Sources: 9to5 Mac, iLab Factory
quote: Both of them strike me as utter nonsense.
quote: The rest of the world will laugh at your absence of a clue.
quote: Testerguy made a compelling argument
quote: If Apple sales are limited ONLY by how many they can produce (and all indications are this is currently the case) then it's completely irrelevant how many more they would sell if they changed the styling, isn't it?
quote: They ignore the benefits of a single form factor, and what that means for secondary markets like case market. They ignore the massive benefits to Apple and to third party developers of having only a few targets to aim for and worry about.
quote: And it's not like your side have massive evidence of your claims. You insist that the points you state (regarding customers' desire for variety) are true on the flimsiest of evidence. Not only do we have some commercial evidence arrayed against you, there's plenty of psychological evidence pointing to the same thing --- that people's expressed desires for variety in the commercial sphere are flimsy and fickle, and basically not worth worrying about. Listen to these sorts of polls too closely and you land up launching products like New Coke or Kin.
quote: meh, my iPhone still feels like sex in my hands so no need to radically redesign the feel of the device. The look of the device plays into the feel, so not much need to change that.
quote: I wonder if apple can design a (completly) different looking iphone
quote: as well as a revamped OS.
quote: This device will have LTE, a bigger screen, possible NFC, more RAM
quote: If it adds NFC there's little if anything that an S3 would do that the new iPhone won't.
quote: To be fair, even the Apple fanatics are crying over the design on this one:http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=14141...
quote: Except that one doesn't have to pull the battery out every other day.
quote: Haven't we heard over and over again (frequently from the commenters and posters on this site) that Apple is a company based on "fashion" and "surface appearance"? And yet it is THESE PEOPLE, not Apple, who seem to be most upset that Apple refuses to change the appearance of their phone every six months. WTF?I'd have thought that a company that has a REPEATED pattern of refining its designs, and then retaining them for years on end (MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook Air, iPad, now iPhone) is pretty clearly NOT in the fashion business, and it's more than a little foolish to criticize them on these grounds. But what do I know?