Short Rant Regarding the iPhone 4's Design

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tangledweb16, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. tangledweb16 macrumors regular

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    Ok, so we all know the 'antenna-gate' episode soured everyone on the iPhone 4. Not by much, but it's just the truth that public perception overall was less rosy after things got out of control in July/August of yesteryear.

    Regardless of this, in my opinion the design is the absolute apex for Apple (so far). All the microscopic beveling, the monolithic deep black, and the actual feel of the device is insane. It feels like something that should cost upward of a grand, honestly. I've used many android/palm/WP7 devices, and own both a first generation iPhone and iPad, both of which were known for their impressive designs. The iPhone 4 blows them all away.

    Ok, sorry. Friday night woo! :D
     
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    Sounds less like a rant and more like a rave.
     
  4. tangledweb16 thread starter macrumors regular

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    And it seems almost certain that the design will completely change with the iPhone 5. The stigma hangs over the 4. It will soon be a relic of a long gone expirimental phase in Apple design.
     
  5. tangledweb16 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes I rave occasionally.
     
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    Me too! Good rant OP.... unexpected.


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    This wasn't a rant, i was expecting something else. ;)

    Jokes aside, i'm very glad! I really hope they keep the design for the iPhone 5 as well.
     
  9. macingman macrumors 68020

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    I think they will keep the design but just reduce the bezel and upgrade the internals for the iPhone 5th generations (perhaps 4S).
     
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    Go out and get drunk dude.

    Yeesh...
     
  11. Lioncrazz macrumors member

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    I love the design as well. I hope they keep the same design this summer for the 5 also. Everything is just awesome about it.
     
  12. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    We can only hope. The iPhone 4 design is cool enough, but you put a case/bumper on it and it looks like an ergonomic disaster. Even without, it looks like it would hurt to hold. I really hope they soften it up with smoother edges like the iPad 2
     
  13. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Don't put a case or bumper on it. Have you ever actually held one? It's fine.
     
  14. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    Well, I'm definitely picking up the next iPhone this summer and no, I won't put a horrid case on it. Probably some film protectors, but that's about it.
     
  15. tangledweb16, Mar 5, 2011
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    I have a bad feeling that the iPhone 5 is going to be a less solid design. I imagine them either going with a curved glass backing to eliminate the outer antenna (which I feel is likely going to happen), or metal like first generation iPhone/iPads/Macs etc.
     
  16. MichXP macrumors newbie

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    It's funny you say that, because before I put a rubbered silicone case on my phone, I actually didn't like the feel of it. It just didn't feel like it had a good grip, and like it was too thin in my hand. With a case I love it though.
     
  17. Elweezy macrumors regular

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    Are you playing dubstep through your iPhone?
     
  18. ozred macrumors 6502

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    AND, the _sooner_ the better!

    I'm ready for iPhone 5 Now.
     
  19. RiceRacerDX macrumors 6502

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    I think this picture describes OP's post from rant to rave.
     

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  20. infidel69 macrumors regular

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    I think the iphone 5 will look the same with all the improvements being under the hood. Dual core A5 with 1GB ram and optional 64GB model.
     
  21. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    Where do you figure 1gb of ram? I see A5 chip that's it.
     
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    I have my doubts about this. Regardless of antennagate, the iPhone 4 has considerably better signal quality than the 3GS or the 3G. I've read that the verizon iPhone 4 doesn't have the serious attenuation problems that the gsm model has, so I think it's already a non issue and they will likely stick to the same basic form factor for the iPhone 5.
     
  23. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    When I first saw the new iPhone design I hated it. I thought it looked ugly and I just didn't think it was Apple's best. Even after holding it for the first time, my feelings towards it did not change. A few months after the release I started to grow towards the feeling. So much that now I own one, and I agree the design is amazing. It feels like something that would cost a ton of money.
     
  24. Certinfy macrumors 6502a

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    I love the design of the iP4 it's just I think it feels a little 'weird'.
     
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    it does cost a ton of money. Money well spent but a ton none the less.
     

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