Why no iPhone 5 rumors?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ApplesAOranges, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. ApplesAOranges macrumors 6502

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    What features the iPhone 5 might have? I haven´t heard anything.

    With previous iPhone releases there was always huge abundance of rumors about countless features what the iPhone could have. With iPhone 5, nothing. Silence.

    Only something about a different design maybe (4" screen maybe) and a 8mpix camera. Boring! RAM and processor upgrades are no brainers of course.

    Are we coming to a period where Apple just can´t do anything new with the iPhone anymore and are running out of ideas. Technology has come to a hold?

    If not that, then at least the people have run out of ideas what the iPhone could have. This wasn´t the case before, always lots of ideas.
     
  2. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    so if those are boring, what exactly do you want to see?
     
  3. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    what do you expect ?

    next upgrade is a little spec bump; the main part comes via iCould and iOS5. And of course my Retina-Pad.

    LTE was marked as not yet ready for iPhone ... (but maybe wrong; who knows)
     
  4. ApplesAOranges thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well that´s exactly my point. I can´t think even myself what they could do with the iPhone anymore. They pretty much did everything with the iPhone 4.

    And the fact that they didn´t release the iPhone this summer proves also, they are running out of new technologies and need to delay the game.

    I´m starting to think iPhone 5 could be first iPhone I´m going to skip. :eek: I mean what can they do with it anymore?

    Few things that come to mind that they still could do:

    -4G
    -1080p video recording
    -Better microphone(s) for audio recording, stereo!
    -Desktop internet browser. I´m sick of the mobile browsing experience, it´s just horrible!
     
  5. Paradoxpm macrumors member

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    There's no way we can know that, my fellow japanese friend.
     
  6. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Good thing you don't work for Apple.


    :facepalm:


    Oh No
     
  7. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    or the quad-code ARM need more time ? ... wasn't there a rumor about heat issue.

    Ok; what is missing and every regular japanese mobile has since years the NFC ... I just hold it at the gate on the train station or bus and go in; checkin at the airport, paying my drinks and taxi ... but not really innovation; just a missing feature in iPhone.
    Cable-less charging would be nice, too
     
  8. Ashin macrumors 6502a

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    Well, most new iPhone features come on software... and they already showed us iOS5...

    I suspect the iPhone 5 keynote to be the most boring keynote ever
     
  9. The Game 161 macrumors G4

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    I thnk the iphone 6 you will see a major change with the 5? Doubt there will be much of an upgrade
     
  10. stridemat Moderator

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    We have not seen any rumours because there has been nothing from credible sources. I would imagine seeing some towards the run up to a release.

    We don't even know that it is going to be released within the next couple of months, may well have to wait until next year.
     
  11. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    A5 chip to better handle iOS5
    Upgraded camera
    Antenna fix (just to put this one to rest); may include a new, rounder back
    Larger screen. Simplest solution would be 3.8" screen in same shell.

    Really, though, that's about all Apple's options on the hardware side. That's why people are clamoring for a larger screen. Where else can Apple go and keep people interested?

    If you had an iPhone 4 and the 5 is just a faster chip and camera upgrade, most would hardly bother to upgrade. Apple has to keep the excitement up and that won't do it for most people.
     
  12. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    what do you want? it's a MOBILE device
     
  13. diamornte macrumors regular

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    Agree... Macrumors has been oddly quiet, there hasn't even been any interesting news/rumors on future Apple products other than iPhone, but then again these are the dog days of Summer.
     
  14. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    Because Apple won't make the same mistake as they did with the iPhone 4 prototype that ended up on the internet.
     
  15. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    No excitement here. I found using a jailbroken 3GS gives me the same happy user experience as a jailbroken ip4.
    I prefer android over a vanilla iPhone.
    Android is filling up my readings as of late. Several of my hard core ip4 friends moved to android and the love it. Perhaps a change in OS's may spark some new interest.
     
  16. INeedAMacBook macrumors 6502

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    :rolleyes: What about:
    -Improved processor
    -Bigger screen
    -Different body
    -Better screen (as in AMOLED, but i know that's not going to happen with the iPhone 5)
    -Added features (LED notification indicator, capacitive home button)
    -Improved speakers
    -Thinner
    -Lighter
    -Camera
    There are SO many things it could be improved on.
     
  17. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Look back in time every iPhone update has only really been a camera upgrade, a speed bump and a change in form factor. The only nontypical update was when 3G was added. A 4inch screen would be quite a significant update.

    You sound like a troll.
     
  18. ApplesAOranges thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Isn´t iPhone 4 the most sold iPhone ever? I think the leak and the whole antennagate just boosted Apple´s iPhone 4 sales BIG TIME!

    There´s no such thing as bad publicity you know. ;)
     
  19. macingman macrumors 68020

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    I tried android and hated it and no I am not an Apple fanboy, I use a PC.
     
  20. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    HATE it when people say this, such a pointless thing to say.
     
  21. ApplesAOranges thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Who are you calling a troll, troll?

    You forgot the retina display.

    I don´t think 4" screen can be compared to 3G, retina display. For some this could be even a deal breaker, I certainly don´t want a bigger phone than iPhone 4.
     
  22. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    You are right abou the antenna gate, if anything it gave Apple more publicity and the sales climbed.
     
  23. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    there are lots ... look in the wasteland threads
     
  24. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    No comment regarding your post.

    But for funsies I will say that it has to do with those leakers who got imprisoned in China for leaking NDA information @ Foxconn :p
     

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