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Watch out, the iPhone 5 may have a 5th row of apps!

0. phoneArena 07 Aug 2012, 20:28 posted on

We've been wondering what kind of tricks the new iPhone would have up its sleeve, and we may have just come across some definitive proof that the device will be called the iPhone 5, which could be in reference to having 5 rows of apps per home screen...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 00:06 10

68. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2649; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Any article about Apple is a flame war waiting to happen. It doesn't matter what the tone of the article, or even what the subject matter is. People have very passionate opinions, and my sarcasm over the subject matter doesn't change that.

If anything, I'd hope my sarcasm would show them all to take this stuff less seriously. I mean, come on. It's a story about how many rows of apps are in iOS 6. Why should anyone be passionate enough about this topic to be angry at some sarcasm?

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 23:52 2

65. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You're trolling in your titles now Michael? At least we weren't subjected to another 18 paragraph bore job.

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 00:08 11

69. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2649; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Don't worry, Taco. I've got a long piece ready to post in the morning. I'm looking forward to you complaining about the length once again, without realizing that you have the power to just ignore the article.

Also, sarcasm isn't trolling. If you feel like the number of rows of apps is something to be passionate about, that's on you, not me.

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 01:17 3

74. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I'm not passionate about the number of icons, but since you obviously are not an iOS fan you should stick to writing android articles. You're title was on the level of the common troll comment we see in the comment section.

Are you lashing out because Samsung is getting its ass handed to them in court?

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 09:16 3

94. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3876; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Come on Taco, a little sarcasm every now and then doesn't hurt... I bet if one of the more iOS favoring authors on this site said something sarcastic about Android you wouldn't have a problem with it.

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 12:32 2

105. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I've never seen such a biased title from any other writer.

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 12:48 2

108. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3876; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It's not biased, it's sarcasm. Learn to take a joke. You aren't an Apple executive, you shouldn't be taking so much offense to this. And you shouldn't be talking to anyone about them being biased. Like I said, if someone made a similar comment about Android, you wouldn't have a problem. Such butthurt from you, get over it.

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 12:27 2

104. structureman116 (Posts: 135; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)


I've been fighting with myself to keep from saying it, but Taco...you are an idiot!

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:04 2

23. Femto (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


I'm going to venture a guess and say that most people who frequent this site (myself included) are either unsatisfied with their current phone or are just very interested in cell phones. I'm also going to guess that most people don't really care all that much. Many people, when given a choice, just buy an iPhone and are satisfied with it. Most of those people are not looking at phone websites. We can make fun of these people and call them naïve loosers, but the fact is that Apple makes a product that sells and makes a butt-load of money for them. Incremental changes indeed, but the smart money says that this next iPhone will continue that trend. I'm a big fan of android but I invest in Apple because of it.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:10 5

25. wendygarett (unregistered)


SO INNOVATIVE!!! yawn... I'm hyping for the blackberry 10 instead :D

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:34 4

29. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


indeed.. the best new look for the OS goes to blackberry 10! especially the N9-like home screens! every one like the look of the elegant N9!! to bad it has a bad parent!! and thank you to its new home.. its going to live!

the mediocre look on iOS wont win any award.. but since its an iPhone.. every other people will want one (including me, even though im not a fan! :)) and WP8 dont really looks that good but its not the same tiles on WP7/7.5 (bt since one of its player is nokia... people will buy it)

i like androids launchers though(even i dont like android)

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:13

26. Atheneum (Posts: 9; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


Finally they catching up with Android.
As for widgets, don't worry, Apple will introduce in iphone 5s.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:27 2

27. Aeires (unregistered)


This. Changes. Everything.

That unctuous enough?

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:28 1

28. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i hope they will just change the look.. i know they just want it look simple and elegant but i hope they will consider the mediocrity of the OS from the 1st version to the newest version!

unlike android.. you can actually change the appearance.. and blackberry and symbian you can have themes!

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 22:09 1

46. -box- (Posts: 3709; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


You can get launchers on Symbian too. Pretty much anything Android can do Symbian can, and in some cases it can do more. Both great capable OSes

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 22:59 2

57. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


that's why i so love symbian platform!!

i really think nokia should consider symbian as the OS for low end smartphone not s40!! s40 are for dumbphones!!!!

i am being redundant coz i want nokia to do it!!!!

android on the other hand lags a lot and cant handle too much mutlitasking.... and a battery hog platform (no offense)

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 23:28 2

61. -box- (Posts: 3709; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Agreed. I'd loooooove to see what Symbian could do with power from even top 2011 phones... Dual core, plenty of RAM... Even more so with current devices like an OneX, or Galaxy S3

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 03:31

85. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


yah... it can run fluidly on 600mhz to 800mhz processor... ad the best symbian now is 808 pureview and it is also the best camera phone.. (even one of the dslr fan said that it can put cameraphones and digital camera to dust and can challenge few dslr)

what else if symbian will run on high res screen and multicore processor?

but im not counting to that.. i just want nokia to put and make symbian platform as low end OS of smartphones!!! windows phone cant do that because of restrictions(but lumia 610 runs fluidly) to make it one of the best OS out there!

honestly the best OS out there is still symbian, iOS, BlackBerry and windows phone... you can be very at home with those platform!

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:36 7

31. zackh121556 (Posts: 98; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


next Apple will start using widgets and live wallpapers! then try to sue Android for it lolol

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:37

32. chemhaz (Posts: 159; Member since: 04 May 2012)


They are becoming more like Androids every update...... people just move onto the the leading most inovating OS - Android and exercise your god given gift of "Free Will" to choose the device you want from the many manufactureres and models out in the market.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:55

39. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


well android is awesome and shouldn't apple try to close the gap, apple isn't that stupid

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:38 4

33. jael206 (Posts: 117; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


color me curious.. i know PA is getting the reputation of being "iPhoneArena", but is there any among the author guys who is actually a pro-android?

hmmm.. PA could stand for Pro-Android too, right? lols

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:43 5

35. wendygarett (unregistered)


If you read this article carefully... you will notice that michael is actually trolling lolol... and the title say its all :D

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 22:12 6

49. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2649; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Sarcasm isn't trolling.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 23:54 2

66. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


I think PhoneArena articles are the least biased. I think they do the best job of keepin it real, by pointing out the good and bad of EVERY manufacturer.

If you are pro Android: go to androidcentral.com
If you are pro Apple: go to cultofmac.com
If you are un-biased: you are in the right place

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 01:20 2

76. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I agree with you Wendy

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 22:17 1

50. -box- (Posts: 3709; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Its actually lost a lot of its pro-apple stance over the last couple of years, either as authors grew disenchanted it other OSes demonstrated their superiority. There are a few holdouts here and there, but of the major phone websites, the most openly pro-apple frequent writer, in my experience, is Sam Biddle on Gizmodo. I enjoy reading here because he authors don't seem to have string agendas and actually seem hereto care about tech and are curious, like us, to se what's new and whatswaround the corner, most notably the author of this article, Michael H, who write a good series about getting and converting to Windows Phone, and Victor, who is clever about getting in subtle digs on frivolities and focuses on the core experience or features of his subject matter, as far as I can recall

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 01:19 1

75. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Michael H is the resident pro android author.

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 10:13 6

96. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5458; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


And you are pro troll.

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 12:35 2

106. structureman116 (Posts: 135; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)


Wow...Taco the Queen of biased opinion and trolling, is talking smack about someone else trolling and being biased. Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black to me!

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 05:19 2

89. jael206 (Posts: 117; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


well, if michael h is the resident pro-android, then he has my following.. lols

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:41 3

34. shamatuu (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Big freaking deal Android had that long before this. Not exciting at all if you ask me even though so far is mesh.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:54 2

38. Jkidd569 (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yea I know the title was meant as sarcasm, but why is it still categorized as a featured story by phonearena.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 22:00

41. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


maybee they are trying to make up for their apple bias by posting a wave of outragiously biased android articles

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 22:02 2

44. Savage (unregistered)


Oh great! Now you will have 24 icons per screen. Big deal. Wish Apple brought something that's actually revolutionary. Even live wallpapers will do. But seeing most of their dough is spent on lawsuits, I'm not sure what will make people buy the next iPhone.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 22:11 2

48. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


So the new iPhone is going to have a bigger screen and ummm, that's it. I want to keep liking Apple but every time i look at im it's just more of the same :(

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 22:26 1

53. mas11 (Posts: 1026; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Revolutionary!!!

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 22:40 1

55. Awaragardiyan (Posts: 39; Member since: 17 May 2012)


5th row of icon in iphone 5 ! This is just so coool. Revolutionary ! Gonna change the world again

Now android devices will have 5 row of icon , even if they have 6 or 7 or more !

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 22:42 5

56. structureman116 (Posts: 135; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)


How long until Apple sues someone that has already done this? Oh....and who cares??...it will be another sub par phone with few to no REAL innovations...

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 23:30 1

62. Seannyc (Posts: 59; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)


Hate or love iphone 5 is going to break records again

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 01:05 1

71. Phonecall01 (Posts: 113; Member since: 02 Apr 2009)


OMFG. !!! A 5th Row ??. That's too much technology for me... ! How the the hell did they manage to do that??? It must be some kind of Alien Tech. !

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 04:05

86. android8 (Posts: 22; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


I hope Apple wont claim it as another big innovation and file a patent for it :-)

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 06:20

90. paynekiller (Posts: 139; Member since: 24 May 2010)


oh, wow... a 5th row of apps.
groundbreaking...........

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 11:26

102. maxme2050 (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


what is about this groundbreaking ...

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 07:27 1

92. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


congratulations Michael H.

it goes to show you that people only entertain hype, popularity, and negativity...

5 pages of nothingness in the comment section... smh

lol

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 08:29

93. fervid (Posts: 173; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


My Android can have 5, 6, or 7 rows for some time now. Copycats.

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 10:46

97. maxme2050 (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


i have this on my phone for about 100 year.......... very funny even to think about posting this kind of news .......

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 10:49

98. maxme2050 (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


hahaahah very funny ..... i have this for like 5 years now ,,,,, very original ....plz stop posting such funny news

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 12:00

103. sudbury78 (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


once again ALL Android people posting on apple posts. You all have nothing better to do than bash apple articles. I LOVE it. You all have this secret love and clear obsession for apple but are too scared to admit it. I dont see apple people bashing on Android articles. I get it.. Maybe you are all non apple stock owners and are bitter that its the greatest stock in the world. Yep, must be it. Or maybe I'm gloating that I own it at $99 a share.

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 12:42

107. cangie (Posts: 14; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


oh wow! how innovative! a WHOLE new row for apps!

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 17:09

110. JunkCreek (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


5 rows? even low end device Galaxy Y with Go Launcher EX installed can have. Live tile like on Wndows Phone 7.X just install 7Launcher and u have better tile that can change the color and have transparent color on it, just not yet implemented on live tile such as contact live tile, but for folder and icon tiles, it is way amazing. U can look my screen shots of my Galaxy Y here:

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/282891_3331705658081_1610543167_n.jpg
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/599052_3334745054064_266120424_n.jpg
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/601306_3334746174092_1086675623_n.jpg

and

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/425517_2621731669175_763643993_n.jpg
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/432209_2621730869155_2068187605_n.jpg

sorry, didn't take any screenshot for 5x4 and 5x5 icon grid because of it's 3" small screen so the icon title is overlaping each other so i have to turn hide icon labels which is so inconvenience.

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 17:25

112. JunkCreek (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


@sudbirry78

go get climb that walls idevice build for you. see the world outside. don't be just like turtle inside its shells. there are more then just idevice here. open up ur mind don't stick with just one OS just like Wozniak ever said. in the other word: wake up, open ur eyes, get conscious mind and face the world.

no offense just try to make cents.

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 17:25

113. JunkCreek (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


@sudbury78

go get climb that walls idevice build for you. see the world outside. don't be just like turtle inside its shells. there are more then just idevice here. open up ur mind don't stick with just one OS just like Wozniak ever said. in the other word: wake up, open ur eyes, get conscious mind and face the world.

no offense just try to make cents.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 10:00

115. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


This is Brilliant! Instead of 16 Icons, we now have 20 Icons! So Revolutionary! Let's celebrate guys haha! :}

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 11:08

118. itriker (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


Another row of apps! OHMYFREAKINGGODIMUSTBUYTHIS!

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 16:58

121. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the big secret reveal.. REVEALED! lol.

wow.. you iOS guys have SO much to look forward to. How are you going to handle skimming through your apps with even more icons on page? lol

Welcome to another android feature .. lol.

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 22:55 1

122. ChafedBanana (Posts: 355; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


There will always be an Android phone that's better. End of story.

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