If You Change It, Can It Be Called the iPhone?
Well. I was thinking about this and I want your opinion on it. People are starting to guess and scheme about what the next iPhone will be and a few times the idea of a differant form factor has been brought up.
Now this is where I pose this question. If a drastic change to the appearance was made, can Apple still tout it the iPhone? Something along the lines of a slide out qwerty or something.
I just feel that the iPhone is known because of it's looks to the majority of people. I think a apperance change could lose mindshare and it would no longer be "the iPhone" because when you here the name iPhone, you think of a giant screen with one button.
Opinions on this matter?
- 12-20-2009, 04:09 PM #2
- 12-20-2009, 04:09 PM #3
Just my opinion......which is not necessarily right 99.9% of the time
Look at the evolution of the iPod. The 1st gen iPod looked like a brick with an actual scroll wheel. The iPod Touches look nothing like that 1st generation iPods but they are still called iPods.
I think name recognition is more important to Apple than form-factor recognition. They have spent millions making iPod and iPhone household names. I don't see them changing that anytime soon.
I would like to see some radical changes in form-factor and GUI wise for the iPhone but I don't think it's going to happen this next year.
- 12-20-2009, 04:46 PM #5
My bad, I overstated when I said drastic form-factor changes. Really all I want as far as form-factor changes is a matte finish or something that's easier to hold on to and doesn't scratch up so easily. But I agree with the changes you want. I'd like to see them as well.
- 12-20-2009, 08:35 PM #7
Still all have been relatively scratch resistant. That is the most important thing.