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Old 21-01-2013, 13:55
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http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-...one-5s-1126347

Sounds somewhat bizarre, but will apparently launch with the 5S and will sport a 4.8 inch screen. In addition there will be a third handset released in 2013. All just rumours at this stage though. Strange name.
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Old 21-01-2013, 14:41
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this is impossible.

apple explained in a series of adverts when the iP5 was released how it was impossible to use a device with a screen bigger than the exact dimensions of the iP5
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Old 21-01-2013, 14:47
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this is impossible.

apple explained in a series of adverts when the iP5 was released how it was impossible to use a device with a screen bigger than the exact dimensions of the iP5
Problem is, the adverts were actually rubbish since i can use an S3 and my N4 with one hand

Wonder if they have finally realised this
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Old 21-01-2013, 14:52
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this is impossible.

apple explained in a series of adverts when the iP5 was released how it was impossible to use a device with a screen bigger than the exact dimensions of the iP5
Well, don't know about this rumour, but it would make sense if Apple do plan to release something bigger. I think based on current trends people are starting to favour big screen devices. Probably because people are making less phone calls in the traditional sense, and communicating via facebook, whatsapp etc. In these situations, bigger screens are useful. Phones are more, media devices these days and better specs, faster mobile internet speeds, people will likely stream more video, use the web more, a bigger screen is better for such activities.

Perhaps Apple realize this and have to follow suit, just like they had to release a smaller ipad, because the 7 inch tablet solutions are doing well. I may have this wrong, but aren't ipad mini's outselling the ipad 4? So maybe with the rise in popularity of screens that are 4 inch plus, Apple have to get in that kind of company, or else risk being frozen out. Also you can't wait on these things, if you spot a trend, you have to act, or else it's too late.
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Old 21-01-2013, 15:55
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this is impossible.

apple explained in a series of adverts when the iP5 was released how it was impossible to use a device with a screen bigger than the exact dimensions of the iP5
Did they?
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Old 21-01-2013, 15:58
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Problem is, the adverts were actually rubbish since i can use an S3 and my N4 with one hand

Wonder if they have finally realised this
"Oh my sir, what big hands you have!"

"All the better to use a big mobile phone with!"
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Old 21-01-2013, 16:05
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Well, don't know about this rumour, but it would make sense if Apple do plan to release something bigger. I think based on current trends people are starting to favour big screen devices. Probably because people are making less phone calls in the traditional sense, and communicating via facebook, whatsapp etc. In these situations, bigger screens are useful. Phones are more, media devices these days and better specs, faster mobile internet speeds, people will likely stream more video, use the web more, a bigger screen is better for such activities.

Perhaps Apple realize this and have to follow suit, just like they had to release a smaller ipad, because the 7 inch tablet solutions are doing well. I may have this wrong, but aren't ipad mini's outselling the ipad 4? So maybe with the rise in popularity of screens that are 4 inch plus, Apple have to get in that kind of company, or else risk being frozen out. Also you can't wait on these things, if you spot a trend, you have to act, or else it's too late.
there is certainly pressure on them to release something in the phablet sector.

this is mostly interesting because like with the iPad mini it's apple reacting to market pressure. where as previously they've always been able to define a sector.

Yes.
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Old 21-01-2013, 16:09
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"Oh my sir, what big hands you have!"

"All the better to use a big mobile phone with!"
Haha!

I have average size hands and even my Mrs can type texts on her S3 with 1 hand and she has quite small hands. Just marketing BS from apple really.
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Old 21-01-2013, 16:09
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Yup

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeYFMPW0H3k

It is of course a load of absolute bollocks.
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Old 21-01-2013, 16:10
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I think he was pointing out the adverts saying that the iPhone 5 was perfectly measured to allow you to reach across with your thumb (basing the logic that all Apple users have exactly the same sized hands - and wear matching turtlenecks )

.... and before i get ripped to shreds the last bit WAS is jest

I cant recall the exact wording but that was defintiely the impression given by the advert.
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Old 21-01-2013, 16:16
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Whatever they do, they will never release a phone called iPhone Math because it just sounds retarded and doesn't mean anything (eg: iPad Mini was because it was small, iPhone 3GS was 3G and 'speedy' and iPhone 4S had Siri). We probably wont get legitimate leaks until around March anyways...
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Old 21-01-2013, 16:24
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this is impossible.

apple explained in a series of adverts when the iP5 was released how it was impossible to use a device with a screen bigger than the exact dimensions of the iP5
Yup

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeYFMPW0H3k

It is of course a load of absolute bollocks.
Of course the advert was a load of b, it is just marketing. However, nowhere in that advert do they say it is impossible to use a device with a screen bigger than the ip5. Just goes to show how some are easily influence by marketing
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Old 21-01-2013, 16:27
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I think he was pointing out the adverts saying that the iPhone 5 was perfectly measured to allow you to reach across with your thumb (basing the logic that all Apple users have exactly the same sized hands - and wear matching turtlenecks )

.... and before i get ripped to shreds the last bit WAS is jest

I cant recall the exact wording but that was defintiely the impression given by the advert.
I think the impression given was that the ip5 is the right size to use with one hand, I don't think they mentioned other phones at all.
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Old 21-01-2013, 16:32
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They better not release it as judging by the posts on here no one would buy such a device the 4s sorry 5 is perfect ....

Either that or it will sell millions
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Old 21-01-2013, 16:57
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I think the impression given was that the ip5 is the right size to use with one hand, I don't think they mentioned other phones at all.
Actually they do. By referring to their product as having the perfect size, they are indirectly saying other phones are far to big.
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Old 21-01-2013, 17:15
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Actually they do. By referring to their product as having the perfect size, they are indirectly saying other phones are far to big.
As I said, just goes to show how easy some are influenced by marketing
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Old 21-01-2013, 17:23
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Whatever they do, they will never release a phone called iPhone Math because it just sounds retarded and doesn't mean anything (eg: iPad Mini was because it was small, iPhone 3GS was 3G and 'speedy' and iPhone 4S had Siri). We probably wont get legitimate leaks until around March anyways...
I agree that 'iPhone Math' sounds odd. I'd not say retarded as that's somewhat offensive (and even in the pure sense of the word is incorrect). Then again, 'iPad', 'MacBook Pro' and 'iTunes' all had a poor initial reception as names. Also, in the UK it's 'maths' so there's a naming issue right away

My beef with 'iPad Math' is that the name simply doesn't make sense. What is it calculating? I think a larger screen iPhone with the same aspect ratio as the 4 or 4S would be sensible though. My iPhone 4 is fine but I do sometimes wish there was a little more screen real estate. I am though not a fan of the elongated iPhone 5 screen.

I'm more looking forward to iOS 6 to see if Mr Ive can claw back some UI dignity from the now venerable but messed about with iOS.
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Old 21-01-2013, 17:23
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As I said, just goes to show how easy some are influenced by marketing
How's that work then?
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Old 21-01-2013, 17:29
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Apple really are just copying now then following on from the iPad Mini, contradicting what they've said in the past.

No more innovation from Apple, just follow the crowd.
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Old 21-01-2013, 17:35
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I wonder if Apple will bite the bullet and concede that having a couple of resolutions and the same aspect size all round, however nice it might be for the developers, doesn't cut it any more.

Already with the 5 (and quite a few reports that developers haven't been quick to fill in those extra pixels), the ipad mini unlikely to stick with its sub-par resolution, but highly unlikely to go up to the full ipad resolution...
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Old 21-01-2013, 17:40
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Already with the 5 (and quite a few reports that developers haven't been quick to fill in those extra pixels), the ipad mini unlikely to stick with its sub-par resolution, but highly unlikely to go up to the full ipad resolution...
I thought an iPad Mini Retina for spring was pretty obvious.
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Old 21-01-2013, 17:51
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I thought an iPad Mini Retina for spring was pretty obvious.
a better resolution, certainly, but I'm not sure they'll jump up to an industry leading 2048 x 1536 on an 8" screen. Particularly as part of the draw of the mini is that it's cheaper than its big brother.
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Old 21-01-2013, 17:54
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a better resolution, certainly, but I'm not sure they'll jump up to an industry leading 2048 x 1536 on an 8" screen. Particularly as part of the draw of the mini is that it's cheaper than its big brother.
They dont have to jump up to a sensible resolution. Its not like they have in the past. It will be an industry non standard res, just enough for marketing to call it retina but still trailing behind 300dpi.
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Old 21-01-2013, 18:45
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How's that work then?
Well, so far two people on here have implied that apple said it is impossible to use a phone bigger than an iPhone 5. As they haven't said that but people think they did, it shows the power and influence of marketing over some.
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Old 21-01-2013, 18:50
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Not happening this year.. please come back and poke fun at me if it does.
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