Originally Posted by kilimanjaro
Call me shallow, but yes..
But upgrades inside is always welcome too..
Can I ask, how about you? If Apple don't change the design of the iPhone, are you still going to purchase it?
And how about you, will you buy it too even if the form is not changed?
The antenna design is brilliant, but since the "antenna-gate" came out, Apple is like on the magnifying glass to address the so called issue. If they don't change it, then the next iPhone 5 will be automatically labelled with the same issue. But if they do change it, without coming out with a better design (both aesthetically and functionally), then it's like they're saying the issue is there and should be changed..
What do you think Apple should do with the iPhone 5 form design?
My take on the iP4 and iP5:
I like alot about the iP4, and nearly got one. But, as soon as I heard about the antenna issues I put the plan on hold. I agree that a lot of the antenna issues were overblown, but there are still issues there, even if they are small, and I would like these fixed. I like the idea of an external antenna, but they need to find a way to improve the design to eliminate/minimize dropped calls and signal attenuation.
Then, after waiting to see how the antenna issues went, we started reading reports of the back glass shattering after minor drops. This likely also affected a small number of people, but I don't want to be one of these people. I also don't want to be forced to buy a case as this totally covers up the great design. I think since then some have suggested that the back glass is not as strong as the front, so maybe it is not the same material. I have no clue about this. As gorgeous as the glass enclosure is, I think they need to make it more sturdy. I'm sure they could keep the glass and find a way to strengthen it, and i'm sure they could find another material altogether (aluminum, liquidmetal, or other materials they are experimenting with).
Finally, I really like the tapered look of the iPad2, and would like to see something along these lines. Or maybe just a more curved design that feels better in the hand. The iP4 is a little too rectangular. So far, I think the original iPhone has been the best design, and would like to see a return to some of these elements. I for one do not care about any android phone specs or sizes, and I do not want or need a bigger screen on the iP5. I need it to continue to fit easily into my pocket.
With all that said, my 3Gs is getting older slower and the battery less usable by the day, so I really need a phone. I will almost definitely get an iP5 (or iP4s) when they come out, unless it looks like crap, and/or if it turns out to solve none of the problems above.
Only time will tell.