My iPhone Pro Mockup, you like?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by drakeshipway, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. drakeshipway macrumors 6502

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    take note:
    - keyboard (obvi)
    - scrolling keys (beside space bar) for up and down movements
    - no command key for copy and paste ;) haha

    hope you likee
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i dont think its bad but i dont think having a keyboard would make it "pro"
     
  3. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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  4. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    it would make it fat ;)

    sadly your design is not pratical, explain to me how you would press the 1 key without switching your phone on silent ?
     
  5. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    Slight correction;
    sadly your design is not practical, explain to me how you would press any of the keys on the top row with out hitting a switch or the phone?

    and the scroll keys by the space bar are gonna get in the way...

    Nice mock up but as others have said keyboard = not pro.
    I'd say keyboard = beginner so we currently have the 'Pro' ! :D
     
  6. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    we dont need a real keyboard.



    a better mock up would a iphone with 2 screens that closed like clamshell.
     
  7. knoxtown macrumors 6502

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    The best feature of the iPhone is no keyboard.
     
  8. drakeshipway thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha, i totally agree

    the whole point of the iphone, is that the keyboard changes as needed,
    i was just bored :D heheh
     
  9. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

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    Please ignore my super crappy photoshop skills :/


    Anyway, If apple would put a slideout keyboard on the iPhone, they should have physical keys, but instead of having the letters painted on the keys, the keys are transparent and they have tiny LCDs behind them that can allow the physical keyboard to have similar flexibility towards the onscreen keyboard.

    Similar to the Optimus Maximus:
    http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/
     

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  10. staccato83 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, lets take a step backwards and add a keyboard to the phone:rolleyes:

    Fail!
     
  11. c43amg macrumors member

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    THAT IS AWSOME! And to avoid hitting the keys when typing as someone pointed out, just make the keyboard slide out on the other side!

    I would LOVE to have an iphone like this. I think even more people would buy an iphone, which doesn't matter anyway.

    Nice job drakeshipway!
     
  12. cenetti macrumors 6502

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    The whole idea behind iphone is not having a keyboard...
    We're trying to ged rid of keyboards here (THINK DIFFERENT)

    I am waiting for an apple tablet (no keyboard)..... Iphone UI is beautifully designed, you get your keyboard on the screen when you need it... WE DON"T NEED NO STINKING KEYBOARD !!!
     
  13. ttech10 macrumors 6502

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    No thanks! The iPhone was made to NOT have a keyboard... Apple doesn't like phones with physical keys, so this would be a HUGE step backward.
     
  14. Espo macrumors 6502

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    I remember reading that they are doing some testing w/ keypads.
     
  15. Bernie-Mac macrumors 65816

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    Why would yo have scrolling keys when you can more easily scroll on the TOUCHSCREEN with your finger? The whole point of the iPhone was a touchscreen that revolutionized the cell industry and look what happened? Everyone is trying to copy the iPhone, if you add a keyboard it isnt an iPhone. Sorry that is a horrible idea and this thread is full of fail
     
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    I'm not even gonna start my rant. iPhone, with a physical keyboard, is just one big fat piece of no.
     
  17. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    When everyone is making these mockups, why is everyone putting the silver trim around the keyboard as well? That makes the iPhone, 1 ugly, and 2 thicker.

    Just remove the trim on the left and right, and where the volume is, make it come down with the keyboard...
     
  18. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    im fine with the keyboard as it is but seriously apple...steve...
    PLEASE GIVE ME A SAFARI-LIKE LONG KEYBOARD IN MY TEXT/EMAIL!
     
  19. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    How ironic. Bill Gates has been touting the benefits of touch tablets with onscreen keyboards and/or handwriting recognition for many years, and now Apple fans say he's right?

    Ever used a tablet? Try doing large reports typing on a touchscreen. Woof. :)

    Just because touch works well on a small device, doesn't mean it's perfect everywhere, despite what we see on Star Trek.

    Perhaps you don't do much on yours.

    Scrolling through long web pages or documents is a true pain on the iPhone. If not physical cursor keys, then an on-screen button or scrollbar would be very beneficial. In all the touch projects I've done where I've included fingertip scrolling, I've always also supported key-based scrolling. It's a ton easier in many cases, especially with one-handed operation.

    Touchscreen phones have been around a very long time.

    The main point of the iPhone was to simplify the UI.

    As for adding a keyboard... Rumors of Jobs showing off keyboard equipped prototypes
     
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    Yes but not multi-touch.
     
  22. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    So let me get this straight:

    Let's make the iPhone thicker with more parts that can break and a keyboard that must use preset keys and not change with, oh, languages and use because that makes it so much better. Hmm.

    My line of thinking is there are two sets of people that think phones *must* have physical keys. 1) 13-year-olds who send 80 text messages per second and probably throw the phone when playing Scrabble because it won't let them play "OMG", "IDK", and "LOL!" 2) People who think a phone is supposed to be a full-featured laptop that magically has everything a MacBook has in something the size of a sponge.

    I will be the first to tell you I haven't used a smartphone with a physical keyboard. Well, at least for more than a few minutes. I messed around with a friend's BlackBerry -- which she loves -- just to see what it was all about. I honestly couldn't even figure out how to use the simplest thing on it. All those damn keys are about the size of Lincoln's nose on a penny and have 16 things written on them. I guarantee you that more than 99 percent of people who pick up an iPhone can at least figure out where the phone function is within 10 seconds. Without the keys, there's more room on a screen to throw the stuff right in your face (a big PHONE icon).

    </rant>
     
  23. franzmueller macrumors regular

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    what about a " add on" keyboard from 3rd party´s ?

    Saludos
     
  24. hazza.jockel macrumors 6502

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    no, i dnt like it.

    moving parts=more breaks and imagine an iPhone that breaks more then the currant one:p

    a holographic key board would be cool. One that projects a full size keyboard on to a desk and functions as a normal keyboard.
     
  25. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    You mean using more than one finger? True, but how often do we use it? I only do when I need to zoom in on a piece of web page, and there are other gestures that work one-handed.

    My thinking is that some people see only in black and white, while the world is actually shades of grey :) Just like the HTC Diamond series, there can always be two models, one with a keyboard and one not. It's called "having a choice", and while it's not exactly something Apple likes to give, it's a pretty neat concept.

    It'd be nice if Apple supported Bluetooth keyboards.

    Kind of like this one?
     

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