What if...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bernard SG, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

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    ... the design that was leaked and that was assumed to be iPhone 5 is actually a new iPod Touch, perhaps with 3G ability (and a better camera, hence the teardrop shape to fit in a bigger sensor)?
     
  2. SpookyMulder macrumors newbie

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    Apple is not going to give the iPod touch a massive upgrade and not their flagship product.
     
  3. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

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    Maybe it's not a moved mute switch but a dedicated camera button.

    In reality though, the iPod Touch would never get a bigger screen before the iPhone.
     
  4. Bernard SG thread starter macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

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    The hardware upgrades that the iPhone 4S is sporting are not trivial ones. It's amusing that the sole absence of a re-design makes people think it's not a significant upgrade.

    On the other side, the iPod line has been struggling lately, so a massive upgrade there would make a lot of sense to re-vitalize it.

    Edit: However, the event is named "Let's talk iPhone!" so it makes my theory somewhat unlikely... Unless they plan to announce/launch it later this year (for, example on the eve of the Kindle Fire being effectively available).
     
  5. o0jelly0o macrumors regular

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    The only reason for moving it that I see is so that the new shutter button in iOS 5 will be accessible without muting the phone on accident. It is definitely not a dedicated shutter button. Shutter buttons will always cater to right-handed people as that's the majority of people.
     

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