Will the 4,7" be this years 5C?

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    If there are two versions of the iphone 6 how much cheaper will the 4,7" be? My guess is that the 5,5 is 100 dollars more and then the 4,7" is the same price as the 5S is now.

    Or maybe the 4,7" will be priced like the 5C and the 5,5" will then replace the 5S. Thoughts?
     
  2. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    No, obviously not.
    A 5.5" phone is a "phablet" which is a very specific sector of the market, for people who want both a tablet and a phone".
    A 4.7" phone is normal size.
     
  3. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603

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    Indeed, the 4.7" phone will be the phone you see more of generally and the larger display will have its own sector of Apples market. I don't expect the 5.5" to be as popular personally.
     
  4. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Doubt it, the 4.7 will probably be the "flagship" and the 5.5 will be offered to those who prefer a bigger screen.
     
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    this makes perfect sense.
     
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    Right. 4.7 new flagship phone and the 5.5 will be a new product category and therefore it's own flagship. It will be like the iPad mini and iPad Air.
     
  7. watchthisspace macrumors 6502a

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    I'd be very happy with a 4.7" iPhone and really am prepared to sell off my 5s for one..
     
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    I took a full generation, product cycle before the iPad Mini to reach feature parity with iPad.

    If you for some reason want to make that iPad comparison. Expect the smaller 4.7 to feature last years A7, and the 5.5 to get the new A8.
     
  9. pmau macrumors 65816

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    I also belong to the group that would buy a 4.7" but not a 5.5".
    Apple has certainly looked at the sales figures of the 5c.

    Even if they still claim that it was successful, I doubt they will repeat the high-end, mid-end game.

    The 5c was not a low-end, mind you. The pricing prevented that. For good reasons. Apple should never go below a certain price tier to keep its brand value.
     
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    Because in the first cycle they don't wanted to reach feature parity.
    The 4.7 will never stay with the A7. I laugh at all people who really think Apple will introduce only a 5.5'' flagship "phone" if today their flagship is at 4''. It would be like "Oh look, we are selling millions of 4'' iPhones. Let's make only a real new 5.5'' iPhone.". Anyway thanks for the laugh :D
     
  11. cynics macrumors G4

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    Will the 4,7" be this years 5C?


    Meh you are getting too caught up in SOC version numbers. The 3GS to 4 for example were both single core, ARM Cortex A8 with SGX535 GPUs. Only difference was manufacturing process 65 nm to 45 and a 200 MHz clock speed bump.

    That said it wouldn't surprise me to see Apple do the same for a 4.7" iPhone model. A7s/A8 being a clock speed bump to compensate for screen size. 5.5" model having a A8s/A9 (depending on what the 4.7" gets).

    I'm not saying that's my opinion just something that wouldn't surprise me. Regardless point is A7/A8/etc are just names.

    Look at Samsung. They throw hardware at there devices regardless and the Note has more powerful hardware then the Galaxy line.
     
  12. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Some of us even consider the 4.7" model to big too large, so no.
     
  13. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, that's true. My point was just that Apple will never make the 4.7 not a flagship by giving it the old A7 from the 5s.
     
  14. cynics macrumors G4

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    I don't think so either but I could see them bumping it's specs and the 5.5" having better specs. The 5.5" will need better specs to bench mark as good as the 4.7" does.

    Many will perceive that as a bigger/better flagship model.

    Regardless your right the 4.7" is going to need to have better specs just to push more pixels from a larger screen.
     
  15. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    I doubt the 4.7 will be the 5c equivalent.

    Personally, I want the 4.7, but I will consider the 5.5. It depends on specs and price.
     

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