Will Apple still make a 4" phone alongside larger phones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Yeti89, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. Yeti89 macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2011
    The rumors seem to point to larger future iphones. I personally like the 4" and don't want something bigger but I know lots of people really like the larger phones.

    Do you think apple will still make 4" phones and not have them be relegated to last years parts or miss out on new features?

    I would like to see apple offer two display sizes a 4" and a larger size but I don't want one phone or the other to be "the better phone". I want them to be the same and it comes down to screen preference when someone is buying.

    Am I one of only few who just wants the 4" and would be unhappy with a larger phone?
  2. Dave245 macrumors 603


    Sep 15, 2013
    Personally I think they will still keep a 4" phone around. I think they know that some people don't want big screens. However that option may not be their "flagship" phone it may be the 5S or even the 5. Personally I'm just hoping they announced a 4.7" and a 5.5" so we are given a choice, I'm crossing my fingers on this one!!!
  3. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    I'm not a fan of larger phones myself and will likely get the smallest option rumoured to be available (4.7"), but I have seen no indication or suggestion Apple are planning to produce another 4" device unless they continue to manufacture the 5C in that format.
  4. telefono macrumors 6502


    Dec 17, 2007
    You are not the only one. We are guessing here but if they will only offer the two rumored iPhones even the smaller one is too big and the larger one WAY too big. I'm talking about the phone size not the screen.

    If the 2 new larger sizes are what we will see it will be a very sad day for me because I refuse to use any other brand so, no new iphone for me and definitely no samsung etc phones. Its iMac iPad iPhone and definitely the iWatch (when released) that I will only use. I will NOT buy a larger iphone that is 135+ mm long so I will just keep my current iphone for as long as it will last.

    Honestly for the first time in the last 15 years using all Apple products I am really depressed knowing possibly I will not buy a the new iphone 6 and will not be a part of the excitement :(
  5. robrob74 macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2012
    I'm wondering if they'll follow with what they've done with the iPad's? Have both a 4" and a larger iPhone but keep the internals the same?
  6. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Seen the rumored thin iPhone 6, and I prefer the thicker current iPhone 5S, and will stay with this as long as I can (until it malfunctions). Hope Apple continues with the 4 inch model for those that like it, but I doubt it.
  7. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    How long do you think your current phone will last you? There will be a point where it is not supported, the battery will give up and most apps and software will struggle to run. This may be in about 5 years time and depends if you use the iPhone as a smart phone of course. I am perfectly happy with the current 4" screen, but will be forced to go up in size slightly which can't really be avoided if I want the current tech. If a 5.5" option comes out, it won't even be entertained as an option, but it will sell to a certain sector of consumers no doubt. You probably won't see too many about much like the Galaxy Note is a lesser choice generally in my experience.
  8. PerfectDB macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2012
    Boston, Lincolnshire
    Doubtful. When they released the iphone 5 there wasn't a 3.5" version to go along with it was there.
  9. vancleef macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2011
    My guess is that the 4" display will be continued in the 5C/6C-line.
  10. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    I hope so. Although I'm prepare to eat my words if I get a bigger one and like it.
  11. bigjim83 macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2011
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I am betting that Apple will keep a iPhone 5/5S screen size around for several years. Sales will determine it's fate.

    I am looking forwards to a larger iPhone 6, just so it is not too large.:rolleyes:
  13. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030


    Jun 12, 2011
    They will keep the 4" Phones around for a little longer, but they will be last year's models. I see them keeping the iPhone 5c for another year (official discontinuation - 2015) and the 5s for another two years (2016). This is how its been for the last few years, with the only the 5c being different. The iPhone 6 will most likely just be 4.7" and thats it. I don't see a 4" model or a 5.5" phone. Just 4.7 for now. I think anything over 4.7" right now would be overkill for Apple.
  14. afsnyder macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2014
    When the iPhone 5 came out you guys said that you didn't need a bigger screen and you liked the 3.5" screen better. Now it's with the 4".... You guys :confused: ... lol
  15. bigjim83 macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2011
    I'm banking on a 4.7 or 5" version. I don't have baby hands I would like a larger phone.
  16. kagharaht macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2007
    Hopefully Apple keeps current size and introduce slightly larger ones. I suspect many more users like the current form factor vs 4.7 - 5" size.
  17. travis64 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 18, 2008
  18. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2010
    New York
    This same scenario repeats itself time and time again. Only when Apple actually implements changes are they accepted but when it's rumor or talk changes are frowned upon. I also remember when many were crying over wanting to keep a 3.5 inch display.
  19. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    I would consider a "6c" 4" iPhone if it's offered. No 5c or 5s when I have a perfectly good 5. I hope they have a "6c" that's still 4". Plastic or aluminum doesn't really matter to me. Then the other would be a "6s" in aluminum in a larger size. My prediction is the the 5 is the last iPhone # with no letter attached. It will be #c and #s from now on. Of course this is all speculation, and I could be completely wrong. But I want the option for a 4" iPhone with no less features. 4.7" isn't a compromise for me.
  20. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    If Apple does indeed decide to launch an iPhone with 4.7" screen and an even larger with 5.5", My opinion is that either the iPhone 5S or the iPhone 5C will become discontinued this year. Supply and demand says that the iPhone 5C is the worst iPhone to date with millions sitting in warehouses untouched.
  21. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    If Apple makes two sizes, I hope each model has a different aesthetic design.
  22. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I think they will go back down to 3.5" along with a 4.7 and 5.5 model.
  23. Totally macrumors 6502a


    Feb 22, 2012
    West Coast = Best Coast
    I want 4". It's the perfect phone size. 5.5 is massive, lets be honest - try to put that in your pocket and walk around and sit down lol. 4.7 is pretty big too.
  24. TC03 macrumors 65816

    Aug 17, 2008
    I think Apple will maintain three screen sizes for the iPhone and introduce three new iPhones next year. For this year, the 5S will have to do. I think it's the only way to go now that market has matured in developed countries.
  25. PortableLover macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2012
    Another person here hoping for at least a 4" inch option imo, I think the current iPhone 5/5S screen dimensions are perfect. No thanks for a 4.7 or 5.5

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