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"Predictions" that need to stop in 2012 - Part 1: Apple

0. phoneArena 06 Jan 2012, 17:06 posted on

Given how easy Shaw Wu made it look to be an analyst for the mobile tech industry, we thought we'd try our hand at some predictions for the coming year, though we'll be doing something a little different: we're backing up our predictions with logic...

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posted on 06 Jan 2012, 17:44 1

13. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

The "Retina" displays are made by LG anyway, aren't they? And I thought they were branded Retina by LG, who have since moved onto the HD "Nova" class.
Correct me if I'm wrong, not able to research any of that right now

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 18:14 2

15. fraydoe (Posts: 57; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)

Very nice write, I enjoyed reading this article, how many parts do you plan on doing?

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 19:32 1

22. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Most likely it will be a 3 part series with part 2 covering Google/Android, and part 3 covering all the other mobile players.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 18:19 2

16. remixfa (Posts: 14600; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

Nice article but I highly doubt the spring ipad mini/3 will have quad core. Extremely unlikely. That would be held for the fall big update.. otherwise what would they have left to upgrade too. Also its not in apple's track record as they tend to let tech "mature" before using it. Using a quad core in the spring would make then cutting edge. I still give it a 50\50 chance at best in llanding in the fall update as there is little benefit to it for ios.. a 22nm dual core would be more cost edfective.. still better on battery.. and more likely.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 04:45 1

37. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 526; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

Totally agree on your point

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 18:26 3

17. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

idk i think that the iPhone 4/s body style is very sexy...

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 19:18 14

21. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Women are sexy.

Have you ever seen one?

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 11:42 3

44. remixfa (Posts: 14600; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

on his iphone. :)

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 18:50 2

18. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2285; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Mane ... who gives a chit... apple will always have a 3.5" "retina" screen... period

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 20:41 3

25. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Yea , Apple won't change its screen cause it knows it can't compete against Samsung super amoled

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 21:08 4

27. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

3.7" ..

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 19:42

23. Arpad (Posts: 40; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)

Nice read, anticipating part 2.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 19:51 1

24. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

why would apple call the 6th iphone the "iPhone 5"

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 22:37

50. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

because APPLE is still on a 4....

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 21:07 1

26. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

Holly Crap... this was another Breaking News!!!

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 21:20 2

28. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

You said it wrong it's crapiphone

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 00:53

33. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

it fits you best...

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 08:38 2

39. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Amazing article Michael H, you have clearly describe the Love and Hate of Apple and Android fanboy very well like a headshot.
I wonder what you think of Windows Phone Love and Hate Fanboism?
So far for WP Lovers,
- its cool, fast, smooth, fluid, get right information, user friendly, beautiful tiles update, it performs well on single core processor.
For WP Hater,
- No LTE, No Dual Core, bad specs, 512MB Only? Boring tiles, Limited customization!, its windows it will crash, oh?, its made by microsoft, you know the evil company?
Interface to kiddish, too simple.
This is from users themselves. Aint no personal opinion. I'm looking forward to Apollo update.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 09:01 3

40. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

What APPLE NEED TOO do for 2012 IS STOP SUING EVERY MOBILE MANUFACTURER. Its bad enough as it is and for us the consumer.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 09:30 3

41. Adianshadows (Posts: 66; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Michael you are the man! You had me at "haters are gonna hate"!!! Great read and you did it by explaining both sides :D

Droid is better tho... jus sayin...

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 18:17 1

49. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

I don't really think Android has much of a "learning curve" at all. It has settings like all phones have settings. There's just setting under different applications of the phone. It's not like it's super tricky to find them. You use a certain application and hit the menu button to see if it pulls up any options for that program.... pretty straight forward I feel.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 22:38 1

51. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Android is so easy a use.... A CAVEMAN can DO IT.

posted on 08 Jan 2012, 21:54 1

52. Boti95 (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)

Phonearena, you do the same predictions too. Look whos talking.

posted on 08 Jan 2012, 22:37

54. bvalde09 (Posts: 188; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Mmmm Apple wont change the size of the screen. They have kept the same size since 2007. Why change the size now? They will surely change the design but they will not increase the size of the screen.....

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 14:19

55. tbar (Posts: 34; Member since: 18 Jan 2010)

For context, let me say I have had an iPhone, an Android phone and currently have a WP7 phone. In the interest of full disclosure, I don't really like Apple products or their cultural philosophy. However, I'm glad they are successful and hope they, Google and Microsoft all end up with 1/3 of the mobile market so the innovation will continue. Having said that, I have to disagree with one thing. The quality of their products has not been all that great. Apple has had some significant bugs in their devices. They have just developed such a loyal fanbase (fanatical in my opinion) that they get away with it. The latest really gets me. If Microsoft made a phone where there was a problem hearing the call, Balmer would be taken out and summarily executed in public! With Apple, the users (not Apple - they haven't even admitted a problem exists) have just accepted it and figured out a workaround in many cases.

Anyway, each to his own. I still haven't decided where I'll land - maybe back on Android; maybe sticking with WP7. There are pros and cons to both. Like I said, I hope they are all wildly successful because the customer benefit the most when that happens.

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