Think Apple will increase the next iPhone in screen size?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by The Game 161, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors 604

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Or do you think there will stay at the 4 inch display going forward?
  2. macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2012
    they will stick with 4.
  3. macrumors 68040


    Your thumb, it goes from here to here.

    This bigger screen goes from here to here.

    It's a dazzling display of common sense.

    So unless everyones thumb grows an extra half inch next year, you're stuck with this screen size.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2011
    No, this is the limit.

    However let the market decide.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Feb 6, 2008
    So Cal
    Yes I heard a rumor that the next iphone will have a 4.7 inch screen at 1080p.


    Oh wait, I mean, I made up a rumor...
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2012
    Nobody knows so the best you can get are guesses. My guess would be now that the apps are being redesigned for a 4 inch screen they will leave it like that for a few years at least. I think the only way you will get a bigger screen is if the come out with 2 iPhones. I could see a 5 inch and a 4 inch being available if the Note 2 does well enough to catch their attention. I wouldn’t have said that 6 months ago but now that the iPad mini came out I think there is a chance for another size iPhone. I would be happier with a 4.5 inch screen but I don't see that happening anytime soon. Again speculation is the best you will get so I'm just giving my opinion.
  7. boomhower, Nov 8, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 9, 2012

    macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2011
    I disagree. I have wear medium or large gloves depending on the glove. I cannot reach the corners without tilting the phone around in my hand. If one handed use was truly the point then they would have stayed with 3.5. The 4.0 is no easier for me to use than a 4.3. I don't have anything larger handy but I suspect it would be the same up to around 4.7.

    Anyways, no, I don't think they will make it any bigger anytime soon. I don't even think the casing will change next year.
  8. macrumors G4

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    The next iPhone will most likely be a S type update meaning it'll have the exact same design. They may or may not increase the size in two years.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2008
    Middle of Pacific
    Samsung note and noteII dominate the 5 plus screen market and is selling well, and I have no doubt apple want a piece of the pie, is all money talk, just look at ipad mini.
  10. macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2009
    Upstate NY
  11. macrumors G4

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Increasing the screen size can be easily accomplished by shrinking the wasted space above and below the screen but it won't happen with the 5S next year.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2008
    Middle of Pacific
    My prediction is sometime next year or 2014, apple will come out with two version, 5s with the 4in screen, and a 5x phablet with a 5 plus screen.
  13. macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    Or you could use even more of that common sense and do what I do...

    ...use 2 hands.

    This whole apple marketing is bull. I have good size hands and struggle to reach the top corner of my i4 screen with my thumb. I highly doubt many people could reach the 4" corners of the i5 screen with one hand.

    Of course, lots of people are blindly sold on advertising.
  14. macrumors 68040



    Steve Jobs agrees.

  15. macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2009
    "Steve Jobs agreed"
  16. macrumors 68040


    Sorry, Steve. RIP

    Wish you were still running Apple.
  17. macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2008
    Oh man... Look at how Steve wore his glasses, how close his iPhone was to his eyes, how he seemed to have trouble seeing what's on that "tiny" screen even with his iPhone that close to his eyes...... :eek:
  18. macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2007
    Yeah, the longer screen isn't particularly easy to operate with one hand. When reaching for the far corner, my palm is always hitting the lower corner... they should have just made the damn thing wider too.

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