- 02-13-2012, 04:11 PM #26
- 02-13-2012, 06:01 PM #27
I agree the screen needs to be bigger. When you think about it they could add screen size without making the device much larger. The front of the iPhone has a lot of unused space just make it screen. Also, Apple is going to want a device that keeps pace, in screen size, with Samsung and Moto.
I believe once people actually experience the larger screen they will learn to love it just like the current one. Coming from android devices I really do miss the larger display.
If Apple does release something larger I know they will make it ergonomically comfortable.
- 02-13-2012, 08:49 PM #28
- 02-13-2012, 09:35 PM #29
I used to think that screen size was everything. Then, after getting my first iPod touch, I really came to appreciate the great feel it had in my hand, and the ease of one-handed tapping.
That said, I think it would be nice if somehow the screen could be enlarged a little into the surrounding area without enlarging the actual body, or at least enlarging it noticably.
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- 02-13-2012, 09:43 PM #30
- 02-13-2012, 11:37 PM #31
Make it 4", give it a notification light, and capacitive home button and I'm in.
- 02-14-2012, 12:57 AM #32
I like the body size the way it is now. If Apple increased the screen size to fit on the same body, I could live with it but I don't want to lose one iota of pixel density (currently 326 ppi). If they stretch the same 640x960 pixels to a bigger screen size, I'll be hugely disappointed. And I seriously doubt that they will.
- 02-14-2012, 01:12 AM #33
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- 02-14-2012, 11:03 PM #42
If the next iPhone doesn't have a bigger screen I hope it's got a boatload of other incredible new features, if it's just another 4S kind of upgrade that will be very disappointing. The iPhone 4 is still an amazing phone, I do believe that with the rate of technological improvements, and the fact that most people are on 2 year contracts, Apple really does wait to do major upgrades every 2 years. I first bought a 3G back in 08, didn't see much reason to buy a 3GS so I waited for the 4 which was a huge upgrade, passed on the 4S, so I see the 5 as the next big iPhone upgrade again. If they keep the same screen size I'd like to see the bezel reduced, and no more home button, and give us a notification light finally so it catches up to my 6 year old dumbphone that had one. I also expect nothing less than than a 4 core A6, 1 gig of ram, widgets, ui overhaul in iOS6, better camera, and some other mind blowing stuff I cannot even imagine. I don't care what people say here and on other pro-Apple websites, Android is getting better faster, and is quite impressive, and is available on pretty much whatever kind of phone you'd like. Apple needs to step it up to keep people like me around who aren't brand loyal and love high tech toys. I think my number 1 request after a bigger screen is that notification light, if it has one I'd buy it for certain
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- 02-14-2012, 11:23 PM #43
- 02-15-2012, 07:05 AM #44
I think it was a bit troubling that Apple had to rely (and still is) on a gimmick (Siri) pretty much to market the 4S. But in doing so, they don't push the real strengths of the 4S. I'm seeing a lot of ignorance of iOS features lately from other smartphone users that i talk to.
C'mon, a .5" increase of the screen isn't going to revolutionize the iphone. We've already heard how Apple is in a spot with apps in regards to increasing res or screen size while maintaining their retina marketing that they don't push anymore. In addition, where does it end? Android users will claim the new "sweet spot" is 4.3" or 4.5" or 4.65." This is a battle Apple cannot win and should not engage in given the limitations and fragmentation it would impose on their chief strength. But it's up to Apple to market why the iphone is (no, remains) the perfect size.
iOS apps work best on the iphone at that size and resolution. You can talk about android all day but isn't the iOS experience still king? You increase that screen or bump the res some and that experience starts to take a hit. Apple starts to introduce android like fragmentation and they'll suffer for it.
Sure Apple needs to change up the looks of its hardware to keep it appealing to the masses, but if they want to keep me, then they have to focus on improving iOS, services, and ecosystem like Apple TV. They also need to market the heck out of the key advantages of all this. These sappy commercials of late are sapping the life out of them. It'd be be nice to see them get back to being Apple going up against the chaotic world of android. Half of all smartphone sales is android and continues to increase.
http://www.imore.com/2011/07/11/appl...play-facetime/ Remember those "If you don't have an iphone" commercials? Where's the sequel to the "airplay" commercial? iOS 5 airplay mirroring anyone? According to Rene: (Of course, iOS 5 AirPlay mirroring will make a future commercial like that much, much more exciting…) Nope, we get lame marketing like this http://www.imore.com/2012/02/09/ipho...call-rock-god/ (Rock God? Seriously? ) instead that they've been pushing since Oct 2011. I wonder if Jobs would've done things differently..
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- 02-15-2012, 09:40 AM #45
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- 02-15-2012, 05:52 PM #47iPhone Nanite
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The rumors about the same size make me sad. I have owned a 3GS, 4 and 4S and I simply don't see myself buying another phone of any kind under 4" in the case of the iPhone's 3:2 ratio or 4.3" in the case of 16:9 Android phones. I would love to see both 4.5" and 3.5" models of the new iPhone. I would sell an organ to buy a 4.5", 1920x1280 resolution iPhone.
- 02-15-2012, 07:37 PM #48
- 02-15-2012, 10:24 PM #49
A 4" iPhone screen wouldn't really increase the size all that much especially if Apple is able to get the bezel down to a minimum. I want at least a 4" screen but I also don't want the physical phone itself to become any larger than it is.
- 02-16-2012, 07:02 AM #50