For every iPhone 4S news story..

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  1. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a

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    there's another iPhone 5 news story to bring it back to life..or am I the only one seeing this reoccurring trend?
     
  2. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    In that case, I'm waiting for the next story.
     
  3. famoussasjohn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Same here..I'm sure there will be 10 stories going back and forth until the Tuesday. I'm anxious and always interested in announcements.
     
  4. Smtevo macrumors 6502

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    Did you miss is already? Look at TUAW.
     
  5. famoussasjohn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    See what I mean lol.
     
  6. utl768 macrumors 6502

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    4s would be a devestating hit for apple

    ppl would just buy the competition
     
  7. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Cincinatti bell one? That's a non-story as far as I'm concerned.
     
  8. AIP5 macrumors 6502a

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    Not really. It's an iPhone at the end of the day. And if anything, it will keep selling like hotcakes as the current iPhone 4 is selling. Remember, on AT&T, the iPhone 3GS is still the second best selling smartphone. That's a 3 year old phone that people would rather buy over a Samsung or any other Android, simply because it's iPhone.

    However, for fanboys and investors, it will be a hard blow. Their faith in Tim Cook and the ability to survive without SJ will surely be hit hard.
     
  9. Duckit macrumors regular

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    I don't know why everyone is freaking out over the name of the phone. Does it really matter what the device is called?
     
  10. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    It does if it has a bearing on what the specifications are.
     
  11. sk1wbw macrumors 68040

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    Every time a new iPhone rumor thread is started, God kills a kitten.
     
  12. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Exactly. As a long time Android user (Captivate then Atrix then Nexus 1) I'm ready to try something new. i've been holding my upgrade for a few months now and I'm ready to get a new phone.

    I don't want an iPhone 4, that's why I haven't gotten one and did not get one last year. If they were to release an iPhone 4S, I would be hesitant to buy it, and instead probably wait for Ice Cream Sandwich and see what Android puts out, or look at the Galaxy S 2 more closely.

    If it's an iPhone 5, chances are, it would be drastically different; by that I mean different specs, internals, build quality, design.

    By the looks of it, I'm assuming this will be the case regardless, but 4S implies incremental upgrade, and a whole new number is a lot more compelling.

    Especially when it's a 4S, which implies the 5 comes out NEXT year; which is a problem seeing that contracts are, what, 1.5 years on ATT?
     
  13. b166er macrumors 68020

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    every year it just gets worse.

    I just wanna get this keynote/pre-order stuff over with. Honestly I have looked at the competition, but unless there is no update at all I'm gonna stick with iPhone. Too much money invested in apps, and I do prefer the interface. Android is nice but for me it's still a little sloppy.
     
  14. famoussasjohn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    good..I'm allergic to cats. :)

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  15. -iKris- macrumors regular

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    The same design with bumped specs would have a massive negative impact on sales.

    I've got a 3GS. I'm a massive fan of Apple stuff. If they release a phone with a 4" screen, I'll buy it on the day of launch. If they release another 4 with bumped specs I'll start considering the competition for the first time.

    Other people would react in the same way, and sales would be lost.
     
  16. AIP5 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, I think you're making the world to be a lot smaller than it actually is. In the macrocosm, a 4S is going to sell just as well as the iPhone 4 is selling right now: that is to say, the #1 in sales figures. You have to realize that even with only 3 days to go until announcement, iPhone 4 is still selling wildly across the world.

    People who are aware of what the the mythical iPhone 5 is supposed to look like, or follow the rumor sites, are not in the majority (How else can you explain iPhone 3GS being the 2nd best selling smartphone on AT&T right now?). As a result, a new iPhone 4S will remain a new iPhone to the majority of the world, and won't make a difference to them whether it has an A5 or an A4, a 4" screen or a 3.5" screen. To them, it is the "new iPhone".

    For the rest of us, including myself, it will. I want to see an iPhone 5 with a bigger screen, and like you (on the 3GS currently), I am considering other alternatives should iPhone 5 not appear. But in the macrocosm, Apple is too popular and too big to have "fanboys" like us, or simply those up to date on the smartphone world, create a dent in their sales.
     
  17. -iKris- macrumors regular

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    More people with a 4 and a 3GS would get a new iPhone 5 than would get a new iPhone 4S. And a lot of people have a 4 or a 3GS.

    People who just walk into a store wanting a phone probably wouldn't care and would just want whatever was the new iPhone.

    But I know several people with the 4 that are just like me - waiting to buy a redesign, not interested in an improved 4. And these people are not tech people, or forum dwellers.

    I really do hope for a 5 and a bigger screen. I'm sure a Galaxy S2 would be an ok phone, but I'd much much much rather stay with Apple and IOS.
     
  18. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I'm not sure about that. Many people here on MR might do that.

    But remember, the vast majority of Apple customers are not tech-heads like the people here.
    They will be happy to get the "NEW" iPhone - even if it's 4S.

    This group on MR is a self selected cohort - not representative of the general population.

    And as a daily visitor and avid poster here - I say thank god for that. :D ;) I would suggest that we're all a little weird here.;) :eek:
     
  19. b166er macrumors 68020

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    Most people still don't understand that the iPhone 4 is on a 3G network. So yeah, I totally agree with you.

    Numbers just confuse people, for the better or worse of the seller.
     

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