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"The 'mother lode' of all Apple upgrade cycles" said to bring two new iPhones this year

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Mar 2014, 08:47

We all know that Apple releases one new iPhone every year, but more and more rumors claim that this year will be different…

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posted on 17 Mar 2014, 08:50 16

1. Cha7520 (Posts: 221; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)

Awesome! Apple will be catching up with Android specs of 2012!

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 08:56 23

3. nestea (unregistered)

Look at the benchmark tests scores, it beats those quad cores 2.3GHz cpu with 2GB ram, so stfu

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:03 15

4. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 933; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

It's about the software not the hardware. iOS is one of the most optimized OS for mobile.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:04 2

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Correction, it IS.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:25 12

11. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

It's not about only OS, but it's about hardware and software meet really well.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:04 1

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

No need to say stfu. Please learn some manners because right now you sound like a ignorant 12 year old.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:17 6

8. galanoth (Posts: 426; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)

So when Android beats iOS in benchmarks people say benchmarks don't care. But when iOS beats Android in benchmarks then benchmarks become relevant again?

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:21

10. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

Brace yourselves for iphab. Slogan:"its gonna be a blast"

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 11:27 3

24. Sauce (unregistered)

No. When Android phones beat iPhone in benchmarks people say benchmarks don't care, but when iOS phones beat (and embarrass) Android phones in benchmarks, people laugh, show off, mock, and troll Android users; you know, the Adnroid ones who get 2 inch hard ons over some paper specs lol.

No one in the social world gives a flying f**k about most of these paper stats, just people on this website, and similar sites.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:43 6

15. alterecho (Posts: 1099; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

For Android users, bigger screen means better spec'd.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 10:07 3

19. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2226; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Yeah, the One Max and the Z Ultra does have better specs than the Note 3. *sarcasm*

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 13:36 3

31. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Lol Yea, whenever it fits the narrative that supports your side throw it in the others' face. Classic fan boy behavior never changes. But really, Apple fans have been hating on large screens for years now, can't wait for them to start justifying it now. All the "but Apple did it right" idiots will finally come out of their mom's basements. Then they'll have 30 software and some major antennae-gate style problem will show up but they'll still be telling very one how Apple stuff just works. Then a year or so later their amazingly powerful hardware will get a software "update" that will cripple everything and they'll say that the new and improved colors and transparency or animations are lagging the older hardware. So they'll go out and line up for the newest Apple device because memory isn't just limited in apples products.

Damn they never learn, it's like watching the pure definition of insanity in action. "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 17:34

37. Sauce (unregistered)

The biggest things Android fanboys like yourself do, is vicitimize yourselves. Really, no one (apple fanboy trolls) cares what we say and how we act. Its all a joke to us. You take this ballpark too seriously. When we see you crying like a little biotch, we take pleasure from it. Honestly lol, I'm feeling petty for your family.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:45 4

17. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

As an Android user myself, I feel bad for you... you are hard-wired to only care about the spec and not the end user experience. iOS and Android are completely different platform, so natural what they need under the hoods are going to be different. iOS doesn't required a lot of horsepower to run as smoothly as its Android counterpart. What really matters is the end user experience. Is it smooth? Do you experience any lag? Do you like how the OS is set up? Does it have everything you want it from a phone?
Stop this spec war already... It's like trying to compare a Ford F-150 to Toyota Prius.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 10:18 8

21. Kan_wha (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)

Specs do matter, but more so in the long term.
My iPhone 4 has been unusable since I've updated it because the hardware is so archaic and slow.

For people like myself, where "if aint broke, dont fix it" is the rule, the "forced" update + low spec kills iPhones for me.

My girlfriend's galaxy nexus on the other hand, beefy specs back in the day, still completely usable and the software updates makes it better, not worse...

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 10:30

22. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

The reason for your iPhone 4 being a bit slow is bc the Apple finally added true multitasking in its iOS which could be CPU hungry from time to time. It's nice that Apple has great OS support for its old devices. However, sometime new version of iOS is just too much for the older iPhones to handle.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 13:40 2

32. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Lol don't kid yourself there is no multitasking in iOS still. Do take a look at their developer documentation and app life cycle, there is no background state, it's either on or off. They did put a new skin on it though, to fool the easily fooled.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 13:49 2

33. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

Yeah, I agree iOS's multitasking it's much of anything... That's why I love my Android :D Nexus 4!!

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 11:30 1

25. Sauce (unregistered)

7.1 fixes that issue. My dads iPhone 4 is fast and isn't laggy at all anymore.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 13:33 1

29. suneeboy (Posts: 201; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)

Specs don't matter man, it's all about the user experience. If specs mattered than the iPhone would be one of the worst phones available relative to its direct competition. The fact that an iPhone 4 is still in the discussion on any level should tell you something. Do you hear anyone talking about an HTC Evo or Galaxy S2 these days?

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 21:54

46. Diezparda (Posts: 890; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)

Really like your comment sir, my friends iPhone 4 to had same experience. I have iPod 5th gen which has little better specs than the iPhone 4 and i'm afraid i'm not gonna upgrade to iOS 8 if there won't be much different features and will affect their performance.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 08:54

2. pradeepreddy (Posts: 65; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)

it looks like small Ipad.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:16

7. palmguy (Posts: 661; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)

I doubt that. Apple already tried two iPhones. They're going to go back to just one.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 10:16

20. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

ya, apple doesn't actually have the user base to support too many yearly releases lol. ifollowers are mANy but not actually that many when you think about it/ They already bombard their iCult with a S hit every other year that is a icremental upgrade, so adding two 2 phones per year is prolly not gonna help. apple is not about cuttig edge or being the first to market with technologies, Cook doesn't get this, you make like 4 products dude, you have a iFollowing, cater to them not the masses. cheap iPones, meh, more iPones, meh, just make 1 good one like when Steve was around

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:18 1

9. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)

I really hope one of them will stay with the iPhone 5c design and materials, because I actually kinda want one.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:26 3

12. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)

If tim Cook phones me right now and say here's a free iPhone id say .....No thanks, I Have Standards..........

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:30 6

13. ryq24 (Posts: 772; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Price will be the main factor if iPhone 6 will put a big dent on android sales. The reason why android is the market leader is the cheap android phones that have flooded the market.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:39

14. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

I don't think Apple could do such a radical move...

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:44 2

16. baldilocks (Posts: 830; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

Do you NOT remember that they released two new iPhones at the SAME time LAST year?? The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

Do you tech sites print these articles just for traffic, without even checking facts?

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 10:04

18. Leonis (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)

I know tons of people who had wished for a bigger screen for a loooooong time and its finally coming to iphone. I am certain many many will go, mostly girls will go away from android and buy the iphone instead. For me I have wanted a bigger screen for a long time too but the most important thing is the iOS. If it won't change much and add some great new features like quick reply in messages, start screen should have more alternatives like android phones.... well then I won't get an iphone again.

My current iphone 4s is pretty good and I am extremely happy with it.

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