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iPhone 6 is go! Foxconn has hired 100,000 workers to make handset and ‘phablet’ iPhone too
dailymail ^ | 18 July 2014 | By Mark Prigg

Posted on 07/18/2014 6:16:47 PM PDT by dennisw

‘phablet’ phone will go on sale this year

4.7-inch iPhone production to start third week of July 5.5-inch version scheduled for second week of August

Recent video shows the 4.7inch handset's sapphire glass screen being bent, twisted, scratched with keys and even stabbed with a knife t is a tale of two phone firms.

As Microsoft confirms it is laying off 18,000 workers, mainly in the mobile phone business it bought from Nokia...

The Economic Daily said Foxconn had finally confirmed the rumours it would hire a huge number of staff.

The latest report appears to contradict earlier claims the larger 'phablet' sized iPhone 6 won't ship until 2015,

Analyst believed the firm has hit problems manufacturing the handset's case and screen, and would now only launch a 4.7inch version this year.

The handset is expected to have a new 'indestructible' sapphire glass screen.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the problems were found while Apple produced the smaller handset, according to 9to5mac.

'Production bottlenecks on 4.7-inch iPhone 6 center on the yield rate of in-cell touch panel and metal casing,' claims

'As these new concerns are coupled with earlier concerns about the production of sapphire displays for the larger device, the analyst believes that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may not launch by the end of 2014, or may launch after October in very limited quantities.'

Kuo also believes that Apple will cut the prices of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c alongside the launch of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 07/18/2014 6:16:47 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

****************** Lots of good photos at the source ***********


2 posted on 07/18/2014 6:17:51 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

Interesting. Love my Iphone but struggle with some of the small print on websites.
Will be a tradeoff between better visibility vs. will it fit in my pocket, LOL.


3 posted on 07/18/2014 6:19:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

Mrs. GBC will need a bigger purse... :)


4 posted on 07/18/2014 6:21:14 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: nascarnation; a fool in paradise

Is the word Phablet gay enough?

It’s Phablus!


5 posted on 07/18/2014 6:22:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: dennisw

I do hope that ‘phablet’ does not become an official or unofficial term for a large-screen phone. We have quite enough awkward portmanteaus as it is.


6 posted on 07/18/2014 6:23:23 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends)
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To: dennisw
Why not just go ahead and develop a real lightweight laptop that we can wear around our necks like one of those baby carriers ?

It's comin'

7 posted on 07/18/2014 6:23:30 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: relictele
"a large trunk or suitcase, typically made of stiff leather and opening into two equal parts."

Y'dug DEEP for THAT one

8 posted on 07/18/2014 6:24:47 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: dennisw
Here's the problem for Microsoft - they will never be able to bend this curve, and Nokia will be another disaster:


9 posted on 07/18/2014 6:24:49 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigbob

I could have told then not buy Nokia with those billions from their “stash” ...Piled up in their glory days


10 posted on 07/18/2014 6:26:16 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

buying Nokia was the dumbest thing possible.

Where else can they throw away billions?

They can buy me! They’ll get nothing useful I can guarantee.


11 posted on 07/18/2014 6:29:55 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: dennisw

2:45, they stab it with their steely knives...


12 posted on 07/18/2014 6:30:31 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: GeronL

The hipsters are queuing in front of the Apple stores as we speak . . .


13 posted on 07/18/2014 6:31:13 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Dalberg-Acton

OAS- Occupy Apple Stores


14 posted on 07/18/2014 6:33:36 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: bigbob

“Relax said the night man
“We are programmed to receive


15 posted on 07/18/2014 6:52:35 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: nascarnation

I have the 4s, will have it 3 years in December. Time for a new one soon. Waiting for the 6 but it has to fit in my pocket with an otterbox defender or equivalent. . No phreaking phablet. No holsters.

Heard it might have a name and not a number?


16 posted on 07/18/2014 6:56:15 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: dennisw

Late to the party, Apple.


17 posted on 07/18/2014 8:19:34 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: GeronL

No, not gay until it’s referred to as “adorable.


18 posted on 07/18/2014 8:25:42 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: knarf; relictele
Y'dug DEEP for THAT one

LOL. I had to look it up too.
19 posted on 07/18/2014 8:28:59 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: dennisw

I so want one of the phablets!

My boss has a Galaxy Tab and I love its large screen.

I wonder what US Cellular will charge me to upgrade from my old o=Phone 5S?

Ed


20 posted on 07/18/2014 9:44:55 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: dennisw

BUY STOCK or Woulda, Shouda, Coulda.
Looking back in 2003 I could have bought approx 16,000 shares of Apple stock at approx $3. Instead I bought Gateway (pc company) and I lost quite a bit of money. I did not buy because I thought Apple was not going anywhere. No phone or tablet like now. I literally lost approx $21 million in potential money after the added stock from splits.

2 for 1 stock split February 2005
7 for 1 in May 2104
Div in May was $3.29 x 224,000 shares = $736,960

If I bought Apple in 2009 at approx $18 when I instead bought Ford I would have after the 7-1 split 5,000 shares then x that by $3.29 div = over $16 grand extra. It hurts just to think about it!

With Ford I did triple my money but if I bought TRW instead it would be worth about $200 grand.

On the bright side I do know what stocks to look at but on the other hand I buy the weakest of them and miss the rocket.

I now own Apple stock and hope with the new phone and tablet and next year the flexible screen that the stock will go up and up. With my luck Bill Gates will buy Apple with other investors and you will see a new OS from Apple called Metro....


21 posted on 07/18/2014 9:59:00 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: All

4.7” Screen?

Welcome to 2011


22 posted on 07/18/2014 11:40:29 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Has any President in history sunk to such a level of self-flattery & validation-seeking?)
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To: GeronL

i woulda gone with “tablone.”


23 posted on 07/18/2014 11:43:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: PA Engineer; knarf

I admit I got it from Wikipedia where it appears frequently.

Given the political leanings of most Wiki types perhaps I should discontinue use.


24 posted on 07/19/2014 5:56:28 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends)
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