1. anjo's Avatar
    Apple launched iPhone 3GS last month. I'm a bit disappointed that it looks exactly the same as iPhone 3G? Do you think there's gonna be a new iPhone coming out next year with a different look and design?
    08-04-2009 05:48 AM
  2. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Definitely.
    08-04-2009 08:20 AM
  3. canadu's Avatar
    I still think the current 3GS form factor is appealling but I believe Apple will improve on it but I doubt anything drastic. I'm hoping for an update to allow BT keyboards to work on the iPhone so there's no temptation to add a physical keyboard to the design.
    08-04-2009 09:07 AM
  4. Tramain's Avatar
    Yea for sure.
    08-04-2009 09:11 AM
  5. tchaves's Avatar
    I keep hoping next year will be a design overhaul. Not that I don't love the way 3G / 3G S looks, I would just love to see a real _new_ iPhone.
    08-04-2009 11:33 AM
  6. Tramain's Avatar
    I keep hoping next year will be a design overhaul. Not that I don't love the way 3G / 3G S looks, I would just love to see a real _new_ iPhone.
    Yes I would like a new design also.
    08-04-2009 11:34 AM
  7. djbbox's Avatar
    i dont think the desing will change much cinse is flawless compared to other phones maybe they`ll add a front facing camera for video conference calls i think this will be a popular feature and maybe a bigger screen not that big like 4" maybe
    08-04-2009 11:52 AM
  8. sting7k's Avatar
    New iPhone, yes. New design, no. iPods are pretty much the same after almost a decade. There isn't much you can change on a device that is all screen.
    08-04-2009 12:40 PM
  9. Prospekt#IM's Avatar
    I'm hoping they come out with a more similar design to the original 2g iPhone, but its unlikely IMO to see any changes to the front screen area.
    08-04-2009 12:41 PM
  10. mth785's Avatar
    I don't think there is much that Apple can do to it physically, the screen has to remain the same size so all the apps will still work.
    08-04-2009 03:53 PM
  11. chrstphr.ross's Avatar
    I'm thinking new 1GHz processors and maybe 512 RAM? That would be good enough for me haha. maybe too much. OS upgrade is likely as well.
    08-04-2009 03:55 PM
  12. JT1990's Avatar
    I hope so, I am already bored of my 3gs.
    08-04-2009 03:58 PM
  13. flyingember's Avatar
    the screen has to remain the same size so all the apps will still work.
    Technically, no it doesn't. Look at movies for an example. I really doubt they will though. This is a company that goes smaller, not larger. Resolution may increase but the aspect ratio will stay the same allowing older apps to still work.

    Why I think that the screen size could change, turn your phone on its side in the mail app. Now imagine the screen being bigger when you turn it back. Everything adjusts itself in the main bars again.

    The content may not work perfectly, granted, but Apple could always do the black bar thing in apps that don't work right. I doubt they'd allow black bars in one of their products.

    I can see a tablet allowing multitasking and you can run the exact same apps in different parts of the screen, even overlapping them. the apps look like they do on the phone, just not filling the screen completely and with an outline and title bar you can drag with.
    08-04-2009 04:20 PM
  14. icebike's Avatar
    > Resolution may increase but the aspect ratio will stay the same allowing older apps to still work.

    With enough processing power, this no longer matters.

    Its seriously time for a makeover in the OS as well as the device. With all the advancement in graphics processors Apple can start taking advantage of the improvements seen in things like KDE, Compiz, etc, and get away from the concept of "Pages".

    Resizing an app to fit in such an environment isn't something the programmer even has to think about.
    08-04-2009 08:21 PM
  15. Entertainment72's Avatar
    I don't think there is much that Apple can do to it physically, the screen has to remain the same size so all the apps will still work.
    There have been many fantastic mockups that prove otherwise.. With Jobs back at the helm trust me.. there will be an amazing new phone in the horizon. iChat, HD.. etc etc...
    08-04-2009 09:11 PM
  16. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I still think the current 3GS form factor is appealling but I believe Apple will improve on it but I doubt anything drastic. I'm hoping for an update to allow BT keyboards to work on the iPhone so there's no temptation to add a physical keyboard to the design.
    That won't eliminate the want for a physical keyboard. Who wants to hold the phone and hold the keyboard, does anyone here have 3 hands? Unless someone makes a bluetooth case with a slide-out keyboard embedded, that wont be useful for most people.
    08-04-2009 09:28 PM
  17. whmurray's Avatar
    I keep hoping next year will be a design overhaul. Not that I don't love the way 3G / 3G S looks, I would just love to see a real _new_ iPhone.
    Please do not mess with my iPhone.
    08-04-2009 09:48 PM
  18. Ivoryplum's Avatar
    New iPhone, yes. New design, no. iPods are pretty much the same after almost a decade. There isn't much you can change on a device that is all screen.
    I'd have to disagree with that.
    Even though the iPod has kept the same basic design, there has been a change in is for each generation.


    It might be a simplistic change, but there has been a continued improvement on the design.
    Just like the 2G to 3G change. Super small change, but IMO an improvement.

    I think there will be a revamped design on the 2010 iPhone, since the 3GS didn't change at all.

    And regarding your last statement "There isn't much you can change on a device that is all screen."...there is plenty to change. Look at all of the other "iPhone Killers". They all have basically the same size screen, but completely different casing. I don't think Apple will change the design completely, but I do think they'll rescuplt it some.
    08-04-2009 09:55 PM
  19. cjvitek's Avatar
    Regarding the camera - I recall seeing a phone with a camera that would rotate from back facing to front facing.

    Would this be more advantageous, cheaper, or more flexible than having two cameras?

    Chris
    08-04-2009 10:05 PM
  20. sting7k's Avatar
    I'd have to disagree with that.
    Even though the iPod has kept the same basic design, there has been a change in is for each generation.


    It might be a simplistic change, but there has been a continued improvement on the design.
    Just like the 2G to 3G change. Super small change, but IMO an improvement.

    I think there will be a revamped design on the 2010 iPhone, since the 3GS didn't change at all.

    And regarding your last statement "There isn't much you can change on a device that is all screen."...there is plenty to change. Look at all of the other "iPhone Killers". They all have basically the same size screen, but completely different casing. I don't think Apple will change the design completely, but I do think they'll rescuplt it some.
    Those iPods are all the same dude. Screen and wheel. The Mini, Nano, Shuffle, Touch are different models. But the "iPod" is still the same, especially generations 3 to now. All the other iClones out there, so the plastic case has slightly different contours, they are the same; a screen and plastic back. A "design change" is like when the iMac went from white with the globe base to all being behind the screen.
    Last edited by sting7k; 08-04-2009 at 10:19 PM.
    08-04-2009 10:13 PM
  21. Jellotime91's Avatar
    @cjvtek
    that would be incredibly difficult to design with apple's aesthetic, and the parts necessary would be MUCH more expensive than just having 2 cameras. CMOS censors are incredibly cheap.

    All you need is a 3mp sensor jn front capable of 720p (for YouTube blogging) and a 5mp in back capable of 1080p. That's my dream iPhone!

    No more black bars on iPhone videos on YouTube.. That would make me so happy!!
    08-04-2009 11:28 PM
  22. chobbs1's Avatar
    there probably will be a new phone in 2010. not sure what to expect, though. I sure would love it if they could find a way to go back to the aluminium casing. I know, I know, it's bad for reception but man it sure felt a lot better in my hand than the plastic does.
    08-05-2009 12:50 AM
  23. devzfan15's Avatar
    There will probably be a new phone every year for the forseable future. I expect something with a better processor, more ram, and better battery life. I could also see them improving on the camera, if they went to try to take on the camera markets I could see them improving the camera to maby an 4 megapixel and hopefully adding on a flash, ability to zoom. If they can improve the battery enough I could see multi-tasking coming to the iphone, but who knows how long that would take. The gps (just the ability to pinpoint you) could also use an improvement, but who knows if they will attempt to improve on this. Knowing apple there will also probally be one feature that will be added that we didn't expect. Also flash webbrowsing will eventually come to the iphone either through a new os or new phone. (I have a feeling that it will by 2 years from now.)
    Last edited by DevzFan15; 08-05-2009 at 02:22 AM.
    08-05-2009 02:19 AM
  24. iPhones4life's Avatar
    I think there will be a new iPhone next year, following the time line of the previous iPhones (june, july, june.)
    08-05-2009 04:27 AM
  25. UTVOL06's Avatar
    > Resolution may increase but the aspect ratio will stay the same allowing older apps to still work.

    With enough processing power, this no longer matters.

    Its seriously time for a makeover in the OS as well as the device. With all the advancement in graphics processors Apple can start taking advantage of the improvements seen in things like KDE, Compiz, etc, and get away from the concept of "Pages".

    Resizing an app to fit in such an environment isn't something the programmer even has to think about.
    Apps resizing on a higher res screen is no problem. Our computers do it everyday for gaming and playing movies.

    I really think apple will change the look a little because so many people hate that their 3GS likes identical to the 3G.

    ARM 1GHZ processor with dual cores on 45nm chip size consuming less power and blowing away the current 3GS processor. 384-512MB System RAM for true multitasking.

    New independent graphics processor with more processing power.

    3.8" OLED Screen consuming less power than LCD and putting out more rich/vivid colors. Likely 740x480 or WVGA 800x480 resolution.

    More battery life.

    Better built-in speaker phone.

    OS 4.0 more similar to MAC OSX in looks taking advantage of the better hardware. Also backwards compatible with 2G/3G/3GS and has two different texture packs to accommodate the different resolution screens and processing power. Similar to how Vista has "AERO" version for faster computers with better graphics and a plain version for less equipped ones.

    32GB and 64GB Storage options. White and Black styles again.
    08-05-2009 08:19 AM
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