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iPhone 5

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mussel, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Take it to an Apple store. That's your best bet.



    Should have got in on the Touchpads when they were sold for $99. Would have been perfect for the limited use you want out of it.
     
  2. javyn

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    Yeah, unfortunately when I read about the Touchpads, they were already long sold out. The prices Touchpads are going for now....not worth it, may as well get a dedicated Android tablet and pay a few bucks more.

    I'll revisit this once the Win8 slates come out later this year. Maybe they will cause a price drop on these Android and iOS tabs?

    I considered just spending 99 bucks and getting a Chinese offbrand tablet, since I'd only be reading PDF on it anyway, but feh, you still need a halfway decent processor for the large sized documents I'd be reading. I tried loading some up into my dad's iPad2 and even then, flipping pages would get slow sometimes.
     
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    Disagree? I totally agree with you. As impressive as the One X is in some regards, it is impossible to use comfortably with one hand. (Unless you have really big hands.)

    I think 4"- 4.3" is the perfect size for a smartphone screen. You could potentially do 4.5" but the phone would need to be mostly screen with little to no bezel.

    If you read Gruber's recent tweets, he's basically saying that he expects the next iPhone to be the same width and height just with a 4" screen and a smaller top and bottom bezel. (If they go 4".) That would be a best case scenario IMO. I think the taller iPhone that has been mocked up is somewhat awkward looking. I think if Apple can fit a 4" screen on the current form factor, they will.

    On a related Gruber note, it looks like he's ditched Dan Benjamin's ass. (I haven't listened I just noticed he's no longer on 5x5 and it appears he'll have a new co-host every week.) I always found Benjamin to be a big pussy BUT he wasn't overly annoying and I envision Gruber bringing on some insufferable fanboys at times.
     
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    I think the latest rumor is the most accurate to date. We are going to see a new iPhone this fall with the same width and height of the current iPhone but with a 4" screen (technically 3.95"). The top and bottom bezel's get thinner to accomodate said screen, but the same sized home button remains (just positoned lower). The questions that now remain are whether Apple will keep the flat glass backing, the stainless steel antenna, and what the camera will consist of. 4" and LTE appear to be a given at this point. Along with a Sept/Oct release.

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    I think it's likely accurate too, but it plays off my point that I have made a few times that these sites are all just regurgitating the same set of rumors. There is little in this rumor that was not already speculated before. It becomes an echo chamber among tech sites and blogs. Not saying that this makes them any less accurate, but it does remind me of last year's "iPhone 5" debacle.
     
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    Also, i'm more curious about the changes coming to iOS 6 then the next iPhone's hardware design. Surprised we have not seen more rumors on the new features coming to it as the announcement is not that far away. Apple seems to be doing a good job of keeping it all under wraps.
     
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    i like the current phone's dimensions - i hate how the samsung galaxy or something that looks gigantic.. you need a man purse just to carry it
    true a bigger screen would be nice but not at the sacrifice of portability
     
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    Every rumor has to be taken with a grain of salt. That's a given. But when reading an Apple rumor, you need to consider a few things. The source it's coming from. How plausible said rumor is, etc. It's certainly not an exact science, but I feel like I can tell when something appears to have a whiff of truth and when it appears to be a stretch.

    While I can't say anything for sure of course, I just find it strange to think that Apple would increase the height of the current form factor, unless they were aiming for a significantly larger screen. Throwing a 4" screen on the current form factor appears to make a lot more sense than making the device taller.

    Anyways, who knows. It's fun to speculate though.
     
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    Was a little hesitant to post this since something about it felt wrong at first, but it's all over the place. Possible leaked design of the next iPhone.

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/29/3...kplate-photo-rumors-dock-connector-widescreen

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    EDIT: Not sure I care for it, but felt the same way about the iPhone 4 when the stolen prototype ended up with Gizmodo. The finished product ended up looking nicer in person then I expected.
     
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    Hope that's not it, looks really ugly.
     
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    I have no idea what to make of this. It appears to fall in line with the previous iLounge rumor which I thought was bullshit.

    Let's pretend for a second that this latest rumor/leak is real. I'm fine with it. I'd prefer the W/H of the current iPhone, but with less top and bottom bezel, as John Gruber has guessed would be Apple's move this fall.

    Having the headphone jack at the bottom of the device is a huge problem for me. I use my iPhone at the gym all the time, especially on elliptical machines, and it would mean having to place the phone on its side. Not the end of the world but I strongly prefer keeping the iPhone upright.

    The backplate looks bizarre but not in a bad way. I just hope the leaks/rumors start to become more consistent to one thing. I'd prefer having a good idea of what Apple has in store this fall versus the constant different rumors.
     
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    Keep in mind that these are likely prototypes, if real, and may not feature the finished design or materials. Also it seems a little early for a leak this big if they are launching in the fall.
     
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    Anybody following WWDC on Engadget?
     
  14. Jr Mouse

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    I am on The Verge and GDGT.
     
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    I will def be getting hte new pro when it comes out. Really digging it
     
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    The base configuration is fairly packed. Might be able to get away without jacking the price up with upgrades.

    I do wonder how that screen will be for gaming. No way you will be able to run much at that resolution.
     
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    Yeah i don't need anything feature packed. or with i7 or anything like that. Just a base model 13 in would do the trick for me.
     
  18. Jr Mouse

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    Holy shit... Apple just saved QR codes from a likely death. :laugh:

    EDIT: Official turn-by-turn navigation built into Maps. Finally! :slayer:
     
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    My hopes of a redesigned multi-tasking method have been crushed, but not a bad update overall. Hopefully Apple puts some thought into some needed UI overhauls next year.
     
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    Yep! that is the only thing i was really looking forward to. Apple being ballsy and breaking off from Google.

    In the back of my mind I was hoping they'd announce the new iPhone or just give a teaser pic.
     

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