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nordique

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my subtle irony tone was obviously lost in translation.. what I was getting at was the fact that I recon most folk on this board have a ip6 or 6 plus, which they longed for, for months.. camped out over nite etc.. then not long into ownership, the merest snif of something shinier and the are ready to cast the object of previous desires aside like an old sock.. such a throwaway society.. sigh..


Oh haha I see what you mean. My apologies, I did miss the ironic tone!
 

Saturn007

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Jul 18, 2010
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optical zoom with a non protruding lens.. good luck with that my friend..

Cute, but no cigar!

A zoomable lens could certainly protrude when *in operation*-- but be flush with the case when not being used. (Just as is the case with scores of slim digicams.) With a *thicker phone*, the zoom becomes a real possibility and the optical zoom could be greater. So, you see, "my friend", it's a different kettle of fish--or, rather, a different type of phone I'm talking about.

Set your imagination free! :)
 

billy the fish

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Jul 23, 2015
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Cute, but no cigar!

A zoomable lens could certainly protrude when *in operation*-- but be flush with the case when not being used. (Just as is the case with scores of slim digicams.) With a *thicker phone*, the zoom becomes a real possibility and the optical zoom could be greater. So, you see, "my friend", it's a different kettle of fish--or, rather, a different type of phone I'm talking about.

Set your imagination free! :)
On something 7mm thick, trust me, there is no optical zoom..
 

Saturn007

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Trust me--on something 5mm thick, there is no optical zoom! Nor, on something 3mm thick, either! We even know that regular pens and pencils don't contain an optical zoom lens. Trust me on that, too! :)

Sorry, couldn't help myself! Remember, the point was that Apple's fixation on thinness is a problem. Set your imagination free! We're not talking about the 7mm thickness of the iPhone 6 and 6+.

However, on an iPhone 10mm thick, there certainly could be an optical zoom. And before you say that's too thick for users, keep in mind that people's iPhones in cases are often much thicker even that that! My iPhone 4, for example, with its Otter silicone case is 15mm thick and fits in my front shirt pocket easily and comfortably! Such "thick" devices fit readily into purses, suit coat pockets, and backpacks.

Furthermore, there are even digicams on the market now with 3x optical zoom and image stabilization in which the lens doesn't protrude *at all* from the camera body! Amazing, but true.

No doubt you'll be tempted to counter this with another non sequitur-- such as: "Oh, a 15mm iPhone would never sell. Trust me on that!" That could well be true-- although whether such a product would sell or not is quite different from whether such a device is on one's wish list or could be made.

Plus, I suspect that an iPhone that would last a week on a battery charge, include a 2-3x optical zoom camera with image
stabilization, greater RAM, and have a built-in smart case, would find a large market!
 
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