How will you feel if Iphone 4S successor looks the same?


Epic Xbox Revie

macrumors 6502a
Jun 15, 2010
787
7
Washington, D.C.
How will you feel if on the outside it's an Iphone 4/4S but has LTE, 10mp camera, better flash, A6 duel core, NFC?
I'd be content if it had LTE, improved camera, and the A5X with the same, or improved battery.

We expect so much from Apple, but just those 3-4 things would keep the iPhone on the top tier of smartphones.
 

irDigital0l

Guest
Dec 7, 2010
2,899
0
I love how the iPhone 4/4S looks but Apple needs to change the design and based on previous iPhone's they tend to do that every couple of years.

iPhone 3G & iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S

I might look into Android...if there's anything good, but I expect Apple will keep me on the iPhone.

I get to replace my iphone on 10/14 this year so that should we when the next iPhone releases.
 

gadget123

macrumors 68020
Original poster
Apr 17, 2011
2,052
220
United Kingdom
I think the above list would make the difference.

Won't encourage Android fans to switch who want larger screen and wiglets.

Camera wise a better flash would be great.

----------

i would start to think apple were getting lazy
First three Iphones looked the same but they could try an Iphone 4 design with an aluminum back?
 

charlieegan3

macrumors 68020
Feb 16, 2012
2,394
14
U.K
I think the above list would make the difference.

Won't encourage Android fans to switch who want larger screen and wiglets.

Camera wise a better flash would be great.

----------



First three Iphones looked the same but they could try an Iphone 4 design with an aluminum back?
the original iphone didn't look like the 3g? it was silver on the back.

like the aluminium idea, but i think it will be a complete redesign.
 

charlieegan3

macrumors 68020
Feb 16, 2012
2,394
14
U.K
but was the iPhone 3gs broken? apple needs to keep changing the look to make sure people think lots has changed about the product. But also to keep it fresh.
 

Pez555

macrumors 68020
Apr 18, 2010
2,184
596
Apple need to change the design to distinguish themselves from the competition.

i wouldnt even mind if it was thinner and similar to the 4/4S, i just want that damn 4 inch screen so much.
 

rockinred

macrumors member
Sep 29, 2010
78
0
I think it would be totally lame.

The reason being is that the original designs on sizes all had to do with brand new concepts of smart phones and capabilities. This field is evolving quickly and it is obvious that aside from putting phone to ear to talk, the phone can use more real estate for daily usage. I am not saying that bigger is always better, but what I am saying is that the verdict for smart phone device that is touch screen states that you need a little more size. Those big phones that look like mini tablets are obviously silly, but that doesn't mean that the original size was the perfect one. The game is evolving and while that original size had its purpose in the beginning. The phones now need some more size.

I am not in the product development segment of phones, but I would be looking for that optimum size that fits both a nice feel as a phone yet still capable of maximizing the other features that the smartphone has evolved to.
 

dsquared81

macrumors 6502
Apr 11, 2010
419
11
Orange County
I'd be a bit disappointed and honestly if the 4s was a redesign I would have upgraded. But if it doesn't I'd still get it. I have a 4 now and I wouldn't want to keep it for another year.
 

joshwithachance

macrumors 68000
Dec 11, 2009
1,705
354
I don't think I would upgrade if they kept the same design yet again. At that point the Lumia 900 and Galaxy S III would be REALLY tempting lol.
 

Broph

macrumors 6502
Jun 23, 2010
331
43
New Zealand
I have an iPhone 4s.

Being from NZ, LTE, NFC won't benefit me at all because they're not used anywhere.

I find the A5, and 8MP camera suffice my needs.

As far as the design itself goes, it defeats the purpose of having a great design when you have to put a case on it to protect it.

I know a lot of people will say that they have their phone naked (I don't care if you have it naked or not), but there are people (including myself) that would rather not have it smash when it has the odd slip out of the pocket, fumble & drop, getting bumped in to etc.... I've had my phone for 4 months now, and I haven't dropped it once (haven't even really come close), but sooner or later it will be dropped, and very likely crack (being made from glass), I'd rather have a case than wasting money to repair it / buy a new one.
 

blairh

macrumors 68040
Dec 11, 2007
3,768
1,273
I have an iPhone 4s.

Being from NZ, LTE, NFC won't benefit me at all because they're not used anywhere.

I find the A5, and 8MP camera suffice my needs.

As far as the design itself goes, it defeats the purpose of having a great design when you have to put a case on it to protect it.

I know a lot of people will say that they have their phone naked (I don't care if you have it naked or not), but there are people (including myself) that would rather not have it smash when it has the odd slip out of the pocket, fumble & drop, getting bumped in to etc.... I've had my phone for 4 months now, and I haven't dropped it once (haven't even really come close), but sooner or later it will be dropped, and very likely crack (being made from glass), I'd rather have a case than wasting money to repair it / buy a new one.
I didn't use a case for my 3G iPhone because I felt I could grasp it quite easily naked. With the iPhone 4, it's another story entirely. It's incredibly slippery and I'm essentially forced to use a case simply to have a smartphone I can grip properly. I absolutely hate the glass on both sides. I just picked up an incredibly thin case (Elago Breathe) that thankfully makes it as if I don't have a case at all.

As for the design of the next iPhone. I do expect we will get 4G LTE, and Apple will be forced to keep the iPhone at the same width or (maybe) a touch thicker a la new iPad in order to keep the battery life the same or better while using 4G. As for screen size, who knows really. Wouldn't shock me if it's still 3.5" but like most others I want a 4" retina display. I absolutely don't believe for a second that we'd get anything larger than 4" and any rumor that states anything larger than 4" is utter nonsense.

The truth is I am so content with iOS that 4G LTE alone would keep me on board. But in a best case scenario we'll also get that 4" screen too.
 

charlieroberts

macrumors 6502a
Feb 5, 2007
590
103
I will feel empty, disappointed with life. I will feel betrayed, and my fears that apple has gone to the thrash after Steve will have come to fruition.


Then I will realize its just a phone.




(That said, I doubt it will look the same)
 

cynics

macrumors G4
Jan 8, 2012
11,334
1,709
I wouldn't care. If I don't feel it stacks up to another phone I'll get that other phone when it comes time for renewal.
 

Demonface

macrumors 6502a
Mar 13, 2012
672
11
Jersey/Miami
If I was apple I would make all of the iPhones different sizes. I would add LTE for all carriers. Have more than the black and white colors. Add an 128GB iPhone . The smallest screen would be for the 8GB . The only thing would be is that the 128GB would have a 4.3" Screen . The 8GB would be a 3.0" screen. Theres alot more which can be done.