1. alviataylor's Avatar
    The first Concept images of Iphone 5 or iphone 5G has been revealed and shows how the device is going to be.

    As reported from RedmondPie, this image of an iPhone 5 prototype has been created courtesy of the guys over at German website Handyflash. The phone really looks awesome and id be great if we can see it in WWDC 2011.

    The design has been slimed down further and made of thin LED TV, Now come the specs which includes 4G download speeds of up to 100Mbps, an enhanced Retina Display Screen with added Backlight feature, 10.2 megapixel camera and a new generation battery too.

    Now if we can only see the 3D function in it it would really rocks.

    Images here: Apple iPhone 5 (5G): Concept Images and Specifications
    09-26-2010 01:44 PM
  2. Slyfi's Avatar
    if only.... odds are te 5th gen will do for the IP4 what the 3GS did to the 3G
    09-26-2010 01:52 PM
  3. xxDruMMer BoYxx's Avatar
    if only.... odds are te 5th gen will do for the IP4 what the 3GS did to the 3G
    Which means what? It'll have same design but faster processor?
    09-26-2010 03:26 PM
  4. Roo Zilla's Avatar
    if only.... odds are te 5th gen will do for the IP4 what the 3GS did to the 3G
    I agree. There probably won't be as many changes as going from 3GS to i4. The most likely changes are going to be faster or dual core processor on a smaller manufacturing process to maintain battery life. There might be other small additions, but most likely the physical design will remain either unchained or very similar.
    09-26-2010 05:37 PM
  5. Slyfi's Avatar
    they might put something on the death touch spot to prevent the reappearance of the antenna-gate press but other its going to be same glass and steel.
    09-26-2010 07:14 PM
  6. ghostface147's Avatar
    This is laughably horrible.
    09-26-2010 09:31 PM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    That is the dumbest thing i have ever seen (related to apple products). The chinese knockoffs look more legit...
    09-26-2010 10:34 PM
  8. chobbs1's Avatar
    That prototype pic is exactly what I do. Ot want to see for the next iPhone. Too thin!

    Plus I think the 3G to 3GS upgrad was more than significant. It looked the same but under the hood? That baby was a whole new phone!
    09-26-2010 11:17 PM
  9. deadp1xel's Avatar
    I would be very, very disappointed in Apple if they made another 3GS like phone. I really hope Apple takes a few notes from this youtube video about the new HTC Sense. Ignore the phone, and the UI but concentrate on the features it adds and tell me that wouldn't be amazing to have on a iPhone.

    09-26-2010 11:32 PM
  10. sammuel283's Avatar
    Thank you, this is good news for other visitors
    09-27-2010 12:22 AM
  11. Slyfi's Avatar
    ill be happy with just about anything Apple throws at me because i know it will always be something better then before
    09-27-2010 12:25 AM
  12. deadp1xel's Avatar
    ill be happy with just about anything Apple throws at me because i know it will always be something better then before
    The iPhone 3GS was my first iPhone that being said, if my first iPhone would have been the 3G, I wouldn't have upgraded to the 3GS. The only thing the 3GS added was a lame compass, and a faster processor.
    09-27-2010 12:42 AM
  13. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Dudes, let's stop comparing iPhone 5 to 3GS. It's really annoying. The 3GS looked the same because Steve Jobs was sick. That's why the nano, iPod touch, and many other products also had zero physical changes. Think about it.

    Anyway, that mockup is terrible. They didn't even think to use an iOS 4 screenshot...
    09-27-2010 09:01 AM
  14. Slyfi's Avatar
    Dudes, let's stop comparing iPhone 5 to 3GS. It's really annoying. The 3GS looked the same because Steve Jobs was sick. That's why the nano, iPod touch, and many other products also had zero physical changes. Think about it.

    Anyway, that mockup is terrible. They didn't even think to use an iOS 4 screenshot...
    he might have been sick but isn't Jonny ives incharge of design?
    09-27-2010 09:49 AM
  15. deadp1xel's Avatar
    So what did you guys/gals think of the video I posted?
    09-27-2010 11:05 AM
  16. Jellotime91's Avatar
    he might have been sick but isn't Jonny ives incharge of design?
    Jony Ive is in charge of design, but changes have to be approved by Steve Jobs. He is highly involved in the design of each device, and he was very, very sick, so I imagine he made a conscious decision ahead of time to keep the design for that year.

    @MsEye

    HTC actually copied a few things from iOS in their new Sense revision... And there really isn't much new in it to be honest. I'm not a hater btw, I absolutely love HTC. They were the first (after Apple) to really put out high quality, beautiful smartphones with good UI. However HTC devices are still not iPhones.. Anyone who owns an iPhone 4 and has used HTC's Sense UI will know what I mean. There are so many little UI cracks in Android and Sense UI that I just can't take it. I know it seems dramatic but really, Samsung's TouchWiz is much better-implemented (though less attractive on face level), but still not iOS...

    Apple's UI is literally as close as any UI could be to being PERFECTED. Sense UI has some nice little widgets and such, but it's not close to iOS in terms of perfection...

    As usual with iOS devices, they don't do everything that other things may do, but what they do *do*, they do better than anything else.
    Last edited by Jellotime91; 09-28-2010 at 01:19 AM.
    09-28-2010 01:09 AM
  17. Slyfi's Avatar
    Jony Ive is in charge of design, but changes have to be approved by Steve Jobs. He is highly involved in the design of each device, and he was very, very sick, so I imagine he made a conscious decision ahead of time to keep the design for that year.
    i think even after a liver transplant he can spit out some ideas and approve a design but i dont know i didn't mind the internal upgrade only
    09-28-2010 01:17 AM
  18. Jellotime91's Avatar
    i think even after a liver transplant he can spit out some ideas and approve a design but i dont know i didn't mind the internal upgrade only
    I hated the 3G design since it was released (though it did look good in white), but the 3GS was a VERY satisfactory update to me. The camera was a huge improvement, speed was an even bigger improvement, compass was helpful, battery life was improved, etc. etc..
    09-28-2010 01:22 AM
  19. farbod21's Avatar
    Too thin. How are you gonna hold a phone that thin. There is a point where it becomes more of a novelty than a useful feature... Pathetic mockup IMO.
    09-28-2010 01:24 AM
  20. Slyfi's Avatar
    i think sadly that he believed this to be a real story about the next iPhone, sorry mate Apple is a lot more secretive then that. Short of the 5th gen getting left in a bar we wont see it till it comes out next year
    09-28-2010 02:49 AM
  21. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Jony Ive is in charge of design, but changes have to be approved by Steve Jobs. He is highly involved in the design of each device, and he was very, very sick, so I imagine he made a conscious decision ahead of time to keep the design for that year.

    @MsEye

    HTC actually copied a few things from iOS in their new Sense revision... And there really isn't much new in it to be honest. I'm not a hater btw, I absolutely love HTC. They were the first (after Apple) to really put out high quality, beautiful smartphones with good UI. However HTC devices are still not iPhones.. Anyone who owns an iPhone 4 and has used HTC's Sense UI will know what I mean. There are so many little UI cracks in Android and Sense UI that I just can't take it. I know it seems dramatic but really, Samsung's TouchWiz is much better-implemented (though less attractive on face level), but still not iOS...

    Apple's UI is literally as close as any UI could be to being PERFECTED. Sense UI has some nice little widgets and such, but it's not close to iOS in terms of perfection...

    As usual with iOS devices, they don't do everything that other things may do, but what they do *do*, they do better than anything else.
    I think there are a few new things worth mentioning that HTC added that iOS currently doesn't offer.

    To start, the ring profiles. Half the time my iPhone rings, I can't hear because I'm either on a bus, or in a crowded area. I love that Sense knows whether the phone is concealed or out in the open. I also like that if it's out and it's too loud, you can just flip it over to silence it. This would be great for when I'm in class and forget to silence my phone, or for ignoring unwanted calls.

    Also, I like how they added social feeds to the caller ID. I think that's pretty slick.

    Another great feature is how the maps are indexed on the device. I really thought that when Apple bought PlaceBase that we would have had this feature.

    While they didn't add a slew of new features, they still added some pretty nice additions to their overlay that would be great to have on iOS. I really don't see what they "copied from Apple". I think they took some ideas, such as the compass orientation in the maps, but I think most of the ideas were pretty original. I hope Apple doesn't lose sight of the iPhone. While the iPhone 4 was pretty innovative, it doesn't seem like it brought the ground breaking experience that the original iPhone did. Although that same impact couldn't happen now due to common-ness of touch screen devices, I still think that they could think of little things to add to iOS like HTC.

    Moving on to what I want from the next iOS:

    New Notifications
    Live Wallpaper
    The ability to customize all system sounds.
    A android-like CarHome app.
    Indexed Maps for better navigation and use in low signal areas.
    Cloud music/streaming service.

    What I want from the next iPhone:

    A 4" screen in addition to the current model.
    Better front and rear cameras even though they are already good.
    The A4 chip clocked at the same speed as the iPad's.
    Different design.
    Last edited by MsEYE; 09-28-2010 at 04:22 AM.
    09-28-2010 04:18 AM
  22. Slyfi's Avatar
    What I want from the next iPhone:

    A 4" screen in addition to the current model.
    Better front and rear cameras even though they are already good.
    The A4 chip clocked at the same speed as the iPad's.
    Different design.
    i doubt apple will come out with a 2 tier iPhone other then in memory 4" screen fits in the same category as 7" iPad
    all the apps would have to adjusted to the resolution in the way they had to adjust resolution for the iPad
    09-28-2010 04:50 AM
  23. deadp1xel's Avatar
    i doubt apple will come out with a 2 tier iPhone other then in memory 4" screen fits in the same category as 7" iPad
    all the apps would have to adjusted to the resolution in the way they had to adjust resolution for the iPad
    Sadly, I agree with you. Same thing goes with the iPad. I would love a 7" iPad, but it probably won't happen because Apple hates OS fragmentation. I'm sure Samsung, other tablet makers, and google itself will eventually run into this problem with app developers. I can't see the Galaxy Tab being successful considering that 1. Google said Froyo wasn't designed with tablets in mind 2. screen size and resolution 3. App developers wanting to develop specifically for the Galaxy Tab.
    09-28-2010 06:42 AM
  24. TampaDude's Avatar
    The design has been slimed down further and made of thin LED TV, Now come the specs which includes 4G download speeds of up to 100Mbps, an enhanced Retina Display Screen with added Backlight feature, 10.2 megapixel camera and a new generation battery too.
    So, the display will be LED, but also Retina with an "added backlight"??? WTF is this guy talking about???
    09-28-2010 11:46 AM
  25. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I think there are a few new things worth mentioning that HTC added that iOS currently doesn't offer.

    To start, the ring profiles. Half the time my iPhone rings, I can't hear because I'm either on a bus, or in a crowded area. I love that Sense knows whether the phone is concealed or out in the open. I also like that if it's out and it's too loud, you can just flip it over to silence it. This would be great for when I'm in class and forget to silence my phone, or for ignoring unwanted calls.

    Also, I like how they added social feeds to the caller ID. I think that's pretty slick.

    Another great feature is how the maps are indexed on the device. I really thought that when Apple bought PlaceBase that we would have had this feature.

    While they didn't add a slew of new features, they still added some pretty nice additions to their overlay that would be great to have on iOS. I really don't see what they "copied from Apple". I think they took some ideas, such as the compass orientation in the maps, but I think most of the ideas were pretty original. I hope Apple doesn't lose sight of the iPhone. While the iPhone 4 was pretty innovative, it doesn't seem like it brought the ground breaking experience that the original iPhone did. Although that same impact couldn't happen now due to common-ness of touch screen devices, I still think that they could think of little things to add to iOS like HTC.

    Moving on to what I want from the next iOS:

    New Notifications
    Live Wallpaper
    The ability to customize all system sounds.
    A android-like CarHome app.
    Indexed Maps for better navigation and use in low signal areas.
    Cloud music/streaming service.

    What I want from the next iPhone:

    A 4" screen in addition to the current model.
    Better front and rear cameras even though they are already good.
    The A4 chip clocked at the same speed as the iPad's.
    Different design.
    New notifications are coming,
    Live wallpaper: have you ever actually used this on an Android phone? It lags every time you return to the home screen. It's extremely annoying IMO and Apple won't do it until it can be done much better.
    Possibly a better camera next gen but the current one is really awesome IMO. 8MP won't make it any better it will just make the pictures bigger, so I'm hoping Apple doesn't go to 8MP.
    iPad is slow compared to iPhone 4 actually.
    Design will definitely be different to escape the stigma of the current design.

    Oh and social feeds in the caller ID.. That's ridiculous. So much unneeded complication. How often do you stare at the screen before you answer your phone? Never. Social news feed updates while on speaker phone with someone (or using headphones), that would be useful.
    09-28-2010 12:40 PM
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