Here's how Apple could make the next iPhone and iPad thinner and lighter
1. Topcat488 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
I wouldn't want to watch a video on this thing at all... It's just not looking right, looooooonger but not wider. Eww. Bad Apple/Michael H. bad
9. stealthd (Posts: 956; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
You do realize when they made the iphone "looooooonger", they made it 16:9, the same as every other smartphone and HDTV out there, right?
10. andrejx (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)
every smartphone? what smartphone? this LG that is now old ...umm...3 years? 4? and at the time being, was it even a smart phone?
20. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2168; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
What are you talking about? He's absolutely right. Most smartphones have the same aspect ratio as the iPhone, 16x9. The only reason the iPhone looks longer is because people are still used to the 3x2 ratio old iPhones used to have. Also, iPhones have bigger top/bottom bezels which contributes to the effect.
17. Topcat488 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
That thing looks more like 20:9 so don't go trying to educate me boy.
@stealthd Soon we'll be seeing the iphone 7S S= Sword. Hahaha
25. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 280; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
go cry in a corner topcat, or should I say boy.
26. Topcat488 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Anytime new boy. 16:10 is a better ratio than this iSword.
3. Kishin (Posts: 600; Member since: 30 May 2013)
Apple these articles excite me all the time.
13. vincelongman (Posts: 1145; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
That would be awesome
Also there would be much less scratches and scuffs
because aluminum is 3H, which is very soft
titanium is 6H, which quite hard
But its not gonna had because titanium is expensive
OEMs wouldnt be able to make their flagships for $200
18. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5737; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I suspect that Apple will have to compromise and go with Stainless. Aluminum won't be able to support the extra thinness yet still be bend-resistant at the >6mm thickness that is being rumored.
22. vincelongman (Posts: 1145; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Stainless steel would be good, wouldn't scratch as easily as aluminum.
But Stainless steel would make the phone heavier
Personally, I would prefer a heavier phone vs a scratched phone
24. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5737; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Then it is back to titanium. Maybe a three year contract term gets the subsidized price back to $200 for a 16gb edition?
5. AfterShock (Posts: 2799; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
A difference that will never be felt by human hands.
6. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
I hope iphone 6 wont be a disappointment. I am also more excited about iOS 8 than the phone. We already know it will be a larger phone by now.
8. PAPINYC (Posts: 2277; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Praytell, what will iOS 8 (aka iOS 7.998599) bring you?
21. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
It will maybe bring new UI like iOS 7 actually did. Considering Jony Ive got like 8 months to make it work and under immense pressure to make it done by Sept... I expect iOS 8 will be a much improvement.
7. PAPINYC (Posts: 2277; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
"Here's how Apple could make the next iPhone and iPad thinner and lighter"......
iHeard that Apple has invented something called iPaper and they will build their new devices beginning in late 2014 with this new material, hence, achieving flexible displays and lighter devices. Unfortunately, the iPaper is still iFlammable which can lead to more eXplosions; guess still not "perfect"??!
14. saurik (Posts: 86; Member since: 13 May 2013)
You gotta change your doctor, bro. This one's cheating you.
16. PAPINYC (Posts: 2277; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
You wish you were the REAL Saurik, you're nothing but an iMposter!! At least I'm the one and only PAPINYC, regardless of my doctor.
19. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5737; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Actually, I suspect that Apple will be taking a page out of the Lumia 1520 design playbook - thin edges that mask a thick body. I wonder if MS will sue for infringing its design patent?
23. remtothemax (Posts: 233; Member since: 02 May 2012)
...what is even the point of this comment?