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Alright, a FREE iPhone 6!!! RIght on!!!!
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What kind of statement is this?

Sorry - great when have to explain my humour...

With so many strong opinions on what a page full of coloured circles (and prev invites) mean, and arguments between each other, do we get to have our equivalent of what online gamers are starting to enjoy? :o)

https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=online%20gaming%20related%20murder&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CDoQtwIwBA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DjmYZ2WCSjP0&ei=kHomUrWEGeWXiQepwoGIDA&usg=AFQjCNF4s9nhCF1iDARYC-POcH0OAw-wog&sig2=y7Aair5zR3idP8q4RacStQ&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aGc

Sorry - don't know how to format links yet. It was the quickest link I could find to related article.

Anyway, some clever suggestions so far, and some "interesting" interpretations.

Have seen one site with a list of funny breakdowns already of this invite.

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Forgot to say - looks like some coffee mug rings on the page to me. Still philosophising what that may mean though.
post #123 of 151
I see the same color scheme in iOS7 and as such, it looks to me like iOS7 was designed to appeal to young girls.

As a professional adult male, I will NEVER load that chickish fugly looking color scheme on my iPhone.
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Resolution...........
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Not really, because the suggestion was that the 5c would be cheap enough to cover off the lowest model, but that the 5 would still be needed for a mid range model.  Considering the insides of the two devices are widely thought to be identical, it makes no sense to me that something cheap enough to work as a low end model would not also suffice for a mid-range model.  The poster is just assuming that there will be a desire for a cheap phone that isn't plastic and that Apple will fill this need.  Sounds like wishful thinking to me. 

 

Possibly so. And we won't know until we know. But just going off Apple's previous pattern, I expect that the iPhone 5 will be around for at least one more product cycle, if not two - no matter what the 5C ends up being. The only question I really have is, which model(s) will next get a bullet, the 4 and/or the 4S? The market for smaller screen smartphones seems to be pretty diminished. I don't know what the margins are for either. But does it make sense to keep producing and selling the small(er) screen iPhones? I don't know the answer to that either. But I'll be curious to see how long the 4 and 4S survive.

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post #126 of 151
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Hmmm... Interesting that they seem to be focused on the purported "5C". I wonder if it will be the only model announced and released this Fall?

They could push back the 5S until early Spring and in the interim offer up the iPhone 5 in new colors; Champagne Gold and Graphite.

 

I think the iCheap is what's focused on because it is new.  People already know and expect the i5s is a faster i5 with a fingerprint sensor.  To me what's interesting will be to see the difference between them other than a plastic back.  If some rumors are true that they've disabled Siri that would be interesting.  It could serve to minimize cannibalization, but on the flip side that would just drive users to download and use Google Now instead.

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Originally Posted by iZaza View Post
I wonder how they are going to please me?

 

By telling you to go buy a piece of crap so you know you don't actually want that in a phone.

 

Originally Posted by sc_markt View Post
As a professional adult male, I will NEVER load that chickish fugly looking color scheme on my iPhone.

 

Guess you'll never use an OS created after 2012, then, huh. Enjoy the past.

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post #128 of 151
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I see the same color scheme in iOS7 and as such, it looks to me like iOS7 was designed to appeal to young girls.

As a professional adult male, I will NEVER load that chickish fugly looking color scheme on my iPhone.

It appeals to me. And I'm a professional adult male in the business world. I'm not in a college world like you- surrounded by kids- so shouldn't I have more to "fear"? It looks great and until you've used hands on- you shouldn't form an opinion yet. And regardless- make your background "manly"- or whatever your definition of manly is.

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post #129 of 151

Predictions:

- iPhone 5S & 5C

- iOS 7 release date announced

- New Mac Pro

- 4K Cinema Display

- Mavericks release date announced

- New Apple TV

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As a professional adult male I don't use words like chickish or fugly, and I'm secure enough in my sexuality that I'm not threatened by the GUI colour scheme of a computer operating system.
 
Bugs however, those do rankle.  I hope they've made big progress with iOS7 since the last beta, because it's crashtastic, and nowhere near ready for release.
 

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post #131 of 151
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Perhaps they are referring to the bright new icons in iOS 7.

Perhaps they are referring to iPhone, iOS, iMac, Mac Pro and Airport Express announcements.

Given that there is no way there will be those two shades of light blue in an iPhone, I believe you are correct, that this is an allusion to iOS 7 being brighter, which it certainly is.
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Predictions:
- iPhone 5S & 5C
- iOS 7 release date announced
- New Mac Pro
- 4K Cinema Display
- Mavericks release date announced
- New Apple TV

I'd love your list to be true. My suspicion however is Mac Pro will be a while later, perhaps at its own event.
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Predictions:

- iPhone 5S & 5C

- iOS 7 release date announced

- New Mac Pro

- 4K Cinema Display

- Mavericks release date announced

- New Apple TV

 

I virtually guarantee that you're wrong. Apple wouldn't be stupid enough to drown its own marketing message with competing announcements. I suspect that either the MacPro and 10.9 will be mostly silently released because they have long been announced, or there will be a separate event, particularly if a 4k CinemaDisplay would be part of the game.

 

Similarly a new AppleTV, if it's not just a silently slipped in minor update, would likely have its own event, unless it's very tightly integrated with the new iOS, which is conceivable.

 

The list of things that you think will be announced is perfectly within the realm of the possible, but not in a single event, or else Apple starts being stupid. It's more effective to have each specific product message penetrate the news by itself, rather than having a slew of Apple announcements that compete for air time and paper surface in media outlets.

post #134 of 151
The biggest disappointment next week would be the absence of a large screen iPhone - I am sure if that happens Samsung will be dancing and laughing knowing there market share will go up again!!
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Originally Posted by ascii View Post
Predictions:

- iPhone 5S & 5C

- iOS 7 release date announced

- New Mac Pro

- 4K Cinema Display

- Mavericks release date announced

- New Apple TV

 

The most reasonable and logical prediction I've seen in a long time.

 

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Apple wouldn't be stupid enough to drown its own marketing message with competing announcements. 

 

Absolutely nothing in there "competes". What are you even talking about?

 

Similarly a new AppleTV, if it's not just a silently slipped in minor update, would likely have its own event, unless it's very tightly integrated with the new iOS, which is conceivable.

 

Why would a spot update to hardware get its own event? Think about things before saying them.

 
The list of things that you think will be announced is perfectly within the realm of the possible, but not in a single event, or else Apple starts being stupid. It's more effective to have each specific product message penetrate the news by itself

 

And what gives you the impression that Apple cares about that anymore?

 

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The biggest disappointment next week would be the absence of a large screen iPhone - I am sure if that happens Samsung will be dancing and laughing knowing there market share will go up again!!

 

You know that's a lie. Why waste our time spewing this crap? 

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post #136 of 151
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Possibly so. And we won't know until we know. But just going off Apple's previous pattern, I expect that the iPhone 5 will be around for at least one more product cycle, if not two - no matter what the 5C ends up being. The only question I really have is, which model(s) will next get a bullet, the 4 and/or the 4S? The market for smaller screen smartphones seems to be pretty diminished. I don't know what the margins are for either. But does it make sense to keep producing and selling the small(er) screen iPhones? I don't know the answer to that either. But I'll be curious to see how long the 4 and 4S survive.

 

None of the 5, 4S or 4 are staying around. Say good bye to them. Goodbye fair friends.

 
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Predictions:

- iPhone 5S & 5C

- iOS 7 release date announced

- New Mac Pro

- 4K Cinema Display

- Mavericks release date announced

- New Apple TV

 

The 5C will be released in the next week or so. It will run iOS 6 to begin with, and be basically a cheap iPhone 5. The iPhone 5S and iOS 7 will be targeted for October. That might be the 1st, but they won't give a date. The Mac Pro is certain. So is Mavericks, which is pretty ugh done (put a fork in it).

 

The Apple TV and the Cinema Display, I don't know. Don't think so.

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I'd love your list to be true. My suspicion however is Mac Pro will be a while later, perhaps at its own event.

Mac Pro won't have it's own event, it'll be bundled in an event with the new iMacs and/or new MacBooks.
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The biggest disappointment next week would be the absence of a large screen iPhone - I am sure if that happens Samsung will be dancing and laughing knowing there market share will go up again!!

Sh1t, Sammy should release a 6" phone, oh wait. Troll off.
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Originally Posted by rcfa View Post
 

 

I virtually guarantee that you're wrong. Apple wouldn't be stupid enough to drown its own marketing message with competing announcements. I suspect that either the MacPro and 10.9 will be mostly silently released because they have long been announced, or there will be a separate event, particularly if a 4k CinemaDisplay would be part of the game.

It's *because* the Mac Pro was already introduced at WWDC that having it released at this event won't overshadow the iPhone. Also the iPhone 5C is looking very China focussed, so they may want to have the Made in the USA Mac Pro there just to balance that.

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I think in iPhone 5C
C Denotes COLOR, 5C is COLOR SERIES
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and Motorola did such a great job of IMPLEMENTATION.

True innovation is so much more than having a good idea and slapping a product together.
yep. Who remembers "But there have been mo3 players for years so who would buy one from Apple?"

Uh huh.
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yep. Who remembers "But there have been mo3 players for years so who would buy one from Apple?"

Uh huh.

 

Exactly. And that's what so many people (even "journalists") often seem to miss when they talk about innovation or whether or not a product may find success in the market. How often has Apple been first-to-market with particular product categories? I mean, the iPhone was not the first smartphone. The iPad was not the first tablet. And as you pointed out, the iPod was not the first mp3 player.

 

While being first *may* give an initial marketing and sales advantage, it's whoever that comes in next, with a better mousetrap, that is going to run the table.

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post #142 of 151
Bring the iPad Mini 2 with Retina. I don't care about the iPhone 5S or the 5C!
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I'm hoping they keep Retina off the Mini for now, I'd much rather have a better performer, with longer battery life.

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I'm hoping they keep Retina off the Mini for now, I'd much rather have a better performer, with longer battery life.

I think we're at the point where you can have both.
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Performance and battery are relative measures, so I disagree.

 

When the chips stream video without any noticeable heat and the battery lasts all week, that's when I might think that retina is worth it.  But all other things being equal, a non-retina will always have better performance and battery, so for now retina is a distant third in my preference priorities.

 

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Performance and battery are relative measures, so I disagree.

When the chips run without any noticeable heat and the battery lasts all week, that's when I might think that retina is worth it.  But a
ll other things being equal, a non-retina will always have better performance and battery, so for now retina is a distant third in my preference priorities.

Just my humble onion, other onions are available.

The new Nexus 7 with a much higher res "retina display" and an even smaller battery than the original still has longer useful battery life than it's predecessor Since it's common knowledge Apple's iOS power efficiency is better than anything an Android OEM could come up with why would you doubt Apple could do it?
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Why would I doubt Apple could do what?  I'm sure they can make a retina iPad Mini that has decent performance and battery, but I'd rather have better than decent and not have the Retina screen.

 

Two units with otherwise equivalent hardware, but one has a retina screen with 4x the resolution than the other.  The non-retina will always have better performance and battery life.  I'd rather have that one.

 

Retina is a nice-to-have that is way down my list of wants.

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post #148 of 151
I can only hope the cameras are better, because frankly, they are not very good in iPhone 5. My girlfriend's Android phone has a significantly better camera.
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Originally Posted by dualie View Post
I can only hope the cameras are better, because frankly, they are not very good in iPhone 5. My girlfriend's Android phone has a significantly better camera.


Oh? Model of the phone so we can compare specs? Because you're probably wrong.

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post #150 of 151
iStore in India says that they are expecting only one phone to be launched in India. The 5C is supposedly exclusive to China Mobile, and will be a TD-LTE phone to be launched when the network is ready. It will not be launched elsewhere. Hence the "C".

However, they also expect that Apple will drop prices of the flagship phone to $350 without contract for the base model, which will just be 8GB. The availability of this model will be severely restricted in the US and other developed markets, and it will be made more easily available in India.

If this is true, all rumors will be wrong, and Apple would effectively be avoiding cannibalization by simply having just one model but at much cheaper price.

Also, Apple is not going to fragment its market by creating two classes of devices, especially when one class misses important functionality like a fingerprint sensor. That functionality is crucial to help Apple break into several large businesses. If a globally launched 5C ends up taking a large chunk of iPhone sales, that will hamper Apple's efforts to leverage the AuthenTec technology to enter several new businesses. A China-only 5C however is not an issue since its exclusive to China. There are multiple regulatory issues for Apple to resolve before they start mobile payments and the like in China.

Apple decided against launching in India because an unlocked 5C from India could find its way to other markets via smuggling and unofficial channels. China offers enough of tech differentiation via TD-LTE to mitigate this risk.
post #151 of 151
"it's likely that the new iPhones will become available on Friday, Sept. 20.

Apple's new mobile operating system, iOS 7, will likely see availability a few days before that, perhaps on Wednesday, Sept. 25. "

Since when is 25 < 20? Maybe the author meant Wednesday, Sept 17th? Or maybe the author meant to say "a few days AFTER that?"
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