iPhone 6 + iPad/Touch ID - spring 2014?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by patent10021, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2004
    I'm still using the iPhone 4 with iPad 2 and plan to hold out until the iPad has Touch ID and the iPhone comes with a larger display (rumoured for iPhone 6) and possibly elimination of physical home button. Touch ID would be activated in the same place but the home button wouldn't be depressible, it would just be smooth glass. Anyway even if the home button is still there I'm getting the iPhone 6 because my iPhone 4 is almost useless. I'm pretty sure they will have a larger iPhone by then though.

    Do you think these two would be released in spring or summer? May 2014?
  2. j0han macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2010
    nope, they will continue their cycle they having. September - October.
  3. Threni macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2013
    Can't really see the need to touch Id on an iPad. Useful on the phone for quick access, but you have to open your case etc anyway. I usually leave my iPad on with 15 min password time and it's on most of the day anyway. Met purchases are made on my phone or PC so touch id on an iPad, well why?
  4. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
    Very little chance of seeing any iDevices in 2014 until early fall. The mid-cycle bump of the Retina iPad was an exception, not the rule.
  5. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2004
    I thought there have always been two iPhones per year.

    iPhone 4, iPhone 4S etc. No?

    I remember a fall version and a summer version. Is that the old cycle?
  6. Twimfy macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2011
    Nope. Never happened. The 4 and the 4S were a year apart.

    It'll likely always be that way to tie in with people's contract renewals.
  7. KdParker macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2010
    I think that is a never happened cycle.
  8. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    Visually impaired? It's there to protect a device against theft. Why would you not see a need any more or less than an iPhone?

    You don't have to justify your purchase to yourself.
  9. gCloud macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    United Federation of Planets
    16 months even
  10. Minhimalism macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2012
    Can't see TouchID being a theft deterrent.. a thief isn't going to see an iPhone 5S and think "oh I can't get into it better not steal it.."
  11. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    No, that wasn't the intent, by deploying additional security features it'll eventually make stolen products almost unappealing to a thief.

    Your comment is exactly my point, if a thief thinks there may be a way, they'll continue to steal it, whereas if the same set of almost bulletproof security measures were in place across all Apple products, I bet it'd reduce the number of thefts.

    To say you see no point in adding an additional layer of security seems a bit unintelligent of a comment.
  12. Tiger8 macrumors 68020

    May 23, 2011
    iPhone Summer 2007
    iPhone 3G Summer 2008
    iPhone 3GS Summer 2009
    iPhone 4 Summer 2010 (iPhone 4-Verizon Feb/2011)
    iPhone 4s Fall 2011
    iPhone 5 Fall 2012
    iPhone 5s Fall 2013
    iPhone 6 Fall 2014
  13. DanTSX macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2013
  14. stuffradio macrumors 65816

    Mar 17, 2009
    It's on the homepage of Macrumors also. It wasn't before. At the time I posted the link there, it was also on Appleinsider. It isn't only them posting about it.
  15. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
  16. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2004
    it's interesting though. hope it happens. Would love an iPhone 6 / iPad Air 2 in May 2014.
  17. Altis macrumors 65816

    Sep 10, 2013
    Ottawa, Canada
    Usually a new iPhone comes with the next version of ios... 8 won't be ready for a while, given how long 7.1 is taking.

    I can also see the mob of upset 5S owners if they release a 6 early.
  18. jamezr macrumors G3


    Aug 7, 2011
    I am not sure about a new version of IOS for every iPhone ever released........that does not seem to be fact. But I do see a lot of buzz about a earlier than usual release for Apple. Maybe they will release a new iPhone in spring then one in the fall. But then who knows.....but everyone said they would never release a larger screen iPhone than the iPhone 4s. the along came the iPhone 5. Everyone said Apple would never release 2 phones in one year.....then along came the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c released at the same time. So who knows...it will be a wait and see with a TON of speculation in between! :)
  19. Altis macrumors 65816

    Sep 10, 2013
    Ottawa, Canada
    There has basically been a new version of ios and a new version of iPhone every year since launch in 2007, and the release of a new iPhone is generally among the first to be shipped with the new version of ios.

    I suspect that if they did release an early iPhone that's larger, it will still be a 5S generation. It'd be awkward, but they have to decide if they want a smooth release, or more time on the market.

    Also, the 5C wasn't so much of a new phone release. They followed the same formula of giving last year's hardware a price drop... Only this time they changed it, making it thicker, heavier, and made from plastic, in order to satisfy their bottom line.
  20. iPodJedi macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2013
    Apple Store, USA
    Im gonna have to agree with other posters-i think it will come out in october like they normally do-now for the iwatch, i think a late summertime release may be possible but most likely that will be at the same time as the iphone 6.
  21. TheAnvil macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2013
    Could you please expand on how it protects the device against theft?

    Three attempts and it bumps you back to your passcode. Passcode on restart. It is a matter of convenience nothing more and in no way does it protect your device against theft.

    I would say, people on general use their phones much more frequently than tablets, thus getting in without typing in your passcode to reply to every message makes sense. On the other hand, people tend to use their tablets less frequently but for longer durations, so it doesn't make as much sense.

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