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 Yea it does. In fact not owning an iPhone 5 pretty much means you don't have a clue what actual day to day usage means to battery life. All you can go by is second hand reports. Owning one is pretty much a requirement to give any validity in this discussion. Just like it is obvious you don't travel by plane much either or you wouldn't have offered that idiotic suggestion to "just plug it in" since outlets are few and far in between. 
  The biggest battery drain by far is also bad signal strength with only 1 or 2 bars of reception. That will drain the battery faster than anything if your phone is trying to maintain a connection. People also use their phones in many different ways and it is not unreasonable to expect the battery life to last until at least around 7PM with typical use. I simply decided to go with a battery case and it was a great decision for me since I can now get 2 days use if needed....
 You don't unless you use a battery case or some other method to recharge the phone. Personally I went with the battery case from BoostCase and it does the trick. Great case for protection and more than double my battery life. Without my boostcase my iPhone would be useless most days by around 5PM. Don't listen to him he doesn't even have an iPhone 5 and just likes to talk smack. 
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...
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