Sacrifice Function for Form? Future iPhones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lookn4wifi, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. lookn4wifi macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2012
    The iPod Touch 5th gen. does not have an auto-brightness feature. The form factor was just too thin to allow for it.

    To achieve a thinner and / or lighter iPhone, the shaving off of some features could be required at some point.

    Would you be willing to give up some non-crucial, although convenient, features in future iPhone releases to allow for an even smaller (not talking screen size here) form factors?
  2. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2011
    I could maybe do without the phone part.

    But I still want the cellular part.

  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    That makes absolutely no sense.
  4. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2011
    Hmmm, thought I could go smiley-free on that one. Guess not.

    Oh, here ya go: :)
  5. mjpearce023 macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2012
    I can't see any reason why they would need to make a phone thinner than the 5. I really don't get why it needed to be thinner than the 4. The only advantage I can see is that you can add a thin case to the 5 and it will still be slightly thinner than the 4. I would rather the iPhone 6 have a better battery and be the same thickness of the 5.
  6. chakraj macrumors 65816


    Feb 6, 2008
    So Cal
    Imagine how thin they could make it with no screen, no battery, no phone part.... Then it would be ultimately thin and sexy.

    in fact here is a picture of them testing the newest design now.
  7. solo118 macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2011
    Did you happen to catch the Weeds series finale?

    They had a flash forward and had just a rectangle piece of glass as a phone. It did have a hologram keyboard that was cool
  8. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2011
    They had something like that in the movie Prometheus -- funny thing, though, it still looked thicker than the iPhone 5.

  9. bob24 macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2012
    Dublin, Ireland
    That's what marketing Phil tells you.

    They were able to fit two cameras in the device. I don't know how light sensor works ... but it sounds a bit like a very basic B&W with one pixel would do the job. How come the cameras are fine and this isn't?

    So whatever the reason is ... I doubt it has to do with thickness.

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