Why large screen size only is bad idea

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by es1, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. es1 macrumors newbie

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    I do a lot of sports and I run and cycle every day. I'm still using my iPhone 4 since its 3,5" screen is perfect size to keep the phone with me when I'm training. Even the iPhone 5 is a bit too big to be placed on the bikes stem for example. 4,5" and 5" is out of the question. I would be happy to see iPhone "mini" and then a larger iPhone 4,5" or even 5" and I would buy them both. I'm afraid that I have to change brand after my iPhone 4 dies or gets too outdated if big screen is the only way for Apple in the future :(

    Apple, take a not: http://www.nowhereelse.fr/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/iPhone-6-iPhone-Plus-07.jpg
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The iPhone 5 is 0.37" taller than the iPhone 4. It would certainly fit just fine on my bike.

    As for a larger screen, did you know that a 4.7" screen can be fit into a chassis only slightly larger than the iPhone 5?

    [​IMG]

    Apple is most certainly moving away from the 3.5" screen, but I seriously doubt they're going to drop the 4" screen size. I also don't believe they'd jump all the way to 6" like some folks are suspecting.
     
  3. randian macrumors 6502a

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    I own a Moto X. Good chance I'll jump to the iPhone 6.
     
  4. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

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    After using my 5s since launch (came from 4s) I have to agree with the OP. I prefer the smaller screen. My hands are fairly small, so it's a pain to reach across the 4" screen with just my thumb. If they go larger, I just really hope they keep a smaller screen version that is still high end specs and not a cheaper lowered powered version.
     
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  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Why worry over something that may or may not be a problem? There will be used devices available if no new IOS devices come in your preferred screen size.
     
  8. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Somehow, millions of Android users have overcome these issues. I think the concerns with a larger screen size are overblown and people won't even have to adapt all that much.
     
  9. Six8 macrumors 65816

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    Those millions of android users don't run or cycle lol
     
  10. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I think I've seen physically fit Android users out there. :D
     
  11. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    I'm with you, OP, for the same reasons. I'm still rocking the 3.5 and I wonder if a larger phone would become a problem.
     
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  13. es1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ::facepalm

    how are you going to see the screen when the phone is in your arm
     
  14. cynics macrumors G3

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    I believe that was directed toward the previous comments about working out. If so, nothing would change from using an armband with current phones and MP3 players.
     
  15. wicker21 macrumors member

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    I would much rather have a larger display if they keep a similar footprint to the 5/5c/5s. It should be more than possible as the moto x is not much larger and that device has a 4.7" display. I would imagine they are going to keep several options available as not one device will meet everyone's requirements.
     
  16. es1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But when you cycle for example the screen must be seen all the time so you can see time, speed, distance etc.
     
  17. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Sure. That's why they have so many sizes now.
     
  18. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    The larger screen is the only envy I have of the android market. I really want the larger screen. I hope with the larger screen apple also updates the calendar app on the iPhone so that I can see the events of that day without having to turn it landscape! :D
     
  19. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    I am willing to bet that Apple will still offer a 5S size phone when the introduce the larger iPhone 6.

    This will give people choice.

    Choice is good:p
     
  20. iApril macrumors newbie

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    as for the keyboard they could just go for a 'split' one, like on the iPad - personally I already use a thumb-index finger-combo for typing ;)

    As for 'phablets' - there seem to be local preferences (they're more popular in Asia for some reason: http://www.statista.com/chart/956/phablet-shipment-forecast/ )
     
  21. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    Well thats gotta suck for you. Too bad you can't figure out another way of doing what you want. I think its called improvising some people got it, some don't. I have a Jawbone Up24 to hold me over till the iWatch hits. Not sure what you do with your iPhone like do you have a Nike Band or something? If its music they make about 900 mp3 players that would do the job. If you just like to talk on the phone get a bluetooth headset. Problem solved life is great.
     
  22. es1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Too bad you can't read.
     
  23. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    as i've said 100x before.

    THE 'C' MODEL WILL CONTINUE AS THE LOWER END, 4" SCREEN, AND THE HIGHER END MODEL WILL HAVE A BIGGER SCREEN.
     
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    My back pockets are easily 6" across, I'm not buying this argument.
     
  25. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    To the OP,

    I do all of the above too (sports activities)! What are you using to carry your phone while running? I have used wasit straps and arm straps, but prefer arm. I have even strapped a Lumia 920 to my arm, and while there is a definite weight different, after about a half a mile I don't think "gee this thing is too big!".

    As far as attaching a phone to the bike stem, I have never tried this, and honestly wouldn't want to. The shock that this area gets is too much for comfort. I can respect that you choose to place your phone there, but you can;t expect Apple to base their designs on a bike stem, right? Further, there are varying sizes of bikes stems. Surely there are those that wouldn't even fit your iPhone 4. I would recommend to you something to attach to the bars of your bike. I have various different handle-barred bikes and they make various different gadgets to fit these differing hardwares/phones/etc.
     

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