So it looks like the next iphone will be 4S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Che Castro, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Same design faster phone

    Kinda like iphone 3g to 3GS

    The iphone 4 seems real fast to me

    I have fakeclockup installed & it speeds up the GUI animation

    The next iphone will have an A5 chip right

    Is there another phone on the market that has this or something similar

    I would like to see a video of the phone in action

    With IOS 5 i dont think there going to offer something that cydia doesnt all ready give you

    What do you guys think ?
  2. noekozz macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2010
    I'm not surprised, considering how the 3G became the 3GS

    It's hard to say what iOS 5 will bring, but you're right on the JB thing.
  3. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Think about what? What has already been posted in millions of threads already?
  4. kre62 macrumors 68000

    Jul 12, 2010
    I think it'll have a 4" screen. Apple would be stupid to not go that route.

    And just because early developers have their hands on an i4 with an A5 doesnt mean anything about the i5. Apple just wants to give them a chance to develop using the chip that'll end up in the iPhone.

    P.S. 3G to 3GS was the biggest update in iPhone history. Its all about internals.
  5. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    This is when you know you spend too much time on here
  6. noekozz macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2010

    I don't agree, personally I would say the 2G to 3G jump takes the cake.
  7. kre62 macrumors 68000

    Jul 12, 2010
    Really? Cause I'd say that is the absolute bare minimum in terms of change. Every major internal component is the same between the 2G and 3G. Same processor, same GPU, same everything. They just added a 3G radio. Definitely the smallest update thus far.
  8. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    I would say

    Iphone 3gs to iphone 4

    Was the bigger upgrade
  9. kre62 macrumors 68000

    Jul 12, 2010

    The iPhone 4 processor and GPU are the same chips inside the 3GS.

    Next time check the internals instead of relying on the packaging.
  10. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    So the iphone 4 & 3Gs are the same speed wise ?

    I went from 3G to 4
  11. M-5 macrumors 65816


    Jan 4, 2008
    In terms of naming, calling it the "iPhone 4S" makes no sense in my opinion.

    The second generation iPhone was allowed to have "3G" in it because of the 3G capabilities. The iPhone that followed couldn't be called "iPhone 4" because it was the 3rd iPhone, and it couldn't be called the "iPhone 3" because it would be confused with "3G". So adding the "s" to it made sense because it then allowed the numbers to match up the version of iPhone they corresponded to, and in terms of marketing consumers would eat up the "s" that referred to "speed."

    The iPhone 4 made sense, it was the fourth generation iPhone. If they name the next iPhone with "4S" it won't make sense to me because the iPhone 4 is already quicker than the 3GS that already refers to speed. And then the iPhone following it would be the sixth iPhone and I don't know if they'd just skip the "iPhone 5" name and go to 6. It just doesn't make sense. Also it would be better to market it as iPhone 5 with A5 chip and iOS 5.

    I'm thinking that they just ultimately have to drop the numbers soon and simply refer to it as the "New iPhone", because how ridiculous is it going to sound referring to your iPhone with such large numbers?
  12. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2005
    The 6ix
    Can we sticky this or something
  13. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Are we at this stage of the "new iPhone" rumors already?
  14. LoganT macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    No, they aren't.
  15. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2005
    The 6ix
    I heard the iPhone six is gonna be pretty good!
  16. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    The rumor doesn't say the next iPhone will only be a '4S' update (even though 3G->3GS was a major update) just says that there are prototype iPhone 4s that have an A5 processor for select developers to optimize their apps for the new chip.

    Apple did a similar thing after the Intel announcement The "Developer Transition Kit" was a PowerMac G5 with a Pentium 4 chip instead of the G5.
  17. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    If you dont care about this thread why are you still here lol
  18. bbhegedus macrumors regular


    Aug 22, 2010
    Not gonna happen, I know why you think this though. Because of the game developer anonymously claiming to have the "iPhone 4S" with an A5 processor. I don't doubt he has one like that though.

    Apple's just testing out the processor on the iPhone 4 to see how it works on a device smaller than the iPad 2 though. They have no reason to release an iPhone 5 prototype that has the look and feel of what the iPhone 5 will be. They don't need to test that, you dont test aesthetics. Plus it's only dubbed the 4S buy the game developer. No valid support for it.

    The next upgrade to the iPhone family will be the iPhone 5, Apple's just testing the processor in an iPhone 4 for game developers to get a head start.
  19. na1577 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2008
    Agreed. All of these people throwing around "4S" or the even more obnoxious "4GS" are ridiculous. Maybe "5" isn't going to be the real name, but it makes sense to call it that for now at least.
  20. SS109 macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2009
  21. mantan macrumors 68000

    Nov 2, 2009
    You have to wonder how the changes in AT&T's early upgrade policy are going to impact sales. Many early adopters are those who were eligible every 12 months. Now it appears 17 months is the earliest for those users and most people will have to wait close to two years.

    Diehard fans will are willing to go through the steps of selling their old phone to put towards a non-discounted unit. But how many casual users will be happy using an IP4 that is holding up very well for a phone that's about to be a year old.
  22. acfusion29 macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2007
    don't care what it's called or what it has. the current iPhone serves well in my life and i'm 99% sure i'm gonna skip the next version. i'm not into technology as much as i was before.
  23. LoganT macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    Naming the next iPhone, iPhone 4S, implies that the iPhone isn't fast.
  24. davelanger macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2009
    As long as they get rid of the glass back and fix the antenna issues, ill be fine with that.
  25. kre62 macrumors 68000

    Jul 12, 2010
    Yep, they are.

    The A4 is nothing but a Cortex A8 with a PowerVR SGX535GPU.

    Same as the 3GS.

    Here you go:

    3GS: 833 MHz (underclocked to 600 MHz) ARM Cortex-A8[5][6]

    4: 1 GHz (underclocked to 800 MHz) ARM Cortex-A8 Apple A4[8]

    Both: PowerVR SGX535 GPU[5][10]

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