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Apple readies iPhone with bigger screen

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By Reiji Murai

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You are posting rumors as fact. "Apple readies iPhone with bigger screen" "Apple was not immediately available to comment."

Since Apple doesn't make information about new products public you are merely speculating. "people familiar with the situation" as a source doesn't quite cut it.

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Anything to help my old eyes and the million of older folk like me, HAPPY!!

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Apple who? Just a bigger screen won't cut it, given the tons of features missing, when compared with any decent Android phone...

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Go android!

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Every time I read a piece like this, I congratulate myself again for not owning a cell phone, which is really a useless distraction and a huge waste of money.

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No doubt another home run for the worlds most successful company. I feel sorry for poor android users who use an inferior android for no other reason than to be contrary. Apple rocks!!

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@hoserfella: As a former iphone user I feel the same way about iphone users now. Android rocks, apple have stumbled.

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sorry, gogogo. You can't argue with the overwhelming favorite in the marketplace and world's richest company. The people have spoken and iphones are what they want. Go APPLE!!

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You can't argue with the overwhelming favorite in the marketplace

That does not make it the best option our there, by a large margin.

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Horsefella - I really feel this: if Apple does not come (urgently) with an improved OS and interface, they will lose big time. Their phones and interfaces look so.. 2007ish...

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I have the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, 16 Mac Minis, 1 MacBook, and a partridge in a pear tree.

The bigger screen will help sell more. My contract is too new though to trade. Planning on hijacking my phone so I can tether to my iPad 2.

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@horsefella: Each to their own, you need to get your facts straight about apple, Samsung overtook them this year in sales of phones and there are more users of android (48%) that iOS (32%).

"Samsung Electronics is the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer and biggest user of Google’s Android operating system."

http://www.japantoday.com/category/commentary/view/in-a-samsung-galaxy-far-far-away-will-android-still-rule

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-03-30/tech/31258390_1_tablet-market-smartphone-market-iphone

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@horsefella: Also like to point out Apple is not the world's richest company.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_companies_by_revenue

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JapanGal

what are you doing with 16 mac mini's? Running a DATA center? If I wsn't a friend I would give the power company a call? hehehehehe!

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Gotta wonder about the battery. Big hi-def screens really suck the juice. Watching videos? Yeah, as long as you're willing to risk the battery dying and then miss all your phone calls. But then, Apple users are kinda' irrational that way.

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I don't have an iPhone, in fact I gave up using mobile phones more than five years ago. I do use an iPad which now accounts for more than 80% of my internet time. I turned my macbook into a media center. I still need my desktop iMac for serious video editing.

My point would be the battery. The iPad gives me more than 10 hours of continous use and only needs overnight charging but even if I plug it in just for a hour or so, the power capacity makes a big leap.

For all mobile devices the battery would be near the top of my wish list.

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JeffLee: Actually it scales.... bigger screen = bigger phone = bigger battery, I found it my larger screen android phone runs the same battery length as an iphone.

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Jeff lee - funny, of the plethora of friends who own an iPhone, I haven't heard one complain yet about battery power as a problem ( by the way, I find all android users are like that in life - exaggerative)

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@hoserfella: He was talking about phones in general, you have a serious case of apple fanboyism if I do say so. It is really blinding you. Just allow people to have whatever phone they like rather than trying to say your better that other people because you own a particular brand. I love my droid phone you love your iphone, who really cares?

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Someone mentioned iOS and it feeling old. Well, at least they knew how to make scrolling look and feel good - something you Abdroid users are not blessed with.

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Sorry, Gogogo

I had the opportunity to use both and the Android is in some ways nice, but when it comes to overall usage and functionality and apps, for me, it can't even come close to an iPhone IMHO. And as horsefella said, there is a reason that Steve Jobs got it right and the reason why Apple is where it is today. But tastes are subjective, I get it, I am just saying....

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bass4funk@: All good, you like what you like and I like what I like.

Personally:

Android 2, 3 vs iphone, iphone is winner Android 4 vs iphone, Android is winner.

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Horsefella - I really feel this: if Apple does not come (urgently) with an improved OS and interface, they will lose big time.

Not true. iOS 5 is a modern mobile OS that runs rings around Android.

A bigger screen for the iPhone would be welcome as long as it's still a retina display.

@horsefella: Also like to point out Apple is not the world's richest company.

Actually it is:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_corporations_by_market_capitalization

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@gogogo,

No use fighting it. The reality distortion field is strong within them.

Just kidding, I liked the iPhone hardware right up to the whole antenna fiasco. But as a developer/hacker/tinkerer I could never stand the walled garden philosophy. So that was what had me change to Android (well that and SoftBanks lack of service mindedness).

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I dont like to see smart phones getting bigger and bigger. At most 4.0 inch is enough for me. 4.6 and 4.8 like Galaxy are a bit too large.

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APPLE "we released a slightly better iDoohicky"

iZombies "oh no my current iDoohicky is obsolete, must give more money to Apple for a 5% increase"

every year Apple suckers millions of cowsumers with this. oh i don't blame apple for it either, they because a success by being fashionable. i blame the iZombies, every time a Foxconn employee commits suicide, an iZombie should feel bad.

my Blackberry is made in Europe, by people that get paid a real wage.

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sunhawk

APPLE "we released a slightly better iDoohicky" iZombies "oh no my current iDoohicky is obsolete, must give more money to Apple for a 5% increase" every year Apple suckers millions of cowsumers with this. oh i don't blame apple for it either, they because a success by being fashionable. i blame the iZombies, every time a Foxconn employee commits suicide, an iZombie should feel bad. my Blackberry is made in Europe, by people that get paid a real wage.

That is hilarious Sunhawk, and true too. But the same goes for many modern technologies, however maybe if Japanese manufacturers took a leaf out of Apples book then maybe they wouldnt be on the brink of extinction....

As one of the IZombies you refer to l will upgrade if l feel like it and only if l feel its worth it. At least they do upgrade regularly unlike some other companies who rebadge the same garbage and call it new.

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Sunhawk - I hope ur sitting down cause I got some bad news for you. Although European companies may be involved in production of blackberrys, a quick search confirms what I suspected. Most of their factories are located in China. Your blackberry was likely put together by a poor, downtrodden mother of 4 into the 17th hour of a shift under the watchful eyes of security guards.

Now that u know the cold hard truth, what company will you now switch to?

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Sunhawk,

There are a lot of Mac fans out there. Perhaps it's something about the intuitive interface, ergonomics and aesthetics of the products? Yes, some are a bit over the top, with expos and the like, but what is that saying about the product?

In the last 12 months I've gone from Blackberry Bold and Windows notebook (both very recent models) to iPhone 4S and MacBook Air. The exponential satisfaction I get from the speed, usability and functionality of these machines far outstripped my expectations. And I'm confident that I'll hold onto both machines for quite some time, just like our 9 year-old iBook that still sees regular service.

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I'll stick with my Samsung Galaxy... I like the screen layout and the fact that (at least on mine) the battery lasts a decent length of time.

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@gogogo,

Alright, thanks for proving my point. Enjoy your Gingerbread Ice Cream scrolling experience

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Sunhawk - I have the slight feeling Apple learned this from Sony, now let's see what the future has in store for both of them.

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"Perhaps it's something about the intuitive interface, ergonomics and aesthetics of the products?"

Yeah, having a malfunctioning antenna and being told by the manufacturer to hold it in a different way than natural as a solution is a great example of "ergonomics." LoL, gotta love the Mac mindset.

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JeffLee - a problem from 2 years ago that was rectified in 5 minutes is the best gripe you can come up with? As the kids say these days; LOL!

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Not an issue with me. iPhone is for small screen things and iPad is for larger screen things.

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Android is better! Apple is better!! You people can never let it rest.. Get a life and use what ever the frack you like. Im waiting for iPhone 7 or maybe 8. Shouldn't be that long of a wait....

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This will sell like hotcakes. Guaranteed.

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sorry, gogogo. You can't argue with the overwhelming favorite in the marketplace and world's richest company. The people have spoken and iphones are what they want. Go APPLE!!

Android controls 52% of the smartphone market and iPhone 22%. Sorry but you've got to speak facts and not just fanboyism.

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Android controls 52% of the smartphone market and iPhone 22%. Sorry but you've got to speak facts and not just fanboyism.

Android is spread in shing-ling devices in (heaven forbid) brands like htc, huawei, ztc, and tens of other nothing-brands while Apple is Apple alone. You are comparing rotten oranges to, well, Apples. LOL.

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Android controls 52% of the smartphone market and iPhone 22%. Sorry but you've got to speak facts and not just fanboyism.

True. And to be expected when you allow your OS to be used by any manufacturer.

The funny thing about Android, while it does well in the phone market, it is losing in the tablet market. The main reason is that it completely sucks as a tablet OS whereas iOS shines.

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Enjoy your Gingerbread Ice Cream scrolling experience

and you enjoy your apple experience :)

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When are any of these companies going to come out with a Padd?

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Have lived in "Silicon Valley", I found it interesting that the creative industries loved their Apple, the business community pushed their PCs, and techies went with Linux. Some publishing companies had a combination of Apple and Linux. Android does have a majority of the market and also is a hacking target. It's interesting that some of the phones may be better than their specs since it seems that the providers are allowed to reduce the specs which is freed if you get the unlocked version of the hardware. BTW, according to rumors, the new iphone is not only bigger but thinner. But rumors are rumors since even the release date is a rumor....

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even the release date is a rumor....

Apple have released invites to the event in Oct.

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