Hot Rumors: Apple iPhone 5S with 13MP camera coming in July; Retina display iPad mini in October
0. phoneArena 26 Jan 2013, 00:20 posted on
It is rumor time as the clock ticks us into a weekend after a crazy week that saw Apple and RIM reverse roles and someone with a track record for knowing what is happening inside Apple says that the Apple iPhone 5S will launch in July sporting a 13MP camera; also on the schedule is a version of the Apple iPad mini with a Retina display screen...
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18. jove39 (Posts: 1826; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
What about rumours of iPhone with Qualcomm soc...that'd be exciting.
67. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Not too mention their using sony camera technology
25. supersammyfans (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
Alright, not a Apple haters or a supporter, but if Apple wanted to get my money, at least please modified the iOS user interface and make it much more interesting than now, i had a iPhone 3G few year back and until i still looking at the same UI at the latest iPhone 5. This is the reason why now i having a Galaxy Nexus and Lumia 800 in my hand right now...
27. daftastic (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)
I would prefer if Apple stuck with their phone sizes now. This whole 5" screen fiasco is about as ridiculous as comparing e-peens.
If they could fit a 5" edge-to-edge screen in a phone not bigger than the Xperia V, that would be perfect.
Now about their OS, it seriously needs an update. It's been like that for almost half a decade and the icon rows could cause death by boredom if it wasn't for Jailbreaking.
28. MaineMan91 (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
wait..... how much you wanna bet they add some feature to the 5s thats been out for like 2 years and call it innovative SMH!!!!!
29. GeekMovement (Posts: 2155; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
BORING. 13mpx is nothing new. 4.8" screen is nothing new. Retina display is nothing new. Will the blind fans still follow as time goes by? The ones I know in person will... apparently nothing can stop them from being an apple fan. I will apparently be their counselor when the sad days come.
30. Luuthian (Posts: 240; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Apple's hardware has peaked IMO. There's only so much more they're going to do with a blank slate design besides change what material it's made of. Time to focus on the UI. They've pumped a huge amount of time into iTunes look and feel... When are we going to see that same vision spread into the operating system? I honesty feel that, while the mass hysteria isn't likely to return, they would at least get some much needed recognition with a new and useful interface.
31. affandi (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Haha, I would laugh sooo hard if Apple comes up with a iPhone 5s this year. Think about it, a 4 inch 640p phone in 2013, that would be terrible even 3 years ago! (To top it off, it has the same design as the outgoing model from last year). While the rest of the manufacturers brings us sweet 5 inch 1080p phones. Thank god that 'people' are slowly starting to wake up and notice it.
My point is, in 2012 people said 'Meh' to the iPhone 5, in 2013.. people will be embarrased to be seen with the 5s.
32. compaq (Posts: 8; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)
i think a 0.3" upgrade to a 4.3'' screen would be better.i mean 4.3 incher is compact enough.plus they must increase the res. to atleast 720p if not more.(even 720p isn't the most cutting edge now but still)
about the UI well it's been a cliche.it needs to be modernised.
40. darkkjedii (Posts: 20080; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Agreed. I love the ip5 great phone but apple needs to start stepping it up year over year, and ditch the two year refresh cycle. 4.3 would b perfect, as apple tries to appeal to the mainstream with the iPhone. I have the note 2 also, and holding it is a pain in the rear. Even when I use one handed operation it's a pain, cuz the phone is so big and slippery. Putting it n a case just made it wider, and thicker... So I see y apple wants to keep the iPhone smaller, but it can b a little bigger and still b very manageable like my fiancés Htc 8x, which is 4.3.
33. drzonw (Posts: 12; Member since: 14 Jan 2013)
All you guys saying that the iPhone wont sell anymore since it is hardware inferior compared to all those quad core 4.5"+ phone monsters out there have to take into account that the vast majority of mobile phone customers aren't all that tech savvy and they just don't care (or even know) how many cores or how much ppi their phone has. All that matters is that to them it looks cool, it is seen as cool to have one (although probably less than earlier on) and the phone i lag-less. I do agree that what would be most refreshing is an OS overhaul, but they can't overdo it too, because their followers are used to a certain feel of it and I'm sure it could be easily ruined.
70. jroc74 (Posts: 5996; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
This basically sums it up pretty much.
Although....did fans have a problem when OS X made UI changes? I think Apple could change the iOS UI and fans will accept it. Maybe...
118. -SEUL8TR- (Posts: 113; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)
If they arnt, why did SS sell 40million S3?
38. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4274; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
*SPOILER ALERT* The iPhone 5S will look exactly like the iPhone 5, it will only have a better camera and an improved processor, just like they have done for every other S version of the iPhone. iOS 7 will also be the same as iOS 6 with 200+ new "features", of which only a handful will actually be noticed!
Come on guys, it's the same every year.
89. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4274; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
But it's true. Apple's been consistent for the past 6 years, it's fairly easy to anticipate what the next iPhone launch will be like.
58. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
but samsung seem to be doing the same thing now, just re-using the s3's design for there devices
so id say if both the iphone and new samsung look the same there both been lazy. only difference is on here only apple get pulled apart for the same design where samsung get praised lol
but back to topic, apple isnt stupid whatever people think they know there slipping so better bring there A game
64. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10439; Member since: 14 May 2012)
There's a difference between they're and there. You should look into it sometime.
On topic: Apple was completely predictable with the announcement of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. iPhone 5 design leaked into the internet months BEFORE it was announced and had all the specs that were leaked. Apple is bad at keeping secrets.
They need to change iOS this year before the Galaxy S4, Note III, Xperia Z, Optimus G Pro, HTC Droid DNA, Lumia 920, Blackberry Z10 take complete dominance of the smartphone market across the globe.
74. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
sorry didnt know i had to get an english scholar to check my comments especially when half on here (like yourself) i doubt have the intellect to judge others anyway
anyway back to the topic
we all know the iphone 5 was leaked and it was a big let down.....have i said it wasnt no your just rehashing the same tired anti apple lines again. move on
second i said apple arent stupid, they know there slipping. if they drop there arrogance they can still bring it all back. people who think apple will dissapear overnight are some of the worst fanboys around.
again i never said they dont need to change iOS. in fact ive said many time they need to bring some big changes to it as it now looks dated.
you didnt read my comment did you, you just jumped in with the usual lines. as for the galaxy s4 if they keep the design of the s3 and just modify it arent they doing what you criticize apple for doing?
the only 2 phones that should make a real impact right now are the 920 (which it has) and the sony xperia Z. both companies need them too and overall there much better designed and build then samsungs offerings
80. darkkjedii (Posts: 20080; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Well said chaotic. He needed to be checkd. By the way, I purposely left out the e so he'd spell check me.
124. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
lol Papa...the correct spelling, for his statement, is 'their.'
79. darkkjedii (Posts: 20080; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Exactly read the article about Sammy releasing the galaxy grand and you'll see its just a hybrid of the s3/note 2. 5 in. screen wvga resolution and 4.1.2 nothing major or innovating, but still a good device. How's it going chaotic?
48. jameshoe (unregistered)
Well, I heard that Nokia intend to announce third PuerView smartphone
51. BigBoss10 (Posts: 264; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)
IM NOT AN APPLE HATER BUT AN IPHONE HATER!!!
53. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Not happening. These same rumors pop up every year because android phones already have all this and instead you get a minor update lol
59. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
nokia had a bigger camera before android whats your piont?
ohh you believe android are the first with everything and apple copies. please get a grip what was the note 2 to the original note? not a giant leap was it.
so just wait till you see the thing
95. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4274; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Note - 1.4 GHz dual core Exynos 4212, 1 GB RAM, 1280x800 5.3" Pentile display ~285 ppi, substitute Exynos for Snapdragon when LTE was a factor, 2,500 mAh battery
Note II - 1.6 GHz quad core Exynos 4412, 2 GB RAM, 1280x720 5.5" RGB display ~265 ppi, LTE fix for Exynos 4412, 3,100 mAh battery, enhanced S-Pen with 4 times the levels of sensitivity from the OG Note and better software features.
Seemed like a pretty big leap to me.
98. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
really all that is is small upgrades
sorry but when android users slate the iphone for it small updates then praise samsung for the same its very hypocritical
those with the original note didnt see the need to get the note 2 as there wasnt enough there for it.
99. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4274; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Well, the 4412 is literally two 4212's stacked on top of each other; that plus the small boost in clock speed doubled performance (sometimes more) when comparing benchmarks. That's a big improvement.
It doubled the RAM, which wasn't really necessary in the first place and effectively made it future proof.
The new S-AMOLED HD panel in the Note II was much ahead of the Note I, when comparing images the Note II's display was sharper than even that of the GS3, despite being about 60 ppi behind it, and that's a major improvement. Source for that;
The fact that LTE wasn't a trade off anymore was a BIG one. You didn't have to give up data speeds (if your area supported it) for power, which was big considering the only LTE solution at the time was the S4, which was notably behind the 1.6 GHz 4412 in benchmarks.
The S-Pen was an obvious one, they quadrupled the sensitivity and that's pretty significant.
The battery was huge as well, literally. At about 30% increase from the previous generation plus the power efficiency of quad core equated to a massive increase in battery life.
That's just hardware. Software was a major factor in the Note II. Touchwiz in the Note I was pretty ugly and was lacking in terms of "Note" features compared to the Nature UX of the Note II. If I had the Note I, I would've gotten the Note II just because of the software.
The Note II was a very significant upgrade, a lot of people who bought the Note I felt a need to get the Note II just because of software, and ended up getting it because of the major improvements in hardware.
116. drzonw (Posts: 12; Member since: 14 Jan 2013)
So it's a well executed evolution of the device, not a whole new revolutionary project, but sometimes that's all you need. No one should expect that each new successor to a device will have breathtaking technological advancements. The thing (difference) with apple is that when they add a few minor features and make a tiny hardware change, they praise the device as the most amazing, wonderful, sophisticated thing on earth... and in reality it's only a tiny upgrade.
65. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Yawn. Next news please. It still looks the same too me anyway
83. nasznjoka (Posts: 396; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
The success of s4 or the dissapointments will determine 5s performance
87. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
It is too bad that APPLE rips their customers off with charging 100.00 more for 16 GB extra storage and 200.00 more for 48GB more storage...
88. darkkjedii (Posts: 20080; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
And u said that to say what exactly? U made no point
92. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4274; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
He made a good point. He was saying it's too bad Apple's price to memory ratio is off the charts, which has been a long time problem with them. Flash storage costs less than a dollar to the GB (not sure on exact figure), so charging $100 for 16 extra GB is outrageous, and ends up in Apple getting profit more than 7 times over original costs for the 32 GB model, and more than 4 times over for the 64 GB model.
At least on Verizon with the Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD, you get double the storage AND a much larger battery for an extra $100, along with the option to buy a micro SD card.
96. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)
can't wait for the 5S as a proud owner of the 4S is that time to upgrade...
107. GaryBusey (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)
YOU f**kING IDIOTS, WHY ARE YOU ENTERTANING RUMORS???????? PATHETIC CHODES. YOUR HAVING ORGASMS OVER LIES.
117. jsdechavez (Posts: 728; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
This was rather fast. Minimal upgrade. And don't mention innovative, you'll be lying... Expect Apple shares to dip further! woohoo!
121. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
I'll look forward to the Nokia "eos" instead. Sorry Apple, not impressed.
122. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
@chaoticrazor ... That's why Apple don't hesitate to sue Samsung. Copying all the way down to strategy.
123. joey18 (Posts: 589; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)
is only rumor apple allways bring so simple items 5s multi colors ios 7 nothing new apple share go down
125. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Um... how about fixing your bendable liquid metal frame first...
Please redesign the phone and the OS...