Bigger screen: are you prepared or are you late?

What screen size do you want ?

  • I'm not ready for a bigger screen, so I'm just going to cry or accept whatever Apple does as usual

    Votes: 17 15.3%
  • A 4" is not that much bigger but is the perfect bigger size that won't schock people much

    Votes: 61 55.0%
  • A relatively bigger screen around 4.3 and 4.5" cause I want people to see my shiny new phone

    Votes: 22 19.8%
  • A huge phone, bigger that 4.5" or 5" if possible cause I like Android huge ugly phones

    Votes: 11 9.9%

  • Total voters
    111

Augure

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My topic could have been titled "Do you want a bigger iPhone screen or not" but I don't care whether people want it or not, and Apple doesn't either: the only update that makes them in term strategic marketing and the new mass market they've reach is a bigger screen iPhone.

In fact official reports says that Steve Jobs had the iPhone 5 ready, but due to complication and under the pressure of new greedy board members who appointed Tim Cook for a reason, they decided that people were stupid enough to buy the iPhone 4S.

So now my question is what bigger screen do you expect ?
 

ucfgrad93

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Aug 17, 2007
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In fact official reports says that Steve Jobs had the iPhone 5 ready, but due to complication and under the pressure of new greedy board members who appointed Tim Cook for a reason, they decided that people were stupid enough to buy the iPhone 4S.
Got a link to these so called official reports, or are you just blowing smoke.

Personally, I would like to see a 4 to 4.3 inch screen.
 

dangerfish

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Aug 28, 2007
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In fact official reports says that Steve Jobs had the iPhone 5 ready, but due to complication and under the pressure of new greedy board members who appointed Tim Cook for a reason, they decided that people were stupid enough to buy the iPhone 4S.
Huh?
 

jabingla2810

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Oct 15, 2008
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In fact official reports says that Steve Jobs had the iPhone 5 ready, but due to complication and under the pressure of new greedy board members who appointed Tim Cook for a reason, they decided that people were stupid enough to buy the iPhone 4S.

?
I've never read so much nonsense in my life.

I don't even know where to start.
 

mcman77

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Dec 22, 2011
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I went with a Huge 5" option!

Why?

Cause I want a mobile 'computer' and not a smart phone.

There is a excellent review of some guy that has used the galaxy note for 5 days after having a iphone 4s and a galaxy nexus s.

It is all a matter of mind conditioning ... the big phones aren't big after using them, it is more like the small phones become smaller !

If the post era pc age will contain only 1 type of iphone at 3.5" .... it isn't the post pc era!! :) IMO
 
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lordofthereef

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Nov 29, 2011
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What if my response doesn't fit under any of those sensationalist choices? :rolleyes:

It looks like the OP molded the responses based on what he or she thinks is the right choice. If I pick anything but, I am either admitting I am a cry baby or like ugly phones. :confused:
 

kaielement

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Dec 16, 2010
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I don't need a bigger screen... Unless it doesn't change the over all size to the phone. I have messed around with my friends new Razor which is bigger and had a hard time pulling it in and out of my pocket. The iPhone is the perfect size. If I need a bigger screen I got my iPad.
 

Eddy Munn

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Dec 27, 2008
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In fact official reports says that Steve Jobs had the iPhone 5 ready, but due to complication and under the pressure of new greedy board members who appointed Tim Cook for a reason, they decided that people were stupid enough to buy the iPhone 4S.
Can you source such 'official reports'?
 

lordofthereef

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Can you source such 'official reports'?
I, too, remember reading something along those lines. Well, not the part about greedy money grubbers etc. Just the part about a "true successor" to the iPhone 4 being nearly ready but Apple deciding not to go with it last minute.
 

mcman77

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Dec 22, 2011
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What if my response doesn't fit under any of those sensationalist choices? :rolleyes:

It looks like the OP molded the responses based on what he or she thinks is the right choice. If I pick anything but, I am either admitting I am a cry baby or like ugly phones. :confused:
pick the one that suits you best ... out of those options :p go with the ugly phones! lol

which is bigger and had a hard time pulling it in and out of my pocket. The iPhone is the perfect size. If I need a bigger screen I got my iPad.
I take it that the ipad has no issues being whipped out of your pocket :D
 

sviato

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Oct 27, 2010
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Got a link to these so called official reports, or are you just blowing smoke.
Not sure if I can find a link but I do recall reading that Steve Jobs was heavily involved in the the design of the 6th generation iPhone, even after stepping down as CEO.

And there were rumors of 2 iPhones coming out in Oct. 2011, maybe that was originally planned but they eventually just decided to release the 4S.

No one knows for sure though!
 

kaielement

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Dec 16, 2010
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pick the one that suits you best ... out of those options :p go with the ugly phones! lol



I take it that the ipad has no issues being whipped out of your pocket :D
Wow not the point I was making. I have a cellphone to be mobile not to be a tablet. Now don't get me wrong my tablet is mobile but not something a carry around all the time like my phone. I would rather not have trouble pulling a phone in and out of my pocket. And as to my iPad that's never in my pocket so it's a null issue. Buy the way I know you were trying to be funny but please think before you post.
 

Jordan921

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We need more of these threads. /sarcasm Seriously tho Apple has stuck with the same screen size for 5 iPhones. Don't think they are gonna do a dramatic increase in size on the next iPhone if any increase at all
 

Matthew9559

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Apr 7, 2007
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After playing around with several Android phones for a few weeks each I have found the sweet spot for me to be 4.3". I really hope Apple opts for that but I feel like that may be a stretch, so I am hoping for 4". What would be awesome is if they continued the 3.5" for those who want a smaller form factor and 4.3" for those who want a bigger screen (and of course I would expect to pay more for that premium ;)).
 

Darthdingo

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Dec 11, 2010
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Apple it is time to move on from the wristwatch size 3.5" screen already. I am not saying go huge like the 5.3" Note, but between 4" - 4.3" would be spot on perfect. If they slim down the bezel, the phone would not be that much larger than the current design, just slightly bigger.

Who said 3.5" was the screen God wanted on the perfect smartphone ? Just because all the iPhones have been 3.5" doesn't mean it's the right size.

They really need to slim down the bezel big time, the huge top of the phone above the screen looks so outdated, it's like looking at HDTV's from five years ago, compared to the new LED models today with super slim and narrow bezel.
 

chakraj

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No way, the iPhone screen is to big as it is. I cant use it one handed, it barely fits in my pocket. They should make it a 2.5 inch screen.

You can do everything on a 2.5 inch screen you can on a 3.5 inch screen, and its more pocket friendly and easier to use one handed.:cool:
 

-aggie-

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No way, the iPhone screen is to big as it is. I cant use it one handed, it barely fits in my pocket. They should make it a 2.5 inch screen.

You can do everything on a 2.5 inch screen you can on a 3.5 inch screen, and its more pocket friendly and easier to use one handed.:cool:
You must have abnormally small pockets.
 

Matthew9559

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Darthdingo, that concept design is exactly what I want from the next iPhone. I remember seeing it back before the iPhone 4S was announced and I kept praying for it to be true. Second times the charm? ;)
 

chakraj

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Feb 6, 2008
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That thing is HUGE! Tablet much?

is that a surfboard in your pocket or are you just happy to see me.