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  • 4.5"

    49 43.75%
  • 5"

    51 45.54%
  • 5.5"

    8 7.14%
  • 6"

    4 3.57%
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    Default iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    If you're going to go BIG with a touchscreen display, does it make sense to go REALLY big?

    With the current 4" display, the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s maintain their one-handed usability. But if Apple gets around to going bigger on the iPhone 6, at that point when you lose one-handed friendliness does it make sense to go REALLY big and offer more than 5"? Maybe 5.5" or even 6"? An iPhone 6 w/ a 6" display would make sense (and they could still also offer a 4" model for those who prefer the current model.

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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Michaluk View Post
    If you're going to go BIG with a touchscreen display, does it make sense to go REALLY big?

    With the current 4" display, the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s maintain their one-handed usability. But if Apple gets around to going bigger on the iPhone 6, at that point when you lose one-handed friendliness does it make sense to go REALLY big and offer more than 5"? Maybe 5.5" or even 6"? An iPhone 6 w/ a 6" display would make sense (and they could still also offer a 4" model for those who prefer the current model.

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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    The next iPad mini should also have phone circuitry in it... maybe then the "I want a bigger screen" whines will cease.
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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    Phabelt.....


    ​Nah Keep it at 5"
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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    How big is the screen on that BlackBerry?
    Z10 is 4.2", and Z30 coming out is 5".
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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Michaluk View Post
    Z10 is 4.2", and Z30 coming out is 5".
    ... and yet RIM is still fighting for market share... according to some, a bigger screen is all that is needed to sell a phone these days. No thanks. My vote is still for the 4" screen. Nothing bigger necessary.
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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    Anything bigger than a 4 inch screen doesn't interest myself either.
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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    I agree, I don't need anything larger than a 4" screen.
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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    No. Apple will stay with the same screen size and drop the 4S next year to have uniformity across all the current iPhone models. Just my $0.02
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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    Does it need one? No, I'm happy enough with the current screen size.

    If they make one would I buy it? Maybe. It is a weird question to try and answer. What comes first: the consumer desire for a larger screen or Apple making the case for a larger iOS screen?


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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    Quote Originally Posted by Good OL MC View Post
    Does it need one? No, I'm happy enough with the current screen size.

    If they make one would I buy it? Maybe. It is a weird question to try and answer. What comes first: the consumer desire for a larger screen or Apple making the case for a larger iOS screen?


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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    They should leave the size as is at 4"
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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    Keep the phone the same size, add phone circuitry to an iPad Mini, and let people use it as a speakerphone or have them tether a bluetooth earpiece to it and communicate that way.

    If we can Skype from our iPads, we can phone from them too. Or should be able to.
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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    I would like a 4.3" to 4.5" screen, keeping the same aspect ratio of the current iPhone 5/5C/5S. Nothing over 4.7" please. 5" is too big in my opinion.
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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    The next iPad mini should also have phone circuitry in it... maybe then the "I want a bigger screen" whines will cease.
    Jimmy Kimmel to the rescue... proving that there are a lot of gullible people out there...

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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    I wouldn't want it to be any larger than 4.5".


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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    Given that Apple puts form at least on the same level of function, if not higher, I don't see an iPhone being any larger than 4.5" in the near future (before 2016). I could see Apple going with around 4.3" for an iPhone's screen size.

    As one who prefers phone screens over 5 inches, I would like to see an iPhone in that size range, though.
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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    Phabelt.....


    ​Nah Keep it at 5"
    I'm with you. I have had a Motorola xt881 with a 4.3" screen that was just a bit too small for reading/modifying a PDF on the fly. I'm back to my 4s as my daily driver with a QWERTY BlackBerry picking up the email end of things for now. Nothing would be as sweet as having one device that could combine a large enough screen to expand graphics without pixelating the hell out of it, allowing for voice dictation for email (aka Siri) and having it all wrapped up in a single device that doesn't look like a clip board held to my ear when it rings. Just my two cents ... OR ... We could go with Keith's idea of wiring up the ipad with phone circuitry.
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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    most up except i5s or 5c with big screen which not surprise from apple .... . in future everybody want iPhone 6 screen must be 4.5 to 5.0 its limit for wonderful device........

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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    Jimmy Kimmel to the rescue... proving that there are a lot of gullible people out there...

    My favorite was the young lady who licked the screen.
    Wut?
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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    iPhone 6 will be the phone I am waiting for and I do hope for a bigger screen with a couple new features
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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    Large screens are a fad that comes and goes. I remember how people called my Treo a brick cause it was so big. Then we got the Centro and people oohed and ahed over it. It was tiny. We made fun of someone with an HTC something with a 5+ inch screen...which is now the norm with Android phones. They're too big. You want big - get a tablet.
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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    Large screens are a fad that comes and goes. I remember how people called my Treo a brick cause it was so big. Then we got the Centro and people oohed and ahed over it. It was tiny. We made fun of someone with an HTC something with a 5+ inch screen...which is now the norm with Android phones. They're too big. You want big - get a tablet.
    How can you tell someone else (who is spending his/her own hard-earned money) what is too big? What if someone told you that your phone was too small; if you want small, get a flip phone?
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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    There's this guy at the gym I go to and he has one of those Android phablet phones. It looks like he's holding an iPad up to his ear.

    Not my style, but if it works for him, whatever.
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    Default Re: iPhone 6... should it be bigger than a 5" display?

    The 6 will be bigger at least 4"3 to 4"8 i will patiently wait for 6
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