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Report: Next Apple iPhone model is an incremental update

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Report: Next Apple iPhone model is an incremental update
According to the upstream supply chain, components for the next Apple iPhone will start shipping by late May so that the device can be launched before the end of the third quarter. The sources say that the seventh generation iPhone will be an incremental update and will be a slightly enhanced version of the current Apple iPhone 5. That would dovetail with rumors that the Apple iPhone 5S will be the next model although some call for a faster A7 processor, a fingerprint reader and an improved camera or camera lens with a "Smart Flash" that uses white and yellow LED lights to improve color representation on the phone. There is also speculation that a low cost model made of plastic will be offered so that Apple can increase its global market share.

Component makers are forecast to ride Apple's orders to 30% growth sequentially in Q2. Foxconn Electronics chairman Terry Guo previously stated his expectations that business would pick up in April and May, which would be the time that components would be arriving to be assembled into the iconic smartphone. The sources said that if all components arrive without a hitch, in 1 to 2 weeks after the components arrive, the next Apple iPhone would be ready to start being shipped to retail channels for a third quarter launch.

As with any news about the next Apple iPhone at this point in time, have that salt shaker nearby.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 21 Mar 2013, 01:49 33

1. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


The Apple iPhone 5S. The worlds most advanced operation system. So advanced you can download files from the internet using third party apps!

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 03:21 13

19. Adithya7184 (Posts: 317; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


ha ha ...and also you can go to hell using iCr@p Maps....lol :-P

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 06:13 7

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


LMFAO™®©

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 04:59

46. BitterTruth (unregistered)


And you can also go to mars by using apple maps as these maps are not for earth :D

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 13:03 1

52. Droiddoes (unregistered)


Wait, I thought every "new" iphone model was justa an incremental update?

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 01:50 3

2. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


How can they improve customer.experience is beyond me

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 02:34 12

12. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


The sources say that the seventh generation iPhone will be an incremental update and will be a slightly enhanced version of the current Apple iPhone 5.

"Shut up and take their money"... So (the) their saying goes!

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 02:40 3

13. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Perhaps offering customers the legal free right of a 2 yr warranty in Europe could be one way to start a better customer experience, asking ifans to pay 200 euro to repair a 13 month old faulty ifans does scream customer service

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 06:16 7

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


Last year Apple made £1Billion in just repairs™

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 08:51

38. xfire99 (Posts: 873; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


U do have 1 + 2 years = 3 Years total of "waranty" period. 1 year warranty from Apple and 2 years from EU consumers right. (whatever it called).
Apple just lost an appeal in Italy court and got fined 1.2M US for it:
http://www.macrumors.com/2012/03/22/apple-loses-appeal-in-italian-warranty-disclosures-case/

Also:http://www.apple.com/uk/legal/statutory-warranty/

Not many know about this and think they just got 1 year warranty and pay after 1 year to get theirs iphones reapired.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 09:47

50. kahoyt (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Not ifans, iSnobs, iSnobs...

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 03:16 4

18. tedkord (Posts: 12277; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The same way they have the past few years – add new features that Android has had for years.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 13:02

51. Droiddoes (unregistered)


Basic english and grammar are beyond you

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 01:51

3. Johnnokia (Posts: 1104; Member since: 27 May 2012)


We still have News' conflict about the next Iphones.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 01:55 10

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


"With the continuation of boring ios, together with the bumped up spec, and the 200 new gimmicky features such as apple maps and siri for the sake of marketing instead of real innovation. There are MORE OF THE SAME...."

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 01:55 4

5. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Guess I should just start waiting for the nexus 5...

Nexus 4 --- Nexus 5 Improvement and low cost guarantee

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 05:00

48. BitterTruth (unregistered)


Battery life is the issue in all the nexus phone. Hope Motorola will fix it.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 01:55 11

6. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Lmao wow..so sad... Android 2013 we got: htc one, galaxys4,note3(later this year),experiaz, optimus g pro, the new moto coming. And ALL beat the ip5s...like always another great year for android. :)

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 01:57 13

7. BitterTruth (unregistered)


Innovation of Apple:
1. iTransfer (bluetooth or NFC)
2. Smart Flash (Dual led flash)
3. You can now download files from third party apps.

This is not innovation!!!!! Better to learn something from Nokia and Samsung.
Just check the gestures of Sammy and the innovation of Nokia

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 04:43

27. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


you forgot the no. 4 micro sd card for storage expansion...........:-)

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 05:52 4

30. tedkord (Posts: 12277; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Apple will never give you a microsd slot. Then they couldn't charge you an extra $100 for each extra 16gb of storage space.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 04:57

45. BitterTruth (unregistered)


Or probably 200$ extra for micro sd card version?

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 02:13

8. jshan (Posts: 200; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


cant wait to c em ....

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 02:19 3

9. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Not news.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 02:20 6

10. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


The boredom will never stop. To bad for Apple fans.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 02:30 9

11. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


I will buy an iPhone if they copy everything from android.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 02:44

14. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Bluetooth,bigger screen and new design this is my personal wish :-)

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 05:00

47. BitterTruth (unregistered)


And the same restricted OS? A BIG LOL

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 02:44 3

15. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Its gonna be nothing more than an iPhone 5s. The only interesting thing to see in it is what new gimmick apple will a revolutionary new feature to try con ifans to thinking its actually a 'new' iPhone,perhaps the ability to use the iPhone as a TV remote because of an ir addition to the phone? It would mean your TV remote has never looked so beautiful

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 10:19

40. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


While using as a TV remote they would make sure that neighbor can see the Apple Logo ... otherwise no fund having an iDevice ...

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