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Apple again claimed to out 4.7" and 5.5" iPhones in September, iPhone 5c to be phased out

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Apple again claimed to out 4.7
Apple is once again speculated to release a 4.7" iPhone 6, and a 5.5" phablet this year, according to people with knowledge of the prototypes, reports Chinese media.

The kicker is that those prototypes, that are increasingly mentioned as the final screen diagonals Apple is employing for this year's iPhones, have had panels made of sapphire glass. The sapphire rumor was just shot down yesterday, however, with analysts saying it will be too costly for Apple to put such screens on the millions of handsets it will sell, so it will keep the tough cover for its iWatch that will eventually measure less than 2 inches across.

"They have to tackle the phablet market. People want bigger screens now," commented the insider. Captain Obvious also added that the new iPhone(s) will be announced in September, and April will be the month for "freezing" the final design, then ramping up component production. The iPhone 5c will apparently be phased out, they mention, and the 5s will take its place, but with slightly altered chassis materials.

As for the sloping or curved display rumors for the new iPhone(s)? "The screens will be flat. Apple doesn't do anything until Samsung does it, and then they improve upon it," mused other insiders, which we can file in the random comments section, given the fact of the Galaxy Round.

source: SCMP via MacRumors

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posted on 12 Feb 2014, 08:35 6

1. Cesar (Posts: 139; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Bring it Apple!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 08:51 14

11. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


10 Row of apps is coming guys........!!!
i hope apple don't disappoint fans this time.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 09:26 4

17. sinple (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


well, i thought iphone 6 meant 6 rows of icon?haha

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 09:27 6

18. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


"iPhone 5c to be phased out."

Greatest move by Apple. Ever.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 09:35

22. UglyFrank (Posts: 1724; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


we all know the 5c was only made because the 5 and 5s looked exactly the same, average users wouldn't be able to tell the different

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 10:04 6

27. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Wrong. The 3G & 3GS were almost identical. The 4 & 4S were also almost identical. Apple didn't care about that. They wanted a way to keep the iPhone 5 on the market, but make it cheaper for them to produce. That's why the 5c came about. Unfortunately, considering that the 5c costs exactly what the 5 would cost, they decided not to pass any of their savings along to the consumers.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 10:28 2

29. UglyFrank (Posts: 1724; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Actually you are wrong, the 4S wasn't considered a big enough jump for many people. When the 3G and 3GS were released, the market was much simpler.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 10:34 2

30. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I like that the noob tells me I'm wrong about a well-documented fact. You're funny. +1 for you! That's so cute!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 10:50

34. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Not this again.

g2a5b0e, you keep putting your foot into your mouth. I think you are the only person who believes the "4 & 4S were almost identical".

You ignore that fact the 4S has a faster processor, the 4S has a better rear camera, Apple redesigned the antenna after the antennagate nonsense, the 4S came with Siri, etc, etc, etc.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:11 5

37. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Thanks for sticking your nose where it wasn't wanted again, but I was only referring to those phones by their physical/external look, not in any other way. I'm well aware of the internal changes made with those upgrades. Stay out of my conversations & perhaps, YOU won't be the one putting your foot in your mouth.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:21

40. milesboy5 (Posts: 178; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


How can you have a conversation with anyone if you always bash on what they say.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:25 2

42. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Comment #27 was just proving his statement wrong. He was completely correct with the strategy Apple went for. Now with comment #29, shots were fired. I feel his comments were justified.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:37

44. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Appreciate you having my back, Smurf. +1

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:23 2

41. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I lol'd at the past few replies. +1

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 14:01

48. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Still holding out on the 5C having massive sales?

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 05:37 1

55. Neutral (Posts: 30; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)


Dear sh_thead, what my friend said wasn't from a geek's point of view but rather from an average Joe's.
I hope I have been of enough help, by the way we give free service on fridays so feel free to come to our mental facility.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 10:28

56. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


That was entertaining. +1

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 14:33

57. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10653; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


They are talking physical looks...dummy.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 10:34 1

31. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


YES, "Bring it Apple;" 'bring' yet ANOTHER tiNy disAppointment!!

Looking forward to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 08:35 7

2. chocowii (Posts: 453; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Yes Apple, listen to the consumers not to the investors.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:27

43. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


iPhone 6 is my phone for Q3.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 15:47

51. KingDingaLing (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


May be there with you. Could be a tough decision as the Note 4 rumors will be flying by then, I'm sure.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 15:59

52. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Saving the Note 4 for Q4. :')

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 08:40 4

3. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


Actually kinda sad. I have a weird love for the 5c.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 09:27 2

19. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


I like it as well, it wasn't worth what they were asking. Should have cost like $350 off contract....then they would have sold a ton. Instead they just relegated it to the place where the 5 would have been and charged the same price while using a cheaper material to build it from, thus increasing their margins. Just a dumb move to think consumers would go for that.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 08:41 3

4. Finalflash (Posts: 3210; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Those sizes seem fine for a late entry into the market as long as they make the phones small enough for one handed use, because we don't want to contradict the iCult manifesto.

Also, it isn't going to have sapphire glass, stop giving poor iPhone fans more to spin and forget at the end of the day when it doesn't happen. It will mean more psychological stress for them when once again they have to chant the Apple fan moto "maybe next year" to calm there damaged souls.

They should also make a 4 inch new iPhone so they still have some presence in the small handset market otherwise they're going to get eaten alive by Android there as well. If they just up the specs on the large phones then they lose their primary market while fighting the uphill size battle.

But damn, that last comment is serious business, I wonder how the iFans will spin that one. Even the moles know how the copying hierarchy works now.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 08:45 2

8. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


I'm interested to see what all the iFans I know have to say about the "screen that is just too big for me, I like a smaller phone"(that does less) It's definitely not the first thing I've seen them backtrack on, and it certainly will not be the last. Blind following still amazes me on a daily basis.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 09:19 1

14. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Look at your pic, cho-mo, blind following at its worst! Blind following junk lol! Is your daddy a trash man?

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 13:16 1

47. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


I carried an iphone for 3 years dipsh!t. I made the educated decision to move onto a better mobile OS with better phones and better features. I also have a windows HTC 8x, you know NOTHING about me.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 09:46

24. rossumentum (Posts: 48; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


forget 4 inch phones... noone wants a phone that size... phones that size now are useless

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