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iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S - First Look

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If this is what 0.3-0.6% of US GDP (according to JPMorgan) looks like, then the US is truly in desperate need of not only QE3, but 4, 4S and 5. Also, since it is not on the front, we can only assume the "Samsung Inside!" sticker is on the back.

courtesy of @jennydeluxe

 

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Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:20 | 2786984 Scribbles
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that 5th row of icons increases our national productivity by 25% alone!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:22 | 2786997 CPL
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When in the big meeting making a big deal go down, I need to know that angry birds is available at a moments notice.

 

 

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:27 | 2787014 knukles
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Our Modern World:

Bread, circuses and electronic crap

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:33 | 2787059 centerline
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Electronic bread and circuses.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:37 | 2787071 Fleecer
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Bullish on longer pockets.

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:40 | 2787090 Manthong
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Looks like nominal growth to me.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:43 | 2787108 Hype Alert
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AAPL is struggling to close green today.  That's not too good on a big announcement day.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:56 | 2787164 Manthong
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This is what was important at the top of Google Finance this morning..

http://i46.tinypic.com/19v1tu.jpg

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:57 | 2787174 Divided States ...
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0.3-0.6% of which countries' GDP will this boost??? Coz with the Chinese writing on it, it looks China already ramping productions of the knock-off.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:01 | 2787194 Pool Shark
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Somebody needs to tell Apple that bigger is not better in consumer electronics...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 20:57 | 2787960 SGS
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owner of the phone on the left hasnt checked his/her email since 1998

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 23:52 | 2788290 TruthInSunshine
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This is a highly symbolic tangible product that represents the rapidly declining nature of the state AND trend of your economy and society (interwoven), Amerika.

 

Kim Kardashian, Snooky & the new iPhone are the dominant topics of the day. Brain rot has reached an all-time high.

This is not an Apple-specific criticism, as it can be made of any popular product that is the "latest & greatest" must have accessory for Amerikans (which Apple just so happens to produce currently), even if it's of little to no additional utility, productivity or meaningfulness compared to its predecessor (or competitors, or in general):

 

A cell phone, used to talk, text, surf and download "apps," mostly of the hollow and devoid-of-real-value kind, designed by a relatively small cadre of U.S. employees in California, built by a large cadre of Chinese employees at Foxconn (for low wages even by emerging market standards), and with future versions to be built by automated equipment, is now the literal core center of any real standard bearer representating the ability of the U.S. economy as a whole to produce (even though production takes place in China) a tangible, halo product, that's of marginal real benefit to society, whether measured against competing smart phones, or in isolation.

Is it any wonder why the crises beseiging the American economy, social order, political system & culture are highly unlikely to be addressed before it's too late (if it's already not too late)?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 05:36 | 2788552 margaris
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The high number of emails symbolizes your lost right to privacy.

It's all the spam emails you get because every advertiser knows all your desires!

 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 08:01 | 2788789 ManOfBliss
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It depends on the technology.

Smaller is not necessarily always better either.

A hand-held phone can be too small and hard to use.

Plus, the screen is enlarged for a better viewing aspect ratio.

It's a superb design.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:00 | 2787191 krispkritter
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$1000  for another half inch? Not even sure the women will ante up for that...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:08 | 2787463 pufferfish
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Bearish on short arms.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:28 | 2787521 salvadordaly
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Bearish on alligator arms.

There I fixed it for ya!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 19:21 | 2787767 FoxMulder
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Bullish on bear arms

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 18:32 | 2787677 harlanaladd
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This is an Apple product. I think you mean deeper pockets.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 22:19 | 2788080 A Nanny Moose
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Theres an app for that

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:05 | 2787211 JuliaS
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Breadboard and circuits.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 21:42 | 2788032 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

Breadboard and circuits.

iPhone 555

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:45 | 2787578 dickizinya
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It's a TOY company.  Same as Hasbro.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:01 | 2787968 Oldrepublic
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Which gets top billing in the future:

World War 3 starts

Apple introduces new phone

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:26 | 2787016 Pladizow
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Birth, Growth, Maturation, Decline, Death!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:54 | 2787151 Zero Govt
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or in the case of GOOnbubble, as you decline jump into the arms of the CIA and become a State Zombie Corpse

...GM showed the flightpath 3 times now

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:32 | 2787044 Death and Gravity
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YOU FOOLS!!!! THE FUTURE DEPENDSON THIS PRODUCT!

HOW DARE YOU RAG ON THE HOPES OF OUR CHRILDREN!?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:40 | 2787089 malikai
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"A message from the California Public Employees' Retirement System"

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 22:41 | 2788120 A Nanny Moose
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After Faceplant, I expect picket lines any moment now.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:42 | 2787105 xtop23
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There isn't a third world incompetent alive today that would trade a lock of hair for this thing let alone duplicate the iPad = kidney story.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:54 | 2787155 IEVI
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Remember all the talk of national ids after 9/11 and RFID chips in passports or drivers licenses. What if TPTB realized they could get the masses not only to accept something that had the same properties as a national id, but they could even get them to want it and feel they couldn’t live without it, and just for fun even get them to pay monthly for the privilege of having it? What if they packaged that something with all kinds of useful tools and must have applications? What if it made your life easier, you had the internet at the tip of your fingers at all times where you could access vital (and not so vital) information. What if it was tied into your bank account and you could make purchases with it, text your friends, access your email, entertain you, take a photo, record a video, keep you connected to social media where you were encouraged to expose every inane detail of your life to your “friends”? What if all those perks made the something so valuable to you and so ingrained in your psyche that if you ever left home without it, you would feel like something was missing, you would feel disconnected? What if you thought everything you did on this something was private but in reality the makers of these somethings  and the servicers of these somethings were cooperating with TPTB to make all of the data stored on them accessible to the authorities? What if that something tracks everything fucking thing you do, not just where you are and where you’ve been?  What if that was the real purpose of the something, buried under all those perks?  What if all that information being gathered was used for purposes of control and prosecution? What if it gets worse?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:26 | 2787296 TIMBEEER
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Umm.. sure, but, hey, did you read about the NEW and even BETTER integration of Facebook? Man, that is so cool, now I can really keep up with my 812 friends in the Social Network, man!

Uh, you were saying .. ?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:27 | 2787302 r00t61
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This post, and its use of the "What if?" rhetorical, reminded me of some of the best of Andrew Napolitano.

"What if democracy is bunk?"

http://lewrockwell.com/napolitano/napolitano42.1.html

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:15 | 2787480 R. Giskard
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MOG, what if ievi IS Napolitano?  O.o

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 19:41 | 2787813 Dave Thomas
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Ding ding ding ding! That's why you never hear about that National ID Card thing anymore! We'll PAY to have our slave collars affixed around our necks, they come with such pretty accessories and apps!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 20:18 | 2787882 dbomb12
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Yes, think of the increase in GDP and jobs(in china)

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:33 | 2787049 MillionDollarBogus_
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You mean the new 6th row right...???

1...2...3...4....5...6...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:37 | 2787066 Azannoth
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6th row will come in handy for managing all those E-Foodstamp vouchers

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:42 | 2787099 vintageyz
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For the more seasoned, it is simply another display I cannot read without my damn reading glasses.  Or even remember where the phone or the glasses are located.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:45 | 2787117 MillionDollarBogus_
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How seasoned...???

80 years old seasoned....???

Older...???

90, maybe...???

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:49 | 2787397 JPM Hater001
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Stop thinking in terms of your IQ...

Although 90 may be generous.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:43 | 2787109 Anglo Hondo
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Give him a break, he only has so many (5) fingers.

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:49 | 2787137 NotApplicable
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Five rows per screen. The bottom row is static, and appears on every screen.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:29 | 2787177 Zero Govt
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yes indeed, well spotted Eagle Eye

now discounting the static bottom line of Apps, count how many are above?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:45 | 2787577 ebworthen
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Another row means more apps which = + 0.5% GDP and Nasdaq +5%.

Timmy to come out with the "Donate to reduce the national debt" app, with the tag line "Pay me now or pay me later!"

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:59 | 2787619 Element
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Is it my imagination, or have Apple copied Samsung's offering now?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 21:09 | 2787989 BigJim
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Yes, indeed, looks almost identical to an S2.

Maybe Samsung will sue Apple now.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:18 | 2787260 common_sense
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Poor people in 2020 with the futur iphone 10... similar to a control TV or a

rear-view mirror !! but a little more expensive in spite of having "samsung inside" and "made in China".

 

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 20:34 | 2787220 JuliaS
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They borrowed the idea from disposable razor manufacturers. One step away from having a screen on the back for extra precision.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 20:37 | 2787914 Shizzmoney
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This is the "big improvement" people have been waiting for?

I have over 3x's the number icons on my Android (and can modify how much, or little, widgets I want) lol

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 22:07 | 2788063 dirtbagger
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Not it isn't the icons that increase productivity, it is the app that shows vacant parking spaces

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:21 | 2786987 Aziz
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I see post-Jobs Apple is really pushing forward with the innovation. 5 lines of icons really makes a big difference.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:26 | 2787017 Arthor Bearing
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The lack of innovation will do nothing to soften the geekboners

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:30 | 2787036 pods
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The new one is on the right, correct?

pods

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:34 | 2787063 Azannoth
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It's quite counter-intuitive as electronic devices should be getting smaller with each generation

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:50 | 2787141 NotApplicable
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Just wait. Once the Boomers get old enough, the iPhone will look like the Jitterbug.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:12 | 2787221 Zero Govt
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No Apple is heading toward the Iron Man heads up electronic audio-visual display

by which time GOOn will look like the suit Stark made in a desert cave and Microshite will look like the clapped out car they used in Animal House to ram the VIP stand with

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 19:31 | 2787790 css1971
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You're sounding hysterical.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:18 | 2787265 SheepDog-One
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I already heard a Slayer tune as elevator muzak the other day....fuck...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 21:47 | 2788040 mtomato2
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SDO,

I just want you to know I gave you ONE of your many up arrows for that comment.

 

Freaking awesome comment.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 05:21 | 2788543 malikai
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I hope it was Angel of Death and you were in a Goldman elevator.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:17 | 2787485 BorisTheBlade
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Yes, but it's not necessarily the case with toys.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:33 | 2787042 Gief Gold Plox
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Pardon me Sir, but us real geeks tend to stay away from i<Insert whichever the hell product from apple you desire> stuff. Not that the devices are not good, quote the contrary; it's their idiotic application and ownership policy that's the deterrent.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:38 | 2787079 malikai
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Indeed.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:28 | 2787308 TIMBEEER
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iIndeed.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 18:35 | 2787672 Slewburger
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iPeaked

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:30 | 2787310 12ToothAssassin
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I second the motion.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:01 | 2787440 samcontrol
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but the new pin will soften their pockets.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 23:29 | 2788255 Mentaliusanything
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Tell me they didn't fuck with the connector PIN!!!! Say It isn't so ... programmed obselecence. What will I do with all the chargers, Clock radios. car kits and computer connections .... Have I got to Junks the Lots Man?

I FuckedXApple

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:12 | 2787235 JuliaS
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In ancient times people got burried with tools they'd require in the afterlife. By the look of it, Steve Jobs got burried with an iPhone.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:21 | 2786989 Cognitive Dissonance
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iBet you're just jealous.

<To the moon Ben Alice.>

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:40 | 2787075 Urban Redneck
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I still have my NEC n908, rectangular phones with nothing more than an LCD touchscreen on one side have definitely changed in seven or so years.

Apple is a PR & marketing shop. Secondarily a design shop.  Their "innovation" is hyped myth by Marketing, even going all the way back to the original Apple GUI (which Xerox didn`t have much use for at the time, and couldn`t figure out how to effectively monetize).

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:53 | 2787414 resurger
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a Sure QE tomorrow

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:02 | 2787445 samcontrol
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big WRONG.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:22 | 2786996 Bryan
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something something something... bitchez!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:24 | 2787004 ParkAveFlasher
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There's an app for that: iBitchez!

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:22 | 2786998 csmith
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WTF is with 1610 e-mails?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:25 | 2787008 dukeland
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1610 Un-read emails.. thats productivity for you..

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:27 | 2787021 CPL
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"Dear Sir

 

I am Nick HeavyWithDollarz and I require many assistances on transferring my enromous wealth abroad so I decided to reach out to a stranger on the internet for help.  

 

Many thanks and blessings.

Nick HeavyWithDollarz, CEO, PMP, CIO, President, Hombre el Wapo."

 

That's what 1600 emails says to me.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:01 | 2787443 12ToothAssassin
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I wouldnt read them either if they were all in Chinese

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:25 | 2787009 CPL
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Well the new iPhone comes with a complimentary email explaining to the owner that there is email on the phone.  Like a new voice mail box comes with a complimentary voice mail explaining that you have voice mail on a meridian system.

 

Fucking value plus plus plus.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:33 | 2787057 Death and Gravity
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It is the Zeitgeist:

Info overload. How to carry the bane of your existence, in your pocket.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:37 | 2787073 Ned Zeppelin
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The new one reads the emails for you.

The new one looks too big to me.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:40 | 2787084 knukles
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'Cause it's a turn on...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:44 | 2787116 sdmjake
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That device on the left looks like it is owned by someone with the shittiest kind of life i can imagine...egads...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:25 | 2787012 geewhiz190
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is it Ella ? or is it Memorex?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:25 | 2787013 Schmuck Raker
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Which one is which? (If that's not too unpatriotic a question to ask.)

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:26 | 2787018 Tinky
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iCarumba!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:27 | 2787020 centerline
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iFail

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:27 | 2787024 RobinHood73
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this is the gay-est, weakest most pathetic excuse for a launch i have EVER seen. What a farcical uninsipired, mundane re-HASH. This is no Steve Jobs revolution. This is an MBA running the design team.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:29 | 2787034 centerline
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You just summed up how the world operates now.  MBA's running the show.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:35 | 2787058 knukles
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Haaavad MBA's.
There's a difference.
The guys from Haaavad read all them cases abouts Larry Summers and Mohamed El-Ariane.

 

(I always wonder why that special name has pork in it... Mo-ham-id... must be a Zionist recipe)

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:31 | 2787040 CPL
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I call it Bumblefuck management.  All those poor hedge funds...I'm sure there is an app for dumping shares before the next guy.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:28 | 2787025 ptoemmes
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Uhh, yeah kind of underwhelming...

 

http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/12/iphone-5-whats-changed/

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:28 | 2787026 Bam_Man
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What a f**king joke.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:53 | 2787415 Zero Govt
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you've summed up GOOnbubbles desperate strategy to dump Android onto the phone market very succinctly

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:28 | 2787030 laomei
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Time to sit back and watch the idiots throw away the phones they got 6 months ago to pick up this latest piece of shit.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:53 | 2787131 williambanzai7
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In HK theyll go to Mongkok and sell them to a second hand dealer who will then either resell it locally or send it to a handler in Chung King Mansion for forwarding to some other third world market in Africa etc.

HK is a major staging point for second hand phone redistribution. Of course all the phones are unlocked, unlike in the US.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:01 | 2787197 viahj
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oooh, great point.  we're 'probably' going to get more gazelle.com girl comercials.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:28 | 2787031 Joe Davola
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Might have been a good idea to fill that fifth row full of icons to show the necessity.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:34 | 2787037 buzzsaw99
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New sales slogan: It's got Samsung inside!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:58 | 2787178 earleflorida
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not 4 long

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:31 | 2787041 Dr. Engali
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iJumped a shark

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:32 | 2787043 Cognitive Dissonance
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But.....but.....but it has 4G for crying out loud.

And it's NEW.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 05:08 | 2788534 Sudden Debt
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Now we only need a 4G service provider here in Europe and it will make sense to buy one!

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:32 | 2787046 Seasmoke
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where is the Facebook app ????

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:35 | 2787064 Schmuck Raker
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Look for a "Sell" icon.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:32 | 2787051 geewhiz190
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how many years of salary would it take for one of those children at Foxconn to save enough to buy one of these?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:22 | 2787504 BorisTheBlade
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iGuess iDontcare, iSthereanappforthat?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 20:56 | 2787957 TWSceptic
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Where did you get the idea that children work there? Also without Apple these people would already be dead. Apple saved their lives, believe it or not.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 21:49 | 2788042 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

Also without Apple these people would already be dead. Apple saved their lives, believe it or not.

So Apple bought the anti-suicide nets for FoxConn?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 21:57 | 2788019 Oldrepublic
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new hires at foxconn make $245/month,so it takes 24 days to buy one

after 3 months salary goes to $285/month, so it takes 21.5 days to earn that phone

salary goes up to $550/month after bonus and overtime, so it would take

10.9 days to get that phone

US MacDonald cashier makes $7.22/hour

That $550 is worth 3480 yuan, a good salary in China.

remember millions of people in China have left poverty in recent years as opposed to the US

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:33 | 2787053 Kaiser Sousa
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really???

Isick of hearing bout fucking Apple...

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:33 | 2787055 Seasmoke
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we need a Steve Jobs hologram !!!!!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:36 | 2787068 knukles
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How about tranny porn and a Hand Job hologram?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:35 | 2787338 TIMBEEER
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The iPhone already has Facetime. Might work for the Rainbow people.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:33 | 2787056 ChubbNut
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Kinda reminds your of the evolution of Windows.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:20 | 2787273 wandstrasse
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btw... what is MICROSOFT doing?? Anybody here remember the time when Apple was something for a few graphics designers and EVERYTHING was about MICROSOFT?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:32 | 2787327 Zero Govt
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Microshite are lying low

...so low you'd not be mistaken thinking they're buried

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:35 | 2787330 12ToothAssassin
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You havent heard all the hype about Windows Phone 8?

 

http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/20/live-microsoft-windows-phone-event/

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:39 | 2787354 Zero Govt
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Yes, i've heard it's all hype

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 18:05 | 2787626 Moe Howard
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Microsoft? Busy chasing away the corporate crowd from the M$ desktop OS using the metrosexual interface in 8. They decided what the desktop needed was a low res low color 8 bit imitation / retro look. Also they felt not enough workers needed training to use the OS, so they moved everything around and made it as difficult as possible to find anything.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 21:12 | 2787997 geekgrrl
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Can't say I really understand why corporations embraced Microsoft, apart from herd behavior. They make the very worst crash-prone OSes, they're consistently behind when it comes to including device drivers and updates, their OSes are very prone to viruses (with anti-virus programs which are in-themselves viruses), and are completely opaque with respect to source code. Oh, and they have a built-in NSA back-door. (Here is the official denial) Their one accomplishment does seem to be in moving things around needlessly, exemplified by the introduction of the "ribbon" in their office 2007 applications. This is in contradistinction with Apple, which has long dictated "look and feel" though proprietary hardware, patents, and trademarks, managing to maintain consistency wrt the user interface.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:33 | 2787060 virgilcaine
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Samsung Galaxy clone.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:38 | 2787349 Zero Govt
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yes what about the Samsung Galaxy clone of the iPhone and iPad?

 

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:50 | 2787403 resurger
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i pressed "Follow Samsung" on my twitter account

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 20:53 | 2787948 TWSceptic
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Correct Samsung Galaxy is a clone.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:34 | 2787061 Seasmoke
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iPhone5 on right

iPhone5 on left

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:19 | 2787492 BorisTheBlade
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Thanks, I got confused there for a second.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:43 | 2787069 Everybodys All ...
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It's all about keeping the NASDAQ from going down. 618 billion dollar market cap. Looks like a short to me as soon as Bernanke decides how crazy he's going to be tomorrow.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:39 | 2787083 kito
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if you cant make it better, make it bigger.........

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:54 | 2787156 krispkritter
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Something the wife said?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:41 | 2787346 TIMBEEER
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-

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:58 | 2787429 caconhma
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I knew we will end up with sex...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:12 | 2787471 pufferfish
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The WiFi you mean? /s/ I might need a divorce from mine.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:40 | 2787088 Cone of Uncertainty
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Where the fuck is Corzine?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:42 | 2787100 ParkAveFlasher
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Now THERE'S an app.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:41 | 2787094 Joe Davola
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Has it been jailbroken yet?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:42 | 2787097 semperfi
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they would sell alot more if it was shaped like a PENIS and VIBRATED !!!   Maybe iPhone Sex will have that.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:44 | 2787106 DavosSherman
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It is fucking assinine.  I saw an old money guy lose his house, he's in a rental, he can hardly make ends meet...and he just singed a 2 year ccontract for over $4,500 so he and his kid can have.....iPhones with unlimited data and voice.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:52 | 2787149 Joe Davola
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If the kids are teenagers and are pestering the crap out of him - food and shelter are nice, but peace and quiet...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 19:55 | 2787840 DavosSherman
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LOL!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:44 | 2787111 Everybodys All ...
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Looks like the innovation took the dead end route to me.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:45 | 2787118 geewhiz190
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wonder if Greenlight's a seller or buyer today

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:54 | 2787154 Schmuck Raker
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What's the melt value on that sucker?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:46 | 2787121 Fix It Again Timmy
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iPhone(y)...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:56 | 2787157 Schmuck Raker
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iYawn

 

[Disclosure: Dupe comment from 3-4 months ago.]

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:47 | 2787123 OrestesPenthilu...
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Only a flouridated group of sheep keep on buying this crap.

An Inconvenient Tooth

http://aninconvenienttooth.org/

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:01 | 2787442 toxic8
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hey thanks man I am going to watch and spread this doc.. looking to get my first fluoride filter... any recommendations?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 21:50 | 2788043 OrestesPenthilu...
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No, not yet - looking into the same thing myself - Rockwell's site had some recommendations a while back.  I'll start there and then check reviews.  Thanks for spreading.

No thanks to the iPhone clod who downvoted me.

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