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Why would the new iPhone launch in September rather than October?

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Jul 2012, 13:15

Is Apple considering launching the next iPhone sooner rather than later? With September already a crowded month in terms of mobile announcements, is Apple looking to steal others' thunder?...

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posted on 02 Jul 2012, 13:43 4

9. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


I have to agree with you the iPad is the best tablet
and I have never had a tablet but used some friends' tablets and one of them is the iPad 3
btw no I'm not an apple fanboy
more like a everything but iphone fanboy

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 14:56

32. jove39 (Posts: 1967; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Hmmm...don't know why I am feeling that Apple is porting OS X on ARM to compete with Surface tablet...and soon they'll launch iPad with OS X.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 15:59

42. disneydad (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


Taco, you have a long career as a clueless wireless analyst for Piper Jaffrey ahead of you.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 17:24 3

53. The_Godfather (Posts: 196; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Taco how much does Apple pay you to spread this crap around?

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 13:27 10

3. imkyle (Posts: 1085; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


iPhone 5 or what ever the name it will be given, needs to have some pretty beefed up specs. At least a minimum of a 4 inch screen, higher resolution, different processor than the A5X (new iPad) 1GB of ram, and in all honesty they need to revamp IOS 6. Google IO 2012 crushed Apple's conference IMO. Jellybean completely blew me away. I have the S II and bought the Nexus because of the fluidity of Jellybean. Apple you need to do someone that will blow people's minds like the iPhone 4 did in 2010.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 13:33 7

5. Synack (Posts: 681; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


The only way they can tip the scale in their favor is by launching a completely redesigned phone that looks beyond incredible and has a minimum of a 4" screen, NOT STRETCHED. Longer and wider.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 13:33 2

6. imkyle (Posts: 1085; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Agree to that.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 15:41 2

41. Femto (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Thank you. That skinny crap is no good for portrait typing. A little more width would be much less cramped.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 13:55 3

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


1) The screen argument is dumb since the screen size is measured diagonally as opposed to the entire display area. I can show you 4" screens that have less display area than iPhone's 3.5" screen. In fact, I can show you a 5.0" screen that has less display area than the current iPhone, respectively. Also, did you not know a typical 7" tablet has less than HALF the display area of the 9.7" iPad? I really wish the android users understand basic geometry or trignometry.

2) The higher resolution argument is equally dumb since the iPhone already has a retina display -- any additional improvement would be marginal at best. The current PPI is 326 -- I really doubt a PPI of say 350 would be such a huge improvement of the current 326.

3) Apple is focused on graphics meaning raw computing power is not as meaningful as in the case of desktop or laptop computers. It's more about GPU than CPU per se.

4) Needing more RAM is a reflection of bloatware or people who can't write "good code."

> Jellybean completely blew me away.

You must not have a good imagination to let something let Jellybean to blow you away. Were you living under a rock per se? I will be "blown away" with Android when it integrates its software with the hardware using a concurrent production process.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 14:01 2

15. imkyle (Posts: 1085; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Actually I am not an "android user" I have had the past 4 iPhone's since 2007 and have been an "android user" for only about a year. I'm speaking as a consumer about my wants and hopes of what the next generation iPhone will be. Like many of us, we are consumers and we buy things based on what we like and not what is practical or based on geometry or trig.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 14:26 4

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


> have been an "android user" for only about a year.

And that is why you employed the patented android argument. We are not surprised.

> we are consumers and we buy things based on what we like and not

So you want a screen the size of a banana? or a pencil? The diagonal display size tells us very little about the display area.

If you REALLY, REALLY knew what you wanted, you wouldn't make dumb comments like a 4" screen, etc, you would comments about the display size given an aspect ratio, or stated the left most angle in the right triangle given the hypotenuse (or display diagonal).

Please just think before you post. What does a 4" screen mean -- it means nothing or very little without reference points. And did you consider the extra amount of energy (measured in mAh) that this larger screen would use? And if you needed a larger battery for the larger screen, how much heavier would the phone have to gain to meet your demand for a 4" screen. These issues are reference points that the designer has to consider.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 14:25 5

23. ray386407 (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


You said you will be blown away if android integrates its software with the hardware lol you must not know anything about apple the retina display made by lg the camera is sony the a5 chip qualacom and even samsung helps out to there is nothing on an Iphone made by apple except the software

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 14:31 2

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


ray386407, I stated "concurrent production process" for a reason.

If you have a brain that allows you to comprehend the term, you would realize the "concurrent production process" allows the manufacturer to use parts made by other companies.

Again, I never stated that Google (or Apple) had to make ALL the hardware, I simply stated Google (or Apple) integrated both software and hardware concurrently during the production process.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 01:39

71. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Can you provide an example of how a 3.5 inch screen has more display than a 5 inch screen. As far as I know, there are only three devices with a 5+ inch screen and they all have bigger displays than the iPhone. Are you referring to the aspect ratio or what because all the many years of math that I've have taken...I've never seen any example where 3.5 is bigger than 5.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 08:10

73. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


if you make the width really really small and the length really really long so it looks like a skinny rectangle you have a(technically) 5 inch screen that is smaller than a 3.5 inch screen

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 08:23

74. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)


See the problem with that is all of the current 5" screens aren't really skinny. And even then "Bigger" could be interpreted differently by the viewer. Seeing more of the sides could mean bigger to someone who likes more of a panaramic view. So his theory isn't holding water. There is no 5" screen that has less display than an iPhone.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 14:01

14. Aeires (unregistered)


The iPhone4GS will probably see a bump in RAM and long overdue 4G bands. I'd be surprised if they changed screen sizes, they'd have to adjust all the apps that are "pixel perfect." Doubt they'd go that route seeing the 4S sold millions. Give the people 4G and they'll be content enough to buy the next iteration. And expect to see a ton of advanced Siri and 3D map commercials.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 13:28 4

4. eman99 (Posts: 392; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


feeding time for the sheep

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 10:13

77. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


Get over your self Emanuel.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 13:47 2

10. Brewski (Posts: 416; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


Why does the thumbnail graphic for this article show September 2010?

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 14:04 3

17. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I shooting for a September launch... cant wait for an iphone with LTE.. wil be the fastest phone on the market

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 14:14 3

20. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Actually, it'll be as fast as all the other LTE phones, dumbass.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 14:23 2

22. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


see this is were you show how young you are kid... because the iphone is one of the fastest phone on 3G.. imagine on LTE with a smooth OS...

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 14:28 4

26. ray386407 (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


correction I have been working for AT@T for 5 years and the Iphone is by far one of the slowest phone AT@T has to Offer even basic phones 3G Is faster

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 14:36 2

30. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


ok how do you know that.. what test did you do.. ?.. show me yours and will show you mine

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 15:17 3

37. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Smooth? Yeah, smooth when the newest OS causes it to crash and lag profusely.
Oh, wait. It does that with the version it ships with after a few months of regular use.
My bad.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 15:41 2

40. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


you shouldnt be talking about lagging and crashing because Android is by far the worst... and btw my iphone is running smoothly.. let you know when I update to see how it goes . but so far so good..

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 16:07 3

43. disneydad (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


How exactly are you linking LTE to making an OS faster?

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 16:10 3

44. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


gallitoking, planning to buy iPhone 5 ? :)

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 16:22 4

46. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I want to.. but I am under contract with the 4S... but if I convinced my GF to take my iphone 4S (semi use) then is open sesame to get the new iphone or lets see what the windows 8 have to offer. since they will be out around that time..

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