Anyone remember how accurate released photos were for the iphone 4/4s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by andyACEcandy, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2008
    So, we've all seen the rumored images of what the iphone 5 will look like, and it obviously resembles the 4/4s quite a bit IMO...

    Does anyone remember back when the iphone 4/4s was about to come out and the leaked images that model had? How accurate were they? Just to get a gauge as to whether or not to believe these rumored images of the iphone 5 below are accurate... (I guess I just don't want to believe the iphone 5 will look like the below since it so closely resembles the iphone 4/4s)

  2. party macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2012
    Hong Kong
  3. andyACEcandy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2008
  4. party macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2012
    Hong Kong
    The iPhone 4 prototype was left in a bar by an Apple worker then picked up by a man who sold it to Gizmodo. Search "lost iPhone 4, Gizmodo" and I think you'll get what the story is about.
  5. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    Gizmodo bought a stolen prototype! Were you under the rock or was using an android phone? Lol let me guess an android phone.
  6. andyACEcandy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2008
    Ah yeah I remember that. I guess all these rumors so far are true. iPhone 5 is just an elongated iPhone 4.

  7. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    Why are u so disapointed about it? It is a good thing for me since I don't want to be like android manufacturer redesigning their lines zillions time in couple months.
  8. HishamAkhtar macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2011
    Yeah it's fair to say it'll be a massive shock if the iPhone 5 isn't anything more than a iPhone 4L
  9. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    iPhone 3G - case leaked, true
    3GS - case leaked but with a matte finish, components were also true
    4 - prototype, 100% true
    4S - lots of connectors, 9to5 leaked the same design, true

    ...I see a pattern here.

    5 - lots of leaks, true
  10. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    Of course the front will resemble the previous iphone, well not only iphones, but every smart phone with multitouch. It looks like iphone. All glass with a button. What do u expect? The screen and the buttons become the shape of a triangle?
  11. VulchR macrumors 68020


    Jun 8, 2009
    Wasn't there tear-drop shaped renderings at on point? So the popular rumors are not always accurate.
  12. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    Yeah, because in September we have had the same design for over 27 months. And if the rumours are correct, we will have a similar design for at least another 12 months (if not 24, of there's going to be a -S upgrade). That means that we'll have a similar design for 39 to 51 months.

    But hey, we're talking here about just a 'couple of months'. Why would we want a new design after just 27 months?
  13. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Are you serious about this? While 9to5 was accurate, most of the 4S rumors were so far off it was ridiculous. So many sites wrote about how the design was going to be radically different with a 4" screen, NFC, LTE, etc. There were mockups and some case designers had geared up with the supposed design.
    If the rumors are accurate, then great. If not, the disbelievers are going to be laughing their asses off.
  14. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    Renderings/Rumors do not equal part leaks.

    iPhone 4 parts leaked before Gizmodo's finding (both were real).
    iPad 2 parts leaked (real).
    iPhone 4S parts leaked but people just thought they belong to iPhone 4 (real).

    You can't necessarily stop part leaks of million+ iPhones in preproduction. There is always one person willing to risk their job for selling the parts to a website/case-maker.
  15. mattopotamus, Aug 16, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2012

    mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    In the past all of the leaked "REAL", not rendered, photos have been actual parts.
  16. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    At this point there should be little doubt of what the next iPhone will look like
    I think the evidence is just too strong
    Those that are discounting the many leaked parts, etc. are in denial IMO
  17. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    Well I don't mind if they dont change it! If it sells and works it is fine with me.

    Rather than being piss cuz I just bought the newest android phone that will be oudated in couple months, and thank god if I even get the latest firmware.

    Same ways go to macs. They dont redesign macs for years why not doing the samething for an iphone?
  18. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I agree.

    I'm confident they have a redesigned iPhone ready, but putting in a larger screen into the iPhone 4 design while making it a unibody is progress towards using the new design next time.

    At the end of the day, the screen is the important thing. The shape of the device isn't that big a deal, since there's only 1 button on the front which is always flat.
  19. andyACEcandy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2008
    I just want them to update the look more than just elongating the iphone 4/4s.
  20. ImperialX macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Whatever they make, you'll end up liking it.
  21. lazard macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2012
  22. Indy21 macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2008
    I just don't understand what everyone really expects the next iPhone to have that's going to be unbelievably mind blowing.

    I believe the leaked photos are close if not the real thing and like the design myself.

    Those that are expecting some CRAZY new design are in for some dissapointment and the "I can't believe this is all we get..." threads will flood the MR forums the evening of the event no doubt. :rolleyes:

    Maybe I'm just glad that I'm upgrading from my 3GS and this will be a pretty big upgrade for me, instead of expecting more after owning the 4/4S.

    I think were nearing that plateau for smartphones for a few years now where we will just see spec bumps as far as nicer display's, longer lasting batteries and things like that.

    Eventually we'll see another day as exciting as the original iPhone launch, maybe it will be technology like 'google glass' which I think is still years from perfecting but a good start in mobile tech that you wear.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Can't wait for the new iPhone though.

    (Oh and in case it hasn't been mentioned in this thread already. "why do people think it will be called iPhone 5??? That's just stoopid!")

    sarcasm :p
  23. Simbazz macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2010
    Lancashire, England
    Bit of a silly post really, I'll explain why.

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Which is very apt in this scenario.

    My understanding of the smart phone world is rectangular bricks of differing colours and software. They're generally all the same. The New iPhone will of course be what we've seen and I'm happy about that as I love the iPhone 4/4s feel.

    I've had my MacBook Pro for a number of years now, put it next to a new MBP and you won't tell the difference apart from mine being well used and a bit battered and bruised (it's taken many trips to the floor from differing heights and has had an asortment of drinks spilt on or near it)

    The iPhone will evolve but like Apple is famous for, it'll evolve at a slow speed. Don't like it, jump ship. Long live the next 24 months!
  24. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    Someone with some sense!

    The whole 4S leaked, it's just everyone thought it was a 4 with a different model #....
  25. thecurryman macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2012
    What we've seen leaked is exactly what we are getting... But it makes sense; business wise it's the best desicion possible! You'd have to be an idiot to think apple actually puts innovation ahead of profits!! They know if they barely tweak a phone millions will buy It and they will make even more money! As sad as it is, it's what we are getting and we gotta live with it or change to something else! I believe once apples marketshare and profits begin to decrease, a redesign or new technology that's been kept secret will be revealed, but untill apple will do what it does best: make a ****ton of money!

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