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Old Apr 23, 2014, 09:54 PM   #51
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4.7" looks pretty good. They need to work on shrinking that bezel though. I like that LG G2 Mini. The screen size is more important though. A smaller bezel would be nice, and is no doubt coming in the future, but 4" is just not enough for me. I'm not on my phone all day like some people, but when I use it, I want a better experience.

My main gripe about iOS is the keyboard is too damn small. Auto correct works pretty good, but even my average sized hands have trouble typing those tiny keys. I'm hoping 4.7" will eliminate a good portion of this annoyance for me. Or just add swype or whatever it's called.
Much agreed. If the iPhone 6 is bigger than the moto x, then I'm not interested.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 10:01 PM   #52
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Yeah but it could have a HUGE battery volume as a result, and only a 47" screen. Compared to the galaxy s5, the battery life could be significantly better.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 10:10 PM   #53
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Yeah but it could have a HUGE battery volume as a result, and only a 47" screen. Compared to the galaxy s5, the battery life could be significantly better.
Too bad it looks like Apple focused on making it thinner than any other phone, possibly canceling out all potential battery life benefits from a larger screen size.

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Much agreed. If the iPhone 6 is bigger than the moto x, then I'm not interested.
Then you will not be interested. It is for sure going to be larger than the Moto X, possibly taller than a Nexus 5 according to some rumors.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 10:40 PM   #54
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Looks like the iPhone 6 will retain a ppi of 326
While the Galaxy S5, Nexus and HTC ONE had 440+ ppi..... Apple is falling behind

Only on 1GB of RAM on the iPhone 6,another bummer!
No, the PPI has to change.

Think about it: If you are taking the existing screen and stretching it larger, the PPI becomes less. The aspect ratio has nothing to do with it.

Either the iPhone 6 loses it's Retina PPI, or they change the PPI.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 10:43 PM   #55
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No, the PPI has to change.

Think about it: If you are taking the existing screen and stretching it larger, the PPI becomes less. The aspect ratio has nothing to do with it.

Either the iPhone 6 loses it's Retina PPI, or they change the PPI.
Huh? The PPI can stay the same while the screen gets bigger. The screen will just show more.

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Old Apr 23, 2014, 10:44 PM   #56
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I'm glad the OP wrote this. I actually wrote something regarding this too. My argument is that I think Apple should reduce the top bezel by 30% or so to keep the footprint as small as possible. Here's the link if anyone wants to read:

http://thetechblock.com/4-7-inch/

Also, if anyone cares, I've heard the screen resolution is going to double, again. 2272 x 1280
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 10:45 PM   #57
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Apple get over your OCD with a symmetrical bezel and just make it smaller.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 10:49 PM   #58
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If the rumors are true, at least one model of the iPhone 6 will contain a 16:9 4.7” screen.
Well done sir. Where do we donate to get the same comparison of the theoretical rumored 5.5" model?
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 10:49 PM   #59
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But on the other hand, most would prefer a large battery.
Count me in the minority then. I'll gladly take a thinner iPhone with same battery life as I get now in my iPhone 5.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 10:52 PM   #60
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And that is really what has hurt the design, the screen has been narrow because of it.
People who call the iPhone screen "tall" or "narrow" don't understand aspect ratio. 16:9 is 16:9 whether it's on a 4" iPhone 5s (1136x640) or a 5.1" Galaxy S5 (1920x1080). The thicker bezel of the iPhone may make the phone itself appear tall, but the actual dimensions of the screen is the same as all flagship Android devices.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 10:54 PM   #61
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Some Android phones have powerful hardware for sure. Octocores and 4gigs of RAM. And yet it still feels laggy to me.

For once in your life actually use an iPhone for awhile. Browse the web, run apps, look up documents, etc. Then go back to your octocore android phone with 4gigs of ram and yet it still lags. Applications crash all the time. One phone will get the newest game while your 1 year older phone doesn't (fragmentation). You can only get on average 1 update for your phone. Where apple you can get the update when it comes out.

Explain to me how that is? Because I'm just going to say that iOS is the better operating system. I want the best and the iphone is the best. Do I want larger screens? Yes. I'm not going to sacrifice quality and the best operating system for a larger display however.

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Looks like the iPhone 6 will retain a ppi of 326
While the Galaxy S5, Nexus and HTC ONE had 440+ ppi..... Apple is falling behind

Only on 1GB of RAM on the iPhone 6,another bummer!
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 10:58 PM   #62
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 10:59 PM   #63
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It looks like they simply upscaled a 5s to account for the larger 4.7" screen but went ahead and upscaled everything including the top and bottom bezels. Those would stay the same size while the screen and case got bigger as there would be no reason for them to get bigger too. It's not like a larger phone means the Touch ID button or speaker slit is getting bigger too.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 11:00 PM   #64
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It looks like they simply upscaled a 5s to account for the larger 4.7" screen but went ahead and upscaled everything including the top and bottom bezels. Those would stay the same size while the screen and case got bigger as there would be no reason for them to get bigger too. It's not like a larger phone means the Touch ID button or speaker slit is getting bigger too.
I really doubt Apple will just upsize the whole phone without making case changes. I don't give much credibility to these mockups. Apple will have to change the form factor to fit a bigger screen.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 11:06 PM   #65
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Some Android phones have powerful hardware for sure. Octocores and 4gigs of RAM. And yet it still feels laggy to me.

For once in your life actually use an iPhone for awhile. Browse the web, run apps, look up documents, etc. Then go back to your octocore android phone with 4gigs of ram and yet it still lags. Applications crash all the time. One phone will get the newest game while your 1 year older phone doesn't (fragmentation). You can only get on average 1 update for your phone. Where apple you can get the update when it comes out.

Explain to me how that is? Because I'm just going to say that iOS is the better operating system. I want the best and the iphone is the best. Do I want larger screens? Yes. I'm not going to sacrifice quality and the best operating system for a larger display however.
I know this is on the front page now, but this fud doesn't fly in the alternatives section we have all used ios . If you've really spent time with both(and no not some crappy android phone), most find that they are quite equal. Certainly not the crushing as you describe it, at the very least.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 11:13 PM   #66
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Looks like the iPhone 6 will retain a ppi of 326
While the Galaxy S5, Nexus and HTC ONE had 440+ ppi..... Apple is falling behind

Only on 1GB of RAM on the iPhone 6,another bummer!
I really hope they go 1080p, and not some bizarre lesser resolution. I'm not a fan of Android, or the plastic phones. But the screens are gorgeous. It's also ridiculous to have letter-boxing on pictures I take with my iPhone's own camera! I can understand older apps that weren't updated, but come on. I agree with you 100%, Apple is trailing on the display front.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 11:22 PM   #67
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Some Android phones have powerful hardware for sure. Octocores and 4gigs of RAM. And yet it still feels laggy to me.

For once in your life actually use an iPhone for awhile. Browse the web, run apps, look up documents, etc. Then go back to your octocore android phone with 4gigs of ram and yet it still lags. Applications crash all the time. One phone will get the newest game while your 1 year older phone doesn't (fragmentation). You can only get on average 1 update for your phone. Where apple you can get the update when it comes out.

Explain to me how that is? Because I'm just going to say that iOS is the better operating system. I want the best and the iphone is the best. Do I want larger screens? Yes. I'm not going to sacrifice quality and the best operating system for a larger display however.
No offense, but you really have no idea what you're talking about. As said, this may be the common view in the iPhone circles, but in the real world, it's non sense.

My Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 do not lag at all. Zero. They use PURE Android. Not some knock off with a third party UI.

May I borrow your words and say, for once in your life actually use an (pure) Android device for awhile.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 11:28 PM   #68
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Some Android phones have powerful hardware for sure. Octocores and 4gigs of RAM. And yet it still feels laggy to me.

For once in your life actually use an iPhone for awhile. Browse the web, run apps, look up documents, etc. Then go back to your octocore android phone with 4gigs of ram and yet it still lags. Applications crash all the time. One phone will get the newest game while your 1 year older phone doesn't (fragmentation). You can only get on average 1 update for your phone. Where apple you can get the update when it comes out.

Explain to me how that is? Because I'm just going to say that iOS is the better operating system. I want the best and the iphone is the best. Do I want larger screens? Yes. I'm not going to sacrifice quality and the best operating system for a larger display however.
This post is full of lies. Android does not lag at all.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 11:29 PM   #69
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The screen still looks too narrow compared to the competitors. I'm not sure they've got the ratio right. We have to wait and see...
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 11:30 PM   #70
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I love that wallpaper on the lockscreen of the 6. Anyone have a link to download??
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 11:37 PM   #71
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Mmmm... THAT was one sexy device. Gimme that, with a 4.2 inch screen and jam the rest of it with batteries
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 11:41 PM   #72
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No offense, but you really have no idea what you're talking about. As said, this may be the common view in the iPhone circles, but in the real world, it's non sense.

My Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 do not lag at all. Zero. They use PURE Android. Not some knock off with a third party UI.

May I borrow your words and say, for once in your life actually use an (pure) Android device for awhile.
I don't know, my friend's new Galaxy Nexus lags a ton.

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I'm glad the OP wrote this. I actually wrote something regarding this too. My argument is that I think Apple should reduce the top bezel by 30% or so to keep the footprint as small as possible. Here's the link if anyone wants to read:

http://thetechblock.com/4-7-inch/

Also, if anyone cares, I've heard the screen resolution is going to double, again. 2272 x 1280
Well, I give up. Not going to make a 2272x1280 version of my app. Those with a big-screen iPhone will have to deal with it. Apple's policy of non-fragmentation might take a hit soon
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 11:45 PM   #73
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I just wish Apple would create a large display iPhone to put this whole stupid "which size is better" argument to rest. I simply refuse to believe most consumers in the world want a super-sized display for a smartphone. I do believe Apple should be offering a choice in iPhone display size because I don't see how it would hurt a wealthy company like Apple to do so if every other smartphone company on the planet is capable of doing so. As soon as Apple releases a large display iPhone I'm sure the tech pundits will be criticizing Apple for something else they feel the iPhone is lacking. There is no such thing as a totally perfect device that satisfies everyone.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 11:46 PM   #74
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The Moto-X is pretty small despite the 4.7". The overall size feels great.

Apple should take notice.
Indeed it does, I got one a few weeks ago and it's the best phone I've owned so far.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 11:50 PM   #75
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I don't know, my friend's new Galaxy Nexus lags a ton.
New galaxy nexus?! Where'd you find that? That's a pretty old phone. 3+ years?

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