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Old Jan 2, 2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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Next-Generation iPhone to Launch in More Colors, Multiple Sizes?




Following up on a report last month from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek claiming that the next-generation iPhone could launch in the middle of this year with as many as 6-8 colors, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White has issued a report today indicating similar information. White also believes that Apple could offer the device with multiple screen sizes.
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Our checks indicate that the next iPhone will have more choices for customers. This entails an expansion in both the color patterns and screen sizes with the next iPhone (i.e., likely called the iPhone 5S) that we currently believe will be launched in May/June with certain supply production starting in March/April.
White believes that the addition of multiple color choices for the iPod touch late last year was a "testing ground" for Apple and that the company is now moving toward bringing similar option to the iPhone, and eventually to the iPad.

As for screen size, White believes that Apple may for the first time offer a brand-new model with multiple screen size options for different segments of the market.
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Although Apple offers a 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5 and a 3.5-inch screen on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, the Company has never offered multiple screen sizes for a single model. We believe this is about to change with the next iPhone offering different screen sizes that we believe will allow Apple to better bifurcate the market and expand its reach. This eventually opens up the possibility for a lower-priced iPhone (i.e., iPhone mini) with a smaller screen size that could allow Apple to further penetrate markets such as China and open up opportunities in India. At the same time, Apple could unveil a larger screen size compared to the recently updated 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5.
Discussion of a larger screen size is particularly difficult to believe, given that Apple just transitioned to a taller screen with the iPhone 5, the first time Apple has changed the screen size on the iPhone since its launch.

In considering how Apple might make the iPhone's screen even larger, essentially the same set of issues debated before the launch of the iPhone 5 appears: more pixels or same resolution at lower pixel density. The latter solution in particular likely offers little for Apple, as the company is almost certainly uninterested in lowering pixel density simply to offer the same amount of screen real estate at a slightly larger physical size.

As for the former, Apple increased only the vertical pixel count for the iPhone 5, allowing for a larger screen while still offering full compatibility with apps designed for the smaller screens of previous devices. It seems difficult to believe that Apple would undertake yet another increase in pixel count so soon after the iPhone 5 debut, particularly if it involved increases in both vertical and horizontal directions.

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Old Jan 2, 2013, 09:29 AM   #2
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 09:30 AM   #3
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Just say 'NO' to multi-candy-coloured iPhones
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 09:33 AM   #4
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There doesn't seem to be much point putting out iPhones in multiple colors since so many people put cases on them.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 09:35 AM   #5
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This is exciting news. My mum has a 4S and she keeps saying to me "Why can't I have a pink iPhone? Or even a pink flip case like the iPad?". Apple is getting good at re-marketing iPods and iPads etc. as fashion items. The colourful iPod Touches and shuffles and stuff make the iPod a fashion item. And I think iPhone should follow this trend. I'd love a red iPhone! That'd be great! My birthday is in May so I won't have to wait until October for the next iPhone!
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 03:02 AM   #6
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There doesn't seem to be much point putting out iPhones in multiple colors since so many people put cases on them.
you are all getting it wrong:

Apple is actually surrounding it's iPhone with pixels on every side, edge-to-edge, PixelAntenna (R), ColorCable (tm), and EarPixel. So now, your iPhone will be completely matching the artwork of the song that's playing. You won't be putting this one in a case, now would you?

Edit: Rumor has it that with the newly designed EarTime Camera, your iPhone will be camouflaged by mimicking the colors of your skin and clothes and display that.

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Old Jan 2, 2013, 09:38 AM   #7
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Just say 'NO' to multi-candy-coloured iPhones
Why? What's forcing you to buy one of the colored ones and bypassing the black and silver one?
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 11:04 AM   #8
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I'll never understand why certain apple pundits think choice is bad. If they make a 4" phone and a 5" phone, you don't have to buy the 5".
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 12:02 AM   #9
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I'll never understand why certain apple pundits think choice is bad. If they make a 4" phone and a 5" phone, you don't have to buy the 5".
No, but lots of apps will get fragmented or letter-boxed making one or the other size of phone less desirable for running those apps.

I'm hoping for a new smaller iPhone, even smaller that the 3G. Apple often surprises the market by going opposite from what all the pundits think is best, and minting money with their surprise change-uo. A ton of people thought the original iPhone (and 3G and 3Gs) was too big (especially for small hands and small pockets). Maybe to the tune of many Billions of revenue?
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Sounds good.
Sounds terrible. Just what we need: Apps that may work on ONE kind of phone and not enother due to screen size. Suppose you have an iPhone5 and then get an iPhone Mini, and you lose access to ALL those apps you bought because of an incompatibility or the inability to even see the items on the tiny screen? Dilution isn't a good thing.
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I hope your dog knows how to use 'i.e.' better than this guy.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 09:32 AM   #14
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I say NO.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 12:38 PM   #15
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I say NO.
Why does it matter if they are in colors or black or white. Buy what you want.
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I wasn't for it before, but I made a few mockups that swayed my position. I would love a blue one. But for those saying "NO", I imagine you'd still be able to get white and black, so what's the problem?
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I wasn't for it before, but I made a few mockups that swayed my position. I would love a blue one. But for those saying "NO", I imagine you'd still be able to get white and black, so what's the problem?
Nice mockups! I could go for a few of them actually
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I wasn't for it before, but I made a few mockups that swayed my position. I would love a blue one. But for those saying "NO", I imagine you'd still be able to get white and black, so what's the problem?
omg i want the red one NOW
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omg i want the red one NOW
Try this for RED !

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oh dear, thats as stupid as those silly playboy bunny cases
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I wasn't for it before, but I made a few mockups that swayed my position. I would love a blue one. But for those saying "NO", I imagine you'd still be able to get white and black, so what's the problem?
Pretty, but they don't look like they're worth $699. Apple need their phones to look expensive.
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Pretty, but they don't look like they're worth $699. Apple need their phones to look expensive.
If done right, these coloured iPhones will still look smart and classy. I'd say they should go for darker colours. Like, instead of red go for burgundy. Looks slightly classier.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 09:39 AM   #23
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i am more interested in seeing the iphone with larger screen coming out.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 09:39 AM   #24
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I like the choice of additional colors. Thanks for the mock ups

However, there is no way I am upgrading again when the 5s comes out, I just got my 5 at launch. What is it worth to me to upgrade???

Better Display. I think the current screen is awesome....how much more you going to cram into a 4" display that I will be able to see at normal vision, but you will show me a 100X mag view of it and show me how what was once the best display (retina) is not better because it has twice the amount of pixels as before. Sorry to say, but 4" is still 4" no matter how many pixel you cram into it

Better Camera. Really, unless you give me Optical Zoom, 8MB is pretty damn good for a Phone camera. The phone already does 1080p HD record at 30FPS w/ audio.

NFC Support, if it does come, don't use it now and really doesn't affect my life without it.

128GB <- Now, if I could this for the amount i paid for my 64GB iPhone 5, this might be worth it

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