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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:49 PM   #351
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Apple will soon realize that there is a big market for a 'phablet' device. Believe me.

3 iPhone sizes (4", 4.8", 5.5") would be great.

Don't fail our expectations, Apple!
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:43 AM   #352
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Analyst Suggested iPhone 5 would have NFC, 128 GB Storage
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:50 AM   #353
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The main issue with Apple Maps is the data, not the app. And the data is already improving (I have noticed POI updates).
And now Google has just release it's stand alone Maps app for iOS, just put it on my 3Gs and it looks good, not used the Apple Maps so can't compare.

Either way there is now a new option for Maps on iOS.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:53 AM   #354
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Apple wont increese the iPhone size. You cant use 4.8 inch with one hand.
Is that kind of like Apple won't do a 4" screen the 3.5" screen is perfect?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 09:46 PM   #355
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Multi Size iphones

[QUOTE=CHRIST DENN;16480151]Apple will soon realize that there is a big market for a 'phablet' device. Believe me.3 iPhone sizes (4", 4.8", 5.5") would be great.

>>>>Absolutely.
I have the iphone 4, and now I'm eligible for an upgrade. While I have enjoyed the iphone 4, the screen is simply too darn small for reading on a bus or a train. What bothers me the most is all the front panel real estate that is WASTED. All that front should have been screen with any buttons on the side.

I've been visiting my Verizon store this week looking at various phones and I looked long and hard at the iphone 5. I'm very, very very disapointed in the iphone5. The screen is only marginally bigger than the iphone 4. To me, the screen should have been longer and just a bit wider to bring it in scope with many of the Anroid phones. And once again, there is too much wasted space on the front panel. It should have all been "screen".

While I love the iphone, I'm giving strong thought to move to an Android phone that is at least 4.8, quad core snapdragon, and holds a SD card.

If i thought that iphone 5s and /or 6 would have a 4.8 screen I'd wait, but I'm quite sure it wont. For some reason, Apple has a mental block about large screen phones.[COLOR="#808080"]

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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:02 AM   #356
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NFC should be included, given this article.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/05/q...ient-nfc-chip/

Just like Apple held off 4G for 2 years until a battery-efficient option was available.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 05:21 PM   #357
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I find none of what this "analyst" says to be even remotely plausible. The increased storage option? Maybe. But NFC, 4.8" screen, multiple color options? Doesn't seem Apple like IMO. It took Apple 5 generations of the iPhone to increase the screen size a whole half inch. Now they're going to increase it by an additional 0.8 inches in 6 months?
Did you even read the article? It states the iphone 6, which would follow the 5S, would have the alleged 4.8in screen. Going by apple's release history the 6 would be released roughly *two years* from the release of the 5. no idea where you got 6 months from.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 04:33 PM   #358
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I was actually a bit curious on how this transfer by touching phones worked, but not curious enough to go read about it

I figured to be as instantaneous as they show, it must only be sending some for of link or shortcut, but that would imply using the same account (in the case of the wife and kids passing vids to the husband/father), but they also indicated he should watch it on the plane where one would not have cell service.

As to the actual topic, I don't see many of these predictions coming true.
Pause the commercial next time to read "transfer times may vary"...yep, they will!
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:33 PM   #359
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Pause the commercial next time to read "transfer times may vary"...yep, they will!
True, I knew the transfers couldn't be that fast. Reminded me of the first iPhone 3G commercials.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:23 PM   #360
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Fingers crossed that they do bring out a iPhone 128GB
With apple pattern they normally change there smaller devices first then changer the bigger devices last
Then we should see the same happen to the iPad mini and 9'7 inch iPad
The extra space would be great for me to store more movies and music
for when traveling.
As long as the base $199 phone moves to the bottom at 32GB....I used to always buy 32GB but just can not justify the price, so on my 5 went to 16GB and after the iOS I am left with a bare 13.4, I wish they would give us 16GB if it says 16, the Galaxy SIII starts with 16 but the user only gets 12GB, kind of crappy since we can not change the size due to the OS anyway. to me the 64 and 128GB model is overkill but I know there are those who are really driving for it and can use the space.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:37 PM   #361
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As long as the base $199 phone moves to the bottom at 32GB....I used to always buy 32GB but just can not justify the price, so on my 5 went to 16GB and after the iOS I am left with a bare 13.4, I wish they would give us 16GB if it says 16, the Galaxy SIII starts with 16 but the user only gets 12GB, kind of crappy since we can not change the size due to the OS anyway. to me the 64 and 128GB model is overkill but I know there are those who are really driving for it and can use the space.
I would always get the 32GB model or up unless you plan on using the device very little. After the OS takes the space it needs, and each manufacturer puts in their various apps, you aren't left with much.

Now, the one advantage over the other handsets is the SD slot. My Note 2 has a total of 80GBs (~72GB) left after I dropped a 64GB class 10 inside.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 08:43 PM   #362
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Apple shorting the cycle to 6 moths just to be more competitive - that plausible. 128GB storage - not this year, but sooner or later. 4.8" screen and coming in 6 to 8 colors - that's just not Apple!
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:00 PM   #363
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They tell us 4" is just right yet they have 4"8 in the pipeline I find it funny..

I reckon there just paranoid everybody goes for bigger Android phones. The Galaxy has already failed by having to release smaller one after there flagship one was well known for being just too BIG!
The galaxy s3 mini is for people on a budget. Not so much the screen size. And honestly i do not know 1 person who has brought a mini. I have small hands and I use my 5.5 galaxy note 2 just fine.

Iphone needs to go bigger and wider. Whenever I hold an iphone in my hand it just feels so small now.

I think apple needs to have some variety of size phones.

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Apple will soon realize that there is a big market for a 'phablet' device. Believe me.

3 iPhone sizes (4", 4.8", 5.5") would be great.

Don't fail our expectations, Apple!
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I'm hoping I can have a 5.5" iPhone Pro by 2014.
Ditto

A 5.5 iphone with a sd card slot would bring me back to the iphone family.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 02:53 PM   #364
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Perhaps with Apple having faster launch cycles we will see an iPhone with a larger screen.

Once the iPhone 5 becomes the lowest tier (like the iPhone 4 now), I think we'll probably see a 4.3 or 4.5 iPhone.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:35 AM   #365
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If it is called 5S instead Iphone6, does it mean the dimension will remain the same?
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 01:00 AM   #366
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Apple will soon realize that there is a big market for a 'phablet' device. Believe me.

3 iPhone sizes (4", 4.8", 5.5") would be great.

Don't fail our expectations, Apple!
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I'm hoping I can have a 5.5" iPhone Pro by 2014.
Just because a few million people buy a 5 inch phone, doesn't mean that the other dozens of millions of users will buy a 5 inch phone.

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Ditto

A 5.5 iphone with a sd card slot would bring me back to the iphone family.
Too bad a lack of 5.5 inch iphone w a sd card slot is not enough to keep you away from this forum. What's your account on XDA?
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 01:10 AM   #367
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Just because a few million people buy a 5 inch phone, doesn't mean that the other dozens of millions of users will buy a 5 inch phone.
I doubt Apple would release a 5 inch phone, since that'd cut too close to iPad Mini territory. Still, I wouldn't be surprised if they released a 4.5"-ish phone sometime in the near future. It's large enough to allow for more comfortable internet usage, but still small enough to fit in your pocket and control it solely with your thumb.

The industry is heading towards bigger screens, and right now, the iPhone is looking a little on the anemic side of things.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 01:29 AM   #368
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I think lots of people who use the internet on their iphones a lot would want a 5 inch Iphone.


I don't want a Samsung Galaxy, but I use the internet so much... it's a pain that the display is so small as it is (I have 4S). I have big fingers!
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 01:39 AM   #369
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[QUOTE=louis.b;16551163]Just because a few million people buy a 5 inch phone, doesn't mean that the other dozens of millions of users will buy a 5 inch phone.[COLOR="#808080"]

People in this world can be classified into two:

1. Open-minded ones.
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2. Narrow-minded ones.

I choose to be on the first category.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 01:59 AM   #370
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Just because a few million people buy a 5 inch phone, doesn't mean that the other dozens of millions of users will buy a 5 inch phone.
And that's the problem with Apple only giving us one option. Personally I'd prefer to still have the same size screen as the iPhone 1-4s. I can live with the 4" but don't particularly care for it, and definitely wouldn't buy anything bigger, however if other people want to use tablets for phones they can go right ahead. Hopefully if Apple decides to keep increasing the screen size they start offering multiple options...
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 02:55 AM   #371
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I have had iPhone since the first gen but now I think the screen is to small. I also got galaxy s3 and love the screen size. So I for one wouldn't mind a 4'5 or 4.8 screen. Allot of people who has used smartphone for a while tend to want bigger screen....
I wish apple could consider releasing 2 models. One same as now and one with 4.8. I know they never do this but one can hope.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 03:34 PM   #372
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Well in this case.

I'll wait till the iPhone 8 if this is how fast there being released.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 08:13 PM   #373
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I think the biggest feature for the iPhone 5S will be iOS 7 (assuming that iOS 7 will have some drastic changes).

Don't really see what other hardware features Apple could add...

Better chip and camera, IGZO display, improved LTE and battery. Nothing really that interesting.

128GB I can't really see, NFC wasn't supported on the iPhone 5 do to its design, and colors I can see but not important.

If Apple releases a larger display then I might consider.

Unless iPhone 5S/iOS 7 is a real step up, I'll either continuing using my good ol' iPhone 4 or switch to Android.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 11:01 AM   #374
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http://thenextweb.com/apple/2013/01/01/developers-begin-seeing-new-apple-iphone-hardware-and-ios-7-in-usage-logs/
Developers begin seeing new Apple iPhone hardware and iOS 7 in usage logs



Iphone 5S available between March and June 2013
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 02:03 PM   #375
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I think the biggest feature for the iPhone 5S will be iOS 7 (assuming that iOS 7 will have some drastic changes).

Don't really see what other hardware features Apple could add...

Better chip and camera, IGZO display, improved LTE and battery. Nothing really that interesting.

128GB I can't really see, NFC wasn't supported on the iPhone 5 do to its design, and colors I can see but not important.

If Apple releases a larger display then I might consider.

Unless iPhone 5S/iOS 7 is a real step up, I'll either continuing using my good ol' iPhone 4 or switch to Android.
I actually changed to android but as much As I like it is buggy and sometimes the features does not work so now I'm back to iPhone5. Overall I'm more pleased to use the iPhone even though android offer more features. When simplest features like copy paste and browsing and editing videos work do badly I'm not going to use my galaxy s3 as My main phone. But sure I agree that ios7 needs much more feature...
For instance Bluetooth file transfer would be a great addition or why adding more options in the pull pulldown menu like enabling and disabling Bluetooth /wifi etc.

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