Despite some rumors to the contrary, according to our sources Apple still hasn’t finalized the design of the next generation iPhone 5 (or whatever Apple ends up calling iPhone 5,1). No giant screen. No 16:9 aspect ratio. No metal back.
Once again we’re hearing that if the screen size does change, it won’t be by a lot (no larger than 4-inches). We’ve heard nothing to indicate a planned change in the aspect ratio either way (and such a change still doesn’t make much sense to us).
iLounge previously claimed that the next iPhone would have a smaller, redesigned dock connector as well as a 4″ screen that is larger in height only — this would result in an adjustment to the screen’s aspect ratio. The iPhone 4′s design has served Apple very well, with the company selling millions upon millions of units. It is possible that the company will choose to stick with the successful design, albeit with some minor changes, rather than a wholesale redesign.
Other recent iPhone rumors include a claims that the next iPhone will launch in September; another that it would use the same micro-SIM as current iPhones, rather than a new nano-SIM concept; and that the next iPhone will retain its physical home button — a claim that iMore reiterates.
Well, that would obsolete a lot of very expensive docking devices like speaker systems which can run into the hundreds of dollars. I for one would not be happy, but I really do not see this happening. The Apple connector standard is now ubiquitous in the market from speakers to cars. I just don’t see it happening. There is no benefit to Apple and it would slow adoption through upgrade.
And you’re just too darned precious to use the adapter that would obviously be available?
As if to say “We have the most ideal design, there is no reason to change.”
While people will be disappointed, they will still make billions and billions in profit. So who can really win that fight?
I do not see the dock connector changing. It’s just too ubiquitous at this point. Maybe Apple will do it but I doubt it.
By that logic, in the next decade, Apple will eventually change everything in the iPhone except the Dock Connector? Doubt it. At some point, Apple will change the Dock Connector. (ex. Look what they did to the Floppy, Legacy Ports, DVD). They aren’t afraid to disrupt things.
Well, that would obsolete a lot of very expensive docking devices like speaker systems which can run into the hundreds of dollars.
Adapters. I have SoundFreaq, less expensive than most, and I not once use the dock. Bluetooth and AirPlay will be more than adequate.
I don’t mind if the dock connector is smaller or not, I’d rather they focus on implementing a new Thunderbolt connector for the iPhone (and all iDevices in the future). They need to push on it a bit more, and what better way than with their own products? Make it the standard.
Thunderbolt is not designed to fill the role of USB. It’s made to cover the niche market of high speed data transferring such as external SDD’s, HDD’s, external GPU’s/Apple Cinema Display and other things of that nature.
Like, we are not going to see 10,000 other speculation before the release…
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