Originally Posted by Mac_128
Gotta say, I'm pretty underwhelmed by this announcement. The leaks have gotten so bad that there's very little surprise left at Apple's unveils these days. I kept waiting for the "and just one more thing", but there was none.
Come on let's get real here, did you honestly already knew for certain that A7 was 64 bits and that the M7 was to be integrated into the phone? Not to mention the stiff GPU improvements.
The 5S is a much more impressive offering than the 4S.
This is true, but why are you underwhelmed? You are posting thoughts that directly conflict with one and another
They could have called this one a 6. The 64-bit processor alone makes the phone a standout.
So be honest you aren't underwhelmed are you?
The camera upgrades are to be expected, as well as speed bumps. The fingerprint technology is still a bit gimmicky, especially if it doesn't work flawlessly for the majority of customers, mainly because there are no proposed applications for it outside of securing the phone,
You can't really say that until you use the machine. Besides one mans gimmick is another's must have feature.
in the way Passport was touted (perhaps they learned their lesson over that debacle).
What debacle, Passport has been rather successful.
That said, 4S customers must be squealing with delight. As a 5 customer, I'm not sure I would pay the early upgrade fee for it.
Of purse not, there is no rational reason to upgrade every year just because. You upgrade when your hardware gets slow or when new features you need arrive. I never understood the upgrade every year mentality.
The 5c is really disappointing. Basically the 5 in a less attractive case for basically the same price as it would have been had Apple continued their previous depreciation model. The big selling point seems to be the colored shell, which most people are going to cover in a case anyway.
The big selling point is that it is last years technology at a lower price, the same way it has always been with Apple iPhones.
And that's it? The big innovation was an expected upgrade of features on their flagship iPhone, plus the addition of gold, and repackaging the 5 in cheaper candy colored housing, falling back on an over a decade old, played-out marketing strategy. And half the new features were already announced months ago with the preview of iOS 7.
If you don't see innovation in the iPhone 5S you are blind. Seriously sit down a minute and look at the products and their releases as if you where someone that didn't live in the rumors forums. Without the priming of the leaks you would be amazed by the iPhone 5S.
Understandable the stock dropped.
Yeah that will last until the end of next quarter when Apple turns in the best Shopping season results ever.