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Topic # 193754 23-Mar-2016 08:58
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Don't get me wrong, I will probably always use a iPhone but it seems to me that the new phones are the same except they are a bit faster, a bit thinner and that is about it.  Still does the same job.

 

I had been using an iPhone 6 for a while but they are just too big to fit in my pocket, I just downgraded to the smaller iPhone 5 a week ago because I prefer the smaller size. 

 

Little did I know Apple was about to bring out the iPhone SE

 





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  Reply # 1518161 23-Mar-2016 09:14
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Hmm the rumour about iPhone SE has been plastered all over the common web for nearly 3 months. Apple realigned the iPhone SE hardware internal to similar benchmark as the iPhone 6s range.





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  Reply # 1518164 23-Mar-2016 09:15
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what level of innovation are you wanting and on what devices?





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  Reply # 1518166 23-Mar-2016 09:18
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MikeB4:

 

what level of innovation are you wanting and on what devices?

 

 

it's pretty obvious, we need iPhone with light sword.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1518173 23-Mar-2016 09:29
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MikeB4:

 

what level of innovation are you wanting and on what devices?

 

 

 

 

The best innovations are unrealised until you see it. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1518185 23-Mar-2016 09:44
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Personally I was narked that I had to use an iPhone 6 - keeping up with the Android joneses was just not where I wanted to go. By the time you put a case on to protect the thing, it becomes a huge phone.

 

 

 

I thought the 5 was a great design and fit well even with a case, nice that it's back and no doubt will keep the huge community of current 5 users - about half the active base from what I see on Google Analytics - committed to the brand.

 

 

 

Shame about timing I guess, but as mentioned earlier web was awash with these rumours pre-xmas, and apple stopped trying to squash the internet mill a long time ago, meaning the rumours had more weight towards reality.





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  Reply # 1518225 23-Mar-2016 10:08
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The SE is an impressive engineering feat - that is a lot of grunt in a small device. Apparently there is a market for it.

 

Innovation however - the iPhone is a mature product. They have millions of customers willing to upgrade every year for what is not a lot of difference from the previous gen.

 

The 6 range was what - force touch, bigger size and a better camera I believe?

 

The recent launch was - price drop for Apple Watch, smaller iPad Pro and removing the iPad Air?

 

None of those things are bad - and again engineering wise the small iPad Pro is really impressive. But is there anything there that is truly game changing or something to be really excited about?

 

At some stage being a visionary gets hard - the low hanging fruit is all gone and innovation gets hard. Apple is also under the spotlight since Jobs' death. People are looking to confirm the myth that Jobs = Apple. The launches since he passed have all been underwhelming.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1518290 23-Mar-2016 11:25
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cyberhub:

 

Don't get me wrong, I will probably always use a iPhone but it seems to me that the new phones are the same except they are a bit faster, a bit thinner and that is about it.  Still does the same job.

 

I had been using an iPhone 6 for a while but they are just too big to fit in my pocket, I just downgraded to the smaller iPhone 5 a week ago because I prefer the smaller size. 

 

Little did I know Apple was about to bring out the iPhone SE

 

 

 

You could always take it back... there is usually a 7-14 day right of return on tech products.





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  Reply # 1518293 23-Mar-2016 11:36
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Im looking forward to the SE. Im still on my 5 and the only reason I have not upgrade is the increased size.

 

Bought a 6 for my wife and she loved the new camera but has found the size quite cumbersome and frequently asks to swap phones.

 

I personally never liked the slick rounded edges of the sixes and find them quite "slippery".

 

Its likely I'll be buying 2, giving my 5 to my daughter and the six will either go on trade me or I'll give to my hard of sight mum if she likes it.

 

The battery life is specced as comparable to other iPhones, hopefully the case doesn't scratch like my 5 did.


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