View Poll Results: Go bigger?

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  • Yes go bigger

    112 70.44%
  • No do not go bigger

    47 29.56%
  1. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    I still can't decide if a bigger screen is better. I haven't had any issues with the screen on my iPhone 5. I have had smartphones with huge screens before and it was nice in certain situations but a pain in others.
    05-02-2013 09:24 PM
  2. finn5975's Avatar
    My next phone will be a 5" phone. It's up to Apple to decide if I get iOS or android.
    BREAKING NEWS: Tim Cook just announced that a 5" phone must be released immediately so as not to lose you to the competition.....
    05-02-2013 09:32 PM
  3. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    BREAKING NEWS: Steve Cook just announced that a 5" phone must be released immediately so as not to lose you to the competition.....
    Who is Steve Cook?
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    05-02-2013 09:33 PM
  4. finn5975's Avatar
    Who is Steve Cook?
    Lol I've been reading so much on Steve Jobs and Tim Cook that now they have become one in my world.
    05-02-2013 09:35 PM
  5. Bekrah's Avatar
    BREAKING NEWS: Steve Cook just announced that a 5" phone must be released immediately so as not to lose you to the competition.....
    I second Short Cuts post. Apple may lose me to Android as well. That's 2 potential lost customers for Apple.
    Timmy better start cranking out the 5" screen models ASAP


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    05-02-2013 09:38 PM
  6. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    I second Short Cuts post. Apple may lose me to Android as well. That's 2 potential lost customers for Apple.
    Timmy better start cranking out the 5" screen models ASAP


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    Can I ask, at what size does one say that it is too big for a phone?
    05-02-2013 09:44 PM
  7. finn5975's Avatar
    I second Short Cuts post. Apple may lose me to Android as well. That's 2 potential lost customers for Apple.
    Timmy better start cranking out the 5" screen models ASAP


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    Even I have the S4 on pre-order to try it out due to a larger screen. But the fact remains despite the potential detractors, Apple realizes its bread and butter is the core group of folks that prefer IOS over the Android platform, and who desire the one-handed use device. The fact that they keep outselling their previous quarters means they don't necessarily have to do a thing in the immediate future aside from following their own predetermined road map.
    05-02-2013 09:44 PM
  8. finn5975's Avatar
    Can I ask, at what size does one say that it is too big for a phone?
    That's a tough one. I loved the 5.5" screen of the Note 2 while watching videos, playing games, or reading text. But once it came to being on the move, putting the thing in a pocket, trying to fit it in the cup holder of my car, whip it out and compose a one-handed text, etc....it became an inconvenience. I don't even think a bump from say, 4" to 4.3" would be noticeable unless it went entirely to width but then you start messing with one-handed ability. I personally think the best thing to do for the customer, if feasible, would be to offer two versions each release. The current size, and a larger version at 4.7" to 5" and let customers choose based upon need.
    05-02-2013 09:48 PM
  9. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    Even I have the S4 on pre-order to try it out due to a larger screen. But the fact remains despite the potential detractors, Apple realizes its bread and butter is the core group of folks that prefer IOS over the Android platform, and who desire the one-handed use device. The fact that they keep outselling their previous quarters means they don't necessarily have to do a thing in the immediate future aside from following their own predetermined road map.
    That's not entirely true. BlackBerry followed that thought process and they went from number 1 to insignificant really fast. Apple needs to stay relevant and if making phones with huge screens is what they need to do, then they should do it. I'm just not completely sold on a bigger device is better. Like I said before, I have tried them and the experience wasn't necessarily better. Just before I got my Note II, I was thinking about all of the books I could read on the big screen, all of the movies/videos I would enjoy, the print on web pages would be huge, and video games would be that much better. Then I got the Note II and I read 0 books and maybe a couple of magazines, not once did I watch a movie on it even though I bought several, I played some games but the large screen didn't really make Words With Friends, or 4 pics 1 word that much more enjoyable. But what did happen was that I was frustrated that my phone wouldn't fit in the cup holder in my car (this is where I keep all of my phones) and I couldn't use it with one hand easily.
    05-02-2013 09:53 PM
  10. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    That's a tough one. I loved the 5.5" screen of the Note 2 while watching videos, playing games, or reading text. But once it came to being on the move, putting the thing in a pocket, trying to fit it in the cup holder of my car, whip it out and compose a one-handed text, etc....it became an inconvenience. I don't even think a bump from say, 4" to 4.3" would be noticeable unless it went entirely to width but then you start messing with one-handed ability. I personally think the best thing to do for the customer, if feasible, would be to offer two versions each release. The current size, and a larger version at 4.7" to 5" and let customers choose based upon need.
    You wrote almost the same thing I just did.
    05-02-2013 09:54 PM
  11. finn5975's Avatar
    That's not entirely true. BlackBerry followed that thought process and they went from number 1 to insignificant really fast. Apple needs to stay relevant and if making phones with huge screens is what they need to do, then they should do it.
    I think BlackBerry had a few other things going on besides changing size of a screen. As for Apple, I am excited to see what IOS 7 brings. If there have been two criticisms, they have been screen size and a stale OS. I personally like the current OS because of the fluidity and stability it brings. If Ive is able to provide a modern look, increased user experience, yet still provide the same smoothness then I think that will be a win. As for the larger screen, I would not be shocked to see that happen in 2014. But as Cook said, they are not going to offer that without eliminating what they see as significant compromises.
    05-02-2013 10:01 PM
  12. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    I think BlackBerry had a few other things going on besides changing size of a screen. As for Apple, I am excited to see what IOS 7 brings. If there have been two criticisms, they have been screen size and a stale OS. I personally like the current OS because of the fluidity and stability it brings. If Ive is able to provide a modern look, increased user experience, yet still provide the same smoothness then I think that will be a win. As for the larger screen, I would not be shocked to see that happen in 2014. But as Cook said, they are not going to offer that without eliminating what they see as significant compromises.
    I am looking forward to the UI changes, whatever they are. I think that it a change that will be welcomed by many. That's really the only thing I care about. I love the hardware of the iPhone 5. The size to me is perfect. When I need something bigger I will go for the iPad.
    05-02-2013 10:05 PM
  13. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    I personally think the ip5 have a nice screen size can't complain.. It feels so much better coming from the ip4 and I think when the ip6 comes out they gonna go bigger but for now I am comfortable with this and if ppl did wanna I bigger go android lol..
    05-12-2013 08:18 PM
  14. northstahr's Avatar
    I would like Apple to give the iPhone a bigger screen... but only 4.2" to 4.5". No bigger than that. Anything larger would feel awkward.
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    05-15-2013 02:06 PM
  15. Jaggernaut's Avatar
    Must say that when I fist saw a Galaxy Note I thought my iPhone 4 screen seemed outdated to me.
    And I thought and wished the iPhone 5 would have a wider screen...
    05-16-2013 06:08 AM
  16. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    Maybe I'm one of the few people who is actually glad Apple went with taller but not wider with the iPhone 5. I've had numerous 4+ inch Android devices either as my daily driver or as a temporary thing and I can tell you that the increased width, at least to me, in some cases is a bit overrated.

    But I would like to see Apple go to a 4.3" screen with the iPhone, I still think that is the sweet spot.
    05-16-2013 09:30 AM
  17. kilcher's Avatar
    There's an obvious solution - TWO phones. Make a 4" and 5". Done. Make them exactly the same except for the screen size. Use the extra space in the 5" for a larger battery. Shouldn't be that hard. I'm not sure how much longer Apple can compete with only one product.
    Last edited by kilcher; 05-16-2013 at 06:42 PM.
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    05-16-2013 10:45 AM
  18. jerseykirby's Avatar
    Apple will be able to compete for a long time running I feel even with "one product". The fan base that is satisfied is big enough to do so and even those that say the screen isn't big enough still purchase and use the iPhone daily. It's just that reliable.
    05-16-2013 11:00 AM
  19. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    Apple will be able to compete for a long time running I feel even with "one product". The fan base that is satisfied is big enough to do so and even those that say the screen isn't big enough still purchase and use the iPhone daily. It's just that reliable.
    I think the problem is that was the same exact position RIM was in before the iPhone came along. They got too comfortable with their user base and just kept sticking with "Don't fix what isn't broken". The problem is everything will be made to look broken if it's ignored long enough. I'm not saying Apple will suffer the same fate as RIM, but they have to be careful not to put themselves in the same position.
    05-16-2013 12:01 PM
  20. sir.dangerfield's Avatar
    iP5 is nice to hold and I would hate it to become a phablet, but a bit of width would really make it better for me as well. Two phone designs sounds like an option. I would like one version with the height of the 3.5" screen and a little more width.
    05-18-2013 11:36 AM
  21. Verysassy56's Avatar
    I would love a bigger screen. I dream of it. I even been looking at different phones for this reason. I decided I will just have to wait for my dream to come true. I decided I wouldn't be as happy with a droid after having the Iphone.
    05-18-2013 10:41 PM
  22. beathookup's Avatar
    I have used s GS3 before my iPhone 5 and while I couldn't maneuver very easy with one hand the display blew me away when booting it back up after using my iPhone for a while
    05-20-2013 03:20 PM
  23. Eileen89's Avatar
    I would be OK with the next iPhone going a half inch wider if that is what Apple does. That said, I think the 4" screen on the iPhone 5 is just fine for now. Sometimes bigger doesn't always equal better. I loved the screen on my Nexus 4, however, after a few days with it my love of the larger screen wore off and I was looking for something smaller again. So back to my iPhone 5 again.


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    05-20-2013 07:46 PM
  24. Cleveland's Avatar
    I don't care what they do as long as the one handed use remains in aspect ratio, I do NOT want a phablet - that's what tablets are for - I have no interest in a 5 inch device I have to worry about making it easier to shatter the screen, battery life issues and so on... I'm sure apple may make two different sizes with the iPhone 6 next year but only as a premium handset, don't think they'll make a cheap model of that like they will a 5S
    05-23-2013 07:33 PM
  25. baseballbert's Avatar
    I've got a Lumia 920 as well and the bigger screen is nice for web browsing and reading my RSS app. At 4.5", the iPhone would be great!
    05-24-2013 05:06 PM
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