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Thaler
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Re: [iPhone] iPhone 5 - Most anticipated and expensive junk

said by rugby:

Maybe, but getting the wife and kids to use it isn't worth the hassle. iTunes Match just works for the most part.

Not sure what the difference is - seen both in action actually. Have music collection, iTunes/Amazon finds what you has, matches to what it has available, and boom.


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Amazon, like Google Music Manager, won't upload or transcode ALAC. While it says ALAC support, that is only for matching purposes, meaning if your ripped a Stones CD to ALAC and it happens to be in their catalog, you'll get matched with a lossy 256k mp3 but if it is an ALAC of something not in the store, you're screwed with 1/2 empty playlists, at least that is what I got with Amazon's importer.

iTunes Match will transcode and upload ALAC if not matched. Given ALAC is open source there is a snowball's chance of getting support in the distant future but for now iTunes match is all there is aside from transcoding and creating a duplicate library to support the few shortcomings in Google Music Manager and Amazon Music importer.


Thaler
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Ah. I've just always kept my collection in the universal MP3 format, or whatever OSS codecs that releases have been in the past couple years. Given that ALAC went OSS & royalty-free less than a year ago, that can explain why I've never encountered that problem within my collection.


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I'm going to pass, LTE speeds are sweet but the size i don't like at all. I'd rather have it wider than taller. I have had 4 for 2 years and i guess i'll get 4S.


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is upgrading from 4 to 4s really worth it?
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Some stuff like panorama, turn-by-turn, flyover and other stuff only runs on 4S and 5. 3GS and 4 didn't get all of the iOS6 stuff. That is why on my 4 I'm not seeing any point in moving from iOS5 to 6...I just ended up losing the native Youtube app and gaining a lot of nothing.


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Also keep in mind, the iphone 5 speed test is like comparing apples and oranges. The A6 processor was not run with Android installed.
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skeechan
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Yeah, need app to app comparisons like Photoshop on OS X and Windows so see how in the real world both are.


Metatron2008
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Or just handicap ios. Set it to run at the same cpu, gpu, and ram level as android before testing.


Jackarino
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I think the 4S is better than the 4


AVD
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compared to the S3 that would be an upgrade.
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said by Jackarino:

I think the 4S is better than the 4

I had the 4 and the 4S. The only difference I ever noticed was the resolution of the dreaded antenna issue. My 4 was prone to continuous dropped calls and the only way I could use it was through a bluetooth headset. That was the only reason I went for the 4S, that too I waited for 3 good months to ensure it didn't behave like the 4.. plus Galaxy S3 wasn't launched that time.

CPU processing is a bit quicker on the 4S but no mind blowing speeds.

If you are looking to save money then yes from a 4 going to a 4S is a better option than the 5.
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