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Network World - The iOSphere has gone gaga over what everyone says is a "report" that iPhone 6 will have a big screen and we now know how big. Thank heavens for "insiders."
Also in this abbreviated Rollup: brace yourselves for the More Expensive iPhone.
You read it here second.
“According to Ctech, both iPhone 5S and 5C will get a display size bump next year, though they are not sure how big the screen
of C line will be.”
Stasys Bielinis, UnwiredViews, who translates the Google translation
iPhone 6 will have 4.9-inch display according to a “report” that’s “pretty good”
By now, everyone knows that iPhone 6 will have a bigger-than-4-inch display. Because ... well, because it’s obvious.
The latest “confirmation” of big-screen iPhones sweeping the iOSphere, as in this post at UnwiredView, is based on a short post at a Chinese language tech site called CTech.
Here’s how UnwiredViews Stasys Bielinis puts it: “Now Chinese site C Technology [i.e. CTech], which has been pretty good at this, claims to have received an insider tip that Apple is testing iPhone prototype with 4.9” display.”
According to Google Translate here is CTech’s claim in its entirety: “We have just received a message from insiders is that Apple has begun testing a prototype iPhone 6 for some time, and its size is 4.9 inches.”
That’s it. Based on that one sentence, it’s impossible to know whether there actually are multiple insiders who are messaging CTech, or whether CTech simply made it all up. [FYI, here’s the original Chinese post at CTech.]
The use of the word “prototype” always creates a frisson of excitement in the iOSphere. But prototypes are widely used in product development. What’s missing here, and in nearly all iOSphere revelations about Apple prototypes, is any understanding of how Apple actually does its prototyping: at what stage of the development process; whether it does different prototypes at different stages; at which stage is this alleged prototype; how do the “insiders” know it’s an iPhone 6 prototype; and so on.
Finally, UnwiredView adds that “According to Ctech, both iPhone 5S and 5C will get a display size bump next year, though they are not sure how big the screen of C line will be.”
That’s what might be called a very loose paraphrase, according to Google Translate which renders the Chinese almost into gibberish: “In addition to the screen size, no more news iPhone 6, but the news source also revealed that next year Apple will release two may be at the press conference announcing the big screen iPhone, ie iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C is an upgraded version of the big screen But iPhone 5C upgraded version of the screen size is uncertain whether the 4.9 inches. But from the perspective of avoiding fragmentation, iPhone 5C is an upgraded version of 4.9 inches screen size should also, of course, how the truth, you also need to wait for further news, we will continue to pay close attention.”