View Poll Results: What is your opinion on screen size?

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  • 100% content with current iPhone screen size, do not want a larger iPhone.

    22 25.00%
  • Content with current screen size, but would be open to a larger iPhone.

    15 17.05%
  • Indifferent about screen size, and would buy the iPhone regardless.

    6 6.82%
  • Prefer a larger screen size, but still plan to buy the iPhone at current size.

    32 36.36%
  • I will not buy an iPhone until the screen is larger.

    13 14.77%
  • I would not buy an iPhone, regardless of screen size.

    0 0%
  1. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    It would seem that a very common argument/debate on iMore revolves around the idea that a lot of people desire a bigger screen size, and a lot of people are perfectly content with the current screen size, so let's put it up for a poll! Not just any poll though, this one is going to be a little more in depth, so that we can cover a broader spectrum of user, and nobody feels as if they are "forced" into one of the categories. Since the 5S forum will be a pretty popular area for the next couple of weeks, I think this will give us a pretty good consensus about our community, and where it stands on the debate.

    Choose wisely! And directly relate this poll choice to the iPhone 5S...as it sits RIGHT NOW, what is your stance?

    Take into consideration that this pole assumes you have the money to buy the iPhone 5S right now and are ready to make a change. This is not a pole to understand that you're happy with your current phone, or really anything other than the size of the 5S. Vote reflective of your preference on screen size, not your preference on features included/not included on the 5S vs. other phones.
    Last edited by SeanHRCC; 09-16-2013 at 08:17 AM.
    09-16-2013 07:38 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Excellent idea and poll. I'm for option number 2. I am satisfied with the current screen size but I'm open to an iPhone with a larger display, with limitations, of course. ...
    09-16-2013 08:05 AM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Excellent idea and poll. I'm for option number 2. I am satisfied with the current screen size but I'm open to an iPhone with a larger display, with limitations, of course. ...
    I mirror your thoughts...I am happy with it as is, but if they released a 4.3" iPhone 5S, I would have probably still have been happy with it. It's not until the screen gets into the 5"+ size that I start having a problem, and if it went as large as the Note, I would be looking elsewhere for my smart phone needs. Open but with limitations I guess would define me best.
    09-16-2013 08:09 AM
  4. John Flud's Avatar
    I picked Prefer a larger screen size, but still plan to buy the iPhone at current size. however I'm curious how this new dynamic type or text or whatever its called will work in iOS 7. it could negate the reason i want a larger screen which is readability.
    revtech likes this.
    09-16-2013 08:22 AM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I picked Prefer a larger screen size, but still plan to buy the iPhone at current size. however I'm curious how this new dynamic type or text or whatever its called will work in iOS 7. it could negate the reason i want a larger screen which is readability.
    I think this is a great point really because I think a lot of people ASSUME they need a bigger screen for visual enhancement purposes, but may not if there are work arounds like what potentially could be in iOS 7. Guess it'll just come down to hands on use.
    09-16-2013 10:03 AM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    So 178 people looked at the pole, and only 8 voted. Come on folks...it takes half a second, lol!
    Jaguarr40 likes this.
    09-16-2013 11:12 AM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    I’m happy where the iPhone screen size currently sits. I don’t see the need for bigger, but if it’s the only option, I will probably relent and stay with Apple/iPhone/iOS.
    09-16-2013 11:18 AM
  8. stlcheer's Avatar
    I'm happy with the size now. I would be willing to go with a bigger screen if it stayed under 5". I have small hands and that would be too big for me.
    09-16-2013 11:27 AM
  9. jburke82's Avatar
    I played around with a galaxy s4 for a couple of days, and the screen size was cool. That being said, at the end of the day, I didn't NEED it. I feel the iPhone 5 (5c, and 5s) has the ideal screen size. It fits me perfectly, and anything bigger (to me) is unecessary and too much. I use my phone for browsing the internet, calling, texting, email, etc., and it suits me just fine. Anything else I need, I use my TV and laptop...I don't need my phone for anything that would require a huge screen. Again, just my opinion.
    09-16-2013 11:33 AM
  10. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    For me personally right now the screen that is on the iPhone 5 or whatever is a great size for me apple don't need anything to big right now and it's still big enough for everything to get done and watch clear pictured video and etc.. If people are complaining that apple need to size up their screen then get a iPad or go android
    09-16-2013 11:47 AM
  11. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Probably because you can't see the poll on the iMore app. I'm in for option #2
    Ipheuria likes this.
    09-16-2013 12:34 PM
  12. ame's Avatar
    I'd like a "Would like it to go back to it was at the 4/4S" option
    09-16-2013 02:59 PM
  13. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Since you made this statement - Choose wisely! And directly relate this poll choice to the iPhone 5S...as it sits RIGHT NOW, what is your stance? This is the only part that I based my poll response on and that would be option #2. To me this would be my best outlook for the future as I am totally happy now. As I am writing this...Watching the Monday night news Apple stock just fell another $15.00 a share...smh.
    09-16-2013 05:11 PM
  14. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    So 178 people looked at the pole, and only 8 voted. Come on folks...it takes half a second, lol!
    Voted for option 4.
    I'm sticking with iOS. I just want more of it in my hands.
    5S is a good upgrade, just wish they offered a larger one as well.
    09-16-2013 05:30 PM
  15. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    So 178 people looked at the pole, and only 8 voted. Come on folks...it takes half a second, lol!
    That is why in my answer - I said MY Poll Response. I started several myself in this forum - happens every time Sean with a poll and you are right. Click the radio button and cast you vote guys, then give a response why to back it up.
    09-16-2013 06:00 PM
  16. mrb666's Avatar
    Personally I prefer the screen on the iPhone 4. Don't see the point in massive screens and inturn massive phones. If you want a large screen apple mini to the answer
    09-16-2013 06:01 PM
  17. Fausty82's Avatar
    I voted for #1 (100% content with current iPhone screen size, do not want a larger iPhone) and really mean it. I like the current form factor a lot. I cant see myself using anything bigger. IMHO, its perfect the way it is.

    However, after looking at it again, I could just have easily have gone with #3 (Indifferent about screen size, and would buy the iPhone regardless) as at this point I fully trust Jony Ive and the design team at Apple to not get all crazy stupid with screen size. I was extremely content with the 3.5" screen of the iPhone 4/4S, but have adapted to the current 4" screen, I suppose its possible to go bigger.

    I stand by my earlier comment - that if a bigger screen is all that Apple offers in the future, I would have to strongly consider it. Where else would I go?
    09-16-2013 07:34 PM
  18. finn5975's Avatar
    I voted Prefer a larger screen size, but still plan to buy the iPhone at current size. Pretty much spells it out for me. I would like to see closer to 4.5" by widening it a bit, and reducing some of the bezel if possible. Perhaps the top of the phone could have some of the massive bezel reduced. The bottom, not so much. With all they have invested in the technology in the home button, I don't see it going away.
    Harley Kid likes this.
    09-16-2013 08:43 PM
  19. swarlos's Avatar
    Well since I can't vote in Tapatalk I'll just keep ya'll in suspense till I can from my MBP


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    Fausty82 likes this.
    09-16-2013 09:43 PM
  20. Harley Kid's Avatar
    I voted for the larger screen size. I'm currently on a 4s until months end and I can get my mitts on a 5s. My Android has a 4.3" and I still find myself having to enlarge images to view the details of a document/drawing. Its frustrating to no end when I have a company on the other phone waiting for an approval and I have to inform them that I am still unable to read the image and will have to get back to them ASAP once I hang up and boot up the hot spot so that I can view the larger image on my laptop. I'm NOT saying to install phone communication in an iPad, just make the screen large enough for the "visually impaired" (such as myself ). I was totally underwhelmed with the Note2 ... too large and extreme pixilation when an image is fully enlarged. (IMO)
    09-16-2013 10:03 PM
  21. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    I can't remember which option it is, but I also voted for current screen size, because it is the closest to how I feel. Truth be told (again), I prefer the 4s screen size, but bought the 5 to get LTE. With the extra half inch of screen height, I have a hard time reaching the back navigation button that has been pretty standard for backing out of screens in many apps and iOS itself (lucky lefties). Even the new "menu" construct is in the upper left. Unless they make a radical change to put that navigation at the bottom of the screen, I just won't be able to use a larger iphone screen with one hand. The is where some other systems have an advantage over iOS in my opinion. More gestures are about the only other thing that can help.
    09-16-2013 11:06 PM
  22. pr1nce's Avatar
    Sorry Sean, I can't see the poll on the iMore forums app. I'm happy with the 4" screen. IMO 4.2 or 4.3 would be ok too.
    09-17-2013 12:30 AM
  23. mpham2's Avatar
    My S3 wasn't any better to me than my 4. It was a pain to carry. The 5s will be perfect.
    09-17-2013 05:44 AM
  24. AlrightAlrightAlright's Avatar
    4.7" is definitely the sweet spot. I recently used a Moto X and can say that Motorola definitely took ergonomics into account when designing the device. I'm back on an iPhone now but would love to see a 4.7" 1080 screen (or better) on the iPhone 6 next year.
    09-17-2013 08:06 AM
  25. cardfan's Avatar
    I'm in the indifferent category. It's not as if I'm going anywhere else. It's also not a zero sum game though. Just because they do a larger screen doesn't mean they stop doing the current one. Hopefully, unlike the 4S, they would continue to update multiple screen sizes.
    09-17-2013 08:38 AM
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