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So when did they get it?

I know quite a lot of people with an iPhone 5 which they purchased after the "iChip" thing and they use it without any cases or bumper things. They don't have any chips. One of them does have a bad scratch on the back, but what do you expect? It fell out of his pocket when he was doing 25 mph on a motorbike.

I think he got his early.

However the point is the cheap plastic does not scratch as easy.

Iphone 5 is the cheapest made iphone and the quality of IOS (the little the OS does) is going down hill and has been going down hill since IOS 5.

So please think before you say the word cheap.
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Back of what?

Software is more important on a phone than hardware.

My iPhone 3GS (iOS 6.1.3) is just as smooth as a SGS3 running Jellybean 4.2.2 despite the hardware of the SGS3 being in a completely different league. And before you ask, yes I have used a SGS3, in fact I had one up until about a week ago. I don't see why you make it sound like it's the Jesus of phones. It is good, but it's not better than the iPhone 5 in the real world, and equally the iPhone 5 isn't better than the SGS3 in the real world. Both phones are just as over hyped as each other and both are just as good as each other in the real world.

I had a 3gs back in the day too. You know why its smooth? There is nothing to tax the system. There are barely any customization options, the UI has remained largely unchanged since forever. It takes about less than 5 minutes to "explore" the phone and see everything it has to offer. Some people love that, others want to customize just about every aspect to their personal liking.
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I have used one. It is just a shell to run apps.

Haha what? Based off that we can apply that to Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Tizen, Ubuntu, Bada, etc..
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I don't think they'll do this. Why make a whole other smartphone when you already have several older generations you can sell at a cheaper price?
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post #125 of 132
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Haha what? Based off that we can apply that to Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Tizen, Ubuntu, Bada, etc..

Now clearly you haven't used anything other than iPhones.

I fail to see what you are laughing at. poke.gif

There are a few shells out there, Android, Ubuntu, bb10 and windows surely are not shells.
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Now clearly you haven't used anything other than iPhones.

I fail to see what you are laughing at. poke.gif

There are a few shells out there, Android, Ubuntu, bb10 and windows surely are not shells.

Ok.

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post #127 of 132
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Now clearly you haven't used anything other than iPhones.

I fail to see what you are laughing at. poke.gif

There are a few shells out there, Android, Ubuntu, bb10 and windows surely are not shells.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalvik_(software)

sounds pretty "shell"-y to me.
 
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But it won't be such a case. And the biggest issues is that iOS, only running two cores, is holding back development. iOS is the gaming consoles of the mobile market. If they had quad cores, finally, developers would start to utilising them more than they already are.


And, comparing iOS to Android is a bit off, because iOS is inferior to Android and runs much less stuff (which is how it's able to appear as smooth as Android).

What would you need 4 cores on a phone for anyway?
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I think he got his early.

However the point is the cheap plastic does not scratch as easy.

Iphone 5 is the cheapest made iphone and the quality of IOS (the little the OS does) is going down hill and has been going down hill since IOS 5.

So please think before you say the word cheap.
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You do know that "iChip" thing was fixed right?

That only affected the first couple of batches. All products have a terrible first few batches.

I should have said "few" but still, it has been fixed.
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I had a 3gs back in the day too. You know why its smooth? There is nothing to tax the system. There are barely any customization options, the UI has remained largely unchanged since forever. It takes about less than 5 minutes to "explore" the phone and see everything it has to offer. Some people love that, others want to customize just about every aspect to their personal liking.

What do you need a phone to do? As for customization, jailbreak if you want to change more than the background and ringtone.

Most people use them for calling, texting, listening to music, take photos/videos, use facebook, play terrible free games from the app store and maybe watch a youtube video once in a while.

Both the iPhone 5 and SGS3 are more than powerful enough to do those things.

Again,
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It is good, but it's not better than the iPhone 5 in the real world, and equally the iPhone 5 isn't better than the SGS3 in the real world. Both phones are just as over hyped as each other and both are just as good as each other in the real world.

("It" being the SGS3)
    
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What would you need 4 cores on a phone for anyway?

More cores equals MORE SPEED!!

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What would you need 4 cores on a phone for anyway?

I should have said "few" but still, it has been fixed.
What do you need a phone to do? As for customization, jailbreak if you want to change more than the background and ringtone.

Most people use them for calling, texting, listening to music, take photos/videos, use facebook, play terrible free games from the app store and maybe watch a youtube video once in a while.

Both the iPhone 5 and SGS3 are more than powerful enough to do those things.

Again,
("It" being the SGS3)

Yes I agree that the first ones were messed up.

What do you need four cores to do?

On the Samsung side, I can have two things on my screen at once (multi-view).

Love the feature, it allows me to actually multitask. Also with the other million things running in the background, 4 cores are needed.
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