Wish they made a 4" iPhone 6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chasgooses, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. chasgooses macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2014
    I just picked up my regular 6 and I have to say it's pretty big. Don't get me wrong, the big screen is beautiful, but its kind of hard to use with one hand. Hopefully I get used to it, but kind of wishing they made a smaller one.
  2. LandoVol macrumors member


    Sep 9, 2014

    They do. It's called the iPhone 5S
  3. Cryates macrumors 68020


    Nov 19, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN
    Some of you people must have tiny hands if you think the 4.7" is too big.
  4. chasgooses thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2014
    I mean I was upgrading from a 4s so the difference is more drastic. Already getting more used to it. Still I wonder if they will make a 4" model once the 5c and 5s start phasing out. Also yes I have short stubby hands, which obviously doesn't help.
  5. SetHutBlue42 macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2014
    I don't understand how people are saying 4.7" is too big. I've got 4.8" and my wife never says I'm too big. Or even big.
  6. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    Maybe she is borrowing someone else's 5.5" on the side.
  7. Blackstick macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2014
    Sunny South Florida
  8. SetHutBlue42 macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2014
    Please. Ain't nobody got one that big.
  9. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    To those saying to "Buy a 5s":

    - Worse camera for both video and picture taking
    - Worse processer
    - Worse battery life
    - Sharp edged design
    - Thicker
    - No NFC (Yes, ApplePay is a big deal)

    Those are sacrifices people will make when purchasing last year's 4" model. I'm banking Apple will create an iPhone Air in a few years. This will allow them to keep the 4" design, and give people a reason to be excited for a smaller phone.

    Apple changed their strategy with the iPad Mini's processor bump, you shouldn't have to settle for last year's specs because you want a smaller screen.
  10. gravage macrumors member


    Sep 30, 2012

    I like to call them toddler hands. They must also have hawk-like vision if they enjoy looking at a 4" screen all day. I have 20/20 and I can't stand using anything under 4.7".
  11. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    This thing is freaking perfect. The screen on the iphone 5 was too small for me as my vision is not that great. Now I want better battery life for the 6 versus the 5. Time will tell but at least I cleared the first hurdle.
  12. gravage macrumors member


    Sep 30, 2012

    Actually, if Apple simply shrunk the bezels and concentrated on form factor, rather than thinness, they could have a 4.7" phone that fits perfectly in the hand. The Moto X (2013) is a perfect example of this. Part of the reason the new iPhones feel so big is because they are. They're unnecessarily big for their footprint.

    Other manufacturers have shown that you can make a relatively small large phone. The iPhone 6 Plus is even larger than the Note 4 (which has a 5.7" screen) and the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is almost the same size and it has a 6" screen.

    You don't have to have a tiny screen to have a one-handed phone.
  13. andyx3x macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2011
  14. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    Agree that the iPhone 6 is essentially the largest 4.7" phone around.
    Same thickness, but smaller footprint would have been better.
  15. rainking macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2011
    Johnson City, NY
    Yea, his buddy's 7.9".
  16. retroboomin macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2014
  17. eelw macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2012
    It will really depend to sales of the 5s. If the demand is still there for next several months, really see Apple releasing upgraded specs on a 4" model along side the 4.7 and 5.5. But besides NFC, not enough performance change to warrant an updated 4" model this year.
  18. ELPresidente720 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2014
    Bingo. Stat-wise the two aren't all that far off (excepting GPU). There's definitely a difference, don't get me wrong, but you're not sucking wind with a 5S.
  19. pboy207 macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2013

    I agree. I have a HTC One M7 which is basically same dimensions as the iphone 6. HTC definitely could have made the phone smaller, then it would have been perfect (except for the camera). I think some of these phone sizes are getting out of hand. Phones like the 6+ and note 4 are great, but I just can't see using it as my daily driver. In a perfect world I would have two phones to switch between depending on my needs for that day.
  20. Laurence Eckert macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2014
    They do.... its called the iPhone 5S
  21. Q-Dog macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2007
    I'm more concerned with carry it around. Since I don't often wear clown pants with huge pockets, I would like a smaller phone.
  22. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    Worse doesn't mean bad. I have never heard anyone complaining about 5s' cameras.
    Also, many won't even notice the difference.

    iPhones have processers? :confused:
    If you meant processors, then you are not making any point.
    What do you mean by "worse processor"? That the 5s' processor is not enough to handle all it does, or just that in order to boost your self confidence you need more Hz?

    Under what usage pattern?

    I like that design. Many do like that. What's your point again?

    Without I case to add some thickness, I could not tolerate how thin these phones are.
    I would prefer thicker phones.

    No, ApplePay is not a big deal for everyone.

    In the end, OP, buy a 5s. ;)
  23. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    Worse means worse. You said bad.

    Of course I meant processor, it was a typo. If you're confused, you're a dolt. If you don't know what the word dolt means, it means stupid. Additionally, I do notice a difference in speed on the iPhone 6 compared to the iPhone 5s.

    Under the specs listed on Apple's site.

    My point is that the phone feels more rough in the hand, that one is subjective...moving along.

    Without I case? :confused:
    If you meant "without a case", another subjective argument. At least with the thinner phone it's possible to make it thicker by using a case.

    ApplePay is a big deal, but clearly not everyone uses credit cards on a daily basis.

    In the end, OP, buy a 5s. I loved mine and it's a great phone ;).


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