... and soon enough be left in the dust for iOS updates and eventually locked out from even downloading any of the apps on the app store (since they will require the newer iOS updates) :-/
That will be in over 3 years at the earliest. And this is a long time in tech. Keep in mind, the A7 is a beast...
5S has another really solid 2 years.
Chances are, with its m7 coprocessor and 64bit chip, and TouchID... There wont be a single feature the supersized iPhone 6 gets that 5S can't also do.
IPhone 6 is going to be all about americanized supersizing it.
iPhone larger sizes - what about the rest of us who are happy with the current 5s
size? Will there be any updates / releases so we can have a phone the same sizes as the current one?
Unfortunately this. Heck, I actually prefer the older 3.5" form factor (small hands) but I highly doubt Apple's gonna go back to that.
Not really. I fully expect the iPhone 5c to occupy the spot the iPhone 4s is occupying right now. Unfortunately, you'd have to contend with dated hardware.If you want the latest design, it will probably be the larger phone. I doubt you will be able to get a 4" iPhone once the new iPhones come out.
If Apple follows the mini-vision, mini specs trend I'd be very disappointed.
I want a small flagship. iPhone 6 and 6 mini - same specs just different screen size; you know. Like the iPad Air and iPad mini.
Yeah, same here. The problem I have with the 5/5s now is it's too tall to use single-handed but it's too narrow for 2-handed operation.You could reach everywhere on the screen with just your thumb and not having to move the phone around in your hand like you do on these larger phones. Even w/ the 5s I can't even reach the top right corner without stretching. Not good.
The 5S has gobs of untapped power. It will likely last as long if not much longer then the 4S which has most of the software features the 5S currently has. Come fall the 4S will be 4 years old and still receive iOS 8. I'm not sure what functionality/features it won't get but a 5 year life span is impressive this day in age.
Don't hold your breath for a mini version however. Apple sells there old tech after the new stuff is released. The argument could be made that the 4S is the "mini" of the 5C/5S. For that reason I don't see apple setting up manufacturing for the iPhone 6 mini.
The iPad mini isn't an exception to that either. It's a device designed to fill a market that Apple had no product for.