Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 1, 2012, 08:34 PM   #101
Beeplance
macrumors 65816
 
Beeplance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Singapore
Quote:
Originally Posted by bdavis89 View Post
So Apple needs to create multiple screen sizes. They did it with the iPad.

PS: Don't say the 4/4S classifies as multiple screen sizes. We all know they're just the old models and are on the way out. They are not still on sale so people can choose a different screen size. They are still on sale because they cater to those who want a cheaper iPhone.
Creating multiple screen sizes may not entirely be the "perfect" solution like it seemed to be. Despite the advent of the iPad mini, there're still people complaining about it being too big, and many of them attacking Apple claim of "holding it comfortably with one hand" theory.

In addition, if Apple was intending on the creation of a so-called "iPhone mini", shouldn't we be seeing some traces/evidence of it by now? People here knew the iPad mini was imminent because there were pictures of it appearing during manufacturing, which was why 7.85" was already 90% confirmed before the keynote.

Let's face it, assuming even if Apple did release a iPhone 5 mini this time with a 4" screen + a iPhone 5 with a 4.5" screen, people will be asking for a 5" iPhone and claiming both the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5 mini is too small. Furthermore, I don't think Apple will release a two iPhones with a wide difference in screen size, eg. one with 4" and one with 5". The disparity would be too huge and it will look funny and outlandish, not to mention sparking confusion among customers. Just my 2 cents.
Beeplance is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 1, 2012, 08:47 PM   #102
Dominicanyor
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Hey dude sorry to hear that your having such trouble with the iPhone 5. Like a few folks had say before, maybe you just need to be android family again. I have my 4s and it's great for me.
Dominicanyor is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 1, 2012, 08:53 PM   #103
BiggAW
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Connecticut
AT&T should also get some decent smaller Android phones. All their good Android phones are freaking ENORMOUS.
__________________
MBP 15", 2,2 i7, 8GB ram, 10.7.x
500GB Samsung 840 in Optibay (Boot), 640GB HDD (storage)
Black iPhone 4S 64GB AT&T 7.0.4 JB'ed, 2GB Data Pro
SGS III, White VeriPad 3 32GB 7.0.4 JB'ed
BiggAW is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 1, 2012, 10:38 PM   #104
Radio
In Time-Out
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Central California
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bahroo View Post
to be honest i came from a S3, and i thought the screen size would be drastically worse coming from a S3 to a iPhone 5...and it actually blew my expectations away. i love the 4 inch screen and i find it to be quite spacious and just about perfect in my hand

----------



what do you mean thats what they tell you.... it is true try holding a GS3 with one hand and do things with one hand it is next to impossible unless you have hot dog fingers, or your a NBA player with gigantic hands
Okay do u think if they made it a little wider you couldn't do it?


Keep the height the same but wider...

YES U CAM DO IT,!,!,!,,!,,
Radio is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:14 PM   #105
ledzeppelin
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Eastern USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by NovemberWhiskey View Post
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.
__________________
Mid 2010 13" Macbook Pro + TimeCapsule + 24" ACD + iPod Touch 8GB + iPhone 4 + ATV "Get the Led Out"

Last edited by ledzeppelin; Dec 1, 2012 at 11:52 PM.
ledzeppelin is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 12:52 AM   #106
Prime85
macrumors 6502a
 
Prime85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by ledzeppelin View Post
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.
Prime85 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 02:38 AM   #107
esanker
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
I use 2 devices, an iPad 2 and Nokia N8. I like the iPad because of the big screen for browsing and for the iOS apps.

The Nokia N8, I like because of the fully offline Nokia Maps for car navigation in many countries except Japan.

I'm planning to get an Android phone because Nokia Maps does not have map support for Japan. I'm going to Japan and Google Maps on Android has full map support including train and bus directions and also for wifi calling to the US.
esanker is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 02:41 AM   #108
Jmc323x
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by NovemberWhiskey View Post
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.
Jmc323x is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 02:47 AM   #109
ixodes
macrumors 601
 
ixodes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pacific Coast, USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by raptorstv View Post
... i dont wanna switch to android just because android sucks balls...
Your choice of expression is demeaning you.

Your refusal to educate yourself on Android is cheating you out of a terrific fun filled option.

Both situations can be remedied...
__________________
An Ultra Fast Mac Is...My Favorite
ixodes is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 03:21 AM   #110
vaio1990
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
ipad mini would be a great addition...so far I haven't gotten bothered by the screen being non-retina
vaio1990 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 05:28 AM   #111
ledzeppelin
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Eastern USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prime85 View Post
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.
Just a bit of clarification, I do not and never wanted to switch or have bragged about any android phone . I love my iPhone. I am not wanting to be negative about comments and if you thought mine were so sorry. Talking about the, you people comment. You could be exactly right on your thoughts because I haven't used a 5 much, and in fact I hope you are and I'm being so so wrong about being scared of the 16:9 ratio..Huh I didn't know about the SIII comment....interesting.I certainly haven't looked into it enough to be talking about it on here is apparent.
__________________
Mid 2010 13" Macbook Pro + TimeCapsule + 24" ACD + iPod Touch 8GB + iPhone 4 + ATV "Get the Led Out"

Last edited by ledzeppelin; Dec 2, 2012 at 01:06 PM.
ledzeppelin is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 07:48 AM   #112
Diiiiips
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by NovemberWhiskey View Post
yes, and I am larger than average.

Unless you are an NBA player, you are still using two hands many times.
Your hands are obviously not larger than average though. My thumb has no problem reaching the top or the bottom of the phone.

But yeah I agree 4" is too small.
Diiiiips is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 08:01 AM   #113
alwaysbboy
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Yesterday I had an opportunity to play with an iPhone 5 and, to be honest, the screen size seemed to be just fine. Also, it was incredibly comfortable to hold in my hands.

Currently I own Samsung's Galaxy S2, however, next week I plan switching to the iPhone 5 even though it's 0.3 inches smaller.
alwaysbboy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 09:31 AM   #114
old-wiz
macrumors 604
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: West Suburban Boston Ma
If the OP is so "sick and tired" of the iPhone 5, why not sell it and buy a phone with bigger screen? It's not as if the iPhone 5 is the only phone in the world.
old-wiz is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 09:55 AM   #115
BiggAW
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Connecticut
I think the iPhone 5 was the best compromise way to put a bigger screen in without making the device beastly and unwieldy like the SGS III or other top-end Android phones. I still much prefer the 3.5" screen, but clearly the way we are going is larger screens...
__________________
MBP 15", 2,2 i7, 8GB ram, 10.7.x
500GB Samsung 840 in Optibay (Boot), 640GB HDD (storage)
Black iPhone 4S 64GB AT&T 7.0.4 JB'ed, 2GB Data Pro
SGS III, White VeriPad 3 32GB 7.0.4 JB'ed
BiggAW is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 10:00 AM   #116
Bruins Fan
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Boston, MA
Quote:
Originally Posted by darster View Post
The problem with android in the US is bloatware. Annoying bloatware. Absolutely mind numbing, RAM wasting, totally useless carrier crap bloatware. None of the android phone manufacturers have the balls to stand up to the carriers to forbid the automatic inclusion of their crapware. Enter Apple, who won't allow it. And guess what, Apple again surpassed Android in the US for the largest share of the market.
Yes! One of the great things I gained going from Android to iPhone 5.

As for screen size, I'm pretty happy. Yeah, my Sensation was larger, but the iPhone retina display is superior and just big enough.
Bruins Fan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 12:15 PM   #117
saberahul
macrumors 68040
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: On my iPad
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prime85 View Post
lol - I want smart phone gloves, the touch sensors never work when i have gloves on.

:-( but i guess i live in miami so i don't wear gloves anyway.

But i digress, i have normal sized hands and i can reach everywhere on my screen as well.

All i have to say is i love the 4" screen and basically whoever doesn't like it can go with android or a windows phone, i really don't care. You have options out there so why complain?
I have the touch screen ones as well but I don't like them as much as normal leather gloves. I just pull my gloves off when I need to use my phone or use my BT headset to answer calls. I live in NY so I use them quite often.
__________________
iPhone iPad MacBook Pro
saberahul is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 12:42 PM   #118
Damolee
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
You can hold a GS3 in one hand and shuffle it around to get where you need, no problem. The problems arise when your say, running for a bus and it rings or generally when walking along and need to operate it.

I was constantly worried about dropping it.

The iP5 is a good sized out and about device. GS3 is nice for indoors, especially when your chilling on the sofa browsing sites and what not.
Damolee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 12:58 PM   #119
Prime85
macrumors 6502a
 
Prime85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Damolee View Post
You can hold a GS3 in one hand and shuffle it around to get where you need, no problem. The problems arise when your say, running for a bus and it rings or generally when walking along and need to operate it.

I was constantly worried about dropping it.

The iP5 is a good sized out and about device. GS3 is nice for indoors, especially when your chilling on the sofa browsing sites and what not.
So everyone should have both. I have the SIII and the iPhone 5 and I planned on using the SIIi just as an at home device. Kind of like an iPod touch but ever since I got my iPhone my SIII has been thrown in a drawer and I haven't used it.
Prime85 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 01:22 PM   #120
Damolee
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prime85 View Post
So everyone should have both. I have the SIII and the iPhone 5 and I planned on using the SIIi just as an at home device. Kind of like an iPod touch but ever since I got my iPhone my SIII has been thrown in a drawer and I haven't used it.
I didn't use the S3, so I sold it. But I can appreciate why people like them. It's a great phone, but limiting factors spoil it. I'm not convinced on the battery life for one.

The camera is superb though, burst mode is amazing and for taking shots of moving objects. I prefer most point and click stills of the iP5 though.

It's very hard to justify keeping both and the iP5 is the keeper because I find the apps to be better & overall it's a less hassle experience than Android. I like how iOS handles "multi tasking" and push notifications. It cuts out the bloat that can have your battery behaving great one day and poor the next for no discernible reason.

I've been on Android since I had an iP4 on launch (got broken) and have seen it grow into something great with ICS on to Jelly Bean, but I felt like a change and the iP5 finally solved my grievance of the screen being too small.
Damolee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 01:59 PM   #121
Prime85
macrumors 6502a
 
Prime85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Damolee View Post
I didn't use the S3, so I sold it. But I can appreciate why people like them. It's a great phone, but limiting factors spoil it. I'm not convinced on the battery life for one.

The camera is superb though, burst mode is amazing and for taking shots of moving objects. I prefer most point and click stills of the iP5 though.

It's very hard to justify keeping both and the iP5 is the keeper because I find the apps to be better & overall it's a less hassle experience than Android. I like how iOS handles "multi tasking" and push notifications. It cuts out the bloat that can have your battery behaving great one day and poor the next for no discernible reason.

I've been on Android since I had an iP4 on launch (got broken) and have seen it grow into something great with ICS on to Jelly Bean, but I felt like a change and the iP5 finally solved my grievance of the screen being too small.
Yes i agree, I had three androids since my iPhone 3GS. I had the LG Optimus M, LG Esteem, and last the SIII. Its a great phone but i don't believe i should have to root my phone to get it running like it should out of the box.

i agree with you over the apps, even though both stores have about the same amount of apps, its the quality of apps that separates them and not having to worry about downloading an app with malware. Also what makes me prefer my iPhone 5 over the SIII is that i have 2 appleTVs in my house, my MBP, i will be getting my wife a MBA for our anniversary in January, Two IPads in the house and a time capsule router. So the ecosystem is much better. I do have a samsung smart TV and tried sending moves from my SIII to the TV and it was very laggy. No where near the level of airplay.

But i admit the SIII is a good phone, i just prefer my iPhone.
__________________
iPhone 5 (White 64GB) ; MBP 2.2Ghz i7 Quad-core,16GB RAM, 512GB Samsung SSD; TV 3
Prime85 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 04:19 PM   #122
Ballis
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Oslo, Norway
Im still not used to how large this screen is and people want bigger? I actually find one handed operation slightly difficult as is.
Ballis is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 04:40 PM   #123
Myiphone7
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by raptorstv View Post
cant live without these apps.......
- facetime
- imessage
- goodreader
- CBC TV
- puffin
- CNBC RT
- my university school app
- podcast
- passbook
- KTdict Chinese-English
- Viki (Android has it, but so buggy)
Cnbc? Do u trade?
Myiphone7 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 09:24 PM   #124
canadianpj
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by NovemberWhiskey View Post
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.
canadianpj is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 09:41 PM   #125
aznguyen316
macrumors 68010
 
aznguyen316's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Quote:
Originally Posted by NovemberWhiskey View Post
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.
__________________
iPhone 6, 64GB | iPad rMini 16GB
My Channel for MBP videos
aznguyen316 is offline   1 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
27 inch 2013 iMac with 27 inch Planar Helium touch screen as 2nd monitor. CochlearArch Mac Peripherals 3 Feb 1, 2014 08:41 PM
i'm sick and tired of the hipster "Pros" on this forum! animatedude Wasteland 23 Jul 14, 2013 01:19 PM
i'm sick and tired of waiting on an Apple branded TV! animatedude Apple TV and Home Theater 54 Feb 25, 2013 07:25 AM
4 inch screen IUBall22 iPhone 7 Oct 22, 2012 08:52 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:26 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC