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Do you intend to upgrade to an iPhone 5?


PC Advisor

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The iPhone 5 is set to be unveiled in just a few days, and speculation is rife as to what features it might include. Do you intend to upgrade to an iPhone 5? See iPhone 5 release date, specs and rumour round-up.

Let us know in our poll.

Poll: Do you intend to upgrade to an iPhone 5?

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KRONOS the First

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I believe Apple are looking for the guy who thinks he invented the wheel something to do with patent infringement so I hear.

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Noldi

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Same as all the other iPhones NO. The network providers premium and all the hype puts me off stick with my HTC.

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Al94

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Wouldn't have an Apple product in the house. Samsung Galaxy S3 is the best phone I have ever had.

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Joseph Kerr

Patent infringement litigation is a fact of life in the computer technology industry, and has been for many years. If you shunned products because their manufacturers went to court over infringements you would not be using a computer at all. If you owned a business that spent hundreds of millions of dollars on innovation, only to find that another company was using your technology to compete for business you might see patent infringements in a rather different light.

Apple now occupies the number one prejudiced hate slot that used to be Microsoft's sole preserve - people are prejudiced simply because the company is big, and extremely successful. Apple makes objects of desire, and markets them in a very clever way. The success of the iPhone and iPad have been nothing short of phenomenal, and in the case of the iPad I know why - none of its competing devices have so far come close in terms of sheer quality and useability. I don't have any personal experience of the iPhone but its astonishing sales volume speaks for itself.

Apple isn't perfect, it irritates me intensely that my IPad can't handle Flash files, but I live with it. I'm sure the iPhone has its shortcomings too, but there isn't a product on the planet that doesn't. I'll buy Apple products if I think they are the best at what they do, rather than let a pointless (to me) prejudice deny me access to superb technology.

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BT

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NO

My £17 Nokia does what I need - Makes and receives phone calls and the odd text. I really have no need for all the other functions of modern phones.

Virgin 8p/minute PAYG Sim and free calls to it from my Virgin landline, and free calls to other Virgin mobiles.

The only reason I bought this one is because my 10 year old Vodaphone branded Mitsubishi finally gave up the ghost.

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carver

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My daughter has a iPhone4 and was thinking about the new iPhone5 when it comes out but after seeing my new Galaxy S3 she is having second thoughts.

She has spent more time playing with it than I have and for once all the apps she has just go on without any fuss and the new iPhone5 had better be good or she is having the same as mine.

But on a personal note I wouldn't touch an Apple product, any body that can say an oblong with rounded corners is one of their patents have got serious problems.

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Al94

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Joseph Kerr

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It need'nt bother you anymore, FE, for Android can't handle flash now either.

Thanks for the lesson but, believe me, if Microsoft were still trying to prevent the use of other browsers, I'd be kicking them too.

I made clear in me first post that I shall not buy any Apple product whilst they continue to be quite so stupid as they are being (they'll sue peas next, for using pods. They have already gone after use of the lower case i, rectangualr phones...). My opinion i ssubject to change if they stop being so stupid, but then I have no Apple products already because, so far, they have not been for me, and that may continue to be the case.

Thay will have to realize the error of their ways:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/28/apple-rot-starts-with-samsung-lawsuit-win?fb=native&CMP=FBCNETTXT9038

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Joseph Kerr

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"...people are prejudiced simply because the company is big..."

Some, maybe. Pretty arrogant to believe you have us all pegged, though.

But look at it another way. Would these ridiculous suits be given any credibility or newsworthiness (it's still early to me) if the company were not big? No. So it may look to you as if people are simply prejudiced against big companies.

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Strawballs

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I can't understand how they get away with making their products only use their software, if you wish to use music it has to be i-tunes as nothing else will work whereas Microsoft bundle a browser in their operating system and get hammered for it!

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