iPhone 5: Will become a disappointment or a complete success?

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Apple, a technology giant that has gained a loyal army of fan boys (or girls), has released another iPhone. Whether you’re completely Android exclusive, or a Windows die-hard fan, you’ll still be watching Apple giving birth to another iPhone. Throughout the logic of buying smartphones, you’ll almost always consider the iPhone in your equation. However, before you get to that point, when will you decide to jump ship, and embrace another phone?

Cracking the iPhone dilemma is a hard task. Regardless of your previous beloved phone, you’ll always think of the iPhone dilemma. Whenever, the new iPhone is released, you’ll ask your brain whether you want to upgrade or not. Apple, is always trying innovative ways to get you to jump phone every time they release something. Their success relies on one thing only. You. By comparing where they set their last bar before, with the previous iPhone, you’ll think to yourself, is this a game changer. Apple will of course claim so, but you need to think harder. How will this change your life, not theirs.

By looking out of Apple’s walled garden, you’ll see a sea of other choices. All beautiful in their variety, and creativity. You’ll be tempted to leave, but one thought is keeping you at bay. What about the next iPhone, it will be surely better, no? This thought is Apples anchor, as they usually (not always) reinvent the new. However, betting on the future, and thinking only about how Apple is going to, is not a solution. If you take just a small peek at the sea of smartphones you’ll notice how you can have your dream phone now. All you need is the strength to jump, and not look back.

While looking at all the evidence held in front of you, you’ll be required to make a verdict. Will the new iPhone 5 become a disappointment or a complete success? To find that answer you’ll need to dig just a little deeper into your brain. By looking at the human psychology, we’re always lazy, for the good and for the bad. So switching to a new phone takes effort, that we try to avoid committing too. However, if you look at the other hand, you’ll find yourself completely loyal to your superiors (Apple fanboys), as we were taught to be from the first time we spoke. From all that information, you’ll surely make a right conclusion, if to jump ship, I hope.

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iPhone 5 is officially released (LTE and more)!

iPhone 5

After months of rumors, speculations, and more, the iPhone 5 has been released. What are the new features you ask? Drum roll… The new iPhone 5 will be LTE, 8 MP Back-Camera, 1080p video, A6 CPU (2x faster then previous iPhone 4S), and of course a new connector (8-pin). And to add to that, its also, 18 percent thinner, and 20 percent lighter. Finally, the iPhone 5 also comes with a retina display (326ppi). So get ready your credit cards ready for pre-orders.

Source: Engadget

Apple’s statement claims that they didn’t give FBI any device IDs

Antisec

Just a couple days ago, Antisec claimed to have hacked 12 million Apple unique device IDs (UDID) from a FBI laptop. Antisec then decided to release 1 million UDIDs to the public, in the sake of internet security (ironic?). In result of the whole fiasco, Apple released a statement claiming that they never provided the FBI with any UDIDS. Included in the statement, they also reminded us that they are switching UDIDs to APIs in iOS 6. Now, how do we tell who’s bluffing?

Source: AllThingsD

Apple announces September 12th event, iPhone 5 will accompany you there for sure

Apple Sept. 12 press event

Out of all the iPhone 5 rumors, this one is the motherload, as Apple has just announced an official date for the presumed unveiling of the iPhone 5. On September 12th 2012, the world will have its eyes wide open, as Apple will hold a press conference in San Francisco. Apple has invited all the press to the event, so there’s no way you’ll miss the big unveiling. And don’t worry we’ll also be covering the event.

Source: Engadget

Walmart: ‘Scan & Go’ iPhone self-checkout is being tested, making sure those line-ups get shorter

Walmart

Walmart customers have always complained about the huge line-ups and limited number of cashiers. In consequence of that, Walmart has decided to try letting you do their dirty work, by letting you checkout their goods. They have started a pilot program called ‘Scan & Go’, running in supercenter Rogers, AR. If you ever end up visiting there, Walmart will give you up to $100 for trying the new iPhone app. Finally, whether you save them millions of dollars in letting cashiers become extinct, or continue waiting in those long line-ups, you’ll always know that they prefer iPhone over Android users shopping at their stores. *Side note: This is our hundredth post :p

Source: Reuters

Gartner: Worldwide mobile sales takes a hit by 2.3 percent, as people wait for the new iPhone

 

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More and more hype is formed around the new iPhone as more leaks are found. Worldwide mobile sales on the other hand, unlike the iPhone specs, has evidence that people actually care as much as you do. Gartner a technological research company has released some expected statistics about worldwide mobile sales. Although, the 2.3 percent drop in mobile sales cannot all be credited towards the anticipated new iPhone, as other major phone companies are releasing some flagships in the early fall. Finally, no matter what you choose, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Windows Phone 8, ..etc. your purchase will always be tried to be predicted, today or in the future.

Source: Engadget

 

Starbucks accepting digital payments via Square

 

Starbucks has partnered up with square as a digital payment platform. This platform will let 7,000 US Starbucks store accept credit cards and digital payments via Square app. The application is available on both IOS and Android making it available to almost everyone. Other then being a great time saver for getting coffee, it will also give you some discounts from other stores.

Source: Engadget