iLounge- Possible new design specs

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wildcardd, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. TexasAg macrumors member

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    The rumors are coming fast and furious these days. Hopefully that's a good sign release is imminent!
     
  2. happydude macrumors 65816

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    woah, man, so many rumors and it's only may [day] with release not expected until june - even end of june if to be released on the 1 yr anniversary . . . would be nice if at WWDC, the steve just releases it into the wild!!
     
  3. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    This seems to fit in quite well with 9to5Mac's story below. I certainly hope it is true, and 9to5Mac have a good track record for accurate rumours.
    Link.
     
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Black or white instead of metal? Meh. If they do that, it had better at least reduce the weight.
     
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  6. geoffism macrumors regular

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    The future is....

    boring. All this insider information is going to make the release anti-climatic. Seems like we know everything already. Shape, size, color, features. Can someone please develop a software so i can control my car James Bond style with it?

    All joking aside, can't wait for WDDC. Bring on the goods Steve!
     
  7. Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816

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    A (according to early rumours) red iPhone? That would look ugly (and possibly) 'tacky'.
     
  8. hondje macrumors member

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    this is getting tiresome

    .............but I guess this is why we call it macRUMORS!!! Keep it coming! I'll get my 3G iPhone soon! Can't wait!

    Ddub
     
  9. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure about it looking more like a Blackberry... but I'll go with a sleeker look, which I'm sure Apple will deliver!

    I'm hoping it's got a frontside camera - sounds like it may have. This would go well with 3G video calls but also opens possibilities for iChat video as they suggest!

    Counting down the days...! :cool:
     
  10. Shasterball macrumors 6502a

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    Bah. too much speculation. Does it matter if it has a possible 3rd sensor near the ear piece? Is that a deal breaker?
     
  11. gloss macrumors 601

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    Well, if the third sensor is a camera, as some have anticipated, then it might be something worth holding out for.
     
  12. stomer macrumors 6502a

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    When was the last time Apple chose plastic over aluminium? Rumors of an aluminium encased MacBook make a lot more sense than an iPhone with a plastic backing.
     
  13. TheSpecialist macrumors 6502

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    This is 100% bulls****, Apple will never replace the aluminum for plastic.

    End of this rumor.
     
  14. DaBrain macrumors 65816

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    And the obsession with the iPhone continues--)))
     
  15. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    If high quality polymer based materials make the iphone lighter and give better reception... bring it on. It is currently a bit heavy in the pocket.

    "Plastic" doesn't necessarily mean cheap or less durable. Perhaps I have too much faith in Apple, but I don't think they will make (at least on the outside) this new iPhone have a cheaper feel (unless of course it is a cheaper version).
     
  16. sterlingindigo macrumors 6502

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    Definitely exciting times!

    I hope they dont put more plastic on it, that would cheapen it in my opinion. I like my metal backing and mine has no dents or scratches at all. I also hope my nice Vaja case still works with the new dimensions.
     
  17. scotty56 macrumors regular

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    Agree 100% here. After all, Stevie was the one who was making a point to go totally environmentally friendly. Putting more plastic on the iPhone will certainly raise the hairs of the environmentalist.
     
  18. gloss macrumors 601

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    Yes, but putting aluminum over all the additional antenna will certainly raise the hairs of all those poor radio signals trying to make their way out of the phone.
     
  19. Yankees 4 Life macrumors 6502a

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  20. rols macrumors 6502

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    if the phone is 3G then video calls are pretty much part of the deal so a camera on the front of the phone is a necessity. The one I have on my current 3G phone is about as good as you'd expect it to be for video calls, it makes everyone look like Mr Bean.
     
  21. nixtacy8 macrumors newbie

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    I also 100% agree as well. No way will it be plastic. If they do anything to the back, I do like the idea of giving it a more tapered feel. It will be easier to get out of my pocket... ;) For some reason I feel like making it a glossy plastic, it would give it a cheap overall feeling, I don't care what people say about "good plastic". Apple isn't one for making things look cheap...
     
  22. bruk201ib macrumors member

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    As usual I promise myself not to read anymore rumors on the iPhone, but it's harder thank I thought. Everyday a new thing comes out... and there is still a month (or probably more) to go
     
  23. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020

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    ..when wireless reception is involved. Even the MBP have plastic "windows", or at least they did in the PB days.
     
  24. guzhogi macrumors 68020

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    For weight, can be lightened up a bit, but I don't really care. If they need to increase the weight to add GPS, 3G, radio, I don't mind as long as it only raises the weight by a few grams.

    I would like GPS, 3G, radio (AM, FM, XM & internet) as well as a second camera (both still & video) on the front for video chats & self pictures. I tried taking a picture of me w/ my dog and it was at some weird angle.
     

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