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The next iPhone (AAPL) will feature a 4" display, and will be longer and thinner (but not wider)...

The next iPhone (AAPL) will feature a 4" display, and will be longer and thinner (but not wider) than the 4S, claims iLounge. In addition, the device, due this fall, is expected to feature Corning's (GLW) Gorilla Glass 2, and sport a smaller dock connector. (previous)
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  • rubicon59
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    The next iPhone will be made of thin air and will be a pure hologram. You heard it here first.
    3 May 2012, 01:51 PM Reply Like
  • paulat
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    lol..I still have never bought an apple i product yet.. I wonder if this will be the year.. I've held out for a couple of decades..
    3 May 2012, 02:28 PM Reply Like
  • berylrb
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    Lol , can I quote you rubicon!? I went from Palm to Nokia to IPhone, to me the choice is all about what you sync too! If I had a windows box I'd probably would have got a W7 phone
    3 May 2012, 03:07 PM Reply Like
  • Night train
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    I was the same way ...overpriced! what's the big deal! and then my wife bought an iphone and she was unable to deal with tech. I notice she was zipping around on this thing with apps, pictures, games and all kind of stuff. We now own, a mac pro and an ipad and an ipod ....I now understand . Try it you like it
    3 May 2012, 04:01 PM Reply Like
  • Stoploss
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    Great, more parts to have to buy. Can't wait.
    3 May 2012, 01:51 PM Reply Like
  • labas112
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    That is a main reason for my dislike for Apple. All the damn accessories and nothing is ever compatible. Just use a a mini USB like everyone else already.
    3 May 2012, 02:11 PM Reply Like
  • berylrb
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    I'm quite sure the alleged mini dock connector would come w the phone! As I recall my Nokia and Palm were not mini USB
    3 May 2012, 03:09 PM Reply Like
  • Covingtonium
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    Actually, from my smartphone experience with all mini-usb smartphones, mini-usb connections SUCKKKKKKKKKK!!!! I cannot tell you how many I have had snap off on me and how many get stressed to the point they will not make electrical contact and they stop charging my phone. I think Apple's approach is much better, particularly with their laptops. A magnetically attached, very high aspect ratio charging connection which is extremely resistant to shearing loads is the best charging solution. That way WHEN you accidentally bump your phone off the top of your cpu tower or wherever, there is less likelihood of the charger tip breaking or bending and you having to purchase a new one. Of course, I have only used Ipods, but I prefer that connection. If they were really smart they would just include both, but they would probably lose some small sliver or revenue from that.
    10 May 2012, 10:11 AM Reply Like
  • Losing Paper While Gaining ...
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    Mini usb was never designed for that number of connections. Manufacturers should be using micro usb. It's designed for more frequent connections and I've been using it on phones for years without any issues.

     

    No one else will use magnetic connectors because of the stupidity of patents.
    10 May 2012, 11:04 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    so in two years they are as big as an Ipad....great..then they start over I guess..
    3 May 2012, 01:53 PM Reply Like
  • tallmike
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    So does the smaller dock connector mean this new iPhone won't dock into any of the myriad existing consumer electronics devices with iPod dock ports?

     

    If so, that is really not a good thing at all. Why break from their standard docking connector now? I'm a bit skeptical of this particular bit of news.
    3 May 2012, 02:01 PM Reply Like
  • adriennebeth
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    The adapter will be $39.95 like all the other fun gadgets.
    3 May 2012, 03:30 PM Reply Like
  • COS911
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    I'm sure they'll also sell us an adapter so we can continue to use our other equipment. Just increases the margins...
    3 May 2012, 02:09 PM Reply Like
  • TwistTie
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    Somebody, please forward this to the GLW sellers.
    3 May 2012, 02:10 PM Reply Like
  • lip6542
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    Did evereyone forget that Mr. Bell invented the phone to talk to one another? What do we need all the excessive comunication stuff for?
    If we talk, we connect and develope relationships. If we text, all we do is get carpel tunnel.
    3 May 2012, 02:23 PM Reply Like
  • Losing Paper While Gaining ...
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    It's not 1997 anymore. You've long lost this battle. I use my phone in this order: data > sms > calls
    3 May 2012, 02:56 PM Reply Like
  • Night train
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    The other night I was wondering what planet was staring down at me.My wife pointed her ipnone at the sky and i was informed of every star and planet I could see. An hour later I came in thehouse.Mind=blown
    3 May 2012, 04:03 PM Reply Like
  • tallmike
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    Yeah, you can either use Google Sky for free, or you can pay for the iPhone knockoff.
    3 May 2012, 06:07 PM Reply Like
  • berylrb
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    $4.99 classic sky map
    3 May 2012, 11:57 PM Reply Like
  • Covingtonium
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    One day, whatever your communication device is, it will be live video and audio feed, if you choose of course, you can always just stay incognito and just use live voice or something.
    10 May 2012, 10:14 AM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    iLounge just hit my 'ignore everything they say' list. The likelihood of Apple changing its aspect ratio and introducing a new dock connector is about the same as a glacier flattening NYC with the next 6 months.
    3 May 2012, 02:39 PM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Eric Jhonsa
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    Agree Apple is unlikely to change the aspect ratio. But they could avoid this without making the next iPhone wider if they went with an edge-to-edge display.
    3 May 2012, 03:06 PM Reply Like
  • berylrb
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    But keep in mind there are now what five different power connectors for the MacBook line
    3 May 2012, 03:12 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    vis-a-vis edge to edge display:

     

    This is possible, I guess. Still seems like a long shot considering its antenna design etc. For me this falls in line with a lot of the bogus rumors that Apple seems to generate as part of its standard operating procedure of market obfuscation.

     

    I find it interesting how many 'Apple sourced' or 'Apple insider' stories come out with specs about Apple products that prove to be wrong, and firmly believe Apple itself is the originator, intending to confuse its competition about what it's doing.
    3 May 2012, 03:49 PM Reply Like
  • bernard sloan
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    sounds good to me
    3 May 2012, 04:51 PM Reply Like
  • DocIvy
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    I agree with you! It would be foolish for Apple to change the specs for any of it's connectors! iLounge has NEVER been accurate with any of it's news anyway!
    3 May 2012, 07:17 PM Reply Like
  • pearliephd
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    I don't think that Apple has to confuse its' competition. You folks, with all your speculations, are more than adequate to confuse anyone.
    3 May 2012, 11:20 PM Reply Like
  • bailinnumberguy
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    If I had a quarter for every Apple product rumor that turned out to be accurate, I might be able to purchase a can of soda. Not a bottle. Just a can.
    4 May 2012, 04:17 AM Reply Like
  • rock5025
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    Love my IPhone and IPad. But this sounds like an IPod with phone and I'm not sure I would upgrade for that.
    4 May 2012, 04:23 AM Reply Like
  • tiger8896
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    Don't worry, new glass and different dock connector are not going to be the only new features of the iPhone 5, Apple knows those features aren't enough of an inducement for most people to upgrade. The 4s was supposed to be a transitional product to the 5, I expect the 5 to be a major upgrade to the iPhone that will spur a major upgrade cycle.
    4 May 2012, 12:42 PM Reply Like
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