Do you think Apple should merge the 4.7" and 5.5" for the iPhone 7?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ForumHangout, May 30, 2016.


Merge 4.7" and 5.5" to make 5.0"???

  1. Yeah this is good abandon the other 2

    6 vote(s)
  2. No...I do not like this idea...I will switch to Android...

    18 vote(s)
  1. ForumHangout, May 30, 2016
    Last edited: May 31, 2016

    ForumHangout macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2016
    Merge them so they will become a unified 5.0" instead and abandon the other 2 sizes. I know, I know, you will ask, "but what happens to the people who enjoy 4.7" and 5.5" iPhones?" Well, to them, I say Apple should just go and look at them and say "BWAHAHAH TOO BAD 4 U!"...and dat's they're FORCED to abandon their 4.7" and 5.5" screen size preferences and have no choice but to buy the new "default" 5.0-inches.

    What do u think? should Apple merge the 4.7" and 5.5" to make 1 iPhone 7 (and all future iPhones) at 5.0" inch?

    This would help the people who feel bad about buying a 4.7" iPhone because they feel they're restricting themselves of "more" and the feeling of "maximum upgrade" or "highest end quality"...but then feel bad about buying the 5.5" because it looks ugly like a tablet and now alot less like a beautiful iPhone.

    Getting rid of the 5.5" alone is not enough because the 4.7" still feels "gimped" like it feels like "it could have been even bigger"...but not 5.5" tablet big plz no...just need to stay beautiful iPhone size but at maximum 5.0" is good...I think IDK...

    Thx 4 ur thoughts.
  2. 617aircav, May 31, 2016
    Last edited: May 31, 2016

    617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    People who feel bad about their free choice can't be helped. Apple has three phone sizes now, which pretty much covers everybody.
  3. ForumHangout, May 31, 2016
    Last edited: May 31, 2016

    ForumHangout thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2016
    IMO Apple should remove the iPhone SE 4.0 Inch and replace that with the 5.0 inches so it'll be 4.7", 5.0", 5.5" instead of 4.0", 4.7", 5.5"...or maybe Apple can just add in an extra size and have it be 4.0", 4.7", 5.0", and 5.5"...and have 4 instead of three.

    U know what? I can argue that people who want too many choices are the ones who can't be helped...or maybe people who want the wrong choices are the ones who can't be helped. Apple should just make 1 phone at 5.0 inches, this will maximize their profits from not having to make 4 or 3 different types and incurring a cost there of having to reorganize their factories or whatever.

    4.0" and 4.7" and 5.5" are all wrong choices. Well..maybe it'll go down to a knife fight between the 4.7" and the 5.0" actually...IDK how satisfied or how good a 5.0" iPhone will make me feel unless I hold 1 in my hand before I decide. Maybe 5.0" will still end up feeling ugly like a tablet like the 5.5"...maybe then 4.7" is the only right choice. Ahhh whatever...

    ...Wow I want 2 see it, 2 iPhones holding knife and fighting each a sight...
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
  5. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    Picking bw the 6 and 6 plus is a simple choice.
  6. tsang2320 macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2014
    Respect differences.
    Apple has bigger issues than dimensions.
  7. nia820 macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2011
    Choice is always good. I think there should be 2 size options. Maybe even three.

    But I do think there should be a 5.0 size. 4.7 is still slightly small and 5.5 is too big for a lot of people. 5.0 is the sweet spot.
  8. ShadovvMoon macrumors 6502


    May 22, 2015
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    4.7 inch is too small. I think they should replace it with an 8.0 inch phone.

  9. willmtaylor, May 31, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2016

    willmtaylor macrumors G4


    Oct 31, 2009
    I'm sorry, but your logic has no merit. There's no reason for Apple to do this. To reduce choice and thereby compromise both products?

    Also, the only two choices in your poll are "Yes, Apple should," or "I'll change to Android"? Really?
  10. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    If by merge you mean come up with a smaller 4.7, I agree.
  11. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    So basically the choice you want should be the only option there is. I'm not sure if anyone has told you this, but the world doesn't revolve around you.
  12. willmtaylor macrumors G4


    Oct 31, 2009
    I believe that's called egocentric dogmatism. Or is is dogmatic egocentricity? Hmmm....
  13. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    5" is too small for the plus users, and probably too big for most 4.7 users. Also what about the people who want smaller screens like the ones SE was made for?

    The current offerings are great and there is no need to change them.
  14. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    I actually feel that 5" would be the ideal size, especially if they could shrink the bezel a bit to make the overall size the same or only slightly larger than the current 4.7" model.

    But offering 4", 4.7", and 5.5" options is probably best for the widest range of people.
  15. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    I think 4.7 is ideal.
  16. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    What sort of hare-based scheme is this?...make a phone that between the two display sizes.

    Not interested.
  17. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Los Angeles
    I have a feeling Apple is going to offer 3 different sizes this year for some reason.

    iPhone 7 SE @ 4"
    iPhone 7 @ 4.7"
    iPhone 7 Pro @ 5.5"
  18. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    If they could shrink the bezels down on the phones or put a bigger display inside the same size casing, that would be perfect.
  19. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    I just cannot see a new 4" phone coming in Sept, only 6 months after the original SE release.
  20. AFEPPL macrumors 68030


    Sep 30, 2014
    Can i get a normal no?
    Size is a variable just like colour or capacity, its not an end of the world thing either way.

    I like the 4.7, i don't see a reason why offering the 5.5 is a bad (or good) thing. life's about choices.
  21. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    I have a really novel idea. How about we leave well enough alone and let peeps decide for themselves what they want to spend their money on.
  22. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Los Angeles
    Fair enough. It may be next year. I think Apple was just testing the waters with the SE.
  23. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2008
    Why is there no "this would be a bad idea, but I still wouldn't switch to Android" option in the poll?

    Anyway, I think there should be 4 iPhone sizes:

    4", 4.5", 5", and 5.5"

    Nobody can complain then.
  24. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I don't know that I would abandon the platform if they did this, but I don't see the point. Reduce bezel size and you'll be heading in the right direction. There are phones barely physically bigger than the 6s with a screen size as big as the 6s plus. That's the direction I'd see them go.
  25. ovo6 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2015

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