Originally Posted by quinney
There is no way I am upgrading unless I really like the name they give it.
Originally Posted by tkrunner1738
I wonder what will be in ios 6 more then the next iphone, i wouldnt mind a slightly bigger 3.7 screen and aluminum back like the ipad, but im in no rush to get rid of my 4s
I feel certain it's mostly a set of fairly vocal nerds who give the impression on forums that there's this vast hunger for "Phablets" out there in the real world. Otherwise people would be standing in line to buy Samsung's version of them..... ...I mean it's certainly a real niche market, but not the sweet spot by any means.
Not that real evolution including new mutant species will quit happening in the iOS world, but not to the next main model this year. (I don't utterly rule out an expansion of the line, but will be mildly surprised. The iPhone 4 at $0-49 and 4S at $99 should hold the fort for another year.)
My vote's for 3.7-3.8 in 2012 - same pixels - narrower but not non-existent bezel - and so bits of a millimeter added here and there to accommodate new radios, more battery and maybe upgraded cam optics - and to give just a nod to the "bigger screen/better" crowd - but mainly sold by a fresh sheet Johnny Ive do-over and pleasant surprises in iOS 6.
Not sure if it'll get the A5X, bigger, hungrier and the iPhone already runs retina graphics. Maybe a new (A6-ish?) CPU on a smaller die process??
Still and all, Apple's got every mainstream display size from 9.7 to 27" well enough covered and it seems unlikely the world's largest and best funded company will forever eschew playing in any size and form factor from 3.5 to 9.7" forever. That's a lot of niches to cede.
Originally Posted by Applecation
An LTE phone will require a denser battery.
From my iPad experience, I can tell you that this will result in much longer recharge cycles.
I find it hard to believe the next generation phone will be that much better than the iPhone4S!
How about a simple answer to this question: Couldn't Apple have - or couldn't an aftermarket company - offer a higher capacity charger to keep the charge time at last year's rate - without undue wear and tear on the battery?
You'd think they would've preserved the vaunted quality of the "user experience" in this area if they could have easily. Or is it just another of those maintain the $499 entry level AND maintain the margins things?
However if technically feasible, the only downside I can see would be few extra ounces on the charger (and the sad fact Apple DOESN'T offer it, so a whole new charger to buy, with the only consolation that a spare charger for an iDevice can come in handy - as I know from experience.)