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2012-09-12 01:46:58 PM  
6 votes:
I like the new iCall feature, it allows for an instant voice connection between two parties. All you have to do is enter the other party's 10 digit code!
2012-09-12 01:44:14 PM  
4 votes:
Is this an actual Apple event, or is this an attempt to satirize the presentation of common applications now expected on smartphones as special, unique features?
2012-09-12 01:50:15 PM  
3 votes:
So the new Apple dock connector is "Lightning". Which follows Thunderbolt. Will the next one be called Galileo Figaro Magnifico-ooo-ooo-ooo?
2012-09-12 02:00:05 PM  
2 votes:
using limestone from a local quarry NO ONE WOULD HAVE DONE THIS BUT APPLE

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2012-09-12 01:36:41 PM  
2 votes:
My god, I'm on the edge of my seat for the next incremental release of features that could have been implemented 3 models ago.

2012-09-12 01:22:18 PM  
2 votes:
Oh wow its thinner and lighter and has a bigger screen. This demands hours of presentation and days of debate.
2012-09-12 05:29:31 PM  
1 vote:
AT&T announce that unlimited plans can be grandfathered in when upgrading to iPhone 5:

2012-09-12 05:02:39 PM  
1 vote:

styckx: Really Dave?? REALLY?

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That picture would make Kurt Cobain want to blow his brains out.
2012-09-12 04:16:40 PM  
1 vote:

swaxhog: Mainly for buying things with your phone instead of pulling out your debit/cc.

I keep forgetting how hard it is to reach my wallet.
2012-09-12 03:24:56 PM  
1 vote:
I've been an iPhone user for four years. I'm in the market for a new phone, and it's not going to be yet another iPhone for exactly one reason:


/would rather configure extended memory under DOS than use that festering, obtuse POS software ever again
2012-09-12 02:50:15 PM  
1 vote:
And in the upcoming days, we'll get to see how truly strapped for cash the 99% is.
2012-09-12 02:38:25 PM  
1 vote:
meatofmystery: FlashHarry: lol. apple hate.

lol white knights

I prefer the term iDrones, but with some of them iPussies might be more accurate.
2012-09-12 02:33:53 PM  
1 vote:

Latinwolf: If you feel the need to actually say this on a site like Fark where everything is criticized, where everything is picked on, then yes, you are a pussy, no matter what excuses you make.

lol umad? suck it hat3rz!

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2012-09-12 02:13:55 PM  
1 vote:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Nexzus: This is what I still don't get about iOS - no widgets. Widgets are the most supremely awesome thing to ever grace a smartphone. Unfortunately, the Samsung widgets on my S3 suck ass, but on my Desire HD, one look at the home screen, I had the time, weather, next appointment, and subject, sender and first few lines of my latest email.

That's weird. I just swiped down on my phone and got the weather forecast for the week, next few calendar items, couple lines of recent emails, and recent Facebook postings. You do know Notification Center is a thing, right?

Yes, we do. Android has had it for 3 years.
2012-09-12 01:50:47 PM  
1 vote:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Yeah, it's weird the way users want something that works and this annoys IT guys.

How else are the neck beards going to feel superior if people stop coming to them for help?
2012-09-12 01:50:15 PM  
1 vote:
Still no scrollable dock or widgets. Apple already lost me for a second iJesusPhone when upgrade time comes next year with all their douchey moves as of late. Also, my 4 feels so gimped and with all the updates to ios, my apps keep crashing and my battery drains quicker. I also had to shut off most of the iOS features because the damn phone was eating data left, right, and centre when I didn't even have iCloud backup turned on. Wifi synch is a jOke too. The phone doesn't "just work," it does what it wants to do whether you want to do it or not.

I liked it when I first got it, but since the 4s came out, it sucks and apple made it suck on purpose because they want me to keep buying new shinys from them every 6 months.
2012-09-12 01:36:57 PM  
1 vote:
More magnets!!
2012-09-12 01:32:02 PM  
1 vote:
If I had one, people would call me on it. No thanks. I don't need that aggravation.
2012-09-12 01:19:24 PM  
1 vote:
4" screen. That violates Samsung's patent of a screen size slightly larger than the iPhone.
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