Still kickin’…

Okay I know I promised to take some side-by-side pictures Comparing the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5 I just purchased, but I haven’t put it down since I got it.
Everything is like snap snap! I didn’t realize how much I was suffering until I switched phones. Now I don’t even want to plug the other one in to charge it. It still amazes me how much lighter this phone is. You almost have to convince yourself that you’re still using an iPhone.
Let me share a little story with you about my shitty luck. I went to Best Buy to get a case for the phone. After spending maybe 20 minutes looking through all of the case options, I decided to get a case that had a clear back. This would allow me to see the back of the phone without it getting scratched. I really like the way the back looks by the way. Anyway, I get the case home, I take it out of the box, and the fucking thing is scratched. I really didn’t feel like driving all the way back to Best Buy so I kept it. Now when I look at the back it looks as if it scratched but it’s not. I will fix that situation soon but I thought I’d share that with you.
Okay continuing on with my personal experience review, all of the apps work so much better. The response time makes it a much more pleasurable experience to use the phone. However I am noticing something that is a bit disturbing. Siri doesn’t work as smoothly as I recall when I had my iPhone 4S. I think they made some tweaks to the prompting. Specifically, if you ask a question, or ask it to look something up online, the prompt is no longer voice active. I don’t know if it’s a flaw or if they think it’s some sort of improvement, but I don’t like it. Having jailbroken my iPhone 4S, I got used to using voice activated searches that would open up my navigation software. For instance, you could say how do I get to my brothers house? If Your brothers address was in your contact information, it would take that information and activate the navigation software. I really thought that was a pretty cool feature. I see Apple tried to do that with Apple maps, but we know how that worked out. I seriously doubt that they will make that feature available for other navigation apps. So, I will probably jailbreak this phone as soon as possible.
From what I have experienced with the camera. I noticed that the pictures are very clear, very detailed, and have richer colors.
In response to the insinuation that the iPhone 5 is just a larger iPhone 4S, that is inaccurate. It’s much faster. And with the extra real estate, the apps that have been customized for this phone look wonderful.
I spend quite a bit of time going back-and-forth from social media to my music site in SoundCloud. The app Flipboard combines all of that information into a very easy to use user interface. It looks gorgeous on the phone and even more gorgeous on an iPad.
I still have the original iPad, but I do intend to upgrade. I stayed away from the iPad mini because it doesn’t have the retina display. And once you go retina you’re not going to be satisfied with anything less. I know I sound like a fanboy but I am far from that. I was a dedicated Windows user for many years. I used to harass people for using Macs. I had a Windows phone that was fairly sophisticated but it was very clumsy and glitchy. My friend, Kevin, convinced me to try and iPod Touch. Once I started using it I never put it down and all I could think of was how serious it would be if I had all of that flexibility in a phone. So I bought the iPhone and I will tell you since I made that purchase, there hasn’t been a single day that I have not had an iPhone in my hand.
There’s a lot of controversy and conflict between users of Android and Apple phones. I say you use what fits you the best. I don’t understand why there needs to be hostility because someone likes a different product. That is just silliness and juvenile. What I like about the Apple products is that they are extremely easy to use. The learning curve is very brief regardless of your previous experience using a smart phone or smart product. And Apple has a tremendous library of software and music and everything. I’m heavily invested in a lot of their software so for me to make a change to another phone, it would be prohibitively expensive. From what I have experienced with Android phones and software is that it’s a bit complicated and clumsy. But to each his own. So that ends my intermediate review of the phone. I will post more information as I continue my experience.
I would like to hear your feedback and input on your phones and experiences. Please feel free to send me a comment.


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