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post #81 of 94
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

An 8.7 megapixel image is ludicrously larger than the iPhone’s screen resolution.

8.7 megapixels is above the resolution of Ultra HD (consumer 4K)

"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

John C. Dvorak, 2007
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"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

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post #82 of 94

I think there will be a 4.8 inch (or close) flagship iPhone 6. I also believe there will be 6C that will feature a 4 inch screen but will have nearly the same internals, and perhaps a plastic case. The differentiation will be more like what the retina iPad mini is to the iPad Air. The 5S will be discontinued. The 5C will remain.

 

4.8 inch, metal iPhone 6, A8      $199

4 inch, plastic iPhone 6C, A8       $99 (could retain the 5S internals, A7 etc., but doubt it)

4 inch, plastic iPhone 5C, A6         $0

post #83 of 94
2014 is warming up to be the year I upgrade both my iPad and iPhone.
post #84 of 94
Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post
8.7 megapixels is above the resolution of Ultra HD (consumer 4K)

 

This piece of data, out of context, PROVES that the next iPhone will have a 4K display.

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post #85 of 94
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Also on tap this year, according to Arcuri, is a 13-inch iPad that he expects to "blur the lines between tablets and PCs." The analyst expects that the larger iPad model would likely debut in late 2014.

Remember that greedy Texas engineer that sued Apple for making iPhone/iPad?  The iPhone is not a PC.  The iPad is not a phone.  What he needs to sue is Samsung and many Android phablet makers. 

post #86 of 94
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Originally Posted by bigpics View Post

What, people's hands have gotten bigger since 2007 (when the original was pointed described as the right size for one-handed use)...??

No, it was realized that a much larger screen could be comfortably used with one hand, especially when the bezel around the screen was minimized.
post #87 of 94
it's about time for a larger screen iPhone
post #88 of 94
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Originally Posted by GadgetCanadaV2 View Post

Sounds like the obvious sweet spot. I think most people are expecting these changes so no surprises here. I'm really scratching my head what else they can pack into an iPhone......maybe an SD card, HDMI port, USB port, runs Flash, NFC.....hmmmmm.....no, I don't want any of that crap.

I can see them adding TB2. Mainly because it can drive a monitor. In the long run I expect the cell phone to replace the PC. However large screens are wonderful so TB2 is the rational way to offer that facility. Of course iOS improvements are needed, but in the long term this is where we are heading.
post #89 of 94
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Originally Posted by fulldecent View Post
 

Apple is still selling the 4s as its "cheaper model" even though the 5c was created expressly for that purpose. 

 

The 5c was never meant to be Apple's "cheaper model". That false notion was just a media fantasy. Apple has long sold three generations of iPhones at any one time.  According to Anandtech, "The iPhone 5c leverages the entirety of the iPhone 5 hardware platform, but moves from a glass + aluminum construction down to a more cost effective glass + polycarbonate design." (http://tinyurl.com/mocfr26) It is clearly positioned as Apple's middle-tier offering and fulfills the same role that the 4s served when the 5 came out. The 5c is priced no differently than the 4s was priced at that time. See http://aaplinvestors.net/stats/iphone/pricing/


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post #90 of 94
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Originally Posted by potatoman View Post

Apple likes having a standard screen size for iPhone, I doubt they'd release two separate sized flagship handsets. I believe they will release a larger iPhone 6, and over the next 2 or so years with the 6s and such products they will see how the market takes to the size. Similar to the 4inch iPhone 5, and they've learnt people still want bigger. My predictions are as followed after 2013:

2013
iPhone 5s (4inch)
iPhone 5c (4 inch)
iPhone 4S (3.5 inch)

2014
iPhone 6 (4.8 inch)
iPhone 5s (4 inch)
iPhone 5c (4 inch)

2015
iPhone 6s (4.8 inch)
iPhone 6c (4.8 inch)
iPhone 5s (4 inch)

This will slowly bring the new size as a standard and it will become cheaper and cheaper. It also allows a redesign every year, from the 5C, to the 6, to the 6C.. To keep things interesting and fresh. It also allows for the three price points to continue. They won't release an updated 4inch iPhone beside a larger new iPhone 6... The iPhone 5s is 'forward thinking', it is a phone that will support many updates to come and will be at a cheaper price point. If iOS 8 comes with proper mobile payments, implementing iBeacons and Touch ID, the 5S will already support that.

I agree with your assessment regarding 2013 & 2014.  Although come 2015, I wouldn't be surprised if Apple drops the numbering scheme and just has the follwing (for argument sake);

 

iPhone S - 4.8"

iPhone C - 4" & 4.8"

post #91 of 94
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Originally Posted by Pooch View Post


syncing for me has been working without fail for *years*. what specific issue(s) are you having?

maybe calling applecare when you get your new phone would be a good idea?

maybe searching other support apple forums would help (https://discussions.apple.com/).

maybe providing feedback to apple would help (https://www.apple.com/feedback/).

Well you are one of the lucky ones, but you'd be the first I ever met. Every poweruser I know has frequent trouble syncing their iPhones. I have spent 5+ hours on the phone with apple support in the last few years trying to resolve the many sync issues for which there are no solutions on the apple discussion threads after years of the same problems. These problems are mostly revolving around syncing photo libraries with iPhoto but I also often have issues with keeping music synced with iTunes. Eventually songs disappear on my or my wife's iPhone. It takes hours to erase and then resync large libraries of music and photos, even when skipping WiFi and going direct with USB.

post #92 of 94
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Originally Posted by jungmark View Post


Probably not in MPs. In reality, unless you're making poster prints, 5MP is good.

Larger pixel elements, though, do help with low light image quality.

post #93 of 94
Originally Posted by Pooch View Post
syncing for me has been working without fail for *years*. what specific issue(s) are you having?
maybe calling applecare when you get your new phone would be a good idea?
maybe searching other support apple forums would help (https://discussions.apple.com/).
maybe providing feedback to apple would help (https://www.apple.com/feedback/).

 

I realize it isn't happening to everyone, but the fact that this Apple Discussion, https://discussions.apple.com/message/23029822 , has over 90,000 views (and there are others), tells me I'm not alone. Apple has one KB article telling you to just not sync so much stuff. Excuse me? They sold me a 64 GB iPhone. I would like to use it.

 

I have not been able to sync music or photos for the past several months (plus it has removed songs I already had on the device!). Doing a full restore fixes the problem for a few days, but restoring all my content takes days and I get error messages over and over. I'm so frustrated with Apple, over this and other issues (like the huuuge number of bugs in iPhoto), I don't even like to walk in to Apple stores anymore.

post #94 of 94
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Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post

8.7 megapixels is above the resolution of Ultra HD (consumer 4K)
A 1.78:1 aspect ratio is not good for still photography. 1.33:1, which apple uses now, is much better. If a sensor width of 4,096 pixels is used, which for a few reasons is better to standardize on than 3,840, then 3,072 is needed for the height. That's 12.6 megapixels. That's what Apple should go to, but only if the RAM is increased to at least 2GB.
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