WSJ: Production of new Apple iPhone to start this quarter

WSJ: Production of new Apple iPhone to start this quarter
The production of a new Apple iPhone will start this quarter according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal. Citing anonymous sources who are familiar with Apple's plans, the seventh-generation Apple iPhone could have a summer launch. In addition, the Cupertino based company is working with its partners in Asia to develop a low-priced version of its iconic smartphone.

The cheaper model of the Apple iPhone will probably carry a 4 inch display like the Apple iPhone 5, but will use a different casing. Different color shells have been tested, according to the Journal. Neil Mawston, an analyst at research firm Strategy Analytics, says that Apple should take a page from its rival Samsung and introduce more products with less time between releases. Getting back to the next generation Apple iPhone, most analysts expect Apple to make the usual changes that it does with an incremental update. That would mean a new processor and a new camera can be expected with an Apple iPhone 5S. Earlier talk about a fingerprint scanner for the home button has been pretty much forgotten over the last few weeks and a photo allegedly of the home button for the Apple iPhone 5S failed to reveal any such components.

The Apple iPhone is important to Apple because it is its most profitable product. According to Strategy Analytics, Apple controlled 8.6% of global handset shipments, but captured 66% of the profits. On the other hand, Samsung owned 25% of the smartphone market last year, but only 19% of its profits. This gives Apple the leeway to cut prices, sell more devices at a lower margin, and increase its profits.

source: WallStreetJournal

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36 Comments

1. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

what's this going to bring,a new software update, ios 7. apple change the design be creative like you used to be,then again.....

15. ddurand

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

creative? lol in other news, water is wet.

2. eliasafram7

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

new processor and new camera with the same boring iOS so not such a big thing

5. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

it is a bad thing,trust me you don't see that happening with android, no desresect to apple and apple fans

13. eliasafram7

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

i know my friend it is a bad thing because the most innovative company we used to see is not very creative as it was in the past im not an apple hater but let's be honest iOS is far away behind android it lacks many features available on android (excuse me for my bad english)

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm sorry, but after the first iPhone, the only thing that was close to being innovative was the camera on the iPhone 4. It triumphed all other cameras on the market at the time.

27. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

N its not even quad core

3. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Well I am waiting for note 3 but I may buy the new iPhone as well. I love to have best of both worlds. Lol

22. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I'm also waiting for the Note III

4. Ale749

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 26, 2012

I think this iPhone is going to be very succesfull. (mad android fans responding in 3...2....1...)

8. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

it will be if they come with a better design and not just minor upgrades to software and internals,revamp the os

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Each model of the iPhone outsells the last, so I would agree with you.

19. Aeires unregistered

Except the 5 didn't sell as many units as the 4S did.

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Except the 5 hasn't been on the market as long as the 4S.

30. Aeires unregistered

Really? Wow.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think it will be too, but because they went back to the drawing board, or because of brand recognition?

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Show us something solid apple. I'm hoping apple has learned from the ones that learned from apple. I feel that apple has let the student (Samsung) become the master. Get off your butts apple, the cellular landscape has changed. Those dinosaur phones that mr Jobs said no one would want...welllllllll ummmm everybody wants them now.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

If iOS 7 is ground breaking (meaning a total redesign) I wouldn't mind getting it. Supporting a rotten company though....

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah there are some pretty shady practices going on. All these guys got big by stepping on the backs of the little people though...Us lol. I'm not against them, but I've grown tired of their smug attitude, like saying things like "there's iPhone and there's everything else". Rite now it looks like everything else is giving iPhone fits. Another way of spelling everything else is google/Samsung ya know

25. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I doubt iOS 7 will see a total redesigned UI. Apple would have had to be working on the re-design for about 18 months. Steve has not been gone 18 months, and Forstall wasn't pushed until what, 9-USB months ago? Maybe iOS v 8.

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

If iOS 7 isn't a redesigned UI, not only will they lose the loyalty of their fan base, their market share will suffer from a blow. I've been longing for a MacBook Pro though.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've never owned an apple laptop, heard nice things about them though.

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Why is this news? We know they always start making jew models by spring and yet again unveil the same phone design but boring colors

16. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

^lmao

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

My bad meant new models

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yeah that typo sounded pretty bad. We understood what you meant to no worries haha.

35. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

With the same booring OS The browsing is no way smooth like JB4.2.1 with Dolphin browser BETA, it takes 6 swipes to reach bottom of the page, where-else on JB4 it takes 2 swipes™ Will be selling the iP5 32GB on ebay next month and look forward to the A7 maybe Quadcore wigh upgraded 4GPU®

18. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

As you may recall, the ground-breaking patent dispute between Samsung and Apple ended with Samsung owing Apple $1.049 billion in damages. That sum was then reduced by Judge Koh to $598 million due to errors by the jury. Now, that sum may be reduced even further. Back in October, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filed a First Office Action that flat out rejected Apple’s 381 patent. This of course was one of the patents that started this mess. Now, the USPTO has followed up with a Final Office Action that states that Apple has failed to satisfy the USPTO’s concerns. This means that at the very least, Samsung’s fine will be reduced, as the jury found that 21 Samsung devices infringed patent ’381, awarding damages for 18 of them. This is not final because Apple can very easily appeal the decision to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Regardless, Apple and Samsung are headed back to trial in order to recalculate the mistakes that were made originally. It’s quite possible that the new trial will yield different results all together but for now, Samsung certainly has its head held high. SOURCES USPTO Final Office Action CNET TAGS Apple Apple versus Samsung Apple vs Samsung Judge Lucy Koh Samsung USPTO NEXT: Apple’s 381 “bounce back” patent could be deemed invalid Oracle Patent Claim on Android Rejected by USPTO USPTO invalidates key Apple patent, Samsung’s defense starts to make sense Apple’s “Steve Jobs” multi-touch patent deemed invalid by USPTO, judgment not final yet Key ‘Pinch-to-zoom’ Apple patent used in Samsung trial deemed invalid in USPTO reexamination

21. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

To me its signs that apple is getting lazy, they want the taxpayer official to do the work for them to rid them of competition instead of earning the consumer's dollars through innovative products. Apple is so deep in its present course that they rather hope to get money from competitors than to end all the bulls**t and start making something that would win us over.

37. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I don't want to see the "Biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone" again. iPhone is a FAIL, they don't change their design, the UI. They still think that magic still remains in it, then *BLING* iPhone failed.....

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