Do you care if the next iPhone is thinner?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Want300, Jul 17, 2012.


Do you care if the next iPhone is thinner than the 4S?

Poll closed Aug 6, 2012.
  1. Yes

    51 vote(s)
  2. No

    50 vote(s)
  3. Don't Care

    45 vote(s)
  1. Want300 macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2011
    St. Louis, MO
    I am just curious to see how everyone feels about this?

    I do not think it needs to be. There is a point where going thinner makes them feel more fragile. Most people use a case anyway, especially after AntennaGate.
  2. BuckeyeMac macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2012
    Nope. Just hope the screen is taller AND wider by just a little bit
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Nope, makes no difference to me
    And I don't use a case on my 4s
  4. Want300 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2011
    St. Louis, MO

    I'd like to seem have the screen take up more real estate on the phone. Then it wouldn't have to get that much taller (depending on the screen size they choose).


    I don't like using a case, but I like the extra protection. It has saved my phone twice.
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    This is actually the best argument for why it should be made thinner.

    I go naked so I'm fine with the current phone. But due to all those case-users out there, yeah, I kind of hope they do make the phone thinner just for that reason alone.
  6. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010

    Yes. I want 7.X mm thin.
  7. JayTruth macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2012
    If it's just a little bit thinner, I don't really care. It's cool whatever no big deal, or they can keep it the same, still awesome. However; let's just say somehow magically they make it as thin as the iPod touch, well that's too thin. Feels weak and small.
  8. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    Thin has been Apple's obsession for as long as I can remember. As long as they seem to be taking it to the extreme, it's time to make it so thin you can see through it... now that would be very different. Great for the bragging rights that Apple cherishes.
  9. Samwise13 macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2011
    Well IMHO I like the iPod touch's very thin design, though they will not be able to create an iPhone of that size, at least not yet.
  10. Alameda macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2012
    I don't care; I'm hoping to sit out this upgrade cycle and keep my 4s another year. I've had iPhone 1, 3, 4, and 4s.

    Apple is very sneaky -- they release an OS update about two months before the new phone, and the OS update does great stuff but it slows the phone way down, so you'll pine for a faster CPU.
  11. gco212 macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2004
    Yes. I'd much rather they keep it the same size and add extra battery than making it thinner. Their is absolutely nothing being added by making it thinner for my usage.
  12. TallGuy1970 macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2010
    If you ask if we care, wouldn't "No" and "Don't care" be the same answer? :confused:
  13. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I think he probably means:

    Yes - would like it thinner
    No - don't want it thinner
    Don't care - meh, I don't care either way
  14. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I always seem to want to pick an answer that isn't on a poll. I do care, but in the sense that if it is thinner, I may be unhappy. I really don't think we need the device to be thinner. It's already plenty thin, IMO. So I suppose I would select "yes", but I feel this selection implies "yes, I want it to be thinner", when that is not the case.
  15. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    Given the choice, sure, I'll take thinner. Be nice if they just put a fatter battery in there and keep the same thinness by loosing the thick/heavy glass back.
  16. buddgeez macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2012
    Hopefully as thin as my Old Galaxy S2 from sprint.
  17. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

    May 30, 2009
    How are "no" and "don't care" different in the poll?
  18. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth

    I loved moving from my thicker 3GS to the iPhone 4 because of the thinner chassis.

    As long as I get the battery life and performance I need I'm ok with thinner.
  19. woodekm macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2008
    I dont really care but yea, thin would be neat (as long as battery life isn't compromised).
  20. boomhower macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2011
    I would prefer them develop the tech for a thinner phone but leave it the same thickness with a larger battery. If it's thinner I'm fine with that too. I vote, don't care.

    A thinner phone doesn't equate to a dinky feeling crap phone. Cheap crap phones feel like crap phones. A quality phone is a quality phone. The iPod Touch certainly doesn't feel cheap or fragile to me.
  21. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    I voted "Don't Care", because I like the iPhone so much. But, I'd prefer that Apple keep the new iPhone's thinness the same as the 4/4S as it is thin already.
  22. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    I don't really care.

    The 4S is thin enough. I don't see the point of going any thinner.
  23. Want300 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2011
    St. Louis, MO
    Yea, that is what I meant, I typed it thinking that. I should have put "Dont care either way"

    or said "Do you want the next iPhone to be thinner?"
  24. Calidude macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    Thin phones only impress people with tiny hands and tiny skinny jean pockets.

    I don't need to worry about breaking my phone because it's so damn thin. There's a point where that crap should stop.
  25. CallOfDuty macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2012
    Wouldn't hurt to have a thinner iPhone. And if the metal backing rumors is true, it definitely adds up to the durability.

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