I posted this elsewhere, but I feel that it needed a bit of an elaboration, and it's own discussion. First of all, if tomorrow night (my time) there is an announcement of the iPhone 5 in a new and redesigned shell, I'd probably be reasonably excited. But... Ya know... in all honesty i'd be entirely happy to buy an iPhone 4S, ie. as an up spec iPhone 4. I mean.... It's nice to see Apple going along the route of 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. The iPhone 4's design (antenna aberrations, and broken glass) not withstanding, is still a very good design. I don't want to buy one of those oversize screen phones; as I have an iPad which manages far better than one of those ever will. I kinda feel that I'm not being whingeboi enough, and I'm sure I'll be accused for 'settling for less' etc. But seriously, the larger screen phones aren't enough to sway me away from my current iPhone 3GS. I just don't need the screen real estate. I need a phone that sits in my pocket, and does what I need it to do. and an iPhone 4S is perfectly poised to do that. My GS is ageing, and needs to be replaced. It's copped a few knocks and scrapes from being.... dropped off my motorbike.... But has performed beautifully with naught a repair needed. It ran out of contract last month. I love the apps that I currently use on my phone. I love the familiarity of how it functions. Buying something for a bigger screen, and then having to relearn and re adjust just strikes me as being massively counter productive. Why would I do it to myself? For a bigger screen? As I have pointed out, it's really not worth it too me. It would massively impede my workflow. I don't know about you guys but I just don't have the time to fiddle with that rubbish. The iPhone 4 is a solidly performing phone. But I didn't have to jump out there and get one when it came out, as my iPhone 3GS has served me beautifully well in that time. But I have looked at them, and felt that ping of 'oh, that's a sweet looking piece of hardware'. I feel that a lot of the heat on here is by people wanting a ferrari, and having to stick with a Holden (Cadillac for our American crew). Trouble is, the holden does everything I need, while the Ferrari is just a fast toy. And let's face it, you don't have a solid reason for 'a bigger screen' or a 'different design'. But those are the big criticisms that are currently being levelled against the oncoming device. I do feel for you guys. I really do. I feel the insecurities of not having an instantly recognisable piece of 'awesome' is overpowering the need for something which is a solid performer. I have never seen apple as being that kind of company, rather a company that develops innovative products, rather than indulging in product size wars. Form and function over boastful screen size? Apple's got me. But the last thing I need is a bigger phone. Sure, they seem to be making them wider yet flatter. But honestly I just want my phone to slip into my pocket and not require me to think about it. My 3GS does that. ---------- And quite frankly, considering the release cycle for Android phones is 1 roughly every 2 weeks, the screen size/design point game would be a loosing battle for Apple. Best not to play it on the Android designers terms, but rather on their own. The three major IOS products stand up on their own well.