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The same 3 reasons can basically be applied to any Android phone too, actually it's more relevant because Android phones are released WAAAYY more frequently than iPhones. Yet some people still go out and buy a new Droid phone everytime Motorola releases one, same thing for Samsung and the Galaxy S line. It's the same concept as the 4 vs. the 4s, small updates but people are still willing to upgrade.

Yet people still find a reason to hate on the iPhone...I don't get it.
I've purchased one Droid. Guess how much it cost? Zero.

I got it free for renewing my contract with Verizon via Dell. Guess what else I got? A $100 e-gift certificate through dell.

Does Apple offer me anything to get their stuff? Nope.

Droid X2 for free. kthx bai.
    
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How about: why does one care whether someone does or does not want to get one? Why bother preaching any of this.

Much like all of the "updated hardware" releases, everyone will jump on the bandwagon of "why do we need this? We can't do anything more with it..."

Because that's how technology advances. With more advanced hardware, we'll have the development of software that follows. And so on and so forth.

If we continued using what we only needed at the time, instead of looking forward, we'd all be using Commodore 64 computers and giant brick cell phones.

How about appreciating the fact that companies are working on upgrading hardware in portable devices and be happy with it. No one is forcing you to buy an iphone 4S or any other device, for that matter. Get what you like, let others get what they like and just be happy with that.

Honestly, I think a lot of portable computing is limited by the hardware available. In moving from a single core processor to a dual core (and a faster one at that), there will be the capability of very impressive things--things that just can't be done on the previous generation's hardware.

Much like the 3G/3GS comparison--if you did a side-by-side comparison between the two, you'd see the 3GS, just from a UI standpoint, is much smoother. Well, take that to a greater extent and look at the things that the new hardware will be capable of that the old hardware wouldn't. It's like comparing a nook color to a moto xoom or an asus transformer. Sure, they can all read ebooks and play youtube videos, but the latter devices are capable of so much more. So why not have that capability?

Yes, all this coming from some one who has never owned an iphone and has no immediate desire to own one either. But don't complain in the face of developing technology.
    
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I don't see how people could buy an iphone 4s when the nexus prime is right around the corner. I will be surprised even if the iphone 5's specs will match or beat the nexus prime. I suppose to some, apple is the only company that exists.
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Still no reason to upgrade from my 3GS...
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Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post
The same 3 reasons can basically be applied to any Android phone too, actually it's more relevant because Android phones are released WAAAYY more frequently than iPhones. Yet some people still go out and buy a new Droid phone everytime Motorola releases one, same thing for Samsung and the Galaxy S line. It's the same concept as the 4 vs. the 4s, small updates but people are still willing to upgrade.

Yet people still find a reason to hate on the iPhone...I don't get it.
If you are buying a new phone EVERY time they come out then you are silly.

Secondly, a lot of people hop around the vendors to get the most powerful phone as of now (unless they are brand specific consumers, I personally like Motorola), where as Apple fans are stuck with their releases every 8 to 12 months. Every friend that I have with an iPhone 4 and one 3GS are all excited about the 4S, and I try and caution them. Apparently I am the only I know that doesn't want the iPhone.

Just looking at Motorola though, Droid to Droid 2 was a fairly decent speed bump, then Droid X2 for me was an even bigger speed bump when I finally got Gingerbread. As far as costing, I waited to get the Droid for free (right before D2 came out) with a contract, kept having hardware problems with my phone, they bumped me to a Droid 2 for free, then when my Droid 2 just died, I convinced them (Verizon) to let me upgrade early for a Droid X2 on launch date. So the only phone I have had to pay for is DX2 (not including contracts). You see, I look at it as if I went through 3 generation of androids. There is so much variety on android's side that there are many "equal" powered phones, that I feel you are making THAT comparison to a iP4 and an iP4S. That IS NOT the same, this is intended to be their next flagship phone.

You will not see a Droid X2 S, but you may see Droid X3 that will denote another generational gap. There maybe phones that have different strengths between DX2 and DX3 but they are not intended as replacements for those phones, just more variety for consumers. That is not to mean that they are trying to get you on a new phone every six to twelve months. Not that Apple is forcing you to either, but people flock willingly to pick one up.... which is still silly. It doesn't matter how many phones you release but the good ones sell, and the bad ones do not. Apple is selling its "brand recognizability" with the IP4S and not its technology.
Edited by RagingCain - 10/10/11 at 4:29pm
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post #16 of 55
I bet very few of the people buying the 4S already have a 4. And if they ARE upgrading from the 4 to the 4S, their pockets are probably lined so it doesn't matter how they spend their money anyway.

For me though, I've got a contract renewal, and I want to use it. I'm still using a 3GS. And it is worth getting the 4S over the 4 for the better camera alone! Not to mention, it'll probably be worth $100 more on the used market anyway when I go to sell it in a couple of years, so it really doesn't cost me any extra in the long run...
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Why should Apple devalue their product to match competition? If you, as a company, feel your product warrants a certain price tag, you have every right to charge that. My Verizon contract is up for renewal and I'm going 4S on Friday. I'm tired of every other Verizon phone I've ever had that has a 3 or 4 month run and then you can't find any accessories for it in any store. Doesn't bother me if it is 6 months behind in technology, I get a new phone every 20 months anyway.
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post #18 of 55
I'll wait until someone actually HAS the phone to listen to their review and reasons.

He also COMPLETELY lost me when he mentioned restoring cars. I come from a family that has collected, restored, and built cars. To say putting a new engine in a car isn't a big deal is ridiculous. Just look at 95% of hot rods on the road today.
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That is ENOUGH Keep it civil people.
post #20 of 55
LOL it's $100 more....
who cares

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I'll wait until someone actually HAS the phone to listen to their review and reasons.

He also COMPLETELY lost me when he mentioned restoring cars. I come from a family that has collected, restored, and built cars. To say putting a new engine in a car isn't a big deal is ridiculous. Just look at 95% of hot rods on the road today.
He's clearly not a car guy and worst analogy ever
a $200 loss on a phone is no where near close to $10k loss on a car
Edited by AK-47 - 10/10/11 at 4:41pm
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