Iphone 5 design

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  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Could Apple have come out with an ultra-thin design iPhone?

    This would be a direct target to the Samsung Galaxy s3.

    If not...... Why not?? Does't seem to hard.
     
  2. KimMelton661 macrumors 6502

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    How many posts are there going to be like this? Really? :confused:
     
  3. Vegasryn macrumors 6502

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    No need to target a plastic phone. It's an amazingly thin design for an Apple product.
     
  4. bobby68 macrumors member

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    Galaxy S lll is 8,6 mm thick, iPhone 5 is 7,6 mm... ?!

    http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=4910&idPhone2=4238
     
  5. Eddy Munn macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone 5 is already the worlds thinnest smartphone, how thin do you want?
     
  6. Tech198, Sep 18, 2012
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    Tech198 thread starter macrumors G4

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    True yep.. I just want to know the reason for this....

    Its thin yes... But its not ultra-thin...


    I'm an Apple fanboy just like eveyone, and i'd never part with Apple products, but and yes, while the iphone 5 is great , im just curious about the "innovation" side.

    To me, its not about really going after anyone as i made it to beleive..... Apples all about " innvovation". And to me, innvovation is something new... We've had a good run with the iPhone 4, 4 s... i just think, now its time to do smething different.

    Features aside that is.

    Just a question... Why couldn't Apple have done an Ultra-thin phone? I bet if they did do one, this topic would be in its head, and people would be more than happy to discuss.
     
  7. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    Any more thin and you will be using a credit card for a phone. I don't like smartphones that are too thin, they slip easier from your hand.
     
  8. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    i think the cost would be to great for it to be super super thin like you are talking about.
     
  9. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Thinner is not innovative...everyone is doing thinner.

    Designing your own processor that blows away the competition and is still power efficient is innovation

    Designing a new connector that is "direction agnostic" and requires no center pin is innovation

    Designing an all aluminum unibody chassis is innovation
     
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  11. Castle87 macrumors regular

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    We'll get razor thin smartphones in the not so distant future, but what's wrong with what we have? I think the 5 is the perfect size. Hell, I think the 4 is perfect.

    I think even if the technology is there, some companies may want to scale back on the thin situation. The thinner you go, the more you have to worry about the phone breaking.
     
  12. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Build one then.
     
  13. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

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    What more do you the phone do that it doesn't that upsets you? You have to understand when the phone gets thinner there is very little room for all the internals. Im sure every space available inside the phone is taken which is why we see the switch to an even smaller sim and the new dock. Its like you want the phone to pour glitter and make unicorns appear. Quit being unrealistic. This is the phone they are releasing and if you aren't happy I'm sure that the fandroids will be waiting for your arrival with open arms.
     
  14. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    False. The Droid Razr is thinner by 0.5mm.
     
  15. mjpearce023 macrumors 6502

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    They could probably make the iPhone 1/2 the size if your okay with 30 minutes of internet browsing before needing a recharge.
     
  16. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    Seriously??? :eek:

    I'm sure Apple engineers would love to hear your plan...
     
  17. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    anyone watch futurama? one episode amy has a phone that is about 2" big. she accident swallows it. lol
     
  18. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Ya.....


    Invoovation?

    Thats still thw word here.

    The facts are there. Eliminate the round buttons, and make then like look like the slide/lock switch..... Look at all that space ? Thats what i mean...

    Straight buttons waste less space than round ones do anyday
     
  19. apb89 macrumors regular

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    Those RAZR phones have a camera bump... doesn't count.
     
  20. appswipe macrumors 6502

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    Thin is stupid. There, I said it.

    before the defense squad bursts in then let me say I don't mean that entirely. but there is a point where the trade off of slimming down a few micrometers works against the features. Battery life, Camera, speakers etc are all shrunk down to fit but I'd rather see that effort into improving them to be better rather than to be smaller. And also, look at the backlash about the iPad 3 getting thicker so future generations are now impacted with space issues that are unnecessary.

    Don't get me wrong, im sure the iPhone 5 is amazing but if I still end up running out of battery at 3PM or if my indoor photos still come out grainy then id much rather have a 4S thickness with "thicker" but improved innards.
     
  21. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G4

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    I think this question would have been suited over there>>>>> *thinks*

    Ok.. Thx for the info...
     
  22. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    It's as thin as it can be pretty much with current battery tech. The iPhone 5 has 3 layers:


    Screen/Glass/Touch, all laminated together.
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    Battery. The logic board sits next to the battery but I think the battery is the thicker of the two.
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    Back plate


    Which of those things would you have Apple leave out? The iPod touch is a bit thinner but it also probably has a smaller battery.
     
  23. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    It's only one small part at the top. 80 percent of the device is 7.1mm. Devices are measured at their thinnest point.
     
  24. Richardgm macrumors 6502a

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    Oh no! You're doing it wrong..

    Devices should be measured by their THICKEST part. Measuring it by it's thinnest part is misleading.
     
  25. KPOM macrumors G5

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    By that measure, the iPhone 4S is about 2mm thick because the little button protrudes out from the antenna band.
     

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