Sacrifice Function for Form? Future iPhones

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?
 

TJ61

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

But I still want the cellular part.

Regards,
Tom
 
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mjpearce023

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Jul 10, 2012
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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.
 
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chakraj

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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
 
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solo118

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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.
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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
 
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TJ61

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

Regards,
Tom
 
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bob24

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Sep 25, 2012
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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.
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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