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Report: Three new Apple iPhone variants coming in 2013, including 4.8 inch model

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Report: Three new Apple iPhone variants coming in 2013, including 4.8 inch model
Asia is the source of an interesting rumor involving the Apple iPhone. Upstream supply chain sources told China Times (through the BrightWire news service) that Apple will introduce three new variants of the Apple iPhone in 2013. Two of the models will be released in June with the third
due out later in the year. As usual with such a high-profile rumor, we suggest that you take this with the "proverbial grain of salt."

The Apple iPhone 5S will allegedly look like the Apple iPhone 5 with a polycarbonate body

The Apple iPhone 5S will allegedly look like the Apple iPhone 5 with a polycarbonate body

The story is that this June, Apple will release two versions of the Apple iPhone. One will be the 7th-generation model, or in other words, the sequel to the Apple iPhone 5. Apparently, this will be called the Apple iPhone 5S. At the same time, a 4.8 inch version of the device will be released called the Apple iPhone Math. Both will feature an 8MP camera produced by Largan Precision. Eight million camera lens supposedly have been ordered by Apple for both phones.

And then, sometime before the 2013 holiday season, Apple will introduce a version of its smartphone with a 12MP camera on back. That is the only spec known about this model.

According to the rumor, components such as touchscreen displays and cameras will allegedly start shipping in March with production beginning in April. Foxconn will be responsible for the assembly of 90% of the units to be produced. According to well-sourced analyst analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next Apple iPhone will include a fingerprint scanner that will be built right into the home button. He also expects a low-priced version of the phone in the third quarter to be made of polycarbonate, resemble the Apple iPhone 5 in design, and come in 6 colors.

source: ChinaTimes (translated), BrightWire via AppleInsider

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posted on 21 Jan 2013, 01:47 14

15. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Let me guess - the new iPhones will all be graced with Apple's 'Legacy' UI.... You heard it first on PA!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 01:19 12

1. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


4.8"?...it will most likely be mine, but i could see the average iPhone user saying "it's too big!" smh...get w/the times ppl.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 01:29 15

11. HTCOE (Posts: 635; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


i doubt iphone go past 4.4" max

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 02:51 14

25. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


apple gona add two more icon row if its a 4.8 inch

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 03:02 22

29. Joker (Posts: 24; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


It will feature all the live widgets (bluetooth, wifi, sounds..etc) people had seen in Android devices throughout the past....4 years.

Apple will be praised as the innovator of the industry once again, while trying to sue the crap out of others with these widget patent in the courtroom
:Sarcasm

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 03:38 20

36. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


apple is copying samsung and nokia.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 04:05 4

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 22951; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Shhhhhhhhhhh please. Smart people are reading.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 05:32 10

45. lyndon420 (Posts: 4771; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


If the smart people are reading, then you are doing what dark....justifying your brand loyalty?

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 05:36 1

46. jsdechavez (Posts: 757; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


sad but true...

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 06:24 3

50. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


oooo thats a nice one :)
But this is an interesting move nonetheless. A bit of variety from Apple's camp could do them some good maybe. This move I like.
They could go in for their 4inch flagship, a 4.5 incher maybe and then a 4.8 incher....moreover the 4.8 incher somehow makes sense as a few days ago there was news of Apple developing a new kind of stylus! I am looking forward to this definitely!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 06:27 4

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 22951; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lyndon read my posts, and you'll see that I'm loyal to tech... Oh, and one more thing my man...I'm typing this from my galaxy note 2.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 06:32 4

53. darkkjedii (Posts: 22951; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Thank u phenom, I knew an intelligent android based techie like u would see that apple has probably seen the writing on the wall (so to speak), and r finally waking up. Coming to the ballpark late wont matter as long as you're hitting homers, maybe triples...ok long doubles that allow the runner to tag up. Lol man I cant wait for baseball season (wink). It's time for apple to step up. The last time they needed a hit, they produced the iPhone and look what it did for mobile phones. They need to start hitting again, and I think they will. Lyndon said I'm showing brand loyalty. Please inform him phenom...please.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 08:03 2

64. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


I know youre joking but man i hate those people who bash on everything apple does or add to the iphone.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 08:11 3

69. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


Hahhh i recently got the one x and i looked at my old iphone 4 and it look sooooo small. i think this will be good. if theres a 4.5" ill take that.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 10:33

92. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yea.....adapting to what other consumers are choosing. Might be too little too late tho. We shall see. But someone made a good point. Will offering the diferent models take away from individual iPhone sales?

Do we know how iPad and iPad Mini sales are doing against each other?

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 12:35

99. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


ponka

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 13:19 4

102. lyndon420 (Posts: 4771; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


You may be loyal to tech, but you'll rarely miss an opportunity to bash someone who is saying something negative against that fruit company.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 13:47 1

103. T.R.O.L.L (banned) (Posts: 51; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


True, still he's roots are still with Apple, and everyone knows that, that's why you get reds!
®

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 13:49 1

104. darkkjedii (Posts: 22951; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The reason for that is cuz I feel no company is innocent, and all r greedy AND guilty...yetapple is singled out for it.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 13:51

105. T.R.O.L.L (banned) (Posts: 51; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


But even if they do, do you think consumers will be buying this for the screen size? The same booring iOS will remain imminent! Let's wait and see what the outcome will be for this unexspectual®

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 13:53 2

107. darkkjedii (Posts: 22951; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude I can care lees about reds,blues, greens, or yellows. I love apple, Samsung, and Google as stand out tech companies. And will never afraid to say so. I feel apple is just as good a company as the rest of em. My two devices r the IP5, and the gnote 2. That's how I roll.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 14:02

111. Googlethis (Posts: 179; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I think they should build a small version (3.5-4.0 screen) for those that want the smaller phone then a 4.5 inch screen and then to compete with the phablets lol there own phablet stylus and all give each individual iphone series there own software and internal hardware tweeks to help with usablility of the phones. Just my thought on it.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 14:07 2

112. flamencoguy (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


Read this and you'll know why they are singled out:
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/apple-patent-uspto-ping,20521.html

They do this all the time.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 14:52 1

114. johnkob14 (Posts: 8; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


I wouldn't say 4.5 is a phablet size. The Nexus is 4.7 and never heard anyone call it a phablet and Galaxy S 3 is around 4.8

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 15:42

115. Googlethis (Posts: 179; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


wasn't saying it was phablet I probably mistyped it was thinking phablet was more 5.0-5.5 screen size sorry I usually type on my phone so I don't always notice my mistakes when I proof read.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 15:56 1

116. darkkjedii (Posts: 22951; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not concerned with reading that. As I said apple is just as guilty, and innocent as the rest. So send me something on the rest to read.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 16:12

118. PhoneAddiction (Posts: 79; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


My guess is the device will be 4.75 inches.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 16:30 2

120. Droiddoes (unregistered)


This so hard. jedi has steve jobs' dead wiener so far down his throat it's sickening.
"oh no gaiz i am not biased i have a note 2! i is so not biased i bought it twice! but I will defend apple to the death and passive aggressively sh*t on anything non apple any chance i get!"

What a freaking joke

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 16:57 5

121. darkkjedii (Posts: 22951; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nahhh nothing's down my throat nor am I a joke, you're Just mad cuz I'm not in the stupid apple/iOS hating android camp. I'm an intelligent grown man, who works hard everyday, and is about to b married to an incredible woman, and takes good care of my son. That's a man not a joke. I'll be damned if I jump on the android bandwagon jus to not get red thumbs, and to get lol's from stupid little p***** like you mr droiddoes. PA is R&R for me, my life doesn't revolve around starting trouble, and disrespecting people on the net, but being afraid to step to their face. And yes I took back the note 2 that I paid $703 for, and bought one for $425 on Craigslist, do the math...oh one more thing I'll defend apple, and anyone else who deserves to b defended from little p***** like U. All this drama, and insulting people over the phone they choose to use, and u call me a joke... Good day sir.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 17:01 1

122. darkkjedii (Posts: 22951; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Team tech baby!!!

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