- 03-22-2012, 05:52 PM #2
It depends on the specs and other things it may offer. I'm a person who's stated on numerous occasions that if Blackberry offered today's technological advances in a 7290 shell, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. The keyboard on that series was the best ever made, in *my* opinion.
Just Me, D
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- 03-22-2012, 06:42 PM #3
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- 03-22-2012, 11:24 PM #7
Ive stated it before and I'll state it again. I prefer the feel of the original iPhone and 3G to the current. Does it look better? Debatable, but the general consensus would be no. Is it as classy? Same as the last.
But gosh darn it, it feels amazing in my hands.
So yes, yes I would.
- 03-22-2012, 11:26 PM #8
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- 03-26-2012, 08:02 AM #10
Yes, I'd likely buy it, but there would be a greater chance of device-migration before contract end.
I have an iPhone 4 and I have already started looking at other smartphones. I actually bought (but returned) a Droid RAZR because I am bored with the iPhone style (both in screen size, wanting of 4G, and a different interface). The iPhone 4s (and honestly even the iphone 4) processor, screen resolution, and camera are all satisfactory, so if it does look the same, I dont really know what else they would improve on to make it desirable enough for a 2 year contract.
While I dont think the software interface will change much, refreshing the physical design a bit would at least make people feel like they have something new... I would think for people who arent tech-heads, if the iPhone5 looks the same, there would be little reason to update to it.
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- 03-26-2012, 08:35 AM #11
Just Me, D
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- 03-26-2012, 10:54 AM #13
When I shell out $200+ and a 2 year contract for a new phone, I expect it to be different from the one I previously had (I would imagine most of the population feels the same). While bazillion-core processors and super resolution screens can go a long way, I feel it will only go so far before its a numbers war instead of providing actual benefits. The iPhone 4S is super fast, has a fantastic camera, and I don't see people really ditching their current phones if the iPhone 5 doesn't have a noticeable difference in form or function. If all Apple does is LTE and a Mhz spec jump, do you think non-technical people will even notice (unless they are the type of person that just HAS to have the "best available")?
Yes, I'm sure some people got rid of their iPhone4 for Siri, faster processor, and the 8mp camera on the iPhone4S, but I didnt because it wasn't different enough for me to justify the extra cash - i decided to wait on the iPhone 5, hoping for a something different/better; Not just a "improved rehash' of the same old thing.
We need an iPhone 5, not an iPhone 4S II or an iPhone Classic S....
Last edited by richard_rsp; 03-26-2012 at 11:06 AM.
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- 05-18-2012, 04:11 PM #18
I'm reading that Steve Jobs was very involved with the design of the forthcoming iPhone. I would assume that he worked side by side with Jonathan Ive. There was probably a conversation between the two of them something like this "It's already perfect. Why should we change the design, just for the sake of change?"
I'm writing this post on my Power Mac G5 that I bought back in 2003. The case design has not changed (with the exception of an additional optical drive bay) in almost 10 years
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- 05-31-2012, 09:16 PM #24
Having been a Verizon subscriber for the last 8 years, I only picked up the iPhone about 1.5 years ago.
I, personally, loved the rectangular design of the 4/4S but I've never used (or even held) a 3G/3GS. I never bothered even looking at those iPhones because I knew I'd never be able to own one.
For those of you who have had both, do you prefer one over the other? I know a few people have commented on this already, but I was looking for a little more detailed feedback as to why.
- 05-31-2012, 09:48 PM #25