iPhone 5 - this year??

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  1. liveman, Mar 10, 2011
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    liveman macrumors newbie

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    SO what do you think, will the iPhone 5 be released this year?

    or will it just be an upped-spec 4GS with bigger memory/enhanced specs + white version?

    What are your thoughts on this?
     
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I think at best we'll get the White iPhone 4.
     
  3. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    Of course there will be a new phone this year. Apple can't afford not to.
     
  4. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    It's funny how people degrade the 3GS upgrade. It was a massive upgrade to the iPhone 3G. The 3GS has tons of power for gaming that the 3G didn't have. Devs just didn't use it for a whole year in fear of limiting the installed base of their apps.

    An iPhone 4GS would be a very good phone to upgrade to from my 3GS (basically, an iPhone 4 with a A5 processor, more RAM, better GPU).
     
  5. secondhandloser macrumors member

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    I think we'll get an iteration of the iPhone, not sure what the moniker will be though...
     
  6. liveman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I actually agree that the 3GS was a massive upgrade, however it wasn't enough for a fully-fledged upgrade essentially it was the iPhone 3.5, I had a 3GS and it was amazing compared to my friends 3G, however a iPhone 4GS probably wouldn't be worth an upgrade from an iPhone 4.

    Also from carriers points of view and 24 month contracts now the norm a 4.5 would allow Apple to create essentially 2 generations of users.
     
  7. svenn macrumors 6502

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    So what would be the difference between an iphone 4gs and an iphone 5?
     
  8. liveman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iPhone 4GS would look exactly the same (maybe slight adjustment), and slightly bigger memory (possibly 8GB version phased out and replaced with 16gb) + the white edition.

    I would expect the iPhone 5 to be quite a bigger adjustment/re-design.
     
  9. Patrick946 macrumors regular

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    You guys have your numbering mixed up.

    iPhone 1 (2G)
    iPhone 2 (3G)
    iPhone 3 (3GS)
    iPhone 4

    The next one will come out this year, and even if they come up with a different name for it, it will still be the iPhone 5. Whether there is a redesign or a spec bump, it's still a new phone.
     
  10. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    How was it messed up?
     
  11. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    No, then it would be the iPhone 6, since it would still be the 6th iPhone.

    iPhone - 2007
    iPhone 3G - 2008
    iPhone 3GS - 2009
    iPhone 4 - 2010.
    iPhone 4S - 2011
    iPhone 6 - 2012

    The 3GS was not an iPhone 3.5, it was essentially the 3rd generation of iPhones. The iPhone 3G was in fact the iPhone 2.
     
  12. liveman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    either way I am guessing they have a massive amount of white iPhone 4's to get rid of... it would seem stupid releasing an iPhone 5 this year because then they wouldn't sell.
     
  13. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I think we will. Whether a "S" version a whole new number upgrade. Either way I can't wait to see what they bring to the table.
     
  14. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    What to expect:

    There will be a new iPhone this year - in Summer.
    The new iPhone will have the same dual-core "A5" chip as the iPad 2. Possibly at a lower clock speed than the iPad 2, similar to the A4 in the iPad 1 vs. iPhone 4.

    Those two are effectively "givens".

    The other possibilities, one or more of which may happen:

    More RAM - 1 GB.
    Higher quality camera(s) - one or both (720p front camera with LED light for in-the-dark FaceTime, anyone?)
    New case design.
    More storage.
    4G (VERY likely LTE, since that's what both AT&T and Verizon are moving to.)
    Single-device for both GSM and CDMA (very possible, since there are LTE chips that support both GSM and CDMA; but also very possible to NOT have it because GSM and CDMA require completely different antenna designs.)
    iOS 5.

    Then of course, there are the complete unknowns. New "light" iPhone alongside the main iPhone? Some completely unthought-of feature?

    Name? Could be "iPhone 4G" could be "iPhone 4GS", could be "iPhone 5". All of the choices seem like valid possible choices to me. However, I have seen enough people refer to the existing iPhone 4 as the "iPhone 4G" that I doubt Apple would call it that, solely to avoid confusion.
     
  15. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    How is there going to be a 4GS when there's no 4G?
     
  16. Alaerian Guest

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    Nothing is a "given" until it is specifically noted by Apple. Speculate all you want, but nothing is set in stone.

    I LOATHE when people say things like this.
     
  17. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    I've always thought that the 'S' was a one time thing used to get the numbering right on the iPhone's sequence, because the iPhone 2 had the number 3 in its name. I think this year's model will just be named iPhone 5.
     
  18. Alaerian Guest

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    Screw that. I vote they move towards a naming system like with OSX. Instead of using big cats, they use fruit.

    Next iteration of iPhone = iPhone Banana.
    After that, iPhone Papaya.
     
  19. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    The full name Apple iPhone Banana makes it sound like the device is edible.
     
  20. secondhandloser macrumors member

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    I would support this idea, except everyone will think you're talking about a smoothie rather than a phone.
     
  21. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    How about using domestic cats instead.

    The iPhone himalayan

    The iPhone tabby

    Could be a funny joke.
     
  22. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    Well AT&T is calling their HSPA+ network 4G.

    I guess it's only natural for Apple to call the next iPhone: iPhone 4G
     
  23. davegregory macrumors regular

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    I love this idea, although I don't think Apple has that sense of humour.

    iPhone Maine Coon FTW!
     
  24. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    I think you're right. Steve does not have this kind of humor. It would probably inspire some pretty hilarious cases though. I can only imagine.
     
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