iPhone 4S / 5 appears in Apple’s inventory system, iPod touch may see price drops

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  1. Muad'Dib macrumors 6502

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    So it MAY be an iPhone 4S?? Hmmmmmm.....

    An iPhone 4S with an A5 and HSPA+ is not an automatic buy for me. Assistant MIGHT push me over the edge. I often wish I could more easily text using voice while driving.
     
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  3. batting1000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    If they added better features - like more ram, A5 chip, better camera, etc. - without a redesign it'd be cool too.
     
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    Hmmmmmm. The next iPhone is looking like it might be a big letdown for many people for different reasons. :(
     
  6. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    If they release a 4S only, with the same dinky screen, we could be seeing the first major blow to iPhone's reign. I think a lot of people, myself included, will be disappointed.
     
  7. batting1000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I just don't see what the benefit of a redesign would bring. Yeah, it would probably look nice, but more RAM, A5 chip, and a better camera would bring it up to par.
     
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    Iphone 4S would still have a small screen, terrible ergonomics and fragile back glass. Sure, the design looks sweet, but thats about it.
     
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    I wonder if Apple sees polls come in saying that 41% of mobile device owners will upgrade if it is a redesigned 5, versus 11% if it's just a 4s.

    I mean, if 11% upgrade, they still make money, but if 41% upgrade. That's gotta be the goal right? I mean this is a business here.
     
  10. Macaddict16 macrumors 6502

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    What if Apple is making us think only the 4S is being released. Maybe they are telling AT&T that they will be getting the 4S and their own stores the same thing. Then next Tuesday they will blow us all away. Wishful thinking... :)
     
  11. Muad'Dib macrumors 6502

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    How do you know this?
     
  12. batting1000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I think they'll up it slightly but it probably won't be anything larger than 4 inches yet.

    Fragile back glass? Well that's why they make cases. It's also a way for Apple to make money, in addition to looking good. People are akways dropping their iPhone 4's and they want a new back or a new iPhone so they have to pay.

    Terrible ergonomics? Do you want it to mold to the curve of your face or something? C'mon.

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    Because it's what the current iPhone has and if it's not a redesign, the design won't change, only the insides will.
     
  13. korndawg macrumors regular

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    Again, for the 1000000th time. the 4S is the assumption that its a iphone 4 w/ only internal upgrades (A5, 1GB ram, 8 meg camera). The iphone 5 refers as a redesign w/ larger screen, teardrop chassis, etc.
     
  14. iZeeshan macrumors regular

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    I really just don't see how Apple is not going to release a completely new phone after 16 months. This can't just be a minor update or just a hardware update.

    Yes, a lot of people appreciate hardware updates but a lot of people also want to see a new phone. They want people to be like, "WOAH you have the new iPhone 5!?!!?!? AWESOME". No one will do that if it looks like an iPhone 4 and it will be seriously discouraging to buyers.

    Yes, probably, a lot of people will upgrade anyway because it's an Apple device but I'm just really relying on the fact that it's been such a long time since the iPhone 4 release that there has to be something incredible coming from Apple.

    I just lost my iPhone 4 so I will probably buy anything that comes out, but I would not have upgraded, not even early, if it's not going to be a newly redesigned phone. The new features sound great, but a newer, prettier design sounds even better, even though I LOVED the iPhone 4 design.
     
  15. korndawg macrumors regular

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    Why would anyone was a phone which virtually require you to have a case?? The iphone 4 is a gorgeous phone and it absolutely sux that u have hide the beauty with a case.

    Ergonomics are bad. The curved back on a 3G/3GS is way more comfortable than the 4.
     
  16. Muad'Dib macrumors 6502

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    So you know this because you work at Apple?

    If it's an assumption, why is it being stated as fact?

    Edit: We don't know that they won't make some slight changes to address some of the design issues...such as the shattering back glass.
     
  17. mholtz2323 macrumors member

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    This is a bit of a stretch. 9to5mac could be right on, but first they thought it was fake and now it MAY be real or maybe it's "just be a coincidence."

    I always go back to a post on thisismynext where they explained the only reason why people are talking about an iPhone 4s is because apple is testing the iPhone 5 internals in an iPhone 4 like shell.
     
  18. korndawg macrumors regular

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    I was replying to this: I just don't see what the benefit of a redesign would bring. Yeah, it would probably look nice, but more RAM, A5 chip, and a better camera would bring it up to par.
     
  19. batting1000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Really? Anyone who's read even one or two iPhone 4S/5 rumors could make this assumption.

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    I'm not saying it requires a case, but what do you want Apple to do? construct plastic devices like Samsung just so it doesn't crack the enclosure when you drop it?
     
  20. realeric macrumors 6502a

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    So....... There is no iPhone 5 in 2011....... :mad:
     
  21. Muad'Dib macrumors 6502

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    But why state an assumption as fact? We don't know that Apple won't make some tweaks to address things such as shattering glass backs.
     
  22. benmrii macrumors 65816

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    This, except I think the design looks stupid. I've held out for the 5, especially after my 3G was stolen recently and I've downgraded to a toss-away. If it is just a 4S with the same ugly design and bad feel... ugh.
     
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    I disagree. Most people are not geeks. My 4 works fantastic. If it's only internal upgrades - there would be no point for me.
     

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