Report: Three new Apple iPhone variants coming in 2013, including 4.8 inch model
0. phoneArena 21 Jan 2013, 01:12 posted on
Upstream supply sources have told China Times that there will be three new variants of the Apple iPhone launching this year including one model, the Apple iPhone Math, that will feature a 4.8 inch screen; the other two models will include the 7th generation Apple iPhone and one iPhone model with a 12MP camera on the back of the phone...
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51. daftastic (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)
False, if it is true, then huge mistake on Apple's part. One device per generation should be it. Having more iPhone devices than one would dumb the whole iOS ecosystem down, I mean iOS is boring enough, but three of essentially the same thing?
Another point is that the iPhone was meant to be the iPhone, just that. No iPhone Camera, iPhone Mini^2S, it's just silly. Leave the ultra-fragmented smartphone selection to Samsung.
57. BigBoss10 (Posts: 195; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)
Apple can't defeat Samsung at it's heights...this year in the Arena of the two most powerful leader of mobile markets are Samsung and Sony as for Apple can go playing in the playground
77. darkkjedii (Posts: 9271; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Lmaoooooo Sony!!!! Sony really Sony? Lmaoooooooooooooooooooo
58. Aeires (unregistered)
Doubt the supply chains could keep up with three phones at the same time. Making the iPhone5 was hard enough.
96. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
s**t... now math, mathS (next year phone), would be copyrighted and trademarked by the troll and new court game begins ...
60. kboo1995 (unregistered)
I'd love to have a 4.8 IPhone
That's would be cool
But it is very unlikely
Just have to wait and see what gonna happen this year
147. kboo1995 (unregistered)
3 thumbs down for just saying my opinion
62. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)
this year samsung will put apple out of bussiness after i read this post. really 8MP camera for 3 years in a row LOL and apple will never pass 4.4 screen and only tall screen. thats what i call invation by apple. apple who the new my space
71. darkkjedii (Posts: 9271; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
So u actually think apple will b outta business this year? I hope you're being sarcastic, cuz if not then u just made the dumbest comment of all time.
70. wildcard (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)
it seem that the hypocrites are coming out of the closet ... apple fans LOL
76. Doakie (Posts: 843; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Hahaha. Steve Jobs would roll in his grave. IPhone 5S with 4.8" screen, polycarbonate body, and an 8 MP camera? Well name this the iPhone Galaxy S3. Then a 4.8" screen with 12 MP camera? Well name this one the iPhone Optimus G. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Not only are they ripping off other people's ideas, they're doing it a full year late. Apple sucks!
79. synot (Posts: 85; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
If Apple does make an Iphone with a 4.8" screen with the looks ot the Iphone 5 then i dont see any other phones beating this phone in sales or popularit of all times list.
82. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
lol .. so Apple does care about specs and market share now .... great the innovator is now playing catching up ... good for customers but let's see how many more dollars the unlocked 4.8 incher with 12mp camera would cost ... any guesses?
152. thunderbolt (Posts: 76; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)
they will only make 128gb model if samsung makes one and it sells like hot cake. apple is careful not to take such risks.
148. kboo1995 (unregistered)
Yes probably 1200$ for the 128GB version
91. nasznjoka (Posts: 222; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
Bad move Apple.......................don't you know that most of your fans(& users) are using iPHONE for showing off????? what if plenty of iphones gonna be there leaving them with nothing to boast about??????? they gon shift to the 'live tiles' of the brick phone even if just calling and texting is all they gonn do with their phones
93. jroc74 (Posts: 3977; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
My thing is.....if Apple does this they are offering choices, a good thing. But how many current and new iPhone users will choose the 3 different sizes? It could wind up not causing any dent in market share and just being spread out over 3 phones...
Isnt Android tablets still creeping up on iPad marketshare? I dont think the iPad mini did what Apple wanted. Its just causing market share to be spread over different devices....
101. Aeires (unregistered)
Read an article today that said iPad sales are down now the Mini has been released, people are buying it more than the 9.7". Apple are still selling tablets, just less of the large ones. Is that hurting their overall profit? Depends on the markup difference between the two.
Sales of the iPhone5 are less than they should be now that you can get a 4 & 4S for reduced pricing. All three are listed for sale on their website. Because of this, whenever I hear anything that says iPhone sales are up, I treat it with skepticism unless they specifically list what versions are doing what, which they hardly ever do.
113. jroc74 (Posts: 3977; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Ahhh I see. Thanks for the info. So when some ppl predicted the Mini would cannibalize iPad sales....they were right.
Apple might just have to accept that what happened to them in the PC market is happening again. It is what it is...
95. tedkord (Posts: 3912; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
To quote Squiggly Squiggman, "I'll see it when I believe it."
98. networkdood (Posts: 5507; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
iphone MATH? lol
So, APPLE may start to get with the times? How about an OS overhaul?
100. romeoc1984 (Posts: 20; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
All u google cry babies have something to talk about!
117. Droid773 (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
4.8" it was about time lol. Im happy with my Galaxy Note ll. Good luck apple.
119. thunderbolt (Posts: 76; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)
Will 4.8 inch come with a thumb extender attachment?
126. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 154; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Apple iPhone Math?!? That's a stupid name
127. iami67 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
So why does this sound as phony as anything i have ever read about apple. And fingerprint scanner lol i can see everyone comming in now saying why cant i log in i never set that feature. And have to wipe the whole phone because either A: a friend set it on them or B: the fingerprint scanner only got half of the print now when you do a full print it doesnt reconize it.
151. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
If these rumors hold true. Apple will have done almost everything that they put down Android for.
> Multiple models on the market
> Large screens
> Plastic body
> Notification Bar
Next thing you know iOS 7 will have widgets and Live Wallpapers.
What is there to like about Apple? Almost everything they have changed about iOS though the years has been in response a feature that Android already had for years yet they try to sue Android? Disgusting.
153. heavyarms3 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
hey i dont wanna sound like a d**k but can all of you stop arguing like children, i work for verizon and both are good phones for different people and besides apple doesnt even make the phone, LG makes the retina display, Samsung builds hardware, and HTC builds the camera the only thing apple actually makes is the software