iPhone 5 Bigger Screen Yes or No?

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iPhone 5 Bigger Screen Yes or No?

  1. Yes

    145 vote(s)
    60.4%
  2. No

    95 vote(s)
    39.6%
  1. Alchematron macrumors 65816

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  2. Darthdingo macrumors 6502a

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    I would be happy with 4". I think 3.7" is not enough to change, and 4.3" might be too large. 4" is the sweet spot.

    I have the Sprint EVO 4g, rooted with a custom rom, this phone has a 4.3" size screen, I absolutely love this phone. Previous phones have been iPhone3G, and Nexus-One, this is hands down my fav of the three. But my Nexus-One had the 4" screen size, and that was pretty sweet, not too small, nor too large.
     
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  4. Highcroft macrumors regular

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    After uses a Captivate, I think that 4" is the sweet spot. Although I wouldn't mind anything between 3.7 - 4.3".
     
  5. Alchematron thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'd be ecstatic with 4.3" :D

    But I would settle for 4.0" :)

    If it remains 3.5" I will be extremely pissed :mad:
     
  6. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    I m tuna say no but I think they might just have the screen close to the edge of the phone if they can.
     
  7. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    Bigger screen means bigger device.

    The only way to make screen bigger without changing size of device is to make screen longer, there's no room to make it wider only longer. By making screen longer but not wider will make it look out of proportion.

    You shouldn't have included in the poll bigger device/bigger screen.
     
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    You're setting yourself up for failure. There is absolutely no reason to think it'll be a larger display.
     
  9. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Why would they release a 'retina' display talking about how cool it is only to up the screen size with the same resolution the next year?
     
  10. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    I think you can't up the screen size unless you up the size of the device.

    So the question is 'do you want a bigger device so that the screen can be larger?'

    Yes

    No
     
  11. Alchematron thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've seen the future

    And the Sweet Spot is 4.3"


    [​IMG]
     
  12. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    I'm not talking about the device size changing. I'm talking about the ppi lowering with an increased screen size.
     
  13. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    and that would suck.
     
  14. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    Cell phones are following the size trend we've seen in watches... look for the iPhone5 to be the size of the Galaxy Tab, soon it will be sheik to have a giant cell phone stuck to your head :eek:
     
  15. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    If you keep the device the same size there's no room to make it wider but there's room to make it longer.

    By keeping the same width and making it longer it will look out of proportion.

    Do you understand that?
     
  16. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Flava Flaaaaaaaaav!
     
  17. Alchematron thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Can't we just have a screen that does not require scrolling left and right

    Just to read text even in horizontal position?


    [​IMG]
     
  18. Darthdingo macrumors 6502a

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    lol, the EVO is bad ass. I have my rooted with Myn's rom and is smoking fast, and good on battery life too. I like the iPhone 4 hardware, and build quality, but that 3.5" screen is way too small for the year 2011. If Apple made the iPhone 5 with a 4.3" screen, I would drop Android tomorrow, well first need to see the EVO-2, then decide :p
     
  19. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    But that has nothing to do with my original point. I didn't talk about the device size having to grow. I focused on the ppi dropping and no longer being "retina." The other choice is to increase the resolution and piss off all of the developers.
     
  20. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    How without making it longer?
     
  21. Alchematron thread starter macrumors 65816

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    These are pure words of wisdom!

     
  22. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I have to say, if the iPhone went to a 4.3 screen, I seriously doubt I would upgrade... and when I did get a new phone, I would likely look elsewhere for a smaller form factor. To me, it is a phone. I have an iPad for other things.
     
  23. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    The device does have to get bigger, but that's immaterial to the concern of either resolution or ppi changing and its impact on marketing terms and iOS developers.
     

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