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Live Blog: Apple’s iPhone 5S Event!

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Yes, dear friends, the day has come. It’s time to revolutionize something, probably fonts on a phone that was released last year which now has a fingerprint scanner and a champagne finish. It’s iPhone 5S day. At 10:00AM Pacific, our favorite Apple execs with limited descriptive dictionaries will take the stage, use bold white lettering with numbers that only they understand, because they are in categories that only they have deemed important. They’ll take shots, but so will we. They’ll invent this and that, while forgetting that most of us have been doing this and that for ages. I cannot wait.

Let’s live blog this piece. Join us below. 

Again, the festivities kick off at 10:00AM Pacific (1:00PM Eastern). Apple may or may not live stream it. Should they decide to, we’ll give you a link and hopefully find a way to embed the feed.

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  • People who dreamed of getting an Apple phone now will able to get it, but ultimately it will degrade the brand quality of Apple, i feel

  • Epic Tea

    Nexus 4, Nexus 5, HTC ONe, Note 3, Galaxy S4, Lumia 1020, all greater than the iphone, apple is in trouble unless they do something at the beginning of the year.

  • Epic Tea

    Apple is Screwed once the Nexus 5 and the Note 3 come out oh my goodness! lol Fail.

  • Alain Lafond

    Wow! 4 inches with color case… Un-seen, Apple still amaze me…

  • Epic Tea

    ios will remain popular but they lost the #1 spot to samsung awhile ago, and with Google and their Nexus devices getting better every year and prepaid becoming popular apple is in trouble because in a prepaid battle their phones are very overpriced

  • Tobi De la Cuz

    That slogan for iOS7 should say “iOS7 – Ahead of it’s time, Yet behind Android’s”

  • a3uge

    You could put a Beefy Crunch Burrito maker on that thing and I still wouldn’t get it: a 4 inch screen is still way too small.

  • joejoe5709

    Alright. First impressions:

    iOS7 isn’t terrible, but that’s mostly because it looks a lot like an Android skin over top of same ol’ iOS. Still, congrats to Apple users who can know consider themselves part of the modern UI party. It looks pretty darn good.

    The iPhone5S is predictable safe, but they’ll still sell a bajillion of them. Coming from a 5? I don’t think it’s worth the update. Coming from something lower? Probably worth it. Then again, purchasing all new cords and cases are a pretty huge turn off if you ask me… If you’re going to need to purchase all new stuff you might as well at least consider Android a viable option.

    The iPhone5C is actually pretty cool if you ask me. I just wish it was a teensy bit cheaper. I mean… you’d think last year’s tech (which is already a little behind by Android standards) and significantly cheaper construction would warrant $50/$99 not $99/$199. If you think they’ll sell a bajillion 5S’s, they will sell double that of these things. For me, this is the real threat to Android – not the 5S. Finally the iPhone isn’t just for the wannabe Paris Hiltons and the hipsters. This is the iPhone for the masses and they’ll be scooping up sooooo many new smartphone converts. Get ready to see every grandma, grandpa, young teenager and baby boomer walking around with these things.

  • CHRIS42060

    Yep…..

  • NexusMan

    That iPhone 5c video is the most ridiculous piece of mumbo jumbo I have ever seen. It’s laughable. I was instantly in the mood to re-watch the Kit Kat video. The iPhone 5c is a disgrace to Job’s legacy. And that case is HIDEOUS!!! I do think (for other people) the Gold iPhone 5s is a great product, however, I do not personally feel comfortable with Apple taking pictures of my fingerprint and storing it, no matter what “secure element,” they use to store it on, and their claims of it not being accessible by anyone or anything other than the sensor software.

    • Epic Tea

      what shocks me is the price $550 is cheap? The nexus 4 is 1/2 the price and a year older and it;s a flagship phone.

      • NexusMan

        It’s only cheap if you buy it on contract.

  • botop

    So why would anyone want the 5C? I’m not an expert on iPhones but its a 5 with a cheap case. Why not just lower the price of the 5 and leave it alone?

    • Tim242

      Higher profit margins.

      • botop

        Apple needs market penetration (giggity) right now. They just left the door in China wide open. 549 for a subpar iphone? They need to hit the low 4’s or maybe the high 3’s. They are losing market share like crazy

        • Epic Tea

          Google ftw! 🙂

    • NexusMan

      A 5 with a cheap case and worse specs.

    • Epic Tea

      Because they know people are dumb and all the rich families with parents who don’t have a clue about technology will buy all their children iphone 5cs, it’s a rip off but actually quite smart on apple’s part. Apple has their followers so whipped they would pay $600 for dog poopy.

  • trophynuts

    I love how everyone says that the 64 bit is a waste because no apps will use it. Or that the fingerprint scanner is stupid…or that “hey that is last years iphone with a better camera , touch id and processor”…yet how many stupid FUGLY Moto Razr’ish phones have came out. …?? How many SGS phones have come out all following the same design for the most part? You people are ignorant. Be real for once. Yeah the 64 bit may not mean anything now but it’s a way to possibly future proof devices going forward and if anything hell it isn’t going to hurt. The fingerprint scanner is a breakthrough no matter how you look at it. even if no one uses it…how many people use NFC? not many when you look at the total owners that have an Android phone with NFC. MOST OF ALL THEY ANNOUNCED A FIRM RELEASE DATE OF THE DEVICES AND THE OS!!!!!!!!!!! Can Android do that? No because the carriers have Andy the robot’s balls in a little baby food jar.

    • The Truth

      looks to me like someone is SALTY

      • trophynuts

        If by salty you mean that I know when i can download the newest version of IOS and that no carrier will get in the way of that update then yes, I’m salty as hell.

  • Silver Veloz

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    questions that were troubling the investors for the past one year. There
    are three main issues which are considered to be responsible for
    lowering the market cap of the stock by around 40% to $280 billion by
    the end of April 2013. The first major criticism the company is facing
    is the alarming absence of innovation of products, especially after the
    demise of Steve Jobs. Another related issue that resulted in heavy loss
    is the engineered products which are overpriced and thereby lost the
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    investors with valuable solutions to these issues and thereby prove that
    all such concerns related to the performance of Apple are quite
    premature.

  • Franklin Ramsey

    Is it just me, or does anyone else think Google should release KitKat, a new Nexus, or even just release the finalized SDK for Chromecast right now? Sort of Kick Apple after their event failed to impress and their stock fell 3%

    • joejoe5709

      No… The Google statue event (with a somewhat obvious Nexus drop) was enough of a clever poke because it was the same day Apple announced this event. Doing something like that would be blatant and juvenile. Besides, let this thing marinate for a few days or even a week. Let’s see what the tech sites say, come up with a strategy to really strike at the heart of Apple’s flaws, steal all of the thunder, then as they say – profit. If I were Google, I’d take a few days of well-deserved vacation and then hit it hard on Monday.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Well, I will admit I’m also just wanting those, so kicking Apple while they are down is just a side benefit to my selfishness.

        • joejoe5709

          Lol. I do like the way you think. 🙂

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    All they had to do was add nfc….

    • LionStone

      And/or Wireless charging… but no…

      • joejoe5709

        +1 for wireless charging. It’s going to be huge over the next 12 months and Apple missed the boat.

        • LionStone

          I agree, they missed the boat being slow to market with LTE as well. So far HTC, Nokia, Google and Motorola all offer devices with ‘built-in’ wireless charging.

  • Ralph Luciano Padro Jr.

    Will there be another event this year? I was really hoping for an iPod Touch announcement.

    • joejoe5709

      Or a new iPad. Very curious, indeed.

  • Jjays

    Ohh, shiny…

  • zach wheeler

    sooo…. new colors, better camera, better processor, better battery, new iOS, new fingerprint scanner, super-slow motion video…..

    This seems like a bigger upgrade than the S3 to S4 was

    • Ralph Luciano Padro Jr.

      Dunno why you are talking about a new iOS. Battery isn’t much of an upgrade. In fact people are thinking the new CPU/Battery setup may be worse off then the iPhone 5.

    • Will Frame

      You should probably compare the camera features in the GS4 to the ones in the iPhone. Even with slow motion video, the iPhone’s camera is extremely basic in comparison and many of the features in the GS4’s camera are anything but gimmicks.

      iOS7, aside from being ugly, is also just a few added features that Android has had for years (quick toggles?). Hardly a major OS upgrade.

      • Epic Tea

        thank goodness for android users that actually know their products, i was starting to think android users were turning into sheep phew disaster averted.

    • Tim242

      Yeah, because all of the new features on the S4 are just gimmicks /s.
      We won’t even talk about 720 to 1080p, while the newest iPhone is still 4″ and stuck at 640p.

      • LionStone

        It would have been an eye opener if they had a 4 inch model and a new 5 inch model screen, but 2, 4″ screen phones?

      • Jarred Sutherland

        Dude, its a 4″ screen. 1080p on a 5″ device is about as useless as you can get besides playing the “look at our big numbers game”.

        • Tim242

          Dude, you are praising silly apple features, and dismissing Samsung features. Your numbers game claim is just an opinion.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            Where am I praising apple features? Are you smoking crack or something?

        • Will Frame

          You’re either blind, or you haven’t actually looked at a 1080p 5″ screen. It’s pretty noticeable to those of us who can see.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            Guess I’m blind because the S4 sitting next to me that I use on a daily basis doesn’t have much difference over the S3 I had. Sure the screen is better due to various reasons, but a “720p” screen on here wouldn’t have been any worse.

          • Will Frame

            I guess you are. I have a GS4, GS3, HTC One, Lumia 1020, and Moto X at my disposal. There is most definitely a difference between screen quality at that size and it’s very apparent to those who aren’t legally blind.

            The One and GS4 look vastly superior to the other three on websites, photos, and text.

          • EdubE24

            Except when you step outside and try to use the S4 in daylight. That almighty 1080 screen isn’t helping no one. The S4 is useless outdoors on a beautiful sunny day!

          • j

            Yes, you are blind. 720p vs 1080p on a 4.5-5″ screen IS noticeable. Absolutely noticeable. You can see pixels on the 720p. You struggle to the utmost on 1080

  • Will Frame

    So: Faster processor, fingerprint sensor, slow motion video, and burst mode. Am I missing anything?

    Also, what does Apple have against larger displays. It has already been shown that you can cram a larger display in a very comparable form factor.

    • Konata Izumi

      Someone mentioned earlier, they are likely not gonna change the screen until a new major version release, i.e. 6. See next fall for that one.

    • zach wheeler

      can someone break down the differences between the S3 and the S4? other than the screen size and processor? and stupid features like “screen stay” and other things that never work?

      • Jarred Sutherland

        Nada. Screen stay and all of those other features are 100% gimmick that I never use except when people go “oh hey let me see how that works” then we all go “ah ok” and move on.

        What did I get going from an S3 to an S4? Not much.

        • zach wheeler

          THANK YOU! people bash Apple for doing the same thing EVERYONE does, small upgrades……

        • Tim242

          You got a much better camera and display, in a nicer, smaller body.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            Umm, read the original post I was replying to? The screen was already covered. He was asking for additional features.

      • Will Frame

        Slightly larger 1080p screen (vs 720)
        Faster processor
        WAY better camera
        larger battery
        Nearly the same size (despite bigger screen)

        Yes, the S4 was incremental as well, but nowhere near as incremental as every iPhone release ever. The screen and camera alone were huge upgrades and the processor was on par with what Apple usually does.

        • zach wheeler

          so other than the screen and processor, Samsung upgraded the battery and camera……….hmm, sounds just like an Apple release.

          • Will Frame

            Not really. Apple hasn’t changed the screen since the 4s and that was barely a change at all. Apple also only has one phone. Samsung seems to have switched gears and made the Note line their flagship with respect to specs. The new Note releases get all of the latest hardware.

            As I said, it was incremental as well and the software features are pretty stupid/useless, but Samsung does it twice/year. By the time Apple updates the iPhone, it has been a year and most of their hardware “innovations” have been improved upon several times over.

    • Patrick Bateman

      No lag

  • harry_crumb

    I for one love the iphone announcements we all wish that we had a nexus that was so popular the manufacturer got to put it on display every year and say to the world this is it, this is the phone, this is how much it will cost and this is when it WILL be released across all carriers! Leaving all of the big 4 at the mercy of that 1 device with no branding with no bloat. I like the fact that theres something the carriers cant control and makes me want to get one to say F U to the carriers.

  • Tony Byatt

    The 5s is definitely targeted at the 4/4s folks. You’re a fool if you have a 5 and get the 5s…

    • joejoe5709

      Well yeah. But that’s true of just about any generation, really. No one with an S3 was super interested in the S4. I have a GNex and even if the N4 was on Verizon I wouldn’t have been jealous enough to be first in line.

      • Tony Byatt

        But I’d say the specs/features jumps are greater in the Galaxy line vs. the iPhone…

  • WallStreetJourney

    LAME AS HELL. to be honest.
    Cheap iphones WITHOUT scanner, which doesn’t cost even $5. lame.
    Unrecognizable home button.
    Cheap ios7 for 6-12 girls.

    • Konata Izumi

      But still gonna sell. Reselling for Christmas.

  • ObviousNinja2

    I don’t get why this is being publish on an ANDROID focused blog site.

    • Konata Izumi

      For clicks.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      So we know what the enemy is doing!

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      Because it’s what we compare our phones to. And sadly, we all have bills. This probably gets more clicks than some android events.

    • Destroythanet

      Because ridiculous fanboys on both sides are haters who love to hate. Same reason why they probably had news about the GS4 and G Note 3 on Apple sites lol.

    • mustbepbs

      Because Ron.

    • joejoe5709

      So that we have ammo to combat all the iSheep on Facebook and Youtube.

      • Konata Izumi

        Seems like a waste of time.

  • djab

    To be honest I wish Apple would adopt NFC so I can start using my phone as my wallet.

    • Konata Izumi

      Honestly, I want nothing about my liquid assets tied to my phone.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        That you, not me or djab.

        • Konata Izumi

          That’s right. Cash for me.

    • joejoe5709

      Honestly. I just want to use NFC to send photos, videos, websites, etc to my wife’s iPhone. NFC desperately needs some standardization.

      • Jarred Sutherland

        I can’t stand NFC for sending photos, etc. The whole bump feature has worked about 3 times properly for me.

        • Tim242

          You must not know how to use it. It works flawlessly for me every time.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            I must not know how to use it at all then, in fact I totally don’t even know how to bump phones together!

          • Tim242

            There’s your problem. S Beam/Android Beam requires holding the phones together, not bumping them. You have to hold them in position, in which the NFC sensors align.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            OK Tim, I know HOW it works and how to do it. I did not realize I needed to state to you that I bumped the devices together and held them within the correct proximity to make the function work. The fact of the matter is, NFC between devices sometimes (and frequently) doesn’t work.

            It still doesn’t make NFC any less terrible for use as a file sharing tool. WiFi Direct is so much better for this purpose. NFC is great for things such as Wallet, etc, but ill pass on sharing stuff.

          • Tim242

            Apparently you don’t understand the process. NFC can’t transfer files. All it does, is initiate a WiFi Direct connection. So, if you are having file transfer problems, that’s WiFi Direct issues, not NFC.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            On a Samsung device, the bump feature (S-Beam)I was speaking of (where you have to keep it in close proximity) uses NFC to do the transfer. If that were not the case, there would be no reason to have the phones held so close (or to line up the sensor) because the initial handshake would have been completed and wifi direct would have taken over, thus providing you with a MUCH greater range. That, as well as the fact that the transfer in the way I describe is slow as molasses shows that this is not being done via WiFi direct which uses the wifi radios to communicate (aka much faster radio).

            I don’t think it is me who lacks understanding of the process.

          • Tim242

            Dude, you are totally wrong. I use an S4, my bf has a Note 2.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            Guess we will agree to disagree.

          • Tim242

            A simple Google search will prove I’m right.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            I’m done arguing. See my post above which is a link directly from Google regarding the NFC APIs within Android.

          • Tim242

            You are wrong, a Google search proves it. I’m about to post a screen shot further proving it. It even tells you when you enable it that it uses WiFi direct. Screen shots coming in next reply.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            I was wrong on S-Beam not using wifi direct, but I apparently wasn’t using S-Beam. I was using Android Beam which uses NFC.

            Anyways, blah blah blah who even cares. I am wrong, but were arguing over something stupid anyways.

          • Tim242

            On Samsung phones, you are using S Beam. Android Beam is more basic, it can only transfer links or small strings. It cannot transfer files such as pics and videos. Samsung added WiFi direct to Android beam, to make it more useful. This may be a silly argument, but you insulted my intelligence on this issue.

          • Tim242

            I just sent a pic by S Beam from a Note 2, to my S4. The first pic is from the Note 2, the second is the WiFi direct icon on my S4. It turned WiFi on, on both devices.

          • Tim242

            NFC initiates the WiFi direct connection. That’s why once it’s connected, you separate devices and transfer continues. NFC cannot transfer files.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            You’re wrong.

            http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/nfc/nfc.html

            “Android Beam is available through a set of NFC APIs, so any application can transmit information between devices. For example, the Contacts, Browser, and YouTube applications use Android Beam to share contacts, web pages, and videos with other devices.”

          • Tim242

            I just looked at your posts from the last several days. Why so negative?

        • joejoe5709

          Agree with Tim. NFC rocks. But no one can really seem to get it just right. When sending things from my GNex to my N7, it’s flawless and beautiful. NFC needs to be as seamless and universal as Wifi and Email.

  • zach wheeler

    $100 says one of the next flagship Android phones will have a fingerprint scanner on the home button or in that area. Mock them all you want but we’ll try to follow their lead.

    • JoshGroff

      Moto Atrix 4G, who’s copying who?

      • joejoe5709

        Lol. Exactly. And obviously that feature really took off.

        • JoshGroff

          I actually liked it, made me feel like a spy every time I unlocked my phone. It’s not really a for the masses type technology though.

          • joejoe5709

            True. I do the same with face unlock. Cool party trick. 🙂

          • JoshGroff

            I used it for a day and got annoyed. I typically use no lock screen and have security apps (free lookout premium with jump plan and Google’s stock software) to track my phone and purchases locked down. I live in a small town so not much to worry about and throw a lockscreen on when I go into the city.

          • Konata Izumi

            Apple is gonna try. If there was any time this tech had a chance to really proliferate, it’ll be with this phone.

      • zach wheeler

        were you able to buy apps with a finger scan? did they use the finger scan feature in any way other than just to unlock the phone?

        • JoshGroff

          That would be a no, but think logically. If you can’t unlock the phone, you can’t buy apps.

          • zach wheeler

            I will bet my leg that most android phones going forward will have fingerprint scanners too. I’m not an apple fanboy but that is a cool feature.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Well some android phones already have them.

          • JoshGroff

            I agree, was my favorite thing about the Atrix 4G. (And the usage on the home button is pretty ingenious I must admit.)

          • Tim242

            You sound like an Apple fanboy. You let the leader of the cult get in your head. You’ll be OK in a day or two.

          • joejoe5709

            I’m not really interested in fingerprint scanners, but wouldn’t it be cool if the G2 had a scanner on the back there the buttons are?

        • Franklin Ramsey

          Yes, they showed that you could scan your fingerprint to purchase apps.

        • Tim242

          To buy apps? Does that really excite you? No other app can access it. It would be useful in banking apps, but it will never happen. Google Wallet in its current state is much more useful.

  • mgamerz

    In the comments: People who prove android fanboys only care about specs

    • mustbepbs

      Come on, they could have made the screen a little bigger. If they want to attract the Android crowd, we need screen sizes bigger than 4 inches. It’s just too small.

      • Konata Izumi

        Who says they want the android crowd? They just seem to want the mainstream and erode what’s left of the blackberry-business crowd.

        • mustbepbs

          I’ll just pretend you didn’t say that.

          Of course they want the Android crowd. Android makes up the majority of the market. Why the hell WOULDN’T they want more people to buy from them and enter their ecosystem?

          Seriously man. Use your head.

          • Konata Izumi

            For a general population, yeah..you are right. There are tons of droiders and the sales to prove it. Must be those drugs.

      • joejoe5709

        It’s the iPhone5S not the iPhone6. Don’t worry, next year they’ll get a 4.3″ screen.

  • JoshGroff

    Standard iPhone pricing… No storage bump. #revolutionary

    • Konata Izumi

      Completely expected. At least for them, they are still not in $299 land. It also makes it easy for people, keep things the same, maintain familiarity, sell tons of units. It works for them.

  • Destroythanet

    LOL so many haters. When it comes down to it, iPhones are nice, capable little phones. They’re just not for me. I prefer the additional capabilities, large screen sizes, and form factor choices that Android phones afford me. No need to be a bunch of biatches about it, guys haha.

    • Konata Izumi

      Yes. iPhones are what they are, a techie phone made and adjusted for people who don’t have to think too much about it and as an accessory to show off. For folks who have at least some technical chops about them, they will typically for go for the general freedom of the droid.

  • JoshGroff

    adb push palm /myface

  • Sporttster

    Bought my son a used iPad 1 for Christmas and have been messing with it. Truly reminds me why I went Android. Apple sucks! I will never buy one for myself, that’s for sure. Apps become quickly unuseable due to their lack of support for ios 5, which forces you to either upgrade to the ‘newest’ iPad or find another app to replace the one that now suddenly won’t work with ios5. It’s ridiculous!! Not to mention having to funnel everything through iTunes.

    • Konata Izumi

      Yeah, my older android pad is not supported either. Nothing new for older tech.

    • ApplesNAndroids

      IPad one? No wonder. Its 5 generations ago.

  • TeamCock

    has anybody else noticed HOW SCIENTIFIC Apple become)))))))))))))))))))))))))
    made in China “premium”
    gold color
    scientific “lifestyle”

    loooooool

  • JohanV

    YAWN! When’s the Nexus coming?

    • joejoe5709

      I fully expect a Nexus event and/or release date within two weeks. Stay tuned. This week is Apple’s week, but the holiday season will be ours for the taking.

  • mustbepbs

    I feel really sad for people who were looking forward to something new with the 5S. Seriously. I have zero interest in this thing and even I feel let down.

    How do you feel about it, Ron? Serious question.

    • EdubE24

      Better battery, better processor, better camera…where’s the letdown?

      • Tim242

        No bigger display, no increase in resolution, no body change at all, and it still runs iOS.

        • EdubE24

          This coming from someone who rolls with an S4 and it’s hideous TouchWiz and constant stutters?

          • Tim242

            No stutter here. Soon, I’ll be rolling with the Note 3. You jealous bro?

          • EdubE24

            I had the S4 and the Note 2 and they both were terrible. So no not jealous, just lessons learned! Also don’t spend all the rent money you make at the super high paying retail phone job you have!!

          • Tim242

            Note 2 terrible? Now I know you are a lying jealous troll.

          • EdubE24

            Don’t hate on my phone game..just make more loot!!

          • EdubE24

            Now prove your S4 doesn’t stutter all over the place!

          • Tim242

            I’m not sure of the point of your picture. How do you suggest I prove my S4 doesn’t lag. You want to come over?

          • EdubE24

            Just that you called me a “lying jealous troll” over a comment that I know to be fact! I get that you love Samsung, you talk it about almost daily, but the S4 is not that great of a phone. It my sell well, like the iPhone, but it lacks in comparison!

          • EdubE24

            And please stop lying about the stutter, we all know, the phone is junk!

    • I’m bummed they are starting the 5S at 16 GB for $199. I was hoping for 32 GB at $199 like the 5C. I’m torn about the color options too – I really like the blue 5C. It looks like the camera on the 5S is amazing, I like the fingerprint scanner, and the screen on the 5 has always looked incredible. I’ll probably get a gray/black 5S. The gold and white/silver aren’t doing it for me.

      • joejoe5709

        I gave Ron an upvote and I’m not ashamed. I appreciate this comment. I now have something intelligent to say when my wife asks if she should buy the 5S. Thanks Ron.

      • mustbepbs

        The scanner is pretty cool. For me to have interest in an iPhone, definitely needs a bigger screen. If they had released the 5S with a 4.5″ screen, I’d really consider it. I really like the gray/black 5S as well.

        • Yeah I don’t think they’ll be able to avoid doing an iPhone with a bigger screen next time. The real question will be if the larger screen becomes the top phone, or if it matches the smaller screen in specs.

  • 5S

    Fingerprints Scanner + Motion Co-processor = NSA dream phone

    Apple is talking Android more than Google is talking Android. LOL.

  • ToddAwesome

    250 hours standby? for realz?

  • Al-Burrit0

    I know its fun and all but why get excited for a mobile game?! Apple just wasting time as usual.

  • NexusPhan69

    Fragmentation at it’s finest!! Two different apps for iphone 5S and iphone 5! 32-bit and 64-bit versions!

    • Turb0wned

      They said they are backwards compatible…

      • Franklin Ramsey

        I thought they said iOS 7 could run both, not that if a developer makes a 64 bit app it is 32 bit compatible.

      • NexusPhan69

        What is backwards compatible tho? Is the iPhone 5S backwards compatible with 32-bit apps? Or are 64-but written apps backwards compatible with the iPhone 5 and 5C? Or both?
        I think if a developer makes a 64-bit app it is not backwards compatible with non-64 bit systems. But a 64-bit iPhone is compatible with 32-bit apps. I wasn’t clear yet.

    • RednekBob

      iOS Apps contain executable code for ALL applicable binary formats in a single package, unlike how Windows handles 32 to 64bit.
      This is actually the *4th* binary format change for iOS. For both end users and developers, it is a non-issue.

  • BetterWithRoot

    “We were able to add four times the detail to this dragon.”
    Which you be hard for you to make out on this tiny screen…But believe us…it’s there

  • made_in_china_for_$650

    Chinese Gold FTW!

  • EnX$$

    another garbage from apple

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    64 bits? nigga we got x8’s!!!

    • NexusPhan69

      Battery on 64 bit verses 32 bit? Anyone know? Worse? Better? Same?

      • onDroid

        Going off what I know about PC versions of 32 bit and 64 bit OSs it should be the same.

      • Roy Furious

        Wait – So Apple has now FRAGMENTED their applications and phone OSs with 64 and 32 bit versions?

        • NexusPhan69

          Ya. But they’ve always been fragmented. Different features on the same OS level. Different screen sizes different resolutions. This just adds one more. Different apps required for each one. I think it’s not as good as androids scaling but I’m no app developer.

  • Jeremy Gunnip

    Android devices have had 64-bit ARM processors for ages! AGES, I tell you!

  • Pizza the Hut

    Looks like a droid to me

  • Konata Izumi

    What’s a MOTO X, again?

    • Turb0wned

      A much better phone than any iPhone but was ruined with a crap launch with exclusives and a crap camera.

      • Konata Izumi

        Which means the Moto X, in light of the iPhone 5C, is a dead duck.

        • King Lo

          Yes because now Motorola looks like the copy cat.

          • Konata Izumi

            Who cares, apple will still sell loads more and in the long run, that is what counts.

          • King Lo

            I was agreeing with with you.

          • Konata Izumi

            Just making a general statement. :p My reading comprehension is way off lately.

  • BetterWithRoot

    i wonder if the holes on the back of the case are to make is so it doesn’t heat up and can dissipate the heat better

  • Go Hawkeyes

    Galaxy S3 comes out. All tech blogs bust on it for being plastic. iPhone 5C is plastic, “plastic is the best material for a phone.”

    • Cliff Wynne

      i was about to say didnt they slam Samsung for plastic bodies…

  • Guy Pierce

    Arsenic-free, mercury-free, and Android-free. Looks like all Android to me!

  • Go Hawkeyes

    Plastic iPhone.
    looool

  • Allen Yates

    Are the TPU cases a joke? Seriously, are those cut outs in the final product? Looks terrible.

  • Turb0wned

    Apple just said, “iPhone 5C is environmentally friendly, and Android-free.”

  • Mayoo

    Looking at the pictures … are we in 2006?

  • NexusPhan69

    Holy crap those neon colors with a black front look terrible. What on earth?

  • Matthew Fura

    Revolutionary! iPhone now comes in color! OMG!

  • Mayoo

    “This should brighten everyone’s day”.

    I’ve just made that statement false.

  • bkosh84

    LMAO, “Hard Coated Polycarbonate” AKA Plastic.

  • Cliff Wynne

    OMG these colors make my eyes hurt

  • Josh Miller

    #HOLOYOLO

  • Stephen

    Lol, Droid-life is blogging this because its the biggest Apple news of the year. And we all know that if DL wasn’t blogging this, we’d all be looking up the specs and features of the new iPhone anyway. Quit complaining, Thanks DL for blogging this and keeping up with BOTH sides of the smartphone world.

    One thing that Apple does astoundingly better than Android, is updates. Being able to update ALL ios devices on a certain set date is great. Thats the one thing Android needs to improve on.

  • StankyChikin

    lol @ iWork

  • interstellarmind

    you take a shot every time they say revolutionary or kang an android feature.

    …you won’t make it past the half hour mark.

  • shmigga

    I am pretty disappointed in Droid-Life for going to this event. This is an Android site not apple. Dumb.

    • new guy

      hate to say this, but sometimes it’s good to know what the other side is doing, lol

    • Mike White

      Keep your friends close and your enemies closer 😉

    • Zach B.

      THey didn’t go.

  • LewisSD

    Is this some kind of sick joke?! Why is DL live blogging this? It’s one thing to throw out a comparison after the specs are known, but live blogging an apple event on a “android” site is just ridiculous.

  • Omar Amer

    Can always rely on Droid-Life to get the news from all 3 sides of the smartphone Tetrahedron!

    • bagheadinc

      Wouldn’t a tetrahedron have 4 sides?

      • Omar Amer

        fourth is the base..

  • Ralph Luciano Padro Jr.

    I’m just praying for an iPod Touch price cut or new release.

  • ATTACK
    • Al-Burrit0

      was looking at this site as well, you should post it on top on the live blog. At least until confrimed

  • I can’t wait to not care about the new iPhone! Oh wait, I already don’t!

  • ANDROID_1BILLION_Google_4EVER

    NSA will now have not only all Apple ios users’ data, calls, SMS and email, but FINGERPRINTS as well.
    NSA approves!

    NEXUS 5 will have Ballsack scanner.

  • KChristainsen

    Fingerprint scanner is such a dumb idea, apple or android. You don’t think the government could get that data if they wanted to?

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      They can get anything when they offer money.

  • EdubE24

    Mean while in Android news there is a leaked photo of the Droid 5….exciting!!

  • wolfedude88

    We know what Ron’s next phone will be….

    • Warwick

      I actually want to see a review, though i’ll probably never get one :p

      • Andrios7

        REALITY:
        cheap
        plastic
        small
        2007 with gimmicks
        girlish
        NFC finally
        +500maH battery
        privacy disaster (in Europe 100%) Fingerprint Scanner.

        REVIEWS:
        lightweight
        feels warm
        perfect fit in a hand
        200 revolutionary features
        brightens everyone’s live
        revolutionary NFC
        the biggest battery. EVER. in iphone.
        security feature

        • NexusPhan69

          That’s the best iPhone review I’ve ever read. Now I never to read another.

        • capecodcarl

          The most important feature for any iPhone is how well it will play games and you didn’t even touch on that!

        • aQuickBit

          lol cheap? Isn’t this what every Samsung owner says when trying to justify their purchase against lets say HTC One/iPhone 5 with aluminum or a Moto RAZR with carbon fiber? Isn’t high quality plastic just as good?

          Also, not girlish. Like windows phones and the Moto X, people want color. Black and white is too bland.

          Other than those two points I agree with everything else you said. The battery is weak, the privacy does not go well with me, and IT DOESN’T HAVE NFC. This made me shake my head while watching on CNET. I’m like even my novelty HTC 8X has NFC, quit laggin Apple. Overall I wasn’t impressed with them.

  • ANDROID_1BILLION_Google_4EVER

    NSA is happy to see Motorola’s Atrix fingerprint scanner feature in more smartphones!
    Cheap colors.
    Cheap LED ring.
    Cheap girlish ios7.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    What’s the most secure and fast way to confirm payments over mobile? Facial recognition? or the fingerprint scanner? They are doing it first. Android will do it second, and better. Will it add on the hardware issues? It will break it will malfunction, but it will be adopted. I say hurry the freak up so the next gen moto x can do it better.

    I just don’t see another way to have secure and fast mobile payments. But if you think of one besides facial recognition,(which has it’s lighting and accuracy, glasses, and facial hair problems) please shed some light over here.

    • NexusPhan69

      I still don’t understand how a password protected phone with a (different) password protected Google Wallet app connected to the secure element of the phone (which if you tamper with can easily brick the phone) is any less secure than a fingerprint.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        any less secure? maybe not.I see what you’re saying. But the ease of use and speed will attract more vendors to using the hardware. Right now to use google wallet, I tap, enter pin, tap again. What if it’s tap and lay finger on home button? Let’s see what they do differently, what else they use it for, and how breakable it will be. Because i’ve seen a couple broken home buttons.

        • NexusPhan69

          My old iPhone 4 has a broken home button, broken power/wake button and broken volume down button. I hate fingerprint readers (at least current ones on the market) because they are tedious. They also take up too much space (iPhone has a massive chin). And I know that it won’t be 100% accurate. I’ll be sitting there trying to pay and the damn thing won’t register my finger. I’d just rather enter my Bank pin like I do if I had to pay with a card.

          I love seeing innovation and look forward to hearing more about this (hopefully greatly improved) finger print technology. I just know I would never use it after the first week.

          Edit: And all my existing broken iPhone buttons means the fingerprint reader will eventually break too. And then what? You’re F’ed!

          • Higher_Ground

            well, they could always have the PIN as a back-up in the event your fingerprint didn’t register.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      They are doing it first? HP phones running windows Mobile 6.5 had finger print scanners in them. More recently, the Motorola Atrix has one too. They aren’t doing it first. They are trying to improve on it. If they are able to, remains to be seen.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        And all of those failed at making it main stream for one reason or another. First was the wrong word. Will edit that just for you.

  • Adam Medina

    I can’t wait for the new iPhone. I’m so sick of sub par apps and android lag. The new iPhone is guaranteed to beat all android phones performance wise with lower specs and a smaller battery. But that’s nothing new. Aaaaaaannnd start bashing my comment fandroid boys! GO!

    • George Fayad
      • Adam Medina

        Well this reply is a big bowl of irony, wouldn’t you say?

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      No, we’ll just sit here and laugh at how pathetic of an attempt to troll that was.

      • Adam Medina

        Typical fandroid boy response. When someones opinion is different from yours, its “trolling.”

        • Daeshaun Griffiths

          you invited “fandroids” to bash you. On an android enthusiast blog. TROLL.OLOLOLOLOL

        • StuckOnVerizonForever

          Says the one who came to an android site speaking of his beloved apple.

    • ITGuy11

      GTFO

      • Adam Medina

        Touche!

    • Hairy_Nipple

      Made in China “premium” FTW!

      • NexusPhan69

        Apple fans should be embarrassed over this China iPhone. Google refused to change its policies because it didn’t agree with Communist China’s locked-down policies and thus Nexus devices are illegal in China.
        It shows you just how much better of a company Google is than Apple.

        • EnX$$

          cheap iphone this is the new names for all iphones

      • Adam Medina

        Do you know of a smartphone not made in Korea or China? (That’s worth buying)

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      RAHN! STAHP IT!

    • j

      Me too. I’m so sick of being able to freely customize my phone too. I hate that I can change the look and functionality every day if I choose.. I wish everything was locked down and all decisions made for me. I’ve very sick of being able to carry a backup battery and swap it in over long weekends. My phone is waaay too big now as well.. like, why would anyone think I need a screen so big that I can actually use it to look at stuff? I much prefer the old days when I only had a little viewing area.. much easier on my poor eyes.. watching full screen HD videos is straining when they’re so big. What I really can’t stand is that they freely allow me to install off market apps and use the Amazon app store.. with its damned free apps every day.. my phone is so bogged down with nice apps that I got for free. God I’m so ready to leave.

      • Adam Medina

        Excellent points! I applaud your use of sarcasm! 🙂 I guess we have different opinions. By the way i have a Note 2, and it’s bad ass. But i prefer an iPhone. Will probably buy another android when one comes out that absolutely blows my mind.

        • j

          😀

    • EnX$$

      apple iphone your holding it wrong

      the headphone jack is on the bottom mind blown

      • NexusPhan69

        Headphone jack on the bottom is a requirement for me. So actually, my mind was blown that they finally got it right,

      • Adam Medina

        Uhhh…. good one?

  • AndrewScottRox

    I was told there would be pointing and laughing here? Maybe pie?

    • AnotherAndroidKid

      More people will show up if you say you have punch and pie.

  • jadeveon da destroyer

    Will be upgrading to the 5s giving my wife my last year 5 and selling her 4 to some Indian contractor at work for 200$. I just hope that 32 gig is the minimum size for the 199$ price.

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      Why are you on this website?

      EDIT: IS THIS RON IN DISGUISE?!?

    • Futbolrunner

      You don’t even know what the “5s” is going to have but you’re getting it anyway.

      Sounds like somebody we know that starts with a “r” and ends with a “n”

  • joejoe5709

    I’m only watching this event because my wife is SO close to coming to our side. If this flops, I think we’ve got her. She seems to like the Moto X. And if she likes the Moto X, I think a Nexus would clinch it.

  • EnX$$

    garbage is coming with a 4 inch again and again

  • Kevin Cefalu

    Bored at work… can you tell?

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Yep. Innovation.

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    Some humor

    • joejoe5709

      Boy Ashton Kutcher sure is getting old these days… /s

  • Matthew DiGiacomo
  • JamesU513

    I wish the mobile version of this site would bring back the arrow buttons so I can go to the next story without having to go back to the menu

    • alphanu22

      try feedly app for RSS Feeds-

      • JamesU513

        Actually I just found the buttons I was looking for… Right above the comments section…

  • michael bourgoin

    obligatory ron comment

  • emoney

    Ron Was Here

  • Ryan

    And it opens with a lawsuit and how they were “first”

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Wait what? Why are we live blogging this? To make fun of Apple or…?

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Bingo

    • Cliff Wynne

      troll is troll?

    • auglove3rd

      The fall of the Soviet Union was televised. Same idea.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        That comment wins the internet for the day in my opinion.

  • alphanu22

    this Droid Life or Apple Life?

    • new guy

      hate to say it, but it’s good to know what the other side is doing sometimes =-]

    • joejoe5709

      It’s always good to see the competition and I appreciate the perspective from a purely Android enthusiast view unlike some of the other mobile/tech sites that cater to both parties. If anything, it’s good for a laugh. Definitely looking forward to a HTC One vs GS4 vs Moto X vs LG G2 vs iPhone5S comparo. 🙂

  • onDroid

    We make fun of Apple for using cliches and referencing everything as revolutionary but what else would you expect them to say? The truth? “Hey guys, here’s our new phone. Its an iterative version of last years phone. We bumped up the specs a little so that it can compete with mid range Android phones. The screen is still painfully small and has a strange aspect ratio. We also threw in some software enhancements that Android users have had for years. This should really help us catch up with the competition. Oh, and now we have this cheaper alternative. It has even worse specs then some low end Android phones but it’ll be cheaper than any iPhone ever. We’re Apple though so it will still be overpriced compared to our competition. Oh, and look, pretty colors! Oh, one last thing, as usual there won’t be any external storage but if you need more GeeBees we will sell you a couple extra Gigs for another $100 even though that is complete price gouging given the current market for flash memory.Why am I up here anyway? This is a new iPhone, it could be the worst piece of crap in history and you sheep would still buy it.” Yeah, maybe they should just stick to their cliches and platitudes.

    • Adam Truelove

      I wouldn’t talk too much about specs when talking about an iPhone. As great as Android is, it still can’t compete with iOS as far as performance and smoothness goes. Specs just aren’t an issue on an iPhone. Even an ultra-powerful Android phone can feel slow and sluggish now and then compared to an iPhone, especially if it’s running Sense or Touchwiz. But you were spot on with all the other stuff.

      • Futbolrunner

        My Note 2 begs to differ

        • LionStone

          My DNA begs 2 differ too 🙂

          • AJ McKay

            My Galaxy Nexus begs to die. Close enough.

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          • JoshGroff

            So does mine, but it’s just my backup/hand warmer at this point.

          • Zach B.

            Ha. I have tea all over my keyboard. Totally worth it.

          • 6stringslinger

            Mine is also asking permission to give up the ghost. Fading fast………

          • JoshGroff

            Especially on Newt’s latest Sense 5 build. It’s on par with my S4.

        • EdubE24

          I had the Note 2 and Adam is spot on.

          • StuckOnVerizonForever

            What did you do to it? Mine was flawless. Until it was ran over and smashed to pieces, but before that it was great.

          • EdubE24

            The dreaded TouchWiz got me. Seriously it ran fine, but it did stutter a bit in some areas. But my S4 was just a mess!

          • NexusPhan69

            I do hate TouchWiz.

          • JoshGroff

            I’m not a big fan of it, but it’s not the worst UI.

          • j

            iOS still lags from time to time. I fix just as many iOs problems as Android these days

          • EdubE24

            From time to time is not daily!

          • Jon-Cameron Bates

            I had a Note II and Futbolrunner is spot on. Oh and Nexus 7 2013 edition is outstanding. No lag whatsoever.

        • Justin Barrett

          My buddy was trying to show me something on his Note 2 over the weekend and it was lagging noticeably. I asked him if it did that often and he said from time to time I blame TouchWiz!

      • onDroid

        Well, specs doesn’t refer to just the CPU but to all hardware choices. Screen size, resolution, and luminosity are all specs. On the whole, when comparing the iPhone to any number of Android phones it comes out decidedly mid range. You are correct that specs aren’t the only thing that matters but the iphone is not without its faults. The easiest performance gain the iphone has is that it saves RAM space by having very limited multitasking. If I was to run windows 98 on modern hardware the thing would fly but functionality would go out the window. iOS runs so well because of its limited functionality. There is also tighter OS/hardware integration because of the limited number of hardware versions.The iphone is not without lag though. My wife has a 4s and it is not any smoother than my Gnex.

        • joejoe5709

          Agreed. I think my wife’s 4S is just about the same as my GNex in speed.

          • NexusPhan69

            I’d say the 4S was a little faster than the Gnex. The 4 was much laggier than the Gnex after the iOS 6 updates. It just proves that if you want the big boy features you need real specs. Fortunately I think we’re close to not needing much more tho.

          • joejoe5709

            Eh… depends on the day I think. Somedays my GNex just isn’t interested in being snappy. Here’s hoping Kit Kat has some tricks up its wafers.

          • NexusPhan69

            I’ve had a few of those days. A quick cache clear and it’s all good to go.

          • sk3litor

            Im assuming you’re unlocked and rooted. How would you (I) perform an across the board cache wipe if you’re not rooted?

          • NexusPhan69

            I’m rooted. Sorry, I’m not sure you can….

          • sk3litor

            Yeah didn’t think so. Can’t wait to get my note 3 and root it from the get go with some slimmed down mean beans goodness

          • Butters619

            iOS 6 devastated the 4 and even made the 4S run noticeably slower. My friend has been running a leaked version of iOS 7 on his 4S, and (although it’s not final) he said it’s a lot like when the 4 got iOS6. Just can’t handle it too well.

          • I had a friend with the ancient 3GS that updated to iOS 6 when it was released and it was horrid! It was to the point where you slide to unlock, wait 10 seconds *homescreen appears*, tap on messages / email / whatever, wait 15 seconds, app loads, you get the point.

        • dvschnk

          I agree that iphone has better hardware integration than android which I think is androids biggest downfall but that’s what makes it also readily accepted (because it can be put onto almost anything). However, the notion that iphones are without lag is BS. And I agree with onDroid…the average iphone user…ie those that you will not find on a tech blog…will run IOS’s multitasking to the ground and slow it way day. I once had to help a couple that i’m friends with diagnose both their iphones (5) with figuring out why their phones were running at a crawl, and getting horrible battery life (<6hrs from a full charge). I soon found out that they basically had close to 100 apps sitting in the multitasking section…just hogging up memory and occasional cpu usage. This happens on all forms of computing and the fruit brand isn't immune from it. Shoot, my macbook pro needs to be restarted once a week and i have 16gigs of ram in it. Lag is everywhere.

          • calculatorwatch

            Wow I didn’t realize IOS handled multitasking that badly. I’ve seen some people obsessively close everything on their Android phone’s multitasking list but always thought it was funny since Android handles that stuff on its own and will free up the RAM when it needs it. Maybe they got their advice from an iPhone user.

        • JD_26

          ^^^^ THIS!!!^^^^Thank u .. couldnt have put it better

      • My Galaxy S4 which reigns supreme over all smartphones begs to differ as well!

        • Will Frame

          The Galaxy S4 is a lot of things. Lag free is not one of them.

          • Epic Tea

            easy fix Nova launcher makes any android device run faster and smoother with zero lag, it;s not android’s fault it;s samsungs stupid software but even then my gs4 with touchwiz only lags 5% of the time part of your android lagging is based on how you setup your phone do you ever clear your cahce?

          • My Razr M begs to differ 😀 Has Nova on it and lags like I’m walking in 4 feet of tar.

          • It all depends on house you utilize your device. If you have a lot of things running you can expect the processor to take but so much at a time. It can handle quite a lot but you can’t expect to overload it and it just goes through it with ease. That’s with any smartphone including the iPhone.

        • jadeveon da destroyer

          and they say iphone peeps are sheep this guy

          • Epic Tea

            they are. samsung’s software is not true android, my wives ipad is not lag-less, glitch-less, and it force closes apps from time to time.

          • Just stating facts. Hands down the Galaxy S4 is the best smartphone out right now. Yes, there are a plenty of Androids out with great specs as for right now the S4 is number one. That’s just my opinion though.

        • Jarred Sutherland

          I’ve got the S4 and I cannot agree. While it is a nice phone, it is nothing exceptional. TouchWiz is terrible, as is the constant “setup your TV remote!!!!!” messages I get in the notification window.

          • Well it depends on how you utilize your device. No, touchwiz isn’t all that, but it’s not completely terrible. As for the “WatchOn” notification you may need to clear the data and just do the setup again.

      • Adam Johnston

        I agreed with this statement until I picked up the moto X and realized that android COULD actually have a smooth user experience. I replaced my Galaxy S4 with the X because TW is absolutely god awful and in my opinion gives Android a bad name in that regard.

        • JoshGroff

          Could just throw on the GPE ROM, but the X is a good alternative. The software enhancements actually seem useful too.

          • Adam Johnston

            True. I used a few ROMS on the S4, Carbon & Cyanogen but I really wasn’t happy with the call quality (and slight bugginess) using the headset (which is all I do). I got frustrated and just decided to try and find a phone as close to stock as I could that used the on screen buttons vs the GPE editions which have those ass backwards hard and soft keys.

      • Adam Kinney

        Droid Maxx = 0 lag so far. Smooth as silk. It doesn’t have the full quad core processor, but you can tell Android has been optimized for the X8 chip set.

        • LiterofCola

          Yup, smooth as butter, even while running Apex.

      • Mayoo

        You know what, my refrigerator’s temperature screen has great performance and is very smooth too.

        And don’t talk about Sense or Touchwiz. It’s bloatware. Put some on an IPhone and I guarantee it will be identical.

      • Adams Protologist

        Adam Truelove carries his iphone in his poop chute. Adam was hoping for a much larger phone.

        • Adam Truelove

          I’ve been an Android user for nearly 4 years thanks and I own zero Apple devices. I also own a Chromecast and a Chromebook.

      • iOS can provide a more smooth experience, and it is easier to obtain – BUT, that is due to its single-app-at-a-time design. So that sort of claim only tells half the story. It cannot do the multitude of simultaneous things that Android, Windows, or OSX can do, which require more system resources and can slow down processes.

        • Epic Tea

          smoother was tru 2 or 3 years ago but not today my wives ipad mini lags freezes and glitches more than any android device.

          • Well, not all Android phones are flagships. On my desk is a Razr M and a GS4. GS4 is pretty much lag free. Razr M is a lagging beast and most background apps need to be shutdown for it to work smoothly. Razr M is only about a year old, isn’t it?

      • Butters619

        I’ll give you the TouchWiz thing. It blows my mind how the SGS4 can still stutter from time to time. That’s just poor programming on Samsung’s side.

        • Epic Tea

          ??? everyone states this but touchwiz only lags for me 5% of the time and thats only once in awhile when opening folders.

          Samsung has so many features if you don’t turn them off in the settings it will cause lag plus clearing your ram once in awhile helps greatly check out ram booster.

          • Butters619

            You shouldn’t have to clear RAM with Android. Ever. And the fact that it lags at all with a powerful quad core processor, powerful quad core GPU, and 2GB of RAM is what is shocking. It shouldn’t if coded right.

          • Epic Tea

            bro your comparing an app drawer to a computer in your pocket, the the lag is not android’s fault but the manufactories fault for poor optimizing even then ios lags, freezes and glitches on my wives ipad mini to think ios doesn’t lag is a load of crap, my gs4 lags less.

            Im just trying to offer solutions to touchwiz’s lag (not androids) also it takes 2 seconds to clear the cache with a free app called “ram booster” are you really that lazy to lift your finger?? Plus Nova launcher makes all the lag go away and it’s the #4 top paid app which means most Gs4 users don’t use touchwiz anyways.

          • Butters619

            I wasn’t saying anything about iOS. I was saying TouchWiz lags and it shouldn’t. Period. The End. Even you pointed out Nova makes the lag go away. If Nova can do it, Samsung should be able to too. There is no excuse. And “most Gs4 users don’t use touchwiz anyways” is just simply untrue. Most users stick with the stock skin. DL readers don’t, but most do.

          • Epic Tea

            bro your dumb if you think Nova Launcher is the #4 top paid app on the Entire google Play Store and just sits there with no one using it.

          • Butters619

            Just because it’s #4 doesn’t mean most Samsung users use it. You are drawing wild conclusions with nothing to back it up. Sorry.

          • a3uge

            So you think most GS4 users also have Minecraft installed too since it’s the #2 paid app? Give me a break.

      • Armus

        I’m sure Android phones might run a bit more snappy if they had a weak ass screen and no multitasking. Personally my N2 is a workhorse and I can’t wait to see the N3 set new benchmark records

      • deadpenguins

        Try a Moto X. Have had it for a week and literally hasn’t even stuttered once.

      • Manny

        What else did u think was going to be the reaction here? Erick Schmidt and Larry Page could’ve wrote the same post and gotten the same reaction from the 10 year olds that frequent this page

      • Epic Tea

        if it’s lagging more than 5% of the time you don’t know what your doing. My wives ipad mini lags glitches and force closes apps from time to time.

        Android and ios are completely different,a android requires more initual setup and attention to run smooth where ios is more out of the box

        But with the Nexus 4 the HTC 1 and GS4 I aven’t seen but lag on the GS4 and thats only because of Samsung’s Software. Use Nova Launcher the Lag is gone forever.

    • joejoe5709

      Lol. Exactly. Comment of the day I think.

      Jokes aside, Apple still has a place in the market. Consider them the Toyota of the mobile industry. They’re not often the best in any real appreciable way and they don’t often showcase cutting edge tech. But what they do, they generally do it pretty well. It’s almost always polished, spiffy, and relatively reliable. Even though it’s not necessarily true, Apple has a reputation of bug-free, easy-to-use software in a really nice package for the masses supported by some legendary customer service. If Android wants to truly compete with Apple, they need to start turning the tide on these mainstream opinions.

      Considering the shortcomings of last year’s events, I suspect Apple will really knock this one of the park. Sure, we’ll still scoff and laugh. But for the general public this is Apple’s most important release ever. Don’t mess it up, Apple!

      • MikeCiggy

        “If Android wants to truly compete with Apple”

        I’m sorry but what is the current market share of iOs vs Android? I believe Android is definitely competing and winning currently. Not saying that can’t change, but I’m not sure how you can think Android isn’t competing.

        • joejoe5709

          Sorry you’re right I guess I should have worded that better. For Android to truly bury Apple into the ground… 🙂

          They’re definitely competing in market share, but I still feel that Apple is viewed by many as the primary (read: best) smartphone out there for whatever reason. Those are the converts I wish to steal.

    • Armus

      That is awesome. Cook meds to call you for writing his speeches

  • JamesU513

    Second sentence of this is priceless!

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    Apparently they invented Glass before Google. Typical apple

  • Mario Williams

    Brace yourselves. Innovation is coming.

    /s

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      I’m still waiting for the “Samsung pulled an Apple this year” comments.

      • Matthew DiGiacomo

        I posted a comment on r/iphone saying how iOS 7 is starting to look a lot like android and got about 100 downvotes and people starting screaming at me haha

        • StuckOnVerizonForever

          Oh yeah, don’t speak the truth, it burns their souls.

        • NexusPhan69

          Reddit is full of over the top environmentalist, Apple lovers. I haven’t touched that place in years. So intolerant of anyone if they disagree with you.

    • Al-Burrit0

      #InnovationIsComing
      gotta hashtag it bro lol

      • John

        That shi t doesn’t belong on disqus.

    • HerbieDerb

      They just reinvented plastic even though Samsung phones have been “apologetically plastic” for years.

  • Stewie

    You know, if those Apple guys discovered (.)(.) ‘s then we wouldn’t have any more live events … 🙂

    • Bigwavedave25

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