2012 iPhone Screen Size - A place to share thoughts and opinions

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  1. MF878 macrumors regular

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    Thought I'd make a thread where we can share thoughts, opinions and speculation on the next iPhone's screen. Let's get the ball rolling...

    I'd love a 4", and I think it's the only size they should go to if they are going to change it. Sizes such as 3.7" aren't different enough to warrant a change in my opinion, and anything over 4.2/4.3" to me is absolutely unnecessary, especially considering I have an iPad. 4" to me is the way to go, otherwise don't change it, although I'll probably be buying it regardless to replace my faltering 2nd gen iPod touch.
     
  2. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    In before the inevitable links to many different previous threads on this topic are posted.
     
  3. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    I think most men would like an extra half inch.
     
  4. -MRB macrumors 6502

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    Whatever floats your boat ;)
     
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Wow, thanks for starting a thread where people can talk about this, I haven't seen any created in the last 30 sec!
     
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  7. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    Too bad you are being downvoted. I think it's really an interesting discussion and most people will just downvote you because it's not what Apple is doing right now - and Apple is always correct, of course.

    I recently created a post in which I came to the conclusion that if Apple were to introduce an iPhone with a bigger display (but with the same 960 by 640 resolution), the best decision (financially (and let's not forget: Apple is all about minimizing costs and making huge profits)) is to settle with a 4.3-4.4-inch display.

    A 4.37 inch display with a 960 by 640 resolution has a pixel density of 264 pixels per inch: that's the exact same pixel density as the new third generation iPad.

    Why does that pixel density matter? It's very expensive to use displays with a new pixel density. Samsung, LG and Sharp are, however, now busy with producing 9.7" panels with a pixel density of 264 pixels per inch. The infrastructure is already there, and thus 4.3-4.4 inch display would be, from a financial view, the best decision.

    I'm not sure what Apple will do, but I sure as hell think a 4.3"-ish display is a great size (if the border around isn't too big) for the years to come.
     
  8. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    You couldn't discuss it in the 20 other threads talking about screen size?
     
  9. Haoshiro macrumors 68000

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    I don't think they will drop the dpi. The idea of a "retina" display is based on viewing distance which is closer for iPhone then iPad.

    But a 3.9" seems possible:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1356262
     
  10. annk Administrator

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    Please use one of the existing threads to discuss this.
     
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