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Thursday, 07 July 2011 10:03

Next iPhone to be “thinner and lighter”

Written by Nedim Hadzic
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Both smug and anorexic
It was already reported that the next iPhone is coming in September 2011, but it now came up that it will be “thinner and lighter” than its predecessor. We suppose that this magnificent achievement will be pretty costly, but it’s not like anyone will care. (Is this your way of asking for a raise? sub.ed.)

Apparently, Apple’s manufacturer Foxconn had some difficulties assembling the new iPhones. Foxconn’s chairman already complained about iPhones and iPads being very thin, which hindered production somewhat. While the company hoped for improved yields in the second part of the year, it will not happen if Apple goes for even thinner devices, the company said.

Still, it seems like that won’t stop Apple from trying to flog some 40 million by end of 2011. Namely, one supplier claims that Apple told them to be ready to ship enough components to build 25 million iPhones. This, coupled with the earlier reported order to Pegatron, would indeed confirm Apple’s plans for 40 million.

The Wall Street Journal’s sources claim the new iPhones will come with 8mp rear cameras and Qualcomm’s baseband processors. Also, it will be thinner and lighter. We know we said that before, but we just never get tired of it.

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-5 #1 thetruth 2011-07-07 13:53
Replacing 'thinner and lighter' with 'faster and more powerful' would suddenly make it acceptable, wouldn't it? Look at the graphics card industry. The cards have been getting larger and more power hungry, yet people accept it because it's 'more powerful'. Personally, I like what Apple's doing. Their handhelds have enough power to do what you want them to do. Making them thinner and lighter on the other hand is actually a step forwards in my opinion. Plus they'll probably be a bit more powerful than older designs as well.

That's progress for you.
 
 
+1 #2 sidje 2011-07-07 18:06
Quoting thetruth:
Replacing 'thinner and lighter' with 'faster and more powerful' would suddenly make it acceptable, wouldn't it? Look at the graphics card industry. The cards have been getting larger and more power hungry, yet people accept it because it's 'more powerful'. Personally, I like what Apple's doing. Their handhelds have enough power to do what you want them to do. Making them thinner and lighter on the other hand is actually a step forwards in my opinion. Plus they'll probably be a bit more powerful than older designs as well.

That's progress for you.









So you're saying that inventing a hubcap is reinventing the wheel?
 
 
+1 #3 hellfire 2011-07-07 20:02
Quote:
We suppose that this magnificent achievement will be pretty costly, but it’s not like anyone will care


erm..it costs about the same for 4 years
 
 
0 #4 thetruth 2011-07-08 01:25
Quoting sidje:
So you're saying that inventing a hubcap is reinventing the wheel?


The stupidity on this site never ceases to amaze me. Your analogy is totally wrong. A better analogy would be that it's like getting the same car to fit into a smaller size without sacrificing any of its features.
 

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