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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 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 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, 00:37 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, 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, 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, 19:17 1

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


And maemo came out, when???

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 10:10 2

43. kabel (Posts: 101; 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, 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, 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: 101; 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 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, 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.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 19:17 3

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


Your posts are crap.

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: 958; 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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