Apple really should have made 3 iPhone 6 models.

Razeus

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Of course we don't need Apple going the Samsung route and release the same phone with 10 different names (their new one is the Samsung Galaxy Alpha???) over the course of a year, but Apple really should have launched the iPhone 6 with 3 models, to give different people with different needs, different options:

iPhone 6 Nano: 4.0" 16GB only ($199)

iPhone 6 Classic: 4.7" 16GB ($249) & 32GB ($349)

iPhone 6 Plus: 5.5" 64GB ($399) & 128GB ($499)
 

LostSoul80

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Don't worry, iPhone 6 Pro Mini with a 4" retina display and 1.2 GB of RAM is on its way.
Will be released with the iPhone 6+ S Air HD.
 

ozshadow

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Except the 4.7 doesn't seem like "Classic" since it has never been produced.

It will be interesting to see if a 4" phone gets updated with the S revision next year. I am no longer on the S schedule unless it is the 7S. My 4S went three years. I think my 6 probably will too.
 

Taco1933

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Then we'd have a ton of people complaining about how their nano 6 is nearly identical to their 5s.

Every other year they make a big change. This year was screen size. Without it, there isn't a whole lot to separate it. No point in offering a small 6 when the 5s is still available.
 

Tthomas612

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The internals of the 6 and 5s are so close to one another... It would've been like iphone 5s part 2.

I understand people wanting a smaller screen and maybe one day it gets updated, but right now Apple is playing catchup in the screen department so honestly I only see them going bigger...

Like 5.0", then 5.2".

The iphone is the nicest phone made IMO, but imagine them without the bezels. This 4.7" could easily be 5.0" and the 5.5" could have been 5.8" or more.
 

zetti

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Oh please, no offence but Apple have their strategy, you don't have to like it but please stop pretending you get why they do things the way they do it.
 

lyceumHQ

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OP has a valid point, which means queue all the idiotic 'cool story bro' replies.

Why not release a phone to suit every demographic?

They've gone from one extreme to the other. This time last year those who wanted a large screen had no iPhone options. And this year those who want a smaller screen have no options.

And yes, I'm aware they still sell the 5s. But anyone who has the 5 or 5s are out of options. The 5s is basically the 5 with Touch ID. Slightly better CPU. I have a 5. Why in the world would I pay out £480 to buy the same phone I already have? Yes it's a slight upgrade. But it's not £480 worth of upgrade.

So if I want to upgrade my phone what do I do? I don't want a large screen. Personally 4'7" is too big. And I'm not paying out for a 5s when I already have a 5.

Do I wait yet another year in the slight hope that apple will release an updated version of the 5s? Which I don't believe they'll do. Or do I look elsewhere? I now have no option but to now look elsewhere after owning an iPhone since the 3G.

I also realise those who want smaller phones are in the minority. And that it's good business sense to go with what the majority want. But for years and years apple have rammed the 'nobody wants a big phone' line down out throats. And the 'it's all about one handed use' And now apple have decided people do want a bigger phone and screw one handed use, those of us who don't want that are out of luck.

Cheers apple.

PS. I also realise nobody cares about my opinion. But apple have around 6k of my cash thanks to buying numerous iPhones, iPads and iPods. So I'm perfectly entitled to rant should I chose.
 

tgi

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IMHO they should have released 17 different iPhones to suit everyones wants and needs. With 1,000 different storage options, custom colors covering the full color spectrum, choice of Android, iOS, OSX, Linux, Windows operating systems, and with 3 different charging ports (micro usb, 30 pin, lightning).

iPhone A- 3.5" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone B- 4.0" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone C- 4.1" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone D - 4.2" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone E - 4.3" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone F - 4.4" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone G - 4.5" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone H - 4.6" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone I - 4.7" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone J - 4.8" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone K - 4.9" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone L - 5.0" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone M - 5.1" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone N - 5.2" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone O - 5.3" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone P - 5.4" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone Q - 5.5" screen 1KB-1TB storage

Everyone happy now?
 

antiprotest

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IMHO they should have released 17 different iPhones to suit everyones wants and needs. With 1,000 different storage options, custom colors covering the full color spectrum, choice of Android, iOS, OSX, Linux, Windows operating systems, and with 3 different charging ports (micro usb, 30 pin, lightning).

iPhone A- 3.5" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone B- 4.0" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone C- 4.1" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone D - 4.2" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone E - 4.3" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone F - 4.4" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone G - 4.5" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone H - 4.6" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone I - 4.7" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone J - 4.8" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone K - 4.9" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone L - 5.0" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone M - 5.1" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone N - 5.2" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone O - 5.3" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone P - 5.4" screen 1KB-1TB storage
iPhone Q - 5.5" screen 1KB-1TB storage

Everyone happy now?
I want the iPhone H or I, 1TB.
 

linkgx1

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Oct 12, 2011
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No, you're wrong. They should have just done this



iPhone Star MEGA
iPhone MEGA
iPhone 6S Mini
iPhone Young
iPhone ACE 4G LTE
iPhone 4G LTE A
iPhone ROUND S
iPhone BEND PLUS S
iPhone EDGE
iPhone NO EDGE
iPhone PRO
iPhone ROYAL
iPhone SuperSmart
iPhone SuperDumb
iPhone Kaptuer
iPhone Patented
iPhone Wonderful
iPhone Magical
iPhone Bigger than Bigger
iPhone The U2 U Don't Want

And that's just the first six months! ;)
 

calderone

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Aug 28, 2009
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While I don't agree with the OPs naming or space allocations, after handling an iPhone 6 I have to agree that Apple should have kept the previous size in the lineup with new internals.
 

linkgx1

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Oct 12, 2011
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Of course we don't need Apple going the Samsung route and release the same phone with 10 different names (their new one is the Samsung Galaxy Alpha???) over the course of a year, but Apple really should have launched the iPhone 6 with 3 models, to give different people with different needs, different options:

iPhone 6 Nano: 4.0" 16GB only ($199)

iPhone 6 Classic: 4.7" 16GB ($249) & 32GB ($349)

iPhone 6 Plus: 5.5" 64GB ($399) & 128GB ($499)
The problem is that Apple is trying to release every dollar and they want the margins to be as high as possible.

They kept the 5C for a reason, especially if it's using yesteryear's technology.

You sir are a ''Steve Jobs'', not a Tim Cook. Time for you to start your own company.:D

They could have had the 6C @ 4''.
 

mojolicious

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Do I wait yet another year in the slight hope that apple will release an updated version of the 5s? Which I don't believe they'll do. Or do I look elsewhere? I now have no option but to now look elsewhere after owning an iPhone since the 3G.
I suspect a significant proportion of the user base do *not* want a 4.7" or larger phone, and a significant proportion of those will look elsewhere when it becomes necessary to replace their current iPhone rather than live with an iP6.

I also suspect that these numbers will be significant enough to force Apple to produce a smaller iPhone 6 in the nearish future, whether that be simply a repackaged 5s incorporating minor spec upgrades, or a 4" variant of the full fat iPhone 6.

Have faith!
 
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lyceumHQ

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But the way phone companies don't confirm anything these days and it's all speculation until the launches. There's no way to know for sure if apple will do this.

If I thought a few months down the line there'd be a smaller iPhone 6/updated 5s then I'd wait for that. But as it stands it's all guesswork.

So I'm looking at other options. I may get the moto g. Which is only around £120 then just leave the rest of the cash in my savings account on the off chance apple so release a 'new' smaller phone.
 

terraphantm

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And yes, I'm aware they still sell the 5s. But anyone who has the 5 or 5s are out of options. The 5s is basically the 5 with Touch ID. Slightly better CPU. I have a 5. Why in the world would I pay out £480 to buy the same phone I already have? Yes it's a slight upgrade. But it's not £480 worth of upgrade.
Not really. Excluding the form factor, the 5S is more like a 6 without Apple Pay.
 

jkim3691

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Oct 8, 2011
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I agree. I got the 6 on release day through my pre-order and while the screen was fantastic and build quality was great, portability and ease of use with one hand is more of a priority to me. So I exchanged it a few days later for a 5s. 4" is a perfect size.
 

bpeeps

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If anything it should be 4.5, 5, and 5.5

I think a lot of people who settled for the 6 because the plus was too big, would have appreciated a 5" phone.
 
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