iPhone 5s is the best iphone since the last iphone

GIANT_CRAB

New Member
New features that we could have added 10 years ago:

1) finger print reading

2) improved camera software.

3) iOS 7

4) A7 chip with 64 bit processing power (first phone to ever have one)

5) extra chip purely for handeling motion and GPS controls

6) more LTE bands (for better data speeds and carrier providers)

7) improved LED flash, for capturing both warm and cold light in pictures

8) more than twice as fast as the previous version

9) extra battery life (10 hours call, 10 hours LTE surfing, and 250 hours on stand by).

iPhone 5s is the best iPhone since the last iPhone.

Only at a bomb price of $900+
 

jarland

The ocean is digital
Good upgrade. All these devices are cheap when you plan ahead and upgrade at the right time. Upgrade while your current device has value, sell, buy new one.
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Ahhh $900 for a phone that ends up pavenment diving and drowning come first fog episode... Yeah....  Nice toy for the well loaded pockets.

Finger print reading is a feature?  There is already a camera.  Shouldn't be too hard to double function that.  Nor would a photo graph be insufficient for ID credentials.

Battery life and extra band support, those are real features.

Sorry, my phone lust long ago wore off.
 

lv-matt

New Member
New features that we could have added 10 years ago:

1) finger print reading

2) improved camera software.

3) iOS 7

4) A7 chip with 64 bit processing power (first phone to ever have one)

5) extra chip purely for handeling motion and GPS controls

6) more LTE bands (for better data speeds and carrier providers)

7) improved LED flash, for capturing both warm and cold light in pictures

8) more than twice as fast as the previous version

9) extra battery life (10 hours call, 10 hours LTE surfing, and 250 hours on stand by).

iPhone 5s is the best iPhone since the last iPhone.

Only at a bomb price of $900+
I won't be upgrading my 5, I will just wait a year for the 6.
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
Why the hell do you need finger-print scanning in a phone?

2RnIqEO.jpg

Were cellphones so unsecure that normal password methods or unlock screens/codes were obsolete?
 

HalfEatenPie

The Irrational One
Retired Staff
See... I never liked Apple Products.  I mean the last product I have of theirs was an ipod touch (2nd gen).  They have a good brand but I just don't see the value in their products.  
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
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See... I never liked Apple Products.  I mean the last product I have of theirs was an ipod touch (2nd gen).  They have a good brand but I just don't see the value in their products.  
OnApp gave me a iPad2 last year (or the year before, can't remember). It was... okay. I didn't have much use for it unfortunately as I had a laptop so I sold it on Craigslist. Used it for a couple weeks but just didn't really find it usefull. Was certainly 'neat' though, but I don't need/want 'neat' things. I want practical things.

Before that my ex-gf got me an iPod, not the nano but no the full sized one... Forget what the model was. This was like 6 years ago. I ended up breaking it :(

I believe those are the only Apple products I've owned.

The quality is fine, but at this point in the game these companies, I feel, are resorting to mostly gimmicks. Some of those features are real, actual features. Some are not.
 
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Jade

NodeServ
Verified Provider
Why the hell do you need finger-print scanning in a phone?

2RnIqEO.jpg

Were cellphones so unsecure that normal password methods or unlock screens/codes were obsolete?
I agree, this is probably just a way for Apple and whoever(else) to gather fingerprints from anyone and everyone who has an iPhone 5s, pretty easy way if you ask me
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
I agree, this is probably just a way for Apple and whoever(else) to gather fingerprints from anyone and everyone who has an iPhone 5s, pretty easy way if you ask me
I can unlock my cellphone with facial recognition, and that scares the shit out of me. No way would I use my fingerprint to unlock my phone if I had the option.

My random swipe paten is enough security.

What's next? Hold the camera to your eye for an iris scan?

Call me paranoid, but I don't like these features.
 
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drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Proud to say, I've never bought the Apple Koolaid.  Haven't bought a single lick of anything they've made.

Funny video above though :)
 

BlueVM

New Member
Verified Provider
I will never buy anything from apple. They aren't innovative, they aren't cost effective and their products are about as advanced as my toaster.
 

raindog308

vpsBoard Premium Member
Moderator
I have a 4S.  No phone since that one has had a single significant improvement.

Seriously!  

Apple phone since then are "it's 15% better" events.

The CPU is faster.  It's 64-bit now.  Etcetera - who cares?

A better camera...yeah, I can see the advantage there because I use my iPhone camera more than any other just because it's always with me, but it's not worth the upgrade.  It's not like the newer cameras are super-fantastically better, they're just...15% better.

This sums up my feelings on Apple: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apple
 

Dylan

Active Member
Come on, people, at least do some research before starting with the conspiracy theories. Apple specifically talked about how fingerprints are encrypted and only stored locally on a special storage partition in the phone's processor. They're not uploaded to iCloud, and they won't even be backed up to your computer if you plug the iPhone into iTunes.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/can-apple-hand-over-your-fingerprint-to-the-nsa/

I don't have any desire to buy an iPhone, but I wouldn't mind just pressing one physical button to unlock my Android phone rather than keying in a code. It's enough of an annoyance that I currently use Tasker to switch off password protection at home and I'd be totally cool not having to do that.
 

raindog308

vpsBoard Premium Member
Moderator
Come on, people, at least do some research before starting with the conspiracy theories. Apple specifically talked about how fingerprints are encrypted and only stored locally on a special storage partition in the phone's processor. They're not uploaded to iCloud, and they won't even be backed up to your computer if you plug the iPhone into iTunes.
Yeah, I just took a look at the operating system source code to verify this and--

Oh wait.  It's Apple.

I actually think you're right but...I hate having to trust.
 

Aldryic C'boas

The Pony
Apple specifically talked about how fingerprints are encrypted and only stored locally on a special storage partition in the phone's processor.
To be completely fair though, we are talking about the company that will tell bold-faced lies in the name of marketing, and afterwards still demand to be trusted.  Microsoft has already admitted designing software with Uncle Sam foremost in mind;  please don’t be so naive as to think Apple would be any different just because they’re "trendy".
 
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