To all the Apple apologist on Big Screens

marine0816

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Funny how they hated Samsung with all the phone is too big comments, and the claims that Apple Will never release the 5.5 inch screen. Now there all getting ready to camp outside of bestbuy with their Coleman stoves.. just too funny how you read all the past threads and comments that dissed big screen phones and now you see the same people drooling over the iPhone 6 plus now. They always claim that Apple won't do this and that, and then when apple does it they have an all new excuse... This is better than comedy, just search the apologist past threads and you will get a good laugh..:D
 

dejo

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just too funny how you read all the past threads and comments that dissed big screen phones and now you see the same people drooling over the iPhone 6 plus now.
Care to cite some specific examples of these "same people"? Let's see some proof of actual flip-floppers.
 

0007776

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Yeah that happens with everything Apple announces, although not everyone who hated big screens changed their mind with this announcement, I at least think they are both way to big. And I do expect that if Apple releases sales numbers we will see that the 4.7" model sells far more than the 5.5"
 

NJRonbo

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Android Note III user here.

Left iPhone 4 three years ago because I was tired of the iPhone's tinker-toy size.

So happy that Apple finally saw the light.

With the announcement of the Apple Watch yesterday and larger iPhone, I knew it was time to come back.

But the point of my post...

Trust me...

The iPhone 6 Plus will not seem too big at all.

Initially, it will. After a few days of use you will wonder why it took Apple so long to do the right thing.

The phone will fit perfectly in your jeans pocket. It is not overbearing in the hand.

It's the size a phone should be. I look forward to iPhone users finally discovering what us Android Note users knew all along.

Happy to be returning to the iPhone brand.
 

BenTrovato

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Anyone who believed Apple would never release a bigger device really doesn't understand how technology works so why bother discussing that? Trying to showcase how someone was wrong is always a fruitless endeavor.
 

KBS756

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I guarantee 5.5 will be the first to sell out
It also probably will be the one returned the most as people realize it is too big ... I printed the PDF with the sizes ... and know it's too big for my mom and one of my brothers. Might be ok with it but it is no guarantee either till I feel the physical phone.
 

GummiBjorn

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I'm actually one of the iPhone users that left Apple for Android because of bigger screen sizes. 4" size was just way too small for me. Now that Apple released the 5.5" iPhone I'm ready to come back.

Android Note III user here.

Left iPhone 4 three years ago because I was tired of the iPhone's tinker-toy size.

So happy that Apple finally saw the light.

With the announcement of the Apple Watch yesterday and larger iPhone, I knew it was time to come back.

But the point of my post...

Trust me...

The iPhone 6 Plus will not seem too big at all.

Initially, it will. After a few days of use you will wonder why it took Apple so long to do the right thing.

The phone will fit perfectly in your jeans pocket. It is not overbearing in the hand.

It's the size a phone should be. I look forward to iPhone users finally discovering what us Android Note users knew all along.

Happy to be returning to the iPhone brand.
Same here. Note user myself, all generations. The iPhone 6+ is why I'm coming back to Apple. Besides, it has a smaller width and depth and weighs less. So it will feel better in the hands. It also has rounded corners unlike Note 3 and 4 which will make it more ergonomic and will make it feel even smaller in the hand.
 

0000757

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Oh I hate Samsung, but not because of the screen. I hate them because I hate the phone itself.

The S4 actually has a great screen. Only reason I left my iPhone. Now that I have a 4.7in option I'm back to iOS.
 

marine0816

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Android Note III user here.

Left iPhone 4 three years ago because I was tired of the iPhone's tinker-toy size.

So happy that Apple finally saw the light.

With the announcement of the Apple Watch yesterday and larger iPhone, I knew it was time to come back.

But the point of my post...

Trust me...

The iPhone 6 Plus will not seem too big at all.

Initially, it will. After a few days of use you will wonder why it took Apple so long to do the right thing.

The phone will fit perfectly in your jeans pocket. It is not overbearing in the hand.

It's the size a phone should be. I look forward to iPhone users finally discovering what us Android Note users knew all along.

Happy to be returning to the iPhone brand.

Will you sell your 3 on ebay? Or will you be keeping it?
 

QCassidy352

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Care to cite some specific examples of these "same people"? Let's see some proof of actual flip-floppers.
Exactly. Yes, there are some people who have long said that 5.5 is way too big, and I am in that group. And there are also people who are wildly excited that apple now has an option that large. That in no way proves that the two groups are made up of the same people. I, for one, continue to think "phones" that big are silly and have as little interest in apple's version as Samsung's. In fact, I'm also not very happy with the 4.7" size, and it makes me seriously question upgrading from my iPhone 5. I like a lot of other things about the 6, but the new size is a step backwards for me - so I'm undecided on upgrading.
 

mtneer

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No one is forced to eat crow on an online forum. Heck, our favorite "analysts" come up with junk all the time and never do you hear any backtracking.
 

jrswizzle

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I won't do that because people will cry to the moderators and trigger a thread war.
You do realize that a moderator was the one who asked you to cite examples.....

Yes, heaven forbid people change their minds. It's not allowed at all. Once you're in a camp, you have to stay there....forever.....or you will be mocked and ridiculed at length on forums like these.....:rolleyes:

I've always been a 4" fan....but lately, as I've used larger devices, I've gotten used to them and now I'm embracing the 6 and 6+. I'd like to get both.

So there you go - I'll be your first "flip-flopper" example. Crucify away.
 

bp1000

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these forums always go downhill when a big release happens.

Majority of posts are critical, sniping and hating. iOS7 was a big stirring event for these forums.

After a few months the majority love it. The same will happen with this phone.
 

jrswizzle

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Exactly. Yes, there are some people who have long said that 5.5 is way too big, and I am in that group. And there are also people who are wildly excited that apple now has an option that large. That in no way proves that the two groups are made up of the same people. I, for one, continue to think "phones" that big are silly and have as little interest in apple's version as Samsung's. In fact, I'm also not very happy with the 4.7" size, and it makes me seriously question upgrading from my iPhone 5. I like a lot of other things about the 6, but the new size is a step backwards for me - so I'm undecided on upgrading.
Jump on a 5S for $99 - it's a great device.

I'd also encourage you to check out the 4.7". It took me a while, but I got used to it on a Nexus 5 and now I'm really looking forward to the larger displays.

In fact, I'm selling my rMini and will simply stick with the iPad Air along with a 6 and 6+ (I have a work phone and a personal phone).

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these forums always go downhill when a big release happens.

Majority of posts are critical, sniping and hating. iOS7 was a big stirring event for these forums.

After a few months the majority love it. The same will happen with this phone.
Truer words have never been typed on these forums....
 

NJRonbo

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Again...

One person's opinion...

You will not regret the 5.5" phone.

It will seem more normal to you than the tinkertoys Apple has been giving us all these years.

You can actually read webpages with ease.

Watching videos gives you more realism and immersion than ever before.

They are not bulky. They do fit nicely in the pants pocket.
 

Tthomas612

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I honestly expect the 4.7" to sale better than the 5.5". Will the 5.5" be the first to sale out on launch day?? Yeah I'm sure it will. But this is nothing like comparing the 5s to the 5c. This is basically the same phone besides the screen size, a little better battery and OIS. That's pretty much it. The shell is the same.

If iphone users really embrace the "smaller" screen the 4.7" will sale better, but if they don't then the 5.5" will sell like hot cakes. I guess we will see, but I suspect the 4.7" to be the top selling model.
 

erzhik

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Android Note III user here.

Left iPhone 4 three years ago because I was tired of the iPhone's tinker-toy size.

So happy that Apple finally saw the light.

With the announcement of the Apple Watch yesterday and larger iPhone, I knew it was time to come back.

But the point of my post...

Trust me...

The iPhone 6 Plus will not seem too big at all.

Initially, it will. After a few days of use you will wonder why it took Apple so long to do the right thing.

The phone will fit perfectly in your jeans pocket. It is not overbearing in the hand.

It's the size a phone should be. I look forward to iPhone users finally discovering what us Android Note users knew all along.

Happy to be returning to the iPhone brand.
As a Lumia 1520 user, 100% agreed. The thing with big phones is that you have to use them for a week to see the beauty of a large screen. If you make a decision based on 5 minutes you spend with it at a store, you are doing it so incredibly wrong. Now that iPhone is 5.5 inches, I personally cannot wait to try it out (And I never owned an iPhone after their first gen).
 
A lot of the acceptance/rejection is in perspective. Long-term iPhone people can only see these phones and big and "too big". However, the Android crowd who have been exposed to phones with >6" screens can see the 5.5" as "normal" or even a little small and the 4.7" as "too small". Perspective. Even within this very thread you see some whining about "too big" while others are coming back to iOS because Apple finally got the size right (and those are generally referring to the right size as 5.5" model).

Apple has just thrust upon it's fans 2 bigger-screen phones that are well above what was previously spun as a "perfect" size at 4", which itself was a fairly big hop up from what was previously spun as a "perfect" size at 3.5". This is the transition phase, split mostly (IMO) by imaginations that the 5.5" is almost an iPad Mini vs. those who have printed the PDFs, cut them out and thus realized that the differences between the 4.7" and the 5.5" is about 1cm wide and about 2cm tall (in other words, very little difference in physical size).

People are still spinning the pocketability issue (cargo pants, need bigger pockets) and "one-handed use", yet you don't see the Android crowd with 6" phones in specially-made pants or suffering some great disadvantage by involving that spare hand that is pretty much always available to them.

I expect all this whining to continue right into the deliveries and when the stores have the phones on display so that people can correct the imagined sizes with the reality of holding them in their own hands. Then, I expect a lot of this sentiment to evaporate. And, personally, I wouldn't be surprised if the 5.5" sells as well if not better than the 4.7". Again, here- from this group- we're mostly seeing the shock of being accustomed to 4" vs. the bigger 4.7" and HUGE 5.5". But I suspect the reason Apple also built the 5.5" is to draw in those who will find it "normal" or even a little small relative to the phones they own or covet. That crowd will be much bigger than this crowd here. So the sentiment we see here is unlikely to translate well to that crowd or the masses.