The real iPhone? New ad appeared.

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  1. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Here is a pic from Looprumors.com that shows a supposed ad for the phone. It is consistent with the latest rumors about it, so you'll never know I guess.

    If it really is the new phone I am kind of disappointed with the design. Just nothing innovative. Not sure if I would get that. Would depend on what it does I think (integration of iCal, address book, etc.)

    Link to pic on looprumors.com
     

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  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    That looks more promising than any others I have seen. That pad looks like a notebook touch pad which is quite a good idea actually instead of a click wheel like everyone was thinking.

    I guess the 'none touch interface' would work here by hovering your thumb over the pad to move the cursor around then touch the pad to select?
     
  3. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    :eek: Yuck:eek:

    It`s 101% fake. Everybody knows Apple`s wont be called iPhone any more. And if they are serious bout a trackpad on this phone, Why cant I see a cursor on the screen? I m sure it took someone not more than 5 min to photoshop a nano and create this iPhone. Or may be this didnt even need PhotoShop. Just MS Paint.
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    There is a lack of buttons and what seems like a trackpad. Pretty innovative for a phone. I think it is a case of us all seeing really cool ideas which bear no resemblance to reality that will make the pPod look underwhelming. Although I hope I am wrong.
     
  5. iBecks macrumors 6502

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    I doubt its the real thing, but you never know...

    There has been a lot of designs by many, some have looked exceptionally good.
     
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  7. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    It looks like an exceptionally well-made fake. I might well think it was real, except I think it looks like a ridiculous design for a phone. I cant even imagine how you would use that touch pad to control the device.

    It is lended some added realism by the phone number in the picture being Apple's phone number.

    However, the phone indicates that the song playing is 3:50 long, whereas that song is actually 5:30.
     
  8. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    The 'cursor' would be whatever is highlighted in blue.

    Theres a 'Setup note' on it too.

    "Set up Note: This board should..."

    It could be a different mix?
     
  9. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    EDIT: I take it back. I was completely wrong. That song is 3:49... So I suppose 3:50 is close enough.
     
  10. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    So you normally buy things for their looks - and if they happen to be useful that's a bonus?
     
  11. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    I do. Im a designer :D Form over function.
     
  12. Tayler macrumors newbie

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    If its a fake - it is made very well, because:

    - Looks like its the packaging (seems like mac mini packaging but smaller)
    - UI looks reasoned implicating dialer pad and text message.


    Im look forward to buy one, although the announced (rumour-) prizes are *very* expensive. What about the guys who dont need that mp3 functionality.... like me.
     
  13. Voidness macrumors 6502a

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    I find it hard to believe that this is the "iPhone", especially that it says iPhone. Apple can't use this name anymore, as we all know.

    The interface doesn't make sense. What advantage does the touch pad have over a normal button layout or a touch screen? Look at the compose screen for example, how are you supposed to type? Scrolling through the letters would be awkward using the touch pad (The scroll wheel on the iPod makes sense when you scroll through the letters in search mode.)

    I guess this is minimalist design gone bad...
     
  14. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    That's likely, but not necessarily true.
     
  15. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    And thankfully not an Apple copywriter. :D
     
  16. jonharris200 macrumors 6502

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    Anymore? Who said Apple were using it to start with? :rolleyes:
     
  17. Voidness macrumors 6502a

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    I said so :p Well, they have trademarked in the in several other countries other than the US. It was safe to assume that Apple could have used the name.
     
  18. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Why would you have a trackpad when you can have a touch screen?

    And "Many abilities, no buttons" strikes me as an absolutely inane slogan.
     
  19. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Because you will end up with finger prints all over the screen. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Chundles macrumors G4

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    How the f*** do you use the damn thing? There's no tactile feedback for the buttons so how do you send a text message? Do you move a cursor on a screen and then tap to select or have they figured something else out?

    I say make it look like that but add a proper keypad and a small clickwheel because I simply can't figure out how the hell that would work.

    Can somebody enlighten me because I've got no bloody idea.
     
  21. Diatribe thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yeah, that's one of the things that threw me off. iPhone is already taken.

    Anyway, I agree about the design, one of the worse designs I have seen lately.
     
  22. Diatribe thread starter macrumors 601

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    If they are phones, among other things, yes I do. ;)

    Because if the basic functionality is there (making phone calls) the other things are just a bonus.
     
  23. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    75% of the world buys a phone because of the looks. I mean, why in the world would they come out with more and more phones each year? Certainly my other phone works fine, but I always want the sleeker nicer phone.

    I call BS on the ad all due to the iPhone name.
     
  24. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    75%. That isn't pulled out of thin air, is it.

    They come out with more and more phones because phones break and people have to replace them.

    Maybe teenagers with 'rich' parents get kicks from changing the colour of their phones. But the function of making phonecalls doesn't change as far as I know. More to the point, if you can pick up phones for a song now (or free, even) why pay more for aesthetics? I just don't get it. I don't want to labour the point, but has society really got to the point where people dump perfectly good products (with all the associated costs to the environment) just because something newer comes out?

    Sorry, ranting.
     
  25. Diatribe thread starter macrumors 601

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    We have gotten to that point a long time ago...
     

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