Photo claims to show dozens of 'iPhone 5C 'units passing through QA testing

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  • Reply 101 of 121
    ziadjkziadjk Posts: 55member
    Hey, maybe you're all wrong and those aren't even iPhones.. Just Samsung lookalikes.. You never know ????
  • Reply 102 of 121
    jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    v5v wrote: »
    Also "as usual" you ignore the subject matter and choose instead to insult someone trying really hard to have a meaningful discussion. If you know so much, why not explain how it applies rather than posturing as the disdainful expert? I know I'd be interested and I'd bet a lot of others would be, too.

    If anyone else had asked, I would have explained it.

    Gatorguy, OTOH, never adds anything of value to the discussion and simply comes out with blind hatred of Apple. When you DO try to explain something to him, he plays his usual red herring cards and diverts the discussion far afield.

    And since YOU asked, the major focus of Lean is elimination of waste of all types. Wasted effort of any type is anathema. A jumble of phones like that would create so much waste that no Lean experts would possibly allow it. Just a few of the areas of waste in that picture:
    - Wasted effort finding the phone in question (they're not labeled).
    - Wasted damage to the phones - from them being jumbled together)
    - Wasted effort from untangling phones to check on the one in question.

    Checking those phones would be a nightmare - whereas a properly implemented lean program would make it trivial.

    And, yes, one can argue that it's only a few extra seconds per phone, but that's irrelevant. Lean doesn't accept ANY extra time unless absolutely necessary and certainly never advocates a jumbled mess like that. And it certainly has nothing to do with quality control as GG suggested. Ideally, Lean REDUCES the amount of QC rather than increasing it.
  • Reply 103 of 121
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,880moderator
    I see red, green, and blue pixels in amorphous blobs.

    Here's a perspective crop of the image. Is there a higher resolution of it anywhere? I somehow doubt it. But you can see it's nothing like that the Android android at all.

    Android uses those colors; there is a wallpaper called chroma shown here:

    http://androidspin.com/2011/10/20/11-high-res-wallpapers-from-the-android-4-0-sdk-build-for-your-viewing-pleasure/

    It doesn't look exactly like it but those colors are also used in the 4.3 boot animation:


    [VIDEO]


    It could be a custom wallpaper but very Android-like. I think the phone is this one:

    http://techdy.com/shop/basic-bear/

    You can see the same horrible color options there that have shown up in previous photos. They might have put iPhone home buttons in a batch, they definitely made ones with iPhone home buttons. They may also have based it off an actual iPhone 5C so there could be an iPhone 5C that ends up looking like this and many of the photos will have been fakes.
  • Reply 104 of 121
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member

    Originally Posted by Marvin View Post


    Android uses those colors; there is a wallpaper called chroma shown here:


     


    Indeed, but that's horizontal; this is vertical. I dunno; it just doesn't look like an Android robot, is all. Not saying it's an iPhone.






    those colors are also used in the 4.3 boot animation:



     


    I don't know what that video was supposed to show, other than the abysmal and unacceptable boot time of Android devices. I didn't see anything that would suggest colors across the entire screen.



     


    How are these people not in jail? How are they not sued off the face of the Earth? ????????????


     


    Anyway, you make a really good point with this last bit.

  • Reply 105 of 121
    v5vv5v Posts: 1,357member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jragosta View Post



    Checking those phones would be a nightmare - whereas a properly implemented lean program would make it trivial. [ ...] Ideally, Lean REDUCES the amount of QC rather than increasing it.


     


    Gotcha. Makes sense.


     


    Thanks for the info! Very interesting.

  • Reply 106 of 121
    v5vv5v Posts: 1,357member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post



     


    How are these people not in jail? How are they not sued off the face of the Earth? ????????????



     


    How confident are we that these things actually exist and are not an elaborate prank or scam?

  • Reply 107 of 121
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member

    Originally Posted by v5v View Post


    How confident are we that these things actually exist and are not an elaborate prank or scam?



     


    Ooh! Another good point. Though why go to the trouble to purposely get INTO legal trouble with Apple? Samsung did it for real. eMachines did it for real.

  • Reply 108 of 121
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    v5v wrote: »
    How confident are we that these things actually exist and are not an elaborate prank or scam?

    Nobody has been able to buy one because they don't go on sale until October.

    http://techdy.com/shop/basic-bear/
  • Reply 109 of 121
    v5vv5v Posts: 1,357member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post



    Nobody has been able to buy one because they don't go on sale until October.



    http://techdy.com/shop/basic-bear/


     


    ...or WILL they? Remind me to visit the site on October 2 to see if I can actually place an order. I'm betting it won't be possible.

  • Reply 110 of 121
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    v5v wrote: »
    ...or WILL they? Remind me to visit the site on October 2 to see if I can actually place an order. I'm betting it won't be possible.

    I'm curious to see myself, and I'd make that same exact bet.
  • Reply 111 of 121
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,880moderator
    v5v wrote: »
    How confident are we that these things actually exist and are not an elaborate prank or scam?

    I can't remember if there was a video of a working model but they made the shells:


    [VIDEO]


    [VIDEO]


    If they are making a knockoff, they'd be best to wait until Apple launches so that they don't end going to market with a product buyers don't want.
  • Reply 112 of 121
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    Marvin wrote: »
    If they are making a knockoff, they'd be best to wait until Apple launches so that they don't end going to market with a product buyers don't want.

    Didn't you read that they have a whopping 5,000 preordered already? :lol:
  • Reply 113 of 121
    blackbookblackbook Posts: 1,361member
    Indeed, but that's horizontal; this is vertical. I dunno; it just doesn't look like an Android robot, is all. Not saying it's an iPhone.

    I don't know what that video was supposed to show, other than the abysmal and unacceptable boot time of Android devices. I didn't see anything that would suggest colors across the entire screen.
    <img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="30333" data-type="61" src="http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/30333/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px">


    How are these people not in jail? How are they not sued off the face of the Earth? ????????????

    Anyway, you make a really good point with this last bit.

    Apple's relative silence concerning these leaks and knockoffs is really something.

    Part of me wants to think their inactions is because these are all fake. But maybe it's because they don't care?
  • Reply 114 of 121

    Originally Posted by blackbook View Post


    Apple's relative silence concerning these leaks and knockoffs is really something.



    Part of me wants to think their inactions is because these are all fake. But maybe it's because they don't care?


     


    I'd think another part of it is the 5C hasn't been released yet. They don't like confirming things before they've confirmed them.

  • Reply 115 of 121
    blackbookblackbook Posts: 1,361member
    I'd think another part of it is the 5C hasn't been released yet. They don't like confirming things before they've confirmed them.

    True.

    It's probably futile to hold out hope a plastic iPhone is not happening at this point.
  • Reply 116 of 121
    48 amps... their wiring must be robust.
  • Reply 117 of 121
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,675member
    soloman wrote: »
    philboogie wrote: »
    I wish I had one of those long TB cables!

    Buy one and you will.

    They only have 0.5 and 1.0 meter cables. These seem to be longer. Of course, I could buy a USB male-female extender...
  • Reply 118 of 121
    jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    blackbook wrote: »
    Apple's relative silence concerning these leaks and knockoffs is really something.

    Part of me wants to think their inactions is because these are all fake. But maybe it's because they don't care?

    Or maybe it's because Apple NEVER responds to rumors. :smokey:
  • Reply 119 of 121
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,516member
    jragosta wrote: »
    Or maybe it's because Apple NEVER responds to rumors. :smokey:

    Agreed it's very rare indeed, but they'll occasionally respond to a rumor.
    http://www.macworld.com/article/1050682/aperture.html
    http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/12/apple-shoots-down-rumor-about-pro-audio-team-decimation/

    I don't believe they've ever responded to a rumor of a future product tho so as JR accurately points out there's absolutely zero reason to expect a response to any of these 5C rumors either.

    Edit: @anantksudaram (or any other highly knowledgeable investor for that matter).
    Does the SEC mandated "quiet period" rule limit new product announcements until the SEC signs off on the statement? I understand it comes into play with things like rumors of layoffs or product order cutbacks that could negatively affect stock prices. Just curious.
  • Reply 120 of 121
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,516member
    Marvin wrote: »
    They saw similar things during factory tours of the Meizu factory. Meizu makes phones with black fronts and white plastic backs that look like iPhones:

    http://en.meizu.com

    A commenter somewhere even said that one of the screens looks like it's running Android. Maybe you can tell, does the screen with the blue/red/green colors on it resemble any of the Android startup animations or wallpapers?

    The displays are also washed out at the extreme angles, which suggests non-IPS displays. Meizu phones use ASV displays so they should be ok at extreme angles but Apple doesn't use TN panels any more, even in the iPad Mini or iPod Touch.

    gatorguy wrote: »
    All good questions Marvin. As far as the one phone at the top I don't personally know of any Android phones with a red/green/blue animation like that but I also couldn't possibly say there wasn't one seeing as Android home screens can be anything the manufacturer wants. The iPhone-ish round and what looks like dimensional home button doesn't resemble anything Android I've seen either, not that it proves anything. FWIW the current Meizu phone you linked looks to have a softkey for home.

    In just 16 days we can revisit this thread and see if the actual iPhone looks like what we see in this photo.

    Now that the 5C is officially announced it does look like a match to the phones shown on the Pegatron test rack.
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