1. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    If the new iPhone was basically a replica of the original iPhone, would you buy it?
    03-22-2012 06:27 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    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.


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    03-22-2012 06:52 PM
  3. BLiNK's Avatar
    ha! my first reaction after reading this title was "Hell No" but then after i was done wiping the kool-aid off my chin i realized of course. of course i will
    03-22-2012 07:42 PM
  4. vietalogy's Avatar
    Yes, I get to upgrade every 12 months.


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    03-22-2012 07:43 PM
  5. Sonlon's Avatar
    If the new iPhone was basically a replica of the original iPhone, would you buy it?
    I believe iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3G are all the phone which basically from the original iPhone, so I don't think it can affect people to buy the new iPhone.
    03-22-2012 10:47 PM
  6. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    There's a possibility right? Whenever you've reached the height of your success, you always go back to your roots? That usually happens right after the 4th release of something.
    03-22-2012 11:32 PM
  7. Bias X's Avatar
    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.
    03-23-2012 12:24 AM
  8. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    I would like a new design, but if it's feature rich, I'd still buy it regardless of design.
    03-23-2012 12:26 AM
  9. Motorbones's Avatar
    To care what it looks like above what can it do does not compute!!! Function should always come before form (Hmmm... sounds familiar),,,
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    03-23-2012 11:53 AM
  10. richard_rsp's Avatar
    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.
    Last edited by richard_rsp; 03-26-2012 at 09:08 AM.
    03-26-2012 09:02 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yes, I'd likely buy it, but there would be a greater chance of device-migration before contract end.
    ...(snipped)...
    I agree that some people would migrate to another mobile platform, however, a majority, in my opinion, would continue their support of Apple if only because of their investment into its ecosystem. Furthermore, if the specs and features are desirable, many current IPhone users will indeed fork over the money to get it.



    Just Me, D
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    03-26-2012 09:35 AM
  12. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    Many current IPhone users will indeed fork over the money to get it.
    Well, it's settled then, they should make the new iPhone look like the original one!

    Investment into its ecosystem, it's funny you should say that..
    03-26-2012 11:54 AM
  13. richard_rsp's Avatar
    I agree that some people would migrate to another mobile platform, however, a majority, in my opinion, would continue their support of Apple if only because of their investment into its ecosystem. Furthermore, if the specs and features are desirable, many current IPhone users will indeed fork over the money to get it.
    Perhaps. While some might feel they are too invested to switch, I have had an iPod touch, iPad, iPad2, an iMac and an iPhone 4 (so you can imagine I have a few iOS apps/accessories) and I still felt the desire to switch out of boredom; I'm sure I am not the only one.

    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 12:06 PM.
    03-26-2012 11:54 AM
  14. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    The thing about the iPhone though is no matter what color they change it to, it's always going to be the same anyway. They really only have 3 colors to choose from, 4 if you count silvery chrome. And that's Black, White and Grey.
    03-26-2012 11:57 AM
  15. Premium1's Avatar
    I actually like the look of the 3gs more than the 4/4s so if they went with a similar design to that for the new iphone and no glass I would like it better.
    03-26-2012 12:05 PM
  16. jburke82's Avatar
    I have always loved the look of the original, and the look and feel of the 3g/3gs. I have seen a couple concepts that were put together using the aluminum (?) back like the original, and they look pretty good.
    05-18-2012 02:47 PM
  17. iDonev's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind an iPad 2 design for the new iPhone.
    05-18-2012 04:09 PM
  18. cooknn's Avatar
    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
    05-18-2012 05:11 PM
  19. BLiNK's Avatar
    i have a good feeling a lot of peoples heads will pop off if the next gen does look the same
    05-18-2012 05:21 PM
  20. MrJDCurtis's Avatar
    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.
    Exactly! I like the feel of the first one too.

    I'm not saying I want that to happen, but if it did I wouldn't mind. I'd still buy it.
    05-18-2012 09:28 PM
  21. sherlock's Avatar
    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.
    I've also said that multiple times. The 4 & 4S are so square and blocky.
    05-18-2012 11:53 PM
  22. cooknn's Avatar
    i have a good feeling a lot of peoples heads will pop off if the next gen does look the same
    I wonder if the leaked photo's look different enough to save some heads from popping off. Somehow, I don't think so...
    05-30-2012 02:07 PM
  23. Premium1's Avatar
    I would because I am sure the specs would be plenty enough to power it and I actually like the aluminum look of the original iphone and ipad.
    05-30-2012 04:33 PM
  24. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    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 10:16 PM
  25. Peligro911's Avatar
    I like the feel of the 3G 3GS rounded back vs the 4 ..


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