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Do you like the iPhone 5's alleged new design?

0. phoneArena 11 Sep 2012, 02:17 posted on

We see all kinds of iPhone mock-ups every year, but they have never been so consistent as what we've seen during the last few months. It's like everywhere you look, there's this iPhone prototype with its taller and thinner body, and back side made of metal and pieces of glass/plastic for the upper and lower ends...

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posted on 11 Sep 2012, 09:18 2

27. McLTE (Posts: 874; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


if I was an iPhone 4s user and was dying for this phone to come out, I'd be PISSED OFF.

the 5 is.. nice. Just a stretched out 4s it appears. I see nothing in this phone that would make me want to ETF or pay full retail for the phone, though I know countless people will do it.

The unfortunate thing is that this is what I EXPECTED from Apple.. a mild update that they call earth shattering, their BEST work yet! YAWN.

It's nice and all, and will be a good phone.. but it doesn't get me all wound up and excited like... the Note2 does! :P

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 15:13 2

42. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I have absolutely zero excitement for the Note II. I'm more excited for the new Nexus than I am for the Note II. Heck I'd choose the Nokia 920 before the Note II. Everyone is different.

I don't think this to be expected from Apple. I think we expected more from Apple, especially design wise, which is why a lot of people are a little surprised/unhappy this is looking like the final version.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 09:47 1

28. thomasgellender (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


I like the new design but I'm still a bit disappointed that it's not a big change. The small screen of the previouse models put me off buying one but with the bigger screen I can't wait to get my hands on it. Still secretly hoping that this is all wrong and when it's unveiled it looks completely different.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 10:23 2

31. shamatuu (Posts: 159; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Same old s**tty design. Nothing new like i said before those days are over for them.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 10:44 2

32. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 118; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


same sh.t

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 10:58 1

33. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


phone looks very boring at best. Ofcourse you cant tell from a pic but anything that norrow and long is going to be top heavy which means lots of broken iphone 5s.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 11:15

35. parthpatels007 (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 May 2011)


yes i love the DESIGN! and that's why i'm planing to buy this phonehttp://mobigyaan.com/design-of-iphone-5-copied-patented-knockoff-runs-on-android-4-0-ics?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=mobigyaan

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:18 1

40. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Hahaha maybe Samsung should sue.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:36

36. dkpitman (Posts: 35; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


I can't figure out why they would think a 16:9 aspect ratio would be smart. Granted 16:9 is great for viewing your phone in landscape, but what percentage of usage is landscape?... 5% maybe?

I hope this isn't the actual design, and if it is I hope it fails. Not because I don't like Apple (I've been waiting for this generation's iPhone since April 11'), but because I don't want to see the industry stray from their current aspect ratios.

I have no problem if they release two phones tomorrow, one with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and another at 3:2.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:38

37. psipher (Posts: 13; Member since: 28 Oct 2009)


The elongated shape reminds me of a TV Remote....oddly enough like this Samsung remote.
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-RMC30C2-Screen-Remote-Control/dp/B003CHTFY0

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:53

38. ChafedBanana (Posts: 386; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


16:9 aspect ratios are where its at.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:36 1

41. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


In all out honesty, it's the same as the last, nothing in the iPhone ever changes, same design, maybe a few tweaks, same OS with a few tweaks but is still far from functional when compared to Android with it's widgets or WP with its live tiles.

Each new iPhone and iOS upgrade is just an attempt to catch up to the market that Apple so stubbornly chooses not to participate in due to it's ego and still thinking that the rest of the word will stay behind them and conform to their views. Which is the same way of thinking that caused them lose to Microsoft as the dominant computer OS.

I agree that Apple changed the market in 2007, but the market has caught up and surpassed Apple who are still in the same mindset they were in 5 years ago. Only now are they bringing out a 4 inch screen, after the industry has been making 4 inch and bigger screens for a few years now.

Apple's stubborn refusal to change will only be their downfall and it's true if you look at how they've been steadily loosing it, people want more functionality and more customization.

I'm not bashing Apple, I'm just saying that after 5 years,they're not really giving us anything new or innovative like how they tout themselves to be.

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