Post by millstonebarn on Sept 27, 2011 20:18:13 GMT
Bigger screen to compete with some of the recent Androids (like the HTC Sensation). Faster processor - A5 presumably. Higher resolution cameras.
I think only the screen change would justify the 4 to 5 leap, rather than 4s.
We already know there are a number of iOS 5 advances - I'm looking forward to them. Notifications, PC-free, wifi sync. Apps updates, and built-in integration with Twitter, and we now suspect Facebook too.
I think we'll get either a minor upgrade iPhone 4s and an iPhone 5, or just a single iPhone 4s.
If we get both phones then the iPhone 4s will be basically the same as the existing 4 but a single model with CDMA and GSM support plus maybe a storage upgrade. The iPhone 5 will have a bigger screen, A5 processor, thinner design inline with the iPad2, better camera, bluetooth 4 and more memory & storage.
If it's just a single iPhone 4s then it will be the same design as the current 4 but with the A5 processor and a better camera.
Personally I think we'll get the iPhone 4s and the 5. I suspect the leaked photos of an iPhone 4 with the A5 processor inside have been test models and it's been too long between updates just to be an upgraded iPhone 4.
After that I am not sure what else needs to be added.
Camera seems to be one of the best out there at the moment. If anything it crrently has too many pixels, I hope they don't add more. What would be nice would be an optical zoom. I think that would be a big ask though in a slim form factor.
Video seems fine too. No need for change there.
Screen is also probably the best on the market. Bigger? Why?
Storage, well yes more would be nice though this would not need a change in form factor.
The form factor is nice as it stands. If they keep it the same then everyones accessories will continue to work. Not a priority for Apple but nice for everyone else.
Apple will really have to work some magic if they are going to wow me. The iPhone 4 is so good already it will really take some beating.
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2011 23:48:48 GMT by Forum Cat
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Maybe not worth the effort if you already have an iPhone 4, but for people like me with a newly expired 3GS contract, it looks like a decent upgrade. And the camera is light years ahead of what my 3GS can do.
Slightly disappointed by not getting the iPhone 5. But that is based on the rumours and images floating around the web so only myself to blame. They did look so good.
Looks like a solid update. Apple seem to have spent a lot of time making sure the camera will be the "best in class".
The faster data rates will only be felt in areas were the 3G signal is perfect. I've never run an speed tests on the 3G data rates but I have a feeling I'm not getting a good enough signal to trouble the current 7.2mbps maximum 'round here, let alone reaching the 14.4mbps of the 4S.
I'll be interested to see how well the Siri assistance works in the real world. It's getting good reviews from the people who've tried it so far. Just don't ask it to "Open the pod bay doors"
Overall though I shall be upgrading my 3GS. Probably go for 32GB version.
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