The iPhone 5 rumours have been bouncing round the internet since the release of the current generation, but the question I ask is; is it going to be as successful as it's predecessors? ..... Hit the jump for more information
Ipad 2 is fail among us core internet people, but when its in real life the people likes it.
Tablets in general I don't see much use for.
Exactly. I have no problem bringing my laptop with me on the go if I need it. Most laptops perform better anyways. Tablets to me are just over sized smartphones, without the phone capabilities. Regarding the topic though, iPhone 5 definitely won't fail because of the large following Apple has with that product. iPhone was never the best though, its just easy to use and caters to the mainstream very well. Its a nice device though.
casuals are just a bunch of sheep i have a friend on mine that just got him an Ipad shortly after that apple announced ipad2 and he was like all over it and decided to get an ipad2 after like 2 weeks of getting his first one when i asked him why trying to convince him not to waste his money he answered "they added a camera this time" after that i was in one big epic facepalm mode and oh yah if they added a ""game"" like that in that pic i dont think it'll fail looooooooooooool
The iphone is like a version of capcoms street fighter games... Minor updates. Full price.
Waiting for iPhone 6; it will determine wether I'll get the iPhone 7 or not :(
The only way an iPhone can fail is if Apple forgets to slap their logo on it.
Me too. Whats the point of getting a tablet when I can do the same shit and MORE on a laptop?
Since buying an ipad my laptop doesn't get used anymore, since my girlfriend got her ipad she only turns her laptop on to sync and dowload updates. Until you've used one on a regular basis you'll never realise how much more convenient it is to use than a laptop, also a great travel companion on long flights.
^^Is it more convenient for doing work, such as in Microsoft Word?
If you travel a lot you would understand the value. In between connections I can open up my tablet and not have to wait for a boot. I can surf quickly and not be limited to a small screen. In fact I am about to board a plane now. BTW: Yes I have a PS3 and my PC has a 570 gtx. I would not consider myself a casual gamer.
No, for Word I'd use a desktop at the office or my one at home. But for looking at N4G, sending emails, surfing the web or YouTube an ipad is so much more convenient than a laptop.
if has to have enough new features to justify a new purchase. Not just a few upgrades.
after seeing the google IO 11 dev conf apple will be left in the dust.
People eat Apple up, there is no way the iphone will fail even though there are better phones out there.
Sounds alot like Microsoft. Looks like the old guard is getting replaced
I have a few friends that are absoubtle apple fanboys, Macs, every iphone since release, apple tv. If apple did their own apples that were grown in disease ridden areas of the earth, you can rest assure they'd still eat them. But, some of them are considering to skip out the iPhone 5, not sure if this applies to other apple whores, but to me it seems apparent people are slowly starting to think for themselves and not apples marketing.
Agreed, I could care less if a phones specs are better than an iPhone 5, I like simplicity in life and gone are the days where I can be bothered to learn to use a new phone, I'll stick with Apple thanks.
I agree 100% with you. Simplicity is king and Apple (in my opinion) has the best interface for simplicity. I will buy an iPhone 5,6,7,8 ... I make a good living and $200 for a new phone is nothing.
imo the iphone specs dont really matter if they dont make game to use it up. The iphone can easily run ds games and, up to a point, psp games. But they dont.
iPhone 5.. Blah just adding a few new features and updated firmware..
Set to Fail? of Course Yes
iPhone 5 set to fail? LoL They could repackage the iPhone 4 and call it iPhone 5 and it will still sell like hotcakes to the mass public.
I bet you still have a flip phone.
@eferreira Actually have bag phone... what's your point?
This reminds me of the article, "iPad 2 set to fail?", and we all know how that turned out.
What does the Iphone have to with gaming? Thought this site bout games not phone the Ihone and it will always fail n the Ipad too
This site does much more than gaming. And the iPhone is still considered a mobile gaming device.
lol It actually got approved with that naughty picture.
Yeah sure it will! I'll be getting mine.
I'm probably gonna get the iphone5. Right now I have an 8 yr. old phone ready to break so I have to replace it (it's held together by scotch tape and breaks a little more each day). I don't really want to switch phone services (at&t) cus my family is on the same plan and I really like the design of the newer iphones so I will probably pick one of them up.
If by fail the article really means, sell a few million more units, then yes it will fail. Seriously, these articles shouldn't get approved in the first place. They are meant to be negative to stir nonsense fanboy flame waring and drive up cheap hits to their websites.
Ofcorse the title is provocative, you think anyone would read it if it wasn't? The article itself has research, opinions with evidence backing up what it's claiming, perhaps you should actually read it.
I did as a matter of fact. And while the article offers up some facts, it still does a lot of speculation and attempts to generalize a public world view towards smart phones, which is counterintuitive to what's typically perceived. The reason the iPhone is so popular is precisely what the article argues is going to be the reason it fails, which is grasping for straws to say the least. This article is sensationalism masked in research.
My sister has the Ipad 2 and my friend has the first one. I wasn't impressed with either of them, although they are pretty. I'll stick with a laptop with a real keyboard. ... and no, the new device is not going to fail, however, they will not be able to maintain the same level of hype forever.
If it's an Iphone 4s.. it's a huge fail in my eyes.
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