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Q: 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?

  • 31%
    Yes, can't wait

  • 34%
    No, I'm sticking with Android

  • 7%
    No, I'm a Windows Phone fan

  • 4%
    No, I love my BlackBerry

  • 10%
    No, I'm happy with my current iPhone

  • 9%
    No, I don't need a smartphone

  • 5%
    Don't know


(Based on 6521 Votes)

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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.

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

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Joseph Kerr

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Condom

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Well after a launch which was pretty dull and uninspiring, it seems that Apple has lost not only the sparkle but just about everything else. It seems to me that they are now playing catchup and I really do not see them doing that well outside the USA.

I've decided not to get it when her indoors goes to USA next week and I will be looking much closely at the Nokia which I did like in its previous incarnation but looks even better with full Windows 8. Nokia build has always been good and it is still the best mobile to actually hold in your hand.

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Picklefactory

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No from me too. My partner has an iPhone, and I find my Android phone much more versatile in numerous ways. I would say that some of the Apple apps would edge it over the Android versions, but after watching her having to mess about on numerous occasions with music, app downloads, trying to purchase online services through her phone etc, all having to be tied into other Apple products or iTunes, I am extremely happy that I have dodged the whole Apple experience

I suppose it depends how much tech stuff you have too, I imagine there are plenty of people using Macs and iPads, which are lovely bits of kit, so it's clearly a nice option to be able to sync those easily, but for me as purely a Windows pc and phone user (Nothing else Apple related), Android wins hands down for my use.

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carver

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Apple may not even be able to sell it's new iPhone in the USA if HTC have their way enter link description here now that is poetic justice if it happens.

Apple sue Samsung, HTC sue Apple, Samsung sue Apple, Apple sue HTC and we are the ones who pay in the end to make some lawyer rich.

Any way I for one would love to see Apple have it's new iPhone banned if only for a few days.

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bluesbrother

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Anyone interested in a breakdown of the cost of making an iPhone.

What iPhones cost to make

It seems to me greed plays a large part in the world of Apple. Businesses have to make a profit but some go to greater extremes than most.

From the article, a "journalist asked a Foxconn factory executive if it would be possible for Apple to double wages at Foxconn. The executive responded: "Why not? It would be good for China and for morale." ".

Bet they don't.

So, no! I have no intention of giving Apple a penny.

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Aitchbee

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... but not all people bother to do that...I was providing a service (free to anyone who does not have a dictionary to hand).

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Woolwell

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I think that most of us are very capable of looking up dictionaries for ourselves.

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Aitchbee

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I had to look up the meaning of the word hegemony which was in Joseph Kerr's very interesting link ...it means ascendancy or domination of one power or state within a league, confederation etc...

A bit like the Glasgow Celtic football team, now that Rangers have been kicked into the 'long grass'.

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Joseph Kerr

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I'm not sure you're right about the music thing there, but I'm not 100% sure what you mean.

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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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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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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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Al94

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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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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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Forum Editor

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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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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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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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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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Joseph Kerr

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What a wonderful comment, FE. So much experessed with so much brevity.

Incidentally, it's nothing to do with having my hands tied. It's more to do with their patent happy behaviour. They will care, when the world begins to see that they are losing their way.

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Aitchbee

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Whilst in my local bank yesterday to deposit some money, I was surprised when the cheery bank-clerk asked me if I was interested in taking out mobile phone insurance. That's a new one.

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Strawballs

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john bunyan My mobile was £12 from ASDA (samsung) don't need anything else as it has company SIM in it and they have had the data switched off.

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john bunyan

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My mobile is bog standard and cost £22. The risk of losing or having stolen an expensive phone seems too great. Am iPod touch kept at home mainly, or an iPad seems a better notion.

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Strawballs

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I'm with Joseph Kerr on this one I don't fancy having my hands tied!

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CommandJG

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probably no.

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Kevscar1

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I don't have a mobile so I can't upgrade

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carver

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Just got a Samsung Galaxy S3 and couldn't be happier, the iphone is so restrictive in terms of what you can do I just don't want one, (unless they are free).

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MrNewName

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Probably yes but I want to see what it offers.

I'm tempted by the Samsung Galaxy 3 for the sake of screen real estate but at the same time find myself a little tied in to the Apple apps that I have, as well as iCloud synchronization and my iPad. I realise that I could change over to Android and do all of this on that system too; however, it would take time.

If I like the response to the new iPhone I'll give it a month or two for issues to arise (like the iPhone 4 dropping calls!) and then probably upgrade.

Much as I'd like the new one, I'll not be queuing outside an Apple Store for half the night ;)

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hssutton

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ams4127

Much the same here, My youngest has just given me his 'Old' Galaxy S3 as he preferes the Iphone 4S which no doubt he will upgrade. And yes same as you something else to learn and at my age learning does not come all that easy

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ams4127

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My youngest daughter is waiting for the new iPhone to appear. She is giving me her HTC running Win7.5.

Something else to learn!

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Quickbeam

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Woolwell

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I don't know. I will be replacing my phone later this year but until I know what upgrades are available and at what contract price I cannot make a final decision. I may well like an iPhone compared to a Galaxy S3 but the pricing will decide. It may have been better to wait with this poll until the prices and contracts were announced.

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amonra

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What's an iPhone ?

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Aitchbee

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...if it was released (in Scotland ) as an AYE-phone...I might get interested....

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Aitchbee

I believe that in Glasgow they're marketing it as a cuPhone:)

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Aitchbee

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I've never seen or touched an iphone...am I just lucky. . . or what?

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Quickbeam

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What, no positive comments from the 70% can't wait vote?

I'm an I'm sticking with Android vote, but it looks like there should have been an ihate option;)

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Joseph Kerr

I'm sure they're distraught.

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Joseph Kerr

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I intend never to buy any Apple product, though may reconsider if they reconsider their behaviour.

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KRONOS the First

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I have not even upgraded to an iphone period.

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Nontek

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NO

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interzone55

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NO

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Condom

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Her indoors is off to the USA on 16th and if we like the new iPhone then she will buy a couple of unlocked ones and bring them back in time for me before I leave for the Far East. If it is nothing special then I will probably take a very close look at the Nokia Windows 8 which if it is anything like the older windows 7 phone it will be great. She might stay with the iPhone as she doesn't like change.

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