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What happened to the iphone sleek design. Iphone 4 is ugly and boxy looking

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mrLucas87 Calculating status...
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Jun 8, 2010 4:01 AM
really blew it with the iphone 4gs design. It looks like every other phone now. Its ugly.What happend to the sleek beautiful iphone that we have all come to known.
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  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)
    really blew it with the iphone 4gs design.


    I much prefer it.

    It looks like every other phone now.


    If they'd left it the same people would be complaining it looks like every other iPhone.

    Its ugly.


    "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

    What happend to the sleek beautiful iphone that we have all come to known.


    It still exists in the 3GS. No-one is forcing you to buy an iPhone 4
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  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,720 points)
    mrLucas87 wrote:
    Julian Wright wrote:
    If they'd left it the same people would be complaining it looks like every other iPhone.


    like the porsche looks like evrery other porsche?


    I think Porsches are ugly cars but like Julian says beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You don't need to buy one, if you don't care for the look.
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  • tobygunnee Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    (and don't really want to buy any other brand than apple - just since there isn't one that can compete...)


    I disagree with this. As great as iphones are, and apple for that matter, I think there are other brands that can do more than compete. I loved the iphone when it came out, especially the 3G, there was nothing like it at the time, and even when there was, nothing could compete. Now other brands can compete and unfortunately it seems that apple are the ones struggling to compete. Just my opinion. I've been waiting for the iphone 4, and was hoping it was going to blow everything out of the water, but by the looks of it that's not going to be the case :-/
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)
    I think there are other brands that can do more than compete.


    Depends what you compare them against. If it is pure hardware technical specification, then yes, there are other phones on the market that exceed the technical specifications of almost every individual iPhone feature.

    However, Apple is not a purely hardware company. They spend at least as long, if not longer, on the software that runs on this hardware. And it is that combination of hardware and software that keeps Apple ahead.

    What's the point in the most technologically advanced phone ever made, if the software to use it (user interface and operating system) is an absolute pig to use.

    I'm lucky that I get to see and play around with most new phones that come out, including all the so-called "iPhone Killers" from Sony Ericsson, Nokia, HTC etc. etc.

    So far, not one of them (despite having better technical specs in many cases) beats the iPhone in terms of the overall user experience - how easy, intuitive, seamless, slick and just plain enjoyable - the phones are to use.

    The Sony Ericsson Xperia phones look great on paper and in the hand, but they are so annoying to use!! Unintuitive, sluggish, clunky. It's almost as though the software that runs these great bits of hardware is an afterthought, just done in the last few weeks before sale.
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  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,675 points)
    I think it looks OK but what does that really matter? As long as it performs as promised and is reliable, I'm good with it. I don't need to impress anyone with my phone.
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  • _Eric_ Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
    mrLucas87 wrote:
    really blew it with the iphone 4gs design. It looks like every other phone now. Its ugly.What happend to the sleek beautiful iphone that we have all come to known.

    I actually prefer the new look over the old one!
    (and it's iPhone 4, not iPhone 4GS)

    It's thinner, so it will fit in your pocket better, and the display looks amazing (from what I can see in photographs, the video of the keynote is poor resolution, so hard to see display difference).
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  • tobygunnee Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Julian Wright wrote:

    I'm lucky that I get to see and play around with most new phones that come out, including all the so-called "iPhone Killers" from Sony Ericsson, Nokia, HTC etc. etc.

    So far, not one of them (despite having better technical specs in many cases) beats the iPhone in terms of the overall user experience - how easy, intuitive, seamless, slick and just plain enjoyable - the phones are to use.



    I agree about the sony ericsson, and most other phones. I prefer the appearance and UI of the HTC though, although I agree that the iphone works a touch more flawlessly. I prefer the scrolling of HTC as well. That being said, I still feel the lure of the iphone, and I still love the apps side of things, although Android are catching up.
    If apple had just updated it's slightly outdated skins, keyboards etc on the iphone, and made it so that you can hide the address bar etc when web-browsing I would be more excited about it. Just going back to the iphone after using the HD2 it all looks a bit dated in terms of design of skins. IT's such a shame, I really wanted to love the iphone 4 and be wowed by it, and I'm just not. Maybe when I see it in the flesh I might be more impressed, but for nowit's not bowling me over
  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,675 points)
    Too bad you're so fixated on appearances... you're probably missing a lot of good things in life.

    ... and the rubber bands? is it for 5year olds?


    rubber bands??

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  • Sobeck Calculating status...
    with the droids of the world and so forth, it's the same thing that's happened over and over with apple products, starting with the first iteration of windows: you can buy apple and get the original, or you can buy someone else's cheap copy. your choice. while everyone else is racing like crazy to catch up to apple, they spend their time working on the next innovation.
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  • Ian Parkinson Level 6 Level 6 (10,365 points)
    Technically is is 24% sleeker than before.
    Until you see one in person and hold it in your hand you really can't give a complete view.
    24" iMac C2D 2.8Ghz, Au MacBook 2.4Ghz, 16GB iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
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