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WSJ: Production of new Apple iPhone to start this quarter

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WSJ: Production of new Apple iPhone to start this quarter
The production of a new Apple iPhone will start this quarter according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal. Citing anonymous sources who are familiar with Apple's plans, the seventh-generation Apple iPhone could have a summer launch. In addition, the Cupertino based company is working with its partners in Asia to develop a low-priced version of its iconic smartphone.

The cheaper model of the Apple iPhone will probably carry a 4 inch display like the Apple iPhone 5, but will use a different casing. Different color shells have been tested, according to the Journal. Neil Mawston, an analyst at research firm Strategy Analytics, says that Apple should take a page from its rival Samsung and introduce more products with less time between releases. Getting back to the next generation Apple iPhone, most analysts expect Apple to make the usual changes that it does with an incremental update. That would mean a new processor and a new camera can be expected with an Apple iPhone 5S. Earlier talk about a fingerprint scanner for the home button has been pretty much forgotten over the last few weeks and a photo allegedly of the home button for the Apple iPhone 5S failed to reveal any such components.

The Apple iPhone is important to Apple because it is its most profitable product. According to Strategy Analytics, Apple controlled 8.6% of global handset shipments, but captured 66% of the profits. On the other hand, Samsung owned 25% of the smartphone market last year, but only 19% of its profits. This gives Apple the leeway to cut prices, sell more devices at a lower margin, and increase its profits.

source: WallStreetJournal

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posted on 02 Apr 2013, 16:54

1. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 May 2012)


what's this going to bring,a new software update, ios 7. apple change the design be creative like you used to be,then again.....

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 17:39 8

15. ddurand (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


creative? lol

in other news, water is wet.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 16:54 10

2. eliasafram7 (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


new processor and new camera with the same boring iOS so not such a big thing

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 17:01

5. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 May 2012)


it is a bad thing,trust me you don't see that happening with android, no desresect to apple and apple fans

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 17:10 1

13. eliasafram7 (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


i know my friend it is a bad thing because the most innovative company we used to see is not very creative as it was in the past im not an apple hater but let's be honest iOS is far away behind android it lacks many features available on android (excuse me for my bad english)

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 19:17

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm sorry, but after the first iPhone, the only thing that was close to being innovative was the camera on the iPhone 4. It triumphed all other cameras on the market at the time.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 19:32

27. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


N its not even quad core

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 16:57 2

3. twens (Posts: 1039; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Well I am waiting for note 3 but I may buy the new iPhone as well. I love to have best of both worlds. Lol

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 19:13

22. ebubekir26 (Posts: 333; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I'm also waiting for the Note III

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 17:00 1

4. Ale749 (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)


I think this iPhone is going to be very succesfull. (mad android fans responding in 3...2....1...)

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 17:02

8. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 May 2012)


it will be if they come with a better design and not just minor upgrades to software and internals,revamp the os

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 17:04 4

9. lyndon420 (Posts: 4923; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Mad? More like excited dude. When ever they put something out, it means we will have amazing tech to look forward to...from other OEM's.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 22:12

39. joey_sfb (Posts: 6507; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I am excited about samsung ad during apple iphone launch. This year is part 3.

I enjoyed part 1 and part 2 very much :-)

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 22:17

40. joey_sfb (Posts: 6507; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3GmtmAO0aU

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 17:04

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Each model of the iPhone outsells the last, so I would agree with you.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 18:35

19. Aeires (unregistered)


Except the 5 didn't sell as many units as the 4S did.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 19:19 1

24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Except the 5 hasn't been on the market as long as the 4S.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 20:07

30. Aeires (unregistered)


Really? Wow.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 17:54 1

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 23902; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I think it will be too, but because they went back to the drawing board, or because of brand recognition?

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 17:01 1

6. lyndon420 (Posts: 4923; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Yay. I wonder what amazing "self professed" feats of innovative genius they have in store for us this time.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 01:38

46. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Apple are famous for innovating, recreating and adding to the market. They seem to create, reinvent, innovate for the first 3 or 2 products in the line (iPhone, iPod, iPad, iTouch, iTunes, Apple TV, iCloud, Mac, etc) then it becomes stale. Hopefully we see a "refresh" to what the company has to offer.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 17:01 7

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 23902; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Show us something solid apple. I'm hoping apple has learned from the ones that learned from apple. I feel that apple has let the student (Samsung) become the master. Get off your butts apple, the cellular landscape has changed. Those dinosaur phones that mr Jobs said no one would want...welllllllll ummmm everybody wants them now.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 17:06 1

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


If iOS 7 is ground breaking (meaning a total redesign) I wouldn't mind getting it. Supporting a rotten company though....

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 17:30 4

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 23902; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yeah there are some pretty shady practices going on. All these guys got big by stepping on the backs of the little people though...Us lol. I'm not against them, but I've grown tired of their smug attitude, like saying things like "there's iPhone and there's everything else". Rite now it looks like everything else is giving iPhone fits. Another way of spelling everything else is google/Samsung ya know

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 20:00

29. lyndon420 (Posts: 4923; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


The phrase 'There's the iPhone, and then there's everything else' in my opinion still holds water. We have the iphone and everything else is either a smartphone or superphone. Here in Canada the iphone is NOT classified as a smartphone. Just speaking the truth.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 20:10

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 23902; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wow really, what's the classification?

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 20:45

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


Smartphone-Superphone

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 20:48

34. darkkjedii (Posts: 23902; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No I mean for the iPhone in Canada

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 20:58

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


Yea its classed as bothâ„¢

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 21:30

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 23902; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ohhh ok

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