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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:10 AM   #1
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Sick and tired of the 4-inch screen

the more days past, the more i hate my iphone 5.... it's excellent at everything, but when it's used for browsing the web, it just hurts my eyes... i dont wanna switch to android just because android sucks balls...

i just submitted a feedback telling apple how pissed i am with the small iphone 5 screen.... all of you guys should do the same, here's the link:

http://www.apple.com/feedback/
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:11 AM   #2
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Small iPhone screen. Have you had an S3 before this or something? It's bigger than any of it's predecessors.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:13 AM   #3
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The iPhone is designed to be used with one hand. Bigger phones are not. That's the difference. If you're fine with using your phone with two hands from time to time, then the iPhone isn't for you, and you can get a larger phone.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:19 AM   #4
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The iPhone is designed to be used with one hand. Bigger phones are not. That's the difference. If you're fine with using your phone with two hands from time to time, then the iPhone isn't for you, and you can get a larger phone.
Sorry, you fell for marketing. You still use two hands to use the phone. Try reaching for those buttons in the upper right or left corners with one hand.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:21 AM   #5
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Sorry, you fell for marketing. You still use two hands to use the phone. Try reaching for those buttons in the upper right or left corners with one hand.
Forgive me, but you're mistaken. I own an iPhone 5 and have no trouble using it with one hand. I will admit that I have large hands however.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 05:48 PM   #6
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Forgive me, but you're mistaken. I own an iPhone 5 and have no trouble using it with one hand. I will admit that I have large hands however.
I have mostly Apple products. But, I will agree Apple needs to put out a wider iPhone. The whole "it's meant to be used with one hand" is a marketing scheme. It's not true. Watch when Apple finally launches a wider iPhone, what's their reason then?

While I love most Apple products (see signature), a lot of it is marketing BS. Remember when they came out with the iPad? They said it was the ideal size, now they have the iPad mini. The marketing department will change their tune as products roll out.

I have a regular guy's hand. I wear a large glove, not x-large...just large. I can reach well past the left or right side of the my iPhone 5 with one hand. They can easily add 1/4 inch width onto the iPhone, and I bet a wider iPhone will be out within 12 months.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:24 AM   #7
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Sorry, you fell for marketing. You still use two hands to use the phone. Try reaching for those buttons in the upper right or left corners with one hand.

This may come as a surprise but people's hands vary in size.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:31 AM   #8
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This may come as a surprise but people's hands vary in size.
yes, and I am larger than average.

Unless you are an NBA player, you are still using two hands many times.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 05:33 AM   #9
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I like the larger screens of devices like the S3 but they can be a little unwieldy to hold in one hand. I wonder if Apple will ever enlarge the iPhone screen again, especially now that they've marketed it as having the perfect screen size.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:40 AM   #10
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Sorry, you fell for marketing. You still use two hands to use the phone. Try reaching for those buttons in the upper right or left corners with one hand.
From real word experience and not marketing.

One hand use on the iphone is great. No problems reaching any button.

Thumbs reach the volume buttons and home button. Index finger reach the power button.

Don't have big hands and average height.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:03 AM   #11
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Sorry, you fell for marketing. You still use two hands to use the phone. Try reaching for those buttons in the upper right or left corners with one hand.
I can reach with one hand but I have big hands, 6'2 - 230
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:21 AM   #12
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Sorry, you fell for marketing. You still use two hands to use the phone. Try reaching for those buttons in the upper right or left corners with one hand.
Apparently, I use phones a lot with one hand. Even though it may be a struggle to reach the top left, I find the S3 and note 2 extremely uncomfortable. Just because I use a phone in a different way, doesn't mean I fell for the "marketing" you describe
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:25 AM   #13
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Sorry, you fell for marketing. You still use two hands to use the phone. Try reaching for those buttons in the upper right or left corners with one hand.
This. That's why I kept my 4s and was planning on keeping it for years. I didn't forsee me dropping it on cement otherwise I wouldn't have gotten the 5. The 5 is way too big imo. I can't reach the back buttons with my thumb with one hand.

When I was younger I used to laugh at all the old folk that were against bigger phones but... have you seen those Android phablets out there? I mean, holey crap, let's put a plank in our pockets. lol.

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:12 PM   #14
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Sorry, you fell for marketing. You still use two hands to use the phone. Try reaching for those buttons in the upper right or left corners with one hand.
I reach them with one hand just fine.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:54 PM   #15
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Sorry, you fell for marketing. You still use two hands to use the phone. Try reaching for those buttons in the upper right or left corners with one hand.
No, I didn't.
No, I don't.
Yes, I can.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:58 PM   #16
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 08:17 PM   #17
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Fell for marketing? Obviously if your hands are smaller than average they wont be able to use the iP5 with ease with only one hand. Im 6' 160lbs and can easily reach all edges of the screen as i could also do with my old Galaxy Nexus.

Its hard to take any point you make seriously when your reason for choosing iOS devices or Anrdoid devices is because "android sucks balls"

Like previously mentioned, companies dont custom make products because a few people ABSOLUTELY CANT STAND a feature that works great for the majority of users.

Text is too small and hurts my eyes - you can zoom in (unless you also are mad apple didnt include an auto zoom feature that matches your exact specifications)
Full sites are small? No ****. full sites are made for full size monitors


I dont understand how people can complain about things like this when there are plenty of options to correct these issues.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 04:38 PM   #18
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I've actually switched from a 4S to a t-mobile Galaxy S II. While I definitely miss iOS, Jellybean has been fairly good. I'd still switch back to Apple as soon as they release a 4.5+ inch phone. I guess I'll never quite understand why Apple can't simply produce a phone to be used by people preferring a single handed device, in addition to a phone that serves everybody else by having a larger screen. Sorry Apple. To me, the perfect balance between size and functionality is at the 4.52" mark.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 04:00 PM   #19
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Sorry, you fell for marketing. You still use two hands to use the phone. Try reaching for those buttons in the upper right or left corners with one hand.
I've used it quite extensively and have no problem reaching towards the top corners with one hand. I have quite small hands as well.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:14 PM   #20
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Sorry, you fell for marketing. You still use two hands to use the phone. Try reaching for those buttons in the upper right or left corners with one hand.
You know thats what Ive been thinking too...was the aspect ratio changed on the 5.... verses the earlier iPhones or is it the same?
I like this idea, quoted, Keep the height the same but wider...end quote.

Posted this I found on another thread and I need to say this here too,
Apple has decided on 16:9, they're not going back to 4:3. So while it may get larger, it will not change aspect ratio.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 12:52 AM   #21
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You know thats what Ive been thinking too...was the aspect ratio changed on the 5.... verses the earlier iPhones or is it the same?
I like this idea, quoted, Keep the height the same but wider...end quote.

Posted this I found on another thread and I need to say this here too,
Apple has decided on 16:9, they're not going back to 4:3. So while it may get larger, it will not change aspect ratio.
Why would you want to go back to the old aspect ratio? 16:9 is so much better and when comparing my iPod touch to my iPhone 5 it looks like the little short fat cousin. Personally I would rather then keep it at 4" since that is the best size but if they do go bigger they will definitely keep it 16:9. Also the SIII is 16:9 and that's the phone that all android users seem to praise so much, but now that the iPhone has that aspect ratio it's bad? You people need to make your mind up already.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 02:41 AM   #22
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Sorry, you fell for marketing. You still use two hands to use the phone. Try reaching for those buttons in the upper right or left corners with one hand.
I'm 6'0, 130 lbs and I can reach all buttons and parts of the screen with one hand without breaking a sweat.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 09:24 PM   #23
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Sorry, you fell for marketing. You still use two hands to use the phone. Try reaching for those buttons in the upper right or left corners with one hand.
I can use one hand without any effort.

Sorry.

Try not to make blanket statements. Not everyone has the hand size.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 01:20 AM   #24
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I hope Apple smartens up. Their stock price is down from 700 to 500. There is lukewarm reception for the iPhone 5 in China. Meanwhile the Galaxy Note 2 is a best seller along with the S3

Clearly people want a larger screen Apple was basically like let them eat cake. Even though the latest best selling state of the art smart phones have 4.5+ size displays, Apple just tossed out a longer 4s

I have medium sized hands and either phone is can be used one hand. what a bunch of Apple marketing hype about the 1 hand 4" phone BS. Yet this horse crap that's taken as gospel

Bottom line, I hate to have to go to android to get a sufficiently large screen because the iphone integrates nicely with my Macs and iPad. But the 5 imo falls well behind the S3 and note in web based functionality. Sure as a phone, camera, and texting platform they're all equally good. But that wider screen is a huge improvement for browsing and other web based activities.

Unbelievable, Apple invented the smart phone category and now they are playing catch-up to android.

Look for the iPhone 5 HD in the spring with a 4.5+ screen. Apple needs to get it's mojo going again/ The consumer has spoken and bigger is def better.
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Sorry, you fell for marketing. You still use two hands to use the phone. Try reaching for those buttons in the upper right or left corners with one hand.
Have you used a Galaxy S3 or any of the larger phones? I do sometimes use two hands for the iPhone but compared to when I had the S3 for a couple months not NEAR as much. It makes a HUGE difference going from an S3 to the iP5. One handed use is how I normally use my iP5 but was NOT the case with the S3 without me fearing I would drop the phone and crack the screen.

I bought into the larger screen hype but then found out I much prefer one handed operation, so I went to a Razr M which is about the size of the iP5 and then finally to the iP5. Very happy where I am now.
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