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Sanjib.A
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bigger screen better
Sanjib.A   8/22/2014 2:16:40 PM
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I think a larger display as compared to iPhone 5 was very much needed to compete with Samsung and others and it is good to see that might come with iPhone 6. What would be a approximate price of iPhone 6?

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Re: bigger screen better
R_Colin_Johnson   8/22/2014 2:43:09 PM
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In the past Apple has always kept the same price on the new models and discounted the old ones, but with the higher BOM on this one its anyone's guess what their pricing strategy will be.

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Re: bigger screen better
goafrit   8/22/2014 6:21:49 PM
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Apple is changing the game in the middle because they saw what Samsung did. The problem is that it may destroy their operational efficiency which is another currency in the Apple universe.

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Re: bigger screen better
jessica77   8/24/2014 8:32:59 AM
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Much better if Apple can lower their iphone price. Samsung eating them alive nowadays.

Anand.Yaligar
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Re: bigger screen better
Anand.Yaligar   8/25/2014 1:01:29 AM
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Samsung showed a decline of sales in the western markets as well as home markets, the reason being declining quality of phones. Moreover it loses its fan bases everyday because the Galaxy S5 was released with different versions intended for separate parts of the world with the same or similar price tag which caused the uproar in fans.

Apple will probably succeed in the eastern markets especially when China is a partner and asked Apple to tend to their requests.

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Don't give up your engineering job ...
Jack.L   8/24/2014 11:37:32 PM
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Apple has never sold on price. It sells on features and user experience. Yes certainly cost comes into any decision, but what Apple is all about is user experience. With the small screens, that user experience has started to lack which needs to be addressed.

In terms of hardware speed, performance, etc., who, that is a current iPhone5 user, has ever considered their phone "slow". Any slowness I have attributed to any phones of late have been purely software "issues".

I am not sure they are going to hit on all cylinders with scratch free. Impact resistant is a bigger one and will sapphire provide that?

Inductive and bluetooth .... sounds water resistant to me ... just saying. Lightning will still there there, but maybe ...

Now about the things that people care about:

- Battery life?

- Impact resistance

- Applications (what is making them easier)

 

etc.

 

 

Kinnar
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Very Nice Changes from Apple
Kinnar   8/22/2014 2:44:55 PM
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These are very nice and most awaited for Apple Users, Other brands have gone far beyond as compared to Apple Phones in terms of hardware. But at least now Apple uses will be able to used the power of hardware as the new phones will be using A8 processors and 1GB RAM. One can say that now Apple will have to follow other Manufacturers for hardware changes. In case of phablet Apple will be following other manufacturers as Apple is not the first to introduce it.

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Re: Very Nice Changes from Apple
R_Colin_Johnson   8/22/2014 2:47:54 PM
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Yes, it appears Apple is playing catch up ball, but there are also likely to be new features that their followers will consider "must haves."

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A8
rick merritt   8/22/2014 5:12:41 PM
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A 30-50% speed (I assume he means "performance") bump is pretty good. I wonder how much comes from the processor and how much from all the new memory?

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Re: A8
R_Colin_Johnson   8/22/2014 8:01:20 PM
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Yes, performance is a better word, however speculation has its clock upped to 2.0 GHz over 1.3 GHz today, which would be in the stated speed bump range. The disappointing thing to me is that almost everyone--even supposed TSMC insiders who claim to be making the A8--say it will still be a dual-core, which puts Apple behind again, since quad-cores are in many high-end smartphones from others.

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Re: A8
Gondalf   8/23/2014 6:02:03 PM
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The process do not gives much headroom in our knowledge, the core is just now a LOT wide and with a big L3, so my bet is in a far more aggressive turbo clock speed (2Ghz??) with only a 10% boost in base clock frequence, that is around 0.9Ghz in iPhone 5 and around 1.2Ghz in iPad Air.

The big question is in what this strong turbo will translate in real world performance as the Tskin goes up and the cpu throttles down.

The GPU will be sure faster so likely Apple is referring to an aggregate +30% in performance CPU+GPU.

Only my two cents.....

 

Anand.Yaligar
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Re: A8
Anand.Yaligar   8/25/2014 1:04:37 AM
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The iPhone architecture and the operating system is a very low latency system, because 1ghz processors work in comparison to the 2ghz processors used by different vendors. Most vendors use the android and on top of that use a customized UI which the Apple does not, and which favours apple's case. Apple products are overpowered by android standards.

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A comment from Twitter
rick merritt   8/22/2014 5:43:16 PM
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@anexanhume on Twitter  says:

"...previous iPhones already had 1GB since 4S. Other rumors seem to be repeats of GeekBar rumors seen on @MacRumors"


Guess we'll see on Sept. 9

R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: A comment from Twitter
R_Colin_Johnson   8/25/2014 12:01:12 PM
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Yes, many of the facts according to Edelson's predictions have been cited elsewhere, but also contradicted by other rumors. And by the way the 1Gbyte "bump" was meant to mean going from 1Gbyte to 2Gbyte, thanks for that one!

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Facts? Where are the facts?
GroovyGeek   8/24/2014 9:46:00 PM
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The title of this article promised facts. Then it went on and on and on with fluff about some other company nobody cares about, only to conclude with more speculation and zero facts. Guess this passes for reporting nowadays.

Anand.Yaligar
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Ultrasonic communication
Anand.Yaligar   8/25/2014 12:58:43 AM
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If Apple uses ultrasonic communication then that would be a nice change but then all the IOT products for any user would have to be manufactured by Apple. One cannot hope that the iWatch will work with other IOT grids as well.

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Re: Ultrasonic communication
C VanDorne   8/25/2014 9:40:10 AM
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I'm curious to see what the kanine community thinks of this feature.

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Re: Ultrasonic communication
R_Colin_Johnson   9/2/2014 6:49:31 PM
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I finnaly found a company Knowles, who has researched if ultrasonic comm will bother our canine brothers. It looks like they are in the clear, but here is the scientific answer from those in the know at Knowles:

"Based on our acoustic expertise and informal conversations with application developers, ultrasonic signals should not be an issue or bothersome for dogs or other animals.

The intended range for ultrasonic functionality within mobile consumer electronics is less than two feet and therefore, applications would transmit very low level of ultrasound. 

Additionally, the transmitted signals are noise-like (broadband) rather than a single tone. This allows the frequencies blend into the background with other acoustic frequencies. 

Finally, ultrasonic signals are typically directional and they tend to require a relatively straight line of sight to be effective. This means objects such as furniture and walls will limit the potential for ultrasonic frequencies to affect animals.

Knowles encourages all application developers to operate within the safe guidelines outlined by government organizations and animal experts."

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Wireless charging
Jessica Lipsky   8/25/2014 12:01:27 PM
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I'm curious what you all think about the potential use of magnetic inductive charging with the iPhone 6. Apple already changed its power cable on the 5, so are users primed for another change? I'd hope Apple would take the magnetic resonance charge instead.

R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: Wireless charging
R_Colin_Johnson   8/25/2014 12:13:17 PM
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I agree that magnetic resonance would be a more elegant solution, but more engineering work since induction is so well understood. If Apple waits until the iPhone Air or iWatch introduction to add wireless charging, as Edelson mentioned they might, it could be because of that extra engineering effort.

Doug_S
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How exactly are these "facts"?
Doug_S   8/25/2014 5:14:11 PM
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This is just more speculation from someone who does not know.  And I'm willing to bet he's wrong on at least one of, if not all of, the ideas that it will have a 400 ppi screen ("keeping up with Samsung" in minor pixel density differences is not important to Apple) will use wireless charging (especially with a "cradle" rather than a pad) or use ultrasonic communication.

_hm
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Will it include sensors for ihealth?
_hm   8/26/2014 10:57:57 AM
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Will new iPhone incorporate sensors for ihealth functionality? That will also need new connection system.

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Re: Will it include sensors for ihealth?
R_Colin_Johnson   8/26/2014 1:48:52 PM
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Apple already announced its HealthKit API which will allow different health and fitness apps to share information that can be accessed from a central hub. Hardware-wise the M7 chip already offers a smart hub that fuses the data from the iPhone 5s' inertial sensors, which fitness apps are already accessing. Rumor has it that the M7 will be much larger in the iPhone 6 which indicates more sensor-monitoring abilities--whether they are built-in or plugged-in. Also Reuters recently claimed that the HealthKit service "will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems..."

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Re: Will it include sensors for ihealth?
_hm   8/27/2014 1:00:38 AM
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Thanks. Is Apple planning to buy any significant player in bio-medical instrumentation?

R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: Will it include sensors for ihealth?
R_Colin_Johnson   8/27/2014 2:58:30 PM
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That's a darn good question. I haven't heard of any yet, but I'll put out some feelers. Maybe partnerships might be a better choice since many of these med instrument companies specialize.

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Re: Will it include sensors for ihealth?
goafrit   9/6/2014 4:48:51 PM
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>> Thanks. Is Apple planning to buy any significant player in bio-medical instrumentation?

Not sure you can find answer to that in this forum. Make a call to Apple unit that focuses on acquisitions.

rpdmallett
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Bigger screen = bigger trouser pockets
rpdmallett   9/1/2014 6:56:25 AM
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Well I'm used to keeping my 4s in my trouser pocket ('pants' to most of you guys) - so am I going to have to get bigger trousers for the 6?  Will the local Apple Store allow me to try out the 6 in my current pockets?  Would be good for Apple to publish a trouser-compatibility guide, or maybe even an app, for this condundrum... :-)

R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: Bigger screen = bigger trouser pockets
R_Colin_Johnson   9/1/2014 4:02:32 PM
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I can't tell if you are joking or not, but seriouly. I just upgraded to a iPhone 5s from a 4s for just that reason (plus they gave it to me for free with no contract). For years Apple's arguement was that you should be able to operate you phone with one hand. On the other hand, I see two advantages to a bigger screen--easier typing because those tiny keys will be slightly bigger, and the other is that some people won't have to carry a tablet and a phone.

rpdmallett
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Re: Bigger screen = bigger trouser pockets
rpdmallett   9/2/2014 4:24:03 AM
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Half serious actually.  Bigger 'buttons' to press would certainly be a benefit - but I don't want the bulge in my trousers to be mis-interpreted...

R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: Bigger screen = bigger trouser pockets
R_Colin_Johnson   9/2/2014 3:01:27 PM
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rpdmallett: you are a riot! Regarding tiny keys--you can make them a little bigger by switching to horizontal (landscape) view.



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