- 09-12-2011, 04:11 PM #26
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I like the idea of a 64 GB, larger screen iPhone.
If it's just an iP4S, I may pass on it, get a suddenly cheaper iP4, and wait for a 2012 LTE iPhone.
I will make no decision until:
- It's officially announced by Apple.
- I have a detailed list of all new hardware and software features.
- I have details as to what functions will work on my 3GS, the iP4 & the iP4S/iP5.
- 09-12-2011, 11:09 PM #32
Does it make any sense that they would make less changes to the 5 than they did to the 4 with an extra 4 months to work on it, and when competitors phones have leapfrogged the iPhone in many ways? The 5 also needs to stay competitive for another year, which by then there will be quad core retina busting Android phones out making the iPhone 4/5 look pretty dated... imo..
- 09-12-2011, 11:13 PM #33
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- 09-12-2011, 11:38 PM #36
In other words, it's true that the iP4 specs have been matched and sometimes beaten by competitors, but simply having a bigger spec sheet has never been what Apple excels at, or has even tried to excel at. Instead, they're focused on the experience, and hardware is only part of that. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see that this year was more of a software refresh with some slight hardware bumps. Just the iOS 5 features have already got people excited.
And it's worth remembering that the vast majority of iPhone users are not the usual tipb.com reader. Many are still happily using the 3GS they've never synced, unaware even that they could update their software. I just explained the app switcher to someone who has been using her iP4 for a year; she had no idea it was there. For people like this, specs--if they mean anything at all--are very far down the list, and certainly well below the ease-of-use factor that has made the iPhone so popular in the first place.
- 09-13-2011, 12:00 AM #37
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- 09-13-2011, 09:34 AM #40
The techie fringe may have a jaded attitude to what this next iPhone may offer, but the overwhelming majority of consumers who can afford it are at near fever pitch. Demand for iPhone 5 is going to be off the charts.
- 09-13-2011, 09:59 AM #41
Look at it this way, currently the iPhone 4 is still the best selling phone out there after being out for well over a year at this point. Apple knows a beefed up 4 will sell well. And it will.
And I'll say it again, I hope to God I've been lied to.
Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 09-13-2011 at 10:02 AM.
- 09-13-2011, 10:53 AM #42
- 09-13-2011, 11:40 AM #43
I don't think Apple can get away with just beefing up the iphone 4 these days, the competition is stiff and they need to do keep bringing people into its stores.
When looking at the ipad and the ipad2, i think "iphone 5" will vary in its design compared to the iphone 4.
- 09-13-2011, 12:17 PM #44
Of course Apple could change the design of the iPod Touch and those cases could be for that and maybe the iTouch gets the bigger screen. Who knows, none of us for use as it stands today. In a few weeks we will know more, in a month hopefully sooner it will be launched.
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Looking at my personal case, i would've stayed with ipad1 if it has the same form factor as the newer model. I don't think it is going to be different if the new iphone does not have some sort of physical revision to it.
- 09-13-2011, 02:22 PM #48
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But really, I will be disappointed if they did absolutely nothing during the 3 extra months they had. That's 25% more time than they normally get, that's huge! I know, 80 billion yada yada yada. Maybe they can rest on the laurels and get away with a 4S, but why would they want to? If there aren't serious spec upgrades on this phone, I'm keeping my 4 and enjoying iOS 5.
Why wouldn't I upgrade to a 4S? Contract. If they plan on releasing a new iPhone June 2012, and I'm renewing my contract in October, I'm not gonna be eligible for the REAL upgrade June 2012.
- 09-13-2011, 06:32 PM #50
Apple has to redesign the iPhone or else their butts will be kicked by Android. Usually they are the first ones to produce a new feature and their r starting to get beat. Apple will have to do pretty well with this iPhone or android might start winning. Im expecting new design, 4g, 10/12 mp camera, thinner lighter, 3 mp front facing camera they want to have reasons why people want an iPhone and not a droid