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mrLucas87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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 (34,860 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
  • mrLucas87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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? http://www.porsche.com/ i don't mind that
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 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.
  • mrLucas87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    they might be ugly - but they have a concept which they stick to. something apple (steve) used to do from the beggining. just like in NeXT... i liked the fact that iphone has no wallpaper, and that they are strict about it. the way i see it - it's about having a strong concept and sticking to it firmly. that way you make a product be much more than a product - more a part of a new world - the one in the heads of the people making the product.... i don't see this in the new iphone. it's kind of sony ericsson looking... and sony ericsson makes hundreds of generic phones, so it's ok for a phone to be just a phone for them. apple has this exclusivity - one phone, two computers, one mp3 player. that's when you say iphone instead mobile phone, or ipod insted of mp3 player; or macbook insted of a laptop. that's what's apple about.

    that's at least how i see it. you are right about - beauty beeing in the eye of beholder, and so - some people might find it beautifull as i don't. i was acctually hoping to get some opinions on the subject (like yours - thanks :)) and maybe have a little chat about the design.

    L.
  • mrLucas87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Julian Wright wrote:
    It still exists in the 3GS. No-one is forcing you to buy an iPhone 4


    true. the post is more about the decission from apple to design a phone in such a way, wich i find disturbing, than the phone itself. i was hoping of an upgrade from 3gs though.. (and don't really want to buy any other brand than apple - just since there isn't one that can compete...)
  • 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 (34,860 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.
  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,095 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.
  • mrLucas87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    paulcb wrote:
    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.


    i need to impress myself with the phone.
    beauty of the iphone was really one of the main reasons i bought one. (later it turned out it's much more on the inside - wich made me fall in love with it)

    and just to make my opinion clear - i love the features of the iphone 4. screen, camera flash, better camera (HD video), longer battery... just make the iphone 4 the perfect phone.. (not that the 3gs is lacking anything...). and as much as i love the new features, and the IphoneOS, i really hate the design. it just lost the exlusivity and elegance the 3gs had. and the rubber bands? is it for 5year olds?

    i don't know...
  • _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).
  • 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 (19,095 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 Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)
    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.
  • Ian Parkinson Level 6 Level 6 (10,475 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.
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