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

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    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 G4

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

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    "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

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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    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

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

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    this
     
  12. mjpearce023 macrumors 6502

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

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