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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:15 PM   #26
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On first impression, that phone looks like a big compromise to me.

But let's see if this is the actual prototype or just "some" prototype (or a really good fake).
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:17 PM   #27
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Wow, that is ugly.

Hey Apple, why not just stretch the current iPhone design out vertically, move the headphone jack to the bottom and make the back cheaper to produce and harder to break? It'll make the iPhone fugly as hell, but hey, it'll reduce your warranty repair costs AND allow you to recycle a three year old design, reducing your R&D costs, too.

Pfffft. So much for innovation at Apple. RIP Steve Jobs.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:17 PM   #28
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I really like the current design, so this just builds on it. If its true i do like the move to metal on the back instead of glass. Less prone to shattering. i hope its thinner too.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:18 PM   #29
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well iphone case manufacturers have been coming up with all sorts of mock ups for awhile now. whos to say this isnt just another really nice mockup of what they think is coming.
Did you click through to all of the interior pics?
WAY too much detail for a mockup.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:18 PM   #30
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Why isn't the front panel sitting flush? It sticks up, making it thicker. Looks weird because it isn't flush too.
That was my first thought as well. I hope that's a rough edge that will be smoothed out in production -- the non-flush profile is not very Apple and contributes to an overall busy presentation.

All in all, though, it's attractive.

I wonder about the fidelity of the coloration in this photo. It makes the phone look almost blue-gray.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:19 PM   #31
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Why isn't the front panel sitting flush? It sticks up, making it thicker. Looks weird because it isn't flush too.

Such a variety of colours, I'd rather the band was solid black.
i think it's because it's not fully assembled...on the site it's a bunch of parts separately, so this front panel might just be placed on top of the body instead of actually assembled tightly
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:19 PM   #32
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Does anyone remember when the iPhone 4 was leaked and many many many people on here said how hideous it was, only to call it one of the best industrial designs of the 21st century months later when it was released?
Name one person who made both of those claims.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:19 PM   #33
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Must admit, after 4, and 4S, this look pretty ordinary now. I expected some new and more radical design. Just bigger 4S with some minor changes.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:20 PM   #34
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:20 PM   #35
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Whatever the phone looks like ...

They should have redesigned springboard completly.
Split the screen, interactive stuff at the top, scrollable icons below...

The homescreen is so old now. I can see that the first ipod touch could not animate anything there without batteries draining.

But today? Please ...
Make some room for improved user experience.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:21 PM   #36
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This? Who the heck wants a taller phone? I want a bigger screen, but I don't want JUST a taller screen.
This design is in the same basis as the iPhone4 and iPhone4S. But I agree with you. I think they should just stretch equally maintaining an aspect ratio equal to the previous versions. It seems too tall. But sometimes imaging can be deceiving so you'll probably get a better idea and feel when you actually grab it. Note that this is basing in this rumors, who knows what it actually will look like.

I like the size of the iPhone4S. I don't mind increasing the size of the screen proportionally just as long the size of the phone isn't affected. I just look at what market has to offer with 4,5 or 4,8 and it just seems enormous phone. Still keen to the idea stated by Steve Jobs that your hand should grab the extend of your phone so you can use it with only one, instead of needing two to control it.

But of course, it's opinions. Probably people now want bigger screen At least.. that's what the market is heading... bigger screens.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:21 PM   #37
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when i saw the leaked pics of the iphone 4, i thought it was fugly too until i picked it up with my hand
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:21 PM   #38
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The funny thing is, many people complain about the design of the rear side but even if it would be the best design ever made for their taste, they would be still covering it with an iPhone case immediately after the unboxing.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:21 PM   #39
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Does anyone remember when the iPhone 4 was leaked and many many many people on here said how hideous it was,
But going from the 3 to the 4 was an overall design change.

The 5 in the pic looks pretty much unchanged except it's bigger.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:22 PM   #40
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It's really nice but too much like the iPhone 4/4s. I'm really not sure what to think of the leaks. I'm sort of hoping that they are just being used by Apple to misdirect, but what are the chance of some sort of conspiracy like that happening? Apple does seem to be taking far less radical changes for their product designs in other ways, for example, the new MacBook Pro having the same sort of look as the old/current generation, the new iPad looks identical to the iPad 2. Maybe Apple feels like it has the best designs it can have right now so they're just sticking with them. I hope they're not getting complacent though.


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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:24 PM   #41
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Why isn't the front panel sitting flush? It sticks up, making it thicker. Looks weird because it isn't flush too.

Such a variety of colours, I'd rather the band was solid black.
It doesn't really bother me, but I did think it odd that the front panel isn't sitting flush. Did any earlier rumors indicate this?
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:24 PM   #42
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Call me a conservative old fart, but there are 3 thinks I really don't like about it.

1) different screen ratio
2) small dock connector
3) headphone jack on the bottom

But the overall design is very nice.

Regardless, THIS was the most beautiful iPhone concept ever. I really wish it got in production...



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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:24 PM   #43
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Home button looks like a cheap Chinese knock-off, the app icon is so white and bold
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:26 PM   #44
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Looks like render to me.
Not really, you can see someone's reflection with a camera on one of the pictures.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:26 PM   #45
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Presenting the next Apple innovation: the iPhone 4S-Long!

Harder, better, faster, longer, the same looking-er!
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:26 PM   #46
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If this is the new phone, not at all impressed with the "new design". I was hoping for a different form factor and not just a longer phone. An increase in the width and height of the phone would be preferred. I have to say some android phones are more attractive then this design. I love Apple products but I am going to skip this round and most likely the round after that (it will most likely have the same design).
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:27 PM   #47
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Sure they have massive screen sizes but if I wanted an ipad screen I buy an ipad.
except those screens are nowhere near the size of an iPad screen
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:27 PM   #48
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Why isn't the front panel sitting flush? It sticks up, making it thicker. Looks weird because it isn't flush too.

Such a variety of colours, I'd rather the band was solid black.
The front panel on the iPhone 4/4S also sits up a bit from the steel band.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:27 PM   #49
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The design looks nice, but I'm not too keen on the two-tone back plate.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:27 PM   #50
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There's a gap between the aluminum and glass on the back?! Hello dust/dirt/grime entering the phone. My OCD is going to have a field day.
It looks like this was haphazardly put together by hand. There is a huge gap from the front panel and casing as well...
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