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I initially said I wouldn't buy one...
...because I wanted a watch for running that I could also wear as a normal watch. I ended up buying a Garmin fenix 3 which is fabulous and doesn't need an iPhone alongside to record my route. It also does a lot of the smartphone integration stuff and is waterproof.
And then I bought one for my partner (who does run with her iPhone) and she loves it. I like the idea of being able to do my death by Powerpoint training slides remotely using the swipe gesture. I love the way it also serves up messages in their correct formatting when send by my partner (who's now a fangirl). But most of all I now only have the incredibly heavy fenix on my wrist for the actual running. And I have a really smart, lightweight watch that I can use to see incoming messages with the flick of a wrist and can answer calls handsfree especially without my iPhone in my hand or pocket.
As for the daily charging? I do this with my phones anyway, so another plugged in next to my bed is no big deal.
Re: Sleek laptop in a bulky bag
I want lightness and enough power to do a couple of hours max without plugging it in.
Werk gave me a new MacBook Pro to play with a few months back, but I'd probably still want to buy one of these and take it with me.
All I'll need to take with me is the multiport adaptor (VGA) to plug in hotel projectors, which is what I already do as the VGA adaptor isn't on my MBP as standard.
MagSafe? Not an issue, but then I'm not clumsy and tend to avoid numpties...
Size isn't everything, as I keep being told...
I'm a fanboi with a full complement of fruity gizmos. But I really don't need or want a bigger iPhone.
When I lent my girlfriend one of my 5s (I have three in use) after she let hers go for a swim down the pan on holiday, I put my SIM into one of the old Nokias* I have in the garage and used that for a few days. I'd forgotten how nice it is to have such an easily pocketable phone with days of battery life.
As for the latest knocking Samsung advert, well that is simply stupid but probably so apt for the 'bigger is better' eejits. My girlfriend also has an old S3 which is horribly plasticky and cheap looking and has to go in a bag, realistically. Given my suits and jeans don't have clown pockets and I'm not metrosexual enough to carry a manbag, I'll pass on the 6S (and the Samsungs) thanks.
*My spare spare fourth phone with a live SIM is a lovely small Sony W595
I still do not see the point of a larger iPhone: the 5S is plenty big enough to read comfortably and use in one hand, whilst still being compact enough to fit in the pocket of my jeans. If I must have a larger screen then there's the iPad Mini. And for anything halfway serious, there's the MacBook (and the iMac for 'proper' stuff).
I really do not want to have to have a jacket or a manbag just to carry a phone!
Oh and last month when my girlfriend flushed her 5S down the toilet on holiday so had to nick my 'spare' 5, I used an old Nokia phone which was perfect for - um, remember these? - calls and text messages. Oh and it lasted days on a single charge!
I hope not
A Fanboi writes:
Jeez I hope it is faked: the 5S is about as large a phone as I want: it still fits in one of the inside pockets on my suits and also fits in my jeans pockets.
If I want a larger screen, there's my iPad Mini. Anything larger and there's the iPad or the MacBook and any real work can be done on the iMac.
Phablets? No: they're for those female types or the impoverished*...
*that's a joke, BTW
Not Showing in Web Searches
So how did you find me?
Still, while the Internet is full of stupid people who'll believe that they're removing the word 'gullible' from the dictionary, these spammers and scammers will make a fast buck.
Maybe that's a storyline for GTA VI? </finger on the pulse>
I'm not a fan of the new look: like the bastard lovechild of Windows 8 and Android. It's as though we are all children and need to have pretty icons with easy to understand letters.
More irritating is IOS7's inability to use your own wallpapers as they did on IOS6, so they're zoomed in which means that my lovely photographs are cropped on my personal iPhone 5 and our corporate logo has lost the left bank of shapes and the last letter of the company name.
Also there's an irritating delay from trying to do anything from a blank screen whilst the lock screen slowly comes into sight. I want the screen to come on immediately thanks.
"I'll save you some time, it's London."
I sincerely hope so: I live in Rotherhithe, SE16 on the Thames overlooking Canary Wharf (and Telehouse).
The best I can get is 370kbps from any provider as all I have is a skinny bit of copper and an exchange miles away as the cable lies. For this reason, I've now given up on wired broadband and gone to tethering over 3G for my connectivity.
I would willingly pay for fast broadband - cable, fibre or unicorn drool - but no-one offers the service.
Broadband? If only...
I'm a tad peeved about the MotoGP, especially as BT can't be bothered to:
a) install fibre in SE16 where I am (overlooking Canary Wharf and Telehouse); and
b) provide decent wired alternatives.
Yes, I'm only able to get around 400kbps at best with any ISP due to BT's crappy infrastructure.
Yes, I am now relying on a Personal Hotspot and 3 as I am in the wilderness that is Rotherhithe - directly opposite Canary Wharf - with a quaint 387kbps broadband offering from O2.
Given that we can't get fibre-optic or other cable service here, I'm reliant upon the BT line and the crap line speed. With O2 at least I'm not paying much for it.
Sky will no doubt offer more and deliver less whilst charging more...
I rely on Google Calendar and ActiveSync to combine my work diary and private diary in one place. Nothing else seems to do the trick properly.
And I too like iGoogle as my default home page. I think they're shooting themselves in the foot with lost ad revenues as I will have to use a different portal from now on.
Re: "is Apple thinking of making iPod docks for hogs?"
Acksherly, the acronym "HOG" was only used when H-D decided to work on their lifestyle offerings, setting up an official entity for lawyers, stockbrokers and accountants rather than actual patch wearers. The moniker dates back to the 20s: see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harley-Davidson#Origin_of_.22Hog.22_nickname
Size Isn't Everything
As I keep telling girlfriends.
If the iPhone 5 was as big as that Samsung Galaxy S III I wouldn't have bought one. The 5 is as big as I want my mobile phone, thanks. If I want more screen size I can go for an iPad, Netbook or laptop, thanks. The 5 fits in my jeans and suit pockets and is lightweight and thin so it wins.
Any larger and I wouldn't buy one.
I bought a Samsung NC10 at the airport once when I realised my gf wouldn't be able to use my lappy whilst I was in meetings (durr) and it was one of the best purchases I made. Compact and lightweight with lots of battery life and fine for Facebook, e-mail and web stuff of an evening with the occasional leap into work documents. And without the drawbacks of an iPad (before anyone says "iPad").
One Cloud on the Horizon
I live in central London but have at beast a measly 500kbps "broadband" connection. In Epsom and in Norfolk - where I spend a lot of time - my 3 and previously Vodafone connections were laughable: about enough for a conversation and not really anything else.
So as others have commented, why would I want to rely on flaky 3G and/or a piss-poor cabled connection to play content I've built up over the years from various sources? And pay for the 'privilege' too?
You're Doing It Wrong
Apparently. Yes, I still have a recurring weekday alarm that's going off one hour later than it should. I want my iPhone to adjust automatically so the "workaround" is pants. As is setting one every day before I go to bed. As is having to set the alarm to the wrong time for recurring ones and the right time for individual alarms. I would have thought Apple could afford to pay for decent coders...