Design Con 2015
Breaking News
User Rank
re: IPhone 5S likely evolutionary, not revolutionary
eewiz   3/22/2013 4:52:42 AM
Only the first iphone was revolutionary, all other iphones and smartphones for that matter are just evolutionary

User Rank
re: IPhone 5S likely evolutionary, not revolutionary
Olaf.Barheine   3/22/2013 12:33:26 PM
I wonder if the consumers are really ready for the next iPhone. This is a dangerous strategy of Apple.

User Rank
re: IPhone 5S likely evolutionary, not revolutionary
mjlandry   3/22/2013 5:14:20 PM
My daughter finally got an iPhone 4 last month. I told her that I was waiting for the iPhone 7. They'll probably have it figured out by then.

old account Frank Eory
User Rank
re: IPhone 5S likely evolutionary, not revolutionary
old account Frank Eory   3/22/2013 8:21:32 PM
I have to agree with eewiz. The first iPhone was revolutionary and every smartphone from every manufacturer since then, including Apple, has been evolutionary. Higher res screen, more megapixels in the camera, faster processor, cellular link evolution from 2.5G to 3G to LTE -- it's all very logical and predictable. That's not to say that today's phones aren't better than those of years past. They definitely are. They just don't offer any new features that truly startle the consumer. You know what might be revolutionary? A battery that lasts all week but has the same volume & weight as today's smartphone batteries.

Duane Benson
User Rank
re: IPhone 5S likely evolutionary, not revolutionary
Duane Benson   3/26/2013 5:24:13 PM
"A battery that lasts all week" - Now that would be a genuine revolution. My first cell phone was a Motorola analog flip phone. I could generally get a day out of a charge. By the time I was up to a Motorola Razr flip phone, I had about a week of battery life. Now with my smart phone, I'm back to generally being able to get a day out of a charge. I do like a number of the features we get for that price, but I'd almost rather have a separate phone with a week-long battery and a smart-phone sized tablet for all of the other functionality.

Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Is Your System Cyber-Secure?
Max Maxfield
Until recently, I was under the impression that my computer system in general -- and my precious data in particular -- was reasonably secure against the forces of evil, but then my eyes ...

Rich Quinnell

Bloopers Book Helps Improve GUI Development
Rich Quinnell
Courtesy of fellow editor "Max" Maxfield (aka Max the Magnificent), I recently acquired a copy of GUI Bloopers 2.0 by Jeff Johnson of UI Wizards. I found it an interesting read chock full ...

Martin Rowe

Make This Engineering Museum a Reality
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
Vincent Valentine is a man on a mission. He wants to make the first house to ever have a telephone into a telephone museum. Without help, it may not happen.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...