iPhone 8 Screen Size

bzudo

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Is anyone else hoping the iPhone 8 screen size is the same screen size as the iPhone 7, but without the forehead and chin? All the new mockups show the screen stretched to fit the current iPhone 7 footprint, but why? Why create a completely different screen size for one phone, further segmenting the iPhone hardware?
 

Relentless Power

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Is anyone else hoping the iPhone 8 screen size is the same screen size as the iPhone 7, but without the forehead and chin? All the new mockups show the screen stretched to fit the current iPhone 7 footprint, but why? Why create a completely different screen size for one phone, further segmenting the iPhone hardware?
If Apple relocates the Touch ID to the back of the iPhone, it would likely create reduced bezels and more screen space. It's been heavily rumored Apple will launch a 5.8 iPhone OLED and perhaps retain the 4.7/5.5 LED models.

Personally, I enjoy the 5.5 Plus size and would not have any issue with a slightly larger display, if Apple made the appropriate changes.
 

deuxani

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I personally think that the bottom part of the screen will be the rumoured gesture area or where the virtual home button will be. Therefore the rest of the screen will have the same 16:9 aspect ratio of the current iPhones and all apps would work without black bars.

With your proposal to remove the top and bottom bezel of the iPhone 7, how would you go back home or go to the task manager without the home button?
 

bzudo

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I assume the home button would be under the screen, some sort of force touch command to go back. I figured the home button is gone no matter what with iPhone 8.
 

Relentless Power

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I assume the home button would be under the screen, some sort of force touch command to go back. I figured the home button is gone no matter what with iPhone 8.
The home button won't be gone per se. I don't forsee Apple having the home button ready for being embedded in the display this year. It's either going to be relocated to the back of the iPhone or retained in its current t position, at least until Iris scanning becomes the primary source for security/unlocking.
 

darksithpro

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Is anyone else hoping the iPhone 8 screen size is the same screen size as the iPhone 7, but without the forehead and chin? All the new mockups show the screen stretched to fit the current iPhone 7 footprint, but why? Why create a completely different screen size for one phone, further segmenting the iPhone hardware?

A coupe of thoughts on this...

1. People are getting older and their eyesight is getting worse, meaning the larger the screen, the better.

2. It's pretty much inevitable Apple will compete with the larger phablet phones from the Android Flagship OEMs and ODMs. They where late to the game the first time and it cost them some market share.

If you took the 7+ in it's current form and removed most of the bottom and side bezels like the flagship Androids you're going to easily get over 6 inches of screen real estate. One good thing is you might be able to get an iPhone 5 form factor with a 4.7 inch screen on the smaller phone. So the overall width will shrink, but the height may stay the same, or even be a little longer.
 

MF878

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The home button won't be gone per se. I don't forsee Apple having the home button ready for being embedded in the display this year. It's either going to be relocated to the back of the iPhone or retained in its current t position, at least until Iris scanning becomes the primary source for security/unlocking.
The technology to incorporate the home button into the display is already present on the iPhone 7 (3D Touch and the non-physical home button), and Samsung have demonstrated this with the S8. It's only integrating fingerprint scanning into the display that is questionable, but there's nothing requiring Touch ID and the home button to be on the same mechanism (again see S8).
 

deuxani

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I assume the home button would be under the screen, some sort of force touch command to go back. I figured the home button is gone no matter what with iPhone 8.
But you would still need an area where to click to go home. You couldn't just random 3D touch anywhere because that would activate specific functions within the application that you are in. I think Ming-Chi Kuo was right in describing a taller screen, but a portion of the screen being reserved for gestures, going home, etc. That would keep the aspect ratio of the rest of the screen the same as current iPhones and apps would just work.
 
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bufffilm

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Is anyone else hoping the iPhone 8 screen size is the same screen size as the iPhone 7, but without the forehead and chin? All the new mockups show the screen stretched to fit the current iPhone 7 footprint, but why? Why create a completely different screen size for one phone, further segmenting the iPhone hardware?
Yes what I'd like is a 4.7 screen with reduced bezels ...that way you have a phone with great one-handed ability while still having a good size screen.

Do you know what I find comical about those want an infinity screen on the iP8/iPhone edition? The fact that you will still only have 4 icons/row and all that extra surrounding space.

It's a joke IYAM...
 

chilman

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I like the 5.5 ip 7 plus screen but when it comes to handle in one hand and privacy I prefer the ip7. The ip7 without bezel measure to +- 5.8 inch. So keeping the 7 physical dimension apple can produce a 5.8 inch and it can be hold easily un one hand, this is good when are in lazy mode and in lounging postion in our couches