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02-11-2011, 06:14 AM #21
Thats stupid. If anything, Apple should release a larger iPhone (maybe with 4" screen) to compete with Android! Most Android phones have larger screens than the iPhone and thats what I would like better. The display could even stay the same resolution as the iPhone 4 because it's already a higher res than Android phones.
02-11-2011, 06:14 AM #22
I'd never buy a smaller iPhone slightly bigger only way to go
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02-11-2011, 06:37 AM #23
I see a small possibility, not a good one for sure.
02-11-2011, 06:43 AM #24
Won't happen. 3.5" is already small(that's what she said?). There was the same rumour like 2 years ago. Apple will release only one iPhone a year.
02-11-2011, 06:46 AM #25
I'm gonna go ahead and say this isn't going to happen. Just my gut feeling.
02-11-2011, 06:56 AM #26
For people complaining about a $200 iPhone, I just have to ask one thing. Seriously?! $200 is a reasonable price for a phone that can do as much as an iPhone. People on T-Mobile and carriers were you can't sign a contract for an iPhone pay MORE than that, and have to deal with the BS of unlocking.
The carriers can give iPhones away for free if they want. All business are out to make $$, so don't expect **** for free
Apple would be stupid to release a cheaper iPhone. Why? Because iPhones are selling strong, so they're going to keep the same price until demand falls, or a better phone comes out from one of Apple's competitors. Apple is in business to make $. Selling products cheaper means less $.
02-11-2011, 06:57 AM #27
Apple is looking to make money. It would be expensive to manufacture 3 products that essentially did the same thing. iPhone for GSM, iPhone for CDMA, and mini iPhone. Remember they would have to program more in the iOS for each variation. Idealistically they will make 1 iPhone. The technology is there in VZW iPhone to operate as a world phone. Considering the LTE network requires a SIM card to use, both VZW and Apple are going to need it.
Unless the cost to manufacture a world iPhone is extremely high, Apple will take the cheapest route to create 1 phone. This is from the business side of the stick. Of course there could be a technological problem preventing us from seeing a world iPhone.
Also last summer I remember reading an article eerily similar to this one, and perhaps modmyi even posted it. Basically saying a smaller iPhone was going to be created for VZW exclusively. Here I thought once the Apple iPhone release the rumor mill would die out.
02-11-2011, 06:58 AM #28
02-11-2011, 07:01 AM #29
02-11-2011, 07:05 AM #30
Actually by a smaller iPhone they mean a dumb iPhone. It's gonna be a phone made by apple that probably has music and photos for multimedia and maybe a camera. It won't have the amazing apps that the current i devices have. It's like Mac to iPhone to mini iPhone. Less functionality and by no means a smartphone.
02-11-2011, 07:07 AM #31
I think the mini iPhone is to compete in the messaging phones category and not the smartphone category of the iPhone and android. Apple just won't be able to make a smartphone for $200
02-11-2011, 07:10 AM #32
I can't fathom this ever happening.
02-11-2011, 07:22 AM #33
I don't want a smaller iPhone, I want a slightly bigger one! The keys are hard enough to get right with such a small display.
02-11-2011, 07:35 AM #34
It's on 83 carriers in 35 countries in Europe, many countries also sell it factory unlocked so it's also on more carriers than listed. Every network that sells Android in Ireland and U.K also sells iPhone.
Please see Locating iPhone wireless carriers for the entire global list of iPhone carriers, looks to me that iPhone is also sold on pretty much every carrier on the planet, minus a few U.S carriers.
02-11-2011, 07:49 AM #35
I simply pointed out your lack of fact when you said the iPhone on only on 2 U.S carriers and a few European carriers. I provided you with a factual list of every iPhone carrier, that proves its on a lot more than you claimed.
I'm not debating that Android is on a lot of carriers too, it is. But iPhone is on just as many.
Show me the list of carriers that Android is on!
02-11-2011, 07:50 AM #36
02-11-2011, 07:55 AM #37
I'm calling bs on this one. They already have $99 previous gen phones and these phones would not be compatible with existing apps.
02-11-2011, 08:12 AM #38
The list is factual. It is a list, compiled by Apple, of all carriers that sell their product.
I, or that list, didn't say T-Mobile, Cricket US, Virgin US, Boost Mobile US sell the iPhone.
Again, there is a world outside of the U.S.
Last edited by feidhlim1986; 02-11-2011 at 08:21 AM.
02-11-2011, 08:35 AM #39
I would LOVE an iphone mini. Retina display so resolution could be comparable to the 3G, smaller so it would fit better in my pocket. No contract so I don't have to unlock. I would CERTAINLY get one. Alas, it is unlikely that apple will care and release this beautiful choice.
02-11-2011, 08:44 AM #40
Apple shouldn't do a mini iPhone, they just need to do a good deal with their last generation model. Have the iPhone 3Gs be free with a 2 yr contract and mail in rebate or something like that. You're still getting your product out there but not having to make a different smaller model.