Originally Posted by greybeard
Oh, no! Please! What an ugly lump it's going to become! Did Apple really hired "designer" from scamsung? :(
Well, if you think it's ugly, I guess Apple should go back to the drawing board. Because clearly after the entire internet (this place included) had declared the iPhone 4 design the most hideous thing they've ever seen in their lives, 'ugly as sin', 'clearly not an Apple device', a 'monstrosity', etc- the phone was an utter failure. Oh wait- that was another dimension. The phone was the most successful in existence, and the subsequent one even more so, which retained the exact design. Learn some humility and stop with the sensationalism, it does nothing to further discussion. The design might not be up YOUR alley, but that doesn't mean its ugly, nor that Apple can't design. To this day, the iPhone 4/4S is still the most classy and beautiful phone ever made. None of the massive plastic phones today change that fact. Shows how much people shrieking on messageboards know. This design looks to be an improvement on the 4/4S design, and I have no doubt it will look stunning in person.
Also, why do people want Apple to throw out everything they learned while designing their current phones, and start from scratch? You people think Ive and his team didnt consider a bunch of other designs? That they don't have a hundred completely prototypes in the lab? Clearly they believe there's design elements from the current generation that work extremely well for their goals, and that building on that is a good thing. Also, the product is maturing. Look at Apple's iMac line, Macbook Air, MBP, etc. How much has the iMac changed in the past few years? The Retina MBP was basically rebuilt from the ground up- nothing internally is the same. But it looks physically identical, minus the thinnes and the ports. You think Apple could EASILY have changed the designed while they were redesigning it from scratch? Of course they could have. But they DECIDED to keep it similar. Maybe because they believe they got it right. Just because something is not radically redesigned to satisfy people's ADHD, doesnt mean Apple has no 'innovation' left. It means they think deeply about every design choice, as its interwoven with function. I'm shocked at how so many people here look at things from such a childish point of view. Maybe because they're children, I don't know. There's a million considerations when designing a phone (especially one that will sell in iPhone's #s) and I'm sure Apple's design team ahs considered every single one of them and produced a product they believe meets those goals in the best way they know how. If you don't like it, don't buy it. But atleast wait until the damn thing is officially revealed to jump to conclusions.