The New iPhone

August 14, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Farhad Manjoo discussed what Apple’s upcoming iPhone (not pictured above) will look like, and what that means for Apple:

  • The numerous leaks suggest that the new iPhone…won’t be all that great. It’ll have a slightly bigger screen, a new port that makes all old accessories incompatible, and a headphone jack on the bottom of the phone.
  • The leaks are strange. The company is famous for its secrecy and some have speculated that the leaks are, in fact, decoys planted by Apple to throw us off the real iPhone which will be much more exciting and dynamic.
  • Manjoo agrees that the leaks could be deliberate, but thinks that the parts are real. He believes that Apple is trying to lower the expectations of its fans by giving them leaked previews so that they won’t be disappointed when they see the real thing.
  • The only thing that is likely to get Apple to radically revamp the iPhone and make it more exciting would be the development of a new technology such as flexible screens.

To read more including why Apple won’t be creating “the best iPhone yet”, what Apple’s patent case against Samsung tells us about the mentality of Apple, what experts think about it, why a bigger iPhone isn’t necessarily better, the limits of industrial smartphone design, Apple’s position on aesthetics, and more details about what the device will look like, click here.

Source: Slate