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Take these pics with a grain of salt...

We’re still months away from the launch of the next generation iPhone, but a series of new pictures have leaked on the internet that claim to show Apple’s next smartphone flagship.
 
There are obviously no “official” specs to go on at this time, so you’ll just have to settle for the following images:
 

 
The next generation iPhone is expected to retain its Touch ID fingerprint authentication system while adding a larger, higher resolution screen (possibly 5+ inches). Although no one knows what the exact resolution of the display would be, don’t be surprised to see Apple settle on something around 1280x2272 (exactly twice that of the iPhone 5/5S/5C).
 
We’re also assuming that Apple will throw in a custom A8 processor as a follow-up to the current A7, and let’s hope that Apple has decided to include at least 2GB of system RAM (Apple current flagship iPhone 5S only includes 1GB of RAM while flagship machines from competitors offers at least 2GB).

Source: Mac Rumors



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RE: So ummm
By Reclaimer77 on 2/12/2014 9:14:53 PM , Rating: 1
If these pics are legitimate...lol, wow.

So after years of accusing everyone of copying them, they crank out a phone virtually indistinguishable from an Android handset in every way.

And to all the fanbois who for years made us suffer through design nitpick after nitpick, slanting everything to make it seem as if Apple was deliberately copied..

where is your god now?

muhah

MUHAHHA

MUHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!


RE: So ummm
By tonyswash on 2/13/14, Rating: -1
RE: So ummm
By retrospooty on 2/13/2014 7:55:08 AM , Rating: 1
It's honestly hard to tell if you are missing the point entirely, or if you are aware of it, and purposely deflecting from it.

Well done!


RE: So ummm
By tonyswash on 2/13/2014 11:54:06 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
It's honestly hard to tell if you are missing the point entirely, or if you are aware of it, and purposely deflecting from it.


There was a point?


RE: So ummm
By retrospooty on 2/13/2014 12:36:50 PM , Rating: 2
Yes T, there was a point, the point that Apple stopped innovating and has been playing catch up with features and is still lagging behind the competition. Surely even you you must see that.


RE: So ummm
By Cheesew1z69 on 2/13/2014 12:46:08 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Surely even you you must see that.
Of course he doesn't.


RE: So ummm
By tonyswash on 2/13/14, Rating: 0
RE: So ummm
By powerwerds on 2/13/2014 1:27:44 PM , Rating: 2
It's the one in the stink the truly makes it a shocker. In this case I think clearly the stink is that Apple is blatantly doing, and has been doing, the exact same thing they filed many multi-million dollar lawsuits against other people for doing. I can smell the shit on their fingers from a mile away, seeing it is overkill.


RE: So ummm
By Reclaimer77 on 2/13/2014 2:24:29 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Taking 87% of all the profits in the phone industry :)


This is juvenile banter. And as poor a deflection of the facts as when you would reference Apple's stock price, when it was equally unrelated to the discussion. By the way, how's that $1k/share prediction going for you?

But here you are pretending to have the high ground and focusing your rage and insults on me.


RE: So ummm
By Arkive on 2/13/2014 2:24:37 PM , Rating: 4
To be fair, while he may not have submitted any data to prove his point, neither did you. Frankly, it's not hard to compare the current iPhone to the iPhones from a few years ago and see very little in the way of innovation. No one is saying they aren't quality devices (I own an iPod and iPad myself). The point he's making is regarding innovation and their hippocritical stance of being the leaders in that respect and everyone copying their work.


RE: So ummm
By retrospooty on 2/13/2014 3:11:43 PM , Rating: 2
I can sum it up in a real shot sentence. Feature set and screen. You know its weak on the Apple side. The screen , other than only coming in one very small size option, is lower res, and lower PPI than any other high end phone around... And feature set - Apple isnt just behind, they are YEARS behind in this area.

There are reason for this trend. Real valid reasons... http://i.imgur.com/xnKgT2K.png


RE: So ummm
By TakinYourPoints on 2/13/2014 7:20:01 PM , Rating: 2
The reason for that trend is the explosion in low end sales, full stop. Large screens, as appealing as they are for some users, is not the reason for this growth curve given that high end hardware running Android is such a small portion.

High end Android sales have stalled for Samsung and have actually gone down for HTC and LG. What has sold well for Android are (drumroll) small devices running low end hardware. This is in the same time period when iPhone sales have continued to increase. iPhone sales were triple that of the GS4 and GN3 last year. Everything else sold in the high end barely amounts to a rounding error.

Low end hardware sales are through the roof, and that's where all these sales are coming from. This increase isn't coming from the GS4/GN3/HTC One/LG G2 given that their combined sales figures are so low.

As for featureset, I don't see how a platform that has the fastest hardware and the best mobile app library, especially on tablets, is behind in any way. It simply does more because it has developers targeting it first and foremost. Its also funny how in one post you downplay the clear input lag and performance deficiencies of Android, while in another saying that an iPhone's 326 PPI is bad. I know you can't install a custom Pokemon theme on iOS, but them's the breaks.

Both you and Swash are way off base with irrelevant points here, him talking about profits and you talking about Android's popularity having anything to do with big screens. 5"+ screens are a niche compared to total Android and iOS sales.

Note that I'm not saying that big screens are bad, just that they sell much less than everything else out there and account for such a small amount of Android installations. I reckon that if Android was capable of running on a 4" device without compromising battery life and performance, that that device would sell pretty well. The best selling high end device in the world is 4", and if Android was capable of running on something that fast and that small then I'm sure they'd like to make it happen.

If Apple sells a big phone then I'm crossing fingers that they maintain current phone width, which can be done at around 4.8" by slightly extending the vertical dimensions and eliminating the horizontal bezel. It would suck if they threw ergonomics out the window by ruining the dimensions.


RE: So ummm
By Cheesew1z69 on 2/13/2014 7:56:12 PM , Rating: 2
And hereeeeeeeeeee is the other clown.


RE: So ummm
By Reclaimer77 on 2/13/2014 8:34:19 PM , Rating: 2
Funny he thinks someone is actually going to read all that.

When I choose fiction, I know better authors.


RE: So ummm
By TakinYourPoints on 2/13/2014 9:51:04 PM , Rating: 2
Funny, mine is the only reality being posted in this subthread. ;)

Everything else is the same irrelevant one-dimensional nonsense from fanboys and tier 1 tech support guys with way too much time on their hands.


RE: So ummm
By Cheesew1z69 on 2/13/2014 10:46:27 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
Funny, mine is the only reality being posted in this subthread. ;)
Keep thinking that, everyone here knows you are full of shit except you.

quote:
Everything else is the same irrelevant one-dimensional nonsense from fanboys and tier 1 tech support guys with way too much time on their hands.
Ironic given the walls of text you post.


RE: So ummm
By Reclaimer77 on 2/14/2014 12:11:07 AM , Rating: 2
News flash: you ARE a fanboi.

Anyone who states unilaterally that Apple has the best hardware and the best apps bar-none is a complete fanboi.


RE: So ummm
By TakinYourPoints on 2/14/2014 1:17:04 AM , Rating: 2
Nah man, best apps is objective truth, especially on tablets. Its like saying Windows has better apps than Linux. No big deal and its not saying Linux is bad, I myself have it installed on a partition. Its just how it is.

As for hardware, there's no question in performance with tablets. For phones it comes down to personal preference since most are fast enough. You're still dealing with input lag but that's a trade if you like to tweak, like 5"+ phones and phablets, etc.

Saying any of the above doesn't make one a fanboy. Again, its just how things are, nothing to get angry about.


RE: So ummm
By Reclaimer77 on 2/14/2014 1:32:23 AM , Rating: 2
LMAO you're SUCH an Apple homer.

Look, it's Valentines day. Hope you and your iPhone have some hot sex today bro.


RE: So ummm
By retrospooty on 2/14/2014 7:39:08 AM , Rating: 2
LOL... I know.

"I am not a fanboy, I just log in every so often any time I see anything posted that paints Apple in a bad light so I can shed some truth on the subject... But only when it involves Apple but I am not a fanboy".

Give up Takin, your intentions were outed ages ago. Be a man about it and at least admit it, or STFU.


RE: So ummm
By TakinYourPoints on 2/17/2014 12:13:39 AM , Rating: 3
There's nothing to admit. I love my Kindle, the PCs I've been making for almost the last 20 years, my Playstations, my Wii U, and my iOS stuff is pretty good too!

I don't restrict myself to one ecosystem or company like so many people here do, so I understand the confusion you have when someone likes products from multiple ecosystems instead of just one or two like most people here.

Either way, there's nothing controversial about saying that high end Android sales are a niche of iOS and Android as a whole. Sales numbers have shown this for years and the trend towards lower end devices being the bulk of Android hardware only continues to accelerate. There isn't anything controversial about saying that iOS devices lead in applications or hardware performance either. This is just as controversial as saying that Android offers more customization options and larger screens or that the sky is blue.

I'd get the same emotional reaction if I went to a Linux forum and told the users that Windows has more games. Fanboys are so weird!

The only thing I'm a fan of is reality. Its strange how you guys get so angry when metrics and facts are used to counter your emotional rhetoric and opinion.


RE: So ummm
By retrospooty on 2/17/2014 2:36:45 PM , Rating: 2
Its funny how you convince yourself anything in that well worded post actually describes how you act.

The guy you just described sounds pretty level headed. It isn't the TakinYourPoints that has been posting here for years, but he sounds like a good guy nonetheless.


RE: So ummm
By TakinYourPoints on 2/19/2014 9:18:19 PM , Rating: 2
Nah, nothing's changed, I've been a pretty consistent user of all the things I talked about there.

Its really weird that saying "Apple stuff is good" automatically makes one a zealot around here, even if that person is technically knowledgeable and is deep into other ecosystems and products. The idea that an informed person can like iOS (and all my friends at Valve, Blizzard, Digital Domain, and Rhythm and Hues are either dedicated iOS users or user/developers) blows minds here for some reason.

The frothing zealotry around here is so disconnected from reality. People can actually like it and totally know what they're talking about.


RE: So ummm
By retrospooty on 2/20/2014 7:36:19 AM , Rating: 2
Changed? Who aid anything changed? I said the person you describe yourself as isnt how you act. That hasnt changed either. I repeat... "Its funny how you convince yourself anything in that well worded post actually describes how you act."

You saying - "Apple stuff is good" is NOT how you act. You posting endless soapbox rants about how "superior" Apple products are, using 2 year old arguments top make points, and defending Apple and their products at every turn... THAT is how you act. Do that in general, no-one notices, do that consistently for a company, and you just might be a fanboy.


RE: So ummm
By Cheesew1z69 on 2/14/2014 8:08:50 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
objective truth
If you were actually objective, as it is, you are full of shit. Nothing more than a flaming Apple fanboy.


RE: So ummm
By retrospooty on 2/14/2014 7:44:54 AM , Rating: 2
Lather rinse repeat. It's not any more interesting in 2014 than it was in 2012 or 2013.

Look, you can be happy with your little toy phone with an embarrassing lack of features all you want. It's a great gaming mini-phone I will give you that. And if you want a great gaming phone with a tiny low res low PPI screen its the best at that. You can try to raise its profile in your mind all you want, but no-one else cares.


RE: So ummm
By brshoemak on 2/13/14, Rating: 0
RE: So ummm
By room200 on 2/13/2014 11:08:28 AM , Rating: 2
Hey Tony, you DO know that Milli Vanilli sold nearly 12 million albums won a Grammy, right?


RE: So ummm
By nafhan on 2/13/2014 1:30:58 PM , Rating: 2
Are you trying to make the point that Apple's lack of innovation doesn't matter because they are making lots of money?


RE: So ummm
By Cheesew1z69 on 2/13/2014 4:07:13 PM , Rating: 2
I think that's all Tony sees, profits. Nothing else. Well, that and the Apple logo.


RE: So ummm
By retrospooty on 2/14/2014 7:41:35 AM , Rating: 2
No, if Apple wasn't profitable he would glom on to some other metric. Its the typical fanboy"metric X is what is important" until they lose on that metric, then he picks another one.


RE: So ummm
By nafhan on 2/14/2014 11:48:47 AM , Rating: 2
Yep. Innovation was the last one. Now it's profits.


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