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Despite the whole "You're Holding it Wrong" debacle, I think the iPhone 4 was one of the best iPhone releases "innovation" wise.  The screen was remarkable as was the build quality.  My wife is using my old iPhone 4 (she is between phones).  It was a release iPhone 4 and still has phenomenal battery life (arguably the best battery life of any iPhone) and it is in great condition.  Still looks new after 3+ years.

 

I could force the "You're holding it wrong" to occur, but I never had a call drop over it.  Try holding the phone up to your ear while covering that corner.  It isn't exactly comfortable to hold a phone that way up to your ear, and you look like an asshat.  But hey, it's a burn on Apple and it gave something for the anti-Apple folks to harp on to this day.  Funny, I have yet to see a single iPhone 4 owner gripe about it.  Must be because every single iPhone owner is just an iSheep, right?

 

The problem wasn't during calls(unless you used a headset though, or speaker), the problem is that it was kind of a smart phone, and people used it to surf the web and read mails and stuff like that, and then they often ended up holding it that way. or rather they tried to do those things :p

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Yeah, no argument there. It dramatically slimmed down the phone and was excellent for the time. Unfortunately Apple has lost its way with the iPhone 5 and 5S, which stuck to the same formula and played it safe. The company hasn't adapted to the demand for larger phones and hasn't been innovating like its competitors.

 

I don't see large phones as an innovation, and that's pretty much all the innovation the other phones have, outside of Sony making all phones waterproof and adding decent cameras, but that's mostly evolutions. 

 

and while a lot of people want bigger phones, the majority don't. 

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Sorry Nokia, no one's taking you seriously anymore.

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Don't get me wrong I'm all for the jabs Nokia has been giving as long as they are funny but how many people use Apple maps hell, even Apple users use other apps.

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Isn't that not even available on WP8? :huh:

Nope!

Um you guys need to check the Windows Phone store more because there are at least two (unofficial) apps that work really dam well, and have been around since like WP 7.1

gMaps and GMaps + (two different apps)

And they both offer true offline capabilities too.

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Um you guys need to check the Windows Phone store more because there are at least two (unofficial) apps that work really dam well, and have been around since like WP 7.1

gMaps and GMaps + (two different apps)

And they both offer true offline capabilities too.

In another words, "No."

 

I already checked for an official app; I'm aware there are alternatives. Just sought to confirm my findings. Thanks though.

 

I don't see large phones as an innovation, and that's pretty much all the innovation the other phones have, outside of Sony making all phones waterproof and adding decent cameras, but that's mostly evolutions. 

 

and while a lot of people want bigger phones, the majority don't. 

It's not often we see eye to eye, but I agree with you there. We worked so hard to get phones smaller, and now we're going the opposite direction holding television panels to our heads...

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Quality jab.  Google Maps still reigns supreme though.

 

I dunno about that, isn't Bing/Nokia Maps suppose to be pretty top notch too? (I loved Nokia Maps on my old N95)

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Sorry Nokia, no one's taking you seriously anymore.


I think you got the word "I'm not" with "no one"

Easy mistake.
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Ah, maybe not everyone sure, but believe me, it's not just me either.

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You could just use Google Maps on iOS

Yup. There's an app for that:

 

While we

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Nokia has done a great job with Windows Phone but it feels like Microsoft are holding back which from experience means we are going for another OS re-write

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HERE maps has an excellent routing engine, however the data isn't as complete in my area. So therefore, in my situation Google Maps is still the best, however, with HERE maps/Nokia/Navteq/Whatever has the advantage of having full offline maps and saves on data and is needed for areas with crappy/nonexistent coverage. 

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apple is too big to really give a flying forck about nokia's fun-poking. this is just sweeter irony for apple.

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apple is too big to really give a flying forck about nokia's fun-poking. this is just sweeter irony for apple.

Doesn't seem like it. I mean just take one look at the colorful new iPhones and iOS7 and its clear that Apple is closely watching Nokia and Windows Phone more than Android. They seem to have resigned themselves to Android's success but with the rate at which Windows Phone is growing, especially outside US where Apple has yet to penetrate the market, they want to stop it in its tracks by copying the major selling points for Lumias.

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Can you use an iphone as a hammer?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIJTpJN5Fro

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HERE maps has an excellent routing engine, however the data isn't as complete in my area. So therefore, in my situation Google Maps is still the best, however, with HERE maps/Nokia/Navteq/Whatever has the advantage of having full offline maps and saves on data and is needed for areas with crappy/nonexistent coverage. 

 

I thought Google maps had offline caching too. They don't?

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I thought Google maps had offline caching too. They don't?

 

Sort of. you can cache an area of a map, though it's not very big and how you do it varies from phone to phone and for some period it required writing a keyword in the search field which made no sense, though they changed it again. 

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Google maps caching is very basic

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^ That just sucks. I've never used it offline so thanks for the information. Both of you. :)

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