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iPhone 5: Coming June 2012

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Studio117

4,250 posts

88 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Coming fron android my 5 seems like a good purchase. I'm not really into pissing about with roms or jailbreaking.

The apps seem much nicer to look at and use. And the lack of flash hasn't been an issue so far.

The biggest plus is the lack of oem and carrier bloatware.

No longer do I have orange crap asking me to backup or sony asking me to use their home screen.

It seems to work a lot better and the battery seems to be pretty good. After my usual 12 hour shift the battery is still at 50% where as the android would be dead with similar usage.

Alucidnation

3,533 posts

67 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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I think i just spotted a on a news channel that iP5 workers are on strike?

ThunderSpook

1,870 posts

108 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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So has anyone else sent theirs back yet or is it just me?

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

152 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Alucidnation said:
I think i just spotted a on a news channel that iP5 workers are on strike?
Just iP5 workers, or Foxconn in general?

Alucidnation

3,533 posts

67 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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TheHeretic said:
Alucidnation said:
I think i just spotted a on a news channel that iP5 workers are on strike?
Just iP5 workers, or Foxconn in general?
Yes, it is Foxconn.


http://news.sky.com/story/994340/iphone-5-supply-f...

Frik

12,579 posts

140 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Still not impressed with the battery life on mine. Taking yestersay as an example, I charged it over night and by 4pm it was down to 35%. I've already turned the brightness down and battery doctor isn't revealing anything untoward. My 4 was much better than this. My work HTC is blowing it out of the water.

Timbuk2

1,300 posts

52 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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said:
JD said:
Those having battery problems.


Do you have LTE turned on or off?
LTE is on
I am on Orange and having LTE on or off makes no difference to data speed, therefore I assume having LTE on is a waste of battery with no benefits as the LTE networks are not operating yet.

With the 4S there was a toggle for Data and one for 3G, but I am again assuming you cannot turn off 3G on the iPhone 5 now. If anyone has a more informed idea of if this is correct please let me know!

Frik

12,579 posts

140 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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I'm on O2 so no option for LTE, just a toggle for 3G.

kamilb1998

2,124 posts

74 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Frik said:
Still not impressed with the battery life on mine. Taking yestersay as an example, I charged it over night and by 4pm it was down to 35%. I've already turned the brightness down and battery doctor isn't revealing anything untoward. My 4 was much better than this. My work HTC is blowing it out of the water.
I'd take it back. Mine comes off charge at 8am and is usually at around 70% by 10pm.

vescaegg

5,051 posts

64 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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kamilb1998 said:
I'd take it back. Mine comes off charge at 8am and is usually at around 70% by 10pm.
yes

I'd estimate 5-10% battery per hour on moderate use.

Frik

12,579 posts

140 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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That's what I'd be expecting tbh. Looks like its time to ask some questions then, cheers chaps.

Stedman

5,709 posts

89 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Uranus said:
One thing I've noticed is my screen is sometimes a bit unresponsive, at times trying to get that little flashing cursor to move to edit text can be a bd!! But not all the time, so I'm guessing software rather than hardware.

I even removed my uber cheapo screen cover to see if it was that and it wasn't...
I've had the same issue, mostly when trying to go 'backwards' from a specific message to the list of messages.

Also this one is quite annoying; whilst in a supermarket my phone loses signal. No biggie. HOWEVER it can't find any service once i've left confused It's done it a few times. Today I gave it 25mins and it STILL couldn't find anything until I did the blokey thing of turning it 'off'. And then back 'on'.

craigjm

3,634 posts

97 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Stedman said:
I've had the same issue, mostly when trying to go 'backwards' from a specific message to the list of messages.

Also this one is quite annoying; whilst in a supermarket my phone loses signal. No biggie. HOWEVER it can't find any service once i've left confused It's done it a few times. Today I gave it 25mins and it STILL couldn't find anything until I did the blokey thing of turning it 'off'. And then back 'on'.
That happens regularly with my IP4 and i have to put it into plane mode and then out again.

f13ldy

1,432 posts

98 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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I've a 5 on O2 so no LTE option.

The battery life is terrible. Using it for email, making calls and internet browsing through out the day means it's under 20% by 5pm. I can watch the battery deplete a good 2-3% just by browsing PH for 5mins over 3G.

I've turned off most of the location services stuff under system services but it hasn't really improved much.

Could be time to take it back.

Frik

12,579 posts

140 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Have you had a previous iPhone to compare it too, f13ldy?

Deva Link

26,934 posts

142 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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We've just ordered some iPhone5's at work and been told the leadtime is 12 weeks - is that right?

Hunky Dory

928 posts

102 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Deva Link said:
We've just ordered some iPhone5's at work and been told the leadtime is 12 weeks - is that right?
Depends where you are ordering from and what you want I guess.
I walked into an orange shop yesterday and walked out with a 64gb 5 10mins later.
Apple store in Brum had plenty too, I just couldn't be arsed to get involved in the instore rugby scrum!

f13ldy

1,432 posts

98 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Frik said:
Have you had a previous iPhone to compare it too, f13ldy?
Yup have had 2,3GS and a 4.

The battery is comparable to my 3GS I would say.

Alucidnation

3,533 posts

67 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Unless you are absolutely desperate to have one, its probably worth leaving it until the new year.

Hopefully, by that time, the rush will be over, and there could be a possible software update?

Ordinary_Chap

7,520 posts

140 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Alucidnation said:
Unless you are absolutely desperate to have one, its probably worth leaving it until the new year.

Hopefully, by that time, the rush will be over, and there could be a possible software update?
iOS6 should be fine (excluding maps) as its been around for about 6 months now (available to dev's first of course).

Some of the bugs reported here were also visible in iOS5.