OFFICIAL: I'm Disappointed in the iPhone 5 Rumored Photos [ARE YOU???]
I'm not an Apple fanboy and do not own any Android devices, but after owning the iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4S, I'm tired of looking at the same front design.
Sure, the resolution has got better, but putting glass on the back of the phone caused many of us to use cases. The result... the same looking phone for the past 3-4 years.
Like many others, I do not want to use a new OS, re-buy my apps, or give up on the iPhone, but the leaked photos I have seen are not impressive.
On top of that, today we saw photos from 2005 that resemble the same iPhone 4/4S design. Is Apple that far "ahead" or that far behind?
This time last year were we were anticipating a tear-drop design and that didn't happen. Here's to hoping the current rumors are true.
Otherwise, I'll be moving to Android and picking up the S3.
So, what about you??
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- 07-30-2012, 10:07 PM #6
I think this mockup is either the real deal or very very close to it. I can't remember a time when we've had many pictures of actual hardware and it not come true. The 4 of course, fatboy iPod Nano, 4th generation iPod Nano, current touchscreen nano, 4S from that one company last year (I think it was the antenna only), iPads (external chassis I believe), macbook pro internals leaks...and they've all been spot on.
That being said, Apple isn't one to gamble with extreme design changes once something hits. The external antenna is something they spent a lot of time on and got it right in the 4S. No way they are going back to an internal antenna design anytime soon. If anything, they will find ways to keep it on the outside. They like thin. I am not a fan of two tone back and the taller design. However final judgement will be saved for when I can actually use one hands on. To me, the Nexus S' size is the perfect fit for me. Note is waaaaaay to big and the Galaxy 3 is pushing it.
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- 07-30-2012, 10:16 PM #7
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I'm not sure if 99% is correct, but its so rare that when I do see someone without a case, it stands out.
Personally, I'm fine with the plastic back. That way I can replace it for a few dollars instead of using a case. And those with a matte finish are even nicer.
We all know the glass is slick - don't give is a glass back.
Like Microsoft did with PC's, it forgot to be creative and if Apple does the same thing, it will too will lose it it will be Android's turn.
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Not disappointed at all honestly...i never expected a drastic or radical change in the new iPhone, i expected a slightly modified upgrade, and if the mock up is what we should expect, it's right in line with what i thought it was going to be. It holds the same form factor that i have loved since the iPhone 4 came out, and if it's slightly bigger, all the better.
Personally, i was quite happy when i saw the mock up, and hope it follows along with such.
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The only thing I'm not to excited about is the two-tone back. I think if anything they should've made the whole back out of aluminum or whatever metal they were going to use. Hell even go unibody to fit in with all the other Apple products. Like Justme'D said before it would be a better judgement in person, but if the photo leaks are true, the back has me slightly unimpressed.
- 08-01-2012, 10:45 AM #16
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- 08-01-2012, 10:06 PM #18
I honestly hope to god that the mockups and the recent leaks we have been seeing floods are all far from true. Tired of the design and i would love something fresh... a taller or longer screen is not going to cut for me, i would like a wider screen. Anywho if they do decide to go with that form factor i will be very upset and complain as much as possible. Still waiting on BB10 to see if they will deliver because im a BB man at heart. However i will NEVER go to android and the tile setup of windows bores me... so its either BB or stuck with an Ipohone because of stability....
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- 08-02-2012, 09:55 AM #21iMore Newbie
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Overall, I am somewhat happy with the hardware side of the rumors. I would not be upset if it was slightly wider and not thinner. My hope however is that they still redo the home screen. I am just tired of the old app launcher icon screen design. I currently jailbreak my iphone 4, but would prefer to not have to do that.
I recently moved to the country and hardly get cell service so while LTE is a nice feature when in town, it will not be of much help (since I work from home and not in town often).
I agree that changing the internals is good, but since when did we care as much about that? We buy cars and houses and other big ticket items because of how they look when often they are fundamentally equal to other cheaper options.
I will consider the iPhone 5 if it is the current mock-up design but I've almost convinced myself to get the S3 this round and wait for Apple to refresh their design.
There is no doubt though that Samsung and their carriers have done a great job marketing the phone. It's good to see so many companies promoting the S3 and it will/should only help encourage Apple to develop even better iPhones and the same challenge goes with Samsung.
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I'm not. I think it looks pretty good. I would have loved the phone to be just a little bit wider though. The metal back is welcomed for sure, as i have an ipod nano 2nd gen and the metal body still look pretty good. But not so sure about the glossy top and bottom part at the back. It looks a little un-apple-ish. But overall pretty ok with it. I don't love it, but its ok.
But... its still just a rumour. I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out real, but nothing is 100% as of yet.
- 08-02-2012, 06:14 PM #25
I had an LTE Galaxy Nexus since launch and recently just switched to an iPhone 4. I loved the phone and thankfully didn't have an issues but what made me angry was the lack of accessory support for the LTE version of the phone. The GSM version got all the cool pogo pin accessories that's what pissed me off at Samsung why release a phone with that functionality and not take advantage of it. GRR will never buy another Samsung device because of that.
Now back on topic I'm excited for the new iPhone and if the leaked pictures turn out to be the real design I'll be stoked I for one like the two tone back and the design of the 4 still. Very excited to get LTE back as that's one thing I sacrificed when giving up my GN.