Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:55 PM   #1
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Apple Rumored to Debut 4.8-Inch 'iPhone Math' in June




According to new information from the China Times translated by BrightWire, Apple is planning to release the iPhone 5S alongside a larger phone, deemed the "iPhone Math" by the report.

Because the iPhone Math name is highly unusual and does not fit in with Apple's traditional naming scheme, it is not clear if it is a code name or a potential mistranslation, although the actual "iPhone Math" terms appears in English in the China Times report.

China Times says that the larger phone will come equipped with a 4.8-inch screen and an 8-megapixel camera. It is said that it will launch in June alongside an updated iPhone 5, which will also feature an 8-megapixel camera. An additional iPhone update is said to be coming during the holiday season, with a 12-megapixel camera.

Though the report contains detailed information on suppliers, manufacturers, and production times, it is difficult to believe that Apple will produce a bigger iPhone and that the company will release two iPhones in a six month time frame.
Quote:
The shipments for components, including touchscreens and cameras, will start rising significantly in March, and iPhone manufacturers will begin production in late April. Hence, Apple's suppliers will see major growth in 2Q 2013.

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. will undertake 90% of the manufacturing orders, and Largan has received orders for 8 million camera lenses. Fujikura, Flexium and*Zhen Ding will share production orders for printed circuit boards.

Foxconn Technology and Coxon will provide molding parts for Apple's new models;*Foxlink will continue to offer connectors; Hon Hai Precision's Microelectronics Technology will start designing 4G network solutions for Apple.
This is not the first rumor that has featured a larger iPhone.*Jefferies analyst Peter Misek first reported in December that Apple was working on an iPhone with a 4.8-inch display, but just last week noted that he has seen no further signs of the device. Digitimes also reported in early January that Apple was working on a bigger, more affordable iPhone that was targeted towards emerging markets, and analyst Brian White suggested that Apple might be considering launching its next iPhone in multiple sizes.

While rumors from the The*Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg support the introduction of an additional iPhone at a lower cost, the device is said to be smaller, not larger.

As we noted the first time the 4.8-inch iPhone rumors emerged, Apple has just increased the size of the iPhone with the iPhone 5, and may be reluctant to face the same resolution and pixel density obstacles attempting to create an even larger iPhone.

Article Link: Apple Rumored to Debut 4.8-Inch 'iPhone Math' in June
MacRumors is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:57 PM   #2
MacJones
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Arizona
Yes please!
__________________
Late 2011 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8 GB RAM
16GB LTE White iPad Air
64GB iPhone 6 Silver
MacJones is offline   51 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:57 PM   #3
ppdix
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Miami Beach
I want!!!!

__________________
12-core 2.66Ghz Mac Pro, 32GB, 1TB Accelsior PCIe SSD Drive, 18TB, ATI 5870, 2X 27" Apple LED Cinema Displays , 64GB iPhone 5, 64GB WiFi New iPad, 8GB iPod Nano, Canon 1D X, EPSON Photo 1400
ppdix is offline   25 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:58 PM   #4
lildimsum7
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
looks like a desperate move
lildimsum7 is offline   70 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:58 PM   #5
Serelus
macrumors Demi-God
 
Serelus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vm9pZA
I really, really really really hope apple, doesn't catter to this supposed "demand" for a larger screen. It's completely blown out of proportion by now.
Serelus is offline   85 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:58 PM   #6
Sixtafoua
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Boston, MA
wtf kinda name is that?
What's next?
•iPod Touch Biology?
•iPad Algebra?
•Macbook Pro Precalculus?
__________________
Website
Sixtafoua is offline   104 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:58 PM   #7
maxwelltech
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Irvine, CA, USA
WTF? Why would it be named "math". This is definitely not a real name.
__________________
Hackintosh w/ i7-4770K, 16GB RAM, 2x120GB SSDs, 1TB HDD, GTX 760; MacBook Pro 13 i7 (Mid 2012) w/ 240GB SSD; iPad 4 WiFi 32GB; HTC One 32GB AT&T
maxwelltech is offline   29 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:58 PM   #8
kjs862
macrumors 65816
 
kjs862's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Would be nice if the 5s would go back to the old screen size and then also have the phablet math.
kjs862 is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:59 PM   #9
Menopause
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Late to the party, Apple?
Menopause is offline   26 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:59 PM   #10
iChrist
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: 3 countries for tax benefit
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sixtafoua View Post
wtf kinda name is that?

Did you read the story?



__________________
"We should think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone--an image made by man's design and skill."
iChrist is offline   35 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:59 PM   #11
thaifood
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
hmmm...all these larger screen rumours come out just as I'm considering jumping ship to the new Xperia Z.

I'm pretty sure Apple have bugged my office and are monitoring my internets *tinfoil hat*
thaifood is offline   9 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:59 PM   #12
politicsoffear
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
I hate math. I prefer iPhone History or iPhone Recess. Maybe this is the about to be rumored iPad Mini Mini, the newer, smaller iPad Mini for those that thinks the iPad Mini is too large and heavy.
politicsoffear is offline   51 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:59 PM   #13
map1978
macrumors 68020
 
map1978's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
"An additional iPhone update is said to be coming during the holiday season, with a 12-megapixel camera".

Please send me a bag of what these guys smoke over there
map1978 is offline   23 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:59 PM   #14
zackkmac
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Tulsa
iPhone Math. Lol.
__________________
27" iMac 3.5GHz i7, 780M 4GB, 32GB RAM, 3TB FD
13" MacBook Pro Retina 2.6GHz i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD
13" MacBook Pro 2.5GHz i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD
17" iMac G4 1.25GHz, 2GB RAM, 80GB HD
zackkmac is offline   6 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:00 PM   #15
1=1?
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Revolutionary!

Giving **** to competition for making screens that are too large and then making a screen that is too large!
__________________
2009 15" MacBook Pro : i5 2.53GHz;2011 17" MacBook Pro : i7 2.4GHz
iPad : Oldest School
1=1? is offline   20 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:00 PM   #16
snebes
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by maxwelltech View Post
WTF? Why would it be named "math". This is definitely not a real name.
Could be a bad translation, as the story states, for iPhone+. I don't find that a plausible name, either, though.
snebes is offline   7 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:01 PM   #17
ppdix
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Miami Beach
Dethrone Samsung!

Size matters. Samsung sells because they are not afraid to go big
Bigger is better for a phone.
Smaller is better for a tablet.
The iPad mini is outselling the big iPad.
Size is important. You can still hold a 4.8" iPhone with one hand.
They will sell 5 million the first day.
I can't wait!
__________________
12-core 2.66Ghz Mac Pro, 32GB, 1TB Accelsior PCIe SSD Drive, 18TB, ATI 5870, 2X 27" Apple LED Cinema Displays , 64GB iPhone 5, 64GB WiFi New iPad, 8GB iPod Nano, Canon 1D X, EPSON Photo 1400
ppdix is offline   25 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:01 PM   #18
qpdbqp
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Math is a poor translation for Plus… iPhone +
qpdbqp is offline   109 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:02 PM   #19
jerkstore99
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
No wifi or cell capabilities, no music or video player, and no headphone jack. The iPhone Math will have one app--Calculator.
jerkstore99 is offline   56 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:02 PM   #20
AppleHater
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Whatever the name will be, Apple NEED an iPhone with bigger screen. Sure there are some people who would take small size over anything else, but there are plenty other people who found 3.5-4 inch screen too small.
AppleHater is offline   14 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:03 PM   #21
ppdix
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Miami Beach
Quote:
Originally Posted by lildimsum7 View Post
looks like a desperate move
Who cares as long as they release it!
iPhone Max or iPhone XL sound good
__________________
12-core 2.66Ghz Mac Pro, 32GB, 1TB Accelsior PCIe SSD Drive, 18TB, ATI 5870, 2X 27" Apple LED Cinema Displays , 64GB iPhone 5, 64GB WiFi New iPad, 8GB iPod Nano, Canon 1D X, EPSON Photo 1400
ppdix is offline   6 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:03 PM   #22
Serelus
macrumors Demi-God
 
Serelus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vm9pZA
Quote:
Originally Posted by ppdix View Post
Size matters. Samsung sells because they are not afraid to go big
Bigger is better for a phone.
Smaller is better for a tablet.
The iPad mini is outselling the big iPad.
Size is important. You can still hold a 4.8" iPhone with one hand.
They will sell 5 million the first day.
I can't wait!
No, just no. No no no no no, NO. Buy an android device, please. Stop making it sound like bigger screens are a necessity. THEY are not. this is simply a matter of taste. If you want a bigger screen, buy a phone with a bigger screen. This does not mean apple has to do the same, and I hope to god they don't.
Serelus is offline   56 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:05 PM   #23
racer1441
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
screw a larger iphone. Just add phone capabilities to the ipad mini.
racer1441 is offline   39 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:05 PM   #24
map1978
macrumors 68020
 
map1978's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Quote:
Originally Posted by Serelus View Post
No, just no. No no no no no, NO. Buy an android device, please. Stop making it sound like bigger screens are a necessity. THEY are not. this is simply a matter of taste. If you want a bigger screen, buy a phone with a bigger screen. This does not mean apple has to do the same, and I hope to god they don't.
No reason why Apple can't have multiple device screen sizes for various users

Not that hard really
map1978 is offline   37 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:05 PM   #25
irDigital0l
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
big screen = yes
irDigital0l is offline   15 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apple Will Not Debut New iMac, 8GB iPhone 5s at WWDC MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 111 Jun 2, 2014 02:12 PM
Apple Sourcing Components for 17-Watt Power Supply, Speculation Focuses on Rumored 13-Inch iPad MacRumors iOS Blog Discussion 108 Sep 7, 2013 04:32 AM
What happened to that rumored 15-inch MacBook Air? DHagan4755 MacBook Air 11 Jun 15, 2013 01:40 PM
Android 4.3 & White Nexus 4 Rumored For June 10, Same Day As WWDC irDigital0l Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices 29 May 21, 2013 08:09 AM
iPhone: Apple Prepping for Early iPhone 5S Debut sagar4995 iOS 6 6 Nov 13, 2012 02:04 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC