1. I did not watch the conference today, though i saw the "results".
And pretty funny video on top of that:
2. I dont plan to upgrade to iPhone 5, i got 4S last November and it cost me 600 EUROs. Probably stupid thing to do, but i dont regret, its a nice piece of machinery, and if given chance, i would probably do it again. At some point in the future, i may not have the opportunity to burn money like that anymore, so....
3. As i got their product and pretty much like it, i dont boycott them. Does not mean i like, what they do - all that patent and legal stuff with Samsung. If only they invested all that money into R&D, which goes to the laywers. Its definitely retarded trying to patent smooth corners, things like that should not even be possible in the first place.
Regarding the phone itself, most importantly its design, i found the black side-part on the black version of the phone most interesting. It does not look half bad on the screenshots, it makes the phone look different compared to the white version, which keeps the silver side-lining and thus the classic elegant design. The black is then more aggressive.
What i dont like, is its new prolongated shape, i consider its look less proportional than the 4S. Bigger display is nice, but they should make it only under condition, they can keep the previous form-factor. Otherwise, dont give shit about HW, do not think i would need quadcore CPU on the phone and there is no LTE over here, i am glad, if i am not on EDGE most of the times. Finally, i think it lacks that one completely new, "out of blue" feature, like was Siri last year. Not that i used it too much, as i am not native speaker, but seeing it last year was certainly breathtaking, it kinda made me think of computer on Star Trek, simply it approached my deepest geekiness and was perhaps part of my decision to get 4S, even though i knew, it would be more or less just gimmick to me. Nothing like that with the new phone today as far as i am concerned.