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The Xr 4.7 will roughly be the same width as iPhone SE but slightly shorter.

What are the chances of that?

Likely to be priced $500+ though. Not sure if anyone will pay for that.
 

JBGoode

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What iPhone XR 4.7? Or do you have some insight that no one else has?

I'd love for this to be true but it's not very likely.....for now it's an imaginary phone so price doesn't matter. I can pay for it with my Monopoly money. :)
 
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The Xr 4.7 will roughly be the same width as iPhone SE but slightly shorter.

What are the chances of that?

Likely to be priced $500+ though. Not sure if anyone will pay for that.
Not happening... It's looking more and more like the Xr is the replacement for the SE. If a smaller phone doesn't get announced by spring 2019, it never will.. Any phone Apple sells under $500-$600 from now on will be older models like the 7/8.
 
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JPack

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The market is moving to larger displays, not smaller ones.

Huawei and Xiaomi have launched 6.95" and 6.9" devices. That's probably where the money is at.

If Apple had to choose, I doubt they would dedicate resources to a small phone project for 2019/2020.
 
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To each their own I guess but the amount of people on here who want a tiny phone simply baffles me...

It’s the form factor they (Consumers) want, and they don’t really care about all the latest technology with the inflated prices. That’s what you will find out who truly do appreciate the iPhone SE following. The problem is, not everybody wants all this technology in a $1000 price tag for a smart phone, when the SE executes almost everything they need it to, but without things that they would never use in a smart phone.
 
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cornerexit

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Not everyone wants or needs a full size SUV either.

What? You mean you don’t want a full size SUV so you can look cool in the Starbucks and Fast Food drive throughs?
You don’t want to go get it washed and wait 10 minutes to park it front of the shops? You don’t want spend 50k on a rugged SUV that will never see a spec of dirt or mud? MURICA!
 

Woodcrest64

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I’m curious if anyone will make another 8” phone or larger :) How big is too big?

LG made the G Pad which had phone capabilities for calls and had an 8” display.
 

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The market is moving to larger displays, not smaller ones.

Huawei and Xiaomi have launched 6.95" and 6.9" devices. That's probably where the money is at.

If Apple had to choose, I doubt they would dedicate resources to a small phone project for 2019/2020.

That's definitely been the case in the last few years but I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that the market may swing back the other way at some point. Maybe not this year or the next but I suspect we'll see a resurgence of demand for smaller phones, especially phones that are mostly just screens with minimal bezels.

I know in my own extended family, we're mosty tall people, the preference is definitely towards smaller pocket-able units. True one-handed use is still a great attribute in a phone IMHO.
 
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ksec

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The market is moving to larger displays, not smaller ones.

Huawei and Xiaomi have launched 6.95" and 6.9" devices. That's probably where the money is at.

If Apple had to choose, I doubt they would dedicate resources to a small phone project for 2019/2020.

On the other hand, what are the chances of Apple going for a 6.9" Xr? Which seems unlikely also.
 
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JPack

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On the other hand, what are the chances of Apple going for a 6.9" Xr? Which seems unlikely also.

6.9" for XR, not likely. But 6.3"-6.5" by 2020, I would say is likely.

Once the Max moves to 6.9", XR will move up to fill the gap.
 

ksec

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6.9" for XR, not likely. But 6.3"-6.5" by 2020, I would say is likely.

Once the Max moves to 6.9", XR will move up to fill the gap.

Just calculated, turns out the a 6.9" 21:9 Screen will have the exact same width as 6.5" 19.5:9 Screen. Could be a possibility.
 

osta.doc

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What surprises me is how many people on these forums seem to be hoping that Apple will never produce a smaller phone again, because that’s not what “they” prefer.

My hopes are that Apple creates an edge-to-edge SE2 for those who want that, a 9” screen for those who like phablets, and another edge-to-edge screen on the iPhone 8 chassis, the size that would be perfect to me.
 
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People need to move on from the 4 inch generation. It ain't coming back.

It probably won’t return, but it doesn’t mean Apple won’t reiterate another version of the SE either in the future, which very could be a 5” display, slightly larger form factor, Face ID, ect. Apple is unpredictable, just like their iPhone line up over the years.
 
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