1. Flow39's Avatar
    Today I was reading an article on MacRumors about some leaked parts, and I looked into the comments. Someone made a really good point about the next models of the iPhone. They were saying that since all we have are 4.7" leaks and no 5.5", maybe they would refresh a 4" model along with releasing a 4.7" model. This would follow the strategy of last year, where they just revised the 5 and turned it into the 5c and released the flagship 5s. This actually kind of makes sense, but I wanted to know what you guys think.

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    08-14-2014 12:26 PM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    This idea could be doable it would keep the customers like me happy as well as the ones that want a bigger screen size
    08-14-2014 12:29 PM
  3. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    I'd be very surprised if Apple does not release an iPhone with a 5.5" screen, especially with Samsung's Note 4 on the way. And from what I've been reading the Note 4 is going to be one hell of a phone. I don't think Apple will let Samsung dominate the 5"+ screen market, because if Apple sticks within 4 inch screens then Samsung will do just that with the Note 4.
    08-14-2014 12:44 PM
  4. kataran's Avatar
    Only time will tell if Apple makes the right move. Right now many people are clambering for a bigger iphone so just say they give us two bigger sizes and the customer base decides to stick with there 4" models after two cycles of sale decline will we see another Coke Classic scenario
    08-14-2014 12:58 PM
  5. finn5975's Avatar
    I could see Apple going with a 4" and a 4.7" release. There are millions of folks who are very happy with the current 4" size. Because of that, I was surprised at the get-go that Apple would only release a big, and bigger yet, device offering while foregoing the 4" model.

    I also think there would be a lot of disappointed folks if there is not a 5..5" model. But I just cannot see Apple releasing a phablet without first finding a way to slim down the bezels considerably to make the overall size more manageable.

    This all comes down to what should be a very interesting Sept 9. We are seeing a slew of leaks (not just rumors and renders) now that the 4.7" phone is readying for full fledge production. It could simply be that the 5.5" model is not to that point yet, and therefore we aren't seeing many parts.



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    08-14-2014 01:04 PM
  6. Flow39's Avatar
    I could see Apple going with a 4" and a 4.7" release. There are millions of folks who are very happy with the current 4" size. Because of that, I was surprised at the get-go that Apple would only release a big, and bigger yet, device offering while foregoing the 4" model.

    I also think there would be a lot of disappointed folks if there is not a 5..5" model. But I just cannot see Apple releasing a phablet without first finding a way to slim down the bezels considerably to make the overall size more manageable.

    This all comes down to what should be a very interesting Sept 9. We are seeing a slew of leaks (not just rumors and renders) now that the 4.7" phone is readying for full fledge production. It could simply be that the 5.5" model is not to that point yet, and therefore we aren't seeing many parts.



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    Yeah, I was thinking along the same lines. Tons of people are happy with the 4", but a lot of people want a 4.7" or 5.5". If Apple leaves out the 4" or the 5.5", there will be a lot of disappointed people. The people who want the 5.5" will be especially disappointed, seeing as all the rumors have pointed to there being a 5.5" this year. Like you said, it truly will be one interesting September 9th
    08-14-2014 01:30 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I think there will be a 5.5" screen iPhone 6. I don't see it released until a later date. Rumors have said October. But with no leaks, it may be early 2015. Time will tell. Don't y'all just love the rumors and leaks? I've grown fond of the word Purported.
    08-14-2014 02:00 PM
  8. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    The thing is though, I don't see them instantly phasing out the iPhone 5S. Regardless of whether it does or doesn't get a slight refresh, it will still be available for sale after the 4.7" is out, I reckon.

    After all, the 4S is still available in 8gig format on the Apple website.
    08-14-2014 04:00 PM
  9. pr1nce's Avatar
    I would love to see Apple stick with a 4" screen. I can see them releasing a 4 and a 4.7" iPhone 6. I guess we'll see in a few weeks.
    08-14-2014 04:00 PM
  10. taz323's Avatar
    The thing is though, I don't see them instantly phasing out the iPhone 5S. Regardless of whether it does or doesn't get a slight refresh, it will still be available for sale after the 4.7" is out, I reckon.

    After all, the 4S is still available in 8gig format on the Apple website.
    I would like to think not, but they did phase out the 5 when the 5c was release.
    08-14-2014 04:23 PM
  11. taz323's Avatar
    I would love to see Apple stick with a 4" screen. I can see them releasing a 4 and a 4.7" iPhone 6. I guess we'll see in a few weeks.
    Same here, so like the 4" size.
    08-14-2014 04:24 PM
  12. Flow39's Avatar
    I'd actually prefer to keep the 4" size and also introduce a new 4.7" model. The 5.5" really doesn't appeal to me, but a 4" would
    08-14-2014 04:27 PM
  13. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I would like to think not, but they did phase out the 5 when the 5c was release.
    Yes very true but the 5c is really an uprated 5, the 4s has a completely different screen size, which is why I reckon the 5S will stick about for a while after the 6 is released.

    I'm very interested to see how Apple are going to play this.
    08-14-2014 04:43 PM
  14. taz323's Avatar
    Yes very true but the 5c is really an uprated 5, the 4s has a completely different screen size, which is why I reckon the 5S will stick about for a while after the 6 is released.

    I'm very interested to see how Apple are going to play this.
    As I am, the 5s is an awesome device.
    08-14-2014 04:48 PM
  15. rellyrellz's Avatar
    I'm one of those hoping for the 5.5 model. I will be disappointed. I'd end up getting the 4.7 then. 4 inch screen is to beginning to small. Hurts my eyes view after longer periods. Guess that's what happen about to reach the big 3-0
    08-14-2014 05:17 PM
  16. kataran's Avatar
    I'm one of those hoping for the 5.5 model. I will be disappointed. I'd end up getting the 4.7 then. 4 inch screen is to beginning to small. Hurts my eyes view after longer periods. Guess that's what happen about to reach the big 3-0
    Lol I'm 49 and still have all the accessibilities turned off on my 5s
    08-14-2014 08:05 PM
  17. finn5975's Avatar
    Lol I'm 49 and still have all the accessibilities turned off on my 5s
    Brother you're makin 49 look good!


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    08-14-2014 08:24 PM
  18. Flow39's Avatar
    Found another thing I thought was interesting. Take a look at the top left corner at the Spigen iPhone 6 case page:

    iPhone 6 | Cases and Screen Protectors for iPhone 6 by Spigen | Spigen

    Here's the picture of it. It says "iPhone 6 (4.7)(4). Take a look:

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    Maybe this means a 4.7" and a 4" model? Who knows?
    08-15-2014 12:01 AM
  19. cp7's Avatar
    I still don't think Apple would release a 5.5 device
    08-15-2014 12:08 AM
  20. Flow39's Avatar
    I still don't think Apple would release a 5.5 device
    I won't say for sure, but I am starting to lean that direction as well. We have hardly any physical proof of the rumored 5.5", or specs, or anything really. I am really starting to doubt its existence :/
    08-15-2014 12:14 AM
  21. acerace113's Avatar
    Today I was reading an article on MacRumors about some leaked parts, and I looked into the comments. Someone made a really good point about the next models of the iPhone. They were saying that since all we have are 4.7" leaks and no 5.5", maybe they would refresh a 4" model along with releasing a 4.7" model. This would follow the strategy of last year, where they just revised the 5 and turned it into the 5c and released the flagship 5s. This actually kind of makes sense, but I wanted to know what you guys think.

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    I was thinking the same thing, there are leaks for the 4.7" iPhone but next to none for the 5.5" iPhone. I still think the 5.5" iPhone is not an iPhone but the next iPod touch.
    08-15-2014 06:50 AM
  22. kataran's Avatar
    Thinking outside the box

    What if there's two iPhones announced in September with updated specs in 4 and 4.7 inch and an end of the year announcement of the 5.5 inch and an iWatch??
    08-15-2014 07:00 AM
  23. taz323's Avatar
    Thinking outside the box

    What if there's two iPhones announced in September with updated specs in 4 and 4.7 inch and an end of the year announcement of the 5.5 inch and an iWatch??
    Now, thats a thought.
    08-15-2014 07:18 AM
  24. A895's Avatar
    I never thought a 5.5 inch iPhone existed for one main reason: Android phones don't even go towards 5.5 inch regularly. I know Apple will make a bigger iPhone, but a phablet version? That is a stretch (pun intended). I can see them keeping the 5S on, and having the 4.7 inch version. A phablet by Apple never even registered as a possibility from Apple.
    08-15-2014 07:24 AM
  25. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    I bet they will release the 4.7 and 4 and then save the phablet for down the road. I think they'll have a similar release schedule to the galaxy phones. Flagship release and then several months down the road is the phablet release.
    08-15-2014 10:08 AM
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