Do we need/want a bigger screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by snarlz, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. snarlz macrumors regular

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    Having owned the 5s for almost a week I really don't think I'd like a bigger screen. It's a beautiful handset, fits nice in the hand and pocket, and I can navigate the screen from top to bottom with my thumb. Is bigger better?
     
  2. J2funny macrumors 6502a

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    I like the size of the screen. Apple is doing just fine with the way the screen size is now and it's a perfect size
     
  3. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    If you don't want one, fine. But I sure do, and so do countless others. It's subjective.
     
  4. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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  5. AttilaTheHun macrumors 6502a

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    4.7"will be good for me,just don't trick me like they did with iphone 5 made it just longer
     
  6. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    If Apple can increase the screen size but keep the length and aspect ratio the same and only increase the width slightly, I'm down. :cool:
     
  7. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    I would not mind of Apple offered a larger screened iPhone. It would not surprise me. Gone are the days when you only have one choice for a new iPhone!

    I love my 5S but who knows.

    Choice is always better.
     
  8. tonnyvd macrumors newbie

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    I seriously doubt apple will just replace the iPhone with a bigger version if they do a larger iPhone which seems inevitable at this point I'm pretty sure they will do it in addition to the current size as an option just like they did with the iPad
     
  9. Cutecynic macrumors member

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    Strictly my opinion

    The 5s is my first iPhone. I'm coming from a gs3. Fiveish inches. One hand operation not easy. A lot of phone tilting to reach stuff. You will lose the ability to switch between apps easily. Big ol' cases if you use cases. The gs3 screen is nice but comes at a convenience cost.
     
  10. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    I wholeheartedly agree. If they increase the width just ever so slightly and use a thinner bezel around the screen, they could get a decent sized screen on there while keeping "one-handed usability" relatively the same.
     
  11. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    1. 4 inch displays again for the iphone 6, and those below will hate it.

    2. 4.3 inch displays, and those below will hate it.

    3. 4.5 inch displays, and those below, and above will hate it.

    4. 4.7 inch displays, and those below, and above will hate it.

    5. 5 inch displays, and those...Well, you get the picture.

    No matter what Apple introduces next year, the debates will be in full fever all over again, and it will never end.

    By the way, I like what is offered today, and would not mind a 4.3 display if, and only if, Apple can do so with the very same form factor.
     
  12. matttye macrumors 601

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    I love the phone the way it is now, but I'd probably go for a larger screen if one was available.
     
  13. kiantech macrumors regular

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    yes apple needs to make a bigger screen. They can make two iphone sizes, not a huge deal, every other product they make comes in multiple sizes. Laptops, ipads, imacs.

    Just because YOU don't want a bigger screen doesn't mean I do not. Also I prefer iOS over Android at this point, so "get an android" responses are immature and whiney.

    Get over it, apple will make a bigger phone next year.
     
  14. Ballis macrumors 6502a

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    I for one, do not want a larger phone. I kinda like the 3.5" screen better than the current 4".
     
  15. pikachu2k7 macrumors regular

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    No size is best for everyone so Apple makes the size that fits the most people.
     
  16. snarlz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've nothing to get "over" mate, just my opinion :)
     
  17. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Bingo..You hit it on the head. 57,000,000 million iphone 5's sold after about one year, and Apple understands what to build according to the masses, not to those vocal minority that want 5 inch phones. Didn't Tim Cook say a number of months ago, that Apple wanted a phone that could be used comfortably with one hand ? Yup, he did. ;)
     
  18. oVerboost macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure the 6 will be bigger, however I think the C range will stay at the current size... Thus giving the two options and in theory, but not reality, keeping most happy.
     
  19. Indecisi0n macrumors regular

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  20. bigjim83 macrumors 6502

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    5inches and other is both needed and wanted by me.
     
  21. Braniff747SP macrumors 6502

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    I really don't get the obsession with having a bigger screen--It would loose the one-handed ability that the current size has.
     
  22. happycamper515 macrumors newbie

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    One of the things that drew me to make the change from Android to iPhone is screen size. The bigger form factor of Android phones is not what I want in a phone.
     
  23. Breitling65 macrumors 6502

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    No for sure, if I need bigger I will use my iPad. It fits in pocket well, with case I could hold it fine. I just saw someone talking on Samsung Note, what a joke watching ipad mini size phone near to the head of someone :)
     
  24. quickcalibre macrumors regular

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    I kinda did, but now that I have a 5s and have used it while commuting, I see how important one hand use is.
     

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