Sketchy Report Claims iPhone 5S Delayed Until Late 2013 Over Switch to 4.3-Inch Display

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    Bloomberg highlights a new report from Taiwan's Commercial Times claiming that Apple may be pushing back the launch of the iPhone 5S to the end of this year in order to increase the size of the device's display from the current 4 inches to 4.3 inches.
    The claim is highly unlikely to be true, as Apple undoubtedly finalized the designed of the iPhone 5S months ago and the company will reportedly begin mass production later this month. Regardless, the fact that the report was picked up by Bloomberg is giving it wide visibility.

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    A number of reports have also indicated that the iPhone 5S will look largely identical to the iPhone 5, as seen in a prototype device manufactured last December. Photos of display assemblies claimed to be for the iPhone 5S have also surfaced, with those parts appearing nearly identical to the corresponding iPhone 5 parts with the exception of a change in orientation of the flex cable connectors that is compatible with the logic board layout from the prototype iPhone 5S.

    Article Link: Sketchy Report Claims iPhone 5S Delayed Until Late 2013 Over Switch to 4.3-Inch Display
     
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    Doubt it. But it would be the only way Id buy it.
     
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    Awesome there ! still another .4 wouldn't hurt !
     
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    Seems true. Just look at the picture. It looks bigger to me.
     
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    I read this early this morning. Like the fingerprint scanner, I feel as though it is stupid to cite delays in manufacturing because of a feature on a phone that hasn't even been announced. Anyone can say the phone may be delayed for any reason, such as, the pink elephants and unicorns aren't sitting still enough to take a photo of them to create the stock iPhone 5S wallpaper image.

    I mean really.
     
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    Tell me you're not falling for what is easily manipulated in Photoshop or just changing the location and angle of the other phone.
     
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    Bull. No way they are gonna redesign completely in one year.
     
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    So am I. What they saw if anything was a prototype either for the 6 series or from the 5 that was rejected.

    Apple would not be changing things this late in the game.

    I suppose it is possible that Apple might skip a '5S' and yes this new size could be legit. But still not a change. They would have decided this ages ago.
     
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    Highly skeptical, but if true, a clear sign that Apple is reacting to the trending large screens.
     
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    I could see a bigger iPhone but only along with the current 4" one, not replacing it. It's not typical of Apple to change form factors after just one year. And 4.3" isn't much bigger either.
     
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    Bloomberg..

    ..The National Enquirer of tech news.
     
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    I understand this is MacRumors, but if the report if "the claim is highly unlikely to be true," then why are you posting this as front page news?

    :rolleyes:
     
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    If anything, the report has confused the iPhone 5S screen size with the rumored bigger iPhone 6 screen size. If anything...
     
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    Never say that. They could have been planning this new size for a while but something wasn't quite ready for it so the 5 was a mid point. And yes whatever that thing was it could be there now.

    Remember Apple does what they want, when they want. Even if it means changing up they always did. Like how OS updates are ALWAYS 2-3 years apart. iPhones are ALWAYS in early summer, iPads are ALWAYS in March-ish
     
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    Ok, so why make this front page news if you're putting in this disclaimer? How many people (and other sites) just read the headline and never see the disclaimer? :confused:

    I think it's laughable that Bloomberg is even reporting this. It doesn't seem the least bit credible. But earnings release is next week so not totally surprising. I'm sure we'll see plenty of other nonsense to drive the stock price down between now and then.
     
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    First thing I thought of.

    But yes, there is no way this is going to happen for the 5S
     
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    Tell me you're not taking my comment seriously.
     
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    Because they did away with Page2 ;)
     

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