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  • Apple Photo Stream Beta Icon Hints at Possible iPhone 5 Dimensions


    Apple recently released their latest Photo Stream beta and with it a possible hint at what the forthcoming iPhone 5 redesign will look like. The Photo Stream icon used to depict the iPhone in the instructions below looks quite a bit different than the current iPhone.



    And here's a rendering of the Photo Stream icon based on the above dimensions.



    The icon is eerily similar to iPhone 5 descriptions from rumors and renderings posted earlier this year. These rumors claimed the iPhone 5 would sport a larger screen with an elongated home button. The home button in this icon, when blown up and rendered out, doesn't appear to be any wider than the current home button, but it is shorter creating the oval appearance.

    If this is in fact a correct representation of the iPhone 5 redesign many rumors, including the loss of the home button, or a smaller home button with a gesture area would appear to be false. Also, the leaked parts that have surfaced in the last few weeks would appear to be for an iPhone 4S and not an all new iPhone redesign.

    Apple, from the looks of it, is planning on releasing two different phones this fall. It will be interesting to see what separates the two phones spec wise. Apple isn't in the business of cannibalizing sales and creating customer confusion between the value of two very similar products. Producing a cheaper iPhone alternative for emerging markets and lower income households means whatever big changes come for a new iPhone, they need to present a clear advantage over the cheaper alternative.

    Source: 9to5Mac, MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Photo Stream Beta Icon Hints at Possible iPhone 5 Dimensions started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 58 Comments
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      So still no response on what the Droid can do that the iPhone can't. The next iPhone for for sure have at least HSPA+ 14.4Mbs which is twice as fast as the current model. Tethering at 14.4Mbs is plenty for most applications.
    1. matrixhunter's Avatar
      matrixhunter -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      So still no response on what the Droid can do that the iPhone can't. The next iPhone for for sure have at least HSPA+ 14.4Mbs which is twice as fast as the current model. Tethering at 14.4Mbs is plenty for most applications.
      customization u can customize the home screens by putting widgets on the homescreen itself and live wallpaper without the need of hacking or jailbreaking ios 5 has only a few widgets but not on the homescreen itself only when u pull the notification bar let me know when u can customize ur phone without jailbreaking it ok
    1. nyc4bx's Avatar
      nyc4bx -
      If that's what the iPhone 5 will look like and the specs are barely better than the iPhone 4 I might as well get the iPhone 4... That design just looks plain ugly to be honest.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by matrixhunter View Post
      customization u can customize the home screens by putting widgets on the homescreen itself and live wallpaper without the need of hacking or jailbreaking ios 5 has only a few widgets but not on the homescreen itself only when u pull the notification bar let me know when u can customize ur phone without jailbreaking it ok
      It takes 12 seconds to jailbreak the iPhone 4.. then you get thousands upon thousands of additional customization options through Winterboard and Dreamboard and SSH and a dozen other programs. I was hoping you'd come up with something practical and functional... not just UI changes. Also each manufacturer of Android puts their specific "skin" on the UI. For example Android looks different on a Samsung vs HTC vs Motorola phone. Keep in mind you are on an iPhone HACKING site. With a simple jailbreak the iPhone can do more than any other phone on the market and without it it can do 99% of what Android can do... minus widgets which drain battery life like crazy!

      Additionally your argument about customization is centered around "live" wallpaper and widgets... that's it. Doesn't seem very convincing that your Droid can do SOOOO much more than the iPhone 4. I'd rather have a static wallpaper and have 50% more battery life and widgets are cool and all but again... a huge battery drain and most people I know including myself get bored with the widgets anyway b/c they're so limited in functionality and would rather use a full featured app for mail, RSS feeds, weather, or whatever the widget may be displaying.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      I have widgets on my iPhone 4 plus Dreamboard and winterboard are awesome! Plus there are so many HD themes made for just the Retina display that will rock just About any android theme.

      When I look through tweaks on Cydia I am so amazed at how many there are. More than anyone would need to install on 1 phone that's for sure. But there are some really cool ones like sbsettings,sbrotator,flashlight that uses my iPhone's bright LED light right from my lockscreen. Animated boot logos that u can pick from 100s if not 1000s of them.
    1. matrixhunter's Avatar
      matrixhunter -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      It takes 12 seconds to jailbreak the iPhone 4.. then you get thousands upon thousands of additional customization options through Winterboard and Dreamboard and SSH and a dozen other programs. I was hoping you'd come up with something practical and functional... not just UI changes. Also each manufacturer of Android puts their specific "skin" on the UI. For example Android looks different on a Samsung vs HTC vs Motorola phone. Keep in mind you are on an iPhone HACKING site. With a simple jailbreak the iPhone can do more than any other phone on the market and without it it can do 99% of what Android can do... minus widgets which drain battery life like crazy!

      Additionally your argument about customization is centered around "live" wallpaper and widgets... that's it. Doesn't seem very convincing that your Droid can do SOOOO much more than the iPhone 4. I'd rather have a static wallpaper and have 50% more battery life and widgets are cool and all but again... a huge battery drain and most people I know including myself get bored with the widgets anyway b/c they're so limited in functionality and would rather use a full featured app for mail, RSS feeds, weather, or whatever the widget may be displaying.
      ok ur right but jailbreaking also causes the battery to drain faster i know from experience since i own an iphone 4 but there should be a way in which u can have stuff u want that doesnt drain battery u know what i mean like something unique
    1. back2thebeatof84's Avatar
      back2thebeatof84 -
      Quote Originally Posted by matrixhunter View Post
      ok ur right but jailbreaking also causes the battery to drain faster i know from experience since i own an iphone 4 but there should be a way in which u can have stuff u want that doesnt drain battery u know what i mean like something unique
      1. download SBSettings.
      2. download OpenSSH.
      3. turn off SSH through SBSettings.

      /argument.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      That act of jailbreaking in and of itself does in no way affect battery life. All it does is gain root access. Battery life is affected when the CPU is accessed in some way. Background processes are the huge battery drain which jailbreaking does not create any. Mobile substrate add-ons also do not affect battery... they access RAM which does not take up additional CPU cycles. After a user jailbreaks it is a common misconception that battery life goes down but this is explained by the fact that you are constantly modding your phone, tweaking it, downloading apps and themes from Cydia and just generally on it more then you would be otherwise. If you jailbreak and then do not access Cydia for ANYTHING and just use your phone as you normally would your battery life is the same. After a few weeks of tweaking your phone habits go back to normal and so does your battery life. This is why EVERY SINGLE TIME a new firmware comes out your have 20 threads started about battery life and then after a month people realize it's not the battery life.. its the fact that they never put their phone down after a new jailbreak. Hacktivation and unlocking however is a different story. If you hacktivate and your phone does not have vald certificates your phone will try and download them all day thus accessing the CPU and draining battery. This is why SAM was written.
    1. steeda763's Avatar
      steeda763 -
      Quote Originally Posted by matrixhunter View Post
      ok ur right but jailbreaking also causes the battery to drain faster i know from experience since i own an iphone 4 but there should be a way in which u can have stuff u want that doesnt drain battery u know what i mean like something unique
      I've been jailbreaking my iPhones since 2007 and have never had a complaint about battery life. Conversely, friends with Android phones (who don't have the bulky high-capacity batteries) are finding that their phones die quite a bit faster than mine. Those "coveted" widgets and live wallpapers you're talking about are what drain the battery.

      On a side note, I'm surprised that people are actually responding to you, considering it's pretty difficult to read your illiterate responses.
    1. Dranon's Avatar
      Dranon -
      Quote Originally Posted by pyroemaniac View Post
      What you're saying is completely biased by your apple fan-boy attitude, I have an Iphone 4 and a Droid incredible and my incredible after adjusting some settings gets around 17-18 hours of battery life. Although I love the iPhone and its simplicity, it will never be able to do half of the things (even jailbroken) that my android phone can do straight out of the box.
      HALF??????? REALLLLLY???? Please educate me because everyone I know and all my wifes girlfriends cannot wait for their contracts to run out so they can get rid of their android phones and get the iphone! I am NOT a fanboi, I am techy and the iphone does everything I need it to, I really cannot imagine any android phone being able to do twice as much as an iphone! Please direct me to a source or inform me what these androids can do that an iphone cannot???

      Thats not "doing" something that is just customizing the homescreen which if you jailbreak your iphone you can "customize "it to your hearts content! I have seen INCREDIBLE customization on iphones that they do not even LOOK like iphones anymore! Just check out the mods on this site itself! BUT if you are new phone user, the iphone requires VERY little or no training just to use it. My wife has an iphone 4 and I have a 3GS ! I just prefer the "feel" of the 3gs
    1. matrixhunter's Avatar
      matrixhunter -
      Quote Originally Posted by steeda763 View Post
      I've been jailbreaking my iPhones since 2007 and have never had a complaint about battery life. Conversely, friends with Android phones (who don't have the bulky high-capacity batteries) are finding that their phones die quite a bit faster than mine. Those "coveted" widgets and live wallpapers you're talking about are what drain the battery.

      On a side note, I'm surprised that people are actually responding to you, considering it's pretty difficult to read your illiterate responses.
      illiterate really? this is a community where we help each other out if someone has an argument we help by responding in ways they can understand and try to help out we shud not bash each other everyone has their own personal opinion and taste

      on the side note: it would be nice if apple allowed the n64 emulator the one that they have for android on the iphone that would be amazing
    1. steeda763's Avatar
      steeda763 -
      Quote Originally Posted by matrixhunter View Post
      illiterate really? this is a community where we help each other out if someone has an argument we help by responding in ways they can understand and try to help out we shud not bash each other everyone has their own personal opinion and taste

      on the side note: it would be nice if apple allowed the n64 emulator the one that they have for android on the iphone that would be amazing
      If you're here to help other people out, you can start by not trolling an iPhone forum with your pro-Android nonsense. Or at least make reasonably sound arguments when you do.
    1. BloodNreaper's Avatar
      BloodNreaper -
      Apple really is holding back on specs when it comes about specs samsung galaxy s2 has better performance, it has flash, has widgets and stuff... I have an iPhone 4 and when I use a dreamboard or widgets my iPhone starts lagging and crashing alot...just like droid phones. I hope apple steps it up alot if not I'm going to get a samsung galaxy s2...
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      I currently own an iPhone 4 but 2 weeks ago I purchased the Samsung Infuse 4G. So after trying "Android" for a couple of days, I returned it, why you may ask? It sucked so bad that it just could keep up with my iPhone 4 in every aspect. I'm not an Apple fanboy, I just prefer better technology and what accommodates me better. This is the way I see it; Apple > Android, enough said.

      Pshh.. Don't even get me started with the Android fanboys at Sprint on how their so called "4G" is faster than the 3G on AT&T's iPhone because Sprint's 4G is seriously a joke -__-

      Anyone else agree with me?
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      iPhone > Android
      Enough said.
      Bahahahaha I agree 100%
    1. Slimz's Avatar
      Slimz -
      IOS rules with simplicity. But, it's been essentially the same for 4 years. (I personally hate that part of it, I would love to see it evolve into something new.) But, for good reason. It works, flawlessly. It's easy to use and hugely popular.

      I ran my iPhone over putting a snow machine on a trailer, and I got an Atrix.

      Android to me, feels like a pile of **** 4 feet high. It's messy, and just generally not that great. I have a pile of icons in one folder, half of which I don't even use. Hell, what are half of them even for? The market is a disaster. It's like going into a wal-mart the week of christmas. There is **** everywhere!

      But, it does have it's good things too. I love the camera features on my Atrix. I love the AI (I'm a nerd like that.) on my Atrix. I personally find the battery life on my phone better then my iPhone 4 was, much better actually. I strangely like Android for some reason.

      But I'm still getting the next-gen iPhone.
    1. wherwel's Avatar
      wherwel -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Swanson View Post


      Apple recently released their latest Photo Stream beta and with it a possible hint at what the forthcoming iPhone 5 redesign will look like. The Photo Stream icon used to depict the iPhone in the instructions below looks quite a bit different than the current iPhone.



      And here's a rendering of the Photo Stream icon based on the above dimensions.



      The icon is eerily similar to iPhone 5 descriptions from rumors and renderings posted earlier this year. These rumors claimed the iPhone 5 would sport a larger screen with an elongated home button. The home button in this icon, when blown up and rendered out, doesn't appear to be any wider than the current home button, but it is shorter creating the oval appearance.

      If this is in fact a correct representation of the iPhone 5 redesign many rumors, including the loss of the home button, or a smaller home button with a gesture area would appear to be false. Also, the leaked parts that have surfaced in the last few weeks would appear to be for an iPhone 4S and not an all new iPhone redesign.

      Apple, from the looks of it, is planning on releasing two different phones this fall. It will be interesting to see what separates the two phones spec wise. Apple isn't in the business of cannibalizing sales and creating customer confusion between the value of two very similar products. Producing a cheaper iPhone alternative for emerging markets and lower income households means whatever big changes come for a new iPhone, they need to present a clear advantage over the cheaper alternative.

      Source: 9to5Mac, MacRumors
      i cant wait to have iPhone 5
    1. ///Maybach's Avatar
      ///Maybach -
      I wonder if the new iPod touch is going to take the direction of a mini iPad..
    1. iGamers's Avatar
      iGamers -
      idk, i hope thats not that case, especially cause the home button, that looks so terrible, i like the rounded one, it makes pressing the home button feel natural i guess
    1. matrixhunter's Avatar
      matrixhunter -
      Quote Originally Posted by steeda763 View Post
      If you're here to help other people out, you can start by not trolling an iPhone forum with your pro-Android nonsense. Or at least make reasonably sound arguments when you do.
      i aint trolling i was stating my opinion based upon my experience cause i own a jailbroken iphone 4, an iphone 3gs, iphone 3g, ipad 2, and a jailbroken ipod touch most of my stuff is apple either way i even have an Imac

      Quote Originally Posted by BloodNreaper View Post
      Apple really is holding back on specs when it comes about specs samsung galaxy s2 has better performance, it has flash, has widgets and stuff... I have an iPhone 4 and when I use a dreamboard or widgets my iPhone starts lagging and crashing alot...just like droid phones. I hope apple steps it up alot if not I'm going to get a samsung galaxy s2...
      i was also thinking off also getting the samsung galaxy s2 same thing happened to me with dreamboard i was using the endroid theme and it started lagging and crashing i had to restore a few times apple shud put the stuff we want rather than jailbreaking the phone to get what we want

      my friend keeps shoving his android phone in my face saying that he can play the n64 emulator on it and i cant why cant we get the n64 emulator that runs smooth