1. finn5975's Avatar
    I believe Apple listens to it's customers which is evident in the iOS 8 features and the rumored screen size hardware releases in the coming months. I for one don't want a larger screen but many have voiced they do

    The battery issue is a strange one as they can just put a bigger battery in but I'm not sure that's what customers want. I had bought an extended battery and back cover for my Palm Pre2 years back which added size in thickness and weight to the device. Even thou it almost tripled my battery life it always drew negative comments from everyone who saw it.
    I agree in that I believe Apple listens as well...I am just not sure the degree. While iOS 8 is getting features that I am excited about, and believe many are excited about, they are also features I have been wishing for since iOS 5 was released in 2011. And while the argument is there that 'others do it first, Apple does it best', it still seems to me that they drag their feet in many situations.

    I agree that many if not most customers do not want a default-sized iphone that would compare to phones with extended battery packs on them. But it also isn't like Apple would need to do that. They could have left the thickness of the 6 the same as the 5S, thus not needing to reduce the new battery from 3mm to 2mm, and now you have a battery that is in the 2000's mAh vs the rumored 1810 mAh. I just struggle seeing the benefit of an ultra thin phone vs a phone with improved battery life over previous generations when coupled with the potentially battery-saving tightness of ios8/iphone 6 integration.
    kataran and Flow39 like this.
    07-17-2014 02:31 PM
  2. Flow39's Avatar
    Honestly, the whole thin phone thing is kind of pointless. Why do we need a phone that's ultra thin and light if we need to constantly be plugged into a wall to use it? I like what finn5975 said about keeping the thickness the same as the 5s, because then we'd have a battery in the 2000 mAh instead of the rumored 1810 mAH.
    Speedygi likes this.
    07-17-2014 02:59 PM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    I hope Finn realized that's also my view I have no problem with the current thickness of the iPhone but it's not the majorities view from my understanding
    07-17-2014 03:11 PM
  4. finn5975's Avatar
    I hope Finn realized that's also my view I have no problem with the current thickness of the iPhone but it's not the majorities view from my understanding
    I did Kataran. I'm right there with ya
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    07-17-2014 05:46 PM
  5. Scorpion667's Avatar
    The phone is too tall IMHO.

    Iphone 6 is the tallest 4.7" screen phone.

    iPhone 6 = 138mm in height
    HTC One M7 (which I found was very clunky to use due to it's height) = 137.4mm

    You can't justify a phone that tall with a 4.7" screen. It's Taller than the 5.2" screen LG G2.

    Physical size comparisons here.

    I settled for a 5s for these reasons. I'm very comfortable with the form factor (had the 5 too).
    Last edited by Scorpion667; 07-21-2014 at 11:20 AM.
    07-21-2014 10:57 AM
  6. Davehow's Avatar
    The phone is too tall IMHO.

    Iphone 6 is the tallest 4.7" screen phone.

    iPhone 6 = 138mm in height
    HTC One M7 (which I found was very clunky to use due to it's height) = 137.4mm

    You can't justify a phone that tall with a 4.7" screen. It's Taller than the 5.2" screen LG G2.

    Physical size comparisons here.

    I settled for a 5s for these reasons. I'm very comfortable with the form factor (had the 5 too).
    The new HTC m8 and Xperia z2 are both 146mm
    07-30-2014 10:30 AM
  7. finn5975's Avatar
    The new HTC m8 and Xperia z2 are both 146mm
    At least in those phones, at that height you are getting 5.0" and 5.2" screens respectively.
    07-30-2014 10:39 AM
  8. Davehow's Avatar
    Gotcha, good point
    07-30-2014 11:03 AM
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