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    Byzantium's Avatar
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    Default Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    I think there's a point where any thinner and your phone is just going to bend easily. I think the iPhone 5 is pretty much as thin as it should ever get. I tried it out and while it was quite a good feat of engineering, I couldn't help but think I could easily snap it in half with my hands if I wanted to. With the iPhone 4 you didn't get this feeling.

    And don't you guys want more battery life? If you sacrifice the potential for more battery life in favor of aesthetics, you pretty much do a disservice to the users in favor of a few trendy hipsters.
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    Default Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Definitely no thinner than the 5. If even be ok with the phones getting a little bit thicker (think 4S) as long as I get better battery life.
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    Default Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    They made the phone thinner and with better battery life.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Not sure if they can realistically go any smaller... Yes anything can happen. But then you lose the reality of holding something that is almost not there.

    Battery technology needs to come along and improve for size as well.

    Only time will tell
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Thinness is limited by the size of the headphone jack. I know Apple put in a design/patent for a different size headphone jack, but nothing came of it to date.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Not only the headphone jack for size, but is physical button are used, that space has to be accounted for...
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    Default Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by dwaynewilliams View Post
    They made the phone thinner and with better battery life.
    That seems to be a debatable issue.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Heck, I'm satisfied with the thinness of the 4 & the 4S. I don't want a phone that is "paper thin" and the iPhone 5 is about as thin and, definitely, as light as I'd want the iPhone to be.
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    Default Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    I believe we have about 2 more years until we reach a point where the iPhone hardware will reach it's maturity stage. I see the iPhone getting a little thinner and one more screen size jump. There will be no headphone jack as wireless headphones and wireless speakers are becoming the norm. Once we reach this point the major focus will be the carriers being able to meet the phones capabilities. This is just one of the major problems we face.

    We all know Apple will introduce a new UI that will once again capture the hearts of the iOS family. New designers will be tasked with keeping things "fresh" and engineers will continue to raise the bar.

    These are my thoughts anyway.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    I think they should make the screen a little larger maybe make it thicker than the 5 but thinner than 4/4s and including a larger battery.
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    I agree. The thinness should stay the same. Instead, I think apple should focus on the screen to enhance overall user experience. Although the experience is already pretty good on the iPhone, more room and an improved OS interface is what I am anxiously looking forward for this year.
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    Default Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    I wish they were the exact size and shape of the second generation iPod touches. Those things were thin and sleek and nice in the hands, if you add the taller screen without actually changing the height, and just utilizing the free space that's already there, I think that would make for a beautiful device.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by iRy757 View Post
    I wish they were the exact size and shape of the second generation iPod touches. Those things were thin and sleek and nice in the hands, if you add the taller screen without actually changing the height, and just utilizing the free space that's already there, I think that would make for a beautiful device.
    Until apple gets rid of the home button you won't see an edge to edge display. If they get rid of that the could make the whole front of e phone the screen and make it around 4.5 or so without changing the overall size of the phone.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    not thinner,but maybe a bigger screen.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Make it thick as a 4S and double the battery life. IMHO the 5 is to thin to use without a case.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    No thinner, please. I like the design and it feels great to hold but at some point utility has to win and that battery needs to get bigger. I'd take a bigger battery and a thicker iPhone with no argument.
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    Default Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Looks like I'm in the minority here. I wouldn't mind it getting a little bit thinner. I don't want a screen size bump though. I'm still not entirely sold on the larger size of the 5 even though I've been using it since launch.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Not thinner. Fix the O/S first. Priorities.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by elibohnert View Post
    Make it thick as a 4S and double the battery life. IMHO the 5 is to thin to use without a case.
    I agree, when I take it out of the case I actually worry with how thin it is. Stick a larger battery in keep same size screen( maybe a little larger/wider) and make it no thicker than the 4s and that will be plenty. You don't see people complaining about the 4s being too thick.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by kylehenson123 View Post
    what does the phone look like becuse i will pay 200 for it deal or no deal
    Do you even know what you are talking about? How about quit spamming this post copying others responses and asking through a forum if someone likes you or not..
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    Default Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    I think it's thin enough now.
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    Default Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    It needs to be bigger!!!
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    I actually felt the iP5 was too thin as it was and while I liked the screen size increase, 4" is still too small. In a mobile world where the baseline smartphone is 4.5" or bigger and the phablets are selling very well at 5.5-6.1" I would like to see them offer two iphone sizes 4" & 5" for those who really want the screen. How about getting rid of the home button, its time to ditch that physical button and go touch on the screen, why not edge to edge display. Make better use of the space and don't waste it. Just because it was revolutionary in 2007 doesn't mean it still is in 2013. Time to innovate.
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    Default Re: Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?

    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.
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    It needs to be a bit wider IMO.
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