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Old Jan 2, 2013, 02:58 PM   #1
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Rumors point to iPhone 6 in Summer?

What are the % to any truth of rumors, that Apple will go all new this year with an iPhone6, not just a minor iPhone 5S ? And that it will be released in Summer, like iPhone's used to be.

And that iOS7 will be a MAJOR update, the biggest iOS update in years ?

Or do you believe, we'll just see an iPhone 5S in October ?
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:02 PM   #2
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I doubt they will completelly redisign it 7-8 months after the iphone 5 release.
Most likelly the form will be the same as todays i5. I really hope for a major ios update though.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:10 PM   #3
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There are enough rumblings that point to an iPhone 5S sometime this summer that I find somewhat credible. I wouldn't say a fully revamped, redesigned iPhone 6 though -- but really anything is possible. Apple dropped the iPad 4 quite unexpectedly so clearly there is a shakeup going on with regard to their release schedule.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:18 PM   #4
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I actually am of the belief that Apple has to speed up their release cycle if they're to compete with the recent speed and innovation of Android. It's starting to catch up with them.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:29 PM   #5
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I actually am of the belief that Apple has to speed up their release cycle if they're to compete with the recent speed and innovation of Android. It's starting to catch up with them.
Yes. I agree Apple realizes they need to offer more options for users. Their iPad Mini is a perfect example. When the iPad was first launched they touted how it was the "perfect screen size", but now they have a smaller one. At this point in the industry users want options.

These rumors point to a larger screen as well. I think Apple is smart enough to realize many users will want a larger screen. What may end up happening is Apple will offer two iPhones at a time. A standard size and a larger one. I know many users, including myself, who would buy a larger size iPhone.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:59 PM   #6
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Apple dropped the iPad 4 quite unexpectedly so clearly there is a shakeup going on with regard to their release schedule.
It received a quick update because the A5X sucked at powering a retina iPad. It was no faster (in some cases slower) at 2048x1536 than the A5 was in its predecessor at 1024x768. The iPhone 5 doesn't have that problem. At all.

Apple doesn't need to speed up release cycles. That could be bad. What will happen is Android makers will shift to rolling out new flagship hardware in the Spring and Apple will maintain its Fall schedule. Each leapfrogging the other.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 04:18 PM   #7
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Apple needs to speed up it's OS updates. Not it's hardware revisions.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 04:23 PM   #8
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iPhone 6 should be different from what the 4 thru 5 looks like. Don't get me wrong I'm enjoying my 4s very much. Apple should have something that's going to make people say wow that's awesome.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 05:21 PM   #9
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No redesign for iPhone 5S...Small improvements to iOS, Camera, SIRI

No redesign for iPhone 6... Some improvements to iOS, CPU, Camera, SIRI, Antenna, Gorilla glass, perhaps more memory

No redesign for iPhone 6S...Some minor improvements

Some redesign for the iPhone 7, but not larger...Some improvements to iOS, CPU, Camera, SIRI, Home button.

iPhone 8 may see a design change, but not 5 inches
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 05:24 PM   #10
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I could have upgraded my 4 to the 5 this xmas but I decided to hold off because it's already been out 4 or 5 months and it would make sense for apple to come out with an update I'm guessing around april/may since thats what they did with the new ipad. I wouldn't be surprised of a retina ipad mini by mid year.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 06:29 PM   #11
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Other companies have released one new flagship phone per year. Samsung releases new Galaxy phones every May. Google releases new Nexus phones every Nov/Dec. Why should the iPhone be any different?

Apple doesn't need to release a new iPhone every single time a new Android phone comes out.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 06:35 PM   #12
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I heard a rumor it would have weapons grade lasers (FINALLY!), more geebees, and a flux capacitor!

Talk about innovation! NFC looks laughable compared to that lineup!

And iOS 7??? I heard they are skipping 7 and going to 8 because the new iPhone will not adhere to the current rules of time and space. They may even have to sell a special containment field just to keep all of the new features from bursting out!

That and it'll have a cool racing stripe and spoiler (for wind resistence).

I pre-ordered one. Thinking about cancelling it though.

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Old Jan 2, 2013, 06:51 PM   #13
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I think they could release the iPhone 5S if iOS 7 is an actual major update. If its going to be like iOS 6 again, releasing the iPhone 6 would make more sense.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 08:09 PM   #14
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I doubt they will completelly redisign it 7-8 months after the iphone 5 release.
Unless there is something wrong with the design and they are not telling about it!
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 09:01 PM   #15
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Unless there is something wrong with the design and they are not telling about it!
True.
But besides some scuff issues that seem to be about quality controll at the factory I dont see anything terribly wrong with the current design.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 03:33 PM   #16
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Do you think Apple is worried about competition now ? Samsung and their Galaxy line has become extremely popular and selling a ton this year. And the upcoming Galaxy S IV looks to be a super phone, with 1080p screen, and all new redone Touchwizz, due out in Spring, that phone will be major competition to the iPhone 5.

I think Apple needs to update iOS more than the iPhone itself.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 11:44 AM   #17
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People using the iPhone 5, that have also had recent high end Android phones, like the Galaxy S III, or Nexus phones. What is your opinion of the iPhone 5 in comparison ?
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 02:22 PM   #18
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Seeing articles like these makes me think it might be sooner than later.
http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/a...-today.html/2/

I'm also wondering with Walmart, Best Buy, and Radio Shack offering their recent sales on the iPhone 5, if they aren't already trying to clear inventory in anticipation of a new iPhone.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 02:25 PM   #19
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The sooner Apple releases the next iPhone the better.

Nothing beats speed of implementation
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 03:13 PM   #20
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Do you think Apple is worried about competition now ? Samsung and their Galaxy line has become extremely popular and selling a ton this year. And the upcoming Galaxy S IV looks to be a super phone, with 1080p screen, and all new redone Touchwizz, due out in Spring, that phone will be major competition to the iPhone 5.

I think Apple needs to update iOS more than the iPhone itself.
iOS definitely needs more of an update than the actual physical iphone. the 4/4s is still pretty much the best looking smartphone out there with the 5 just being a different size of it.

iOS itself though is definitely getting a bit stale (not in terms of stupid widget-all-over-the-screen crap that some people want but actual improvements in usability). the notification center is vastly underused and has way more potential than what it is now. the 'double tap to bring up multi-tasking' annoys the crap out of me. basically apple had to shoehorn a lot of these new features into iOS that seem more like bandaid solutions than built-in features.

thankfully we have the skill and creativity of jailbreak/cydia developers that make up the slack and non-creativity at apple. unfortunately theres still no jb for iOS 6 for iphone 5.

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Seeing articles like these makes me think it might be sooner than later.
http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/a...-today.html/2/

I'm also wondering with Walmart, Best Buy, and Radio Shack offering their recent sales on the iPhone 5, if they aren't already trying to clear inventory in anticipation of a new iPhone.
i doubt its to clear inventory but a move to just increase sales as the iOS market growth has clearly slowed down. its still increasing, but android has obviously overtaken it by far.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 03:14 PM   #21
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I really doubt it, to me it's looking like OSX updates and refreshes in the summer and iOS in the fall.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 03:19 PM   #22
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I would dump my Android phone today, for a new iPhone 5, but ONLY if there was a Jailbreak out for iOS6 and the iPhone5.

Seems like the Jailbreak scene has died down a lot ? Doesn't a new iPhone typically get an untethered Jailbreak release, around two months after release ? We are going on month #4 for the iPhone 5 with no Jailbreak yet.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:31 AM   #23
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Have no fear Apple is on top of the situation. Next Iphone will be a revamped piece of hardware. Screen will be bigger perhaps 4.3 or 4.5 Most likely NFC as well as a different type of external case (not anodized aluminum).
As for the release, most likely June-July as the demand will be off the charts and production will be rough (as usual).

Apple needs this to maintain their earnings momentum!
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:35 AM   #24
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No redesign for iPhone 5S...Small improvements to iOS, Camera, SIRI

No redesign for iPhone 6... Some improvements to iOS, CPU, Camera, SIRI, Antenna, Gorilla glass, perhaps more memory

No redesign for iPhone 6S...Some minor improvements

Some redesign for the iPhone 7, but not larger...Some improvements to iOS, CPU, Camera, SIRI, Home button.

iPhone 8 may see a design change, but not 5 inches
Cheers for that mystic meg, can I go ahead and get next weeks lottery numbers too?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:55 PM   #25
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No redesign for iPhone 5S...Small improvements to iOS, Camera, SIRI

No redesign for iPhone 6... Some improvements to iOS, CPU, Camera, SIRI, Antenna, Gorilla glass, perhaps more memory

No redesign for iPhone 6S...Some minor improvements

Some redesign for the iPhone 7, but not larger...Some improvements to iOS, CPU, Camera, SIRI, Home button.

iPhone 8 may see a design change, but not 5 inches
You really think a 4 inch screen is going to fly for the next 3.5 years?

The market want's larger screens. If Apple refuses to adapt they will be left behind.
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