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Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:53 PM   #101
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I'd be more than happy to buy a 4.8" iPhone.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:53 PM   #102
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Apple NEEDS to do this. iPhone is the best phone on the market, but some people won't get it because it's "too small". That's just the way it is right now.

Give me an iPhone 5 with a 4.5+ inch screen with aspect ratio to match and NO QUESTION I will be first in line.

Mark my words, a large iPhone will sell INSANELY. And that means a lot considering how insanely every iPhone sells.

They'll still have options for a smaller phone for those who need a more dynamic and nimble handheld.

This would be INCREDIBLE news.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:53 PM   #103
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Mistranslation

There was an error in translation. It's iPhone Meth. And Apple doesn't have a say in the matter.

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Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:54 PM   #104
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:55 PM   #105
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It comes down to Apple's ability to leapfrog iOS ahead of the other OSes available today. They did it in 2007 and they need to do it again in 2013.

If Apple releases a larger phone but leaves iOS largely the same with little user customization available, I think little will change in terms of market share trends. Apple needs to think outside the box again with iOS while maintaining the overall stability of iOS.

Apple can keep the walled garden, but they need to let us move some things around inside the garden -- starting with letting us change the default apps for things like maps and e-mail.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:55 PM   #106
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Comments like this always confuse me. What exactly does Apple have to be "desperate" about? They are one of the most profitable companies in the world.
that's true, but they're desperate to stay relevant in the marketplace. competition is forcing Apple to play catch-up. unless they use flexible displays for their iPhone+, it seems like a desperate move. but flexible displays probably won't show up for at least another year.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:55 PM   #107
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Who in their right mind would believe this?

It took Apple 7 years to make a 4" iPhone, I'm sure a year later they wouldn't be making an oversized one.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:55 PM   #108
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:57 PM   #109
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I really, really really really hope apple, doesn't catter to this supposed "demand" for a larger screen. It's completely blown out of proportion by now.
I hear ya.

On the other hand... every time someone purchases a phone larger than 4" then the demand is there.

The HTC HD2 was the first 4.3" phone... and it came out in 2009.

The HTC Evo and Motorola Droid X came out in 2010... and countless other "large-screened" phones have come out since then.

In fact... most flagship phones today are well beyond 4"

There must be something to that.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:59 PM   #110
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I know what I want & what works for me. Some people like relying on Apple to tell them what's best. Others think for themselves.

Since Apples been ultra conservative & afraid of large screens, I went out & bought a few Androids to try. For me, nothing beats first hand experience.

I learned the joys of having a display that provides ample working room for fast typing of emails, texts, and other tasks one uses a smartphone for.

Now more than ever I want to replace my iPhone 5, with a significantly improved iPhone that has a proper sized display to compete in the marketplace.

My Androids are great, but I'm an Apple loyalist that would really like a relevant iPhone.
When I use the term "everyone" I mean this in a way where you and I both have our preferences when it comes to phones, and I am sure in that case the overall user experience you should have on a smartphone, is something that apple specializes in. And we're just going to have to deal with what they come up with. I for one hope that it's just a simple 5S with nothing special and a brand new iOS 7 feature rich. I am only trying to dispute the "need" for a larger screen everyone is talking about.

"Apple needs to prove that they can compete with Samsung.",
"Apple needs to make a bigger screen if they wanna keep up with the competition."

These sort of sentences are what frustrate me, because apple doesn't need to do any of those things. They are doing good in terms of market share, not better than samsung. But we all know who is making more money with their line of phones.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:00 AM   #111
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This seems to be the new "iPhone doesn't have flash" argument for Fandroids to repeat ad nauseum to prove their brands "superiority"

According to Google themselves 6% of their entire millions of devices are classified as having large screens. (This covers everything from 4.3 to 7")

http://developer.android.com/about/d...rds/index.html
http://developer.android.com/guide/p...s_support.html

6%. An overwhelming new frontier hey? LMAO

So no Apple doesn't need to do anything. Not everyone wants a brick – even from the companies that specialize in bricks.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:01 AM   #112
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Most if not all high end Android phones use 16:9 screen aspect ratio. What's the point of your message?
That the screen on the iPhone is too small for that ratio in landscape mode. When the keyboard shows, you can't read much of Anything else.

Don't u agree?
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:01 AM   #113
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sigh...

guess Apple's innovation has completely stop.
So wait...

A smaller tablet is genius... but a bigger phone is completely insane?
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:03 AM   #114
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I know what I want & what works for me. Some people like relying on Apple to tell them what's best. Others think for themselves.

Since Apples been ultra conservative & afraid of large screens, I went out & bought a few Androids to try. For me, nothing beats first hand experience.

I learned the joys of having a display that provides ample working room for fast typing of emails, texts, and other tasks one uses a smartphone for.

Now more than ever I want to replace my iPhone 5, with a significantly improved iPhone that has a proper sized display to compete in the marketplace.

My Androids are great, but I'm an Apple loyalist that would really like a relevant iPhone.
Right on Maxosx!
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:03 AM   #115
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Since when does "big" = "modern"? iPad mini made sense because it fits into the thinner and lighter design philosophy, and the form factor is still considerably different from the 16:9 7" Android tablets. A "phablet" does not. Remember, "netbooks" were once the future of notebooks. Apple rightfully did not follow that trend. Phablets are inconvenient phones and subpar tablets. IOW, they don't do anything better. If Apple starts going down that trend, I'll be worried that they have run out of ideas and need to bring in a product strategy person.
You have your opinion, I have mine.

See how easy that is
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:04 AM   #116
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That the screen on the iPhone is too small for that ratio in landscape mode. When the keyboard shows, you can't read much of Anything else.

Don't u agree?
Apple was well aware of that when they decided to make a 16:9 phone.

Do you think no one at Apple ever turned the phone on its side during the testing phase?

16:9 on phones is here to stay. I guess we better get used to it.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:05 AM   #117
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:05 AM   #118
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Who in their right mind would believe this?

It took Apple 7 years to make a 4" iPhone, I'm sure a year later they wouldn't be making an oversized one.
Took only 5 years.
3.5" touch screen smart phones from Sony and nokia existed before.
I actually owned them both. But the first iPhone came out in 2007
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:05 AM   #119
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No, just no. No no no no no, NO. Buy an android device, please. Stop making it sound like bigger screens are a necessity. THEY are not. this is simply a matter of taste. If you want a bigger screen, buy a phone with a bigger screen. This does not mean apple has to do the same, and I hope to god they don't.
Again with the "If you want something Apple doesn't have, get an Android, don't wish for Apple to get it"

If everyone thought like you did Apple would never improve the iPhone. For some people big screens are needed, people with failing eye sight like my Dad, people like me with huge hands, the iPhone just disappeared into them and they'd cramp up after extended use.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:06 AM   #120
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I'd rather see Apple focus on iOS 7 than bigger screens. The OS is getting stale. Hopefully Jonny Ive will bring something new to the table.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:07 AM   #121
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now i would love to see apple do something like this, but i highly doubt it
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:07 AM   #122
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Won't the 4.8" screen create a problem for applications and games? Unless It has a usable resolution of 1024x768 we will have the stretching that the Android platform has..
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:08 AM   #123
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Apple was well aware of that when they decided to make a 16:9 phone.

Do you think no one at Apple ever turned the phone on its side during the testing phase?

16:9 on phones is here to stay. I guess we better get used to it.
With all the recent bugs in iOS and Mac OS X,
looks like there are no testing phases.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:09 AM   #124
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I've said it before, I've got friends that would've bought iPhones but didn't like the screen. The general public is dumb and wants pretty things. This will be huge for apple. Regardless of whether or not anyone in particular doesn't like it.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:10 AM   #125
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wtf kinda name is that?
What's next?
•iPod Touch Biology?
•iPad Algebra?
•Macbook Pro Precalculus?
Wouldn't be too surprising... Look at the naming schemes for Mac OSX and Android
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