Sacrifice Function for Form? Future iPhones

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

  1. lookn4wifi macrumors regular

    lookn4wifi

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    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

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    I could maybe do without the phone part.

    But I still want the cellular part.

    Regards,
    Tom
     
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    That makes absolutely no sense.
     
  4. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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

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

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    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

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    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.
    nophoneimages.jpg
     
  7. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    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

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

    Regards,
    Tom
     
  9. bob24 macrumors 6502

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    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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