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Patch's Poll: Will You Buy the iPhone 5?

Word is that Apple's latest will be available on Sept. 21.

Ever since Siri burst on the scene in 2011 and started giving people advice about where to bury dead bodies, Apple afficionados have been waiting to see what will come next from the iconic smart phone.

The rumors were put to rest at a 1 p.m. Apple press conference today when the lighter, thinner iPhone 5 was unveiled to the world.

According to CNN, the new device has a four-inch retina display screen that allows for five rows of apps. The iPhone 4S has a 3.5-inch screen that shows only four rows of apps. The new phone has an improved camera and three speakers, and Facetime will be in HD.

The company's new "A6" chip means that the iPhone 5 can be twice as fast as its predecessor, CNN reported. It also has 4G LTE connectivity, which is compatible with the Verizon, AT&T and Sprint networks.

Do you have to have it? Will you wait in line at the Apple store in a sleeping bag before the launch, or do you scoff at the price and think the slavish devotion to Apple products is totally misplaced?

Take our poll and tell us what you think in the comments.

Matt Smith September 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM
I do not own a smart phone, I have a basic phone that comes free with my service that has a keyboard for texting. I do not need to be that connected, I have more important things to do.
Saul Freedman September 13, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Wow, you must be an important person Matt.
Matt Smith September 14, 2012 at 12:55 PM
If working full time, taking care of two kids, coaching one of them in hockey and being a scout den leader, taking care of a house, worrying about spending as much time with my wife and kids than worrying about who liked my recent post on facebook or what the current sport score is, then yes, I am important. I have a computer at home, I'll check my email and such later. I'm not saying that nobody else's life is any less important, it's just that I really don't need to be that connected 24/7, I've got better things to do.

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