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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: 131; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Bring it Apple!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 08:51 14

11. akki20892 (Posts: 3434; 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: 103; 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: 381; 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: 2166; 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: 381; 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: 2166; 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: 1994; 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: 2166; 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: 146; 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: 8240; 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: 2166; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Appreciate you having my back, Smurf. +1

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:23 2

41. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8240; Member since: 14 May 2012)


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

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 14:01

48. PBXtech (Posts: 976; 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: 2166; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


That was entertaining. +1

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 14:33

57. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 149; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


They are talking physical looks...dummy.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 10:34 1

31. PAPINYC (Posts: 2276; 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: 327; 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: 8240; Member since: 14 May 2012)


iPhone 6 is my phone for Q3.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 15:47

51. KingDingaLing (Posts: 193; 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: 8240; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Saving the Note 4 for Q4. :')

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 08:40 4

3. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 384; 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: 668; 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: 1720; 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: 436; 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: 47; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


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

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:12 1

38. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)


Except for talking to people.. like a phone. Not everyone wants a phone to watch video.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 08:43

5. chunky1x (Posts: 230; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


Does it come with 24 bit / 192 kHz audio chip?

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 08:51 1

10. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I want 8 bit sounds.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 09:48

25. Tuxedo (Posts: 137; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


iPhones/iPods so far, have been superior in terms of audio output than most Android devices. Get over the numbers... its another form of marketing gimmick.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 08:45 1

6. dratomic (Posts: 461; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


steve jobs' corpse is vibrating in his coffin. after his death theyre making changes to the things he stood for. likr screen size

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 10:42

33. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow. a few years ago here in PA there was a survey in screen size, and the majority selected 4-4.5 screen size as best size.. years have past and we have moved away from traditional screens and it seems the OG Note that was launch a couple of years ago was Samsung WAY of testing the market for bigger screens, it was well received and now the Note series may surpass the Galaxy S series in sales times have changed. if business do not evolved they stay behind every business that want to succeed evolve

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 08:45

7. InspiredSkye (Posts: 10; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)


So, considering all the iPhone users were complaining about the screen dimension of new smartphones such as the GS4, Nexus 5 etc. there should be a big sales drop with the new generation coming out. Isn't it? :D

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 09:13 6

13. Shatter (Posts: 2023; Member since: 29 May 2013)


No they will then into hypocrites and then praise apple for "inventing" the 4.7" and 5.5" screen.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 08:47

9. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3537; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


And my friend was going to get a 1520, but when he got to the store he decided to get the 5s.. LOL!! I told him to wait, but he said he was to vested in Apple.... Poor guy.. When he showed me his new phone I said "what?""... He was like "I got a new phone!"... I was confused because I thought it was his old 4s. Lol!..
..................
On a positive note, he is on a AT&T Next plan, so he can upgrade in a year to one of these new iPhones.. They seem really coo!!!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 09:07 1

12. akki20892 (Posts: 3434; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


At&t next is worst plan. U have to pay full price of phone which is expensive. People think I can upgrade phone in one year but he don't think that he is paying full price with 20 to 24 installment payment. If he pay full price he better do 2 years contract then sell that phone get different one.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 09:23 1

16. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3537; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


You can get a new device after paying only 12 installments, that's about $300.. $100 more than on contract... You can decide to keep the phone, and not upgrade, or you can trade it in for a new one every twelve months...
....................
It's not paying full price, but it's a tad bit more expensive... Good for those who want the latest technology... That's me!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 14:04 1

49. akki20892 (Posts: 3434; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


So trade it in is just give them that phone and they exchange your phone for free. So they don't gives you money for your phone that you trade in.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 09:20

15. cripton805 (Posts: 918; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


They need to make 3 sizes. A 4", 5", & 6" and make them have the same top end specs. The fourth one should be a lower end budget 3.5" bezeless iphone at around $300. This way people have more flexible choices to choose exactly what size fits them without the expense of losing any quality.The 5c was too high end to be called a budget iphone. The pricing was way too close to the 5s and thats why it sold poorly. It should also have a completely different name like iPhone Mini and create a cult for that phone alone... Be smart Apple. You make more money in your app store. You need to invest in aggresive marketing and bold decisions now to stay on top. You cant afford to allow people to switch to WM or Android.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 09:46

23. rossumentum (Posts: 47; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


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

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 09:56 2

26. bucky (Posts: 1390; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I beg to differ. It's nice and portable. You don't need to drop everything you're doing just to use your phone.

4.3" is perfect size but to say 4" is too small is ridiculous.

Funny how some peoples eyes are getting so bad to the point where they're unable to use a 4" screen anymore.

Last thing I want is to have to use a tablet while walking downtown with a coffee in the other hand.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 10:14

28. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2166; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Don't be a blind fanboy. I'm not a big fan of Apple either, but the boatload of iPhones they sell every year proves that your immature comment is wrong.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 15:06

50. cripton805 (Posts: 918; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I have never owned an iPhone, but I owned a first gen Droid Incredible. The size of the screen is fine for people that dont spend a lot of time using their phones. My mom is a good example. She calls, texts, and occasionally uses apps. A 3.5" phone is perfect for her since it meets her demands and she doesnt need high end specs for her usage, so a $300 phone or less is perfect. I said it a long time ago that we needed cheap phones with better specs. Every manufacturer ignored that market and look where its going. The Moto G and the Lumia 520 are taking over
Even the Nexus 4\5 almost fall into that category. Samsung phones in that price range sucked. Every manufacturer is going to invest into the low end market now. Remember I said it. I said it a long time ago. Apple has the chance to jump on the bandwagon early on. It doesnt have to make a ton of 300% profit to make money on the phone to make money. They also make money in their app store the more people that buy them. Including royalties from devs, etc....

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 09:29 1

20. zig8100 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Apple Note 6? Wheres the stylus and Split screen app usuage? Why would Apple go so big and not up the usuage factor? No widgets , no stylus , no split screen , no drag n drop functions , etc, etc. Huge fail on Apple. The Galaxy Note series will eat Apples phablet alive. I cant even imagine how much that 5.5 inch will cost with 32 gigs. 450-500 on contract? Fail all the way around.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 09:33 1

21. cleat-glitch (Posts: 88; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


im fo the 5.5 for super wife...an note 4 fo me

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 10:37

32. CreeDiddy (Posts: 255; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


I would love to see Apple release a 5", 6", and 7" model just to create gadget spam. They would have all of their sizes covered. Could imagine the premium 2-year and non contract pricing..

Subsidized:
iPhone 5" = $199, $299, $399, $499
iPhone 6" = $299, $399, $499, $599
iPhone 7" = $399, $499, $599, $699

Non Subsidized:
iPhone 5" = $649, $749, $849, $949
iPhone 6" = $749, $849, $949, $1049
iPhone 7" = $849, $949, $1049, $1149

Talk about profit margin increases across the board. LOL!!!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 10:52 1

35. jraympres2 (Posts: 11; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)


4.5" is enough. Please stop this Screen Size Race.!!!
1080p is enough. Please stop this 4K Screen Resolution Race.!!!

Research more on how to improve battery.!!!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 10:54 2

36. Anchorman86 (Posts: 16; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)


I can almost hear their corny slogan now smh..."Larger, done the right way."

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:18

39. HouTexan (Posts: 310; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Brilliant! lol

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 12:10

45. PK1983 (Posts: 171; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


I wonder if when the 5S is reduced to "mid range" status, will they rip off the metal and slap on the cheap plastic ala the 5Crap.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 12:34

46. pureviewuser (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


Good on you Apple you're on the right track all the best!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 18:39

53. king_nisbett (unregistered)


My Note 3 Got Stolen And I Was Wondering What Phone Should I Get?
iPhone 5s
Galaxy s4
HTC One
LG G2
Or Another Note 3?

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 02:01

58. pureviewuser (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


I'm sure that the next iPhone will be awesome and a great choice and that's coming from a Nokia fan. All new phones are good in different ways from each other but in the end it's us the consumers that benefit.

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