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(BGR)   Preorders of 'disappointing' iPhone 5 sell out in less than an hour at Apple   (bgr.com) divider line 359
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2012-09-14 08:36:18 AM  
Does that really mean anything? A certain number of people will want it no matter what.
 
2012-09-14 08:59:24 AM  

St_Francis_P: Does that really mean anything? A certain number of people will want it no matter what.


Does that really mean anything? A certain number of people will be "disappointed" no matter what.
 
2012-09-14 09:01:20 AM  

Jackson Herring: St_Francis_P: Does that really mean anything? A certain number of people will want it no matter what.

Does that really mean anything? A certain number of people will be "disappointed" no matter what.


I think we're agreeing, but I'm not sure.
 
2012-09-14 09:19:48 AM  
I honestly don't get the fanboy nonsense. Is there anything the iPhone 5 is doing that my year-old Android can't do? What exactly? I can find more games and apps than I can ever use. And hell, Android, SD card, I can pretty much use anything I want on it which I find that Apple seems to frown on. This would annoy me often.

I just don't get it, I guess.
 
2012-09-14 09:28:37 AM  

St_Francis_P: Jackson Herring: St_Francis_P: Does that really mean anything? A certain number of people will want it no matter what.

Does that really mean anything? A certain number of people will be "disappointed" no matter what.

I think we're agreeing, but I'm not sure.


Me neither.
 
2012-09-14 09:29:47 AM  
That's funny, I placed an order for one for my wife like 2 minutes ago.
 
2012-09-14 09:39:26 AM  

Confabulat: I honestly don't get the fanboy nonsense. Is there anything the iPhone 5 is doing that my year-old Android can't do? What exactly? I can find more games and apps than I can ever use. And hell, Android, SD card, I can pretty much use anything I want on it which I find that Apple seems to frown on. This would annoy me often.

I just don't get it, I guess.


Right now I have an Android for myself. A Galaxy SII. It's a decent phone, takes good pictures and was relatively inexpensive. Compared to an iPhone it is a bit rough around the edges: my biggest gripe is the lack of OS support, I was finally able to upgrade to ICS more than a year after it was initially released, and I seriously doubt I will ever get another upgrade. Some of the changes that Samsung was forced to make because of the patent war made the phone less good in many subtle and intangible ways. I really like how effortlessly it ties into my googleized life, I love mobile chrome and I love swiftkey. It is not as polished as iOS by a long shot, it behaves unpredictably at times, and in many ways it feels like a work in process. Oh yeah, and the bloatware from ATT is just obnoxious.
 
2012-09-14 09:49:32 AM  
I'm due for an upgrade in November. I'll probably get the 5 then. I currently have a Galaxy S. No one I know with a 4 or 4S plans to upgrade except for the fankids, though.
 
2012-09-14 09:50:54 AM  
The cult of Apple. They'll buy anything new Apple puts out, even if it's a dog turd with a red bow on it.
 
2012-09-14 09:51:52 AM  

Confabulat: I honestly don't get the fanboy nonsense. Is there anything the iPhone 5 is doing that my year-old Android can't do? What exactly? I can find more games and apps than I can ever use. And hell, Android, SD card, I can pretty much use anything I want on it which I find that Apple seems to frown on. This would annoy me often.

I just don't get it, I guess.


run apps you've already purchased for either your previous iphone or ipad. Once someone spends a few hundred dollars in apps they are less likely to jump to another platform. It was pretty brilliant for both apple and android to lock people into their phones in that way.
 
2012-09-14 09:52:47 AM  
Doesn't sound like they put the chip in the new connector that would block out 3rd party manufacturers. Can anyone confirm this?

Sad that they skipped NFC ... I personally am hoping NFC payment systems take off soon.
 
2012-09-14 09:53:12 AM  
I would totally buy a Nokia Lumia 920 over this thing, but there are so many apps that I deem important that are missing from the Windows phone.
 
2012-09-14 09:53:21 AM  

Walker: The cult of Apple. They'll buy anything new Apple puts out, even if it's a dog turd with a red bow on it.


Can I pre-order that?
 
2012-09-14 09:54:05 AM  
I've been kind of eyeing up the Iphone of a coworker, and I'm not sure that it does much that my Motorola Triumph doesn't.
 
2012-09-14 09:54:08 AM  

Carth: Once someone spends a few hundred dollars in apps they are less likely to jump to another platform.


How the f*ck do you spend "a few hundred dollars" on apps?

My total spend on apps with my Android phone of 18 months is about $10.
 
2012-09-14 09:54:47 AM  
www.thetelecomblog.com
 
2012-09-14 09:54:55 AM  

Bob Down: Can I pre-order that?


The bow will run you an extra $99. It's a small price to pay for streamlined styling.
 
2012-09-14 09:55:41 AM  

susansto-helit: I'm due for an upgrade in November. I'll probably get the 5 then. I currently have a Galaxy S. No one I know with a 4 or 4S plans to upgrade except for the fankids, though.


If I did buy one, I'd have to buy two extra chargers and a new hard case to start. Thanks, Apple, for introducing another non-standard connector.
 
2012-09-14 09:56:27 AM  
Hee hee. I still have my 5th generation iPod. Apple doesn't really support it anymore, luckily I don't use their firmware so it doesn't matter.

I have to say though, I've got an Android phone and I know quite a few people who have the iPhone 4s. They come to me when they want to see a menu from a restaurant that (for some stupid reason) has done it all in flash.

Of course, now that Android's abandoned flash updates, I'll be about as useful as an iPhone owner in a couple of years.
 
2012-09-14 09:56:30 AM  

St_Francis_P: Does that really mean anything? A certain number of people will want it no matter what.


It's an iProduct, there are people who would buy it no matter what.

Me? I got my new Droid Razr a few months ago and am quite happy. The only iProduct I have is an iPad 2, and that's because I got a good deal on it and the market for Android tablets at the time was pretty lousy.
 
2012-09-14 09:56:32 AM  
iPhone pre-orders ALWAYS sell out.

They wouldn't be magical and unique if anyone could pre-order them.

/there will be long lines at apple stores
//people will be worried there aren't enough
///hundreds of people will leave the same store believing they got the last one.
////Thus goes the circlejerk.
 
2012-09-14 09:56:35 AM  

NowhereMon: It is not as polished as iOS by a long shot, it behaves unpredictably at times, and in many ways it feels like a work in process. Oh yeah, and the bloatware from ATT is just obnoxious.


Bloatware is a carrier issue ... complain to them.

iPhones are far from perfectly stable. A coworker of mine has had her iPhone wipe twice and was unable to restore from the iTunes backup.

/my anecdotes are just as valid as yours
 
2012-09-14 09:56:51 AM  

Flakeloaf: [www.thetelecomblog.com image 313x237]


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-09-14 09:57:12 AM  
How do you "sell out" of vaporware? It's a pre-order. You can't run out of nothing!

What a bs article. Apple has more "journalists" on its payroll that developers, I'd wager.
 
2012-09-14 09:58:19 AM  

NowhereMon: Confabulat: I honestly don't get the fanboy nonsense. Is there anything the iPhone 5 is doing that my year-old Android can't do? What exactly? I can find more games and apps than I can ever use. And hell, Android, SD card, I can pretty much use anything I want on it which I find that Apple seems to frown on. This would annoy me often.

I just don't get it, I guess.

Right now I have an Android for myself. A Galaxy SII. It's a decent phone, takes good pictures and was relatively inexpensive. Compared to an iPhone it is a bit rough around the edges: my biggest gripe is the lack of OS support, I was finally able to upgrade to ICS more than a year after it was initially released, and I seriously doubt I will ever get another upgrade. Some of the changes that Samsung was forced to make because of the patent war made the phone less good in many subtle and intangible ways. I really like how effortlessly it ties into my googleized life, I love mobile chrome and I love swiftkey. It is not as polished as iOS by a long shot, it behaves unpredictably at times, and in many ways it feels like a work in process. Oh yeah, and the bloatware from ATT is just obnoxious.


What feature of ICS is that important that you had to have right away? Just to have the latest and greatest? ICS was slow for the S2 but it really isn't that substantial to what you already had.

What's so polished about iOS that Andriod doesn't have? I keep hearing people say that but I use my wife's S2 and my tablets and I have no issue at all with the OS. What doesn't the OS do that is so important that everyone else does it but the Andriod OS?
 
2012-09-14 09:58:23 AM  

Rev.K: How the f*ck do you spend "a few hundred dollars" on apps?


you spend 5 bucks on them whenever anything remotely catches your eye because you spend less then that daily on starbucks coffee.
 
2012-09-14 09:58:27 AM  

susansto-helit: I'm due for an upgrade in November. I'll probably get the 5 then. I currently have a Galaxy S. No one I know with a 4 or 4S plans to upgrade except for the fankids, though.


What has you interested in the iPhone 5 as opposed to the Galaxy S3?
 
2012-09-14 09:58:54 AM  

Rev.K: Carth: Once someone spends a few hundred dollars in apps they are less likely to jump to another platform.

How the f*ck do you spend "a few hundred dollars" on apps?

My total spend on apps with my Android phone of 18 months is about $10.


You're a lawyer studying for the bar? That one alone is a few hundred dollars. If you do a lot of statistical research the apps are also very expensive. Using a table or phone for any professional purpose and the cost of applications gets expensive really quick.
 
2012-09-14 09:59:15 AM  
And every black Friday there is a record setting day at the hated, evil Walmart that every person in America swears they don't shop at. What's the point subby?
 
2012-09-14 09:59:24 AM  
and guess what I did with my Motorola Triumph the other day. Changed the battery. Just because I felt like it.
 
2012-09-14 09:59:35 AM  

Rev.K: Carth: Once someone spends a few hundred dollars in apps they are less likely to jump to another platform.

How the f*ck do you spend "a few hundred dollars" on apps?

My total spend on apps with my Android phone of 18 months is about $10.


Android tends to have more free apps, cheaper apps when you do pay and far more advertising supported apps.
 
2012-09-14 09:59:42 AM  

fluffy2097: Rev.K: How the f*ck do you spend "a few hundred dollars" on apps?

you spend 5 bucks on them whenever anything remotely catches your eye because you spend less then that daily on starbucks coffee.


or buy the $999 GPS application
 
2012-09-14 09:59:58 AM  

Farking Canuck: NowhereMon: It is not as polished as iOS by a long shot, it behaves unpredictably at times, and in many ways it feels like a work in process. Oh yeah, and the bloatware from ATT is just obnoxious.

Bloatware is a carrier issue ... complain to them.

iPhones are far from perfectly stable. A coworker of mine has had her iPhone wipe twice and was unable to restore from the iTunes backup.

/my anecdotes are just as valid as yours


I know I know, I could easily come of with a list of things that bug me about iPhones. I was actually thinking that if I were to buy a phone today, I'd probably go for the unlocked Nexus right from Google.
 
2012-09-14 10:00:06 AM  

Walker: The cult of Apple. They'll buy anything new Apple puts out, even if it's a dog turd with a red bow on it.


Chevrolet makes iPhones now?

/low hanging fruit
 
2012-09-14 10:01:11 AM  
Meaningless. Pre-orders are sight unseen. Doesn't make any difference how the product turns out. It could be a brick with Jobs' picture on it and the pre-orders would still "sell out".
 
2012-09-14 10:01:47 AM  

H31N0US: How do you "sell out" of vaporware? It's a pre-order. You can't run out of nothing!

What a bs article. Apple has more "journalists" on its payroll that developers, I'd wager.


Amazon "sold out" of kindle preorders as well. The current shipping date is about a month after they are released
 
2012-09-14 10:02:20 AM  

Carth: You're a lawyer studying for the bar? That one alone is a few hundred dollars. If you do a lot of statistical research the apps are also very expensive. Using a table or phone for any professional purpose and the cost of applications gets expensive really quick.


Fair enough. I know there are expensive apps out there, but your two example groups there are a pretty small portion of the app market population.

It would be interesting to see what the average spend is. I'm sure Apple has the data.
 
2012-09-14 10:02:36 AM  
Meh. I ordered one for the wife last night, as her 3gs is getting pretty long in the tooth. If I like it, I'll steal it from her, and she can have my 4.
 
2012-09-14 10:02:59 AM  
I don't think there was ever any doubt that Apple would sell a bunch of these.
Still does not make it a cutting edge phone.
 
kab
2012-09-14 10:03:08 AM  
I guess the 99% isn't as cash strapped as they claim to be. Huh.
 
2012-09-14 10:03:34 AM  
Lets play a game called 'see if you can figure out who in this thread is posting via an iGadget'. Its ever so much fun.
 
2012-09-14 10:03:42 AM  
foolery.typepad.com
Ran over it twice with my scooter and it STILL works!
I ain't upgrading to that newfangled crapple crap! 
 
2012-09-14 10:03:51 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: or buy the $999 GPS application


Oh wow. I bought GPS software and a GPS receiver and a computer to run it on for less then that.

/P.T. Barnum's spirit is clearly alive and well.
//A fool and his money are soon parted.
 
2012-09-14 10:04:04 AM  

Bob Down: Walker: The cult of Apple. They'll buy anything new Apple puts out, even if it's a dog turd with a red bow on it.

Can I pre-order that?


I'm going to wait for iTurdBow 2GS, it has a limited edition white bow and has twice as many GS's as the iTurdBow., no flash support

/Blackberry Torch
//Microsoft Zune
///off my lawn
 
2012-09-14 10:04:34 AM  
Got one of the pre-orders and the wife is happy. With the gazelle.com trade-in on her iPhone 4, we're only spending about $60 to upgrade. Worth it for the LTE.

I'm sticking with my Galaxy S3.
 
2012-09-14 10:05:02 AM  
As was pointed out during the announcement thread the other day, the people who bought the 3G or the 4 are reaching the end of their contracts and it's time to upgrade. There are also a number of Apple fans who would buy anything the company releases because they want to show how hip and cutting edge they are by their conformity.

Long after Apple is no longer considered cool or cutting edge, they'll be selling a gazillion products. They're really good at marketing and they know how to capitalize on the masses. To put it in marketing terms, to date, their strategy has been to focus on the early adopters and the early majority. Now, they're going to start getting more purchases from the late majority and the laggards, and those are the same sorts of people who wait to buy an Xbox 360 the same year that the next one is set to debut. They're not particularly up on things, and they wait for the price to be right.

Make no mistake about it, though -- Apple demonstrated this week what the course is going to be in a post-Steve Jobs world. The presentation felt like a grotesque parody of the past, and the lack of new ideas revealed that the iPhone has reached a point where it's playing catch-up to the competition rather than leading the way.

Likewise, the amount of time spent talking about the iPod (in a day and age in which dedicated MP3 players are on their way out) reveals that Apple is shifting its focus away from the market it's captured and towards the people who still haven't bought into this newfangled gadget craze.
 
2012-09-14 10:05:45 AM  
Apple's scurrilous patent war to monopolize the market is offensive. I hope Samsung comes up with something so awesome Apple suffers quick financial death. Their real objective is to kill Android O.S. Google won't take that lying down but if they collect enough precedent it will be a done deal.

In conclusion Apple sucks Satans wang and anyone who uses IOS is evil.
 
2012-09-14 10:05:48 AM  

kendelrio: Walker: The cult of Apple. They'll buy anything new Apple puts out, even if it's a dog turd with a red bow on it.

Chevrolet makes iPhones now?

/low hanging fruit


The cult of Apple haters, they will buy anything but Apple no matter what.
 
2012-09-14 10:05:51 AM  

fluffy2097: Jon iz teh kewl: or buy the $999 GPS application

Oh wow. I bought GPS software and a GPS receiver and a computer to run it on for less then that.

/P.T. Barnum's spirit is clearly alive and well.
//A fool and his money are soon parted.


considering the fact that it COMES with built in GPS
 
2012-09-14 10:05:53 AM  

fluffy2097: Jon iz teh kewl: or buy the $999 GPS application

Oh wow. I bought GPS software and a GPS receiver and a computer to run it on for less then that.

/P.T. Barnum's spirit is clearly alive and well.
//A fool and his money are soon parted



help me out. Is that a joke? If not, what does $999 buy you on an Iphone, GPS wise?
 
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