Anyone else think the iPhone 5 is thin enough?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iSensei, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2012
    Cleaned my case yesterday and my iPhone and after holding it in my hand without a case it feels so damn thin and fragile I don't know whether to frame it or use it lol.
    Does anyone else feel like saying enough already, it's thin enough that people start to complain about it bending while in their back pockets? They should focus on a better battery life instead of making in thinner. If it gets any more thinner in the near future Apple will ship an empty box with a magnifying glass and say "look harder" it's there. Don't get me wrong the battery and performance is stunning for such a thin device but making it thinner than it already is...I don't know...I don't want a wind gust to bend my iPhone 10 which will be 1mm thick...

    Back in the 90's the trend was to go smaller and smaller then Android started making those huge devices that resemble a tablet (Galaxy Note 2).
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Apple is fixated with thinness for some reason. Most of the time it works, but with the iPhone 5, I'd say its pushing the envelope. For the iMac, it makes no sense and shows imo that they went to far in trying to get it even thinner
  3. macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Definitely think the 5 is at the verge of where thinness should stop. Just because parts are getting smaller doesn't mean everything else should too. Focus on getting more power into it and better battery life now.

    While the iMac looks cool from certain angles, I have the same thought process. If you cram all of that technology into that tiny space, why not try putting even more into what you had before and making a truly powerful all in one machine. I know they won't do it for appearance reasons partly, but start making the iMac more user customizable like the Mac mini. Give the user the ability to put a bit more powerful graphics cards into it if they want to. I really think if they could get the iMac into a semi customizable format, they could become a hit with gamers.
  4. macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2010
    The iPhone 5 is actually pretty thick compared to the new flagship Android 5 inch 1080p phones being announced in China.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2012
    New York City
    Idk how to answer this because I felt the same about the 4 when it was released #
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2012
    iMac, new one is thin! I've tried bending my Macbook Air with just my thumb and index finger and it bent but it seemed pretty damn flexible. No damage whatsoever.
  7. macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2011
    Bel Air, CA
    I would like it if it got thinner. I put otterboxes on my phones, so they end up getting a bit (lot) thicker. The thinner the phone, the thinner the case, the better.
  8. macrumors 68020


    Feb 9, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
    Possibly, but the current new iPod Touch feels awesome in the hand and is thinner.
  9. macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    I am going to reply this obliquely. When I chose the 4s I thought the extra weight and thickness would bother me. It has not.
  10. macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2008
    I think it's thin enough. In fact, it feels even better to me with a UAG case on it, which makes it a little thicker and easier to grip.
  11. macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    If they made the iPhone 5 as thick as the 3GS and used all that extra space only for battery or didn't worry about making it thicker in order to make the battery easily replaceable, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2009
    I'd say too thin. I carried it for a couple of months and couldn't get used to it. I also prefer my phone has a little more weight to it.
  13. Guest

    Sep 15, 2011
    For me it's a perfect size. I'm still getting used how tall it's gotten though. Fits perfectly in my pocket though, so I'm happy.
  14. macrumors 68000

    Oct 23, 2008
    How thin are they?
  15. macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2008
    Too thin? Absolutely not. I love the weight and thinness of the iPhone 5, now when I hold the 4S it just doesn't feel right. And I use my phone without a case to not take away from its awesomeness
  16. macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Thought the iPhone 4 was thin enough.

    Now that I've gotten used to the iPhone 5... when I pick up a 4/4S they feel clunky and old.

    So I say, thin enough for now, until the next thinner one comes along :)
  17. macrumors member

    May 5, 2012
    I need a carbon fiber phone. With gorilla glass 3.
  18. macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    This. The iPhone can definitely still get thinner and lighter, and it most likely will.
  19. macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    Agreed. The iPhone 5 with a case is the perfect thickness for me.
  20. macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2012
  21. macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
    Honestly wouldn't mind if it got even thinner and lighter, as someone who uses the phone in awkward positions in bed for hours on end, every gram less means less strain on my thumb and wrist. In fact, the superior lightness is the chief reason I started using my iPhone for the web browsing and reading I used to do on my iPad, to the extent that the iPad would just sit on my bedside table all the time while I was on my iPhone. That's just me though.
    Wouldn't mind if eventually, phones were essentially just a piece of bendy glass that could be strapped around the wrist for transport, and "erected" for regular browsing use. :cool:
  22. macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2011
    On my old four and my new five I tend to switch between two cases but I usually keep my griffin survivor case on for most of the duration of the two years or however long I have it.. It's heavier and it feels better in my hands. With the thin cases on it always feels like its going to break.
  23. macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    I see a new product developing: a super light weight case with an inflatable back. Fill it with helium and make the phone lighter ;)

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