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Do you actually watch movies on your iphone

  • Yes often

    Votes: 22 14.2%
  • Yes sometimes

    Votes: 32 20.6%
  • Yes but only once or twice

    Votes: 38 24.5%
  • Nope.avi

    Votes: 63 40.6%

  • Total voters
    155

Looon

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 10, 2009
685
2
I've only done it once and I find it's just too small
 

Interstella5555

macrumors 603
Jun 30, 2008
5,219
12
Not really sure what the "avi" option is supposed to mean, but no, not generally, too small and if I'm somewhere long enough to watch a movie I'll probably have my laptop with me.
 
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TsuaSai

macrumors 6502a
Jan 9, 2006
505
59
TX
I watched four on an airplane when it was a quick vacation and I didn't want to tote my 15" MBP. But I also found it to small and don't think I would do it again.
 
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Gjwilly

macrumors 68040
May 1, 2011
3,183
678
SF Bay Area
I don't watch them on my iPhone but only due to storage issues.
I watch them all the time though on my iPod Touch.
 
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iEnvy

macrumors 65816
Jun 25, 2010
1,185
280
DFW
There should be just a straight "no" option. Its too small and its too much of a hassle when we have iPads or Laptops.
 
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bobr1952

macrumors 68020
Jan 21, 2008
2,040
39
Melbourne, FL
I suppose if I am at the airport or on a flight, I may watch a movie--probably one of my favorites I have on blu ray that I would just put a low res copy on my phone--or use Netflix--but I haven't needed to as of yet.
 
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thunderbunny

macrumors 6502a
Jul 15, 2010
616
0
Cheshire, UK
Until recently never, but now I've dragged my sorry ass back to the gym I've started watching films on my phone while dying on treadmill.
 
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barkomatic

macrumors 601
Aug 8, 2008
4,228
2,199
Manhattan
Yes, the higher resolution of the iPhone 4 screen makes it a little easier to watch a full length movie than in the past--but I agree its not ideal. I do it when I visit Boston a few times a year since the trip is 5 hours or more.

Since my iPhone is my only unlimited data device its pretty much the only choice if I want to stream a netflix movie or HBO Go over 3G.
 
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spencers

macrumors 68020
Sep 20, 2004
2,380
223
I occasionally watch my movies and TV shows on my iPhone before I fall asleep using the Plex app.
 
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SurferMan

macrumors 65816
May 14, 2010
1,267
51
South FL
Nahhh, too small, if I'm anywhere that I have time to watch movies (traveling etc), my 13" MBP will be with me anyway.
 
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JCCL

macrumors 65816
Apr 3, 2010
1,116
1,537
Mostly only watch some TV shows while on the crapper at work hehehehehe
 
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ucfgrad93

macrumors P6
Aug 17, 2007
18,562
9,656
Colorado
I have only watched a couple of movies on my iPhone. As others have said, the screen is too small.
 
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Savor

Suspended
Jun 18, 2010
3,742
917
I've tried it a few times watching it from YouTube uploads or some streaming site.

Not my preference. My eyes get watery and I get sleepy. I can't even watch entire movies on my PSP with its 4.3 inch screen. Always my TV for movies with sometimes using my 5-year old laptop even if the resolution is poorer to the actual movie quality.

But I do have TV shows on my iPhone. I can tolerate 20 min shows much better. I have Family Guy Seasons 4-7 (70+ eps) and the entire 13 episodes of the Lucy & Desi Comedy Hour which runs at 50 min I downloaded from YouTube. For me to keep a video that takes up the most space, it needs to have great replay value. If I only plan to watch it once, I never keep it. That's why I don't have any movies on my iPhone anymore. Too long, takes up too much space, and won't view it that often. My iPhone is mostly filled with some of my favorite YouTube videos that run no longer than 3-5 minutes.
 
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