What Vancouver's saying about the iPhone 5

Apple products in Vancouver are as ubiquitous as Starbucks coffeeshops, so it's no surprise that people had a lot to say about the new iPhone 5 widely rumored to be unveiled today at 10am in San Francisco, California. Tech Radar predicts that pre-orders for the new iPhone will begin on September 14. The phones are expected to go on sale on September 21 or 24.

The Vancouver Observer asked through its Facebook page and Twitter whether people would buy the new iPhone 5. Here are some of the responses:

"no no and no - don't like apple & don't need a smart phone - in fact i'm thinking of getting rid of my mobile - seems to be pretty unnecessary." - Dawn Sparks

"I'm happy with my Android phone made by Samsung and very unhappy with Apple's censorship of apps for my iPod (such as those that compete with their own)." - Don NoEnbridge Barthel

"The iPhones are the best, I m not gona to buy new one, I got the2, and now the s4 they are all the same just an extra option with the new one as each time....." - Naboula Zizoubal

"nope - I need less not more!" - Veronica Alice

"no , apple just announced application that can turn off your camera based on its location such as a political event , that sort of thing , total big brother buddy ... !!" - Greg Yanick-Thompson

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