View Poll Results: Love It Or Hate It?

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  • Love It

    52 55.32%
  • Hate It

    6 6.38%
  • It's Okay

    22 23.40%
  • It's Not So Hot

    7 7.45%
  • Indifferent

    7 7.45%
  1. PhxBlue's Avatar
    I really like the "supposed" new design. The more and more I like at the 2 handsets side by side the uglier and uglier the 3GS looks to me. Its the chrome ring on the 3GS that looks chintzy to me.
    04-19-2010 05:58 PM
  2. BriDroid's Avatar
    Assuming the pictures are of a real iPhone G4 and it hits the market with little or no changes, the flat back of the design is appealing for two reasons: 1) it will sit flat on a table and not rock back and forth when tapping on the screen like the current 3G/3GS, and 2) the form-factor should be easy for case makers to design cases.
    04-19-2010 06:49 PM
  3. Samuell#IM's Avatar
    That iPhone looks incredible. With this phone and the OS upgrade there is a good chance I will be sitting in line for this phone rain or shine. I am a blackberry converter, I had a touch and didn't realize how much i loved it until it was stolen. I am so excited...
    04-19-2010 07:03 PM
  4. Jellotime91's Avatar
    That iPhone looks incredible. With this phone and the OS upgrade there is a good chance I will be sitting in line for this phone rain or shine. I am a blackberry converter, I had a touch and didn't realize how much i loved it until it was stolen. I am so excited...
    Yep, after seeing this design there's a good chance I'll be sleeping outside for this one! :P
    04-19-2010 07:20 PM
  5. msm0511's Avatar
    So now gizmodo.com has a story about how they got it.
    04-19-2010 08:38 PM
  6. Jellotime91's Avatar
    So now gizmodo.com has a story about how they got it.
    Yeah I saw that. Quite interesting.

    The most intriguing thing about this iPhone, is that the parts are officially labeled "APPLE" on the insides, so, that means this is in fact the new iPhone OR Apple planted it.

    If Apple planted this on purpose and orchestrated this leak (which is being speculated because they have not issues a C&D Order), then they might have something even better up their sleeves. I highly doubt they would wow us with this amazing phone, and then come out with a minor update and disappoint us all again.
    04-19-2010 08:57 PM
  7. appezzy's Avatar
    I like how it's not rounded, just don't know about those volume buttons. Guess I will have to see how it is in real life
    04-19-2010 09:29 PM
  8. Ipheuria's Avatar
    They wont be able to please everyone but damn will they please me if this is hot it's going to look. I love this new look and I will be getting one as soon as it's for sale. I am glad I didn't bother getting a 3Gs and I've started saving already.

    I've been reading that the phone is considered to be stolen and that the company that owns gizmodo possibly found the person with the phone and buying it from them. I'm just wondering how can you buy something that is Apple's property? Why hasn't Apple gone to get it back they know where it is? I'm sure you guys have already seen it but this is taken from Daring Fireball

    "Gizmodo Paid for iPhone 4G Prototype ★

    Gawker chief Nick Denton on Twitter, in response to this question about how Gizmodo came into possession of a prototype next-generation iPhone:

    Yes, were proud practitioners of checkbook journalism. Anything for the story!

    Consider that if the device was truly lost by mistake, they have cost at least one person their career. And if the device was not lost but stolen well, the story behind this unit is almost certainly more interesting than the device itself. And the device is fascinating.

    Anyway, I heard yesterday from multiple sources that Gizmodo paid for the unit."
    04-19-2010 11:09 PM
  9. big9erfan's Avatar
    I'm not really digging the case, but we'll see how that plays out. I wouldn't be surprised were this some kind of failed prototype case they "planted" to get the rumor train flowing so they could drop an even better design on us in 2 months.
    04-19-2010 11:13 PM
  10. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I like how it's not rounded, just don't know about those volume buttons. Guess I will have to see how it is in real life
    The volume buttons are like that because Apple knew that design-wise it was unsound to allow programmability of a volume rocker. It would just seem ridiculous to control two different functions with what is essentially one button, it really only works with volume up/down.
    04-19-2010 11:17 PM
  11. Jellotime91's Avatar
    They wont be able to please everyone but damn will they please me if this is hot it's going to look. I love this new look and I will be getting one as soon as it's for sale. I am glad I didn't bother getting a 3Gs and I've started saving already.

    I've been reading that the phone is considered to be stolen and that the company that owns gizmodo possibly found the person with the phone and buying it from them. I'm just wondering how can you buy something that is Apple's property? Why hasn't Apple gone to get it back they know where it is? I'm sure you guys have already seen it but this is taken from Daring Fireball

    "Gizmodo Paid for iPhone 4G Prototype ★

    Gawker chief Nick Denton on Twitter, in response to this question about how Gizmodo came into possession of a prototype next-generation iPhone:

    Yes, were proud practitioners of checkbook journalism. Anything for the story!

    Consider that if the device was truly lost by mistake, they have cost at least one person their career. And if the device was not lost but stolen well, the story behind this unit is almost certainly more interesting than the device itself. And the device is fascinating.

    Anyway, I heard yesterday from multiple sources that Gizmodo paid for the unit."
    Of COURSE they paid for the unit! I heard they dropped $10k for it. That's quite substantial but the advertising money they are making now probably exceeds that.

    Judging by a few factors, I believe this IS the finalized design (apart from the seams that will likely be removed):

    It was seen in the original January spy shot of the iPad. You can even make out the circular buttons and new silent switch. Months later in March, we uncover the beauty you see in the photos. iPhone designs are always finalized by January.

    By the way, Gizmodo has a story up on how they got it, and the guy who was in possession of it actually commented on the story because he was mad that they are just spitting his name out allover the place. I think he said something like "what the heck man, I am human!".
    04-19-2010 11:22 PM
  12. Ipheuria's Avatar
    If they dropped this design on me I'd be happy if it's even better sweet. If they did something more like the already used design after seeing this I would be highly disappointed. The removable battery, I've been dying for that since the 1st generation. See I just don't understand if they feel like they own the phone now because they paid for it? It still remains Apple's property especially if they consider it stolen. I'm just surprised at Apple's non action so far which is not what I expected at all. I almost feel sorry for the Apple employee that lost the phone because Apple's gotta be blasting them about now. I just read the story on gizmodo and I don't know if I beleive that it sounds so scripted and fake. Damn now I'm going to be dying for 2 months to see if this is the damn phone.
    04-19-2010 11:42 PM
  13. Duvi's Avatar
    If this were the final product or not I would not be shocked either way. But I like it a lot actually after the gizmodo shots. Pretty slick.
    The initial shots I saw made me say "Eww", but after the shots of Giz, I like it.
    04-20-2010 12:29 AM
  14. Jellotime91's Avatar
    If they dropped this design on me I'd be happy if it's even better sweet. If they did something more like the already used design after seeing this I would be highly disappointed. The removable battery, I've been dying for that since the 1st generation. See I just don't understand if they feel like they own the phone now because they paid for it? It still remains Apple's property especially if they consider it stolen. I'm just surprised at Apple's non action so far which is not what I expected at all. I almost feel sorry for the Apple employee that lost the phone because Apple's gotta be blasting them about now. I just read the story on gizmodo and I don't know if I beleive that it sounds so scripted and fake. Damn now I'm going to be dying for 2 months to see if this is the damn phone.
    I think the story is actually real. I have no reason not to believe it. It does sound scripted but I choose to believe it.

    Removable battery is definitely coming, they wouldn't put all that work into making the internals sturdy and clean if the battery wasn't going to be removable. I'd like to know what the mechanism is to take the back off though! Because nobody has shown that yet for some reason.

    If they went back to something like the current design I don't think I'd even but it out of sheer disappointment. This design is just so sturdy and so much more professional. I HATE the scratchy plastic back. The glass back would be my favourite thing about the new phone.

    Duvi
    Really? The moment I saw the first shots I knew exactly what it would look like in proper lighting :P I guess some people just need to see clearer photos to get excited. My friend was really "meh" until he saw the Giz photos.
    04-20-2010 12:33 AM
  15. BLiNK's Avatar
    i sure hope they managed a bigger & better battery in that puppy
    if not, the crying will continue until the 5G rumors
    04-20-2010 12:40 AM
  16. Jellotime91's Avatar
    i sure hope they managed a bigger & better battery in that puppy
    if not, the crying will continue until the 5G rumors
    It is. Gizmodo posted the exact details. Here's what I remember...

    The battery is 15% larger, and the iPhone 3GS had a 4.51 WHr rating, while the new battery is 5.28WHr at the same voltage.

    However people will ALWAYS complain about iPhone battery life. Why? Because they forget that they need to stop playing with it, and thus their battery life sucks. iPhone 3GS actually has a more than satisfactory battery life if you can put it down for a few hours like you would your blackberry. Also it's powering a 3.5" screen and there are more things to do on the iPhone OS than ANY other platform, not to mention the GPU acceleration in gaming and transitions.

    *wooh*.. I know I'm ranting, but seriously, people will NEVER stop complaining. Now that the battery is removable, the number one complaint will be that the $29.99 second battery costs too much. I swear.
    04-20-2010 01:01 AM
  17. Duvi's Avatar
    It is. Gizmodo posted the exact details. Here's what I remember...

    The battery is 15% larger, and the iPhone 3GS had a 4.51 WHr rating, while the new battery is 5.28WHr at the same voltage.

    However people will ALWAYS complain about iPhone battery life. Why? Because they forget that they need to stop playing with it, and thus their battery life sucks. iPhone 3GS actually has a more than satisfactory battery life if you can put it down for a few hours like you would your blackberry. Also it's powering a 3.5" screen and there are more things to do on the iPhone OS than ANY other platform, not to mention the GPU acceleration in gaming and transitions.

    *wooh*.. I know I'm ranting, but seriously, people will NEVER stop complaining. Now that the battery is removable, the number one complaint will be that the $49.99 second battery costs too much. I swear.
    * * fixed * *
    04-20-2010 01:06 AM
  18. Jellotime91's Avatar
    * * fixed * *
    LOL comedic take on it.. But no I don't believe Apple will charge $49.99. I think $39.99 would be expected because that's the price of a lot of their accessories, but honestly the iPhone is a premium product with amazing built quality, I think Apple has a right to charge $10 more for a spare battery, not because I like it but because that's just how the world works.

    Ferrari parts cost more than a Chevy. That's why your Nexus One's spare battery is $25.. Jus' sayin!
    04-20-2010 01:42 AM
  19. BLiNK's Avatar
    However people will ALWAYS complain about iPhone battery life. Why? Because they forget that they need to stop playing with it, and thus their battery life sucks. iPhone 3GS actually has a more than satisfactory battery life if you can put it down for a few hours like you would your blackberry. Also it's powering a 3.5" screen and there are more things to do on the iPhone OS than ANY other platform, not to mention the GPU acceleration in gaming and transitions.

    *wooh*.. I know I'm ranting, but seriously, people will NEVER stop complaining. Now that the battery is removable, the number one complaint will be that the $29.99 second battery costs too much. I swear.

    man, you're good. couldn't agree anymore, really
    04-20-2010 01:46 AM
  20. Jellotime91's Avatar
    man, you're good. couldn't agree anymore, really
    Hahahaha thanks. I just hate when people say that I'm illegitimate just because I have good arguments, and accuse me of being a fanboy... I try to base everything on logic and I just happen to follow Apple because I like the iPhone specifically. I don't even like the iPad but I WILL defend it when people say ridiculously incorrect things about it haha... Though people see it is "having an answer for everything" and for some reason that's a bad thing.
    04-20-2010 01:56 AM
  21. Duvi's Avatar
    LOL comedic take on it.. But no I don't believe Apple will charge $49.99. I think $39.99 would be expected because that's the price of a lot of their accessories, but honestly the iPhone is a premium product with amazing built quality, I think Apple has a right to charge $10 more for a spare battery, not because I like it but because that's just how the world works.

    Ferrari parts cost more than a Chevy. That's why your Nexus One's spare battery is $25.. Jus' sayin!
    so true... how much are the replacements currently on your iPhone? Hehe... just sayin'
    04-20-2010 02:20 AM
  22. Jellotime91's Avatar
    so true... how much are the replacements currently on your iPhone? Hehe... just sayin'
    About $180 at a shoddy persian-owned kiosk on the street in downtown Toronto. hahaha

    Can't wait till battery replacements only cost $40.. not that I have ever needed one, but I did check out the back replacement costs and they were HIGH (cause I wanted a custom silver backing).
    04-20-2010 02:25 AM
  23. Duvi's Avatar
    Never needed it either. I believe I have run out of juice two or three times -- maximum.
    04-20-2010 02:31 AM
  24. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Never needed it either. I believe I have run out of juice two or three times -- maximum.
    Yeah.. I'd never need it either. I like how things are, just go to the apple store and they give you a whole new phone. Works for me!

    But if your battery fails I have no doubt they will replace it for free.
    04-20-2010 02:34 AM
  25. Ipheuria's Avatar
    The bigger battery makes a whole lot of sense if you think of OS 4 with multi. Alot of people were wondering how that would impact battery life. Then there's the higher res of the screen, so they had to put in some more juice. I don't see why people complain either, I have never run out of battery power. If I did and I've been playing games all day who do I blame the battery or me for playing games all day knowing I wasn't home or near a charger? I get innovation and complaining makes companies want to do better but reasonable complaining, not whinning because you want a nuclear reactor in your pocket that charges every millenium. I also don't care how much they charge for accessories within reason, my philosophy is this, if it performs my function and I have the money I buy it, if I don't have the money I get a cheaper version or save up to buy it.

    I don't know, to me that story sounds like they know so much about the Apple employee. It's like either the guy sitting beside him was watching him waiting to swipe it once he set it down somewhere or something, but the info like he was on facebook and then he set it down on the seat and left, drunk guy picks it up it just all sounds too scripted to me. Then there's the fact that Apple has done nothing which has me thinking they are in on this somehow. I guess there will be 2 more months of speculation to go LOL damn wish I could get my hands on it I wonder if Gizmodo is hiring
    Last edited by Ipheuria; 04-20-2010 at 08:33 AM. Reason: Corrections
    04-20-2010 08:27 AM
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