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Thread: iPhone: Attack of The Clones

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    My iPhone is a Part of Me thevmax's Avatar
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    I think everyone is getting too personal about this.
    You made your choices based on some parameters.
    OK, there are clones or iphone-wannabes out there...
    So, let's see what they can do.
    Competition is a good thing.
    Apple needs to know that they shouldn't rest on their apple!

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by ecd5000 View Post
    how can you even call them "clones", if you are talking about those knock offs that were sold in china awhile back then yea those are clones the look and functions are remotley close. HTC, blackberry are not
    I think the only reason he did that is to make this story relate to the clones from star wars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
    Apple has to knock us all out with the iPhone 4th Gen
    That's the problem. I don't think they do.
    There is still nothing to touch the iPhone. Android and Maemo may be good OS and getting better, but look at the hardware. Until they get the minimalist HW of the iPhone they are of no interest to me and lots of others.
    People are getting bored of the iPhone but that's it. There is still nothing else that I would consider. Apple are far more likely to just add a few more features to the 3GS for the next gen (3GSi?) than do anything that will knock us out.
    I hope I'm wrong.
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

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    Thumbs up I'll co-sign this one.
    Quote Originally Posted by badass1469 View Post
    i think that the iphone will always end up on top.
    so true!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollow0 View Post
    Umm... have you even ever seen an Android OS? Have you ever used the iPhone? The bootleg similarities are so obvious. Pages you can swipe? Page button at the bottom? Threadlike messaging interface? Touch and drag icons? Enabling video with the slide button on the camera app? Their acclaimed "app store" (laughable)? There's more but i'm too hungry to go on. So c'mon now don't try and act like they aren't the features weren't derived from the iPhone.
    That's like saying Windows, OSX, and some distros of Linux have "bootleg similarities" in their look and feel. How about many web browsers? I don't see vastly huge mind bending differences between IE, Firefox, or Safari in their presentation to the user... Apple did things like swipe, drag, etc. that just makes sense for a touch screen device. Even the Windows Surface uses similar functionality and it is far from a phone. Using features that other devices use does not make it a clone. I would like to see someone call a Ferrari a clone of a Ford Model T. True, they are both cars, and the Ferrari came along much later than the Ford, but a clone? I think not.
    I once prayed to God for an iPhone, but quickly found out He didn't work that I stole an iPhone and prayed for His forgiveness.

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    To be honest the only things that the Android does that the iPhone can't do is:

    Using the status bar as a gateway to other apps and as a notification bar
    Google turn by turn

    Everything else is pretty much the same - as long as you jailbreak. So put that stuff up against the best App Store on the market and then make your choice.

    I'm a modder and a gamer... the Apple App store provides the best hand held games, and you guys provide the coolest mods. There lies my decision.


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    technology grows faster and faster every company starts something innovative, the rest will follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
    To be honest the only things that the Android does that the iPhone can't do is:

    Using the status bar as a gateway to other apps and as a notification bar
    Google turn by turn


    I like the status bar as a gateway but not enough to give up my iPhone.
    I don't drink kool-Aid, I don't join cults.
    This is why I break out in cold sweat going to Apple retail store.

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