iPhone 6 - 5.5 inch Is A Must

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Konvictz, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Konvictz macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2014
    Im pretty sure apple will announce the 4.7 inch and 5.5 version in september during their long awaited keynote. But the 5.5 is an absolute must.

    First let me say if iOS was able to run on other devices (natively) then I would have bought a galaxy note 3 a long time ago and ran iOS on it.

    The 4.7 version is not an exciting prospect, one must ask what can a diagonal enlargement of 0.7 inch provide to the end user? Ultimately we will continue using facebook, snapchat, whatsapp etc.

    I will be buying a new iPhone soon but I cannot justify 800-900£ of expense on a slightly bigger iPhone, it simply is not worth it. However the 5.5 certainly will be.

    Its been embarrassing for so long, pulling out a little 4 inch phone when everyone else has got 5-5.7 inch phones.

    Credit to apple, they find a way of making their product desirable after they update the hardware. I really like the macbook air and the pro but im a windows user so I cant buy it unless windows is PROPERLY supported on macs.

    However iphone sales will start slowing down. It will get to a point like PCs have where there is enough processing power to do the tasks everyone needs to do, like whatsapp snapchat facebook etc and there is little benefit to be had from additional horsepower unless you are a gamer. Funny how these chinese manufacturers are releasing quadcore 5 inch phones at 10% of the price of say galaxy s5.

    The 5.5 inch will be the true flagship device. The 4.7 will always be seen as inferior.
  2. easyfame macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I literally just created a account to respond to this.

    Some people do not want a big phone. Some people use their devices one handed, which is extremely difficult with any 5.5 inch phone, unless you have big hands. The 4.7 and the 5.5 are for completely different markets.
  3. cnotes2019 Suspended

    Aug 17, 2013

    I would love a 5.5 iphone. Big is great. With that said, it can still be used one handed depending on how it's designed. Look at the lg g3. I can use that easily one handed.
  4. easyfame macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2014
    interesting, I had the g3 for a few days until I returned it.

    I have medium sized hands and was able to do most things one handed. But it was just not as comfortable as my moto x.
  5. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030


    Jun 12, 2011
    A 5.5" iPhone is not a must for everyone. Not everyone wants to carry a small tablet in their pocket and hold one to their face to make a phone call.

    I'd also like to point out that 0.7" is a bigger jump then the 0.5" jump from the iPhone 4s to the 5. If the 0.7" from the 5s to the 6 is so insignificant, how is the 0.8" difference between the 4.7" and 5.5" iPhone 6 that much more significant?

    Everyone else has 5"+ phones yes, but how many of the flagship phones are 5.4"+? I'd like to point out many flagship phones are around the 4.7-5.1" area. The HTC One M7 was 4.7, the M8 is 5" and the Galaxy S5 is 5.1". The biggest one out of that bunch is only 0.4" bigger then the 4.7" iPhone 6, which is even a smaller jump then going from the iPhone 4s to the 5. If there are bigger flagships out there please let me know. Oh, and the Note doesn't count; the S5 is Samsung's flagship and every manufacture can only have one flagship phone.

    I'm not entirely sure what you meant here.

    You realize you can run Windows in Boot Camp on any Intel Mac correct? Boot Camp is not virtualizing the OS either, its runs natively like Windows would on any PC. Its a full, native install.

    Of corse sales are slowing, its Q2 of 2014. When the quarter began everyone knew a bigger iPhone with better specs and (more then likely) a lower price point was going to be coming out in less then 5 months, so why upgrade now when you can get a superior iPhone later this year?

    I don't see how its inferior. Its gonna be the same phone with a 0.8" smaller screen. To repeat what I had written before: not everyone wants to carry around a small tablet to make phone calls.
  6. 1080p macrumors 68030


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
    First world problems.
  7. Izauze macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2013
    I'll reserve judgement until I can hold it in my hand, but I have yet to hold any 5.5' device and think "I would love holding this against my head" or "I can't wait to have this thing crammed in my pants pocket all day!"

    I think 4.7' really just is the sweet spot of usability and convenience/portability.
  8. Serban Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
    for an 5.5" a small guy with small hands and small fit that can't cover the phone....is not a solution. Yes for a man or a woman with basketball heights(big hands and big clothes) is not a problem..so ?? what shall i say more?
    remember iphone is not targeted like a ipad or mac..its a product meant to have it all the time in any conditions
  9. Serban Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
    the only way for a major 5.5" impact must to be when apple is ready to make almost bezel free compact phone. So no more home button. and thats 1 reason that i think it will not happen this year.
    Lg G3 the same size like Z2 or Htc M8 but with 5.5" instead of 5-5,2"
  10. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I think this is where I'm at. I've used large phones before and like the larger display but for the iPhone in a 5.5" form factor, I want to see it in action not just mock ups.
  11. Serban Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
    Think that iphone 5.5" will be bigger than a LG G3 that is already big but most 5.5" compact phone..
  12. MEDELLINHEEL macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2014
    Apple needs to either 1) get rid of the home button or 2) make it very slim/small. Phones look much better with a small or no bezel. Not to mention being able to pack more screen size on a smaller device.

    If Apple can do that on the 5.5inch I will certainly buy an iphone. If not I will stick with Samsung and LG.
  13. Shuri macrumors 6502

    Nov 23, 2011
    I think people should stop comparing display sizes, but rather device sizes and display-device size ratio. If they'd cramp in a 4.7" Display into the iPhone 5 Body that wouldn't be the same as enlarging the device itself as much as the display.

    I like the iPhones current width, it is comfortably to hold which is more important to me than a bigger screen.

    I think phablets are not close to being comfortable enough to use as a smartphone, but I understand that people using it as a portable Tablet with phone function want something like this from apple.
  14. SouthsideJohnny macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2011
    "iPhone 6 - 5.5 inch Is A Must"

    Start with a false premise and go downhill from there. Yeah.
  15. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Dribble from your very first posting. Goodness, OP, you are so off the mark.

    "4.7 will be the flag ship since it will still be usable with one hand"
  16. Lunfai macrumors 65816


    Nov 21, 2010
    Everyone has their opinions. I think the 5.5 will be freakishly big for me, so I will stick to the 4.7. I've seen the note 3's and they don't really appeal to me.
  17. CPx macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2013
    That's not a false premise; he's making a thesis statement which he then tries to lay out a case for. Not to say I agree with him. Just sayin.
  18. juanrp macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2014
    I don't think that it's a MUST, it's more of a WANT.

    None of the 2 models exist, not at least until launch day, of course, so I'll wait till then to make my final judgment call.

    I have my heart pretty much set on the 4.7" version anyway, if it happens to exist, but again, we have to wait to judge.

    I always steer to the smaller versions of Apple products. (iPad mini, 13" MacBook Pro, and possibly the 4.7" version rather than the 5.5")

    But that's just me, if you really have this narrow mindset of "the 5.5" is a must", you may be disappointed, just saying.

  19. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    A must for you and a must for reality are diffrent things :rolleyes:
  20. SpyderBite macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2011
    A 5.5" iPhone will be useless until they compliment it with a 3" iPad. XD
  21. bmt134 macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2012
    Let's be real, 3.5" is the perfect size. Everyone here told me that :rolleyes:
  22. infernohellion macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2006
    OK. I am a bit partial here. Whether the 5.5-inch will be attractive or not (to me at least) depends on the actual advantage over the 4.7.

    Will the screen have the same resolution as the 4.7? If so, then would the larger screen mean only larger text and icon sizes like the cheaper phablets in the market? (like the Samsung Galaxy Grand, larger screen but lower specs than the Galaxy Note).

    As for one-hand usability I would say that depends largely on the actual implementation of the software and the size of the device. Thick bezel isn't going to help.
  23. macness macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2011
    Vancouver Canada
    Size alone won't cut it. It needs functionality like the Note 3. Multi window, tab view etc..
  24. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    No I think most people here on the forums want 2.9 :D
  25. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    A one inch screen with a slide out, expandable magnifying iGlass stored in the device itself.

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