- 08-13-2011, 10:10 AM #26
As of now iCloud does not do music streaming, so there won't be an "iCloud phone" until that's a reality. Also, while data plans are so heavily limited, that also makes the "iCloud phone" very far off.
Regarding a larger screen, Apple won't be doing something that large any time soon. There are physical limitations. Don't forget that the iPhone is not a 16:9 screen, and that will not be changing any time soon because they have invested too much in retina display's 960x640 resolution. In order to do a 4" screen at the current aspect ratio, they would be increasing the size of the device, which is something they definitely don't want to do. If they extended the screen to be closer to the edges like it was in the first gen iPhone, it may be about 3.8". But they won't go larger than that at this time.
I highly doubt they're going to have two 3.5" models and one 3.8" model... Again, it's far too confusing to the customer.
- 08-13-2011, 10:35 AM #27
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- 08-13-2011, 02:59 PM #29
Secondly, that article is talking about the 5, but calling it the "4S" because people are under the misconception that every other iPhone will share the same design with only internal updates, like the 3G->3GS. This is not necessarily the case, and I would argue that the reason a new design could not be approved for the 3GS was because Steve Jobs was ill during the time it was being developed and tested.
The iPhone 4 which will be the budget model will likely not actually be different from the iPhone 4 at all, other than possibly a less expensive manufacturing method and casing materials. It certainly won't be called "4S", because it's not going to have any more 'speed' than the current iPhone 4. 'Speed' is what the 'S' stood for in '3GS', in case people forgot. It will probably keep the iPhone 4 name, because it's going to be pretty much the same device (though probably with cheaper shell materials and 8GB storage).
You can't really look at the myriad of crazy rumours as signs pointing to Apple's decisions.. You can only really look at their historical record and who they are as a company.
- 08-16-2011, 06:27 PM #30
I think if apple really wants to deal a blow to android release the i5 with lte. I can't see this happening since apple can only upgrade a few things each version so they have more for the next model. Sadly if people get confused then they shouldn't have a smartphone anyway. I think this would be the perfect time to release the iphone hd and have a 4 inch screen with lte and watch how that breaks all the sales record that apple had.
- 08-16-2011, 09:50 PM #31
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- 08-17-2011, 07:02 AM #34
Calling it "iPhone HD" and just making the screen bigger would really irk me... Haha... Because in order for it to deserve the "HD" moniker, it should be more "High Definition" than previous models. Meaning a higher resolution (which is definitely not happening). Really, the iPhone 4 should've been called "iPhone HD".
It would be nice if it had 4G this time around. I'm really curious actually about what they're doing if it doesn't have 4G! What else is there to add hardware-wise? They do tend to add a new hardware feature in each version. 3G - 3G/GPS. 3GS - Compass. 4 - Gyro. What now?
- 08-17-2011, 08:23 AM #35
The rumor mills seem to be really amping up this LTE addition because of what they found at the Apple store...its certainly at least something to be curious about, but i still can't imagine this version having it since the technology is only just now coming to legitimacy on the carriers anyways (especially AT&T). Impossible? Nah...but it just seems far fetched. I'd also have to question their ability to retain the price of the iPhone 4 with an LTE model...
It would be amazing though, especially if all the other pieces of "rumor" are accurate and we have a larger phone, with better features AND LTE...throw in thunderbolt syncing speed and you'd have a game changer.
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- 08-17-2011, 10:55 AM #41
My only question really about it is, who approached who about this installation?
- 08-17-2011, 11:00 AM #42
And do you really think Apple would install both AT&T and Verizon LTE equipment now if this next phone did not have it?
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- 08-17-2011, 08:42 PM #43
I think it makes sense for the phone to come with lte since even if people don't have it in their area yet they could always use 3g and then when lte does come to their area they would be able to experience it. I think apple would want to be the first on one of the carriers to produce a lte phone and at&t makes perfect sense and then also have the verizon lte version also and advertise it as another point against android.
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