iPhone 5 Apple event

For two and a half very long years, Apple fanatics have been trying to piece together what it is Apple has had up its sleeve for the iPhone 5. Leading up to Apple's announcement, we were asking ourselves the very same question we asked ourselves in October of last year: "What will the iPhone 5 entail?"

Judging by the surplus of rumors and leaked parts, the iPhone 5 was to be a slimmer, taller variant of the iPhone 4S. It was expected to host a larger, 4-inch display, updated internal components, 4G LTE and, of course, iOS 6 with the plethora of new features it brings. And until last week, we still had no idea whether the next-generation iPhone would be called. Like the new iPad, Apple could refer to this year's iPhone as "the new iPhone", dropping the seemingly random numeric scheme, or the they could continue their bizarre sequential naming scheme with "iPhone 5".

On top of all the mystery, something very saddening happened last year following the announcement of the iPhone 4S. Steve Jobs, Apple's fearless and inspirational leader and former CEO, passed away the very next day. Since then, we've been wondering if Apple's new products can live up to the quality of the Jobs-era products. Without Steve Jobs, can Apple execute the same level of efficiency in its products? Can Tim Cook instill the same level of desire in consumers?

Some feel Jobs could have made a $1,000 brick with an Apple logo appealing, a must-have item for any home. All eyes were on Tim Cook to recreate and emulate the same level of charisma and confidence in a product that Jobs could.

On the heels of a somewhat disappointing (yet wildly popular) iPhone 4S, many were on the fence about the iPhone 5. It very well could be a make-or-break for the company in the volatile wireless space.

Not two hours ago, Cook took the stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco to lay the iPhone 5 rumors to rest once and for all.

First up, as always, were numbers. Apple prides itself in numbers and how well they are doing in virtually every market it's in. The iPad is up from 62 percent market share to 68 percent, despite hundreds of competing tablets having launched. And they hold 91 percent of all web traffic share for tablets, too. There are now over 700,000 applications in App Store and 250,000 of those are for iPads. And through June, over 400 million iOS devices have sold.

All very impressive stuff!

Phil Schiller then hopped on stage to make the iPhone 5 officially official. And, totally to my surprise, Schiller showed us the very device we've seen leaked in images around the Web for months now. The same two-toned metal (aluminum) backing, the taller, thinner design.

"Anyone can make a bigger phone," said Schiller. The iPhone 5 is almost exactly what many were expecting. It hosts a 4-inch display (326 PPI, 1136 x 640 pixel resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio), 7.6mm thick, 18 percent thinner than the iPhone 4S, 20 percent lighter, all in a strikingly similar chassis.

As far as software goes, the extra vertical pixels call for an extra row of icons. The larger display yields a larger viewing space and, thus, allows you to view more content on a single page. Legacy applications, however, will just center themselves on the display at the old resolution, giving users a black margin at the top and bottom of the app. (That's almost as bad as iPhone apps on an iPad.)

Inside the display, Apple removed the touch sensitive layer and integrated it right into the display for a more responsive touch and crisper display.

And, yes, the iPhone 5 comes with LTE connectivity. All voice and data is implemented in a single radio chip. Verizon, AT&T and Sprint will support LTE on the iPhone five here in the States. (Sorry, folks. No T-Mobile yet.) 240 carriers in 100 countries will support iPhone 5, connectivity will obviously vary.

On the inside, Apple is using the A6 chip for twice the CPU and GPU processing. According to Schiller, it will offer twice the performance (speed) across the board. They have increased the battery to compensate, too, claiming to have surpassed the iPhone 4S battery life.

As for the camera on the iPhone 5, Apple has improved it by adding backside illumination, sapphire lens and a hybrid IR filter. Thanks to the A6, the camera is faster, has better low-light performance, spatial noise reduction, next-gen ISP, etc. Packed with a quick jab at Nokia, Schiller announced built-in panorama mode for the iPhone camera, which can yield a 28-megapixel photo. You can also take photos while shooting video. (A lot of this sounds very familiar, no?)

Apple also improved the audio by packing a smaller speaker and three microphones, one on the front, bottom and back. As we expected, the connector has also changed and is now called Lightning. The cool feature with Lightning is that it's reversible – both sides work the same.

Next up was Scott Forstall to fly iOS 6. Much of what Forstall showed us was stuff we saw back in June at WWDC when iOS 6 was first announced. He also showed off a few more parlor tricks from Siri. Nothing new or groundbreaking here.

As you would expect, the iPhone 5 will come in either black or white. It will come in three capacities at 16GB, 32GB and 64GB for $199, $299 and $399, respectively, with a two-year agreement. Pre-orders begin September 14 and they will ship on September 21. The iPhone 4S 16GB has dropped to $99 with a two-year agreement, and the iPhone 4 8GB is now free.

Okay, so most of you knew I would be disappointed with anything but a totally redesigned, 4.3-inch (or larger) iPhone 5. I don't care about a boost in performance or how thin Apple made the phone. LTE connectivity was a given (something that should have happened last year) and their "redesign" was haphazard. The two-tone back is not appealing, nor is it Apple-esque. And for some, a 4-inch phone is still too small. (I've been using the DROID Incredible 4G LTE off and on for a few days and I'm struggling on such a tiny display.)

But the letdown of the phone is one thing. I anticipated a disappointing iPhone – I've learned to expect that over the years. While I'm sure it will be just as great of a device as the iPhone has been, the iPhone 5 is just as disappointing as the last.

That said, I did not at all expect Apple – of all companies – to have literally no surprises for us. What happened to doubling-down on secrecy, Tim? There was literally no aspect of the iPhone 5 we were unaware of leading into the event. I may have chosen to give Apple the benefit of a doubt, hoping they were a little more careful than to let the Internet spoil the surprise. I was wrong.

I hold my final opinion for when I get the phone in my hand. But I don't like the aspect ratio or look of the iPhone 5. And nothing Apple announced today is terribly impressive. It's not a total letdown, though. But Apple's inability to keep a secret anymore is.

Strangely enough (and I never thought I would say this), I feel more inclined to go Windows Phone this time around. The Lumia 920 is looking mighty fine right about now. So is the Galaxy Note II. There is nothing the iPhone 5 has that I can't live without or that I would immediately give my iPhone 4S or One X up for.

So, what's your take, ladies and gentlemen? Is the iPhone 5 everything you've been hoping and waiting for? Is it a big enough improvement to toss your old iPhone or Android phone? Or will you stick it out for the next one?

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Anonymous LOL. Not this time, not ever. Android is so much better.
Jim Clifton
Jim Clifton No I phone for me. I own a Ipod Touch and Ipad2 but a big no on the 5. Really happy with my GS3. I love Apple being one of Americas best companies but that does not mean by everything apple.4 inch screen, no NFC? finally LTE... thats so 2 years ago.
Jonathan Kramer
Jonathan Kramer Not in this lifetime, LOL
Kirk Ngo
Kirk Ngo Why would you want this phone? Honestly. I see no value getting this phone. I would rather get a windows phone 8.
Randy Morris
Randy Morris The inability to setup an iPhone in any way I see fit (app tray makes for a clean desktop), and being able to swap battery and memory is a dealbreaker. Relying on the cloud for everything is just not an option yet. It needs more speed, security, and transparency, before I'm willing to let go of my MicroSD's
Glen Thomas Longstreth Jr.
Glen Thomas Longstreth Jr. Even though i already got a s3
Glen Thomas Longstreth Jr.
Glen Thomas Longstreth Jr. HELL NO illl buy a note 2 though
T Louis Michael
T Louis Michael Will stay with the Samsung Sunburst until the iPhone 6 comes out.
Scot Milo
Scot Milo Android is rip off of IOS..look at how smart phones looked before the launch of the iPhone in 2007. SMH i use to use android until I got tired of the bloatware, fragmentation, app force closing, random shut downs, viruses, mediocre apps and games, poor eco system, crap phones made out of cheap plastic, and hoping that my OEM or carrier will provide an update to the latest version of the android OS. I think its very sad that the GS3 has an old version of android on it lol while the 3 years old 3GS runs the latest version of IOS. that's android for ya!
Deborah Khama
Deborah Khama Yup. Done with Andriod ever since my phone was hacked into. Never again will I buy an Andriod phone.
Richard Hampson
Richard Hampson
Shashivarman Kolandaveloo
Shashivarman Kolandaveloo iPhone forever ;) again will buy it coz of the BRAND! ;)
Aazib Chaudhry
Aazib Chaudhry well,i think that the iPhone's time on the Mobile leader board is over.It's Android's time to shine.
Brent Stradling
Brent Stradling anticipointment is the only word that comes to mind
Danu Carrión Perales
Danu Carrión Perales lol this is how stupid iphone fans are
Hassam Tariq
Hassam Tariq :D Ooooh yeah ! \m/
Hassam Tariq
Hassam Tariq No no no!!!! S3 or waiting for next nexus release .
Lamine Aim
Lamine Aim Dear Mr Aaron, why can't i find my comments here ?
Lamine Aim
Lamine Aim where have been my comments ? are they deleting comments , we're free to say our feedback on the iphone 5 i've posted my feedback and it seems it's not here , can you tell me where it is ?
Slavy Todorov
Slavy Todorov nope
Masood Jamily
Masood Jamily Galaxy s3 the way to go.
Masood Jamily
Masood Jamily Disappointed as before.
Samuel Claudio
Samuel Claudio Hell no
robtjimenez No. GS3, but I'm still waiting to see what HTC releases on Verizon, and the next Nexus.
Martin Strakhovsky
Martin Strakhovsky Would love to but my 4S is only 7 months old.
Edgar Emanuel Rivera Rojas
Edgar Emanuel Rivera Rojas No,Nokia Lumia 920 and Windows phone 8 will rule
Jake Smiths
Jake Smiths Of Course! I actually prefer my phone not to be made of plastic #samsungsucks
Monica Wei Horan
Monica Wei Horan Love my Samsung Galaxy S3 (:
Michael Sire Ramsey
Michael Sire Ramsey I love androidand hate iPhone ever since Steve jobs passed they have been scared of change . If they completely change the os plus the entire design of the phone maybe
Jair Azpeitia
Jair Azpeitia no!!!!!! H.E android phones are slightly better!(just my opinion thought)
Javier Sanchez-Ortiz
Javier Sanchez-Ortiz simply...yup
Jose Santos
Jose Santos iphone 5 isnt worth that much money for such a minor upgrade
Bryan Prime
Bryan Prime IPhone 5 is a bust!
Anonymous Hell No! My Samsung GS3 shits all over the iPhony 5 or shall we say iPhony .4.5s
Imaad Azmi
Imaad Azmi yes for sure
Jake Lefkowitz
Jake Lefkowitz well, trying the atrix hd first if i dont like it im geting iphone 5 which i prob will lol
Clement Piovesan
Clement Piovesan Yes
Abdulmajeed Zahrani
Abdulmajeed Zahrani Note even close!
Onawole Clement Oladapo
Onawole Clement Oladapo Nope!
Paul Borders
Paul Borders Galaxy Note 2
Vera Harper
Vera Harper NO
Gail Sandler Wagner
Gail Sandler Wagner No, waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note II!!
Aaron Dean
Aaron Dean Jose what makes him the most talented. Please explain your ignorant
Aaron Dean
Aaron Dean Staying with my s3. Nothing special about the ip5
Art Fann
Art Fann No
??? I think Steve Jobs is the best CEO of Apple So I dont like iPhone 5... Why the CPU is dual core !?
Tim Madsen
Tim Madsen I don't like it
Marcus Occhipinti
Marcus Occhipinti No just no it just stretched .5 of an inch
Sonal Bharadwaj
Sonal Bharadwaj no way! evEn my galAxy S is fAr wOrth n better than iphone 5!
David Kaylor
David Kaylor NOPE
Lisa Noonan
Lisa Noonan Am glad I decided to go for the S3 instead of hanging on for the new iPhone... it's very disappointing. Love my S3 :-)
Shahid Khan
Shahid Khan Im soooo excited about iphone 5, have waited fr almost 18 months & its finally here! Wow. Im gona pre-order it tomorow, cant wait fr mh android deal to expire. Apple is d original & innocator. Everything in samsung is a rip-off copy
Shahid Khan
Shahid Khan @Eddie Phang, the only pig here is you! Hell its your national dish & you eat the distgusting thing 24/7, so abit rich you calling others a pig, you should look in the mirror & youll see a.pig!
Ruben Torres
Ruben Torres I'm happy to see the Iphone fan boys are dwindling in numbers.
Vlia Vang
Vlia Vang Disappointing as well.
Chetan Samra
Chetan Samra Yes....indeed.....
Eddie Phang
Eddie Phang Only pigs will by a iphone 5. Android is a clear winner!
Abdul Hashmin
Abdul Hashmin hope..........already having ma htc one x iphone5 same as iphone4s nothin speacial.........nothin revolutionry
Kristoff Lewandowski
Kristoff Lewandowski no.
Carlo Grassi
Carlo Grassi galaxy s
Flako Ramirez
Flako Ramirez Yup upgrading from my old android first galaxy s on sprint :-)
Domineque Taylor
Domineque Taylor no. it pretty much has everything an android phone has finally. thats all.
Anthony So
Anthony So If you don't like don't buy it so much emotion from droid fans there's pros and cons for both platforms its a nice device from Apple
Sebastian Gomes
Sebastian Gomes Well I need to see how iOS6 is first hand. Seems like a few tweaks from iOS5. But based on iOS5, why wouldn't you want an s3? It does way more than the iPhone 4, 4s, 5 (not like there's a huge difference) and it doesn't need to hold hands with iTunes to get stuff done
Tony Bauza
Tony Bauza No but of all the OS's I've owned and used: Widows, Android, Blackberry, and IOS. Apples OS and Phones have been best quality plus the app and content selection.
Gabriel Martinez
Gabriel Martinez Nope I'm waiting for the galaxy note 2
Cezzar Micu
Cezzar Micu Note 2 for me
David Michael
David Michael For my boyfriend yes
Bandar Fakeeha
Bandar Fakeeha Sorry, can't be an Apple sucker!!
Milton Gfl Williams
Milton Gfl Williams nope i'm not getting the i fail 5, s3 all the way.
Rene Saenz Jr.
Rene Saenz Jr. JOSE they made the phone FROM one of the most talented people on the face of the earth wow...i dont want to hold something to my face that is made off someone..i dont think just one person came up with fanboys are nothing but sheep....
Jacob Bonn
Jacob Bonn iPhone 5 will be in my pocket by next month
Jose Calderon
Jose Calderon Why is everyone here so ignorant? The iPhone 5 is a sexy piece of machinery, made from one of the most talented people on the face of the planet. Just because the S3 is bigger does not mean it's "better." How is the iPhone 5 in any way a disappointment? Across the board everything was upgraded and improved! You people make me sick. SICK, I SAY!!
Anas Al-Hosni
Anas Al-Hosni Hell NO. I won't. iPhone 5 is a big FAIL.
Tyler Patterson
Tyler Patterson Why would any one in their right mind stay with their galaxy s III it's android. come on people, really, you would rather have a samsung ( a company that was just sued by apple for over 1 billion dollars for stealing a patent) or one of the most innovative peaces of technology made by the best computer and consumer electronics company ever established.
Scott Smith
Scott Smith Hey Kenneth Moody - $100 bet says that the Galaxy SIII will outsell Iphone-5. Total sales numbers against Iphone untill "6" comes out. Come-on - Put your money where your big fat "Apple Fanboy" mouth is !!! PM Me...
Scott Smith
Scott Smith Hell No !!! Apple Products are over-rated, over-controlled, over-valued, hyped-up made in China Crap. I only buy Samsung, made in South Korea. Because they actually take pride in their work "unlike" the Chinese where the I-phone is made !!! Samsung is also the No. 1 producer of Consumer Electronic's in the world ! They didn't get that way by mistake !!!
Leo Gonzalez
Leo Gonzalez Nope!
Lucas Fugere-Henry
Lucas Fugere-Henry They got so much late from android they should be shy of it! I just download a torrent on my galaxy s3 sorry if you can't iphone fans;)
Nicholas James
Nicholas James Nope. My galaxy S2 rooted and running Jelly Bean with most of the things the S3 is running no hiccups smooth. Holding out for the Note 2
Ahmed Mamdouh
Ahmed Mamdouh Kenneth Moody i dont think it will conntinue to sell this time nokia is coming windows is coming and google is coming and samsung is already here :))
David Bailey
David Bailey Nope. More hot garbage for the sheep. Bhaaah.
Omega Missingno Octagonapus
Omega Missingno Octagonapus What a stupid question. Of course not.
Alan Lucas
Alan Lucas The 16x9 iPhone 4sXL isn't for me. I'm holding out for the theatrical release iPhone 4s2XL.
Kenneth Moody
Kenneth Moody Is it a disappointment maybe but only nerds think its gonna be a flop. Its gonna continue to sell and break records sorry android fanboys.
Dwayne Cubbins Syndos X
Dwayne Cubbins Syndos X nothing new
Matthew Dooley
Matthew Dooley Ankit why don't you repeat yourself a few more times....
Tyler Vieira
Tyler Vieira You didn't have to post that 3 times
Logan Rausch
Logan Rausch Galaxy S3 is still better....
Ankit Chrungu
Ankit Chrungu Its like your ex girl friend but with different make over
Ankit Chrungu
Ankit Chrungu Its like your ex girl friend but with a slightly different makeover
Ankit Chrungu
Ankit Chrungu Its just like your ex girl friend but with a new make over
Gurjinder Singh
Gurjinder Singh yes for sure
Ravin Schmidt
Ravin Schmidt But adding this. I am an android fan for phones but when it comes to computers or tablet. I own apple products( iPod, ipad, MacBook pro) much better build for those things. But iPhone is just not good enough to make me wanna change. Sorry
Ravin Schmidt
Ravin Schmidt Looks nice. But I am sticking with my galaxy s 3. Love it. But my mom loves apple so I may buy her either a 4s or 5 for her bday
Shahul Hameed
Shahul Hameed Iphone sucks its going to be big flop for apple the most valued and innovative ?? Company in the earth
Vonda Corbett Smith
Vonda Corbett Smith Nope...keepin my S3!
Lewis Hachmeister
Lewis Hachmeister Nope.
Aadam Yazeed
Aadam Yazeed Yes!!
Billy Brown
Billy Brown No , I will keep my s2 that will do almost anything that 5 will do!!!
Anthony Andrade
Anthony Andrade No
Andrew Bissel
Andrew Bissel Nope. Note 2 for the win. And even galaxy s 3 with the snapdragon running jellybean blows the iphone away. Sorry apple. Im a fan but its not the best you can do. This is what happens when you arent open source.
Chris Figueroa
Chris Figueroa No. Its a complete dissapoint. Sticking with my galaxy s3
Philip Ramirez
Philip Ramirez
Cindy Bettis
Cindy Bettis Switched from a iphone 4 to a galaxy 3. Tired of dumping money into itunes cards. Luv my phone!
Cheri Modisett
Cheri Modisett Nope, Samsung Note or S3...can't decide just yet.
Steve Coyle
Steve Coyle No, I'll never buy a Apple product....
Raydmon Mp
Raydmon Mp I thought of a better brand new image...!!! But I was wrong.
Jude Fils-Aime
Jude Fils-Aime Why would i want a phone that looks the same plus it lacks NFC
Imran McGrath
Imran McGrath No.
Ale Ks
Ale Ks Ps had galaxy s3 for several days and for a phone it is simply to big for my taste. It is more a semi tablet than a phone
Ale Ks
Ale Ks Yes
Runoldus Axiom
Runoldus Axiom .. when Jobs rises from the dead.
Oscar Sanchez Palomino
Oscar Sanchez Palomino I feel so sad about apple in the other hand gs3 is still the best smartphone and I'm very proud to have one I love you samsung ...!!!
Annette Florio
Annette Florio who has it?
Josh Jenkins
Josh Jenkins Sorry but my S3 is better. And the Nokia lumia 920 looks like it's gonna be the 2nd phone I carry. I guess Apple thinks it's more important to sell phones then to innovate.
Fernando Leo Pina
Fernando Leo Pina No.
Raju Poudel
Raju Poudel I think apple will falldown near future
Will Johnny Apple Happie
Will Johnny Apple Happie What? There's an iPhone 5? You mean to tell me people are still buying that crappy 2007 technology? SMH!
Tyler Hell
Tyler Hell I would hardly call the IPhone 5 an upgrade. It's really lame coming from the most successful company in the world! Apple I expected more from you!
Paul Davis
Paul Davis I'm Samsung for life! However there will be plenty of IPhones sold world wide
Jonathan Kramer
Jonathan Kramer No I am not. Screen still too small and I feel the Galaxy S3 offers far more as does Jelly Bean
Ray Alvarado
Ray Alvarado No I have waited in line when the first IPhone came out and now I have the 4s and the 5 is the same design and only dual core the iOS 6 has not shown anything great to me yet Hello Android
Jesse R. Delacruz
Jesse R. Delacruz No, I probably have switched to android for good...
Steve Spanoudakis
Steve Spanoudakis s3 was better than the 4s and is better than the 5 still... Apple is a joke, the "let's short change our phones every year so there's something to look forward to" approach is bullshit...
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz My HTC Vivids has a better camera.
Jonaxz Encarnado
Jonaxz Encarnado If Steve Jobs could update his FB status about the iphone 5, it would be: WTF happened?
George Bumgardner
George Bumgardner Sorry Apple fans but a good camera means exactly what? Not a damn thing.
Josh Avondoglio
Josh Avondoglio Nope. Android or Windows.
DiJay Isac
DiJay Isac He'll no
Jose Hernandez
Jose Hernandez What a joke!
Tyler Vieira
Tyler Vieira My nexus on LTE lasts like 2 hours of good LTE browsing, so I'm pretty sure it will. Though, granted, I have no idea so its just speculation on my part
Steven Montes
Steven Montes @tyler I'm not sure about battery life....they seemed to zoom right over it in the keynote....they usually talk it up because it was a major selling point in the past.
Tyler Vieira
Tyler Vieira I love my nexus but come on guys, the iPhone 4s has one of he best smartphone cameras, and the 5 will be better. They doubled CPU and GPU speed, and the 4s already had a powerhouse GPU. they made the screen 16:9 (sure its 4" but that's not that fucking bad) and it has LTE, and will probably have better battery life than most Android phones, even with LTE. Not to mention, whether you like it or not, its built to high quality standards. "They didn't do anything hurr durr" they changed pretty much every fucking thing about the phone, give credit where its due, damn. Fucking bandwagoners
Jaime Espinoza
Jaime Espinoza Apple Fanboys Keep telling them selves that Us Android Users are Haters ....Here is what I found from doing a google Search on Steve Jobs Quotes. Steve Jobs – “I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.” Steve Jobs – “I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion [£25bn] in the bank, to right this wrong.” Who’s the hater?!! Enough Said !!!
T Louis Michael
T Louis Michael Will be ordering it as a GoPhone.
Eturnus Omega Noodle
Eturnus Omega Noodle Nope.
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz This phone is a joke. All the Android phones from last year and this year laugh at this phone. A 4 inch screen is so old now its not big enough to compete with the big boys like the S3 or like the One X. What's the point of getting it if there are better phones out there that offer way more. And to think of recommending this phone to my mom. Heck no I will recommend her the S3. Now that's a phone u want in ur Pocket.
Chad Richter
Chad Richter Not bad. I think lte should have been included in the 4s but that's about the only thing enticing me to get one.
Robert Manser
Robert Manser When hell freezes over.
Ivan Aleman
Ivan Aleman No
Joanna Enrique Ramos
Joanna Enrique Ramos love my galaxy 3
Mufaddal Juzar
Mufaddal Juzar S3 all the way!
Edward Gonse
Edward Gonse Umm...nope.
Nic Kolas
Nic Kolas Yes, it is Shiet
Caleb Minor
Caleb Minor iPhone ruined it this time around love my 4s but they better make some other changes to the iPhone before I get another one love A6 chip tho and bigger screen
Ron Scott
Ron Scott Anyone who thinks Samsung sucks should ask Appple who makes the Retina display for them, yet got sued because "somethings look kind of similar". They (Apple) should spend less on lawyers and more on innovation.
Sambo Chao
Sambo Chao ...maybe, stick w driod
Sambo Chao
Sambo Chao HTC win8 phone.
Rene Saenz Jr.
Rene Saenz Jr. lame.....galaxy note 2....fanboys will say this is the best phone but i remember when they said 3.5 was perfect screen size everything iphone came out with today plenty of phones have it already lame fanboys suck android @$%
Ron Scott
Ron Scott Evolution, not revolution (screen goes from 3.8 to 4.0 inches, A6 rumored to be no more that 10% faster than A5 and have slightly better graphics, no more stainless steel on the outside). This is just like 4 to 4s (they make software alterations, add a few more standard apps, give it a slightly better processor, and say buy it). It still won't have expandable memory. It will still have pricey apps. 4s users will barely notice a difference (though I admit, Galaxy S2 to S3 is also a pretty lateral move). My choice? Galaxy Note 2 (1.6 ghz quad core processor, 5.5 inch HD screen, a stylus, the ability to watch a movie while I surf the web... oh, and expandable memory).
Hector Portalatin
Hector Portalatin Please don't delete my comment lol
Josh Pieters
Josh Pieters Apple is pure Garbage! Android all day!
Aries Bautista
Aries Bautista They stretched it out a bit. Lame...
Jacob Brown
Jacob Brown No im going to get the 4s, the big screen on the 5 is nice but the fact that they changed the dock connector makes me really mad. I already have a whole bunch of accessories for my iphone 4.....
Linda Beheller Mazziotti
Linda Beheller Mazziotti No
Albert? Klein
Albert? Klein
Bill Stewart
Bill Stewart Hell no! They have fallen behind android by far. Apple makes good products but company is too greedy.
Luke Ethridge
Luke Ethridge Well of course
Luis Quintero
Luis Quintero Very disappointed I expected more from apple... since they lost Steve they haven't been innovative...
Jose Pablo Islas
Jose Pablo Islas Lmao, hell no, Apple is becoming a joke
Chris Northcutt
Chris Northcutt No
Xfacta Iamxfacta
Xfacta Iamxfacta Hell No!!!!!
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz galaxy s is my next sp
TheMart0083 Nope! Not gonna buy one!
Frank Tiberius Marte Jr
Frank Tiberius Marte Jr I'm jumping aboard next year when my contract is done!
Danny Sanchez
Danny Sanchez No. I'm going to buy a new case. For my Galaxy S3.
Jared Bercea
Jared Bercea no. I am looking forward to the Razr HD or the mystery HTC phone, but with how awful HTC support and updates have been, most likely the Razr HD.
Jaahfir Acey
Jaahfir Acey No im an android fan because i like to customize so much
Ryan Barrera
Ryan Barrera I'm actually quite disappointed with apple. I figured that with all the leaks and what not that they would have something on the iPhone 5 that would wow everyone. But there wasn't. And it's very shocking for Apple. But I like the ipods though! Those were cool. Those were improvements.
Brooklyns Finests
Brooklyns Finests Go to and watch the new things they put in it
Joseph Alan Richardson
Joseph Alan Richardson Lmfao. No. Its the same phone, like always. Apple can no longer "innovate" no matter how much they say they've done something new, they just haven't. I'm really sorry if this offends the Apple kiss arses but, Apple sucks. Also at the end of the day, Apple would be nothing if they didn't have Samsung making their phones.
Brooklyns Finests
Brooklyns Finests Get the iPhone 5 way better the. Android
Rick Conrad
Rick Conrad Omg the iPhone 5! Lol! Its exactly the same as the 3g, 4 and 4s! But its new lol and an extra 1/2 inch screen omg its soooo amazing! No thanks, I'll stick with phones that are actually new, look new and have new things. There is nothing new about the iPhone 5. Boring!!!!!!!
Armando Sanchez
Armando Sanchez I'm considering the iPhone 5 or the galaxy note 2.
Brooklyns Finests
Brooklyns Finests Galaxy s3 wack iPhone 5 and the 4s better even the new iPod better
Mobi Techie Gonzalez
Mobi Techie Gonzalez Team T-mobile ! with team Samsung Galaxy S-III Yeahhh buddy!
Daniel Yap
Daniel Yap Sticking with galaxy is the best ! #s3
Chad Forthman
Chad Forthman Lol
Lamine Aim
Lamine Aim i'm happy to buy soon the galaxy S3 , unless there will be in the future an iphone 6 redesigned in the real meaning of the word DESIGN , i'm not gonna buy an iphone anymore !!!!!!!
Josh Billingsley
Josh Billingsley Gs3 with jb overclocked to 1.8 stable . Smooth sexy and not $10 for insurance/wpp deductible, and know what a widget is. Pfffft
Lamine Aim
Lamine Aim big lack of imagination for " Jonathan ive " i start to doubt that steve job have been in this project of iphone 5 before he left, he was known for being so focused on the design part , i can't believe Steve Jobs would have allowed this design, never !!!!!!!!!!!
Lawrence Lepes
Lawrence Lepes No. Not at all. I am getting the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The Galaxy Note 2 is way better than the Iphone 5, and every other Iphone!
Jordan Hunnedspoke Smith
Jordan Hunnedspoke Smith Why would i do that? I own the biggest & baddest best phone out as of now which is the GS3 lol... Get wit it or get lost.
Lamine Aim
Lamine Aim Mr Kirkland Tran we didn't say the iphone 5 is bad as it still a smartphone, we are sad that its just looks so similar to iphone 4s exept they use new materials and make it abit wide nothing more, admit it !
Joernie Berrios
Joernie Berrios Same BS with the so-called new I-Phone pretty much...hahahaha
Jason Vernon
Jason Vernon iPhone 5 is pretty, I'll give them that. BUT... it's hardly innovative in a time when the competition has innovation coming out the wazzoo.
Ricardo Torres
Ricardo Torres He'll no
Jessica Rodriguez
Jessica Rodriguez No way im so disappointed, guess im perfectly content with sticking to my motorola droid razr
Andrei Jelin
Andrei Jelin No!
Enoch Serna
Enoch Serna .... no, it's just taller and thinner glass.
Tony Pollard
Tony Pollard Nope
Rhett Romsass
Rhett Romsass Yep!
Keith Gino Barr Jr
Keith Gino Barr Jr Nope just got the motorola photon q and im loving it
Larry Waters
Larry Waters Nope. Too boring. I'm waiting to see what manufacturers other than Nokia release running Windows Phone 8.
Gustavo Sanabria
Gustavo Sanabria BTW, I can already smell law suits from samsung because of the LTE support on the iPhone 5.
Gustavo Sanabria
Gustavo Sanabria Nothing new, at least not anything that I haven't seen on top of the line Android based phones....and yes I am big Android fan :P
Kris Morris
Kris Morris Hell no ....ill stick to my android....galaxy note
Mobi Techie Gonzalez
Mobi Techie Gonzalez Galaxy s III Our spec's are still better than that of the Iphone 5 Ha ha ha! XD
Joey Colossus Jenrette
Joey Colossus Jenrette After reading this hell no...I'll wait for the Galaxy Note II...I'd never buy an Apple device anyways

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