iPhone 5: People DIDN'T complain about the first three's designs.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Shane2100AD, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Shane2100AD macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2012
    Really? You don't remember that the first iPhone, iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS looked the exactly the same and the "5" is rumored to look the same albeit a little bit bigger?

    I don't see the point in complaining when Apple threw us the same design three years in a row and now they're doing it again; only thing is, there will be an extra year added in. (the 5S)

    Prediction: iPhone 6 (2013/2014) will have a redesign.
  2. rick98761 macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    iPhone 1 looks quite a bit different then the 3G or 3GS.
  3. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

    Dec 28, 2009
    I don't get why they just don't restore the form factor of the original iPhone. That was the best one.
  4. Dennis187 macrumors regular


    Jun 26, 2010
    below you
    I actually think the 4 and 4s looks the best of all of them. Personal favorite.
  5. Ddyracer macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2009
    Actually, i think they did.
  6. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    There are some people here that complain about EVERY design until it is announced at a keynote.
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    They probably will sometime down the road.
    Kinda like the car companies do now bringing the old style back to brand new models.

    And even after its announced :D
  8. trlyka macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2011
    I agree^ If they wanted to revamp the 3G/S, I would be good with that. Make it a bit longer/wider and I'd be happy.
  9. moosquared macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2010
    Personally, I think the 4/4S has the best design and I love it!
  10. David085 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 9, 2009
    I never own a iPhone 4 or 4s I will see if I like the design of the iPhone 5 once is in my hands when I Preorder during release.
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    They're doing that in a way. They're adding black top in addition to the black bottom and silver back :D
  12. Hellishness macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    Lol what.
  13. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    I lol'd.
  14. Coldsnow, Aug 28, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2012

    Coldsnow macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2012
    Apple only releases a new iPhone every year around October/September. Apple's iPhone terribly needs a redesign. Your argument is invalid.
  15. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    3G/S designs were crap, the 2G was great. I'm also a huge fan of the 4's design and wouldn't be that broken up if they keep it the same; as with many Apple products, seeing it in person will make it click.
  16. JesalTV Guest

    Aug 24, 2012
    To be honest, it's almost a moot point.

    So many people put cases on their iPhones, so all you see is the front (which isn't going to change anyway.

    Saying that, I'd happily not put a case on if the metal back is resilient and stylish enough. I actually don't like the extra weight the case adds, even if mine is super cool.
  17. scott99 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2007
    I LOVED the first iPhone, I thought it had an amazing design. Unfortunately I gave it to my ex gf who is very clumsy and loses things. Someone stole it from her purse. I think the iPhone 4(S) design is awesome. I like it way more than the iPhone 3g and 3gs design.I like that it's flat, and that it has a lot of metal around the sides. Just a great design.
  18. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    Early on, the design of the iphone was probably still novel enough that people were still wowed by its appearance.

    Now, 5 years later, I guess more are getting a little bored with its staid design and want a new look.
  19. kicko macrumors 65816

    Aug 26, 2008
    I think the 3g/3gs felt the best in the hand with its rounded edges, but the 4/4s looks the best however i dislike it's flat edges.

    Mostly I think with computers Apple can upgrade the specs without a redesign but its not as acceptable with phones.
  20. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    maybe down the road they will do that. It is still only like 5 years old though and too soon to bring back the throw back look. Who knows, maybe is another 5 years that will be back in style. I loved the original back and am glad they are doing two tone
  21. mzjin macrumors 6502


    Oct 28, 2011
    Longer iPhone is going to be awesome. More screen area and more useable phone like size.
  22. Hankcah macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2010
    Let's step outside the box a tad...

    Major car companies like BMW/Porsche and a few others, stick to their product throughout many years

    Let's take the 3 series for example. BMW makes minimal changes to their design, tests the crap out of it, and every year it gets better and better.

    Apple is the same way with their iPhone. They won't release ****** software or an update just because Android has it, or everyone wants it.

    Apple has all eyes on them, because they aren't all about instant gratification. They've made it a point that it's their way, and not the customer's way.

    Function/simplicity is the design.

    So to put a spin on things, I'm glad they are sticking with a similar design, and not making drastic changes. You can spot an iPhone miles away, and everyone knows what it is.

  23. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    Wasn't there a lot of complaining (here, at least) about the design when the iPhone 4 was left in a bar and was leaked to the world?
  24. pooleman Suspended


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    I've said several times that I wish they would stuff all the guts of the 4S into the shell of the original iPhone.
  25. anonymouslurker macrumors regular

    May 16, 2012
    Your argument is opinion.

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