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    News - Secrets revealed in documents from the Apple-Samsung trial

    Documents hint the iPhone will grow in size as consumers want larger, cheaper devices.
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    Re: News - Secrets revealed in documents from the Apple-Samsung trial

    I wonder how long it will take Apple to release a proper screen, such as 720p, 1080p or any other 16:9 variant that is useful for watching videos on. 4" screen is just tiny, time to catchup Apple!

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    Re: News - Secrets revealed in documents from the Apple-Samsung trial

    Quote Originally Posted by KrisWragg View Post
    I wonder how long it will take Apple to release a proper screen, such as 720p, 1080p or any other 16:9 variant that is useful for watching videos on. 4" screen is just tiny, time to catchup Apple!
    I guess Samsung won't sell them the larger screens
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    Re: News - Secrets revealed in documents from the Apple-Samsung trial

    Newer Android devices offer quite a wide selection of unlocking mechanisms including Face recognition, PIN, password, slide and a popular pattern drawing option so it looks like Google has belatedly fixed Samsung's lack-of-imagination problem.
    Pin/Pattern unlock has been there for years, at least since Android 2.x, I remember using on my HTC Sensation.

    Face unlock is the only 'new' one and that's hardly the first implementation of the idea. It's very hard to be 100% original these days with so many good ideas already had.

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    Re: News - Secrets revealed in documents from the Apple-Samsung trial

    Quote Originally Posted by KrisWragg View Post
    I wonder how long it will take Apple to release a proper screen, such as 720p, 1080p or any other 16:9 variant that is useful for watching videos on. 4" screen is just tiny, time to catchup Apple!
    Or maybe they realise that 30 years ago people moved away from massive phones and don't particularly want a return.

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    Re: News - Secrets revealed in documents from the Apple-Samsung trial

    Quote Originally Posted by krazy_olie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KrisWragg View Post
    I wonder how long it will take Apple to release a proper screen, such as 720p, 1080p or any other 16:9 variant that is useful for watching videos on. 4" screen is just tiny, time to catchup Apple!
    Or maybe they realise that 30 years ago people moved away from massive phones and don't particularly want a return.
    Or maybe we do, because the large phone is not needed to house the components, but to give us a better user experience.

    I love my Galaxy Note 3

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    Re: News - Secrets revealed in documents from the Apple-Samsung trial

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I guess Samsung won't sell them the larger screens
    nah, it's because Apple doesn't want to confuse it's users/developers with ANOTHER screen size/resolution, they can't make it to difficult on them by making it resolution independent like android lol

    Apple made the decision to make everything about iOS a 'fixed size' from the offset, with a low res screen this was a good idea but this is now an issue in the way the fundamental design of the os/programs need to be designed. Just look how the change to an extra row of icons affected the programs lol. iOS 7/8 does appear to be more like android in that it's designed to make use of more than one resolution though.

    As to the slide to unlock.... I had similar back in my MS Windows mobile 5.5 days and on symbian, this was well before iOS too, pin lock is ages old.

    All this case is really doing is showing how screwed up the US patent laws are and the 'concern' of Apple over Samsung/Android... which we all already knew anyways.

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    Re: News - Secrets revealed in documents from the Apple-Samsung trial

    I am one against these big phones, my nokia 520 is pushing the limits for me.

    So oddly that is the one thing I agree with apple on.

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    Re: News - Secrets revealed in documents from the Apple-Samsung trial

    The term "Phablet" is perhaps a better monicker than phone as smart devices have gone beyond being just a phone. In the days of the old brick sized phones al they could do was make phone calls, now the phone side is almost an irrelevance, how many folk use all the other features more than making/recieving calls?
    The brick sized phones were dimensionally the size of a brick (W x H x D) whereas modern devices maybe increasing the width and depth (length)the height is tending to go towards thinness.

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    Re: News - Secrets revealed in documents from the Apple-Samsung trial

    There is no right or wrong size. Clearly there is a market for large handsets, the original Note was the first of the "phablet" type devices, and it's now on it's third version with no sign of stopping and others are in that market too.

    I hate using my works Samsung Glaxy Ace, mainly for the tiny screen, that going from a HTC One X. The iPhones I've used from friends are tiny and awkward in my opinion too. True not everyone needs or wants a large phone, but there is plenty of market share for every size and shape I think.

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