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. Byzantium's Avatar
    I think there's a point where any thinner and your phone is just going to bend easily. I think the iPhone 5 is pretty much as thin as it should ever get. I tried it out and while it was quite a good feat of engineering, I couldn't help but think I could easily snap it in half with my hands if I wanted to. With the iPhone 4 you didn't get this feeling.

    And don't you guys want more battery life? If you sacrifice the potential for more battery life in favor of aesthetics, you pretty much do a disservice to the users in favor of a few trendy hipsters.
    01-15-2013 04:30 AM
  2. Retconaddict's Avatar
    Definitely no thinner than the 5. If even be ok with the phones getting a little bit thicker (think 4S) as long as I get better battery life.
    Premium1, Good OL MC and mab4285 like this.
    01-15-2013 05:22 AM
  3. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    They made the phone thinner and with better battery life.
    01-15-2013 09:21 AM
  4. John Yester's Avatar
    Not sure if they can realistically go any smaller... Yes anything can happen. But then you lose the reality of holding something that is almost not there.

    Battery technology needs to come along and improve for size as well.

    Only time will tell
    01-15-2013 09:37 AM
  5. ghostface147's Avatar
    Thinness is limited by the size of the headphone jack. I know Apple put in a design/patent for a different size headphone jack, but nothing came of it to date.
    01-15-2013 09:51 AM
  6. John Yester's Avatar
    Not only the headphone jack for size, but is physical button are used, that space has to be accounted for...
    01-15-2013 10:20 AM
  7. Retconaddict's Avatar
    They made the phone thinner and with better battery life.
    That seems to be a debatable issue.
    01-15-2013 10:27 AM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Heck, I'm satisfied with the thinness of the 4 & the 4S. I don't want a phone that is "paper thin" and the iPhone 5 is about as thin and, definitely, as light as I'd want the iPhone to be.
    01-15-2013 11:02 AM
  9. Eric808's Avatar
    I believe we have about 2 more years until we reach a point where the iPhone hardware will reach it's maturity stage. I see the iPhone getting a little thinner and one more screen size jump. There will be no headphone jack as wireless headphones and wireless speakers are becoming the norm. Once we reach this point the major focus will be the carriers being able to meet the phones capabilities. This is just one of the major problems we face.

    We all know Apple will introduce a new UI that will once again capture the hearts of the iOS family. New designers will be tasked with keeping things "fresh" and engineers will continue to raise the bar.

    These are my thoughts anyway.
    01-15-2013 08:00 PM
  10. Premium1's Avatar
    I think they should make the screen a little larger maybe make it thicker than the 5 but thinner than 4/4s and including a larger battery.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    01-15-2013 08:22 PM
  11. DivadAB's Avatar
    I agree. The thinness should stay the same. Instead, I think apple should focus on the screen to enhance overall user experience. Although the experience is already pretty good on the iPhone, more room and an improved OS interface is what I am anxiously looking forward for this year.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    01-15-2013 08:32 PM
  12. iRy757's Avatar
    I wish they were the exact size and shape of the second generation iPod touches. Those things were thin and sleek and nice in the hands, if you add the taller screen without actually changing the height, and just utilizing the free space that's already there, I think that would make for a beautiful device.
    01-15-2013 08:54 PM
  13. Premium1's Avatar
    I wish they were the exact size and shape of the second generation iPod touches. Those things were thin and sleek and nice in the hands, if you add the taller screen without actually changing the height, and just utilizing the free space that's already there, I think that would make for a beautiful device.
    Until apple gets rid of the home button you won't see an edge to edge display. If they get rid of that the could make the whole front of e phone the screen and make it around 4.5 or so without changing the overall size of the phone.
    01-15-2013 10:30 PM
  14. rustymini's Avatar
    not thinner,but maybe a bigger screen.
    01-16-2013 05:35 AM
  15. elibohnert's Avatar
    Make it thick as a 4S and double the battery life. IMHO the 5 is to thin to use without a case.
    01-16-2013 11:16 AM
  16. Good OL MC's Avatar
    No thinner, please. I like the design and it feels great to hold but at some point utility has to win and that battery needs to get bigger. I'd take a bigger battery and a thicker iPhone with no argument.
    01-16-2013 11:56 AM
  17. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Looks like I'm in the minority here. I wouldn't mind it getting a little bit thinner. I don't want a screen size bump though. I'm still not entirely sold on the larger size of the 5 even though I've been using it since launch.
    01-16-2013 12:53 PM
  18. bungaboy's Avatar
    Not thinner. Fix the O/S first. Priorities.
    Premium1, ladyc0524 and K_Rayshun like this.
    01-16-2013 04:07 PM
  19. Premium1's Avatar
    Make it thick as a 4S and double the battery life. IMHO the 5 is to thin to use without a case.
    I agree, when I take it out of the case I actually worry with how thin it is. Stick a larger battery in keep same size screen( maybe a little larger/wider) and make it no thicker than the 4s and that will be plenty. You don't see people complaining about the 4s being too thick.
    01-16-2013 04:40 PM
  20. Premium1's Avatar
    what does the phone look like becuse i will pay 200 for it deal or no deal
    Do you even know what you are talking about? How about quit spamming this post copying others responses and asking through a forum if someone likes you or not..
    01-16-2013 04:43 PM
  21. jclisenby's Avatar
    I think it's thin enough now.
    01-16-2013 06:21 PM
  22. dj2big's Avatar
    It needs to be bigger!!!
    02-05-2013 06:13 AM
  23. Raptor007's Avatar
    I actually felt the iP5 was too thin as it was and while I liked the screen size increase, 4" is still too small. In a mobile world where the baseline smartphone is 4.5" or bigger and the phablets are selling very well at 5.5-6.1" I would like to see them offer two iphone sizes 4" & 5" for those who really want the screen. How about getting rid of the home button, its time to ditch that physical button and go touch on the screen, why not edge to edge display. Make better use of the space and don't waste it. Just because it was revolutionary in 2007 doesn't mean it still is in 2013. Time to innovate.
    02-07-2013 06:25 PM
  24. Jeremy'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.
    02-23-2013 10:23 AM
  25. mrsFAB's Avatar
    It needs to be a bit wider IMO.
    02-23-2013 10:58 AM
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