Once iPhone 6 comes out, that'll be the last time they need to make it thinner, yeah?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Izauze, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. Izauze macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2013
    The 5 is already pretty damn thin. I have to imagine that we must be reaching a point of diminishing returns here soon. If we keep moving toward credit card thickness (but the same HxW), it doesn't get that much more portable and it just gets harder to hold.

    Hopefully the attention gets shifted to bezel death or battery life at that point. I mean, am I wrong - does anyone here even *care* about an even-thinner phone?
  2. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012

    Personally I don't (care about the iPhone being thinner) but there are many here that do.

    I agree with less bezel, the problem though isn't that Apple needs big bezel for the phone to be thin it's just the choose it to be that way (and for keeping the touchID home button).
  3. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
  4. nnacrumors macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2014
    Somehow, call me crazy, I assume that would be bad for glass ;)
  5. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    There has been work on foldable screens and circuits for a long time now.
  6. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    In the extreme, the perfect iPad would be like a sheet of paper--thin and flexible.
  7. Izauze thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2013
    Seems more useful for wearables, but somewhat limited for a pocket device.

    If we even ever got to a point where a robust smart phone on the bendable card was possible, I don't see too many people would be willing to sacrifice functionality, power, battery life, camera, etc. for the benefit of that gimmick.
  8. megapopular macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2007
    And sharp... Ow, I just got an iPad cut!!
  9. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
  10. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    The point is to have bigger screens that fit in a pocket.
  11. Nevaborn macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2013
    personally I would rather thickness of iPhone 4 and have a better battery. These phones get any thinner I will seriously be concerned about bending them.
  12. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    I agree. I would rather not cut myself every time I take my phone out of my pocket.
  13. Narien macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2011
    While there are a lot of aspects to consider with thinner phones (especially with the current technology) like handling, battery life and durability.

    The two latter ones should be disregarded when asking yourself "do you want thinner without consequence?", which is how I regard this thread. And to be frank, I havn't yet held a phone where i thought "wow this phone is too thin".
  14. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    All I want is the complete front of the phone to be all screen.
  15. tdale macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2013
    Christchurch, N.Z.
    Yep. Make it less then, more heavy, by layering another battery on top, double battery life
  16. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    iPhone 12S: faster, thinner, lighter. The BEST iPhone we've made, ever!
  17. bigchrisfgb macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2010
    Apple seem to focus a lot of form factor, this is why weight and thinness is pushed by them. They can make a phone bigger when people are wanting bigger phones, but in order to push form factor advancements they will have to focus on areas where less can be more. For these reasons I don't think Apple will stop pushing these factors just yet.
  18. tdale macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2013
    Christchurch, N.Z.
    Thats a fail for the iPhone 6 then.

    Apples design is the top bezel (camera area) and bottom (Home button area) are equal, to give a balanced design. So, these excess areas are a waste, making a 4.7 iPhone a larger form factor than other 5 inch phones.
  19. The Doctor11, Jul 5, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2014

    The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    Last time? The iPhone 6 isn't going to be paper is it? If it's not paper thin apple ain't done. But I have a feeling im going to be done after the iPhone 6
  20. tdale macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2013
    Christchurch, N.Z.
    I've ranted for a couple of years for a larger screen iPhone. Now its almost here, I have lost interest. Ive bought a 4, 4S, 5, 5S, each with a mere incremental upgrade. Id rather spend my cash buying Apple other stuff that actually enhances my experience more
  21. ourmountain macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2012
    I personally like the thickness of the 5G iPod Touch. If I could have that thickness in an iPad and an iPhone, I'd be happy.
  22. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    My opinion is to make them no thinner. A larger and thinner phone will just bend with more ease.
  23. MikeyMike01 macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2010
    I'd rather it be twice as thick with twice the battery life.
  24. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
  25. Candlelight macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2011
    New Zealand
    The day I can put it in my wallet in a credit card slot is the day they should probably stop.

    As long as a credit card is 4.7 or 5.5 inches big.

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