So the iPhone 5 finally debuted with a larger screen, which is what all of smart phone users need. Considering that the Apple brand is a luxurious one, it is weird that Apple took so long to realize that a big screen was necessary.

Marketing strategy? Nah. I knew firsthand when the first iPhone came out that it would be a hit. When the first iTouch came out, I was already impressed with it. I thought that if they could expand their first generation iOS to something more, the ability for developers to create apps and such, then this would be a worldwide hit.

And a hit it was. The iPhone’s hardware is nothing new. Many Android smartphone models have better ones. The factor for me is within the operating system itself. Apple did pave the way for the smartphone revolution to really take off but then they have been stagnant when it comes to innovation.

iOS is boring. Nothing new and the look stayed the same. They could at least show some more pizzazz by showing something new with the graphical user interface. Apple is lucky that so many fanboys still worship their gadgets as something from the heavens.

A smartphone’s success really lies in the apps. If there are no apps, a phone is just a phone, nothing more. Apple’s devices are hits because of the sheer number of apps that are developed daily by just about any developer.

Now … the iPhone 5 is a good product. So is the iTouch. But the Nano? Who the hell would buy that weird looking gadget when the price difference between an iTouch and a Nano is only $50. The Nano is a waste of money and environmental resources. Go get the iTouch. Its 5MP camera and CPU all the more makes it a tempting product.

What do you think?

(Photo from GeekSugar)

This one is a work of wonder. It is quite a hassle to have to turn on and off on either WIFI, cell data, WIFI hotspot and even location services. When I found out from my friend that he installed SBSettings in his iPhone 4S, I was pretty happy that I knew about it.

Then I wondered why the hell Apple did not incorporate this in iOS in the first place. Considering that they have no widget support, they could have done this so as not burden users to having to turn on and off these features.

Suuuure, they may say that users do not have to turn them on and off. But some people still do because there are people who do not want an empty battery so soon nor do they want to change phones every 2 years or so. Apple clearly wants users to drain the batteries in their iPhones so they will buy new ones in no time.

Great job Apple. Karma sure did hit you back because jailbreaking is legal now. Those who want to get this feature integrated into the notification center go to Cydia and look for SBSettings.

I congratulate the people behind SBSettings because you guys just saved me a ton of hassle from tapping so many times just to turn and on some features.

Well, the answer is you can’t. At least with the iPhone 4S.

You can enable and/or disable 3G in iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 but not with 4S. This is how Apple made the device so we all have to live with it.

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