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Is this the Apple iPhone 5's display assembly?

0. phoneArena 19 Aug 2012, 22:26 posted on

Pictures obtained by smartphone repair shop UBREAKiFIX.com from one of its distributors claim to show the display assembly for the upcoming Apple iPhone 5; the pictures don't really offer anything new, but a closeup does reveal serial numbers to "prove" the authenticity of the photos...

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posted on 19 Aug 2012, 22:40 23

1. turk_az (Posts: 25; Member since: 11 May 2012)


it's gonna look as same as old models ... i don't know who's gonna buy that old boring design ?
i'm thinking maybe they are really smocking cracks

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 00:25 3

31. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5586; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It is just soo hard to look at a slightly taller and thinner phone and get excited. Add in a UI that is so 2010 (maybe 2009?), and the 'new' iPhone is just a Yawn.

Best wishes to those who are eagerly anticipating the new iPhone. Unfortunately, you don't know what you are missing in JB (even ICS for that matter).

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 03:03 1

44. Shino (Posts: 182; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


And JB(ics) is?

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 03:44 3

46. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5586; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


JB = Jelly Bean (aka Android v. 4.1)
ICS = Ice Cream Sandwich (aka Android v. 4.0)

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 08:38 1

52. Shino (Posts: 182; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Wow, android? R U sure, dude? I have had android phone, but to compare it with an iPhone, wait a sec:) Android is a nice OS(athough copied), but I'd take one only for a second phone, never for my main one. I use 4S and Nokia now.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 11:00

57. joey_sfb (Posts: 2716; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


What a false statement, if you have used an android phone or tablet you would know that iOS and Android have different feature sets and UI. I don't get it why an iOS fanboy would lie about this sort of thing.

Features that iOS lack;
1. Bluetooth file transfer
2. Third Party Apps Multitasking capabilities
3. UI Widgets.
4. Open App Stores vs iTune (a clear monopoly)

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 23:08

64. flamencoguy (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


Copied? You are smoking crack!. And believe what Steve Jobs said. There is no basis to this. Google develops Android. It is 100% genuine using Linux as a starting point. Do what you want but speak the truth and not wild accusations.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 23:10

65. flamencoguy (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


And you did not even know what JB is. So you don't know that is is copied. Quote your source !

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 04:15 2

48. E.N. (Posts: 2231; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


A lot of people critiqued the hell out of the SGIII and some people who own wish that it was built slightly better with better materials and a better design, some even saying that its a step backwards from the SGII's design. And look how well the device is doing.... From the rumored pictures of the Note 2, the designs is going to be pretty damn similar to the original Note, and the Note 2 is most likely going to be a great seller also. Why is there so much complaining about the iPhone's design? These images are AT LEAST an average design, maybe even a little above.

I'm awaiting the new iPhone, so thanks for your wishes. As long as this iPhone is not an "S" version, I think it will be a pretty solid choice for anyone out there looking for a new phone, we'll just have to see. I will be missing some cool features in JB, but there's also a lot to love about iOS too. You've made your decision to go with Android, so you should give others the space to make their own decision. I love how Android users advocate choice and deciding what you want in a phone, but then they attack users who do just that. Oh the hypocrisy!

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 22:49 7

4. HTCOE (Posts: 431; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


i noticed that the front facing camera is in a similar position to the one o the ipod (middle)

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 22:55 7

5. iWorld (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I agree Android is the way to customize things and much more. but, when it comes to smoothness no one can compete with iPhone. Dont blindly down vote this comment

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:01 13

6. frydaexiii (Posts: 1187; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Yeah, say that to project butter...Androids are just as smoother if you use espier launcher or iLauncher, but who in their right mind would do that?

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:02 9

7. Cerberusa2a (Posts: 33; Member since: 24 May 2012)


While iphone is very smooth with opening files and scrolling etc. I have been using jelly bean recently and i got to say, apple has its hands full with this android update.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:06 10

8. ilia1986 (unregistered)


As an iPhone 4 user - I've noticed a relatively high amount of lag ever since iOS 5. Even after closing all "background" apps - there is lag when going to the spotlight, for instance. Or when installing an app and scolling the home screen. Such things didn't exist in iOS 4.x

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:09 9

12. frydaexiii (Posts: 1187; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I noticed that in my friend's half-a-year old iPhone 4 and 4Ss too. Playing games like Infinity Blade lags like hell, and on some of the worst iPhones, even scrolling Facebook lags.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:37 8

23. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


And also it lags playing 1080p. And can't open YouTube desktop website!

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:22 8

13. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 906; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


objection WP is the smoothest my friend has iphone 4 after 2 years it's now laggy as SH*T

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:24 6

14. Captain_Doug (Posts: 748; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


How about knowingly downvote? Jellybean is running pretty smooth on my Dinc2. Don't speak for everyone and expect to not be downvoted.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:33 5

19. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Why wouldn't it be, the OS is half-Baked, doesn't run any apps at the back ground, the phone was made to launch just apps.....

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:42 3

26. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


I read the comment. i dont blindly down voted this! what u said is utter crap. S3 and S2 are soooo smooth.. and with project butter for jelly bean, android phones in the future will be as smooth as the iPhone- or even more smoother. :)

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 23:13

66. flamencoguy (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


They also crash and freeze alot. You just don't see it.
http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:07 12

9. abish1234 (Posts: 51; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


ugliest mobile ever!!!

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:35 4

21. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Surely is, and does look....

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:07 9

10. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Apple is way behind android..

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:44 6

28. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Android's new Jelly bean. Windows Phone 8. Firefox OS. and the anticipated Blackberry 10 OS. APPLE.. YOU LOSE! THESE new OSes Will crush ur proprietary iOS!

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:07 6

11. frydaexiii (Posts: 1187; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Ok, that's just what the Galaxy SII LTE is to the Galaxy SII, larger screen with added LTE & NFC (That is if they even put LTE in). Come on, I know Apple fans always have low expectations when it comes to their products so they don't seem disappointed when the product is underwhelming , but this is just sad & pathetic. I still wonder how a company who releases minor updates as major product still have a running in the current market, idiots who still buy their crap is my guess.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:29 7

17. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


The downside with this is not that its a bigger screen, the idea of stretching it and having it all long and narrow and just... weird looking.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:34 4

20. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


+1 from me, and agree.....!

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 01:12

40. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I think it is from the expectation of perfect. Since they already know every versions are gonna look same there's a perfectionist mentality like "next version is going to be perfect"

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:29 4

16. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


Ahh, Apple once again working their iMagic -- selling incrementally updated products as "revolutionary" innovations.

Almost like the Call of Duty in the smartphone/tablet industry.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:37 4

22. wendygarett (unregistered)


Bought an android phone few months ago and I tested thanks to the advice from fandroid... It AWESOME!!!

However, you cannot stop me to buy this iPhone tho, collecting the iPhone is always my hobby since 2007...

Android is awesome, but it will never be as cool as iPhone. I'm saving money to buy this, and please fandroid, stop bashing on every Apple article would ya :)

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:42 6

25. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Now this is the real wendygarret, siding on Apple now.... We all no you are Snapdragon Apple loyal.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 00:01 3

30. wendygarett (unregistered)


Actually, I'm currently using android phone to text You now. But I'm collecting the iPhone just as an hobby. Most of them are second handed :)

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:43 4

27. wendygarett (unregistered)


Feel free to thumb me down just because you cannot afford my hobby :)

at least I have taken your advice to taste android but you guys never taste ios before and yet bashing on every Apple article :)

I will buy this no matter what... YOU HEAR ME!!!

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:53 1

29. fanboy (Posts: 38; Member since: 07 Mar 2011)


buy some sex first...your the real life 40yrs old v........? i saw on taboo tonight

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 01:00

34. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5586; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


This reply is being composed on an iPad3 with iOS v. 5.1.1. The OS is the same on the iPhone 4/4S. Sorry, but iOS v. 5.1.1 is soo outdated compared to Android ICS or JB. iOS v. 6 is just an incremental upgrade over 5. The same can be said for the iPhone 5 (or whatever Apple ends up calling it) - an incremental upgrade. Certainly not worth eating a contract termination fee on top of the cost of the phone.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 01:03 1

36. wendygarett (unregistered)


But Apple start to use its own maps :)

I can't wait to try it :)

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 01:12

39. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5586; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


When you try the Apple maps app, be sure to try it in a place you are familiar with. It would ruin your experience if you got lost using the maps app. It will take a while before the maps app is comparable to what Google has. Meanwhile, Googe will continue to improve Googe Maps....

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 01:23 1

41. wendygarett (unregistered)


Lol so you're sayin Apple will not improve its maps for the rest of our live? Lolol

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 02:03

42. Savage (unregistered)


No no! They will improve it. Just one update a year. Like they did with Siri.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 02:13

43. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5586; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


And in the 1 year that Apple update its maps app, Google will probably release at least 2 significant Maps updates. They (Google) just released an update that provides the ability to store maps on the handset - great if you are going to an area with no cellular coverage.... Try doing that with the Apple maps app.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 23:21

67. flamencoguy (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


And now who is copying whom?
I hope Google can sue Apple.
As you see Apple originates very little but mostly copies something other people started. They bought Siri, They did not develop it themselves. Check it out for yourself. I am not lying.
They will come up with something called Apple Earth next? What a bunch of low life copycats.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:40 6

24. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


WOW! I'M MINDBLOWNED! SO REVOLUTIONARY.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 00:42 2

32. androidornothing (Posts: 143; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Im so suprised when people say whos gonna buy this same old stupid boring design phone!!!!!! PLEASE PEOPLE OPEN YOUR EYES!!!!! iSheeep will buy anything Apple throws in front of them. Apple will get on the stage and present the 4' inch iPhone like its the most revolutionary screen size in the world!!

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 01:01 3

35. wendygarett (unregistered)


I don't care !! I want that iPhone!!! I do I do I do!!!

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 00:52

33. technut (Posts: 52; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Is it just me, or is a 4 inch display too small? I have a droid RAZR with a 4.3" display and just wish it was a tad bit bigger. I'm not trying to put down apple, nor am I blind... but come on, make a phone with a 4.5 - 5 inch display preferably closer to 5. Most people use their phones to do more than make phone calls these days.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 01:07

37. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5586; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Also, with the dinky display, the iPhone will never have a 720p display resolution. Just so that the user can text one-handed (Woopee! that must be better than sex...). Bet you never knew that you really needed to be able to text one-handed, did you?

Apple knows better than you do what you really need....

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 09:54

55. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Some people only have one hand, while millions of others have small hands

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 01:09

38. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Weird Phone

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 07:42 5

49. xtian1103 (Posts: 355; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Apple will sell millions of this phone just like samsung sold millions of galaxy s3. Apple users will definitely buy this one just like android users patronize the s3. There's no variety on android handsets anymore, it's only samsung market.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 08:21 2

50. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Question? Why is it android users hate apple so much, but feel they have to come on all the apple articles to post that hate? If u hate apple so much y even click on the article, or do u jus want to insult apple users with stupid comments? Just asking.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 09:46 2

53. darryl12132 (Posts: 22; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)


Thats what i ask myself everyday

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 09:53 2

54. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Just makes no sense bro. I never see apple users patrolling android articles to bash them,and the android users. It also won't make a difference to apples users either. Just wasted time I guess

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 08:23 1

51. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Not all the comments r stupid, but c'mon 99% is enough to say all.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 10:12

56. Virile (Posts: 38; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


The headphone jack next to the dock connector is a turn off, the headphone jack should always be next to the power button imo.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 18:02

60. Aeires (unregistered)


Looks almost exactly like the iPhone4S, not really much to see OMG, IT HAS A 4 INCH SCREEN, I GOTTA GET IT, EVEN IF I HAVE TO STAND IN LINE FOR 3 WEEKS!

That sums it up, it'll sell millions, even though.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 19:34

63. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6215; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Is this article necessary? It looks the freaking same except it have a different charging port. and yet it still will have battery life issues

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 00:51

68. ndrey (Posts: 41; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


developed by samsung

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