Thicker iPhone/iPod Touch?

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  1. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    Who would like to see the iPhone/iPod Touch get thicker in exchange for more features. For example, who wouldn't mind the iPhone getting a bit thicker in exchange for a bigger battery?

    I know that the iPhone is already quite chunky as it is, but I am sure Apple, through the use of contours or whatever, could clean up the look of a bigger iPhone.

    And the iPod touch. I realise that the current iPod touch is 0.5mm thicker than the 1st gen, but it doesn't seem to have gone anywhere useful. Sure Nike+ support is nice, as well as a bad speaker, but who would like the iPod touch to get thicker for support for perhaps a better speaker or whatever?
     
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  3. =MuLti-CeLL= macrumors 6502a

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    It wouldn't bother me at all. I welcome it if it would mean longer battery life and more features. Now, I don't mean a 1" brick but a tad bit thicker or maybe double wouldn't bother me at all. :D
     
  4. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know how much thicker it could get before I'd object, but I'm sure double is more than I'd find attractive.
     
  5. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a

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    the iphone is so much thinker than the touch its retarded
     
  6. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    :confused:

    Where were they supposed to put the cellular hardware? In the cloud?
     
  7. boonlar macrumors 6502

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    why are people so against a thicker iphone? it could be twice as thick and still fit nicely in a pocket but people tote their iphones around like some sort of fashion accessory or something. ITS A FREAKING PHONE.
     
  8. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Agreed. Look at the phones of 10 years ago. Even two. I think we've got it pretty damn good these days. The iPhone could afford a couple extra centimeters to improve battery life, IMO.
     
  9. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    If they put a sliding QWERTY keyboard, with a couple of buttons and D-pad for gaming, with a better camera, longer battery life, and front facing camera... Sure, I wouldn't mind it slightly FATTER!! I mean fatter :p Silly me.
     
  10. boonlar macrumors 6502

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    like This?
     
  11. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Think you might be looking for a different phone, my friend.
     
  12. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Nope, like this ;)

    No, I love my iPhone to pieces. but if the next one was slightly ticker, but had those features I'd be happy to buy it.
     
  13. branjosef macrumors 6502a

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    The thicker the better...thats what my grandma always said :eek:

    She of course was referring to her lasagna :D
     
  14. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    It wouldn't even look like an iPhone if it had those features.

    What you want is a bulky smartphone with the mobile OSX platform, it seems.
     
  15. sergiuria macrumors 6502a

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    Cool! I made that gallery :cool:
     
  16. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    Nono. I think one of the iPhone's benefits is it's sleekness over the other smartphones. Its fine the way it is. Besides, it grew a millimeter since the first iPhone.
     
  17. drakeshipway macrumors 6502

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    Hahhaha, these made me laugh!

    :):apple:

    Oh! And I think the current thickness is perfect, but as batteries, etc. advance they will get smaller.. and then they will fit in the same sized case.
    I'm sure Apple is working on a better battery for the iPhone.. Just like the MacBook Pro.
     
  18. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    I was kinda hoping it'd get thinner actually.
     
  19. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I either want the iPhone to be as thick as the iPod touch (someday!) or thicker with a slide out qwerty keyboard.
     
  20. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I like my iPhone thin!

    Can't we just put a high capacity battery in the phone to begin with?

    Slim the fastest point on the 3G down to 2G levels, and the curve the back from there.
     
  21. Theaser macrumors 6502

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    Or, how about they try improving the battery itself instead of sacrificing the size? ;)
     
  22. branjosef macrumors 6502a

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    I like my phone thin with a curvy backside, but not too thin that I have to deal with everyone behind my back saying "Ewwwww....I think his phone has an eating disorder". Then I wind up on Dr. Phil or Oprah with everyone telling me I didnt love it enough- so its my fault
     
  23. Ish macrumors 68010

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    Oh no, too thin!! I put a case on my original iPod Touch because it was so thin I was afraid I'd drop it while using it. The iPhone is much better. It could get a tad thicker IMO as long as it was still curved at the back.
     
  24. cjm3113 macrumors 6502

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    Slide out keyboard is disgusting, I shun all of you who ask for it. I would not buy an iPhone with a physical keyboard.
     

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