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Meh....wait a few weeks. 

Yep. New iPhone just around the corner.

Not to mention that Apple is filing to have the SIII added to the list of banned phones.

I don't think that the fandroids should be all that excited. Samsung is simply selling stolen property - which is nothing to be proud of.
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Leaked from internal Samsung Corporate Headquarters:

 

"Company News Flash: This just in, Samsung sells more Galaxy S III's than Apple does! REPEAT We sell MORE Galaxy S III's than Apple. Projections show us to continue to sell more Android phones than Apple into the foreseeable future. We're back baby!"

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A hardcore pizza fan would eat at only one place, but casual pizza eaters, will go wherever there is a decent pizza.

That's not necessarily true. I'm a hardcore beer fan, but I certainly never drink the same beer all the time. I don't even always go to the same bar.

Pizza is probably closer to beer than it is to cell phones, anyway.

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It's still the top at AT&T, exactly 2 years of the same design. :O

I think the article misses the point. It is a wonder how much iPhone had been sold on other carriers than AT&T considering this:



In short, it is selling even though nobody want to sell.

And which retailers are actively trying to get customers not to buy.
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Originally Posted by icoco3 View Post
And with the shadow being a "5", does that add to your illness??

 

That's why I said it.

 

I think it's interesting, though, that the invite went out today. It completely overshadows THIS story right here. No one but fandroids on Apple forums will remember that the S III outpaced the iPhone 4S today, because the 6th iPhone was announced just hours later.

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Some people like their plastic.

Wasn't the 3G/3GS made out of plastic? What's your point?
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post #46 of 89
This is the definition of a click-bait article. Wikipedia should use this article as a prime example of the art. Fanboys, Fandroids, iHaters, and analysts are all over this even though everybody knows the end result.
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Uh-huh. So where are those "Apple is Goliath to everybody else's David" trolls when they are proven wrong?

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Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post
Uh-huh. So where are those "Apple is Goliath to everybody else's David" trolls when they are proven wrong?

 

They'll just say that David has slain Goliath. Ignoring that another Goliath is standing behind him, tapping him on the shoulder. 

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Apple needs to sue AT&T for gross, willful slander. This is unac-effing-ceptable.

 

I want to work at Apple Corporate. I so want to work at Apple Corporate. Preferably medium-high up. Walk into an AT&T store, hear this tripe, and then just explode at the guy from across the room, walking ever closer.

Why are you ranting hysterically about AT&T?

Doesn't it specifically say "Verizon store"?

Maybe we can get Crispin Glover to play you in the movie...similar temperament, I hear.

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Every time I start thinking I'm an Apple fan boy I just come here and read a few comments...especially ones by certain "moderators."  I'm completely prepared for the bashing I will receive, BUT...this is the first time I've ever had a little bit of phone envy.  However, my envy is only on the hardware side.  The GS3 is a good looking phone.  I would seriously consider it over my iPhone 4S if it ran iOS and that makes me a little sad.  IF all the leaked photos are accurate and the new iPhone is simply a stretched version of the 4S then I will be extremely disappointed and I know I won't be alone.

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Originally Posted by boredumb View Post
Why are you ranting hysterically about AT&T?

Doesn't it specifically say "Verizon store"?

 

It's both.

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This doesn't prove anything.  How many iPhone 4S have been sold since it was released and how many Galaxy S III's have been sold since it's been released? What are the TOTAL numbers?  I didn't see actual numbers, just ratings for monthly sales.

 

Now, in order for Samsung to sell their latest FLAGSHIP product, they have to pay these slimy cell phone sales reps $25 a phone as a SPIFF. Hardly a good business practice for what is supposed to be great product.

 

I think it's biggest selling feature is that its' got a big screen. THAT'S IT.  That's all it has.

 

Other than a big screen (not retina class) the OS still has problems with 4.0.4 and 4.1 is not yet out for it.  At least for the Sprint version.  I'm sure all of these slimy reps that are pushing Samsung products are nervous because the impending iPhone 5 announcement and usually when Apple announces a product, people line up to buy one but they typically line up at Apple Stores rather than the cell phone stores.

 

certainly an interesting situation.

 

Just for the record, I HATE going into Cell Phone stores.  The sales reps at these stores are typically kids right out of school acting like they know everything and they are typically slime to work with.

 

I always thought the cell phone industry was trying to figure out how much to charge and they are worse to deal with than the cable/dish companies.


Thank God for Apple Stores where I don't get products rammed down my throat.  At least they aren't paid on commission and are paid to sell the right products.  I've had Sales Reps at Apple try to sell me on less expensive products because that's all I really needed, I didn't feel like they were trying to push the most expensive product on me.

 

With these cell phone stores, I feel all they want to do is push a particular product on me and I can smell their little $25 SPIFF mentality.

 

For those cell phone reps out there, don't FORCE a product down someone's throat that they weren't asking for in the first place.

 

"Now, in order for Samsung to sell their latest FLAGSHIP product, they have to pay these slimy cell phone sales reps $25 a phone as a SPIFF. Hardly a good business practice for what is supposed to be great product."

 

Interesting... Do you have a link for this, or any citation?

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I still don't get this whole "customization" issue. My iphone does exactly what it's supposed to do, maybe I'll put a picture of my kids on the front, or if i really want to get into it, i'll do a custom ring tone or two! It takes very good pictures, siri works well most of the time, music:self explanitory, same with games and utilities. Do android users really spend that much time "customizing" thier phone? If they do, i suggest they look around and spend some time in the real world! They just might like what they see!!

post #54 of 89

People just want the iPhone 5, that's the reason behind the decline of sales. All the people who bought an S3 are gonna wish they had waited it out, but no you joined the dark side, bastards. 

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I still don't get this whole "customization" issue. My iphone does exactly what it's supposed to do, maybe I'll put a picture of my kids on the front, or if i really want to get into it, i'll do a custom ring tone or two! It takes very good pictures, siri works well most of the time, music:self explanitory, same with games and utilities. Do android users really spend that much time "customizing" thier phone? If they do, i suggest they look around and spend some time in the real world! They just might like what they see!!

 

Yeah... I don't understand the UI "customization" issue either... it just works intuitively, why screw around with it...   maybe they were (are) deprived as little boys that didn't have an Erector Set...

 

 

 

If they were really serious about "customization" they would buy or write apps.

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post #56 of 89
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Originally Posted by Rabbit_Coach View Post

Some people like their plastic.
My thought exactly, my co-worker have a galaxy S III. Nice phone, very very plastic feel. Compare to my 4s, the Quality built is lacking..... But i am so envious of the screen size... Apple, the next iPhone screen size must be bigger... are you listening Apple, yes bigger is better!!!
post #57 of 89
This certainly isn't a surprise considering a new iPhone will be announced soon and Samsung + carriers have been marketing the Galaxy S III like crazy. I'd be more surprised if it wasn't #1 to be honest.
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I still don't get this whole "customization" issue. My iphone does exactly what it's supposed to do, maybe I'll put a picture of my kids on the front, or if i really want to get into it, i'll do a custom ring tone or two! It takes very good pictures, siri works well most of the time, music:self explanitory, same with games and utilities. Do android users really spend that much time "customizing" thier phone? If they do, i suggest they look around and spend some time in the real world! They just might like what they see!!

Except one thing, it cannot do phone calls as well as other phones as the call quality is below average.

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Originally Posted by daylove22 View Post
Except one thing, it cannot do phone calls as well as other phones as the call quality is below average.

 

If you're going to lie about Apple, at least post links with proof.

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Every time I start thinking I'm an Apple fan boy I just come here and read a few comments...especially ones by certain "moderators."  I'm completely prepared for the bashing I will receive, BUT...this is the first time I've ever had a little bit of phone envy.  However, my envy is only on the hardware side.  The GS3 is a good looking phone.  I would seriously consider it over my iPhone 4S if it ran iOS and that makes me a little sad.  IF all the leaked photos are accurate and the new iPhone is simply a stretched version of the 4S then I will be extremely disappointed and I know I won't be alone.
Count me in.. I won't upgrade. My 4s is rock solid and with IOS 6 should be better. I love the screen size of GS3. And no, the new iPhone screen size don't have to be the same size as GS3... But it Must be bigger.
post #61 of 89
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This certainly isn't a surprise considering a new iPhone will be announced soon and Samsung + carriers have been marketing the Galaxy S III like crazy. I'd be more surprised if it wasn't #1 to be honest.
Agreed. This news should'nt be a surprise to all who blogs here. Yes we all are smarter than "the average bear".... Did I just "date myself"...
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Most Deservedly .. . Samsung Galaxy SIII = Easily the best smartphone existent.
... and that's not likely to change anytime soon.


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post #63 of 89
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The S III is a really nice phone. Fantastic screen, very fast and smooth to use, and Ice Cream Sandwich is a huge improvement over the 2.x Android releases. I have an iPhone 4S and I am pretty happy with it. My biggest 2 complaints (small screen and no LTE) will be addressed with the iPhone 5. 

The new iPhone will definitely sell like hotcakes and break all previous records. I have to wonder how well the tall and narrow 4" will be received though. Assuming the rumors are true. Apple is very slow to change so I would expect this size screen  to be around for a few years. I was definitely hoping for a wider and taller screen at about 4.3" since I think that is the real sweet spot. 

I'm hoping for a 16:10 screen. I'm also hoping all the rumors are crap purposely leaked by Apple.
post #64 of 89

The G 1III should outsell the iPhone 4s.  Its a brand new shiny thing compared to a year old iPhone 4s...

 

So love these articles and how they are titled to get hits, period.   LOL

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The key would be if the new iPhone can be jailbroken or not. If it can't? It's going to be trouble for Apple. Will still sell well in US but the growth could be on last leg internationally. My friends in foreign countries (Europe/Asia) for the 1st time, owns more Galaxy S III than iphone. It's a small sample but still telling in my book since most of my friends are not good at tech.

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Originally Posted by drobforever View Post
The key would be if the new iPhone can be jailbroken or not. If it can't? It's going to be trouble for Apple.

 

You better be joking.

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Some will read this article and think that samsung is taking over.....glad to see that some can read through all the bull.

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Samsung's flagship phone now outselling year-old 5th gen iPhone right before 6th iPhone is to be released.

This is news, why?

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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post
Samsung's flagship phone now outselling year-old 5th gen iPhone right before 6th iPhone is to be released.
This is news, why?

 

I think this might be the reason Apple sent the invitation out today instead of tomorrow. But we can never really know.


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Some people like their plastic.

lol

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I was curious why there were no iPhones on display at my local AT&T store and was told they had been removed because they kept getting stolen. When I pointed out that the implication was that the phones actually on display were not worth stealing, the sales guy was not amused.

Now that's funny!!

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The G 1III should outsell the iPhone 4s.  Its a brand new shiny thing compared to a year old iPhone 4s...

So love these articles and how they are titled to get hits, period.   LOL

I wasn't impressed. A meatball at work upgraded from the iPhone 4 to the shiny new thing, and he was walking around with a full gadget-boner for several weeks afterwards, showing it off to everyone whether they asked to see it or not. It was the weirdest thing, this behavior, which I can only describe as "let me show you my shiny new thing" mentality. The irony is, he could barely see the OLED display outdoors, and the S3 would crash/reboot while he was showing it off. The only time I've seen iPhones kernel panic that much is when they're jail broken and full of hacked/pirated apps.

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post #73 of 89
Actually best phone is the recent galaxy nexus, with Jellybean.

Also how do iphone users share URLs from the default web browser onto places like face book or google plus?
Does apple still restrict applications from extending the share menu?
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Originally Posted by airtonix View Post
Actually best phone is the recent galaxy nexus, with Jellybean.

 

I doubt that.


Also how do iphone users share URLs from the default web browser onto places like face book or google plus?

 

Copy and paste.

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Apple needs to sue AT&T for gross, willful slander. This is unac-effing-ceptable.

 

I want to work at Apple Corporate. I so want to work at Apple Corporate. Preferably medium-high up. Walk into an AT&T store, hear this tripe, and then just explode at the guy from across the room, walking ever closer.

 

Manager comes out, "sir, you're going to have to leave," whip out my Apple Corporate ID, watch his face go white as a sheet. 

 

"We're not done here," I'll say, even if I've no authority to say so, "you won't get away with these lies." Walk out, leaving all other customers wondering what they were lied to about the iPhone, leading them to do research on their own. 

You really are too emotionally invested in this, and you really should learn to relax sometimes. Beyond that laws in terms of litigation and other matters really don't work the way you see on television.

 

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Of course. It's using Apple's IP.


You mean the utility patents? I haven't looked into that fully, but infringing is not the same as using Apple's IP. They don't have the same source code or anything. It's just this is similar enough to what we patented so we're suing you on it. Having looked at some of the other software patents, they are pretty generic. Apple just appeals rejections until they wear the examiner down with amended versions. I'm convinced that you just make posts like the one above for your own amusement.

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Originally Posted by hmm View Post
You really are too emotionally invested in this, and you really should learn to relax sometimes.

 

My stars, it was a joke. But do you think that sort of behavior is acceptable? Not my post's, Verizon/AT&T's? 

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You mean the utility patents? I haven't looked into that fully, but infringing is not the same as using Apple's IP. They don't have the same source code or anything. It's just this is similar enough to what we patented so we're suing you on it. Having looked at some of the other software patents, they are pretty generic. Apple just appeals rejections until they wear the examiner down with amended versions. I'm convinced that you just make posts like the one above for your own amusement.

Sorry, but you're wrong. The US court ruled convincingly that Samsung's products infringed on Apple's patents - which means that they used Apple's IP without permission.
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Sorry, but you're wrong. The US court ruled convincingly that Samsung's products infringed on Apple's patents - which means that they used Apple's IP without permission.


You are presenting preachy crap here. I'd have to look up if the SIII was included within that, but infringing on a utility patent does not mean it's the same thing. Utility software patents are granted on concepts. They do not involve source code, which is protected by copyright. Perhaps you've looked into whether these are actually truly similar implementations or just things which fall within the outskirts of very broad patents. Now patents are supposed to be specific, yet if you read any of the specific "what is claimed" lines, they aren't always that specific.

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That's probably why I didn't say executive… also, yes. Steve Jobs.

I had the same thought about Steve. 

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You are presenting preachy crap here. I'd have to look up if the SIII was included within that, but infringing on a utility patent does not mean it's the same thing. Utility software patents are granted on concepts. They do not involve source code, which is protected by copyright. Perhaps you've looked into whether these are actually truly similar implementations or just things which fall within the outskirts of very broad patents. Now patents are supposed to be specific, yet if you read any of the specific "what is claimed" lines, they aren't always that specific.

We weren't talking about the SIII. I was responding to your comment that infringing a patent was not the same as using Apple's IP. By definition, it is.

The rest of your post is pure nonsense, as well. Utility patents are most certainly NOT granted on concepts. They're granted on specific implementations of an invention. A 'concept' can not get a patent.

And unless you're arguing that Samsung totally rewrote all the Touchwiz and Android software for the SIII, if it uses the same things as the earlier products (bounce back, etc), then it will likely be infringing, although that does have to be decided by a court.
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