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Next iPhone to sport a touch-enabled home key out of sapphire, doubling as a fingerprint scanner

0. phoneArena 14 May 2013, 07:59 posted on

Apple is using the ultra-tough sapphire glass for the scratch-proof camera lens on the iPhone 5, but if a report from the Taiwanese supply chain is to be believed, it plans on expanding its usage to the home button on the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or whatever this year's edition gets named...

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posted on 14 May 2013, 08:08 8

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


O just the home button made with Sapphire, why not the whole front?

And Apple charge you £500 for a midrange device with high-end Cpu-Gpu!

Well atleast you could use Dragontrail, front and rear!

O so the Apple products are ment to be a wow factor: cool, style, fashion, show-off.....?

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:09 17

3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


iPhones get better benchmark scores than many high end android phones. That is nothing like midrange.

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:18 12

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


Why wouldn't it because it's half unmatured, what do you expect from an iOs an App launcher OS, that only slides left2right, and just requires 160Mb of Ram!

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:17 7

26. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


So with your respond you agree that the iphone is no midrange device which you falsely stated.. meaning that you already lied making you a troll and a liar..

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:32 5

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


Hey Galli where have you been? Posting after a time!

No it uses a highend Cpu,Gpu, but it clarifies as a mid tier device cause it's feautreless and materials used in ip4 is worser than plastic, cheap shattering glass™

posted on 14 May 2013, 11:44 2

34. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I am still around I read just dont post as much... nice to see you havent lost a beat...lol.. take care.. troll you know I love you

posted on 14 May 2013, 16:23

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


Same 2®

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:23 11

13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"iPhones get better benchmark scores than many high end android phones"

Also you forgot to mention that iPhone 5 has lower resolution than many high end Android OS based smartphones today and that iOS has less functionality compared to Android OS.

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:28 2

14. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 810; Member since: 11 May 2013)


+1

:)

posted on 14 May 2013, 17:33 2

53. Sauce (unregistered)


Lack of knowledge shown above. It's resolution is the highest pixel density that the human eye is unable to notice pixelation at a typical viewing distance. Retina display. Not to mention even an iPhone 3g screen functions better than past-recent and most android phone screens hahah.

posted on 14 May 2013, 23:41

61. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


u got his point wrong, he means to say that current android devices has to process more pixels(about millions more) compared to iphone..despite of that hey still hold impressive benchmarking compared to iphone

posted on 15 May 2013, 06:12

69. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


My comment was reply to Mxyzptlk comment #3 where he was talking about benchmark scores, that's why I was talking about resolution. And thats mean that your commet is off-topic...

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:34 2

16. tedkord (Posts: 12228; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Thats because it does half as much with one third the pixels.

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:47 4

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


Try Trolling hard next time Mxzy™

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:38 12

30. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Of course it will get better score..
No high resolution
No tru multi task
No widgets
No home screen
No advanced camera
No options
Basic smartphone for dummies is what I call it no offense. ..it is what it is give it the functionality as android you will be disappointed

posted on 14 May 2013, 10:44 3

31. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Please keep the lag/stuttering on Android. Thank you.

posted on 14 May 2013, 15:26 1

42. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Pure Android 4.0 or higher is flawless, it lags when the manufacturer packs to much crap on the phone like Samsung.

posted on 14 May 2013, 16:26

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


So blame the Cpu, which can't keep up to it's OS, looks like after all these years it has come to a halt, that the A15 will be needed no matter what you thro at them, it will run very smooth.

posted on 14 May 2013, 23:43

62. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


no more..i don't see lag even on mid range android now a days..and yes iOS lags more often now a days compared to android..

posted on 15 May 2013, 04:01

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


Even mid range Android phones don't lag. Please get up to date, this isn't 2010 anymore.

posted on 14 May 2013, 14:17 3

37. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


it has the advantage that it is simpler, more optimized, and optimized apps, android is very fragmentated and doesnt run apps natively and so on...
yup, i5 is 640p while top end lumias are 768p and top end android are 1080p (gimnnick, 350ppi is enough)

posted on 14 May 2013, 15:27 2

43. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


1080p makes a difference the screens look very sharp.

posted on 14 May 2013, 23:44 1

63. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


even though it is so much fragmented, they have successfully reached higher quality status like apple..I salute android for being so innovative

posted on 14 May 2013, 14:47 2

40. Droiddoes (unregistered)


That's because there's virtually nothing going on in an iphail to tax the processor.

posted on 14 May 2013, 23:38

60. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Actually in real life usage, I find mid range galaxy grand better than iPhone 5 because it can do so much more..I think iphones are good in benchmark because they rarely have any functionality compared to android plus a good cpu and gpu..however it couldnt beat note 2 on benchmarking..

posted on 15 May 2013, 03:58

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


But without proper software to take advantage of that powerful hardware, the iPhone 5 isn't in the ranks of high end Android devices.

Also, in Geekbench, the iPhone 5 scores about the same as the international GS3. The GS4 pretty much doubles that, so the iPhone 5 matches high end Android benchmarks of *last year*, early last year at that, effectively making it mid range.

You leave out a lot of crucial details in your statements.

posted on 14 May 2013, 19:03

59. thekai12 (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Didn't Corning say that sapphire wasn't as tough as every body thought versus gorilla glass 3 so that doesn't make the phone anything special except for maybe the fingerprint scanner

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:08 10

2. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


This is awesome. Apple is pulling out all the stops for the next iPhone.

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:11 1

5. juandante (Posts: 463; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


At least we will not have deception like the joke Lumia 925.

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:20 1

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


Trye deception, decievness+1. That's what i said befor on the other article

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