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Apple's 5.44" phablet orders pegged at only 10 million, due to the $280 sapphire display yield

0. phoneArena 06 May 2014, 08:43 posted on

That elusive Apple phablet with a 5"+ display is likely to stay elusive for quite some time, if the latest rumors from China are to be believed. It's been rumored numerous times already that besides the 4.7" iPhone 6, Apple is in the endgame of outing a phablet with a 5.5" display. The current speculation pegs the screen size at exactly 5.44 inches, but says that Apple is still going for a display made of sapphire crystal with it. This material is extremely light and durable, and Apple recently acquired enough furnaces to produce 200 million of those tough panels...

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posted on 06 May 2014, 16:52

44. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)


At least Microsoft doesn't have an obsession of keeping other hardware makers from touching their OS like Apple does. But yeap Linux/Opensource FTW.

posted on 06 May 2014, 17:56

48. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


may be the most expensive contract price 399$ for 2 yr

posted on 07 May 2014, 06:14

57. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


So wrong DUUUUDE.... EVEN IF Apple released an iPhablaWannabe, it would never offer the software or features available on the Note 3 (or Note 2); it would just be an oversized iPhone or an undersized iPad - either way it would still be one OVERPRICED iDuD with the same ole BORING (I wanna slit my wrists) obsolete features. I can accomplish the same by gluing two iPhone 4S'sss together.

posted on 06 May 2014, 09:33

14. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


They'll make their profit, one way or another off users.
Probably force carriers to subsidize over three or four years on contact to end users.

posted on 06 May 2014, 13:08

32. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Oh god that would be a vile trend for Apple to start.

posted on 06 May 2014, 19:20

53. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


If they can't get the carriers to bite on a higher entry price, the next step is a longer term for the contract. I think Canada has three year contract terms as one example. One way or another, Apple is trying to iScrew the customer.

posted on 06 May 2014, 09:48

17. redmd (Posts: 1314; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Interesting. I like Apple for their small sizes.

posted on 06 May 2014, 10:01 5

18. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


This is great. I hope Apple continues to price themselves out of the mainstream mobile device market.

posted on 06 May 2014, 11:01 5

21. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


That is one reason for Android and WP gaining market share.

posted on 06 May 2014, 16:54

45. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)


Choice + Freedom > iCult. It's only a matter until history will repeat itself, just like with computers. Apple's days are numbered and the iWatch won't save them.

posted on 06 May 2014, 17:57

49. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Wish they would get out of the mobile market. All they do is sue everyone. They want to CONTROL THE MOBILE industry.

posted on 06 May 2014, 11:06 8

22. Planterz (Posts: 2110; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


So with Apple's price inflation, what will this phone ultimately cost? $1500 for the 16gb model? $2000 for the 64gb?

posted on 06 May 2014, 12:27 1

30. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I cant wait to see the price....and how Apple is going to justify it....

Surprise us Apple and make it cost similar to current phones.

posted on 06 May 2014, 14:26 2

36. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Nah.. they'll just give it an insanely high price tag and then make you believe that this is prefect amount that you should be paying for such a beautiful and powerful device that has an extra row of icons.!

posted on 06 May 2014, 16:55 1

46. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)


But but but dat Retina Display though.

posted on 06 May 2014, 11:42 3

24. corporateJP (Posts: 2453; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Apple.

Fail.

posted on 06 May 2014, 12:05

27. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Can't even produce a phablet, and when they do it'll be out of reach, really I'd rather get a flagship droid or wp along with a high end tablet and still have money left,

posted on 06 May 2014, 12:19 1

28. Ninetysix (Posts: 2569; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


R u m o r.

posted on 06 May 2014, 12:24 2

29. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


yes, I know .. but knowing apple and knowing greed and sh-ee-p costumers .. well you get the picture ..

posted on 06 May 2014, 14:44

37. attagent (Posts: 4; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


People who's owns a ferrari doesn't ask about price, just quality, those persons iphone phablet was disigned for.

posted on 06 May 2014, 15:01 2

38. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


No, when a company produces ten million of a product it's definitely not for the one percent. A lot of customers would like to think they're society's elite but it's just not true.

posted on 06 May 2014, 16:38

41. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


When you say quality....that can have different meanings...

Quality of components, materials...or quality as in more reliable....

I remember when BMW's had more issues than Toyota, Nissan, Honda, etc.

In those cases...which is quality to you......and that will tell yourself what type of person you are, what you want most.

Me...I want dependable, reliable over premium materials....

posted on 06 May 2014, 16:57

47. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)


Ferrari is usually owned by another brand (I know ford owned it for awhile but they sold it to increase profit margins) because it's not really profitable. It's more of marketing move. Problem with Apple they don't have affordable phones and with Freedom + Choice of Android. Apple will be completely destroyed by Android.

posted on 06 May 2014, 19:06

52. muhsen (Posts: 281; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


Off topic : Ford never owned ferrari. There was some talk long ago but nothing came out. Fiat does own ferrari and recently owns chrysler/jeep. Anyway, ferrari sales increase every year and bring some profit to fiat so do iphone sales with Apple.

posted on 06 May 2014, 19:49 1

54. antonioli (Posts: 200; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Ok, I'm selling my car to buy it. Is anyone interested to buy?

posted on 06 May 2014, 20:46

55. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Closer to becoming an ipad mini. And they'll call it innovation. Wow. Really amazing. And the best part of it. is just you can download apps so that your small brother/sister/child can play with it. While you just use it to call and text and Bragg to your friends that you have ifruit. How happy.

posted on 07 May 2014, 06:16

58. JunitoNH (Posts: 1931; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


And the Galaxy Tab, entire series, and Nexus 7 don't look like phones?

posted on 06 May 2014, 21:55

56. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I kind of feel bad for anyone buying this iPhablet wannabe - it will still be smaller than many Android devices and cost so much more - 299 2 yr price - probably 899 at full price...when will these people ever learn...

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