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Poll: You know you are salivating for it. (20 member(s) have cast votes)

When will you buy your iPhone 4S?

  1. I will be standing in line for hours with thousands of other fanboys on the first day that it's available (19 votes [100.00%])

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#101 FL4WL3SS


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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:19 PM

In all honesty, nobody knows. It's even impossible to speculate at this point, Apple has done such a great job of being secretive with this phone that it's impossible to even guess. Do enough research and you'll see rumor's that are all over the place.

Wait and see, is all I can say.

#102 mt8thsw9th


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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:25 PM

On tomorrow's iPhone5 announcement, do you think it will be an incremental advancement or transformational change? Or something in between?


No one will know for sure until tomorrow, but this is from this morning:

http://www.intomobil...t=Google Reader

#103 soPhisHticated

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 03:57 PM

There is a rumor out there now that the iPhone 5 is going to be an exclusive with Sprint only. Everyone else will get the 4G.

#104 behindthepen


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Posted 03 October 2011 - 04:13 PM

There is a rumor out there now that the iPhone 5 is going to be an exclusive with Sprint only. Everyone else will get the 4G.

I really hope if that has any ounce of truth, it's that they have an exclusive on the iphone 5 wimax version. Apple takes care of it's incumbent carriers, and shutting them out would be bad for them overall, especially with a carrier that has no network roadmap.

the highest probability seems to be 3 versions, a 4, 4s, and a 5. The 5 will be a new form factor, bigger screen and dual core processor. Or maybe it's 3gs, 4 and 4s.

#105 pedros hairstylist


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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:46 PM

I would go back to Sprint in a heartbeat if that were true. AT&T has been the worst carrier I've ever used and I've used them all except T-Mobile.

#106 derekson

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:57 PM

I would go back to Sprint in a heartbeat if that were true. AT&T has been the worst carrier I've ever used and I've used them all except T-Mobile.


Honestly I've never had any real reason to complain about AT&T, and I've been using them since I got the first iPhone in 2007. Prior to that I had Verizon.

Can't really see myself moving carriers right now, especially if the new iPhone supports HSPA+, since that's a GSM technology and I have unlimited data still on my AT&T plan.

#107 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:59 PM

Something interesting to watch while waiting.



#108 BillMuellerFanClub

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 10:58 PM

i literally laughed when he said it had five (5!) gigs of capacity. i found myself holding my iphone4 in amazement by the end of the video.

#109 GlenMorangie

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 11:31 PM

I've been following this circus on all the tech sites for months.

Here's a nice recap of all the rumors.

I won't be surprised if it's an internal-only upgrade, or a full hardware upgrade. I don't buy the Sprint-only iPhone5, though. Cook will get boo'd off the stage if they announce that.

Either way I don't care - I have the iPhone4 and am happy with it (though I might go for the Droid Nexus Prime when it comes out).

#110 NortheasternPJ


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:40 AM

Apple's done a pretty damn good job keeping everyone guessing on this one.

My predictions are: iPhone 4 is gone in the US but stays international for now in some countries (like China) for now.

iPhone 4S goes to Sprint, AT&T & Verizon get 4S and iPhone 5. iPhone 5 is HSPA+ on AT&T, 3G on Verizon, who knows about Sprint.

I'm hoping for the 4" screen on the 5 in 16 and 32 gig configurations obviously with the A5.

That being said who knows what's going to happen. I wouldnt' be surprised at anything. I think if its just the 4S or the stupid Spring iPhone5 exclusive it will be a very bad day for Apple. Granted they'll still sell a ton, but I think its a missed opportunity.

#111 crow216


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 10:09 AM

For every single rumor that has come out, there is an opposite rumor saying it's wrong. Apple does a very very good job and keeping people on their toes and taming expectations as best they can. There is no doubt in my mind that they release half of the rumors on purpose.

That being said, it'll be a homerun if it has ANY of these- 4g, larger screen, assistant, 64gb, hspa+. I'll be most happy with the first 2, pretty happy with HSPA, and happy with assistant and 64gb.



#112 NortheasternPJ


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:00 AM

If we get a larger screen, assistant and HSPA+ I'll be extremely happy. LTE 4G is not happening in my opinion, I don't care about how much memory the iPhone has. I've got 16gb on my 3gs and I get by fine on that. If I get 32gb that should be plenty.

Personally, I'd love to see an iPod Touch 3G as well. I have a blackberry for work and if that came true, I'd go with just the iPod Touch 3G and my blackberry, I highly doubt that though.

#113 mt8thsw9th


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:16 AM

Personally, I'd love to see an iPod Touch 3G as well. I have a blackberry for work and if that came true, I'd go with just the iPod Touch 3G and my blackberry, I highly doubt that though.


I'm going to go out on a limb and say they wouldn't make an iPhone that just didn't make calls but did everything else. I would imagine the market for a product like that would be extremely small.

#114 Bongorific

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:27 AM

Is the presentation being streamed anywhere or just live blogged?

#115 Reverend


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:33 AM

Is the presentation being streamed anywhere or just live blogged?

And frickin' time is the announcement? All the blogs seem to assume I already know.

Edited by Reverend, 04 October 2011 - 11:35 AM.


#116 Bongorific

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:35 AM

And frickin' time is the announcement? All the blogs seem to assume I already know.

1pm est.

#117 Section15Box113

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:43 AM

macrumors.com is down.

Edit: and back up.

Edited by Section15Box113, 04 October 2011 - 11:45 AM.


#118 Bongorific

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:45 AM

I'm following the cnet blog for now.

#119 mt8thsw9th


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:46 AM

1pm est.


Well, EDT, and Engadget usually does a good job at live blogging the events:

http://www.engadget....ynote-liveblog/

#120 CaptainLaddie


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:56 AM

I'm reading that it's only the 4S. That'll suck if it's true.

#121 Reverend


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:59 AM

Thanks bonger.

And I'm counting on you nerds to tell me what to do, yeah?

#122 Bongorific

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:03 PM

Well, EDT, and Engadget usually does a good job at live blogging the events:

http://www.engadget....ynote-liveblog/

Thanks. The engadget blog seems way better than the cnet one. Making the switch.

#123 Oil Can Dan

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:10 PM

Wait, this isn't streamed? For real? I can't think of a single company that I would expect to be streaming something like this more than Apple. Color me surprised...

#124 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:12 PM

Weird to see this without Jobs being there.

#125 The Four Peters


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:12 PM

I don't think Apple has ever streamed these. They usually release the video of it after it is over. I think it kinda adds to the mystique, but who knows why they do it. I think it's to make being in the room (for the tech media) feel very exclusive and VIP-esque.

#126 MannysDestination


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:16 PM

WSJ live blog is pretty good: http://blogs.wsj.com...e-announcement/

#127 The Four Peters


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:17 PM

The Engadget one keeps going in and out for me.

#128 Blacken


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:17 PM

I don't think Apple has ever streamed these. They usually release the video of it after it is over. I think it kinda adds to the mystique, but who knows why they do it. I think it's to make being in the room (for the tech media) feel very exclusive and VIP-esque.


They generally stream keynotes, but I'm not sure they stream these.

#129 Reverend


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:17 PM

WSJ live blog is pretty good: http://blogs.wsj.com...e-announcement/

Down goes engadget...

#130 GlenMorangie

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:18 PM

I know they're building a foundation for the upgrade announcement(s), but enough with the history lesson. Just whip the new phone out of your back pocket and get it over with.

I'll predict:

1) Sales/Historical Analysis
2) iPod announcements
3) iOS discussion/reminders
4) iCloud
5) Assistant
6) New iPhone unveiled

#131 GlenMorangie

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:21 PM

An alternative to Engadget (I'm following both):

http://live.thisismy...event_live_blog#


Edit: This one's nice because it does a live update. No need to refresh.

Edited by GlenMorangie, 04 October 2011 - 12:22 PM.


#132 mt8thsw9th


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:25 PM

An alternative to Engadget (I'm following both):

http://live.thisismy...event_live_blog#


Edit: This one's nice because it does a live update. No need to refresh.


You can set Engagdet to auto-refresh as well at the top.

#133 24JoshuaPoint


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:26 PM

The Engadget one keeps going in and out for me.


same, usually doesn't take long for it to come back tho.

#134 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:26 PM

I can't really see using it, but my wife will flip out for the Cards app.

#135 24JoshuaPoint


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:31 PM

'BBM' for IOS users.

#136 Bongorific

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:31 PM

I can't really see using it, but my wife will flip out for the Cards app.

$2.99 is cheaper than going to CVS, buying a card, and mailing it. Like Amazon, the more I can do at home while watching sports, the better.

#137 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:32 PM

$2.99 is cheaper than going to CVS, buying a card, and mailing it. Like Amazon, the more I can do at home while watching sports, the better.

Yea I agree. I just meant that my wife is the one who does all that as I haven't send a card in years. It is a cool idea though.

#138 Bongorific

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:35 PM

Yea I agree. I just meant that my wife is the one who does all that as I haven't send a card in years. It is a cool idea though.

Yeah, didn't mean to sound like you should be using. I don't even own any Apple products, but I find it impressive that they're able to take on new competition I didn't really think of. Wouldn't have thought Apple would put Hallmark out of business next.

#139 mt8thsw9th


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:35 PM

$2.99 is cheaper than going to CVS, buying a card, and mailing it. Like Amazon, the more I can do at home while watching sports, the better.


I was kind of amazed to search for a Hallmark app and see that the only one they have is basically a store finder. Why some of these companies didn't think of these things first makes me wonder how out of the loop these types of companies are.

#140 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:37 PM

1:34 pm "This next feature is one of my favorites tabbed browsing."


That's just funny.

#141 deconstruction

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:38 PM

That's just funny.

maybe it will fundamentally change the way people browse the web on their smartphones!

#142 mt8thsw9th


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:40 PM

I have to say that iCloud has been amazing in tandem with the iPad and Apple TV. I had trouble downloading a TV show onto my iPad, but you can just stream via Apple TV.

The Airplay feature that allows you to stream what's on your iPad over wifi onto the big screen is pretty cool (think: big Angry Birds).

#143 GlenMorangie

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:43 PM

iOS5 drops on October 12.

#144 Jeff Van GULLY

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:45 PM

Japan is getting the 4s on the 14th.

#145 Reverend


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:46 PM

This is abusive.

#146 MannysDestination


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:48 PM

This is abusive.


And you're still reading about all the shit you wish you didn't have to because they put the stuff you want at the end.

I heard those guys at Apple are pretty good at marketing, eh? :D

#147 mt8thsw9th


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:49 PM

In their defense, they basically had to piggyback this onto the yearly iPod event.

#148 Reverend


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:51 PM

And you're still reading about all the shit you wish you didn't have to because they put the stuff you want at the end.

I heard those guys at Apple are pretty good at marketing, eh? :D

I'm going to miss the announcement of what I want to hear, however.

#149 Fratboy


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:53 PM

I'm going to miss the announcement of what I want to hear, however.

Here's your announcement:

"We've changed everything. Again."

#150 Reverend


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:54 PM

Here's your announcement:

"We've changed everything. Again."

Will Nexus Prime have a light-saber app?

What are you using, Frat? I'm not sure how many of my apps I actually use much anymore besides Instapaper.




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