1. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I think 4"-4.5" is perfect. Apple is definitely going bigger... I don't know where I'm going on that. I may just get a bigger 5c and wait it out.


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    05-18-2014 01:34 PM
  2. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I think the 5S size is fine but is appears rest of the world thinks it's not.
    Good Luck
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    05-18-2014 02:10 PM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    Android phones kind of destroyed peoples view on phones.. People think bigger is better but I disagree. When I'm on the street and get a phone call, the 4" is ideal to handle, while people with bigger screens have to use 2 hands to answer their call.

    iPhone users can multitask with their phones in their hand, like eating and handling their phone, where Android users have to put their sandwich or spoon away to handle their device.

    I think 4" must still be produced in the future with the same specs as the bigger brother
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    05-18-2014 03:19 PM
  4. Speedygi's Avatar
    Android phones kind of destroyed peoples view on phones.. People think bigger is better but I disagree. When I'm on the street and get a phone call, the 4" is ideal to handle, while people with bigger screens have to use 2 hands to answer their call.

    iPhone users can multitask with their phones in their hand, like eating and handling their phone, where Android users have to put their sandwich or spoon away to handle their device.

    I think 4" must still be produced in the future with the same specs as the bigger brother
    But you have to take in account that not all hand sizes are the same, some have sausage fingers and can handle bigger phones better, but I might think 4.5 inch would be the perfect size for a phone.
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    05-18-2014 06:40 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The 4" screen on my 5 is fine in length. I'd just like it a bit wider. But just the screen. Not the entire phone. Or some such. 4.7" will be nice though.


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    05-18-2014 07:09 PM
  6. xMatter's Avatar
    I have a 4s and recently bought the 5 on eBay. I am 6 feet tall and pretty large hands, but feel the 4s is the best size for one hand operation. When I was using the 5, I had to stretch to reach anything in the upper left corner and also to drop the NC. On the 4s, nothing is an issue. SJ was right about 3.5 being the perfect size for one handed operation, IMO.

    Side note, I can get a free 5s right now if I trade in my 4s. Since no rumors are coming out about an upgraded 4" iPhone, think I should upgrade to the 5s while the promotion is available?

    Or do you think an upgraded 4" iPhone will be produced this cycle year?
    05-18-2014 08:41 PM
  7. dustlane's Avatar
    I have a 4s and recently bought the 5 on eBay. I am 6 feet tall and pretty large hands, but feel the 4s is the best size for one hand operation. When I was using the 5, I had to stretch to reach anything in the upper left corner and also to drop the NC. On the 4s, nothing is an issue. SJ was right about 3.5 being the perfect size for one handed operation, IMO.

    Side note, I can get a free 5s right now if I trade in my 4s. Since no rumors are coming out about an upgraded 4" iPhone, think I should upgrade to the 5s while the promotion is available?

    Or do you think an upgraded 4" iPhone will be produced this cycle year?
    I would get the 5S. Even though I hate it, I think we have seen the last of the flagship phones with screens that are 4" or smaller. Unless you go Blackberry. And that's not a very safe bet at all.


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    05-23-2014 11:57 AM
  8. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I would get the 5S. Even though I hate it, I think we have seen the last of the flagship phones with screens that are 4" or smaller. Unless you go Blackberry. And that's not a very safe bet at all.


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    Even BlackBerry is going bigger. The newer Z30 and Z3 are both 5" screens. They are following the trend too.

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    05-25-2014 11:00 AM
  9. xMatter's Avatar
    I traded in my business 4s with the upgrade program so I got a free 5s. I will hold out on my personal 4s to see if apple updates the 4" model come September.
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    05-25-2014 11:03 AM
  10. Harry Wild's Avatar
    If I were Apple I try to get rid of the small 4" size model as fast as possible. The marketplace has no need for such a super small phone anymore when people are using 5" or bigger phones.

    I think Apple is the last high end phone maker to upside. It due to Steve Jobs influence I sure. The current smartphone will get even larger in the upcoming years. But I be happy with my iPhone 6 5.5" model!
    05-26-2014 03:55 AM
  11. Harry Wild's Avatar
    I think what they did with the iPad rMini & iPad Air kind of tells the future... At least in my view.

    I was shocked when they released the iPad rMini on par with the iPad Air...spec wise.

    Granted, iPad Air screen is much better and it has higher clock speeds. But still the deciding factor between the two was size.

    And I think Apple will try to apply the same method with the iPhone, give the users two sizes to choose from.
    The iPad Mini Retina has the better screen at 326 pixels while the Air has only 264 pixels per inch! The iPad Mini Retina has better contrast ratio too! The Air has more color palette saturation. But that is about it for the Air! It a much more substandard iPad then the Mini Retina
    05-26-2014 04:01 AM
  12. xMatter's Avatar
    Guess this article sums up my question. Rumor: Foxconn to build 4.7" & 5.5" 'iPhone 6,' Wistron to assemble Apple's legacy 4" model

    I still have faith that Apple will update the internals, I will be fine with the same external design.
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    05-27-2014 11:23 AM
  13. kataran's Avatar
    I traded in my business 4s with the upgrade program so I got a free 5s. I will hold out on my personal 4s to see if apple updates the 4" model come September.
    One way or another we will get a software update or three for the 5s I can live with that
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    05-28-2014 02:21 PM
  14. pr1nce's Avatar
    I traded in my business 4s with the upgrade program so I got a free 5s. I will hold out on my personal 4s to see if apple updates the 4" model come September.
    I just did the same thing with my personal 4s. The 5s is an awesome device.
    05-28-2014 06:17 PM
  15. xMatter's Avatar
    One way or another we will get a software update or three for the 5s I can live with that
    Very true, good point!
    05-28-2014 06:23 PM
  16. xMatter's Avatar
    I just did the same thing with my personal 4s. The 5s is an awesome device.
    I was hesitant because of iOS 7. 7 on my work 4s was slow and clunky, but 7 on my 5s is actually enjoyable. I am still running 6 on my personal 4s until a new device is announced come September.

    And since I upgraded to the 5s running 7, I am selling my 5 running iOS 6.
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    05-28-2014 06:25 PM
  17. AlexJ92's Avatar
    My HTC one (M7) has a 4.7inch screen, it was good to watch video and play games but to keep in your pocket it was useless lol


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    06-02-2014 02:20 PM
  18. bwillard92's Avatar
    When the rumors began about the next iPhone being bigger than 4 inches I bought an iPhone 5C because I didn't want a phone bigger than 4 inches. I had been waiting to see if the 5C would get any other colors like orange but I eventually decided to buy a yellow one just incase the next iPhone didn't have a 4 inch option. To me a smartphone with a 4 inch screen is the perfect size. I had been using a Moto X and I just thought it was too big and went back to my iPhone 5C.
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    07-01-2014 03:02 PM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It's doubtful the iPhone 6 will have a 4" screen option. However, they will most likely continue to sell the 5c/5s.


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    07-01-2014 03:06 PM
  20. kataran's Avatar
    When the rumors began about the next iPhone being bigger than 4 inches I bought an iPhone 5C because I didn't want a phone bigger than 4 inches. I had been waiting to see if the 5C would get any other colors like orange but I eventually decided to buy a yellow one just incase the next iPhone didn't have a 4 inch option. To me a smartphone with a 4 inch screen is the perfect size. I had been using a Moto X and I just thought it was too big and went back to my iPhone 5C.
    Welcome to iMore

    I agree with you a phone should only be so big and the 4 inch is even sometimes to uncomfortable to manage on a daily bases in some situations but is excepable in most
    07-02-2014 01:04 PM
  21. iOSX's Avatar
    I hope not. 4 inches is just right in my opinion and if there isn't a 4 inch iPhone 6 I'm gonna seriously reconsider upgrading from my iPhone 5.
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    07-11-2014 12:41 PM
  22. hydrogen3's Avatar
    Bigger is better....
    07-11-2014 12:49 PM
  23. Flow39's Avatar
    I think Apple will launch the iPhone 6 and keep the 5C and 5S, so there will still be a 4" option.
    07-11-2014 01:35 PM
  24. xMatter's Avatar
    I will bring this back for considering what was released. I get that Apple brought 2 larger screen phones to the table this year, but does anyone still think they will refresh the 4" for next years release?

    I get that people want larger phones, but they released 2 to fill this need. What about the consumer base that does not like larger phones, it Apple just going to drop them?

    They won over many consumers with the new devices, but I almost feel like I should be looking elsewhere when my upgrade comes (or device breaks) if no devices smaller than 4.7" are planned to be released for a refresh. Heck, for all we know, no company may continue to release devices for the smaller screen consumer.
    09-25-2014 12:56 PM
  25. Flow39's Avatar
    I will bring this back for considering what was released. I get that Apple brought 2 larger screen phones to the table this year, but does anyone still think they will refresh the 4" for next years release?

    I get that people want larger phones, but they released 2 to fill this need. What about the consumer base that does not like larger phones, it Apple just going to drop them?

    They won over many consumers with the new devices, but I almost feel like I should be looking elsewhere when my upgrade comes (or device breaks) if no devices smaller than 4.7" are planned to be released for a refresh. Heck, for all we know, no company may continue to release devices for the smaller screen consumer.
    That's a good question. I honestly don't think that the 4" screen size will get a refresh. Big screens are where the market is going, but that's just my opinion.
    09-25-2014 09:57 PM
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