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I find this a bit of a strange move for Apple as their previous products have always been 'premium' that set the standards for looks and quality (to an extent anyway). Obviously there is a market for this otherwise they wouldn't have bothered, but in my opinion goes against their other products and the whole Apple image.
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post #42 of 132
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Originally Posted by Domino View Post

Okay, we need to stop with the blind hate and resort more to constructive disgust in the company, please; for the sake of a professional community. Apple is quite under par and lacking, but by no means is their phone currently "low-end". They still hold one of the fastest GPUs on the market with an OS built around GPU acceleration at one of its core, a solid camera, and the best audio chipset on a mobile phone device while maintaining the best stereo crosstalk over every phone available for the past few generations. And, to be frank, the iPhone5 was actually designed properly this time around (you can actually drop the thing!).

I'm glad Apple is learning from their mistakes of putting all their eggs into one basket as the company has been falling over the past year, so hopefully we'll see more phone designs outside of just lower end hardware if they don't stop here.

What's blind about it? Apple is a company built from stealing ideas and patent trolling on ideas that were never theirs. Plus, their phones, when compared to other top phones of this generation, are low end.
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post #43 of 132
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Plus, their phones, when compared to other top phones of this generation, are low end.

How so?
Edited by ImmortalKenny - 3/27/13 at 10:38am
post #44 of 132
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Nope.

Yes wink.gif

No quad core last generation, no NFC. Apple have sucked since Steve Jobs died.
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post #45 of 132
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Yes wink.gif

No quad core last generation, no NFC. Apple have sucked since Steve Jobs died.

So in order to be "at the curve" you need to keep on adding additional cores to the CPU even if it isn't necessary?

Not having NFC is trivial, the world really isn't setup for it to be a standard yet. I've had NFC since the Nexus S came out and have used it maybe two times.
post #46 of 132
But $400 is still to expensive considering Nexus 4 is cheaper and has the build quality plus the high res screen.
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post #47 of 132
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But $400 is still to expensive considering Nexus 4 is cheaper and has the build quality plus the high res screen.

Did Apple say this cheaper iPhone was going to be $400? No.

Again people, this is just a rumor. Nothing has been confirmed yet.
post #48 of 132
About damn time. Actually, it's probably too late now. This is the kind of thing apple of the late 90s/early 2000s or earlier could have pulled off with great success, now it's just going to hurt it's company image in the eyes of it's target audience.

On second thought, their target audience is brainwashed enough at this point that they'll probably buy one anyway, and find some excuse to defend it, even though they already own the "higher end" iphone 5.
Edited by Zero4549 - 3/27/13 at 10:48am
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post #49 of 132
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Already low-end

That was going to be my comment! biggrin.gif
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Oh, you mean what Samsung did with the S3 Mini?

Hey everyone, let's all bash Apple because it's cool even though other phone manufacturers have done the same exact thing for years.

Don't say that. People tend to not like the truth.
    
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