A curve iPhone 5? Dare Apple to do it

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  1. iTunes-Luv macrumors member

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    See this one curve iPhone 5 concept design on Business Insider. If Apple dare to do something like this, it sure will get a big WOW

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    And the highlight Apple logo on the back
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  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Neither do I. I don't want my phone to wobble when I set it down on my coffee table.
     
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  5. iTunes-Luv thread starter macrumors member

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    Not a bad idea :)

    They already make iPhone work as a music device, remote control, etc ...
    Someone can write an app make iPhone work as a mouse (make sure do not use it on a rough surface though :rolleyes:).
     
  6. k3roro macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, not sure if I'd like that, I think I'd be scared of my screen scratching up from using this "magic mouse" on a hard surface.
     
  7. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

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    Also the manufacturers who make cases for iPhones will have one extra step in making the cases... that is bending/curving the case.

    I don't think i'd be comfortable having a curved iPhone in my pocket.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Sigh
     
  10. Buildbright macrumors 6502a

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    Ahhhh Apple is making a palm pre!

    I think Rubinstein made this in photoshop since he has nothing better to do. Lol
     
  11. verwon macrumors 68030

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    ^^^This!
     
  12. UnixSaysGo macrumors newbie

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    That's the first thing that popped in my head :).

    Anyways, I think this is one of those stupid rumors again. Remember this?
     
  13. noodlemanc macrumors regular

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    It took me ten seconds to realize that it wasn't a magic mouse.
     
  14. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a

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    I hope they keep a flat back. I hated the curved back of the 3G and 3GS since it made the phone wobble when used while placed on a table.
     
  15. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Hmmm

    The 3rd party accessory makers would be rubbing their hands together thinking of the revenue, as very few previous cases would fit even if modded !

    If the apple logo does light up then the makers of the iPhone backing plate you can buy that light up will be out of business. I for one don't want to have a beacon shining out saying, hey look I'm using an expensive iPhone so please come mug me !

    Id be looking for the 'turn off' toggle !

    I know its another concept thread but it brings more spice to the current conspiracy theories. I like to think the guys and gals at apple are raising their eyebrows thinking, should we !
     
  16. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    Honestly, besides the wobble-issue, it's quite a beautiful design. It'll never happen, of course.
     
  17. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Ives would beat himself to death with a 3G/S before letting that monstrosity out the door.
     
  18. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I think the slight curve of the 3G/S is more ergonomical, I wouldnt mind a return to that. Or at least a case that can provide the same thing.
     
  19. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    The curvy device would likely feel really good in the hand, but not so good in the pocket.
     
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    Im sure this is possible already. would it be possible to use the camera as a tracking sensor? if so, it is a magic mouse.
     
  22. derickdub macrumors 6502

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    A majority of cases are made by injection molding, so I doubt other than having to retool it won't cost anymore to make them. They'd have to do it for any redesign regardless.

    Curved design is looks horrible though. I can't imagine it being ergonomically pleasing either.
     
  23. Randman macrumors 65816

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    This. And talk about cases.
     
  24. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks nice and user friendly. Buuuuuuuut it also looks a whole lot like a photoshopped Magic Mouse I want to see a little more originality in concept designs, still interesting though.
     
  25. derickdub macrumors 6502

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    Using the camera itself as a tracking sensor won't make a very good mouse. Would be botchy at best. Use of the accelerometer would make a far better mouse than that.
     

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