View Poll Results: Love It Or Hate It?
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It's Not So Hot
- 04-23-2010, 06:16 PM #101
- 04-26-2010, 01:17 AM #103
I think it's just a tester. Giz's article stated that this could just be a camouflage so they could field test easier. Like others have posted before me, I believe that this was produced for the soul purpose of testing the new hardware, and not necesarily the final hardware. It seems like a huge step backwards for apple. Even the first iPhone looks better then this iPhone. I just don't see Apple releasing the "sexy" iPad, and then this iPhone. I could be wrong, but I hope I'm right. Either way though, this design, or hopefully another, I will buy it.
btw: Hi everyone! I'm new
Hi, welcome to to tipb.
But no, it's not a tester. Apple finishes the design by January, not to mention this is the very same phone seen in the ipad spyshots. It's definitely the final design. And if you look at the ipad, the iMac, and even the macbooks, this design makes the iPhone more cohesive with the whole product line. The only reason it looks slightly different is because they can't use aluminum on the back, so they made a glass back that is transparent to radio signals. It's flat so it can more easily lay on a table while you type or what have you. I think the design is beautiful. Don't forget there will also likely be a white version
- 04-26-2010, 09:52 AM #105
- 04-26-2010, 10:21 AM #107
- 04-26-2010, 12:03 PM #108
I like the new design. I'm very interested to see what the back is actually made of, if it's plastic or this supposed ceramic/glass thing I've been hearing about. Really like that they found the there is a bigger battery. Don't really care about the front facing camera, I guess it's a good way to get ahead if everyone else starts putting them on this year.
My 3G is feeling very old now. I am ready to upgrade, really excited for that new high resolution screen.
Bigger battery is really welcome, unneeded for me but more battery is never a bad thing. The front camera will open up a world of possibilities for applications. Vlogging, head-tracking, using your face on a character in a game.. Fun stuff~ Video iChat is also interesting.
- 04-26-2010, 05:57 PM #110
And actually it makes a little more sense for it to be slightly smaller. Along with the decreased width of the device, the screen still feels just as large, but one-handed use is much easier with a slightly smaller screen.
Too thin does feel awkward yea, but a flat back does have other benefits, like if you had to lay the phone down, touching it would be a lot less cumbersome and require only one hand.
- 04-26-2010, 06:27 PM #112
The design is ok, I was hoping for a bigger screen, but then someone explained to me that a bigger screen would mean that app developers will have to change apps. The one thing that I don't like is that I love cases so I may have to purchase MORE cases because the design might call for a different size case - and cases aren't cheap.
I'm such a big fan of Apple that the design wouldn't really matter.
- 04-26-2010, 07:16 PM #114
@ Jellotime that's what I'm hoping for. I am a case fanatic, I've had my 3G iphone for maybe two months now and I've purchased 7 cases. Of course, when the new one comes out I'll just have to buy a new case. June just can't get here any quicker, I already have at least $300 set aside.
- 04-26-2010, 08:25 PM #115iPhone Newbie
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Hmm, this isn't the final design. There is no way Apple will do a removeable battery. Especially if there is a 90% chance that Apple will upgrade its battery hours. And it's not even removeable? They just took off the casing.
Also, this is most likely a prototype! There is no way in God that Steve Jobs will let someone out with in the wild with the "final" product. That's why do "prototypes!" Example, when Apple was building the iPhone & its platforms, they had the software engineers and the hardware designers totally seperated. Even in different building. And when one team was working on a subject, each had some type of a fake like product. Like the software engineers were given a mock up of a touch screen phone, and the hardware team had a mock up of the software. Apple is really strict of products in the wild. No matter where you see this "finalized" iPhone, there is still some that are prototypes. That's for certain employees to hold on to for future and finalized products at the end.
- 04-27-2010, 12:26 AM #116
I might not get this iPhone and hold out until the next one unless it has a 1ghz processor. Then I'm fully on board. I just love the way the 3G/3GS looks.
Regarding screen size, Apple made the device smaller so that the screen is more easily accessible with one-handed use. They can't make the screen larger unless they go 16:9, which is harder to use with one hand and also would force developers to alter 200,000 applications to use the new screen.
The iPhone's screen is already really big. I thought I wanted a bigger screen as well but realizing Apple's dilemmas, the only way they could make it bigger without screwing over their devs, the phone would end up huge like the evo 4G.. And that's not something I want, as nice as it looks.
- 04-27-2010, 10:01 AM #118
The cost of a screen goes up exponentially with the number of pixels because the yield goes down. The more pixels, the greater the chances of a bad pixel and a reject.
And, by making the screen slightly smaller, they make the 320x480 apps look even sharper, so that developers don't even have to upgrade to 640x960 if it's not necessary for the app.
- 04-27-2010, 11:19 AM #120
I'm a believer. I'm honestly very excited, as this will be my first iPhone purchase. I was going to buy the 3gs, but everyone says to wait, as the new one will be here soon, and is better in every way. Everything about it looks awesome, I know for sure I'll use the camera, WITH a flash, as I find inspiration hits me most often when I'm out late at night in a drunken state with my friends.
I'm very impatient. I want it now. Has a release date been specified for sure yet? I've heard rumours that they may release it as early as May, since the cat is already out of the bag and the leak was a complete mistake...
Congrats though, you waited for the right generation haha.. You may be the most satisfied new iPhone customer in history :P
- 04-27-2010, 11:54 AM #122
- 04-27-2010, 12:36 PM #124