iPhone 5 = 4" screen?

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  1. Yellowstone2012 macrumors regular

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    I would say that may be the reason why Apple has been so careful about its next iPhone this time around; and also the delay in releasing the iPhone. If Apple needs a separate event to reveal its new iPhone, then the new iPhone must have a pretty substantial upgrade, such as a 4" screen.

    Chances of features:

    8MP Camera: 100% (Apple known to increase camera MP every upgrade)
    New Design: 50% (if 4" screen, then yes; maybe iPad 2 design.)
    4" Screen: 65% (Resolution = Three Times 480x320 = 1440x960; Keeping Developers Happy; Resolution Independence.)
    RAM Increase: 75% (1GB)
    Dual Core Processor: 80% (1.2GHz - 1.4GHz)
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I hope not. I have a DX and it's too big to pocket.
     
  3. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    The current form factor is perfect IMO, hopefully they'll just expand the screen to the edge.
     
  4. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    I'm hoping for a 5" screen, to go with "iPhone 5" ;)

    Okay maybe I don't have too much hope for that, but it'd make my dreams come true.
     
  5. mtcowdog macrumors regular

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    4 inch screen would be perfect. As we do more with "phones," I think the extra real estate is merited ... if there is minimal impact on the overall phone dimensions. With other possible new features like LTE or NFC, we'll just have to wait and see. There are always tradeoffs for features.
     
  6. FX4568 macrumors 6502

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    How about 5G speeds and a 5 inch screen to be truly the iphone 5?
     
  7. pyro008 macrumors 6502

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  8. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    I say there's a 0% chance that Apple upgrades the iPhone screen size. Apple just change the resolution of the iPhone 4. Developers had to increase the resolution of their app I don't see them changing the screen two years in a row.
     
  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    agreed
     
  10. labman macrumors 604

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    wow I can't wait for iPhone 16! 15" screen then baby!!!!!! probably fold-able too.
     
  11. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

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    No way. Apple will just sell you a special jean pocket for $50. Sews onto your current pair of jeans and fits your iPhone 16 like a glove.
     
  12. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    I really wonder where you're getting all these percentage figures from.

    8MP and a Dual Core A5 chip is obvious. Everything else is speculation, but yes it is expected that if Apple has taken such a long time to make the iPhone 5, that it will be a substantial upgrade.

    I'm hoping for a bigger screen, but still under the magic retina display number of 300. So i believe a 3.8" screen is ideal. I'll take any screen upgrade at this point, as long as it only goes up to 4".
     
  13. stevensr123 macrumors 6502

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    My guess an improved camera, A5 chip and more ram. nothing major but a good evolutionary update.
     
  14. labman macrumors 604

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    I'm hoping iPhone 5 has a really good search engine to help prevent multiple iPhone 6 threads!
     
  15. bigchief macrumors 6502a

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    I played with a Samsung that had a 4" screen today while I was in AT&T. The clarity of the screen was amazing. I would love to have an iPhone with a 4" screen. Apple, you had better wake up!
     
  16. rodricav macrumors newbie

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    Screen resolution won't change. That's not necessary.
     
  17. iansilv macrumors 65816

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    Dude- no 5G, no buy!
     
  18. macjacky11 macrumors member

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    4 inch screen will be nice. 5 is far too big.
     
  19. seinman macrumors regular

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    I don't understand the desire for a bigger screen. The iPhone is pretty large as it is. My current smart phone (Palm Pre) has a 3 inch screen, and I think it's just the right size. The phone is small enough to fit nicely in my pocket/hand, but large enough to still be useful. I'm not a small guy either (6'1", 250 pounds) so it's not like I have tiny hands and pockets.

    I'm switching to an iPhone in the near future, but would be very unhappy if the screen were any bigger than the current 3.5 inches. I already don't like keeping my girlfriend's iPhone in my pocket; it's just too big to be comfortable.
     
  20. iansilv macrumors 65816

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    What if the form factor was he same but the screen was larger?
     
  21. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't like a 4" screen. I think it's good as is! Leave the screen and change the body. :)
     
  22. GoldMan macrumors member

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    I hope the form factory wont change but the screen gets bigger (to the edges)

    I just wish if we knew a little bit more on iPhone 5. If it is going to be a iphone 4s i wont buy it :)
     
  23. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

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    Clarity had nothing to do with the size. It's because Samsung phones use Super AMOLED+ screens.
     
  24. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    I like the way you think. This makes sense.
     
  25. jmpnop macrumors 6502a

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    Apple will not increase the screen size. If they do so, resolution should change to maintain the pixel density. Apple increased the screen resolution to 960X640 last year and they won't change it in the next revision.
     

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