Do you like a 4.7" screen iphone or current 4.0" screen?

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  1. truelies, Apr 10, 2014
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    truelies macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2011
    iPhone 6 4.7" rumor is everywhere. I prefer 4.0" screen because it's convenient, I don't carry a bag so 4.0" is easier for me. Maybe women like big size since they usually carrying a bag?

    I am curious this Tim Cook just planning to do change screen thing in his whole CEO period?
  2. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Tim Cooker? Who's that?

    Don't know, 4.7" display hasn't been demonstrated. Wait and see.

    4.7" devices like HTC One fit in pockets of normal jeans and slacks just fine. Skinny hipster jeans, I dunno.
  3. oVerboost macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Tim Cooker must be Tim Cook's cousin lol. Even if they do increase the screen size on the top spec model the C range will still be the same size, or the 5s will drop down to replace the 4s.
  4. mjschabow macrumors 68000

    Dec 25, 2013
    4.7 is about the perfect size. Having had phones like the GS2, GS4, and Nexus 5, they seem to have it right. Can't wait to have ios on that kind of screen size.
  5. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    I think Tim Cookie is going to bring out the 4.7 this year. I think I will like it but I'm happy it the 4 inch.
  6. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    I have heard that some do, yes
  7. roccobladr macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2011
    While I would probably get a 4.7" iPhone, I think the 4.0" of my 5S is just fine. Honestly, I was using my 4S for its GPS the other day and I really miss how it fit so perfectly in my hand and how easy it could be be use one-handed. The 4S was the perfect size IMO.
  8. zipa macrumors 65816

    Feb 19, 2010
    Ba-dum tsssh!!
  9. JerZyT28 macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2011
    My on,y issue with a bigger screen is it's just gonna be more icons...that's what I loved about my gs4 and nexus 5, perfect size screen and you can add what you want to the screen or not
  10. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    This doesn't matter. Every person that is upset about a 4.7 iphone releasing will someday buy one and most will buy it the day it releases
  11. Atrin1 macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2012
    i'm excited for the 4.7in. i think the iphone 5 size is damn near perfect. a little bigger will be great, especially with a high resolution.

    we will just have to wait and see
  12. bushman4 macrumors 68020

    Mar 22, 2011
    If they reduce the bezels then 4.7 is dynamic. If they don't iphone6 might be bigger than the optimum size most people are looking for
  13. carjakester macrumors 68020


    Oct 21, 2013
    most people don't realize that a 4.7" screen can fit in a phone slightly bigger than the 5s most use now. and with a bigger screen knowing apple they will probably make it thinner so fitting it in your pocket or hand won't be a problem.
  14. honam1021 macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2012
    I prefer 4", but I also want to see the iPhone 6 sized between Nexus 5 and iPhone 5(s)
  15. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    From a portability standpoint a small phone based around a 3" screen would be perfect.

    From a usability standpoint a 4.3 may be my ideal.

    I like the 3.5 - 4" compromise. It's a shame that these sizes will probably disappear.
  16. Cole Slaw macrumors 6502a

    Cole Slaw

    Oct 6, 2006
    As long as it could be made in such a way as to not be too much larger than the current 4" I would definitely be interested in a 4.7" iPhone.
  17. EmileBerteloot macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2013
    An increase in screen size doesn't mean the phone itself is going to get proportionally bigger. If they manage to reduce the bezels the overall phone size will probably be only slightly bigger.

    I wouldn't mind a bigger screen.
  18. Danoc macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2011
    2 different definitions: screen size, form factor, one matters to me: form factor. Current form factor is perfect. I can't believe Apple is ready to stop offering it. So I believe that if the screen size is increased, it will be in the same range of form factor.

    5s form factor can be slightly enlarged, but not so much. Something around 3mm max. With less sides and top/bottom bezel, we can get to a 4.7" that the rumor says. Hopefully it will remain a fully one handed operational device.
  19. rctlr macrumors 6502a

    May 9, 2012
    I hope they keep a 4", one hand function makes a phone.
    Anything bigger needs two hands to operate and so in my opinion becomes a tablet with phone functions.
  20. megapopular macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2007
    I'm fine with the 4.7 inch screen, but I'm totally ok with the current screen size. I always get the newest iPhone the day it comes out... I'm worried more about the possibility of the camera protruding from the back of the phone... I like the current flat back casing so it'll be interesting if that changes.
  21. truelies thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2011
    I agree the proportion is more important. The main reason I upgraded to 5 is the 16:9
  22. psylence2k macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2012
    I'm kinda flirting with the idea of having a 5.7 myself. It would be nice for Apple to keep all three sizes but I doubt they're gonna do that. The 4.0 will be reserved for the "c" line most likely

    I dont think it'll be more icons, the icons will just be bigger. Like the Ipad, it has just as many icons as the Iphone but they're just bigger.

    as far as being able to add or subtract icons, can't you do that with the Iphone ?
  23. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I think we're all hoping this is what happens. More screen space in the same size package can only be a good thing. I wouldn't be too excited about a new iPhone with 4.7" screen and the same wasted space around the edges.
  24. JerZyT28 macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2011

    Widgets. I don't know if you've ever experienced an android but it's nice to have the option of a big ass clock widget and a few apps, or just a blank screen..having a choice is what I'm getting at. It's not just icon upon icon upon icon.
  25. Cole Slaw macrumors 6502a

    Cole Slaw

    Oct 6, 2006
    I agree.
    It would be nice to get away from the wall of icons look (as an option), like in Android.
    But I sure wouldn't count on it. Apple doesn't really believe in giving people much choice as far as customizing iOS goes.

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