Fourth Gen iPhone Will Be Redesigned
The first time I saw the iPhone I felt it was designed from the iMac.
Since the iMac has been slightly redesigned,I feel that the iPhone will borrow some of the design for the fourth generation.
The main thing I hope they add is screen. On the new iMac the glass goes the edge. That will give the iPhone a slightly larger screen.
Also IPS ( in-plain switching ) might be added to the screen.
I also hope they add the same texture from the back of the iMacs. I own the previous iMac and I love how the back of it feels compared to the plastic.
What do you guys think ? If apple redesigns the next iPhone , What you think They will change ?
- 10-22-2009, 01:54 PM #2
- 10-22-2009, 01:57 PM #3
- 10-22-2009, 01:59 PM #4
Hmm. Not sure about the edge to edge glass. I think the bezel is nice protection for a phone. And if they did choose to do edge to edge, It wouldn't change the amount of usable screen, there would just be a bigger black boarder.
I hope they do make some minor design changes though.
- 10-22-2009, 03:58 PM #5
Apple would have to make some pretty radical changes to warrant me dropping another $300+ on a newer phone. Even with the 3Gs out, my 3G serves me well.
I would like to see a redesign of the OS, but I doubt that will happen. Apple seems to think they know what's better for us than we do.....and I couldn't disagree with them more.
- 10-22-2009, 09:33 PM #6
I would love to have the homescreens rotate too so I don't have to go landscape to portrait to landscape with my phone when switching between apps. They should have a switch arrow at the bottom of the screen and when you touch it the app icon tiles revolve to show icons of other apps. This would double the number of apps per homescreen.
- 10-23-2009, 09:26 PM #7
We may see a big change in the look of the UI this time. Maybe something along the lines of a today screen. I'm thinking that multitasking will be featured in the new OS. toake the most of this feature, the UI will need to change. Just my thoughts.
- 10-24-2009, 04:17 AM #8
- 10-24-2009, 09:27 AM #9
Here's the problem with multitasking, it slows things down. There is always a compromise of some sorts and if people don't understand that it will lead to complaints. So it's a damned if you do and damned if you don't kinda thing. I would love multi-tasking and I know you can't get everything you want and eat it to so there is a bit of give and take when you receive new options but not all users are like that. I currently have a 5 sec delay when opening certain apps when compared to a 3G[s] to me I don't care it's 5 freaking seconds but to some they would call bloody murder.
- 10-24-2009, 07:50 PM #11
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- 10-28-2009, 04:44 PM #17
Think about it as it is now.. its basically cover flow right? just that you get to see more covers per swipe.
- 10-28-2009, 05:13 PM #18
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- 10-30-2009, 02:46 AM #21
i would like a bigger screen but i do agree that i love the border i dont want my lcd going to the edge like my fiance's bold it will cause ripples.
a new UI is in grave need themes would be cool but at least maybe change the color of springboard and dock? they need to add a little bit of customization. and i do hope they redesign the phone. i wouldnt mind a bigger phone if it included a bigger screen.
i hope it looks different i wish they were able to incorporate the metal back again made the phone so much more durable.
- 10-31-2009, 09:50 PM #22
Hmmmm...a good question. I think Apple will need to redesign the phone for a 4G version. I really miss the metal back of the original iPhone and wish I had 3G capability with the metal back. They will likely stick with an all-plastic body, as it is a reception issue to them. They know the various radios in the phone don't transmit as well through metal.
The redesign will be necessary to distinguish the phone from previous generations. I refused to buy a 3GS, preferring to keep my 3G at least until my contract is up next August. There just wasn't enough to consider that cost.
As far as the UI...I wouldn't expect too many drastic changes. The ability to have a more business-oriented home page, such as a today screen/quick look at upcoming appointments, etc., would be great to have. But the winning UI is the current UI and Apple would be foolish to abandon it.
- 11-01-2009, 10:56 AM #23iPhone Nanite
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I'm new, so go easy on me please.
The top three things I would really like to see are:
1) true multitasking,
2)customizability such as themes (for example does anyone else dislike the yellow legal pad for notes or the light grey keyboard?), and
3) full landscape support accross all native applications.