iPhone 5 iPhone 4S Confusion
Now I'm just confused.
I was SURE that there wasn't going to be an iPhone 5, but this is PC Magazine.
They're pretty reputable, even when it's gossip
New Leaks Suggest iPhone 4S and Sprint iPhone 5 Tuesday Launch | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
- 10-03-2011, 11:52 AM #2
- 10-03-2011, 12:04 PM #4
I'd like to believe there will be two new phones announced tomorrow, I just find it difficult to comprehend the purpose or benefit of debuting two new phones.
A "lite" iPhone 4 seems pointless to me. Why not just drop the price of the iPhone 4 and put all your focus into the iPhone 5 as the new flagship smartphone?
- 10-03-2011, 12:30 PM #5iPhone Intermediate
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My thing is why 2 phones? wouldnt the majority of people go for the latest and greatest meaning the iPhone 5? Would it actually be profitable enough for apple to have the 2 phones? I just foresee confusion, people buying the 4S when they wanted the newest model, iPhone 5 and possibly a lot of people returning the 4S when they discover this.
just a thought.. :shrug:
- 10-03-2011, 12:46 PM #6
- 10-03-2011, 01:33 PM #7
I'm starting to think iPhone 4S = iPhone 5.
Apple keeps saying that the hardware isn't as important as the software. I'm thinking iOS 5 is going to pack some pretty amazing features that haven't been announced yet.
Either way, Apple will need to wow us with a new iPhone design or an INCREDIBLE software update. If they fail on both accounts, they will definitely be in trouble.
- 10-03-2011, 01:59 PM #8
- 10-03-2011, 02:02 PM #9
Well, if the Sprint Exclusive is true, than this certainly makes TWO iPhone more possible.
Sprint - iPhone 5 Exclusive, featuring the ONLY unlimited data plan available.
Every other carrier - iPhone 4S.
I wonder - if the Sprint exclusive would be a TIMED exclusive or a multi-year deal, ala Apple & AT&T prior to Verizon jumping in later on...
- 10-03-2011, 02:05 PM #10
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- 10-03-2011, 02:34 PM #12
I guess we'll all find out tomorrow but iPhone 4s just doesn't make sense. There was iPhone(gen 1), iPhone 3G(gen 2), iPhone 3Gs(gen 3) it would have been stupid to call it iPhone 3 when 3G had already been used. Then iPhone 4(gen 4) with iOS 4 and everything aligned. Then Verizon got an iPhone and the iOS software has been out of sort between the two. So now there will be iPhone 5(gen 5) with iOS 5 on all carriers and everything will align. It would just be so silly to have iPhone 4s then iPhone 5 which would be gen 6, iPhone 6 which would be gen 7 or god knows gen 8. I think the 4s which was mentioned in iTunes was the Verizon iPhone, maybe it was supposed to come out with a faster chip but AT&T cried foul and then it was just iPhone 4 CDMA.
- 10-03-2011, 04:06 PM #14
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- 10-03-2011, 05:48 PM #16
Also, some of the '4S' evidence (inventory systems, product ID tags) has also been presented in favour of the '5'...
Aside from the iTunes '4S' leak, which could very well have been planted by Apple to throw people off, the playing field has been incredibly equal. I'd say even tilted towards the '5', because of the dozens of case leaks.
- 10-03-2011, 06:02 PM #17iPhone Intermediate
- 133 Posts
I agree.. if that happens I will be betrayed by apple. now with multiple carries... no one should be getting anything exclusive... it would come off as shady. (which ever carries gives apple more money... gets the iPhone 6) ... doesn't seem right.
Tomorrow we shall find out tho
Still hoping for a bigger screen.
- 10-03-2011, 06:48 PM #18
I will also bet everything there would be no exclusive at this point, on any carrier, especially sprint. To put such a huge emphasis on Sprint? Not exactly the giant of all carriers. Either way I'm excited to try and fight off the hordes to preorder something I don't know much about! Hopefully tomorrow will justify this a bit
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