Originally Posted by bettieblue
... Yet when the iPhone 5 or whatever comes with a bigger screen
, Apple will have it right. ...
We know from very recent polls however, that even with all the hype about the bigger screens in the marketplace, and even given the fact that many many people fully expected
a bigger screen this time, that only a measly 17% of people (in the USA) were disappointed when it didn't happen.
It's much more likely that a year from now, there will be even less
people (than this small minority of US users), who will be interested in a larger screen.
Apple has a history of making products smaller, thinner, and lighter, usually without changing the screen size. Again, it's much more likely that next year's iPhone will be smaller
, than bigger.
If they follow past practice, the next iPhone will have the same screen size, but all the components inside, outside, and around it, will shrink
. Physically, the shell could be a quarter to a half inch smaller
in two dimensions and still have the current screen size. They might be able to make it thinner as well.