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Production of 6th generation Apple iPhone rumored to start with a change in back

0. phoneArena 14 Jul 2012, 22:28 posted on

A report based on Chinese sources says that production on the 6th generation Apple iPhone has started with a design change that added glass to the uni-body construction of the phone's back; Chginese manufacturers asre calling the device the Apple iPhone 5...

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posted on 14 Jul 2012, 22:47 42

1. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)

Really wanna see apple do good but with androids potential rising and rising its really hard for me to ever consider an apple product...

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 22:56 38

2. imkyle (Posts: 1079; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

Agree. Jellybean is fantastic on a device that is over 6 months old. So fluid.

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 23:02 23

3. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

I think that if Apple allowed the customization, multitasking and widgets that Android offered, they'd have a better product. They already have a great ecosystem with iTunes.

But the problem is that they're stuck in their ways like RIM and Nokia. The only difference is that Apple really knows how to sell a product and make people want something just for it's name alone.

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 23:04 28

4. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

Very true, I put Jelly Bean on my GNex last night and was amazed

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 23:05 6

5. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)

well regardless if apple isnt in the lead at the moment, it doesnt change the fact that there are millions of apple fans out there waiting for the release of this phone...Samsung knows all to well what is going to happen when this phone gets released thats why they are doing everything they can to maintain the lead now!!

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 23:25 7

7. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

millions of happy Apple fans if I may add....

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 23:28 2

8. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)

hahahaha.... gotta respect there happiness too

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 23:44 6

9. MeoCao (unregistered)

Apple's strategy is always save money on hardware so their OS must be light to allow fluidity. That's why iOS lacks many features of Android and is still essentially unchanged since Steve Jobs.

If iOS tries to match Android it will be a huge upgrade that leaves old devices incompatible just like WP8, and profit margin of iDevices will be cut substantially.

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 23:56 3

11. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)

ya know i never looked at it like that...Apple is actually tied or bound to its predecessors and like you said if it where to change to much it would be incompatible... Wow kinda sucks for them but once again it doesnt change the fact that people are still gonna buy it...SO thats where they are safe but in the near future things might get rough for them...

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 00:01 10

12. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

sorry dude, I know I'm about to upset 97.5% of the users on this site, but I really don't think JellyBean is as great of an update as people are making it out to be. iO6 is a 'meh' update. Jellybean is most definitely a better update, but I still feel its in that 'meh' category.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 00:07 6

14. MeoCao (unregistered)

Apple is doing great in customers' satisfaction, but I do hope they will not rely on the past too much. iOS6 is big disappointment and removing Google map is a step backward. Another bad thing is they impose restriction on Chrome and other apps they say "duplicate" iOS features. That stiffles the competition and less value to the users.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 00:21 6

17. MeoCao (unregistered)

Overall Apple's ecosystem is still better than Android, but recently Android has made some huge leaps forward and when JB is adopted and Google efforts in improving apps' quality with the new SDK are materialized Android will have the edge.

But even now with ICS high end Androids sales can match iPhone. And with N7 Android tablets will take off. Competition is always good for consumers.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 00:21 3

18. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

don't eat all the BS people feed you because that came straight from MeoCao's a**, lol. Widgets are not incredibly amazing and technologically advanced. Haven't widgets existed on Android since the very beginning? since the G1? And if I remember correctly the G1 wasn't exactly what you'd call a powerhouse device.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 00:34 8

19. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Google has been making efforts to improve the quality of its application store for the longest time, and I've yet to see the improvements.

When I had the SGIII (yes already returned, lol) I was really disappointed to see how bad the application store was in terms of quality. 3/3 of the games I downloaded were a bust. I tried downloading the gameloft soccer game and it said it wasn't compatible with my device. I downloaded the Fifa soccer game and it looked really crappy compared to the iOS version. Instead of utilizing the SGIIIs large screen to see more of the field, they just magnified the iOS6 version to fit the screen and it looked bad. And cut the rope was suprisingly disappoitning too, because the images and colors were so dull and saturated.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 00:36

20. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)

sounds like a bad experience bro...

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 00:37 7

21. MeoCao (unregistered)

Widgets and multitasking are foundation of Android. This was a drawback early on b-c it used up the system's resources.

But now with advancement of hardware Android's advantage is clearly visible. Didn't Apple try to copy Android? But the results are very limited b-c iOS lack the solid foundation of Android.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 00:43 9

23. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)

reasonable, but how so..elaborate more, what is it missing to make to keep it in the "meh" category?

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 01:30 11

25. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

please elaborate on how it's a meh update?

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 03:24 5

30. MeoCao (unregistered)

Haha, there's revolutionary 'Don't disturb" mode and Siri's high tech "universal" answer: "I don't understand ..., shall I search the web (read: do Google search) for u".

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 04:10 3

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

Apple copied android how exactly? Your post shows you're not familiar with how sw works.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 04:25 8

32. MeoCao (unregistered)

Notìfication, widgets that's where iOS imitates Android.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 11:49 1

47. superguy (Posts: 294; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

That sounds more like lazy development rather than Android's fault.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 05:54 5

35. smartphonemad (Posts: 42; Member since: 10 Jul 2012)

It increases the framerate across the OS, adds google now and makes notifications handier.. they are only three improvements but they are great improvements not to be classified as "meh"

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 10:10 2

43. kabel (Posts: 99; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)

Apparently you are coming from different world since you are stating that iPhone hardware is lacking. Do you have any benchmarks to support such a bold statement?

The iPad 3 hardware is to be matched in raw power yet from Android devices, iPhone 4S is still doing decent damage in raw power measures compared to recent Androids. The iOS is different story, i do not like many things in it (no file system exposed, ...), and that is why I would not buy device with iOS. But i'm not blind, and i'm giving credits where they are due. iPhone and iPad hardware are anything but lacking in raw power.

Take a look in here:http://www.anandtech.com/show/5810/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-performance-preview

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 12:16 1

48. amish1512 (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)

removing Google map is not a step backward, if u know or not but google decided to upgrade their maps in android first and after a year upgrade in any other os so apple had to remove it cuz they cant wait that long

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 13:39

50. JessJess (unregistered)

They could simply disable features on older devices. Much like they did with multi-tasking.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 13:44

51. JessJess (unregistered)

Pretty much. I mean can someone please point out another tablet with a screen resolution of 2048x1536? I would hardly call this 'saving money on hardware'.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 16:31 2

56. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

If someone was to ask me if they should buy a phone without Ice Cream Sandwich on the device, I would say no don't do it. But if someone wanted to buy a phone without Jellybean, I'd say go right ahead.

Really the only improvement I would look forward to is the improved notification system, which I like a lot. Google Now I can't tell right now if its going to be a killer feature or one of those features that will die real soon. I think most of the excitement for this feature stems from the fact that most of you think its better than Siri. And I have mixed feelings about "project butter." I feel as if this was loooong overdue. Just like you Android folk don't think iPhone users should be happy about features/improvements that should have been incorporated long ago, I have to say the same for "project butter." Where the hell has Google been? They probably didn't update this sooner because every time an Android user buys a new Android device, they claim its the smoothest thing over w/ no lag at all. total bs

I don'tt think 4.1 is a bad update (any update at all is welcome), I just think its meh. Any more questions?

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 15:14

54. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

and android's notification is a copy ripped straight from maemo

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 18:36 1

57. boovish (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)

Android multitasking is crap. Its like sticking your fingers into a blender and making a retard smoothie. Also widgets just suck lots and lots of data. Also android barely has ANY customization.

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