Will it take apple another 5 generations before they increase the screen size again?

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  1. Big.Mac.Daddy macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone = 3.5 inches
    iPhone 3G = 3.5 inches
    iPhone 3Gs = 3.5 inches
    iPhone 4 = 3.5 inches
    iPhone 4s = 3.5 inches

    iPhone 5 = 4 inches?
    iPhone 5s = 4 inches?
    iPhone 6 = 4 inches?
    iPhone 6s = 4 inches?
    iPhone 7 = 4 inches?

    Do you think Apple will stick with the taller 4 inch screen for the next 5 generations like they did at 3.5 inch screen?

    Seems like if they ever did increase the size further (say 4.3 inches) that they would HAVE to make it a wider display instead of simply taller.
     
  2. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    Sorry but did you really need to write out the screen sized for every one to understand what you were saying?

    Of course if they make it bigger it will have to get wider. I don't think they will wait another 5 phones to do it though. I bet 3-4 years and it won't be a huge increase, probably 4.3" or so. It's apple after all.
     
  3. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

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    If they get flamed for this year's incremental change on iPhone display in don't think they will wait another 5 years.
     
  4. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    How big do you want the damn phone to be? Just strap the iPad to your head and remove all doubt about it.
     
  5. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    I really don't think super large devices are necessary. I'm seriously happy with the size it is now.
     
  6. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    If it becomes a large enough issue, it would probably be after the 5S that they make any changes to the device. The 'S" upgrades never would get a redesign.
     
  7. JMG macrumors 6502a

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    One of the core ergonomic goals of the iPhone was to be able to access the entire screen with one hand using your thumb. My guess is that is why they kept the width. That may change sooner than you think.
     
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    I'd say **** everything and slap a 6" screen on it.
     
  9. Cody21 macrumors 6502a

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    They could pull a kyocera and add two 4 inch screens for 8 inches of viewing area.
     
  10. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Nope, no more size increases. The future is smaller head mountable.
     
  11. iZac macrumors 68000

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    IF they increased the screen size by scaling, I would imagine it would be minimal - a few mm if they can squeeze the screen edge to edge with the frame. That might eek out a 4.3" maybe. That might be acceptable. But I for one would not want the device itself getting any bigger than the purported 'iP5' looks now.

    I've seen a few people walking around talking on Galaxy Notes and they look like absolute prats.

    if you want a monster phone, maybe the mysterious 3G iPad mini will get call-making functionality and bundled in-line headphones? ... yeah right!
     
  12. irDigital0l Guest

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    want a 4.3 inch iPhone.

    Little bit wider than iPhone 5.

    More room for battery.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    How big is too big for a cellphone though?
    You dont want having to whip out a tablet against your ear:D
     
  14. irDigital0l Guest

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    Many people are extremely closed-minded when it comes to this.

    iPhone = perfect size
    Galaxy SIII = too big

    3.5 inch to 4.8 inch

    4.3 inch would be perfect.

    Increase the overall size a little big = more battery.
     
  15. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

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    So if someone wants a bigger wheel base vehicle, do you suggest them to get a city bus instead?
     
  16. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Larger screens are slowing down innovation. Innovation and the future of mobile communication is wearable devices that don't require input by hand. Screens should be wearable and input shoud mostly be voice with other secondary options. This whole desire for larger screens is a step backward.

    Google seems to be innovating in that area. I can only hope Apple secretly is as well.
     
  17. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

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    I don't like wearing my electronics actually. I would like holographic stuff coming to life in front of me whenever i want to do something on a device rather. Like what Stark does in iron man (except for his wearable iron man armor)
     
  18. irDigital0l Guest

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    People don't want wearable phones and tactical displays and holograms, they want bigger screens.

    (I'm basing this on the smartphone market.)

    The way I see it is that Google is offering bigger screens while innovating with new tech (outside of their Android business). Some of them are just weird but the glasses thing they did is an example, tons of other stuff.
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's what I was thinking too.
    4 to 4.3 would be ideal.
     
  20. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    You can't base it on a market that doesn't offer both. Duh!

    I say get rid of the big screens and speed up innovation of their options such as Google Glass.
     
  21. irDigital0l Guest

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    Nope.

    Right now the market wants large screens.

    If the market wanted all those things...well they would be in the market.
     
  22. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Nope, right now the market only has one choice. You can't say they won't choose wearable options until the options exist in the market.

    And since the tech isn't ready, your statement is absurd.

    Edit: by your logic, a car that drives me to work automatically doesn't exist on the market because nobody wants one? nope, it's because the tech is still in development.
     
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    All the haters love to exaggerate the size of Androids with modern sized displays.

    Here's the facts, as hard as they may be to face.

    135.5 x 67.9 x 8.9 mm - 4.65" display - Nexus

    115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm - 3.50" display - iPhone 4S

    I see loads of girls at the university carrying Androids like this.
    Perhaps some of the boys here, are just not up to it :)
     
  25. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    The current iPhone screen is just right.

    Bigger is not better when it comes to something you carry in your pocket.
     

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