Will 3.5 inch screen returns?

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  1. Fozamo macrumors member

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    I think it's the perfect size and I don't like the 4 or 4.7, I think they are too big. Will Apple make an iPhone with this size ever again?
     
  2. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a

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    Yup....I can see the cycle starting there again. How big are you going to go?
     
  3. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Almost certainly not. Only scenario I see it happening in is if Apple decides to market cheap versions for 3rd world countries
     
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    As much as I would love to see one I don't think Apple will do it.

    What my ideal size choices would be is for apple to offer 3 models 3.5", 4.5", and 5.5" that would hit pretty much every size that people want. And hopefully they would all have about the same specs just different size screens.
     
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  7. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

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    It will, but just on your wrist in a curved shape.
     
  8. ELPresidente720 macrumors 6502

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    I think that's logical as younger and younger kids are getting cellphones.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, even though I don't really see a return to either of those screen sizes.
     
  10. BensonTT macrumors regular

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    No, 5" is perfect!! Not 4.7 not 5.5... NOT 3.5
     
  11. impulse462 macrumors 68000

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    4.5 is perfect not 5. 5=boat
     
  12. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    I doubt it. There simply isn't enough demand in the market at this point for a new 3.5" phone. Apple's product lineup has always been relatively lean compared to its competitors. They even dropped the 17" MacBook Pro.

    Small screens may return at some point in the future when the paradigm of mobile phones changes, but for now larger phones are the norm.
     
  13. Radiating macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. The iPhone 6 is slightly too big. Slightly. Ideally they'd do 3.5, 4.5, 5.5.

    iPhone 7 Mini/7/7 Plus
     
  14. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I doubt it. Those things are TINY after a little experience with an iPhone 6. I wouldn't be surprised for the iphone 7 to see a model that is 4 inches but with more updated specs. Apple can appease the people who like smaller screens with the 5s for a couple of years. If you're still going to keep that original iPad Mini around for people who want to save $50 (I mean really!) then a 4 inch iPhone 7 mini wouldn't shock me.
     
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    I didn't realize many people can text FAST on a 3.5 inch screen with their two pinkies or love their hands more than their eyesight. Companies might as well bring back QWERTY phones and flip phones. Their smaller screens have so much advantages... *sarcasm*
     
  16. bkar89 macrumors regular

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    If we see a 6C, I think it might have a 4" screen. But I don't think we will ever see a 3,5" screen from Apple again.
     
  17. BvizioN macrumors 601

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    Yes, but on a form of Apple Watch, not on iPhone.
     
  18. nfl46 macrumors 604

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    Will 3.5 inch screen returns?

    Very doubtful. With so much media content nowadays, it'd be foolish to go back to 3.5" phone.
     
  19. wxman2003 Suspended

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    In 20 years, there will be no reason for a screen. We cant even forsee technology advancements 5 years down the road. 5 years ago, who would haver ever predicted smartphones. 20 years from now, we will laugh at our primitive technology, and I will be close to the end of my existence.
     
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    I'm pretty sure once the 5S gets old enough that they want to replace it in the lineup they will release an iPhone mini. What I'm most worried about is that they will copy most android manufacturers and make it so the mini version is crippled and a few years back in technology from the giant phones.
     
  21. vkxpmoroeyg macrumors newbie

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    It will, but just on your wrist in a curved shape.[​IMG]
     
  22. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    Huh? Everything on the 4S is just as big as on the 6, you just see less on the screen.
     
  23. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    As a what? An apple watch maybe :))
     
  24. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see that happening. At least in the next few generations. 4 inch I think is here to stay for a while
     
  25. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    You mean, like the 5C?
     

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