Apple, please, please make an iPhone 6s with a 4" screen.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BlueMoonForever, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. BlueMoonForever macrumors 6502

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    I tried out the 6 Plus and its too big. I also held the 6 and its also too big. I love the size of my iPhone 5. Is anyone hoping that the iPhone 5s gets updated to have the 6 internals with the S version. I really hope it does. I really loved that form factor. Its a shame they didn't update the 5S with 6/6+ internals.
     
  2. Seanm87 macrumors regular

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    You'll get used to the screen size you just need to give it a bit more time. I do agree they should do an iPhone mini on the s cycle. Since the 6 isn't vastly different to the 5s there's no point having one now as the 5s is good enough for people.
     
  3. BlueMoonForever thread starter macrumors 6502

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    4.7" is still too big for me.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Sorry, OP, I don't think Apple will be doing this.
     
  5. KdParker macrumors 601

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    Will have to see, but i am not sure the market will support the 4" screen. Most users tend to be happy with the 4.7" being the smallest iPhone.
     
  6. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, although the problem for me is not so much the screen size but the device size. I simply do not want a cell phone device larger than my 5s.

    But the real question is whether Apple sees a future for an iPhone the size of the 5/5s. If not, people better buy the 5s new while they can. If so, can we expect a 5ss, maybe with 6 capabilities and a screen size the entire face of the device? :)
     
  7. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Agree.
     
  8. BlueMoonForever thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was just at the T-Mobile store and I played with the 6 plus. Definitely feels like an iPad mini. I just bought the new iPad Air 2. It's just way too big to be used as a phone. I love my iPhone 5S experience at the gym. Its perfect for running and doing everything.

    The iPhone 6 doesn't seem like any upgrade over the 5S.
     
  9. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    I prefer my 6 over my 5s. I guess those wanting a smaller iPhone as soon as they get in they reach for an iPad or something bigger than their iPhone. I thought I would miss one handed use but to be honest the places I would use one handed are pretty anti social anyway so I'm kinda glad to leave them behind.
     
  10. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    The 4" phone screen ship has sailed. I would be shocked if we ever see a "mini" phone from Apple. I dont know if its a big enough market for Apple to get back into.
     
  11. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    If there was a 4" version offered in the next round, I'd definitely choose it over the larger sizes. I got the i6 and it's very nice but given the choice, I'd get a smaller phone. But I also agree that Apple doesn't seem likely to do this. Unfortunate. I've written to "Tim Cook" pleading for one in the next version. Highly unlikely it will have any impact whatsoever as I'm sure their road map is already planned but I just kind of felt like I needed to do it.
     
  12. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    Big screens sell. Apple is trying to make as much money as possible. I'm guessing they will sell the 5c and 5s until next September, and then maybe some variant of the 5s as a low end phone for one more year, and then everything will be 4.7" or larger.
     
  13. mercuryjones macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry. That ship done sailed. You want to blame someone? Blame Samsung, HTC, LG, etc for making huge phones the standard.
     
  14. BlueMoonForever thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have no problem with big phones selling. I just want the option to have the latest processor in the phone size I've been comfortable with for so long.
     
  15. eatrains macrumors regular

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    Totally agree. I'm going to be upgrading my 4S to a 5S because the 6 is just too big. Very disappointed in Apple.
     
  16. azhava macrumors regular

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    If there is sufficient demand in the market for a smaller phone, I could see Apple putting out a '6c' or whatever with a smaller screen. The question is whether or not there's sufficient demand, and I doubt there is.

    I've learned to never say never when it comes to Apple. People thought they'd never do an iPad mini, never do an iPhone 'phablet', etc. - yet, there they are. Apple may have a 'roadmap', but they also pay attention to where the money is (and they'd be fools not to).
     
  17. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    I preferred my 4s to my 5s. The 4s was a better size. If they put a 5s screen in a 4s body (edge to edge) then I may have a hard time saying no. Call it the Steve Jobs edition. It'll sell like crazy. Yes I know I should be working at apple :)
     
  18. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    No, blame the market for buying them. If people don't want big phones, then they won't buy them. The market has shown what it wants and now even Apple is moving that way.

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    I may be wrong, but the 5s may be the closest you'll ever get to the latest processor in a size that's comfortable to you.
     
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  21. BlueMoonForever thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But what about next year? I'm sure it won't handle iOS 9 as smooth as the 6S+ will.
     
  22. Alimar macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe the next 4" iPhone 5 iteration will have an A8 with the iP 6 style bezels and curves.
     
  23. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, there are a couple of features of the 6 I would like to have in the 5s, such as the chip that supports Apple Pay (although I can easily wait two years or more to play with that -- easier ways to spend money I don't need), and 802.11ac wireless. Neither of which are enough to get me to give up my 5s for the 6 now, however.

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    Umm, Apple is still in the market. Reports are that the 5s is still selling well.
     
  24. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    It really depends on what Apple does with iOS 9 and the 6S+. If Apple doesn't release a 4" iPhone with updated specs, it won't really matter either way.
     
  25. meistervu macrumors 65816

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    Yes, there is room for a 4" phone

    I bet that Apple will release a 4" model next year. Currently the 5s serves the purpose.

    Here is my situation, and I bet a lot of people are in the same boat. I had a 5, and wanted to update. I did feel that I wanted a larger screen than the 5, but not sure about trade offs.

    While I didn't think the 6+ would fit my lifestyle, I kept my mind open and tried it in the store. At home I made a cardboard cut out of both the 6 and 6+. After much consideration, I decided that the 6+ was not a device I would enjoy carrying and using for most of the things I want to do on a phone. Sure, the screen is big, but not enough to replace my iPad. Even though I never thought about it, I use my phone one handed more than half the time. I couldn't with the 6+. I can't sit down with the 6+ in my pocket which is too much of a hassle.

    On the other hand, the 6 screen is a significant update from the 5 in term of size. Articles and books pages fit lot better , and I can read with one hand.

    I do however feel that the 6 is a bit unwieldy compared to the 5, but the trade off is worth it for me.

    But I am sure there are millions out there who would prefer a 6 in a 4" screen. I don't see why Apple would not make them next year. Would it be the 6 Mini or 6-?
     

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