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Latest Apple iPhone 5 speculation; no big change in screen size

0. phoneArena posted on 23 Mar 2012, 16:33

iMore, which correctly called the date when Apple would announce the third generation of its tablet, has some information about the next Apple iPhone (let's hope that it is given a better name than that); among the new features will be LTE connectivity for Apple's smartphone...

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posted on 23 Mar 2012, 17:46 2

24. qxavierus (Posts: 51; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

Lighter - yes, but bigger screen usually means bigger battery, hence better battery life :)

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 11:30

64. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)

So when the iphone weighs 4.9 oz and the galaxy s2 weighs 4.3 oz the iphone weighs less? Wasn't aware more was less these days. Must be opposite day, or better yet you speak without knowing day. Yeah that's the one.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 17:11 3

15. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Just because the the larger screen may not be for the iPhone 5 does not mean there won't be a larger screened device. The speculated 4.6" screens could be for an updated iPod Touch. It's about time for an iPod Touch revision too. Apple owes every bit as much of their success to the iPod as it does to Steve Jobs, Jony Ives, iTunes, or iOS but they've let it stagnate for a while.

I'm pretty much staunchly on the side of Android as my mobile OS choice and even I'm willing to say that it's really the iPod Touch that is the greatest device (so far) of the 21st century. At least the greatest of the twenty-ought years. Screw the iPhone and iPad. One is an iPod with a cell radio and the other is just an extra large iPod. Apple is reportedly working on VoIP protocols with carriers after all...
A carrier agnostic, no contract, VoIP-capable "New" iPod Touch could be a serious beast. Imagine the personal media consumption possibilities.

I'd snatch one up, and most likely jailbreak it.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 17:46 5

23. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

And just too reiterate that I have no love for Apple... a joke for you:

Q. What did the Chinese manufacturer tell Apple about each of their employees in order to seal the labor contract?

A. It just works.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 18:34

33. drtech (banned) (Posts: 135; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Why do you have to reiterate you have no love for Apple. The fandroid idiocy on this site is crazy.

Btw iPod was designed by Steve Jobs, Jon Ivy and the crew.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 18:53

34. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Wow... lighten up. I promise you tomorrow will be a brighter day. Well, maybe not for you, but somewhere a child will smile - and you'll still perceive it to be at your expense somehow.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 19:21 2

39. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

But, to address your 'statement', think about this: How many teeny boppers that had to have iPods on their holiday wishlist and/or made Mom & Dad go buy them one because they absolutely had to have it even knew who Steve Jobs or Jony Ives were? How many knew what the difference was between Apple and other pc vendors?
Yes, the iPod may have been designed by the crew, as you put it, but the iPod took on a life of it's own.

Who gets remembered, Dr. Frankenstein or Frankenstein's monster?

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 18:08 2

31. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

true but there isnt nearly as much profit in the Ipod Touch line as the Iphone/Ipad line. Unless Apple is to charge more for the new generation perhaps, but given how smartphones have more or less took over the PMP market, its doubtful.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 18:13

32. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

I suppose so. You know, it's a shame that some of the best ideas have to be shuttered simply because they won't work. :-(

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 17:18 7

16. T12RYK (Posts: 113; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)

If there isn't a bigger screen on the next iPhone I'll be going back to HTC despite their bad battery life. Using a 3.5' screen is to small these days, its makes the iPhone look really old and outdated (that's iOS's job)

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 17:39 2

20. drtech (banned) (Posts: 135; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

This is just a rumor. We just had one that said 4.6 inch. No one really knows right now. Personally a 4 inch screen would do for me. I don't like the trend of new super huge phones. Saying that I have an iPhone now and it works fine for me. I do most of my web browsing on tablets and PC's.

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 06:51 4

56. SleepingOz (unregistered)

I can read the bitter disappointment behind your comment.
How dare apple disappoint a faithful isheeep like you? No way! huh?

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 17:42 4

22. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)

3.5", 4,0", 4.6" inch screens.. it doesnt matter what apple does to the phone.. ish33p will buy it.. Next iphone will prob have LTE, faster processor, and maybe newer ios.. those will be the selling points of the new iphone... We all now how apple does it

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 19:00 3

35. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1743; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

now with 4G! Its data-lutionary!

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 17:52 2

25. hornetmx (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Mar 2010)

Man, people will buy the dorn thing even if they go back to the original ipod look with no digital screen and just the cranker and rocker keys!

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 19:04 3

36. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Apple should join other OEMs in using MicroUSB the standard for charging and cable data... proprietary chargers are baloney

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 19:11

37. sheepygalaxy (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)

speculation speculation speculation but no matter what rubbish they release ipeople will always buy.Apple are smart they known this now for the last couple of years doesn't matter what the product is

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 19:40 2

40. shnibz (Posts: 390; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


posted on 23 Mar 2012, 19:51

41. ironmarc89 (Posts: 54; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)

To keep from fragmenting the platform with diff screen resolutions, Im assuming that they will keep it the same with a thin screen bezel to give the illusion of a bigger screen

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 20:21 2

42. Leon101 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

BUMMER i was actually looking forward to this phone but i guess "HTC ONE S here i come"!!!

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 07:02 2

61. darkkjedii (Posts: 24909; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

U act like its already out bro. It's just a rumor, give it a little time.

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 01:39

71. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

why sell yourself short with the S? X is where it is at

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 20:52

43. anonex1 (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)

As so many have already said, this has made me decide not to wait for the iphone5 and go ahead and upgrade from my HTC Inspire when my upgrade hits in July.

Now to choose to stick with HTC, or go with a Note or Galaxy S3...

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 21:54 1

44. greenrolaids (Posts: 56; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)

i was willing to wait for an iPhone 5 if it came with a biggerscreen. but using a 4.3 phonefor a whileand now when i use mywifes iPhone it feels like a tiny toy. once u get used to thelarger screens u will find ithard to surf orgame on an itsy bitsy screen.

HTC one x I'm now waiting for you.

plus i wont have to ever touch iTunes again.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 22:12 1

45. shakaro (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)

I prefer an IPhone with 4" or larger screen. I 've never bought one before cause I hate its 3.5" screen. It's too small for me

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 22:19 1

46. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Honestly, I can see the next iPhone only getting an upgrade with LTE. While Apple will say its "revolutionary" and how that "changes everything again" it's a load of crap in reality. Apple has been extremely lazy lately and has given me no reason to switch back. I have been waiting years for them to jump back into the spotlight. Not with clever commericals and hype but with a truely revolutionary device like the iPhone 3G once was.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 22:23

47. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)

Let them go small again, it will be very interesting to see how the majority of the upgrading customers will react. Who knows, there could be surprises in one way or the other.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 22:46 1

48. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Sadly, if it has the Apple logo on it, it's going to sell. A piece of turd for example.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 23:17

49. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

4.0" display would be ftw. o:

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 01:04

50. Astreo (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 May 2011)

welll...if they dont have a bigger screen im not sticking with them.

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