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Apple says pre-orders for iPhone 4S break record

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Already saving for the 4S, a white one. Will get it in December.

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I just use my iPad2, and rarely my phone. SKYPE is the best.

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Wait for iphone 5 in may.

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gogogo: The 5 might have a new design but many techies think quite a few of the 5 improvements inside the phone are already in the 4S. In other words, same old body, but with the engine of the upcoming model.

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Probably BS news by Apple. Everyone anticipated an iPhone 5 and those who think straight wait till early next year. Why would one stick with a 2-year payment for a 4S making it undesirable after just a few months from now?

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Whether it's a new iPhone, macbook, whatever, there will always be a new model coming soon. But if the current model suits your needs for the next two years then buy, if not don't buy. When i buy a new mac, I buy it for at least a five year life. Next year, my current iMac will be 5 years old. I might buy another one. You don't always need to have the lastest model.

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"Probably BS news by Apple." Guess your a windows guy.

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Time to upgrade for me. I'm still using an iPhone 3G. Even though the handset was paid off more than a year ago, the monthly bills never seemed to get any cheaper.

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Only a true applephile would buy the 4gs and get stuck with 2 year contract. Anybody else look elsewhere, in the next coming years 3g will be overtaken by a faster system whether it`s named 4g or ULTRA SPEED, something the 4gs is not compatible with, other handsets DO support it, also have dual processors like the 4gs, but bigger screens, better cameras etc etc. There is no good reason for people to buy this dinosaur except if your a applephile...

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Oh jeeze, are people really this dense? Few weeks ago when the 4s was announced and not the 5 people were pissed. Predictions were saying that this could be the worst iphone launch ever in terms of sales. Now Steve Jobs dies (RIP) and people go crazy?

More proof that the majority of apple fanboys/girls aren't real computer people. Merely mindless gadget otakus craving the newest toy.

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Let people buy what they want. A bigger screen is not necessarily better. It depends on resolution (pixels per inch), technology IPS vs TN, power requirements, scratch resistance, etc. Also bigger screens may not fit well in everyone's hands -or allow one to easily thumb navigate/type with one hand.

If you want a big screen phone, by all means get one. Get what works for you and stop worrying about what everyone else gets or wants to get.

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paulinusa: So I'll wait until 5 then, when it comes to phones I care more about battery life and size of the phone rather than the horsepower.

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Its the OS that is superior not the actual hardware. The other phone makers make slick and lovely looking products,however the OS is horrible. iPhones never crash and are extremely reliable phones.I have used many different smartphones over the years and have had problems with ALL of them except my iPhone.

Macintosh power with Softbanks dinosaur service was a bit questionable to me as the pairing never made sense. The phone is definitely more compatible with NTT.

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f you want a big screen phone, by all means get one. Get what works for you and stop worrying about what everyone else gets or wants to get

Well it looks like many people are iblinded or brainwashed by the icult, since common sense normally begs you to spend your money on a superior product .....but hey I could be wrong and there are just lots of people with tiny hands.. Companies have to rethink their strategies now, carmakers can sell last years models with a mixture of last yearsand this yearss technology.

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I already have my Iphone, really like it but if it is true that Softbank will give me the new IPHONE 4 for no extra charge at all, well I gots to go to my local Softbank office and ask for an I phone 4S! RIP Steve Jobs! by the way, what is so bad about JapanGal using her IPad and Skype??

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I ordered mine on Friday and as of the afternoon they said already I might have to wait a month to get it. Unbelievable! No wonder why the other companies are failing so badly.

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Well it looks like many people are iblinded or brainwashed by the icult, since common sense normally begs you to spend your money on a superior product .....but hey I could be wrong and there are just lots of people with tiny hands..

It's not about the size of your hands but the size of your pocket. A smaller phone is more convenient for me at least. And in fact the screen resolution is the highest of the smartphones that I've seen. So in fact an increase in screen size with a lower resolution would have been a backward step in my book.

I already have my Iphone, really like it but if it is true that Softbank will give me the new IPHONE 4 for no extra charge at all, well I gots to go to my local Softbank office and ask for an I phone 4S!

Softbank won't, but KDDI will.

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guess that means there will be a few more overworked Chinese factory workers to placate our need for upgrades and shiny new gadgets

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some people comment like Apple is the only company with factories in China. Probably every device will have some part that was made there, even the t-shirt on ya back? Wouldn't happen if we didn't demand great devices and cheap prices. Apple employs more Americans than it does Chinese?

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I already have my Iphone, really like it but if it is true that Softbank will give me the new IPHONE 4 for no extra charge at all, well I gots to go to my local Softbank office and ask for an I phone 4S

That is if you paid off your present iphone in full, otherwise your loan will stand whether you change carrier yes or not. And if you finished your loan,softbank will "give" you a new phone.

And if apple would have put some effort in the 4gs they could have increased the screensize to 4.3 inch while keeping the same dimensions....whats the point of a high resolution if you have to be cross eyed to see whats on your screen? Admit that Apple dropped the ball on this one.....

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Zichi. ooo err! I was referring to the infamous Foxconn Factories(that makes Apple,Dell and Sony products) who made workers sign contracts requiring them not to commit suicide after 14 workers did so. They have extra (illegal) overtime to complete orders when demand is high..such as when Apple launches a new product. I have Apple products but I don't feel the need to upgrade every year for the sake of it.

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That is if you paid off your present iphone in full, otherwise your loan will stand whether you change carrier yes or not. And if you finished your loan,softbank will "give" you a new phone.

wrong. I haven't paid off my 3GS yet but I can get a 4S with no extra charge if you stay with Softbank.

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wrong. I haven't paid off my 3GS yet but I can get a 4S with no extra charge if you stay with Softbank.

Mmm too cool if thats the fact, in that case all 3gs and 4g will be exchanged and the 4gs will be the best sold phone ever. I cant imagine though that softbank will take the loss of all those unpaid loans and just let you start with a new loan from scratch. But like I said if that`s the case why bother with your 3gs or 4g go for it!

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Gonna sign up for my 4 S or For Steve phone pronto.

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wrong. I haven't paid off my 3GS yet but I can get a 4S with no extra charge if you stay with Softbank.

Only for 3g and 3gs owners...it`s a softbank campaign, so you still have to pay if you head to au.

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@dutchduck, yup that's the intention of Softbank. They don't want the current customers to move to au, which has better signal coverage.

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I still don't understand why so many people were "disappointed" that they announced the 4S instead of the iPhone 5. A guy at my local phone store told me last spring that they would release a "4GS" later this year, and the 5 in 2012. How is it that a guy making a couple bucks more than minimum wage was better informed than all of these fancy analysts and industry watchers? This pattern is completely in line with Apple's previous release strategies. I've been waiting for a new phone for a couple of months, and this is the one I was waiting for. Every new Apple release brings all of the haters out of the woodwork. I've had other smartphones, and am just coming off a Blackberry, and the iPhone 4 is the best that I've seen yet - so I've pre-ordered mine, and will give it a try. If I don't like it, then I'll get something different next time around. To all of the people that spend their time constantly predicting the end of Apple's dominance, and calling anyone that opts to purchase one of their well-designed and functional products, "sheep" - get over yourselves and relax.

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@ they (bloggers mainly) felt "disappointed" because they created RUMOURS, that gradually started looking like FACTS. iPhone 5? This is yesterday's rumour. They already "creating" functions, apps and designs for iPhone 6. Yes, 6. We are still to put our hands on the 4S and they're talking about 2 models ahead.

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Jobs and his mob have probably already designed up to iPhone10. They will just tweak them a bit, and release a new one every six months, and the sheep - woops, I mean customers - will lap them up! You simply can't use last years model, it's social death pure and simple. iPhone3? Pffftttt! Wish I had shares in Apple!

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@onedragon Thanks for the laugh!

" iPhones never crash and are extremely reliable phones."

Practically every person I know has had their Iphone crash, freeze, reboot itself etc intermittently for no apparent reason. I have an Ipod Touch and it frequently freezes despite the magical OS you talk about....

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Ios5, OS upgrades etc uploads were disrupted earlier due to the servers being swamped. Not the 1st time either.

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