Would you be disappointed if this ends up being the iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dolorian, Jul 18, 2012.



  1. Yes

    68 vote(s)
  2. No

    55 vote(s)
  1. Dolorian, Jul 18, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2012

    Dolorian macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Let's assume that it is October already and Tim Cook is on stage presenting and reveals that this is the iPhone 5:


    Would you be dissapointed with it? Would you then switch to an Android or Windows Phone? Or would you be excited about it, unable to wait to get your hands on it?
  2. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    I wouldn't base if I buy it or not simply on it's looks, but what features it had. So far, we don't know anything about what it'll have under the hood or any tricks it can do.
  3. oBMTo macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2010
    Yay, instead of grid of icons, with iPhone 5 you get a longer grid of icons!
  4. skidbubble macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2010
  5. infinity12402 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2012
    i thought that i wouldnt like it if it was only longer. but i currently have a droid bionic, and i took my friends iphone today and compared the screen size to my phone. turns out, the width is exactly the same, and if they make the iphone about 4 inches, it will only be slightly shorter than my current phone. soo, im not really upset anymore :p
  6. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    If they increase the size, i hope its not just taller.
  7. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

    Spectrum Abuser

    Aug 27, 2011
    You can't be disappointed in a product that hasn't been announced. I'll reserve judgement until after the keynote.
  8. mohsy90 macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2011
    New York
    As stated above, it's not all in the design. There is only so much you can do with the design, but rather it's about the feature that will be added along with iOS6. Obviously we're all expecting a fast processor with 1GB of RAM and LTE. This will be more than enough for consumers to go lining up for this.
  9. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    It's an engineering milestone. Apple is the only company that could take an existing model like the 4S and make it look so different. It's just like the magic Steve talked about. This must be the result of mental telepathy.

    When the public sees this marvel of engineering expertise, Apple will be hard pressed to build enough in the first year alone. It's such a great looking phone that they can use this same design for another two years.

    Actually it's so timeless, Apple may decide to extend the upgrade cycle to every five years.

    Just think of the advantages. Wow, Apple's brilliant.
  10. jfrancis04 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2010
  11. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    Yep, that's my hat.
  12. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    Aww... be nice
  13. x&y macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2012
    West Midlands, England
    I didn't intend to upgrade anyway because I'm very happy with my iPhone 4 and can see myself keeping it for at least another couple of years.

    However, if something amazing is revealed I might be tempted. If the new iPhone is anything like that mock up design though then I'll stick with my iPhone for at least another year or so on a cheaper contract.

    Apple need to do something revolutionary to win over the whole market. The longer screen is not enough for a lot of people.
  14. taipan61 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2011
    corner starbucks
    i skip every other generation so i'll get the 6 when it comes along
  15. Twixt macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2012
    I like sarcastic comments
  16. chambone macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2011
    Based on looks alone, I'd buy this. So no, wouldn't be disappointed.
  17. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    Bigger, Uglier, Longer? No Thanks

    I have been dying for the next iPhone to come out as I didn't upgrade from my 4 to 4S and so have had my current phone for some 2 years.

    Apple really has to mess up to prevent me from upgrading, but from what I've seen, they're well on their way to doing just that.

    The new dimensions seem ugly to me. Stretching the length just doesn't work for me at all.

    And what is supposed to catch my eye? Dual-core? Big deal. Siri? Don't think so. Better speaker? Nice but not worth an upgrade. LTE? Not much use in the UK it would seem.

    And if you think I'm a basher, I'm not. I've loved Apple products for years. But I am afraid that the new iPhone just isn't going to be so much better than my two year-old iPhone 4. And that is one heck of a let down.

    I truly hope that Apple has something in the phone that we don't know about because the new ugly-dimension screen just isn't very compelling.

    Maybe they should just call this one the iPhone 4SS and get on with it.
  18. Sir Ruben macrumors 68000

    Sir Ruben

    Jul 3, 2010
    Why dont you just wait and see what Apple unveils?

    if its not for you dont buy it.

    I remember when they unveiled the first iPad, I was really underwhelmed. However after a couple of generations I now have (and am very happy with) the ipad 3.

    If the next iPhone is really nice I'll buy it, if not I'll go elsewhere and come back to apple when they release something I like.

    Its really easy, you are not tied to anyone.
  19. willmtaylor, Jul 19, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2012

    willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Really netdog? Youve posted 5,000+ times on this forum and you couldn't just chime in with the other dozen threads speculating on why the new iPhone design could potentially suck/blow/stink or any other derogatory verb?
  20. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    Actually I prefer iOS, so I am tied to something. But after two years, I would like the novelty of a new phone, and I am surprised that Apple *may* not be doing a big upgrade here (short of the LTE which doesn't work in the UK sadly).


  21. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    I am with you in many regards. The leaked images of a longer iPhone don't do anything for me. I am fine with a few changes to the size and design, I just don't see the need for a longer screen with no additional width added.

    The only reason I could see it being a good thing, is a change in iOS that makes the bottom of the phone some type of softkey, dock, or widget that can be static within some applications.

    4G does nothing for me, I don't find my 3G speeds (for what I use my phone for) to be a problem, and honestly my phone has been doing well. I am not bothered by not having all of the latest features in the phone, I still use G3 (Talking PowerPC) systems at home, and am used to not always having the latest and greatest.
  22. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    If you're concerned about the design wear a massive sandwich board telling everyone you have the iPhone 5 and not the 4/4S.
  23. nefan65 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2009
    Since he's a "Newbie", he's not really an Apple, or iPhone enthusiast. He's just, well...bridge gnoming?
  24. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    It was a hypothetical scenario... He is asking you to imagine that the keynote has passed and this is what was announced.

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