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I am extremely disappointed they did not include support for band 41 on the Sprint version of these new iPhones.  Band 41 would allow access to the massive amount of Clearwire spectrum that is now being rolled out as Sprint LTE. Sprint uses 3 bands for LTE and the new iPhone will only support 2 of them but not 2.5 GHz spectrum. China Mobile also uses the same spectrum which is even more puzzling why it wasn't included in the Sprint iPhone. It could take anywhere from a few...
 Except they didn't come down in price even one dime. Do you honestly think the 16GB is actually worth the $733 price tag people will have to pay for it unlocked in China? It is a nice phone and I actually like it. It is not for me but I can appreciate the appeal but I certainly do not think a plastic phone is worth $733. At the very least they could have thrown consumers a bone by including a free case but even that will cost $30. The 5S at least gives you a lot more bang...
This pricing seems very shortsighted. They seem to want to maintain their extremely high profit margins at the cost of losing market share and customers. I didn't agree with some idiot analysts that suggested it should sell around $300 but I do think they could have still made a very hefty profit at $459 unlocked. There is a big middle ground between $300 and $549. That is not cheap by any means but would at least have been more attainable to tens of millions more...
 The Qualcomm RF 360 actually would have covered pretty much everything. Perhaps it just wasn't ready in quantity.  http://www.qualcomm.com/media/releases/2013/02/21/qualcomm-rf360-front-end-solution-enables-single-global-lte-design-next
 I agree with your post 100% and said as much in my other comments. When I watched the video and the camera panned to the audience there was almost a sense of Fremdschämen which means sort of vicarious shame or embarrassment. The audience just seemed uncomfortable to be there.  I also just can't understand why no 128GB version. Would it really cost Apple more than a few bucks to switch to 32/64/128? Or at least offer a 128GB version for another $100? This is the same...
To cut right to the chase, Apple announced at its live event today two new iPhone models: high end iPhone 5S and mid range iPhone 5C. Both are coming to Sprint and both support Sprint LTE -- but only dual band Sprint LTE. The new crop of iPhone models for the next year will not be tri band LTE handsets on Sprint. The LTE bands supported by iPhone 5S (A1453) and iPhone 5C (A1456) are substantial and as follows: band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26. For Sprint...
I didn't watch the whole video (I skipped the parts about new Apple stores and others boring PR  bits) but did anyone else notice how subdued the audience was? Very little applause and it was not very enthusiastic. The Apple team on stage also just didn't appear to me at least to be that excited either. The tension and discomfort was almost palpable. Contrast that with the WWDC event and you will quickly see what I mean.    I really feel like Apple missed a great chance...
 You have a contract when you got your current Applecare. They will not alter the terms on that. It would apply only to new Applecare policies purchased
 And you guys wonder why the iPhone cost more over there. That and your VAT should clue you in on why the prices are higher. 
 Yes I do. Do you also think someone at Apple really likes mustard? The 5S color choices remind me of yellow, dijon, or german mustard colors. Very bizarre choices in my opinion. It is almost as if they chose the least popular colors from existing cases intentionally with the exception of the black and blue ones. 
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