Should the iPhone 5 get a larger screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thenerdal, Oct 19, 2011.


Should the iPhone 5 have a larger screen?

  1. Yes, Apple should make it larger

    248 vote(s)
  2. No, it's just right the way it is

    119 vote(s)
  3. I want a smaller iPhone with a smaller screen

    3 vote(s)
  4. I don't care

    29 vote(s)
  1. thenerdal macrumors 65816

    Oct 14, 2011
    I think it should since it's the norm of most phones now a days.

    Discuss. And please vote on the poll.
  2. alliekitty macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2011
    Iphone Screen

    No, I dont think so. Sight this nexus or some other crap android phone my friend has from sprint. It doesnt even fit in his pocket. There is an IPAD for a reason. A big iphone in sense.
  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    I reckon they should make it larger at the expense of the bezel, but not making the body of the phone physically bigger.
  4. redscull macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2010
    I picked smaller, but that's not my real answer. Nor is it probably the real answer from any of the anti-screen-enlargement crowd. My real answer is:

    :apple: I want a smaller iPhone with the exact same size screen.

    The side bezels are already pretty small. They don't need to be shrunk much. But the top and bottom sections feel like they have a lot more space than they really need. I know a smaller home button wouldn't be that hard to click. So I guess really I just want a shorter and very slightly slimmer iPhone.

    I could also see this being a very tempting choice:

    :apple: I want a bigger screen but other dimension the same or smaller.
  5. andyblila macrumors 65816


    Jul 8, 2008
    On My iPhone, or my iPad?
    Agreed! I don't want a huge device that I can't fit in my pocket. If you want a huge screen, get a 3G iPad.
  6. Annerz macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2011
    New Jersey
    I like it just the way it is. Any bigger would be too big.
  7. macbook pro i5 macrumors 65816

    macbook pro i5

    May 13, 2011
    New Zealand
    I would like a 4 '' screen it fits your pocket but the screen size should be as someone else said at the expense of the bezel
  8. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    The iPhone 4 S⃣ was just released 5 days ago, aren't we getting ahead of ourselves about the next iPhone?
  9. thenerdal thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 14, 2011
    It's just a poll.
  10. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2008
    Well it'll be the iPhone 6 now, and yes a larger screen is a must.
  11. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    3.7" as an absolute max, which would basically be removing the bezel and extra space above and below the screen.
  12. drenline macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    You do know 5 comes after 4 right? Just checkin.

    It'll be the iphone 5 next.
  13. Ca$hflow macrumors 6502


    Jan 7, 2010
    London, ON
    I'm not sure how I feel about a bigger screen. Perhaps with the same unibody enclosure. I wouldn't want bigger than that. I see some people walking around with smartphones that stick out of their pocket because of their over sized phone. Looks dumb, impractical and uncomfortable. Perhaps they see it as bling.:rolleyes:
  14. ukSamo macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2011
    I'm happy with the current size, the problem with reducing the bezel is there's then nowhere for after market protective cases to hug the phone, I feel much safe with my £700+ handset having a healthy sized case around it.
  15. brodas macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2010
    Yes it should be 4.3 but stay as small as possible
  16. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    Do you work in Apple's product management department? If not, what's the purpose of this poll? We can all talk about how we'd like a larger screen or a phone which can do our laundry all day long, but what does that accomplish exactly?
  17. thenerdal thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 14, 2011
    It's just a poll. You don't have to vote.
  18. brodas macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2010
    What about something like this?
  19. Eager Beaver macrumors 6502a

    Eager Beaver

    Sep 28, 2011
    Chicago, IL
    It alreadey has a larger screen, now lock this thread :rolleyes:
  20. mtcowdog macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2010
    Apple offers laptops with different size screens. Why can't Apple release different screen sizes for the iPhone lineup (and yes there is a lineup: 3GS, 4, 4S)? I don't buy the idea that there is a perfect size for a smart phone. People are too variable in size themselves, and not everyone has the same needs or interests. Just going to something like an iPhone standard size and an iPhone HD (or whatever) makes a lot of sense to me.
  21. GWagon macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Fit the screen to the edges and make the screen itself clickable, similar to how the click works on the new trackpads.
  22. MasterTick macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2009
  23. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    This idea worked great for the Blackberry Storm
  24. Blakjack macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2009
    There's something about the compact size of the iphone 4/4S. To me it's more business like and now compared to android, its less flashy. I feel like its a more low key phone now. In past years I couldn't have said that.

    But I would like to have that rumored iPhone 5 that was floating around. That mini iPad look was badazz. Anything over 4" even is rediculous.

    Can't believe people are considering buying the nexus prime at 4.65 inches. SMH. It will be the Ford Excursion of phones...Seriously.

    But check this though, if Apple were to keep the same dimensions of the phone now and just add like a 3.7" I would be cool.
  25. GWagon macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2011
    I'm sure the geniuses at Apple could make it work.

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