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New iPhone parts start to leak, confirm 16:9 aspect ratio 4" screen

0. phoneArena 29 May 2012, 11:41 posted on

It's that time of the year again, and parts of the new iPhone are leaking out, providing a glimpse at what to expect from Cupertino this year...

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posted on 29 May 2012, 19:52 2

149. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

it's pretty common knowlege that Verizon turned down the first iPhone guy. xD

posted on 30 May 2012, 01:03 1

165. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

In fandroid troll world yes. In real life the facts are different.


Verizon CEO Ian Seidenberg sat down with Charlie Rose of Business Week and confirmed that Verizon was never in the running for the original iPhone.

posted on 30 May 2012, 01:14

166. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

oh. good enough for me but don't be an asshole about it. nobody wants an asshole to be right.

posted on 30 May 2012, 01:17 1

167. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

It just gets tiresome with the constant attacks and misinformation spread.

posted on 30 May 2012, 07:25 1

172. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

"Apple wanted a percentage of the monthly cellphone fees, say over how and where iPhones could be sold and control of the relationship with iPhone customers Jim Gerace, a Verizon Wireless vice president. "We said no. We have nothing bad to say about the Apple iPhone. We just couldn't reach a deal that was mutually beneficial."









like always, there are 300 articles that say 1 thing, and 1 article that says the opposite, and you can bet that taco will take that 1 article every time as fact as long as it agrees with his preconceived notions.

now, has anyone heard ofwww.tuaw.com????

i bet peeps have heard of engadget, USA today, wired, NY times, and the others. I wonder who we should believe.

posted on 30 May 2012, 11:26 1

180. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

My article is from a Verizon executive in 2011. Yours are all speculation from 2009 and before. Don't you think the Verizon executive who was part of the negotiations would know better.

Consider your source man and admit when you're wrong.

Just here you've already been proven wrong 3 times. King admitted he was wrong. Take his cue.

posted on 30 May 2012, 12:19

182. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

yet, mine is direct quoted from the VZW exec that made the decision way back in 2007, and the article is from the same time period.. HMM.. i wonder if they changed their public descriptions of the events because they were about to get the iphone deal closed?!? hmmmm..

i wonder if any company has ever done that in the history of the world before?? they have?? you dont say!!

posted on 30 May 2012, 12:33

183. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Which link?

posted on 30 May 2012, 12:50

184. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

try one. if your incapable of making a choice (which is why you hate android), the quote is from the first link. I tried to make it easy for you.

And again, all mine come with direct quotes from the VZW guy that made the decision, and they are all on trusted websites, not some random no name website.

posted on 30 May 2012, 11:30

181. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

If you actually read it the original interview is business week.


How did this Apple tieup come into being? What changed?

I don't think anything changed. It all started with Apple (AAPL), and Apple decided that it wanted one carrier in every major market. So Apple and AT&T consummated a deal three years ago. And because Apple was more focused on a single technology—the GSM technology—they chose AT&T. We had good discussions with them, but it was clear to us that they weren't looking to make a device for both sets of technologies.

posted on 30 May 2012, 07:18 2

171. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

not in taco land its not. you have to remember, in tacoland, apple makes all decisions... unless they are bad, then thats the eeeeevil samsung doing that.

posted on 29 May 2012, 18:23 1

140. kindlefireowner (Posts: 503; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Eroded market share. Apple sold 66 million iphones worldwide in the last 6 months. Name one android phone that sold over 20 million in the same time period. That would be none of them.

posted on 30 May 2012, 10:35

179. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

same sad fanboy response.

posted on 29 May 2012, 12:13 1

12. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

If you know the logic of Apple's design and sense of detail, you'll know that this is fake.

Probably some dual-sim chinese copy.

posted on 29 May 2012, 12:32

24. hepresearch (unregistered)

Just out of curiosity, what do you see here that causes you to think that?

posted on 29 May 2012, 12:19 2

14. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

I really do hope that they do switch to a micro usb port. Every single other manufacturer has signed onto making this the standard port for mobile phone tech. One of the biggest issues that I have had with Apple as a company for the entirety of educating myself about them is the strangle hold they hold on customers with thier choice to make everything propriatary to them. Maybe this change could signal a shift in Apple's philsophy and actually be better for us consumers as a whole. If they opened things up a bit more and really started to push the boundaries of technology again (like they did with the first iPhone, but haven't really done since) I might actually consider purchasing one of thier products. Having said that I am still holding my breathe on it.

posted on 29 May 2012, 13:09

53. mrochester (unregistered)

You'll probably find that there are a far, far greater choice of accessories available for Apple products than for any other platform. How many desktop docks would I have needed to buy if I bought an SGS, SGS2 and then an SGS3? 2, maybe 3? How many desktop docks have I needed to buy when I switched from the iPhone 3G to the 3GS, 4, and 4S? Precisely one, more than 3 years ago.

posted on 29 May 2012, 13:42

62. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

My point is that I would prefer if they played by the same rules of universal compatibility. I like the fact that with micro USB I can basically charge it anywhere I go becuase everyone has some type of micro USB charger in thier house. And the issues with Apples proprietary philosophy goes far beyond that of just the charging port... or the iPhone for that matter. They do this will all of thier products and you are forced to have to do everything thier way at whatever price they deem fit since you dont have many, if any, other choices.

posted on 29 May 2012, 15:39

100. mrochester (unregistered)

You're not forced to do it their way... you're free to buy a non-Apple product if you so wish. However, customers might CHOOSE to do it Apple's way, because they prefer it that way. There's your CHOICE right there, the thing you claim customer's apparently don't have.

posted on 29 May 2012, 15:42

103. mrochester (unregistered)

So can we please stop with this "lack of choice" nonsense meme? By complaining about the lack of choice, you're insinuating that the iPhone is the only smartphone worth buying and that customer's have to reluctantly put up with the way Apple does things to be able to own it. And I'm pretty sure you don't mean that at all...

posted on 29 May 2012, 12:22 1

16. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

definitely not believing this is what apple's bringing to the table... it can't be a bigger iphone 4.

i'll wait til more "leaked" photos come out in june.

posted on 29 May 2012, 12:23 3

17. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

That is not cool. The same crappy design has gotten a bit bigger and a bit of change.

posted on 29 May 2012, 21:49

158. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

and a different antenna.

posted on 29 May 2012, 12:31 2

20. ilia1986 (unregistered)

It's not 4". It's 3.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999​999999999999999999999 :P

posted on 29 May 2012, 12:37 2

27. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

Oh my God!! A 4" screen on the iPhone, this changes everything! Wait what, Samsung already made a phone with a 5.3" screen?!

posted on 29 May 2012, 12:49 1

41. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

But seriously if Apple has decided to go with the standard micro USB port I applaud them.

posted on 29 May 2012, 21:52

161. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

and my phone is 4.3" screen STILL BIGGER THAN Iphone.

posted on 29 May 2012, 13:01 1

48. frydaexiii (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Eww, looks like a horribly copied Xperia S...

posted on 29 May 2012, 13:02 1

49. jove39 (Posts: 1859; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Good for apple fans..they got screen real estate bump :)

posted on 29 May 2012, 13:12

54. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

I kinda dig the design, nice... now get rid of the home button and we are talking

posted on 29 May 2012, 14:25 1

79. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i would just like for them to make it capacitive so that the front is completely smooth. the iPhone should be over puberty by now so we should start seeing less pits in it's face i think. o:

posted on 29 May 2012, 16:19

118. hepresearch (unregistered)

Good idea. If Nokia can do that with the N9, then Apple can do it with the next iPhone, no problem. I am sure that Apple would not kill off support and a future for such a device right at release time, like Nokia decided to do...

posted on 29 May 2012, 14:08

69. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Well, there are some nice changes here in the design, good for iPhone users. Now let's just hope that iOS 6 will have changes. Nothing major, because if they do a complete overhaul of iOS, Apple will lose that simplicity thing that they've had for years. Just something new that iPhone users will be quick to adapt to. Looking forward to what Apple has to bring with the new iPhone, maybe they will bring some actual competition in an area other than popularity.

posted on 29 May 2012, 14:42

86. valapsp (Posts: 557; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

The new iPhone won't show up at WWDC. The keynote suggests.

posted on 29 May 2012, 15:23 1

95. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

Thats badd, still the same design, what are you doing Apple if this is real ???

Why not something different, like you always did, like Nokia did with the Lumia 800 & 900 :)

So stupid :)
I don't like it, nothing refreshing besides that little small connector and a cam placed above the call speaker, wauww what a disaster for iOS users -___- .

posted on 29 May 2012, 15:26

96. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)

literally just a thinner 4/4s with less bezel and more screen with some MINOR cosmetics. Internally could be a different story though... and when I say could I mean better!!!

posted on 29 May 2012, 15:46

105. mrochester (unregistered)

I doubt this is an Apple/the final iPhone product. However, I'm sure that it looking different will delight some of the Android fanatics who seem to be obsessed with ensuring that their new phone looks sufficiently different from their old one so that they can show off. Which is an ironic twist of fate I must say!

posted on 29 May 2012, 15:45

104. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

the bottom line is that after lg, iphone made a first full touch screen phone which was something like an archetype for all "next-gen touch centric devices".
Everyone remembers resemblance between samsung s and iphone (that was "the" spark and the beginning of their war). There's not much you can do to differentiate one phone from another. Generally, it's a slab with a huge display. They all look pretty much the same. Is it bad? Don't know. It's a matter of taste.

posted on 29 May 2012, 16:38

121. shamataa (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Dont expect too much u guys otherwise u r in for a dissapointment.

posted on 29 May 2012, 17:01

131. a961009 (Posts: 120; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)

Omg. Until now I hated iphone and this leaked design is damn good. I wanna buy!

posted on 29 May 2012, 17:07

133. pongkie (Posts: 538; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

why are you all so hyped about the design. Most of are going to cover it some-kind of rubber and plastic case

posted on 29 May 2012, 19:32

142. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

"The trick is, is it going to be enough to reignite the apple brand and take back some of its eroded market share?"

May 21st PA


May 16th PA


iOS grows from 16.9% to 22.9% world market share for smartphone. Almost 1 of 4 smartphones sold are iPhones.

posted on 29 May 2012, 20:58

152. chriski333 (Posts: 22; Member since: 05 May 2012)

Well that's just stupid it looks just like a iPhone 4 apple u fail!

posted on 30 May 2012, 01:34

168. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

I was hoping that Apple would use the Italian design. Instead I see this HTC One S look alike. Rather disappointing, hopefully this isn't the final look, otherwise Apple who's been accusing everyone of copying them is shooting itself in the foot.

posted on 30 May 2012, 04:40

170. bansidhar (Posts: 16; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)

It's not true ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

posted on 31 May 2012, 03:43

190. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

4' will add more appeal to it and great browsing experience too.

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