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2012-09-23 07:55:07 AM
Apple already limits supply to increase hype, so they don't like the hoarders jumping in on their gig.
 
2012-09-23 08:43:59 AM
I can't believe there are STILL people that get jacked at being FIRST! to buy an IPhone. Do they have any idea how retarded they look?

www.nypost.com
 
2012-09-23 08:45:41 AM
If people didn't go full retard every time a new one came out, this wouldn't be a problem.
 
2012-09-23 09:06:34 AM
Suckers. I couldn't believe the small AT&T store in my town had a line of people waiting outside at 7am on launch day for the iPhone.

And I laugh because two of the new features on this iPhone is overhyped at the moment. Apple Maps is disappointing, and though at first I was jealous of the Passbook app that Apple created (because it's an awesome idea for a phone) it does really have that many companies listed on it, including a few shown on some Passbook ads.
 
2012-09-23 09:07:58 AM
The window for making profit here is pretty damn small. Apple's faked supply drip-feed only lasts a few weeks, and the demographic who are willing to buy the phone above market price from some guy in an alley will already have an iPhone5...
 
2012-09-23 09:08:21 AM
There's one born every minute.
 
2012-09-23 09:16:16 AM

The BBC stories and examples of the Apple maps debacle are pretty funny.

www.zonkey.co.uk

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19659736
 
2012-09-23 09:19:14 AM

skinink: And I laugh because two of the new features on this iPhone is overhyped at the moment.


The news people around here were going apple stores and interviewing people in line as usual. Funny that everyone they asked about why they wanted on all said the same thing. "Um, it's thinner and has a bigger screen!". Idiots. You waited in line for three days for that? I doubt they knew anymore about it than that. Apple fans are just farking tarded.
 
2012-09-23 09:23:28 AM
They can't order it online?
 
2012-09-23 09:38:25 AM

abhorrent1: skinink: And I laugh because two of the new features on this iPhone is overhyped at the moment.

The news people around here were going apple stores and interviewing people in line as usual. Funny that everyone they asked about why they wanted on all said the same thing. "Um, it's thinner and has a bigger screen!". Idiots. You waited in line for three days for that? I doubt they knew anymore about it than that. Apple fans are just farking tarded.


www.aboyandhiscomputer.com
 
2012-09-23 09:42:31 AM

angrymonday: They can't order it online?


yes, but they can't have it NOW.

i bought one yesterday on a whim. i went into an AT&T store (not an apple store - smart) just to see. sure enough, they had them. i was due for an upgrade, so i got one for $199. i went right to game stop and sold my old iphone 4 for $150. so new iphone 5, no wait, $50. not bad.

it's an awfully nice phone, i must say. but i didn't act like an idiot when i got it.
 
2012-09-23 09:51:05 AM
The iphone 5 also comes pre-scratched, so you don't have to get all stressed out worrying about putting that first ding in it.

Link
 
2012-09-23 09:55:42 AM
damn, I should have thought of that.
 
2012-09-23 09:59:30 AM

FlashHarry: i went right to game stop and sold my old iphone 4 for $150


holy hell...$150...

That is 4 and not 4S? I guess I'm going to need to hurry and sell mine.
 
2012-09-23 10:30:05 AM

bulldg4life: FlashHarry: i went right to game stop and sold my old iphone 4 for $150

holy hell...$150...

That is 4 and not 4S? I guess I'm going to need to hurry and sell mine.


my friend sold her 4S for $295 yesterday at the same place. so her iphone 5 was free and then some.
 
2012-09-23 10:36:07 AM
Damn, I just checked Gazelle and you are right. $145 for a 4 that is in average condition. And here I was just thinking about keeping it and using it as a touch....guess I'll be paying for my new 5.
 
2012-09-23 10:52:22 AM
With the new maps being as awful as it is, I think I'll just upgrade my old 3 to ios 5.
 
2012-09-23 11:13:55 AM

Znuh: With the new maps being as awful as it is, I think I'll just upgrade my old 3 to ios 5.


it's not quite as bad as everyone says. still, it's nowhere near as good as google maps. but considering the project involved mapping the entire planet, i'll cut them some slack. still, they shouldn't be beta-testing it on their customers. they should've waited until it was ready for prime-time. once they work out the kinks, i think it'll be as good or better than google.

until then, there are workarounds to get google maps back on your phone.
 
2012-09-23 11:15:13 AM

bulldg4life: Damn, I just checked Gazelle and you are right. $145 for a 4 that is in average condition. And here I was just thinking about keeping it and using it as a touch....guess I'll be paying for my new 5.


i'd do it sooner rather than later. i'm guessing there will be a glut of 4's and 4S's on the market in the next few weeks.
 
2012-09-23 11:52:47 AM

FlashHarry: Znuh: With the new maps being as awful as it is, I think I'll just upgrade my old 3 to ios 5.

it's not quite as bad as everyone says. still, it's nowhere near as good as google maps. but considering the project involved mapping the entire planet, i'll cut them some slack. still, they shouldn't be beta-testing it on their customers. they should've waited until it was ready for prime-time. once they work out the kinks, i think it'll be as good or better than google.

until then, there are workarounds to get google maps back on your phone.


The PassBook feature is also pretty meh right now, despite what the demonstration model in the stores suggest. Not so much about me having a stack of plane tickets, hotel reservations, and concert tickets at the moment, but the mechanism/process of getting said things imported into it is not particularly straightforward.
 
2012-09-23 12:05:15 PM

Bungles: The BBC stories and examples of the Apple maps debacle are pretty funny.


So are Google's maps.

dl.dropbox.com

You can walk on water, can't you?
 
2012-09-23 12:10:59 PM
I'll wait on my Bumble bee phone
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-23 12:11:50 PM

skinink: And I laugh because two of the new features on this iPhone is overhyped at the moment.


Aside from it being the fastest smartphone on the planet, you mean?
 
2012-09-23 12:23:00 PM

BullBearMS: skinink: And I laugh because two of the new features on this iPhone is overhyped at the moment.

Aside from it being the fastest smartphone on the planet, you mean?


The bottleneck isn't the processor. It's the user.
 
2012-09-23 12:24:18 PM

BullBearMS: Bungles: The BBC stories and examples of the Apple maps debacle are pretty funny.

So are Google's maps.

[dl.dropbox.com image 460x285]

You can walk on water, can't you?


I just tried this myself on Google Maps, and it doesn't do it.
 
2012-09-23 12:31:49 PM
And the upside is that the recession / depression must be over !
 
2012-09-23 12:32:18 PM

finnished: BullBearMS: Bungles: The BBC stories and examples of the Apple maps debacle are pretty funny.

So are Google's maps.

[dl.dropbox.com image 460x285]

You can walk on water, can't you?

I just tried this myself on Google Maps, and it doesn't do it.


I just tried it again myself, and it still does.

Did you not select walking directions?
 
2012-09-23 12:35:17 PM

wildcardjack: The bottleneck isn't the processor. It's the user.


No. When processing video, the bottleneck is definitely the processor.

Your phone can edit the video it takes, can't it?
 
2012-09-23 12:47:11 PM

BullBearMS: skinink: And I laugh because two of the new features on this iPhone is overhyped at the moment.

Aside from it being the fastest smartphone on the planet, you mean?


That's the OS. Apple and Microsoft knows how to make it smooth as butter
 
2012-09-23 12:47:42 PM

Close2TheEdge: I can't believe there are STILL people that get jacked at being FIRST! to buy an IPhone. Do they have any idea how retarded they look?

[www.nypost.com image 300x300]


She looks like one of those people "in line" in the new Samsung commercial.
 
2012-09-23 12:57:13 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: BullBearMS: skinink: And I laugh because two of the new features on this iPhone is overhyped at the moment.

Aside from it being the fastest smartphone on the planet, you mean?

That's the OS. Apple and Microsoft knows how to make it smooth as butter


Apple and Microsoft definitely had the advantage of leveraging the GPU to handle the user interface elements from the first version of their respective OSes instead of having the CPU run the programs and draw the UI as Android did. It led to Android being a stuttery mess in comparison.

They finally have rewritten that part of the OS, but only one percent of the users have managed to install it after two months on the market.

However, that's not what's at play here. PC Magazine tested the both the CPU and the GPU on the iPhone 5 and found both to be the fastest available on any smartphone.
 
2012-09-23 01:10:39 PM
I played with one on Friday and honestly wasn't that impressed. Its definitely lighter (feels the same as my galaxy s3, which is bigger), and thinner. But overall its really not very different at all from the 4s, which with the latest os upgrade does everything the iphone 5 does, and less than the android phones do.

Personally, I don't see what the hoopla is about. It makes me even happier with my gs3.
 
2012-09-23 01:26:43 PM

BullBearMS:
Did you not select walking directions?


Oh no, I used the car directions. But I still don't see what the problem is.
 
2012-09-23 01:35:13 PM

WhoIsNotInMyKitchen: But overall its really not very different at all from the 4s, which with the latest os upgrade does everything the iphone 5 does


apart from having a bigger screen, much faster processor, and operating on an LTE network instead of 3G, rendering its network speed 10 times or more faster than that of the 4S. but apart from that....
 
2012-09-23 01:39:44 PM

finnished: BullBearMS:
Did you not select walking directions?

Oh no, I used the car directions. But I still don't see what the problem is.


Aside from instructing people to walk on water?

dl.dropbox.com
 
2012-09-23 01:47:46 PM

FlashHarry: WhoIsNotInMyKitchen: But overall its really not very different at all from the 4s, which with the latest os upgrade does everything the iphone 5 does

apart from having a bigger screen, much faster processor, and operating on an LTE network instead of 3G, rendering its network speed 10 times or more faster than that of the 4S. but apart from that....


Or the part where the phone with the much more powerful CPU and GPU can still browse the web over LTE for three hours longer than the Droid RAZR Maxx, despite the Maxx having a huge extended battery.

It's hardly impressive at all.
 
2012-09-23 01:47:56 PM
"I told her, 'I'm not getting in trouble for you!' " he said. "A lot of people are obviously here buying them to resell."

It is not illegal to resell the phones.


In other news John Colon, 27, of Brooklyn, is a fricking moron.

"I wouldn't miss it; I come and get one every time," said mechanical engineer Kevin Bennett, 35, who played hooky from work

lulz. I sure hope that's not his real name.

/NY Post is the journalistic equivlaent of that gossipy biatch you knew from high school
 
2012-09-23 01:51:18 PM

BullBearMS: Aside from instructing people to walk on water?

[dl.dropbox.com image 460x285]


No, it tells travelers to take a ferry, or ferries. Are you really this dense?
 
2012-09-23 02:03:50 PM

finnished: BullBearMS: Aside from instructing people to walk on water?

[dl.dropbox.com image 460x285]

No, it tells travelers to take a ferry, or ferries. Are you really this dense?


Because that's what it should do when you ask for walking directions?
 
2012-09-23 02:04:26 PM
It's funny that people get all worked up over something you can buy at Walmart.

Ha ha.
 
2012-09-23 02:32:49 PM
I'm as big an Apple fanboi as anyone, I guess, but I don't get the herd mentality whenever new products come out.
Maybe it's because I've been around Apple stuff so long that I am content to others work out the new bugs introduced in new stuff (see: maps). 

Also, the iPhone has been around for five years now; every new version is just a minor iteration over the last now. Nice to have, but no reason to lose one's shiat over.
 
2012-09-23 02:48:26 PM

BullBearMS: finnished: BullBearMS: Aside from instructing people to walk on water?

[dl.dropbox.com image 460x285]

No, it tells travelers to take a ferry, or ferries. Are you really this dense?

Because that's what it should do when you ask for walking directions?


I thought the problem was that it tells you to walk on water, rather than taking a ferry on water.
 
2012-09-23 03:04:44 PM

BullBearMS: finnished: BullBearMS: Aside from instructing people to walk on water?

[dl.dropbox.com image 460x285]

No, it tells travelers to take a ferry, or ferries. Are you really this dense?

Because that's what it should do when you ask for walking directions?


Yes. If you don't have a car

BullBearMS: finnished: BullBearMS: Aside from instructing people to walk on water?

[dl.dropbox.com image 460x285]

No, it tells travelers to take a ferry, or ferries. Are you really this dense?

Because that's what it should do when you ask for walking directions?


So you think it is odd that someone walking might want to take a ferry, but you don't find anything wrong with planning a 100 mile walking trip? I'd say taking public transportation makes a hell of a lot more sense than trying to walk the whole way. Google is all about picking the most efficient route. With the ferry the trip is cut down to 27 hours from the 35 hours it would take otherwise.
 
2012-09-23 03:33:46 PM
After trying to break Google maps a bit more by planning walking trips around the world, I noticed that Google really doesn't want me to walk into China. Even if I start in China, Google has me head directly out of China before continuing my journey all the way around.

As a patriot, I decided that I should visit our troops in Iraq, so I typed "USA to Iraq" with walking directions. It has me walk to Vancouver, boat to Hawaii, boat to Japan, walk around Japan, boat to China, walk North up the coast of China into Russian, and then over to Iraq. Even if I specify that I want to stop in China, it has me walk in and then back out as soon as possible.

Why does Google hate China?
 
2012-09-23 03:43:54 PM
i112.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-23 04:41:12 PM

BullBearMS: finnished: BullBearMS: Aside from instructing people to walk on water?

[dl.dropbox.com image 460x285]

No, it tells travelers to take a ferry, or ferries. Are you really this dense?

Because that's what it should do when you ask for walking directions?


There's two suggested routes, one with a ferry. If someone just wants to walk, then it takes about 2 seconds to click on the other suggested route (the one that has no ferry).

Not that difficult a concept.

For further explanation, It's looking algorithmically for what's the fastest route, and walking directions include ferries (because that allows people to go across bodies of water, it already assumes people aren't swimming great distances, and it doesn't want to keep islands out of your reach). So naturally, the first suggested route is going to be the one with 5 hours cut out of the travel time (because the ferry travels a lot faster than walking pace). And as I said, it does keep the other suggested route for people who don't want to go on the ferries.
 
2012-09-23 05:26:54 PM
The people who line up are a tiny fraction of iPhone users. We're talking less than 0.1 percent. But you losers keep on parroting the party line from Samsung, and you keep on believing you have an independent opinion.

Pathetic.
 
2012-09-23 05:33:29 PM

BullBearMS: FlashHarry: WhoIsNotInMyKitchen: But overall its really not very different at all from the 4s, which with the latest os upgrade does everything the iphone 5 does

apart from having a bigger screen, much faster processor, and operating on an LTE network instead of 3G, rendering its network speed 10 times or more faster than that of the 4S. but apart from that....

Or the part where the phone with the much more powerful CPU and GPU can still browse the web over LTE for three hours longer than the Droid RAZR Maxx, despite the Maxx having a huge extended battery.

It's hardly impressive at all.


It's really not, since the iPhone 5 saves a lot of battery by having a smaller, lower resolution screen than (for instance) the S3. Since screen is one of (if not the) top battery drains on a phone, having a smaller screen makes bigger battery life easy if you're willing to put up with the smaller, lower resolution image. That's a tradeoff that Apple decided to make, I guess. Android phones have been moving away from that due to customer demand *shrug* to each their own.
 
kab
2012-09-23 05:48:51 PM
*laughs at anyone who would wait in line for one of these, or any device like it, ever*
 
2012-09-23 08:11:07 PM
Our priorities are all wrong.
 
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