Apple again claimed to out 4.7" and 5.5" iPhones in September, iPhone 5c to be phased out
posted by Daniel P. / Feb 12, 2014, 8:31 AM
The kicker is that those prototypes, that are increasingly mentioned as the final screen diagonals Apple is employing for this year's iPhones, have had panels made of sapphire glass. The sapphire rumor was just shot down yesterday, however, with analysts saying it will be too costly for Apple to put such screens on the millions of handsets it will sell, so it will keep the tough cover for its iWatch that will eventually measure less than 2 inches across.
They have to tackle the phablet market. People want bigger screens now," commented the insider. Captain Obvious also added that the new iPhone(s) will be announced in September, and April will be the month for "freezing" the final design, then ramping up component production. The iPhone 5c will apparently be phased out, they mention, and the 5s will take its place, but with slightly altered chassis materials."
As for the sloping or curved display rumors for the new iPhone(s)? "The screens will be flat. Apple doesn't do anything until Samsung does it, and then they improve upon it," mused other insiders, which we can file in the random comments section, given the fact of the Galaxy Round.
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Bring it Apple!
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 8:35 AM 6
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10 Row of apps is coming guys........!!! i hope apple don't disappoint fans this time.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 8:51 AM 14
"iPhone 5c to be phased out." Greatest move by Apple. Ever.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 9:27 AM 6
Wrong. The 3G & 3GS were almost identical. The 4 & 4S were also almost identical. Apple didn't care about that. They wanted a way to keep the iPhone 5 on the market, but make it cheaper for them to produce. That's why the 5c came about. Unfortunately, considering that the 5c costs exactly what the 5 would cost, they decided not to pass any of their savings along to the consumers.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 10:04 AM 6
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Not this again. g2a5b0e, you keep putting your foot into your mouth. I think you are the only person who believes the "4 & 4S were almost identical". You ignore that fact the 4S has a faster processor, the 4S has a better rear camera, Apple redesigned the antenna after the antennagate nonsense, the 4S came with Siri, etc, etc, etc.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 10:50 AM 0
Thanks for sticking your nose where it wasn't wanted again, but I was only referring to those phones by their physical/external look, not in any other way. I'm well aware of the internal changes made with those upgrades. Stay out of my conversations & perhaps, YOU won't be the one putting your foot in your mouth.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 11:11 AM 5
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Dear sh_thead, what my friend said wasn't from a geek's point of view but rather from an average Joe's. I hope I have been of enough help, by the way we give free service on fridays so feel free to come to our mental facility.
posted on Feb 13, 2014, 5:37 AM 1
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Yes Apple, listen to the consumers not to the investors.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 8:35 AM 7
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iPhone 6 is my phone for Q3.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 11:27 AM 0
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Actually kinda sad. I have a weird love for the 5c.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 8:40 AM 4
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I like it as well, it wasn't worth what they were asking. Should have cost like $350 off contract....then they would have sold a ton. Instead they just relegated it to the place where the 5 would have been and charged the same price while using a cheaper material to build it from, thus increasing their margins. Just a dumb move to think consumers would go for that.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 9:27 AM 2
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Those sizes seem fine for a late entry into the market as long as they make the phones small enough for one handed use, because we don't want to contradict the iCult manifesto. Also, it isn't going to have sapphire glass, stop giving poor iPhone fans more to spin and forget at the end of the day when it doesn't happen. It will mean more psychological stress for them when once again they have to chant the Apple fan moto "maybe next year" to calm there damaged souls. They should also make a 4 inch new iPhone so they still have some presence in the small handset market otherwise they're going to get eaten alive by Android there as well. If they just up the specs on the large phones then they lose their primary market while fighting the uphill size battle. But damn, that last comment is serious business, I wonder how the iFans will spin that one. Even the moles know how the copying hierarchy works now.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 8:41 AM 3
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I'm interested to see what all the iFans I know have to say about the "screen that is just too big for me, I like a smaller phone"(that does less) It's definitely not the first thing I've seen them backtrack on, and it certainly will not be the last. Blind following still amazes me on a daily basis.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 8:45 AM 2
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