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Apple has told its suppliers to build a mighty mountain of 70 to 80 million new iPhone 6s. The new Jesus handset is expected to come in two sizes and arrive this year. This means that the number of brand-new iPhones could match the population of Germany, which is inhabited by slightly more than 80 million souls, and totally …

As a Galaxy Note User...

As a Galaxy Note user since 2011 I have been much derided by iPhone fanbois for the size of my phone. It was functional and never a substitute for anything.

I expect an apology. In writing. To my mom for upsetting her little boy.

Also why I here long term Android features like a functional notification bar, exchangeable keyboards and proper sharing between apps are also about to be blatently reimagined by our friends in Cupertino and will then be considered by fanbois as Apple's idea in the first place. Who remembers that late additions to iOS such as MMS, Multitasking and Cut & Paste. iOS7 & 8 innovations are simply reengineering of Android and trying to do things better but in a locked down way.

The stylus will be Apple's next invention...

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Re: As a Galaxy Note User...

The stylus will be Apple's next invention...

Whoever invents the mute button for these pathetic phone wars gets my eternal praise. Honestly, leave it in the playground!

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Re: As a Galaxy Note User...

I use both, both have their good and bad points, but I find myself using the iPhone the most. But I do wish the iPhone came with a proper bar code scanner, and NFT readers. The Galaxy keyboard software is better as well.

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Re: As a Galaxy Note User...

The stylus will be Apple's next invention...

Apple don't copy, they "retroinnovate".

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Re: As a Galaxy Note User...

"never a substitute for anything"

yes, people who drive Porsches and Ferraris say exactly the same thing

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Re: As a Galaxy Note User...

Whoever invents the mute button for these pathetic phone wars gets my eternal praise. Honestly, leave it in the playground!

Yup. Although the "mute" switch is probably also the best feature of an iPhone :)

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But I do wish the iPhone came with a proper bar code scanner

It's not a default App, but there are plenty scanners out there. It's even a data entry field of TapForms, a database program.

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Re: As a Galaxy Note User...

Who remembers MMS?

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Also why I here long term Android features like a functional notification bar, exchangeable keyboards and proper sharing between apps are also about to be blatently reimagined by our friends in Cupertino and will then be considered by fanbois as Apple's idea in the first place

Ah yes when I watched the WWDC where they talked about all the new features and APIs including the new coding language for writing apps and a flatter more vibrant coherent lick of paint over one of their operating systems that would form the template for app writers to follow when designing their apps I thought to myse..... oh wait that was the Google I/O a month or two later

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Re: MMS, Multitasking etc.

I have literally never used MMS on any mobile device. All have had email which was always the cheaper option. Egotistical asshats use MMS. Multitasking was, is and always will be a canard. Much like Flash was. How that working out for you? I'll give you copy and paste; though the implementation is Android is bollocks.

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Re: As a Galaxy Note User...

Ah yes when I watched the WWDC where they talked about all the new features and APIs including...

Ha ha! You told that little story with the same conviction as Al 'The Landlord' Murray saying he was never confused. Next, you'll be hanging around Apple Stores just to see how bad they are!

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Re: As a Galaxy Note User...

I was once made fun of by a girl for wearing brightly-coloured trainers. Later I saw a different girl praising brightly-coloured trainers. This proves that all women are hypocrites and that the lot of them owe me an apology.

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"Who remembers MMS?"

My Mum keeps sending me MMS's even though I've explained to her my Australian provider (Telstra) doesn't support her UK MMS's so stop sending them Mum! I just get an SMS with a 'Download' button that doesn't work, probably because I don't have a data plan.

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Re: retroinnovate

Retroinnovating the stylus - that would be the Newton?

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Re: As a Galaxy Note User...

Yea, the first iPhone was a shameless copy of one of Samsung's phones then. Yea, the appstore concept was also a direct copy of Samsung's. Yea, Apple's retail concept was nothing but a copy of Samsung's retail store then. Happy? Momma's boy?

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New opportunities ...

... for 5yo Asian kids them.

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I thought

Apple had stopped working with Samsung??

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Sorry fandroids, you don't get to play that card anymore. In fact you shouldn't've in the first place...

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or the rather more sophisticated gold ..... 5S.

In this case, don't you mean <essex>sofisticaa'ed</essex>

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Re: or the rather more sophisticated gold ..... 5S.

Well, the the word "sophisticated" was originally meant as an insult, meaning superficial, false, decadent, impure and/or morally corrupted*

Also of relevance to the racial diversity of Apple's advertising, the word was also briefly used as a racial slur for someone whose skin wasn't appropriately white, and took from there it's meaning of "tainted by travel, or contact with foreign places and people". When being widely-travelled or foreign became an interesting and desirable thing, the word stopped being an insult.

* = compare with "sophistry", which still retains that meaning. It was ultimately a derogatory reference to Sophia, the Greek goddess of wisdom and thus philosophers, "philo-Sophia" being the love of wisdom.

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Re: or the rather more sophisticated gold ..... 5S.

'Well, the the word "sophisticated" was originally meant as an insult, meaning superficial, false, decadent, impure and/or morally corrupted* '

Yup, that pretty much sums it up.

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Re: or the rather more sophisticated gold ..... 5S.

I think calling someone a sophist was the insult, not calling them sophisticated.

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hey...

...they are making 500million iPhone 7's so says my secret insider. It will be thinner and have a better battery life.

Can you now devote a rumour page to me?

The Register, part of Apple Marketing inc.

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always take the cosine

This is for the iWatch number predictions from a week or two ago, but equally applicable to this article on iPhone:

http://verynicewebsite.net/2014/07/all-the-iwatches/

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"Incredibly hard, long bulges in fanboi pockets this year"

You probably think that's funny don't you?

;)

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As a Moto G user

£100 sim free, does everything I want it to do, why would I want anything more?

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Re: As a Moto G user

I've just decided to jump ship from iphone to a Moto g 4g. Almost every iteration of IOS has become worse and more buggy. When the iphone was launched it was truly innovative when compared to the other phones then available. put simply - everything just worked. Android has now caught up, and in many instances is significantly better.

The real kicker for me jumping ship, is that I will no longer have to use Itunes, but will be able to administrate the media on *my* device myself. No more 2 hour waits whilst it decides to re-index my small music library for no reason!

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Re: As a Moto G user

Jump ship if you want as a Samsung 3 mini users all I can do is wish you well. Hopefully you will continue to get OS updates, rather than having your phone left to rot after 1 generation, unless you want to root the sucker.

Apple at least update until your hardware is not physical possible of running the system,

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"When the iphone was launched it was truly innovative when compared to the other phones then available."

When the iPhone launched it didn't even have 3G, it wasn't innovative in anyway at all (every last thing the iPhone V1 had had been done before). Apple is not an innovative company, they simply take the ideas that people have been struggling with for a decade and then make them work and put them together in a product they can link into their payment systems.

I personally think it's a fantastic way to approach consumer level devices, you always have happier customers when your testing department actually does their job rather than forcing your customers to do that job instead. A happy customer is a returning customer and you can't argue with the profits they are making.

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Re: As a Moto G user

Yes they do indeed update it more often, however:

(A) On Android most of the stuff is an App and not in the OS itself, so the functionality itself gets regular updates.

(B) Most of what Apple adds is stuff Android has had for several versions at least now, so it's not such a benefit getting what everyone else already had.

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Doesn't do 4G and unless you don't use your phone very much, I can't see why you'd not want 4G...

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That the entire concept was ripped off of iPhone OS, I'd keep your gob shut. Glass houses and all that. Fandroid.

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Re: As a Moto G user

A PlayStation 2 does exactly everything I want from a video game console. That doesn't mean I think that people with anything from the XBox 360 or Wii onwards are implicitly facile.

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Re: they simply take the ideas that people have been struggling with for a decade...

" ... and then make them work ..."

Yeah - anyone could do that! They just don't because, erm ...

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Re: As a Moto G user

Rooting is trivial - and most users don't bother with any manufacturer update.

SGS2, running latest/greatest cyanogen.

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"Doesn't do 4G and unless you don't use your phone very much, I can't see why you'd not want 4G..."

The Moto G 4G does do 4G though.

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Re: As a Moto G user

I got a Samsung something-or-other as a cast off, that I wanted to use as a spare while traveling.

Foolishly I decided I would root and cyanogen it.

Bricked.

It is not quite as trivial, or foolproof as fandroids like to claim

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Air Jesus?

"I am so unbelievably bored that I will buy your ridiculous shoesphone...."

(restore my faith, commentards. Go on.)

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Re: Air Jesus?

Shoephone? Are you Maxwell Smart?

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Re: Air Jesus?

None of you read Transmetropolitan.

I'm disappointed but not all that surprised.

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Please, referring to Jesus in your headline for the article isn't in good taste and objectionable.

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"referring to Jesus in your headline for the article isn't in good taste and objectionable"

I agree. Keep up the good work.

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He said Jehovah!

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Are there any women here?

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@jmcsherr

Lighten up. It's not like El Reg claimed that Jebus would climb to the top of his Phone Mountain and come down to earth with a handful of fondleslabs with the new commandments of the iTunes terms and conditions.

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Are there any women here? It's the Reg

For grumpy, middle-aged, badly dressed blokes who think the clock frequency of their CPU is a chat-up line

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But if he did, would we go to war over the question of whether he was wearing green socks or blue ones?

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Re: "referring to Jesus in your headline for the article isn't in good taste and objectionable"

keep the miracles going, too

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Just to put an end to this iPhone v Android

My Dad will beat up all your Dad's.

End of debate.

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