View Poll Results: Go bigger?

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  • Yes go bigger

    112 70.44%
  • No do not go bigger

    47 29.56%
  1. General Tso's Avatar
    On yeah, I forgot to mention to the OP, if say ANYTHING negative you will be called a troll.
    Racer X likes this.
    04-17-2013 05:02 PM
  2. finn5975's Avatar
    Edit: it's not worth it. Never mind.
    Just_Me_D and revtech like this.
    04-17-2013 05:52 PM
  3. pappy53's Avatar
    On yeah, I forgot to mention to the OP, if say ANYTHING negative you will be called a troll.
    Those kind of statements confirm that you are a troll.
    04-17-2013 06:09 PM
  4. Jimbos Jumbos's Avatar
    I noticed a few die hard fans are saying no to a bigger screen, it would be too close to the ipad mini????

    Isnt the ipad mini 7 1/2"

    I think most smart phone users do not want anything larger than 5"

    I thinik Apple would be smart to stick with the 4s size. accept that the iphon 5 was a mistake in size and scrap it. Offer the 4s and itouch in that size. Even introduce a new value phone later in the year the same size.

    Also intoduce an iphone 6 with a larger screen. Keep the ipad mini and ipad. Apple would have 2 phone sizes and 2 ipad sizes
    04-17-2013 06:09 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    Those kind of statements confirm that you are a troll.
    Best things to do with trolls is disregard and don't feed.
    revtech likes this.
    04-17-2013 06:10 PM
  6. pappy53's Avatar
    I noticed a few die hard fans are saying no to a bigger screen, it would be too close to the ipad mini????

    Isnt the ipad mini 7 1/2"

    I think most smart phone users do not want anything larger than 5"

    I thinik Apple would be smart to stick with the 4s size. accept that the iphon 5 was a mistake in size and scrap it. Offer the 4s and itouch in that size. Even introduce a new value phone later in the year the same size.

    Also intoduce an iphone 6 with a larger screen. Keep the ipad mini and ipad. Apple would have 2 phone sizes and 2 ipad sizes
    I don't think that the 5 was a mistake, but I do think that Apple should consider 2 sizes. Maybe the current 4", and a 4.7"-ish. I really think that it would make a MAJOR increase in their customer base. I know that I would love iOS on a Galaxy S3-size screen. Plus it would allow the people that want the 4' screen to keep it, also.
    Racer X likes this.
    04-17-2013 06:19 PM
  7. General Tso's Avatar
    Was I wrong? No. As you can see how I'm being called a troll because I actually said something not in lockstep with the fanboys.

    I recently switched back to iPhone 5 from the GS3 because iOS is simply better than Android. Also, I can't find something as good as iTunes.

    The screen size IMO, would be perfect if they added an inch to the width. I'm fine with the 4 inch vertical size. That being said, I'll not stray from Apple again. Android is just too unrefined.
    04-17-2013 06:52 PM
  8. Xytal's Avatar
    Really tired of this rush to get bigger and bigger phones. Seriously, do people want giant bricks again? I don't want to walk around with an iPad mini up against my ear.

    If they want to increase size, 4.2/4.3 inches is the sweet spot, honestly. It's a bit bigger, it still works in one hand, and it fits comfortably in your pocket.

    The Dell Streak crashed and burned, yet these phones are now selling again.. ugh.. confuses the heck out of me, honestly.
    BLiNK, John Yester, ame and 1 others like this.
    04-17-2013 06:53 PM
  9. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    I don't think it's as big a deal as most make it out to be. I agree the i5 is a great size and anything bigger would almost be like having a mini as ur phone. Plus, from all the adds on Craigslist and in our market place from people wanting to sell or trade their Note 2 for an iPhone 5, guess bigger isn't always better.
    General Tso, carrickfergus and ame like this.
    04-17-2013 07:04 PM
  10. razvn's Avatar
    I don't think they'll go bigger next time. They already did it last year, changing the next year would mean they fail on their choice the previous year. They kept the 3.5" size for 5 years I guess they can keep the 4" for at least 2.

    For the update after the next maybe they'll go iPad's way with an iPhone mini 4" and a bigger one. But I find it very difficult to imagine the bigger one higher than 4.9", which is not that a big difference so after all maybe they won't.

    Anyway, I don't want a bigger one. If they can make the screen bigger keeping the actual size ok, but I don't want a larger phone. My wife has a Nexus 4 and I find in uncomfortable to keep it in a hand and use it with one hand. It is a little better for typing in portrait mode with two hands as keys are bigger but the difference is not that big and most of all, typing on my phone is not my main activity on the phone. I prefer a good one hand handle and usage.
    04-17-2013 07:41 PM
  11. finn5975's Avatar
    Obviously it is subjective whether a person wants a larger screen or not. I happen to be in the camp that does. I am also fine with the 4" iphone 5 I have now. But some of these statements getting thrown around are a bit ridiculous. Anything larger than the iphone 5 would be like putting an ipad mini up to your ear?? Come on....the mini is 7.9". Just a bit of a stretch wouldn't you say?

    A larger phone is not for everyone. That is evident. But there are many just like me who use their phone more of an extension of themselves, a mini computer, photo library, video viewer, etc as opposed to as an actual phone. The 5 is awesome, but I certainly wouldn't turn down the opportunity to view web pages, pictures, videos, etc on a 4.7" - 5" screen.
    General Tso, revtech and Racer X like this.
    04-17-2013 07:50 PM
  12. pr1nce's Avatar
    I know the trend is towards bigger phones. I like the size of 4S, but not bigger than the iPhone 5.
    04-17-2013 08:11 PM
  13. BLiNK's Avatar
    On yeah, I forgot to mention to the OP, if say ANYTHING negative you will be called a troll.
    also, if you have a troll avatar people might think you are one
    04-17-2013 08:14 PM
  14. BLiNK's Avatar
    Edit: it's not worth it. Never mind.
    you sure? if we cannot say what we feel then why are we here??
    General Tso likes this.
    04-17-2013 08:16 PM
  15. finn5975's Avatar
    you sure? if we cannot say what we feel then why are we here??
    I know BLiNK, but I would have just been adding fuel to the fire. I'm in a passive mood tonight
    revtech likes this.
    04-17-2013 08:18 PM
  16. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    I like the iPhone 5 the way it is. It is the perfect size for me. I tried doing the phablet thing with the Note 2. But I like to have to devices; and iPad and an iPhone 5. The size of the two are perfect for my needs. I'm pretty sure there are going to be bigger iPhones, I would just prefer that they didn't.
    04-17-2013 08:30 PM
  17. tgp's Avatar
    I understand & for the most part agree with Apple's decision to keep the size optimized to one handed use, but I have to wonder if one handed usability is as big of a deal as Apple makes it to be. My first modern smartphone had a 3.2" screen, and I virtually never used it one handed unless absolutely necessary.

    I think some changes to iOS could allow for a larger screen and still facilitate one handed use. I carry an iPhone 5 and a Nexus 4. The Nexus 4 is every bit as easy to use one handed as the iPhone 5 even though the screen is 0.7" larger. Icons on iOS start at the upper left corner, the WORST possible place for one handed use (unless you use your left hand). Prompts tend to be towards the top of the screen. Allow users to place icons wherever they want, and bring prompts lower on the screen. That alone would help a lot. The keyboard on the Nexus 4 is much easier to use one handed with the sliding feature, and you don't have to be nearly as precise.

    Well that's my humble opinion. I'm sure Apple knows what they're doing. That's why they're worth $400 billion and I'm not...
    Racer X likes this.
    04-17-2013 08:56 PM
  18. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    I understand & for the most part agree with Apple's decision to keep the size optimized to one handed use, but I have to wonder if one handed usability is as big of a deal as Apple makes it to be. My first modern smartphone had a 3.2" screen, and I virtually never used it one handed unless absolutely necessary.

    I think some changes to iOS could allow for a larger screen and still facilitate one handed use. I carry an iPhone 5 and a Nexus 4. The Nexus 4 is every bit as easy to use one handed as the iPhone 5 even though the screen is 0.7" larger. Icons on iOS start at the upper left corner, the WORST possible place for one handed use (unless you use your left hand). Prompts tend to be towards the top of the screen. Allow users to place icons wherever they want, and bring prompts lower on the screen. That alone would help a lot. The keyboard on the Nexus 4 is much easier to use one handed with the sliding feature, and you don't have to be nearly as precise.

    Well that's my humble opinion. I'm sure Apple knows what they're doing. That's why they're worth $400 billion and I'm not...
    I think it has a lot to do with portability as well. The bigger screened phones look great when you are watching videos, web surfing, reading books, etc. But they are not pleasing when you are using the phone to make calls, carry around in your pocket, using with one hand and typing (yes typing). I have found with the smaller device that it is easier for me to type accurately and quickly. On the bigger phones, the keyboard is stretched too far and I sacrifice speed and some accuracy. I couldn't fit my Note 2 is my cup holder; where I keep my phones while driving. It was tough for me at times to dial numbers with just one hand. I would just rather have a my iPhone 5 for when I'm out and about and the iPad when I want to consume media when at home.
    tgp likes this.
    04-17-2013 09:03 PM
  19. Par_T's Avatar
    Perfect size I would like to see is 4.3" Those seem to feel good in hand, but not feel too big. Also, with bigger screens, it seems that I start to get call quality issues since the mic is too far from my mouth and people can't hear me!
    04-17-2013 10:26 PM
  20. androidluvr2's Avatar
    Also, with bigger screens, it seems that I start to get call quality issues since the mic is too far from my mouth and people can't hear me!
    That's why some of the bigger androids have curved glass screens, like the GNex.

    Personally, I never hold a phone up to my ear so it isn't an issue for me. I use my bluetooth.
    04-17-2013 10:29 PM
  21. pappy53's Avatar
    Perfect size I would like to see is 4.3" Those seem to feel good in hand, but not feel too big. Also, with bigger screens, it seems that I start to get call quality issues since the mic is too far from my mouth and people can't hear me!
    You're kidding, right? Or you just don't know any better?
    BLiNK likes this.
    04-17-2013 11:08 PM
  22. bunjy's Avatar
    I understand & for the most part agree with Apple's decision to keep the size optimized to one handed use, but I have to wonder if one handed usability is as big of a deal as Apple makes it to be. My first modern smartphone had a 3.2" screen, and I virtually never used it one handed unless absolutely necessary.

    I think some changes to iOS could allow for a larger screen and still facilitate one handed use. I carry an iPhone 5 and a Nexus 4. The Nexus 4 is every bit as easy to use one handed as the iPhone 5 even though the screen is 0.7" larger. Icons on iOS start at the upper left corner, the WORST possible place for one handed use (unless you use your left hand). Prompts tend to be towards the top of the screen. Allow users to place icons wherever they want, and bring prompts lower on the screen. That alone would help a lot. The keyboard on the Nexus 4 is much easier to use one handed with the sliding feature, and you don't have to be nearly as precise.

    Well that's my humble opinion. I'm sure Apple knows what they're doing. That's why they're worth $400 billion and I'm not...
    I agree that Apple should move the navigation buttons to the bottom of the screen rather than the top. This would make one-handed use much easier and may allow them to increase screen size a bit.
    farb12 likes this.
    04-18-2013 12:45 AM
  23. Uncopyrightable's Avatar
    The iPhone 5 is very useable one handed at it's size, ok great... for most people, that's a wonderful standard. But some people have smaller, or larger hands and fall outside this apple majority target.

    A larger phone can be made to be just as usable with one hand with interface design and gestures. Most of the time, especially at work, when I want to reply to a message, I use Siri for dictation, or when driving I use Siri. And when I do use my iPhone, I generally use it 2 handed anyways.

    Wasn't apple quoted at one time saying they weren't out for market share and profits, they just want to make great devices? Then why not accept the challenge of making a 4.7" - 5" screen (going off of the 2 1080P sizes currently available) and making the UI just as usable, with one hand, as the iPhone 4, 4S, 5. This is the company that could do such a thing.

    Why just cop out and say that "the iPhone can't be made bigger because it would be too big for my hands because daddy apple taught me that's how it is."?

    Also, why doesn't the poll have option to vote for "I'm staying with smaller but see room for bigger for others"?

    With Siri, Gestures, Gyro, Accelerometer, maybe even a tethered iWatch, a larger iPhone would be a perfectly usable option and quite desirable for many. I for one would jump all over an iPhone with the display from the "HTC One" in a heartbeat. Oh, bigger iPhone? More battery? 128GB? Ummm, SOLD!!!

    A bigger screen would be great for browsing, movies, VNC, uhh, just about everything that you'd want to do. Apple TV just a hobby, iWatch? probably a hobby, larger iPhone, maybe a new hobby that could explode into popularity.

    Just my opinion though.
    </grain of salt>
    BLiNK and tgp like this.
    04-18-2013 04:21 AM
  24. K Sec's Avatar
    I think 5", would be a great addition. It would be great if Apple just comes out and tell , or explain the truth, making things smaller, while being faster and better and lighter is hard. God Damn hard once you are trying to squeeze every ounce and inch of it.

    That is why bigger, in that sense, shouldn't be more expensive. Engineers have much more space to work with, antenna is easier to tune, more space for battery, having a larger phone is just fundamentally much easier to make.

    Introducing, the iPhone (X), ( What the the market wanted ), a bigger, and more affordable version of iPhone. At 5" with the same resolution, all the iPhone software will just works. No updates required. And they would look bigger, better fits for people with big hands or less then optimal eye sight.
    04-18-2013 07:53 AM
  25. geekpeter's Avatar
    apple are attractive to a lot of accessory manufacturers simply because a lot of their devices are same/similar sized, companys that make cases for their phones are assured sales regardless of new or old phones which only encourages companys to make more stuff for apple devices as they know their more likely to get sales when compared to android phones of multiple sizes/shapes/layouts.

    it makes good business sense them sticking to a limited standard of sizes.
    General Tso likes this.
    04-18-2013 09:44 AM
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