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Apple going with 4.7" and 5.7" iPhone trials for next year, colorful entry level one to be $99

0. phoneArena 13 Jun 2013, 02:02 posted on

Apple is reportedly seriously examining 4.7" and 5.7" sizes, which is just shy of today's Android flagship and upcoming phablets average. Still, this doesn't mean those will see the light of day next year, but rather that Apple might be testing them to determine usability: "They constantly change product specifications almost to the final moment, so you're not really sure whether this is the final prototype," said one of the sources...

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posted on 13 Jun 2013, 02:06 1

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


iPhone Max...
Suddenly the world of Apple seems bright...only slightly.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 03:18

16. thunderising (Posts: 232; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


you mean BIG :P

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 04:51

26. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Not exactly....you know "your future is bright" kind of thing?? :)

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 04:56 3

27. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


With a 4.7 inch screen and the massive bezel apple insists on top and bottom in its phone design means it would be a huge iPhone in size,screen the size of a HTC one but the overall height measurement of a galaxy note 2.all those teen girls buying base that are apples primary market would struggle to hold it.Also wouldnt a 5.7 inch iPhone really just be an iPad mini mini?

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 07:31

33. jaychildz (Posts: 129; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Yea yesterday i was thinking about that big ass button on the bottom of the screen but it honestly doesn't have to be that big

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 11:03 2

46. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Don't forget all those commercials about everything being in reach of your thumb for one hand use. Apple says their current screen size is perfect at 4", they'll have to change the marketing.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 22:42

56. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Thats Why there be 4.7 plus the 4"
Two options for them

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 05:15

28. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


4.7' and 5.7' = even longer with the same width.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 07:14 2

31. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


With an ir led included then these sized iphone are definitely tv remote controls!

Perhaps this mockery has some truth in at afterall!!

http://www.avforums.com/forums/attachments/iphone-5/345649-iphone-10-image-2203295317.jpg

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 10:54

45. Anti-Troll (banned) (Posts: 64; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


Innovation returns!

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 11:57

47. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


This is not Innovation !! They are just Following what Others are doing...Which means they don't hav it in them anymore ...Appl's innovations are dead with Jobs ..

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:21 1

49. Hallucinator (Posts: 387; Member since: 24 May 2010)


LOL, you sound ridiculous.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 02:11

2. mikewillz (Posts: 52; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Intriguing....

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 08:34

38. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Even as an Android follower, were this to happen, it would be _huge_ for Apple. I can already see the conference introducing these things and all the buzzwords they'll be throwing around, and insults at Android they'll be levying. Think I'll have to turn my internet off if this comes true..

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 02:12 6

3. YourNightmare (Posts: 32; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


Only 100 bux ?? This seems so fake, even a freaking 3GS is more expensive and apple making a smartphone 5,7"..haha nice try maybe the iPad mini 3.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 02:36 10

9. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


I think that's the contract price, most phones cost more than $100 to make

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 03:16 1

14. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


If phone arena didn't remove it, I'd give you a thumbs down for making such an idiotic statement. You think a smartphone off contract would be less than $100???

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 08:08 1

35. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Yeah, good luck finding a flip phone for $100 off contract.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 11:28

57. cripton805 (Posts: 1458; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


There's Verizon PAY AS YOU go Samsung flip phones for $10 at my local Walmart and the smartphones start at $60

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 13:54

52. Diazene (Posts: 129; Member since: 01 May 2013)


there are many androids for that much, and I expect the 520 to be that cheap in the future

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 09:51

42. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


If they make a 5.7" without contract will probably be around 799$.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 02:12 8

4. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2123; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


4.7 is a great size iphone 6.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 03:14 2

13. quyenqchau0813 (unregistered)


Well as long as it's not longer

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 03:31

17. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


agreed, longer phones makes it look weird. and surfing web makes it all difficult to read. even on landscape mode.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 03:34

19. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


agreed, longer phones makes it look weird. and surfing web makes it all difficult to read. even on landscape mode.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 02:18 6

5. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


This is a great example of my problem with Apple. They shun Android and its Manufactures then turn around and follow in their footsteps. Hypocrites.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 02:24 2

6. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Such a Kid.. Learn to adapt with nature, you'll surely get a life..

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 04:29 8

24. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


I don't see how your comment applies to my argument. I'm pointing out the hypocrisy of Apples marketing practices. Nothing childish about that. What's childish is that your response was to insult me instead making an argument.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 08:32

37. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Agree with your statements. But this is just the way Apple is. Consider this: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. =)

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 09:33

39. Hallucinator (Posts: 387; Member since: 24 May 2010)


I think he was implying that your argument made no business sense. In business everyone argues that their ideas are right until proven otherwise and then they adapt to the times. To suggest that they should just stick to their guns even though it is proven that people want bigger phones is just silly.

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