1. alieannie's Avatar
    Phones are getting obnoxiously large, almost comical in size. I wonder how some people fit them in their pockets. 4.2" is the max I ever want
    07-14-2013 07:46 PM
  2. anon5664829's Avatar
    Phones are getting obnoxiously large, almost comical in size. I wonder how some people fit them in their pockets. 4.2" is the max I ever want
    4.7" phones are not difficult to fit in a pocket. try it one day.
    07-15-2013 02:02 AM
  3. xanadome's Avatar
    This might sound crazy, but I'm perfectly content with the screen on my 4S. The screen on the 5 is just a bit awkwardly long and narrow for my liking.
    Exactly! I now have the iPhone 5 (too tall) but miss the iPhone 4s so much. It was a perfect palm sized mobile phone. If I need a bigger screen for graphic intensive display etc, I simply reach for my iPad Mini (or even a laptop) for that purpose.
    07-15-2013 02:26 AM
  4. Tilman Mueller's Avatar
    I'm happy with the 'old' iPhone size.
    But I'm also not a phablet person
    07-15-2013 04:28 AM
  5. mulasien's Avatar
    I just had a curious thought:

    Since we have quite a number of people who both want and don't want a bigger screen, I wonder what the breakdown of people who want a bigger screen correlate to those who already own a larger tablet?

    If I didn't have a tablet to view large screen mobile content, I could see the appeal of a larger (phablet sized - 5.5" or so) phone to perform both roles.

    Even then, too many trade-offs to a larger size that affects portability and one handed use to make me want one.
    07-15-2013 09:48 AM
  6. Tilman Mueller's Avatar
    I just had a curious thought:

    Since we have quite a number of people who both want and don't want a bigger screen, I wonder what the breakdown of people who want a bigger screen correlate to those who already own a larger tablet?
    I have a tablet - so that's probably the reason why I don't need a phablet "on the go" ... there could be a coincidence!
    07-15-2013 11:20 AM
  7. akaneo2's Avatar
    I think many people think they want a bigger screen but then when it comes to storage and being practical with your phone it really isn't necessary.
    07-15-2013 01:04 PM
  8. ght's Avatar
    A bigger screen (~4.5") would be nice, but not unless they do away with navigation buttons at the top of screens. Such size would be fine with gesture-based navigation, however. Whatever size it is, it must be usable with one hand for me. I get really irritated with apps that place a nav button in the top right corner of the screen, even on my 5.
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    07-15-2013 01:19 PM
  9. anon5664829's Avatar
    I just had a curious thought:

    Since we have quite a number of people who both want and don't want a bigger screen, I wonder what the breakdown of people who want a bigger screen correlate to those who already own a larger tablet?

    If I didn't have a tablet to view large screen mobile content, I could see the appeal of a larger (phablet sized - 5.5" or so) phone to perform both roles.

    Even then, too many trade-offs to a larger size that affects portability and one handed use to make me want one.
    I have a Nexus 4 and an iPad 4, Trust me the 4.7" is still too small to try and use it as an iPad.
    07-15-2013 09:01 PM
  10. charlie fox's Avatar
    I was seriously considering a Note, but I'm happy with Apple right now
    07-15-2013 09:38 PM
  11. shirleyw's Avatar
    Yes! I want it can be more bigger than now!
    07-16-2013 01:04 AM
  12. ARSkemp's Avatar
    I was happy when they increased the screen size for the 5 but I wanted it proportionally larger, not just taller! I use the keyboard in portrait mode all the time (not just because of preference, some apps won't let you switch to landscape) and I personally would love for it to be a bit wider. I would go as far to say I could use a 4.7" screen daily, although I think a 4.5" screen would be the perfect size for me. Really depends physically how wide/tall it is and how close to the bezel they can get the screen.
    07-16-2013 11:34 AM
  13. Nodnerb's Avatar
    Rumor: Apple Delaying iPhone 5s Launch to Increase Screen Size | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

    Rumors rumors....

    Apple Delaying iPhone 5s Launch to Increase Screen Size

    Angela Moscaritolo By Angela Moscaritolo
    July 17, 2013 12:20pm EST
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    iPhone 5s rumor

    Apple fans might have to wait even longer to get their hands on the iPhone 5s.

    According to a Wednesday Bloomberg report, which cited a story from Taiwan's Commercial Times, Apple may push back the launch of its next-generation iPhone after the design was changed to feature a larger. 4.3-inch Retina display.

    The Commercial Times' sources claim Cupertino was originally planning to release the iPhone 5s in September or October, but could now delay the phone's introduction until the end of the year.

    We should, however, take this rumor with a grain of salt. As the Apple-focused blog MacRumors pointed out, the claim is unlikely to be true given that Apple almost unquestionably finalized the iPhone 5s design months ago.

    The story also contradicts predictions this week from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek, who reported that Apple is gearing up to begin production on the iPhone 5s later this month with the goal of releasing it in late September or early October. According to Misek, the iPhone 5s will include "mostly incremental feature upgrades," just like the iPhone 4S had a similar design to the iPhone 4.

    On the topic of screen size, Apple Chief Tim Cook recently acknowledged that some people want larger screens, but said many so-called phabets on the market sacrifice resolution, color quality, and other features for their massive displays.

    "We would not ship a larger display iPhone while these trade-offs exist," Cook said. "My view continues to be that the iPhone 5 has the absolute best display in the industry."

    For four years, the iPhone display remained at 3.5 inches, even as the 4.8-inch Galaxy S III and the 5-inch Galaxy Note hit the market. Last year, the iPhone 5 got slightly bigger at 4 inches, but compared to other devices like the 5-inch Galaxy S 4 and the 4.7-inch HTC One, the iPhone 5 is positively tiny.
    07-17-2013 01:16 PM
  14. kch50428's Avatar
    (bleep) like that rumor has been part & parcel to every iPhone release I've been a party to... it's a link-bait. And twaddle.
    07-17-2013 01:21 PM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    (snipped)

    We should, however, take this rumor with a grain of salt. As the Apple-focused blog MacRumors pointed out, the claim is unlikely to be true given that Apple almost unquestionably finalized the iPhone 5s design months ago.

    ...(snipped)
    The above statement should be more than sufficient, in my opinion.
    07-17-2013 01:21 PM
  16. pizzafootbal's Avatar
    A bigger phone? Heck yeah. Something the size of the Note 2? Maybe not. I like the 16:9 ratio that we have now, but I would like a 5 inch screen.
    07-17-2013 01:27 PM
  17. Nodnerb's Avatar
    (bleep) like that rumor has been part & parcel to every iPhone release I've been a party to... it's a link-bait. And twaddle.
    I know. But the last rumor about a 4" screen was true. And it fits the topic of this thread.
    07-17-2013 01:31 PM
  18. HeLLb0y's Avatar
    Oh yeah. 5in Screen. That would be perfect. Note 2 was a little to big. I think even a 4.7 would work too
    07-19-2013 04:49 PM
  19. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I know. But the last rumor about a 4" screen was true. And it fits the topic of this thread.
    The 4" screen was quite a bit more legitimized than that crap "article" posted above though.
    07-19-2013 05:18 PM
  20. Songbirdy's Avatar
    I am pretty small so it wouldn't really matter but I would consider it. And I am also considering GS4. It looks like a really nice phone. With all the features. But I am really excited for iOS 7. So I won't make any rash decisions though :P


    Summer Time Lovin <3
    08-17-2013 01:04 PM
  21. leathernuts#WP's Avatar
    I just switched last week from my iPhone 5 to galaxy s4. Yes the bigger screen was nice. The phone was a nice device as well, would not bash it for nothing. However, after a week on android, I realized how nice iOs is, so needless to say, I returned it. As one poster said, the physical size really impacted the use of the device. The iPhone is so much easier and quicker to use. It fits my hand very well with little need for shifting around. I was constantly shifting or using another hand with the galaxy. With that said, I would still like to see a slightly larger screen up to 4.7" without sacrificing the physical usability of the iPhone. It could be slightly bigger without affecting that I believe.
    08-17-2013 01:35 PM
  22. dannejanne's Avatar
    Well. After being a owner of a Samsung Note 2 that's 5.5", I can definitely say I won't buy a phone that big again. Coming down to 4" was nice as it can easily be used with one hand only and I hardly feel it in the pocket. The Note 2 was not an ergonomic beast and my hands had to do the olympics every day.

    I do miss the size of the screen at times. Mostly when surfing. But it's a tradeoff I will happily make. 4" - 4,2" really is the sweetspot for me I have noticed when it comes to comfortable usage.
    08-17-2013 01:44 PM
  23. leathernuts#WP's Avatar
    Didn't realize poster right above me is thinking off the s4. Like I said, nice device, but after three days I was missing the iPhone. The flow was just smoother. Apps are still more polished although I was impressed that almost all my iPhone apps were available on the google play store. All the air movements were impressive at first until shadows started moving pages for me while moving amongst other things, so I turned all that off. To be honest, its just a novelty, and wasn't practical IMO for real world use. Again very nice device, and neither device does something that other cannot in terms of features that are truly practical. I guess the changed cured my boredom, but soon realized how although it seems apple is behind android to some as far as features, apple does what it does right. The only reason I would recommend changing to that device is if you absolutely need a larger screen, and do not like the iOS anymore e and want change.
    08-17-2013 01:44 PM
  24. impaler's Avatar
    Do you want a bigger iphone? I mean an iphone as big as the samsung note 2.
    To the topic...yes, I'd CONSIDER any Apple product. But I actually prefer the 3.5" screen of my iPhone 4S.

    John Gruber has a good post on Daring Fireball, where he makes the convincing case of the 4 and 4S being discontinued. I hope they have another 3.5" or 3.7" iPhone, for those of us who believe bigger is chasing the specs war.

    But I'd never want something as large as the Note. I'd look like a tool holding that to my head.


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    08-17-2013 05:56 PM
  25. Fausty82's Avatar
    Not if there is any other option. That is why I have a MacBook Pro and an iPad... The 4" screen is perfect for my needs...
    08-17-2013 06:04 PM
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