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The cheaper iPhone will also come in an assortment of colors

Apple is looking to go big or go home with the introduction of larger iPhone screens next year, and there's even rumors that the long-awaited, cheaper iPhone model has a price and all-new colors.

According to Reuters, Apple is looking to launch two new iPhone screen sizes next year: 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch versions. Apple's iPhone screen sizes are typically 3.5 inches, with the exception of the iPhone 5, which was slightly larger at 4 inches. 

The move to bigger screens is likely an effort to release more product options for customers and pick up the pace of product releases through the year. Apple may be learning a thing or two from Samsung, which releases smartphones and phablets within that same screen size range. 

Apple is also expanding its product line to allow for a cheaper version of the iPhone. While little is known about the forthcoming gadget, a few details are starting to peek through -- such as a $99 price tag and a variety of colors. 

The color options would serve to differentiate the cheaper iPhone from the high-end models, such as the upcoming version known as the iPhone 5S. There will reportedly be about 5-6 different color options.

A cheaper iPhone will allow Apple to reach an audience that doesn't want to drop hundreds of dollars for a brand-new smartphone. 


Apple's iPhone 5

A lot is changing at Apple since the passing of former CEO Steve Jobs. It's hard to say if Jobs would have ever strayed from a 3.5-inch screen, or if the company known for expensive gadgets would have ever considered a cheaper version of its iPhone. 

Apple has been making other huge changes as well, such as the look and functionality of its mobile operating system with the reveal of iOS 7 at WWDC. The once skeuomorphic design with shadows and textures will now be replaced with brighter colors and layers to create depth. IPhone users also get new services, such as iTunes Radio (announced at WWDC). 

On the iPhone front, Apple may also soon roll out iOS game controllers to enhance the gaming experience in apps. 

Apple is likely making many huge changes because of worries over whether Apple lost its edge since Jobs died. Since his October 2011 death, Apple has mainly released updated versions of iPhones and iPads without launching any new, innovative products. 

Apple shares have fallen significantly from its all-time high of $700 per share in September 2012 to about $432 at the time of this article's publication. Shares fell as low as $400 (and briefly below that mark) in April of this year.

Source: Reuters



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Where's your God now?
By Reclaimer77 on 6/13/13, Rating: 0
RE: Where's your God now?
By retrospooty on 6/13/2013 10:06:13 AM , Rating: 2
LOL... A total copyfest or not, its still a good idea. I know alot of people would like to use an iPhone, but the tiny screen kills the deal.

I like the idea, they should have done it long ago. Would you like your iPhone tall, venti or grande ? ;)


RE: Where's your God now?
By karimtemple on 6/13/2013 1:17:16 PM , Rating: 2
The only reason I switched to Android was I was getting absolutely sick of the small screen, and the original Note kept taunting me.

At first Android was true torture. I hated almost everything about it. I went to CM9 and things began to come together. I was in love with the screen and Android was actually kind of cool.

I got angry again after playing with my old iPhone 4 (getting it ready to sell) and was reminded of how much smoother iOS is. Trying to explain it to Android fans was futile and their defenses (usually "it's smoother because iOS doesn't do as much as Android" which is a BS excuse) just made me angrier, but ultimately I got past it because the tiny iPhone screen made me even angrier than that. I also got past it because of the Promise of Jelly Bean.

Then Jelly Bean came and it didn't really fix the problem. It made it better, clearly better, but it still wasn't iOS smooth, even though everyone said it was (probably because they were so damned relieved that Android had finally addressed this issue). Ultimately what's going on (as far as I can tell) is Linux never cared about being smooth or attractive, and the kernel mods Google did for Android had nothing to do with a way of prioritizing UI processes. That kind of change would actually go perfectly with the rendering changes coming to 4.3. But it would be too amazing and smart to actually happen, so it won't.

Anyway, if iOS 7 is copy-catting, it's some nice copy-catting and I will absolutely give a 5"+ iPhone very serious consideration. People love Android because you can "do what you want" or whatever, but what I want to do is look at web pages and videos and send text. Despite being a tech geek, I am by no means a power user. I just want a device that's competent and sexy. I don't need a terminal emulator or custom skins or whatever.

Not gonna lie, though: The first time I uploaded a file to a web page because I finally had a file system was a pretty huge relief. Can't BS you there.


RE: Where's your God now?
By retrospooty on 6/13/2013 1:54:46 PM , Rating: 2
"Anyway, if iOS 7 is copy-catting, it's some nice copy-catting"

Yup... Everyone copies in business, and always has. It's perfectly fine by me. Its not about who did it first, its about who can make the best product at a decent price point. I really REALLY wish everyone would copy WebOS's task switching so it wouldnt even be an issue. Still the best mobile UI by a mile. WP8, IOS, Android, BB10, none of them can match it.


RE: Where's your God now?
By karimtemple on 6/13/2013 2:08:17 PM , Rating: 2
I don't believe you. I'd like to play with it for a few days to find out for myself, but I'm not sure I can get access to a webOS device. Maybe I'll check craigslist.


RE: Where's your God now?
By retrospooty on 6/13/2013 3:24:37 PM , Rating: 2
Hell yes, it was and still is the best mobile UI ever made. It was actually made by the same guy that designed the iPhone UI. Palm hired him after the iPhone was released. It is his 2.0 version, sort of "If I could do it better".

The problem was cheap shoddy hardware, lack of apps and it wasnt optimized for speed like IOS and Android 4.1+ are. But the UI was simply the best. No other is even close to this day. Flick up to bring up all running apps, left and right to scroll between apps, toch an app to switch to it nad flick it up to close it. Even in app sit worked. Read email, flick to the side to delete it. It was natural, intuitive and a total pleasure to use. Palm and HP really blew it.

A dream OS would be WebOS UI/Multitasking, Androids utility, and flexibility and IOS's apps and smoothness.


RE: Where's your God now?
By karimtemple on 6/13/2013 4:21:43 PM , Rating: 2
God, you're selling this really well. I'm getting on craigslist in a few minutes when I get home.


RE: Where's your God now?
By retrospooty on 6/13/2013 5:04:00 PM , Rating: 2
LOL... It doesnt matter, the most recent devices are over 2 years old. Slow by todays standards.

But here is a decent video. Starting at around 6 mins it does the OS. . It gets into launching, task switchign and cards at at 7 mins. At least watch min 7-8 . 1 minute and all other OS look lame. Watch him move the cards and stack them and how his thumb initiates them all. Swiptes up to discard etc etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWVo_OjYq8w


RE: Where's your God now?
By Xplorer4x4 on 6/16/2013 3:34:09 PM , Rating: 2
Thanks for the video. I have to admit, I would love to see some of these features in android. However, I feel the one bad thing is the swiping from app to app vs say swiping to open the sidebar in gapps and some other apps. The "just type here" feature caught my eye but with something like siri or google now, I am not sure how practical it is with the exception of typing vs speaking which could be a plus in a noisy environment. Otherwise, Google Now, for example, can already search facebook, contacts, and other apps i give it access to.


RE: Where's your God now?
By Any14Tee on 6/13/2013 5:25:53 PM , Rating: 2
Have you had a close look at Tizen and compared it to WebOS?
It's strikingly similar, what do you think?


RE: Where's your God now?
By retrospooty on 6/13/2013 5:33:04 PM , Rating: 2
I have seen a few videos... IT might look similar, but the thing with WebOS wasnt the look, it was the gestures and multitask/task switching that made it.

Watch minute 7-8 very closely and you'll get a good idea of how it worked and how slick it was. If Tizen can do that its news to me... Good news, because I would want it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWVo_OjYq8w


RE: Where's your God now?
By Any14Tee on 6/13/2013 5:55:08 PM , Rating: 2
I'm a convert, its way ahead of it's time, you're right about the hardware though. Why on earth HP messed it up, shame.


RE: Where's your God now?
By retrospooty on 6/13/2013 5:58:38 PM , Rating: 2
"I'm a convert, its way ahead of it's time,"

I know... And that was released in 2009 with the Pre1 ... The device tested was a Pre3, obviously a larger and faster version that never made it to market, was almost released in 2011 then HP happened.


RE: Where's your God now?
By mritter1981 on 6/14/2013 4:08:51 AM , Rating: 2
HP screwed it up, because they are HP.


RE: Where's your God now?
By Reclaimer77 on 6/13/2013 8:45:29 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Then Jelly Bean came and it didn't really fix the problem. It made it better, clearly better, but it still wasn't iOS smooth


You're a liar.


RE: Where's your God now?
By croc on 6/13/2013 11:08:23 PM , Rating: 1
Are you still on parole for offering to suck off that cop?


RE: Where's your God now?
By Cheesew1z69 on 6/14/2013 8:51:06 AM , Rating: 2
How...Pirkish


RE: Where's your God now?
By corduroygt on 6/13/2013 10:07:35 AM , Rating: 3
I like the iPhone and it's quality software catalog and I'm pleased that they're finally making them bigger so I don't have to be envious of my friend's Note 2.

People defending smaller screens are the true iTards.


RE: Where's your God now?
By Reclaimer77 on 6/13/13, Rating: 0
RE: Where's your God now?
By chripuck on 6/13/13, Rating: 0
RE: Where's your God now?
By retrospooty on 6/13/2013 10:35:01 AM , Rating: 2
"And here's a hint, you look like a complete retard holding a 5.7" phone to your ear. "

Are you really that vain? I have seen many people with Note2's and the only thing anyone thinks is , damn, that is a nice screen. They may or may not want a phone that big for storage, portability, and pocketability sake, but the size of the phone when talking on it is not an issue.


RE: Where's your God now?
By Spuke on 6/13/2013 12:21:35 PM , Rating: 2
Fact is people DO like those big screens, iFans or not. Apple would be stupid not to have a big screen phone. With iOS 7 and the upcoming big screen phones, I can finally consider an iPhone as a option. Win win!


RE: Where's your God now?
By retrospooty on 6/13/2013 12:34:39 PM , Rating: 2
Exactly... Today's smartphones - all of them, WP8, IOS, Android even BB OS10 do so many things and do them very well. Putting all of that great functionality, web and media, apps, GPS, (and so much more) on a tiny screen is just a waste IMO.

I can consider it too now. With the multitasking and a decent screen iPhone is at least a possible buy for me.


RE: Where's your God now?
By cyberguyz on 6/13/2013 4:30:00 PM , Rating: 1
Most people I know using a Note or phablet phone ain't holding it to their ear. They are either texting, or video-calling (looking at the phone and talking) or, yes, using a headset (and the guy using that headset couldn't give a rat's ass what you think of him).

Most of those will look at a 3.5"-4" iPhone and smirk as they sext with their better half in HD.


RE: Where's your God now?
By Rukkian on 6/14/2013 4:11:10 PM , Rating: 2
I think that is one of the big differences, I do not care what others think of my phone. I don't care if they like how it looks up to my ear, I don't care if somebody else likes my head set (if I wore one!).

What many of the itards don't get is it is a piece of technology, not a fashion accessory (at least to me). I am a techie and couldn't care less what other use, or think of my device.


RE: Where's your God now?
By flyingpants1 on 6/17/2013 2:54:58 AM , Rating: 2
So what they don't get is that it's not a fashion accessory to you. Gotcha.


RE: Where's your God now?
By retrospooty on 6/13/2013 10:22:18 AM , Rating: 2
4G
Larger Screen
Notifications

[Carmac, opens the envelope] Name 3 things that were totally unnecesary until Apple copied them and then they were vital.

Next up Widgets, NFC, ability to choose default apps, Live wallpapers, and FFS, Apple get rid of that GIANT iBEZEL!


RE: Where's your God now?
By Samus on 6/13/2013 11:54:57 AM , Rating: 2
Exactly. It isn't about fanboys/iTards, it's about a quality product with useful features. I've never owned an Apple gadget because they are generally more expensive, locked down, fragile, and competing products have more features.

If Apple could fix half of my complaints, ie, competitive price and similar features to WebOS/Android (perhaps stop making 90% of the exposed structure of the phone out of glass?) then I see myself rocking one.

The problem now is I can't type on a phone with a 3.5" screen. I don't have that problem on my Galaxy S III (and previously Palm Pre/HP Veer because of their slider keyboards...please somebody bring that form-factor back!)

At least the advantage of getting into the Apple ecosystem now is I currently have no 30-pin accessories that'll be outdated.


RE: Where's your God now?
By aliasfox on 6/13/2013 11:57:00 AM , Rating: 3
I hated the old notifications system, and I'm waiting for reliable 3G service (ahem, TMobile...) before I even think about 4G.

And frankly, I'm ok with a 3.5" screen - but then again, I'm a light smartphone user. I can even remember the day when I saw my first iPhone back in 2007 and thought it was ridiculously huge compared to my dumbphone (Sony Ericsson T610)If I need something with a bigger screen, I go to my iPad, or you know... a computer. I can see where other people might want bigger screens, just... not me.

Can't say I haven't been tempted by some of Android's features, but lack of a truly nice 4" class phone and awful battery life have kept me from toying with the idea. A 4" (not 4.3", not 4.7") HTC One with two days of light usage might be intriguing.


RE: Where's your God now?
By Guspaz on 6/13/2013 11:40:35 AM , Rating: 2
Wait, what? Rather than defending the lack of a back button in iOS, I'll instead express confusion at the claim that it lacks one, because I see back buttons all over the place. In apps, in the settings, in browsers, the entire purpose of the home button...

I'm an iPhone user. I like it, and I don't have any real intent to switch platforms. But there are things that could be better, and there is a lot of stuff that is done better by other platforms, particularly Android. I think that there are also things that iOS does better. I don't understand why people accuse companies of copying features from others. Isn't that the whole point of technological progression? You take the best aspects from what's already there, and you build on it to make it better? At home, I've got a desktop running Windows, a laptop running OS X, and a server running Linux, and I can see places on all platforms that they SHOULD "steal" from the other guys!

Anybody claiming that any of these mobile OS companies aren't innovating is being really shortsighted. They all are. And they should all be borrowing the best aspects of their competitors' products, where patents permit (although I'd rather that design patents DIDN'T exist).

Can you imagine something as silly as being unable to use copy/paste on a computer because somebody else did it first? Why does being first to do something mean you get some sort of exclusive right to it?


RE: Where's your God now?
By retrospooty on 6/13/2013 11:48:23 AM , Rating: 2
" because I see back buttons all over the place. In apps, in the settings, in browsers, the entire purpose of the home button..."

That is exactly it. It depends on the app, and where the developer put it in that app. It is inconsistent and inefficient. One back button that works the same way anywhere you are and is always in the same place is a far better solution.


RE: Where's your God now?
By karimtemple on 6/13/2013 12:39:42 PM , Rating: 2
You often say things that make sense to me. lol, This is not one of those things.

I like the Back Button in Android, but the main reason for it is because it's how Android works. iOS doesn't work that way. I've been on Android for a year now and was on iOS for about 3 years before that, and I can say with absolute clarity that the Back Button doesn't fix a "problem" with iOS.

iOS has the only two vital Android buttons: Home (click) and Recent Apps (double-click). Back and Action Overflow aren't really relevant to iOS.


RE: Where's your God now?
By retrospooty on 6/13/2013 1:00:29 PM , Rating: 2
"I like the Back Button in Android, but the main reason for it is because it's how Android works. iOS doesn't work that way."

IOS doesn't work that way because it doesn't have the button. Every app developer puts in in their own way. Its not that it doesn't work, its just not consistent, or efficient (its here in this app, there in that app, and doesnt exist in another app). It's a minor gripe to me, I was just explaining what was meant by it. It would have been nicer if it did "work that way".


RE: Where's your God now?
By karimtemple on 6/13/2013 1:23:16 PM , Rating: 2
Eh. It seems like a marginal effect at best. Anyway, iOS 7 has Back now so you're set. =p


RE: Where's your God now?
By retrospooty on 6/13/2013 1:46:27 PM , Rating: 2
I'm torn right now, definitely not getting an iPhone, but I may get an iPad mini when/if a higher res version comes out as expected in a few months. That or a 2nd Gen Nexus 7, depending on how good it is.


RE: Where's your God now?
By BRB29 on 6/13/2013 3:03:38 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
iOS 7 has Back now so you're set. =p


There's always a way to go back in every app I've used on my Ipad. The problem is its location is inconsistent and it's annoying.


RE: Where's your God now?
By Guspaz on 6/13/2013 5:26:12 PM , Rating: 1
I've never particularly found it to be a problem, but as the text that you're quoting says, there is now a consistent method of doing this in iOS 7 (the swiping-from-off-screen gesture), so that should address the concern of those who would like such functionality.


RE: Where's your God now?
By retrospooty on 6/13/2013 5:29:06 PM , Rating: 1
Yup. Looks like its decent as of IOS7 when released... Thanks again WebOS!


RE: Where's your God now?
By Reclaimer77 on 6/13/2013 7:53:31 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
Wait, what? Rather than defending the lack of a back button in iOS, I'll instead express confusion at the claim that it lacks one, because I see back buttons all over the place. In apps, in the settings, in browsers, the entire purpose of the home button...


Well you're wrong. I've heard apologist try and spin the back button debate every kind of way. But it's all false. Android's interface is objectively better than iOS, complete fact, because of the "back" button alone. Not to mention all the other buttons.

You're comparing a control scheme that's unified, standardized, and convenient to one that's arbitrary and non-intuitive. It's that simple.

quote:
because I see back buttons all over the place.


That's kind of the point. They shouldn't be "all over", they should be at the same place every time. Ideally built into the device itself, like Android handsets.

quote:
I'm an iPhone user.


Believe me, I already knew that from your opening paragraph.

quote:
I don't understand why people accuse companies of copying features from others.


Well then Apple should be your least favorite company, shouldn't it? The things they've accused others of "stealing" from them are as lengthy as they are stupid.


RE: Where's your God now?
RE: Where's your God now?
By Wolfpup on 6/13/2013 12:13:11 PM , Rating: 2
I can't stand fanbois in general, but I don't care about a back button. Personally I find it kind of conceptionally weird/confusing on both Windows Phone and Android. It's behavior is inconsistent, and there's no equivalent in full OSes.

What I love is iOS on iPad's "swipe to switch programs. That's easy to do, and breaks up switching programs from going back in a program, which makes more sense to me. The way you trigger it also makes more sense to me, with the actual motion of moving windows around.

I don't know if there's a way to do that on even a 5.7" device though, but I'd like it

I don't like the small screens though. To me, the only points where size matters are:

1-Small/light enough to physically attach to a shirt or the like. i.e. iPod nano

2-Small enough to fit in a pocket. 7" with a 16:9 screen (i.e. Nexus 7) seems to be the practical limit.

3-Small enough to fit in a backpack/bag.

To me, so long as I can fit it in a pocket, a 7" device is every bit as portable as a 3" device. Or put in real world terms, a Note II at 5.5" is every bit as portable as a 4" iPhone. I would probably go with a 7" iOS phone if one existed, and in fact love the iPad's 9.7" screen and better battery life so much I'd seriously consider it even though it's not pocketable.

Likewise, I see no difference in portability between tablets and notebooks that are too big to pocket, but fit in a bag. I.e. my iPad is really no more portable than my M17x-R4. Both need a bag, and at that point, I don't care if the latter is six times bigger or whatever-who cares? It's in a bag.

I've just never understood how a 13" notebook for example is more "portable". Okay, sure if you fly a lot and can use one notebook on a plane, and not the other, fine. But most people don't fly, and then it's just "does this fit in a bag" or "does this fit in my pocket".


RE: Where's your God now?
By Solandri on 6/13/2013 12:56:41 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
What I love is iOS on iPad's "swipe to switch programs. That's easy to do, and breaks up switching programs from going back in a program, which makes more sense to me. The way you trigger it also makes more sense to me, with the actual motion of moving windows around.

That works if you only have a few apps running. If you've got a bunch of apps running, it's generally faster to pop up a list of running apps and pick the one you want to switch to.

I've been wondering though if there's a way to implement a "last app" function, similar to the "previous channel" button on your TV's remote control. The multi-finger swipe action you cite may be better suited for that - switching between the two (or three) most recent apps. While Android's running app pop-up is better for picking an app out of all currently running apps. No reason you can't have both. Well, no reason unless someone starts filing patent lawsuits.


RE: Where's your God now?
By Wolfpup on 6/25/2013 12:12:15 PM , Rating: 2
iOS has long had that too, and it's being revamped in 7 (remains to be seen if it's for the better or worse).


RE: Where's your God now?
RE: Where's your God now?
By chripuck on 6/13/2013 10:13:58 AM , Rating: 2
Spin what? Apple wants to make money, they realize that outside of Europe/North America they can't with the price point they're currently targeting, ergo they'll make a cheaper iPhone to sell in places like India.

It'll be a phone that runs iOS and has access to the App Store. That will be all that's needed to compete.


RE: Where's your God now?
By retrospooty on 6/13/2013 10:29:07 AM , Rating: 5
He isnt talking about Apple and its descisions, he is talking about the iTards who poo poo all over any feature Apple doesnt have... Then when Apple copies it, its suddenly important and revolutionary.


RE: Where's your God now?
By BRB29 on 6/13/2013 11:14:59 AM , Rating: 2
lol cheap iphones. The undoing of Jobs's legacy.


RE: Where's your God now?
By Tony Swash on 6/13/2013 1:34:55 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
lol cheap iphones. The undoing of Jobs's legacy.


Would that be the same legacy that included the iPod Nano?

Sometimes I wonder if the evolution of the iPod product line passed some people by completely.

It's not the price or the popularity or the shape or the size or the color or the market share that determines what products Apple does, and even more importantly, does not release.

The decision by Apple on whether to release a given product starts with asking two simple questions.

Will this be a good product?
(i.e one that meets our standards of design and build qaulity, and which customers will enjoy using)

Can we sell it at a profit?


RE: Where's your God now?
By retrospooty on 6/13/2013 1:40:34 PM , Rating: 2
"Will this be a good product? ...... Can we sell it at a profit?"

The answer to both is clearly yes. Alot of people arent using iPhones right now because of the screen size, so this could only be good... That an diversity is good.

I would personally like to see a high end phone come in a small, medium and large variety, and even a fatter maxxx battery variety like the Moto Razr.


RE: Where's your God now?
By BRB29 on 6/13/2013 3:01:31 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
Would that be the same legacy that included the iPod Nano?

The nano is not cheap lol.


RE: Where's your God now?
By elleehswon on 6/14/2013 12:45:12 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
will it be a good product?


The Apple Pippin would like to have a word with you.


RE: Where's your God now?
By embedded_bill on 6/13/2013 11:10:03 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah iTards and hopeless Apple Fanboys are annoying for certain, they will spin it somehow.

But equally annoying, if not more are the Apple haters who are just as mindless.

If Apple does it - well then it must be crap cuz Apple can only do evil. Long live Android.

Amazing that rumors over some freaking phone that may never see the light of day, certainly not in the next year can generate so much emotion!


RE: Where's your God now?
By Tony Swash on 6/13/2013 1:26:44 PM , Rating: 1
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."

Albert Einstein


RE: Where's your God now?
By Any14Tee on 6/13/2013 5:48:41 PM , Rating: 2
It's all relative.


RE: Where's your God now?
By Any14Tee on 6/13/2013 5:50:47 PM , Rating: 2
Relatively speaking that is.


RE: Where's your God now?
By timothyd97402 on 6/13/2013 4:32:48 PM , Rating: 2
When did this become a contest? Is your ego at risk if you don't have the best gadget? Will your self esteem fall if my gadget is better made than yours?

Get a life.


RE: Where's your God now?
By BSMonitor on 6/14/2013 10:26:27 AM , Rating: 2
RE: Where's your God now?
By Cheesew1z69 on 6/14/2013 11:22:59 AM , Rating: 1
And you calling someone a douche and then linking the same shit 3 times, in the same article. We get it, you are an iDiot, it's ok... take a deep breath.


RE: Where's your God now?
By BSMonitor on 6/14/2013 1:21:24 PM , Rating: 2
LMAO, Reclaimer likes to freak out on people.. I am just out there reeling him in


RE: Where's your God now?
By testerguy on 6/14/13, Rating: 0
RE: Where's your God now?
By Cheesew1z69 on 6/14/2013 1:46:54 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
wasting away as the native troll on DailyTech
How ironic, the native Apple troll calling others trolls...


RE: Where's your God now?
By testerguy on 6/15/2013 2:11:29 AM , Rating: 2
Quiet time, DailyTech monkey.


RE: Where's your God now?
By retrospooty on 6/14/2013 2:43:50 PM , Rating: 2
Seriously man, are you still trying to make people think you arent here for the specific purpose of defending Apple? You think that because you say you bought a Nexus 4 that makes your 100% Apple posts somehow more relevant? When is the last time you ever posted on any article that wasnt about Apple or a direct competitor? When is the last time you posted anything where you werent on Apple's side of the argument? When is the last time you posted anything that wasnt defending Apple? Do you really think you are fooling anyone?

Let me give you a clue since you seem to be on the short end of the intellectual scale... You arent.


RE: Where's your God now?
By testerguy on 6/15/2013 2:09:59 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
Seriously man, are you still trying to make people think you arent here for the specific purpose of defending Apple?


Correcting you (such a rabid Android fanboy) may appear as such.

As it happens, you're the only deluded (3 people) on here, and since you're so pro-Android and anti-Apple, of course you will think I am defending Apple. Actually, I'm defending logic.

quote:
When is the last time you ever posted on any article that wasnt about Apple or a direct competitor?


It just so happens that you tend to post your rabid anti-Apple rubbish on Apple articles. Shocker.

quote:
When is the last time you posted anything where you werent on Apple's side of the argument?


It just so happens that your rabid anti-Apple rubbish is often incorrect accusations against Apple so the logical correction will naturally appear to you to be 'Apple's side of the argument' - or as the rest of the world calls it - 'reality'.

quote:
Do you really think you are fooling anyone?


I really have to wonder if you think by spraying around words like iTard or iSheep you have any credibility whatsoever to go around talking about 'fooling anyone'. You're a bitter, angry little Apple hater. And that's tragic. And it's plain for all to see. Just look at your comments.


RE: Where's your God now?
By retrospooty on 6/15/2013 10:31:38 AM , Rating: 2
"of course you will think I am defending Apple. Actually, I'm defending logic."

You are so full if crap I cant help but to laugh. Like I said, you dont post in any other threads but Apple ones. Go ahead take a look and see. http://www.dailytech.com/CommentUser.aspx?user=286...

You post in only Apple threads and only in favor of whatever Apple is doing. I post in all topics, PC, games, politics environment and smartphones/mobile. I also post in favor of Apple on many occasions. In this very article I have several times. Go ahead, look at every post I made in this article. Now show me where you ever posted anything but your one sided rhetoric.

You do NOTHING here but defend Apple. I am here in all types of articles. Yes, most of the time I come down against the crap they pull but not 100% like you. FFS, even Tony Swash posts in other articles non-Apple related.


RE: Where's your God now?
By testerguy on 6/25/2013 10:18:14 AM , Rating: 2
Already all answered in my previous comment.


Smaller is better.
By jrs77 on 6/13/13, Rating: 0
RE: Smaller is better.
By retrospooty on 6/13/2013 10:43:07 PM , Rating: 4
You need to stop wearing such tight pants. ;)

The bigger the screen the more useful and enjoyable the experience. All that great functionality on a tiny screen is a total waste.


RE: Smaller is better.
By Cheesew1z69 on 6/14/2013 11:24:28 AM , Rating: 2
My S3 fits just fine in my jeans, don't wear "skinny jeans" and you won't have that problem...


RE: Smaller is better.
By vol7ron on 6/14/2013 1:14:48 PM , Rating: 3
You're welcome to make your niche 3" screen and see if the number of consumers will be enough to support your endeavors

Companies have to put out something that they can at least break even on. You might not be the only one that wants something smaller, but the majority doesn't. Not only is a smaller screen harder to read, it is smaller (less accurate) for the fingers to operate.


RE: Smaller is better.
By Wolfpup on 6/25/2013 12:14:52 PM , Rating: 2
Huh? 7" screens work just fine in pockets. Actually Apple's 7.9" iPad mini seems to work fine in pockets.

I'd like as large of a screen as is possible to fit in a pocket...unless it's actually small enough to clip to a shirt or something ala the 6th gen nano.


Worthless with the current UI
By tayb on 6/13/2013 2:14:35 PM , Rating: 3
A larger screen is completely worthless with the UI. Imagine Android was developed by a team of developers who cared about UI smoothness and thought widgets were a dumb idea. You have iOS 7. What in the world are you going to do with all of that extra screen real estate?




By karimtemple on 6/13/2013 2:26:16 PM , Rating: 1
Apparently, something uncluttered and smooth. rofl.
quote:
Imagine Android was developed by a team of developers who cared about UI smoothness
.....jizzed in my pants.


By jimbojimbo on 6/13/2013 2:49:43 PM , Rating: 3
If it's any indication with the iPad they can put more space between icons!!! Awesome.


NEXT year? And what does $99 MEAN?
By Wolfpup on 6/13/2013 11:55:02 AM , Rating: 2
Two huge problems with this...what the HECK do they mean by "next year"? "Next year" would probably mean a year and a half from now, and that the iPhone 7 (5s?) would be 4" again.

Surely that's not what they mean?

I would LOOOVE a 5.7" iPhone! The iPad at 9.7" is sooooo much more useable even than my 7" Nexus, and it's so much more useable (at least in terms of screen size) than a dinky 4".

Then $99...what does that mean? I suspect that ACTUALLY means $99 with a two year contract, so in other words, $550, same as the 4s is now.

If it's $550, it should say $550. That's not very impressive at all. Though it COULD actually mean $100, as my Nokia 521 is $130, and a really fantastic piece of hardware. It's not impossible for Apple to do similar specs at a similar price, I just doubt this source actually means $100 when it says $100.




RE: NEXT year? And what does $99 MEAN?
By fic2 on 6/13/2013 12:15:27 PM , Rating: 2
Was wondering that, too.
I bought my gf a Lumia 521 for $130 and so far it is a good phone. I don't do cell contract and am not willing to pay $600 for a phone but also am not sure that I want a windows phone. Maybe the rumors will make other companies think about a decent low end android phone.


By Wolfpup on 6/25/2013 12:18:07 PM , Rating: 2
I've had a Nokia 521 for over a month now too, and have been very happy with it. It's fast, runs well, has a good screen, etc. Really doesn't feel like a "bargain" phone.

It makes me think Apple needs an equivalent, yesterday, and both Apple and Nokia need to get these phones out on ALL carriers, including all the prepaid ones.


Lawsuits coming soon
By DukeN on 6/13/2013 10:10:43 AM , Rating: 5
Can't wait for Apple to sue Samsung for making a big screen phone like they did..




This is a new apple...
By SublimeSimplicity on 6/13/2013 10:30:31 AM , Rating: 5
New Apple:
"Here's the new larger iPhone you've been asking for"

Old Apple:
"You're not holding the screen close enough to your face"




Rumor not Fact
By Shadowself on 6/13/2013 10:37:07 AM , Rating: 4
This is not a Report. It is a retelling of a set of RUMORS.

There have been rumors of cheaper iPhones since the introduction of the iPhone 3G. (Supposed justification behind the rumor was that the vast majority of the world was still on 2G or 2.5G and Apple would build a cheap iPhone to capture those sales.)

There have been rumors of larger iPhones since prior to the introduction of the iPhone 4S. Apple has supposedly going to implement a Full HD phone for a couple years. (This one has often gone hand in hand with the supposed introduction of OLED in the iPhone screen).

I see the Reuters article as nothing more than retelling rumors that have been swirling for months -- and in some cases years.

A few rumors about Apple's products become real, but the vast majority never do. Where's Apple's iTV (not the "Apple TV" but a real TV by Apple that supposedly Steve Jobs had "cracked it")? Where's the iWatch? Where are any number of other products Apple is going to announce any day now?




Wow!
By Dorkyman on 6/13/2013 9:58:32 AM , Rating: 3
There they go, innovating again! Amazing!!!




iPhone shortcomings
By w8gaming on 6/16/2013 7:30:25 PM , Rating: 2
iPhone still needs a microSD card, and to some, a model with stylus. Sooner or later Apple will succumb and bring out such models.




LMAO
By BSMonitor on 6/14/2013 10:24:42 AM , Rating: 1
I starting reading this and thought, wow, an objective Apple article full of facts and little commentary.. Nice job Mick, although, its Tiffany..

Kudos Tiff!




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