What if iphone 6 only had same screen size as the 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DBZmusicboy01, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
  2. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2010
    the north, UK
    I wouldn't expect a change in screen size
    They certainly won't change the aspect ratio

    I suppose they could add cell phone capability to the iPad mini, but I don't think that's likely either
  3. Kemonsterr macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2013
    Apples not one to conform to what others are doing. They'll do their own thing. If they make a bigger screen, it won't be marginally bigger. I like the size on the iPhones, why on earth do we need big screens?
  4. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    I think it's possible they keep the 4 inch screen on one of the models. I think they will release a bigger model and a model the same size we have now.
  5. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    If the iphone 6 has the same screen size tons of folks around here will gripe but when it launches it will say 9 mil by itself on launch weekend etc because the masses won't care.
  6. ross1998 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2013
    I see no need to change screen size or shape of phone.
  7. HenryBishop macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2012
    New York
    The iPad Mini begs to differ. :rolleyes:
  8. pmau macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2010
    Whatever physical size the screen might be, I'd like to see standard resolutions like 1280x720 or 1600x900, because most content is produced that way.

    I don't believe in software/hardware scalers (via textures, etc.).

    I like the smaller form factor, but I can see people like to see bigger ones.
    They hopefully don't go down the Samsung route with regards to fragmented lines of devices.

    They can decide what they think is reasonable, but please be consistent between phones and tablets.

    Although my first remark still stands. If you look at the chart, they should choose from 16:9 or 8:5.
    EDIT: 1136 × 640* is not even in there.
  9. Hamburger macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2011
    I would love the 6 to go back to the 4s size. :D
  10. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    iPhone 6 will have a 4.3" or 4.5" screen with an overall size similar to the iPhone 5/5s. The phone will be slightly wider but no taller. A smaller bezel will allow the phone to remain near the same size as the 5/5s.
  11. Heateris macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2011
    I totally agree.
  12. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    I agree. Apple has to be looking at 40 million sales of the Galaxy Note line (all high-end devices) and wondering if they should make a play for some of that. Sure, we all mocked it, and Samsung wasn't even the first with a 5" Android smartphone (Dell beat them by a year with the Streak but no one bought it), but evidently there is a not-so-small market out there, particularly in China, which Apple claims is so important to its growth.

    I would not be surprised at all if they introduce a larger product alongside an iPhone 6 with the same or slightly larger screen size. Given the direction of the ridiculous screen wars on the Android side, the "small" screen of the iPhone would actually be seen for the major strength it is if Apple also had a larger hybrid device. I know a LOT of people who complain that phone are getting too big, and who like the iPhone because it is still pocketable. When the 4.7" Moto X or HTC One screens pass for "small" in the Android world, Apple has a clear differentiator with the 4" screen in a premium product. Android manufacturers dumb down their 4" products.

    However, they'd need to make a choice as to whether it runs the iPhone or iPad version of iOS, or if they "fragment" iOS further. Unlike Android, iOS is not resolution independent. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Resolution independence is why there are so few native tablet versions of Android apps. Developers make one version and expect it to run on all Android devices. A "big" phone app or "little" tablet app doesn't look right on the tablet or phone, respectively. That's probably why the Android market has gravitated to big phones and small tablets while Apple makes small phones and big tablets (the iPad mini is considerably bigger than 7" Android tablets and has a different aspect ratio).

    That's probably why they haven't done it yet. They are probably unsatisfied with how both the iPhone and iPad versions of iOS look on a 6" screen. Not wanting to repeat the Maps debacle they are probably content to take their time.
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I hope they release a 4.3-4.5 inch screen.
  14. scottish macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2011
    I can see that happening. The 5c gets the internals of the 5s or a price drop (or both) and the 6 gets a bigger screen and whatever else. The naming convention will finally change and numbers won't be included. Also they will stop selling the 4S.
  15. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    They should just put a bigger screen on the current phone size. The iPhone has one of the worst bezel to screen ratios of any current smartphone.
  16. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2010
    Eventually I think we will see a 4"-5"-6" models to cover everyone
  17. 1member1 macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2012
    I'm fine with 4 inch screen but i would like to get it bigger. I'm sure apple can make it better than the others so i'm waiting for iphone 6
  18. ritmomundo macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Oh my god, I'd totally die. Like, wouldn't you just die?
  19. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    4" screen but a smaller overall device (reduce bezel) would be fine with me.
  20. Samanosuke macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2013
    I would not purchase a phone that is bigger than 4"
    It feels odd in my hand, but what I want doesn't necessarily mean it's what apple will do or what others want.
  21. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    I agree. Apple's 4" screen is considered small. The note 3 comes with an option to work on a "tiny" screen. What size is it? Personally I don't want the screen huge, but 4.3 to 4.7 is good.

    However I think they may go 5" or more.
  22. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    I doubt Apple would go with a kludgy "tiny screen" setting on a 5.5" phone, though, except as a compatibility box like they do for iPhone apps on the iPad. Remember it's also the physical usability of the device. A large device is intended for 2-handed use, while to date the iPhone has been intended for single-handed use.
  23. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    IPhone 6, iPhone 6C, iPhone WS(widescreen).

    I'm hoping for an iPhone 6 NA(not aluminum).
  24. woodekm macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2008
    Id laugh and laugh if they only went a *little* wider, and milked that for two years before going to anywhere close to 5".

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