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Apple may "revamp" all iOS displays in 2014

0. phoneArena 09 Oct 2013, 17:21 posted on

This isn't too much of a surprise, given that Apple has taken to changing its display technology every two years for its mobile devices, but a new report from DisplaySearch analyst David Hsieh says that the indications from the Asian supply chain show that all of Apple's next-gen iOS devices may see a display boost...

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posted on 09 Oct 2013, 19:50

33. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


says you, the average salary commenter on a cell phone forum...yet w/out 720p resolution & a so-called outdated OS Apple continues to hit solid figures in terms of money made from iPhone alone & contains a very loyal customer base. numbers show that they don't need a 360 redesign...at least not yet.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 17:52 8

14. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4492; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Lots of people like Miley Cyrus, what's that say?

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 18:10 4

19. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Of course it's going to have high customer satisfaction because it's the SAME PHONE EVERY YEAR. And as far as those speed test. Look man for god sake the os is limited.How do you think it will do in a speed test. I notice you didn't mention features on the 5s. Because that's it's main weak point. Thise people with those flagships could probably care less about some speed test. They are too busy with multi windows and real multitasking.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 18:41

26. GeekyGene (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)


You mistake ease of use and simplicity, with 'limited'. That is not why the device is fast. You know iOS is derived from OSX (as in UNIX)... the fact the front end is simple and easy to use does not make the OS itself "limited".

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 18:59 2

27. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


It's actually limited. Basic tasks are much simpler and easier on Android.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 19:05

29. GeekyGene (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)


This >was the point.

This >is you.

See how they are not near each other?

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 19:07

31. tedkord (Posts: 12314; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The fact that so much functionality is left or makes it limited.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 21:42

50. mattmasi303 (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


Amen to that

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 21:40 1

49. mattmasi303 (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


They claim to be leading in innovation and have the most advanced OS. Hm 2013 with a none HD 4inch screen a hardware design that has been around 4 generations (5S), Customer satisfaction is because people like what they know so well, most never even attempt android and just follow apple like apple is daddy and daddy knows best. please..

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 07:07

66. Leo_MC (Posts: 1725; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


I can't believe that in 2013 no smartphone is able to deliver a corkscrew...
They are soooo limited.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 17:38

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


The iPhone 6 ought to be 4.3" and still adhere to Apple's one-hand usage design principle. I have the mini, and I get much better web surfing experience than a smartphone.

I really like my smartphone to be thin, light, and portable. My iPhone 5S weighs 5 oz with my Magpul case, and can fit in my front pant pocket, my jacket, etc.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 17:40 8

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


Whatever works for you, get it. But in all honestly, not trolling here, do you ever wish your display was at least 720p to watch videos movies in HD?

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 17:52 1

15. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)


I'd surely like to have HD resolution on my device. No doubt about that. But I really like the screen Apple is offering so far for the iPhone. Movies look still great on the device. I wonder how much would change when the resolution is increased to HD.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 07:10

67. Leo_MC (Posts: 1725; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


I am watching movies... on my 1.5 m TV; I have never thought "boy if I would have had a HD screen, I would have watched the entire Avatar on my phone".

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 07:22

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


You totally missed my point.

-1

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 07:58

71. Leo_MC (Posts: 1725; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


You should ask yourself if you have a point.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 17:49

13. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)


I totally agree with you. 4.7" would be the max size I would buy. Everything else is not portable enough for me. Still, I hope Apple is going to offer a kind of Phablet device so that it can also satisfy customers that demand a larger screen.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 17:49 3

11. underbc (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


Next year .. next year ..
Always the same story of brand new design .. and all new things new year ..

Please .. I like Apple. I have a macbook pro and a galaxy nexus .. but stop with this bullsh*t. They will not do any new brand new design. Just a revamp ..

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 18:10

18. fistigons (Posts: 336; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


I think if Apple does change their design it's going to look like the Apple Touch.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 18:14 1

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 22157; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


These things are a given, part of the reason the 64 bit A7 came to life. The phablet sector is basically mature, thanx to Samsung. Apple will release one, and they and Sammy will rule the phablet sector. Sorry LG, and HTC but the big dawg is coming to join the other big dawg.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 20:20 2

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


darkk, as much as I want to agree with you, there's no way Apple will release an iPhone with a screen size greater than 4.3". The fragmentation process would be horrid for developers.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 21:29

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 22157; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Smurf, I think apples gonna go more with the trend. According to sources, they're testing up to 6 in. screens. Who knows bro?

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 21:47

51. mattmasi303 (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


haha thats all talk because the biggest phone they have ever made since 2007 is 4inch? and your thinking they will go over 4.3 soon?

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 22:16

57. darkkjedii (Posts: 22157; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Let me ask you this, and please answer it as a techie. Now that the phablet market has matured, and it's a big seller, do you really think apple won't release a phablet knowing it'll instantly sell 30 million + units?

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 22:14

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


I just pictured someone holding an iPad Mini to their ear while making a phone call when you said up to 6in. lol.

But seriously though, if Apple is going to do anything to screen size, it will most likely be 4.3', which by all means isn't special, but definitely a step in the right direction.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 21:51

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


I used to think that same way but the more I look at it, Apple could release a phablet without those problems. When they released the iPad Mini, there weren't any problems with the apps. If Apple released a new device (phablet) and not just upgrade a current device, developers could have apps ready out of the gate. Let's face it, one of the reasons the OG iPad took off immediately was it had a huge app arsenal from the first day of release.

What I'd like to see from them is an iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone, and iPhablet, and all of them having the same build concepts/quality. Drop the 5C, it's not working. I was totally wrong about the 5C selling in high demand and kinda glad I was wrong. Apple took the easy route with the 5C and should put the effort into making a new device instead of just re-branding last years phone.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 22:12

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


There weren't any problems with apps because the screen on the iPad Mini had the same resolution the iPad 2 had.

New iPhone screen size = developers having to update their apps for the new resolution. Apple isn't going to release a phablet anytime soon. What would be the point of the iPad Mini if they did? And the iPhone 5C was a complete fail. T-Mobile never sold out of any models, as the same with Best Buy. No one was buying them but were still buying the iPhone 5's that were available. People aren't dumb, they know what's good from what isn't.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 22:19

58. darkkjedii (Posts: 22157; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well Smurf the point would be that the mini is a tablet. A phablet would have the phone capability, be smaller, and more convenient. Samsung has the 5.7 6.3 7.0 and 8.0.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 18:36 1

24. keithrandy (Posts: 21; Member since: 05 Feb 2010)


I call bullsh*t on this one. Apple just changed their screen size within the last year and a half and there are still apps out there that aren't updated to the new screen size. Changing the screen, again, next year would only set more developers back. Maybe in the next two years or so, but I'm certain you won't see a new screen size on the iPhone 6.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 20:17

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


Apple is definitely going to change the screen size, and face fragmentation all over again. They need to. In the age where 4" is getting tiring, and where the 5S was the smallest incremental update over the 5, if they don't change the iPhone like they did with the 4 or 5, Apple will lose a lot of sales. This is me not being biased, but telling it like it is.

Btw, 20 posts since Feb of 2010. That's something I don't see everyday.

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