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What iPhone size would you buy

  • 4.7 inch

    Votes: 250 61.6%
  • 5.7 inch

    Votes: 69 17.0%
  • Stay with 4 inch

    Votes: 87 21.4%

  • Total voters
    406

thermal

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 3, 2009
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Vancouver, Canada
Rumours are that the iPhone 6 may be launched in two sizes: 4.7 and 5.7 inches. If this becomes true, which size would you most likely buy?
 

Akack

macrumors 6502a
Mar 5, 2011
685
44
USA
Would love a bigger size phone but my max preferred would be no more than 4.7 and 4.8.
Personally don't think Apple will jump from 4 to 5+ screen size in one generation.
 

kenknotts

macrumors 6502
Sep 23, 2013
276
0
They won't jump from 4 to 4.7 if the screen size does increase, it will be more like 4.3-4.5 inch
 

C. Robert

macrumors 65816
Oct 1, 2013
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786
Baltimore
They won't jump from 4 to 4.7 if the screen size does increase, it will be more like 4.3-4.5 inch

4.7 is the only size that would work with the smallest impact on apps. If apple does change screen size I would bet 5 dollars that its a 4.7 inch.
 

rumz

macrumors 65816
Feb 11, 2006
1,071
532
Utah
Personally I feel like 4.7 is a tad too big. Somewhere between 4.3 and 4.7 would be a sweet spot.

Been using an HTC One for the last 5 months, so 4.7" screen, I think it's a little clumsy and makes sacrifices in usability (especially one handed use) for the same of screen size... of course, who knows. The iOS interface might work better than Android / Sense at that form factor.
 

oVerboost

macrumors 68000
Sep 17, 2013
1,561
1,035
United Kingdom
One thing that a lot have overlooked is if Apple make a bigger iPhone then they are basically going to kill off any market the iPad mini has IMO. So a massive screen just won't happen.

Using the current size, or slightly bigger with edge to edge screen could be good though.

Current size is perfect for me, one handed simplicity ;)
 

Godzirra

macrumors 6502
Would have to see and hold one first, before i make my mind up (that's what she said) ;)

Maybe add to the poll, "Not sure, till i've held them first"? It would also depend on how they're designed, casing wise, as the 3GS felt better in the hand than a 4 or 5.
 

tann

macrumors 68000
Apr 15, 2010
1,922
768
UK
5.7" cause the rumored 4.7" only has the 720p screen... I know it's a silly reason but I'd want the apparent flagship phone lol.
 

steve-p

macrumors 68000
Oct 14, 2008
1,740
42
Newbury, UK
I'd say I would have to see one first before deciding. Having said that, my gut instinct is that the current size works best for me. It's a compromise between usability and portability and right now I don't find myself wishing the phone or the screen was bigger.
 

Max(IT)

Suspended
Dec 8, 2009
8,551
1,662
Italy
5.7" ???

Very unlikely ... Let Samsung make that kind of monster

4.7" could be the sweet spot for iPhone 6.
I'd like it.
 
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Gincoma

macrumors 6502
Sep 10, 2013
286
0
Definitley dont want a bigger screen. I had a 4.7 screen with Android and didnt like the feel of bigger screen in my hand. If I need a bigger screen Id get a ipad mini for that niche. Its all personal preference thats why im keeping my iphone 5s for as long as technology allows me to
 

wilky76

macrumors regular
Oct 9, 2013
215
1
Wigan
I'm happy with 4" if they widen the screen to fit 720p exactly then that would be better than offering a 4.7" display, & would still look tack sharp to with the screen size still being 4".

I had a Galaxy S4 for 5 months got fed up with the size of it, felt like i had a slab of slate in my front pocket all of the time, whenever i got in the car it also felt like it was going to bend i don't wear skinny jeans.

It's already been reported on a number of occasions now, where the screen had damaged while just being in the pocket on the S4.

The size of the current iPhones is great for me, and i hope they don't end up going the same way as Samsung.
 

robjulo

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Jul 16, 2010
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IMO 4.3 is the sweetspot for size. Used to have an HTC EVO and sizewise, it was perfect.

My 4S is too small (5s is on order). The galaxy S4 I used for a couple of months was slightly too big at 5 inches as one handed operation was difficult and cumbersome.
 

Dave Felix

macrumors 6502a
Apr 9, 2011
964
17
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Rumours are that the iPhone 6 may be launched in two sizes: 4.7 and 5.7 inches. If this becomes true, which size would you most likely buy?

I hate this forum sometimes. I brought rumors the other day and people bashed me. You do it and GREAT! WONDERFUL! EVERYONE VOTE NOW!!!

Anyway, I voted for 5.7 but I think the norm will be 4.7. Where are you getting this information? A 4.7 will be nice!
 

CooKieMoNs7eR

macrumors 68020
Nov 18, 2009
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882
I don't think Apple is going to make two models, I think they're just gonna make one 5.0 inch iPhone...
 
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