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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 15 Jul 2012, 18:42 1

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


Oh you mean the notifications that were stolen from webOS? Or the "revolutionary" project butter that Apple already had for years? Or the voice command system that is Siri with a different UI? Or the fact that android handsets are over hyped? Or that Phablets are stupid? Or that Samsung has horrible ideas? Answer that fanboy

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 19:11 2

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


"Oh you mean the notifications that were stolen from webOS?"

Android always had them. But you can't say they stole the specific web os style ones when the guy who made them for webOS works for google now.

" Or the "revolutionary" project butter that Apple already had for years?"

It's still a nice feature for Android.

"Or the voice command system that is Siri with a different UI?"

Neither of them invented it so another moot point.

"Or the fact that android handsets are over hyped?"

Sounds like a Daniel Dilger argument from 2010 when he said the android hype would die that year and iOS would take over. He's been wrong on so many fronts.

"Or that Phablets are stupid?"

Why? 6-9 Million sold isn't a failure whatsoever.

"Or that Samsung has horrible ideas?"

Liiikkkkkeee????????????

Balls in your court "fanboy"

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 19:17 3

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


Your posts are crap.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 19:17 1

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


And maemo came out, when???

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 20:09

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


aaa did you see the fluidity that jellybean brings??? the speed increase is amazing man....Jellly bean is definitely worth upgrading too over ICS..

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 22:20 2

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


I have JB transitions, sounds, animation, font, Google Now, and the JB Google Music app on my Droid Razr .215....looks great.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 22:22

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


I highly doubt you are speaking the truth - I have several games for my Cappy and Droid RAZR, and they look great to me. Madden, Call of Duty clone, Assasin's Creed, and a bunch of other emulator games.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 22:24 1

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


If the ipad's processors had to manage what they do on an Android phone then those numbers would drop...a lot.

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 09:24 1

70. kabel (Posts: 92; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


The benchmarks are designed to be very, very little dependent on the Operating System they are run on. In this way we would have unified means of comparing SoC's, CPU's, GPU's, etc ... regardless of the Operating System. In this way we have orange to orange comparison. When one SoC gets some number in some benchmark, that means the Operating System is taken out of equation, and if some Operating System is burdening the SoC (If the ipad's processors had to manage what they do on an Android phone then those numbers would drop...a lot) then that is the failure of the Operating System

So your statement does not make any sense …

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 15:47 1

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


How can people consider and overhaul in the maps application to bring turn by turn navigation, passbook feature that offers a lot of the same features as Google Now, improved Siri voice commands, and other features to be sooooo bad an then you get an improved notification system, google now, and less lag to be so amazing?

If iMaps is stupid not because it isn't a good feature but because Google had it long ago, then why aren't we saying the same for project butter and features like better autocorrect (which by the way sucked on the GSIII)? The truth is that both of these updates bring very similar features and also bring each OS up to speed with the other (quite literally w/ project butter).

So why does one suck and the other doesn't? I think fanboyism is the answer.

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 15:57

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


In the end, those lazy developers make Android look bad. ANDROID applications are part of the whole experience of owning an ANDROID device. Wouldn't you agree?

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 16:04

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


Well buddy, it doesn't surprise me that you dont believe negative news about Android, but that is in fact the truth. I only attempted to download three games on my GSIII, and those were it. I didn't try call of duty or whatever, so I can't say much except I bet the iOS version is better.

Gameloft 12 soccer was not supported when I downloaded it, and any GSIII user on this site can confirm (or negate depending if they've updated) by trying to download on their device. Also, anyone with a GSIII can download Fifa and cut the rope and compare it to the iOS version, then after that you can come back and call me a liar. Thanks!

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 16:04

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


it was a bad experience....my point exactly

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 22:44

78. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


have you considered that the iphone is even more overhyped?
have you realized that 3.5 inches is considered small?
or you mean the apple notifications that were stolen from android?
"horrible" and "stupid" are subjective. explain your faulty logic
siri is stupid. it has no practical functionality except for hiding bodies(trust me. my brother has one)
you realize that google had voice commands before siri
you realize that siri was bought by apple so it wasn't apple's idea?

answer that fanboy

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 22:49

79. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


don't mind him. its all sarcasm.
android multitasking is real multitasking. it is like windows multitasking, or web os multitasking.

if you think windows multitasking isn't real multitasking, then android multitasking isn't real multitasking

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 23:21

6. piyath (Posts: 617; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


same design...

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 23:47

10. MeoCao (unregistered)


I think the glass is used to house antennas, but the design is essentially unchanged since 4S, and that's disappointing.

I hope Apple will come up with something more futuristic and exciting.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 23:50

69. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


If it came with laser death rays, then I would buy it.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 00:05 1

13. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)


I really like how the iphone looks right now, just make it a little bigger, and stronger, and you are set!

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 00:08 1

15. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


wow, this is rare! 10 comments and so far no haters! well aside from the device being taller, i wish they could also make it a bit wider. not wishing for widgets but it's a welcome addition. nevertheless it's the most anticipated device of the year, and every phone manufacturer is well aware of that!

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 00:12 2

16. anjkiii (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)


the next big thing is coming :)

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 01:32 6

26. Rocksteady (unregistered)


Totally agree, first big thing was the Samsung Galaxy S3, which turned out to be a huge success.
now the Iphone, but with the innovation of the new unchanged design, I think it's not going to be easy.
Have a nice day.

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 16:10

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


Well I mean Samsung with the innovation of probably the worst design and build material you could possibly think of is doing extremely well, so in terms of body design, I think Apple's "innovation of the new unchanged design" will do juuust fine. See you later!

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 00:38 8

22. AndroidShiz (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)


The cool thing is that people have a choice. Apple does well with keeping it the same. You could get lost on an island for 5 yrs come back to civilization and the iPhone won't look too much different, while an high end Android in 5 years will look like it was designed by some A class super genius mutant from the X-men.... That's all good, but we all know how Apple, I mean umm humans feel about mutants and their unstoppable evolution.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 00:59

24. MeoCao (unregistered)


Haha, nice stuff. I prefer the X-men.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 01:39 1

27. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


i would like to see a unibody iphone made of indestructible adamantium material aka wolverine's claws!

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 13:48

52. JessJess (unregistered)


Yep. If Android took over totally (or Apple or Microsoft).... well does anyone think that would be a great win for innovation and competition? I don't.

The struggle between Google + Apple (and Microsoft) is what keeps these amazing products coming.

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 16:23

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


I think many people spend too much time judging the "innovation" based on widgets and the home screen. If you only look at that, then yes almost nothing has changed. But if you look deep in the applications, settings, syncing, downloading, multitasking, notifications, speed, messaging, hardware, media and content, you'll see that on both operating systems, almost everything has changed.

By the way, widgets get boring....real fast. And a lot of them are for aesthetics and have no practical use like some of those news widgets with only one topic headlines. Cause thats sooo useful. So let's not make it seem like its incredibly amazing. I've used it, not impressive and wastes battery for no reason at all.

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 22:50

80. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


you clearly haven't used android enough

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 01:28

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


The longer I use Android, the less I like widgets. It loses it's wow factor real quick.

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