View Poll Results: Love It Or Hate It?
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It's Not So Hot
- 04-19-2010, 04:58 PM #26
- 04-19-2010, 05:49 PM #27
Assuming the pictures are of a real iPhone G4 and it hits the market with little or no changes, the flat back of the design is appealing for two reasons: 1) it will sit flat on a table and not rock back and forth when tapping on the screen like the current 3G/3GS, and 2) the form-factor should be easy for case makers to design cases.
- 04-19-2010, 06:03 PM #28
That iPhone looks incredible. With this phone and the OS upgrade there is a good chance I will be sitting in line for this phone rain or shine. I am a blackberry converter, I had a touch and didn't realize how much i loved it until it was stolen. I am so excited...
- 04-19-2010, 07:38 PM #30
The most intriguing thing about this iPhone, is that the parts are officially labeled "APPLE" on the insides, so, that means this is in fact the new iPhone OR Apple planted it.
If Apple planted this on purpose and orchestrated this leak (which is being speculated because they have not issues a C&D Order), then they might have something even better up their sleeves. I highly doubt they would wow us with this amazing phone, and then come out with a minor update and disappoint us all again.
- 04-19-2010, 08:29 PM #32
- 04-19-2010, 10:09 PM #33
They wont be able to please everyone but damn will they please me if this is hot it's going to look. I love this new look and I will be getting one as soon as it's for sale. I am glad I didn't bother getting a 3Gs and I've started saving already.
I've been reading that the phone is considered to be stolen and that the company that owns gizmodo possibly found the person with the phone and buying it from them. I'm just wondering how can you buy something that is Apple's property? Why hasn't Apple gone to get it back they know where it is? I'm sure you guys have already seen it but this is taken from Daring Fireball
"Gizmodo Paid for iPhone 4G Prototype ★
Gawker chief Nick Denton on Twitter, in response to this question about how Gizmodo came into possession of a prototype next-generation iPhone:
Yes, we’re proud practitioners of checkbook journalism. Anything for the story!
Consider that if the device was truly lost by mistake, they have cost at least one person their career. And if the device was not lost but stolen… well, the story behind this unit is almost certainly more interesting than the device itself. And the device is fascinating.
Anyway, I heard yesterday from multiple sources that Gizmodo paid for the unit."
- 04-19-2010, 10:13 PM #34
I'm not really digging the case, but we'll see how that plays out. I wouldn't be surprised were this some kind of failed prototype case they "planted" to get the rumor train flowing so they could drop an even better design on us in 2 months.
Judging by a few factors, I believe this IS the finalized design (apart from the seams that will likely be removed):
It was seen in the original January spy shot of the iPad. You can even make out the circular buttons and new silent switch. Months later in March, we uncover the beauty you see in the photos. iPhone designs are always finalized by January.
By the way, Gizmodo has a story up on how they got it, and the guy who was in possession of it actually commented on the story because he was mad that they are just spitting his name out allover the place. I think he said something like "what the heck man, I am human!".
- 04-19-2010, 10:42 PM #37
If they dropped this design on me I'd be happy if it's even better sweet. If they did something more like the already used design after seeing this I would be highly disappointed. The removable battery, I've been dying for that since the 1st generation. See I just don't understand if they feel like they own the phone now because they paid for it? It still remains Apple's property especially if they consider it stolen. I'm just surprised at Apple's non action so far which is not what I expected at all. I almost feel sorry for the Apple employee that lost the phone because Apple's gotta be blasting them about now. I just read the story on gizmodo and I don't know if I beleive that it sounds so scripted and fake. Damn now I'm going to be dying for 2 months to see if this is the damn phone.
- 04-19-2010, 11:29 PM #38
Removable battery is definitely coming, they wouldn't put all that work into making the internals sturdy and clean if the battery wasn't going to be removable. I'd like to know what the mechanism is to take the back off though! Because nobody has shown that yet for some reason.
If they went back to something like the current design I don't think I'd even but it out of sheer disappointment. This design is just so sturdy and so much more professional. I HATE the scratchy plastic back. The glass back would be my favourite thing about the new phone.
Really? The moment I saw the first shots I knew exactly what it would look like in proper lighting :P I guess some people just need to see clearer photos to get excited. My friend was really "meh" until he saw the Giz photos.
- 04-19-2010, 11:40 PM #40
The battery is 15% larger, and the iPhone 3GS had a 4.51 WHr rating, while the new battery is 5.28WHr at the same voltage.
However people will ALWAYS complain about iPhone battery life. Why? Because they forget that they need to stop playing with it, and thus their battery life sucks. iPhone 3GS actually has a more than satisfactory battery life if you can put it down for a few hours like you would your blackberry. Also it's powering a 3.5" screen and there are more things to do on the iPhone OS than ANY other platform, not to mention the GPU acceleration in gaming and transitions.
*wooh*.. I know I'm ranting, but seriously, people will NEVER stop complaining. Now that the battery is removable, the number one complaint will be that the $29.99 second battery costs too much. I swear.
- 04-20-2010, 12:06 AM #42
Ferrari parts cost more than a Chevy. That's why your Nexus One's spare battery is $25.. Jus' sayin!
- 04-20-2010, 12:46 AM #44
- 04-20-2010, 01:20 AM #46
Can't wait till battery replacements only cost $40.. not that I have ever needed one, but I did check out the back replacement costs and they were HIGH (cause I wanted a custom silver backing).
- 04-20-2010, 01:31 AM #48
- 04-20-2010, 07:27 AM #50
Battery Life and Accessories...
The bigger battery makes a whole lot of sense if you think of OS 4 with multi. Alot of people were wondering how that would impact battery life. Then there's the higher res of the screen, so they had to put in some more juice. I don't see why people complain either, I have never run out of battery power. If I did and I've been playing games all day who do I blame the battery or me for playing games all day knowing I wasn't home or near a charger? I get innovation and complaining makes companies want to do better but reasonable complaining, not whinning because you want a nuclear reactor in your pocket that charges every millenium. I also don't care how much they charge for accessories within reason, my philosophy is this, if it performs my function and I have the money I buy it, if I don't have the money I get a cheaper version or save up to buy it.
I don't know, to me that story sounds like they know so much about the Apple employee. It's like either the guy sitting beside him was watching him waiting to swipe it once he set it down somewhere or something, but the info like he was on facebook and then he set it down on the seat and left, drunk guy picks it up it just all sounds too scripted to me. Then there's the fact that Apple has done nothing which has me thinking they are in on this somehow. I guess there will be 2 more months of speculation to go LOL damn wish I could get my hands on it I wonder if Gizmodo is hiring
Last edited by Ipheuria; 04-20-2010 at 07:33 AM. Reason: Corrections