iPhone 6 really should have been 5" and that it.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wilky76, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. wilky76 macrumors regular


    Oct 9, 2013
    I think the reason Apple came out with 2 iPhone 6's this time around is because they couldn't make up their mind on which size to go for.

    What they should have done really is gone 5" and put the OIS camera and the possible 2GB of ram into the 5" version while also adding a 1080p screen which would have had around 445ppi hence slightly sharper.

    That way they would have had best of both worlds, phone roughly around the size of the S5 or HTC M8, while still having a big screen to please everybody that wanted a larger screen iPhone this time around.

    The 5" iPhone 6 would have been the Goldilocks size that would have near enough suited everybody that wanted a bigger screen.
  2. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    No. The 4.7" is necessary for those of us that are slow to change, and the 5.5" is for the people who for some reason want a ridiculously large phone like the Galaxy Note. Even Samsung has the two options. It makes sense in today's market. 5" is too big for some and too small for others.
  3. uchosen macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2010
  4. kerrikins macrumors 65816

    Sep 22, 2012
    Yup, I agree. I'm ready to go to 4.7 from my 5, but 5"... I would have hesitated more.
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    If it wasn't for the popularity of the phablets, Apple would've released just the 4.7".
  6. Koziakauzu macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2012
    No one is right, to me 4.7 is too small and 5.5 is too big.
  7. fitshaced macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2011
    It should have been 12mm long and 93cm wide. Everyone knows this is the new aspect ratio for movies.
  8. joshmv macrumors member


    May 14, 2007
    Why didn't Apple think to contact you before making this important decision?
  9. cathyy macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2008
    Actually I thought the S2 had a pretty nice size at 4.3"

  10. wilky76 thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 9, 2013
    Because i was busy :)
  11. Ricky Smith macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2006
    Boston, MA
    I only went with the plus for more battery and image stabilizer had they had that in the 4.7 I would of gone for that
  12. bushman4 macrumors 68020

    Mar 22, 2011
    Its all about preference. 5.0 to 5.2 would have been the sweet spot that allows for better grip and easier accessibility. Even better get rid of the bezels!!!
  13. BB.King macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2012
    London UK
    I went with the 5.5" mainly because the larger battery. A 5" 1080p iPhone will be perfect for me, 5.2" is a bit too big consider the large bezel on the iPhone 6 design.
  14. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

    Cool Pup

    Jun 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Apple probably had vigorously tested out potential sizes of phones and screens several years ago to adapt to a future product. I think the 5.5 seems huge to some, but that's because most of the people were were avid iOS users. 5.5 really isn't that huge for people who have been on Android. Once you get a feel for it and become adjusted — it's fine.

    4.7 seems like an ideal size as the secondary model for people who really don't like larger screens, but I really feel like the 5.5 might become Apple's new main phone size if it really catches on. I think it might, due to how important mobile video and games are now for the iPhone.

    Don't think that Apple was "confused" about anything. There is no doubt that they have been researching phones and sizes for years before coming out with this.
  15. blcfla macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2013
    I agree, 4.3" seems like the sweet spot for people who still want a smaller phone with a touch extra screen real estate. I hope they do something for the people who want smaller phones other than regurgitating old specs into a smaller shell for entry level sales.
  16. Radiating macrumors 65816

    Dec 29, 2011
    Agree 100%
  17. gadget123 macrumors 68020

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Quite simply not everybody wants a phablet.

    The Note range is different to the Galaxy. That says it all.
  18. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    That picture makes me miss the old dock :(

    For the size, i think no matter what Apple did not everyone would be happy. We have what we have and what we have is enough :D
  19. edlex macrumors 68000


    Apr 14, 2010
    After having a launch day note 2 for the last 2 years I'll never go back to a screen under 5.5in. I'd probably be getting a note 4 if apple didn't have the 6+ as an option. I'm really glad they did and I'm sure it was in their stradegy to get long time android users to cross over since we got hooked to the larger screens.

    Can't wait till Friday :D
  20. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    4.7" is about the max size in my opinion. I tried out an HTC One last year and liked the size. I'm glad they didn't go 5". Those who want something larger than 4.7" can get the 6+
  21. gadget123 macrumors 68020

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
  22. mantan macrumors 68000

    Nov 2, 2009
    Apple usually thinks about maximizing releases and sales beyond the current. I'm sure there were prototypes of all sizes. I wouldn't be shocked to see the iPhone 7 be 5.0 inches and the iPhone 7 Plus be the same size or slightly bigger, but with cleaner bezels to make it feel smaller. That lets people feel like they got something that improved on the 6. Easy money.
  23. miamialley macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I was a little surprised because of how Apple didn't seem to like the fragmentation of different screen sizes. But, here we are with a 4", 4.7", 5.5", iPad mini and iPad. iPad Pro next year?
  24. gadget123 macrumors 68020

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    More chance of sapphire glass/flexible displays and curved glass tbh. They can't keep making phones bigger and bigger.

    7" screens would for example be a tablet / phone
  25. nosmo.king44 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2014
    This is all subjective. More threads that actually go nowhere?

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