1. nzrocketman's Avatar
    im getting interested in the Iphone 5. I haven't owned anything apple to-date, and the Iphone is starting to get interesting, however i think i am getting sick of the same design, Even if it has 4" screen in a stretched Iphone 4S design will not impress me enough.

    Do you think they will have a whole new design.
    07-23-2012 03:51 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    None of us know for certain what the next iPhone will look like. All we have are rumored specs at best.


    Just Me, D
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    07-23-2012 03:56 PM
  3. nzrocketman's Avatar
    from the rumoured photos i think that the design is getting boring, but fingers crossed.
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    07-23-2012 04:47 PM
  4. DomFeeney's Avatar
    I think the redesign will be substantial this time. The 4 and then 4s have been around for eons in phone terms. It's definitely time for a mix up.

    Remember what you can do with the design element of a large touch screen phone is of course naturally limited. But expect a shake up nonetheless


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    07-23-2012 04:50 PM
  5. Vanti's Avatar
    It DAMN well better!!!

    If not i genuinely hope that they do so horrible in sales that they are forced to see that they are not the technological messiah and they get off of their arses and truly innovate.Even if they did redesign it if it is simply longer or stretched out and is not wider, I for one will absolutely not buy it.

    Bigger not longer.

    Personally i like this design but i wish it were a bit thicker with a smaller doc etc....
    Last edited by Vanti; 07-23-2012 at 11:11 PM.
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    07-23-2012 11:06 PM
  6. dsdxp's Avatar
    If the next iPhone does not have a significant redesign, I'll be forced to move to android. And by significant, I don't mean a stretched out iPhone 4S.
    07-23-2012 11:14 PM
  7. nzrocketman's Avatar
    maybe something like or
    07-23-2012 11:46 PM
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    07-24-2012 12:10 AM
  9. Premium1's Avatar
    I hope they don't just stretch out the 4 design. They can make it a little wider also and people will not complain. I mean look how well huge android phones are selling. They have plenty of room to work with while still making it 1 hand friendly.
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    07-24-2012 10:15 PM
  10. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I think the redesign is going to be a subtle and unorthodox change...something you don't typically see (IE: the stretched mock ups we've been seeing that relate a longer chassis instead of a more balanced size increase all around).

    If you're bored of the current iPhone design, I doubt this new phone is going to blow you away cosmetically. Personally, i love the form and fit of the current iPhone, so any change that comes I plan to take as subtle progress instead of referring to it as "redesigned".

    Who knows though, like last year and the media hysteria that surrounded the (at the time) completely redesigned iPhone, this one could be completely identical to the one we have (cosmetically). Just have to wait and see what we're shown in a few weeks.
    07-25-2012 06:58 AM
  11. nzrocketman's Avatar
    [url=http://randommization.com/2012/07/26/iphone-5-pffft-were-talking-iphone-6-already/]
    Last edited by nzrocketman; 07-26-2012 at 07:20 PM.
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    07-26-2012 07:16 PM
  12. mountainman's Avatar
    If this has any truth to it ... then no - the iPhone will not have a drastically new design.

    Has the iPhone 5 Been Smuggled Out of the Factory Already?

    I would be fine with it. The only thing that is strange to me is the headphone jack on the bottom. I guess I'll get used to it.
    07-27-2012 10:00 AM
  13. DomFeeney's Avatar
    If this has any truth to it ... then no - the iPhone will not have a drastically new design.

    Has the iPhone 5 Been Smuggled Out of the Factory Already?

    I would be fine with it. The only thing that is strange to me is the headphone jack on the bottom. I guess I'll get used to it.
    Not buying it. Too similar to the 4 and 4s. I think the market has moved on now they need a more radical refresh to capture imagination again


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    07-27-2012 03:20 PM
  14. mountainman's Avatar
    Not buying it. Too similar to the 4 and 4s. I think the market has moved on now they need a more radical refresh to capture imagination again


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    This is the thing with that - I agree totally with what you are saying. There is no doubt that smartphones like the Samsung Note and Galaxy SIII are hot. They are offering bigger screens, stylus, etc. The people at Apple are not stupid - they have to be seeing this trend. But at the same time, is making the iPhone look similar to the prior versions part of the plan? To keep the brand recognition there? Think about it - all iPads and iPhones look very much the same. There might be something to that.

    I don't think Apple would ever come out with two models of iPhones, but if they did, I think it would satisfy those looking for the bigger screens. One iPhone with the "Job's" form factor, and another bigger iPhone/iPhablet. Maybe that is really what the rumors are about the iPad Mini - maybe its just a really big iPhone model.

    It will certainly be interesting come release time. I know many were disappointed with the 4S when it was released. I do hope Apple can "wow" us again, but I do agree that from all the leaks I've seen so far, it's more like 'meh.
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    07-28-2012 10:29 AM
  15. ray6712's Avatar
    yes but that's the deal with Apple in the first place they can only change the phone so much the front panel dominates the phone, so think about it from this angle they can only change the sides and the rear the front panel will remain the same unless they go capacitive on the home button as well.


    So no matter what they do it will always be easily identifiable as an iPhone
    07-28-2012 11:28 AM
  16. ray6712's Avatar
    so what I'm saying is any change to the rear and the sides of the phone constitutes a total redesign. Even samsung with the GS3 the phone looks a little different but you know it's in the Galaxy family even the specs are similar between the GS2 and GS3. They real change was in the software yes I know the processors are different and one has a larger screen but in on in they really can't change these things a whole lot.
    07-28-2012 11:33 AM
  17. DomFeeney's Avatar
    This is the thing with that - I agree totally with what you are saying. There is no doubt that smartphones like the Samsung Note and Galaxy SIII are hot. They are offering bigger screens, stylus, etc. The people at Apple are not stupid - they have to be seeing this trend. But at the same time, is making the iPhone look similar to the prior versions part of the plan? To keep the brand recognition there? Think about it - all iPads and iPhones look very much the same. There might be something to that.

    I don't think Apple would ever come out with two models of iPhones, but if they did, I think it would satisfy those looking for the bigger screens. One iPhone with the "Job's" form factor, and another bigger iPhone/iPhablet. Maybe that is really what the rumors are about the iPad Mini - maybe its just a really big iPhone model.

    It will certainly be interesting come release time. I know many were disappointed with the 4S when it was released. I do hope Apple can "wow" us again, but I do agree that from all the leaks I've seen so far, it's more like 'meh.
    It's a fair point and I guess we won't really know until it drops, but it's fun to speculate all the same. If we look historically we had the first phone. Then a radical design change to iPhone 3G that then stayed another year to iPhone 3GS. Then another radical change to iPhone 4 and as per history they stuck with it again for another year with the iPhone 4s. A bold move given the march of android.

    Logically then if they follow pattern, the iPhone 5 should be a big redesign which they will continue for an additional year with an iphone 5s version.

    Of course this pattern is by no means a rule, Apple may redesign for 5 and then redesign again for 6 who knows but I'm almost certain they will shake it up this time around.

    Let's wait and see. I must admit after having a 4 for two years, and now a 4s (all be it in a different colour) by the time I'm ready for early upgrade to a 5?I will have been rocking the same physical design for 3 years!

    I know some people say if it ain't broke don't fix it - but if that were true we would all have old stool car shapes! Things evolve and in tech they evolve faster than ever. If it follows 4 and 4s again and i upgrade it will mean I will have had the same design for 5 years! That's just unacceptable to me and I'm betting to the millions of others in my position.

    I like your idea on two new models though. Almost like an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 5 pro, one as a slight tweak the other more radical. This could work and would be an interesting change of tactic.


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    07-28-2012 11:39 AM
  18. Raptor007's Avatar
    If the pictures so far are what we will be be getting then its a stretched and slightly thinner iPhone 4/4S. I put mine in a case so its not as critical as it used to be, it would also hopefully mean cases would be more quickly available but who knows. We should know in 41 days.
    08-02-2012 01:22 PM
  19. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    If the pictures so far are what we will be be getting then its a stretched and slightly thinner iPhone 4/4S. I put mine in a case so its not as critical as it used to be, it would also hopefully mean cases would be more quickly available but who knows. We should know in 41 days.
    Let the countdown of days begin......
    08-02-2012 08:03 PM
  20. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    Hey has any apple employees snuck off to the bar yet?
    08-06-2012 06:41 AM
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