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2014-06-18 10:02:09 AM  
Can't we wait until it's out before we say whether it's disappointing or not?
 
2014-06-18 10:10:25 AM  
"confirmed?"

that's some quality reporting Lou.  Put that journalism school to good use.
 
2014-06-18 10:34:40 AM  

serial_crusher: "confirmed?"

that's some quality reporting Lou.  Put that journalism school to good use.



Writing articles on the internet no longer requires being a journalist, so allow me to attempt to that part for them in 5 minutes or less...

As a developer, I've been falling Apple rumor-mills since before it was cool.   This information is almost certainly sourced from this site  http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&tl=en&u=http%3A% 2 F%2Fudn.com%2FNEWS%2FSTOCK%2FSTO2%2F8741194.shtml  which was linked to two days ago on MacRumors,  http://www.macrumors.com/2014/06/17/iphone-6-sapphire-5-5-iwatch-disp l ay/ - It could have filtered in from any of many main Mac rumor sites.


The author did throw in some click-bait by talking about scratching and comparing it to some Android device.
 
2014-06-18 11:10:53 AM  
A 5.5" iPhone doesn't sound disappointing at all.  That might make me seriously consider going back to Apple.
 
2014-06-18 01:17:04 PM  
Oh, but I heard just the other day that you might be able to change the FONT on the menus!!!

How can THAT be "disappointing"?

I also heard that they're thinking of letting developers put notifications in the notification bar, like a current temp from your weather app.

Man, if my Android only let me do stuff like that.
 
2014-06-18 01:30:07 PM  
I don't understand why everyone wants their phones to get bigger. I carry my phone everywhere
- I want it as small and light as possible. If phones keep growing I may never upgrade from the 5/5S form factor.
 
2014-06-18 01:42:15 PM  

Mikey1969: Oh, but I heard just the other day that you might be able to change the FONT on the menus!!!

How can THAT be "disappointing"?

I also heard that they're thinking of letting developers put notifications in the notification bar, like a current temp from your weather app.

Man, if my Android only let me do stuff like that.


I cannot wait until these futuristic features come to Windows Phone as well.
 
2014-06-18 01:43:29 PM  

Mikey1969: Oh, but I heard just the other day that you might be able to change the FONT on the menus!!!

How can THAT be "disappointing"?

I also heard that they're thinking of letting developers put notifications in the notification bar, like a current temp from your weather app.

Man, if my Android only let me do stuff like that.


I just wish my Android let me use the same USB cables that I already have a dozen of and can use with other devices on my PC.
 
2014-06-18 01:58:02 PM  

stonicus: Mikey1969: Oh, but I heard just the other day that you might be able to change the FONT on the menus!!!

How can THAT be "disappointing"?

I also heard that they're thinking of letting developers put notifications in the notification bar, like a current temp from your weather app.

Man, if my Android only let me do stuff like that.

I just wish my Android let me use the same USB cables that I already have a dozen of and can use with other devices on my PC.


Yeah, these proprietary cables are ssssoooo 2001, when will they learn?
 
2014-06-18 01:58:39 PM  
It says something about Huffington Post when even the wild-eyed Apple rumors sites do more thorough research than they do.

It says something about Fark when such an obvious troll headline gets insta-greened.
 
2014-06-18 02:03:47 PM  
OBVIOUS tag is not compatible with the last version, Subs?
 
2014-06-18 02:04:34 PM  
My iPhone 4 is still running just fine. Best phone I ever owned. Most trouble free.
 
2014-06-18 02:21:56 PM  

Pick: My iPhone 4 is still running just fine. Best phone I ever owned. Most trouble free.


Same here.

Four years on and I feel no desire to get another phone because my iphone 4 is reliable, small enough to comfortably keep in my pocket (unlike the current wave of smartphones) and the battery life is excellent. It might not have a 1080p screen or a 4-core processor, but what the fark are people doing with their phones to need that?
 
2014-06-18 02:25:02 PM  

Gunther: It might not have a 1080p screen or a 4-core processor, but what the fark are people doing with their phones to need that?


Texting and annoying me.
 
2014-06-18 02:25:38 PM  

Mugato: Gunther: It might not have a 1080p screen or a 4-core processor, but what the fark are people doing with their phones to need that?

Texting and annoying me.


...and taking pictures of every moment of their life.
 
2014-06-18 02:30:29 PM  
Considering how much they hose their customers with the amount they overcharge for the 5S... I couldn't imagine how much they are going to shake down those poor saps for this thing.

Once those sapphire displayed iPhones come out...  we should start a pool on how long you see the first yahoos complaining that their screen still shattered.  Shatterproof and scratchproof are two different things, ya morons....  and usually are polar opposites, one that is both is usually piss-poor at the other.
 
2014-06-18 02:32:06 PM  

Gunther: Pick: My iPhone 4 is still running just fine. Best phone I ever owned. Most trouble free.

Same here.

Four years on and I feel no desire to get another phone because my iphone 4 is reliable, small enough to comfortably keep in my pocket (unlike the current wave of smartphones) and the battery life is excellent. It might not have a 1080p screen or a 4-core processor, but what the fark are people doing with their phones to need that?


mybroadband.co.za
 
2014-06-18 02:37:35 PM  
But I hear the next iPhone has a new hat!

www.mobilemarketingwatch.com
 
2014-06-18 02:45:06 PM  

Mugato: Texting and annoying me.



So that was your number written on the stall in Union Station?  Huh.
 
2014-06-18 02:45:32 PM  
I'm happy enough with my Motorola Droid Razr Maxx. It's big enough, does all the shiat I want it to and didn't cost me an arm and a leg. I'll upgrade it if/when I break it beyond repair (screen shatter or drop it in the toilet or something) to whatever phone is cheap, does teh shiat I want and doesn't cause problems, whetehr that's iOS, Android or Windows Phone. Who cares.
 
2014-06-18 02:47:10 PM  

Gunther: Pick: My iPhone 4 is still running just fine. Best phone I ever owned. Most trouble free.

Same here.

Four years on and I feel no desire to get another phone because my iphone 4 is reliable, small enough to comfortably keep in my pocket (unlike the current wave of smartphones) and the battery life is excellent. It might not have a 1080p screen or a 4-core processor, but what the fark are people doing with their phones to need that?


I've really enjoyed my iPhone 4 as well, but it's only got 16gb and after I use my wife's iPhone 5 I tend to want something newer and faster.

The 4 is still the longest I've ever owned a phone.  Usually after just a year I'm bored with what I have.
 
2014-06-18 03:01:01 PM  
Silly subby.  The new Amazon Fire Phone was released today.  Therefor Apple is doomed and will be bankrupted within the month.
 
2014-06-18 03:13:09 PM  

gingerjet: Silly subby.  The new Amazon Fire Phone was released today.  Therefor Apple is doomed and will be bankrupted within the month.


Next month, as the release date is July 25.

/Prime customer
//don't care, as I'm still playing Infinity Blade III
 
2014-06-18 03:14:44 PM  

pdieten: I don't understand why everyone wants their phones to get bigger. I carry my phone everywhere
- I want it as small and light as possible. If phones keep growing I may never upgrade from the 5/5S form factor.


A bigger screen is nice for web browsing and reading.  A tablet is better for those, but I don't carry the tablet everywhere, I do carry the phone.

I have a 5" model now, and it's easy to use one handed as well as to slip into my pocket.  I doubt a 5.5" would be much more unwieldy.
 
2014-06-18 03:18:47 PM  

Gunther: Pick: My iPhone 4 is still running just fine. Best phone I ever owned. Most trouble free.

Same here.

Four years on and I feel no desire to get another phone because my iphone 4 is reliable, small enough to comfortably keep in my pocket (unlike the current wave of smartphones) and the battery life is excellent. It might not have a 1080p screen or a 4-core processor, but what the fark are people doing with their phones to need that?


Streaming anime in HD. Sup now
 
2014-06-18 03:28:26 PM  

pdieten: I don't understand why everyone wants their phones to get bigger. I carry my phone everywhere
- I want it as small and light as possible. If phones keep growing I may never upgrade from the 5/5S form factor.


I always think about the phone in Zoolander and how small it was and how tehy were talking about phones getting smaller back then. I worked with a guy a year ago he had some monster size android phone (I think) that he almost had trouble holding it in one hand.
 
2014-06-18 03:57:32 PM  

schoolbread: Streaming anime in HD. Sup now


...On a phone? Why?

How many situations are you in where you wanna watch a video but don't have access to a tablet/laptop/tv/computer?
 
2014-06-18 04:08:03 PM  

pdieten: I don't understand why everyone wants their phones to get bigger. I carry my phone everywhere
- I want it as small and light as possible. If phones keep growing I may never upgrade from the 5/5S form factor.


I'm still using an iPhone 3GS and it usually works just fine for what I need it do it...though it's getting a bit long in the tooth and now has trouble rendering some newer websites with fancy/complex nonsense going on under the hood. It's a shame that this phone size is now considered "micro" sized and choices are extremely limited in this segment (even more so if I expect the manufacturer to support the device for years after release)...
 
2014-06-18 04:11:03 PM  

RexTalionis: Can't we wait until it's out before we say whether it's disappointing or not?


Are you new to the Internet?  It's never too early to hate.
 
2014-06-18 04:55:04 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: pdieten: I don't understand why everyone wants their phones to get bigger. I carry my phone everywhere
- I want it as small and light as possible. If phones keep growing I may never upgrade from the 5/5S form factor.

A bigger screen is nice for web browsing and reading.  A tablet is better for those, but I don't carry the tablet everywhere, I do carry the phone.

I have a 5" model now, and it's easy to use one handed as well as to slip into my pocket.  I doubt a 5.5" would be much more unwieldy.


I web browse on my current 4S (will upgrade to the 5S after the 6 comes out) and rarely if ever wish for more screen size. Now, when browsing on the work BB Bold 9900, THAT is way too small.

Besides, it's not the screen size that bothers me. It's the weight. If somebody came out with a phone that performed like the 4S but weighs under 100 grams, I'd be all over that.
 
2014-06-18 06:05:43 PM  
Can't be any more disappointing than iOS 7 was.  Just got it a few days ago and it looks like it was designed by a 10 year old girl
 
2014-06-18 06:24:56 PM  
My iPhone 4 lasted four years, until it died.
I'm sure it's just battery failure.

I do love my Lumia 920
windows mobile took some time getting used to. Just hate the lack if apps
 
2014-06-18 07:33:44 PM  
Galaxy S III still going strong. I'm with most of this thread, and don't see any reason to upgrade. We're going to look at other options when our contract is up this fall, but will look to bring our phones with us.
 
2014-06-18 07:41:24 PM  

stewbert: Galaxy S III still going strong. I'm with most of this thread, and don't see any reason to upgrade. We're going to look at other options when our contract is up this fall, but will look to bring our phones with us.


If you have Galaxy SIII and are on AT&T, Android 4.4 Kit Kat is coming your way right about now.
 
2014-06-18 07:59:39 PM  
Gunther:
Four years on and I feel no desire to get another phone because my iphone 4 is reliable, small enough to comfortably keep in my pocket (unlike the current wave of smartphones) and the battery life is excellent.

Yeah, my plain old 4 is a pretty damned good phone - but I'll probably get a 6 when it comes out. The smaller old-school one, not the one that won't fit in my pocket. Even the 5S is literally ten times faster than my old 4, so the 6 should be fun.

The 4 will become a dedicated music player (like my old iPhone 2 is now), and will remain as a backup in case I kill the new one.
 
2014-06-18 08:16:10 PM  

wildlifer: My iPhone 4 lasted four years, until it died.
I'm sure it's just battery failure.

I do love my Lumia 920
windows mobile took some time getting used to. Just hate the lack if apps



I have an HTC One M8 (the new one) which is my first foray into owning an Android device.  I've had PalmOS, Windows Mobile, iOS, and Windows Phone 8 in the past.

My initial reaction was that I really didn't like Android, it just seemed clunky compared to iOS or WP8, but as I've spent more time with it I've started to warm up to it a bit.

I had a Lumia 920 before this, and I really liked that phone.  I still think WP8 is the best mobile OS out there, it was just the lack of apps that killed it for me, particularly Google Voice and a couple I really needed for work.  If Microsoft can beef up its market share so that Google can't ignore it and the niche company-specific apps start to get ported over, I'll happily go back.

I'm on the new AT&T Next program that lets me upgrade every year.  The new phones are pretty fast, but still noticeably laggy in some areas, particularly rendering complex websites.  When I have a phone that can render a website as fast as my four year old Core i7 desktop I'll be happy.  I'm guessing that's not more than a few years out.
 
2014-06-18 09:51:07 PM  

pdieten: I don't understand why everyone wants their phones to get bigger. I carry my phone everywhere
- I want it as small and light as possible. If phones keep growing I may never upgrade from the 5/5S form factor.


I'd consider a bigger display, if it was like this:

img.fark.net
Yep, if it folded up and was easy to fit in a pocket.
 
2014-06-18 10:55:48 PM  
My shares of AAPL are up 15% since January.  I'm so disappointed.
 
2014-06-19 08:44:39 AM  

cirby: like my old iPhone 2 is now


I use Windows 99 for that.
 
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