Design, supply component issues may be hurting iPhone 5 production
Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:43 PM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:46 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:14 AM
I think people would opt for a older iPhone before hopping to a Droid device.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:27 AM
If I wanted a phone with low standards and build quality I would buy a Shamsung. It will last 6-12 months before exhibiting the symptoms of low standards. Oh, but wait, carrier contracts are 2 years. Well, I guess all the money I saved will go toward replacing it under contract with another phone of lessor standards.
Oh yea, there is the backward compatibility of future OS updates, and apps, not to mention resale value. I bought apps once and they moved to my next iPhone, a one-time purchase, not each time I bought a new phone. IO6 on a 3GS, not a problem. Hardware and software are 4+ years and 3 generations apart. If your older phone doesn't have the hardware for new features in the new OS, not a problem.
After 2.5 years of use, I sold my clean 3GS iPhone to a nice school girl on Craigslist for $175. Neither she nor her dad even tried to haggle over price.
When considering a smartphone purchase, perhaps more caveat emptor
and less carpe diem would be prudent.