apple might as well pull up stumps now, if they can knock samsung, off their number #1 perch if the iPhone is not as ground breaking as the original iPhones was.


Whats everybody think, has the iPhone become stale.

To be fair its not really changed thats much since the first iPhone, except for a glass back and a few other minor touches, ( excluding software os course) , so is the iPhone dated? or is it still relative, and trend setting?
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:52 PM

I'm not overly concerned with the constant search for new and shiny. I think it just shows the shallowness of our culture. (Honestly, some people want change for its own sake.) I think the OS could do with a little shake up. Personally I'd like to see the option to put widgets permanently on the home screen. Windows live tiles look great but in the end these things are really just eye candy.

I don't care if Apple isn't number one as long as they stay great.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:54 PM

The iPhone can't change too much. They have far too many apps that have to work.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:09 PM

i agree with dylstra and X. i don't buy apple because it's number one and the form factor is limited to the fact its just a screen
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:22 PM

I love my iPhone, but I would love to see the shape change some way, not sure how they can change it mind you, but any sort of change would be nice.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:54 PM

if the rumours are true TL our next phone will be made of sexy liquid metal!
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:19 PM

This is true JZ, but liquid metal, plastic, paper, rubber bands, its all the same... the shape never changes, and i think this will be apples downfall
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:19 PM

they're down fall? the biggest company in the world? downfall? look at the market 90% of true touch phones are iPhone clones, only fan boys care about them looking different, the general public just wanna flick angry birds around,
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:21 PM

So what you're saying Ken is if Apple don't change the design of the next iPhone that will be their downfall?

To me it's more not changing the specs of the phone and the OS that can cause their downfall.

If you look at most touch screen smart phones today they are all just a pane of glass, and most of them look like an iPhone.

What really makes them different is the OS.

I'm with Alex, the OS needs some changes..... Bring on widgets and the ability to change settings such as turning on/off Bluetooth, airplane mode etc with one swipe from the home screen.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:27 PM

If this blackberry is real, I am dumping my iPhone and buying one :P

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:10 AM

View PostBrianB, on 28 April 2012 - 10:21 PM, said:

and the ability to change settings such as turning on/off Bluetooth, airplane mode etc with one swipe from the home screen.


As much as this would be nice, I can't see Apple giving us such control. If Lion has shown us anything, it is that Apple is removing our ability to customize the user settings of our products, and they aren't as responsive to acknowledging / making user requested improvements. Sure, we eventually got the mute/ rotate option, but there are plenty of other complaints that remain unresolved (admittedly they are OS X related though).
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:49 AM

Oh Boy! Ken :jawdrop: you are worrying me!



View PostKen Gracey, on 28 April 2012 - 09:27 PM, said:

If this blackberry is real, I am dumping my iPhone and buying one :P

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:53 AM

Its my job, but i have to admit the Blackberry mock up is pretty cool.
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:57 AM

I must say this new gadget looks fabulous indeed . Shall I wait again for this one to come out?

I love the sleek design,the colours, the concept and the wrap around idea but if this wraparound is too sensitive it could be a real pain. Tho, it has a lock mechanism, it could be tricky. I have this sort of problem with my B......Y Nokia. Too sensitive screen that is a hindrance.


View PostKen Gracey, on 28 April 2012 - 09:27 PM, said:

If this blackberry is real, I am dumping my iPhone and buying one :P

http://www.concept-p...around-display/

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:00 AM

sad news pegi, its only a pipe dream by some design guru, it may never see the light of day
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:03 AM

Excellent products some out of pipe dreams Ken! There might be some smart guy/lady that might come up with it at some stage. Science fiction. There are some real genious out there I am sure.



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sad news pegi, its only a pipe dream by some design guru, it may never see the light of day

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