I guess they were right about the 6 being from 2012...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SCMedic, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. SCMedic macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    Interesting how close the rumored 5 was from how the design of the 6 ended up. Some really cool concepts looking back vs. what actually came out this week.

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  2. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
    That actually looks really nice. Updated iPhone4.
  3. SCMedic thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
  4. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2009
    I think Apple likes stringing people along for money. I except a 6S to be identical form factor then a 7 to be slightly bigger, 7S and finally the 8 which will be a redesign like some of the other concepts.
  5. SCMedic thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    I actually expect the 7 to be smaller. I have a plus, which is one incredible piece of engineering, but I really feel the sweet spot is 5-5.2" for screen size.
  6. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2009
    I think you have a point. We might see an iPhone mini like the Galaxy mini with a 4.2" screen.
  7. SCMedic thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    I don't expect the 4.7" to get smaller, just the 5.5". I guess sales numbers will dictate that.
  8. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2009
    I'd except possibly 3 sizes. Mini with 4.2-4.3" screen. Regular with a 4.8", Plus with 5.5-5.7" for the iPhone 7 atleast. Mini might come out with 6S tho depending on how many people want a small iPhone.
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    Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    In theory they could release a 7+ after the 6S+, being about 6 inches, but they won't go bigger than that. They seem to like having about 2 inches in-between the iPads, so I'd assume anything large than 6 inches would not be a phone or fable, but a full-blown tablet.

    This is the line up I'd like to see, personally:

    iPhone Mini - 4 inches, think iPhone 5 size but with iPhone 6 styling
    iPhone - 4.7-5.2 inches, basically what the iPhone 6 is at present
    iPhone Plus - 5.5-6 inches, basically what the iPhone 6 Plus is at present

    iPad Mini - 7.9 inches, what it is now
    iPad - 9.7 inches, what it is now
    iPad Plus - 12.9 inches, the rumored display size
  10. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    I think they'll keep the size but trim down the bezels. If they could trim the top bezel in half it'd be perfect.
  11. SCMedic thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    Agreed. The bezels are big.
  12. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    When you have a device where basically the screen takes up 80%+ of the surface, what are they supposed to do? They can't completely redesign the thing every year, it's not realistic. You've got the screen which is what it is, and the rest comes down to what do the edges look like? And I suppose the back, but most people are going to cover it with a case anyway, especially with these larger phones which are hard to handle without a case.
  13. Lloydbm41 Suspended


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    I dont think you guys realize that Apple limits screen sizes so that apps can be scaled properly. They didnt pick 4.7" out of a hat.

    We are unlikely to see any screen dimension changes anytime soon.
  14. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2011
    Um, no it's not. This is different in almost every way except one: both have glass that curves off to the side. Other than that, there is nothing between the two phones that is the same.

    You should also see that all these mock-ups are always looking back, rather than forward. Note how the home button is still the classic home button, there's no lightning port, there are antenna bands on the side, the headphone jack on the top and the OS is unchanged from iPhoneOS 2.0. Never do these mock-ups try to think of what the *next* phone's features will be, instead they always extrapolate from previous designs.
  15. bambooshots macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2013
    3 sizes?

    People here are already having trouble deciding between the two choices that Apple offers.
  16. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2009
    Well I think Apple could have been more futurist in the current iPhone 6 but choose to down it down and give us a front profile that looked very much like the previous iPhones in order to string out the cooler, better designs into the future.
  17. i hate phones macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2010
    Philly Suburbs, PA
    I think a lot of the people that are having trouble deciding (myself included) were hoping for something in-between the two offerings like a 5". I have the plus which I love but I can't use it 1 handed so I'm going to go look at the 6 but I'm afraid it will be too small. my nephew has a G5 and for me its the perfect size phone.
  18. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

    Dec 28, 2009
    Yeah... Imagine how nice the iPhone 6/6+ would be if it had the iOS 6 look. God I miss it.
  19. Konvictz macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2014
    The scaling issues are issues because of the funny resolution of all iphones except the 5.5 inch iphone 6 plus.

    The iphone 6 plus has 1080p, 1920x1080 resolution which is an industry standard, and this can be scaled better in the future.

    Apple should have started with 1280x720 at some point, clearly they realised this and now went with a standardised resolution.
  20. karmatourer macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2011
    In my house
    I think the 6 is perfect for me. I can accept a bump to 5" but no more.

  21. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    i gotta be honest... i see no resemblance to the iPhone 6 in the first pic posted...

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