Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 27, 2011, 11:51 AM   #1
GarytheiPhonema
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: California
Send a message via ICQ to GarytheiPhonema
redesigned iphone 5 might launch in fall not summer!

i really want the iPhone 5 to launch this summer even though i already upgrade to the iPhone 4S and will have to pay full price. but the new design sounds really super! we'll have to see how this unfolds I suppose! Will you other iPhone 4S upgraders upgrade to the iPhone 5 too?

http://www.bgr.com/2011/12/27/apple-...-in-fall-2012/
GarytheiPhonema is offline   -7 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:02 PM   #2
tardman91
macrumors 6502a
 
tardman91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tampa Area, FL
No sense in getting all worked up about it now. Who knows when the new iPhone will launch? Only the top folks at Apple. I don't even know why peolpe bother with all this speculation crap. Just enjoy your 4S.
tardman91 is offline   18 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:08 PM   #3
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Apple Planning Completely Redesigned iPhone for Fall 2012 Launch?






BGR reports that Apple is planning to launch a completely redesigned iPhone in the fall of next year, following the trend set by the iPhone 4S of new hardware being released later in the year as opposed to the mid-year timeframe used previously.

According the report, the next iPhone will utilize an aluminum back panel rather than the glass found on the iPhone 4 and 4S. The new design will reportedly also see the incorporation of a rubber or plastic bezel covering similar to that used on Apple's iPhone bumpers, with the covering serving to protect the device's antennas from direct skin contact.
Quote:
We have also learned that Apple is planning to use a rubber or plastic material -- similar to the material used in the company's bumper cases -- that will be built into the new iPhone case. In all likelihood, this material will be used as a bezel surrounding the front edge of the phone (like the iPhone 3GS bezel) and it will serve two purposes. First, it will join the glass iPhone face with a new aluminum back plate. It will also cover a redesigned antenna system that surrounds the device, allowing Apple to build the rear case out of aluminum without having to use a large plastic insert above the antennas as the company does on its iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G.
BGR has a mixed track record when it comes to hardware rumors, coming relatively close on Apple's late 2011 iPhone lineup while missing with a claim of a redesigned WiMAX iPhone 5 exclusive to Sprint.

Article Link: Apple Planning Completely Redesigned iPhone for Fall 2012 Launch?
MacRumors is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:09 PM   #4
scaredpoet
macrumors 603
 
scaredpoet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
I'll make the decision to upgrade when the 5 comes out, not before then. Until it comes out, all we have are rumors, and it's pointless to plan on upgrading based on those.
__________________
If you're not a clairvoyant, then you shouldn't be speaking for a dead guy.
I'm here to talk about Apple stuff, and related tech stuff. Your political beliefs? I really couldn't care less about.
scaredpoet is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:11 PM   #5
utwarreng
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Quoting BGR ftl. Their track record is sad at best. Can't we at least let the 4S be out for a full quarter of a year before predicting the next iPhone?
utwarreng is offline   14 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:11 PM   #6
talkingfuture
macrumors 65816
 
talkingfuture's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: The back of beyond.
I like the sound of that, hope it is more than just a rumour. Would be very good if the rubber/plastic acts as a bumper for protection and an aluminium back should look very good.
talkingfuture is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:14 PM   #7
Bchagey
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Excited for a redesign. I would like an iPhone that won't shatter on both sides from an accidental drop.
Bchagey is offline   11 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:14 PM   #8
xdsniper
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Meh

Meh at aluminium back, never liked it on the ipad, never will...remember when the leaks of the ipad 2 was released and people thought there was no way apple would make something that ugly!!
xdsniper is offline   -26 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:14 PM   #9
emvath
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
My sources tell me that the new iPhone will be even better than the last one!
emvath is offline   27 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:14 PM   #10
Creator3571
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
I hope this is true. Mobile devices and breakable glass equal bad combination.
Creator3571 is offline   -6 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:15 PM   #11
carmenodie
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

As long as it dosen't look like rendered , rumor crap. I'd go METRO PCS.
carmenodie is offline   -11 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:15 PM   #12
solo118
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: May 2011
It would make sense, why allow the ip5 to release just 8 months after the ip4S. Perhaps the people at Apple see October as a better time to launch due to holidays etc.

I personally do not mind, I am enjoying my 4S and I would be glad to upgrade to the 5 in October '12 as I happen to be eligible at that time!
solo118 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:16 PM   #13
daneoni
macrumors G4
 
daneoni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
I'm actually happy they're moving to a winter release schedule if true and i miss the aluminium back of the 2G iPhone.
__________________
15" rMBP Core i7 | 27" ACD | AEBS | 5G iPod | iPhone 5S | 3G Apple TV | rMini
daneoni is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:17 PM   #14
Worf
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
I'll take this with a grain of salt like every other one of their rumors. But really they are not venturing too far in this one since other rumors have stated a lot of this before. It was not too long ago that BGR came up with a huge rumor of a redesigned macbook for the 2011 models: complete with hybrid ssd/hdd drives and a lighter more compact design. I'd have to say that was one of the biggest letdowns for apple fans in 2011. T'was for me.
__________________
iPhone 4S
iPad Mini
MacBook Air (2014)
How to decide whether to buy into Android or iOS - Here
Worf is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:17 PM   #15
wordoflife
macrumors 604
 
wordoflife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
I doubt they'll ride out the iPhone 4/4S design any longer. Actually was surprised that the latest gen iPhone is a "4S".
wordoflife is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:18 PM   #16
vincenz
macrumors 601
 
vincenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New York
I hope I'm not the only one who hopes Apple doesn't release an iPhone that looks like a mini iPad.
vincenz is offline   21 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:19 PM   #17
ThunderSkunk
macrumors 68000
 
ThunderSkunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Durango, Co
Hopes up. I miss the original iPhone.

The 3G's plastic felt cheap, & cracked up.
The glass 4G's was fragile, and a little... prancy.

Will buy if it has a metal body.
ThunderSkunk is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:19 PM   #18
oiuh151
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2011
lol BGR, they should be blacklisted for the amount of times they've been incorrect.
__________________
Early 2011 15" MacBook Pro | iPhone 5S
oiuh151 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:19 PM   #19
Consultant
macrumors G5
 
Consultant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Make enough guesses and one of them will be right.

However, just look at the history and you can see Apple iPhone external design is changed in about 2 year cycles.
Consultant is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:20 PM   #20
pilot1226
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
I could care less what it looks like since I'll undoubtedly keep it in a case anyway, for me, the wait for the iPhone 5 is more about the insides. Fingers crossed for 4G LTE support... Moreso to fix Sprint's god awful data transfer issues.
__________________
-- Pilot
iPad 3 (April '12) 16 GB Wifi (Black), Sprint iPhone 5S 16 GB (Space Gray) [Spigen Neo Hybrid (Black)], AppleTV 3
pilot1226 is offline   -2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:21 PM   #21
acfusion29
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto
Send a message via AIM to acfusion29
a redesign is a guarantee.

i like the idea of a rubber bezel, it will add more grip to the phone.

i wanna see matte black on the next iPhone, like the iPhone 3GS leaked picture:

acfusion29 is offline   -8 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:22 PM   #22
supremedesigner
macrumors 6502a
 
supremedesigner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
What about Samsung?

What if Samsung copied that design concept first and sell it like in the summer even before iPhone 5 was released?
supremedesigner is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:23 PM   #23
Hexiii
macrumors 6502a
 
Hexiii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Quote:
redesigned iphone 5 might launch in fall not summer!
redesigned iphone 5 might anything

Last edited by Hexiii; Dec 27, 2011 at 01:33 PM.
Hexiii is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:25 PM   #24
daneoni
macrumors G4
 
daneoni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by supremedesigner View Post
What if Samsung copied that design concept first and sell it like in the summer even before iPhone 5 was released?
Apple is yet to be beaten in terms of mindshare. Majority will likely still go for the iPhone.
__________________
15" rMBP Core i7 | 27" ACD | AEBS | 5G iPod | iPhone 5S | 3G Apple TV | rMini
daneoni is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:25 PM   #25
Kilamite
macrumors G3
 
Kilamite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Scotland
I really like the sound of the plastic/rubbery bezel. That's one of the main reasons I have a case on my iPhone 4 is because without it, the phone is relatively slippery/not easy to grip solidly. I don't mean that it slides out my hand when I hold it, but with a rubbery case, it literally sticks to my hand with ease.

I used to go naked with my iPhone 3G, so I'd like to go naked with the iPhone 5, especially if Apple put extra effort into slimming the device down, last thing I want to do is add on more thickness, like I've done with my iPhone 4, via a case.
__________________
15" MacBook Pro 2GHz i7 8GB 750GB Hybrid | Mac mini 2.3GHz i7 16GB 1TB Fusion | OS X 10.10
iPhone 5 64GB | Apple TV 3 1080p | iOS 8
Home Theatre Hackintosh i3 3.5GHz 4GB 3TB | OS X 10.9
Kilamite is offline   2 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apple Offers Sneak Peek of Completely Redesigned Mac Pro MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 1520 Sep 10, 2013 02:20 AM
Apple and Virgin Mobile USA Planning to Launch iPhone 5, But Timeframe Unknown MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 92 Jan 21, 2013 11:28 AM
Video Shows Completely Redesigned Headphones for iPhone 5 MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 345 Oct 5, 2012 09:01 PM
Planning to buy the iPhone 5 on launch. Have 1 question though. Adutrumque iPhone Launch Meetups 4 Sep 8, 2012 01:02 PM
AT&T Reportedly Planning for iPhone Launch in Late September MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 66 Aug 15, 2012 12:51 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:09 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC