5.5-inch iPhone may have faster internals than the iPhone 6
posted by Michael H. / Aug 04, 2014, 8:04 PM
According to supply chain sources for Cowen & Co. analyst Timothy Arcuri, the larger iPhone will almost certainly have a processor with a faster clock speed. This wouldn't be much of a surprise given that the iPad Air is also clocked faster than the iPad mini, despite using the same processor. However, it is possible that the larger iPhone may feature a larger die, which would allow room for more significant upgrades to things like the GPU and more.
It is possible that the two iPhones could also feature different touch modules, but that part of the rumor isn't as solid as the rest; and, it is also unclear exactly what it would mean in terms of functionality to have different touch modules in the two iPhones. With luck, we'll get to see both iPhones announced next month, and maybe get more information soon enough.
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If it wasn't for Industry rumors, Apple would have no news for months and months.
posted on Aug 04, 2014, 8:09 PM 5
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i wonder how big the 5.5in one would be compared to other similarly sized phones like the OnePlus One
posted on Aug 04, 2014, 8:09 PM 0
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Definitely not as compact as the LG G3. I'm guessing it'll be closer to the size of the Note 3...
posted on Aug 04, 2014, 8:22 PM 1
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Interesting. So now Apple is copying Samsung with the larger phablet version that is going to have faster internals and to be released later? Wow. That doesn't sound new.
posted on Aug 04, 2014, 8:14 PM 9
You also forgot they are also copying HTC CURVE body back design too. and who wants to spend that much on a over size iPod touch?
posted on Aug 04, 2014, 9:29 PM 2
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I would certainly hope so. It doesn't make a lot of sense to me to have the larger 5.5" be exactly the same as the 4.7". I'm also hoping the 5.5" is thinner and looks a little different than the 4.7", doesn't have to be drastic, just slightly different physically.
posted on Aug 04, 2014, 8:53 PM 0
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I find this highly unlikely. The whole philosophy of apple is not to have a ton of different hardware for developers to have to support. More changes in internal hardware means more difficult coding for app developers which is not something they want right now. Optimization will keep them performing with the best without changes in hardware within product generations.
posted on Aug 04, 2014, 10:06 PM 0
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Another reason for Apple to charge $100 more
posted on Aug 04, 2014, 11:16 PM 4
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This kind of sounds like the competition turned up this nugget of info to spoil early sales or at least deflate them a little. Just saying.
posted on Aug 04, 2014, 11:31 PM 3
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It is very strange to see "the next model will be better" even before the first model is unveiled. So perhaps a competitor using the "osborne effect" or maybe Apple setting the stage for a somewhat disappointing 4.7" iPhone 6.
posted on Aug 04, 2014, 11:49 PM 1
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Yeah, that's expectable. Bigger body, better heat dissipation, somewhat less thermal throttling (if there will be any) and potentially higher awerage clock speeds. But I wouldn't expect anything more than 0,1 Ghz or two. Unless there are two different chips.
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 12:51 AM 0
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Haven't had an iPhone since the 3GS. I'd be interested in a 5.5 inch for sure but I honestly don't think it exists. The 4.7 inch one has been leaking all over the place but there's been next to nothing on the 5.5.
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 2:51 AM 0
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Of course it will be faster. The iPad Air is noticeably better than the mini because of the slightly higher clock but more importantly, the bigger battery. There will be a lot less thermal throttling on the 5.5 inch iPhone because it won't hold back the processor and GPU as much in order to save battery.
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 9:54 AM 0
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