Report: 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in August, larger models in September

A new report from Taiwanese media (via Reuters) has indicated that a larger 4.7-inch iPhone, reportedly called the iPhone 6, will launch in August, a month earlier than many industry observers expected. The Economic Daily News has released a report saying that the iPhone 6 will be available to buy by August, but did not specify which markets would receive the phone first.

The publication went on the claim that 80 million iPhone units would be produced ahead of release, pointing to expectations from Apple that this device will sell exceptionally well. For reference, Apple sold 47 million iPhones in the last quarter of 2014. 

Two larger iPhones will also be made, according to the report, with screen sizes measuring between 5.5- and 5.6-inches. Reuters confirmed with their supply chain sources that such devices will be produced. Both of these phones will be released in September the report says, leading to questions about why Apple would release a 4.7-inch model and then a larger phone one month later. One reason could be the availability of parts for the larger model, with issues surrounding battery life and display technology

The shift in Android phone design towards bigger phones, in terms of screen, has worried Apple and ignited a fire of speculation about the possibility of larger screen displays. Industry analysts have predicted that a larger screen could help Apple retake market share lost to larger screen phones, such as those produced by Samsung. Beyond screen size, Apple's next phones will likely include sapphire displays and thinner bezels as well as updated cameras.  

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Please innovate. Please. Apple, if you don't change, this won't end well for you. (I know that there fine now, but I'm just speaking from a decade or two in the future). If it ends up hemorrhaging like it did in the eighties (post Macintosh release) and in the nineties (Gil Amelio), you have no Steve Jobs to bring the company back into relevancy. So please, make a better product.

Really dude? Apple is one of the leading companies in the mobile world. I can tell you who's bleeding, but I think you know who I'm talking about.

Open Minded said,
You've responded to every post with the same pro-Apple iMessage. I get it. You like (love?) to defend Apple. Or so it seems...
So I guess you totally ignored neonsparks troll comments?

So after mocking samsung for big phones, apple fanboyz are going to go gaga with their newest innovation: big phones.

doesn't sound at all. if you believe cortana, or digital assistants in general are something special then you didn't pay attention to how badly siri flopped. :)

neonspark said,
doesn't sound at all. if you believe cortana, or digital assistants in general are something special then you didn't pay attention to how badly siri flopped. :)
you 100% missed the piont of his post. He was saying you sound like a little kid. I agree with him.

LOL, with some iphone fanboys, if/when apple comes out with a 5" phone, they will show it to all their friends thinking it is revolutionary, and those like me that have had 5+ inch screens since 2010 (Dell Streak) will just shake our heads and laugh. You want an iphone...doesn't matter to me, but revolutionary? Nope

naap51stang said,
LOL, with some iphone fanboys, if/when apple comes out with a 5" phone, they will show it to all their friends thinking it is revolutionary, and those like me that have had 5+ inch screens since 2010 (Dell Streak) will just shake our heads and laugh. You want an iphone...doesn't matter to me, but revolutionary? Nope

Lol with most Apple haters. Whenever Apple comes out with new products, these haters will accuse Apple customers of saying things they never said. They will also accuse Apple of saying words like magical and revolutionary even though the company doesn't use them.

naap51stang said,
LOL, with some iphone fanboys, if/when apple comes out with a 5" phone, they will show it to all their friends thinking it is revolutionary, and those like me that have had 5+ inch screens since 2010 (Dell Streak) will just shake our heads and laugh. You want an iphone...doesn't matter to me, but revolutionary? Nope
These revolutionary comments are pretty long in the tooth now.

Myself, and 4 family members alone would switch to a bigger iPhone. Everyone has nexus devices but we all do prefer IOS but the small screen is a burden to some older peoples eye sight.

Gaara sama said,
So apple sayi bigger is better now? Copying Samsung On Bigger Scream lol
are you suggesting bigger is better? do you own a galaxy mega? if not, why not if bigger is better?

Just because a company offers "A" and "B" doesn't mean better or worse, it just more options. Don't like one size? Buy the other size that you like best. If you don't follow this rule, then you are not buying what you prefer.

what you don't understand is that apple always in the courtroom suing samsung for copying them, but LOOK who is copying samsung on bigger scream now? after all these junk apple fan talk about samsung HUGE scream and now its ok for apple iphone to have big scream. lol

After the lackluster release of the Galaxy S5, everyone's eyes are on the iPhone. Typical haters can troll all they want, but the whole world is waiting for the new iPhone. Every week there's a new rumor story.

stevan said,
After the lackluster release of the Galaxy S5, everyone's eyes are on the iPhone. Typical haters can troll all they want, but the whole world is waiting for the new iPhone. Every week there's a new rumor story.

Haha, after what the marketshare worldwide for Android is, i'm pretty sure everyone is waiting for an Android phone.

stevan said,
After the lackluster release of the Galaxy S5, everyone's eyes are on the iPhone. Typical haters can troll all they want, but the whole world is waiting for the new iPhone. Every week there's a new rumor story.

Ha, that's cute. And the Galaxy S5 is having no issues with sales. Good luck finding an iPhone with expandable memory, removable battery, or water resistance for hours under water.

tlogank said,

Ha, that's cute. And the Galaxy S5 is having no issues with sales. Good luck finding an iPhone with expandable memory, removable battery, or water resistance for hours under water.

Of course it's not having any issues. No official data on sales from Samsug yet, and they replaced the head of the mobile design. All good signs of amazing sales. Haha.

stevan said,
After the lackluster release of the Galaxy S5, everyone's eyes are on the iPhone. Typical haters can troll all they want, but the whole world is waiting for the new iPhone. Every week there's a new rumor story.

The lack luster stuff about the S5 was because it wasnt really a technical leap.. no LPDDR4, no 1440p display etc.... iphone will prolly be a 5S with a bigger screen and thats it. nothing much new with it, although all the fools that love apples minisule updates and only makes changes not when ppl are ready for it but when theyve seen other people take risks and it paying off then they act.... yes it will sell millions and millions guess ignorance is bliss

psionicinversion said,

The lack luster stuff about the S5 was because it wasnt really a technical leap.. no LPDDR4, no 1440p display etc.... iphone will prolly be a 5S with a bigger screen and thats it. nothing much new with it, although all the fools that love apples minisule updates and only makes changes not when ppl are ready for it but when theyve seen other people take risks and it paying off then they act.... yes it will sell millions and millions guess ignorance is bliss

Yes, Apple only waits for other companies. That's why they didn't take the risk and release the iPod, iPhone or the iPad.....oh wait. I don't understand the rest of your post though. Spelling is horrible.

stevan said,

Yes, Apple only waits for other companies. That's why they didn't take the risk and release the iPod, iPhone or the iPad.....oh wait. I don't understand the rest of your post though. Spelling is horrible.

yeah fair play with the iphone they did a good job but then they completely stagnated for the last 7 years, took em 6 years to update there UI and took design ideas from the competition and youve got to admit the iphone is pretty boring. Thats nothing that says wow i want it... lumia 930 i saw it and was like wow i want it, i see an iphone and think what are they trying to rip us off with now.

This should sell lots of upgrades and a good number of new users, but things will definitely get interesting if this is all Apple is bringing to this generation of iPhone. I don't think they're considered cutting edge in smartphones anymore and bigger screens, while overdue, won't change that. Opportunity for Windows Phone to gain ground, and Android to continue doing what it does.

MorganX said,
This should sell lots of upgrades and a good number of new users, but things will definitely get interesting if this is all Apple is bringing to this generation of iPhone. I don't think they're considered cutting edge in smartphones anymore and bigger screens, while overdue, won't change that. Opportunity for Windows Phone to gain ground, and Android to continue doing what it does.

From what it sounds like, Apple is pulling out all the stops with the 6, as they know this is the vibe they're giving off since the 4S... I feel like the 6 will be a significant release.

I really hope if they do release a bigger iPhone, they keep the current size as an option too... I dislike larger phones. I bet the 'S' model will be 4.5-5" and the 'C' model will stick at 4".

CrippsCorner said,
I really hope if they do release a bigger iPhone, they keep the current size as an option too... I dislike larger phones. I bet the 'S' model will be 4.5-5" and the 'C' model will stick at 4".

How dare you like the current size of the iPhone? Have you not been paying attention to the comments on this site? Don't you know that a smaller iPhone means it's a toy? Just look a few comments above...
/s

stevan said,

How dare you like the current size of the iPhone? Have you not been paying attention to the comments on this site? Don't you know that a smaller iPhone means it's a toy? Just look a few comments above...
/s

I know dude, I do not comply... argh!

theyarecomingforyou said,
Whenever I see an iPhone it always amazes me that people are happy with such a small display. It looks like a toy.

I have no idea how you able to view the iPhone as a toy? All Samsung Galaxy used cheap plastic compared to glass+aluminum+sapphire. The build quality is not even remotely close to the iPhone.

But yet the cheap plastic can withstand more punishment.

Anyway, people have choice. Dont like how something looks and what it is made out of , choose something different.

I agree that Apple should make larger phones available as an option. I for one would probably opt for the smaller size because pocket comfort is important to me, but others really want size and they should have options.

sphbecker said,
I for one would probably opt for the smaller size because pocket comfort is important to me

Try not to put mobile phone into the pocket.

I just don't see a 5.5" iPhone happening. As I've always said the reason they chose a 3.5" when they first released the iPhone was because you could use it easily with one hand (average sized hand) and they followed through with that with the 5 and 5s by making the screen taller. I feel the biggest we will get its 4.5" or 4.7" screen as the larger model and then a 4" iPhone 6.

For me personally I hate larger screens and that's why I use an iPhone its the only powerful phone out there with a 4" screen (that gives me 64 of internal storage) the only thing near it is the Z1 Compact with a 4.3" screen. Bigger isn't always better.

Agreed! I'm one of the few who does not like the new trend with bigger and bigger phones. I guess I have too small hands to appreciate phones with larger screens than ~4.0-4.2". My limit is somewhere in that range.

I think one of the major factors that actually kept some people away from the iPhone was the small screen. Will be very interesting to see what they actually have in store. Its always funny when the device is actually reveal its almost exactly what we already seen before but when totally different specs.

Biglo said,
I think one of the major factors that actually kept some people away from the iPhone was the small screen. Will be very interesting to see what they actually have in store. Its always funny when the device is actually reveal its almost exactly what we already seen before but when totally different specs.

Odd, I saw the exact opposite. I saw a lot of people flock to the iPhone *because* of the smaller screen.

Nogib said,

Odd, I saw the exact opposite. I saw a lot of people flock to the iPhone *because* of the smaller screen.

Probably back in the day but now that little screen is played out. Everything looks jammed up on that little screen now.

I thought the opposite. It is clearly fan art, but pretty convincing. Unlike most fan art that looks cool but is very impractical.

elenarie said,
Well isn't that a junky looking phone? Somehow I doubt they'd go for this look.

Its the same exact design as the current iPod Touch.

stevan said,
Put a sapphire display on an iPhone and you got a huge winner.

LOL, if you actually know what kind of disadvantages sapphire glasses have, then you know that it's pretty darn hard for Apple get us to believe that it will be better than Gorilla Glass.

Here is what one guy at Coring said about Sapphire glass..........

When we look at it, we see a lot of disadvantages of Sapphire versus Gorilla Glass. It's about 10 times more expensive. It's about 1.6 times heavier. It's environmentally unfriendly. It takes about 100 times more energy to generate a Sapphire crystal than it does glass. It transmits less light which...means either dimmer devices or shorter battery life. It continues to break. I think while it's a scratch resistant product it still breaks and our testing says that Gorilla Glass [can take] about 2.5 times more pressure that it can take...Sapphire on. So when we look at it, we think from an overall industry and trend that is not attractive in consumer electronics.

Exynos said,

LOL, if you actually know what kind of disadvantages sapphire glasses have, then you know that it's pretty darn hard for Apple get us to believe that it will be better than Gorilla Glass.

Here is what one guy at Coring said about Sapphire glass..........

When we look at it, we see a lot of disadvantages of Sapphire versus Gorilla Glass. It's about 10 times more expensive. It's about 1.6 times heavier. It's environmentally unfriendly. It takes about 100 times more energy to generate a Sapphire crystal than it does glass. It transmits less light which...means either dimmer devices or shorter battery life. It continues to break. I think while it's a scratch resistant product it still breaks and our testing says that Gorilla Glass [can take] about 2.5 times more pressure that it can take...Sapphire on. So when we look at it, we think from an overall industry and trend that is not attractive in consumer electronics.

I've worked with sapphire and it may be scratch resistant but it is brittle and it is less transmissive (in the visible light range) than a lot of other transparent materials.

That being said, who knows what they have actually engineered. It may be based on sapphire but not sapphire in the raw.

Exynos said,

LOL, if you actually know what kind of disadvantages sapphire glasses have, then you know that it's pretty darn hard for Apple get us to believe that it will be better than Gorilla Glass.

Here is what one guy at Coring said about Sapphire glass..........

When we look at it, we see a lot of disadvantages of Sapphire versus Gorilla Glass. It's about 10 times more expensive. It's about 1.6 times heavier. It's environmentally unfriendly. It takes about 100 times more energy to generate a Sapphire crystal than it does glass. It transmits less light which...means either dimmer devices or shorter battery life. It continues to break. I think while it's a scratch resistant product it still breaks and our testing says that Gorilla Glass [can take] about 2.5 times more pressure that it can take...Sapphire on. So when we look at it, we think from an overall industry and trend that is not attractive in consumer electronics.

Omg, a guy from Corning didn't praise Saphire. What a surprise! That would be like you NOT being biased against Apple. I guess all the high end watch manufacturers don't know squat by putting Saphire in their watches. You should do some research.

stevan said,

Omg, a guy from Corning didn't praise Saphire. What a surprise! That would be like you NOT being biased against Apple. I guess all the high end watch manufacturers don't know squat by putting Saphire in their watches. You should do some research.


The point is still that he's right, even though he's from Corning.

That's something you obviously didn't see. So maybe you should take of your Apple glasses and do some research about Sapphire glasses yourself to see that Sapphire glasses doesn't have a single advantage over Gorilla glass except for being better against scratches.

But are you gonna take all of those disadvantages for a harder glass than Gorilla Glass over having something that is already good enough by miles when it comes to being good against scratches and doesn't comes with those disadvantages?

Exynos said,

The point is still that he's right, even though he's from Corning.

That's something you obviously didn't see. So maybe you should take of your Apple glasses and do some research about Sapphire glasses yourself to see that Sapphire glasses doesn't have a single advantage over Gorilla glass except for being better against scratches.

But are you gonna take all of those disadvantages for a harder glass than Gorilla Glass over having something that is already good enough by miles when it comes to being good against scratches and doesn't comes with those disadvantages?

How can I possibly argue against someone who contradicts himself several times in one paragraph? Lol.

stevan said,

How can I possibly argue against someone who contradicts himself several times in one paragraph? Lol.


And how can i possibly discuss with someone who clearly are lazy and doesn't want to dig up the facts about Sapphire glasses yourself?

Because you know i'm right and because you know the guy from Corning are right aswell.

I'm sorry that you're flaming over something that only Apple's capable of successfully pulling off, out of all the mobile divisions of these major manufactures. Matter of fact, being the one company that's working on self serving it's devices right here in America and you're here arguing over this? Holy crap.

Exynos said,

And how can i possibly discuss with someone who clearly are lazy and doesn't want to dig up the facts about Sapphire glasses yourself?

Because you know i'm right and because you know the guy from Corning are right aswell.

If Corning was really as comfortable as it suggests that Gorilla Glass is superior, then it wouldn't be so critical of the competition. When Apple announced the deal with GTAT for sapphire supply, Corning's stock fell. Forbes points out that Apple probably doesn't account for a huge proportion of Corning's Gorilla Glass profits and that could explain why the company doesn't expect a switch to have an immediate impact on profits.
Corning will argue that sapphire may be more scratch resistant, but it's also more likely to shatter when dropped. Sapphire is harder, not necessarily stronger. The counter to that argument is that sapphire is much less likely to get scratched and while a perfect Gorilla Glass 3 screen might survive a fall more often than sapphire, a scratched one definitely won't, and it's much more likely to pick up scratches.

There, that should shut you up. Most other reviews are the same. Corning exec slamming Sapphire isn't a surprise to anyone. Independent studies are showing sapphire to be more durable.

Mr.XXIV said,
I'm sorry that you're flaming over something that only Apple's capable of successfully pulling off, out of all the mobile divisions of these major manufactures. Matter of fact, being the one company that's working on self serving it's devices right here in America and you're here arguing over this? Holy crap.

I just told some hard facts about Sapphire glass. If you don't like it, then that's fine.

But i'll guess you are all blind and believes that Apple will do some INCREDIBLE MAGIC, just because it's Apple?

Exynos said,

I just told some hard facts about Sapphire glass. If you don't like it, then that's fine.

But i'll guess you are all blind and believes that Apple will do some INCREDIBLE MAGIC, just because it's Apple?

No you didn't. You quoted an exec from a competing company. That's just hilarious. Read my previous comment.

stevan said,

No you didn't. You quoted an exec from a competing company. That's just hilarious. Read my previous comment.


Maybe you should do some research to actually figure out that the Corning exec are 100% right about what he said about Sapphire glass?

stevan said,

There, that should shut you up. Most other reviews are the same. Corning exec slamming Sapphire isn't a surprise to anyone. Independent studies are showing sapphire to be more durable.

I see you have lots of evidences to show that the Corning exec are wrong in what he said about the disadvantages for Sapphire glass?

Yes, like i said, Sapphire is better when it comes to avoid scratches, but that's it. Are you willing to take all of the disadvantages over something that is already pretty darn good when it comes to avoiding scratches without the disadvantages the Sapphire glass have?

Mr.XXIV said,
I'm sorry that you're flaming over something that only Apple's capable of successfully pulling off, out of all the mobile divisions of these major manufactures. Matter of fact, being the one company that's working on self serving it's devices right here in America and you're here arguing over this? Holy crap.

Apple isnt capable of much in the manufacturing process. They are not making these screen they are ordering them. They dont even make their own processors. That means Apple has nothing to do with this but footing the bill. Other companies are capable of doing this if they want to.

And self serving their devices in America? I am glad they brought in a division but they arent leaving Foxcon anytime soon. They may start coming back to America over the next decade or two but thats because its getting more expensive to do business in Asia and India than having a heart change.

Exynos said,

I see you have lots of evidences to show that the Corning exec are wrong in what he said about the disadvantages for Sapphire glass.

And right before you said this:

Exynos said,
Maybe you should do some research to actually figure out that the Corning exec are 100% right about what he said about Sapphire glass?

You are hilarious. Please continue posting and contradicting yourself. You're doing my job for me. It's Friday and I need a laugh.

stevan said,

And right before you said this:

You are hilarious. Please continue posting and contradicting yourself. You're doing my job for me. It's Friday and I need a laugh.


Funny enough that you completely failed to actually see what i was writing, LOL, witch makes this conversation waste of space.

Wow, keep going. You looks better and better every time you comes with another panic attack of a post.

Scabrat said,

Apple isnt capable of much in the manufacturing process. They are not making these screen they are ordering them. They dont even make their own processors. That means Apple has nothing to do with this but footing the bill. Other companies are capable of doing this if they want to.

And self serving their devices in America? I am glad they brought in a division but they arent leaving Foxcon anytime soon. They may start coming back to America over the next decade or two but thats because its getting more expensive to do business in Asia and India than having a heart change.

Thank you for jumping ahead of my statement. I'm talking about them becoming a company that will SOON self-serve, which means, they plan on building more factories so that they will EVENTUALLY not rely on companies like Foxconn and have more jobs for those in America.

Mr.XXIV said,

Thank you for jumping ahead of my statement. I'm talking about them becoming a company that will SOON self-serve, which means, they plan on building more factories so that they will EVENTUALLY not rely on companies like Foxconn and have more jobs for those in America.

I probably did jump a bit ahead of your comment =). My bad. But I hope that is true sooner than later =).

Exynos said,

LOL, if you actually know what kind of disadvantages sapphire glasses have, then you know that it's pretty darn hard for Apple get us to believe that it will be better than Gorilla Glass.

Here is what one guy at Coring said about Sapphire glass..........

When we look at it, we see a lot of disadvantages of Sapphire versus Gorilla Glass. It's about 10 times more expensive. It's about 1.6 times heavier. It's environmentally unfriendly. It takes about 100 times more energy to generate a Sapphire crystal than it does glass. It transmits less light which...means either dimmer devices or shorter battery life. It continues to break. I think while it's a scratch resistant product it still breaks and our testing says that Gorilla Glass [can take] about 2.5 times more pressure that it can take...Sapphire on. So when we look at it, we think from an overall industry and trend that is not attractive in consumer electronics.


It's more expensive because no one has built huge sapphire glass manufacturing plants like Apple to bring down costs. It's just been a niche type of glass for expensive watches until now. Compare to how Apple brought down costs of aluminum designs in the same way. These things are a lot about volume and Apple wants the volume and has the resources to get the volume.

How much energy it can take to produce it is a problem left to Apple, nothing you should worry about.

How much light it transmits is a problem related to how thick they need to make it. It'll probably be very thin.

How robust the sapphire glass product used in iPhones will be is an exercise left to reviewers when the upcoming products have been released and guesswork until then.

Oh, and you just looked at the opinions from the producer of Gorilla Glass as for if Gorilla Glass is better.

Northgrove said,

It's more expensive because no one has built huge sapphire glass manufacturing plants like Apple to bring down costs. It's just been a niche type of glass for expensive watches until now. Compare to how Apple brought down costs of aluminum designs in the same way. These things are a lot about volume and Apple wants the volume and has the resources to get the volume.

How much energy it can take to produce it is a problem left to Apple, nothing you should worry about.

How much light it transmits is a problem related to how thick they need to make it. It'll probably be very thin.

How robust the sapphire glass product used in iPhones will be is an exercise left to reviewers when the upcoming products have been released and guesswork until then.

Oh, and you just looked at the opinions from the producer of Gorilla Glass as for if Gorilla Glass is better.

That's exactly it. There was a great article about the aluminum costs that Apple was able to bring down and how this time, with sapphire, they may be able to keep the technology to themselves.

But yeah, he won't get it...

Northgrove said,

Oh, and you just looked at the opinions from the producer of Gorilla Glass as for if Gorilla Glass is better.

Doesn't matter as long as his arguments are valid until proven wrong.

Exynos said,

Doesn't matter as long as his arguments are valid until proven wrong.

That is true. Acknowledge the bias but also acknowledge the expertise in the field of hard, scratch resistant glass... The claim has been made. Time will tell if it holds up or not.

Scabrat said,

That is true. Acknowledge the bias but also acknowledge the expertise in the field of hard, scratch resistant glass... The claim has been made. Time will tell if it holds up or not.

2007 - Apple uses Gorilla Glass on their newly announced iPhone. Every competitor and non-ATT store claims that glass isn't a smart choice because unlike plastic, glass shatters.

2011 - Almost every touch-screen phone in the market features a glass screen, and from the same manufacturer, Gorilla Glass.

2014 - Apple is rumored to use sapphire...

Yea, I can't stand all the kiss-asses who always criticize apple for the major changes they make, but all the Android manufactures wanna take something from Apple and try to verbally use it against Apple like they're better at it.

Mr.XXIV said,
Yea, I can't stand all the kiss-asses who always criticize apple for the major changes they make, but all the Android manufactures wanna take something from Apple and try to verbally use it against Apple like they're better at it.

I think those who are kissing things is the opposite of the people who criticize apple. It may be better reflect by the apple sheep, but I wouldnt even say that.

AND, the thing being questioned is that Sapphire might not be a good use for a phone screen. stevan said it would be a huge hit. Others have raised concerns over the strength and clarity of sapphire. No one is "kissing" anything here for criticizing sapphire. For most commenters they arent even criticizing Apple...

Apple sheep tend to be hypersensitive grumblers when it comes to this stuff. I just dont get it...

Scabrat said,

Apple sheep tend to be hypersensitive grumblers when it comes to this stuff. I just dont get it...

Lol. Its mostly everyone. The fact that you think its just the "Apple sheep" says something about you.

Shadrack said,

Lol. Its mostly everyone. The fact that you think its just the "Apple sheep" says something about you.

LOL! Actually, no, its no one. Exynos said sapphire wasnt better than Gorilla Glass. Then I said Apple cant manufacture it, they have to buy it so likely, others can have it too if they want it.

Apple wasnt really mentioned besides that but some people on the thread liked to slant it like that...

There are many Apple sheep. They are hypersensitive and they grumble. Android "sheep" to keep terminology consistant complain in different ways. ;) Just because I left them out doesnt mean they dont exist.

Also, I didnt call anyone an Apple sheep here, but you tried to label me as something. Maybe that speaks something about you... Maybe ;).

Scabrat said,

Also, I didnt call anyone an Apple sheep here, but you tried to label me as something. Maybe that speaks something about you... Maybe ;).

Mooooore ad hominem attacks? Please, do go on! :)

Scabrat said,

LOL! Actually, no, its no one. Exynos said sapphire wasnt better than Gorilla Glass. Then I said Apple cant manufacture it, they have to buy it so likely, others can have it too if they want it.

Actually, it's a bit different this time around. Last time Apple did a revolution in a manufacturing industry, it was with aluminum and squeezing so much into the iPhone. Other were able to follow. This time though, Apple bought basically the entire supply of the Sapphire. They are working together with GT Advanced Technologies so if it proves to be a huge hit, only Apple will be able to enjoy it on their phones.

However, that being said, we don't actually know what Apple will use the Sapphire displays for. Could be the iWatch, or it could be the iPhones. Or maybe just the home button for the TouchID when they incorporate it into iPads as well.

I don't doubt Apple will be able to pull of something awesome with Sapphire. It was a year ago almost that they came out with a 64bit processor and everyone slammed them. Then shortly after, Samsung followed and Qualcomm came out and basically said they were blindsided by the new processor. Apple has a history of taking risks and revolutionizing existing industries. It's why I can put some faith in what they will do with Sapphire.

Shadrack said,

Mooooore ad hominem attacks? Please, do go on! :)

ad hominems attacks? I am not the one attacking anyone there Shadrack... But there are a few people on this thread that make me tired of this. This isnt serious look at sapphire vs gorilla its Apple fanboys vs a few others who have questions about sapphire glass.

But, unlike some, my job doesnt involve posting on here or making people contradict themselves. Its Monday and a long week ahead of me. So good day everyone and enjoy the conversation. I couldnt really care less about sapphire glass or gorilla glass. I cant really stand iOS anyways so I dont care what Apple does with their phones =).

Scabrat said,
This isnt serious look at sapphire vs gorilla its Apple fanboys vs a few others who have questions about sapphire glass.

What questions?

I'll be interested of just how big the bigger one is. If it's Galaxy 5 size then I'm not sure.


If the smaller one is less specs than the bigger one, I'll get the bigger one.

I wasn't going to upgrade from my iphone 5, but I want a bigger model. I think next time I'll get the 32 gig model.

Make it thinner than iPod touch and i can guarantee it will sell 60 million units. Whenever there is an article that receive enormous of comment it often label a "HOT" and what about some article that have less comment? Why not label it as "COLD"?

Kind of doubt a larger screen will help Apple to much. Just seems they, and pretty much the industry in general, has gotten stale and really no wow factor with new devices.

It'll probably help a little bit, but they are very very late to the game. They should have done this 2-3 years ago. Many people that wanted bigger screens have probably set their roots with Android or Windows already.

nickcruz said,

Did you hear Apple has a new category that will revolutionize the industry - Larger screen iPhones.

Buddy, that would be a subcategory.

techbeck said,
Kind of doubt a larger screen will help Apple to much. Just seems they, and pretty much the industry in general, has gotten stale and really no wow factor with new devices.

Yeah. This isn't going to shake the industry up market share wise. Most iPhone users will be happy with a larger screen, some won't be. Most users of other smartphones will be unswayed by this because it is something that they already have.

Well Apple is known for getting us things that we need instead of giving us too much, so it's only fair to say that, if we do get a bigger screen, it's because we want more space/better view.

techbeck said,
That and I lost count on how many people, apple fans, that said bigger screens were not needed.

There are many of us Android users who would switch if only for a bigger screen. Doesn't need to be Note 3 stupid big, but maybe S3 size with a shaved down bezel.

techbeck said,
Kind of doubt a larger screen will help Apple to much. Just seems they, and pretty much the industry in general, has gotten stale and really no wow factor with new devices.
I agree that there are no phones out there that give you the WOW factor. Although I believe a bigger iPhone will attract Apple customers who left for the bigger screen Android phones.

I agree some Android users will switch. I just dont think it would be a heck of a lot of users. Lots get iPhones because of the apps and well, it is apple. iOS apps are more polished and people seem to like them better than other platforms. Just MO that most serious Apple users would have stuck with them regardless of screen size.

Wont be long for a new wow factor perhaps, MS has some sweet techs in the works that would be absolutely awesome if they can be put in a phone. And they just happen to have purchased a whole phone division including factories.

I really hope Microsoft gets its act together, their projection research, Nokia's 3d hand gestures + kinect maybe? dual chip phones perhaps, dock it and win32 desktop? illumiroom in a phone/projector, their "real life" interactive "3d projections"...