I thought it was a bit funny actually... the interwebz are fraught with miscommunication
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The main reason I dont buy Apple, is I dont like being taken advantage of.
And I don't really like the patronising and overbearingly smug folk who assume that everybody who buys an Apple device is some dumb, sheeplike idiot who's unable to think for themselves. Everything I purchase gets a thorough review beforehand, including (where possible) hands on comparisons with the competition. I don't like the Android OS, plain and simple. I do like iOS, plain and simple. So, at the moment, I have an iPhone. Same for Mac computers. They cost more, but I think the extra cost is worth my preference for the interface - which is far more important than things like the speed of the CPU or the amount of RAM is installed if you ask me. Whether anyone else agrees with that decision or not is irrelevant. I'd certainly think nothing of someone who bought an Andriod phone if they prefer them (even if it were more expensive) - why would I?
My next phone might be a Windows 8 phone - now they're out, when it comes time for me to upgrade, I'll definitely try it out before making a decision. If there's a new Android OS at that point, I'll try that out too. And if neither of them stack up to my experience of iOS 6 / 7, then I'll get an iPhone. It's not a religion or a cult, it's just a preference.
Just bought my Mcdonalds using NFC.
Nevermind - perhaps the iphone 6 will add these features ?
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The Iphone5 is a good example. My Htc One X has a much bigger screen, cpu twice as fast, - and yet over 2 years the 32GB version will cost £507 more than my Htc One X on same minutes/text/data.
I would also NEVER buy anything before its been reviewed and ALL the specs disclosed. To me thats just crazy.
I just laugh when I see the cable saga. But people still put up with it.
Just like we put up with your constant predictable anti-Apple drivel.....
Yeah Great news Ben,Just asked vodaphone to send me a nano sim for it as I want to keep my same account and Mob No.Reason I went for 32 is I keep half my tracks on my iPad,which i always have with me anyway.
My 18 month iPhone 4 contract runs out at the beginning of December. (Beginning of November if I upgrade.)
As things stand, my iPhone 5 will cost me £1 less per month (with double my present data allowance).
I will also get a fairly good trade-in value for the old iP4. Enough, after the £30 one-time charge for the iP5 is deducted, to buy half a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" (Wi-fi only) or half of an iPad Mini if it exists by then.
Hopefully November is long enough for any iP5 bugs to have emerged 'in the field' (sorry) and be rectified.
Only one question, can I 'tether' a Samsung tablet using an iPhone (as 'personal hotspot') or will they 'fight'?
Not fussed about 4GEE. Our city probably won't even get it until at least 2014. So that is irrelevant until - probably - the end of my next contract.
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It "should" work. But a friends iPad 2 couldn't connect to my HTC hotspot when I tried it (twice) for some reason. But I know it "can" work.
Sorry to be totally unhelpful. ;(
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I'll meet you there."
My iPad 2 easily connects to my HTC hotspot. Never had a problem.
With the iPhone though, your service provider will have to enable tethering on your phone.
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Ah, nice one Rodhas, that sounds like a good setup I've not yet been able to justify to myself the cost of an iPad but plan to get a kindle fire HD (or iPad mini if not too much more) towards the end of the year
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I'm surprised. The Ipad is the one Apple product that is actually good value compared to the opposition.
Its got a really nice screen, although its a little sluggish compared to the jellybean nexus.
Its one true competitor the Asus Infinity Pad is £200 more although it does include a keyboard dock and is a lot faster.
You seem to be having a conversation with yourself.
The masses appear to have spoken...
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