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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    I would like the next iPhone to be
    - Same height, including screen height
    - Same thickness of the 4s to allow for an even better battery than currently (and my battery life is epic)
    - slightly wider screen, maybe 5mm or so. Certainly no wider than 10mm. Ideally I would like that to be an edge-to-edge display but if that can't be accommodated, and I can see why it couldn't, then make the phone slightly wider.
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    Default Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    I don't think it needs to get any thinner. Maybe offer two different sizes for people who want a bigger, I myself do not! I'm fine with the way it is now.
    Apple built it, so it will work.
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    Default Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    One benefit of thinness is that when you put a case on it, it's back to a 'normal' thickness, instead of feeling super bulky. That's what I like about the 5. Running an Otterbox Commuter feels just right.
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    Default Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    I agree with the OP. the 4s is plenty thin for me. The 5s will probably be the sane thinness as the 5, but I hope the 6 doesn't get any thinner.
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    Default Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    It being so thin makes it difficult to pick up at times.


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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Nope. I'll take more battery life over thinness at this point.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Thinner? Hell no.... it needs to be wider. Half an inch would be just right IMO.
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    Default Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    I don't really care about thinner but I wouldn't want it wider. I would have trouble using it one handed that way.
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    Default Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    I don't see how the next iPhone can get any thinner. I would like to see it the same size as the iPad Mini.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karenkcoulter View Post
    I don't really care about thinner but I wouldn't want it wider. I would have trouble using it one handed that way.
    I definitely agree with this, but IMHO iOS could be designed to make the iPhone easier to use one handed with a bigger screen. Prompts and icon positions are 2 examples. Move prompts toward the bottom of the screen, and allow users to put the icons wherever they want instead of starting at the upper left corner.
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    I don't think it needs to be any thinner but the width should move to at least 4.2 if not 4.5.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    Does it need to be thinner? No. Will it be thinner? No. Expect the 5S to look exactly like the 5 in every way shape and form.
    I really hope not, the reason that I am waiting isn't to see if the 5s will be thinner, but a larger screen. The 5 does have an amazing camera, but I was hoping for just a few more pixels added. Time will tell I guess...
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    I think the iPhone 5 is thin enough, I prefer the 4S size over the 5, I would love to see an even better display and better speakers. Quad core processor clock high, so that my phone will last for 2 years. My iPhone 4S is doing good, but it definitely doesn't seem as snappy as it use to. However most of my desires are for iOS 7. Hoping they add the ability so people can customize their Home screens more. Open up a section in the App store that'll allow you to buy icon sets, maybe fonts. Allow you to delete all stock apps.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    I think it can be a little thicker but needs to feel thinner. For example, when holding an iPhone 5 and a Nexus 4 side-by-side, the N4, while thicker, feels as thin, if not thinner, than the i5, largely due to its tapered edges.

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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Now that I have the iPhone 5, I can say for certain that the next iteration of the iPhone does not need to be thinner, in 'my' opinion.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    I hope it's not thinner. I actually like the thickness of the 4s.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    I if it goes much thinner, i think there will be structural integrity issues.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Apple uses thinner just as android OEMs use bigger screens. It's all about differentiators, market appeal and bragging rights.

    IMO the iphone doesn't need to be any thinner. Although I would like it a little shorter!
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by sts1976 View Post
    Apple uses thinner just as android OEMs use bigger screens. It's all about differentiators, market appeal and bragging rights.
    I wouldn't say that screen size is all about market appeal and bragging rights. Every bit of screen directly affects the user experience. A mm or three of thickness doesn't. I would say add a bit to the thickness of the iPhone 5 for extra battery. I read all the raving reviews about battery life, but now that I have one I'm not quite so impressed. It's OK, but not great.
    I have a Nexus 4, an iPhone 5, and a Lumia 520, and I like them all. Is something wrong with me? (I really should edit my signature sometime. I have only 1 of these 3 phones anymore, and even that one is mostly unused because it's been superseded by its big brother!)
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    I do not think it should be thinner as well, with the iPhone 5 being a light device it is the first phone I have ever dropped out of my hands. I dropped it 4 times already.
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