Would you buy THIS iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by willmtaylor, Dec 11, 2015.

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Would you like to see a thinner but larger version of the iPhone 5?

  1. Yup!

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    37.3%
  2. Nope!

    42 vote(s)
    56.0%
  3. I have a better idea!

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    6.7%
  1. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Many people seem to prefer the craftsmanship and materials of the iPhone 4 Series and iPhone 5 series. However, the current size and thinness is preferable, IMO. What if Apple combined the best of both models?

    Would you be interested in seeing/buying an iPhone with the current thinness and size, but with flat, squared edges? I feel that it would be less susceptible to dropping and would fit cases more snugly.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Berthacrowley macrumors member

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    Yes, if only because that would solve the tempered glass screen protector problems that have existed since the original 6 series came out.
     
  3. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816

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    I don't like the design of the current phone as much as I liked the 5/5s. Although....I wonder if the sharper sides would make the Plus too unwieldy.
     
  4. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    ...see, I think it would make it easier to "wield."
     
  5. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Agreed! Although the 5 shell was beautiful (though my personal favourite was the 4), it'd look like a bit of a beastly brick in when amped up to the 4.7"/5.5" form factor. Unless it was paper-thin, of course, in which case the battery would suck and we'd be sniffing goodbye to our headphone jack.
     
  6. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    I suspect that will be going the way of the 3.5" disk and CD-ROM regardless of form factor.
     
  7. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    If it does, hopefully Apple will offer a DAC that is cheap, durable, and ultraportable.

    ...hopefully.
     
  8. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    I'm guessing you could get 2/3 things on that wish list.
     
  9. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Hmm, well let's ask ourselves: what would Tim do?

    ...uh oh. $69 adapter it is :D
     
  10. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    Bingo, though I'd realistically put it at $19.99.
     
  11. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    I hope you're right matey :)
     
  12. ultravisitor macrumors 6502a

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    No. I hated the hard edges of previous iPhones.
     
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  14. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    This is what it generally becomes anyway when 75% of people put a case on it.
     
  15. ultravisitor macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly why I don't use a case. I don't want my pretty phone to be an ugly brick.
     
  16. ABC5S Suspended

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    Returned to the iPhone 5s because of its appearance, and easy to pocket.
     
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    sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Me too! I really dislike the design of the 6. I feel apple wanted to throw the whole curved glass into the design, but it just makes the bezel look larger, and I don't like it :[ I actually still really like the design of the original iPad the most because of those flat edges.

    EDIT:
    To answer the question, in a heartbeat. Im actually at a point where Im falling out of getting the latest and greatest of the iPhone, mainly because I don't like the design anymore. They will need to start providing me real good reasons to upgrade, but this design would definitely be one.
     
  18. bufffilm Suspended

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    What problem is that? My tempered glass shield went on just fine.
     
  19. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    Most tempered glass protectors have a "halo" effect on 6(S)'s bc of a slight screen curvature. They don't adhere properly on the edges.
     
  20. skinned66 macrumors 65816

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    That's why the good ones cost $25-$40 I guess. Still seems pretty steep for something that's almost meant to be broken IMO.

    I've cracked or smashed corners from drops on 3 protectors so far - they've done their job well but their unit price was only $2.
     
  21. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    Lots of discussion in Accessories subforum.
     
  22. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a

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    There is one already....
    [​IMG]

    Would not mind a iPhone version of this phone.....
     
  23. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    What is that?
     
  24. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    Huawei iPhone clone most likely. Maybe a Goophone.
     
  25. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a

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    OnePlus X
     

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