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Parsing the new colorful iPhone 5S June release rumor

0. phoneArena 10 Dec 2012, 11:04 posted on

We were quite hesitant to believe the rumors at first, but there is another rumor now that Apple is going to abandon the yearly release cycle in favor of a six-month release cycle. And, the rumored June release of the iPhone 5S also has the handset sporting a number of colorful options...

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posted on 10 Dec 2012, 11:09 19

1. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Apple does this (multiple colors and 6 month releases) and you will see huge increases in iPhone sales. So I hope they don't lol.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 11:28 3

8. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


actually you may not considering that most contracts last 2 years. you may see some movement but again it all depends on the product as well.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 14:02 2

43. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14192; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Resell previous model on Craigslist or eBay. Easily cover the cost to bringing it down to subsidized cost.

iPhones lose their value very very slowly.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 14:17 12

44. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


They'll lose it faster if they move to a six month cycle...

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 18:35

60. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


My friend's been waiting 4 the iPhone 5, but she's gonna get crushed I'd she heard this rumor!!!

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 13:11 2

30. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


in my opinion all the colors in the picture are ugly except the red

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 13:31 2

33. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


As stated in the article, the picture is not official. It's just something pulled from AnoStyle

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 14:34

47. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


ya I know of course not official I'm just expressing my opinion If they want to change colors there must be a change on shape too

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 18:44 1

61. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


apple now realize that the black and white are getting boring! even HTC realize that!

they are nokia troll! they like nokia's colorful designs...

realisng the iPod touch 5 with colorful nature just prove that maybe the next iPhone will be colorful as well!

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 11:18 13

2. satydesh (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


one word lumias!!!

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 11:38 11

11. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 178; Member since: 03 May 2012)


they were taking notes haha

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 19:05 2

63. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


they were going to patent that color and said its first on the market

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 11:18 4

3. rms.max (Posts: 95; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


that looks ugly..

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 11:38 11

12. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


The image isn't official, that's just something I pulled from AnoStyle. I'll make a note of that.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 11:43 2

14. Schuler2828 (Posts: 59; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Great article Michael! Very informative and well thought keep up the great work!

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 11:45 3

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


No it dosen't, the white and purple looks very distinct!
Yet again nice article Micheal. H!
How become you're doing Apple editorial?

Looks like, hope to see 60+ posts.....!

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 11:20 6

4. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


If they start releasing versions at that interval, the following will be required:

1. decrease in phone price
2. completely redone interface

A bag of dogshit is still a bag of dogshit even if you can color in the bag.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 11:54 3

19. blingblingthing (Posts: 538; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


What a accurate reference with the dog poop. All that power to run a crappy OS. Better be something more processor intensive.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 11:23 1

5. ryq24 (Posts: 738; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


since everyone is going 5", apple 5s would be a 4.4" screen.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 13:44 5

39. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


No way. It took til the 6th iteration for them to increase the screen size. No chance it's gonna happen again in the 7th.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 15:55

52. bigdawg23 (Posts: 455; Member since: 25 May 2011)


Agreed. The jump from 3.5 to 4 was a big take for Apple. I don't see a 4.5" or larger as many may think. As for the colors it doesn't really matter to me. I have a white iPhone 5 and Galaxy Note. Colors are mute because of some cases.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 11:24 1

6. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


they basically realised that they are behind, so they need to release few iPhones to catch up. they need to get to at least iPhone 7 so that is why quick releases.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 11:25 6

7. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


wow. colours. revolutionary, magical, this changes everything again.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 11:50 6

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


Yea this changes colours, following xeroxing Nokia!

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 13:32 9

34. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Yes, because no company ever released the same product in different colors before Nokia did it...

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 15:26

51. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


what about Ericsson ga 928 I think it was. one of the very first mobile phones. brick with antenna. you could have change the covers in different colors.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 16:09 4

53. rex1213 (Posts: 77; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


Nokia may not have been the only phone company releasing different colors for each model, yes we all know that.
But the thing is, Nokia IS the only company (at least, in recent times) that did release vibrantly colored phones while the crowd is releasing black/white/silver-colored phones.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 16:34 4

55. jiezel91 (Posts: 67; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)


And to add to that, if Apple were Nokia and were the first to release vibrant color options for their iPhone and Nokia planned to release one, then I have all the reasons to believe that Apple will sue Nokia over that. After all, rounded rectangles are patentable, right?

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 00:57

69. rex1213 (Posts: 77; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


Honestly, I don't think there is a need for Apple to release those uber-colorful iPhone options.

I've noticed that some buy the iPhone not just it being among the most sought-after device but because people that buy those, in some way, think of it as a fashion accessory that compliments their style. Of course, who's to say that a colorful phone cannot be called a fashion accessory? But certainly, most iPhone users that I know think of Nokia phones as toys largely because of those colorful chassis and love to flaunt how metallic and how much more "professional and serious-looking" their iPhone is.

Colorful phones worked for Nokia because Nokia users tend to change the back covers and/or casing of their Nokia phones all the way back in the days of the 3310. Nokia knew that its loyalists likes colorful chassis so they gave users different colorful options.

I don't know how things will work for the iPhone. Interesting space to watch.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 11:31 5

9. LiveFromMN (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Lets be real - & Im not that big of an Apple hater - but those colors are ugly.

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