(Finally!)  The iPhone 5 Intro Pop-Up Discussion Thread

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    Posted: 12 September 2012 01:55 AM

    Ah, at last.  The moment some have been waiting for since, I dunno, January 2011. raspberry We’re still some 11 hours away, but we’re open early!

    EDIT:  Party on, Wayne!  I think!  Breaking news says the German court allows the ESM to go forward or something.

    [ Edited: 12 September 2012 04:24 AM by Mav ]

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    Posted: 12 September 2012 07:43 AM #1

    I don’t know how it is in other countries, but here in Germany every news channel, TV, Radio, Newspaper is reporting about the imminent launch of the iPhone5. As far as I can recount this is the most media attention that a product release by Apple ever got in Germany.

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  • Posted: 12 September 2012 08:11 AM #2

    Any chance we go back to the old board format prior to today’s event?

         
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    Posted: 12 September 2012 09:26 AM #3

    3.5 hours to event.

    This might be the single largest set of product announcements.  All iOS devices upgrade except for iPad 3 ?  iMacs ?  iOS 6 with Siri and .....?  fingerprint technology ?  e-payment systems ?!?

    I should mow the lawn first.

         
  • Posted: 12 September 2012 09:28 AM #4

    Me too.  The new format is hard on me.  I used to love reading the posts.

    And AFB used to be my favorite website.

    PS “Forgotten Password” is strange English when logging in.  Also, automatic logging in is apparently not working.

         
  • Posted: 12 September 2012 09:56 AM #5

    I’m assuming the store being down means we will be able to preorder today.

         
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    Posted: 12 September 2012 09:59 AM #6

    Some items will be available for ordering.  May or may not include the iPhone 5.  I’d like to see an all-out assault on Apple Servers.  By customers.

         
  • Posted: 12 September 2012 10:31 AM #7

    Which live cast do you all favor?

         
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    Posted: 12 September 2012 10:51 AM #8

    FalKirk - 12 September 2012 10:31 AM

    Which live cast do you all favor?

    I’ll use macrumors and Jim D’s loopinsight.com

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    Posted: 12 September 2012 01:25 PM #9

    Sweet Mercy!  The A6 SoC has arrived!

    Well, that’s ONE big one in the “make me buy this, Apple” column…

    [ Edited: 12 September 2012 01:28 PM by Mav ]

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    Posted: 12 September 2012 01:29 PM #10

    Double sweet mercy, that is good battery life.

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    Posted: 12 September 2012 01:31 PM #11

    Mav, can u compare more numerically to the 4 S ? 

    (I will try to look on website later if need be)

         
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    Posted: 12 September 2012 01:32 PM #12

    I’m glad to see you all here. I had problems logging in, again. Epic fail for the new board format if folks can’t auto log in and if error messages keep popping up.

    But I value everyone’s opinion here too much not to slog through it all.

    That was 8 hours of battery life on 3G talk? How does that compare to the 4S?

         
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    Posted: 12 September 2012 01:35 PM #13

    Panorama camera— sure sounds fun.

         
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    Posted: 12 September 2012 01:35 PM #14

    Treehouse - 12 September 2012 01:31 PM

    Mav, can u compare more numerically to the 4 S ? 

    (I will try to look on website later if need be)

    3G talk is a little whatever.  8 hours with the 5, 8 hours with the 4S.  iPhone 4S is good with talk in my experience.

    8 (even 5-7 real life) hours of LTE browsing shows crazy battery efficiency.

    UPDATE:  Oh hey, Apple does photos while recording too.  Take that, HTC. raspberry

    And FaceTime cam is updated to 720p to better take advantage of the screen.

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    Posted: 12 September 2012 01:36 PM #15

    Seamless transitions in panorama - that’s a big deal if it’s true. It’s not easy to stich the images together so it’s invisible to the eye.