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Amazing how you can take away a G slap an S on it and resell the thing then get 200k+ pre-orders when only a few "new" features are equipped with this one... The could've made an update for the "new" features except for the camera of course.
Did you see the other thread re. the features discussion? If by "new" features you mean an entirely different OS and a highly-upgraded CPU/GPU, then fine.

I would argue that this is a bigger difference than the 3g/3gs release.

There's just an underlying discussion as to how people will take advantage of the change--which we can't really say anything about since it hasn't been released yet. But the OS with the added features will be interesting to see how it turns out--with icloud and all that stuff.

That being said, I'm not buying one...
    
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A lot of companies envy Apple's ability to create mindless consumers.
I think it's more accurate to say other companies are jealous of Apple's ability to deliver quality product after quality product that consumers genuinely enjoy using.
 
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I think it's more accurate to say other companies are jealous of Apple's ability to deliver quality product after quality product that consumers genuinely enjoy using.
You are definitely wrong. Other companies are jealous of apples ability to produce a device lacking features and functionality that sells a lot.

They are also jealous of apple ability to patent.
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You are definitely wrong. Other companies are jealous of apples ability to produce a device lacking features and functionality that sells a lot.

They are also jealous of apple ability to patent.
The bottom line, though, is that the devices do exactly what the 'dumb consumers' want it to. I have had a WebOS device and an Android device and, while the specs may make an individual phone appear awesome, it's not the end-all, be all.

Largely, their stuff 'just works'. Because the Android platform is so fractured, my guess is that people's experience on that platform isn't nearly as consistent. That drags down perception of the platform as a whole.
    
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Amazing how you can take away a G slap an S on it and resell the thing then get 200k+ pre-orders when only a few "new" features are equipped with this one... The could've made an update for the "new" features except for the camera of course.
It's better in every way that matters to me. It has a dual-core, possibly the best camera on the market, etc. I'm pre-ordering it. So what?
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You are definitely wrong. Other companies are jealous of apples ability to produce a device lacking features and functionality that sells a lot.

They are also jealous of apple ability to patent.
Oh right, it lacks features. Okay. Haven't heard that one 400 times in the last week. God you guys need some new material, seriously.

And about patents...everyone has an equal opportunity to patent their ideas. Problem for the other companies is they have none.
 
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^

iOS 5 is already jailbroken. It's been jailbroken since the beta.





AT&T let you do early upgrades if you had an iPhone. I did the same thing too. I only paid for one phone. Sold them each year to make my money back. Free iPhones you say?! Let's do this. I sold my 32GB for $350. iPhone 4s $199.

Hate on Apple/iPhone all you want, they have phenomenal resale value.
How does that even make sense? The phone costs $650-200 = $450. Asuming you pay $50 a month thats 9 months free service. No way that true, they are losing money or making very little.
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It's better in every way that matters to me. It has a dual-core, possibly the best camera on the market, etc. I'm pre-ordering it. So what?
I have no problem with your purchase. What are you gonna do with a dual core cpu on ios?

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Oh right, it lacks features. Okay. Haven't heard that one 400 times in the last week. God you guys need some new material, seriously.

And about patents...everyone has an equal opportunity to patent their ideas. Problem for the other companies is they have none.
Aple is the only one who needs new material. Trying to suffocate the competition with patents will only work for a while.

Everyone has the an equal opportunity to patent THEIR ideas. Apple is patenting other peoples ideas.
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Funny enough, these sites reveal the 4S to have 1GB of RAM:

http://www.htlounge.net/art/15711/du...iphone-4s.html
http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/04/i...e-of-the-tape/
http://9to5mac.com/2011/10/04/tnw-ip...-gps-features/
http://www.technetsavvy.com/2011/10/...-features.html

I think it's more logical to assume 4Swill have twice the memory, as the iPhone 4 had the same CPU as iPad1 yet twice the ram. There are more sites out there that suggest more memory, but I guess we won't know until we get some hands on time
Some internal documents at work list 512 mb of RAM as well. I cannot post them. Guess we'll have to wait until Friday to know for sure.

Either way there are quad core Androids coming out early next year that will destroy the iPhone 4S. The SGS2, Photon, and EVO 3D probably are already significantly better than the 4S also. This is just speaking in terms of hardware, the only possible argument that iOS is better than Android OS would be for simplicity. Even then Android OS is not difficult to learn.
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The truth about iOS.
Edited by LastBucsfan - 10/9/11 at 11:57am
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