New apple product with 5-7 inch display will appear this year!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kolmogorov, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2011
    After seeing so many 5 inch 1080P Android phones, I really feel that apple is indeed missing something: Right now they have nothing with 5-7 inch display to offer. Nothing with 5 inch display, nothing with 6 inch display, and nothing with 7 inch display. This really feels wrong now.

    So I predict: New apple product with 5-7 inch display will appear this year!

    Although I don't know how apple will do it, but isn't it enormously wrong to leave this wide gap open until 2014?!
  2. macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    The Mini is 7.9".

    Who knows. Apple could have 4.6" 1080p iPhones just around the corner for us in March.

    Who knows.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2011
    This is extremely unlikely since I got my less-than-720P iPhone 5 for less a month...

    Seriously, if apple is making an iPhone with larger display, the resolution has to be 2272*1280, isn't it?
  4. macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I'm guessing Apple would fragment its products to support a new iPhone size. But I'm guessing it might be a neat multiplier to assist developers who don't instantly rewrite an app for a new sized phone.
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2011
    Fragment or not? An extremely serious question for apple...

    When will phone hardwares have the horse power to scale video output nicely? Like in the retina MacBook Pro. Should be soon, right? Then fragment will not be that serious a problem. They can put many more pixels in the new display, just keep the 16:9 aspect ratio of then old iPhone 5...
  6. macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Is it really necessary to have a device that account for each inch from 4-15? Common sense says no, those with none say yes.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 18, 2011
    Making a 4.6 inch screen will make the majority of people so happy they would careless about the apps not adjusted to the larger screen. Not one of my friends or family members ever commented on their apps not filling the screen on their new iP5's when they first got it.
  8. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    So matter of fact.
    I simply see no need for a 5-7 display on a phone, ever.
  9. macrumors 68020

    Apr 12, 2011
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2011
    ]A 5"-7" screen would be highly unlikely but with the new regime, anything is fair game.

    I wouldn't mind seeing a slightly wider screen however.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 5, 2010
    Central Tx
    Go ahead, get you a telephone will not fit in your pocket and will be cumbersome to use. Nobody needs that large of a screen on an iPhone or any phone. It is more of a want, not a need. The iPhone 5 currently has a large enough screen that is barely usable with one hand, plenty big. I would not want a phone that I have to use two hands with. I seriously doubt that Apple will produce a phone like the galaxy note. Just too large!
  12. macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    This whole "wider screen" thing has cracked me up from the beginning.

    Apple moves to the more popular 16:9 aspect ratio in a 4" screen and people say "make it wider"....Apple can't (no smartphone maker would) just make it wider without doing one of the following:

    1) ruining the aspect ratio
    2) Increase the bezel (which is the opposite of what any smartphone maker is doing)
    3) moving to a different aspect ratio (which would make the screen shorter)
    4) adopting something other than the 4" size

    At 16:9 and 4" diagonally, the SCREEN on the iPhone measures at 3.49in x 1.96in. This means there is approximately 0.35 inches of TOTAL bezel on the left and ride sides of the phone (0.175 in on each side).

    For the screen to be wider and still retain the 16:9 aspect ratio, the screen size couldn't stay at 4".

    Apple could adopt the still popular 16:10 ratio and at 4" this would give the SCREEN measurements of 3.39in x 2.12in - an increase in screen width of 0.16 inches and a reduction in screen height of 0.10 inches.

    Of course - the real problem with ALL of this is developers and fragmentation. To widen the screen would cause developers to write completely new resolutions into their apps - as it is, the iPhone 5 retains the width thereby making devs only account for added height.

    If you want a bigger phone, I get that. They are popular these days - personally I think the sweet spot would be on the lower end of 4.3" - 4.7" - but to assert that apple made the iPhone 5 screen too skinny doesn't really make a whole lot of sense given what's already out on the market. Apple didn't come up with some foreign device that's abnormally tall and skinny - they simply did a 4" at 16:9 - which exists in other manufacturers lines.
  13. macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    116th & Broadway
    They're going to have to at one point, so they might as well slap their developers in the face right now.
  14. macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    Or they could wider and taller. No problems if they manage to make the bezels thinner. No problems at all: same aspect ratio, same resolution - everything will be just slightly bigger. Pixel density would go down to somewhere between 305-320 pixels per inch.
  15. macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    And the overall screen size would be larger - which I mentioned as an option.

    I simply stated that at the current 4" screen size, the current form factor isn't some odd form created by Apple.
  16. macrumors 65816


    Feb 6, 2008
    So Cal
    if they make a 5inch iphone I may actually come back to the fruit company. Well they would also have to have a new OS the old one is ancient by now, in phone terms. Its like a model T on today's roads, yes it works and it drives smooth for those who have been using it for years, but its just not competitive against the newer ones on the road.
  17. macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    Agreed. I was playing around with my friend's HTC One X over the weekend. That thing is a boat. I don't need to take phone calls with an iPad Mini, thanks.

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