Purported iPhone 5 part surfaces with alleged deals of sliding cover

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  • Reply 21 of 63
    daharderdaharder Posts: 1,580member
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    Originally Posted by Outsider View Post


    Out of all the supposed features for the new iPhone 5 coming out, I find a slide out keyboard the hardest to swallow. Am Ithe only one?



    Same here... it's a dubious 'feature' given the device's already excellent touch keyboard, but a larger (3.7 to 4.0 inch) display would be nice...



    http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/8...hone5bezel.png
  • Reply 22 of 63
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    Originally Posted by sflocal View Post


    Here you go. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go and solve world peace now.



    http://www.boxwave.com/products/keyb...-case_3968.htm



    Thank you for sharing. I had no idea that existed. Not that I want to get one, it's a pretty big add on to the iPhone, but it's good to know about it.
  • Reply 23 of 63
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Outsider View Post


    Out of all the supposed features for the new iPhone 5 coming out, I find a slide out keyboard the hardest to swallow. Am Ithe only one?



    Apple is obsessed with thinner and lighter, so making the iPhone fatter and heavier to add a feature which was one of the main reasons why it has a touchscreen, is about as likely as Lenovo laptops becoming sexy!



    It will NEVER happen.



    Phil
  • Reply 24 of 63
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    Originally Posted by anonymouse View Post


    As likely as a 27" MBA then?



    That will be coming out: The MacBook End Table. With multi-touch enabled.



  • Reply 25 of 63
    mac_dogmac_dog Posts: 1,017member
    all this dialogue on this one article about a supposed part that looks like it could belong in a toaster. geez!
  • Reply 26 of 63
    jnjnjnjnjnjn Posts: 588member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Outsider View Post


    Out of all the supposed features for the new iPhone 5 coming out, I find a slide out keyboard the hardest to swallow. Am Ithe only one?



    No and never.
  • Reply 27 of 63
    irelandireland Posts: 17,793member
    No credit for MacRumors for bringing this story to your attention? Come on AI.
  • Reply 28 of 63
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DaHarder View Post


    Same here... it's a dubious 'feature' given the device's already excellent touch keyboard, but a larger (3.7 to 4.0 inch) display would be nice...



    http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/8...hone5bezel.png



    Not to mention that every single app in the App Store will have to be rewritten.
  • Reply 29 of 63
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    Originally Posted by Ireland View Post


    No credit for MacRumors for bringing this story to your attention? Come on AI.



    I saw it on 9to5mac.com first. Are macrumors and 9t5mac in some sort of agreement. Lately, there stories have been identical.
  • Reply 30 of 63
    Not gonna happen.
  • Reply 31 of 63
    cubertcubert Posts: 728member
    The sliding keyboard version is the one to root out the leakers.
  • Reply 32 of 63
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    Originally Posted by mstone View Post


    Not to mention that every single app in the App Store will have to be rewritten.



    Uh no. The keyboard is part of the OS, not the app, and there are already ways to provide external keyboard input.



    I would hope (and highly doubt) Apple does not add a KB to all phones, but I don't care if they offer an option for the crackheads. The same goes for a larger device with a 4.X inch screen. OK to offer, but don't get rid of the smaller form factor that fits in a pocket better than an EVO. Apple offering more choices doesn't hurt anyone but the competition. Well maybe the self centered posters here who think "if I don't want it, no one should have it" will have their egos bruised but no one really cares about that.



    If Apple can design and support multiple form factors while maintaining a unified environment why not?
  • Reply 33 of 63
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    Originally Posted by DarenW View Post


    If Ive has actually already left for the UK, and Ballmer has taken over as head of design, there might be a slide out keyboard.



    Don't forget the stylus.
  • Reply 34 of 63
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    Originally Posted by drobforever View Post


    If Apple wants to gain more market shares, there would be a need to create a phone with keyboard, given that most of the Blackberry non-corporate customers who are willing to stick to RIMM basically stay because of the keyboard.



    If Apple wants to gain Market Share, they should de-couple Lion from Apple hardware so that you can load it onto every POS intel machine out there. They'd sell the hell out of the thing, and completely disrupt everything else they are trying to do.



    Apple won't play to the lowest common denominator by diluting what they do best, and they sure as hell wouldn't bet on what is already the losing technology. RIM is so far back in Apple's rearview mirror that they can't even see them anymore.
  • Reply 35 of 63
    Totally and utterly false. Just another site looking for traffic.
  • Reply 36 of 63
    Why isn't anyone thinking Apple would want to release a new model? Please. Apple offers 3 ipods and 1 iPhone model. We'll see more at some point. I'm pretty sure if we see a keyboard on the iPhone it will be because there's a smaller, cheaper model with a much smaller screen that would work fine for info display, but it would be too small for a soft keyboard.



    And what is so remarkable about a dock connector? OK at least we know it's not changing. Big deal.
  • Reply 37 of 63
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by womble2k2 View Post


    Apple is obsessed with thinner and lighter, so making the iPhone fatter and heavier to add a feature which was one of the main reasons why it has a touchscreen, is about as likely as Lenovo laptops becoming sexy!



    It will NEVER happen.



    Phil



    A smaller phone would need a hard KB expressly because the screen would not be large enough to accommodate a soft kB.
  • Reply 38 of 63
    macrulezmacrulez Posts: 2,455member
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  • Reply 39 of 63
    asdasdasdasd Posts: 5,686member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bcahill009 View Post


    No, you are not. What is more likely is that (like previous reports have mentioned) Apple puts out many prototype designs to identify security leaks. My guess is Apple will follow the links back to the source if possible and note them as security threat.



    This is pure speculation. It would be an amazing waste of resources to design, prototype, build and release into the wild ( for security purposes) a device which is not ever to be released. There may be unreleased products within Apple but they were rejected for other reasons.
  • Reply 40 of 63
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by spliff monkey View Post


    A smaller phone would need a hard KB expressly because the screen would not be large enough to accommodate a soft kB.



    Not necessarily. A smaller iPhone would arguably only work if it was a "feature phone."



    Feature phones don't commonly have keyboards beyond the regular number keys. A small keyboard-less phone would therefore be the norm, not the exception.
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