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2013-09-30 07:58:01 AM
More RAM necessitates a slower boot process because it needs to be checked on power-up, but even with that proviso, iOS 7 seems to boot slower than 6 and below. After that, the 5s is totally instantaneous with the page load test over WiFi, like what you expect from a regular computer on broadband. Now we can start complaining that Apple isn't innovative because they keep upgrading their product or something.
 
2013-09-30 11:06:27 AM
now show it with the phones over a phone connection.
 
2013-09-30 11:14:03 AM

dangelder: More RAM necessitates a slower boot process because it needs to be checked on power-up, but even with that proviso, iOS 7 seems to boot slower than 6 and below. After that, the 5s is totally instantaneous with the page load test over WiFi, like what you expect from a regular computer on broadband. Now we can start complaining that Apple isn't innovative because they keep upgrading their product or something.


To be fair, upgrading the CPU and making software tweaks is not innovative. I expect a tech company to do those things.
What I would really like is if Apple could make my iPhone 5 actually ring when someone calls me.
Now that would be innovative.
 
2013-09-30 11:23:12 AM
Incredible. The more recent phones performed better overall than the older phones.
 
2013-09-30 11:44:31 AM
Who the fark cares?
 
2013-09-30 11:59:14 AM

abhorrent1: Who the fark cares?


These morons:

blogs.ubc.ca

Man, I gotta give it to Jobs for one thing... he found a way to milk the morons so effectively of their hard-earned cash that they'd go as far as to defend him when you try and show them the sadness of their ways.
 
2013-09-30 12:21:37 PM

farkeruk: now show it with the phones over a phone connection.


A what? Do people use their iPhone for...calling? I don't understand
 
2013-09-30 01:06:37 PM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost:

To be fair, upgrading the CPU and making software tweaks is not innovative. I expect a tech company to do those things.


I'll ask you what I ask others when the topic of Apple and Samsung's latest underwhelming phone offerings comes up:  What else are you expecting them to do with these devices?

The screens are as good as they're going to get.
LTE speeds are faster than many people's home internet connections.
The cameras have all but killed off point and shoots

So what's left?  What more do you want them to do?  We should no longer be looking at each new generation of device as revolutionary, but rather the latest model available to you if you happen to need a new phone right now.  Kind of like cars (Telsa aside).
 
2013-09-30 01:12:01 PM

animal900: Abe Vigoda's Ghost:

To be fair, upgrading the CPU and making software tweaks is not innovative. I expect a tech company to do those things.


I'll ask you what I ask others when the topic of Apple and Samsung's latest underwhelming phone offerings comes up:  What else are you expecting them to do with these devices?

The screens are as good as they're going to get.
LTE speeds are faster than many people's home internet connections.
The cameras have all but killed off point and shoots

So what's left?  What more do you want them to do?  We should no longer be looking at each new generation of device as revolutionary, but rather the latest model available to you if you happen to need a new phone right now.  Kind of like cars (Telsa aside).


I want it to blow me, OK?
Is it too much to ask to get a damn blow job from my 'smart' phone?
 
2013-09-30 01:29:06 PM

blacksharpiemarker: abhorrent1: Who the fark cares?

These morons:

[blogs.ubc.ca image 580x368]

Man, I gotta give it to Jobs for one thing... he found a way to milk the morons so effectively of their hard-earned cash that they'd go as far as to defend him when you try and show them the sadness of their ways.


No different than black friday or people waiting for next gen systems (like I will do)...not because I want one, but because I can ebay a $500 system for 2k because people are desperate to appease their crotchfruit.

There is a difference, I suppose.  Most people don't have to look down their nose and feel superior like you do.  Some of just like (and can afford) our new toys.  Can be a hater all you want.
 
2013-09-30 02:05:15 PM

Fade2black: No different than black friday or people waiting for next gen systems (like I will do)...not because I want one, but because I can ebay a $500 system for 2k because people are desperate to appease their crotchfruit.

There is a difference, I suppose.  Most people don't have to look down their nose and feel superior like you do.  Some of just like (and can afford) our new toys.  Can be a hater all you want.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-30 02:06:14 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I want it to blow me, OK?
Is it too much to ask to get a damn blow job from my 'smart' phone?


I'd stand in line for a phone that did that.
 
2013-09-30 02:24:30 PM

blacksharpiemarker: Fade2black: No different than black friday or people waiting for next gen systems (like I will do)...not because I want one, but because I can ebay a $500 system for 2k because people are desperate to appease their crotchfruit.

There is a difference, I suppose.  Most people don't have to look down their nose and feel superior like you do.  Some of just like (and can afford) our new toys.  Can be a hater all you want.

[i.imgur.com image 673x369]


That's pretty funny.  I went with an iphone because to me, it was idiot-proof...and at the time, honestly...ATT had better coverage at my house and they had the exclusive for the first 2 generations.  And since it's a comfort factor at this point, I keep it...and upgrade when I can.  I don't hang out in front of the store.  I have nothing against Android, nothing at all.  Thankfully I'm not sad or pathetic enough to think arguing over what phone I have is grounds to feel morally superior to someone else.  Your life must really suck.

/I'll take a mocha, sir...triple shot, with whip.
 
2013-09-30 02:36:22 PM

blacksharpiemarker: abhorrent1: Who the fark cares?

These morons:

[blogs.ubc.ca image 580x368]

Man, I gotta give it to Jobs for one thing... he found a way to milk the morons so effectively of their hard-earned cash that they'd go as far as to defend him when you try and show them the sadness of their ways.


Yes, that tiny 0.001% of iPhones owners who lined up represent everyone who bought one. If you actually believe that, you're the moron.
 
2013-09-30 02:58:00 PM
You know its funny, I saw this
 i.dailymail.co.uk

Whats interesting is I always read the Iphone was easy to break, my friend which had 3 replaced already - can vouch even the slightest drop and it breaks the screen. My Samsung S3 and S4 goto work with me every day, my S4 has survived falling out of my vehicle on the road (sliding off the dash), being run over by accident, falling off my trucks hood, dropped twice in the kitchen and still doesn't have a scratch on it. It does have a plastic shell surrounding the phone and a soft rubber coat around it.

I may be lucky, but not this many times. I watched my friend drop his Iphone off a couch onto carpet and the screen broke.

I only bought the samsung because for one it was also only $400 vs the $600 apple. Secondly my Samsung does the same crap his Iphone does - but I also don't have a CONTRACT either. I pay $50 a month for unlimited everything and he pays $120.
I'm thinking because Samsung is going head to head with Apple, apple paid off Square trade just as a marketing ploy. It doesn't surprise me since JD Powers does the same thing. I just find it funny they brand the samsung S4 a risk factor when I know for a fact its not.

Apple might of been the first, but I think Microsoft and Samsung are catching up finally, the new Surface 2 looks very interesting to me, and the price tag is really everything in my opinion right now.
 
2013-09-30 03:02:32 PM

bingethinker: Yes, that tiny 0.001% of iPhones owners who lined up represent everyone who bought one. If you actually believe that, you're the moron.


You're saying on 90 people lined up for the new iphone?

Fade2black: There is a difference, I suppose. Most people don't have to look down their nose and feel superior like you do. Some of just like (and can afford) our new toys. Can be a hater all you want.


There (used to be) a huge looking down their nose and feeling better than you component of iDevice owners.
 
2013-09-30 03:42:27 PM

Misconduc: Whats interesting is I always read the Iphone was easy to break, my friend which had 3 replaced already - can vouch even the slightest drop and it breaks the screen. My Samsung S3 and S4 goto work with me every day, my S4 has survived falling out of my vehicle on the road (sliding off the dash), being run over by accident, falling off my trucks hood, dropped twice in the kitchen and still doesn't have a scratch on it. It does have a plastic shell surrounding the phone and a soft rubber coat around it.

I may be lucky, but not this many times. I watched my friend drop his Iphone off a couch onto carpet and the screen broke.


My daughter has an iphone 4S in a dollar store case.  I have witnessed it fall onto hardwoodcarpet/asphalt dozens of times.  I am not making this up, at least 24 times, with no issues.
 
2013-09-30 03:47:58 PM

Misconduc: I pay $50 a month for unlimited everything


I genuinely want to know this. You have an unlimited data plan for $50 with what carrier?
 
2013-09-30 04:11:08 PM

Misconduc: You know its funny, I saw this
 [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x960]

Whats interesting is I always read the Iphone was easy to break, my friend which had 3 replaced already - can vouch even the slightest drop and it breaks the screen. My Samsung S3 and S4 goto work with me every day, my S4 has survived falling out of my vehicle on the road (sliding off the dash), being run over by accident, falling off my trucks hood, dropped twice in the kitchen and still doesn't have a scratch on it. It does have a plastic shell surrounding the phone and a soft rubber coat around it.

I may be lucky, but not this many times. I watched my friend drop his Iphone off a couch onto carpet and the screen broke.

I only bought the samsung because for one it was also only $400 vs the $600 apple. Secondly my Samsung does the same crap his Iphone does - but I also don't have a CONTRACT either. I pay $50 a month for unlimited everything and he pays $120.
I'm thinking because Samsung is going head to head with Apple, apple paid off Square trade just as a marketing ploy. It doesn't surprise me since JD Powers does the same thing. I just find it funny they brand the samsung S4 a risk factor when I know for a fact its not.

Apple might of been the first, but I think Microsoft and Samsung are catching up finally, the new Surface 2 looks very interesting to me, and the price tag is really everything in my opinion right now.


So your friend drops his iPhone and it breaks, but you drop your S4 and it survives. I guess you've proven to the world that the S4 is superior. All other tests be damned.

If you're looking at the Surface 2 RT, save your money. The original Surface RT was crap. The new Surface 2 RT is still crap, but with better specs.

If you must have a Windows tablet. Get a Surface Pro.
 
2013-09-30 04:35:39 PM

animal900: Abe Vigoda's Ghost:

To be fair, upgrading the CPU and making software tweaks is not innovative. I expect a tech company to do those things.


I'll ask you what I ask others when the topic of Apple and Samsung's latest underwhelming phone offerings comes up:  What else are you expecting them to do with these devices?

The screens are as good as they're going to get.
LTE speeds are faster than many people's home internet connections.
The cameras have all but killed off point and shoots

So what's left?  What more do you want them to do?  We should no longer be looking at each new generation of device as revolutionary, but rather the latest model available to you if you happen to need a new phone right now.  Kind of like cars (Telsa aside).


I would like to create a group of contacts so that I can text or email a group of people without installing third-party software.  Is that really too much to ask?  Outlook Express could do this in the early '90s.  My non-smart phones could do this with texting over a decade ago.  (multiple Motorola flips)  Every other smartphone I owned since could do this with both text & email.  (Palm Treo on Windows Mobile, 2 Blackberry Curves, Motorola Droid Bionic)  I bought an iPhone 5 earlier this month and am still kind of shocked I can't do it on an iPhone - even on iOS 7.  It's akin to Jobs' resistance to include picture text messages when everybody was doing it years before.
 
2013-09-30 04:49:01 PM

animal900: Abe Vigoda's Ghost:

To be fair, upgrading the CPU and making software tweaks is not innovative. I expect a tech company to do those things.


I'll ask you what I ask others when the topic of Apple and Samsung's latest underwhelming phone offerings comes up:  What else are you expecting them to do with these devices?

The screens are as good as they're going to get.
LTE speeds are faster than many people's home internet connections.
The cameras have all but killed off point and shoots

So what's left?  What more do you want them to do?  We should no longer be looking at each new generation of device as revolutionary, but rather the latest model available to you if you happen to need a new phone right now.  Kind of like cars (Telsa aside).


I want audio quality in a phone call.
 
2013-09-30 05:19:04 PM
Oh god, here he comes.
 
2013-09-30 05:22:27 PM

robbiex0r: animal900: Abe Vigoda's Ghost:

To be fair, upgrading the CPU and making software tweaks is not innovative. I expect a tech company to do those things.


I'll ask you what I ask others when the topic of Apple and Samsung's latest underwhelming phone offerings comes up:  What else are you expecting them to do with these devices?

The screens are as good as they're going to get.
LTE speeds are faster than many people's home internet connections.
The cameras have all but killed off point and shoots

So what's left?  What more do you want them to do?  We should no longer be looking at each new generation of device as revolutionary, but rather the latest model available to you if you happen to need a new phone right now.  Kind of like cars (Telsa aside).

I want audio quality in a phone call.


I hear you, or at least I think I do.  It sounds kind of tinny and muffled....

But a lot of that has to do with the fact that in some ways LTE is a step backward for voice: it is a data channel which can be good. But that also means that carriers may compress the hell out if it, which could be bad.  

As a side note: you want audio quality in a phone call, try POTS.  Actually sounds pretty good compared to my smart phone most of the time.  My ISP/TV service wanted to sell me on VOIP, but a few pertinent questions shut them up. (i.e. do I have to have a UPS to keep phone service up? what happens if the power is out for 24+ hours?)
 
2013-09-30 05:24:24 PM
Is this where I comment for no other reason but to say I drive a WRX, because I drive a WRX?

WRX

wait, that's for car threads.  Android, something Android.
 
2013-09-30 05:42:54 PM

blacksharpiemarker: abhorrent1: Who the fark cares?

These morons:



Man, I gotta give it to Jobs for one thing... he found a way to milk the morons so effectively of their hard-earned cash that they'd go as far as to defend him when you try and show them the sadness of their ways.


Actually this is true. When the Windows stores opened, smart people stayed away in droves.
 
2013-09-30 05:44:50 PM

RyansPrivates: robbiex0r: animal900: Abe Vigoda's Ghost:

To be fair, upgrading the CPU and making software tweaks is not innovative. I expect a tech company to do those things.


I'll ask you what I ask others when the topic of Apple and Samsung's latest underwhelming phone offerings comes up:  What else are you expecting them to do with these devices?

The screens are as good as they're going to get.
LTE speeds are faster than many people's home internet connections.
The cameras have all but killed off point and shoots

So what's left?  What more do you want them to do?  We should no longer be looking at each new generation of device as revolutionary, but rather the latest model available to you if you happen to need a new phone right now.  Kind of like cars (Telsa aside).

I want audio quality in a phone call.

I hear you, or at least I think I do.  It sounds kind of tinny and muffled....

But a lot of that has to do with the fact that in some ways LTE is a step backward for voice: it is a data channel which can be good. But that also means that carriers may compress the hell out if it, which could be bad.  

As a side note: you want audio quality in a phone call, try POTS.  Actually sounds pretty good compared to my smart phone most of the time.  My ISP/TV service wanted to sell me on VOIP, but a few pertinent questions shut them up. (i.e. do I have to have a UPS to keep phone service up? what happens if the power is out for 24+ hours?)


LTE is for data only (for now), it does not carry voice (yet). Eventually there will be an VoLTE service that will carry voice as well (Verizon is shooting for Q42013 or sometime 2014)

Call quality is based on the carrier, but there are some software tricks in there as well, and because of this some phones are better than others.
 
2013-09-30 05:50:18 PM

phimuskapsi: LTE is for data only (for now), it does not carry voice (yet). Eventually there will be an VoLTE service that will carry voice as well (Verizon is shooting for Q42013 or sometime 2014)

Call quality is based on the carrier, but there are some software tricks in there as well, and because of this some phones are better than others.


Thanks. I thought that had already happened.
 
2013-09-30 06:09:31 PM

phimuskapsi: RyansPrivates: robbiex0r: animal900: Abe Vigoda's Ghost:

To be fair, upgrading the CPU and making software tweaks is not innovative. I expect a tech company to do those things.


I'll ask you what I ask others when the topic of Apple and Samsung's latest underwhelming phone offerings comes up:  What else are you expecting them to do with these devices?

The screens are as good as they're going to get.
LTE speeds are faster than many people's home internet connections.
The cameras have all but killed off point and shoots

So what's left?  What more do you want them to do?  We should no longer be looking at each new generation of device as revolutionary, but rather the latest model available to you if you happen to need a new phone right now.  Kind of like cars (Telsa aside).

I want audio quality in a phone call.

I hear you, or at least I think I do.  It sounds kind of tinny and muffled....

But a lot of that has to do with the fact that in some ways LTE is a step backward for voice: it is a data channel which can be good. But that also means that carriers may compress the hell out if it, which could be bad.  

As a side note: you want audio quality in a phone call, try POTS.  Actually sounds pretty good compared to my smart phone most of the time.  My ISP/TV service wanted to sell me on VOIP, but a few pertinent questions shut them up. (i.e. do I have to have a UPS to keep phone service up? what happens if the power is out for 24+ hours?)

LTE is for data only (for now), it does not carry voice (yet). Eventually there will be an VoLTE service that will carry voice as well (Verizon is shooting for Q42013 or sometime 2014)

Call quality is based on the carrier, but there are some software tricks in there as well, and because of this some phones are better than others.


Most iphone users i've talked to on the phone have sounded just horrible. I remember it being worse with earlier versions.

I find it extremely upsetting that only do our cell phones suck for voice, but now conference calls at the office are plagued by horrible audio quality as well. I don't know if it's VOIP, or people on cells on conference bridges, or crappy in-room phones, but there has to be a better way to handle voice.
 
2013-09-30 06:23:01 PM

animal900: The screens are as good as they're going to get.


See, that's the thing -- they're not.  Even low-end Android phones tend to come with 720p screens these days, and yet the iPhone 5s still has an 1136x640 screen.
 
2013-09-30 06:53:33 PM

HeartBurnKid: animal900: The screens are as good as they're going to get.

See, that's the thing -- they're not.  Even low-end Android phones tend to come with 720p screens these days, and yet the iPhone 5s still has an 1136x640 screen.


iPhone 5 has a PPI of 326, while the 720p Galaxy S3 "only" has 306.  The resolution of the iPhone is lower only because the screen is smaller, which some people prefer.
 
2013-09-30 06:58:07 PM
 

Archae hippy: My daughter has an iphone 4S in a dollar store case. I have witnessed it fall onto hardwoodcarpet/asphalt dozens of times. I am not making this up, at least 24 times, with no issues.


My first iPhone (3GS) fell out of my coat pocket and went through my snowblower. It chipped the back, but the phone was 100% functional after sticking it in some rice. I never had a case or screen protector on it, and I've dropped it 100s of times, 99% of the time not making a scratch. However, I've had the 4S for almost 2 years now, and I've broken two screens. I don't remember how the first one happened but it shattered and had to be replaced. The second time (which I think is not a genuine Apple screen, it scratched very easy as soon as I got it), it fell out of my pocket as I was getting in my truck and I slammed the door on it. It just got a hairline crack through the screen and is completely usable.
 
2013-09-30 06:59:11 PM

animal900: HeartBurnKid: animal900: The screens are as good as they're going to get.

See, that's the thing -- they're not.  Even low-end Android phones tend to come with 720p screens these days, and yet the iPhone 5s still has an 1136x640 screen.

iPhone 5 has a PPI of 326, while the 720p Galaxy S3 "only" has 306.  The resolution of the iPhone is lower only because the screen is smaller, which some people prefer.


The Galaxy S3 is a year and a half old.  iPhone 5s still has a PPI of 326, while the Galaxy S4 has a 1080p screen with a PPI of 441.
 
2013-09-30 07:07:44 PM

HeartBurnKid: animal900: HeartBurnKid: animal900: The screens are as good as they're going to get.

See, that's the thing -- they're not.  Even low-end Android phones tend to come with 720p screens these days, and yet the iPhone 5s still has an 1136x640 screen.

iPhone 5 has a PPI of 326, while the 720p Galaxy S3 "only" has 306.  The resolution of the iPhone is lower only because the screen is smaller, which some people prefer.

The Galaxy S3 is a year and a half old.  iPhone 5s still has a PPI of 326, while the Galaxy S4 has a 1080p screen with a PPI of 441.


Sorry, I was under the impression that we were talking about the 720p android devices.
 
2013-09-30 07:15:11 PM

animal900: HeartBurnKid: animal900: HeartBurnKid: animal900: The screens are as good as they're going to get.

See, that's the thing -- they're not.  Even low-end Android phones tend to come with 720p screens these days, and yet the iPhone 5s still has an 1136x640 screen.

iPhone 5 has a PPI of 326, while the 720p Galaxy S3 "only" has 306.  The resolution of the iPhone is lower only because the screen is smaller, which some people prefer.

The Galaxy S3 is a year and a half old.  iPhone 5s still has a PPI of 326, while the Galaxy S4 has a 1080p screen with a PPI of 441.

Sorry, I was under the impression that we were talking about the 720p android devices.


Well, if you think it's enough that the iPhone beat out phones that are almost 2 years old, and other phones that cost as much off-contract as the iPhone costs on-, then yeah, it's impressive that the iPhone has better PPI than the Galaxy S3 and other 720p large-screen Android devices.  If you don't, then it's still not farking good enough.
 
2013-09-30 07:17:47 PM

HeartBurnKid: animal900: HeartBurnKid: animal900: HeartBurnKid: animal900: The screens are as good as they're going to get.

See, that's the thing -- they're not.  Even low-end Android phones tend to come with 720p screens these days, and yet the iPhone 5s still has an 1136x640 screen.

iPhone 5 has a PPI of 326, while the 720p Galaxy S3 "only" has 306.  The resolution of the iPhone is lower only because the screen is smaller, which some people prefer.

The Galaxy S3 is a year and a half old.  iPhone 5s still has a PPI of 326, while the Galaxy S4 has a 1080p screen with a PPI of 441.

Sorry, I was under the impression that we were talking about the 720p android devices.

Well, if you think it's enough that the iPhone beat out phones that are almost 2 years old, and other phones that cost as much off-contract as the iPhone costs on-, then yeah, it's impressive that the iPhone has better PPI than the Galaxy S3 and other 720p large-screen Android devices.  If you don't, then it's still not farking good enough.


Oh, and I'll just add that the HTC One Mini that came out this year has a 4.3" 720p display, with a pixel density of 342PPI.  So even the mid-range devices beat Apple on that.
 
2013-09-30 07:57:23 PM

Misconduc: You know its funny, I saw this
 [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x960]

Whats interesting is I always read the Iphone was easy to break, my friend which had 3 replaced already - can vouch even the slightest drop and it breaks the screen. My Samsung S3 and S4 goto work with me every day, my S4 has survived falling out of my vehicle on the road (sliding off the dash), being run over by accident, falling off my trucks hood, dropped twice in the kitchen and still doesn't have a scratch on it. It does have a plastic shell surrounding the phone and a soft rubber coat around it.

I may be lucky, but not this many times. I watched my friend drop his Iphone off a couch onto carpet and the screen broke.

I only bought the samsung because for one it was also only $400 vs the $600 apple. Secondly my Samsung does the same crap his Iphone does - but I also don't have a CONTRACT either. I pay $50 a month for unlimited everything and he pays $120.
I'm thinking because Samsung is going head to head with Apple, apple paid off Square trade just as a marketing ploy. It doesn't surprise me since JD Powers does the same thing. I just find it funny they brand the samsung S4 a risk factor when I know for a fact its not.

Apple might of been the first, but I think Microsoft and Samsung are catching up finally, the new Surface 2 looks very interesting to me, and the price tag is really everything in my opinion right now.


Or you can just not be an idiot and spend the extra money for a screen protector (I swear by InvisiShield) and a decent case. If you spend $200 on a new phone but can't be bothered to put in another $40-$50 to protect it, you deserve a broken screen.

I'm on my 3rd iPhone (had the first two for the life of the 2 year contract) and never have had so much of a scratch on any of them.
 
2013-09-30 08:19:47 PM

abhorrent1: Who the fark cares?


People who own an iPhone and want a rule-of-thumb approximation of whether upgrading to a newer model would be helpful or not, assumably.

I mean, I guess I understand your confusion as to why it was posted to Fark, but the video itself seems reasonably useful.
 
2013-09-30 08:46:28 PM

robbiex0r: animal900: Abe Vigoda's Ghost:

To be fair, upgrading the CPU and making software tweaks is not innovative. I expect a tech company to do those things.


I'll ask you what I ask others when the topic of Apple and Samsung's latest underwhelming phone offerings comes up:  What else are you expecting them to do with these devices?

The screens are as good as they're going to get.
LTE speeds are faster than many people's home internet connections.
The cameras have all but killed off point and shoots

So what's left?  What more do you want them to do?  We should no longer be looking at each new generation of device as revolutionary, but rather the latest model available to you if you happen to need a new phone right now.  Kind of like cars (Telsa aside).

I want audio quality in a phone call.


+1 - Screw the features, make the call sound good.
 
2013-09-30 11:51:27 PM

Mr. Chainsaw: Misconduc: You know its funny, I saw this
 [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x960]

Whats interesting is I always read the Iphone was easy to break, my friend which had 3 replaced already - can vouch even the slightest drop and it breaks the screen. My Samsung S3 and S4 goto work with me every day, my S4 has survived falling out of my vehicle on the road (sliding off the dash), being run over by accident, falling off my trucks hood, dropped twice in the kitchen and still doesn't have a scratch on it. It does have a plastic shell surrounding the phone and a soft rubber coat around it.

I may be lucky, but not this many times. I watched my friend drop his Iphone off a couch onto carpet and the screen broke.

I only bought the samsung because for one it was also only $400 vs the $600 apple. Secondly my Samsung does the same crap his Iphone does - but I also don't have a CONTRACT either. I pay $50 a month for unlimited everything and he pays $120.
I'm thinking because Samsung is going head to head with Apple, apple paid off Square trade just as a marketing ploy. It doesn't surprise me since JD Powers does the same thing. I just find it funny they brand the samsung S4 a risk factor when I know for a fact its not.

Apple might of been the first, but I think Microsoft and Samsung are catching up finally, the new Surface 2 looks very interesting to me, and the price tag is really everything in my opinion right now.

Or you can just not be an idiot and spend the extra money for a screen protector (I swear by InvisiShield) and a decent case. If you spend $200 on a new phone but can't be bothered to put in another $40-$50 to protect it, you deserve a broken screen.

I'm on my 3rd iPhone (had the first two for the life of the 2 year contract) and never have had so much of a scratch on any of them.

Or you can not be an idiot, save $50, and not drop your phone. I've had an iPhone basically since they came out and have never put a case or screen protector on one nor have I dropped one. I have yet to break an iPhone.
 
2013-09-30 11:57:20 PM

dangelder: More RAM necessitates a slower boot process because it needs to be checked on power-up


It does indeed need to be checked but newer hardware(RAM and the system board) are faster than they used to be. Now that I think about it, adding RAM might not slow the boot process. I recently went from 2GB to 10GB of RAM in my PC with no noticeable difference in my boot time.
 
2013-10-01 01:09:15 AM

blacksharpiemarker: abhorrent1: Who the fark cares?

These morons:



Man, I gotta give it to Jobs for one thing... he found a way to milk the morons so effectively of their hard-earned cash that they'd go as far as to defend him when you try and show them the sadness of their ways.


My fave was when someone asked why the iPod shuffle doesn't allow for EQ settings and a fanboy said 'it's because Apple wants you to hear the music the way the artist wishes'.

fanboys have their heads up their asses. And I say this as an iPhone 5 user.
 
2013-10-01 09:20:13 AM

dangelder: Misconduc: I pay $50 a month for unlimited everything

I genuinely want to know this. You have an unlimited data plan for $50 with what carrier?


I use MetroPCS, yeah its complete crap as far as speeds are - but I use the WIFI instead. Its probably one of the worst carriers, but it works just fine for me - i cannot commit to a contract, only problem is you gotta buy the phones rather then use a contract. Problem is having the latest phones, won't happen but if you need a decent phone they can hook one up. But on my S4, I only really use the navigation apps, airline ticket finder, etc I don't play music on it, or games. If you need blazing internet, you need a wifi hotspot or you won't like it, otherwise I've never had problems anywhere with it.
Customer service however is a joke, if your phone breaks good luck or if something goes wrong, they want you to mail the phone off instead of getting it quickly fixed (two weeks!).

Mr. Chainsaw: Misconduc: You know its funny, I saw this

Or you can just not be an idiot and spend the extra money for a screen protector (I swear by InvisiShield) and a decent case. If you spend $200 on a new phone but can't be bothered to put in another $40-$50 to protect it, you deserve a broken screen.
I'm on my 3rd iPhone (had the first two for the life of the 2 year contract) and never have had so much of a scratch on any of them.


I think the article is talking about the idiots who have no screen protector or decent case, I cannot understand why - i've seen people without them, second I bought my S4 I went right to amazon and got me a $20 kit, screen protector, case etc.
I mean if you can commit to anything over $200 cell phone, you damn well need to spend to protect it.

with Metro i did pay the $5 a month for insurance, right now I am sitting at $425 because I've never damaged a phone or returned one. I finally canceled it because I don't see myself buying another phone that expensive again, ill just buy a damn laptop if i need that kinda power.
 
2013-10-01 09:29:34 AM
Its got a few quirks I don't like but now that I have an S4 I'm never going back to the iPhone unless they make some major changes which sort of go against the apple dogma.
 
2013-10-01 09:31:34 AM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost: If you're looking at the Surface 2 RT, save your money. The original Surface RT was crap. The new Surface 2 RT is still crap, but with better specs.

If you must have a Windows tablet. Get a Surface Pro.


Right now I have a samsung Galaxy tablet, for the price I paid and what I use it for, its been outstanding. I am attracted to the new Windows tablet for some reason, I've been waiting on to see whether its going to bomb or not. Also the price tag of the new Surface Pro 2 needs to drop before I find myself anything interested.

I plan on giving my wife my tablet, and upgrading probably by the end of the year. She uses it mainly for Candy crush and her nursing journals.
 
2013-10-01 10:29:13 AM
RyansPrivates:
I have ATT Dsl at home and it does come with a UPS. Power went out last week for a few hours and I was able to use my laptop to Netflix and make phone calls the whole time it was out.
On another note I have a GS3 and it has hit the ground from about 5 feet many times. Still not a scratch. Ended up laying the phone face down on a table that had sand on it and finally put one small scratch in the glass when I slid it to pick it up. That Gorilla glass is some tough stuff.
 
2013-10-01 10:40:08 AM

Fade2black: That's pretty funny.  I went with an iphone because to me, it was idiot-proof...and at the time, honestly...ATT had better coverage at my house and they had the exclusive for the first 2 generations.  And since it's a comfort factor at this point, I keep it...and upgrade when I can.  I don't hang out in front of the store.  I have nothing against Android, nothing at all.  Thankfully I'm not sad or pathetic enough to think arguing over what phone I have is grounds to feel morally superior to someone else.  Your life must really suck.

/I'll take a mocha, sir...triple shot, with whip.


Honestly, I don't care what phone you own. I was simply admiring how effectively Jobs was able to manipulate the masses into recognizing a "lifestyle" out of his brand and products. Attack or criticize Apple, and it's as if you're attacking someones religion or sexuality. (Thank you for effectively proving my point)

Personally, I've been burned one too many times by faulty Apple hardware to take the company, (lack of) product value/quality/features, or pricing seriously. Couple that with the horrible work conditions both employees in North America and Asia suffer to support these products (whether at a retail, corporate, or production level), I have little incentive to support Apple business endeavors. You are rather mistaken my friend. I don't feel superior when I see someone has spent money on an Apple product, I feel sorry.
 
2013-10-01 12:22:29 PM

DMDmarty: RyansPrivates:
I have ATT Dsl at home and it does come with a UPS. Power went out last week for a few hours and I was able to use my laptop to Netflix and make phone calls the whole time it was out.
On another note I have a GS3 and it has hit the ground from about 5 feet many times. Still not a scratch. Ended up laying the phone face down on a table that had sand on it and finally put one small scratch in the glass when I slid it to pick it up. That Gorilla glass is some tough stuff.


Yeah, I know you get a UPS, but my concern is for a prolonged power outage (i.e. a natural disaster).  Probably not a big problem for most people, but I am a bit of a luddite (in spite of being a techie), and don't like losing functionality at the expense of new features.
 
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