Apple event banner might be a gentle hint for a taller screen for the new iPhone 5
At first sight, it’s just a colorful mix of colors in no particular order and no significance, giving away no details about the iPhone 5. But look at it closely, with the investigative eye of an Apple fan and you’d see what seems like vertically stretched out icons of some of the stock applications in iOS.
Dive deeper into the conspiracy theories and you start to wonder why would Apple show stretched out icons of its applications. The only logical answer seems to be that it’s a hint that the new iPhone will feature a taller display, hence the stretched out icons on the banner.
The new iPhone is rumored to come with a 4-inch screen with a new aspect ratio of 16:9, perfect for watching video online. Now, is that digging too deep or do you think this could well be Apple’s hidden message?
source: Cult of Mac
1. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 636; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
It will be like this:http://9gag.com/gag/5319479
13. whysoserious (Posts: 317; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Yup. It was something like this during the development stage of the iPhone 5.
26. Apple-Royally- (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)
Another hype and millions of sales in a few days!
3. JoeBelfiore (banned) (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Warning: LEAKED iPHONE 5S! DO NOT LEAK IT FURTHER!!
37. bohdan4ik13 (Posts: 82; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I've already seen it
4. redmd (Posts: 901; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Some people think to hard. isn't Apple iOS the simplest?
43. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1643; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Really?! Name in one way how its complex. One button and all square app tiles...
48. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
It is more complicated to adjust app settings because usually it is split into what can be accessed from the app and what can be accessed in the settings app. Connecting to wifi toggling connections, sending an email, set up of device. Watching flash video (haha), transferring files, sharing files and recommending apps...
6. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
4 inch screen phone is nice, but other manufacturers had it before Apple. Jelly Bean innovations blow away those "new" iOS 6 feautures, so i really have to ask myself...
Y u no innovate anymore Apple?
So, hopefully, the specs bump is not all i will see. Of course, the 6th gen iPhone will sell like crazy again, but as a true Apple product fan in hearth, i would be disappointed.
9. wendygarett (unregistered)
Apps is the core innovation and core satisfaction for apple...
And what do you expect? Can you please share with us? :D
12. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
we except something new, something innovative, something thats worth the high premium price and clear distinction in the market.
Sorry to say but ios is dated. Its only just got LTE and its not even go NFC.
If you make something simplistic and restrictive you limit yourself against a competition that stands for openness and creativeness which brings forth all the things apple claim to be but are not.
17. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
bloodline is spot on
plus 'apps' isnt an apple innovation there were apps before there was the iphone
20. wendygarett (unregistered)
Agree, but steve jobs innovate those apps developers to create more customer experience... and avoid those apps clone in app store which spoil the developer innovation...
Without the iPhone and steve jobs, there will be no HTC evo, droid x, droid bionic, moto atrix and so the galaxy lines...
Android will not so success without those apps from app developer who innovated by Apple... and this is why RIM and Palm dead... eventhough it os is light year ahead than ios!!!
18. wendygarett (unregistered)
Apple just want to keep it simple... Too much feature may actually give user lot of pressure when holding it... Apple just want make it comfortable...
The only android device that can beat apple now is Amazon Kindle Fire... you know why? because it's a SIMPLE device!!!
Read more survey before you comment, advanced tech feature sounds innovate. But according to the jd power, ONLY 47% of consumer will buy the device because of special feature. which mean the remaining will say:
'no bluetooth file transfer? So what!!'
Do you get what I mean fandroid... social media and apps gaming is the real innovation here to increase customer full experience...
I'm begging to all fandroid to read this survey carefully and move on !!!!
21. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Whats easier than having my facebook widget or twitter widget on my homescreen ? whats more easier than turning my gps on/off with a widget... i could go on.
Whats more easier than walking down the street and having Google NOW pop up and tell me what restaurants are local and to my interests or letting me know when the next bus is due.
Whats more easier than talking to my phone to give my social updates?
A man doesn't choose a 1.6 litre car over a 3.2 v6 turbo, he doesn't say "my car doesn't go fast? so what" he says "Its there when I need and choose it" Its nice to have the option & ability son.
42. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Glitch in Apple's turn by turn navigation lead to one apple store being broken into by a car in CA on September 6th :)
51. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6683; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
You also forgot to mention how easy it's not to adjust your widget size.
22. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
lmao first im not a fandroid , i dont have an android phone right now either so you can stop using that line when someone doesnt agree with something you say
surveys are solid proof of anything.
as for android devices that can beat apple, hmm well how about the samsung gs3, htc one x, nexus etc plus phone makers like HTC and LG are bringing out some monster spec'd phones.
and lets take your flimsy 'apple just want to keep it simple' which is just a positive way of saying apple are running thin on idea's. what about wp8 then looks sleek and simple to use to me and much better then the tired iOS
your basically saying people want simple when that isnt true if that was the case phone would have stopped developing and we wud simple have a phone that calls and texts.
also social media is innovation? thank you apple for creating facebook, myspace, twitter etc......you serious
gaming on phones isnt new, look at the n-gage and s60 nokia's they had great gaming ahead of competitors didnt mean they did well
if your so happy with a simple phone why would you pay high end prices for it , why not get a mid range
27. Apple-Royally- (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)
The phone speaks for it's self. The sign the glass front and rear flat back is like no others!
29. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
lmao haha ok if you say so, that all you can come up with , the case and a apple logo
31. Apple-Royally- (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)
Thats all Apple needs..... And still its a midrange phone with along restrictions and other draw backs, but still it sells. It will. And no one can stop it. Apple shares and sales will be very high yet once again. Laugh as much as you want.
32. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
i will laugh alot at you closed mind puppets buying over priced outdated and restricted tech just for the apple logo
38. Doakie (Posts: 1305; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Explaining away an OS handicap by calling it "Simplistic" which then implies its a feature may sound good to you and the computer illiterate people like you but to people who require a certain level of functionality your argument falls short. You say "Who needs *BLANK* feature? That won't help sales." I say, move your files into a different directory for organization, email me a music file so I can listen to it, or hook your phone up directly to any computer with USB and move files over to it for transport. An open file system seems stupid and unnecessary to someone who doesn't need it, that doesn't mean I'm wrong for desiring that functionality. I would think that you are wrong for trying to push your OS limitations on me by insisting that the majority doesn't need it therefore it doesn't need to exist.
iOS thrives due to the computer illiteracy of the planet. Most people don't want to learn how to use new features, they don't like change. Therefore the one OS that is designed for the people who don't understand complexity has a very high customer satisfaction. Is that surprising to me? No. Do you think iOS users think they are tech savvy? I'm sure they think they are.
You say fandroid, I say I'm a fan of any full featured OS, Simple Nazi.
36. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
I will disagree that apps are the core of innovation. Apple nor Google nor Microsoft build all the apps for their marketplaces. These apps are built by external people who want their device to do something a little more or different. All a company can do is cultivate an environment where developers would want to produce an app. However, it is not the source of innovation in the slightest.
49. brandnew234 (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)
I am 100% confident in Apple, as an Android fan personally. I know that the next iPhone will bring SOMETHING to revolutionize the smartphone industry, or at least give them a competitive edge. They are just much better at keeping things quiet.
But I do see your point, iOS is appearing to lag behind Android, and I doubt they will incorporate ARM 15 architecture, and instead put a revised version of the A5X chip inside it, which would quickly be overtaken by a new batch of Droids.
8. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
OMG they are changing the UI! Instead of icons and tiles, they are introducing.....stripes!
Just kidding, people
10. sadaivadai (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Now i please ask ihaters to stop commenting bad(i am talking only about senseless or meaningless comments just to show that they hate iphone) about the upcoming iphone in each and every article ..
Some of you are just polluting every article by commenting "apple good for only patents , apple not innovative , apple is only about gimmicks etc etc" .. We all know that ..
If you don't like it just stop commenting ..
PS : I am not at all an ifan .. But sick of ihate comments ..
28. Apple-Royally- (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)
Let them hate. Apple will rise and rise. Thank-you Apple yet again!
35. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
dude grow up and start comtributing with facts and evidence insted of your small minded 'apple will rise' crap. you make everyone who has an iphone look bad and deluded
46. rasinhussy (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 Dec 2008)
And your "close minded puppets" comment makes us Android fans sound like douches.
47. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
im not an adroid fan so it doesnt make you look like anything , i just like tech got no over the top allegiance to any OS
19. prototype (Posts: 23; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)
Look at the apple banner above i think maybe they new so call innovation is custom icon and colors ?
23. xtian1103 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
it will be a disappointment... a multi million dollar disappointment
33. JoeBelfiore (banned) (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Lol there's so much hate and fanboyism here in this post. Epic
40. jshan (Posts: 199; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)
The best smartphone in the univer wow... Gonna love it ! Whatever apple made that's the best quality in the world ! Thanks for apple ! And to mr. Steve job and now to mr. Tim cook too....
41. alan_1230 (Posts: 77; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)
Excuses of Apple Fan Boys "They want to keep it simple" Wow such loyal blinded people