Anyone else hating this supposedly new iphone 5 design?

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  1. TigerBabe macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I know it's not out yet but these case and phone mockups for iphone 5 are making me nervous. I really hope they don't ruin the iphone by making it longer and wider.I think I am gonna stick with my iphone 4 with the IOS 5 if this is the case. Anyone else feel this way?
     
  2. aohus macrumors 68000

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    babe, the iP5 full reveal hasn't even been shown yet.

    its thinner, lighter, and wider body. to me that is awesome, and this, coming from an avid Android user (Droid X)
     
  3. TigerBabe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Right, I'm aware it hasn't come out yet but it's getting closer. It would make sense for you to like it coming from Android. I just don't need my phone looking like a walkie-talkie. LOL
     
  4. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Slightly larger for a larger screen? I'm all for it. LED notification light? Cherry on top.
     
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    Canst thou heareth me now?

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  6. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    First of all, there's no actual proof that there will be any design changes at all. Don't get worked up over nothing.

    That said, if there are changes, Apple is generally good at industrial design. They would try to do it in such a way as to not alienate it's current userbase. Give the hypothetical new design a chance in person and see if you like it.

    Lastly, thin and flat is pretty much the opposite of a walkie-talkie :p
     
  7. naths macrumors 6502

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    if its anywhere as good as the samsung sgs2 then i might buy it...along with all the apple restrictions..purely as a second phone....:cool:
     
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    Personally, any wider scares me, there has been speculation on the blog sides about it being up to a half-inch wider, I think that's over kill for a phone, and bordering on mini tablet territories. The teardrop taper, thyas also an unknown variable at the moment. I'll just land on saying my iPhone 4 can last MDMA few more Months if needs be. I would like a faster CPU or ram in it though; and a better battery; keep curent frame-double or better battery ;)
     
  10. tootall macrumors regular

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    Personnally, I would rather keep the same screen size and have a smaller phone. I find my iPhone 4 a bit cumbersome in my pant's pocket...
     
  11. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    Just trust Apple.

    They will make it good, dont you worry.

    I was the same when i first saw the iPhone 4 design.....but i quickly began to love it.
     
  12. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    I can assure you with 100% certainty that there will be no teardrop taper.
     
  13. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Don't worry babe, you'll hate it now but once it comes out you'll see and hold it in real life and before you know it you'll be swiping your card at the counter and walking out the store with a shiny new Apple bag.
     
  14. SaintsMac macrumors 6502a

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    I sure hope you are right!
     
  15. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    It's supposed to be a half inch taller and a half inch wider... That's quite big! :eek:

    I'm guessing there will be a new bigger and better iPhone 5, and the iPhone 4 will stay in place with minor cosmetic differences (plastic back) at a lower price.
     
  16. Bloodraw850 macrumors 6502

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    I love the desgin on the front page :D can't wait to see if any concepts are true
     
  17. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    The outside case dimensions are a half inch wider and taller than a naked iPhone 4. After subtracting case thickness, this makes it taller but very slightly wider than the original iPhone.
     
  18. pyro008 macrumors 6502

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    I hate the new iPhone design (based on the cases). But then, It would've had to really blow me away in order to beat out the sexy white SGS2. That is, if I hadn't just bought a triumph because I can't afford to be robbed by contract carriers.
     
  19. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    Actually, no, you can't. If...if...Apple decided to NOT go with the teardrop design, you'll have tripped into being right. You won't have been right because you actually KNEW something or had inside information. :rolleyes:
     
  20. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Obviously I don't have inside information, but anyone who has use an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch would know that they all have a balanced design so that they can be held comfortably in landscape and portrait. I'd bet all my dollars that this is something they repeat.
     
  21. DDar, Jul 29, 2011
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    I have no problem with wider, but I'm sort of worried about them making it thinner and the back and edges curverd.

    I always hated the curved back and edges on the old iPhones, it's not good for grip.

    The iPhone 4 had a nice, good, solid feel and hold to it. I really hope this new model doesn't change that.
     
  22. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

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    i just got an iPhone 4(Free Though) and i like the shape it feels more professional then my 3G & 3GS

    going back to that plastic feel wouldn't be a good move
     
  23. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    the iPhone 3G/3GS was about the same width as this is purported to be, and the difference in height is about the same...you won't notice it without them side by side, and if you could, would you care? You didn't find the 3GS too wide, did you?

    also, "terrible design" is what everyone on this forum was saying after the iPhone 4 leak, and that's now considered by many to be the best smartphone design (aesthetically) there is
     
  24. bandofbrothers, Jul 30, 2011
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    Im more interested in the ios5 for now.

    If the iphone 5 gives me a whole lot more than the ip4 then i'll buy it !

    Simples.
     
  25. macdemauro, Jul 30, 2011
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    Tired of the changes...

    iPhone 1 was a great design despite it's internal short comings.

    I HATED the shape and the plastic backing of the 3G/3GS. This was a step backwards IMO.

    The iPhone 4 is a stunning design. Apple manages to upgrade most of it's products without changing the external designs for several cycles. I don't see why the have to reinvent the wheel every time a new iPhone hits the streets.
     

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