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Just caught up with the San Francisco launch of Apple's new smartphone.

Seems slightly taller than the previous one and a better processor.

They seem to have kept away from the current trend of a nearly 5" screen dimension (and obvious increase in case size) and have a newer version of Apples OS.

Most noticeably, it runs on a much faster network than it's main rivals do, they'll catch up later next year.

Could the access speed be the clincher for those on Android/Windows/Blackberry to swap?

I'll guess current iPhone users are already working themselves into a frenzy to get the latest incarnation.

BBC News - Apple iPhone 5 unveiled with taller screen and 4G

Changing the i/o port configuration is a no no in my book, just to sell the £25 adapter so it'll fit to your existing iPod/iPad/iPhone devices.:tut:
 

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I'll guess current iPhone users are already working themselves into a frenzy to get the latest incarnation.
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I've already placed an order for one via Carphone Warehouse :D:D:D




(I am due an upgrade anyway - wouldn't have gone for one so quickly if I hadn't have been ;) )
 
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couple of months ago, i had to purchase a new iphone from apple (120£) as i somehow got water into it, unbeknownst to me, and it was out of warranty :(

ANyway i like my iphone, im in no rush to get a few more tweaks for a sick price.. Ill wait a year and get them to sort out its teething probs.
 

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I'm hoping that there won't be any teething problems.....not that I had any with the 4 I got on it's launch day, not even the infamous signal drop out.... Hmmmmm......there seems to be a pattern developing here! :lol:

My wife will be following your lead - she's not due an upgrade until next summer I think.
 

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As said, the fact that it renders all the docking systems as obsolete then this is a cruel trick to play.
I agree with you. I'm lucky I guess as I don't have any peripherals that use that socket apart from the charger. (I'll probably need a couple of adapters though still, one for the car and one for the "old" charger I lug around in my work bag. Bet they won't be cheap though..... Just checked and they already on the Apple Store at £25 & available in October!!!!)
 

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My contract on my 4 ran out a couple of months ago, but I don't see any compelling reason to upgrade. Will wait and see.
 

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Changing the i/o port configuration is a no no in my book, just to sell the £25 adapter so it'll fit to your existing iPod/iPad/iPhone devices.:tut:
Its a step in the right direction imho

Will new iPhone designs include Europe's common charger? | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Its fairly obvious these tweaks are aimed at streaming media, a 16:9 screen ratio, LTE to provide decent data rates, cloud sourcing media will be so much nicer on a iPhone 5 for these changes.

There is only so much you can do to the basic design of a smartphone. If it aint broke dont fix it.

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i wonder if blue & me, would work?
That thought crossed my mind this morning.....guess I'll find out in a couple or three weeks....

Mind you would be affected by IOS version, or is bluetooth protocol independent of operating system?? I'm defo not techie enough to know.
 

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That thought crossed my mind this morning.....guess I'll find out in a couple or three weeks....

Mind you would be affected by IOS version, or is bluetooth protocol independent of operating system?? I'm defo not techie enough to know.
Bluetooth and its services are independent of the os so there shouldn't be a problem unless the implementation deviates from the standard.
 

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If they'd adopted this standard then I'd agree with you, but they've come up with their own reversible, lightning adapter.
The USB one would be a backwards step and limiting in future so its not surprising, i can't see any of the other manufacturers sticking with it, nokia is going with inductive charging after all doing away with the port altogether.
 

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i think apple played it pretty safe tbh. i'm due an upgrade as it is, so worth doing selling the old one etc but it hasn't got me overly excited...
 

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I'll stick with my 4S thanks
I bought one of them yesterday as my 4 has to go back to work, there's a noticeable 2D render difference, not in speed, more in smoothness of transitions and effects.
 
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