5-inch iPhone?

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  1. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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    This is strange. Somebody posted this on the iOS 9 wishlist thread
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    It shows that iOS 9 and iOS 8.4 are in testing. But that's not what intrigued me. There is a new phone, iPhone8,1, which is said to be 667x375. At first I thought it was 4.7 inches, because it is half (or quarter) the iPhone 6 resolution (1334x750), which makes sense as the iPhone 6 has twice the pixel density of the original iPhone. But then I checked the size of iPhone7,1 (the iPhone 6 plus) according to this scale, and it says that it is 5.2 inches, even though we know for a fact that it is 5.5. So I checked the size of iPhone8,1 according to that scale, and it says it is 5 inches.
    I'm not an analyst, and I don't have any other data to prove it, but I am curious; will we see a 5-inch iPhone this year?
     
  2. Maximeed69 macrumors member

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    Anything can happen who knows ... There is some rumours around about the iPhone 6c they might put a 5" display on it and many people also saying they will even release a 4" iPhone 6 or something like that but we can not be sure about anything . Just wait until we see with our own eyes and not just reading rumours .
     
  3. af21187, Apr 9, 2015
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    It is possible they just switched the 4.7 / 5.5 inch phone identifiers. I highly doubt there will be a 5 inch iPhone this year considering their history of sizing.
     
  4. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    You're forgetting that the 6 plus uses @3x assets. The width and height just refer to the hypothetical "1x" resolution. Not necessarily directly linked to screen size.

    I do hope for a 5 inch though - that'd be perfect IMO
     
  5. Maximeed69 macrumors member

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    To be honest , im realy pleased with the 4.7" from the iPhone 6 it is just perfect not too big and not too small , just amazing for me !
     
  6. nj-morris thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't really get this whole @3x thing. What does it mean?
     
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    If this is true, all I am hoping for is an iPhone that won't bend.
     
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    iPhone 6+ has higher res than the 6
     
  10. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    A 5" 1080p iPhone would certainly make the iPhone more appealing to me personally.
     
  11. nj-morris thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok, I sort of get it, but a hypothetical 1x resolution would be 640x360 then. Unless you're thinking that the 6s plus will have 2208x1242.
     
  12. nj-morris thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Just found out that the 6 plus does in fact have 2208x1242 for everything apart from physical pixels. Turned out I was wrong about the 5-inch thing
     

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