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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:53 PM   #1
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What the 5-Inch iPhone Could Look Like




Earlier this week, China Times published a rumor that Apple could release an "iPhone Math", a larger iPhone with a 4.8" screen that could compete with "phablets" like the Samsung Galaxy Note. Though the name is particularly suspect, it's possible that Apple would want to get into that product category. Samsung has had some success in the area, and similar products were popular at CES this year.

Russian site AppleDigger.ru has created a mockup of what such an iPhone could look like [Google Translate]. One significant part that the video gets incorrect is that the original rumor claimed the larger phone will come with an 8-megapixel camera, whilst the video says it will have a 12-megapixel camera. Instead, an update to the iPhone is said to come before the holiday season this year, upgrading the lens to 12-megapixels.

Considering the sketchiness of the "iPhone Math" rumor and the lack of any specific claims about how Apple would handle the larger display in iOS, the mockup video should primarily be viewed as a concept giving a general idea of what such a device might look like.

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:56 PM   #2
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Not sure if its just me but i find it really sad that the "big thing" (mockup video or not) of a new bigger screen for an iPhone is yet ANOTHER row of apps.

great...

EDIT: Just reminded me of this parody
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:58 PM   #3
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But I need 7 rows of apps.

WAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:00 PM   #4
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I frankly don't care for phablets personally, but I understand that many people like to carry "1 device to rule them all" (vs. iPhone and iPad/iPad mini).

To me, the biggest stumbling block is the new screen target that larger iPhone screen will necessitate. I suppose larger iPhone can keep iPhone 5's resolution, simply making screen target larger (hence lower pixels per inch), but real solution would require higher resolution, and hence new screen target for app developers.
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Looks hideous...
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:01 PM   #6
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This is the last step to horrible screen size compatibility fragmentation for app developers.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:01 PM   #7
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If iOS doesn't change much it won't matter how big the screen gets it'll still be boring just with a bigger screen now
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:04 PM   #8
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:07 PM   #9
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If iOS doesn't change much it won't matter how big the screen gets it'll still be boring just with a bigger screen now
It's not even just boring, a lot of native apps on iOS just have bad interface compared to the new apps that are coming out on both iOS and android.

They really need to revamp the next iOS.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:10 PM   #10
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They really need to shrink the wasted space above and below the screen. Maximize the screen while keeping the overall size smaller.

As for revamping the next iOS, don't bet on it. All the Mac OS X iterations have remained essentially unchanged.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:11 PM   #11
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:12 PM   #12
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I think they would change iOS a bit for it, because the spaces between the apps on the homepages would be strange (especially since it's 4 across still and the phone WILL get wider to keep the aspect ration!).
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:17 PM   #13
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Love how they emphasize 6 rows like thats what everyone wants!!

I don't mine 5 but maybe some bigger icons would be cool?
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:17 PM   #14
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Great !

At this point might as well carry an iPad Mini in my pockets. I don't want a bigger screen, but I would take a revamped iOS.

Extra rows of apps is just getting unusable.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:19 PM   #15
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No more pages

I'm sick of having to waste energy flipping through pages. They should make it so I can put all my apps on the home page!
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:23 PM   #16
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Not sure if its just me but i find it really sad that the "big thing" (mockup video or not) of a new bigger screen for an iPhone is yet ANOTHER row of apps.

great...

EDIT: Just reminded me of this parody
That parody was awesome; too funny!

This phone looks terrible in the different colors. But more than that, I'd be disappointed if Apple were to make the phone just taller, again.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:28 PM   #17
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Haha, pretty ridiculous info and concept but I do think the iPhone 5s will introduce colors and I am excited for that Too bad I won't upgrade my iPhone 5 till the year after that
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:32 PM   #18
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One more row! It's a miracle!
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:47 PM   #19
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Looks hideous. Badly thought out - of course Apple wouldn't just add another row of icons.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:57 PM   #20
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While at it, how about heading the other way: the iPad Gnat, featuring an icon array size of 1x1.
(Take that previous-gen iPod nano design and bump it up to near-iPad specs!)
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Love how they emphasize 6 rows like thats what everyone wants!!

I don't mine 5 but maybe some bigger icons would be cool?
Oh jesus i just realized they will probably now start having arguments on here saying

"Its going to be called the iPhone 6 because there will be 6 rows of icons now! iPhone 5 had 5 rows!!! IT ALL MAKES SENSE!!!"
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 02:18 PM   #22
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if apple ever does go bigger, i hope they keep a 3.5" or 4" model in the lineup.

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I'm sick of having to waste energy flipping through pages. They should make it so I can put all my apps on the home page!
you can fit 384 apps on one screen of the iPhone 5.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 02:24 PM   #23
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if apple ever does go bigger, i hope they keep a 3.5" or 4" model in the lineup.
And give the 4" model the same performance as the oversized phone, unlike Android handsets.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 02:26 PM   #24
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Terrible! The whole purpose of a 5" or larger screen isn't just to put the same grid of icons and terrible usability on it. Give us some widgets or allow us to actually SEE some things right from the home screen.

Don't just make the icons bigger and cram more of them on the screen like on the current models.
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I like the Lucky Labs Spectra wraps on the antenna band ...
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