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

wilky76

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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.
 

KUguardgrl13

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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.
 

uchosen

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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.
THis
 

kerrikins

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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.
Yup, I agree. I'm ready to go to 4.7 from my 5, but 5"... I would have hesitated more.
 

fitshaced

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It should have been 12mm long and 93cm wide. Everyone knows this is the new aspect ratio for movies.
 

joshmv

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Why didn't Apple think to contact you before making this important decision?
 

bushman4

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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!!!
 

BB.King

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Jun 29, 2012
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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.
 

Cool Pup

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Jun 18, 2010
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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.
 

blcfla

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Oct 17, 2013
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Actually I thought the S2 had a pretty nice size at 4.3"

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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.
 

Radiating

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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.
Agree 100%
 

edlex

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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
 

CEmajr

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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+
 

mantan

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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.
 

gadget123

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Apple usually thinks about maximizing releases and sales. 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.
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