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Old 08-01-2012, 08:03 PM   #16
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The new Galaxy Note should be out in November or so. It's an amazing phone and it works very well as an ereader thanks to its size.
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Friend of mine has a Note. I think it's far too big, but he likes it.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:08 AM   #18
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I just upgraded (from a droidX) to the Samsung G SIII on Verizon and am loving it so far! Love the bigger screen. (the iPhone screen seems tiny by comparison these days).
I agree about screen size. I wouldn't want to go back to a screen of less than 4", after migrating from a 3.2" to a 4.3"-screened phone.

Current iPhone screens are 3.5", with rumors (I think, haven't followed it very closely) of a screen of 4" or more on the iPhone 5.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:01 AM   #19
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I don't watch many videos on my phones so a larger screen makes no sense to me.

Right now, my iPhone fits nicely into my ziparound wallet that I like to carry as a clutch sometimes. Anything bigger would be redundant. That's just for myself though.

Personally I love iPhones; but some people do not like being 'locked in'. But the organisation and syncing is something I'm familiar with and I really like. I use Calibre for my Nook and can't imagine not having a program that syncs for my phone.

Dragging and pulling into folders? No thanks.
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Just please check before you buy iphone 5 if all the existing docking stations and cables will fit it. I heard it will NOT be the case, forcing you to buy all new stuff to go with it.
I myself recently bought a chinese clone (not of iphone) with Android 4.0, for 1/3 of the price. Works fine (I needed a double sim) Mine has 4,7" screen of very good quality. I wouldn't go back now to a 3,5".
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Just please check before you buy iphone 5 if all the existing docking stations and cables will fit it. I heard it will NOT be the case, forcing you to buy all new stuff to go with it.
Although the iPhone 5 will almost certainly have a smaller docking connector, the word is that there'll be an adapter allowing any older accessory to connect to it.
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Although the iPhone 5 will almost certainly have a smaller docking connector, the word is that there'll be an adapter allowing any older accessory to connect to it.
Yes, $29.99 probably? That seems to be the "magic" number when it comes to basic apple accessories.
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:23 PM   #23
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The OP does sound like he prefers Android, so I would recommend staying with that.
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Yes, $29.99 probably? That seems to be the "magic" number when it comes to basic apple accessories.
$9.99 for the adapter, apparently. That seems reasonable enough, and I'm sure there'll soon be cheaper third-party ones on the market.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:16 PM   #25
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$9.99 for the adapter, apparently. That seems reasonable enough, and I'm sure there'll soon be cheaper third-party ones on the market.
$9.99 doesn't sound to bad. I've found that a lot of the third-party stuff doesn't work as well, at least I've had bad luck with iThing cables.


I'm itching for a new phone and at this point it's still going to be the new iPhone or an SIII, can't wait to see what Apple comes out with (even if I don't get one).
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$9.99 doesn't sound to bad. I've found that a lot of the third-party stuff doesn't work as well, at least I've had bad luck with iThing cables.


I'm itching for a new phone and at this point it's still going to be the new iPhone or an SIII, can't wait to see what Apple comes out with (even if I don't get one).
Here is an very interesting article describing the teardown of an iPhone charger, showing that it is a particularly high quality device, and also a particularly high profit margin device. I had no idea that chargers were so complex.

http://www.arcfn.com/2012/05/apple-i...n-quality.html


Here is a similar article concerning a $2.79 no-name charger. Conclusion: dangerous; don't buy:

http://www.arcfn.com/2012/03/inside-...d-why-you.html

I don't think that the lesson is exactly that you get what you pay for; there are probably intermediate priced 3d party chargers from well-known companies like Belkin that are probably at least safe. But at least for electrical components, it's probably best not to go for the cheapest item sold on Ebay.
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Very interesting info, thanks. I'm not surprised the 'official' charger is a high margin device, that's pretty standard I think when it comes to things like this from most electronics manufacturers.
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$9.99 for the adapter, apparently. That seems reasonable enough, and I'm sure there'll soon be cheaper third-party ones on the market.
$29
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD...apter#overview

$39
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD...n-adapter-02-m
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