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Apple Invites Press to September 12 Event, Next iPhone Likely

Apple sent out invites to the press this morning for an event that will take place on September 12. This event is expected to be for the unveiling of the next iPhone or “new” iPhone or as the image above hints at, the iPhone 5. 

For those in the Android game, this doesn’t mean that the end of the world is near. Sure, Apple will sell a record amount of them, but it’s still the same tired old app jukebox operating system that most of us decided long ago, was not our cup of tea. It should have LTE, but probably not NFC. The screen could measure 4″ and there may be a slightly tweaked form factor or color scheme. The funny thing is, we get all of that in a new Android device on a monthly basis.

In the mean time, expect there to be a boat load of Android announcements over the next week as companies rush to release products before the new iPhone hits store shelves. Motorola is up tomorrow, Amazon is up on Thursday, and we wouldn’t be surprised if someone else joined in on the fun.

Via:  Engadget

  • Chris Mullins

    You’d think Apple would know how to put a simple drop shadow on two characters of text, but they still messed that up. (Look at the 12)

  • MSF316

    So what is everyone’s point? Apple will sell millions of Iphone’s. Out sell every single Android device. Continue to be the most sought out phone. Have the most developer support. Continue to be the biggest company in the world and have an extra billion dollars in their pockets.

  • frankandsimple

    The iPhone design isn’t fashion. Jonathan Ive has said repeatedly, it’s function. It’s iconic. It’s a piece of industrial design rooted in Braun and Leica and Dieter Rams that could sit on any museum shelf. It’s some of the best manufacturing ever seen in mobile, and it looks as good today as it did in 2005 and in 2010, and as any phone currently on the market. Apple isn’t concerned with making the newest looking phone. They’re concerned only with making the best phone.””

  • “How do we improve a perfect device, well we didn’t it is still perfect and comes in Pink here is ios 6.”

  • frankandsimple

    I see what apple did there with the 12 and 5 in shadow. Ingenious!

  • Guest

    People doubting apple’s innovative abilities.. there is innovation (more like ingeniousness) RIGHT THERE in the whole 12 and 5 shadow. Fandroids I’m sure are too stupid to know what is.. LOL.

  • September 12th…the day an outdated phone with a 4 inch display, and no innovative features becomes the most sold device for no reason at all!

  • I’ve heard it’s running android.

    Whoops. It’s just iOS 6.

  • bob


  • All I came here to say is that there is no way in hell that “1” could cast a shadow like that.

  • Tristan Cunha

    Seems like it will be called the iPhone 5, since the shadow in that image is a “5”?

  • Bionicman

    i heard rumors that they may not even increase the screen size and leave it 3.5inches. wouldn’t surprise me if all those mock iphone 5’s in the wild were just that, mock or prototype designs. so just thinking, if it doesnt have a bigger screen, or nfc, will LTE be the only reason to ugprade? i bet millions of apple fans still would….crazy

  • RPGambit
    • TheDrizzle

      Wow. That is either one really confused woman or she is just blinded by Apple’s shiny products.

  • durangojim

    The only thing I’m interested in the iphone for is to see how good the camera is.

  • Murph

    The new iPhone announced Sept 12th.. or as I like to call it: The day Apple magically invents this amazing new 4GLTE speed, the need for a larger screen and free rainbow shittin’ unicorn with each purchase!

    • Brandon Lang

      aokp won’t be happy with them selling unicorns…

  • Malcolm James II

    New iPhone, this time made out of construction paper!

  • Tyler Casilio

    It’s for the iPhone 5, my brother-in-law and I asked a AT&T guy he knows and 3 weeks ago he said their revealing it on September 12th.

  • Lucky Armpit

    As with any Apple announcement, they will have a “new” feature that Android phones have had for months/years but Apple will be called “innovators” and “trend-setters” and “game-changers”. And those Android features we have all been enjoying were called “useless” and “stupid” and “of no value” when they were introduced all that time ago. *sigh* I hate the brainwashed media.

    • You’re right, this feature is called “LTE” and will completely change the game. It’ll mark the first time a phone has patent infringement lawsuits filed before the phone even hits the shelf.

    • I can’t wait for Tim to stand up there and say look at this awesome new game changer..its called Maps for the iPhone and iPad. Or even better, “We innovated and we finally found a way to make 4G slower than ever before! It’s called HSPA++…we added an extra plus which makes it look cool! We only did this because we were gonna get sued if we put in LTE!

  • MKader17

    Did anyone else hear about the company in China that is prepared to sue Apple over the iPhone design?


    • TheDrizzle

      > “it will sue Apple regardless of “whatever the new iPhone appearance” may be. ”

      Haha. I’m not sure how they will pull that off, but I hope they win just to spite Apple.

  • TD

    iPhone 5? I guess they are going to use GTA’s method of incrementing

    • summit1986

      Vice City and San Andreas didn’t have numbers. Are they the S’s?

  • MikeKorby

    I, for one, am slightly excited about this. With Apple’s revolutionary technology, iNFC, we can hopefully see tags start to pop up everywhere since every hipster and their poodle will have an iPhone 5. Second, I hope to see an outrage by the market when Apple switches from its standard 30 pin connector to its newer 16 (I believe) pin connector. If you’re going to change a standard, change it TO the standard (Micro USB). Silly Apple.

    • I believe it’s 9 pin.

  • duke69111

    I think it would be great if Google followed the Iphone announcement up with a live rebuttle of sorts, disproving and pointing out all the thing that android has already done or has.

    • Hunter

      that would be low brow, Google has more class than that

      • CopierITGuy

        …but funny, nonetheless!

  • zUFC

    Just got my company issued I-Pad something (don’t know which version it is). Can’t stand it!!! I hate the thing. I always hated apple everything but never had or used any. WOW, now i know why I hate them! I can’t even stand to play with it. Was at airport for an hour before flying home and tried to download as much as possible to make my flight enjoyable. Turns out Solitare and a poker game was all i could find. Their app store is horribly set up. Everything about it is “mehh”. I’ll take my Transformer prime anyday over that stupid thing. A guy asked me on the plane “do you like that thing? i need to get one”. And as loudly as I could i replied “no i don’t like it, i don’t like anything apple, their stuff is for begginers”. you should of seen the looks i got! But i didn’t care. I hate that thing and if i didn’t have to keep it for when my bosses ask to see it or something, I would throw it in the dumpster (no lie, no joke). I will not use that stupid thing ever!!!!!! I just don’t understand how these clowns can love them? Are people really that ignorant and stupid? I would be bored in two seconds flat if I had a I-Phone.

    • Last year I won an iPad in a raffle. I gave it a fair shot until I needed to edit a spreadsheet during a flight. I spent at least an hour trying to get the file copied over to the iPad using every possible method and finally settled on Dropbox. Of course, as soon as I lost my Internet connection the file wasn’t available. Sold the iPad, bought an Android tablet, and copying a spreadsheet to the device takes 3 seconds (from the cloud) and I’m certain it’s actually on my device when I get on the plane. Android FTW.

    • My dad has one and everything requires an extra app which cost money. Everything Apple revolves around money which is quite frankly stupid! You shouldn’t have to pay for something that should be free!

      • zUFC

        Oh my god Champion I forgot about that. EVERYTHING costs on the stupid thing! I downloaded the wrong app (you have to do “HD Apps” for the I-pad i guess?) and they have no refund policy. I guess it takes months to get approved if the excuse is good enough. so i spent about $10 on mistakes. Great company!!! There is nothing i like about it and I’m not just saying that because I’m an Android guy. I also tried to give it a chance.

  • Steve Schneider

    Did anyone notice the shadow is a 5?

  • Greyhame

    i*hone 5, or…. what the 4s should have been.

    • TheDrizzle

      More like the 4s2. It really hasn’t changed that much (based on the prototypes). Same tired old OS, same tired old design. Apple truly are innovators…

  • Joshua Mims

    Is this a slow news day or something? Since when do we really care about Apple and their press events? This story has no place here.

    • Hunter

      We’ve been over this, we enjoy all things android and the mobile eco-system within which it resides. This is a major event that could create ripple effects for android and so we like to keep tabs on it.

      “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” amiright?

    • ceejw

      Apple sells the best selling smartphone on the market. What they do sends ripples through the industry and they only have one phone event per year. That’s reason enough for Droid Life to report on it.

      • Robert Jakiel

        According to the latest August sales figures that is no longer true. Samsung is now has the top selling smartphone with the Galaxy S3. The iPhone as well as Apple is becoming irrelevant in the world of mobile technology. They have ceased innovation years ago and switched to litigation. The world is seeing this first hand as Android handsets and tablets become more powerful and cheaper with every generation. Whereas the iProducts continue on in mediocrity pandering to the mass media for attention and the horde of sheeple that Apple has created as consumers.

        • CopierITGuy

          While I applaud Sammy for hitting some amazing numbers, I think you are a little premature to say that Apple is becoming irrelevant in mobile tech. I do wish that their irrelevance would hurry the heck up, I realize that it will still be a while. Have you talked to any iSheep lately? They are still just as ignorant as ever. Until you can come up with a device that will fix “stupid” I’m afraid we’ll be in this battle for quite some time. Sorry to be the one to tell you, dude… I’m hopeful, as you are, though.

        • pappy53

          Short-lived king of the hill. You’re comparing it with a year-old iPhone. iPhone 5 sales will blow the doors off of anything else, including Galaxy S3.

          • Robert Jakiel

            What you fail to realize is that with every iPhone release there is “AMAZING SALES!!!” yet Apple’s market share continues to remain static or shrink. Reason is quite simple and that is they are selling to existing customers and new uptake is stalled or declining. Whereas Android has had and continues to have market share upswings EVERY quarter because of new adoption and all at the loss of RIM, Apple and Nokia/WP8 devices. So yes they will sell millions and of those millions sold their market share will remain fairly static while Android continues to expand and grow due to new adoptions.

            As for irrelevant, yes Apple has become irrelevant. Everything that Apple has touted as innovation over the past few years has been nothing but blatant copying of existing technologies. Everything “Magical” about iOS was said to not be needed in iOS by Steve Jobs himself. The app store, copy/paste, multi-tasking, etc… How about the drop down slide notifications? Again nothing new, nothing magical. Well except for marketing. Apparently Apple has the ability to tap into the moron gene and market to the glass lickers. Other than that Apple has become stagnant and monolithic without the ability to adapt or innovate so instead they litigate.

          • pappy53
          • Robert Jakiel

            While your link is interesting it is one of many that show different data. The consensus among the leading analysts show Android at about 51% in the U.S. and 68% globally. All the while Apple sitting at about 29% in the U.S. and 17% globally. So yeah I would say that is stagnant and irrelevant at this point. Seeing that Apple once had the top spot and now because they have lost their edge and their market they are doing what they can do stifle competition. So yes I would call that irrelevant.

          • pappy53

            One phone at 29%, and 200 phones at 51%? Amazing. Actually, iPhone is now at 33%, which means it is increasing, not declining or stagnant.

        • ceejw

          The S3 outselling a phone that’s been on the market for 11 months is hardly an accomplishment. Once Apple’s new phone is out and competing directly against the S3 we’ll see how irrelevant they’ve actually become.

        • DroidDoesnt_2

          And it has NOTHING to do with the fact that the whole world knows the new iPhone is coming right? Funny how Shamsung can only muster up a “victory” against a year old phone when everyone is holding out for the new release….you fandroids are so ignorant its funny! 🙂

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  • TheWenger

    Did you guys get invited?

  • Hunter

    Remember remember the 12th of September…

  • Michael Reidlinger

    I would love to see Apple commercials similar to the Coke commercials where Coke was suing itself for patent infringement…does that equal an endless loop?

  • RoadsterHD1

    IT BETTER NOT HAVE LTE….. Sammy is watching!!!!

  • Augie

    Forget the countdown to the *phone, its a countdown to Samsung hitting them with LTE patent lawsuits

    • DroidDoesnt_2

      And making complete fools of themselves in the process. This is nothing more than the ramblings of a butthurt copycat company who got bit in the ass and is trying to save face. They are already under investigation for FRAND abuse for trying to sue Apple based upon standards essential 3G patents: http://www.slashgear.com/ec-in

      Oh shame on you Shamsung…..willfully preying on the ignorant 🙂

      • KenBarnum

        +1 for Work-a-holics’ Butthurt

        • Mr Waldo

          That’s tight butthole man

      • LegalAmerican

        So funny to me how retarded Apple disciples hate Samsung for suing, but they love Crapple for suing…….SO MUCH HYPOCRISY on Planet Apple.

        • DroidDoesnt_2

          On the contrary, my fandroid friend, I have no problem with ANY lawsuits (by or against Apple). The problem with Shamsung is that they have NOTHING to sue with! With all of the evidence that Apple presented against them showing with great detail now they shamelessly copied the iPhone, the only thing they can come back with is FRAND based, standards essential patents? Patents that they AGREED to make available to the entire tech industry at Fair, Reasonable And Non Discrimatory rates??? Maybe you don’t understand standards essential patents, but it is pretty much like this: you own a public pool that you have stated everyone is allowed to access, and I have a private pool on my private property. I catch you trespassing in my private pool and have you thrown out, and you respond by trying to block me from swimming in your public pool even though you’ve made it available to all and I haven’t broken any laws by swimming there. Not exactly the same thing bro…
          This is what happens when you follow instead of lead….you cannot mount any kind of offensive. If they had any real substantive patents that they could use against Apple they would have used them by now. They have nothing because they are nothing but a copycat company with a history of imitation, not innovation….

          • vzwuser76

            All FRAND means is that it must be licensed for a fair price, and that you can’t charge one company more than another to license it. But everyone still has to pay to license it, it’s not free to use. So far Apple has had issues with this. Look at how long it took them and Moto to come to an agreement. Apple has wanted the FRAND patent holders to license them for less than what they do for others, which goes against what FRAND is about.

          • DroidDoesnt_2

            And nowhere has Apple refused to pay Samsung a fair licensing fee; Samsung simply tried to extort astronomically high fees from Apple, which is neither fair, reasonable, or non-discriminatory: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/20/apple_samsung_last_day_witnesses/
            Unless you allow me to swim in your private pool, you can’t swim in my public pool….that trick didn’t work with their 3G patents and it won’t work with their LTE patents either….

          • William Peterson

            I think it’s your little god, Steve, who said “We are shameless about stealing”. I’m so tired of hearing about stealing. They are all guilty. Apple just gets away with it.

          • anonymous

            Nothing to sue with? What about the notification bar?

          • DroidDoesnt_2

            If Apple’s Notification Center is found to have infringed upon a patent held by Google (not Shamsung; they didn’t create it), then sue them and make them pay….I have NO problem with that

          • FRAND is not free… You still have to pay a “Reasonable” fee for it.
            Apple never paid Samsung or Motorola for 2G/3G/4G/WIFI/BT patents because they said that the chip maker (Broadcom / Intel) already pay for it. Its not that easy to found who is right. A small percentage of an $600 iPhone is not the same that the same percentage of a $5 chip…
            You should also agree that the R&D cost of this REAL patents are higher than other software/GUI or design patents that do not involve any prototypes, lab/RF tests, etc. but still are not considered FRAND.

          • DroidDoesnt_2

            So if Apple purchased chips from Intel, who already paid the licensing fee to Samsung, is Apple required to pay the fee as well? Sounds like Samsung is trying to double-dip here…

      • mustbepbs

        DroidDoesnt…? A troll if I’ve ever seen one.

        • DroidDoesnt_2

          Translation: I really have no rebuttal so I’ll call him a troll

          • No. You really are a troll.

          • DroidDoesnt_2

            Translation: I don’t have a valid rebuttal either

        • InvaderDJ

          He may be a troll but he is right about the lawsuit not going anywhere. Apple will do the same thing they did when Samsung tried to counter-sue for 3G patents, just say they bought the chips from someone else so they’re already licensed.

          Apple isn’t new to this game, they’re one of the old tech companies they have their IP and patents mostly covered. It’s Google and companies like Samsung who are new to this game.

  • BrianLipp

    Every Apple fanboy before september 12th: “HAHA look at you with your giant phone! Large screens are stupid!”
    Every Apple fanboy after september 12th: “Large screens are great! Good thing theres a phone with one out now!”

    stupid hypocrites

    • ddevito

      I couldn’t agree more. It took lots of outstanding Android phones with large screens, and a boring iPhone 4s for the fanboys to realize what they were missing.

      With that said, I love my GNex’s display but there are times it is too big

      • frankie

        That’s what she said.

      • BrianLipp

        The only time the GNex feels too big to me anymore is when i go back to using a <4" device. Ive been messing around with my OG Droid recently and that made the GNex seem huge, but after using it for almost a year it just feels normal and barely seems that big anymore

        • duke69111

          I noticed the same thing the other day. I was surprised how odd the og droid felt.

          • Last week I briefly softbricked my GNex for a couple of days while running an unstable AOKP ROM. In the mean time I had to re-activate my spare Droid 2 (physically pretty much the same device as the OG) until I had the time to fix the GNex.

            Boy did that screen seem small! And I remember thinking the OG Screen was HUGE on launch day in 2009 compared to my previous LG Dare (which I still have).

      • cb2000a

        After using the Note…everything seems small.

    • mustbepbs

      One of my friends said that my GS3 looked stupid and like a kids toy compared to his iPhone 4. I couldn’t believe it. How on earth does the iPhone 4 NOT look like a kids toy? It’s so tiny and has one button on it.

      • New_Guy

        I love how iPhans love the Infinity Blade game but is completely useless on that small screen…turn NOVA 3 on that SIII and let’em drool (troll) a bit :)…

        • Nova 3? Psh…turn on any nVidea optimized Tegra game and watch!

      • Jarred Sutherland

        Hey take that as a compliment, people DON’T get the GS3 confused with the iPhone.

    • carlisimo

      4-4.3″ is the sweet spot for me. I’m glad to see Apple enter it, and I’m sad to see that all the best Android phones are moving out of it.

      • ceejw

        Agreed. I thought the Nexus S was the perfect sized phone. I hope google puts out another nexus at that size.

    • ihateapple

      Thats apple fanboy attitude, If Apple wants to f**k their a**, they change their se*uality and starts enjoying it 🙂

    • yarrellray

      Oh brother que all the uneducated simpleton’s gathering for the new iphone. Samsung pimpslaps apple all day long and my Galaxy S3 makes any new iphone useless. We won’t even get into what the Galaxy Note 2 does to the new iphone.

  • johnc7995

    Why does this site care so much about what Apple does? This is not relevant.

    • ddevito

      Whether you love them or hate them, Apple and the iPhone is the 800lb gorilla in the room. They’re the de facto standard and can’t be (nor shouldn’t be) ignored.

      • Neomastermind

        It’s an iPhone announcement. It really has no place on an android blog. Sure, I would understand if this were a post about iOS6, but it’s not.

  • ddevito

    I’ll always give Apple one thing (from a technical perspective). Their engineering SoC design and their UI engineering is top notch.

    NO matter how fast the Nexus 7, my iPad 2 still whips its ass in terms of sheer interface performance. I install two apps on my N7 and I get redraw. Hate that about Android. Jelly Bean doesn’t “fix” it, just makes it less noticeable.

  • ifanboi 5 V2.0

    IPhone rules guys. Can’t wait to sell my droid for that. Droid sucks.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Who gives a rats arse. Move along now…nothing to see here.

    Also, this is really an unnecessary post. No one cares(here at droid-life that is, unless you’re just a troll…) about Apple or their pathetic excuse for an mobile device.

    Also-also, slow news day, eh? Sorry, just really dislike them rat bastards.


    For a second, I thought I typed in “apple-life.com”

    • CopierITGuy

      Am I the only one who actually clicked the link to see the Russian iBlog? Feel pretty silly now… and to clarify, I didn’t stay long enough to use Google Translate to try and read any of it. Just laughed, felt shame and closed the tab. I need a shower.

  • ddevito

    It’ll obviously sell well. No matter what we say it’s good for the world, good for consumers. Let the common folk have their tech. Competition is good.

    Now about those Key Lime Pie rumors….?

    • TheDrizzle

      Key Lime Pie? I have not seen this being talked about. Are you just guessing on the name?

      • ddevito

        yes, sheer speculation and rumors – is there any other way to fly? :p

        • TheDrizzle

          Okay. I am surprised we have not had the official ‘guess the next OS name’ post yet. Usually we do that right when the new one launches.

  • nigger

    IPhone rules.
    Android stinks.

  • paladaxar

    I really appreciate the mix of news on this site that, in my opinion, is just right.

    Sure, we don’t want to know about everything that happens in Apple world (we don’t even want to know EVERYthing that happens in the Android world). But something this big is nice to be aware of (and yes, like it or not, the release of the “next” iPhone [or whatever they’ll call it] is big).

    So keep up the great work of giving us very relevant, power-user Android news and ONCE in a while, news from the outside that we should at least be aware of.

    You guys are awesome. Thanks for being the only source I need to be addicted to 🙂

  • shamu11

    io6 sucks…so therefore the phone will also suck

    • Greg Morgan

      Brilliant piece of analysis…

      • shamu11

        software is just as important as hardware…if not more important

        • nwd1911

          Greg’s point is that your reasoning sucks. If iOS6 does in fact suck, it would be useful if you listed the reasons why it sucks (which has been listed many many times before). For the most part, readers of Droid Life want more substance than name calling the competition. We all know there are plenty of holes in the pending release.

  • nigger


    • johnc7995

      This is not youtube, no one cares here.

  • New_Guy

    iPhone 4S 2.0…

    Yawn x2

  • Bsody

    Haha, burn.

  • Michael Forte

    With that shadow of a 5, maybe they are calling it the iPhone 5, even though it’s technically the 6th generation iPhone. Figured they’d do like the iPad and call it the “new” iPhone. Oh well doesn’t really matter because I don’t ever plan on getting one.

    • Ken Bosse

      or they will call it the i5 and sue intel

      • Steven Dinsdale


      • T.o

        They already use that in there macs so no ur stupid

        • Ken Bosse

          While I could be one of those guys who corrects the grammar of the person calling ME stupid…..

        • Droidzilla

          Because Apple would never sue one of their suppliers, right?

    • Diablo81588

      I’m with you on this one. It wouldn’t make sense to call it the 5, as its the sixth gen iphone.. We are talking about apple though, where things rarely seem to make sense anyway..

  • bring the Galaxy Note 2 to America 🙂 fk iphn

  • Greg Morgan

    “the most innovative phone ever…4in screen, LTE enabled, same OS as the first iPhone…” says tim cook

    • New_Guy


    • EC8CH


      No new features borrowed from Android this time around?

      • Greg Morgan

        Tim Cook: We don’t borrow anything, we innovate, innovate, innovate!

        • JustTrollin69

          developers, developers, developers

          • mgamerz

            Litigate! Litigate! Litigate!

        • William Peterson

          I think what you are trying to say is steal, steal, steal!

    • Bewara2009

      Apple will get sued by Samsung once they release this new iPhone with LTE…

      • yarrellray

        Can’t wait till September 13th when Samsung sue’s to ban the new iphone. I would love that so much. Piss on Apple and it’s pitiful uneducated simpleton users.

  • Neomastermind

    What is the modern smartphone if not a glorified app jukebox as you so lovingly put it? Most things I do on my GNex involve diving into apps.

    • sc0rch3d

      widgets ftw

      • Neomastermind

        They have their uses, but most of MY time is spent in apps.

        • sc0rch3d

          don’t get me wrong…my comment wasn’t meant to be a ding on your use or android system. most of my time is spent organizing my tasks and calendars on the PC so that i don’t use many apps when on the go. only the occassional solitaire or angry birds game to keep the lil one quiet or passing time in the john.

    • New_Guy

      I’f you aren’t taking full advantage of widgets and scrolling widgets you are wasting your money…

      • EvanTheGamer


      • Neomastermind

        I have, and use, widgets. They are there for information at a glance, for the most part. That’s how I utilize them, at least. Most of my time is in apps.

    • Robert Jakiel

      My G2X has become an extension of my tablet. When running around and not having Transformer Prime handy the phone becomes the go to device. SSH or telnet sessions. Quick email responses and document management. Every once in a while an RDP session if in a pinch to get something done. Not to mention Servers Ultimate which has been nearly indispensable when troubleshooting and needing something done. Lastly the fact that I can use it as a USB storage device pretty much takes the cake when needing to copy an .ISO or move data in a hurry.

  • bionics

    “Sure, Apple will sell a record amount of them, but it’s still the same tired old app jukebox operating system that most of us decided long ago, was not our cup of tea”

    LOL App Jukebox OS? what does that even mean?

    • Spin the pages, pick an app.

      • New_Guy

        It’s an app drawer and not much else =)

      • EC8CH

        Some one should create an iOS clone launcher for android called “app jukebox”…

        I’d give it a spin

        • DroidDoesnt_2

          They already did…see Samsung

    • Right, I mean the hardware will probably be amazing (though I’m sure the screen will still be too small for me) but we already know iOS 6 is still the same tired old OS. How are people not bored with getting the same phone in new wrapping every year?

      • I know right! I get tired of my Android phone design every six months. These I phone fans have been using the same design for years.

        • New_Guy

          It really speaks to the hit that its basic form factor actually is. What I have a problem understanding is how people literally flock to stores to pay $300+ to virtually buy the same phone they already have…If I were an iPhan (stress the word “were”), I would never buy one full price. doesn’t make sense at all sinice it’s not changed much since 2007; save an extra processor and upgraded GPU.

      • nwd1911

        Many people don’t need major innovation to feel like they’re getting something great. Simple is good enough and you increase the screen size, add a few features that are already available on Android and call it the biggest release of 2012, you will see million of people flock to the stores. I’m sure there are plenty of pre-4S users who will love to get the 5 and it will be a big improvement over their 3S or 4.

        • As long as people are happy with it, good for them I guess. But I’ve used an iPhone 4S rather extensively, and it’s rather boring compared to my Gnex. And that screen, ugh, I have no idea how anyone puts up with it.

          • ceejw

            The screen is small but it looks but it looks a lot better than the Galaxy Nexus screen IMO. I’m sick of all the whites on my phone’s screen looking like I applied a Noise filter to them. I really hope the next nexus uses the One X’s screen, it’s the only one I’ve seen that looks better than the iPhone’s.

      • New_Guy

        How are people still spending $300 to get the same phone they already have…Only in America

        • ceejw

          Is this somehow different than us buying the new nexus every year?

          • DroidDoesnt_2

            Lol! Owned!!!

          • LegalAmerican

            I wouldn’t quite say “owned”. Each new Nexus generally has a substantial list of improvements and upgrades. The Nexus does not simply “Catch up” to the standard like the iPhone does. The Nexus pushes the envelope as opposed to just implementing what should have been implemented the previous year. It is not a cheap method of stealing money from the simple minded like Apple does to it’s disciples. “Look everyone, this phone finally does what Android has done for two years! Except, this one is better because it’s still undersized and can’t access the same fast data services. So spend full retail to get a phone that still can’t perform” And somehow that’s enough to convince so many morons.

          • New_Guy

            Thank you…Google is always seeking to show what is capable with a pure Android device (or close to). Apple seems to always see what they can get away with calling “new.” Big difference.

            Edit: It should also be noted that the Galaxy Nexus is $349 “off” contract…

          • New_Guy

            Yes it is. Both Samsung and HTC have built them in the past. The newest one added NFC and an actual upgrade to the OS. Not to mention 4G access on the VZW network. And you’re talking about a developer device so your comparison is apples and oranges (or Apples and Androids). Ask that question again in the next few months when there are four or five different versions available…

          • ceejw

            So this new iPhone is going to feature a bigger higher resolution screen, run an updated version of the OS and offer 4G access on the VZW network. That sounds a lot like the average Android phone update this year.

          • DroidDoesnt_2

            Exactly…except that 90% of fandroids won’t have access to their updated software…. The ice cream sandwich has melted

          • New_Guy

            What a marvelous way to miss a point. Google pushes the envelope every year and attempts to increase Android’s potential and usability. Apple merely tries to see what they can get away with calling “new.” Case in point: 4″ screens and 4G radios have both been around for nearly a year and a half…And a “newer” version of the OS doesn’t = upgraded. A couple of more features is not “new.” ICS was “new” and Jelly Bean is “upgraded.” iOS 6 is more “features added.” Apple is pulling a page from history and falling behind the curve…

      • Chris

        Thats basically what Apple has been doing since they started. and people still throw away there “old” Apple product and get a new one each year that works basically the same way and looks the same as the old one, and they never get tired of it, and I don’t know why. I wish I knew where these people got all of there money for this, I’d be a freaking millionaire by now if i did.

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