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Poll: What are your initial impressions of the iPhone 5?


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Now that the iPhone 5 has launched, we what to know what you think about it.

Let us know in our poll.

Poll: What are your initial impressions of the iPhone 5?

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Flak999

I've never been that interested in an iPhone, but suddenly I want one, if just for the Passbook feature alone. The thought of having my boarding card appear on the screen as I walk into an airport, or my theatre tickets as I enter the lobby is very exciting.... Assuming it works.

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Woolwell

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The BA App already allows you to have a BA boarding pass on iPad or Android phone. Not all airports though accept it and you have to check.

Does Passbook automatically open?

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Forum Editor Woolwell

Upgrade to ios 6 went faultlessly, have been playing with the new features all evening. Passbook is there but not functional as yet, it relies on the various companies writing apps that make use of the feature, but it promises to be very good.

Not sure I prefer the new mapping compared to the Google offering but I dare say I will get used to it, the new panorama feature for photographs is very good and I'm glad they have moved the Bluetooth function to the top of the settings menu!

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Wool well

I've used the BA app since it first became available. It's good, but Passbook promises to be very good. As Flak999 says, it will require airlines to sign up to the idea, but they will - competition will see to that.

Passbook relies on the operating system knowing your location, but once that's sorted it will automatically show a boarding card as you enter the airport. It will also update to advise you of your boarding gate number, if that changes for any reason.

In time, Passbook promises to be one of the most useful apps around, especially when shops and theatres are on board. No doubt other platforms will soon have something similar.

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Woolwell

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The snag that I have found with the BA App and wonder if it will be the same with Passbook is that it only show one boarding pass and not other members of the family. If they don't have a phone which can run the app then you are back to paper.

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Woolwell

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I have upgraded my iPad2 to iOs6 and am distinctly underwhelmed. Passbook is not available for the iPad (surely this is a big mistake). Siri is not available. Other features like Find Friend and Find iPhone have to be downloaded as apps. The Maps imagery appears to be more up to date than Google Maps. I don't need the VIP bit in email. Safari hasn't been greatly improved.

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Woolwell

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No street view in Apple Maps - what a failure and flyover is very limited.

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Woolwell

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I've now had time to "play" with Apple Maps. Uk satellite coverage is poor. The outskirts of Birmingham has virtually non-existent satellite coverage but the centre of the city has flyover.

Based on what I have seen of iOS6 then I am less inclined to get the iPhone.

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Woolwell

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I see I'm not alone in complaining about Apple Maps BBC

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Flak999

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Yes, I must agree. The maps are truly dire compared to the Google map app we used to have. I'm very surprised that Apple have let this slip through like this!

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