The Radical iPhone 5S Redesign.

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  1. Radiating, Feb 26, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2013

    macrumors 65816

    Dec 29, 2011

    The iPhone 5S.

    Apple is well known to be a leader in the market, but the 2 year refresh schedule is both a boon and a curse. In an industry which typically release major overhauls every 6 months, each iPhone iteration needs to be 2 years more advanced than anything else. This upgrade process is great for accessories which are given time to develop into the best in the world but means to innovate Apple needs to think outside the box.

    This iPhone 5S offers to change a whole lot without changing too much and most importantly the overall shape of the device remains identical. So your accessories are given top priority to remain just as great as they ever were

    Major Features:

    - Aluminum unibody design now with two new beautiful strips of delicately machined aluminum running along the top and bottom of the front face. Inspired by the long standing design of the iMac desktop the square glass and rounded aluminium bring unity to the Apple lineup.

    - Identical rear and side shape.

    - 4.2" IGOZ 1704x960 HD Retina display. Apple has done away with the dead space around the display and made the bezel smaller so your phone still fits beautifully and comfortably in one hand, the bezel is shrunk so your fingers don't have to grow.

    - Pressure sensitive home button strip. The home button is still there in spirit carved out of the lower aluminum strip but now the iPhone 5S uses a pressure sensitive pad with a seamless built-in fingerprint sensor, the strip at the bottom of the phone senses pressure and the center reads your unique biometric ID when you are pressing it, and takes the same amount of force to press as the iPhone 5's home button but will last 10 times longer and allows you to do away with the pass-code (if you want).

    - Proprietary sub-pixel processing algorithm so all of your old apps look crisper than ever, with or without updating your apps. Each iPhone 5S now has 9 pixels for every one that the iPhone 4 had.

    - GPU and processing speed have each doubled yet again, and the cameras each now produce half as much noise while retaining more detail. Stereo speakers inspired by the great results of the iPad 4 are integrated seamlessly into the existing lower cutouts.
  2. macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2012
    Creepy! It looks like a Galaxy S3 now. I think it should have a bigger screen without changing the bezels, so it still looks like an iPhone.
  3. macrumors 6502


    Nov 1, 2012
    I really like the idea of a slightly wider screen. The iPhone (imo) is getting too tall without the width adjusting, so it's starting to look awkwardly skinny and tall.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    I don't really understand this. It's got the same 16:9 ratio as all the other leading smartphones. I guess they just don't look awkward because they are bigger all around?
  5. macrumors 603


    Jul 11, 2006
    The earliest you'll see a redesign is the iPhone 6. S models are always just small updates. That said I hope Apple doesn't keep increasing the screen size, the 5 is almost too big as it is.
  6. macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    If a Retina display has more pixels per inch than the eye can see, why do we need more resolution segmentation and another 100 ppi? Another set of resolutions for devs to work on means even bigger apps and more headaches for a phone that's 0.2" bigger.

    That makey no sense.

    As seen by the rumor of a stock split tomorrow, I think Apple's cycle on phones is working quite well. In the US, you don't have to appeal to the people who just bought an iPhone 5 with an iPhone 5s. You're working on the iPhone 4S and older crowd. That's me. I'm already sold because of a larger screen and LTE.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2012
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008

  9. macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2009
  10. Guest

    I like it. I think that apple should adjust the size of the iphone by a couple of millimeters every year. Won't cause any problems with apps or one-handed use at all.
  11. Guest

    Also, simply making the bezels smaller doesn't solve the one handed use problem as suggested by the OP. Fiiting nicely in the hand and one handed use are not the same thing. The users thumb would still have to reach further to reach the top corners of the screen.
  12. macrumors 68020

    Oct 26, 2008
    From now on they're going to change the resolution every year. Just to throw everyone off.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Peter Chao

    Feb 27, 2013
    Vancouver, Canada
  14. macrumors 68020

    Oct 26, 2008
    Apple is also going to change the aspect ratio to 16 x 9.5.
  15. macrumors 6502


    Nov 25, 2005
    New York
    Works for me but Apple could care less what we the end user customers think. They know people will simply buy it because its an Apple product and they will buy it regardless. So what if the design is getting old, outdated and not as innovative as it was in 2007. Yes that is right its not as innovative as 2007. Apple should be pushing the envelop not following everyone else a couple of years later. Maps, Passbook, security flaws all in iOS 6 this shows there is real issues that many gloss over and pass off as nothing big.

    I don't expect or want the phone to be 5" but I expect it to keep some level of competitive edge with what customers want. Yes I like iOS but that doesn't mean I only use iOS.
  16. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 29, 2011
    See here's the thing. Apple is in a unique position. Because of carrier subsidies they are one of the only companies that can sell a $180 product for $750 on average, and sell 100 million of those per year generating 50 billion in profit.

    The iPhone is the single most profitable object on earth by total income. Not gold, not oil, not diamonds, iPhones.

    It is mind blowing therefore that Apple is doing anything but pouring the best minds in the world to create the best possible technologies that mankind has ever seen into the next device. Apple is sitting on the most valuable thing in human history and if they do not innovate, they will squander it.

    Yes people will buy their product regardless, but only until they realize that Apple is not at the top of their game, and if Apple choses not to deliver amazing innovation they will slowly kill the goose that laid the golden egg.

    If and when we come to a situation where people en-masse realize that there are other much better products for them besides the iPhone their market share will plumet.
  17. macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2011
    I don't see this happening. I won't even be a smartass..
  18. macrumors 68020


    Dec 11, 2007
    Smh with this.

    Anyways, we'll probably get a 5" model this fall or in 2014. They'll keep the 4" model at the same time.
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    Jersey, Channel Islands
    Display size and resolution are very unlikely to change for the iPhone 6, let alone the 5S.

    Also, am I the only one who thinks that the aluminium top and bottom looks horrifically ugly? Definitely not going to change, especially since there's totally no reason to. Oh, and the currently near-hidden FaceTime HD camera and proximity sensor would stand out horribly on aluminium as well.

    Edit: I just remembered what it reminds me of... the BlackBerry Z10. Yuck.
  20. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
  21. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 29, 2011

    Top and bottom aluminium strips are very elegant. I think you just have the wrong idea because of the viewpoint.

    Try imaging it more like this photo.

    The proximity sensor and light sensor will be hidden in the glass display bezel.
  22. macrumors 68000

    Mar 22, 2011
    Nice job. Hopefully Tim Cook has the same ideas. This would be a nice piece of hardware. The one thing missing is the NFC chip which should be useful in payments processing now that Visa and Master ard are on board
  23. macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
  24. macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2011
    Lexington, KY
    If Apple put a free sex organ of your choice in the next iPhone some of you would have a problem with that. If you want something else, why not just go get it? What's all this chatter about? No one is making you buy an iPhone.

    Why does this go on and on?
  25. macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    It's an Apple discussion forums... you know, where people voice their ideas, opinions and concerns. Just wondering why are you here? :confused:

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