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drewprops
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2020-10-30, 02:25

In that I have decided to wait another year to upgrade, I am not now collecting the current crop of iPhone 13 rumors here.

- top end memory goes to 1TB
- new Apple modem
- 120Hz refresh rate for screen
- fingerprint reader returns
- portless device


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kscherer
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2020-10-30, 10:39

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Brave Ulysses
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2020-10-30, 13:23

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Originally Posted by drewprops View Post
In that I have decided to wait another year to upgrade, I am not now collecting the current crop of iPhone 13 rumors here.

- top end memory goes to 1TB
- new Apple modem
- 120Hz refresh rate for screen
- fingerprint reader returns
- portless device


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Think that is it.
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709
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2020-10-30, 17:40

There was some bit about the notch being smaller, but that's been a rumor every year since the X.
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kscherer
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2020-10-30, 17:47

I've gotten so used to the notch that I don't eve care anymore.
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drewprops
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2020-10-30, 19:07

I could not care one bit less about a notch. That is an industry-driven non-story kept alive by a bunch of prolls who have nothing, and I mean NOTHING, better to talk about.

That memory, and the promise of a fingerprint reader have captivated my attention.

GREY I AM NOT CALLING YOU OUT.

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709
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2020-10-30, 21:33

WELL YOU SHOULD BECAUSE MOST OF THE TIME I AM FULL OF SHIT.


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That said, I was a bit miffed that the iPad Air got that nifty fingerprint reader and the iPhone didn't. Sure, maybe space issues yada yada, but still. Would've been perfect to have both options.

So it goes.
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drewprops
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2020-10-30, 23:15

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WELL YOU SHOULD BECAUSE MOST OF THE TIME I AM FULL OF SHIT.


I’m just wondering if I can limp by with my 7 Plus for one more year. Because these 13 rumors describe my wants.


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2020-10-31, 07:18

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There was some bit about the notch being smaller, but that's been a rumor every year since the X.
It comes down to how much they can shrink the sensor array. And, if they can, how much they don't want to add further sensors. A front-facing LiDAR, say.

(OTOH, a good front-facing LiDAR might replace the need for the infrared camera, flood illuminator, proximity sensor, and dot projector!)

I don't understand what a smaller notch buys us, though. Either they make it that much smaller that it can just spread across the entire screen, bringing back a bezel, the way they did on the iPad Pro (but I don't think they want to do that, because the current notch is an iconic design). Or they… make it thinner and/or shorter, and… for what?

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an industry-driven non-story kept alive by a bunch of prolls who have nothing, and I mean NOTHING, better to talk about.
Yup. For the most part, I don't notice the notch at all. It looks a bit silly in landscape video, but that's about it.

Pundits gonna pundit.
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drewprops
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2020-10-31, 09:44

New thought: will Apple get superstitious about the number 13 and change the way they refer to these devices? I've never considered how a company might approach naming and numbering conventions to accommodate cultural pitfalls.


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2020-10-31, 10:41

Apple never worried about 13 with Mac OS or iOS, why worry about it with the phone name?

Of course the simple thing to do is switch to letters and drop the number all together. Each is simply followed by model year of introduction.

iPhone A & iPhone A+ (Replaces Pro & Max) 2021
iPhone B (Replaces the 12) 2021
iPhone M (Replaces 12 Mini) 2021
iPhone SE (continues with current name) 2021

Simple, and easy to remember, and having the model year attached makes it easy identify the generation.
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drewprops
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2020-10-31, 12:54

They probably won't worry about it, but it probably IS a consideration. I know that in China certain numbers are associated with luck, and when you're trying to sell a widget every little thing counts.

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