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Old Apr 28, 2014, 04:49 PM   #26
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I loved the current iPod touch when I owned it. Even used it as a makeshift phone with Google Voice. I wished the iPhone 5 turned out like it design wise but we obviously didn't get that. Glad that they are incorporating the design now. I just hope battery life doesn't suffer because of the thin size.
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 04:49 PM   #27
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Thin is going to be key in keeping the bigger screen one handed friendly.
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 04:51 PM   #28
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Take my money!

That is the exact colour I'm gonna get.
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 04:51 PM   #29
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will the camera protrude out like it does on the ipod touch?
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 04:53 PM   #30
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An even thinner iPhone with at least as good battery life as the current would be impressive, but if even a minute of battery life is sacrificed, then clearly Apple has its priorities out of whack.
Volume = height x width x depth

People seem to forget that you can reduce one dimension, but still get a larger volume if you increase the other two dimensions. Bigger screens = more space for a battery, even in a thinner frame. That's the whole* reason Android went to larger screens in the first place. They needed bigger batteries for the early power hungry LTE chips, and were already struggling to match Apple on thinness. Going bigger let them beef up the battery without becoming chunky.

*Edit: As Dr McKay points out, battery life likely wasn't the only reason for every phone that switched to a larger screen. However, the increase in battery life from the first generation LTE phones to the second generation with larger screens was arguably the most notable and significant change.
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 04:53 PM   #31
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If anything this is evidence that the case was designed FROM the iTouch, not from Apple schematics for the 6.

Renewed hope that the actual i6 will have a smaller formfactor (thinner bezel) while retaining the larger screen.
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 04:57 PM   #32
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Thinness is Apple's culprit, a clear example of their philosophy of design over function. I imagine that if they have kept the iPhone 4's thickness but with new battery technology we could be seeing 20-hour battery life on an iPhone. Yet they choose not to do that because they think thinness supposedly means new and high-tech. Same with the iMac, they thinned down a desktop instead of trying to figure out how to put a desktop-class graphics card on it.
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 04:57 PM   #33
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That background music was annoying...

As for the thinness, like everyone else here I would prefer the same thickness as the iPhone 5/5s but with a much higher capacity battery.
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 04:58 PM   #34
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here apple...take my hard earned money, please....................................
although i must admit...if they kept the design as thick and 'solid' as the iphone 4/4s but with a 24hr battery, id be much happier.
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 04:58 PM   #35
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Volume = height x width x depth

People seem to forget that you can reduce one dimension, but still get a larger volume if you increase the other two dimensions. Bigger screens = more space for a battery, even in a thinner frame. That's the whole reason Android went to larger screens in the first place. They needed bigger batteries for the early power hungry LTE chips, and were already struggling to match Apple on thinness. Going bigger let them beef up the battery without becoming chunky.
If only everyone saw it this way rather than moan about how thin the phone will b.
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 04:58 PM   #36
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BREAKING NEWS: This case was manufactured based on a rumored 4.7" screen size and the layout of the current iPod Touch. Seems legit.
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 04:58 PM   #37
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 04:59 PM   #38
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I definitely prefer the rocker volume switch over the independent "+" and "-" buttons. Thickness or thinness of the device is irrelevant to me, although I am growing weary of Apple's obsession with "thinner" devices (especially for desktop systems, i.e. the iMac),
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 04:59 PM   #39
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I agree about the slipperiness. The 5, 5S; and the iPad Air and Mini are quite slippery.
I haven't had any iPhone 5 or 5S phones. Hope I don't have to get a case just to be comfortable with it, unless Apple wants the phone to be so thin that a case would make it just right.
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 05:00 PM   #40
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The thinness of the iPod touch 5th gen. Is perfect. Anything thinner would be too thin for my taste so if these alications are correct, I will be happy.
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 05:00 PM   #41
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Please give me a notification LED...

and please do not take an iPod touch and stuff iPhone components inside, and spend the next 4 months tweaking software to try and maximize battery life...it's time to reveal whats behind. the curtain
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 05:01 PM   #42
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Oh No who would have thought.

iPod Touch thickness always pretty much meant iPhone thickness in 2 years.
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 05:01 PM   #43
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Am I the only one one who doesn't want "a consistent design language across all devices"? I'd rather they do something clever and distinguishing, more consistent with the price and general importance of the iPhone.
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 05:03 PM   #44
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Thin is going to be key in keeping the bigger screen one handed friendly.
Do you think that a mm or 2 thinner is going to make that much difference?
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 05:04 PM   #45
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I have one question, could they go for the antennas with the same way like macs? I mean to put the plastic apple logo for antennas and the rest of the phone aluminum ?
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 05:04 PM   #46
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ENOUGH the iPhone 5 is already thin and slippery enough. now add a even taller lighter device and itll just flip out of your hand in no time.

i rather have a better battery life. redic
I'm sure there will be a Morphie case that makes it plenty thick and heavy for you...as well as adding plenty of battery drain (life).
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 05:06 PM   #47
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Just think how big the phone would have to be to accommodate a bigger battery. People, just charge it up once a night and get ready for a thinner iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 will be very thin but the battery life will be the same, if not a little better than the iPhone 5s.

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Old Apr 28, 2014, 05:07 PM   #48
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Do you think that a mm or 2 thinner is going to make that much difference?
When a device is only 7.x mm to start with...taking it down 1-2 mm is EXTREME.

That's an over 20% reduction. That's a lot.

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The iPhone 6 will be very thin but the battery life will be the same, if not a little better than the iPhone 5s.
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People must not know Apple if they don't realize they won't release a new iPhone without equal or better battery life.

I'm perfectly fine with iPhone 5s battery life.
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 05:08 PM   #49
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When a device is only 7.x mm to start with...taking it down 1-2 mm is EXTREME.

That's an over 20% reduction. That's a lot.
And do you think that is going to make a big difference using it with one hand?
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Old Apr 28, 2014, 05:08 PM   #50
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"iPhone 5s is ridiculously thick, I could never use this!"
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