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LG Display has fuelled rumours of the imminent arrival of the iPhone 5 as its CEO announced the production on a new, thinner display. The new screens will have built-in touch sensors, components widely speculated to be involved in the latest Jesus mobe. Chief exec Han Sang Beom told reporters in South Korea that work had …
That was certainly the rumour a while back with Sharp due to be supplying IGZO screens for the device.
Call me sceptical but I can't see screen production starting now for something that is going to be available in volume in just three weeks. And, given Apple's recent treatment other manufacturer's, I would imagine any member of the chaebol thinking twice before getting in bed with them.
Windows 8 devices including "Surface" would certainly also be a candidate.
I for one don't think its to have a thinner phone but to have a bigger battery, also a larger screen, what ? do they have to "copy" Samsung and HTC etc to produce a phone that people want to buy ?
The iPhone 5 would have been a great product to release a year ago but as normal Apple do an annual update to such in the previous owners to upgrade to the newest shiny which means they are out of date on release day when compared to what others have built into the hardware.
I expect a lower spec camera, lower spec processor (ok it will be perfect for the OS as it is now) and the same UI even if the srcreen is bigger so the icons are bigger rather than using the extra space to have more on screen. Its just an upgrade and nothing new, magical or visionary. Add to the the new OS is so social network oriented and for me this is the worst time to buy any iDevice no matter what it is.
Not an apple fan (evident by the icon) but not here to bash the pending new phone either.
From Apple's standpoint the iP5 must be a long step forward from the last phone. The last release wasn't what everyone was expecting and sales weren't as explosive as previous versions. Which because of that and 2 year contracts people didn't upgrade as much as before. Not saying iP4s wasn't a good product, just people were expecting more from it and in some ways gave Android a chance to catch up and move ahead a little. I think you could tell that by the way the stock market reacted both then and now.
Interesting that in someways Apple became the company they attacked in their Super Bowl ad.
Wonder when they will drop the mp3 players from their line-up. With the iPs are they even needed any more?
Looking forward to Apple uping the ante for the next wave of Space err phone invaders. Having the freedom to pick what phone you want to use is a good thing. Shouldn't be only one phone or one company to pick from ... competition breeds innovation.
all this iphone vs the world is getting on my nerves now.
people get to wound up and blood pressure raised over speculations.... calmdown before you all have a stroke,,,
the fanbois / girlz will all want an iphone 5 no matter how crap / good it is. The fan-droids will hate it no matter how crap / good it is. its just the way of the world....
I don even care how good the iphone may be,I don’t want one, I don’t like apple. I will never own any of their products. not until they change things like taking down the walled garden. But the thing is, that the sort of thing that makes apple who they are and I would have even less respect for them if they didn’t stick to their principles.
Apple are way behind the rest when it comes to integrating things into a phone that we all expect to be there, facetime for heavens sake, I have been able to do video calls since the days of my NEC e313 about 10 years ago. the thing that apple are good at though is that people have never been interested in video calling, but apple will package it up and brand it in such a way that it becomes compelling.....
the thing I hate most about the apple phones are that they are closed to connect to other phones except for a phone call and text messages. Its ridiculous I cant send a picture or video via bluetooth, or send a"business card"...
now which pocket is my galaxy note in?
This screen tech sounds excellent and will allow more space for other technogubbins, but the persuit of over-all thinness has gone too far in my humble opinion. Half of today's anorexic phones end up in protective armour that makes them 1990's thick. The other half end up broken. It's time to bulk up again for the sake of robustness and battery life.
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