Do you want future iPhone models to be skinnier/sleeker or the same depth?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ant131531, Sep 29, 2009.


Do you want the iPhone to be thinner, same thickness, or thicker?

  1. Thinner

    29 vote(s)
  2. Same Thickness

    39 vote(s)
  3. Thicker

    6 vote(s)
  1. ant131531 macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2009
    What my titles means is do you want the next generation iphones to be skinnier and sleekier or the same thickness....or even thicker.

    I personally want the same size iphone as if it gets too skinny and becomes like the ipod touch(hypothetically speaking), it won't feel the same in the hand and become less confortable to hold.

    Post your opinions here =)
  2. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    Same thickness or thinner is good for me. Definitely not thicker. Maybe a little larger screen.
  3. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    I want in to be whatever Apple tells me what I want it to be, since they seem to know what we all want even more than we do ourselves. :D

    j/k aside,
    I think if it ever got to be as thin as the iPod Touch, that might be to thin as a phone for me, Id be to worried Id damage my phone, even though the touch is actually pretty strong.
  4. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Jan 17, 2009
    Surfers Paradise
    Add a poll. I would like to see a thinner model.
  5. intrepid00 macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2008
    Get this, thinner but the case to be same thickness to increase battery size.
  6. ant131531 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2009
    EDIT:ADDED A POLL...Thanks for the suggestion.
  7. ant131531 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2009
    I want more people to participate in this thread =).
  8. peperoni macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2008
    I have no need for it to be any thinner. Right now it's thin enough that it doesn't feel uncomfortable in pocket. Also I would gladly accept iPhone to get thicker if it meant that the cam and batterylife would be better.
  9. daihard macrumors 6502a


    Feb 19, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I definitely want the future iPhone to be thinner, if not narrower. The current model is pretty thin, and I have no complaint about it. The thinner, the better, though. :)
  10. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

    Jul 9, 2008
    Same dimensions as the iPod Touch with an ALUMINUM BACK! and a plastic piece painted to match with a black reflective apple.
  11. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I'd rather keep the iPhone with the same thickness but with better battery life.
  12. army91c macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    Any more thin and it wouldn't feel right for me. I don't see how it can get thinner and still be functional. We are already paying a price r/t battery vs performance. I major jump in batter tech would be needed to offer better battery life, esp with the new chips coming out as of late. I was looking at my wifes old 2g and was really liking the look of it..... I don't really need the tapered ends of the current design. No 2 tone back though..... aluminum and black back doesn't = win IMHO....
  13. niuniu macrumors 68020


    Mar 29, 2009
    A man of the people. The right sort of people.
    I'm in the same width camp at the moment, I quite like the feel if it with a leather case on. Not fiddly and lots of grip, just a nice palm width. Maybe if they trim a bit of the thickness it can still be nice, would have to hold one to know either way.

    Battery life increase would be pref to making it thinner for me though.
  14. hazza.jockel macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2008
    in a swag
  15. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Same size lets Apple put more in. Lets them have the sleeker model be the Touch, which seems to be their preference.
  16. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Washington, DC
    I agree with a lot of others on here. I think the size is perfect. I owned an ipod touch before and I dropped it a bunch because it was too thin. Just cram a bigger battery in there and keep it the same size or even slightly bigger if need be.
  17. Bagot69 macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2009
    Hampshire, England
    Keep it the same size + shape! y change sumit that works?
  18. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    The thickness is fine right now. Wouldn't want it any thinner. I wouldn't mind a little more thickness if it meant a better battery.
  19. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    I don't care how thick or wide it is (within reason), as long as it has better battery life. I'd like double the battery life we have now.
  20. benna macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2009
    I would say same thickness. Since the current thickness has the perfect fit. If is thinner, it would be too thin to hold in hand and obviously, not thicker.
  21. caligurl macrumors 68030


    Jun 8, 2009
  22. ant131531 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2009
    More ppl vote and post your opinion here. I value them alot.
  23. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2009
    South Tampa
    NOOOOOOO!!!!! the iPhone will NEVER have an aluminum back again. The aluminum back was a horrible design choice on the first iPhone and apple knows this. it will be plastic (or something similar) forever
  24. daihard macrumors 6502a


    Feb 19, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    From what I know, Apple chose to use the plastic back cover for the 3G / 3GS in order to achieve better signal reception. If Apple thought the aluminum back to be a bad design, why are they keeping it for the iPod touch?

    For me, I'd much prefer the aluminum look of the first-gen iPhone.
  25. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    If you look at the back of the iPod touch, there is a black plastic section. That is where the wifi chip and bluetooth chip are. The first gen iPhone did that as well, the entire bottom quarter of the back was black plastic, but I guess Apple still felt the aluminum was messing with the cell signals, hence the reason they changed it to all plastic only for the iPhone, not the iPod touch.

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