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  Reply # 875491 11-Aug-2013 21:18
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I want it smaller and thinner, not bigger. Probability of that happening <=0?




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  Reply # 875493 11-Aug-2013 21:25
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DjShadow: I believe they need to think past just souping up an iPhone 5 and shoving an "S" on the end of the name

I been following the rumour sites and the most common themes I'm seeing is the launch of a cheaper (plastic) version. Also seen talk of a chipset that will support all the LTE bands

Got an iPhone 4 but needs to be something pretty good to get me to upgrade, I have my fingers crossed for a bigger screen


The 5 won't be souped up, it will be very very incremental. I'm looking at what they may do with the Apple TV. Gave my 14yo daughter my iPad2, keen to look at the new iPad 5 and sell my iPad 3 for that.

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I'm not looking at the features for sake of features that Samsung goes with. I'm not much into FB although I do use it on and off on my iPhone, what are the issues? I haven't noticed anything, not that I am much of an expert with FB

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  Reply # 875583 12-Aug-2013 08:29
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I moved to a 5 not that long ago, from a 4S.
Gave my wife the 4S and sold her 4.

I am not that interested in the 5S, as for me the extra features (as per the rumours) of a larger camera and fingerprint scanner simply don't do it for me.

I am looking forward to refreshing my iPhone 5 with iOS 7... that's the biggest new feature that interests me.

A plastic iPhone is a great idea, but again - of no real consequence for me.

I'd like to see a 4.3" iPhone 6, with retina display & 128gb of storage. It's my primary music and entertainment device.
Don't need a better camera - the one I have is awesome. I take a lot of pics of my kids with my iPhone and I am rarely disappointed with the results.





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  Reply # 875587 12-Aug-2013 08:34
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The finger print scanner (if it will be added) would give an easier way to have a more secure phone. Having to use a pin code every time you pick up your phone gets old fast so a lot of people don't secure their phones.

With more and more services being available through the phones, that is a security risk that would be helped by an easier way to authenticate the right user.




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  Reply # 875589 12-Aug-2013 08:42
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Handsomedan:

I am not that interested in the 5S, as for me the extra features (as per the rumours) of a larger camera and fingerprint scanner simply don't do it for me.

I am looking forward to refreshing my iPhone 5 with iOS 7... that's the biggest new feature that interests me.

A plastic iPhone is a great idea, but again - of no real consequence for me.

I'd like to see a 4.3" iPhone 6, with retina display & 128gb of storage. It's my primary music and entertainment device.




Agree.

S will be close to Same ol
iOS7 will be the best feature by far
The Plastic version I believe are for Asia only
Tim Cook has been told by the board to get back to innovating, so I can see the extra 4.7 iPhone 6 option next year



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  Reply # 875617 12-Aug-2013 09:36
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I think everyone is expecting a 5S. Which will probably drive a lot more users to give Android a go. I would love to see them make a range of sizes for the iPhone. I would probably go back to iOS if they made a phablet size.

I was at the doctors last week. 6 people had their phones out. 3x Note II's, 2x SIII's and 1x S4. No iPhones!

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  Reply # 875627 12-Aug-2013 09:47
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jarledb: The finger print scanner (if it will be added) would give an easier way to have a more secure phone. Having to use a pin code every time you pick up your phone gets old fast so a lot of people don't secure their phones.

With more and more services being available through the phones, that is a security risk that would be helped by an easier way to authenticate the right user.


I agree, I think the benefit that the fingerprint scanner will add is speed. You can secure your iphone with a passcode and the reason people don't is speed to unlock their device.

Rubbing your thumb on the home button to unlock your iphone is pretty clever, and would be very fast.

I wonder if whether it could get another use. People have been talking about mobile payments for some time with Apple, esp. around the lack of NFC. I think they might be looking at mobile payments, maybe using the fingerprint as authentication. There was an interesting new feature related to the apple TV which uses a tap of a bluetooth 4.0 iphone/ipad against it, which lets it authenticate and load an account.

So maybe this bluetooth tap, with a fingerprint scanner could be a precursor to broader electronic wallet functionality.

They would need to sell something for the POS end as well, which suits them (ie. makes them money).

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  Reply # 875649 12-Aug-2013 10:12
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If they did put a finger print scanner on it, I wonder if this would suffice for the Exchange policy setting which requires at least a 4 digit pin code?

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  Reply # 875651 12-Aug-2013 10:16
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IMO the hardware features (other than battery life) is not really that important with current gen phones. OS and software features are where it's at and most incremental upgrades will handle that. The HTC one looks nice but since it's biggest selling feature are the speakers it says a lot about phones and hardware vs. OS.

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  Reply # 875653 12-Aug-2013 10:18
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I hope Apple has more up their sleeve than a 5S, as others have said I think it would be bad timing to present only an incremental upgrade in the face of the competition they are up against.

Regards a finger print scanner, who knows. Been done before and wasn't well received then, but Apple has a good track record of doing old things well and making them seem new and shiny, so could happen.




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  Reply # 875655 12-Aug-2013 10:19
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tdgeek: I'm not much into FB although I do use it on and off on my iPhone, what are the issues? I haven't noticed anything, not that I am much of an expert with FB


To be honest it's not too bad on the iPhone but on the iPad it suffers from crashes, stuttered scrolling and extreme lag when performing certain tasks.

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  Reply # 875660 12-Aug-2013 10:23
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jonherries: People have been talking about mobile payments for some time with Apple, esp. around the lack of NFC. I think they might be looking at mobile payments, maybe using the fingerprint as authentication.


I'm really keen on mobile payment technology but the reality is that Apple's implementation would probably involve some proprietry platform that ends up with widespread usage only in the US. When I went to the launch of Snapper's mobile NFC service about a year ago I remember one of the presenters commenting that Apple would probably be awkward to work with if/when they include NFC hardware in the iPhone.

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  Reply # 875661 12-Aug-2013 10:25
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NZtechfreak: I hope Apple has more up their sleeve than a 5S, as others have said I think it would be bad timing to present only an incremental upgrade in the face of the competition they are up against.

Regards a finger print scanner, who knows. Been done before and wasn't well received then, but Apple has a good track record of doing old things well and making them seem new and shiny, so could happen.


The Galaxy S4 was only an incremental update so Apple can likely get away with it. 




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  Reply # 875666 12-Aug-2013 10:34
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lokhor:
NZtechfreak: I hope Apple has more up their sleeve than a 5S, as others have said I think it would be bad timing to present only an incremental upgrade in the face of the competition they are up against.

Regards a finger print scanner, who knows. Been done before and wasn't well received then, but Apple has a good track record of doing old things well and making them seem new and shiny, so could happen.


The Galaxy S4 was only an incremental update so Apple can likely get away with it. 


I think Apple and Samsung are in different places though, the S4 was the new incumbent riding a wave of success, whereas Apple has been stagnating for a while on the phone front with a lot of users starting to look elsewhere. I think they can less afford to release an incremental upgrade this time around than Samsung could.




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  Reply # 875669 12-Aug-2013 10:37
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alasta:
jonherries: People have been talking about mobile payments for some time with Apple, esp. around the lack of NFC. I think they might be looking at mobile payments, maybe using the fingerprint as authentication.


I'm really keen on mobile payment technology but the reality is that Apple's implementation would probably involve some proprietry platform that ends up with widespread usage only in the US. When I went to the launch of Snapper's mobile NFC service about a year ago I remember one of the presenters commenting that Apple would probably be awkward to work with if/when they include NFC hardware in the iPhone.


ATM, the only thing they are missing is the ability to conduct a transaction in the "real world".

They have:

accounts with CCs
payment management infrastructure (iTunes)
prototype/internal POS software in Apple stores

It would appear that to do this they would need something for the payee, as they can cover the payer (ie. iphones/ipod touch/ipad).

The payee end could be another ipad or idevice running POS software? Or maybe a dongle of some description which provides transaction value and location for it to be sent to.

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