- 08-04-2009, 07:20 AM #2
- 08-04-2009, 08:07 AM #3
I still think the current 3GS form factor is appealling but I believe Apple will improve on it but I doubt anything drastic. I'm hoping for an update to allow BT keyboards to work on the iPhone so there's no temptation to add a physical keyboard to the design.
- 08-04-2009, 08:11 AM #4
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- 08-04-2009, 03:20 PM #13the screen has to remain the same size so all the apps will still work.
Why I think that the screen size could change, turn your phone on its side in the mail app. Now imagine the screen being bigger when you turn it back. Everything adjusts itself in the main bars again.
The content may not work perfectly, granted, but Apple could always do the black bar thing in apps that don't work right. I doubt they'd allow black bars in one of their products.
I can see a tablet allowing multitasking and you can run the exact same apps in different parts of the screen, even overlapping them. the apps look like they do on the phone, just not filling the screen completely and with an outline and title bar you can drag with.
- 08-04-2009, 07:21 PM #14
> Resolution may increase but the aspect ratio will stay the same allowing older apps to still work.
With enough processing power, this no longer matters.
Its seriously time for a makeover in the OS as well as the device. With all the advancement in graphics processors Apple can start taking advantage of the improvements seen in things like KDE, Compiz, etc, and get away from the concept of "Pages".
Resizing an app to fit in such an environment isn't something the programmer even has to think about.
- 08-04-2009, 08:11 PM #15
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Even though the iPod has kept the same basic design, there has been a change in is for each generation.
It might be a simplistic change, but there has been a continued improvement on the design.
Just like the 2G to 3G change. Super small change, but IMO an improvement.
I think there will be a revamped design on the 2010 iPhone, since the 3GS didn't change at all.
And regarding your last statement "There isn't much you can change on a device that is all screen."...there is plenty to change. Look at all of the other "iPhone Killers". They all have basically the same size screen, but completely different casing. I don't think Apple will change the design completely, but I do think they'll rescuplt it some.
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- 08-04-2009, 10:28 PM #21
that would be incredibly difficult to design with apple's aesthetic, and the parts necessary would be MUCH more expensive than just having 2 cameras. CMOS censors are incredibly cheap.
All you need is a 3mp sensor jn front capable of 720p (for YouTube blogging) and a 5mp in back capable of 1080p. That's my dream iPhone!
No more black bars on iPhone videos on YouTube.. That would make me so happy!!
- 08-04-2009, 11:50 PM #22
there probably will be a new phone in 2010. not sure what to expect, though. I sure would love it if they could find a way to go back to the aluminium casing. I know, I know, it's bad for reception but man it sure felt a lot better in my hand than the plastic does.
- 08-05-2009, 01:19 AM #23
There will probably be a new phone every year for the forseable future. I expect something with a better processor, more ram, and better battery life. I could also see them improving on the camera, if they went to try to take on the camera markets I could see them improving the camera to maby an 4 megapixel and hopefully adding on a flash, ability to zoom. If they can improve the battery enough I could see multi-tasking coming to the iphone, but who knows how long that would take. The gps (just the ability to pinpoint you) could also use an improvement, but who knows if they will attempt to improve on this. Knowing apple there will also probally be one feature that will be added that we didn't expect. Also flash webbrowsing will eventually come to the iphone either through a new os or new phone. (I have a feeling that it will by 2 years from now.)
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- 08-05-2009, 03:27 AM #24
- 08-05-2009, 07:19 AM #25
I really think apple will change the look a little because so many people hate that their 3GS likes identical to the 3G.
ARM 1GHZ processor with dual cores on 45nm chip size consuming less power and blowing away the current 3GS processor. 384-512MB System RAM for true multitasking.
New independent graphics processor with more processing power.
3.8" OLED Screen consuming less power than LCD and putting out more rich/vivid colors. Likely 740x480 or WVGA 800x480 resolution.
More battery life.
Better built-in speaker phone.
OS 4.0 more similar to MAC OSX in looks taking advantage of the better hardware. Also backwards compatible with 2G/3G/3GS and has two different texture packs to accommodate the different resolution screens and processing power. Similar to how Vista has "AERO" version for faster computers with better graphics and a plain version for less equipped ones.
32GB and 64GB Storage options. White and Black styles again.