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The iPhone 6 will have a million times the technology of your pebble, as well as many, many more design considerations. I own a pebble too (and love it) but the "my pebble is waterproof so the iPhone should be too" is a pretty weak and naive argument. The pebble is made entirely out of plastic, and has zero ports- no headphone ports, charging ports, speaker holes, microphone, sim card slot, etc.
You got pebble so you know the way charging is done. And it's waterproof. I have a waterproof case for my iPhones with fully functional headphone jack. You can have a telephone conversation with this waterproof case on. So it should be possible for apple to do it w/o the need for the case. The phone is much more expensive than the pebble watch which is one more reason to protect it.
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And for those calling this phone "ugly", the iPhone 3G was called the same thing when shown off, the iPhone 4 was labelled an atrocity based on leaks (and now considered the benchmark and probably the most gorgeous phone of all time), and the iPhone 5 was called ugly too. Enough with the kneejerk reactions. 

I had and liked all previous versions of iPhones - but I don't like the bands on this ugly mockup. As far as compromising..... No way, I would not want to compromise... The technology could be available....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2636078/Now-THATS-waterproof-Super-material-repels-water-strongly-causes-liquid-droplets-BOUNCE-off.html
post #82 of 104
That's a very nice looking phone. It'll be my first smart phone. All my friends and former colleagues are baffled I have never bought a smart phone, but they knew it would never be anything but the platform we helped bring to Apple and worked/tested on at Apple.

P.S. I dig the banding for the antennas. Beautiful merging of scientific design.
post #83 of 104
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What are you talking about "decorative"? Apple does not do decorative.

For all you know, those inserts you're calling "bands" are the antennas, made of ceramic mixed with sintered metal, with electrical connections to the inside. Just an example of what they could be.

The leap to hand-wringing here is just astounding. The first thing you should do is trust that Apple knows what they are doing.

And another thing. I think they look good. Inlaying elements flush into plain—or plane—surfaces always adds tactile and visual interest, but the effect can only be appreciated with the device in your hand. When you see it in a 2D photograph only, it is your impoverished left brain that's doing the judging.

For all you know this is just a fake mockup... I hope it is

post #84 of 104
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lol.gif  Yes there is! It compromises the entire design, for an incredibly stupid reason!

Don't use your phone in the pool! Unbelievable.

The same people who bitch about the lack of waterproof as a must have feature demand the iPad be a half a pound/270+ grams lighter for when they lie their lazy ass on their back looking up to read: something you ergonomically should never do as you tend to fall asleep.

They scoff at lifting some weights [like 5 lbs] so it is not surprising they'd shit a brick over style that they themselves know will eventually be copied by every damn vendor on the planet.
post #85 of 104
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For all you know this is just a fake mockup... I hope it is

You're not a good poker player. These late in the game leaks are final products.
post #86 of 104
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Originally Posted by pmz View Post
 

:lol: Yes there is! It compromises the entire design, for an incredibly stupid reason!

 

Don't use your phone in the pool! Unbelievable.

now that is a compromise...:smokey: 

post #87 of 104
Originally Posted by IsmOfAm View Post
LOL, you must be stupid or dense... 


Your justification for this being what? Feel free to explain why the antenna bands are no longer antenna bands. We’ll wait.


Edited by Tallest Skil - 8/29/14 at 9:08pm
post #88 of 104
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not liking those bands

Ditto. Perhaps they'll look fine in a better light.
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Geesh...AI, get some bandwidth or learn how to make thumbnails.

Also reexport those png on the top you can save about 90% file size

No-one wants to hear your whining.

Get a faster connection and stay on topic.
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post #90 of 104
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We don't? I would vehemently disagree. I'm sure you're paying close enough attention to know the actual cover glass for the 4.7" has leaked, and it indeed curves at the edges, to match up to the curving sides.

Case closed as far as I'm concerned.

Until Apple decides to show us something there is nothing that can be proven. A rumoured leaked product from something that is commonly cloned in China is not a smoking gun. All you have is a bunch of circumstantial evidence and history that tells you that the odds of it being accurate are excellent but that isn't proof.

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No-one wants to hear your whining.

Get a faster connection and stay on topic.

Cool it!

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No-one wants to hear your whining.

Get a faster connection and stay on topic.

It's not whining.

Only a moron embedded lossless PNGs, each at 1.4MB when an equivalent non-compressed JPEG is 206.8 KB.



Throw in 4 more and you're pissing bandwidth costs for your server.

Link to a much larger makes sense, but to embed into the page a bloated PNG not designed for this purpose is truly says one is ignorant of graphic formats.
post #92 of 104
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It's not whining.

Only a moron embedded lossless PNGs, each at 1.4MB when an equivalent non-compressed JPEG is 206.8 KB.

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Throw in 4 more and you're pissing bandwidth costs for your server.

Link to a much larger makes sense, but to embed into the page a bloated PNG not designed for this purpose is truly says one is ignorant of graphic formats.

Is that why they took so long to load? I was on my iPhone and thought it was my cellular data connection but when other sites were fine I then loaded a different AI page which was fine so I then reloaded the images. That's pretty shitty.

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post #93 of 104
I still vote for iPhone 6 Pro. Double battery life, 256gb space, charge premium if you have to.

I would buy a phone where you can REALLY expect heavy 12hr use and still not get battery anxiety.

Battery anxiety is the WORST part of any smartphone experience... It literally trumps everything else.
post #94 of 104

The bands might have purpose - Just few wild guesses

 

1. It might be translucent light, similar to the Macbook Apple logo. Different light means different thing.

2. Could there be hidden sensors?

3. Could be contact points for wireless charging?

post #95 of 104
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The bands might have purpose - Just few wild guesses

1. It might be translucent light, similar to the Macbook Apple logo. Different light means different thing.
2. Could there be hidden sensors?
3. Could be contact points for wireless charging?

They surround the metal antenna inserted into the previously-seen recesses in the ends of the bare metal backshell, incidentally putting paid to the hysteria about the "protruding" camera lens. These may be the antennas for this unnecessary NFC feature, since that's so much longer-wavelength that the plastic insert in the Apple logo wouldn't do the job.
post #96 of 104

Those bands are for NFC, as it would be problematic to transmit if the whole back were metal. NFC will be an important feature of the iPhone 6.

 

NFC and Touch ID will both be found in the home button, as Apple holds a patent for that.

 

Actually, I have no idea what I'm talking about, and I just felt like playing a douchebag analyst for a moment and make a crazy prediction.

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It's not whining.

Only a moron embedded lossless PNGs, each at 1.4MB when an equivalent non-compressed JPEG is 206.8 KB.

[image]

Throw in 4 more and you're pissing bandwidth costs for your server.

Link to a much larger makes sense, but to embed into the page a bloated PNG not designed for this purpose is truly says one is ignorant of graphic formats.

Is that why they took so long to load? I was on my iPhone and thought it was my cellular data connection but when other sites were fine I then loaded a different AI page which was fine so I then reloaded the images. That's pretty shitty.

 

I had to reload the page three times just to see the images. It kept timing out. I just assumed there were millions of people all trying to see the page at the same time.

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post #98 of 104
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Actually, I have no idea what I'm talking about, and I just felt like playing a douchebag analyst for a moment and make a crazy prediction.

Haha!! You're in the right place! Everyone's an expert here.
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Only a moron embedded lossless PNGs, each at 1.4MB when an equivalent non-compressed JPEG is 206.8 KB.

That was epic. This blog is proudly ignorant of spelling, grammar, style, formatting, programming skill, and file formats. The important thing is that Google ads were shown; that is all that matters.

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post #100 of 104
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I had to reload the page three times just to see the images. It kept timing out. I just assumed there were millions of people all trying to see the page at the same time.

I assumed something was slow with my Internet connection, then I went to another site, and saw that everything was fast.

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post #101 of 104
Did anyone take notice that from the inside, you can see the Apple logo? May in fact illuminate for some reason?
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Originally Posted by BobA12 View Post
Did anyone take notice that from the inside, you can see the Apple logo? May in fact illuminate for some reason?

 

Yeah, not happening ever.

post #103 of 104
If you look at the first photo, you will see two cut out holes in the center top front. The article guesses that one of these is the proximity sensor and doesn't even venture a guess for the purpose of the other. I have a sneaky suspicion that these are actually 3D proximity sensors using technology from Prime Sense. I could be wrong. Odds are I am wrong, but I really hope I am right. The photo leaves open this as a definite possibility, rather than providing evidence of the contrary. I really hope they were able to include Prime Sense technology in this generation's model. Such technology in a smart device would allow programmers to make their apps smarter and more user friendly than most can imagine!
post #104 of 104
Originally Posted by PeterAlt View Post
The article guesses that one of these is the proximity sensor and doesn't even venture a guess for the purpose of the other.


Because it’s the ambient light sensor.

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