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Does Anything About Tomorrow’s iPhone 5 Event Interest You?

When iOS 6 was announced, we ran a post called “Which iOS 6 Features From Android Will Reinvent Smartphones This Morning?” The responses were hilarious, but since this is hardware, we can’t really go down that road again. Instead, we thought we would simply ask, “Does anything about the iPhone 5 announcement interest you?”

Are you going to chuckle when Apple calls a 4″ display the “sweet spot”? What if the iPhone 5 really is nothing more than a longer iPhone 4S with an oddly two-toned backside? Any chance they reinvent the widget so that they “just work”? How many faked stats will we see on stage? How bad are you going to feel for iPhone accessory junkies that are going to have to re-buy every overpriced dock and speaker that they invested in over the last 5 years because of a new dock connector? Is a nano-SIM actually worth a mention during a press event?

In all seriousness, I am actually interested to see what they do with LTE. Will Apple debut a new battery or processor combo that will give an LTE phone longer than normal battery life? How good will this new 4″ display be? NFC or no NFC? Care or don’t care? Let us know.

  • Mark

    I love watching the sheep line up
    to drink the Apple flavored “kool aid”!

  • JazzoRenee

    Not really, it will be the same old same old, Repackaged.

  • No.


    Is it bad to say that I just wanna see them bring out something new so that Google can put out something even better?

  • derp

    Shouldn’t samsung and HTC already have an injunction put in place for all the lost revenue they’ll incurr because of apple using their LTE patents? Isn’t it only fair?

  • Boris Badenov


  • For me, it’s just interesting to see what they’re doing. The 4S was a disappointment (same phone with Siri added?!? Really?!?), and with nothing but screen size changing and LTE…who cares! It honestly sounds like a Droid Incredible 4G only running iOS instead of Android. I personally couldn’t care less about LTE in my phone…I keep it disabled for the battery savings since I don’t need the extra speed. Same with NFC….it’s just as easy to swipe a credit card as it is to bump my phone (or whatever)…zero interest whatsoever.

    For me, 4″ – 4.3″ is the sweet spot for displays…I like to use my phone one-handed and once a phone is bigger than that then my thumb can’t reach parts of the display and I have to use my other hand. My smartphone usage is centered on using it as a phone (gasp!), keeping up with email, the grocery list and navigation when I need it. I want widgets on my home screen so I get all the information I want just by unlocking the phone.

    Shiny plastic back, texturized plastic back, aluminum back…again, I don’t give a crap. The first thing I’m going to do with ANY smartphone is put a matte screen protector on it to get rid of the glare and put it in a case to protect it from drops.

    I think Apple has already peaked with regards to the iPhone and people are seeing that the competition really has produced smartphones with much better features.

  • jaxxmjd

    I’m interested in knowing if there are any real improvements in the newest iteration. If not, I’m strongly considering buying a bunch of Apple put options.

  • I for one am not a apple supporter in any way… BUT with all the apple v samsung litigation that has been going on I must say that Apple makes a far better quality product than samsung could ever dream of making. From build quality, durability, and battery life, to actual phone functionality, apple has gotten their formula down. Unless we are talking about TV’s, LCD displays, and computer parts, I cannot honestly say that Samsung makes a well built product. Their smartphones are cheap, mass produced junk, with poor radios, ugly and overbloated UI’s, and stupid proprietary charging and data interface adaptors. Apple is way better at the phone business than Shamesung will ever be – period. I hope the nerds at cupertino continue to kick sammy’s a** in court, in the smartphone market, and in the consumers pocket… all so they can be dethroned from #1 producing OEM for Android. Somebody else needs to take the reigns from these cheapskates – and I for one believe it should be motorola!

    Nuff said!

    • SenseOffender

      Tell ’em why you mad son!

    • jrizk07

      umm, did you just say that samsung uses “stupid proprietary charging and data interface adaptors” <– misspelling included on purpose

      You're joking right? What does the iPhone use?

      Granted their physical casing's seem to be better but lets not forget the debacle that was the iPhone 4 antenna. "You're holding it wrong" remember that?

      Everything technology wise seems to be way overpriced considering what the companies pay to have them made. Apple is no exception, their crap is way overpriced as well. Makes you feel sad for all of those employees in China trying to kill themselves for working such cheap labor while apple turns around and puts a ~400% mark up on their products.

      Just sayin

  • Rotkaeqpchen

    WHY THE HELL ARE YOU POSTING I*HONE NEWS!!! Droid Life used to be my favorite blog, will think about it.

  • Bionicman

    I’m interested to see how they put LTE and make the battery last. If they put in a bigger battery it would be a fatter phone. or will they use new battery technology? thats about all i care about.

  • Kc

    What amazes me the most is how everyone bashes apple and how anything they make is not a big deal. Android has had this for over two years, blah, blah, blah… But as soon as any android phone is announced…That is the one, this is the iphone killer. I have heard people say that 5 phones ago in about one year. You do realize that iphone owners don’t have to change their phone every 3 months because of problems right.. For example the S3 is suppose to be the “ONE” and now I’m hearing that they are cracking without people even dropping them. The saddest thing about that is Samsung won’t replace them…Wake up people. I have been an android owner for years and I’m over it. I sick of being promised about updates and I’m tired of buying phones and two month later its outdated. Makes no sense. Iphone 5 on lte will be great for me…

    • Jarrett Guma

      what amazes me is the amount of publicity the iphone receives and people like you who believe that the iphone is the greatest invention of all time and that Apple can do no wrong and that their voice is the voice of God

      • Kc

        Well I never said it was the greatest invention of all time so don’t put words in my mouth. Number 2 you sound jealous and miserable about the amount of attention the iphone gets. Mommy, mommy they won’t talk about my phone. And maybe they get attention because they put out good, not great, okay I lied, great product, with great customer service, and the phone won’t be old in 3 months.. It maybe a basic phone but it’s damn good at being basic. I would rather have that then a pile a customizing stuff that doesn’t do anything but lag..And by the way if I didn’t buy my wife an Iphone 4 when it came to verizon I probably wouldn’t feel this way. And also while she’s still on her first iphone from when it launched on verizon, I’m on my second hand of droids. Now you do the math on which one is better…

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    I’m curious how many ideas they’ve stolen from Android this time. Last time it was the pull-down notification shade, this time it’s Cloud syncing contacts and apps and what else?

  • bmedic1999

    I saw through crapple with the first iphony. They have never had any interest in their products. Never wanted to be a lemming. but i do hear that the new iphone has a halo button, and if you push it steve jobs comes back and states “you have chosen wisely grasshopper”

  • DanWazz

    Can’t wait for the general public and media to go ape sh*t over this mid-tier phone.

  • rich

    yeah, I hope Samsung stops by to tell them they are banned from sales… I love you Samsung fight them sob’s, they stole android features yet that’s ok…

  • Not one thing from Apple interests me.

  • MikeCiggy

    I won’t ever buy any of their products but I’m excited for the possible ‘wow’ factor of today’s event. I hope something new and innovative arises. I may not be an Apple fan but I’m a tech fan and new things get me excited no matter who invented it.

  • Matthew minnis

    The will reinvent LTE… by calling it LTi.
    Get it? Yes

  • RonsterWVU

    I’m interested, I’m not one to take sides when using a tool. That is all a cell phone is to me, and if one seems to suit me better over the other. That is the product I’ll use.

    i.e. Right now I shoot with a Nikon camera… If someone comes out with something better (imo), I would be open to change.

    I will say this, I am still using my Droid X, and if the new iphone (5) is impressive, I will upgrade to that phone.

    And buy a Nexus 7, so I don’t lose my Android Roots! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • So far based off of this
    http://www.apple.com/ios/ios6/ IOS6 has received these updates: Maps – “Google maps”/ Shared photo streams – “instagram”/ Passbook – “hundreds of apps do this already”/ the ability to reply with text or set a reminder when declining a call – “Where have I seen this before?”/ Find my Iphone – “Lookout(and lots of others)”/ Find my friends – Someone has a lil “Latitude” problem!

  • Sara Rosensteel

    I’m just waiting for the iPod update, since those usually happen at the same time.

  • rockstar323

    Don’t really care about the iPhone, other than seeing what new innovation

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  • Markuz


  • daveydawg

    At 350 comments, I’d say people “care”

  • SenseOffender

    If you’re interested in mobile technology then you’d have to be completely ignorant not to be interested in what apple has put into the iPhone 5 (New iPhone).

    I am still waiting for an iPhone to come out that makes me want an iPhone, it hasn’t happened yet, so I will see how close this one comes, most my friends anticipate me making the switch one day but, we will see ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I agree. Plus, it will probably be interesting to see whether Apple can really produce an iPhone that can beat the Android flagships when it comes to hardware

    • I concur. the iPhone to me is horrible. Well maybe not the phone but when you put iOS on top it kills it for me. I absolutely cant stand mobile iOS (or regular iOS for that matter). It doesnt make any sense to me. No menus, lack of buttons (soft or hard key) and overall lack of visual interface. So instead of getting an overall “desktop” feel people actually enjoy just an app drawer. I dont get it. The hardware overall seems to be ok, but just ok doesnt get me to purchase anyones products.

  • Austin

    I’m interested to see if the design changed any that really it

  • I’m just looking forward to when all the iPhone hype dies down and we can start getting the big info/rumors on the next nexus device….

  • zr_freak

    If Samsung or HTC had anything on Apple possibly infringing LTE patents, they would have already filed because the New iPad already uses LTE and that’s been out for a while now.

  • Jason James

    here are a few features

  • trophynuts

    with all do respect i actually do think 4′ is the sweet spot. Also new rumors suggest they will sell an adapter for the new connector so people don’t have to buy new devices, similar to the new magsafe connector on the macbook line. I could care less about NFC. I haven’t even thought about using it once on my GNex…I am mainly interested in their LTE performance/battery life.

  • DonnyDee

    After about 15 Android Phones ive owned im going back to iphone. Honestly Apple offers a better experience.

    • Kc

      I agree with you. Never had an Iphone, my wife has one and her phone as outdone any droid that I have owned. Iphone 5 is my next phone…

  • dunkle

    I usually love your writing but it is sad to see you contributing to the cheap jabs at the big Android competitor. It’s fine to have a preference but what is the point of making a post like this that just perpetuates the us vs. them mentality between apple and android? It is vitriolic and unnecessary which is evident in comments on any tech blog.

    • dunkle

      The comments on this particular blog are exactly what I mean. Everyone was genuinely upset that apple would try to ban competition instead of improving their product, and rightly so! I was as well. But now suddenly there are all of these comments with enthusiasm about iphones being banned or apple being sued. How do you not see the hypocrisy? Are you all blinded by your inexplicable dedication to a brand? I love my android phone but remain ambivalent about the competition because I love that there is choice and understand that we all have different preferences. It’s really simple.

  • I was listening to the radio and talking to some people at work about apple and the new iphone and its really sad that people are just 100% sold on everything apple, some even know they are bring ripped off but stil buy from them anyway.

    one guy I work with said he will probably buy it just cause its apple, I ask him why he said he doesnt know why but he probably will buy it.

    dont get me wrong, they make some nice phones and lets face it, project butter is still nothing compared to how smooth iOS is (and I honestly dont think it ever will be) but there comes a point where you gotta step back and look at what your buying and say “whats really different?”

  • if apple was smart, they would make it LTE with a bigger battery than the razr maxx.

    but this is what they are gonna do, release the same phone with a bigger screen, and LTE then wait a month and get all the suckers to get the iPhone 5S with the .4ghz faster processor and a different color.

  • John

    I like to hear how Apple “re-invent” LTE.

  • quiklives

    I hope it does have NFC and LTE. Not that I’ll ever buy one, but sadly, I’ve learned that if you want something like that to flourish, it’s going to have to work on iphones. Imagine how many more NFC paypoints we’ll have once iphones can use them! And adding that many users to LTE means the coverage grows that much faster.

  • mecevans

    Coming from a huge Android fanboy, I wondering if there going to pull through or start to fall off. Will it meet or beat the GS3? This is supposed to be the last “Jobs” phone. Competition is always good.

    • cruzfl0w

      Will it meet or beat the GS3? I too am curious of this question.

  • First of all, I think that if you have a genuine love and passion for technology, you should be curious about this announcement, no matter which side you are on. Secondly โ€” don’t you all see the hypocrisy? You point fingers at “iSheep” but you people are DROIDSheep by choosing to not appreciate Apple in any way. Choosing to stay solely on one side and not look at the pros and cons to the other side is a shame. And I know this comment will get ripped to shreds, but that will only further solidify that you people are exactly what you are against. I’m glad that I am a true tech enthusiast that can appreciate both sides for what they are worth. Just last week I watched the live announcement of the DROID RAZR HD, HD MAXX, and M. And just to play devil’s advocate, I’m sure a lot of your comments come from the bitterness that the company the “iSheep” worship is currently beating your DROIDSheep’s company’s ass.

    • Tim242

      I appreciate both sides. You were sounding pretty good, until the end. What about these LTE patents? Apple wants this invalidated. But, rectangles with rounded corners is for them only. You spew hypocrisy. That being said, I’m looking forward to the unveiling of the iPhone 6 / New iPhone.

    • Jason James

      some people on here buy a phone based on specs we worship good hardware not a name brand. my next phone i would like for it to have a better battery im not going to buy the galaxy Nexus 2 (I owe a GNEX) because its better then the first if i can get something that is faster or a bigger battery. my girlfriend bought the iphone4 because in her mind at that time it was the only smart phone on att and her friends have it so she bought it without even asking about any other phones and of course the salesperson doesnt care if u buy a rock and u didnt know it. Everyday she bitches that its slow, her screen is small, 3g is slow, she cant customize certain things, etc. All things that could have been avoided if she cared past the fact the she’ll be a cool kid on the block with an iphone. now she hopes the new one will be better because she doesnt want to shop around for specs but unless i tell her the difference she wouldn’t know, the same way she thinks the only difference between the 4 and 4s is Siri which she is mostly right about. when so many people can own the same device and don’t know any specs about it other than talk time they are sheep whether its for IOS, Windows, and Android.

      • Diablo81588

        Your comment is hard to read.

        • Bionicman

          i think he is spot on. my wife still hates to admit her GS3 is worlds better than her old iphone 4. the only thing she really misses from it, is group texting from people using imessage.

  • Nicholassss

    Just from a nerd point of view I’m waiting to see what they’re “bringing to the table.” I dont think there will be any surprises.

  • Trevor

    I think the 12 is how many worthless patents Apple’s going to sue for this week.

  • Droid4LifeDawg

    Just to see what borrowed Android features will appear to be revolutionized by Apple…

  • Stephen Scott

    I am looking forward to seeing some new iphone 5 cases with the hole in the back that shows the apple logo so ppl can tell the difference between it and one of those 4″ poor ppl phones. srsly, some ppl think that.

  • Davros

    I hope it does have NFC. It would be a great boost in getting more places to accept payments this way.

  • master94

    Apple sucks, Apple is zero innovation and all lawsuits. they have invented nothing, even the iphone was stolen from LG and Macs from xerox and linux

  • carl rainey

    Well I’m sure that Apple will say that it is the most amazing iphone yet. I am interested in how Apple will use Android Beam with NFC and how they will use Samsung’s mass sharing features. I would also like to see how low the pixel count can be and still be called Retina. Never know they might amaze us all….I mean they just got a fancy new YouTube App

  • Andrey Feldman

    I really like the new double sided dock connector… I hope that the next micro USB standard is like that.. if apple wouldn’t sue.

  • dezignstuff

    Yeah, I’m waiting to see how many lawsuits are going to be filed by companies who want a pound of Apple’s backside in their teeth.

  • Legitimate question- If it doesn’t have NFC, will the Passbook even be that useful? I always thought, in all honesty, that Passbook was the only cool feature of iOS6

  • The One

    I’m definitely looking forward to the announcement to hear about the new features, specs, etc. I like android a lot, however, the Iphone 4 has been the best smartphone I’ve ever used. Android gives me more of a “wow” factor….however, the Iphone has been the smoothest, less problematic device by far.

  • brandnew234

    I am personally very interested in what te next iPhone will have inside it, probably a 32nm A5x inside it, with that new resolution&connector. Oh, and FINALLY a gig of RAM. It’ll be packing LTE, and a metal case. I think it’s initial sales will be amazing, but it will soon dwindle down to what it is now, because it is ugly, and outdated (at release), and because it’s screen isn’t very pretty anymore&it is in general a very boring look. But those who first got it will be unwilling to admit they bought a sub-par product.

  • T Dolby

    I want to see the reactions of the people buying the new iphone when they are asked, “Okay, which limited data plan would you like with your new 4G phone?” I hope they have been paying attention.

  • This is a place for Android lovers to connect and discuss all things solely about Android. Why in the world would we care about Crapple’s mediocre little chew toy iPhone? We all know the Samsung Galaxy s3 reigns supreme over all smartphones, and the iPhone 5 won’t stand a chance.

  • Abhisshek Das

    What Android features will Apple ‘invent’ tomorrow? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    comment credit

  • ericsorensen

    I can honestly say my Gnex from last November will likely match or beat the hardware specs of the Iphone. And of course, with Jelly Bean, there is no comparison with the software.

    • j_peter

      Specs aren’t everything. Android needs a quad-core processor just to function decently. Even then, it still lags!

      • sirmeili

        Actually, the Gnex doesn’t have a quad core processor and with jelly bean is as smooth if not smoother than the Iphone. Before JB, I would agree, it was laggy at times on stock roms (and even on some custom roms), but not anymore. Project butter did it’s job and did it quite well.

        • j_peter

          Smoother than the iPhone?! You’re just kidding yourself. I have played around with my buddy’s Galaxy Nexus running Jelly Bean and it was no where as smooth as my iPhone. Not even close!

          • sirmeili

            After reading more of the comments here, it seems that you are another fanboy (in this case iPhone), who has so little of a life that you have to come to a blog centered around the competition so you can feel like a big boy and tell everyone how wrong they are. It’s a bit petty, but I’ll give you one last response.

            I don’t know your buddy or what version of JB he has, but there are reasons it could still be laggy. For instance the first release of AOKPs version of JB is very laggy, so they obviously did something while adding in all the extra features (my experience with AOKP, others could be different). However my experience, the pure versions of the AOSP (in my case Peter Alfonso’s port for the Toro (Verizon) is as smooth as any iphone I can put my hands on today.

            Now why don’t you go outside and enjoy life instead of being a piss ant for the sake of being a piss ant.

      • Nicholassss

        I’ve said it a million times on here, my 15ish month old droid 3 is running ICS and its smooth as eff, Dual core. its wasnt even especially spec’d out when it was new and probably would stomp on the new iphone( based on what we’ve seen from leaks)

      • KB26

        Believe it or not, I learned a new thing today! Apparently my stratosphere has a quad core processor! Actually my phone might be the first octo core android phone.

  • Could care less. Apple bites!! Pull down notifications was on android long before apple thought about it. iOs and apple need to just give up on “innovation.” All they seen to be innovating is ways to try and monopolize the smartphone market, with cheap, crappy ‘pieces’
    of technology.

  • Esteban_Colberto

    I’m interested to know what consumers are going to do when they compare a $399 16gb device without NFC or a nearly 5 inch screen and expandable memory to the $99 GS3. Is it still cool to show people how wasteful you can be spending your retirement money on old tech, trying to appeal to under 35s that are pimping Droids? I think the big feature of the iPhone is going to be Siri with a Betty White voice that connects directly to http://www.medicare.gov

  • Kevin Matthews

    I need to get a smart phone for my new job. My choices are going to be an iPhone 5 or a Droid Pro…yeah, that Droid Pro. I hope this thing is decent…

    • Tim242

      Droid Pro sucks. Sorry.

  • bleeew

    Im actually excited.

  • >> Will Apple debut a new battery or processor combo that will
    give an LTE phone longer than normal battery life?

    My bet? They will just put in a bigger battery, but since the phone is
    bigger but thinner, no iPhone fan boys will notice and will run around
    claiming it’s magic (like the RAZR MAXX had never existed.) I am not
    saying the new iPhone won’t be less power hungry — but LTE has been
    around for a while now, Android LTE phones are getting less hungry, too.

  • aldr01d

    sorry jobs your toy lost its #1 spot even if you were to come back to life ,your fragmentation theory doesnt compute now in the future even your siri can tell you that!. remember your own quote “think different” well we are doing just that damn “mofo”

  • Android1997

    Who else besides HTC, and Samsung will Sue for LTE
    The Goophone suing for the design

    Yea, the my Facebook news feed with OMFG 4″ SCREEN, and APPLES INVENTION IS ON THE IPHONE NOW #LTE OMG

    Yea, gonna be a good day

  • Help your blog into Wall Street !!!

  • Take this apple

    I hope they mention that it has LTE in the documentation so that by the time the presentation is half over with the legal half crews at HTC and Samsung have already pressed send on the lawsuits. Time for Apple to get a taste of their own bitter Apple.

    • j_peter

      It sounds like you’re the only one who’s bitter.

  • AnGeLFaCe777

    They need to suit apple as soon as possible.

  • areffes

    I’m really excited to see which Android features/ industry standard features they will re-brand, re-package, and then bask in the glow of being called “innovative.”

  • EvanTheGamer

    N. O. What does that spell, kids? NO!

    Say NO to drugs…and that dreadful iLame device!

  • umgoblue80

    I want to know how long it takes the I5 to turn water into wine or raise Lazarus

  • brando56894

    I couldnt care less about the actual presentation but I will read the blog posts about it.

  • durangojim

    If the battery life on late is better than my nexus and it has a great camera I’ll buy one and trade off with the nexus depending on the situation.

  • carlisimo

    It’ll be one of the few good non-huge smartphones out there. That makes it interesting to me. For good phones with screens 4.3″ or smaller, you’re basically limited to the iPhone, RAZR M, and One S… and both Android models are only available on one carrier each.

    I’m also very curious to see how it does on battery life with LTE; the leaked shots show a battery that isn’t significantly larger.

  • Brett Besa

    -Big Mac

    A smaller dock connector? Revolutionary! 4 inch screen? Revolutionary! LTE? Revolutionary! More like welcome to 2009 Apple. Not an ascribed fanboy either way (although I generally prefer Android products), but I just see nothing exciting coming out of this new iPhone that we haven’t seen before. Which is why I’m mystified as to why everybody else seems to be freaking out. But of course it will sell by the truckload…

    • j_peter

      If it wasn’t for iOS, Google wouldn’t have had anything to copy.

  • Manny

    Time for Google, Moto, HTC and Samsung to get out the pen and paper. It will sell 10 million by the end of september, that’s one feat that took samsung 4 months and no other android handset maker will EVER claim. Android fanboys will have be on suicide watch.

    • Jason James

      no one wants everyone to have what they have. i love the ability to take out my phone and no one else has it. You don’t gain anything by all ur friends having the same phone. maybe you want to live your life in a community with all the same houses everyone drives the same car and works at the same place. but sorry that u have to wake up to the real world. now go enjoy all the new features that have already been around before apple decided to give them to you.

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  • ScottyfromGA

    I wanna see Apple get taken down a notch when LTE gets announced…..

    but to answer your question in this post, Nope…NOTHING interests me.

  • PhillipCun

    I’m actually excited to see this phone come out. But I’m more excited for the Apple vs. All Androids AND how Google will compete with the iPhone 5 and new iPads

  • Michael Lewis

    I’m interested to see what they will do to make this phone stand out from all the android phones.

  • dm33

    Continually amazed to see Android fan bois protecting poor Samsung, aka South Korean economy. Samsung practically counterfeits iPhone, thats good. Samsung trying to sue over patents that agreed to license under FRAND terms, thats good too. Woohoo! Apple trying to innovate, comes up with designs that everyone wants to counterfeit, I mean copy and enhance. Innovating bad. Got it.

    How else could you possibly make a phone, or a laptop, or a store, or a commercial, or a power plug, or a desktop (Mini), etc, etc. Apparently there’s only one way to do any of these.

    • PhillipCun

      LOL. Wrong site man.

    • You know what I would love to see? I’d love to see Samsung quit selling the Retina screens to Apple & have them forced to use PenTile! You can only bite the hand that feeds so many times…

    • Manny

      dude theres no sense in beating a dead horse. Most here will never understand. There’s no sense in trying.

      • Diablo81588

        I can’t help but think of a mammoth when I see your name.

    • DUH

      Um I think you missed the apple blog!

  • akazerotime

    This changes everything again.. againโ„ข

  • dredaav

    I’m thinking of making the switch to the iPhone 5 just so I could say I have had every type of phone… Windows mobile (which sucks) Android and now iOS and if it sucks then I’ll just buy which ever the best droid is at that time…

  • Knlegend1

    Yes because its tech.

  • jnt

    Only two things I want to see come out of this… #1 If there’s anything we actually don’t know about. If there’s not, I’m not going to criticize that much – they don only release one phone per year, so that’s only one opportunity to catch up and (potentially) innovate. #2 I hope these lawsuits hit, Apple backs off, and everybody can resume healthy competition again.

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  • synplex

    Everything. Despite the fact I would never leave ANdroid for apple at least you have to admit Apple’s new tech/products forces other Companys to step up their Game.

  • Tim242

    I am an Android fan to the core. With that being said, the iPhone 6 / New iPhone event has me intrigued. I’m not sure why. But, if it turns out to be a refresh instead of a rehash, I might buy one. I love my Nexus. However, these Android announcements as of late are leaving me irritated. Moto still using Pentile, Samsung still using Pentile and cheap materials. HTC putting out bug-ridden software. I am rooting for Android, no pun intended. But, I may jump to the other side…at least for now.

    • root4life

      you make a very valid argument. i would also like to see better hardware for android

  • TheCheapGamer

    I’m look froward to seeing it.
    But with all that Android based phones offer, I doubt I’ll be impressed.

  • I would love to see NFC in the next iPhone. Maybe then will Google Wallet on Android thrive.

  • NexusMan

    I want to see them infringe on Samsung & HTC LTE Patents, and watch the impending lawsuits roll out.

  • Aaron Fredricks

    im patiently waiting for the day to arrive where people begin to realize that there are better alternatives to the iPhone… which may come tomorrow if they dont do something to make their hype worthwhile. i doubt it though. ~sheep will flock to matter what~

  • I personally can not wait ! I am going to be steaming it live and watching my FB news feed and read every single dissappointed Apple fan boy comment ! I am so sick of you Idrones comparing your crap to the S3 I cant wait for tomorrow to come so you can STFU already !

    • j_peter

      We’re sick of you fandroids as well.

  • Lambo_21

    i want to see what they steal and claim their own… again

  • SeanBello

    I also can’t wait to see them announce a date for it, then to see if it doesn’t come out that day because of the LTE suits and how furious all those people will be.

  • Jim McClain

    Well of course we will be interested, everyone on here is into tech stuff no matter if its android or apple, their new stuff, our new stuff, thats what we are into, I won’t change to apple , but its still interesting

  • Kerry Davies

    if it doesnt have NFC Apple is dead to me. and if it does have NFC it will be super cool that they started this cool way to pay for things!

    • Gel

      They didn’t start it. Android did Apple will just make it more mainstream or in the news that companies will invest in NFC stuff.

    • j_peter

      NFC is probably the most overrated technology in existence. I have NEVER had a need for it, and probably never will.

      • Diablo81588

        You’ve never used it because you have an iphone, tool.

  • I want a law suit from Google, which will bring back the money that Samsung lost !!! I hope the motorola lawyers are ready with their forkes !!

  • Maxx

    Damn I wish this post would have been posted earlier this morning cuz it’s been a slow day on here.

  • No. I can’t wait for all the people poised to sue the sh** out of Apple to strike, though. This will be beautiful.

  • i just wanna see what new thing that they are gunna call revoltionnary and make it look like its great even though us android users probly had it like forever ago

  • Competition is always a good thing, no matter which product you are interested in. Whether you like it or not, competition from iPhone got Android where it is today (and vice versa). I hope Apple releases something that we haven’t seen before, It will make Android go one step further.

  • JoshGroff

    I’ll probably read into it just to see what the competition has to offer. Also, I have a few friends who have iPhones, and it’s nice to learn what “new” features they’ll have access to.

  • J Nano

    LTE, LTE oh and of course almost forgot LTE. Let the suing games begin!

  • ndog21

    I just got my VZW GNEX love it never going back to IPhone but I’m interested in the HTC and Samsung lawsuits

  • SeanBello

    everything about this interests me. I love everything about it. mostly the blind excitement about a product that is clearly inferior now.

  • fanboy1974

    Very interested. As a lover of tech I will not turn a blind eye. The problem with Apple is that they fail to release a product that Android lovers really want. No large display’s, no LTE, same old OS, no customizability and the list goes on. Maybe the leaks are to throw people off track. Maybe they will come out guns blazing against the competition. But I can tell you one thing. That leaked iPhone 5 is not enough to make me skip a Verizon Note 2 or even HTC’s 1080p phone. If you line them up both Note 2 and a HTC 1080p beats those iPhone 5 leaks.

  • CurrentWeb

    I really want Apple to do something amazing with battery life. Like, a legitimately new approach that can get the phone through 24 hours of use. That way, everyone will suddenly give a crap about battery life and it will shock every Android OEM into ‘copying’ Apple. But not in a bad way. It’s just that once Apple does something, people suddenly want it, so I want Apple to make a better battery so that Android gets the same thing. If that makes sense.
    And yes, I know the Razr HD Maxx exists. I’m speaking more generally here lol

    • fritzo

      i see what you mean, they are an industry leader. hopefully they “change the game” again. but i doubt it.

  • BoozeRob

    Want to see NFC… hoping adoption will pick up with it!

  • Austin Ferguson

    I`m just waiting on the lawsuits from apple in regards to a 4″ device that is square, with a button. Oh wait lol…. always like watching there announcements, could careless about throwing my money at them..

  • Anthony

    I love the Apple fan boy going through everyone’s post and giving a thumbs down to everyone that says anything negative about Apple. Lol. Lame!


    I can’t freaking wait…
    I just love getting new phones, IOS or android!!

  • Nazzi_Muhammad

    Apple pushes ahead, android pushes right back. Choice is a good thing. Excited to see what Apple has in store.

  • droidman101

    Looking forward to see just HOW MANY patents they break. Obviously Samsung and HTC will have a field day with LTE ALONE, much less Google/Motorola.

  • UrDoGG

    It can’t be as lackluster as the 4S was. I’m sure they will at least bring something different to the table… Much like most everyone else here, I’m just tired about hearing all of the ridiculous predictions – For God’s sake, it’s just a phone.

  • Girl Scout Troop 404

    I am most interested about the adjective they’ll use to describe finally adding LTE to their phones.

    Will it be ‘revolutionary’? ‘ground-breaking’?

  • fritzo

    ill definitely watch the keynote, and read the blogs. not interested in ios and not planning on buying an iphone. just interested in new tech.

  • omgitzjose

    im dying to see what featured they “invented” this year that will revolutionize the cell phone world!

  • I think you should make a graphic that shows the major hardware upgrades…..and when they were first available in an android phone….such as a 4in screen….Nfc….4g lte…

  • Guestapo

    I could not care less what Crapple releases. I have come to understand they are a bunch of greedy, lawyered-up bas***ds with no love for anyone except themselves.

  • shmigga

    Hopefully the phone is banned shortly after the announcement.

    • j_peter

      Unless they pull a Samesung, I don’t see that happening.

  • I’m looking forward to seeing all the “new” Android features put into Apple. I bet if they do come out with the larger screen and nfc, they will claim that no other company has ever done it b4 and sue everyone else who has similar features

  • spectremANDROID


  • MrEnglish

    I’m hoping i can finally rid myself of Google so I can stop reading pedantic android forums that are full of kiddie hate. What I used to love about android has been ruined by a camp that has gotten worse than the fruit roll up fanboys I used to mock. Hopefully this will be the one.

    • UrDoGG

      But is the other side really that much better? Plus, you have to learn to skip by the “kiddie hate” posts.

    • LegalAmerican

      cool story. Please, share more of your tunnel vision with us. I dare say this comment, as the most pedantic of all.

    • j_peter

      Finally someone has seen the light. Apple fanboys are NOTHING compared to the Android users that constantly bash anyone using an iPhone.

      • Oh really??? How about the isheep uproar that happened when Instagram was released for Android?

    • Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out…

    • sirmeili

      The saddest part is that you feel the need to read forums/blogs that you admit yourself you don’t like reading. If the best thing you can find to do is something you don’t like doing, you may need to look into getting a life.

      Just because you own an android phone doesn’t mean you have to read blogs based on that topic.

  • iphoneh8r

    1. I’d like to see if you can jailbreak it and port Android onto it.
    2. Boring same ol 4GS in a bigger body
    3. Did I mention “boring”?

  • marballe

    Yes, I would like to see how Apple changes the world with stuff that is not already in Android.

  • Jroc869, Cool story bro


  • RoadsterHD1

    Yes, I want to see how many things their getting sewed for.

  • The only thing that interests me is when they announce that it will be 4G LTE and Samsung sues them instantly.

  • I’m hoping it has NFC mobile payments would be more widespread.

  • Havoc70

    Its a Crapple Device so nope no interest at all.

  • Inquizitor

    I just hope it’s not called the iPhone 5. It’s just so stupid. If they just call it “the new iPhone,” like they did the iPad, I’ll give them serious props. Their devices may be worse but at least they don’t have awful, long, silly names. I still try to just tell people I have a “Nexus” or “Google Phone” rather than “Samsung Galaxy Nexus”.

  • I would like to see battery life with LTE. My guess says no more than 8 hours. Then the fanboys will bring out their pitchforks.

  • jeff3yan

    I’m interested if they finally implement NFC. No Android OEM has gotten any momentum with NFC and it looks like it won’t be until the iPhone has it that there’s widespread adoption.

  • drawz

    Anyone that says they’re not interested is selling you something. So many Android enthusiasts say they don’t care but if you care about Android, you have to care about what Apple is doing on some level. One impacts the other.
    I have no interest in supporting Apple with my dollars, but I am interested to know what they are going to do because it will force the competition to respond in some way. That’s a benefit to me.

    • Brian

      This man gets it.

    • Im just watching to see what feature they stole from Android this year! Last year it was the notification bar and Ive got a feeling that this year it will be NFC and 4G LTE. I can’t wait to laugh when they say a 4inch display is the perfect size, like try a 4.3 or 4.7 and tell me how 4 is better. Oh and the lawsuits, oh the lawsuits! I hope they get filed the minute the iPhone 5 is announced and that HTC and Samsung can team up and beat Apple at their own game putting them out of both the tablet market and phone market for the holiday season!

      • AnGeLFaCe777

        I am really hoping for that. Apple needs to be put way for good. They started the nonsense when they faced the competition with Android.

    • jessiejames1209

      Oh i’ll be watching the live blogs tomorrow. Still have no intention of ever buying one.

  • leathernuts

    I am a current 4S user. I am waiting for the release of the Razr HD Maxx and then I will make my decision whether to get an S3 or Razr. Apple has failed on this one. Really 4″?!?!? Ohhh WOW Im so impressed.

    • Jackson

      Get ready for freedom lol

    • j_peter

      You’ll go running back to your iPhone once you experience the horrific bugginess that is Android.

  • I hope new Imacs come out! I need usb3.

  • Sergio

    New Iphone 5 will have five rows of icons instead of four…magical and revolutionary…………..Patent Pending……..

    • Asuriyan

      You laugh, but it would be cool if I didn’t have to install a custom launcher to get a 5th row of homescreen icons on every Android phone I’ve ever owned.

      • New_Guy

        It’s called a Galaxy Note…

        • Jackson

          Can’t wait

          • Jackson

            My brother who has and I4s calls my Gnex a laptop lol I can’t wait for the note lol

          • New_Guy

            The Note II should be pretty epic

          • New_Guy

            Me neither!

          • jessiejames1209

            Me too. I’m looking for stuff to sell right now in order to buy one…Unless the 5″ 1080p HTC beats it out.

          • abqnm

            HTC is moving the right way with Sense but unless it is greatly improved, I would choose the Note 2. 1080p would be nice but if the OS is still buggy, slow and bloated, I will pass.

          • Jackson

            I doubt it Samsung has too many features to be able to be beat.

      • arthur2142

        At least you have this option with Android. Good luck doing this with an *phone!

        • AnGeLFaCe777

          Great response :-*!

        • iNfAMOUS70702

          You do have an option with an iPhone…it’s called cydia

          • itznfb

            The option… to do less with less…

          • Diablo81588

            Lets see. Install a launcher from the play store, or wipe your phone each time a new update comes out to stay current. Hmm.

      • Yeah, downloading and installing a free launcher app is such a burden. If only those devs slaving away to develop them would also come over and install it for me. And then also wipe my ass.

  • I have this itching feeling that the size of the screen and the size of the phone will be the perfect combatant against the 4g lte battery drain issue. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my Galaxy Nexus, but it still wasn’t at that level battery wise where it was incredibly useful. Also, the camera wasn’t that impressive, and seeing as my Galaxy s3’s camera doesn’t get used to its full potential in AOSP, the iPhone is looking enticing based on leaks.

    In all fairness, I’ll keep my Nexus 7. There is nothing wrong with having the best of both. All in all it should be at least an interesting keynote!

    • Diablo81588

      Its all proportional to the size of the battery. If reports are true, the battery is SLIGHTY bigger than the 3g 4S, at a whopping 10mAh.

  • blue horseshoe loves…

    excited to see a preview of samsung’s next offering.

  • Kawan Best


  • pezjono

    I actually hope that the iPhone 5 has NFC so that it will grow some popularity for mobile payments. If it does, the only thing I don’t look forward to are iPhone users bragging about it when the Nexus One has had it for several years and the many phones implementing it since the Galaxy Nexus release last year

    • Jackson

      Yea that’ll piss me off, still love buying smokes with it at Hess or something they’re in awe every time.

  • user311

    I look forward to stop seeing lame iphone 5 predictions on other tech sites.

    • I would say you must be referring to Giz, but they’re not a tech site anymore.

      • Diablo81588

        Double take on Giz.

  • captainbc52

    I can hear he sheep “bah bah”ing already.

  • nightscout13

    Yes, I am expecting to see the iPhone 5 to be as innovating as the iPhone 4S! (sarcasm)

  • only thing I’m interested in is how long it takes Sammie to sue them, im hoping there is a breaking news announcement by someone wearing google glass that samsung has set fire to cupertino

  • Anthony

    I am interested. I have never owned an iPhone before. I have always been Android. I have only been a smartphone user for about 2 years. I have been with Moto from the beginning. X, X2, Droid3, RAZR, and now with the RAZR MAXX. I want out of Motorola. It is all I have known. I want a change. I think I want the Note 2. Touch Wiz looks nice. I definitely want a bigger screen. At least 5″. That being said, iPhone, in my opinion, will bring nothing new or exciting. They will prolly just play catch up to Android but claim they are being new and innovative. Only time will tell. Here is to hoping they actually do bring something amazing, a game changer, to the table.

  • Taylor

    I’m hoping for two things:

    1) The rumored “taller” aspect ratio. This will put the aspect ratio a lot closer to Android’s, meaning that iphone game ports to Android will do away with the black bars on the sides of the screen for future games. We may even get updates as the devs update their iOS games to support the new aspect ratio. Notable offenders include Dungeon Raid and Monsters Ate My Condo.

    2) I want Apple to announce NFC payments with the new iphone, but only if it uses Mastercard Paypass terminals. They are already the most widespread solution so far, and adding the iphone to the mobile payment party will definitely increase the retailer uptake of Paypass terminals, benefiting Google Wallet in the process. If they announce proprietary point of sale hardware or really any hardware incompatible with Google Wallet, I will kill so many kittens.

    • Realistic87

      my greatest fear from this whole event that they mess up nfc transactions for everybody else as well

  • Not looking forward to the flood of iPhones on the LTE network. At least Verizon can probably deal somewhat well with it. Still, LTE speeds aren’t as high when it was just me and my Thunderbolt.

    I’d like to see NFC just to push NFC into mainstream but if any company can blatantly refuse to support a useful technology, its Apple.

    • NFC is already in the main stream, just about every moderately big store in my area has it and accepts it. I just can’t wait to laugh tomorrow when they call NFC a new and revolutionary feature!

      • dangolds

        Dude….. NFC is about as main stream as midget porn. What crazy alternative universe are you living in?

        • Diablo81588

          Midget porn.

        • I live in the universe called Reality, just think for a second. Theres at least 2-3 McDonalds in one city (they all accept NFC), Sunoco now takes NFC and we have 3 of those in our local area, some Walmart’s and even a few Publix’s now accept NFC and then theres the local businesses that every once in a while you will find take NFC>

      • Justin

        I live in a fairly large town and I only am able to use NFC at a couple of convenience stores… no one else really has it yet.

  • mystikalrush

    Im extremely eagre to offically say my S3 is better then the new iphone.

    • the next best thing is already here

    • j_peter

      I can safely say that you’re wrong.

    • AnGeLFaCe777

      For a few months, the droid razr hd and maxxx hd will be king of 2012.

      • brandnew234

        Actually no, the Note 2 is coming, and the GS3 has one more gig of RAM, NOT TO MENTION HTC’s next event, on the 19th, one week away. The LG Eclipse is a beast, too.

        • AnGeLFaCe777

          I will take call quality over ram. Radios over cameras!

        • AnGeLFaCe777

          I will take radios over ram anytime. We know how bad Samsung radios are.
          Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

        • Diablo81588

          The Note doesn’t count, its a phablet.

        • AnGeLFaCe777

          I will take gorilla glass better build quality and radios over plastic and more memory.

  • Brian

    Definitely interested. Always good to see what the competition has come up with, even if you have no intention of purchasing their product.

    • Sort of my thoughts as well.

      • Mark F

        I’m interested to see how new technologies (old for us)work with Apples locked up iOS system. For example LTE and NFC.

        • Adam

          I highly doubt it will have NFC.

    • shamu11

      couldn’t have said it better! it’s almost like a social experiment. The controlled variable is that fact that the iphone will always be sub-par, and the dependent variable is what the consumers do, buy or not buy

    • zepfloyd

      I’m with you. My main curiosity is if they go with the enhanced A5X like the iPad or will they try to catch up to Android with a quad core A6; or maybe neither and do dual core Cortex A-15s similar to OMAP5. They won’t do NFC, and LTE is a given, and iOS6 is boring and all is known so not much else is interesting.

      They will also be touting their LCD in-cell digitizer (which AMOLED has had for some time.)

    • Having seen the mock-ups, I feel like the lack of Jobs to tell them when their design ideas sucked ass has finally made a difference. That two-toned back side looks like crap.

      • calculatorwatch

        So Steve Jobs dies and the iPhone dies with him… Man, that’s kindof a depressing thought. I miss the days when we had the better OS and knew it even though the rest of the world didn’t realize it.

    • Alan Paone

      Lots and lots of this. I’ll never buy one, but the iOS events are always really interesting to watch

    • itznfb

      Apple really isn’t the competition. It’s basically Android manufacturer against Android manufacturer at this point ๐Ÿ™‚

    • LiterofCola

      Yup, so true.

  • fernando

    Can’t wait to see how much worst their batteries will be with 4g. Ism interested to see the hardware specs

  • Kyle

    I’m interested in if Apple can innovate again. If they do solve the battery problem with LTE then I am excited for that. But this is Apple… so I can’t get too hopeful.

  • Bewara2009

    F**k no! Nothing to see here folks….

  • Brent Cooper

    The three lawsuits, hopefully an import ban. NFC. Processor. That’s about it.

  • Asuriyan

    Everything I have read suggests that the next iPhone will have the battery bumped by… drum roll please…

    10 mAh.

    1430 to 1440, if I recall (feel free to correct me on those numbers). I predict a lot of disgruntled users with dead batteries if it really is sporting LTE.

    • Diablo81588

      Funny part is, Apple will still mention that it has a larger battery. Lol.

  • The only thing I’m interested in is how long it takes for the LTE patent lawsuits to get filed should the device be LTE capabale. Time for Apple to get a dose of it’s own medicine.

    • Hah +1.

      • Sergio

        Hey Kellex, after you watch this video you’ll say +2. Steve Jobs comes back to life “a la” Tupac. Video funny as heck…


        • Buckoman

          That was the most enjoyable thing I’ve seen all day.

        • enigmaco

          This was pretty funny, nice chuckle I like at the end in the apps they have spelled “suckas” true words. I hope the phone has LTE so they can lite up with lawsuits, about time they feel the wrath of the android community.

      • [email protected]

        I’m hoping it has NFC. The more popular it gets, the better.

    • Rob Becker

      Here’s to hoping they get filed on the same day.

      • I’m secretly hoping that there’s a little team of lawyers, keeping watch, ready to file the lawsuit the second they announce the iPhone 5.

        • Esteban_Colberto

          Actually, they’ll probably be a team of process servers that will show up on stage pretending to be nerdy engineers talking about how hard it was to come up with a voice guided navigation system and then….. BAM! You’ve been served!!! Ha.

    • AtrixDeveloper

      So if the Android side wins the lawsuit I’m sure all Android Fanboys/girls will jump for joy and all. Should Apple win I’m guessing it will be the usual “Bad call on the jury side” or “We can’t wait for the appeals” type responses? So far that seems to be all that’s out there nothing really viable as far as responses on who wins or loses a case. Any intelligent people out there?

      • Kerry Davies


      • synplex

        Oh Shut up Smarty Pants!!

      • itznfb

        Patent lawsuits are a joke. No company has abused this joke like Apple has in modern history. They are only doing so because they are getting their asses handed to them in sales.

      • Allen Byrd

        Google hasn’t copied anything from Apple.

        • Not a single person is saying they don’t… everyone copies (in someway or another) off of each other(this is a known fact) the reason why everyone is so antsy for apple to get their pants sued off is because Apple has taken the patent thing to a whole different level. If people didn’t work and improve off of each other we wouldn’t have nearly half the things we have today… I understand being upset over a direct idea being stolen but some of the little minute similarities Apple sues over is just monotonous… Imagine if Alexander Graham Bell family came out saying he had patents on the Telephone and sued everyone who started make any kind of phone? and this is just 1 example imagine that happening with televisions, cars we would be living in the stone ages still if people never improved or refined on other peoples work!

          • bmedic1999

            Bell didnt have to sue….he owned the patent for a thousand years. No competition.

    • Alexander Garcia

      Umm… sorry to break it to you, but Apple buys its LTE chips from Qualcomm. So Sammy would have to take it up with Qualcomm, not Apple. Apple can not be sued for purchasing an LTE chip from Qualcomm to use for its phones.

      • Actually, you are incorrect. If their servicelicense agreement on the chip’s use lacks the appropriate indemnification from Qualcomm, Apple could in trouble also.

      • Butters619

        Nope. Same reason why Apple can go after Android manufacturers and not just Google. Which ever company distributes the product for sale is responsible for making sure it doesn’t infringe on patents.

    • bealtaine

      I look forward to this as well, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the iSheep (and face it, there are a lot of them) blame these lawsuits on Android. I know that Apple started the lawsuit war…but will they?

      • Michael Lewis

        Unfortuantely there are also android sheep and they will cry foul because apple did something that android didn’t do. It goes both directions!

        • How often does that happen?

        • I disagree, Apply may have started the smart phone OS scene down the right path but Android has refined it in so many ways. Look at every update for iOS, they add features that android has always had or recently updated to.

          • AnGeLFaCe777

            If we think about it, windows phones were first than apple.

          • JB

            I could do anything with a Treo. WiMo was far prettier than Palm but actually using a WiMo device was painful (until near the end when hardware was fast enough to handle the bloat).

          • tlennon

            I had 2 Win phones prior to my first android (D1). The Motorola Q and the HTC Ozone. At the time, I thought they were amazing, but Internet explorer was impossible to use (a mouse pointer that followed a grid, seriously?) and I got sick of it running slow as molasses after a month then having to format it and start fresh. I can’t believe I actually had to defrag the registry.

          • AlexKCMO

            I used Opera Mini on my WinMo devices. It was much faster and IE. Also, once you installed a custom ROM to remove the bloat, it was pretty sweet for the time.

            The TouchPro 2 was a great phone and still has Android development 3 years later. I still remember the day I got into the Skyfire alpha and could watch Flash on my phone. It was amazing.

        • itznfb

          Since Android first came to market not once has Apple brought innovation to market. Prior to that they stole from Microsoft and Motorola. Apple invents/innovates nothing. If it wasn’t for the current hipster douchebags flooding the 25 and under generation Apple would be nothing.

    • EvanTheGamer

      I truly wish this. I hope they get what’s coming to them, as everyone knows they deserve it. F’n pri*ks.

    • They have over 400+ patents on LTE, too. Don’t get your hope too high.

      • chris125

        that is only like 4.9% or something like that. Samsung has something like 12% worth of lte patents. At least one has to be usable to go after apple.

        • Nicholassss

          And HTC has a good handful too.

    • The prospect of the iPad Mini being an actual thing excites me. I love Android but I still haven’t found that ‘It’ tablet for me.

      • C-Law

        I found it in the nexus 7. My first tablet was the HP touchpad I got during the fire sale. I put gingerbread on it, then ICS when it came out. Next I won an iPad 2. I started using it more than the touchpad. But then I got my nexus 7 and I always choose it over the ipad2. The only thing my n7 lacks is a bigger screen. I wish it was closer to around 9″

        • everyone wishes they were closer to 9″

      • Allen Byrd

        The Nexus 7 really is an incredible tablet. You should at least look into it.
        If you want something bigger, try a Transformer Pad Infinity. I love mine.

        • I tried it. Same with the Galaxy Tab 10 and Asus Transformer Prime. They’re powerful, sure but I don’t know. Something’s missing.

      • jpcmoney

        Its called a “NEXUS 7”!!

    • This.

    • arturo_bandini

      Apple is a law firm with a marketing department. I’m sure they’ve done their due diligence.

  • Realistic87

    I’m interested in if they put nfc in it and try to act like they thought of it first

  • Ethan

    I don’t see how this can compete with my Galaxy S3 on any level. I’m serious- I don’t know of a single thing the iPhone 5 could possibly do better.

    • Asuriyan

      It will be better at not being made of plastic.

      Yeah, build materials are about the only thing I can “zing” Samsung with.

      • New_Guy

        Ever drop an iPhone 4?…Everyone knows you only drop those once.

        • Samvelavich


          • New_Guy

            Ha! Exactly.

        • Asuriyan


        • nightscout13

          Glass body, yes. But the aluminum bodies of the iPad’s feel nice in the hand.

          • New_Guy

            Hey…we’re talking about phones here…:)

          • nightscout13

            3G and 3GS had aluminum

          • New_Guy

            It did?…Could have sworn that was black gloss plastic (or white)…

          • nightscout13

            my bad, the first iPhone was the one with a aluminum rear.

          • New_Guy

            You are correct sir. And there is a reason Apple moved away from that design…those things got scratched all to hell. Honestly, it was one of the main reasons I didn’t buy the original (yes, I considered it…)

          • nightscout13

            plastic scratches easier than aluminum. If you Anodize the aluminum, it will be have a much stronger scratch resistance.

          • New_Guy

            You are correct, which is why I am a fan of neither design. Rubberized or Kevlar (a la DROID Razr) are ideal. My old Thunderbolt has nerry a scratch on the back of it and it’s nearly 18 months old. No case either.

          • Nathan Buth

            Feels nice but due to the rigidity of it, you break the screen if you dent a corner.

          • Jeetu K

            yes but have you seen the drop test against the nexus 7?

          • nightscout13

            You mean those sloppy tests without a controlled environment? and without a constant? All those “tests” on YouTube are chance tests.

      • niuguy

        I have yet to hear a persuasive argument against plastic other than its not as sexy. Does anyone ever break their phone’s body?

        • Asuriyan

          My last Samsung phones were the Droid Charge and the Fascinate, and the backs both got scuffed to hell under extremely gentle use. I got my hands on an S3 that a friend of mine had bought 2 weeks prior and the back was already covered in sleeks and scuffs. It just doesn’t keep its visual appeal over time.

          • niuguy

            But, there are other plastic phones that do not scuff….like my Gnex.

          • New_Guy

            Kevlar back on the Razr is pretty bomb as well…

          • Jeetu K

            and i prefer the entire back wrap of the new razrs

          • AnGeLFaCe777

            You mean the droid razr hd and maxxx hd, the m is like the first razr kevlar just on the back.

          • Asuriyan

            A valid point. A little texture does a world of good. They went back to the glossy back for the S3, though, which was one factor that led to my choosing the EVO LTE instead.

            My other issue with plastic is that is is light, and something with a little heft to it feels more solidly built and, well, expensive. See: Motorola Xoom. Aluminum unibody shell, weighs in double of any other tablet… and I still use it on a daily basis a year and a half later because it has a very solid in-hand feel.

          • niuguy

            Yeah, I really do like the feel of some heft…I had old nokia that felt awesome and was aluminium. Personally, I prefer the practicality of a light phone in my pocket over something heavy and nice in my hand. Its all personal….maybe they should release two versions of these phones. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • AnGeLFaCe777

            You have a valid point. Samsung is Samsung lol!

          • Diablo81588

            The EVO LTE has glossy plastic on the back.

          • Asuriyan

            True enough, but not on any part of the phone I actually hold. 3/4 of the back, as well as the frame around the screen, is cut from one piece of aluminum. And the plastic part is a polycarbonate that seems more durable than the Samsung backplates I’ve had.

    • nightscout13

      Aluminum body, inductive charging. 2 things i wish my GS3 had.

      • An aluminum body is not necessarily better. Unless you’re talking about conducting heat to your genitals.

        • nightscout13

          I hold my phone with my hand, not my genitals. Aluminum can dissipate heat better, it’s a great heatsink. The plastic prevents the heat from leaving.

          • My macbook disagrees with your statement about aluminum being a great heatsink, as do the burn marks on my legs ๐Ÿ˜›

          • nightscout13

            CPU and GPU heatsinks are copper and aluminum.

          • Jeetu K

            lol u got 2 likes for burning your leg .. and if we do agree to nightscout and aluminium is a great heat sink .. just imagine what wuld have happened to your leg if ur macbook was plastic instead ๐Ÿ˜€

          • brandnew234

            melted to his legs?

          • Nicholassss

            my plastic macbook gets just as hot as my old macbook pro. there is no appreciable difference between the two. either way my legs are red and uncomfortable.

          • My plastic GNex dissipates heat just fine. I don’t think any of us ever go a “Warning! Your phone is too hot. Please stop using it or it will self destruct.” Just admit you you’re an aluminum fanboy.

          • Asuriyan

            I’ve had display overheating warnings on every AMOLED phone I’ve owned. All with the exception of the RAZR were Samsung-made and thus plastic. Your rebuttal, sir?

          • stop watching so much porn. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Asuriyan

            …well played.

          • AnGeLFaCe777

            The galaxy nexus was a failure.

          • LMAO. Apparently you’ve been living under a rock. Welcome to Droid-Life.

          • nightscout13

            I like aluminum yes. It feels more solid in a hand than plastic. I currently own the GS3, and i can’t stand the plastic rear. and it does get really hot during heavy usage. Aluminum would have dissipated that heat much better.

          • Jeetu K

            thought the s3 had wireless charging ?!?!?! or was it just a dream ! lol

          • nightscout13

            This will require a different rear cover, which is not available for sale yet, to my knowledge.

          • FAL_Fan

            Not the case bud, pun intended yes, my old DROID 3 overheated and turned off, I tried turning it back on and it had something about needing to cool down pop up on the screen. Aluminum is a great heat sink which is why it is used professionally for that purpose.

          • brandnew234

            PLEASE tell me your joking? Aluminum conveys a sense of premium, especially compared to plastic. It’s not more practical, but isn’t that the point of premium goods? You don’t see people driving to work in 100k+ sports cars, do you? Premium=impractical to most people.

          • jon knatcal

            Yes it dissapates better, so it will feel warmer to the touch. I’m pretty sure they were referring to it being in their pocket, next to their genitals…

          • nightscout13

            I dunno what kind of pants that guy wears, but when my phone is in my pants, its sitting on upper thigh.
            EDIT: also, when heat is dissipating, there is less of it. That’s the whole point of dissipating heat.

          • 1. You know damn well I said genitals as an exaggeration. I don’t have pants with penis pockets.

            2. When heat dissipates, there is more of it in the surrounding areas. I.e. genitals, upper thigh, or wherever you prop your phone up to watch Brazzers

          • nightscout13

            When you spread head over a larger area, the temperature drops. Since aluminum is a very good conductor of heat, it would take the heat away from the processor faster, and more efficiently. Plastic keeps the heat from leaving. Plastic suppresses heat, causing the CPU temperature to go up. If this is not enough proof for you, please do some research about which materials are good<better<best for heat dissipation.

          • Thanks so much for the science lesson. I did not know those things. Now let’s apply that to the pants pocket of your skinny jeans. I wonder how efficiently your tight denim dissipates the heat?

          • nightscout13

            hey, i’m not the one trying to arouse myself by placing a baking phone onto my genitalia.

          • If only your comebacks were as efficient as your aluminum.

          • nightscout13


          • Im not sure I agree, my Droid Razr can put the heat out through the small metal piece above the screen and the small metal bezel around the kevlar. A full unibody design would be bad considering Apple’s products don’t handle a lot of work well (I mean they heat up fast when put under even a small bit of load) and a lot of iSheep would be branded with the Apple logo into their hands.

        • AnGeLFaCe777

          You seem mad lol. Talking about genitals really! I will teach you about technology don’t worry.

          • lol omg i’m so mad. how did you know? Please teach me about technology on an internet forum. Please. I’ve been dying for someone to teach me but I haven’t had the nerve to ask. =(

          • AnGeLFaCe777

            From what I have seem, you are clueless. You know nothing about this. You are saying plastic is better than aluminum lol. You know about genitals and stuff.

          • LMAO.

          • AnGeLFaCe777


      • AnGeLFaCe777

        Samsung will always put their cheap plastic and weak radios in their devices.

    • j_peter

      It can compete by not lagging.

    • AnGeLFaCe777

      Droid razr hd maxxx is the gs3 killer.

  • Only thing im interested in is the new screen resolution, and hopefully NFC. I want them to have NFC because then the media will get ahold of it, the common smartphone user will get ahold of it, and it will become a standard and more places will accept NFC. Android innovation doesnt get noticed.

  • James

    i just want to know about LTE when will the iphone be banned.

  • chris125

    I’m interested to see if the rumors are true that the battery is only slightly larger than the 4s how they got it to work with lte and if it has the typical great iphone battery life.

  • MJZ

    Only thing I’m interested in seeing is if VZW is going to offer early upgrades.
    Other than that… 4″ screen? Really? Really??????

  • To speak to the title of this post: No.

  • NickD

    Nothing interests me at all. Nothing.

  • Ryan

    Maybe some decent toilet paper. I ran out this morning.

    • Shane Perszyk

      Introducing iPaper. It’s so revolutionary, it will allow you to wipe 24% faster. And now, with the brand-new iWipe app, wiping could never be more smooth and intuitive. It just works.

    • Chronon7364

      iPaper: rounded rectangles of ass wiping technological wizardry! Now with 4G!

  • bogy25

    I just want to see them fail. Nothing more nothing less.

    They had their time in the spotlight – it used to be the phone to have – now they need to step aside and let the Droids rule.

    • Joe

      Given you just used the phrase “let the Droids rule.” You don’t seem to know a whole lot. The best selling Android phone [Galaxy SIII] is not a “Droid” (why only refers to specific VZW phones)

      With that said, Apple will not fail anytime soon, and if it weren’t for Apple, Jelly Bean probably wouldn’t be as awesomely smooth as it is.

    • j_peter

      You are a typical idiotic fandroid. The reason why I will never use an Android device is because of people like you.

      • @j_peter it is because of snooty, arrogant, ill-informed, elitist, smug douche bags like you that I will only buy Android. Hell, I can see you now, sitting there with your over-priced, under-performing i*hone reveling in the smell of your own farts!

  • New_Guy

    1. Lawsuit from GooPhone (Trade Dress..)
    2. Lawsuit from HTC (4G LTE)
    3. Lawsuit from Samsung (4G LTE)

    …That should about do it.

    • AnGeLFaCe777

      Samsung needs to go after them. Apple has been ridiculous towards Sammy.

    • Butters619

      4. Lawsuit from LG (holds 23% of the LTE patents)
      5. Lawsuit from Motorola (holds 9% of the LTE patents)

      You forgot a couple

      • New_Guy

        Haha! I suppose I stand corrected. I can dig it.

        Anyone else have 6 & 7? This is fun =)!

        • Cain Gantt

          Should we include Bruce Willis?

          • New_Guy

            I can’t believe you would even waste true lines of code to ask that question…..OF COURSE WE INCLUDE BRUCE WILLIS!!!

          • Allen Byrd

            Bruce Willis will kill anything that gets in his way.
            Can’t wait to watch this.

      • I want them to get this thing banned just for the sake of me never having to look at it again!

  • Slappy Sam

    The one thing they won’t mention will be the onslaught of lawsuits/injunctions for anything and everything under the sun, up to and including wearing the wrong colored show laces.

  • Yes, I’m most interested in it ending and then getting passed the two weeks of people only talking about it.

    • Seriously, and Android OEMs hiding and not wanting to announce anything because the iPhone takes up a month of the world’s news cycle.

  • steve30x

    A revolutionary 4 inch display with a revolutionary 4G connection that is one of its kind.. wait.. we had this for over 2 plus years now. 0_0


    September 12th: “Today’s Apple event (and iPhone5) has been cancelled due to pending litigation with HTC. Thank you for understanding.”

    • AnGeLFaCe777

      That was a good one!

  • New_Guy

    1. Lawsuit from GooPhone (Trade Dress…)
    2. Lawsuit from HTC (4G LTE)
    3. Lawsuit from Samsung (4G LTE)

    • WAldenIV

      I was going to post something similar. I’m most interested in the potential injunctions to prevent sales.

  • Admin

    Please don’t post anything about the iPhone tomorrow

    • usmitcboy

      Only a fool would not want to know what his competition is doing.

      • Admin

        Where did I say I didn’t want to know about the competition? I just rather get iPhone news from another site. After all, we visit this site to see android tech right? The only thing people will do tomorrow if they post articles about the iPhone is TROLL all effin day.

        • nightscout13

          Tomorrow, if an article is posted about the new iPhone, it will turn into TROLL central. 1000+ trolling comments.

        • brandnew234

          Think of it this way: we’ll troll anyways, weather it’s here, in our own sandbox of Droid Life, or we can troll on iSheep like Cnet, BGR, and 9to5 Mac.

    • j_peter

      What’s the matter? Afraid the iPhone 5 will be better than any Android offering? Oh, wait…it already is.

      • AnGeLFaCe777

        You are a funny dude. Apple has been copying android for years.

      • brandnew234

        Cool story bro ๐Ÿ˜‰
        SOME OF US are looking for debates&a free exchange of ideas with like-minded, intelligent people.

        • j_peter

          If you say so. It seems like one anti-Apple circlejerk in here.

          • brandnew234

            You’re right, I was joking. We do tend to hate on Apple a lot.

      • Diablo81588

        The new iPhone is dead on arrival.

      • The trolls are already out, and its not even the morning of the announcement yet.

  • NFC chips!

    • New_Guy

      Hilarious =D!