Do you think the iPhone 5 being taller is a bad thing in any way?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TH55, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

    Nov 5, 2011
    I read that it is not wider, which is great as it fits in my hand perfectly now.

    It is thinner which wil be nice for fitting in my pocket.

    But I can't decide if it being longer will make any noticeable ergonomic or aesthetic difference?
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    looking at side by side comparisons it looks like a good change :)
  3. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    "A bad thing" being relative, if you can't decide (your last sentence) then for you, the answer is likely no.
  4. Richardgm macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    It's now harder to hit that (back) button using the phone with the right hand.
  5. stillone macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2010
    Most of the time I keep mine in my front pants pocket. Not sure if a taller phone will be an issue. Being 20% lighter is good.
  6. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    In portrait it will be a good thing, in landscape, no. Because Safari, for example, scales up to fit the width you will see less content.
  7. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 5, 2011
    Oh, good call! That might be a dealbreaker for me.
  8. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 5, 2011
    Won't it be nearly impossible to reach the top left corner?
  9. Preed08 macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2011
    If you have small hands it might. People make a bigger issue out of this than what is needed. Even those with small hands can position their hand in order to reach objects on a measly 4inch screen.

    The only thing i don't like is how the taller screen looks slightly stupid. All of IOS devices have been 4:3, why change it now?
  10. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    I am just hoping my apps update soon to the new ratio.
  11. Kukulcan macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2011
  12. mjpearce023 macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2012
    The 16:9 screen looks sooooo stupid. I'm getting a galaxy S3!;)

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