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


PC Advisor

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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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Woolwell

I agree that the absence of Passbook for the IPad is regrettable, but I'm guessing the reason is the absence Of an NFC (Near Field Communication) chip. Without that technology PassBook isn't going to work.

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Woolwell

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Found that the only way I can get Street View is through another app Live Street View.

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Flak999

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There is no NFC chip in the iphone 5 either! Apple must be intending to implement the passbook feature in a different way?

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Flak999

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there is a bit of an explanation for the lack of NFC here Why no NFC on iphone 5

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Woolwell

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It seems that the venue scans the Passbook and you may need other apps to work with it. This makes it even more puzzling why it isn't on the iPad.

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Woolwell

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I've been reading the reviews on Apple Maps. They are bad. I was considering an iPhone - not now.

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Flak999

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I think Apple have made a huge mistake ditching Google maps! Their new map app is shockingly bad, Steve Jobs must be spinning in his grave.

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Forum Editor

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The Apple maps fiasco is something that should have the developers hanging their heads in shame, and for an Apple apologist to go public with 'the more people use it, the better it will get' is about the most pathetic rationale I've heard yet.

Google maps on my iPad is superb, and has navigated me through numerous journeys, both here and on the continent without putting a foot wrong. Why on earth Apple decided to abandon all that for an underdeveloped, in-house adaptation of something it got from TomTom is beyond me.

Serious egg on the corporate face, and yes, Steve Jobs would have been very embarrassed.

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Mr Mistoffelees

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"Steve Jobs would have been very embarrassed."

I suspect he would have ensured it was properly ready before release.

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Mr Mistoffelees

Steve Jobs was responsible for his fair share of blunders.

The Apple Pippin, that couldn't decide whether it was a game console or a PC

The Apple Newton - the world's first PDA - came to market underdeveloped and at too high a price point.

The PowerMac G4 Cube - a triumph of style over substance.

Apple TV - the less said about that the better.

All of those pale into insignificance when compared with Steve's biggest blunder, which was to sell all but one of his Apple shares when he left the company in the 1980s. At the beginning of this year posession of those same shares would have valued Steve's personal holding at $45 billion.

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