Apple is preparing a completely overhauled premium iPhone model: full-screen design, improved cameras and more

Apple is preparing for one of the biggest upgrades in iPhone history: the company is testing a new, premium edition of the iPhone with a completely new design and improvements all around that is expected to launch alongside upgrades to the current models for a total of three new iPhones...
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1. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

This is gonna be a great year for phone hardware. All new first-gen hardware. This means next year we will get the perfected and upgraded versions of them which will be ideal to buy.

5. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

That's exactly what I was thinking. I may hold out 1 year too.

6. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yeah, the iphone edition is going to so drop dead gorgeous and practicable. An all screen monster without accidental touches with revolutionary front and back cameras capable of 3d sensing and AR capabilities. Couple that with the underglass fps, stereo speakers, 3d touch, oled, dual cameras, wireless charging, steel and glass, and then you get a recipe for an ultimate show stopper. Meanwhile samsumg is making android proud on one end with their infinity screen, dex, and wireless charging. Now other oems should step up their game otherwise it will be only Apple and Samsung playing this game in the future.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

None of the Samsung phones have accidental touch issues. Not knowing how to use a phone is your fault. millions of people have bought edge screens and never had an issue with the edge glass. Samsung is the true leader with phones that have had advanced features since 2011. Everyone else is playing catchup or falling to the bottom. Samsung in 2017 could get very close to selling nearly 400M phones...AGAIN. With all the issues with the iPhone 6 and 6S, I am sure people will be rushing to get the newer models. The iPhone 6 family was a disgrace. Plagued with more issues than all previous iPhone combine. The single model which holds the world record in failure rate. Apple needs to do more than just spend money to catch up. Metal back? WOuld mean another year with no wireless charging. We don't need wireless charging. But the iPhone does need quick-charge of some kind. An iPhone taking 3:30 to charge from 0% with a 27XXbattery is lame. I took my iPhone 7 Plus out for its first bike ride. I use MapMyRide and I was recording the ride to Six Flags near me which is about 48 miles from door to door. I used the front facing cameta to record the ride. Even though the air was cold around the phone due to me riding, the front facing camera kept overheating and casuing the phone to stop recording. My ex-Note 7 recorded the full ride at 1440p with no issue and never stopped. Outside of the iPhone normal background services, all apps were closed except the cameta and the GPS tracking my route. Same apps I used on my Note 7. My Note 7 would still have just over 50% of its battery left after 2.5hours of riding. This time I took a slightly different route and it took me 3:00. The iPhone battery was down to 40%, and dropped to 5% while standing in line for 3 hours to pickup my Seasons Passes. That is terrible battery life for a phone with no advanced features and only dual cores. My ex-Note 7 would also last the full ride back, though the camera is off and using only GPS route tracking with the same app. When I finally get home, the battery is brought at 20%. Riding back usually takes about an hour longer do to fatigue. But my Note 7 has never died. My iPhone didn't die, but the battery was at 2%. I didnt complete the ride. I was to tired after 30miles on the return do to 40+MPH winds in my face. I am disappointed in how the phone performed. I didnt even play music like I usually do.

21. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

So once again owner of 9.5M business has written an essay about how apple is a piece of s**t compared to Samsung.

26. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

The thing is iPhones are known for their standby time. He could have a defected one. Took my 6s plus 5 hours to dropped 1 percent. No doubt screen on time playing media non stop Samsung will win. Dang, it has a bigger battery. But androids always tend to lose charge in standby time.

28. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Yes. IPhone has amazing stand by time. But still , screen on time is much more important than standby time for majority of users . And nowadays you can find power saving mode on android mobiles. So in time of need you can extend your stand by time like iphones. In terms of battery usage , android has clear advantage over iPhone .

29. mikehunta727 unregistered

No one even believes the nonsense lol just scroll past it

31. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

So skip it, does anyone make you read his essays. Yeah he took the long way to say, it needs fast charging and a better battery.

33. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The last part of your statement I fully agree with. The first part part I cannot. It's important to ridicule idiots like him or MORE idiots will undoubtedly show up. That's just how it is.

47. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

If you read his comments objectively they make a lot of sense. To call him an idiot is idiotic in itself. Some of the comments you make are simply not true or naive. This is not a forum to rave about Apple products but to discuss tech from many supplier's. If you are too scared to have your points criticised then you should not be posting on forums.

41. MrHate

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

I skipped it thanks. I've also skipped his other 8000 3000 word essays he posts under every single Apple or Samsung article in which he has to state over and over how much greater Samsung is then Apple.

22. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Serious question: seeing that u love samsung so much, then why do you buy iphones still? What do you love bout them? Why do you keep buying them? You even seem to own much of them over the years and currently. So if they were so outdated, why dont you just get only the "more technologicaly advanced" samsung, afterall they do everything better than the iphone, at least according to you. Just curious.

25. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Because this is what rich people do. He owns a 9.5M business and 4000 employees work under him. So he buys iPhone which according to him is a toy and manufactured by apple which he hates. No wonder iPhone keep selling like hot cakes.

27. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Sounds like he's quite the sheep really doesn't it? Ironic...

39. AlikMalix unregistered

That's what I've been saying.

30. mikehunta727 unregistered

And you actually even believe that lol....

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I never said I had 4000 employees. I said we sub-contact that many. We are a National Service Provider. We provide Cabling, security and other services to OUR customers, which range from National retail and restaurant chains and also educational facilities. https://flic.kr/p/TKbgV3 Here is a screenshot of a mapping application we use, with a database I created that automatically maps the technicians that we use. When our customer sends a work order to us, we map its location and contact the nearest tech who is available for work. We deal only with National chains.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because I always have an iOS and Android device. Why is that an issue with you? Why is criticizing a prodiuct I pay money for an issue. Just because I;m not blind to my issues, doesn't make them less important. I could care less what brand it is. When I frikkin pay $800+ for a device,m I expect it to last a reasonable amount of time, based on what I do with it. The iPhone has terrible battery-life. I am comparing how I use my phones based on iOS and Samsung/Android. I am comparing how I use the phones identical and dont get similar results. I should get better results from the iPhoen because of its lack luster hardware. Lackluster in having lesser battery draining features. Yet it acts worse than a phone that actually has battery draining features. It is a fair comparison. a 3 hour bike ride with only the camera on, screen is on and the GPS tracking is on A iPhone front camera set to 1080p vs my ex-Note 7 which was set at 1440p. iPhone camera kept overheating, Note 7 camera never did. Outside temperature was 60-65. I've used my Note on 90+ degree days. I have high expectations based on what products I use an buy. The one that gets the most bragging, is certainly not the best. Based on my simple usage. https://flic.kr/p/TMxiBV I just want to get the most value for my dollar

44. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1526; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

And as a cell phones salesman I can tell you many consumers have issues with accidental touches on the edge phones. No bezels equals impossible to hold securely, especially when holding it above your head.

46. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

And I hope this year, Apple would stop spoonfeeding.

2. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Wow wow wow... so much new information ... exclusive only on PA. Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo​l

8. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

LOL But but, iFans said OLED is pure crap due to burned-in pixels and unrealistic colors display. They even trashed curved screen suck and serve no purpose. Let's see if this works with their iToy 8. LOL

12. mixedfish

Posts: 1547; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Go play with your S-bombs

13. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Apple will not waste their time using non practicable curved screens. Their solution will blow everything else out of the water. Btw, what are u still doing here on PA? Thought u said you were leaving. Just leave already will you?

19. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

You should increase the dosage of anti-apple-disorder medication you are taking. Clearly it is not working.

3. Tech_fan

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

PA is try so hard hyping iphone8.typically PA...LOOL

43. MrHate

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

LMAO XD

45. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"S8 got record breaking pre-order" "we must do something... " "lets just recycle all iPhone rumors to bury all new article about S8" - Tame Apple Press

4. PapaJi

Posts: 60; Member since: May 15, 2016

Practically the same s**t...
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