iPhone5 radically different or just minor updated i4 ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Darthdingo, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Darthdingo macrumors 6502a

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    I am sure there have been a hundred of these posts, but I don't read this forum too much being a "nexus" owner. Currently running a rooted Nexus-S 4G on Sprint and love it, before that the Nexus-One, and then the iPhone3G and iPhone1, open to the idea of coming back to the iPhone5 if it is a big upgrade ?

    Do you think the iPhone5 will be the biggest update ever for the iPhone series ? To me that would mean; a larger screen...LED notification light...thinner with better battery life...released on Sprint finally...New design and not the iPhone4 style...

    Or are we looking at a similar phone to the current iPhone4 just with dual cores, and the new iOS5 features only.

    I am surprised by the lack of leaks so close to the supposed October release just a month away. Either Apple is crazy good at keeping the i5 a top secret device, or it is so much like the iPhone4 we could have seen it in the wild already and not even know ?

    I know none of us truly know what is coming out soon, but what do you honestly expect we are getting ?
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    not official details have been anounced so your answer is as good as anyone elses
     
  3. Darthdingo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    For me to leave the "Nexus" brand and come back to an iPhone, I want these new features; #1; larger screen but not too big...#2; LED notification light would be nice...#3; better battery life would be great...#4; thinner is great...#5; Widgets would be awesome, but not expecting that.

    The iPhone5 would be the first release that took longer than the typical 12 month cycle, to me I would hope that extra 4 months means they are creating a MAJOR updated iPhone, not just something like the iPhone3GS compared to the iPhone3G.
     
  4. twitt3r macrumors 6502

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    I know, let's all look into our crystal ball and see what the next iPhone will look like and sport in terms of features... :rolleyes: Even if it had a larger (but not too large) screen, notification light, was thinner and had better battery, that's not exactly radical, is it?
     
  5. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Try reading a few posts in this forum and you'll see all the current speculation.
     
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    widgets are in iOS 5 no confirmation on what kind but right now it will have weather and stocks widgets for sure
     
  7. Darthdingo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cool :cool: I like the "News + Weather" widget on stock Android OS for the home screen, hopefully iPhone5 has something similar, without the need to jailbreak to get Widgets.

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    Actually for Apple that would be radical. A larger screen would be big news, and being even thinner but with better battery life would also be a big deal.
     
  8. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    ...speculation which basically amounts to "no one definitively knows anything about anything." /thread
     
  9. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    No one knows for sure yet. But the rumours are pointing toward a slightly bigger screen, thinner, better battery life, notification light. So you might be getting what you want.
     
  10. Darthdingo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I hope you are right :) Now we just need Sprint to officially get this bad boy and I will be in line day one.
     
  11. auxsend macrumors regular

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    I have had my 3gs for 2 years. I am dying for the new iPhone. But if it is just a reworked 4, I'm going droid.

    I really want the iPhone 5 to be something awesome. I'm just not holding my breath.
     
  12. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Might as well add T-Mobile while we're at it. Then I'm game for a release day iPhone.
     
  13. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    If your talking in terms of the history of the iPhone, then YES, these changes would be considered radical.
     
  14. aohus macrumors 68000

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    iphone 5 will be out for all 4 carriers in the u.s

    its going to be the thinnest smartphone in the market

    it will most likely be using LG's AH-IPS display, as Apple had used LG displays in the past with their iPhone 4 for instance.
     
  15. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    People who own a Nexus don't know how to search?
     
  16. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    The 3G->3GS is the biggest update yet :eek: . Sure, the iPhone 4 has a new design and a retina display, but the difference in usability (speed, snappiness) between the 3G and 3GS is much bigger than the between the 4 and 3GS. The 3GS is still al very usable phone these days, in contrast to the 3G which is just unbearably slow.
     
  17. blairh macrumors 68030

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    Honestly I think it can go either way. The rumors suggest at a hardware redesign. John Gruber of Daring Fireball essentially said on his podcast, "I don't think Apple would just do a spec update after 15 months". So I'm essentially hoping/banking on a larger screen, etc.

    But.....

    The iPhone 4 is such a hot seller (still) that Apple could probably just release a spec update and still remain in the number 1 spot (in the US at least). However at the same time I don't think anyone with a brain would object to a 4" retina display. Also I'm reading a lot of MR members chiming in that they might go Android if iPhone 5 is indeed a spec update.

    Personally I think the current hardware looks dated and is due for a change. My hope is a 4" retina display, 64 GB model, and a different backing. Glass is WAY too slippery and prone to cracking if dropped.

    I think Apple has been super careful about leaking any details just yet (aside from losing yet another prototype recently). Notice how all the iPhone 5 rumors are almost all based on cases being made in China. I bet we won't see any solid rumors until a week before the next event. (Unless you count this iPhone icon as proof.)
     
  18. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

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    If apple is taking longer then normal to release its next iPhone product, it should be a decent step up over all for the entire platform :D
     

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