Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



1136 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 58

Subscriber

Topic # 101606 4-May-2012 14:34 Send private message

Normally a very respected commentator on all things i, iLounge.com have released this rendering and accompanying article.

Very interesting - but doen't excite me.

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/backstage/comments/the-new-iphone-size-screen-new-connector-plus-ipod-touch/

4" screen, partial alu back, 20% thinner...

no mention of a tapered alu design or any internal changes at this stage.  





Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

Create new topic
2167 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 190

Subscriber

  Reply # 619582 4-May-2012 14:57 Send private message

Not that exciting.
I really hope there is no change to the dock connector. Imagine all those accessories that will be rendered useless. Not that I suppose Apple cares about that.

10 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 620745 7-May-2012 06:19 Send private message

would have thought June is to soon since iphone4S. i reckon late autumn at the earliest



1136 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 58

Subscriber

  Reply # 620755 7-May-2012 07:48 Send private message

Samsung may well have forced Apple's hand with the release of the Galaxy SIII.

There's been so much buzz around the SGS3 that it was almost like an Apple launch.

I think Apple will launch a counter-strike earlier than that wanted to, based on the excitement.




Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

2485 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 71

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 620756 7-May-2012 08:01 Send private message

Im not so sure its been forced by the S3. They wouldnt be in any position to make any real changes to the hardware, but it woukd actuallty make sense to see what OS featuires were added to the S3 as they can include that in iOS6

I cannot see a dock connector change at all, I can see no benefit. I can't see a 4" either, too small. They can make a 4.5 fit into the 4S casing, by moving home button down, and camera. earpiece up.

Yes, it is good to see a hype thing going on with the S3, its a good phone, it deserves it. But like any hype, that creates a false expectation which is never met.

With SJ gone, with so much competition, I can see a 4S case style that is a little taller, little wider, and a 4.5" screen. That would make the 5 an average size top end phone, but it may be best of class in terms of a big screen with a small form factor. That would be a biggie as while many drool over the S2 size, as do I, for many its too big to hold. An iPhone 4/4S is the ideal size to hold and use, and if they can eek a 4.5 out of that or a tad bigge . that wopudk be a big plus.

Add the A5x dual CPU quad GPU, 1GB ram, real customisation (again, a factor of SJ gone and competition and easy to do), longer battery, tweak the already good camera, add more activationy stuff that the S3 has, and be a step above an incremental release.

510 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 26


  Reply # 621566 8-May-2012 12:22 Send private message

June wouldn't surprise me since WWDC is June 11th this year, and the first 4 iPhone's were launched June\July up until the 4S. They may decide to announce a refresh of the Mac line instead tho which is also due.

I severely doubt any competitor product would shift Apple's timing of a launch tho. I don't think they care to be honest.


5342 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 208

Subscriber

  Reply # 621575 8-May-2012 12:33 Send private message

Handsomedan: Normally a very respected commentator on all things i, iLounge.com have released this rendering and accompanying article.

Very interesting - but doen't excite me.

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/backstage/comments/the-new-iphone-size-screen-new-connector-plus-ipod-touch/

4" screen, partial alu back, 20% thinner...

no mention of a tapered alu design or any internal changes at this stage.  



Only a 4" screen.  How yesterday.. 




Regards,

Old3eyes



1136 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 58

Subscriber

  Reply # 621583 8-May-2012 12:39 Send private message

old3eyes:
Handsomedan: Normally a very respected commentator on all things i, iLounge.com have released this rendering and accompanying article.

Very interesting - but doen't excite me.

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/backstage/comments/the-new-iphone-size-screen-new-connector-plus-ipod-touch/

4" screen, partial alu back, 20% thinner...

no mention of a tapered alu design or any internal changes at this stage.  



Only a 4" screen.  How yesterday.. 

Ha ha...that's actually what I thought, but to be honest I don't mind the 3.5" screen that my 4S has.

Personally, I'd like to see a more rounded back-plate made of Liquidmetal or similar, but it sounds like there's not enough cpacity to manufacture in quantities required as yet and stainless looks naff after a week of mild scratching...




Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

2485 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 71

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 621586 8-May-2012 12:40 Send private message

Agree, 4" needs to be 4.5 and not the taller 4" they are rumoured to be

7161 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 361

Trusted

  Reply # 621621 8-May-2012 13:20 Send private message

tdgeek: Agree, 4" needs to be 4.5 and not the taller 4" they are rumoured to be


If Steve jobs were alive he doesn't are with you.

I would love a 4.5 so let's see what Mr cook can do....

With the sg3 they need to get the new thing out ... Whether they can is a different matter ... Let's see




Apologies for poor typing standards when on Samsung S4 [swype's fault]/iPad 2 Wifi[too slow to use!]

1446 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 102

Subscriber

  Reply # 622144 9-May-2012 12:05 Send private message

I don't know if all you guys have handbags or what, but I certainly don't want a phone any bigger than my current iPhone.

7161 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 361

Trusted

  Reply # 622149 9-May-2012 12:09 Send private message

poor eyesight and desktop web browsing




Apologies for poor typing standards when on Samsung S4 [swype's fault]/iPad 2 Wifi[too slow to use!]

1396 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 115

Trusted

  Reply # 622153 9-May-2012 12:15 Send private message

Handsomedan
Ha ha...that's actually what I thought, but to be honest I don't mind the 3.5" screen that my 4S has.


I used to think that, but after spending a few weeks with a phone with a 4.7" screen, I find I'm really slumming it when looking at my iPhone's screen.

383 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 33


  Reply # 622494 9-May-2012 20:25 Send private message

He says in the article that the new phone is coming "this fall", which would be our Spring?

510 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 26


  Reply # 623362 11-May-2012 08:54 Send private message

da5id: He says in the article that the new phone is coming "this fall", which would be our Spring?


A new iPhone and a new iPad at the same time? That would make for a pretty crazy event!

http://www.imore.com/2012/05/10/7inch-ipad-mini-track-october-release-200-price-point/



Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Does NZ need better gun laws?
Created by mattwnz, last reply by heylinb4nz on 2-Sep-2014 16:23 (104 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Warning: Rage Ahead - Campbell Live and childhood poverty
Created by kawaii, last reply by hangon on 2-Sep-2014 16:45 (88 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


What tyre brand/model to look at ?
Created by Mark, last reply by Mark on 2-Sep-2014 15:14 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


VideoEZY OnDemand
Created by Andib, last reply by networkn on 2-Sep-2014 14:30 (57 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Judith Collins: I am resigning
Created by Presso, last reply by gzt on 2-Sep-2014 11:42 (109 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Cirque du Soleil Cellphone Hijack
Created by myopinion, last reply by PhantomNVD on 1-Sep-2014 18:01 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Orcon Global Mode launched
Created by freitasm, last reply by shk292 on 1-Sep-2014 11:32 (132 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by IcI on 30-Aug-2014 17:54 (562 replies)
Pages... 36 37 38



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.