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MSE News: Apple launches new iPhones – and reveals prices

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  • [Deleted User]
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    Apple add little new features just to sell more phones. Think back to the first iPhone, it didn't even have 3G when 3G had been around for years. They missed it out so they could bring out a second iPhone which did include it so everyone would rush out for it.
  • d123
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    Apple add little new features just to sell more phones. Think back to the first iPhone, it didn't even have 3G when 3G had been around for years. They missed it out so they could bring out a second iPhone which did include it so everyone would rush out for it.

    It might be worth remembering Apple is a US company up until around 2007 the US networks marketed EDGE as 3G. The original iPhone had EDGE.
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    d123 wrote: »
    It might be worth remembering Apple is a US company up until around 2007 the US networks marketed EDGE as 3G. The original iPhone had EDGE.

    But it didn't have 3G.
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    Earthworm wrote: »
    What I find funny is that the people who really get passionate about iOS and dissing Android are generally the same people who haven't tried a new Android phone and base their opinions solely on what iPhone fan-sites tell them.

    I have a personal Android phone - a S3, and a work iPhone 5. The Android is temperamental, has a poor battery life and feels cheap, despite being (at the time) the same rough cost as an iPhone. The iPhone just works seemslessly all the time- the apps are in general far better, iMessage is fantastic and the build quality is better. I have yet to see or use an Android that I didnt feel was a complete copy of a iOS, especially in terms of the apps.

    For me, there is no choice when my contract ends in December.
  • Percy1983
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    I will say people keep comparing the iphones to samsung galaxies, anybody done a comparision to same priced nokias?
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    FlameCloud wrote: »
    I have a personal Android phone - a S3, and a work iPhone 5. The Android is temperamental, has a poor battery life and feels cheap, despite being (at the time) the same rough cost as an iPhone. The iPhone just works seemslessly all the time- the apps are in general far better, iMessage is fantastic and the build quality is better. I have yet to see or use an Android that I didnt feel was a complete copy of a iOS, especially in terms of the apps.

    For me, there is no choice when my contract ends in December.


    If the apps are by a 3rd party developer then it's no surprise they are very similar whatever platform they are on.
  • Tony5101
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    Thanks Chitter-Chatter for that :spam: post...
  • d123
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    But it didn't have 3G.

    Did you miss read my last post? The original iPhone had EDGE, at the time the USA networks were marketing EDGE as 3G, just like they were recently doing calling HSPA 4G.

    By the US standards of the day it had what they were calling "3G" in the US.
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