Apple reportedly tipped to hold media event on September 9th, expect larger iPhones

Ian Hardy

August 5, 2014 1:25 pm

According to a report from Re/Code’s John Paczkowski, Apple will hold a media event on Tuesday, September 9th. Apple declined to comment on the speculative date, but on tap will be the rumoured larger sized all-metal iPhones at 4.7-inch and 5.5-inches, which will likely sport an updated A8 SoC.

It should also be known that Re/Code, formerly AllthingsD, accurately pinpointed the launch of the iPhone 5s last year, so its track record is solid.

In addition to the size and processor boost, Apple is likely to integrate additional sensors into the next-gen iPhone, specifically for temperature and humidity. From a payment perspective, there are expectations that Apple will partner with a large merchant to finally enable mobile payments on a deeper level than it currently has access to without NFC.

Apple is also expected to host another conference in October to launch a smartwatch alongside new iPads and perhaps a new Apple TV.

Update: Well, now that the September 9th date is out in the open, Both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg are backing the date. The WSJ notes in its report that “Apple is expected to hold an event to introduce its new iPhones on Sept. 9, according to a person familiar with the matter.”

Over on Bloomberg, “Apple Inc. is preparing to introduce bigger-screen iPhones at an event on Sept. 9, a person familiar with the plans said. The Cupertino, California-based company is set to introduce two new models: one with a 4.7-inch screen, and another with a 5.5-inch screen, people with knowledge of the plans have said.”

  • Marc Palumbo

    Same thing, last year. but the A8 processor is much faster

    • Acer12345

      With a battery that’s 80mAh larger.

    • Marc Palumbo

      oops lol

    • Curtis K Louis

      Lol smh..

    • PT

      This Changes Everything …. Again! LOL!

    • It’s Me

      If we assume most of the rumours are true, then also larger, sapphire displays, new form factor and a new CPU.

    • Marc Palumbo

      again, same thing. nothing new here

    • It’s Me

      Ahh, so different is the same. Gotcha. Makes perfect sense.

    • Marc Palumbo

      Take last years keynote, and change 4 inch screen to 5.5 inches.

      Then change A7 to A8.

      Boom your September 2014 keynote for Apple

    • It’s Me

      Change the display from Gorilla Glass to sapphire, change the form factor from the last 2 years to a new one, change the OS from iOS 7 to iOS 8, change the screen side from 4″ to 4.7″ and 5.5″ and Boom, the september keynote for Apple.

      Different but the same. Gotcha. Totally clear now. Still making perfect sense.

    • Marc Palumbo

      There is nothing special here… Just a repeated pattern of hardware upgrades for the past 12 months. That make sense to you? C’Mon man, get your head outta your butt

      Don’t be so butthurt

    • It’s Me

      Not at all butthurt. Just that what you are saying about difference and upgrades but the same makes so much sense.

    • Marc Palumbo

      SAME PATTERN… not same phone

    • It’s Me

      Well, WTF do you want their product announcement keynotes to be? “here’s a picture of my house, this is from my recent vacation and here’s one of my nehpew”?

      usually, product announcements are about the product.

    • Marc Palumbo

      yes! but Apple has been pretty dull these past 2-3 years. They have not been innovative in their software. That’s what we’re all saying. And there is nothing special about a larger screen. Really not.

    • It’s Me

      I agree there is nothing inherently special or better special about a larger display. But we’ve been hearing for years that this is the biggest fail for iPhones.

      I guess now it’ll be something else.

      As for how innovative their software is, as a software developer, I’ve been impressed. I guess the technical stuff doesn’t impress the masses as much as glitter.

    • Marc Palumbo

      I am a developer and I am not impressed. Their software has been sub-par. I have liked and admired some of the stuff that Android has to offer. Now that is some technical stuff. I am like what Microsoft has done as well… but Apple’s software is somewhat half-baked. Would explain why they give some of it away for free.

    • It’s Me

      How has it been half baked?

      And if making it free is a result of it being subpar, then logically all of Android is subpar, given it is freeware.

    • J-Ro

      You have anti-bantered him. You won this debate.

    • Karl Dagenais

      They might not be innovating if you compare them to other systems, but iOS 7 has been a COMPLETE visual overhaul, and iOS 8 brings extensions, 3rd party keyboards and widgets, to name a few. For people who like iOS, those were HUGE advancements. Oh, and TouchID will be a big hit now that it opens up to 3rd party apps.

      They slowed down with iOS 5 and 6 (post Jobs death), but I think they’re back on track and will come out with impressive products.

      You shouldn’t expect them to revolutionize the tech world every year. It’s not like Samsung or HTC revolutionized anything mobile-related either…

    • ScooterinAB

      So… iOS now has everything Android had, like, 4 years ago? I agree that that’s a huge step for iOS users, but that’s still along way off from Apple being relevant in the current marketplace. Innovate or die. There has to be a reason for customers to buy a product (brainwashing and mind control not withstanding). If this is the same product that Apple released 3 years ago, their customers are going to smarten up sooner or later. Meanwhile, those who want what they are paying for will continue to support Android’s ever increasing market share and the other manufacturers who are ready to deliver.

    • Me Ted

      They’re still missing desktop widgets. Not sure why they can’t make that happen…in 2014.

    • Karl Dagenais

      And how is this the same product? Did the IPhone 4S have a large (4.7″?) Display, touchid, M7 coprocessor, revamped UI, extensions, 3rd party keyboardkeyboard and notification center?

      IOS changed more in that time span than the changes in Samsung’s touchwiz. Just because you want home screen widgets doesn’t make them a requirement.

    • ScooterinAB

      When you rule out operating system changes like third party keyboards, revamped UI, extensions, and the notification centre (which are available to all iPhones), you are only left with hardware changes. And when the only hardware change in the last 3 years have been a longer screen, an irrelevant 64-bit processor, and a fingerprint scanner, you are left with fundamentally the same phone.

      Whereas Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, and every other manufacturer not only change the hardware from phone to phone (even if only a little), but they also include unique software features that aren’t released to other phones.

      So yeah. Apple kind of makes the same phone every year, because you could just download all those great UI features on your 4 or 5; you don’t need a 6/Air/whatever it’s called to use them.

      I’ll wait to pass judgment on the 6/Air/whatever when Apple announces it, but Apple doesn’t have a very good track record so far.

    • Me Ted

      They aren’t widgets as we all know desktop widgets to be. They just drop down from your notification bar, virtually identical to what iOS7 offers.

    • It’s Me

      They could mimic the success of the android market. Race to the bottom on price and see who wins. With a freeware OS and off the shelf components, it’s a white box OEM dreamland.

      It’s no wonder Samsung is having such a rough time lately (declining handset sales, losses in their component business, defaulting on billions in payments to Microsoft). The cheap, budget market is exploding. Getting what they are paying for I guess.

    • Me Ted

      You sound butthurt.

    • It’s Me

      More confused.

    • Dimitri

      Going from IOS 7 to IOS 8 isn’t much change and we all have seen that… IOS 6 to IOS 7 was a change. There won’t be a 5’5 inch screen as there hasn’t been any leaks or much talk about it. Even Evanleaks said it. There will be a 4’7 inch screen but that will most likely be stuck at 720p. As for the shape, if u have seen all the leaks images which are ALL the same, the design although has change a bit, it looks disgusting and hideous. If Apple goes with that design, not many will like it.

    • PT

      What’s about iphone 6c ? LOL!

    • gommer strike

      don’t say “6c” to a Cantonese speaker. kekekek

    • TeeJay1100

      LOL, true…

    • Dimitri

      New form factor? Go check 9to5mac. It’s the same form factor but a taller version.l with ugly white huge stripes for the antenna bands if those are real which i assume they are. Sapphire glass yes while new. Isn’t something that many care about. People want change in the design overall on the phone.

      It seems they took out the dual flash as well. There has no been any indication of a 5’5 inch screen iPhone. Just one picture last year which was proved to be fake. The other ones leaked are all the same for the 4’7.

    • It’s Me

      Umm,, no not just taller. Taller and wider as would be required for a larger diagonal. Also rounded sides, smaller bezels and a rounded back. Sorry, but that’s a new form factor. Unless you were expecting a triangle.

    • Dave Grant

      Taller on its own would result in a larger diagonal btw.

    • It’s Me

      Not if you maintain the same aspect ratio…

    • Dave Grant

      Why is maintaining aspect ratio a requirement?

    • It’s Me

      Consistency for developers.

    • Me Ted

      Hey Captain Snarky. Take a pill.

    • It’s Me

      Hi mr kettle, have you met mr pot?

    • Me Ted

      Meh. Weak.

    • It’s Me

      Indeed. Don’t get butthurt captain snarky :)

    • gommer strike

      hey not everyone around here has British humor and wit, after all, we’re just nerdy techies in a nerd forum

    • TeeJay1100

      Actually if the leaks are correct, the iphone 6 looks like the past 4 iphones, just thinner/taller with huge bezels top to bottom.

      Same design

    • It’s Me

      Taller, wider, overall bigger, rounded edges instead of angular.

      Were you expecting a triangle?

    • TeeJay1100

      No, I think people expect a different design language from the last 4 iphones. What good is having all that money if you don’t do anything in the R&D department when it comes to phones.

    • It’s Me

      Apple has always held on to successful design languages for a long time, with interactive updates over time. Mostly because they put a lot of effort into getting it right. Others prefer a “throw lots against the wall and see what sticks, keep it beta and change it radically and frequently” process. Both can work, but rarely is change for the sake of change inherently beneficial.

      I’ve had customers reject entire upgrades for software I’ve worked on because the smallest of changes were made to the UX or UI, even if they provided superior workflow. It’s tough to get buy in for change from something people are accustomed to. More so when it is change for the sake of change.

    • TeeJay1100

      Well I hope that using the same design language a 5th time will bring them success. If for some reason it doesn’t sell well or people vote with their wallets by purchasing somewhere else, then Apple will be in trouble.

      All their eggs are in one basket and that is the iphone.

    • It’s Me

      You could be right. Samsung held into a successful design with even smaller changes between the S3-S5, and with 3 downward trending quarters ending with a large decline in unit sales, revenue and profits, perhaps that was the cause.

    • TeeJay1100

      I think Samsung will bounce back because they have new technologies they will implement in their displays such as flexible displays etc. It seems they aren’t afraid to test the market or bring something out that’s different.. Also, with the Galaxy lines looking premium and the Note line being successful the profits will come back up. Every company has a decline here and there.

      Apple really can’t test the market, in a sense they have to follow the trends of what is hot like: huge screens, or improving on what’s already out. Because their money maker is the phone so they need a hit every release to be profitable.

    • It’s Me

      Maybe. Hard to say from their history. Samsung had a couple great years on top, a place they’ve never really been before. If you look at a graph of their growth, it’s amazing to see their growth at 50%-90% for around 2 years and since then it’s been a cliff and now declining sales. One quarter of stangnant growth is expected. Two is a challenge. Three, with the third resulting not only in stalled growth but negative growth is a trend.

      With the spectacular and unexpected growth followed by almost a year of rapid deceleration and now decline, it’s seems more like a star that briefly burned brightly and then burned out.

      Sales are rapidly declining for their own handsets. That has resulted in slowdowns in their component business as they are their biggest customers. Apple’s migration away from them has reportedly already cost them nearly $1B alone (WSJ yesterday), they’ve defaulted on at least $3B in royalty payments to MS, a big chunk of their handset sales are still in the budget category and xiaomi and oppo are now eating their lunch, they now trail cheaper brands in china and India which were their last growth areas and their current generation of highend has been a disappointment, with the S5 being outsold by the much older iPhone 5S and even by the lowend iPhone 5C in some areas (UK).

      Maybe they’ll bounce back but man do they ever seem beleaguered right now.

    • TeeJay1100

      I think we need to see a yr or 2 out to make a decision to count any company out. Declining sales come and go with every company, Apple alike.

      But as far as Apple depending less on them for components, this has been something Apple has been trying for yrs. The thing is Apple knows Samsung makes the best components for their iphone and are able to keep up with the demand Apple needs something other companies Apple contracted could not do. Again Samsung is huge, making huge money in other departments to sustain them. Apple is in a dangerous position in the long run if you ask me. They need another product to bring in sustainable revenue.

      The Microsoft dilemma is something the courts have to clarify because the terms apparently were breached when Microsoft acquired Nokia according to Samsung. This doesn’t seem damaging tho, more of contract lingo if you ask me.

      Lastly, Xiaomi isn’t coming just for Samsung but Apple also. Chinese/Korean OEM’s are coming and if Samsung fails 5 other companies will take their place. Lower end markets are getting swallowed up by cheaper phones.

    • It’s Me

      Apple has stayed with Samsung because of scale not being better per se. Samsung is the only fab that can handle their volume for custom chips, but Apple is spending big money to rectify that. For the fraction of their business that has now gone to TSCM to have hit samsung’s bottom line by $1B shows how vulnerable they are to Apple leaving, even in part. Intel could handle the volume but it would be a political mess for them to get on board as an ARM fab.

      Samsung is huge, but their single most profitable division is handsets followed by semiconductors, both of which are showing startlingly bad results.

      Samsung hasn’t made a statement on the MS/Nokia issue. All we know is they have defaulted on their payments. MS has mentioned Samsung has some excuses but if they were valid, Samsung could have easily taken it to court themselves to avoid the limbo.

      Xiaomi and oppo would definitely like to go after Apple. But they’ll start with the low hanging fruit of attacking the cheap budget phones like samsung’s.

    • TeeJay1100

      They are attacking everyone not just Samsung’s cheap stuff. If Samsung loses ground Apple does also. Apple has yet to introduce a budget phone off contract why I don’t know. Maybe because it wouldn’t produce high profit margins like the iphones now, who knows. The international market is ripe and is a lot bigger than the US.

      OEM’s are growing into huge OEM’s in the lower end spectrum. It’s just a matter of time before the high end market stalls out and is penetrated. The smartphone arena moves so fast, this stuff changes every year.

      This is a lot bigger than Samsung, Samsung was the forerunner of whats coming.

    • It’s Me

      I don’t disagree with any of that. I will suggest that the lowend OEMs will have a bigger challenge when attacking the high end.

    • TeeJay1100

      I think they will also. But I could see the high end falling down here real soon because of how fast the market evolves in terms of smartphones prices. I have never seen so many OEM’s offering good phones with high end specs at low cost like I have this past year. Once people get a hold of that it will spread in the high end market for sure.

    • aaron

      So is your face. Same thing expect more wrinkles, innovation.

  • alphs22

    Apple-related news? Cue the hate in the comments section.

    • Dimitri

      Same can be said about other articles about other manufacturers where Apple Lovers per say come to the other threads and start hating.

    • Jakob

      Apple gets a special kind of hatred happens in these threads though. It’s the same one that you see in Big 3 threads, anything against Wind, anything against a Nexus, and a few others.

      I’m getting the popcorn.

    • alphs22

      Nothing wrong with preferring Android, but let’s not pretend that MS commenters don’t hate on Apple for no good reason.

    • potatohead

      all the fandroid fanbois are scared now

    • Me Ted

      Well earned of course.

    • alphs22

      And what exactly has Apple done to piss you off? Lol

    • Mayoo

      Well they call innovation everything they copy from others. They make iSheeps think customizable keyboard is new when Android had them 4 years ago.

      In short, since Jobs is gone, innovation has become patent trolling and copycat. Jobs was a true innovator. He literally built the smartphone era. Not the same can be said of Apple since he tragically left us.

      In short short, Apple is not what they used to be and they rely on consumers ignorance to sell anything in an overpriced glossy white finish.

    • alphs22

      I’m assuming you’re referring to the WWDC keynote. Did you actually watch it? Please point out another example of the integration between Yosemite and iOS, the seamless transition between the two. You don’t count this as being innovative? How about when they announced Swift? Was that innovative? How about using a thin layer of sapphire in their next screens for a more durable glass – is that innovative? They’ve also implemented the first reliable fingerprint scanner on a mobile device – was that innovative?

      I don’t know what your definition of “innovative” is, but by my definition they are no less innovative than their competitors. Sure they may be behind in features compared to Android (customizable keyboard, widgets, etc.), but when they implement a feature, they end up doing it much better than anyone else. That counts for something – at least to me.

      Also I’m curious as to where in their WWDC keynote did they tell people that customizable keyboards is a new thing in the industry. I certainly don’t recall that.

    • Mayoo

      I didn’t say EVERYTHING was not innovative. But for the record
      Fingerprint scanner was first seen with Motorola Atrix. Both (apple and Moto) are as reliable. Both are easily hackable.

      Don’t put all the eggs in the same basket. Apple still does great products. Better than most cheap third party Android devices. But they need to stop thinking they are the best. There is no best company. The only best is the one that you feel conformable with. Personal choices.

    • alphs22

      By Atrix you mean Atrix 4G, and no – it was not very good.

      So now that we agree that Apple is still innovative to an extent – you’re now switching your argument to “they need to stop thinking they are the best”? Okay… Did they have some sort of press release to declare themselves the best? Lol.

    • Mayoo

      Well said! I guess I meant the general developers community (yeah I’m being large but hear me out, you’ll get what I mean).

      Developers tends (not everyone ;) ) to start kicking in something once Apple does it. Like NFC. Almost nobody implements that. The only one I know so far is Tim Hortons app … for Blackberry … anyways they say they will do it for Android soon. Point is, Apple has more visibility because they are the “first real working solid smartphone maker”. I just made that up but you get the point. So that’s what I meant by “best”.

    • gommer strike

      yeah. it doesn’t matter “who’s first”, it matters who’s *implemented that feature* into a singular product that everyone can wholly agree that it was done, and done well.

      Compare the Samsung S5 fingerprint scanner vs the iPhone5S. The difference is night and day. It was near maddening to get the S5’s fingerprint scanner to reliably detect my fingerprint. Whereas the iPhone5s got it right every time.

    • It’s Me

      The Motorola scanner was reliable? I guess it was so well implemented that no one used it and they dropped it in later models?

    • Mayoo

      I said both are “as reliable” and followed by “both are easily hackable”. Can deny your point. It sucked.

    • It’s Me

      Indeed you did. TouchID is widely reviewed as being very reliable and becomes a must have feature for many. Atrix? Not so much. So no, not “as reliable”. But maybe that’s because moto used an older tech that required wiping your finger.

    • gommer strike

      Well nothing Apple or really anyone around us has invented anything new. All these gee-whiz-bang technologies have long been around us since the 1980’s if not earlier. They’re all just now combined into one slick piece of hardware. Finger print recognition/scanning has been around a very long time, for one. The idea and technology has always existed, although in a crude form and the size of your desk, if not your whole bedroom to function.

      Apple has long been all about “good artists copy, great artists steal”, and they’ll stay true to that forever. The difference here is, while Android indeed has had all these things for years, it takes a company like Apple to polish and refine these concepts into a form that the regular Joe/Jane appreciates and can use – without being a techie, and work reliably and consistently.

      Apple isn’t perfect of course. I spot all these little inconsistencies in the UI and areas within the Settings that lag(despite how everyone insists it’s all buttery smooth – it’s not, not even on the 5s).

    • TeeJay1100

      Well said

    • It’s Me

      A) when did they ever claim customized keyboards were innovative?
      B) Has Apple launched a single new patent lawsuit since Jobs died? The fact is that since Jobs died they have shut down multiple patent actions. They just announced today that they have agree to close down all suits with Samsung outside of the US. They had a similar agreement with Moto a short while ago.

      Your argument is based on flimsy “facts” it seems.

  • pawn

    Finally Apple, welcome to 2011!

    • gommer strike

      You’re supposed to say “Welcome Apple. Seriously.”

      (that’s what they did against IBM back in the day)

  • 5Gs

    Samung should sue them for copying them.

    • TeeJay1100

      Don’t worry Xiaomi and many other Chinese/Korean OEM’s are coming!! Samsung is the least of Apple’s worries.

  • Dimitri

    All metal iPhone which will have a 4’7 inch screen. Hmm that sounds like last year with the HTC One M7. So HTC is following HTC path if this is correct or the rumours are just false.

    We shall see but honestly i have lost faith and hope in Apple ever making a change on the design with the iPhone. A larger screen doesn’t make it better. Bigger battery, not a hideous look ( as what post pictures on 9to5mac show) and same old look needs to be changed.

    Apple needs to do more changes on the iPhone instead if hyping it up to make it the best. People are noticing that Apple won’t change and so some if not most are looking for something better

    • KiwiBri

      Agree. If the HTC One design was the iPhone 5, it would have been interesting. Now, its just boring. Maybe they”ll have a new design for iPhone 6, and the current design leaks have been a massive coverup

    • Dimitri

      I hope so but if those are the final design , i can assure you that many won’t want a phone that looks hideous like that. All leaked pictures have the same design since last year so who knows.

      Even if Apple makes a Metal phone they will make it sound like they invited it first and how it won’t get damage or anything which will be pretty funny.

    • It’s Me

      Their phones have been metal for years.

    • Dimitri

      Incorrect. Not ALL metal like the author posted. Please read the article and my first post.

      The iPhone only has metal band but the phone was never METAL. iPhone 4/4S had a Glass back and Glass front. IPhone 5C has a hard Plastic back shell. IPhone 5/5S doesn’t have a pure metal backing up like the one found on the HTC One Devices.

    • It’s Me

      No phone is all metal. You need glass or plastic for the RF transmission, which is what the two small bands of glass on the back of the iPhone 5 and 5S are for and what the plastic lines on the back of the HTC M8 are for. When people say a metal backing, they mean not primarily plastic (or glass).

    • Dimitri

      But when your saying the iPhone was all metal it’s incorrect as the device has metal with the exception of the small little white lines. The front, side and back is all metal on the HTC One Devices. IPhone never had that

    • It’s Me

      I said they’ve had metal phones for years, because no phone has a 100% metal backing. None.

    • Rio

      I dont see them making any radical changes nor do I see any reason to make those changes. The same goes with HTC, Samsung etc.

      Yes, they initially made big changes every year or 2 but that was because it was all new to them. They were trying to find what design works best! And you can see with Apple and even Samsung, they have found it. So they make slight design changes and focus more on the software and internal hardware + other unique features. Why change something for the sake of it?

      The only way I see a big change coming is if there is a major change in any one of the components used in the phone forcing them to change the design so as to make it better

  • KiwiBri

    and let the madness begin…

  • AReid

    I really hope they come out with the rumoured 5.5″ because if they do, they can welcome me back to the family after 4 years on the road :)

    • It’s Me

      I’ve heard that a lot, for both sizes.

    • Dimitri

      Heard but haven’t seen any leaks is 2 different things.. The only thing we all have seen is the leaks for the 4’7 one. Not the 5’5 one.

    • It’s Me

      His comment was that he’d switch back if the iPhone was larger. I said I’ve heard that from a lot of people, they they would switch [back] to iPhones if they were bigger.

      It isn’t a rumour that people have said that. They’ve said it. Whether Apple releases it or not is a different question.

    • neo905

      I would wait until info on battery life comes out. Making it thinner is silly if it further compromises battery life and hence usage.

    • It’s Me

      Reports today say it will be 2100 mAh, which would be almost 50% higher capcity than the 5S.

    • neo905

      Is that the 5.5″ because the 4.7″ is reported to be only a 300mAh bump from the 5S. I understand IOS is very optimized to run on a smaller battery which when your phone is brand new is great. But Apples phones degenerate quickly over time due to use and software updates that ruin the experience of older iPhones. Instead of making then thinner, which at this point is, well, pointless, focus on battery life. 1800 and 2100 mAh isn’t going to cut it on a bigger screen, especially if they go 1080p or 2K.

    • It’s Me

      The reports out today say 2100mAh for the 4.7″ model.

      Beside adding a bigger battery and optimizing the OS for battery life, what else do you want them to focus on for battery life? They do their own research into battery chemistry as well.

      Seems like any company has a choice for battery life: bigger batteries and/or more efficient usage. They appear to be trying both,

    • neo905

      If that’s the case, that is better than 1800mAh. I would still need to know how well it works in practice though. I also need to see what they charge for the 32gb 4.7″ and 32gb 5.5″, 16gb is a waste of time in 2014. I get the feeling it will be pretty high considering a 5S on Telus is $820.

      Actually, right now I have a HTC one M7 and it does both. Sense 6 is light, responsive and efficient and only has a 2300mAh battery and it is 4.7″. So I know its possible. Also, Android L will bring even better battery life.

      I am actually curious to see how much the new iPhone looks like the old HTC one. Since some of the mockups I have seen have similarities. I had an iPhone before (battery sucked but it was a iPhone 4 to be fair) and HTC was the only android that had similiar build quality.

  • Brian_Pelican

    I’m saving up empty water bottles to pee in while I wait in line… dammit, I peed a little bit just thinking about it.

    • Dimitri

      LOL. Make sure you bring a jacket and some food as well!

    • Pigs Can Fly

      There was this HUGE lineup outside the LEGO store a month ago, was there a LEGO iPad release or something?

  • ABCONMan

    The current iPhone is too small. Bigger would be better. I left for Android on screen size alone over 2 years ago, but stayed because of how well it worked. I’d return if the device was somehow better. Product support is certainly better.

    • Karl Dagenais

      Same here. Left for screen size and swype type keyboards. Now my G2’s screen has a defect and I have to send it in and lose it for 4-6 weeks if I want it fixed under warranty… Would get resolved much quicker with an iPhone.

      Unless they pull something stupid I’m almost certainly going back. I miss I message and facetime and wish I could use photostream with my family.

    • Me Ted

      Yeah. I stayed with Android for both the size and superior experience.

  • JB

    OH SH*T……720p phone coming out September 9th everyone.

    The game is about to be changed!……

    • Dimitri

      Hopefully they can go higher then that. I know pixels don’t mean much but in all reality if they want to compete, start bringing stuff the others are.

    • JB

      Why bother though when fanboys like Daniel Bader give NON HD smartphones auto 9 out of 10’s in 2013. Clearly they don’t need to bring out a competitive product when the writer will slurp anything they shoot out.

    • Dimitri

      Daniel is know for this and i have spoken to other sites where they said he is known to give iPhone the best score when it doesn’t deserve it or when the screen is low he would give it a high score because he loves Apple. Its known everyone sees is. This is why when he does reviews of a device, don’t bother with his score sheet.

    • Pigs Can Fly

      Sounds like the guys over at Metacritics, they’re paid by Activision to rate Call of Duty titles higher than anything else even when they’re garbage yet user ratings are often the opposite. :)

      I think Endgadget does the same thing about iPhones.

    • It’s Me

      Could be worse…they could go back a generation or two for the processors like Sammy did for the S5. Nothing says game changing like last years CPU

    • Dimitri

      Yet the S5 has 3GB ram, 16mp camera, 5’1 1080p screen, removable huge battery, SD slot that takes 128GB card, heart sensor ( some may call this a gimmick) water and dust resistant and many more.

      The iPhone will never get anything near that or what the HTC One Devices have. Using a last year Quad core CPU isn’t anything bad as it still does thr the trick.

      IPhone still uses 1GB RAM, Small battery, NO LED notification light built in, no 1080p screen, No SD slot. Cmon your saying about S5 with a last year’s processor but not the old tech Apple still using making it seem new?

    • It’s Me

      Yeah. It’s not like the CPU is the single most important component in a smartphone, or any computing device. Good enough last year is good enough today.

    • Dimitri

      I like how you ignored everything else and you are only looking at that. While yes a CPU is the most important component in a device but let me ask u this, the CPU the S5 is using is still pretty fast and if u don’t mind me saying that when the S5 was on prototype a year before it was released, the new CPU wasn’t even built… No other phone released the same time as the S5 had the new CPU. HTC One M8 uses the same CPU as the S5.did u forget that? Same goes with the Z2.

      How come you aren’t talking about the things the S5 or other devices have that the iPhone 5S doesn’t? The 3GB Ram was available before the Note 3 was released. The 1080p screen has been out for a few years, bigger battery same, water resistant same.

    • It’s Me

      I was responding to a post that mentioned a single feature, so I responded about a single feature. Why would I bother going through a exhaustive list? That would be really anal.

    • Dimitri

      Not really anal but proving a point that your stuck on one thing that Samsung has used from a year ago YET you aren’t saying anything about Apple that has been using old tech for years. 1GB? Cmon this isn’t 2010.. 720p screen on a flagship model? This isn’t 2010. I can keep going but i won’t as i said most of it above. Next time when you pick on one thing with another device, make sure you pick something from the iPhone as well..

    • It’s Me

      Having more memory because it’s good to have id one thing, but having more because your system would bog down without it is entirely different.

      As I said, I was responding to a post that included one thing…why would I add more?

    • Pigs Can Fly

      3GB ram is nice, but the OS takes up nearly 1GB of that, iOS isn’t memory intensive so it likely doeesn’t need a lot of memory. Just throwing that in there. I remember when my HTC Desire was constantly out of memory just by running one app because Froyo (2.2) was a memory hog.

  • Brian Cabbagehead

    All I know is it better be wind committable AND I have huge news! Wind will be carrying it! YES wind will be selling apple products!!!!

  • Brian Cabbagehead

    compatible sorry my google speech program has a hard time since I lost my tooth!

  • potatohead

    you can OFFICIALLY say goodbye to blackberry

    • Dimitri

      You can Officially say goodbye to be allowed to post..

    • potatohead

      wow you’re smart.

    • Dimitri

      I am as i am working with Ian and Daniel to ban you. Many others have complained about your stupidity and your useless posts. Either grow up and act mature or go outside and do something with your life.

  • potatohead

    look at all the fandroid fanbois scared and bashing apple now LOLOLOL

    • Dimitri

      Scared? No. Bashing? No. We are simply showing that Apple even if they go with a 4’7 inch phone, they are still they same company that uses the same design and locks you into what they want.

      Aren’t you a ” fanboy” which comes on every thread that either has Blackberry or Android and bashes them? Sit down and shut up and go do something useful with yourself.

    • segz

      Apple will always be Apple, they make products that work well, they’ve developed and ecosystem that spans across multiple devices/hardware. I have used both Android and iOS and i like a lot about both, but what always keeps me coming back is the fluidity of Apple and the way iOS runs. I get no lag, despite a few little hiccups here and there. The OS just works, and it works well for that matter. I’ve had just recently been using the Note 3 after coming from the iPhone 5… having used the Note 3 since it’s launch i have gladly come back to the iPhone 5s, now don’t get me wrong, the Note 3 was an amazing phone it worked really well, but there was always somewhere that it lagged each and everytime i used it. If there was some way that Android could monitor the way that skins are built on top of their OS that would help out in this situation i would gladly come back. BUT!, for now, iOS is still going to be the more prefered OS when it comes down to it. It will always come down to this ONE thing in the end… if you bought your first device and it was iOS based, if you eventually decide to try out Android or anyother iOS I would say 8 times out of 10 you’re always going to go back to what feels like home, unless you’ve had some sort of MAJOR issue with that said original OS or company.

    • Me Ted

      Android works well. The ecosystem is brilliant. It’s so good in fact that many iOS users use it as well.

    • Salinger

      I too have had a Note 3 since it was released, and I cannot imagine going to a 4″ iPhone. Especially Apple’s iteration of a 4″ screen which remarkably feels even smaller than other 4″ screens.

      People love to rip on Android for lag, but that’s old news and I really don’t see it any more, certainly not in the Note 3. Every OS hiccups now and then, yes, even iOS.

      I love Apple products, evidenced by my iMac, iPod touch, MacBook Air, iPad and Apple TV. Maybe someday I’ll turn to iPhone, I’m certainly open to it. I’ve tried it with the 4S, but within 3 months returned to Android. The “just works” and “fluidity” comes at a great price, the ability to make your phone your own, and for me, right now at least, that means Android.

    • segz

      so please explain to me how you make your phone “your own”? Say what you want, but there is more Lag on the Note 3 than the iPhone 5s… I’m not knocking either phones or os’s but be realistic.. if you can sit there and say that you can HONESTLY go an entire day on the note 3 without any noticeable lag then please, share your secrets with me!

    • Salinger

      Making my phone my own 101: I have a large time/weather widget on my home screen so I don’t need my glasses to quickly see the time and temp. I have a huge Shazam button just to the left panel of my home screen because I often want to get the name of a song I hear quickly. I have my music player with play, skip forward & reverse on my home screen so I can play music instantly without going into an app and an app that scrolls lyrics for songs that play on any music app. I have a couple of screens where I have open space just for a nice aesthetic. etc. I can’t do any of those things on iOS, or am I missing something?

      And yes, I can HONESTLY say I have not experienced (aside from a very occasional instance like any OS) noticeable lag on my Note 3 through the course of a normal day. I have HONESTLY experienced more lag on my iPad Air since installing iOS7 than on my Note 3. My secret? I don’t know, maybe I’m just lucky, or maybe I’m not making mountains out of mole hills.

      You seem to be trying to dismiss my experience as just fanboyism, but what I’ve told you is my experience. You say you have no bias toward any OS, well neither do I, and I live it. I have an Android phone and just about everything else in my life is Mac or iOS.

      Given some of the rumours of the iPhone 6, (larger screen, a step toward widgets) I will once again seriously consider it once announced, mainly because it would fit into my existing ecosystem so well. But, as always, I will assess it rationally and objectively and switch only if I deem it better than what I currently have.

    • Pigs Can Fly

      The iPhone’s 4″ IS smaller than a typical 4″, it’s just a stretched portrait screen.

  • ScooterinAB

    5.5 inches. God. That’s going to be ridiculous. The 5’s are going to looks like children’s phones next this thing.

    And it will probably still have an 8 MP camera and no other meaningful changes except a fast 64-bit processor (because we all know that matters).

  • avikingdj

    I guess people who like iPhone’s are happy that Steve isn’t around to offer us his visionary guidance like the following.

    Steve took the opportunity to rip on bigger rivals, saying that making a phone so big “you can’t get your hand around it” helps, but that “no one’s going to buy that.” We’re assuming he’s likely talking about the latest crop of 4-, 4.3- and 5-inch phones that include the Galaxy S series, the EVO 4G, Droid X, and Dell Streak, even going so far as to call them “Hummers” (we take it you don’t ever drive a Hummer, Steve?). Though ripping on the competition is to be expected, perhaps the more interesting takeaway here is that we can’t realistically expect an iPhone much bigger than the 3.5-inch display they use today

    • barrist

      *sigh*, just like Blackberry and Microsoft execs saying the iPhone wouldn’t sell because it didn’t have a keyboard. People say stuff sometimes. Get over it.

  • cookipuss

    Saturated smartphone market. Saturated tablet market. Nothing new, maybe an iteration of everyone’s fav. solution looking for a problem, the smartwatch.

    It’s all downhill from here.

  • Buzz88

    I think people should really take the whole rumors thing with a grain of salt… there’s no way crApple will be releasing a 5.5″ iPhone.

    • Dimitri

      There hasn’t been any leaked image of it. There was one last year which was found that it was fake. There only has been leaked images of the screen, case and internal components for the 4’7 inch.

      I doubt Apple even thought of entering the 5’5 inch screen stage right now. Why would the release the 4’7 and the 5’5 at the same time or the 5’5 Inch after. People that bought the 4’7 would return it for the 5’5 most likely and Apple would lose money. Doubt they will do it.

      I know there will be a 128GB model and its most likely going to be release on 19th or 26th. There has been a rumor that the 4’7 inch will have a 2,100 mAh battery as well. This is just a rumor and hasn’t been a leaked image or anything.

  • TeeJay1100

    Tim Cook will take the stage and before the iphone is announced he will say:

    Forget anything I ever said about one handed use!! Here is the revolutionary thin new iphone 4.7″. The screen looks so amazing in your hands.

  • Pigs Can Fly

    I’m all for it if it’s not any bigger than my Moto X, right now the 5S is the same size as my Moto X except just a touch thicker but the screen is still too small.

    • Zee

      It’ll be bigger than the Moto X due to the iPhone home button. Can only make those bezels so thin and that button takes a lot of room.

    • Pigs Can Fly

      Yeah I was going to say that they’d have to shrink the size of the home button (maybe rectangle like Samsung did).

  • Patrick Serrano

    Conan O’Brien: “Apparently, the new iPhone 6 will be called: Last year’s Samsung Galaxy” :)

  • I’m NOTHERE

    so many rumours… hope it’s not a BIG disappointment