"PLUS" users worried?

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  1. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    Are there any iPhone Plus lovers like me that are concerned that the anticipated iPhone 8's screen size is going to be smaller than what they are used to and therefore, be a step down?
    I really love my PLUS and I don't really want to go down to a smaller screen. All the mockups and leaks that I've seen at least, show the 8 as having a narrower screen. What say you?
     
  2. EnderBeta macrumors 6502

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    I purchased a iPad Pro 12.9" for my large screen iOS needs.

    I'm over the phablet fad. Outside of the core first party apps no one ever puts in tablet inspired features into the phablet phones, not in Android and not in iOS. My 6+ is the last of the plus sized phones I'll buy. I don't care about the camera on the phone but I understand why they made that distinction in the 7 Plus in order to keep selling the phablet model despite the disappointing software.

    I'm not in the market at the moment, but when I do upgrade I'm probably only going to get the base version of the regular iPhone.
     
  3. Chronus macrumors regular

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    Rumours are the iPhone 8 is going to have a larger screen than the plus phones albeit in a smaller footprint.
     
  4. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    The screen will be larger. Looking forward to it.
     
  5. noobinator macrumors 601

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    As mentioned the screen is bigger and the overall size is smaller. If you want bulk, buy a big case for it.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    What I say is the 8 screen will not be smaller than the 7S+.

    What say you to that?
     
  7. DotCom2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I dunno guys. It looks smaller to me in the leaks. By "smaller" I mean "narrower". It looks skinny to me. (Not as wide) The height might be the same as the Plus but if it's not as wide then that to me is "smaller".
     
  8. johnyslats Contributor

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    Kinda with the OP on this one. Remains to be seen how much the supposed function area (is it ‘always on’) and the status bar/notch area eats into the additional screen dimensions. With the change in aspect ratio and the likely introduction of black bars when viewing content it might take some adjustment. All conjecture at this point though. Looking forward to the keynote.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I will also be interested in the 7S+ as I love my 7+ now. I see the 8 as being kinda fragile with the screen that close to the edge.
     
  10. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    yeah but a smaller useable area (5.1")
     
  11. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    Jesus! It will only be .100" narrower. Do you really need that real estate on your phablet? Big screen phones are getting ridiculous.
     
  12. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    5.1" is not big enough for you? :confused:
     
  13. noobinator macrumors 601

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    What does a smaller usable area mean? Does this the status bar area removed?
     
  14. johnyslats Contributor

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    E1984166-093F-48C7-9554-3BE2B562D1D7.png Think this image best illustrates current concerns with the usable area. As I say, pure speculation at this point
     
  15. mollyc macrumors 6502

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    Considering my 6s+ isn't going to magically shrink when the new phones are released, I'm not really worried at all.
     
  16. Relentless Power, Aug 9, 2017
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    Worried? Not at all. If the rumor 5.8 OLED model is accurate, that's more than enough display size for me. I'm not concerned with it being "Narrower".
     
  17. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Maybe they'll do what Samsung did and make the function area/navs button be hidden unless you need them.
     
  18. DotCom2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    See, this shows exactly what I am talking about. The Function area looks to be about the same size as the chin on the plus and the width looks narrower. Sooooo, as I said, I think the 8 screen will be smaller than the current Plus.
     
  19. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I'll trust Apple in this case that they won't just have dead space for the fake home button or whatever. They will have a way for us to use the space when we don't need what's there.
     
  20. HallStevenson macrumors 6502

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    I have a 6+ currently (my wife's 'old' phone) and am upgrade-eligible with Verizon at the moment. I've been considering holding out for the 7s+ but am concerned about the cost. May end up with a 7+ but I'll wait for the 7s and 8 to be released, which should drop the price of the 7+.... I hope....
     
  21. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Yes the 7+ price should drop. I do not think the 7S+ will cost more than what the 7+ did.
     
  22. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    I'm not complaining about the size, I was simply replying to the person who thought the new phone is going to be the same or bigger screen size with the rumored size per Ming Kuo.
     
  23. DNichter macrumors 68040

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    Not worried at all. I'd rather have the smaller footprint overall. Plus, the resolution is supposed to be much higher so we may see some software advancements there.
     
  24. ABC5S Suspended

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    Narrower yes, because the bezels are smaller than the iPhone 5.5 inch. Take away the bezels on the 5.5 and you will have roughly the iPhone 8. I think these pictures are somewhat misleading and we shall see next month
     
  25. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Agreed. The resolution is more preferred for me as it stands. As much as I like the LCD display, the upgrade display trumps any minute differences in the display size.
     

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