Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.
03-01-2013, 05:49 PM #1
Rumored Polycarbonate iPhone Late 2013 - Entry Level iPhone Delays iPhone 6
Do you remember the legacy MacBooks for entry-level consumers that sported a polycarbonate body? Earlier today Michael discussed the iPhone 5S being rumored to be released in August this year. He also mentioned the possibility of a polycarbonate body, a rumors which is coming to life of, as reporst are stating the new iPhone "Mini" will be sporting a polycarbonate body just like the oldschool MacBooks.
Word has been buzzing for some time about an "iPhone Mini", an entry-level iPhone, with a $330 price point. This would make it about the same price as the 16-gigabyte Wi-fi only iPad Mini. Rumors which have now been gearing towards a body made from polycarbonate material. This would obviously help Apple produce these iPhones at a reasonable cost.
Mac Otakara reported yesterday that not only will Apple be releasing this new entry-level iPhone soon, the company may also be temporarily postponing the release of a the iPhone 5 successor, aka the large screen iPhone 6. Meanwhile the "iPhone 5S" is expected to have two flash modules that will be located right next to the camera lens. Otakara said that the new model may resemble the design of existing iPhones thus far, right down to the home button.
I really have no idea what to expect, but from the sound of things, I would assume that Apple knows what they are doing. What are you thoughts on this possible Polycarbonate iPhone?
03-01-2013, 06:16 PM #2
03-01-2013, 06:30 PM #3
So for those of us that love the size of the iPhone 4S, were out of luck. I wish Steve Jobs was still around!!!
03-01-2013, 07:04 PM #4
I don't really care what they do in the mean time... But whatever they release approximately 2 years after the iPhone 5 better be awesome cuz that's my upgrade window!
03-01-2013, 07:46 PM #5
The home button on the side is both terrible in appearance, and convenience.
The Following User Says Thank You to Raybeast For This Useful Post:
03-01-2013, 08:12 PM #6
Lol not going to happen
03-01-2013, 09:04 PM #7
Haven't we learned yet?! Get it together already... They do not do design changes on S models just upgraded hardware.
Not going to happen *fail*
The Following User Says Thank You to jwil736 For This Useful Post:
03-01-2013, 09:31 PM #8
03-01-2013, 10:38 PM #9
I actually like the side mounted home button. Without the home button on the face you can gain an inch to the screen without the size of the phone. It would take getting used to after owning every iPhone thus far.
03-02-2013, 03:08 AM #10
If you type on your iphone with one hand then the button on the side shouldn't be a big deal. I think it's a great idea to maximize the screen while keeping the one button concept
03-02-2013, 06:16 AM #11
They would be completely missing the mark at $330. It needs to be $200 or less if they want people to buy it. $330 is way to high for a plastic prepaid iPhone. I can buy an unlocked iPhone 4 on eBay for less than that and use it as a prepaid phone with next to no issues.Twitter: @irevivalrepairs | Instagram: @irevivalrepairs
iPhone 4/4S Frame Swappers:
Don't forget about that sim tray lever!
iPhone 5 Frame Swappers:
Don't forget about those screen clips!
03-02-2013, 07:12 AM #12
Polycarbonate = cracks
03-02-2013, 09:52 AM #13
That's great and all. Now instead of metal iOS product, we'll have another plastic one, with the same OS. I think the iPhone 5 is fine, change the OS. Release something intuitive and new.
03-02-2013, 10:44 AM #14
03-02-2013, 11:31 AM #15
03-02-2013, 12:21 PM #16
03-02-2013, 01:37 PM #17
Im not a fan of the polycarbonate Macs as they feel cheap. I would not want a phone that felt that way either. Personally, Im waiting for the iPhone 6 as I want some real change if any at all.
03-02-2013, 02:53 PM #18
That is so sexy...
03-02-2013, 11:02 PM #19
absolutley no way this will happen
03-03-2013, 12:38 AM #20