View Poll Results: Should the next iPhone be thinner than the iPhone 5?

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  • Yes

    8 13.79%
  • No

    50 86.21%
  1. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I would like the next iPhone to be
    - Same height, including screen height
    - Same thickness of the 4s to allow for an even better battery than currently (and my battery life is epic)
    - slightly wider screen, maybe 5mm or so. Certainly no wider than 10mm. Ideally I would like that to be an edge-to-edge display but if that can't be accommodated, and I can see why it couldn't, then make the phone slightly wider.
    02-23-2013 10:55 AM
  2. Hail Caesar's Avatar
    I don't think it needs to get any thinner. Maybe offer two different sizes for people who want a bigger, I myself do not! I'm fine with the way it is now.
    02-24-2013 08:30 PM
  3. LCW's Avatar
    One benefit of thinness is that when you put a case on it, it's back to a 'normal' thickness, instead of feeling super bulky. That's what I like about the 5. Running an Otterbox Commuter feels just right.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    02-25-2013 09:44 AM
  4. patricksmangan's Avatar
    I agree with the OP. the 4s is plenty thin for me. The 5s will probably be the sane thinness as the 5, but I hope the 6 doesn't get any thinner.
    02-25-2013 10:27 AM
  5. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    It being so thin makes it difficult to pick up at times.

    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    02-25-2013 10:36 AM
  6. Thegreatone3's Avatar
    Nope. I'll take more battery life over thinness at this point.
    02-25-2013 10:58 AM
  7. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Thinner? Hell no.... it needs to be wider. Half an inch would be just right IMO.
    02-25-2013 05:33 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I don't really care about thinner but I wouldn't want it wider. I would have trouble using it one handed that way.
    02-25-2013 05:48 PM
  9. thatgirl87's Avatar
    I don't see how the next iPhone can get any thinner. I would like to see it the same size as the iPad Mini.
    02-25-2013 06:15 PM
  10. tgp's Avatar
    I don't really care about thinner but I wouldn't want it wider. I would have trouble using it one handed that way.
    I definitely agree with this, but IMHO iOS could be designed to make the iPhone easier to use one handed with a bigger screen. Prompts and icon positions are 2 examples. Move prompts toward the bottom of the screen, and allow users to put the icons wherever they want instead of starting at the upper left corner.
    02-25-2013 06:56 PM
  11. idrazz856's Avatar
    I don't think it needs to be any thinner but the width should move to at least 4.2 if not 4.5.
    03-02-2013 08:07 AM
  12. that_maynard's Avatar
    Does it need to be thinner? No. Will it be thinner? No. Expect the 5S to look exactly like the 5 in every way shape and form.
    I really hope not, the reason that I am waiting isn't to see if the 5s will be thinner, but a larger screen. The 5 does have an amazing camera, but I was hoping for just a few more pixels added. Time will tell I guess...
    03-16-2013 09:59 AM
  13. Caballera's Avatar
    I think the iPhone 5 is thin enough, I prefer the 4S size over the 5, I would love to see an even better display and better speakers. Quad core processor clock high, so that my phone will last for 2 years. My iPhone 4S is doing good, but it definitely doesn't seem as snappy as it use to. However most of my desires are for iOS 7. Hoping they add the ability so people can customize their Home screens more. Open up a section in the App store that'll allow you to buy icon sets, maybe fonts. Allow you to delete all stock apps.
    03-17-2013 01:04 PM
  14. return_0's Avatar
    I think it can be a little thicker but needs to feel thinner. For example, when holding an iPhone 5 and a Nexus 4 side-by-side, the N4, while thicker, feels as thin, if not thinner, than the i5, largely due to its tapered edges.

    Whoa, lots of commas!
    03-26-2013 10:05 AM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Now that I have the iPhone 5, I can say for certain that the next iteration of the iPhone does not need to be thinner, in 'my' opinion.
    03-26-2013 10:13 AM
  16. pr1nce's Avatar
    I hope it's not thinner. I actually like the thickness of the 4s.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    03-26-2013 11:27 AM
  17. mrjspeed's Avatar
    I if it goes much thinner, i think there will be structural integrity issues.
    Does the next iPhone REALLY need to be thinner?-03-iphone-5-can-bent.jpg
    03-26-2013 12:08 PM
  18. sts1976's Avatar
    Apple uses thinner just as android OEMs use bigger screens. It's all about differentiators, market appeal and bragging rights.

    IMO the iphone doesn't need to be any thinner. Although I would like it a little shorter!
    04-11-2013 03:20 AM
  19. tgp's Avatar
    Apple uses thinner just as android OEMs use bigger screens. It's all about differentiators, market appeal and bragging rights.
    I wouldn't say that screen size is all about market appeal and bragging rights. Every bit of screen directly affects the user experience. A mm or three of thickness doesn't. I would say add a bit to the thickness of the iPhone 5 for extra battery. I read all the raving reviews about battery life, but now that I have one I'm not quite so impressed. It's OK, but not great.
    04-11-2013 10:35 AM
  20. shaolinfinest's Avatar
    I do not think it should be thinner as well, with the iPhone 5 being a light device it is the first phone I have ever dropped out of my hands. I dropped it 4 times already.
    04-11-2013 11:32 PM
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