Other Do you think the iPhone 11 will be the most beautiful iPhone since the 4?

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  1. DBZmusicboy01, Jul 24, 2019
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    DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

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    Almost everyone said the iPhone 4 was hideous when it was leaked. I believe it will be tied to the 4 & 5 in beauty at least. But will look better than 6-XS anyways.


    I believe that the camera will look very beautiful in person. The only complaint is the obvious notch.
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    It requires some courage to believe iPhone 11 is the most beautiful iPhone when 2020 iPhone is supposed to be superior aesthetically in every way based on leaks.
     
  3. DBZmusicboy01 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    For right now it can but I am sure that the 2020 iPhone will be the most beautiful of all time.
     
  4. mebehere macrumors 6502

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    I could be wrong, but I don’t remember folks saying the 4 leaks were hideous. I personally thought the leaks looked good and that the actual release was an absolute beauty. My first upgrade from the original.

    The design itself? The Retina display? Gorgeous.

    Like thousands of others have said regarding the 11 being ugly, it’ll sell even if it turns out to truly be ugly (It won’t be).

    The biggest gripe is the lack of a new design, just like the 6 was essentially the same design as the 8.

    But the 4? Good grief. From the awful plastic non-design of the 3GS to the 4? Truly revolutionary as Apple likes to tout. And it didn’t cost any more than the 3GS. The good ole days when major improvements didn’t come with ridiculous pricing.
     
  5. littlemidge macrumors member

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    Yes. The notch does not bother me. And if leaks are anything to go by, the newly introduced copper colour should look amazing ! (I hope it’s real!)
     
  6. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

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    The iPhone 4 to me is the epitome of the iPhone design.
     
  7. pika2000 macrumors 603

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    No, the 4 was quite dismissed prior to the announcement, mainly because of the black slits on its sides (which later revealed to be the antennas). Back then, nobody knew about retina display nor the materials, so the focus was on those inconsistent black slits. People were only marveled the iPhone 4 AFTER Jobs raised his reality distortion field.

    People now has selective memories.
     
  8. mebehere macrumors 6502

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    I remember people talking about the antenna bands. Pretty trivial in hindsight. Best looking phone they ever made if you ask me.

    And I don’t think it was due to any “reality distortion field.” Not for me anyway.
     
  9. Poki macrumors 65816

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    I remember when the iPhone 4 first leaked on Gizmodo, with the whole internet going crazy about just how "ugly" that phone was. Right after the announcement, the public opinion shifted towards loving that phone. Though I personally like the iPhone 5 design much better – it feels a lot thinner and lighter, and the slightly larger screen was a great upgrade back then.

    After the iPhone 5, my favourite design actually is the iPhone X. Apart from the fact that it's far too big, the design itself looks great, with its stainless steel frame, clean glass back and well rounded proportions on the front. You can say whatever you want about Apple's notch, but at least it has a consistent edge radius and border size across the entire device, as opposed to many other phones where the designers sometimes added a chin at the bottom, inconsistent border sizes at the sides and top, and on top of that, a much harder curve on the notch compared to the screen edges.
     
  10. mebehere macrumors 6502

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    The 4 had a brushed stainless steel frame that wouldn’t scratch like the X. Also had an all glass back. Just saying.
     
  11. Pakaku macrumors 68020

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    The slit arrangement on the 4 is still a strange decision either way. Even Apple virtually admitted such when they got around to designing the 4S by making the slits arrangement symmetrical, like they should have been from the start.
     
  12. Poki macrumors 65816

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    Yep, I did use an iPhone 4 for two years back then, the material choice was nice, but it was just a little bit too hefty for its size. The iPhone 5 didn't feel any flimsier or more prone to scratches, and while the back didn't look as cool as the glass one, it was certainly more shatter proof.

    By the way, I found that rounded phones like we have since the iPhone 6 are much better for jeans pockets – you won't see the color of the jeans wearing off where the edge of the phone pressures it from inside the pocket, which is a nice bonus to the newer designs. :D
     
  13. mebehere macrumors 6502

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    As much as I liked the 4, I liked the 5 just as much. Regarding the 6, I found it way too big and slippery. Kinda like my XR but I ain’t complaining. It’s a cool phone.
     
  14. Poki macrumors 65816

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    I agree with you on the 6. While it looks okay (not great, due to the weird antenna bands all over the back), I was shocked about the build quality when I swapped my 5 for a 6 more than four years ago. It's not actually built worse than the 5, but the rounded edges don't give nearly as much confidence when holding it, and the slimmer volume buttons just feel a lot worse.
     
  15. mebehere macrumors 6502

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    It was a wet bar of soap. First phone I ever had to use a case... after I dropped it and cracked the screen.
     
  16. Poki macrumors 65816

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    I dropped mine four times in total. Thankfully, the iPhone 6 managed to survive the first three drops on concrete without much damage, the fourth time the screen cracked. That was four months ago, and is part of the reason I just ordered a used iPhone X – which I hopefully won't drop quite as often.
     
  17. mebehere macrumors 6502

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    I’d use a case just in case. Hope you like the phone.
     
  18. pika2000 macrumors 603

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    The "symmetrical" design was more of an after-effect of redesigning the antenna after antennagate (first used on the CDMA iPhone 4).
     
  19. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Honestly, I’ve never heard anyone not purchase a phone because it’s ‘ugly’ or they don’t like the ‘way it looks’. I mean, don’t smart phones traditionally all look the same? I believe they do. Consumers will buy smart phones not based on aesthetics, they buy it because either they feel they need to upgrade or when their financial situation allows them to do so when their current device is paid off. This isn't like they’re shopping for a really nice watch or cloths in general where it needs to be ‘beautiful or fit their persona’, a smart phone is a multi tool, not a clothing article.
     
  20. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Beautiful? LOL!

    I care more about function and less about color and how it looks.
     
  21. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68020

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    PMSL!!! It's bloody FUGLY!!!

    The iPhone 4 on the other hand made me go all funny when I saw the leaks, I just had to have it!
     
  22. Poki macrumors 65816

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    I disagree, because when you have something always with you, it becomes part of your style. So while the iPhone might be less comparable to a wristwatch due to not being always visible, it's like a modern pocket watch with a few more features thrown in. I certainly wouldn't buy an ugly phone, just as I wouldn't buy an ugly smartwatch, an ugly wallet or really anything that doesn't look good to me.
     
  23. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I think your comparisons aren’t relevant. As I mentioned before, I’ve never heard anyone, (and I mean anyone), not by a smart phone because it’s ugly outside a tech forum. A watch in general, or even a smart watch, carry so much more personality depending on what the person wants. The Apple Watch in general has some backlash as an example, being it’s not the most ‘design oriented’ with the consumer being in mind, but Apple made it personable by allowing you to pair whatever bands you want to make it more of your own. So my point being, a watch has more personality traits than a smart phone does, because a smart phone generally looks the same as all the others do.

    {Keep in mind, a smart phone is a tasking device that we use every day as a tool, a smart watch/mechanical watch can be so much more personable. That’s why I don’t think your comparisons are appropriately relevant.}
     
  24. Poki macrumors 65816

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    I understand your point, and to many consumers, this is probably true. However, I'm also confident that people prefer to buy smartphones, computers and other tools that look great, as is proven by the huge success of the first iMac (and other "overpriced" products which look amazing).
     
  25. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I will say, Apple has always tried to pride themselves in aesthetics with design with the Mac/Apple Watch/iPhone, etc. So I do know the design is very important to them, which they would want to be important to the customer buying their product, because they want it to ‘stand out’. I just think in general when it comes to smart phones, I really don’t care about what it looks like, as I just need it to execute the task that I expect it to.
     

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