Thin fonts to make the screen seem bigger?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Deasnutz, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. Deasnutz macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2011
    Why else? Apple is too greedy to add a larger screen device into the mix, because it would eat into iPad sales and add operating costs. It would be nice if they thought about their customers a little more.
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
  3. MarcBook macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    United Kingdom
    I think it's more that thinner fonts look better on Retina displays, to be honest.

    Anyway, Apple realised that iOS 7's fonts were too thin at first, hence the thicker fonts in beta 3+.
  4. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    I sure wish Apple would think of their customers more like Google does. Like make all their money selling the customer information to ad firms and let the FBI build a tool that lets them turn on the microphone on an android device whenever they want.
    Yup. Sounds like a winner.
  5. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    How would a larger screen iPhone eat into iPad sales? I ask because I doubt Apple would do anything as big as the Note. More likely they would do something at about 4.5". That's still fairly small.
  6. rtomyj macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2012
    Yes! That's what I want!! Google, Google, Google!
    But seriously though, f Goog. Haha
    On topic, seeing as people who buy an iDevice are Apples customer and Googles customers are companies they sell ad space to... I don't follow you¿
  7. Jynto macrumors 6502


    Jan 16, 2012
    Nottingham, UK
    I am not a fan of Apple's 'one size fits all' ideology, but the OP is wrong. Fear of cannibalisation is not the reason. They are happy for iPads to cannibalise Macbooks, or Macbooks to cannibalise Mac desktops. Their pre-2007 iPod range was pretty thoroughly cannibalised by the iPhone. This is what Mr Cook had to say on the subject a few months ago.
  8. SakuraSuki macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2013
    LOL... Welcome to Internet where your information will be sold as asset. Dude... Seriously, do you really think Apple does not do the same thing?

    Are you seriously think Apple not corporate with NSA or FBI or whatever? If you really scared with Google collecting your information, then don't use Google and their products.
  9. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    Just a bit of sarcasm. ;)
  10. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    It seems that Apple is adrift in a sea of uncertainty. Bolstered by wads of cash & less than discerning buyers, they've enjoyed revenues while nearly on autopilot. Nothing lasts forever, hopefully Apple will finally get tired of all the legal drama and get back to work in earnest. I know what they're capable of and would truly enjoy watching them give it all they've got.
  11. syd430, Aug 4, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 4, 2013

    syd430 Guest

    The iphone is already a high margin product. Why would they care if it eats in to sales of their ipads? On the other hand, if you meant that people will not buy a tablet altogether because the phone is sufficiently large enough, then I also think that this is wrong. An extra .5"-.7" on a phone screen isn't going to stop people wanting tablets. I think I believe Apple when they hinted the that the reason that Apple doesn't make a larger iphone is because they believe that it would degrade usability in certain situations and that it's not worth the trade off for a larger screen. They probably shoved this to the side and caved in when they upsized to 4", but I doubt they would ever go further than that.
  12. Armen, Aug 4, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013

    Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    The iPad mini already eats into iPad sales. You may want to formulate another theory.
  13. rtomyj macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2012
    Uh, me or you? Haha

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