Does the iPad mess up....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by michaelgettys, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. michaelgettys macrumors member

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    With the iPad coming out and having a bigger screen mess up our chances for seeing a little bigger screen on the iPhone? I would love the see the 4.3 inch screen like the new htc going to sprint but anyone think this will happen now? or at least 3.7 to match the "standard" of the new phones out now?
     
  2. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

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    It's so good to hear that HTC raised the bar for Apple. The iPhone will either sink or catch up to HTC. IMO Apple is too closed minded to give the customer what they want and will in no way come out ahead come June/July.
     
  3. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Urgh, I hadn't thought of that angle.

    I've been wanting a bigger screen for over a year now but I have the same fear as you. It'd be an easy way to show some change in the design, appeal to people that want to look like they've got the latest and greatest.
     
  4. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    I have a HD2. The phone is very uncomfortable to hold and operate in one hand at certain times (lying down or reclining, it's very awkward to hold without two hands). It's just too big for a phone. Get that Dell tablet if you want a giant phone.
     
  5. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Wow, how did you even formulate this thought when Apple is clearly the consumer favorite in just about everything they make.
     
  6. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    I believe everything is always nice and dandy AFTER apple has a major phone release. For example, competitors see the new iPhone and try to best it, like the Evo and Nexus right now. But, come this summer, Apple will trump competition again, probably not by specs, but just because it is Apple.
     
  7. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    what an utterly wrong statement on so many levels..:rolleyes:

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    please tell me that this was an ironic attempt at humor and not a serious statement....
     
  8. OneMike macrumors 601

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    If I had to chose I'd go for a thinner iPhone over a larger screen. I think we may get both.
     
  9. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    I'm sure Apple purposely didn't change the iPhone dimensions last year because they'd just announced the accessory APIs improvements a few months earlier. If they announced in March that people could start making stuff and then in June changed the size of the phone people would be pissed. Doing so over a year later though is quite acceptable, so might very well see an improvement in size over the 3GS equal to two years advancement.
     
  10. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

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    "people dont want multitasking on the iPhone" - Steve Jobs :rolleyes:
     
  11. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    Got any kind of source for this quote? :rolleyes:

    I remember Jobs saying years ago that people didn't want video iPods right before they released one.
     
  12. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    He never did say that. What I expect is that Apple will include multitasking in the next big update. When they do, I'll also expect them to have a better way of doing it than the existing phone competitors.
     
  13. masse macrumors 6502a

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    Just please give us a new screen with higher resolution.

    Size is pretty comfortable in my opinion.
     
  14. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    People don't know what they want.

    Fact: Apple stock is at historical high and iPhone continues to gain market share.
     
  15. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    http://www.macworld.com/article/47053/2005/09/jobsparis.html

    Sept. 20th, 2005.

    iPod with video introduced Oct. 12th.

    I can't find the exact quote I'm remembering.
     
  16. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

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    YEP! Apple sure caters to it's customers!

    "the iPhone doesn't need Flash, HTML5 is the way to go"- Steve Jobs :rolleyes:

    HTML 5 is going to be a big flop, but Steve and his sheepish following doesn't seem to think so :rolleyes:
     
  17. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Quit trolling. If you want to, at least respond with some sort of intelligence.
     
  18. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

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    Don't hold your breath, iPhone has been taking baby steps instead of radically improving. The best Apple could come up with on the last iPhone was to tack on an "S" after 3G :rolleyes:
     
  19. Xibalba macrumors 6502

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    agree - sometimes it's interesting to see how much effort people will put into hating something.
     
  20. NorrisKillsKids macrumors 6502a

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    3.7 inches seems to be becoming the new standard so I'd say that's what it will be.
     
  21. Mr. Gates macrumors 68020

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    I just want the Apple:apple: logo to glow so people know that I'm Uber-Cool with my toy :p
     
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    CSS! Java! PHP! Uhh....internet!

    (Hmm, if I just keep typing random tech words maybe someone will think I know what I'm talking about!)
     
  23. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Regarding the iPhone's size. Personally, I wouldn't want the iPhone to be larger. I would rather see other improvements than a larger screen.

    Source?

    Or are you just speculating?
     
  24. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Have faith.

    The development cycle for the past year it coming to an end in a few months. It starts when the next iPhone is released.
     
  25. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    The iPhone should definitely have a 3.7" screen with high resolution. That should be standard. .2" isn't much, but its a nice improvement.
     

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