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Posted by Parsnip

Anything but white or black.

Posted by Bummey

Firemint, not Fire Monkey.

Posted by Humanity

Well seeing as I have an iPhone 4 and it's starting to kinda chug this will be a great upgrade for me. Just like when I jumped from an iPhone 3G to an iPhone 4 and the changes were very apparent.

The trick is to skip the S models despite temptation.

Posted by Ronald

I have a 4 so I'm about ready for an upgrade. But I'll wait until November when I have some cash to throw around and that will give it enough time to see if there are any stupid problems, like the antenna not working properly before I buy it.

Posted by Agikamike

@Bummey: Nope. Firemint and Iron Monkey studios combined.

Posted by AuthenticM

My Galaxy Nexus has better tech than this and it came out almost a year ago. Of course, people will still go apeshit over this product because Apple. sigh.

Posted by Scrawnto

I am so ready for a new phone. I got a Droid 2 Global as my first smartphone just as all the dual core phones started coming out (literally the week the Atrix came out). A year and a half later, my phone is preposterously behind the times. I still don't know if my next phone will be Android, Windows Phone 8, or iPhone, but I am really looking forward to the expiration of my contract. I think I'm still leaning towards one of the slick new Nokia WinPhone 8 phones that are coming out in the not too distant future.

Posted by Ghost_Cat

Well Windows practically just woke up from it's anti-trust sleepy time, so there is going to be a lot of pressure from everyone to be more innovative.

Posted by Chemin

Well, whatever.

Posted by Thatoneguy64

@Davin said:

So where are the articles about Windows phones and Android phones, if we're going down this path? They play the same level of games as any iPhone, if you even want to qualify those as being games that this community would even care about for more than a day in the first place.

This is what I was thinking. Posting about mobile phones is fine, as they are a leading game platform nowadays, but it doesn't make sense unless all of the major OSs get posts. Android and Windows Phone get the same games (although Windows Phone gets far less), yet neither get much attention around here. Where was the article on the Nexus 7, or the Windows Phone 8?

If we're committing to posting about the latest iPhone, then with it should come coverage of its competitors. It's not like this is Giant Apple; it's a game site, and as such if one mobile platform is relevant then all of them are.

Posted by 2HeadedNinja

@Davin said:

So where are the articles about Windows phones and Android phones, if we're going down this path? They play the same level of games as any iPhone, if you even want to qualify those as being games that this community would even care about for more than a day in the first place.

Jupp.

Posted by 8Bit_Archer

I don't get an upgrade for another year...but also don't feel like my 4 is outdated yet...depends on whats out there come upgrade time....and if sprint offers the LTE support for the Iphone on their network, I may or may not be picking this up.

Posted by TooWalrus

I've been using an android phone for 18 months now. It's fine. I use an iPod touch on a daily basis though, and I think I prefer iOS to Andorid. It turns out, I use the weird stuff Android can do that Apple doesn't allow way less than I first expected. Hell, I bought an Experia Play, which emulates SNES/Genesis/Gameboy etc perfectly, and I barely ever do that. The iPhone screen is gorgous, and since I use it mostly for web browsing during class and stuff, I'll probably switch back to Apple.
 
That said, if a good Android phone comes to Verizon, with a nice big 720p screen, the latest version of Android and a bunch of storage built in (I fucking hate Micro SD, they ALWAYS fail on me), I might stick with Android.

Edited by Peanut

Things I've gathered about people who play games and buy Apple products over the last few hours.

$199-$399 on a new iPhone every year - Frothing demand

$500-$700 for a new iPad every year - Not exactly frothing demand, but close.

If the Wii U is over $199 or paying $249 for a 3DS or Vita once in 6 years - FUCKING FORGET IT! WAITING FOR A PRICE DROP! WHAT BULLSHIT!

Posted by PenguinDust

So, no 7-inch Ipad tablet revealed? Is that what I can take from today's event?

Posted by Murdoc_

@AuthenticM: Not a huge apple fan, but from an industrial design standpoints it's heads and tails over everything on the market. And that's honestly more important to some people (me) than function and tech.... odd I know.

Posted by bloodsoul5

GET THIS OFFA HERRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA fuck apple.

Posted by Olqavtoras

Still using a 3GS, time to upgrade.

Posted by Dick_Mohawk

to expand on my Wii U post about stuff I'm not buying, an iphone is also something I'll be avoiding too. (nor an android or windows phone either)

Posted by Tidel

@Murdoc_ said:

@AuthenticM: Not a huge apple fan, but from an industrial design standpoints it's heads and tails over everything on the market. And that's honestly more important to some people (me) than function and tech.... odd I know.

I would argue that Apple's industrial design, function and tech are part-in-parcel -- all collude to create the User Experience. That's where they've won. People who know their shit always scoff at Apple, in large part because of how closed they make everything, and also because of the super-creepy cult-like following they've developed, which are two good reasons to look down one's nose. But it's not like Apple puts out sub-par stuff. It's good. And it's pretty. And the MS user experience is convoluted garbage. Most people just want something that does everything they want it to do, well, and with little fuss.

Posted by Brodehouse

I'll say this; I thought some stupid arguments over video games have happened, but they can't compare to STUPID ARGUMENTS OVER PHONES.

Hey, what phone did you just receive that call on? Fuck you! You're fucking stupid, using that phone. That phone is for babies!

Posted by chiablo

Would someone explain to me the fervor at which people are hating the iPhone 5? Comparing it to the Galaxy S3 is ridiculous (it's literally comparing apples to oranges) and everything about the phone was known weeks in advance.

It's an incremental update, what did you expect?

Posted by Pathos

So, is Brad finally getting a new phone? :)

Posted by SadisticWOlf

Would honestly prefer a discussion on lawn mowers.

Posted by Fallen189

Will it have a battery life that lasts longer than 9am till half 2?

Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie

And people bitch about a $60 COD or Madden game every year...

Posted by CircleNine

@SadisticWOlf: I use one of the push non-gas/non-electric lawnmowers. It gets caught on twigs sometimes but otherwise it's pretty alright.

Posted by gunslingerNZ

I say this every time a tech announcement is posted on the website but here we go again. I know you guys do this because it generates traffic on the site but I don't need to see a fucking regurgitation of a press release on giant bomb!

Shouldn't you be busy convincing people why they should pay the same subscription price to you even though they're now getting less content and less websites for their money hmm?

Posted by wewantsthering

@PenguinDust said:

So, no 7-inch Ipad tablet revealed? Is that what I can take from today's event?

The rumor is that it's a separate event.

Posted by SadisticWOlf
@CircleNine: I use a non-powered push lawnmower as well, although it's mostly for cleanup work because some gentlemen of a specific  regional ethnicity receive fiduciary compensation for my lawn care needs. I had considered buying another, more expensive lawnmower, that fills the exact same needs but with a few additional bells and whistles, but came to my senses when that other lawnmower required a two year contract.
Posted by SmilingPig

I am waiting for my blackberry to die before picking up an iPhone... I am guessing it will last longer than RIM.

Posted by Stubee

I don't understand why this story is here. iPhones don't even represent the majority of the market anymore and they certainly don't have the best tech or software.

Posted by Jinto

Other than Brad and maybe Vinnie, Giantbomb crew are a bunch of iPhone, Android hating zealots.

Posted by SharkMan

who cares

Posted by McShank

Iphones are complete crap. More expensive then any other device that does the same thing. Screen is as fragile as a new born. Batterys pretty much always shit. Apple refuses to cover their own items for any kinds of damage besides the occasional cracked screen and even then they still will fight with you. Radio inside gives it piss poor range on its reception. Why is this crap on here? At least put something that hasn't been released multiple times and looks and works the same.

Posted by CatsAkimbo

I'm wondering if I can figure out a way to get the subsidized upgrade discount on Verizon while keeping my unlimited data contract.

Posted by MstrMnyBgs

@McShank said:

Iphones are complete crap. More expensive then any other device that does the same thing. Screen is as fragile as a new born. Batterys pretty much always shit. Apple refuses to cover their own items for any kinds of damage besides the occasional cracked screen and even then they still will fight with you. Radio inside gives it piss poor range on its reception. Why is this crap on here? At least put something that hasn't been released multiple times and looks and works the same.

I've never had any issues with mine. Seems you are just bitter. I swear the anti-apple people are noisier than the apple people.

Posted by MstrMnyBgs

@Stubee: Because it is probably the biggest news story of the day, maybe even month?

Posted by kagato

So..its another iphone? Good for Apple i guess, they have gotten to the point that they no longer need to improve or put anything new into their devices, they just make it a bit thinner and the world goes mad again for 2 or 3 months. Its not like the other phones out there are blowing me away either but at least some of them are trying new things like 3d displays and screens that dont turn off when you are still looking at them.

Posted by Schmollian

Getting this. Will be my first iPhone, so I'm excited!. (I have an iPad but no iPhone, wut)

Posted by HKZ

@Sooty: I'll agree except for camera speed. Having to wait two-three seconds for the iris to open can either be just fine, or excruciatingly long. I know two-three seconds seems like nothing in everyday life, but cutting that in half is a very noticeable change. Everything else is meh, but camera speed improvements are always welcome. That probably has more to do with software though.

Posted by Stubee

@MstrMnyBgs said:

@Stubee: Because it is probably the biggest news story of the day, maybe even month?

Your life but be very boring indeed if you consider that to be true.

Posted by Otacon

I'm due for an upgrade from my 4, for the cost savings it makes most sense to go for a 4S.

Posted by TheGorilla

I kind of feel sorry for Apple. I don't know what they can do to make me really want a new phone. The iPhone 4 was too big a leap and the best tech product I've ever owned. After LTE I can't think of anything else I want. A 4 inch screen might be too big, I'm happy with 3.5. I'll get this but I'm really curious if there is anywhere else to go except faster chips.

Posted by gunslingerNZ

@MstrMnyBgs said:

@Stubee: Because it is probably the biggest news story of the day, maybe even month?

Are you insane? It's not even the most important technology story of late, did you forget WE LANDED A FUCKING ROVER ON MARS!

Posted by Levio

@kagato said:

So..its another iphone? Good for Apple i guess, they have gotten to the point that they no longer need to improve or put anything new into their devices, they just make it a bit thinner and the world goes mad again for 2 or 3 months. Its not like the other phones out there are blowing me away either but at least some of them are trying new things like 3d displays and screens that dont turn off when you are still looking at them.

Um, it's twice as fast as the phone they released a year ago...

But whatever, pick the phone that has shiny 3d! That's totally new and awesome technology the world needs.

Posted by JFiveJ5

Been waiting for this since I got my iPhone 4. Didn't see much of a reason to upgrade to 4S, but not really seeing much of a reason to upgrade to the 5 either.

Posted by xyzygy

@Stubee said:

I don't understand why this story is here. iPhones don't even represent the majority of the market anymore and they certainly don't have the best tech or software.

I found it crazy that Apple only has 16-17% market share. It seems like so much more than that. I suppose it's just that my age group tends to have them and that it makes it seem to me that Apple has more of a market share.

Personally I'm sticking with Windows Phone 8 this time. I loved WP7 and the new style and features of WP8 devices are too attractive to ignore, especially the completely stunning Lumia 920. I've currently turned 3 people from iPhone/Android to Windows Phone and I might have convinced another last weekend at a party. All she needed was a few minutes with my HD7 and she fell in love. :P

Posted by Sweetz

@PresidentOfJellybeans said:

@derFeef said:

Videogames?

Right!? The best part is the single sentence mentioning EA in an attempt to make the story seem relevant on a gaming website.

Duder, how you can you be a premium member here and be whining about relevance to gaming? Have you ever listened to a Bombcast, like, ever? At what point did you come under the impression that Giant Bomb is the "serious business, everything is always on topic" gaming site?

Posted by Blimble

I'll stick with my S3