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I see your original post has already been edited, as I had predicted. Since many of your complaints have been addressed by another member I don't need to go over all of them, but I'll expand on a few...

Wow.

The Half Bee wasn't half-assed about showing Mac.World the finer points of intelligence, was he!

Mac.World just got owned.

And in public.

Bummer.
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Now that the troll has been taken care of, I am quite impressed with the benchmarks (especially from Anandtech).  I mean I knew the iPhone 5 was going to be fast but honestly I thought it was going to be what the iPhone 4S was around the time it came out.  the 4S was fast but it had some close contenders.  iPhone 5 just blows away everything.  I mean it even beat the iPad 3 in some graphic tests.  I understand its due to the high resolution of the iPad 3 but that's some serious horsepower.  

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I agree with this, but I don't agree with the time in which they did it or their seemingly lack of interest in any StreetView-like feature.
Note: I was recorded in line yesterday for the iPhone by a NAVTEQ car. I could see Apple simply licensing their tech instead of doing their own even though they surely could have with ease. It's not like we didn't know about Apple's Maps plans years ago.
StreetView or a better alternative will come. Because mapping cant be cultivated to perfection in a lab, Apple had no choice but to get maps in the hands of users. The longer maps sat on the shelf, the stronger Google's chokehold became.

People keep saying it took Google 8 years to get here... As if it will take Apple that long. People must remember that Apple has the advantage of 500,000,000 mobile device in the wild now - as users use the service, data will come.

It was a smart move. I only wish they did it sooner.

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I use Street view maybe two or three times a year in little fits of usage.

It's not as important to me as it is to some of you – but when you need it, it's indispensable.

So I bought a little $.99 app called StreetViewer. I've been playing with it for about an hour and I've been able to find everything I needed to find -- from the Old Curiosity Shop in London to former addresses of old girlfriends.

It is based on Google maps data but it is better than the Google maps app.

It can show overview and Street view concurrently in separate windows.

The overview can be map, hybrid or satellite.

You can zoom in and zoom out in the overview window.

You can reposition the location on a macro level in the overview window.

You can navigate more rapidly than Google Maps street view in either window.

It has search and is aware of context.

You can use Siri for input.

When you are positioned, you can eliminate the overview window giving a full screen street view.


To me, It's worth the $.99 not have to bitch about it. And, it is far superior to the Street view in iOS 5 Google maps.

I would use it over street view in iOS 5 Google maps.
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The results of the testing at Barefeats.com shows the iphone 5 to be almost 300% faster than the S3 on the LINPACK benchmark.  I tried it on a friend's phone and got similar results, with the iPhone showing 587 Mflops/s, compared to Galaxy SIII score of 154 Mflops/s.   Not sure how useful the LINPACK scores are in mobile device, but it is the benchmark that has been used to determine the fastest Supercomputer in the world.    With this score, the iPhone 5 would close to being one of the Top 500 supercomputers in the world in 1993 (not too long ago)

 

 

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1.  Why do I need folders?   I can copy and paste on my iPhone file,  I can copy an entire document or photo without issue.  
2.  I'll agree with you on this one, Apple needs to work on this
3. I can check email while watching a video.  I can also listen to music while using turn by turn voice navigation. Receive skype messages or a skype call while multitasking.   Also gps navigation works while talking on the phone.  Multitasking is important but no reason to sacrifice battery life because of useless multitasking.
4.  Cloud storage is defeating the purpose of wasting space in the phone for a memory card.
5.  An external drive on my phone....why?
6. Airplay, bluetooth keyboard do work on a iPhone.  This feature would be more useful on a iPad.  I see the benefits of it.
7. imap for email so non-issue, Photos and documents on in iCloud now.  
8. Clearly Maps is having issues, Apple decided that they are no longer going to pay to use Google Maps.  It'll get better over time but there are 3rd party alternatives out there.  Personally I never use public transportation so it'll be a non-issue for many but for those yes its an issue until Apple adds it.  
9.  Thankfully the majority of 3rd party developers on the App Store actually update their apps.  I would say about 80% of the apps on my iPhone 4 (haven't upgraded yet) have added support for the iPhone 5 already.  Android users will have more of an issue with app compatibility then iPhone users http://pocketnow.com/android/google-getting-more-explicit-with-android-app-compatibility
10.  How are you going to watch a video and read a recipe on a small phone at the same time?
11. Apps have permission to local photo storage.  I'm not sure why they haven't added the feature to safari yet but would love this ability.
12. I don't need any of these.  I don't need folders in folders, don't you understand that actually makes things harder?  You want your phone to run like windows which is just awful.  For those who want the full customization, jailbreak. 
13. Voiding your warranty but enjoy.  I don't need to overclock because iOS and the hardware get along very nicely
14. Technically illegal but if an iphone user would like to do this they would have to jailbreak there phone because emulators are available on cydia.  
15.  Yes since iOS 5 I haven't touched iTunes.  It's not needed for backups (iCloud) and you can buy everything on the phone now.  


Also in relation to the the new lightning connector, how many times have phone connectors changed in the past 9 years?  Heck even pick one manufacturer and let me know.

Yes iOS isn't perfect because I listed several features I would love to have in the next iOS. 

Do you want me to list some issues I have with android phones?   Number 1 would easily be having to wait months (sometimes over a year) for android OS updates.  You can argue with me how you can just root your phone but honestly I could use the jailbreak argument to cover almost every missing feature you listed.

Fanboyism is a joke on both sides.  Android is the best thing for Apple, it forces Apple to innovate and the same on the Android side.  Remember the retina display, how many phones before the iPhone 4 came close to it, but think of how many android phones have substantially better resolution after?  

Apple's A6 CPU wouldn't be what it is if it wasn't for the competition from Samsung, HTC, etc.  


#2 and #11 are fixed in iOS 6. I've tried adding photos to emails (tap & hold, scroll right in options list) already. I haven't tried the other one (uploading photos from Safari) yet, but it's in the release notes.

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Originally Posted by EricTheHalfBee View Post
I see your original post has already been edited, as I had predicted.

 

That was me. I did that just to get rid of the insults, nothing more. I actually locked the post afterward, so he won't be changing it himself anytime soon.

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The results of the testing at Barefeats.com shows the iphone 5 to be almost 300% faster than the S3 on the LINPACK benchmark.  I tried it on a friend's phone and got similar results, with the iPhone showing 587 Mflops/s, compared to Galaxy SIII score of 154 Mflops/s.   Not sure how useful the LINPACK scores are in mobile device, but it is the benchmark that has been used to determine the fastest Supercomputer in the world.    With this score, the iPhone 5 would close to being one of the Top 500 supercomputers in the world in 1993 (not too long ago)

That's a pretty impressive result - not just the iphone, but the idea that the power of one of the world's top computers from 20 years ago can now fit in your pocket. I wonder how far back you'd have to go for the iPhone to be equal to the fastest computer in the world. I'm guessing around 1985.
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That's a pretty impressive result - not just the iphone, but the idea that the power of one of the world's top computers from 20 years ago can now fit in your pocket. I wonder how far back you'd have to go for the iPhone to be equal to the fastest computer in the world. I'm guessing around 1985.

Can you also fit 15.8 terabytes in your pants?

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That's a pretty impressive result - not just the iphone, but the idea that the power of one of the world's top computers from 20 years ago can now fit in your pocket. I wonder how far back you'd have to go for the iPhone to be equal to the fastest computer in the world. I'm guessing around 1985.

The Apple A6 appears to be slightly superior to the 1982 Cray X-MP dual-CPU at 400 Mflops while the 1984 Cray X-MP/48 quad-CPU at 800 Mflops theoretically outperforms the Apple A6 although the Apple A6 is a single, dual-core CPU. Here is a Cray X-MP in the movie Tron from 1982, look for the multi-colored vertical stripes the foreground of the scene as that is the Cray X-MP supercomputer.

The 1990 Cray Y-MP Model E quad-CPU theoretically reached 2.6 Gflops. Assuming Moore's Law remains applicable, the Apple A8 could surpass 1 Gflops which suggests the Apple A10 would surpass the Cray Y-MP Model E presumably in 2016.

In 1994, Fujitsu's Numerical Wind Tunnel supercomputer with 166 vector processors performing at 1.7 Gflops each reached a phenomenal 236 Gflops.

In 1995, the Intel ASCI Red supercomputer exceeded the 1 Tflop barrier eventually surpassing the 2 Tflop barrier to hold the title of fastest supercomputer until the end of the 20th Century.

At the current rate of innovation, presumably, the Apple A18 would exceed the 1 Tflop barrier in 2024 assuming Moore's Law remains applicable.
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That's a pretty impressive result - not just the iphone, but the idea that the power of one of the world's top computers from 20 years ago can now fit in your pocket. I wonder how far back you'd have to go for the iPhone to be equal to the fastest computer in the world. I'm guessing around 1985.

Can you also fit 15.8 terabytes in your pants?


I can hardly wait until they get bump to share!
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I can hardly wait until they get bump to share!

I hate to take it to the next level but I can't resist: Docking as defined by Urban Dictionary.


NSFW for work, children, or humanity in general despite it only being a text description. Have made the link as small as possible to help avoid any accidental clicks.


PS: Jokes about defragging your hard drive and disk cleanup are welcome.

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I can hardly wait until they get bump to share!

I hate to take it to the next level but I can't resist: Docking as defined by Urban Dictionary.


NSFW for work, children, or humanity in general despite it only being a text description. Have made the link as small as possible to help avoid any accidental clicks.


PS: Jokes about defragging your hard drive and disk cleanup are welcome.

Actually I went in a different direction… I was surfing to see if I could find an old audio by Redd Foxx regarding the horse race between my dick and pussy willow.

My dick was supposed to be ridden by jockey strap. But jockey strap was thrown off before the race and was replaced by a crabbe...

The race was a photo finish... pussy willow won -- my dick almost caught her in the stretch, but missed her by a hair!


Edit: Does me posting this qualify as self-dickrecating?
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post #173 of 178
Somewhat back on topic…

The 2 fastest phones that I ordered for me and my grandson were supposed to be ready for shipment on the 28th. Both have been shipped and will deliver on the 28th… And be included in Apple's quarterly results.
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post #174 of 178
Has anyone else been having issues with the responsiveness of the touch screen on the iPhone 5? There are often times where I have to hit a button multiple times for it to register, as when I type it will often push keys I know I wasn't pushing. I never had these problems with legacy iPhones, and it has been pretty prevalent for me with this one.
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Has anyone else been having issues with the responsiveness of the touch screen on the iPhone 5? There are often times where I have to hit a button multiple times for it to register, as when I type it will often push keys I know I wasn't pushing. I never had these problems with legacy iPhones, and it has been pretty prevalent for me with this one.

Only with "legacy" apps. I'd est, apps that are windowed. And usually on the low-leftism corner of that windowed app. I'm guessing this is a SW issue but if you are having this problem with "native" apps all over the screen I'd return it for a new one if a restore doesn't work.

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post #176 of 178
The reason android fans shout so loud is because they are desperately insecure about their platform, OS, and device. They are hoping if they scream loud enough they can slow Apple's growth and make Android a more permanent platform king. Some will argue Android already is the king in total worldwide marketshare, but those numbers don't tell the whole story because so many Android phones sold are to people who don't know how to use the data plans and never intend to. For them, the free Android upgrade offered by their carrier is just the latest feature phone.

iOS still has the largest App Store. Of greater significance, iOS doesn't support porn apps. There are bazillion porn apps available on Android so the disparity in apps between the platforms is even greater than what the raw numbers show.

iOS gets apps first. Nobody likes sloppy seconds.

iOS multi-touch features such as pinch to zoom, etc. have been proven to be defensible in court, and those features are either going to be remote wiped from Android phones, or those phones are suddenly going to be a lot more expensive.

Did someone mention the iPhone 5 is about twice as fast as the best Android phones available already?

Yeah, the list goes on, but why bother. Insecurities will abound.
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Apple paid Anandtech, just like they paid the jury to get Samsung declared guilty. If they can afford a jury and judge, they can afford a little review.

First of all, Apple is such a devil, it's been paying more than a thousand engineers.

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LOL. The pretty much sums it up right there. You couldn't answer a single one of those points. Any basic computer can do those things I mentioned, which is why the iphone isn't a smartphone. It a dumbphone with a crappy web browser built in. Hell, it took how many years just to get tabbed browsing? How about a simple thing, like 'find on page'? No? Ask yourself what even the most basic of functions are for a computer and you'll see just how woefully inadequate the iphone truly is. One day, you may wake up and actually realize how much you have been brainwashed to believe the crap Apple spews.
As for benchmark scores, my S3 easily beats those pcmag scores for the iphone 5, as does every S3 owners. There are tons of benchmarks out there showing this, and turn you have one benchmark from pcmag. It is funny how before this benchmark came out, all you iTards claimed specs didnt matter, it was the ecosystem, or the os, or cause Jobs said so. Now all of a sudden specs matter. Typical hypocritical nonsense from the iDiots.
I do get a good laugh out of the pathetic ramblings in here. You entertain me. Keep it up.
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U mad about getting banned from Macrumors, bro? Continuing your terror campaign here?

 

Clearly your S3 can't make you that happy, because your bitterness is still shining on yet another Apple site.

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