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    BGR is reporting that there will be two iPhones, a retina iPad Mini & more this year. As always, take this as-is....a rumor.
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    according to this, 2 new iPhones will be released around the same time??

    if true, there will be some pissed off 5S owners Ha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLiNK View Post
    according to this, 2 new iPhones will be released around the same time??

    if true, there will be some pissed off 5S owners Ha!
    The alleged "new design" iPhone5 is the supposed new "entry level" model...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    The alleged "new design" iPhone5 is the supposed new "entry level" model...
    That's right, Keith. That is my understanding also.
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    Retina iPad mini? Hmmm...that may be the tipping point to replace my iPad 3.

    Sent from somewhere
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    so no 1st or 2nd Q iPhone. Hell, i might as well buy the 5 now. i could be dead by the time these new ones roll around #yolo
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLiNK View Post
    so no 1st or 2nd Q iPhone. Hell, i might as well buy the 5 now. i could be dead by the time these new ones roll around #yolo
    (Laughing)...I hear ya...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradocks View Post
    Retina iPad mini? Hmmm...that may be the tipping point to replace my iPad 3.

    Sent from somewhere
    Not me. My iPad 2 is still going strong and I have no need to swap it out as of yet.
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    If there is a retina mini (of which I have doubts) and it's the same price (of which I have even greater doubt) I will most definitely be a buyer and sell my current mini.
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    Personally, I have doubt about there being an iPod line-up refresh. The iPod lines aren't as popular as they used to be, and while they sell well, do not see much of a increase year-over-year. I'm thinking iPod refreshes will come every other year to keep prices down and considering there's no incentive for people to go out in flocks to buy these things anymore. iPods are definitely still popular, but not a must-have at this day in age when everyone has well working iPods with no plans to buy new ones right away.

    Also, the "redesigned" iPhone 5 launching along side a 5S kind of makes sense. Right now Apple sells previous generation iPhones as their 'cheaper iPhone'. But a lot of the mind set of customers is they'd prefer getting the newer device rather than something old in a lot of case. You simply re-brand the last generation iPhone and release it as a new iPhone and consumers will flock to the newer, budget-friendly iPhone. It's pretty similar to what has been done with the iPad and iPad Mini. Of course, the only down side to that plan is it could cannibalize the higher end iPhones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EggoEspada View Post
    ...(snipped)...Of course, the only down side to that plan is it could cannibalize the higher end iPhones.
    Maybe. I believe the people who would have opted for the cheaper previous version will be the primary target of the alleged upcoming "redesigned" iPhone 5. Still, I cannot discount the people who will simply want it because it's "cute" and the teenagers who might want it because it's new but different than what their parents have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EggoEspada View Post
    Personally, I have doubt about there being an iPod line-up refresh. The iPod lines aren't as popular as they used to be, and while they sell well, do not see much of a increase year-over-year. I'm thinking iPod refreshes will come every other year to keep prices down and considering there's no incentive for people to go out in flocks to buy these things anymore. iPods are definitely still popular, but not a must-have at this day in age when everyone has well working iPods with no plans to buy new ones right away.

    Also, the "redesigned" iPhone 5 launching along side a 5S kind of makes sense. Right now Apple sells previous generation iPhones as their 'cheaper iPhone'. But a lot of the mind set of customers is they'd prefer getting the newer device rather than something old in a lot of case. You simply re-brand the last generation iPhone and release it as a new iPhone and consumers will flock to the newer, budget-friendly iPhone. It's pretty similar to what has been done with the iPad and iPad Mini. Of course, the only down side to that plan is it could cannibalize the higher end iPhones.
    Agreed. Just like how the iPad mini will cannibalize the iPad.
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    I don't see the point of the re-design of the iPhone 5. If you were to do any improvements or modifications to it, do it to the "iPhone 5s" and leave the iPhone 5 be.
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    If i remember correctly, i think one of Apple's higher ups mentioned that there will not be any significant changes to the Macbook Pro line up this year, so i don't know about that "new design" retina model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fre12 View Post
    I don't see the point of the re-design of the iPhone 5. If you were to do any improvements or modifications to it, do it to the "iPhone 5s" and leave the iPhone 5 be.
    It is my *assumption* that the alleged modification may be in the form of less expensive materials to its exterior. Of course, I have no proof to back my assumption...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    It is my *assumption* that the alleged modification may be in the form of less expensive materials to its exterior. Of course, I have no proof to back my assumption...
    I know I'm just venting my rage
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    a new apple tv
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    One of the originators of the possible 3 new iPhones now says - "Never mind..." -
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    Here's how product dev. works. You have an idea, work up a design, then send it to vendors for rough quotes. You then either proceed or not. If the former, you create a rough prototype for approval and this too is quoted on. Then a full-on prototype. Then maybe even a small production run to get costs down. At each of these points, vendors may get collared for quotes and the moles go running to media contacts -- and at each point, marketing direction may change. It's NEVER a straight line and the ratio of first designs approved to final product may be 33% if you are brilliant at this game. So all or none of these rumors may be based in fact, but the one sure bet I'd make is for a bigger iPhone -- probably the more expensive one -- promoting alongside the 5s. Why? Because they can't ignore that segment, and the rumor mill says there's one at some stage in dev. I'd personally want the bug one to be the high end, but may gave to wait me more year for that.
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    Possible rumor of the iPhone5s/iPhone6 was a to pick from.

    That could account for the multiple iPhone releases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColdSunshine View Post
    Possible rumor of the iPhone5s/iPhone6 was a to pick from.

    That could account for the multiple iPhone releases.
    I would love an iPhone that was similarly designed to the new iPod Touch, including color options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EggoEspada View Post
    I would love an iPhone that was similarly designed to the new iPod Touch, including color options.

    Well, according to you'll have six color choices.
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    Just came across this article on Flipboard from MacRumors





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    So if we are looking at Q3 for the iP5S, what is the general feel it will be in early Q3 of say July or fall into the late Q3 of September like last year? Other than a processor bump what can we realistically expect Apple to do beyond iOS7? Is there a real chance of getting 128GB iP5S?
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    I guess we'll know when the next iPhone is being released depending on when iOS 7 is previewed.
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