iPhone Pro?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by un1ty, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. un1ty macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2007
    Here's a quick mockup I made. So does anyone think Apple would make something like this? I know there's been a lot of talk of an ultra-portable laptop...

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  2. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    Love the mockup, and would love the idea in general..except...

    I have a hard enough time pressing links accurately..the dock and the icons there look waaaaaaaaaaay too small :p
  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    ultra-portable laptop does not equal phone. the iphone stands at the upper end of what a consumer is willing to pay for a cell phone. so if there's to be an iphone "pro," the current model would be it. a base iphone or an iphone nano would be released at a cheaper price point to complement the lineup.
  4. groove-agent macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2006
    Imagine someone walking down the street holding one of those up to their head talking away lol.
  5. The Macster macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2007
    If this should become a reality then it shouldn't be part of the iPhone Family, it should be called something like MacBook mini or touchbook, you know...

    The design would be very different and more similar to the MacBook or MacBook Pro...
  6. un1ty thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2007
    Ya I thought of that. I even thought of taking the speaker out. I think something like this would be more of a laptop than a phone. The only advantage of it having cellphone capabilities would be to allow for Internet connectivity everywhere.
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    We finally arrived. Looks like one of those data tablets they use in Star Trek: Next Generation. ;)
  8. bacontomato macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2007
    Mounted in my truck.

    I can easily imagine that mounted to my dash with GPS directions with iPhone capabilities, with voice dial, with 3g and Edge and WiFi and the White Stripes and the phone thru my truck's stereo speakers. Sign me up!
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Why not. These served us well in the 80s.

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  10. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007
    thats way too huge for a phone but a great size for mac tablet
  11. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    That's exactly what I want for my next 'laptop'. But without the home button/black bars. And I'd like it a bit larger.
  12. fart macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2007
    The Nation's Fartland
    Make it sans phone, a little more screen size, and able to run final cut, and I'd buy one
  13. GTiPhone macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2007
    Island Heights, NJ
    Honestly after using my iPhone I'd rather have something calculator sized that had more desktop abilities, apps, and was pretty much exclusively Bluetooth for calls. Large landscape iPhone keyboard with all characters, home button, full resolution of about 350 x 550
  14. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    It would not be a phone. No one would buy it if it was a phone. However, they could do something like that as a macbook nano. The problem would be the price. Also they would probably get rid of the black bars as its just a waste of space.
  15. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

    Kamera RAWr

    May 15, 2007
    I'm where I need to be
    Personally I like an iPhone Pro that could fit in my briefcase, a la 80s phones. Although the "boombox" phones were nice... loved dialing with my fist :D
  16. Shaduu macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2007
    Not gonna happen but I love your mockup.

    Quick! Someone make a non-working prototype and take some elevator photos!
  17. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    Well i guess it would work if it was something you could put in your briefcase then just have a bluetooth control unit/head set.
  18. lilnyc macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    The 80s? I saw a guy walking down the street with a boom box last week :p
  19. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    I like the iTablet name. I think this would be great competitor to Microsoft Tablet PC.

    Why is everyone saying to exclude the phone? I have notice a lot of Laptops are starting to get built in Phone Network Access. Do these also alow for voice calls or just data? I don't have one so I don't know for sure.
  20. Horseface macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2007
    , Location, Location
    Yeah, giant clunky pro phones for phone professionals who want that little bit extra...


    I can remember idiots thinking there was going to be an iPod Pro for music listening professionals back in the day, too....

  21. jackholexxxx macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2007
  22. The Macster macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2007
    I think that iPad is better than iTablet. It would be a Tablet PC killer!

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