Documents claim Apple's 'iPhone Lite' will pack 1GB RAM, is already in mass production

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  • Reply 81 of 106
    phone-ui-guyphone-ui-guy Posts: 1,019member
    cpsro wrote: »
    The so-called "lite" model will be the new iPhone. The other model will be the iPhone Pro.

    I think they would go more with the iPad naming scheme. iPhone Mini and iPhone 

    I think they will call it iPhone.

    IPhone, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S

    So Late 2013 iPhone would be the documentation name while calling it iPhone for everything else.
  • Reply 82 of 106
    richard getzrichard getz Posts: 1,142member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Phone-UI-Guy View Post





    I think they will call it iPhone.



    IPhone, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S



    So Late 2013 iPhone would be the documentation name while calling it iPhone for everything else.


     


    I like that more actually. "I have an iPhone" "I have an iPhone 6" Putting that trailing number shows just how new your higher end iPhone is. 

  • Reply 83 of 106
    If they do not simply call it iPhone, it will likely be a letter designation. The most likely is iPhone E, for entry.
  • Reply 84 of 106
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,807member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by currentinterest View Post



    If they do not simply call it iPhone, it will likely be a letter designation. The most likely is iPhone E, for entry.


    Who would buy an iPhone E where the E stands for entry? very unlikely 

  • Reply 85 of 106
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,385member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by montefuego View Post


    The older models are the iphone 4 and 4S, which are half the phones that Apple is currently selling in the U.S. Losing the ability to sell these phones either here or internationallly is a catastrophe. They need a substitute by Aug 5.



     


    Except, the 4S isn't included, which makes your entire conclusion moot. 

  • Reply 86 of 106
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member


    I like it. I think the colors are great for the youth market. I still want my high end materials but there are many more young people in the world than old people like me. Have you noticed the new bicycle colors lately? This looks real to me. It goes along with the fresh new HTML5 websites using those same colors. Check out: http://foundation.zurb.com or http://zurb.com these are the new mobile coding tools, same colors.

  • Reply 87 of 106
    pendergastpendergast Posts: 1,358member
    Instead of "iPhone Pro" for the high-end, what if Apple followed their current naming scheme, and added an "S" at the end?

    So you'd have the plastic iPhone (late 2013) and the high-end iPhone S (late 2013).
  • Reply 88 of 106
    blackbookblackbook Posts: 1,361member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post







    Not sure what's atrocious about them. 


     


    The plastic...

  • Reply 89 of 106
    blackbookblackbook Posts: 1,361member

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    Originally Posted by thompr View Post


    I agree... and I don't see either as very likely.  Thoughts?


     


    Thompson



     


    Apple could make a plastic iPhone thinner than the 5. The thinnest phone in the world is all plastic!


     


    So if Apple were to make the purported plastic iPhone thinner then I would agree with those who think it should be called "iPhone Air," but as it stands now all the rumors are pointing to a thicker phone with an aluminum chassis which makes no sense.


     


     


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    Originally Posted by Richard Getz View Post


     


    I think they would go more with the iPad naming scheme. iPhone Mini and iPhone 




    Quote:

    Originally Posted by currentinterest View Post



    If they do not simply call it iPhone, it will likely be a letter designation. The most likely is iPhone E, for entry.



    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gwmac View Post


    Who would buy an iPhone E where the E stands for entry? very unlikely 



     


    If the phone ends up looking like these cheap nasty plastic mockups I think it could be called the "iPhone Color" to reflect the youth inspired colors.


     


    If the phone is aluminum with a rounded back maybe it'll just be called the iPhone or the iPhone Classic, since that design language would harken back to the original iPhone 1.

  • Reply 90 of 106
    y2any2an Posts: 202member
    Agree on the Apple chip. It would make no sense financially for them to use someone else's IP in a less lucratively priced device. The economics say baloney.

    The colours are dreadful. I can't see Apple selecting these. Speculation: they are counterfeit devices, or the shells are fake to fool over-zealous reporters.
  • Reply 91 of 106
    I am doubtful about this (apple pairs A6-1gb ram) I think it is more likely to have a A5, who knows since it is instantly "not the latest" when released a A6 might go with A7 in between?

    For those assuming that I expect more than 1 Gb ram on A7 are a little bit off, I hope for more major speed improvements not ram (still possible) please note apple goes and extreme and could go up to 4 core-2 ghz and 2 gb ram on A7.
  • Reply 92 of 106
    blackbookblackbook Posts: 1,361member
    I am doubtful about this (apple pairs A6-1gb ram) I think it is more likely to have a A5, who knows since it is instantly "not the latest" when released a A6 might go with A7 in between?

    For those assuming that I expect more than 1 Gb ram on A7 are a little bit off, I hope for more major speed improvements not ram (still possible) please note apple goes and extreme and could go up to 4 core-2 ghz and 2 gb ram on A7.

    I agree on A7.

    The A7 could be such a huge improvement that using the A6 in the affordable phone would still be a huge downgrade.

    Another benefit to using the A6 in the affordable iPhone is the cheap iPhone will have another 2 years of OS upgrades rather than 1.
  • Reply 93 of 106
    hentaiboyhentaiboy Posts: 1,252member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by blackbook View Post



    Another benefit to using the A6 in the affordable iPhone is the cheap iPhone will have another 2 years of OS upgrades rather than 1.


    I thought only Microsoft was guilty of bloatware? 

  • Reply 94 of 106


    nice one i think apple will be successful in these phones too.


     


    for iphone 6 latest concept view http://ilicensed.blogspot.com/2013/07/here-we-go-concept-of-iphone-6-seems.html

  • Reply 95 of 106
    superbasssuperbass Posts: 688member
    Wait a minute, will the low-spec version of the iPhone result in *gasp* fragmentation ??

    I mean, a low spec version of the iPhone will mean app designers will need to program for multiple devices' capabilities, no?
  • Reply 96 of 106
    bigpicsbigpics Posts: 1,397member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jragosta View Post





    Where did he get his mechanical engineering degree?



    Oh, wait. He didn't.




    Granted.  Though I thought I qualified it as his admitted personal opinion fairly well in the first place. 


     


    And as for moi, whadda I know about it?  Nada, but found the speculation about the possible effect of the body material on screen fragility in a fall interesting enough - even though he's just another tech writer/podcaster - to pass on where some real tech nerds might have more insight than I to support or refute it with actually known engineering knowledge.



    I also don't have a real grasp of the characteristics of liquid metal, though the recent story about possibly ramping up production to volume quantities soon was of interest to me, since it's so highly touted by many.

  • Reply 97 of 106
    nelsonxnelsonx Posts: 278member


    1 Gb of RAM when everybody has 2 Gb? Major FAIL Apple!

  • Reply 98 of 106
    abazigalabazigal Posts: 114member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Curtis Hannah View Post



    I am doubtful about this (apple pairs A6-1gb ram) I think it is more likely to have a A5, who knows since it is instantly "not the latest" when released a A6 might go with A7 in between?



    For those assuming that I expect more than 1 Gb ram on A7 are a little bit off, I hope for more major speed improvements not ram (still possible) please note apple goes and extreme and could go up to 4 core-2 ghz and 2 gb ram on A7.


    If they go A6+1gb ram with the new budget iphone, where does that leave the iphone5? I think that it makes sense that this may simply be a redesigned 4s sporting LTE, both to standardise the screen size and lightning connector. 

  • Reply 99 of 106
    asdasdasdasd Posts: 5,686member
    superbass wrote: »
    Wait a minute, will the low-spec version of the iPhone result in *gasp* fragmentation ??

    I mean, a low spec version of the iPhone will mean app designers will need to program for multiple devices' capabilities, no?

    It will probably be faster than the 4s, and will run iOs7. Fragmentation in the Android world is generally OS fragmentation, if most of the population is on a older version of the OS you cant program for all of them and use new features. Screen size isn't really an issue because Android handles that quite well. The other issue is that some API just don't work. In my company the Android guys are getting grief over their app not running on some machines. Looking into it, its just the API doesn't work on those machines because the API - in this case to read the external filesysystem API, SD cards etc - needs to have some native code for different file system types. Many manufacturers don't bother, so the API fails.
    nelsonx wrote: »
    1 Gb of RAM when everybody has 2 Gb? Major FAIL Apple!

    Its a cheap phone with double the RAM of the 4S - the top phone this time last year. iOS just needs less memory than Android - its a compiled OS not a VM.
  • Reply 100 of 106
    asdasdasdasd Posts: 5,686member
    abazigal wrote: »
    If they go A6+1gb ram with the new budget iphone, where does that leave the iphone5? I think that it makes sense that this may simply be a redesigned 4s sporting LTE, both to standardise the screen size and lightning connector. 

    If they go to a model lineup they will probably stop selling last years models, except to clear their channel inventory and as refurb devices.
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