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Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post

Maybe its not that they don't like Apple products maybe its because of how Apple does business and their ethic?

You mean by offering returns and warranty on products, often even when the device is long out of warranty? They're consistently ranked among the best customer service in the industry.
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The bad press they've been getting of lawsuits and all?

You mean the lawsuit that they proved in a court of law, and won? They even showed smoking guns with Samsung saying "make it more like the iPhone", and emails from Google telling them to back off on their similarities to Apple design.
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How they handle thing if there's a problem..remember the Your holding it wrong quote..that must of pissed of the user?

You mean by sending everyone free bumper cases for the antenna? I've had an iPhone 4 since it's launch and never had any antenna problems. Any phone can drop bars if you deathgrip the entire thing.


I may be a contrarian here on OCN, but I'm glad I don't belong to the club that can't wait to attack Apple for every little news byte that pops up. It's sad, and I can't imagine living with that sort of negativity all the time.
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No but it most definitely points out a huge bias on this forum when every single mistake apple does is pointed out, bastardized, cursed, and ridiculed meanwhile an Android manufacturer gets a silent pass.

That's because apple claims to be of superior quality, when they're really not.
And because everyone enjoys pooping on 30 million rabid fanboi's hopes & dreams.
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That's because apple claims to be of superior quality, when they're really not.
And because everyone enjoys pooping on 30 million rabid fanboi's hopes & dreams.

And HTC did not release a retarded video talking about how amazingly durable and well made the HTC One series was before having to issue a public apology for them being ****ed up?

As for pooping on hopes and dreams, sad, so so sad lol.
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This is a largely experienced tech crowd... Of course it has a slight anti apple bias

To expand on that, Apple are all about limiting the experience to what they think it should be and closing an OS down. Being in a tech forum where people overclock, customize rigs .etc . Apple stands against everything that a tech crowd really goes for. They don't want a controlled environment, they want to be able to create one that is just right for them. The popularity of Apple could stifle customization in the long run and thus make this hobby moot. Both on computers and smartphones.
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It's "scuffing" not "chipping". And the iPhone is very durable: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1449079

Surely those Android reviewers were paid off by Apple, because as we now know, the iPhone 5 is "plagued" by chipping issues, so it must be extremely fragile.
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The reason Samsung phones will shatter is because the plastic is not very strong. The plastic deflects giving the impact to the screen.

This thread is about the iPhone 5.
Edited by lordikon - 9/23/12 at 8:23pm
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To expand on that, Apple are all about limiting the experience to what they think it should be and closing an OS down. Being in a tech forum where people overclock, customize rigs .etc . Apple stands against everything that a tech crowd really goes for. They don't want a controlled environment, they want to be able to create one that is just right for them. The popularity of Apple could stifle customization in the long run and thus make this hobby moot. Both on computers and smartphones.

IIRC this is something tech enthusiasts love because then they get to crack it and make it so they can do whatever you want, not just hate it and ignore it entirely. It might be a controlled environment, but getting out of it isn't exactly rocket science. And once you're outta there you can do everything you just listed. But that's besides the point and way off topic.

Regardless I'm interested in waiting for this to pan out in the coming weeks to see how widespread these issues actually are. I get the feeling it may not be as big a deal as we're making it out to be.
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This thread is about the iPhone 5.

Tell that to the guy who was saying that Samsung's plastic is fragile. I was just posting evidence to the contrary.
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This thread is about the iPhone 5.

Tell that to the guy who was saying that Samsung's plastic is fragile. I was just posting evidence to the contrary.

Did you see the drop test comparison Steelbom posted a link to, which was done by an Android fan site? S3 screen shattered, iPhone 5 lasted through all 4 drop tests with scuffs and a chip, nothing to the screen. I'm sure other tests will end up with different results as well. To me this only proves that it can depend on exactly how they fall, both phones are probably durable "enough".
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Surely those Android reviewers were paid off by Apple, because as we now know, the iPhone 5 is "plagued" by chipping issues, so it must be extremely fragile.
Am I correctly reading sarcasm in this? tongue.gif
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Did you see the drop test comparison Steelbom posted a link to, which was done by an Android fan site? S3 screen shattered, iPhone 5 lasted through all 4 drop tests with scuffs and a chip, nothing to the screen. I'm sure other tests will end up with different results as well. To me this only proves that it can depend on exactly how they fall, both phones are probably durable "enough".

Exactly. Though to me, the S3 seems a little less durable than the S2. While Apple getting rid of that ridiculous glass on the rear of the phone is a major improvement. Plus the gorilla glass on the front, which is now protected, rather than exposed like in their previous models.

None of that I was disputing, or even mentioned. I was merely countering a claim that plastic used in phones is somehow fragile. When this is clearly not the case.
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