What if... the next iPhone is still 4.0"

farkingdom

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What if, the iPhone6 stays at 4.0" with improvements on camera, RAM and processor :rolleyes: What if, Apple trolled everyone by releasing various fake leaks leading everyone to believe a bigger iPhone is coming. What ifs. . .

What will be your reaction? :D
 

Dezmond

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Then I would be slight disappointed. I bought a iPhone5s last week because I don't want my phone to be any bigger.
 

Xeyad

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Not a chance. iOS 8 now features a few more things that makes the 4" iPhone a little more cramped.

QuickType which features predictive words above the keyboard will be taking even more space for the keyboard than before. Notification Center now has 3rd-party widgets, which will take a lot of space as well. The multitasking menu now has recent contacts as well, which clearly looks cramped on the current iPhones.

The bigger iPhone is happening for a reason; iOS 8 will now show more info than before, and it's more capable than before.
 

1Zach1

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Probably the same thought I will have if the 4.7" version is significantly larger than other 4.7" phones on the market "oh well, maybe next year"
 

BJMRamage

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I will be disappointed...not because i really want a larger phone but because my iPhone4 is not working great right now (home button) and want to upgrade but figure a bigger screen and more stuff is worth the wait.
 

rockitdog

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I'm willing to bet almost anything that the next iPhone will be increased in screen size. I think their new iOS 8 mantra is foreshadowing it too:

iOS 8: Huge for developers. Massive for everyone else.
 

itsmemuffins

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It wouldn't bother me. I love the size of my 5s, I use it one handed 99% of the time.

What I don't want is the dummy iPhones actually being the next iPhone. It's huge bezels mean it's the same size as the htc One M8 or Xperia Z2 but with a smaller screen and no front stereo speakers.
 

stuffradio

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Apple wouldn't have wasted time adding a resizable iPhone in the simulator in xCode if that happened.
 

TG1

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I'd stick with my gs5. I'd jump back to iPhone in a New York minute with a 4.7" screen and iOS 8. SwiftKey, baby!
 

mnsportsgeek

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Not a chance. iOS 8 now features a few more things that makes the 4" iPhone a little more cramped.

QuickType which features predictive words above the keyboard will be taking even more space for the keyboard than before. Notification Center now has 3rd-party widgets, which will take a lot of space as well. The multitasking menu now has recent contacts as well, which clearly looks cramped on the current iPhones.

The bigger iPhone is happening for a reason; iOS 8 will now show more info than before, and it's more capable than before.

Seeing as how most of these features were already demoed on an iPhone 5S. I'd say this is a poor argument for why the iPhone will bigger.
 

N3wbi3

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May 24, 2014
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What if, the iPhone 6 stays at 4.0" with improvements on camera, RAM and processor ...

... What will be your reaction?
Personally, I would jump for joy! :)

The 4" form factor is perfect for me and I hope they stay with it at least 2 more years (4 years total) like they did with the earlier 3, 3gs, 4, 4s. I dislike phones which are so big you are forced to use two hands like a neanderthal.
 

JoEw

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I would love a 4" iPhone 6.. but it is very unlikely. Apple would have to make it at least as thin as the rumored new sizes 7mm thin. which without being able to stretch screen real estate would make for crappy battery life.

I have a strong feeling the new "5c" will be 4" though.
 

Appl3FTW

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guess what OP, it will still sell like hotcakes because of the :apple: logo.. HAHA WIN
 

cynics

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I'd be slightly disappointed. Probably look more into the 5S (or whatever they are going to call it) as my upgrade and save some $$.
 
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