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Apple to suppliers: Gear up for the next iPhone [Larger Screens!]
www.marketwatch.com ^ | July 21, 2014, 8:51 p.m. EDT | By Lorraine Luk

Posted on 07/22/2014 10:22:59 AM PDT by Red Badger

Apple Inc. is preparing for its largest initial production run of iPhones, betting that larger-screen models will lure consumers now attracted to similar phones from Samsung Electronics Co. and others.

The Cupertino, Calif., company is asking suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million units combined of two large-screen iPhones with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays by Dec. 30, according to people familiar with the matter.

Its forecast for what is commonly called the iPhone 6 is significantly larger than the initial order last year of between 50 million and 60 million versions of the iPhone 5S and 5C--which had a display measuring 4-inches diagonally, these people said. Both of the coming models are expected to feature metal cases similar to the iPhone 5S and likely come in multiple colors, these people said.

Apple stuck with smaller displays on iPhones even as rival smartphone makers rolled out bigger screens and customers clamored for larger phones. Demand for larger-screen smartphones boosted Samsung, which started offering a 4.8-inch display in its Samsung Galaxy S models in 2012 and introduced an array of bigger phones.

Apple is scheduled to report its fiscal third-quarter results on Tuesday and provide a financial outlook for the current period ending Sept. 28. Historically, Apple has released a new iPhone in mid-September.

(Excerpt) Read more at marketwatch.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Music/Entertainment; Science
KEYWORDS: apple; iphone
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1 posted on 07/22/2014 10:22:59 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: ShadowAce

Tech Ping!...............


2 posted on 07/22/2014 10:23:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Swordmaker

PING!


3 posted on 07/22/2014 10:23:53 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Red Badger

A 42 inch screen on an I-phone.

Yummy.


4 posted on 07/22/2014 10:24:50 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: headstamp 2

Oh ... how I WISH I had photo shop


5 posted on 07/22/2014 10:28:54 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: headstamp 2

Used to be people bragged about how small their cellphones were. Now it’s the opposite.................


6 posted on 07/22/2014 10:29:14 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: knarf; headstamp 2

7 posted on 07/22/2014 10:30:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger

Keep on going Apple!


8 posted on 07/22/2014 10:32:00 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Next up: The Wearable iPhone.................

9 posted on 07/22/2014 10:34:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger



10 posted on 07/22/2014 10:34:06 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Red Badger

Typical Apple … first to the game, last with the upgrades. The larger screen iPhone is years overdue.


11 posted on 07/22/2014 10:34:43 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

You’d need a charger the size of Hoover Dam..............


12 posted on 07/22/2014 10:35:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: al_c

Not having a cellphone, I never got the bug for Apple or any others..................


13 posted on 07/22/2014 10:37:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger

Obies stepped forward with a grant to a new SOLAR COMPANY.....slated to look into building integrated solar....panels for the new phones....


14 posted on 07/22/2014 10:38:21 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Red Badger

My 4s is big enough. I would have to see if the smaller of the 2 fits in my pocket. I don’t carry a European carryall like Jerry Seinfeld. Or as I call them fag bags.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 10:38:49 AM 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: Red Badger

Big deal. The Moto X is both smaller and has a bigger screen. And it is made in Dallas. As in Texas. As in the United States.


16 posted on 07/22/2014 10:45:40 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: MeshugeMikey

Windmills for cellphones................

17 posted on 07/22/2014 10:50:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger

hmm......doubles as a built in Hairdryer...?


18 posted on 07/22/2014 10:52:20 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Strap it to your car and drive 50 miles an hour until it’s recharged................


19 posted on 07/22/2014 10:56:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger
betting that larger-screen models will lure consumers now attracted to similar phones self reporting NSA devices from Samsung Electronics Co. and others.

there - fixed it -

don't have one - don't need it - my wife and kids are addicts...my $9.95 trac fone sits on the counter - where I check messages 1x a week

20 posted on 07/22/2014 10:58:03 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: Red Badger

nest step....the windmill poswered apple. iphone.. ....Highway adaptor...


21 posted on 07/22/2014 11:00:22 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Need DOG Protectors.................

22 posted on 07/22/2014 11:02:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: al_c
The only reason why Apple has only now gone to a bigger-screen iPhone is the essentially tyrranical rule of the late Steve Jobs.

Jobs always insisted that most of the functions on the iPhone be operated by one hand; as such, note that on the iPhone 5/5C/5S models (the last iPhone models Jobs had direct design input before his passing in October 2011), the width of the iPhone stayed the same as the iPhone 4/4S models because of the need for easy one hand operation. Once Jobs passed from the scene, that mantra no longer applied, and as such when the upcoming iPhone models were designed, note larger screen sizes--4.7" and 5.5" based on the hardware leaks coming out of Apple's Chinese suppliers.

I myself want to get the new 4.7" iPhone with 64 GB of storage so I could replace both the current cellphone and my iPod touch at the same time.

23 posted on 07/22/2014 11:03:36 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Red Badger

I just cant hate that doggie...


24 posted on 07/22/2014 11:07:13 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It’s what doggies do....................


25 posted on 07/22/2014 11:11:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: RayChuang88

I like being able to use my phone with one hand, and be able to slip it into my jeans pocket.

If they keep making them bigger, we’re going to end up like those guys who used carry massive boom boxes on their shoulders and you’ll need four hands to operate it.


26 posted on 07/22/2014 11:22:32 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: AFreeBird
I agree if you're talking the monster that is the Samsung Galaxy Note phablets.

I have a Samsung Galaxy S III, and with the right case it fits in my coat pocket easily (the original case I got made the phone look too "bulky"). My brother's Motorola Moto X is also pretty reasonably sized consider its 4.7" screen.

27 posted on 07/22/2014 11:26:32 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Red Badger

Larger smartphones have been dubbed “phablets.”

The larger the better, for these olde eyes.


28 posted on 07/22/2014 11:44:50 AM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: AFreeBird

Ditto. I have the iPhone 5S, and I don’t think I really want anything much larger, as I’m also a “1-handed” devotee. Really, if I wanted something bigger, I’d be clamoring for adding phone features to the iPad Mini.


29 posted on 07/22/2014 11:48:02 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: Red Badger

Large screens for the iPhone 6.

It’s not “innovation” until Apple does it too.

So, where is the iWatch?

There are a lot of Apple fanatics waiting for the iAnkleBand.


30 posted on 07/22/2014 12:00:16 PM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: Red Badger
no no no ...

It's gott'a be hangin' around your neck ... or carried like a back pack

31 posted on 07/22/2014 12:21:36 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

I think we're regressing................

32 posted on 07/22/2014 12:27:15 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: adorno

Their ‘1984’ commercial in reverse...................


33 posted on 07/22/2014 12:28:28 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: truth_seeker

They must be ‘PHABULOUS’!.....................


34 posted on 07/22/2014 12:28:55 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: AFreeBird
...we’re going to end up like those guys who used carry massive boom boxes on their shoulders and you’ll need four hands to operate it.

You mean all those guys who are now deaf as a stone?................

35 posted on 07/22/2014 12:30:16 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger

Jobs is dead. Sadly, the decline of Apple has begun.


36 posted on 07/22/2014 12:31:49 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Red Badger

Yep, those are the ones.


37 posted on 07/22/2014 12:35:55 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: adorno

Oh it’s coming. Hell, they already had one with the iPod Nano.


38 posted on 07/22/2014 12:42:05 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Red Badger

He didn’t do it....he’s innocent....just look at him ;)


39 posted on 07/22/2014 12:44:33 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I have heard that he left a list of possible products that Apple should develop in coming years. .............


40 posted on 07/22/2014 1:04:11 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Jane Long

Guilt written all over his muzzle..................


41 posted on 07/22/2014 1:04:34 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger

NOW you’re gettin’ it


42 posted on 07/22/2014 1:12:40 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Red Badger

what ?


43 posted on 07/22/2014 1:15:53 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

The new Apple iEars.................

44 posted on 07/22/2014 1:29:07 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger

Oh ... THAT Henny Youngman


45 posted on 07/22/2014 1:41:17 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Red Badger

New owner of LG G3 with 5.5” Quad-HD screen...absolutely love it!!!!!!!!!!


46 posted on 07/22/2014 1:43:12 PM PDT by newfreep (at)
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To: knarf

http://instantrimshot.com/


47 posted on 07/22/2014 2:09:25 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger

But I just got an iPhone 5c!


48 posted on 07/22/2014 2:19:26 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: adorno

There are a lot of Apple fanatics waiting for the iAnkleBand.

Just iparolees


49 posted on 07/22/2014 2:23:28 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: morphing libertarian
Just iparolees?

Not really. The Apple faithful would wear anything, and an iAnkleBracelet, Apple could sell a billion or more. That Apple logo would look cool around their ankles.
50 posted on 07/22/2014 4:13:49 PM PDT by adorno (Y)
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