Am I the only one not wanting the iPhone to be bigger

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 3lliott, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. 3lliott macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    Really not wanting the iphone to b bigger my thumb just reaches the top when I'm holding it now! The phones not far of the same size as the iPad min! Steve would never of aload this!
  2. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008
  3. 3lliott thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
  4. simon48 macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    I'm willing to change my mind, but right now I'm not a fan of the big screen smart phone trend. I will want to play with the 4.7" iPhone to see what I think of that. The 6" phones are ridiculous in my opinion.
  5. Moonjumper macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2009
    Lincoln, UK
    I like the size of my iPhone 5. I don't mind there being bigger options, but 4" should remain as a premium option. Unfortunately I suspect it will only remain in 5C form, the budget option, just like small Android phones are budget options, not full performance devices.
  6. Alchematron macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2007
    Maui Hawaii
    I just want a big HONKING phablet!

    However, I think they should keep the smaller size for those who want them.
  7. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
  8. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000


    Aug 20, 2014
    NY, USA
    I liked it before, but now 4" is a bit small. Not for portrait, but for landscape. I.e, videos and most games. 5" is too big with my Galaxy S4. 4.7" isn't too far off from that, but it is still better.
  9. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    You aren't the only one, I recently switched to android and got one with a 4.3" screen and that is fine, but I wouldn't be able to use a bigger one with one hand. So if Apple only goes with 4.7" plus I won't even be considering switching back in the future.
  10. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    I know of many people that are "interested" in the larger screen,but when pushed say they really would prefer to stick with the current model.

    Will be interesting to see how this plays out, especially when people realize they have to actually PAY for a new phone vs being buried in their monthly cost.
  11. xkmxkmxlmx macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2011
  12. msb3079 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2010
    collingswood. nj
    I agree with OP, but part of me does think the screen could be a bit bigger. It's not just screen size, it's DEVICE size. I think a 4.3" screen in the current (similar) size would have been ideal.
  13. SaltedV8 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    a bigger screen will be a HUGE hit. Those of you that don't want a bigger screen are in the minority.
  14. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Well, you have a few options. Perhaps, the iPhone 6 or any phone over 4" isn't for you. You may need to get an older iPhone or just switch to another platform. Sorry, but going forward, phones are getting bigger. People want more content on their smartphones.
  15. johnnnw macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2013
    Steve wouldn't HAVE* ALLOWED* this post either.

    I would say 85-90% of iPhone owners are not opposed to a bigger screen. Overwhelming majority. Keep the old iPhone if you have small hands.
  16. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2007
    Nope, you're not the only one, because there are plenty of Apple customers out there that prioritize easy pocketability and one-handed operation. Depending on how Apple makes the phone thinner and reduces the bezels, the rumored size might still be okay. Doesn't matter to me yet because I have a 5s and don't intend to upgrade it until at least when the "6s" cycle hits.

    If anything, I'd love to see Apple continue to make a flagship-class smartphone in the 4" size (something that none of the Android OEMs do). We would then have a true apples to apples screen size option -- pick a 4" or 4.7" screen, without compromising the performance or features. Apple already offers a true comparable option with the iPad Air and Mini. But, all indications seem to point at the 4.7" screen size replacing the current 4" form factor.
  17. Hookemfins macrumors 6502


    Jan 13, 2013
    One reason why I returned the HTC Evo was the size. A week later I got the iPhone 4. I will give the iPhone 6 a shot but might just bump up from the 5 to the 5s.
  18. ghettochris macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2008
  19. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    I'm ready to move to a bigger display. If next iPhone lets me down I'm prepared to move to an Android or Nokia smartphone.
    I just can't use this tiny touch keyboard anymore, and I need more real estate for web content and emails.
    Not sure if I would chose a display bigger than 5'' though.
    4.7 could be enough
  20. Dave245 macrumors 603


    Sep 15, 2013
    Not another "Steve jobs would never have allowed this" you will probably find that Steve Jobs worked on the iPhone 6 before his death. It was reported that he worked on product lines, years before they were released to the public. So its possible he knew about the iPhone 6 and its bigger screen size.
  21. youknome macrumors 6502


    Nov 22, 2010
    You do realise that these products you're seeing now are years in development and the prototypes have been sitting in the Apple 'labs' for years.

    And let's stop using the Steve comment, he is gone, deal with it please.
  22. MacFinnley macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2014
    Munich, Germany
    Two Years ago I thought the iPhone 4(S) would be perfect with it's screen size. Now I really like the 4 inch screen and I don't want the iPhone to be bigger. But I trust in Apple, they know what they do and they wouldn't release a bigger iPhone if they won't like it.
  23. makerleone macrumors regular


    Apr 24, 2014
    I have an iPhone 5s and really happy with 4" screen. so at that point not any planning to go with bigger screen.
  24. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    As the rumors point out, there are supposed to be two sizes; the 4.7" and a 5.5". Which means you could still get the size you like and then there is an option for others who would prefer the larger size iPhone.

    Though you don't want a larger iPhone, doesn't mean Apple shouldn't make another, larger one, because other people would want it. Choice and options are a good thing.
  25. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I am sure there are others who do not want a bigger screen but I am betting the majority do. You should still be able to get the iPhone 5 size screen for a while but Apple has got to please the majority and give them what they want.

    I suspect that even Steve would approve the larger phones. In the end it does not matter as they will be larger.

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