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iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst

Apple's next iPhone will likely arrive in September or October. As the rumor machine cranks into high gear, we sort the solid predictions from the silly.
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Likelihood: Low

Maybe it was Steve Jobs' influence, but Apple has a serious thin fetish: Witness the MacBook Air, iPhone, and iPad (particularly the 2nd and 3rd generations). Could the iPhone 5 lay claim to the title of World's Thinnest Smartphone? Recent rumors from the often-unreliable Digitimes, a Taiwanese trade publication and source of much tech gossip, suggest that Apple's suppliers' use of in-cell touch panels, which meld color filters and touch sensors into one layer, could help iPhone engineers built an even thinner handset, according to iPhone Themes . But it's doubtful the iPhone 5 will be skinnier than the recently announced ZTE Athena, which is just 6.2mm thick. The iPhone 4S, by comparison, is downright chubby at 9.3mm. ILounge reports the next iPhone will reduce its thickness by nearly 2mm to a super-svelte 7.4 mm.

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Tom LaSusa
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6/4/2012 | 12:29:35 PM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
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John doe
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John doe,
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6/2/2012 | 1:24:05 AM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
In other words same old crap of an iPhone. Outdated before its out.
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wht,
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6/1/2012 | 10:08:16 PM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
Not much of any value in this slide show, nothing new that hasn't already been speculated, and it is all speculation. Waste of time to go through the slides.
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wht,
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6/1/2012 | 10:07:01 PM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
4G support? It will have 4G support, but it depends on where it is available to be of any value to you. Many areas are still 3G.
vzrules
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vzrules,
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6/1/2012 | 7:13:40 PM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
They will argue that the pixels are higher density (they are crammed together on a small screen..duh). I don't get why this brand is even brought up anymore, they have done nothing in over two years now.
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jkang553,
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6/1/2012 | 5:18:32 PM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
What's the likelihood of 4G support?
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Guest.,
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6/1/2012 | 5:11:19 PM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
Why would I want to replace my old 4.3" screen with an even SMALLER 4" screen????
I don't want to move backwards.
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