Apple rumored to be testing a quad-core iPhone with a 720 display
Macerkopf also states that Apple is testing several different screen resolutions that are higher than the current resolution of 960x640. Specifically, it says that Apple is testing a 1280x720 display and a 1440x800 display. The first is seen in some Android phones, so it is entirely plausible. The second is somewhat of an odd ratio, but with Apple, you never know.
Obviously, coming off the release of the iPhone 4S, these are very early rumors. It will be interesting to see if any of these speculations end up holding any water in the future.
source: Macerkopf via Redmond Pie
20. pongkie posted on 06 Dec 2011, 22:08 5 0
everybody knows the photo up there is not the iphone 5 it just an artist rendering based on rumors.
For android guess they are working on it since they have tegra 3 on their tablets.
22. Lucas777 posted on 06 Dec 2011, 22:37 2 1
idk if it will in may.. i know its an unlikelihood but i wud be kind of mad if apple realeased an iphone in january... and im jst saying that cause it lines up with the verizon iphone and the rumeros for the next seem to be starting a bit early... but apple would have some very unhappy people if they did that
43. Doakie posted on 07 Dec 2011, 15:24 3 1
Who cares? It'll probably be another 14 months before you see another iPhone launched. LOL Besides haven't you seen the Samsung commercial? The next big thing has already launched.
"I could never get a Samsung, I'm creative."
"Dude, you're a barista."
2. Cwebb posted on 06 Dec 2011, 21:02 4 2
Now that they've leap-frogged (apparently) in hardware, if only we could work on the OS...
10. Droid_X_Doug posted on 06 Dec 2011, 21:29 4 1
If the rumor is false, Apple is going to see a leveling out of their sales. Especially if there is no LTE radio included in the handset specs.
2012 required specification for high-end handsets is going to be 4 cores, 4+ inch 720p retina-spec screen, 8+ mp high-end camera and LTE radio.
14. shelley.bevacqua posted on 06 Dec 2011, 21:42 7 0
I agree with you on 2012 minimum and expected specs for success !
28. speckledapple posted on 07 Dec 2011, 00:29 0 0
yea i think those specs make sense. I am hoping when i upgrade from my rather troublesome Thunderbolt at the end of next year, I will have a chance to grab a phone with some substantial specs similar or higher than that.
34. tedkord posted on 07 Dec 2011, 06:12 3 1
Are you serious? The 4s was barely different from the 4, hardly an upgrade, and people flocked to it. I know people who paid full price to upgrade early from essentially the same phone. Apple's cult of personality can survive several false starts in a row. They'll have to fall behind the competition a lot further than they are now before the faithful defect.
35. remixfa posted on 07 Dec 2011, 06:51 3 0
yea, but what exactly would be the benefit of a quadcore on the iphone? I could see a reduced 22mm dual core for the battery benefit + extra power, but the OS itself has no use for dual core as it is. It still doesnt have true multitasking, and the reason why it probably never will, was hinted at in Victors article about android's lagginess.
this is just another crap rumor.
36. kshell1 posted on 07 Dec 2011, 07:54 2 0
personally my sgs2 didnt lag at all
29. ph00ny posted on 07 Dec 2011, 01:17 8 0
I don't think it will matter much. If they slapped an apple logo on a box of matches and call it an iphone, it will sell
32. cheetah2k posted on 07 Dec 2011, 02:37 2 1
Yeah, let the iPhoneArena hype machine begin.....
42. andro. posted on 07 Dec 2011, 14:45 1 1
Agreed,the phone is still almost a year away and the usual next apple iphone is going to have this and that rumours are being circulated by either apple or deluded fanboys to create the pr craze.
This article also failed to say that apple is testing 1080p 3d projector technology for the next iphone as we speak,as well as a leg massaging vibration function for in your jeans pocket,a finger warming heated screen for cold winter days ,holographic photo projections from the screen as well as a halogen bulb to the rear for making toast and helping to make camp fires
6. tomast posted on 06 Dec 2011, 21:13 6 0
Not really surprising since android already has 720p display and soon quad-core
8. imkyle posted on 06 Dec 2011, 21:20 7 0
Apple with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus's HD screen and the Samsung Exynos processor getting beefed up for the Galaxy S III, you need to make this true,
12. seanjohnusa91 posted on 06 Dec 2011, 21:40 5 0
It's not going to have a quad-core depending on when it gets released.. Apple is not going to go with something that it's not completely comfortable with and if this phone comes out anytime before the 4S did last year, it's doubtful that it's going to have a quad core because the technology is going too fast and is probably going to lead to some problems...especially with LTE. Apple also doesn't need a quad core CPU with it's current OS. Guaranteed the most of the people who buy the iPhone 4S know that it has a dual core, or even care that it has a dual core CPU...and GPU.
13. seanjohnusa91 posted on 06 Dec 2011, 21:41 0 0
and by last year I mean this year (I wish it was 2012 so this semester would be over)
15. shelley.bevacqua posted on 06 Dec 2011, 21:46 5 4
You are so right on this one. I just bought the Iphone 4s. But I really like Android. Just saw read a review on the ICS os. I am going to have buyers remorse. My thinking was to buy the Apple and sell it on EBay when I fancy a 2012 release of an ICS flavored green robutic phone.
16. shelley.bevacqua posted on 06 Dec 2011, 21:48 0 3
I haven't received the phone yet. Just read up on Verizon's pricing on their data tiers. Glad to know using 4g won't cost me anymore. (if I don't go over 5g)
25. Droid_X_Doug posted on 06 Dec 2011, 23:50 0 0
If you have an LTE phone, you get your data plan doubled for no additional charge (2Gb becomes 4Gb for the same $30/month). There is also supposed to be an 'unlimited' handset LTE data (no tethering) plan for $50/month.
27. networkdood posted on 07 Dec 2011, 00:09 0 0
No, there is no unlimited with LTE phone, unless you were grandfathered in - 50.00 buys you 10GB, though, and if you unlock the tethering option use a SQLITE editor, then you can tether with it, too.
37. bloodline posted on 07 Dec 2011, 08:53 0 1
hello sweet heavenly blessed beauty.
you dun goofed and should of brought galaxy nexus
44. remixfa posted on 07 Dec 2011, 20:47 2 0
and we wonder why there is a lack of women on boards like these. geesh. lol
45. Droid_X_Doug posted on 07 Dec 2011, 21:14 1 0
+1. Shelley, ignore bloodline.
17. OriginalSIM posted on 06 Dec 2011, 21:50 5 3
Seriously.......... who cares. apple=disappointment city. Give me an Iphone that lives up to all the hype and i might change my mind. The rumor mill that is apples marketing department is hard at work again. Keeping the buzz. And no im not an Android fanboy. I would have an iphone if it didnt have a tiny girl screen and if it had lte. Gorilla glass wouldnt hurt either...
18. HTCiscool posted on 06 Dec 2011, 22:03 0 0
They still need to give the 4S a fair shot at life. They would have got a lot more buyers if they made the screen a little larger and changed the design slightly. iOS 6 hadbetter be something incredible And the new iPhone MUST have a bigger screen if it wants any chance at success. No one could care less about the chip I don't think but thedesign. needs to be changed, there needs to be an LTE radio, same amazing camera, and of course Siri.
19. xray174 posted on 06 Dec 2011, 22:03 2 1
if this is true this is very nice but ios is not for me
21. xray174 posted on 06 Dec 2011, 22:12 0 0
at that resolution the screen at least should be 4 inches just saying
26. shamataa posted on 07 Dec 2011, 00:05 0 0
It will be too late for them even if they do have it even thought i dont believe any of this crap until i actually see it.
41. ZayZay posted on 07 Dec 2011, 11:05 2 1
iphone 5S will be out in 2013 and it will still have 2010 specs.
31. Kalevro posted on 07 Dec 2011, 01:50 1 1
Well you know it's fake / Next iPhone is IPhone 4G/4-G networks after that /iPhone 4F/
with flash !
33. shelley.bevacqua posted on 07 Dec 2011, 05:52 5 1
I will most like return the Iphone quickly. I think I will feel restricted with it and the screen is tiny. I got is for it's photo and video taking qualities.
38. Fallout09 posted on 07 Dec 2011, 08:55 3 1
Best decision you have ever made. We welcome you back to reality and make sure you tell Siri goodbye before you leave.
39. bloodline posted on 07 Dec 2011, 08:57 0 0
lets be real here, what more can apple do ?
I really cannot see what more they can do with their OS ? from a simplistic point of view its near perfect, it does what it does and it does it well.
They already copied android notification system, are they going to copy widgets and homescreens now?
Obviously in terms of hardware, it will be bigger and better but the OS will stay the same.
the only thing apple can do is create good-ish apps like siri to claim as part of the package.
IMO iphone has reached its peak, it can offer no more - unless it has a complete re-vamp, but would that be to risky?
40. jacko (unregistered) posted on 07 Dec 2011, 10:44 3 1
if apple does bring them specs they sue others for having it even if android was first to bring them specs
apple why do you always have to copy then say everyone else is copying u
coz apple = fail
only apple marketing dont fail