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Next-gen iPhone is "complicated and difficult to assemble," expected to ship in Q3

0. phoneArena 06 Jul 2011, 08:21 posted on

There you have it folks, the next-generation iPhone is supposedly "complicated and difficult to assemble," according to a supply source quoted by the Wall Street Journal. That's a good thing for the user…

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posted on 06 Jul 2011, 08:26 8

1. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)

whatever they do with iPhone it needs to have a bigger screen, I recently switched from my iPhone 4 to android and I like the android phone, but I would love another iPhone just with a 4in screen. if it has the same screen I think they would loose sales..

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 08:39 5

4. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

I totally agree with you! The other thing is battery life! No way I'm going back to suffering like I did with the 3GS!

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 08:46 7

5. EFchris91 (Posts: 22; Member since: 25 Jun 2010)

The battery life on the iPhone 4 is amazing..

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 09:14 2

10. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)

I agree, but after a year with my iPhone 4 its the same as my Samsung Infuse with a 4.5in screen, and my Samsung battery I can replace when it goes bad..

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 09:24 6

13. quakan (Posts: 1395; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

I feel like apple needs to make a bigger screen for sure and improve battery life but i also think they shouldn't make it any thinner because i think the iphone 4 had just the right amount of thickness.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 08:34

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

I wonder what it means....

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 17:26

69. biggles (Posts: 223; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)

It means they'll probably raise the cost. Can you say $399 on contract for 32gb? Not worth it by any stretch.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 08:34 2

3. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

I experiences the same thing when I had to make a switch and got a Samsung focus. I am so used to a 4in screen that it feels weird when I go back and play on my broken iPhone.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 08:51

6. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Thinner screen sounds like it also could be more fragile. I know there are rumors of the metal back housing returning, but thinning out the screen seems to detract from the overall strength of the phone.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 09:06 6

7. Lauren (unregistered)

The iPhone 5 will silence you fandroids completely with a polished, smooth, fluid device; qualities that have YET to appear in ANY of Android's 4654768465 handsets.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 09:11 6

8. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Couldnt stand it that no one was dissing or dogging the iPhone, could ya?

Feel better now?

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 09:14 2

9. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Right! What was that all about?

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 09:23 7

12. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)

the only reason iPhone is smoother is because it has no overlay software on it, take the overlay (motoblur, HTC sence, Samsung Touch Wiz) off and the phones run much faster and much smoother than iPhone. don't get me wrong I still like my iPhone sometimes better then my Samsung Infuse, but if apple continues to control it's owners and tells them what they can and cannot do they will continue to loose sales to android.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 09:58 4

14. Lauren (unregistered)

Hmm, I beg to differ. Does the Galaxy Tab 10.1 ring a bell? It currently doesn't have Samsung Touch Wiz on it, yet it still lacks the fluidity of the iPad. Android just needs to work on aesthetics and smoothness. Until then, Android will always be the unpolished underdog, no matter what features they add.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 10:53 7

21. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Since you started this...smooth is great, but is that all you got? Its a great device but that only takes you so far. What can I do with I after I'm done ohh-ing and ahh-ing about how smooth it is? You're still locked into iTunes, period! Unless you are willing to void your warranty and jailbreak your phone. I can download all kinds of launchers that make my Droid X just as smooth. What do I do when I get bored looking at the same 20 blocks on an iPhone? Sure, I could change the wallpaper, but my mom can do the same on her LG 8350.

The iPhone has no widgets, no flash, no customization, no SMS ringtone customization(I think), no custom ROMs, no side loading apps, no ability to survive a four foot drop in one piece, no live wallpaper, no other form factors, and basically no personality. Its popularity and some people's need to conform is what will make it the best selling device on the planet, not because it's better.

As for the polished look of the iPhone...if glossy icons is what makes a great phone too you, then you have the right device in the iPhone. But some of us prefer function, and when it comes to features, Android mops the floor with the iPhone. Until the iPhone can load non-iTunes apps without jailbreaking, it will forever be a FEATURE phone! Face it, iOS is outmuscled by Android in just about every respect. The ip4 has the best screen, camera and a simple UI, which makes it a good phone. But your iPhone is so closed and locked down, it will alway be the true underdog.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 10:34 1

15. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)

that's funny I wasn't talking about tablets..

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 10:43

17. iosmaster (unregistered)

i have an sgs with raw android and still gets laggy i dont understnd bench mark mine with lagfix does 1972 on the score and my iph4 runs smoother and even games start faster like asphalt 5 angry birds i mean alot faster but i admit that inside the game already loaded it the same btw i love SGS display hate performance.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 10:51 1

20. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Hate to disappoint you, sweetcheeks, but after the Gingerbread update my Droid X actually does run pretty smoothly, with almost no lag. That's with Widgets running on my homescreen, something the yawn-worthy, boring iPhone home screen doesn't have.

And just so you know, I wasn't planning on dissing Apple or the iPhone until I saw your comment.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 11:10

23. iosmaster (Posts: 115; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)

so sweet but im just telling you my experience with my SGS still laggy with gingerbread and darky rom and kernel boost still laggy on interface i admit its faster on graphics more fluid on images i can see a small improvement specially on angry birds i sense a more fluid game vs the iph4 but its just a little, but on the interface falls still, to slow and again its my SGS

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 12:01 3

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

same tired arguments. most people can care less about custom roms, live wallpaper (really is this even a feature worth talking about?) etc. By the way you can jailbreak your iPhone and get all these things if you really want them and still have the smoother experience and better battery life. I don't jailbreak mine because I don't care about that childish stuff on my phone.

And to conform? Let's see last study Android had 38% of the smartphone market compared to about 26% for the iPhone. So wouldn't you be the conformist? That's such a dumb argument. Apple until recently had under 10% of the pc market and yet had a loyal fanbase from people who enjoyed their products. How would these people be followers or "sheep" when 90 of people were using windows. Seems Apple users are the free thinkers to me.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 12:18 5

31. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

A sheep is someone who thinks what they're told to think and does what they're told to do. A sheep doesn't necessarily have to be part of a majority. People use Windows because of its wide range of uses, and because it's a useful platform that is easily compatible with everything. People use Apple computers if they want to look superior in the coffee shop or if they are into graphic design. And with the iPhone, even though it's no longer on top, it's still the phone pushed by the media, movies, shows, etc. You don't really see Android mentioned anywhere, and if it is, it's for a specific product in a commercial.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 12:25

33. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Saw you coming a mile away taco. Isn't the "smoothest experience" argument even more tired? You can think of it as childish all you want and I'm not saying you should want it. But why not offer it seeing as though it is very popular? Sure you could get it but again since Apple wasn't allowed to send you to jail for it, they now just void your warranty if you do. And that LG 8350 I was talking about has a better battery life than the iPhone too, does that make it a better phone?

And I never said everyone with an iPhone is a conformist, I just said that's one reason why it's so popular. I recognize there are many iOS users who just love the tech but there are many people who want it just because...it's an iPhone! This is an actual reason given to me by customers. They never said anything about the "smooth experience" or better battery life. It was just because it's an iPhone. If you don't like that, tell your fellow iOS users to stop giving that as a reason.

I am part of that loyal fan base of Mac computers you are talking about. Most people buy PCs because it's what they are used to and it's cheaper. Two completely different senarios here, so give me a better analogy.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 13:09 1

43. George2315 (unregistered)

Yeah the best part of the new iOS will be that orginal notifications bar at the top that you can scroll down. Oh wait doesn't Android already have that? That being said....both operating systems have their pros and cons. The new iOS 5 might have some improvements but so will Ice Cream Sandwich. I'd personally rather have something open source and not so controlled.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 13:45 1

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

So people who use pc and android are free thinkers but people who use Apple are sheep even though Apple users are in the minority? You see how that makes no sense?

"people use windows because of it's wide range of uses"

What exactly is it that a Mac pc can't do?

You're a hopeless troll, but what's sad is you think you're intelligent.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 14:18 2

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

So it's taken 2 years to get an update where you have a decent android phone? Nice!

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 14:19

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

So if you're a Mac user why do you pick that over pc when you can get double the specs on a windows for what you paid for your Mac?

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 14:32 1

48. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

A PC is far more compatible with various legal and business software, and much more customizable than a Mac. You can get a PC from whatever company for whatever price you want, optimized for whatever work or play you need.

You don't understand the definition of sheep, and you don't want to understand. It's actually quite hilarious how you've changed your tune, Taco. Used to be that all you talked about was how many people use iProducts; now you're trying to recast yourself as a rebel against the crowd. You can't have your cake and eat it too.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 14:38 1

49. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

No, Taco. It took about 11 months to eliminate homescreen lag. The Droid X has always been a great phone, just laggy on the homescreen because of Blur.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 14:44

50. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

I got tired of viruses and spyware. And there was no way I was going to Vista or backwards to XP. And my Mac has outlasted every PC I've ever owned or used, even my work computer. It's easy to use and I can get sw from downloads.com for free. Had Apple applied the same philosophy to their phones as they do their computers, I would probably own one right now.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 14:52

52. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 705; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)

That was beautiful.

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