New iPhone rumored to come redesigned, feature a 4-inch screen
0. phoneArena 10 Apr 2012, 02:52 posted on
Apple is planning to launch a completely redesigned iPhone in the third quarter of the year with a 4-inch display and sleek unibody case…
This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here
1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"We saw a big chunk of last year’s rumors about the iPhone go into the garbage bin, so we’d take this with an extra grain of salt. Just in case." - Exactly!
2. galanoth (Posts: 284; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)
Have owned every iPhone since the original and I'm hoping for a bigger screen. Big screen plus at least 720 resolution for my next phone in June :D
3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
And what if there won't be a bigger screen and 720 resolution, do you still buy it?
I guess, yes, you will! And if I'm right, then why? Because it is Apple? :)
101. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
oh arent u so smart? you know, not ever apple user goes after iphones because it has an apple logo... some people actually like ios? and please dont call said people stupid and uneducated because they have been documented to be rich and smart... but then again android fans tend to cite that as a negative as well... just cant be pleased...
but seriously, having an iphone isnt "apple following"-- for a lit of people its better than any other phone.. be a little respectful
102. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"...and please dont call said people stupid and uneducated because they have been documented to be rich and smart..."
Can you show me where I'm saying that they are stupid?
105. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
u just made a comment about how apple users buy apple products because it has an apple logo on it… which is unfair to say because most dont (maybe some do but not all)
10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Also if you have made decision to buy iPhone, you shouldn't bother about the specifications, because they shouldn't be important for you.
16. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
Best comment of the year !
It is so true : with apple you buy what they offer. You have no other choice. They decide for you. Same device for all fans
17. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Isn't that like the pot calling the kettle black?
A guy shares his opinions and out comes the hate posts. You wonder if the android camp are just bitter at the core.
18. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
What hate posts? I also ask a question and share mine opinion! :)
54. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)
nobody ask you for your opinion and honestly we dont care... can you leave now
60. eyephone (banned) (Posts: 69; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
This apple article is all haters and trolls and dislikes
I dont see any apple users.
there all android fans.
61. eyephone (banned) (Posts: 69; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
Why should he leave. Whats ur problem! So much hate and trolls.... cant face the truth!
73. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)
look is for his own good read his post.. it show anger and dislike.. is not good for a person to post angry comments, when we need his opinion we will call him and since you are his lawyer... what truth.. my truth is different than your so what is your point.. again?..
62. eyephone (banned) (Posts: 69; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
U do care thats why u telling
Him to leave...
66. eyephone (banned) (Posts: 69; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
Open ur eyes or do u need a shave.
90. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"nobody ask you for your opinion..."
First, don't talk for all!
I don't think that someone asked your opinion too, but that doesn't mean that you cant express it. There is facility for commenting and I can freely express mine opinion, so I do it.
"...honestly we dont care..."
Again, don't talk for all. You - doesn't mean we!
"...can you leave now"
Yes, I can, but I won't.
94. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)
and it took you 4 hours to come up with this... ok don't leave.. stay.. that way you can entertain me with your nonsense... home boy lol
95. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"and it took you 4 hours to come up with this... "
Yes, because I also have a real life.
106. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
he might be referring to the subtle, indirect jabs you are taking at iOS. the level of hatred Android fans have for iOS is disturbing. almost like a jealous sibling who wants all the attention. the android camp is definitely bitter at the core. the reality is that everything we buy someone decides for you what device is capable of. Apple is not much different than Toyota or Samsung Electronics. b/c you put your measly $200-$300 on the table for a phone doesn't entitle you to say what goes on w/it b/c at the end of the day...you don't know how to build a phone. have your opinion, which is cool, but where Android fans cross the line (constantly) is that they look down @ those who don't like what they like. open-platform user...closed mind, its an oxymoron...to sum it up, pot calling the kettle black.
27. frydaexiii (Posts: 1176; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Nope, we're just bitter that Apple still exist...They should go back to their little hole and continue making retard computers for their wannabe hipster fanbase.
53. eyephone (banned) (Posts: 69; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
Apple was made for hipsters and scruffy people
55. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)
sorry but you will be bitter for a long time.. just saying..
63. eyephone (banned) (Posts: 69; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
Every apple article and forums are full of hate trolls
And dislikes u dont see any ifans or users there
All fandroids get over it
31. denmcdon (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jun 2009)
no... they just know its a great non lagging phone that will work right out of the box.
37. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
If I took everything off my home screens except the 4 main buttons and used no other themes, my phone would NEVER lag. But since I like different themes and can use live Widgets, then every now and then slow down my phone showing a little lag.
39. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
@denmcdon: By "work" you mean dropping connections, having crummy signal strength, bricking after a factory update, and that shatters from a short drop? Sounds great, very appealing.
45. denmcdon (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jun 2009)
no works period there are 4 iphones in my house not 1 problem.all phones will shatter from a fall my note did.
50. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
That's because the iPhone is only a screen with icons, NOTHIG MORE. Android OS uses more resources for more apps running and Widgets running in the background. This has already been talked about a thousand times. Who are you trying to convince here? My Evo s**t on the IPhone 4 except for the screen and my Photon s**ts on the iPhone 4s again except for the screen. There's not 1 thing, READ THIS,NOT ONE THING the iPhone can do my Photon can't do. Lag here and there makes up for complete control over how my phone looks and operates to my desires.
51. denmcdon (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jun 2009)
You really should buy an Iphone just for the sake of owning one they are nice besides everyone will think your cool.
56. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Well my home girl has a iPhone 4, got it when it came out, paid for the apple care and has had the phone replaced 6 times. All she has on it is a Facebook app and angry birds. Ether the text messages stop working, or the touchscreen stops working. Yea they dont have issues lmao. The last visit she made to the Apple store, the manager told her he would upgrade her iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4s. She said she would rather have a refund and buy a Windows Phone before getting another iPhone.
80. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)
home girl?...lol you live in a crib..?... you robbed banks or liquor stores..lol
91. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
And after this comment you say that mine comments shows anger...???
107. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
anybody who has had 6 phones replaced is not doing something right...1 or 2 i get, but 6? c'mon fam...there's probably a level of carelessness there that's not being mentioned for the sake of argument. never in my life from a basic to ANY smart phone have i had to replace it more than once (if that). i've had the Verizon iPhone since the beginning...never replaced. the store reps can't say it...but i will, after the second phone is replaced - most likely the problem is the user.
64. eyephone (banned) (Posts: 69; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
And its not a full OS unlike android.
Half baked os...
69. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I've never had a screen or phone shatter on me. Granted I don't drop them much, but I by phones with the expectation they'll be exposed to some abuse, so I'll buy a more durable one over a pretty one every time. I once used my Nokia 3590 as an emergency hammer and, while the faceplate was torn up a bit, a simple faceplate change and it was like new
84. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1552; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
haha "great' yea great for dummys who won't use a real phone to its full potential aka Android
25. dws93 (Posts: 13; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
No , don't be so predictable , they will brand it as "THE NEW iPhone"
6. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
4" screen? I consider 3.7 or 3.8", IF there will be a larger display at all.
9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I don't know, but I can guarantee one thing, it won't be smaller than 3.5 inches. :D
40. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Heh, maybe it will, just to "think different"
"It's resolutionary, you can now have a phone with a smaller screen and better battery life! We crammed more pixels onto it so when you're holding its industry-leading efficiency-sized screen you can be reading text half an inch from your own retina, even though you'll only fit 2 words on the screen! It's retinalutionary! The home button is now two inches wide, so you'll never miss it, and the phone is thicker to get you a bigger battery and all the LTEs you've been wanting! Its design is all new because we completely ignored the fact that people remember the Nokia 3600, which this looks like almost exactly, but with only the home button replacing the dial pad. It's redesignolutionary!"
19. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
I agree -- I will be happy with a 3.7" display but would prefer a 3.8" instead.
I am actually looking forward to getting the iPhone with the bigger display as well as getting a few of the new iPod Touches for my friends.
8. Mimsyborogove923 (Posts: 8; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Wait, they're goal is a stock price of $1,001?! Are you kidding me? Apple, can I have just like, a million dollars? Obviously that's small change for you.
11. iDroidx650 (Posts: 72; Member since: 26 May 2010)
I'm definitely more interested in iOS 6.0 than the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 is predictable, 4G LTE, new design, a5x, same screen or slightly bigger, 8mp-12mp, better front camera (hopefully),
43. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
I would be more interested in a more power efficient A5X also. The current needs a HUGE battery.
I am also not convinced a "phone" needs 4 cores. A tablet ... okay ... but a phone ... really???
I also hope that the overall size of the phone will not increase. I don't want more bulk in my buckets.
12. MoonlitTear (Posts: 35; Member since: 09 Jun 2008)
Since I am on T-Mobile USA and we have nor apparently ever will have a branded iPhone, I think I might actually just buy this unlocked. Just to mess with iOS. I am currently using Wp7 HTC Radar and I love it. I went right from Symbian 5 to Windows and also have never owned an Android. I am about to order the Samsung Blaze 4g for retail next month. So I would like to have iOS, Android, and Wp7 all at once. Ideas?
20. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
iOS just buy the iphone 4 that should turn cheap as chips, no sense buying the latest if you just want to play with software.
99. MoonlitTear (Posts: 35; Member since: 09 Jun 2008)
Ya know after I read that I was actually thinking the same thing. Just get the 4 or 4s. Decisions....hrmm.
38. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
well, wait for the S3 or buy the S2 don't go on anything lower, that's my recommendation
13. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
I hope Apple also upgrades the UI, d truth is, its now boring. Im not speaking for other iOS users here, just me and my opinion.
23. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 627; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I personally think the iPhone is the Apple's dead end in terms of standards they need to break in order to compete with other manufacturers. Apple's strategy is smarter than that. They know they can't compete in specifications that others already have for couple of years. They are never competitors. They are game-changers.
So i think there won't be a "new" iPhone. There will be something entirely new to us.
Possibly a phoneblet with gargantuous 5"+ display like Galaxy Note.
iPhone is actually just one temporary station in complete transformation of the technological world to a "post-PC era" that is the main Apple's project. They used a smartphone ticket to turn the PC paradigm to handheld and create their own ecosystem. Now, iPhone is obsolete in every terms, and iPad is the main gamer in this - if there wasn't iPhone, there wouldn't be an iPad.
Now, iPad is sole among the competition, the very synonym for tablet. That's the Apple's future - where nobody can touch them.
Investing in Siri also indicates this possibility. It's possible that Apple doesn't want "phone" anymore, but handheld tablet with video comunication and voice control.
Also, the rumors of 7" iPadalso indicates that - maybe it's something that should replace iPhone!
In order for iPhone to be truly competitive and untouchable, it must be revolutionary in some way. Even so evolutionary that it wouldn't be called iPhone anymore.
If they stick to chasing othern in terms of bumping-up specs they will loose and become only a runner-up that comes too late to the party. They could loose their "cool" and they know it.
On the other hand, if they stick to the same once more time, they are doomed too. I don't think the World has another dose of patience for them...
46. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
Folks I think are tired of "mobile" phones having to ALWAYS be plugged in because the screen and/or LTE and/or CPU is draining the battery dry in hours.
If Apple can bring out a more power efficient screen, CPU, LTE chipset ... in their next phone ... I would buy it.
I love my wife's T-Bolt with LTE. Ultra-Mega fast. I ALWAYS see the thing plugged in though.