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iPhone 4 orders reduced by 10% in anticipation of the next iPhone, which might launch September 7th

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iPhone 4 orders reduced by 10% in anticipation of the next iPhone, which might launch September 7th
Taiwanese PCB component suppliers say their orders have been reduced by 10% on average for their orders placed by Apple. Sales of the iPhone 4 remain strong, as we saw in the last quarterly earnings report so the reduction in orders might possibly be in preparation for the next iPhone launch, slowly phasing down the current generation, knowing that people will hold on their purchases in anticipation of the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, or whatever the next iPhone gets named.

If tradition is followed by Apple, the usual iPod refresh event it schedules in the fall, could be replaced with an iOS 5/iPhone 5 launch fanfare. The iPod-related stuff will then play second fiddle, or, seeing how there was no mention of a new iPod model in the iOS 5 code, might be sidestepped altogether. These events are usually taking place on the first Tuesday or Wednesday after Labor Day, with Wednesday taking precedence, so we might indeed see a joint iPhone 5/iOS 5 launch on September 7, to give Apple a headstart before Google's next Nexus phone.

source: RedmondPie & CNETUK

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posted on 21 Jun 2011, 10:57 1

1. PhoneLuver (Posts: 463; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


That's still quite a wait!! Let's hope it's worth it!

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 11:40 7

2. wumberpeb (Posts: 414; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


So whats the new slogan going to be for the next iPhone...

"This changes everything that was changed before...again"

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 11:56 5

3. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I don't think so. And there is one thing that the iPhone 4 did change - and that other phones were not able to catch up to even until now - and that's pixel density and screen resolution.

As for the iPhone 5 - I think it will just bring A5 + 1 gig of Ram + maybe NFC and\or LTE. Screen size will remain the same as well as screen resolution - because Apple won't hurt that sweet 326 ppi - and neither will change the resolution again so quickly..

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 15:46 2

12. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


There was an Android phone out with that exact same pixel density and resolution overseas last year...

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/04/sharps-is03-and roid-phone-packs-retina-display-minus-the-brand/

You would be surprised the tech thats already in use overseas. 3D phones were out last year overseas. NFC probably was too.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 23:44 4

24. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Nice.. but here's a quote from that very same article - "HAHA only 65k colors FAIL".

Still does not match the iPhone's display.

And besides - it's one Android phone none have ever heard of. Every other Android phone still has WVGA or qHD the most spread on 3.7 - 4.3 inch display - and that gentlemen, is just not good enough for me after the iPhone 4.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 00:06 6

25. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


haha pwned

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 07:15 1

33. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I take it you dont know reading comprehension either...lol

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 14:44 1

43. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


hey... just cause u had ur point overruled doesnt mean u have to get nasty about it... and anyways, my reading comprehension is probably better than yours since you failed to read the entire article...

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 18:15

47. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


And what does the colors have to do with the resolution or pixel density?

And that 65k colors wasnt in the article...it was in the comments...

I see you didnt even visit the link...

posted on 23 Jun 2011, 13:56

50. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


uh it has to do with the fact that they developed a screen crppy xcept for one thing and that it doesnt compare at all to the retina

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 03:07

30. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I gotta admit, the Retina display is the best one I've seen thus far. But Motorola and LG are making Android devices with 16M colors as well. If LG can couple that with the Nova display, and Motorola bump up the pixel density just a little more..and both companies get some better sensors for their camera's, I'm gonna have a tough choice for my next upgrade.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 07:14 1

32. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Wow...

I lil lesson in reading comprehension. Post I replied to:

"And there is one thing that the iPhone 4 did change - and that other phones were not able to catch up to even until now - and that's pixel density and screen resolution."

My post showed a phone with the EXACT same pixel density and screen resolution.

Read much?

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 07:31 1

37. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I take it some of yall dont know what resolution and pixel density is...

lol.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 07:34 1

39. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


It has nothing to do with the colors..

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 14:47

44. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


yes, but the iphone was the first to effectively use that pixel density and screen resolution... evn though ur precious screen has the same res, with only 65k colors, it is hardly worth even looking at..

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 18:16

48. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Fine...but the colors wasnt the point I was replying to.

The colors is a point some folks on here decided to add in...lol

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 12:32 4

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


My guesses for the new iPhone are:

A5 dual core
HSPA + support on AT&T and T-Mobile
8 megapixel camera
Verizon world phone

Maybe's
more RAM
more memory 64GB model

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 12:54 1

5. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


I agree.

I dont really see the iPone 5 breaking any new ground. I think its going to keep the same design and just beefup the hardware/software.

The only design I see that might change is the thinckness. I may be mistaken but I think the iPad is slightly thiner then the iPhone. Maybe this is a sign.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 14:11 2

6. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


If the iPhone is going to be any thinner, I hope the rumor about the metal back housing it true. And I still can't help but to wish for the usual laundry list every Android user would like to see. Flash, widgets, third party apps... But either way, I look forward to seeing whatever Apple puts out.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 15:09 5

9. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Flash will be gone real soon. The only reason why it's still there is because google supports it and wants it to stay alive for as long as it can to make it seem like they have an edge over iOS devices, lol. And of course android fanboys would agree with google, lol.



Widgets are overhyped features. They suck battery life unnecessarily. Users end up turning it off most of the time, except for android fanboys who like to know what the temperature is every minute and pretend that they can actually multitask (play a video game, while watching youtube, while instant messaging, while listening to music, while blogging, hahahaha).

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 15:49 3

13. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I take it you wont be using the couple of widgets in iOS 5 then.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 16:21 5

14. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Nope. Those will be disabled right away :)

I don't even know why Apple bothered with it. Oh well, it's there now. I guess android users would now be switching to the iphone now that they can stare at the weather widget every minute on an iphone :)

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 19:03 2

18. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Oh by the way.....every widget doesnt suck battery life from the phone. For some, set the update time to every so hours and its not as bad. Or set it to manual update.

I know you think its cute with your posting style but seriously....its sad. Reminds me I shouldnt be wasting my time even replying to you...

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 01:36 4

27. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Let me guess. Your android phone's battery life lasts two weeks with non-stop use, lol. While the rest suffers from poor battery life, hahahahaha.

Goodness. Android fanboys are delusional.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 07:17 1

34. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


One thing you did say that was right....you are guessing.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 07:32 1

38. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


First of all I never claimed that. But if that makes you feel better...

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 20:59 1

49. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Fanboy cuz I dont agree with you?

Alrighty then...

Talking about delusional...you got that right...

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 03:18 1

31. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Widgets are overhyped to those who don't use them. I had to download a different launcher just so I could squeeze more widgets on my phone. And apparently iphone fanboys want to be able to see the weather too, because a developer just put out a "widget-like" app called Fahrenheit that tells you the weather every minute.

Face it, you can't keep shooting down everything that other people say they want on a phone weather its widgets, flash or customization, just because your phone can't do it. It just makes you look irrational

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 00:08

26. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


wait, they have third party apps! the entire cydia store! and yes, apple has widgets now... and personally i think they did it the right way cause i only see them when i want to...

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 13:22

41. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Cydia is cool, but it should be an option without jailbreaking the phone. It sucks that you have to void the warranty to get apps and features you really want.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 14:33

42. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Cydia...

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 14:50

45. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


it dosnt void the warranty... that is such a misconception... and, just like with all android phones, if you dont download stupid stuff and stick to the good stuff, you are fine..

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 16:23

46. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


If that's true, that's great! But I haven't seen anything that suggest that's no longer the case.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 14:32

7. ~ (unregistered)


I think the new iphone will probably feature a larger screen (3.7-4) the A5 dual-core chipset, 8-megapixel camera, and it will be a global phone. Possibility's are being thinner, having more RAM, and possibly LTE(probably not though)

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 15:02

8. iPhone = lol (unregistered)


Samsung Galaxy S2 > Iphone 4/5/6 combined.

End of story.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 15:16 2

10. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow end of story,,, bet u felt macho with that....lol

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 15:28 3

11. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


As an iPhone 4 owner, I am inclined to (possibly) agree that the Galaxy S II is better than the iPhone 4. I can't say for fact, since I have not had the Galaxy S II in my hot little hand. However, the Galaxy S II is currently the only Android phone making me think twice about staying with Apple forever.

Saying that the Galaxy S II is better than iPhone 5 and 6 is just a silly fandroid comment with no basis. I'm excited about the 5 and 6 and what they will bring. I'm also excited about the Galaxy S III (or whatever it'll be called).

There don't have to be sides...Can't we all just love technology, in general?

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 21:24

23. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


What I struggle seeing is what sets the Galaxy s II from all the other Android devices. Android phones are basically just a blur in my head.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 12:23 1

40. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


My quick list of Galaxy S II likes:
- TouchWiz 4.0 makes it simple to add widgets to the homescreen (if you're into that).
- NFC - I think this will be a great feature standard on all phones (Google wallet, exchange info with vendor, dinner reservations, etc.)
- 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus screen, bright rich colors
- 1080p video and good quality 8MP stills
- Very thin phone
- MHL port - single port for USB/HDMI
- DLNA support for compatible devices
- Very snappy 1.2GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB memory
- 16GB and 32GB internal flash memory (upgradeable with microSD of course)
- Very good battery management to easily last a day (possibly two)
- No gimmicks, just a beautiful, powerful "future-proof" device

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 16:25 5

15. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Btw. Android's market share declined for the first time. Reason is, Verizon's adoptation of the iphone4. Analysts claim that android's market will continue to decline when the ip5 comes out. More android users on Verizon will be switching. The ip5 will be available to a couple more carriers as well, which will cause more android users to switch to the iphone :)

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 19:07 2

19. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


You mean this?:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-lost-market -share-in-the-U.S.-last-month-according-to-Nielsen s-smartphone-survey_id19193

In case you didnt read it or dont plan to let me help you:

"The latest Nielsen survey on U.S. smartphone use is in and the Android OS slipped 1 percentage point to a 36% share since March. That is the first drop in Android's slice of the smartphone pie in recent memory."

Now pay attention....

"The Apple iPhone was unable to take advantage of Android's drop as that device also lost 1 point and weighed in with a 26% share of the U.S. smartphone market. BlackBerry reversed recent trends and tacked on 1 point to hold a 23% stake in the U.S."

You talking about this, right?

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 01:41 6

28. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Nope. I am talking about this :)

http://www.bgr.com/2011/06/21/android-u-s-market-s hare-slides-in-march-quarter-as-iphone-gains/

"Android’s share slid from 52.4% to 49.5% in the first quarter, its first sequential market share loss in any region since the second quarter of 2009. Wolf attributes the dip to the launch of Verizon Wireless’ iPhone 4; Apple’s U.S. market share ballooned more than 12 points to 29.5% in the first quarter."

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 07:23 1

36. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Again, so now we live in 2 totally different 1st quarters in the same year.

Interesting....

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 19:10 1

20. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Why are you so anxious to see Android decline? You are taking Android's success way too personally.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 19:18 3

21. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Whats funny...articles about Android losing market share has popped again recently...but NO analyst or pro Apple, iPhone folks are mentioning the decline the iPhone had too.

I wonder why......

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 01:41 6

29. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Because, there's no decline :)

And the article I posted was today's news. Yours was old news :)

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 07:19 1

35. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


So.....1st quarter of this year is not the same thing in both articles?

Now we live in 2 totally different 1st quarters in the same year.

Interesting....

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 18:37 2

16. andro (unregistered)


Or maybe the sales have dropped because its an old phone still overpriced and having inherent faults,and an os which hasn't changed in 4 years due to fanboys believing apples hype that it changes everything again again again including their nappies

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 18:49 5

17. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Ummmm, it's android's market share that's declining, not the iphone's, lol. The iphone's market share is growing ;)

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