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  • Apple Rumored to Release Three iPhone Variants Including Unlikely "iPhone Math"


    The latest rumors from abroad are claiming that Apple will launch three new smartphones in 2013 including: a next-generation iPhone, a cheaper model handset, and a surprise large-format device with a 4.8-inch screen tentatively dubbed the “iPhone Math.” The China Times, citing upstream supply chain sources, reports that Apple will be unveiling the three iPhones at staggered launches throughout the year, with the first two being the next-generation iPhone and the 4.8 “phablet” (phone/tablet) device. The sources are claiming a third model with a 12-megapixel camera will debut before the holiday season, though not much is known about the product at this time.

    The next-generation iPhone seems inevitable and many recent reports have suggested Apple may be debuting a more affordable handset this year. This report was the first time the “iPhone Math” was mentioned and truth be told, it seems highly unlikely that Apple would release such a device. While details of the mystery device’s specifications remain scarce, sources claim it will feature a large display measuring at least 4.8 inches diagonally. Specs such as the form-factor and screen resolution remain unknown but the device is said to be sporting a 12-megapixel camera with lenses built by Largan Precision. The name doesn’t seem very logical, neither does the June launch date the device is said to have, especially given the issues that Apple seems to be having with the iPhone 5’s 4-inch display.

    The cheaper more cost-effective iPhone, albeit leaving many skeptical, seems to be a possibility as many are pointing towards Apple needing to make a presence in the emerging markets such as China. Reports have been pointing towards specific parts and manufacturer deadlines for said device as well as the next-generation iPhone. It should be noted that rumors, especially ones from overseas, should all be taken with a grain of salt as very few of them come to fruition.

    Ultimately, we’ll need to be patient and see what Apple announces and releases by being patient.

    Source: China Times via Brightwire
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Rumored to Release Three iPhone Variants Including Unlikely "iPhone Math" started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 85 Comments
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Its not necessarily about the value in it other than saving you battery life. That's the angle here, bro. You can still direct DND to let vibration only thru as opposed to ringers if that's what you choose. For me it was only about better battery life without it crippling what I need my phone to do. That's why I use it now - the only reason - better battery life. That has value to everyone. Lol!!
      My phone charges when I'm in bed. When I'm awake I want to be alerted. Simple plus my batter life is above expectations for me. I'm at 8 hours of usage (forgot to put on charge last night) and still have 20 percent battery.

      Also the switch on the side of my phone allows me to shut off the ringer lol
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      My phone charges when I'm in bed. When I'm awake I want to be alerted. Simple plus my batter life is above expectations for me. I'm at 8 hours of usage (forgot to put on charge last night) and still have 20 percent battery.

      Also the switch on the side of my phone allows me to shut off the ringer lol
      I understand Suby. I was never suggesting you leave it on DND during the day. Leaving it on thru night is enough battery savings if you're off charger to warrant using it. That was the whole point - for battery life savings 'thru' the night only. But if you leave it on charger you break even as we're discussing in the other thread. All good.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      I understand Suby. I was never suggesting you leave it on DND during the day. Leaving it on thru night is enough battery savings if you're off charger to warrant using it. That was the whole point - for battery life savings 'thru' the night only. But if you leave it on charger you break even as we're discussing in the other thread. All good.
      I could see how that would save battery if you had people blowing your phone up through all hours of sleeping lol.

      DND is really intended not to save battery, but to have your phone not disturb you. My girlfriend is a super light sleeper and DND helps her phone not wake her up.

      But really it can save battery should you not charge your phone through the night. To each there own use ya know
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      I could see how that would save battery if you had people blowing your phone up through all hours of sleeping lol.

      DND is really intended not to save battery, but to have your phone not disturb you. My girlfriend is a super light sleeper and DND helps her phone not wake her up.

      But really it can save battery should you not charge your phone through the night. To each there own use ya know
      Yes.. Of course. We're on same page..
    1. jalexcarter's Avatar
      jalexcarter -
      Quote Originally Posted by StanSmith View Post
      So who's stealing whos ideas now? The iPad mini is stolen from Android tablets and now the "iPhone Math" is stolen from Galaxy Note.

      What idea will Apple steal next?

      You can't steal the size of a phone, you can only steal design and the user interface. and no the size of a phone does't have ish to do with it design.