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Old Jan 13, 2013, 04:40 PM   #26
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Ditch the home button and replace it with a haptic one.

Apple already has patents for a virtual haptic home button.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 05:48 PM   #27
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Yeah but think of hard reset, what would you do of the phone locks up and freezes and you need to DFU or restart it?
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 05:53 PM   #28
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Huh? The 3G is taller than the original iPhone?
Nah, itís just that the pic is not to scale.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 05:54 PM   #29
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Why can't Apple just make an all apps button so you can hide apps you don't use as much? It would make to home screen look so much better.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 11:18 AM   #30
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If Samsung would pull off this design NEXT, will you not be tempted?
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 11:28 AM   #31
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I still say that a monolith design would be cool. Paul Miller over at The Verge (and Engadget before that) has talked about this for years. Imagine a phone that literally looks like a thin piece of black slate. It wouldn't have any hard edges anywhere and the screen would not be apparent until you turned it on, sort of magically appearing (kind of the way the LED display of the Nike FuelBand works).

I think there would be a lot to like about such a design. It would have a very natural feel to it, almost as if it was from nature with its rounded edges as if it had been sitting at the bottom of a raging stream for 100 years like a river rock. It would be very easy to hold with a great ergonomic design, and would look nothing like any phone we've ever seen.

There's nothing more minimal than something that looks like a piece of rock with no stand-out features anywhere on it until you light it up.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 11:41 AM   #32
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If Samsung would pull off this design NEXT, will you not be tempted?
No, that looks like it would be uncomfortable to hold in my hand. especially if it's going to be freakishly huge.

And the OS would still have to be decent.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 02:28 PM   #33
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Found this today with the title "People's expectations for the new iPhone"



Thought it was fitting.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 02:53 PM   #34
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Found this today with the title "People's expectations for the new iPhone"

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Thought it was fitting.
interesting...
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 03:02 PM   #35
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Found this today with the title "People's expectations for the new iPhone"

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That would be cool
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 04:14 PM   #36
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Found this today with the title "People's expectations for the new iPhone"

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Impossible but awesome
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Impossible but awesome
I believe that was the point of the GIF. People sometimes expect the impossible but they are looking for this type of wow factor in each new iteration of the iPhone. They just don't realize they won't get it.
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Found this today with the title "People's expectations for the new iPhone"
And then people would start complaining in droves about the "massive light leakage" design flaw.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 05:01 PM   #39
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Nope I don't think there needs to be a different build.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 07:35 PM   #40
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They could make the home button haptic and just change the reset duties to a volume button, they could also get rid of the mute switch they could make the sleep button a slider that can be pushed in both positions yet slides to mute the phone, and in place of the mute switch I would place the smallest led known to man that could also be defeated for those that don't like that notification light. Also on the software side they could make the home screen wide open for all notifications that matter to the user, integrate static quick settings into the search window and allow smart apps that could be more informative ala windows mobile
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