Rumor: First video of working 'iPhone 5C' shows off Web browsing capabilities

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  • Reply 21 of 71
    chabigchabig Posts: 627member

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    Originally Posted by pedromartins View Post


    What the...? I don't get it when "people" vomit this. I could understand the previous sentence, but the bolded part has nothing to do with it.



    stylorouge is a paid Samsung shill--probably native Korean judging from his broken english. He only recently joined to spread BS like this. Check out his other posts.

  • Reply 22 of 71
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    Something seems strange with these most recent leaks. The device almost looks like its not completely put together; like someone could completely pop the back off. I can't imagine Apple is going to start making phones with removable batteries or anything like that. I still question most of these leaks because I don't trust anything that shows up on some Chinese website.
  • Reply 23 of 71
    why do people still make the stupid move of taking a video in portrait? every bloody TV/computer screen has always been naturally in landscape since .. always.

  • Reply 24 of 71

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    Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post



    Something seems strange with these most recent leaks. The device almost looks like its not completely put together; like someone could completely pop the back off. I can't imagine Apple is going to start making phones with removable batteries or anything like that. I still question most of these leaks because I don't trust anything that shows up on some Chinese website.


    As far as I can tell, it's just this video because it is obviously a fake, no? I mean, it clearly looks like an iPhone or iPod with a "plastic case".


     


  • Reply 25 of 71
    A low-quality video posted to a Chinese website on Monday offers what is purported to be one of the first looks at a working version of Apple's rumored low-cost "iPhone 5C," with the device shown navigating the Online Apple Store with iOS 7's Safari app.

    <div align="center"><img src="http://photos.appleinsidercdn.com/render-130621-1.jpg" alt="Render" width="660" height="396" border="0"><br><span class="minor2 small gray">Rendering of iPhone 5C in white.</span></div>

    If legitimate, the short clip, posted to Chinese tech blog <a href="http://www.ctechcn.com/iphone5c-handon/"><em>C Technology</em></a> (<a href="http://www.simonlyradar.nl/video-webbrowsen-met-de-iphone-5c">via</a> <em>Sim Only Radar</em>) as a "hands on" video, is the first time Apple's rumored "iPhone 5C" handset has been seen completely assembled and powered on.

    Due to the video's low quality and somewhat questionable content, <em>AppleInsider</em> cannot vouch for its authenticity and offers the following for purposes of discussion.

    Not much can be gleaned from the roughly 50-second video, though the handset in question appears to sport a red or pink plastic shell, one of the features industry watchers expect to see in the iPhone 5C. At first glance, only the bright backlit screen can be made out from the grainy image, though a closer look reveals both an ear speaker and front-facing camera aligned in much the same way as Apple's current-generation iPhone 5.

    Only one app, Safari, is highlighted in the clip, while browsing is limited to Apple's webpage.The handset appears to be operating on a Wi-Fi, as a plane icon indicating Airplane Mode can barely be made out at the top left corner of the screen next to what are assumedly connection status bars. Page loading speed, scrolling and gesture input all seem to be in line with current generation technology, in line with analyst predictions that the 5C will forego high-end internals to keep build costs down.

    Also seen on the right hand portion of the device's screen is Apple's AssistiveTouch icon, an accessibility feature built into iOS meant to help with UI navigation.

    <div align="center"><iframe height=498 width=510 src="http://player.youku.com/embed/XNjA0MDQzMTEy" frameborder=0 allowfullscreen></iframe></div>

    It should be noted that the rumored 5C's design is thought to be very similar to Apple's current iPhone, meaning the video may simply show a "hybridized" handset with the internals of an iPhone 5 running iOS 7 beta shoehorned into a "leaked" <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/08/21/plastic-shell-purportedly-for-apples-iphone-5c-shines-in-durability-test">plastic shell</a>. Previous images of the plastic casing have shown minute differences from the iPhone 5's aluminum back, such as screw anchor placement for the logic board, implying that an internal component swap out would be difficult to execute cleanly.

    Apple is widely expected introduce the iPhone 5C alongside a next-generation flagship handset being called the "iPhone 5S" at a special event <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/08/10/apple-slated-to-hold-iphone-event-on-september-10">on Sept. 10</a>. A number of major cellular carriers in the U.S. are rumored to have blacked out vacation dates <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/08/28/t-mobile-reportedly-issues-employee-blackout-dates-for-sept-20-iphone-launch">on and around Sept. 20</a>, indicating a possible release during that time period.

    Most recently, <em>AppleInsider</em> reported that AppleCare employees have <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/08/30/apple-blocking-support-personnel-vacations-from-sept-15-28-for-launch-of-new-iphones-ios-7">been restricted</a> from taking vacations between Sept. 15 through 28, suggesting a launch during that period.
    I wonder if we are able to change the safari color instead of just the black private setting
  • Reply 26 of 71
    I hope we get to change the safari browsing colors instead of just the black private browsing option
  • Reply 27 of 71
    murmanmurman Posts: 159member


    Its september already, did Apple send out press invites to the special event, didn't catch that news with the official invite, its just next week.

  • Reply 28 of 71
    Gosch. Would you like to publish mor news than Apple itself delivers?
  • Reply 29 of 71

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    Originally Posted by makingdots View Post


     


    He doesn't need to be the CEO. Just Senior Vice President of Car Engineering or something so he will be focused on inventing things than working as CEO like oversee everything, micro managing, negotiate with partners and carriers, etc etc. His skills and talent will get wasted being Apple's CEO. Even if he's after legacy, recognition or spotlight, he'll get that a lot working as SVP at Apple.



    One can dream...but Elon would never take a "job" at Apple. He's too talented, has too much of an entrepreneurial spirit, and has so much more room to grow his ideas and influence outside of Apple. I don't like to make Steve Jobs comparisons but, in my view, Elon is the closest thing we've got to Jobs nowadays. Can you imagine Steve going to work for someone else?


     


    Not to mention that Tesla's market cap is about 20 billion dollars. Add a 20% premium to that and it would be a huge expense even for Apple's massive cash pile to absorb. Within the next 10-15 years, and as Apple explores more markets, we're likely to see them license some of Tesla's battery and other IP and develop a car in-house.


     


    IF Apple were able to acquire Tesla, Elon would be associated with them only as long as it takes to put a new car engineering management team in place and take a seat on Apple's BOD.

  • Reply 30 of 71

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    Originally Posted by murman View Post


    Its september already, did Apple send out press invites to the special event, didn't catch that news with the official invite, its just next week.



    It's usually just 7 days in advance, right? We should be seeing reports of invitations maybe tomorrow for the September 10th event.

  • Reply 31 of 71
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,985member
    Looks legit to me. Also it appears that it's operating on airplane mode with WiFi enabled.

    Wouldn't airplane mode kill all data connections including wifi?
  • Reply 32 of 71

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    Originally Posted by broadbean View Post



    Of course it's legit, just listen to the music!

     


     


     


    Agreed... I know THAT is the music I hear when browsing Safari on my i-device!


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  • Reply 33 of 71
    wardcwardc Posts: 150member
    Web browsing on an iPhone has never been a fun experience...for me at least. I like having a full screen, multi-window experience on a Mac much much more!!

    I find that the text on the iPhone in Safari is too small to read, and you have to constantly zoom and pan around the page like this guy is doing....it's not very much fun!
  • Reply 34 of 71
    dasanman69 wrote: »
    Wouldn't airplane mode kill all data connections including wifi?
    Turn on Airplane Mode (wifi gets turned off). Go to settings and turn on wifi manually.
  • Reply 35 of 71

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    Originally Posted by WardC View Post



    Web browsing on an iPhone has never been a fun experience...for me at least. I like having a full screen, multi-window experience on a Mac much much more!!



    I find that the text on the iPhone in Safari is too small to read, and you have to constantly zoom and pan around the page like this guy is doing....it's not very much fun!


    So... 4" is smaller than 27"? No way! Your point is that bigger screens are better for browsing, especially on phones. I get that and totally agree. Only those ignorants and deniers can't see that.


     


    Of course, I also believe that only Apple could trully improve that. Safari is so much better than chrome, especially in mobile, and iOS is just a better OS.


     


    Apple only needs a bigger screen to improve browsing. Google would need a better OS and browser. If only most high end tech buyers (especially smartphones, all of samsung s4 owners for example) wouldn't be so ignorants about tech and/or spoiled brats, most buy something like the iPhone just because of the logo (I'm not arguing that the iPhone isn't the best smartphone by a mile, it is), Apple would be forced to have another iPhone line with a bigger screen to complement the current line.


     


    Everyone would win (besides high end android devices, that would take a beating).

  • Reply 36 of 71
    gqbgqb Posts: 1,934member
    Oh lord!
    How will Apple ever survive the 'leak' that the C will actually support web browsing??!!
    Earth shattering news!,
  • Reply 37 of 71
    Doesn't touch the touch button or any other of the UI features etc. Why not? To cover it's not really running iOS 7 as a new model most likely would be. To cover that it was a clever fake running a video perhaps.

    I buy this is legit based off a blurry video from the land of knockoffs.
  • Reply 38 of 71
    gazoobeegazoobee Posts: 3,754member

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    Originally Posted by stylorouge View Post



    Am I the only one that finds the iPhone 5C ugly? They could have designed it like the rear of the new iPod at least or similar to that. I think Apple is running out of ideas.


     


    Unless you are being sarcastic this is an idiotic thing to say.  The iPhone 5c is almost the exact same shape as the new iPod touch.  It is therefore by definition "similar" to the iPod touch.  it is ever so slightly deeper/thicker and made out of a different material.  


     


    Additionally, how would making it exactly the same as the iPod touch be more original than making it a different shape?  Your claim is that they are "running out of ideas" because they fail to make something exactly the same?  That makes sense how? 

  • Reply 39 of 71
    gazoobeegazoobee Posts: 3,754member


    Video doesn't play for me even with ad blocking, cookie tracking etc. turned off. 

  • Reply 40 of 71
    rogifan wrote: »
    Something seems strange with these most recent leaks. The device almost looks like its not completely put together; like someone could completely pop the back off. I can't imagine Apple is going to start making phones with removable batteries or anything like that.

    Unlikely. A user removable battery means having a shell around the battery to protect it from puncture and thus possible thermal events. And adding mechanics to pop out/hold in the battery. Both would require either making the phone bigger or reducing the battery size. And thus the life. Battery life is the one spec most folks get, which is why Apple doesn't like to tamper with it.
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