Check out these two concepts: Apple iPhone Air, and Apple iPhone 6 Curve

Amid talk that Apple is planning on using curved glass for the Apple iPhone 6, the Cupertino based tech giant recently received a patent for a manufacturing process involved in making more responsive screens featuring a curve. Considering that both Samsung and LG have released curved screen smartphones, there is a good possibility that we will see a similar feature on the next iteration of the iPhone...
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29. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Not sure if a troll or a stupid apple fanboy. "Clearer than your eyes" 5s has one of the worst ppi screen out of every flagship. The biometric scanner is actually a really bad one and not advanced at all its just a cheap fingerprint scanner. Motorala had a phone with one and many laptops have them. 64bit processor is a gimmick there would be no difference if it was 32bit. Software wise it has changed little since 2007 same old os with a new ui design.

48. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

64-bit CPU is a gimmick? More than 4 times the register capacity is just a gimmick? If you don't know what it means : Registers are by far THE most valuable resource on CPUs, much much more important than even the L1 cache for example. There are reasons why the 1.3Ghz dual core A7 is smoking 2+Ghz quad core SnapDragon. It however requires 64-bit OS. Maybe Apple did the transition so painlessly that people think it's nothing that hard, but what Apple pulled out is indeed exceptional. Already over 80% of third party apps run natively 64-bit on 5s thanks to Apple's unique fat binary deployment system. Remember Intel's Itanium fiasco? 64-bit ARM architecture is much more like the Itanium than x64. Android will have hard time adopting 64-bit ARM. You might be dead right with your claim with Android : - The whole Dalvik VM is of 32-bit nature. Java apps hardly benefit from 64-bit computing therefore. - You won't see any meaningful number of native 64-bit Android apps for a very very long time due to the fragmentation. Even worse, 64-bit ARM has serious problems running both 32 / 64-bit tasks together which Android is extremely prone to. There are reasons why the Itanium failed so miserably despite MS' heavy supports. Android will actually have it much harder with ARM64 than Windows with the Itanium. A big difference is however, there is nothing like AMD's IA64 for ARM. Therefore, Google is more or less forced to stick with ARM64 unlike Intel who abandoned its own Itanium and resorted to AMD's IA64.

55. bigstrudel

Posts: 585; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Since you're being more technical than "Higher clock speed, More cores, More RAM = Faster". Nobody here will understand you. I hear ya though. The A6 was a hell of an achievement as well. Still a better performer than all but the most wastefully overclocked quad-core beast-du-jour.

69. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Ya know, Android *requires* overclocking to halfway compensate its lags caused by the inefficient UI structures. Desperate measurements are sold as superior specs. And there are actually lots of people who fell into it. Maybe they are just believing what they want to believe.

36. Desmund

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 01, 2012

Motorola Atrix 4G had a Fingerprint scanner to after awhile it's annoying and it eventually gave out for me sooooooo.......

46. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I had the atrix and loved it but the fingerprint scanners cannot even be compared.

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Lol +1

45. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

LOL! So true. Have an up vote.

8. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Sigh...

9. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

ok so he went a little overboard just a little...

13. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

they're gonna put 1080p screen and powerfull(slightly) gpu and improved battery (not so much) aaaaand behold new iphone!!! dont expect something extraordinary

17. Amir1 unregistered

i have iphone 3gs and my next phone is definitely not going to be iphone 6. it's going to be sony's 2H 2014 flagship device. bye bye Apple.

25. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

2H???

38. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Yeah, duh, didn't you hear about the new Sony 2H 5.4" screen 3840 x 2160 resolution 815 ppi 64 bit octacore @ 3.75 GHz 6 gigs of RAM smaller bezel than G2 38 megapixel camera with advanced OIS and two xenon flashes and no stupid rear keys

39. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Source please...

62. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

It was a joke man, chill.

43. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

#Chris you forgot 'advanced' 2150 mah battery :D

63. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Thank you for understanding my sarcasm.

44. sianto

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Really? 815 ppi? No person can see more than 440 ppi! And I didn't see any 64 bit octacore mobile chip at 4 GHz. Just saying.

65. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

It's sarcasm man

51. Zack20

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

Please tell me you're being sarcastic and the specs aren't real

64. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Sarcasm absolutely, I can't believe I'm having to tell people this.

41. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

2nd half, I'm assuming

19. trickster_qc

Posts: 107; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Sure. a 1.5mm think iphone, at the base, including a touch-id sensor... that would make the screen + touch id sensor + case fit inside a 2mm casing, which is simply not realistic in my opnion. At least not for another 10 years.

22. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

I will explain my point to those that feel "trolled" when someone says that Apple does not innovate - in order to avoid pointless wars between tech-loving users: Apple approached the mass, the most to many technologies. History tells us that all the "innovations" were refurbished already-existing concepts. They made it available for lots who could afford the price tag, they "divulgated" some cool features. They took a technology, many times improved it and it just "worked" Divulgation is important nowadays, not everyone is a nerd and not everyone wants to be it. Apple divulgation also speeded up all the smartphone industry...showed everyone that many features are actually cool and can be used every day. However one thing is "innovation" and one is "divulgation". Please give credit to those that created the technologies first. We are all aware that Wozniak was the tech genius and Jobs someone that knew what people could like for everyday use. Both innovation and divulgation are necessary for progress, but don't mess up the two concepts. Thank you and live long and prosper :)

23. Caukerzee

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

When Samsung or any other company adopts a technology that apple strarted 1st, its copying. When Apple adopts a technology that Samsung or any other tech company starts, they are making the tech better. 1st it was wrap around screen now it's curved displays. Just at my corner observing.

26. Caukerzee

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

On a serious note now. Doesn't PA normally announce the winners of their polls?? It's almost 2 days now since that poll of phone an tablet of the year was opened. Is it because the note 3 is leading the polls or what?

30. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

In order to upgrade from my iphone 5 I will need 5'' or 5.2" iPhone, on day one I would upgrade

31. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Am I the only one who doesn't see a purpose in the curved display?

33. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

That curved concept is horribly ugly. The Air concept looks nice, but I think it's too thin if that can actually be a complaint. Plus it looks like all aluminum on the back, I thought the reason Apple didn't do that with the 5 and 5s was because of antenna reception. Honestly, Apple can just release a slightly thinner iPhone with a 5" 1080p screen and updated specs with mostly the same physical design of the 5/5s it would be the best selling iPhone of all time. They don't have to do much, just mainly give their customers the larger screen they've been demanding.
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