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That's my point. It's a ~$500 phone and they release one every year. Most people get them on contracts that last 2 years and Samsung knows this. By releasing one every year, they are milking their customers.

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Not to mention the Note line that they release concurrently, which is often marginally better. Or the slight tweaks they do to an existing line, like the SGS4 GT-i9506, with the Snapdragon 800 chipset, that was released meer months after the SGS4 GT-i9505.

So what, you think everyone signed up for their contract at the exact same time, never switches providers, never breaks their phones, and never buy them off contract?

Even if every single person in the world changed phones exactly and precisely in 2 year intervals, those 2 year intervals would be happening on a different day of the year for every person, just like birthdays.

Why should I have to buy a 23 month old phone for full price just because my upgrade cycle happens to not sync up with release cycle. I'd much rather buy an 11 month old device for the same price, or the old phone for half off. That is the benefit you get from more frequent releases. No one is making you buy every single release, you just get the option of something more current whenever you DO upgrade.


Different product lines allow people to pick WHAT they want. Frequent releases allow people to pick WHEN they want. The same business model is used by everyone from car manufacturers, to computer part manufacturers, to your beloved samsung competitors.
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That's my point. It's a ~$500 phone and they release one every year. Most people get them on contracts that last 2 years and Samsung knows this. By releasing one every year, they are milking their customers.

Every company releases a new phone every 12 months. You'd have to include everyone in this not just Samsung. If they were making a phone every 2 years they would be at a loss financially themselves. Plus I've never had to wait 2 years to get a new phone and I am with AT&T. A simple polite call to upgrade to a new phone(providing that at least an year has passed since your last upgrade), they would be more than willing to get you upgraded.
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They need this to compete against Apple's new features.

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They need this to compete against Apple's new features.


and what a magnificent feature it is:

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So what, you think everyone signed up for their contract at the exact same time, never switches providers, never breaks their phones, and never buy them off contract?

Even if every single person in the world changed phones exactly and precisely in 2 year intervals, those 2 year intervals would be happening on a different day of the year for every person, just like birthdays.

Why should I have to buy a 23 month old phone for full price just because my upgrade cycle happens to not sync up with release cycle. I'd much rather buy an 11 month old device for the same price, or the old phone for half off. That is the benefit you get from more frequent releases. No one is making you buy every single release, you just get the option of something more current whenever you DO upgrade.


Different product lines allow people to pick WHAT they want. Frequent releases allow people to pick WHEN they want. The same business model is used by everyone from car manufacturers, to computer part manufacturers, to your beloved samsung competitors.

That was an angry and overblown response. Sorry if I upset you.

It's just a kick to the nuts when you get a new phone and then weeks alter there's an unannounced upgrade released (I.E, me and my i9505, then weeks later the i9506 came out of nowhere - or me and my i9300, and then a month later the i9305 come about).

But that's just me. This crap happens to me all the time, I swear to god. If only Captain Hindsight was real :/
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everyones gonna laugh, but ill just keep my good old Minolta XG-9 SLR, i have every lens imaginable and a tripod for it.and i have no batteries to charge + film is dirt cheap to have developed besides the fact its about as reliable as you can get for clean crisp pictures. some would argue towards digital, buti dont like to rely on batteries constantly. or a little chip to focus properly for me.

as far as phone cameras go, ive used the one on my S4 maybe 30 times and ive had the phone nearly a year. its jsut too much effort and time wasted when i can grab my minolta and go click and its done.

technology will not always be the problem solve. i was on an S2X before my S4. only upgraded cause contract was up. new phones arent anything to get jumpy about anymore, small incremental updates, same look, no new OS.
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everyones gonna laugh, but ill just keep my good old Minolta XG-9 SLR, i have every lens imaginable and a tripod for it.and i have no batteries to charge + film is dirt cheap to have developed besides the fact its about as reliable as you can get for clean crisp pictures. some would argue towards digital, buti dont like to rely on batteries constantly. or a little chip to focus properly for me.

as far as phone cameras go, ive used the one on my S4 maybe 30 times and ive had the phone nearly a year. its jsut too much effort and time wasted when i can grab my minolta and go click and its done.

technology will not always be the problem solve. i was on an S2X before my S4. only upgraded cause contract was up. new phones arent anything to get jumpy about anymore, small incremental updates, same look, no new OS.

My S4 camera is pretty quick and ready to go, but you're never going to beat a dedicated camera with your phone's camera biggrin.gif
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Always had problems with Samsung freezing and hard crashing. Got me an LG Optimus Pro for free upgrade on ATT and have never been happier!

#LGMASTERRACE
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and what a magnificent feature it is:

Sounds like people are talking about it.
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