The Original iPhone will always reign to me as the best iPhone. Not as far as specs go but with design. I feel the best design for the iPhone was the aluminum brushed with plastic we all saw at WWDC in 2007.I got one last year of eBay and yes I do still use it. As far as updates go the iPhone was killed at 3.1.3 but has not been forgotten.
If you were like me the original iPhone was to expensive when it first launched at 500 dollars for the low model. Therfor you were waiting for the next generation to come quickly and hopefully with a lower price tag. When Steve Jobs told us all about the iPhone 3G and the App Store I went crazy! The iPhone 3G was my first iPhone and I still have one with me. The iPhone 3G was killed at iOS 4.2.
The iPhone OS 3.0 event brought the world iPhone OS 3.0. To me the event was not as impressive as I would have liked but was still okay. Right around then I started to get interested in Apple.
At WWDC 2009 the world was given the iPhone 3Gs that is still around with us for probably only a few weeks now. The 3Gs brought a faster processor and video recording to the iPhone.
WWDC brought us the iPhone 4 which was famously bought by Gizmodo and leaked on the internet before the initial launch. The form is still being used in iPhone’s today and will be brought probably to the next iPhone as well with some added features. iOS 4 brought folders and multitasking to the world of iOS.
The famous let’s talk iPhone event was the last iPhone event before Steve Job’s passed away. The event was supposed to be home to the iPhone 5 but we got the 4s instead with Siri.
Apple’s September event still remains somewhat of a mystery. However we can be sure that the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 will be launched. to follow the iPhone 5 rumors click here. Remember we will have live coverage on twitter (@matthewjagiela) and here on the site as well.
As the current rumor has it there will only be one iPhone tomorrow which is the iPhone 4s. The iPhone 4 design with some better hardware inside it. Some fanboys are calling this crazy but if you think about it it makes some sense and I’ll explain why.
Apple doesn’t think that the hardware isn’t the most important thing for a phone to sell well. Well they do but they think the operating system iOS is the more important reason why the phone sells well. Why else would the spend so much time on it? Apple thinks that iOS drives the sales of the iPhone the iPad and the iPod touch. So a new design wouldn’t be the top priority for the next iPhone making the hardware a little better but making iOS work better with the updated hardware would be the top priority.
The iPhone 4 design is great
Alright some people are going to call me out as a complete Apple fanboy but that’s fine. I think that the iPhone 4 design is great. The best design I have seen and trust me I have used and seen a TON of phones. The iPhone 4 design makes me just say “Wow this is a beautiful design.” The only way I can see the design of the current iPhone being improved is by adding an aluminum back like they had with the original iPhone which I have been dying to get on a newer phone.
The design will work with all your iPhone 4 cases
One of the great things about having the same iPhone 4 design with the next generation is all your accessories and cases will work with it! YOU WILL SAVE MONEY!
Remember the 3Gs?
Apple did the same thing with the 3Gs keeping the design from the iPhone 3G around for another year and it did great! It is still one of the best selling phones of all time! So even though all you fanboys want the iPhone 5 and a new design don’t be to bummed if you don’t get it.
Today 9to5 mac got hold of images of a proposed iPhone 5 case that actually exist compared to the mockups below. The image does show a bigger screen, a thinner design than the iPhone 4, no volume buttons, and a curved back. Now there is room for a bigger home button but I don’t think they would have a bigger home button they would have the touch panel that we told you about yesterday. The design of the back seems to be very similar to the one of the iPhone 3G(s) just thinner.
Image above point to what the iPhone 5 could look like. Of course there will be some tweaks to the design but it looks really close because it looks like it will fit in the case and the mockups of the phone itself below. We’ll just have to wait till September.
[Thanks to 9to5mac]
I had to kind of find out more about this before I made a post not knowing what I was talking about but this is what is the new rumored iPhone 5 design. As you can see it takes back to the iPhone 3G design with a curved back which I am hoping to be aluminum and that seems to be a rumor out there as well. Also you can see that the screen size has been increased to 4 inches instead of the 3.7 inches of the current design. The home button seems to be replaced by a touch sensitive pad that reads gestures and acts accordingly like a gesture to play music perhaps or something in that nature. Also the ringer switch has been moved to the opposite side of the device and the volume up and down will be the touch sensitive buttons along with the home button. Remember all of this is rumors and might not be the real thing but personally I like the idea. The home button on my iPhone is getting worn down along with the volume buttons. I don’t think the screen is necessary but it might be nice!