Will the iPhone 5 Become the Best Selling Consumer Electronics Device Ever?

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muzicman82

To answer the question... Most likely, Yes...

But who cares?

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SPreston2001

The Sheep line up blindly lol...

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acidic

omfg i totally have to buy one of these innovative phones. they have brought so many new technologies to the industry with each release. i mean who doesn't want a bigger screen but lower resolution ? i think i'll "upgrade" my dual 24in monitors to 27in with a 800x600 res. that is basically what crapple has brought to the table.

also i need a phone that has the new 4g. now that is innovation. i want the ability to use the web WHILE talking to someone. OH WAIT, crappl's new iphone5 can't even do that correct. you have to end your call in order to use the web or vice versa.

http://www.dailytech.com/Apple+iPhone+5+Cant+Do+Simultaneous+VoiceData+on+Verizon+Sprint+Networks/article27690.htm

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Slugbait

Wait a sec...so the iPhone 4S set a new Guinness World Record for being the "fastest selling consumer electronics device" over the Kinect? I suppose Guinness aren't Apple fanbois...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinect#Sales

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vampyre_tech

I don't currently own an Apple product, but I can see the appeal. When a friend of mine gave me his old iPhone 3, I used it for a few weeks as an iPod touch. What I liked the most about it over Android is that I can plug the iDevice into my laptop, push the sync button, and all my apps, music, pictures, e-books, everything is synced. I work a 10 hour day, then have to come home and cook, clean, and help the kids with their homework. I love the forced sync concept and wish that my current HTC phone had an option like that. (Disclaimer: I've only had the phone a little over a week, so I'm not yet aware of a free one-stop sync app.) The iPhone has the illusion of being easier to keep everything backed up. If the iPhone dies, I just get a new one, plug it in, hit sync and most everything is back to normal. The Android market remembered my apps, but I still had to re-download all of them and reconfigure my "desktop" icons when I had to get a replacement. So far my best backup effort it to have a folder on my desktop and backup the SD Card using Teracopy to only overwrite older files.

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nightphantom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIWKytq_q4

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Brad Chacos

Yes, but I still want a Lumia 920.

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RS_Lommax

I got my Samsung Galaxy S III just a couple of months ago on Verizon. I'm able to do most of what the iPhone 5 does (with the obvious exceptions of the Apple propriety stuff). Nothing described as being new with the iPhone 5 makes me jealous at all. It seems like they're playing catch-up more than anything.

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wolfing

No

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jgottberg

This looks like a big cycle to me... Mom and dad see their kids using an iPhone to play games and what-not. Not wanting to look like they are too old to use one, the parents pick one up. The device gains popularity among a wide audience. All of a sudden, those kids don't think it's very cool that their old parents are using their device so they move on to something else. The parents get wind of this and decide to switch to what their kids use to once again, look hip and young. The cycle repeats.

Just waiting for the next big thing. Hoping it will be the Lumina 920 and WP8.

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wolfing

the only problem with that picture is when the kids decide to change, then they realize all the apps and songs they have won't transfer to the new device, they stay.

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Happy

Which is why it's best at this point in history (imho) to stick with CDs, DVDs, and physical paper books. Once you can transfer your movies, music, and books to different devices by different companies though and it's all backed up in the cloud (I hate the idea of the cloud taking over but if it's merely an option that's widely used...why not?) so it doesn't get lost if your SSD in your device craps out then I'm all for giving up physical things like paper, CDs, and DVDs. But things aren't very secure right now and I don't relish the idea of repurchasing the same songs or books that I already bought just because companies and technology infrastructure can't get their act together and get things to the point that they could easily theoretically be at already.

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daveyboy062

I left the iPhone over a year ago because I wanted a bigger screen, A 4" screen is not a big screen (for me at least). I'll be waiting for the mysterious 5+" HTC phone.

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HiGHRoLLeR038

lol phablet

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Happy

Hells yeah!

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Surefinger

I’m sure it will sell well to those who are already locked into the eco-system and own a 3GS, 4, or 4S. Apple is marketing the 5 to their own, while the best thing people in the media are saying about it, is that it’s thinner and lighter, basically a no surprises marginal update to things other phones have had for a couple years now. I don’t see it selling to those who are informed and know that there are several phones (from Samsung, Nokia, HTC, Motto) that easily trump it with NFC, Wireless charging, even better camera’s (Nokia). It’s got to upset those that have to use an adapter for all their legacy stuff to plug into the new proprietary port, that doesn’t work any better than standard USB 2.0, and knowing not everything that’s in a G3 or 920 will even make into the iPhone 6.

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acidic

in the local paper today, there is a cartoon about crapple. it shows 2 crapple fanatics sitting in a coffee shop (imagine that). the woman says that the iphone5 is finally available then the guy asks if it is too early to be obsessed with the iphone6. it is really sad when the media is picking up on the pathetic crapple cult.

sadly, the iphone6 will more than likely sell more than an other release due to the sheer number of techtards (patent pending).

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stradric

C'mon now. I would never buy an iPhone or any Apple product at this point, but you're not being very fair. The iPhone 5 is a very nice piece of hardware -- arguably the best device on the market by any reasonable measurement. You don't have to be a "techtard" to be interested in the iPhone 5.

No matter what device one chooses, they are bound to be making some type of compromise. So it all comes down to preference. Who the hell are you to question someone's own personal preference? Some people are petty and go with what's "cool". Others weigh their decision based on careful analysis. In either case, the iPhone is a possible outcome. By focusing some much vitriol onto Apple and the iPhone, do you really think you're better?

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compro01

"The iPhone 5 is a very nice piece of hardware -- arguably the best device on the market by any reasonable measurement"

Hve you actually compared the hardware? The Galaxy SIII outspecs the iPhone 5 in every measure except screen DPI, where the iPhone takes a marginal victory.

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vegiisan

Hmm, no it's not arguably the best device on the market, how do you figure that? No Gorilla Glass 2, no 720p HD display, no expandable memory, no removal battery, no radio (?), no NFC, 4" screen is tiny and outdated (I prefer the 4.8" on my S3). So given the fact it basically just caught up to Samsung/HTC's high end smartphones but forgot to add the other standard features, I fail to see how it's arguably the best. It's arguably the newest, but most outdated product.

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Peanut Fox

For some folks a phone with a 4.8 inch screen creates a device that is too big. I remember standing in a store years ago with a guy who liked his new Android phone but wanted to move back to an iPhone because he found the larger Android device too unwieldy.

A higher resolution screen doesn't mean anything. Both the Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X have a higher res screen but the iPhone 5 still trumps them both with a higher pixel density. Which means under closer inspection you'd have a harder time seeing pixels on the iPhone than you would on either of the two Android devices.

There's also game applications to consider if they matter to the purchaser. Android and Windows Phone have them, but iOS has a whole lot more there to choose from. Since launch Android has never really garnered the same amount of attention that is found on iOS, and I think it has a lot to do with iOS just being a more financially lucrative platform there.

If you're Apple you release a phone every 18 or so months. How do they even begin to compete with the deluge of Android (and potentially Windows) devices? It'd be ludicrous for them to even try. I don't think there's anything wrong with the iPhone hardware. It's fine. It's on par with everything else out there today. A redesign of their UI would have done more to rejuvenate the platform.

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Refuge88

I personally am excited for the WP8 release, I really want to see how the new 920 feels in my hand, so long as the feel of the phone is as good as I think it is I'll be leaving the apple ecosystem. Which is something I've wanted to do for some time now.

I can't wait to drop my iPhone4, this thing is a piece of crap, and I despise Apple's ecosystem and Iron hand controlling what i do with a computer I pay good money for.

I just hope the WP8 isn't too difficult to hack should I feel the urge.

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mh15216

Didn't the analysts predict good stock prices for facebook ipo stocks, and GREAT sales for LCD's that have fallen flat, and GREAT sales for pc's that have fallen flat, and WINDOWS 8 saving PC sales that WILL fall flat, and........

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DoctorX

yawn... apple hardware and software sucks. (yes I have used them). wake me up when there is real news.

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Ulrich

"Will the iPhone 5 Become the Best Selling Consumer Electronics Device Ever?"

As far as I know lemmings are still breading. I'd imagine it has a good chance based on that.

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austin43

Mmmm breading...sweet irony.

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richeemxx

Pretty much dead on! They have a bigger reach and a larger market now with more carriers. So yeah they'll likely sale more than ever. Should they? No not in the least, but I'm sure it'll still happen.

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ZX9RDan89

It probably will... sadly.

What annoys me more is how the press gets all bent out of shape every time apple comes up with something.

If someone invented a gizmo that cures cancer, the press wouldn't get as excited as when apple releases a new iteration of its products.

Maybe the fact that the professionals of the press are fans of apple is testament of how great apple really is... Nah. that can't be right.

P.S. Not pointing finger at MaxPC.
P.P.S. Not being sarcastic.

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vegiisan

If Apple released a product that caused cancer the media would be pretty excited, and consumers would buy it in a frenzy, just because it's Crapple.

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stradric

I'm sure if people didn't pay attention to that news, or if the comments thread on every iPhone announcement article didn't have 500 comments, the news would stop reporting on it. However, here we are talking about it. Thus, it's newsworthy.

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DeltaFIVEengineer

Anyone that's expecting WP8 to garner any significant buzz or exposure is fooling themselves. The only market share they're going to take away from, if any at all, is from Android. People who are already locked into the Apple ecosystem are not going to suddenly have a revelation and buy a Windows phone. I think the new Windows phones will sell better than previous iterations but certainly nowhere near what the competition is.

Further, I saw somewhere that if Apple hits the numbers that they're supposed to, it'll add 1% to the GDP of the US. Imagine another company making one single product that can achieve that.

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ZX9RDan89

I think you hit the nail right on the button... is that the expression?

Its an ecosystem at this point. I know at least 2 guys here who would love a GalaxyS3. but they are so entrenched in the apple ecosystem that it's not worth it for them to switch, even if they do find the product more interesting that the iPhone4s.2

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LGA1156

Its really hard to be intrenched in a eco system, when the connector gets changed and all those apple docks and accessories no longer function without a large adapter that wont allow the phone to be cradled anymore. This is the the start of the end of apple, and one of the only feature that made me jealous as an android user, the docks that where available for the apple products.

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Ulrich

That's the number one problem with Apple. They make it near impossible to leave once you are in... kind of a cult.

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DoctorX

There... fixed it for you.

"That's the number one problem with Apple. They make it near impossible to leave once you are in... kind of a occult.

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mh15216

There, fixed that back to what it was supposed to be to begin with before you thought you had fixed it.

That's the number one problem with Apple. They make it near impossible to leave once you are in... kind of a cult.

**occult - explanation of phenomena
**cult - a religious like following

"kind of a occult" - Kind of a 'knowledge of the paranormal'
"king of like a cult" - Kind of like "a religious following"

*Know your shit before you correct someone else incorrectly.

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