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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: 357; 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: 357; 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: 8922; 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 (Posts: 6737; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


N its not even quad core

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 16:57 2

3. twens (Posts: 700; 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: 312; 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: 357; 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: 1786; 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: 3247; 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: 3247; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


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

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 17:04

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; 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: 8922; 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: 12643; 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: 1786; 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: 12643; 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: 8922; 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: 12643; 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: 1786; 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: 12643; 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: 12643; 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 both™

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 21:30

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 12643; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ohhh ok

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 00:06

43. lyndon420 (Posts: 1786; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


First and foremost...don't ever listen to a troll. Secondly...since you were asking ME the question, I will be happy to give you an example:

http://www.rogers.com/web/link/wirelessBuyFlow?forwardTo=PhoneThenPlan&productType=normal&N=52+11+4294948709

Rogers (who I'm with) is pretty much Canada's largest wireless carrier. Check out the above URL which shows their smartphone category. See the iPhone mentioned anywhere? Now if you want to see if they carry the iphone you will have to actually go to the little search bar at the top right corner and enter 'iphone'. Now what comes up for a category? Not feature phone, not smartphone...just iphone.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 04:13

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 12643; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Understood Lyndon thanx for the clarification.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 11:34

51. lyndon420 (Posts: 1786; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Your welcome :)

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 00:32

45. lyndon420 (Posts: 1786; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I stumbled across a very interesting post from a developer of both ios and Android apps. Opened my eyes on a few things.

http://blog.iangclifton.com/2013/03/30/the-negative-impact-of-ios-on-android/

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 00:07

44. lyndon420 (Posts: 1786; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Wrong.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 19:21

25. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5954; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I doubt iOS 7 will see a total redesigned UI. Apple would have had to be working on the re-design for about 18 months. Steve has not been gone 18 months, and Forstall wasn't pushed until what, 9-USB months ago? Maybe iOS v 8.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 19:57

28. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


If iOS 7 isn't a redesigned UI, not only will they lose the loyalty of their fan base, their market share will suffer from a blow.

I've been longing for a MacBook Pro though.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 20:12

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 12643; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I've never owned an apple laptop, heard nice things about them though.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 17:05 8

11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6737; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Why is this news? We know they always start making jew models by spring and yet again unveil the same phone design but boring colors

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 17:47

16. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


^lmao

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 19:01

20. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6737; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


My bad meant new models

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 19:22

26. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yeah that typo sounded pretty bad. We understood what you meant to no worries haha.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 20:56

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


With the same booring OS
The browsing is no way smooth like JB4.2.1 with Dolphin browser BETA, it takes 6 swipes to reach bottom of the page, where-else on JB4 it takes 2 swipes™

Will be selling the iP5 32GB on ebay next month and look forward to the A7 maybe Quadcore wigh upgraded 4GPU®

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 18:25 2

18. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


As you may recall, the ground-breaking patent dispute between Samsung and Apple ended with Samsung owing Apple $1.049 billion in damages. That sum was then reduced by Judge Koh to $598 million due to errors by the jury. Now, that sum may be reduced even further.

Back in October, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filed a First Office Action that flat out rejected Apple’s 381 patent. This of course was one of the patents that started this mess. Now, the USPTO has followed up with a Final Office Action that states that Apple has failed to satisfy the USPTO’s concerns. This means that at the very least, Samsung’s fine will be reduced, as the jury found that 21 Samsung devices infringed patent ’381, awarding damages for 18 of them.

This is not final because Apple can very easily appeal the decision to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Regardless, Apple and Samsung are headed back to trial in order to recalculate the mistakes that were made originally. It’s quite possible that the new trial will yield different results all together but for now, Samsung certainly has its head held high.

SOURCES
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posted on 02 Apr 2013, 19:13

21. joey_sfb (Posts: 3247; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


To me its signs that apple is getting lazy, they want the taxpayer official to do the work for them to rid them of competition instead of earning the consumer's dollars through innovative products.

Apple is so deep in its present course that they rather hope to get money from competitors than to end all the bulls**t and start making something that would win us over.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 21:20

37. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I don't want to see the "Biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone" again. iPhone is a FAIL, they don't change their design, the UI. They still think that magic still remains in it, then *BLING* iPhone failed.....

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 01:43

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


I'm not an Apple fanboy, but i respect what they have done to technology as a whole.The Android platform (overall) is 2x more larger than iOS, but whats amazing, Apple are able to achieve that through 5 phones all priced quite high compared to hundreds of phones priced from $100 to $900. The iPhone is still the highest selling phone, remember, so its not a "FAIL" and they continue to sell more after every model.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 06:11

50. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


If I'm not wrong, Apple was the first company to manufacture a smartphone right? If it is, I respect Apple for that. But, why everyone hates Apple? Why an shiny fresh Apple will become to an rotten dark Apple? Because they are greedy, they always sue other manufacturers, and this is a "FAIL".

I know design is not important, but their "manners" is unacceptable.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 17:21

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


Business is business, it's dirty.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 22:42

41. Fuego84 (Posts: 295; Member since: 13 May 2012)


Maybe if everyone leaves Apple's iPhone for a year or two Apple might get back on the job and make a phone that can compete with an android phone to get their customers ($$$) back. All I'm saying is make them work for your money people if you skip this new iPhone 5 they'll probably get the picture and get to work on some serious features and improvements.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 23:29

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


Great so someone said Apple should start copying Samsung :)

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 06:02

49. selena1000 (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


i dont think iphone will be the big thing this year.its gonna be ios 7

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