Nobody wanted a big iPhone......yet

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Gix1k, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
    The biggest iPhone is now pushed back to November and still
  2. LadyX macrumors 68020


    Mar 4, 2012
    That was expected. A lot of people said they'll get the iPhone 6 Plus.
  3. leesweet macrumors demi-god


    Feb 1, 2009
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Like anything 'new new', production for the 6+ may have been less than the 6. And here we are. :)
  4. G-Ziss macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2014
  5. solo118 macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2011
    Kind of pissed that I woke up at 3am to preorder the 4.7 and it is still showing Sept 19 delivery 7 hours later!

    Is it possible that apple underestimated the 5.5 and made fewer than the 4.7?
  6. justin216 macrumors 6502


    Mar 31, 2004
    Tampa, FL
    Part of the allure is marketing, certainly affected some of my family members.

    By calling it the iPhone 6 "Plus", and only charging $100 more, it drives many people to buy it instead of the normal iPhone 6 because "it must be substantially better", even though (I suspect) some may regret the size, coming from 3.5-4" handsets.

    Being realistic, you're paying for the screen, a little larger battery, and OIS -- not like one runs an A7 and one an A8, or one is made of plastic, etc.

    That said, 6 Plus 64GB on the way for me, I like larger phones, but even I was taken back by the height of the phone compared to even the Note 3, LG G3, etc.
  7. groupersandwich macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2011
    Tallahassee, FL
    I ordered the 4.7" because I've always felt the sweet spot, for ME anyway, was 4.5". But anyone who didn't think a 5.5" iPhone wasn't going to be in huge demand was simply delusional. While there are those who don't want a phone bigger than 4", or even desire to go back to 3.5", they are in such a small minority that after the 5S and 5C are retired that will likely be it for the under 4.5" iPhone.
  8. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Supposedly they'd had manufacturing issues that were leading some rumor mongers to speculate that the 5.5 wouldn't be ready in September at all. I wouldn't be surprised if they're still trying to churn out the main production line of 6+ models.
  9. phpmaven macrumors 68040


    Jun 12, 2009
    San Clemente, CA USA
    I would guess that they made less of the 5.5 thinking that it might not be as popular. Also, it could be that many that are switching from Android phones and are used to to big screens all wanted the Plus. The fact that the delivery date on the Plus was pushed to October before the site even went up by people ordering from the app is pretty telling.

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