iPhone 5 to be iPhone 4GS?

iPhone 5 to be iPhone 4GS?We’ve lost count of the number of iPhone 5 rumours we’ve heard over the past few months, but one that keeps cropping back up is that the next iPhone won’t be significantly different from the iPhone 4.

Analyst Peter Misek, from Jefferies & Co, is the latest to jump on the iPhone-5-not-so-different bandwagon, referring to Apple’s next smartphone as the “iPhone 4S”.

Pete writes: “According to our industry checks, the device should be called iPhone 4S and include minor cosmetic changes, better cameras, A5 dual-core processor, and HSPA+ support.”

Speaking of “better cameras”, Apple.pro has leaked a picture of what it claims to be the iPhone 5’s front and rear camera sensors.

The rear iPhone camera appears to have been completely redesigned for the iPhone 5 (or iPhone 4S, should we say?), and suggests that the flash will be relocated. Exciting stuff, huh?

And cue: Apple backlash.

via: Forbes and 9to5mac

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blizzard7  May. 16, 2011 at 20:26

But does it print money?

cheesemonkey1  May. 16, 2011 at 20:39

It does for Apple.

Ajacksoon  May. 16, 2011 at 20:54

yeah for apple

JohnnyUtah  May. 16, 2011 at 22:09

"But does it print money?

Probably an app for it!

babyboxer85  May. 17, 2011 at 02:50

it doesnt print money.... It **** it!

babyboxer85  May. 17, 2011 at 02:52

poo's it

Ajacksoon  May. 17, 2011 at 05:20

yeah and gold nugget's to!!

CTPAHHIK  May. 17, 2011 at 08:22

Fixed antenna???

Stelph  May. 17, 2011 at 10:31

Strictly speaking the antenna isnt broken, although from the backlash from "antennagate" I imagine Apple will do something to address/avoid the same comments coming back with the iPhone 4

It will be interesting to see what Apple do with the iPhone 5, to be honest they still hold a very strong position and will be very popular whatever they release. And unlike previous iPhones there arent really any major omissions this time round when comparing to other smartphones (i.e The big features this year seem to be 3D, a massive fad, and swiping your phone to pay for things, another fad IMO) so yes I predict only a minor spec update TBH, same camera, better battery life ect. Focus to be on updates to iOS

blizzard7  May. 17, 2011 at 11:47

I think the antenna is "broken" if it decreases the usability of the phone in real world use. It's no different to having the processor slow down when you hold the phone. It makes the phone less usable, so fixing that is a must for Apple.

I would actually say there is a major omission in the iPhone's hardware and it's the screen. It's far too small for 2011 and I've watched my iPhone loving friends struggle to type anything without having to repeatedly edit what they write. The resolution is awesome no doubt about it, but it's not much good on such a small screen. It's also quite fragile being what is basically a glass sandwich.

JanSt / MOD  May. 17, 2011 at 17:52

Po tay to po tah to
I find typing on the iPhone 4 (especially with one hand) much better than on some bigger screened handsets. Be it a hardware keyboard or a virtual onscreen one - people will always need to get used to a keyboard, and some people will prefer one over the other. I personally find the much-hyped Blackberry keyboards merely okay, and much prefer Nokia's and Palm's/HP's qwertys. Does that make me right? pah...

An obvious advantage of a 3.5'' touchscreener over the new breed of mega slabs is that the bigger ones can be awkward to use because in some cases (hello, Arc) you need 2 very concentrated hands at all times; even for simple tasks.
And of course individual user 'traits' (handsize etc) matter also.
Anyhoo - 5 or 4S, we all know Apple could call it the 4Iamstupid, and only bump it up by changing the iPod icon, and millions would still 'upgrade'...

blizzard7  May. 17, 2011 at 20:00

I haven't recently tried any Nokia QWERTYs but my brief encounter with a Pre 2 was quite nice although more physical effort than a touchscreen. I manhandle my Desire (wait is that a euphemism?) with one hand and it feels great even though it has a 3.7" screen. Sure when you step up to 4.3" then, two hands are necessary but then again, why is two hands even a downside? Heck, you need two hands on a QWERTY keypad phone anyway!

Stelph  May. 18, 2011 at 09:42

@Blizzard - Well again no, unless you focus the same critisim at all smartphones, as was shown at the time its an issue which affects a lot of smartphones if you grip them and aonly seemed to affect some users in weaker signal areas, gripping a phone will affect the signal it recieves and there probably will never be a fix for that, I do agree however that Apple will do "something" to show they have dealt with the "problem" since they got so much flak for it last year

Definaltly do not agree with your comments on the screen size tho, 3.5" and 3.7" is plenty big enough IMO and I and everyone I know has no issues with typing quickly on an iPhone or equivalent sized Android Phone, any larger form factor of the phone as a whole would be an issue as it wouldnt fit in a pocket (kind of spoiling the mobile part of mobile phone. Ok you can type two handed on larger screens but until I grow another hand to hold the phone while I am typing I think ill give that a miss :)

CTPAHHIK  May. 18, 2011 at 09:52

iPhone 4 reception results in short circuiting primary and backup antennas with your hand when you hold it in a certain way. When you cover a phone with your hand there will always be a signal strength drop for a split second until phone fails over to secondary antenna. On iPhone 4 it not possible to fail over since short circuiting both antennas results in one single antenna, effectively eliminating a backup. This is a major design flaw that should have never passed through QA department. Idiot that designed iPhone antenna should be banned from cell phone industry for life.

Typing with two hands becomes a big plus when you have to email a lot. BlackBerries are very handy and easy to use, because they are just the right size to allow typing with both hands, not because they come with keyboard.

JanSt / MOD  May. 18, 2011 at 10:40

I don't mind typing on a phone with 2 hands, but I prefer being able to knock out a quick sms or browse a few pages while in a queue with a shopping basket. Oh, and I need a hand for my ciggie ( I know, I know... boooh :p )

blizzard7  May. 18, 2011 at 11:50

Yes other phones do that when you grip them with your whole hand in an awkward fashion (the videos you are referring to are actually Apple's own videos. I remember watching them grip one so hard the guy's hand was shaking). The iPhone loses 2 bars if you touch the antenna with a single finger. So saying there's nothing wrong is a bit naive.

On the issue of screen size, a 4" phone is definitely pocketable. The original iPod was 6.2cm wide and 2cm thick. A Samsung Galaxy S II (which has a 4.3") is 6.6cm wide and 0.9cm thick. Now trouser pockets haven't gotten any smaller in that time so that should definitely be pocketable (ignoring the fact that back in those days you had to carry a phone AND an iPod). Even my wallet is more than 6.6cm wide.

And that's fair enough on the typing issues, it differs from person to person but my experience of someone who owns an iPhone typing on one hasn't exactly been positive. As my text message history will confirm ;)


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