The prospect of a large-screened iPhone 6 has customers salivating, the Galaxy S5 was also a hit
21. Metalspy8 (Posts: 35; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Not even this article will slow down the sales of the galaxy s5 nice try isheeps.
27. androtaku (Posts: 168; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)
congratulation with your new S-hit device as well,we are pleased
33. darkkjedii (Posts: 10573; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
How many s5's will you be buying, to bolster those sales?
2. isprobi (Posts: 193; Member since: 30 May 2011)
Wow a large screen (4.7 inch?) way to innovate Apple. That is only 1.7 inches less than the phoine I already have.
3. nctx77 (Posts: 461; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
I guess you forgot about the 5.7 inch iphone phablet lol! Dude, Apple will have all the bases covered. Even if the phablet is 5.5 inches, it will compete nicely with the 5.9 inch note 4 and 5.2 inch S6. The 4.7~is the sweet spot for most.
10. iampayne (Posts: 234; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
Apple is not releasing two phone sizes.
@isprobi No one ever said anything about a larger screen being innovative so stop trolling
14. Doakie (Posts: 1192; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Just wait. Apple spins everything they do as innovative. Idiots will believe them, knowledgeable people will look at idiots like they're living in a bubble. Just like the last two iPhone releases. LOL!!!
56. mrblah (Posts: 428; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)
I know you are a p*nis envy fanboy, but just watch the iP6 announcement, you will come to the light side...
29. Penny (Posts: 1129; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
"4.7~is the sweet spot for most."
Where have I heard that before? Oh right, when the iPhone's 3.5" was supposed to be the perfect size, then subsequently when the iPhone's 4.0" was supposed to be the perfect size.
Not saying you're wrong that 4.7" is a sweet-spot type of size, just hate it when people are so loyal to something that they think it can do no wrong, which you know is going to be the case for a lot of people getting the new iPhone.
40. nctx77 (Posts: 461; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
Why are you quoting something from years ago by a man that is no longer living? At the time that was spoken, it was a good size for most. Things change. Hell, the Dell streak was laughed at. Now those same people that were laughing are carrying around Note type devices. Most iphone enthusiast have been wanting larger phones since the 4s days. Some have left for android for that very reason. Where are the folks who said the iPhone and ipad would fail? I could go on and on.
Why are you so worried about what people are loyal to as long as you have what you want?
18. CreeDiddy (Posts: 231; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
Innovation is not based on a larger screen size, but the acquisitions Apple has made to incorporate the technology within their product lineup.
22. asun2 (Posts: 12; Member since: 03 Mar 2014)
Congrats man, your phone has a diagonal screen size of 6.4 inches. (check your math, unless you really do have a xperia ultra...)
4. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
Why is it so hard for Apple to make a larger screen phone. They act like they're trying to invent warp drive.
13. Maryewww (Posts: 25; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
Bigger displays isn't just a simple take off a small screen and replace it with a bigger one, you need to start from scratch, processing, battery innovations, calibration, ram memory, a whole new portfolio of apps/games, a time frame to give developers to push their apps from mediocre ancient apple screens to HD or FHD, software enhancements, UI aspect ratio and plenty more. This is no walk in the park, if they mess up they will be bashed by every single OEM.
15. Doakie (Posts: 1192; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Wow. Now you're acting like they're inventing warp drive. If small no name white box Chinese companies can make a 4.0" AND a 5.0" phone it's not an engineering marvel that Apple does it. The only thing they need to worry about is how their OS scales to the new screen size. Big woop! Honestly Apple could release a scaled up version of the iPhone 5C and their user base would eat it up. Apple doesn't care what their competitors say they make billions off of small iterations and slow evolution. Don't make their variation away from small phones into some engineering feat.
20. isprobi (Posts: 193; Member since: 30 May 2011)
So why can moist Android phone makers and Windows Phone makers produce new screen sizes every few months? Yet it takes Apple years.
51. techperson211 (Posts: 537; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
Because they are thinking of words to describe their 4.7 screen ifruit. Like . Innovative .. Errrrr....
54. Maryewww (Posts: 25; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
Because both android and wp are using snapdragon, and the main reason apple's 64 bit processor is that fast, is because of the mediocre screen on the iphone 5s.
58. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6264; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
If they make it any larger phone will probably cost around or almost at 800-900$
5. zachattack (Posts: 549; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
Even more icons to clutter the screen, sounds f****** stupid. Congratulations on being really late to the non midget screen size party
9. bucky (Posts: 1346; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
You don't understand that the icons don't matter. It's the screen usage once the app is open. That's one of the reasons people prefer iPads. Sure it's just icons but once the app opens you realize that the app was specifically designed for that screen size by the layout and placement of everything.
23. Finalflash (Posts: 1594; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Wow that's so unique... So what you're saying is that iOS has the only apps with separate tablet and phone layouts and designs. iOS is so innovative, it literally has no limitations to its amazing abilities. /sarcasm
So sad to see how brain washed some of these people are. They spout nonsense talking points like they're laws of physics.
26. bucky (Posts: 1346; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Who said ios was the only one that had unique layouts? Did I?
I am saying that so far, the iPad has the best selection of iPad optimized apps. Saying otherwise is just plain incorrect.
What tells you that I am brainwashed? You on the other hand spread blind hate as always...best part is you accuse others of in so many articles.
Also, I have been rooting and playing with android phones since the Motorola milestone. I enjoy android and don't blindly hate it because I prefer ios. Tell your patents to upgrade their (your) phone plan early and try ios a little instead of hating for no reason.
30. rawbow (Posts: 409; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
you just pawned his flash man.
Also finalflash is good with sarcasm :/ *sarcasm*
38. Finalflash (Posts: 1594; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
If you aren't F'in brainwashed then stop spouting random talking points. Just like fragmentation and laggy whatever before it, this little Apple talking point will also die when people realize it is BS. Apple tablet apps are specifically marked "tablet" because they have a different system for their store. With Android you have a unified apk which has tablet and phone compatibility and contrary to fanboy beliefs, they aren't "stretched" phone graphics. The layouts are different and specific to larger screens and the graphics for those larger screens are different too. It's just that Android doesn't make you pay twice for the same app. Apple does make you pay twice for it and then spreads retarded lies so fanboys can rationalize getting shafted more often. The tablet version of the app is the exact same app with just increased pixels, the layout change is laughably easy and doesn't even count as extra effort. If you look at the Play store, you will notice there is no one app marked TABLET ONLY (except chameleon launcher which is adding the phone version I think), so clearly Apple wins....WRONG. All apps on the Play store have the ability to specify tablet specific layouts and graphics, and the vast majority of proper developers do so.
45. ecmedic4 (Posts: 197; Member since: 02 May 2013)
Wow I can tell you either don't know jack about iOS or your just trolling as usual. You don't have to pay twice for any app on the App Store. Please show us some evidence of this, I use iOS every day and have never paid twice for the same app. If you stopped your blind hating for once and grew up and acted more mature and used iOS for awhile you would know what your talking about. Even if you buy an app that is optimized for the iPhone, you can easily download the tablet optimized version without paying again, so please know what your talking about before you troll.
44. willard12 (Posts: 737; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
I agree. The "ipad" does have the best selection of "ipad" optimized apps. I gues android 3.0 was a great OS because it was an entire OS optimized for tablets.
6. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1122; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
you cant blame apple. high-end smartphones today uses bigger displays about 5".
there might be an iphone mini using 4" - 4.3"
or another pricey budget iphone
7. uchihakurtz (Posts: 234; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
I can't wait till iPhone experience their so called "fragmentation"
16. Doakie (Posts: 1192; Member since: 06 May 2009)
They won't have Androids style of OS version update fragmentation. Because Apple is the only one making iPhones so they'll update the OS version number on all their relatively new models. iOS has always had it's own version of fragmentation which is in their software incompatibility on older models. Older models will get the new OS version number but will be missing newer key features. It's a clever trick on the idiots. It's selling them on an update that they're not REALLY getting. Apple is definitely geniuses in their marketing spin.
59. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6264; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
let's see first they will say 1st NFC is innovation larger screen innovation "CROWD goes wild" when now they can share music pics with one touch like Android have been doing for a few years.
19. Doakie (Posts: 1192; Member since: 06 May 2009)
What do you expect? HTC hasn't marketed the One enough for any average person to know it's name. It's not an established brands name yet. The first Ones were the V, S and X. They went by without anyone really noticing because they were all on different carriers. The first HTC One wasn't marketed well if at all and it disappeared into the Galaxy S4s shadow. This "all new" One is going to suffer the same fate because HTC isn't getting average people to remember them. We know them but even I can't buy another One because of the 4MP camera. The camera on M7 seemed awesome until I tried to zoom in on images. Then I was instantly let down. I took 3000 pictures in Hawaii and once I loaded them up on my computer I could finally see the grainyness of the images and the splotchiness of the sky. Now I wish I had a GS4 or Note 2 on that trip, I'd have better pictures to remember it by.
32. rawbow (Posts: 409; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
3000 pictures on a trip!
You should be tripping with dslrs man for that great a photographer in you.
39. hurrycanger (Posts: 994; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
He said "pictures to remember it by".
I guess he wanted to take photos for the memory, but he still wanted to enjoy his trip.
Bringing a DSLR and playing the role of a photographer will make any trip significantly less enjoyable, especially if you're gonna take 3000 high quality photos with it. (well, unless one goes on a trip just to take photos. That's another story).
12. networkdood (Posts: 6263; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Ah..more phones with a boring and pseudo OS...awesome...Americans will eat these up...
17. HildyJ (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
I suspect the numbers would have been the same even without the large screen.
It's an iThing 6. S-I-X. Not a 5 something. Of course the fanbois will lap it up.
36. darkkjedii (Posts: 10573; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Dude what happened to googles stock price, it's down to $540. They lost 23.19 a share today, are u ok?
41. Finalflash (Posts: 1594; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
.....That was due to the stock split mainly, but of course it isn't a simple matter so I wouldn't expect a hardcore iFan to know. Just stick to feature phones and talking points, don't hurt your brain too much (should maybe work that out a bit too...but slowly).
46. ecmedic4 (Posts: 197; Member since: 02 May 2013)
So do you sleep better at night after you act like an immature troll all day? I mean seriously what is your issue with Apple or ppl that prefer Apple products? What does it matter to you so much if someone wants to buy and use Apple products? They aren't spending your money so get over it. Just because some ppl have a preference that is different than your own doesn't mean your better than them and need to be a total a**. Even though I prefer Apple products and am very satisfied with them I don't constantly hate on other products or ppl that prefer those other products, you seem to have some self esteem issues, cause you seem to make yourself feel better by trolling and bashing on ppl that prefer something different than you. No single phone/OS is perfect for everyone and everyone has different needs and preferences, something that you can't seem to fathom. Why phonearena let's worthless trolls like you stay on here is beyond me. It's definitely time for you to grow up and act like an adult. You have every right to use what you like best and so does everyone else, and bashing ppl for liking something different than you is stupid and childish. I have a 1 year old niece more mature acting than you. Some ppl prefer Apple, get over it and quit reading the articles if you hate Apple so much. I honestly think you should simply be banned since you contribute nothing more than immature trolling to this site.
25. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
sweet. possibly two new iphones with bigger screens and still only 1GB of ram.
28. androtaku (Posts: 168; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)
but somehow easily outperform android phones with 10GB of ram
31. xondk (Posts: 68; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Personally I wonder about this, there's a lot of tests that show that iphone performs better, but it seems kinda odd some of those benchmarks.
NOTE: I am not trying to bash iphone, its a great phone, I'd have one if I liked IOS, I enjoy the flexibility of widgets and such android has, that fits my personal choice better.
But seriously, it seems very unlikely that the processor apple has is 'so' much more powerful then processors with higher number of hz and cores. Not saying it isn't more powerful, just saying some of the numbers seem 'so' much better it hits my 'too good to be true' bell.
and then there are tests where the iphones lose to those phones
one of the things I wonder about for example is if all these benchmarks take into consideration the lower resolution of the iphone, if it has to push less pixels it can get a higher score, many benchmarks seem to make no mention of this.
Now personally as long as a phone performs good for all you need it to, I don't really care about benchmarks, but you got to wonder, especially with it being revealed that some companies 'tweak' their phones for benchmark tests.
53. Finalflash (Posts: 1594; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
That is the media bias though, they don't take into account the resolution difference when testing those phones. They do tests that load a webpage 10 000 times and then average the load times. But on a high res screen, all the scalable graphics get scaled to a much higher resolution than the iPhone screen. Compound that 10 000x times and you get the iPhone winning by a long shot. The off screen (1080p) gaming benchmarks are the closest thing you get to accurate testing, but in those they all max out the GPU and are largely GPU bound. Once again, no one actually looks into these things and most just turn a blind eye to please the rabid iFanbase.
43. iushnt (Posts: 614; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
No way..5s sucks for multitasking and when u compare it with note 3 u feel like using comparing a mini laptop with a feature phone
49. xondk (Posts: 68; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
I agree on that, Multitasking in ios seems quite awkward in my opinion.
But iphone 5s still seems to beat a ton of powerful android phones in benchmarks, which is what seems odd to me. Note just benchmarks.
in daily usage and such I prefer android over IOS several times over.
52. techperson211 (Posts: 537; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
10gb of RAM? What's that phone? As far as I know 3gb is yet the max of every smartphone .
37. fzacek (Posts: 1446; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
It seems more popular that previous phones because they told them that it would be $199 on contract. The iPhone 6 will be at least $399, wouldn't expect any less from Apple and its overpriced products.
47. techloverNYC (Posts: 392; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
So many ppl hating on apple for no reason. Im using andriod and from Samsung I see little to no innovation. The transformation from S4 to S5 is slim to none, I was actually planning on getting the S5 but its a huge disappointment compare to rumors. Im waiting on the rumored F line. The Note series is not much different than the galaxy series and hardly anyone uses their gimmick techs.
50. xondk (Posts: 68; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Personally I don't have any dislike towards apple other then their apparent eagerness for suing, and vague and broad patents.
That said, what do you want them to put into a phone? that's what I'm wondering about really, people say they aren't innovating, well what's left to put into a phone that actually improves the product and isn't just a gimmick?
48. farlaks (Posts: 9; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
from what i can see apple is giving what consumers are demanding in terms of screen size, they waited for the market to get use to the larger screen size and for the demand (large screen size)to increase exponentially. whereas what samsung did is they risked it by introducing it first(note series). different companies different strategies.