The new iPhone ...?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ah123, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. ah123 macrumors regular

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  2. troop231 macrumors 603

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  3. ah123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think the story has more credibility than the other rumours, though, as it doesn't begin with 'According to an analyst...'
     
  4. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    Really? iPhone 4 won't be able to handle "Assistant"??? lulz
     
  5. sth macrumors 6502a

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    Apple wants you to buy new hardware. That's how they work.

    You'll still get all the other new features in iOS5, though.
     
  6. Chilks macrumors newbie

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    Those features and upgrades would be more than enough to make me buy one - even with the lack of a redesign. :)
     
  7. TSX macrumors 68030

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    I thought we basically knew all this stuff already.
     
  8. qtaran111 macrumors member

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    That story should contain a disclaimer

    Warning: Article contains the phrases:

    -"...references have been found in the iOS SDK..."
    - "...from what we’ve heard..."
    - "...according to people familiar with the feature..."

    Although to be fair I think their summary of specs (A5 SOC, 1GB RAM, 8MP camera, GSM + CDMA, Assistant voice control) is what we'll see. All we need to know now is screen size and case design.
     
  9. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    My sentiments exactly. Seems more like an attempt to ride the heightened hype for more page views to me.
     
  10. TheSacredSoul macrumors 6502a

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    I dont know... hearing it like that... almost wants me to get it even if its just a 4S.
     
  11. lellis2k macrumors 6502

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    Uh Oh, reading that makes it sound like a big new feature for the next iPhone, a feature big enough to justify only releasing an iPhone 4S, which I hope isn't the case.

    Because although it sounds like a big feature, I don't think people will use it enough, voice controlling just isn't as practical as pressing a few buttons, it works better when there's no noise (rare), people wont want to talk to their phones in public and it's solving a problem that doesn't really exist.

    I really hope this isn't what we're getting instead of a bigger screen, thinner phone with less bezel, the form factor looks pants now compared to many droids :(
     
  12. TheSacredSoul macrumors 6502a

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    The article is probably softening us up before we get hit by the eventual blow next week.
     
  13. stevemiller macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    If improved voice control is the "killer feature" I'm a little disappointed. It'll have niche uses and accessibility benefits to be sure, but in terms of revolutionizing how everyone uses their phone, the thought of everyone speaking most commands rather than quietly typing and touching seems like it would get annoying really fast.

    Also if they really need to bump up the ram for it to work well, I'd just as happily turn it off and not have a potential resource hog running!
     
  14. AreYouIn? macrumors 6502a

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    I'm still holding out for a refresh. I am not the biggest fan of the square design. But if there is no refresh I will still be buying one because my mother is using a 3g and needs and upgrade to my current 3gs. :D
     
  15. jfrancis04 macrumors 6502a

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    Did some of you even read the article? This voice recognition stuff is absolutely insane and is easily worth the upgrade.

    The wolfram alpha info is totally new and it's big. Very big. Check out the wolfram alpha website and just see what it can do. If apple is merging that with voice recognition technology? That's freakin insane..and amazing.

    I know it's cliche but this really would change everything...again.
     
  16. Uln4321 macrumors regular

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    When I first got on this morning and read their website I was like "Did I sleep through a day and the next iPhone was released or something :confused:"
     
  17. EddyP macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, what he describes is pretty badass.

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    So what would you like?

    I'm not trying to be a jackass. I'm honestly curious what you want to see as a new "killer feature"? Or are there hardware changes you want?
     
  18. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I don't know any other provider that could speed up a 16 month old phone, add a couple of features to the OS and market it as worthy of being called a brand new phone.
     
  19. Krandor macrumors 6502

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    People talking around talking to themselves on their bluetooth earpieces gets annoying enough. I cannot imagine people walking around a grocery store speaking commands to their phones.

    Customer in line : "Home Screen"
    cashier : huh, what was that?
    Customer : Oh, I was talking to my phone. play barry manilow

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    Droid
    Droid 2
    Droid X
    Droid 3

    Are there really major huge upgrades between all of those?
     
  20. MojoDojo macrumors member

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    There's just nothing new in that report at all. And who really cares about voice control? It's great when you're driving or if you're handicapped, but it's hardly a game changer I think - especially considering how good Android's voice controls are.
     
  21. theperipheral macrumors 6502

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    This article is retarded. Whether or not any of it's true, rehashing all the rumors in one large article doesn't make it a good article. I don't know if the new iphone will be a redesign or not, I have actually stopped caring, I just think these writers need to find a job they are good at...rather than just ******** out the same story every day.
     
  22. mamon343 macrumors member

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    Can't wait for the day the iphone reads your mind lol, I'd like that!:D
     
  23. EddyP macrumors 6502

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    They did release the Verizon 4 this year too. Yeah, that's not much of an upgrade. But it still took Apple resources to make it happen. It's not like they have done nothing with the iPhone over the last 16 months.

    But yeah, it hopefully will be a nice upgrade since it has been so long (in Apple time) between "updates".

    It sounds like the multiband radio is going to happen. That is huge for Apple because it means no more multiple versions of the phone. I really like that feature but I understand most people don't care.
     
  24. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    But that's just one of Motorola's lines. If Apple was releasing multiple other versions and then happened to throw in an upgraded iPhone 4 that would be comparable.
     

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