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  1. Lonestaroc's Avatar
    I cant believe this hasn't been discussed.. (if so it was dismissed too quick) Apple's next flagship is a flattened HTC One.


    Discuss.
    05-27-2014 05:03 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Source?

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    Michael Nancarrow likes this.
    05-27-2014 05:05 PM
  3. Lonestaroc's Avatar
    Source?

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    updated op.

    The Antenna setup has got to be something HTC patent otherwise the lost potential to make money there! omg!
    05-27-2014 05:29 PM
  4. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    updated op.

    The Antenna setup has got to be something HTC patent otherwise the lost potential to make money there! omg!
    I found only this patent filing from 2010, but didn't see anything potentially related from 2012 or later (roughly the timeframe for anything related to the antenna design on the M7). However, it should be noted that HTC might have some extra firepower if it comes to litigation:

    Nokia and HTC settle all litigation, sign massive patent and technology deal | WPCentral

    (Antennas were involved in the lawsuits from that linked article.)
    05-27-2014 06:16 PM
  5. nizmoz's Avatar
    Last I checked HTC copied apple first. Lol

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    Highrisedrifter likes this.
    05-27-2014 09:01 PM
  6. vinnie_boombhats's Avatar
    Apple never copies anyone. They are always first to do anything. I mean, they did invent the rectangle.
    05-27-2014 09:10 PM
  7. Lonestaroc's Avatar
    I found only this patent filing from 2010, but didn't see anything potentially related from 2012 or later (roughly the timeframe for anything related to the antenna design on the M7). However, it should be noted that HTC might have some extra firepower if it comes to litigation:

    Nokia and HTC settle all litigation, sign massive patent and technology deal | WPCentral

    (Antennas were involved in the lawsuits from that linked article.)
    Great finding. I recall Apple and HTC both settled their patent disputes and came to a agreement. Maybe this antenna positioning falls under this "resolution" from their agreement. UGH. Lost potential to sue Snapple.
    05-27-2014 10:02 PM
  8. Preformer19's Avatar
    Personally, I really don't give a crap. Why would I? I would never buy an iPhone...I don't enjoy the OS as much as Android's.
    dty06 likes this.
    05-27-2014 10:03 PM
  9. VDub2174's Avatar
    Apple never copies anyone. They are always first to do anything. I mean, they did invent the rectangle.
    Side note: Your avatar is gonna give me nightmares.....lol
    05-28-2014 07:05 AM
  10. vinnie_boombhats's Avatar
    Side note: Your avatar is gonna give me nightmares.....lol
    Well, I do aim to please.
    VDub2174 likes this.
    05-28-2014 05:14 PM
  11. pappy53's Avatar
    Last I checked HTC copied apple first. Lol

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    Very true.
    05-29-2014 03:13 PM
  12. B0WIE's Avatar
    It looks like an ugly cousin to the M8. Apple doesn't innovate anymore, they are now following and trying to mitigate their constantly diminishing market share, so I'm not surprised or upset that they took design cues from HTC.
    ugxvibe and ErnstMach like this.
    05-29-2014 03:54 PM
  13. erwaso's Avatar
    If i didn't know who owns the big fat circle home button at the bottom, i'd be wondering which new android phone that was...
    05-29-2014 05:08 PM
  14. pappy53's Avatar
    trying to mitigate their constantly diminishing market share
    Constantly increasing in the U.S..
    05-29-2014 05:31 PM
  15. scott_0's Avatar
    my niece a long time apple sheep, switched to Team Android few days ago, she bought an S5, I tried to talk her into an M8 but she wanted a white phone so the S5 got the nod, apple is losing people everyday

    sent from HTC M8 using tapatalk
    05-29-2014 05:44 PM
  16. B0WIE's Avatar
    Constantly increasing in the U.S..
    Incorrect. Dropped over 7% in the US over the last year and continual decline is projected in the trades.
    Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhone Lost Lost Grounds To Android In Q1 2014
    I'm not trying to bash them, just sharing the math. They do well as an OEM but made almost zero market share improvement as an OEM in the last year, and that's fighting against the rising tide of Android sweeping over them.
    05-29-2014 05:47 PM
  17. mlee19841's Avatar
    It's going to be interesting to see them in about 5 years.

    Posted via HTC m8
    05-29-2014 05:58 PM
  18. spetzie5's Avatar
    That would have to be one of the ugliest phones I have ever seen. I have nothing against apple or their iphone, I just prefer android but that phone is **** ugly. It may have similarities to the m8 but It definitely hasn't got the style.
    B0WIE and ugxvibe like this.
    05-29-2014 06:28 PM
  19. pappy53's Avatar
    Incorrect. Dropped over 7% in the US over the last year and continual decline is projected in the trades.
    Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhone Lost Lost Grounds To Android In Q1 2014
    I'm not trying to bash them, just sharing the math. They do well as an OEM but made almost zero market share improvement as an OEM in the last year, and that's fighting against the rising tide of Android sweeping over them.
    Yet Apple sets record sales for the iPhone year after year, and the past year has been no different. 5s is the #1 selling smartphone in the U.S., as was the 5, 4s, 4, 3GS, etc. And more people switch from Android to iPhone than vice-versa.
    http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/...r-than-in-2012
    05-29-2014 08:26 PM
  20. B0WIE's Avatar
    Yet Apple sets record sales for the iPhone year after year, and the past year has been no different. 5s is the #1 selling smartphone in the U.S., as was the 5, 4s, 4, 3GS, etc. And more people switch from Android to iPhone than vice-versa.
    More iPhone buyers switching from Android this year than in 2012
    That's entirely irrelevant the initial statement I made. I'm not trying to engage in an Iphone vs Android argument with you. I simply stated that their share in the market is continually weakening. It's just a fact.
    ErnstMach likes this.
    05-29-2014 09:20 PM
  21. cnotes2019's Avatar
    This really isn't about Apple vs Android. It's about Samsung vs Apple vs HTC vs LG vs the rest...

    Side note: I will never stop using my Note 3 and Iphone 5s!!


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    05-29-2014 09:31 PM
  22. ankah's Avatar
    The only reason you think it is irrelevant is because it contradicts with you

    The market share us dropping because the make 2 phones, perioud.

    If you want to compare, stop comparing a phone to a whole operating system where every monkey and it's cousin puts some old crapy android on a kiosk $5 job.

    Want to compare iPhone 5, fine, compare it to phones releaced at the same time.

    The problem is everybody is unfairly comparing everything bundled together against 1 device. Including scrappy devices made by Joe blow to sell via girl scouts, or devices given away to people who open a free checking account.

    You don't hear people saying a Ferrari sucks compared to a Toyota Corrola or Honda civic sales wise. No you want to compare a Ferrari to a Lamborghini and Porsche. Not a Corrola, Prius, and Ford ranger

    Sent from my HTC One M8




    That's entirely irrelevant the initial statement I made. I'm not trying to engage in an Iphone vs Android argument with you. I simply stated that their share in the market is continually weakening. It's just a fact.
    Posted via Android Central App
    05-30-2014 07:13 AM
  23. ankah's Avatar
    That shell was not made by Apple, it was made by some random guy based off rumors from random people on the internet

    History of Apple's announcements compared to rumors should show just how close it will be, after all everybody said the iPhone 5 was going to be phablet size with expandable storage and a host of other features

    I cant believe this hasn't been discussed.. (if so it was dismissed too quick) Apple's next flagship is a flattened HTC One.


    Discuss.
    Posted via Android Central App
    05-30-2014 07:18 AM
  24. jd914's Avatar
    Why would anyone be upset? Like what you like and be happy with what you have.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    05-30-2014 07:23 AM
  25. B0WIE's Avatar
    The only reason you think it is irrelevant is because it contradicts with you

    The market share us dropping because the make 2 phones, perioud.

    If you want to compare, stop comparing a phone to a whole operating system where every monkey and it's cousin puts some old crapy android on a kiosk $5 job.

    Want to compare iPhone 5, fine, compare it to phones releaced at the same time.

    The problem is everybody is unfairly comparing everything bundled together against 1 device. Including scrappy devices made by Joe blow to sell via girl scouts, or devices given away to people who open a free checking account.

    You don't hear people saying a Ferrari sucks compared to a Toyota Corrola or Honda civic sales wise. No you want to compare a Ferrari to a Lamborghini and Porsche. Not a Corrola, Prius, and Ford ranger

    Sent from my HTC One M8






    Posted via Android Central App
    What on earth are you on about?? That's untrue and you didn't point out any contradiction at all. If you like Apple, great. I'm not trying to hurt your feelings. I just made a factual statement, with a source. Somehow, you made the leap to thinking that had something to do with phone bashing. I don't play those games.
    ErnstMach likes this.
    05-30-2014 08:03 AM
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