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Tim Cook says 'no' to iPhone with larger screen, says there are too many trade-offs

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:03

So, we were all expecting an iPhone with a bigger screen this year, but it looks like this may not happen, or at least that's the impression we get from Tim Cook's statement made during the company's fiscal Q2 conference call...

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posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:14 52

1. Abbath (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

iPhone does have a great screen Tim cook is so wrong to say it is the "best". He should be more objective and realistic instead of exaggerating all the time!

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:47 24

11. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

I second that. The iPhone has a very good screen and is a very good product made, marketed & managed by complete morons!

Well done Captain Cook! Speaking like a true a $$hole... out of his a$$!

I mean even the IFans were looking forward to a bigger screen but the ego of some individuals will eventually kill a product with a lot of potential.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 22:08

69. joey_sfb (Posts: 6624; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

One of the biggest trade off would be a big reduction to Apple profit margin.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 04:08 16

14. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)

customers of Apple mostly buy an outdated iPhones 4S and old iPads (according to every study), so Apples customers are just "oooohhh, Apple, I have to get one!"
so the result is = Apple doesn't need to innovate at all, it's majority are bl*nd sh**ps who are able to throw away their money :)

and when Apple innovates, here are the results:
goo [dot] gl/5KyIk (Apple likes the stallions :-D
goo [dot] gl/Ie0cx (beautiful psychic diversion :)

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 09:24 1

43. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

anywherehome, the apps on the Apple ecosystem helps me make money in my hobby. While I have never owned an iPhone (I use android as my smartphone), I've made tens of thousands of dollars with my iPod Touch and iPad Mini.

These apps simply do not exist on android OS. At the end of the day, these are tools rather than toys. Even after 2 years, I am still reluctant to give away my iPod touch -- it's small, portable, and lightweight and it gets me the money.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 23:07

71. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)

its not in any contradiction what I wrote....and I presume these apps don't use 90 % of iPhone users :)

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 14:41

80. donfem (Posts: 693; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

I hope IRS is listening....

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 05:53 9

28. Just.Me (Posts: 23; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)

You say its not the best, Oh please, Its the best phone way ahead of its time. While other manufacturers are working on bendable displays, Apple made a bendable phone. iphone is so good that if you hold it wrong you cant use it without a rubber bumper. Like do it with rubber to prevent a virus. While you have to wait for your samsung to get scratched, yeah that takes time, Apple got a patent on Scratched straight out of the box. The purple haze on photos with the iphone5, Now thats tech, people again need lessons to use the camera. Come on samsung, Think Apple - A smartphone inspired by ......rather not say it

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 09:15

41. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

Best is subjective. He really believes Apple has the best screen.

Abbath, you are free to subectively disagree with him.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 20:15 2

63. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

640p 4" screen, best screen ever... /sarcasm

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 23:37

72. Dude2 (Posts: 40; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

As a Samsung Galaxey Note.....power user I am in full support of what Mr. Cook's short term direction is for iPhone. Samsung, HTC and the others who are adapting and changing to client demands could not ask for a better CEO to compete against than Jobs and Cook.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:14 11

2. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)

Just another way to try to justify your overall inability to compete in the tech game. Apple iphone and products generally are a classic bore extremely dull and offer no user enhancements or experience what so ever. Apple honestly has been for years and will continue to be a sad conclusion. Samsung products are just so much more enjoyable and fun to have and use on a daily basis it's extremely comically NO COMPARISON.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:16 14

3. Floorkill22 (Posts: 20; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)

Best display in the industry?? The galaxy s1 with its pentile WVGA display is better tech than that P. O. S washed out marketing gimmick "retina" (cough) display.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:36 11

9. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


posted on 24 Apr 2013, 04:15 5

16. Floorkill22 (Posts: 20; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)

IPS LCD has always and will always be inferior to AMOLED. Why do you think Samsung struggles to produce higher resolution screens for? It's because the technology is much harder to produce

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 04:36 11

19. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

Si because it's harder to produce, it is then superior?

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 05:08 9

23. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

Don't try to understand the logic of fanboys and idiots.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 13:07 2

51. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)

Hmm.. No. The HTC One X screen was always better than the Gnexus and S3 screen, both of which use SAMOLED and all three of them have 720p resolution. Not as visible outdoors, and the sub pixel layout... Ugh. I used to prefer AMOLED, but IPS has proven to be a little ahead. Though I think the new AMOLED screens are better, so are IPS

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 20:17

64. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

The S4 screen is a huge improvement over the s3/note2, I used to think IPS was better but Samsung finally got amoled right.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 04:04 8

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

Have you ever looked at an iPhone 5's screen? It was stunning, to say the least.
I previously thought other manufacturers cant compete with Samsung and Nokia's AMOLED devices, but was proven wrong by the ip5. I wasn't that impressed with ip4 display but this one was really good.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 04:16 3

17. Floorkill22 (Posts: 20; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)


posted on 24 Apr 2013, 07:32 5

34. nickfarley08 (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)

and it looked better.....why???....wait for it....BECUASE IT HAD A BIGGER DISPLAY!!! Apple had previously said they would NEVER increase the size of thier phone before the 5. But guess what....becuase of the trend that Samsung started with the larger displays; Apple knew in order to compete they had to increase the size as well, facts are facts and Apple is a step behind the rest right now, Samsung and HTC are releasing Quad Core and Octa Core Full HD 5 inch screens while Apple is convincing thier minnons in investing in the 5S that is way behind the curve.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 10:16 3

45. phonemonkey (Posts: 168; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)

the trend htc started?

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 08:32 10

39. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

OK so it looks nice. Is it 1080p quality? No. Enough said. Resolution is lower, ppi is lower. How is it the best? Ohh because there is an apple on the back and the company says so?

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 11:03 3

50. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

not sure if trolling or retarded LOL, When determining the quality of a screen there is a lot of things taken into consideration, resolution or ppi alone is not enough,

Color gamut, saturation, et cetera

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:18 19

4. gaurang (Posts: 94; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)

It was only recently surpassed resolution-wise by the competition,
c'mon iphonearena the rezound and xperia s had more ppi than the ip5,....do your homework phonearena....

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:24 12

5. Droid773 (Posts: 44; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)

lol Apple please. there was a time when I used to buy apple products lets say iphone and iphone 3g. why? because there were no good cellphones like yours but after time technology got better eg Samsung. I paid almost $800 for my Note ll and I love it. you can keep your 4" in your A.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:31 12

6. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Tim Cook wants to stay in the comfort zone where they knows profit exist

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 05:27 9

26. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

Tim Cook wants to stay as CEO before he gets the boot.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 07:35 4

35. nickfarley08 (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)

OMG Thank You Sir you can see through the AppleSauce; best statement said yet!

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