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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.

  • rw-1

    Meh.

  • Markuz

    Nada!

  • 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 :)

    • http://twitter.com/SoWhy Prof. Professorson

      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

    • http://www.hammertechnologies.net/ Chase Johnson

      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

  • http://www.facebook.com/Christopher.Raymond.Brown Chris Brown

    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
    http://www.apple.com/ios/ios6/

  • 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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve0mac Steven Cornea

    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?”

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve0mac Steven Cornea

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RyanA.Lubin Ryan Lubin

    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 — 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.

  • http://twitter.com/afgbruins21 Arian

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/SexciiP JaQuez Avondre

    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? ;-)

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  • 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.

  • http://twitter.com/BullFrog4876 Jeremy Chazen

    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.

  • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

    >> 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

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  • 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

    “Nope”
    -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.