Report: Three new Apple iPhone variants coming in 2013, including 4.8 inch model
posted by Alan F. / Jan 21, 2013, 1:12 AM
due out later in the year. As usual with such a high-profile rumor, we suggest that you take this with the "proverbial grain of salt."
Apple iPhone 5. Apparently, this will be called the Apple iPhone 5S. At the same time, a 4.8 inch version of the device will be released called the Apple iPhone Math. Both will feature an 8MP camera produced by Largan Precision. Eight million camera lens supposedly have been ordered by Apple for both phones.
And then, sometime before the 2013 holiday season, Apple will introduce a version of its smartphone with a 12MP camera on back. That is the only spec known about this model.
According to the rumor, components such as touchscreen displays and cameras will allegedly start shipping in March with production beginning in April. Foxconn will be responsible for the assembly of 90% of the units to be produced. According to well-sourced analyst analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next Apple iPhone will include a fingerprint scanner that will be built right into the home button. He also expects a low-priced version of the phone in the third quarter to be made of polycarbonate, resemble the Apple iPhone 5 in design, and come in 6 colors.
source: ChinaTimes (translated), BrightWire via AppleInsider
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4.8"?...it will most likely be mine, but i could see the average iPhone user saying "it's too big!" smh...get w/the times ppl.
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 1:19 AM 12
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Let me guess - the new iPhones will all be graced with Apple's 'Legacy' UI.... You heard it first on PA!
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 1:47 AM 14
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It will feature all the live widgets (bluetooth, wifi, sounds..etc) people had seen in Android devices throughout the past....4 years. Apple will be praised as the innovator of the industry once again, while trying to sue the crap out of others with these widget patent in the courtroom :Sarcasm
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 3:02 AM 22
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oooo thats a nice one :) But this is an interesting move nonetheless. A bit of variety from Apple's camp could do them some good maybe. This move I like. They could go in for their 4inch flagship, a 4.5 incher maybe and then a 4.8 incher....moreover the 4.8 incher somehow makes sense as a few days ago there was news of Apple developing a new kind of stylus! I am looking forward to this definitely!
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 6:24 AM 3
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Thank u phenom, I knew an intelligent android based techie like u would see that apple has probably seen the writing on the wall (so to speak), and r finally waking up. Coming to the ballpark late wont matter as long as you're hitting homers, maybe triples...ok long doubles that allow the runner to tag up. Lol man I cant wait for baseball season (wink). It's time for apple to step up. The last time they needed a hit, they produced the iPhone and look what it did for mobile phones. They need to start hitting again, and I think they will. Lyndon said I'm showing brand loyalty. Please inform him phenom...please.
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 6:32 AM 4
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Yea.....adapting to what other consumers are choosing. Might be too little too late tho. We shall see. But someone made a good point. Will offering the diferent models take away from individual iPhone sales? Do we know how iPad and iPad Mini sales are doing against each other?
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 10:33 AM 0
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apple gona add two more icon row if its a 4.8 inch
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 2:51 AM 14
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apple is copying samsung and nokia.
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 3:38 AM 20
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Hahhh i recently got the one x and i looked at my old iphone 4 and it look sooooo small. i think this will be good. if theres a 4.5" ill take that.
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 8:11 AM 3
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I think they should build a small version (3.5-4.0 screen) for those that want the smaller phone then a 4.5 inch screen and then to compete with the phablets lol there own phablet stylus and all give each individual iphone series there own software and internal hardware tweeks to help with usablility of the phones. Just my thought on it.
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 2:02 PM 0
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I dont believe it. I'm calling this one false. It sound like something an Android manufacture would do. And iPhone Math? It doesnt make any sense...It sounds dumb, almost as bad as the Samsung Foneblet...
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 1:22 AM 15
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Even if this is false, it's still is cool!! We get rumors of 3 new iPhones to mock at.
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 2:35 AM 13
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God the true is a terrible situation for ifans as if it is true then they will have to buy all 3 "new" iphones this year! History has shown that its not a deterent for ifans to buy the exact same apple device over and over again but just with a minimum change. And because these 3 iphones are new apple devices they MUST have them!!
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 3:35 AM 7
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